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Episode 16: Andrea Cox (Strong, Raw, & Sexy)

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In a Bombshell

Andrea L. Cox is a beautiful 5ft 10in blonde bombshell! She is a natural health guru, who lives in San Diego California. With an impressive and ever expansive resume currently behind her, Andrea has successfully branded herself as an extraordinary and authoritative published author, business woman, model, health guru, and holistic healer, in the health, fitness, and beauty industries.

Andrea and her older sister sitting on what she refers to as “Satan’s” lap, aka, Ronald McDonald

Family

Andrea was born in a small town called Dayton, Ohio, Andrea is the youngest of three girls. Her father was an Ohio state trooper when Andrea was born and eventually started his own trucking company. Andrea’s mother worked for the local court house and took pride in raising three beautiful strong girls.

Miss Independent

Becoming independent at the age of 17, to pursue her dreams, Andrea left home. Her career began as a survival mechanism. Andrea began entering into bikini contests at the age of 20, and by the age of 22 she was spotted at the Atlanta, GA airport by a former National Geographic photographer who was shooting for Playboy and other men’s magazines.After being spotted by a glamour photographer, Andrea then began her career as a pin up and glamour model.

Glamour Tour

Andrea used a pseudo-name as she began modeling to ward off any potential “Unwanted” followers. Andrea’s first glamour photo shoot landed her on the cover of not one, but 5 magazines, including:
  •  the notoriously popular “Australian Pent House” Black and White edition series, 
  • “Playboy’s Book of Lingerie” series, and 
  • “Playboy’s Voluptuous Vixens” series. 

Andrea has been in various magazine photo spreads, among a variety of powerful and well known men’s magazine. One of her favorite modeling jobs was shooting the billboards for “Red Bull Energy Drink”! She also shot their Pin-Up Posters. This goes completely against the grain of health that Andrea believes in today! Stimulants and diet drinks are a thing of the past for Andrea and her clients!

Andrea also was featured on “Cover Girls’ Magazine” and calendar, she became a spokes model for the Ashley Talent Agency in Cincinnati Ohio Moving over into a more expansive media exposure range, she also appeared in a segment of Passport to new homes and was the star of an Indiana State Lottery commercial.

Andrea’s work and photo-shoot profiles were featured on a personal modeling website AndreaLCox.com, where her work was showcased, and gained her notoriety with her online fans.

Muscles & More

Andrea grew deeply passionate about the health and fitness industry.With her modeling career demanding aN EXTREMLY conscientious health and body fitness awareness. Andrea became captivated by the fitness and health world, and thus began her career as a fitness model, at the age of 26, after spotting a fitness magazine in the check-out isle of her local grocery store. She looked up at her boyfriend at the time and said the following words “I’m going to be on the cover of this magazine!” Just two months later, she was!

With a strong passion for working out and the fitness lifestyle Andrea quickly realized that she wanted to begin creating a dynamic brand behind herself. Dropping her fake name, Andrea moved forward into the fitness model industry, where she became the “eye candy” to get the men to purchase the magazines. Soon after, magazine covers followed! Andrea has the largest spread for a female non-competitor in “Muscular Development Magazine” to date. She has shot for spreads and covers in over 20 fitness magazines to date.
During this same time, Andrea’s health began to fail, due her high protein diet, and on going battle with bulimia for almost two years, which had now, began to take its toll.

Health & Wellness

The sudden change in her health, forced Andrea to look at her nutritional lifestyle and health once again, wherein she discovered the life changing powers of juicing, fasting and raw living foods! Andrea began to soak up information about this lifestyle and immediately made the change.

During that same year, Andrea decided it was time to follow her newfound interest in raw living foods, Andrea flew herself out to New York, to meet the author of a popular raw foods book, only to learn that the author of the book was not responsible for the advice that had been given, but rather, that it was the author’s colon hydro therapist who had the “real” knowledge.

This was the event that changed Andrea’s life forever! Little did she know it at the time, it was to become the driving force that would motivate Andrea onto a more influential path, after realizing that she would have to directly nurture herself with living foods, juices and intermediate fasting. This was a change Andrea had to make for herself and could not rely on another person to do that for her.

