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Your Best Life with Anna Victoria

Meet Anna Victoria: fitness influencer, personal trainer and creator of the Fit Body app. Join Anna each week, as she sits down with the top names in wellness for real conversations on how to embrace your best life.

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Meet Anna Victoria: fitness influencer, personal trainer and creator of the Fit Body app. Join Anna each week, as she sits down with the top names in wellness for real conversations on how to embrace your best life.

Chandler Sosebee | Collaborating With Yourself

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Chandler Sosebee is a Houston native with a degree in studio art. She discovered Anna Victoria and in 2016 became an FBG Girl and ended up losing 85 lbs using Anna's guides and eating healthier. She is now the Jr. Creative Director at Team Fit Body.

In this conversation with Anna, Chandler discusses her 85 lb weight loss journey and how she ended up working with Anna. Chandler talks about the importance of being kind to yourself and how even after her dramatic weight loss she realized something was still missing.  


Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@yourbestlifepodcast)! Also, join our official Facebook Group, “Your Best Life Podcast,” to keep the conversation going.

Nov 17 2020

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Chalene Johnson | A Fitness Professional but a Marketing Expert

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You know Chalene Johnson as a fitness professional, bestselling author, and entrepreneur, but Chalene sees herself as a teacher. She is a motivational speaker who teaches people to be physically fit and mentally fit. She and her husband Bret are the founders of the SmartLife movement. She hosts two podcasts, The Chalene Show and Build Your Tribe. Check out her new Phase it Up lifestyle program.

Chalene tells Anna all about why she considers herself more of a marketing expert than a fitness expert. Listen for the unreal story of how a video producer called her husband to tell her to lose weight. Chalene also discusses the importance of having help and decluttering your life. 

Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@yourbestlifepodcast)! Also, join our official Facebook Group, “Your Best Life Podcast,” to keep the conversation going.

Nov 10 2020

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Mike Johnson | Self Love is the Gateway to Freedom

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You might have loved Mike Johnson on the Bachelorette, but these days he's working on loving himself. Yes, Mike was a contestant on season 15 of ABC’s The Bachelorette and season 6 of The Bachelor in Paradise. He’s an Air Force Veteran and former financial adviser. Currently, he's the bestselling author of the new book, Making the Love You Want

Mike talks to Anna about both toxic positivity and toxic masculinity. He gives his opinion on the topic of diversity in the Bachelor/Bachelorette world. But the conversation is mainly about how self love turns into love for others.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@yourbestlifepodcast)! Also, join our official Facebook Group, “Your Best Life Podcast,” to keep the conversation going.
 

Nov 03 2020

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Dr. Andreo Spina | Understanding Your Inner Homo Sapien

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Dr. Andreo Spina is all about philosophy and history when it comes to physical therapy. Andreo is a sport chiropractor, international speaker, and published author. He's founder of the Kinstretch method, the Functional Range Release soft tissue management system, and the Functional Range Conditioning mobility development system. Andreo also hosts the Control Yourself podcast.

Andreo and Anna discuss stretching and the times one should and should not stretch, which might surprise you. He goes into how our bodies are the bodies of our hunter and gatherer ancestors and what that means for our physical health. It's a wide ranging conversation that will surely open your eyes to a new perspective on training.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@yourbestlifepodcast)! Also, join our official Facebook Group, “Your Best Life Podcast,” to keep the conversation going.

Oct 27 2020

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Real Talk | Breastfeeding Breakthrough

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Much of parenting can be described as trial and error. In this Real Talk mini episode, Anna and Luca discuss how changing one little thing fixed how their newborn was breastfeeding. Anna and Luca chat about how difficult breastfeeding can be, pacifiers, and how being public about parenting can lead to mom shaming. 

Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@yourbestlifepodcast)! Also, join our official Facebook Group, “Your Best Life Podcast,” to keep the conversation going.

