HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020 🎆
OMGGGG I can’t believe it is 1/1/2020 and I cut off 6 inches of my hair to bring in the New Year, hahahah
No, I needed a cut sooo freaking bad that I really didn’t care at this point what happened! I just knew that I wanted it shorter than I have ever had it and just enough to put it up!
Soooooo are y’all ready for this!
Everyday this month on my Blog we will have a new never seen before interview, HOLY Smokes Stacks, yesssss a new interview every day for 31 days in January!!!!!!!!! I am sooooo excited! I will also be updating the interviews that are already on my Empowerment Blog to reflect the most recent activities, current events and projects.
The best part is, every single lady that I have interviewed for my blog, (with the exception of 2 since they cannot be involved in a book when they just released their own) are featured in my upcoming book! The Release date is set for the Summer of 2021, when my daughter graduates from High School. Here’s the deal, I have been going through a very long drawn out divorce for the past 3 years, after being married for 22 years so, I made a decision to not release anything until my divorce finalizes Spring 2021. This makes it easier just in case there is anything unexpected. Y’all be ready because we will be very busy 2021- Divorce Party, then after that is Hannah’s High School Graduation & Party, then finally BOOK Launch 🚀 yay!
To briefly describe my book, This sensational piece of inspiration, elegance & beauty celebrates the power & determination of women everywhere.
It’s not your average coffee table book it’s a conversation piece, a full color display of Beauty & Power (8.5 x 8.5)
📚 Not only will it be available in English, it will be translated, printed and available in 7 other languages. I have had the opportunity to get in-depth interviews with women all over the globe and a collection of their personal portfolios they have chosen to have displayed with their feature. (All photographer credits will be acknowledged as well)
It’s a source of insight and specifically captures the essence and the beauty of each individual woman, their personal story & how they have gotten to this point in their lives. The ambition and drive that set every single one of these women apart is truly phenomenal. I am so honored to have interviewed these women, connect with them, join their sisterhood & come together as a collective to lift other up that are in need! Also I absolutely love learning about their journey, how they made a decision to set out and make a difference in the world! Some turned their pain into power and some were so determined to make a different that they made it into their destiny! Each one has made an impact in my life personally and in the lives of others in their tribe! I hold our bond and sisterhood sacred and it has helped me continue my journey. As for me, a business tycoon to an author, I have experienced all sorts of situations in my 41 years hahahah and enjoy learning
all the challenges these beautiful women endured, the celebrated wins, intimate revelations and what it means to be a powerful women in the twentieth century. Welcome to 2020 Lovely’s!
I have hand picked each one of these driven women to be apart of my epic project and an ability to imagine and aspire to what did not yet exist in these pages now unfold before my eyes because I didn’t give up! It has taken me a little longer to complete my book than I wanted. It truly amazes me how the book that I was writing and tried to rush ended up writing itself and took its own sweet ol’ time but this process has truly been transformational, healing and a new beginning for me in all areas of my life. So much that I know that it will do the exact same for you!
By celebrating these women, we carry on their collective fearless spirit and encourage one another toward greater and deeper accomplishments.
This inspiring volume will compel readers to reconnect with their own dreams, desires and envision new goals to challenge themselves at any stage of their journey and in their personal life.
This is the 1st volume in an unprecedented series of books devoted to uplifting women, celebrating their great achievements and their contributions to all professions out there today. The women profiled in my book demonstrate passion, power, determination, fearlessness, unstoppable drive and an insatiable curiosity that led each to harness their talents and achieve their goals or continue to work at no matter how tough it is along the way!
Now let’s Kick off the 1st day of the New Year with my Empowering Interview Series 1/1/2020 with this Powerhouse! She totally blows me away at all she has done and continues to do even with her 3 precious boys right in the MIX! Hahahah I love it! Oooooo we can’t forget her amazing husband, that just conforms to it all! We love you TIM! O, to top it off, when I did my interview with Kristin last year, she was on vacation, she was holding one of the little cuties rocking him to sleep and trying answer email! You are amazing my love! Thank you for allowing me to come into your world and family to see what it is like to be Kristin McGee & transform so many lives over the years! Love you Gorgeous!
Featured Entrepreneur: Kristin Mcgee
Interviewed by: Anna De La Rosa
Episode # 44
Blog Date: January 1, 2020
Ooooooo My Gahhhhhhhh!
Throughout her career, Kristin has been a pioneer in making yoga more accessible. She helped launch the Peloton yoga program and is currently instructing with them. Kristin has starred in over 100 yoga and pilates videos including MTV workout videos, Bethenny Frankel workout Videos and her own personal brand of yoga DVD’s. She has privately trained celebrities and has written books about the value of yoga in everyday life. She has appeared on Live with Kelly and Ryan, Good Morning America, The Today Show and has been featured in Health, Shape, Vogue, and Women’s Health. As a busy mom of three boys, Kristin strongly believes that just a few minutes of yoga a day can bring more balance and harmony to your life. Kristin’s classes will ground you, challenge you to focus on the moment and connect your mind, body and breath.
Q1. What did you want to be growing up?
I always wanted to be a famous actress when I was growing up.
Q2. What are 7 words that best describe you?