Inspired by the mere thought that she could change her health on a cellular level and Andrea underwent an intense self-induced journey into healing her body, healthily, and naturally.

A Raw Beginning

Andrea began a 40 day juice fast to detoxify her body, followed by a seven day water fast, she quickly realized the health benefits of raw foods and juicing, and began to immerse herself into the Raw Vegan lifestyle and world. Her raw journey had just began!

Following her new found path, she attended the California Academy of Healing Arts, where she studied holistic healing and was certified in reflexology. Andrea followed this by working closely under a Shaman, for a year to learn more about detoxification both through body and spirit.

Andrea soon realized that both men and women suffered from eating disorders that often had a mental component to them. Andrea began concentrating her efforts on spreading her experience and knowledge, and became a powerful raw vegan and health guru.

Creating her first website, at the age of 29, www.TheHealthyHaven.net is an active health and lifestyle website, designed to help teach, and inform the public about healthy ways to maintain and improve their life and lifestyle by using food as medicine! Andrea is a firm believer in the mind body connection and has become deeply spiritual since finding the Lord a few years ago.

The Juice is loose

Andrea has created and authored two books. The first “Raw-lic-ous Recipes”, is a semi auto-biography and self-help health advice book which details her trials and tribulations of living with bulimia, describing how she healed it by ‘juicing’, eating only living foods and cleansing her body through fasting.

Her second book, titled “Juicing for Beauty”, is a collection of her favorite juice, smoothie and soup recipes, designed to help any health conscious individual eat more healthily and easily, with less time wasted in the kitchen.

Andrea also created a line of ‘humic and fulvic acid’ detoxification products called “Andrea’s Breakfast”

blend and “Evening formulas”! Both of Andrea’s humic and fulvic products have been successfully sold and shipped all over the world. She also has her “lower bowel balance” formula that will wipe out constipation naturally within an hour! Over the years, Andrea has been commissioned, to write for hundreds of publications over the years, such as “Dayton Daily News”, “The Chiropractic Journal”, “Fashion 5.0”, and “Natural Living Magazine”, due to her experience and knowledge in the health and beauty industry.
Andrea has accomplished a variety of high profile spreads, and shoots, and has graced a multitude of magazine covers, for both glamour and beauty, in the health and fitness industries. One of her most famed shoots being last year with the famous Maurice Rinaldi who has shot for magazines such as Vogue!
With all of the success she has experienced with her shift into the raw vegan lifestyle, she has created a solid audience and fan base following of health enthusiasts and spiritual students.

Social Hacking

Andrea currently runs a YouTube video channel where she produces, directs and edits a daily You Tube video! This channel has drummed up close to 400,000 views in just the first year alone! Andrea also creates a steady flow of blog posts on her website www.thehealthyhaven.net where she reflects on the ups and downs of the daily life of a woman, who in her words, “Has undergone not just a health journey, but a spiritual one as well.”

Andrea has spent nearly a decade as a beauty, health and fitness expert who has overcome the obstacle of having a terrible eating disorder that takes the life of many. Andrea has firmly yet gracefully planted herself within the health, fitness, and beauty communities, as the “go-to girl” for cleansing and detoxification advice and guidance. Using her knowledge and experience, Andrea has begun hosting juice fast retreats, in La Jolla California, that have garnered the attention and praise of famous Hollywood performers and stars.

Andrea currently offers an online cleanse called The Digital Detox that for less than $100 takes you through the same protocol as her five day retreat that costs thousands.
For the more serious client Andrea’s one on one and group retreats can be found on her retreat website at www.alkalizewithandrea.com

Light & Love

Her most recent program is The 30 Day Path to Enlightenment which concentrates on detoxifying the mind, body, and spirit for extended health benefits, using the approach of doing for others to get outside of yourself! Andrea was proud to be able to create this affordable program for people. At less than a buck per day, it is life changing!