Oct 22 2020

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Alisa Vitti | From Hormonal Chaos to Hormonal Flow

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Alisa Vitti is an integrative nutritionist, hormone expert, and best-selling author of 2013's WomanCode, She is the founder of FLOliving.com. You can download Alisa's app, MyFLO Period Tracker and get her new book, In the FLO: Unlock Your Hormonal Advantage and Revolutionize Your Life. Alisa graduated from Johns Hopkins University and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Alisa tells Anna all about her research and why her own experience with hormone issues inspired her to study alternative remedies. You will hear Alisa explain what the infradian rhythm is, also known as our second biological clock.  Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@yourbestlifepodcast)! Also, join our official Facebook Group, “Your Best Life Podcast,” to keep the conversation going.

Oct 20 2020

1hr 3mins

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Real Talk | Answering More Of Your Questions

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In this Real Talk, Anna and Luca, once again tackle some questions from listeners. They go through some relationship pet peeves, working out post baby, what they're watching (when they have the time), and much more. You'll also get their take on the nanny question.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@yourbestlifepodcast)! Also, join our official Facebook Group, “Your Best Life Podcast,” to keep the conversation going.

Oct 15 2020

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Lia Haberman | A Digital Influencing Primer

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Lia Haberman is the perfect guest to explain the influencer phenomenon. She is a digital media marketing expert and former VP of Content and Operations at Livestrong. Lia is currently an Adjunct Professor of Social Media Marketing at UCLA

Lia tells Anna how she started studying social media marketing, how potential influencers team up with marketers, and where the genre is moving to in the future. It's a subject people have questions about and there is so much information here to digest. 

Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@yourbestlifepodcast)! Also, join our official Facebook Group, “Your Best Life Podcast,” to keep the conversation going.

Oct 13 2020

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Real Talk | New Parenting Struggles

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Having a baby is a wonderful miracle, but even healthy newborns cause anxiety and stress. This mini-episode really puts the "real" in "Real Talk". Anna and Luca discuss some of their struggles as they approach the 2-month mark of being parents. Issues with feeding, inconsolable crying, trouble napping. The best laid plans often go awry when newborns arrive.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@yourbestlifepodcast)! Also, join our official Facebook Group, “Your Best Life Podcast,” to keep the conversation going.

Oct 08 2020

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Don Saladino | Integrity, Authenticity, and Team Building

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Yes, Don Saladino trains the stars (Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman to name a few) but he does much more than that. In 2005, Don opened his New York City Gym, Drive 495, and he's been an innovator in the field creating fitness apps as far back as 10 years ago. You can join his monthly Challenges or Playbook App

In this conversation Don discusses getting past his stuttering problem and getting into sports. He tells Anna about how he helped a woman lose hundreds of pounds and how building a trustworthy team is so important for a fitness business.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@yourbestlifepodcast)! Also, join our official Facebook Group, “Your Best Life Podcast,” to keep the conversation going.

Oct 06 2020

53mins

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Real Talk | Creating the Fit Body App

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This Real Talk is all about how Anna and Luca came up with and developed their very own app. They discuss how demand from their audience led to their decision to get into apps and how hard it was to build their app from scratch. Anna and Luca also let you know that the best is yet to come for the Fit Body App.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@yourbestlifepodcast)! Also, join our official Facebook Group, “Your Best Life Podcast,” to keep the conversation going.

Oct 01 2020

15mins

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Lenore Skenazy | Free-Range Kids

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Lenore Skenazy is the founder of the Free-Range Kids movement. She's also the president of Let Grow, a non-profit promoting childhood independence. Lenore is also a speaker, blogger, syndicated columnist, author, and reality show host. She’s the author of 2010’s Free-Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry).

Lenore tells Anna about how she started the Free Range Kids movement and how her Let Grow Project helps parents and teachers allow kids to be more independent. Lenore has some powerful stats that will certainly make you think. 

Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@yourbestlifepodcast)! Also, join our official Facebook Group, “Your Best Life Podcast.” to keep the conversation going.

Sep 29 2020

57mins

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Real Talk | Breastfeeding

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Anna is now a new mother with a newborn so like many mothers breastfeeding is now a part of life. In this Real Talk mini-sode, Anna discusses how breastfeeding has its challenges. She discusses how she had to change her technique, how she got help, and what shows she has been watching while breastfeeding.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@yourbestlifepodcast)! Also, join our official Facebook Group, “Your Best Life Podcast,” to keep the conversation going.