Compassionate, Dedicated, Optimistic, Motivated, Loving, Giving and Kind
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Best gift to give anyone this holiday season is your presence! – My yoga & meditation practice helps me be present, patient and grounded. It also reminds me to enjoy the little moments which are the most precious moments. – Join me today live 830am EST for a 75 minute after burn power yoga flow @onepeloton to wake up, connect & let out any lion’s roars; or stress and stuff you don’t need in your life. – Remember everything you could possibly ever want, have, or need is right here inside of you. Tap into that magic every day and remind yourself you are a gift to present to yourself and loved ones. 💙
Q3. How did you get started in health and fitness?
I was always an active child growing up in Idaho. When I moved to New York City to pursue my acting degree I discovered yoga and fell in love with it on the spot. I also got really into fitness and working out that I started t teach classes and train people, while I pursued my acting career.
Q4. What is one of you most treasured accomplishments?
Having my 3 baby boys. I have a 6-year-old son and my twins that just turned 3.
Q5. Please one piece of advice that you have received which has helped you throughout your journey?
“To thine own self be true”
My old acting teacher used to always say the quote above. When you think about it makes so much sense to just stay true to yourself and listen to your inner voice and guide.
Q6. What and Who motivates you?
My students, My parents, My children motivate me.
I’m inspired by other people in my field
Q7. What is a quick snack that you like to make on the go?
I love Greek yogurt with blueberries. I also love a piece of Ezekiel bread toasted with a smear a peanut butter and some honey and sliced bananas.
Q8. Describe a day in the life of Kristin McGee?
I try and wake up before everyone else gets up and breathe and stretch a little. when the babies wake up I am off to the races. Then I hurry and get myself ready quick shower and dry shampoo curl my eyelashes and get dressed. I walk Timothy to school see some clients or film a workout at home and pick Timothy up at 11:45. The rest of the day I am home with my boys! It’s a lot, but I have great friends and help who come over and take pics for me, etc…. I cook a healthy dinner for us all and then it’s bath, book, bed for everyone.
I just got out of survival mode with the twins not infants any longer and nursing.
We get out to the playground or do what we can!
I often have them do mommy and me Yoga or Pilates with me too:)
Q9. What is your favorite yoga pose?
Q10. What platform have you used that has played a part in making your message successful?
Back in the day it was DVDs, lol.
I did the first MTV Yoga DVD and series.
Then it morphed into more social media: Twitter, Facebook and ESP. Instagram is great
I’m also building my YouTube channel. I have an app and collaborate with Cody app and do you yoga
I released my first book in January 2017:
Chair Yoga: Sit, Stretch and Strengthen Your Way to a Happier, Healthier You
Published By: HarperCollins.
Q11. What advice do you have for other women looking to start their own journey?
Don’t overthink it because that will cause you to get in your head to much!
A lot of the times we think that everything must be perfect before we can begin. The thing is, if you just start, you will learn so much along the way while you’re building or doing the things.
When I look back on how I have gotten to where I am today, it has been my personal experience that has put me in this position. I am so glad that I didn’t wait for the perfect time to start and just jumped all in.
Of course, there has been bumps in the road, but everything has propelled me to this place. I do suggest that you take advantage of mentors and friends to help you if you have a question or find someone that you can ask for help, if needed.
Also: KRISTIN MCGEE
CELEBRITY YOGA + PILATES INSTRUCTOR
TRUSTED WELLNESS EXPERT AND AUTHOR
Kristin McGee is a nationally recognized celebrity yoga and Pilates teacher, speaker, mompreneur, and author of Chair Yoga: Sit, Stretch, and Strengthen Your Way to a Happier, Healthier You (HarperCollins January 17, 2017). Considered a pioneer in the yoga movement, Kristin began her career as yoga teacher in the nineties after graduating from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Her unparalleled knowledge of fitness and health has established Kristin as a sought-after yoga and Pilates trainer with a continuous roster of high profile celebrities including LeAnn Rimes Cibrian, Emilia Clarke, Tina Fey, Bethenny Frankel, Savannah Guthrie, Steve Martin, and Christine Taylor Stiller. Her appeal has always been that she makes fitness fun, cool, and accessible to students of all ages and stages. Kristin is also pioneering the launch of Peloton’s yoga program, which you can learn more about here.
She has appeared on Access Hollywood, CNN, Fox, Good Morning America, The Early Show, and the Today Show and has been featured in Fitness, Glamour, Health, InStyle, People, Prevention, Shape, Vogue, and Women’s Health. A contributing editor at Health Magazine, a spokesperson for Power Pilates Gym on HSN, and a brand ambassador for multiple companies, Kristin is a proud mom to three boys: a toddler, Timothy and twins, Robert and William that just turned 3.
Kristin received her 200-hour yoga teacher certification training with Cyndi Lee Om, her Pilates teacher certification through Kelly Kane School of Core Integration, and then went on to complete the 500-hour yoga teacher certification training through Katonah Yoga, and the 500- hour Urban Zen yoga therapist training. Kristin is also an ACE certified personal trainer and an AFAA certified aerobics instructor.
Kristin would love to connect!
The best places to connect with her are below:
Kristin has high standards regarding the brands she chooses to endorse. She is a spokesperson for Power Pilates Gym on HSN and a brand ambassador for multiple brands including: Aflac | C9 at Target | Fila | Kind Bars | Lululemon | Nectresse | Traditional Medicinals | Svelte | ubr water
Happy 10th Anniversary Tim and Kristin:
“Empowering Women All Over the World”
Summer 2021 book release: “Empowered Women that Empower Women– Volume 1″
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