Her powerful reach in the juicing and healthy lifestyles community, has cultivated Andrea an impressive media appearance resume, with appearances on numerous television appearances, including “Dayton’s Channel 2”, San Diego’s “KUSI”, “San Diego 6”, and “Fox 45” news stations. Andrea has been interviewed on national radio shows such as “The Patrick Timpone Show” on One Radio Network, the “Rawkin Radio” show, and the “Extreme Health Radio” and The Morning Ignition radio program.

Andrea has also been featured on “The Randy Alvarez Show”, the “Raw Life Health Show”, and most recently on the “Global Health Summit”. Andrea loves sharing her expertise, and knowledge on natural health, beauty, and the benefits of a raw food lifestyle.

As a powerful health advocate, Andrea continues to speak out for bulimia and anorexia, by using her media appearances to help educate others as to the dangers and realities of the disorder. Andrea has spoken publicly about her personal battles with bulimia, on the “The Anthony Anderson Show”, “The Cool Vegetarian”, and most recently at “The Global Health Summit”.

Andrea’s expansive knowledge on natural foods and cleansing have awarded her the opportunity to also work directly with celebrities, such as a Tony Award winning playwright and even a former Brady, Christopher Knight.

Andrea is a huge supporter of the “buy local” movement in both San Diego and Ohio. Andrea’s farmers know her by name and this makes her smile from ear to ear.

Shining Her Light

Andrea continues to model on a regular basis and advocates to help her audiences achieve a healthier body image, and perception of beauty. Her most recent modeling and professional media work and portfolio can be found on her modeling website at AndreaLCox.com.

Andrea presently uses her bombshell image, glowing skin and fit healthy body, to teach audiences that they can attain and maintain a healthy lives, regardless of their age, health concerns, or other challenges.

Andrea’s coaching and guidance programs, allow her clients to naturally bring out their beauty, fitness, and strength, by using holistic empowerment and natural nourishment techniques.

Andrea’s teachings of the juice cleansing plant based lifestyle and spiritual centered lifestyle have formed a cult like following on her blogs, websites, YouTube videos, and Facebook pages, and have expanded her social media growth to over 25,000 followers between her personal and fan pages on Facebook alone! Andrea has proven that she can naturally captivate and engage audiences by becoming a beautifully empowered mentor, and coach not just in the health movement but as a marketing genus as well!

A Brand in her Hand

Andrea’s solid marketing and branding growth has most recently landed her to be featured on the “Jason Spurlock’s Nation Wide” radio show, where her marketing talents and branding power were showcased. Andrea has solidly established herself as natural health and beauty powerhouse! She has proven that she is more than just a hot body with a beautiful face! With Andrea’s ever growing popularity becoming known nationally she has shown us she has the brains to successfully represent and build powerful brands, all while complimenting her craft with a beautiful bombshell fit physique.

Beautiful both on the inside and out, Andrea continues to empower the world, both the strong and the weak with her inspiring message of self love, live foods and her ever famous signature green juice! In her own words…Enjoy the journey, you are everything you need to be, here and now”!

References:

The Healthy Haven
Andrea L Cox
Alkalize with Andrea
Andrea’s YouTube

Episode 15: JaVonte’ Ashford Diamond Cut Muscle

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JaVonte’ is currently a college administrator, coach and natural bodybuilder competitor that has figured out how to balance achieving his own personal goals along with helping others achieve theirs. His ability to work over 50 hours a week and still stay dedicated to his physique has caught the attention of and inspired many. He recently signed to Diamond Cut Supplements as an athlete where he will help market and promote their brand.

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Episode 12: Gary Bye (Fitness is The Way)

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In the Beginning 

I originally started bodybuilding when I was fifteen (1983), inspired by Arnold Schwarzenegger and his book, “The Education of a Bodybuilder”. I was passionate about bodybuilding all through high school…hoping to be a great bodybuilder someday. But things changed quickly after high school. College, work and friends became my new commitments. I started smoking when I was eighteen and started drinking on the weekends. My healthy lifestyle slowly faded away, although I continued to train hard into my mid twenties.