Sep 24 2020

13mins

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Marion Nestle | The Politics of Food

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Marion Nestle is a food academic, a highly influential one at that. She's been a professor of nutrition, public health, and sociology at NYU, a visiting professor at Cornell, and she is the author of numerous books. Her latest is titled, Let’s Ask Marion: What You Need to Know About the Politics of Food, Nutrition, and Health. Marion regularly blogs at FoodPolitics.com

Marion tells Anna about how politics, policies, and culture impact our access and how we consume food. She discusses how COVID-19 exposed us to how much we rely on food workers, how food companies use certain studies for marketing, and so much more.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@yourbestlifepodcast)! Also, join our official Facebook Group, “Your Best Life Podcast.” to keep the conversation going.

Sep 22 2020

59mins

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Real Talk | Listener Questions

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Episode Notes: Anna and Luca tackle questions they received from Instagram. They will explain how they chose the name Aurora, how they've been dealing with the stress of a newborn, nights with a newborn, when family can come visit Aurora, and more. 

Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@yourbestlifepodcast)! Also, join our official Facebook Group, “Your Best Life Podcast,” to keep the conversation going.

Sep 17 2020

15mins

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The Birth Story

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This isn't a regular edition of Your Best Life. Think of this conversation as a full length Real Talk mini-sode where Anna and Luca go long form and get very personal. This is the full story of the birth of their beautiful daughter, Aurora. 


In the discussion you will learn about how Anna's birth plan went out the window. Luca tells Anna things even she didn't know about at the time. It was an eventful labor and an amazing adventure that has a very happy ending. 

Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@yourbestlifepodcast)! Also, join our official Facebook Group, “Your Best Life Podcast.” to keep the conversation going.

Sep 15 2020

40mins

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Real Talk | Newborn Expectations vs Reality

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This Real Talk is about what Anna and Luca expected life with a newborn would be like, compared to what the reality is. They go through what the feeding situation is like now and how much they are sleeping. Luca talks about some of his fears and Anna goes over recovery from a c-section.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@yourbestlifepodcast)! Also, join our official Facebook Group, “Your Best Life Podcast,” to keep the conversation going.

Sep 10 2020

13mins

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Abbey Sharp | Self Love Nutrition

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Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian, food writer, blogger, author, and so much more. She's written cookbooks, hosts a popular YouTube series and founded Abbey's Kitchen Inc. Abby also recently launched the Facebook community Millennial Mom's Guide for Mindful Meal Planning.

Abbey and Anna touch on a variety of food related topics including children's nutrition, the 80/20 diet and transformation photos on social media. Abbey also explains why she doesn't want people to view food from a moral standpoint. 

Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@yourbestlifepodcast)! Also, join our official Facebook Group, “Your Best Life Podcast,” to keep the conversation going.

Sep 08 2020

51mins

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Real Talk | 80/20 Primer

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This Real Talk is devoted to the 80/20 diet rule. It's the idea that while 80% of your diet should be from healthy whole foods, 20% can be the foods you indulge in. Anna and Luca talk about how 80/20 is a way to keep the pressure off of yourself while still living a healthy lifestyle. 

Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@yourbestlifepodcast)! Also, join our official Facebook Group, “Your Best Life Podcast,” to keep the conversation going.

Sep 03 2020

13mins

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Dr. Aaron Carroll | Your Baby WILL Fall Asleep Eventually

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Dr. Aaron Carroll is an expert on scientific studies, but he's also a pediatrician and professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine. He’s written several books, most recently, The Bad Food Bible, How and Why to Eat Sinfully. He’s a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times’ Upshot section and hosts Healthcare Triage on Youtube.

In this episode Aaron answers questions about vaccines, baby diets, COVID-19, and more. He tells Anna to not be afraid of vaccines and to remember that babies will eventually sleep. 

Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@yourbestlifepodcast)! Also, join our official Facebook Group, “Your Best Life Podcast.” to keep the conversation going.

Sep 01 2020

51mins

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Great podcast!

By Kim_CH - Apr 14 2020
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Love Anna and what she is doing for women and in her industry! A great listen, highly recommend.

Amazing

By StevieP10 - Mar 31 2020
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I love this podcast! So uplifting and full of positivity and inspiration!!