Lost The Way

By the time I was thirty, I had completely stopped exercising. I was self-employed as a stock trader in the late 90’s. I chained smoked, drank tons of coffee and was very stressed out. In 2003, I filed bankruptcy and struggled financially for several years afterwards. By the time I was in my late thirties, my overall health was very poor. My lungs burned when I smoked and I was constantly coughing, spitting and out of breath. After twenty two years of smoking, I successfully quit on my son’s 12th birthday.

I remained somewhat active until I took a desk job in 2008. By 2010, I started to develop severe lower back pain. I tried chiropractic support belts which helped, but the issue was getting worse. I was in constant pain and considered seeing a chiropractor. One day on a whim I decided to workout. 

Inspired

My wife had bought me a weight set and it was sitting unused for two years. That workout was amazing! It was the first time I felt a pump in a decade! It felt so good to train, I was hooked from that moment on. After only thirty days of training, ALL of my lower back pain disappeared! Within two years, I had regained all my prior strength from my twenties. 

Leading The Way

I have now been training for four years and have entered my third bodybuilding contest. My goal is to continue eating healthy, training hard and seeing how far I can develop my physique and strength. I’m passionate about training again. This has been a fantastic time in my life. I hope I can inspire others.

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Episode 11: The Evolution from Fat Father to Fit Dad

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Scott was a mild manner accountant who dotted his “i”s and drank a lot of tea. And I mean mucho.

Then one day fed up with fatness and change began can to rage inside of him.

This is his story. This is his Evolution from Fat Father to Fit Dad. And you can too.

Episode 8: Groovin to Fitness

Groovy Judy picGroovy Judy puts a new face on the late 60s, early 70s sound
that made the Bay Area what it is. From the songwriting influences
of Sly and The Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix, to touches of the
melodic Beatles sound, San Francisco’s own brings forth her
dominating style with the energy of some of today’s most
known artists. Groovy Judy focuses on making people smile and
raising vibrations by delivering her own blend of funk/rock. Her stellar:

  • guitar playing, 
  • original lyrics, 
  • colorful dress, and 
  • upbeat personality, speaks to all ages.

Website: http://www.groovyjudy.com

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groovyjudyrocks
Twitter: https://twitter.com/groovyjudy
iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/yjlsagp

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Episode 3: Physique Competitor David Andrew Lees Jr. Beyond the "Beach Body."

Episode 3: Physique Competitor David Andrew Lees Jr. Beyond the “Beach Body.” (download MP3 by clicking on the title or subscribe to his blog’s feed with the an appropriate app.)


Born in Hartford, CT but basically grew up in Attleboro, 

MA and graduated from Attleboro High School in 1997. 
I attended Stonehill College in Easton, 
MA and graduated with my degree in Marketing and a 
Computer Information Systems Minor in 2001.
During college I worked several jobs simultaneously which included
driving limousines for wedding events, GNC Sales Associate and ran my own landscaping
business. In addition, I began doing some TFP modeling work which led to being
“discovered” by a talent scout while out on the town in Boston one night. Soon after I began 
doing contract work for Candy Ford in Boston/NYC and included print, runway, fitness and
spokesperson work.

My love for bodybuilding and getting “big” put an end to my runway days but by that point I
was out of college and looking to start a career with my degree. Fast forward just over 10 
years and I started competing in 2011 in the NPC in the newly formed MPD. AS they say 
“the rest is history” and now I am pursuing my IFBB Pro Card in Physique and hope to 
eventually start my own personal training, contest diet/prep business to help other achieve 
their fitness goals.


Awards

2011 NPC Rhode Island – 5th place MPD
2011 NPC Hartford Europa Show of Champions – 2nd Place MPD
2011 NPC New England – 6th Place Novice Light-Heavyweight Bodybuilding
2012 NPC Team Universe – 12th place MPD
2012 IFBB North American Championships – 9th place MPD
2013 NPC Jay Cutler Clasic Boston – 1st place Physique “D” Class and Physique Overall Champion
2013 NPC Rhode Island Championships – 1st place Physique “C” Class
2013 NPC Team Universe – 16th place MPD
2013 IFBB North American Championships – 17th place MPD

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