Be Bold

36 Episodes

By: Tessa Breeden

Tessa Breeden in a fitness junkie, personal trainer, and fitness nutrition specialist who has been in fitness for over a decade. Tessa dives deeper into topics such as health, nutrition, wellness, lifestyle, mental health, relationships, and more. Be bold is a podcast that is intended to get you thinking about how to create bold choices to help you live the most optimal and fulfilling life. Tessa's passion is helping women to feel fulfilled in and outside of the gym, as well as educating them on how to live their own version of a healthy lifestyle. You can expect bold, raw...

Doing It All and Doing It Well with Sault & Co. Founder Briana Williams
Last Friday at 5:01 AM

On today's episode, I am speaking with the absolute power house, Briana William. Briana D. Williams, Esq. is a highly accomplished entrepreneur, attorney, andsocial activist. She is the Founder and CEO of SAULT & Co., a leadingathleisure brand that is quickly gaining recognition for its sustainable and sociallyresponsible business practices.Briana graduated from Harvard Law in 2018 and holds certifications in FinancialValuation for Attorneys, Sustainable Business Strategy, and Social Media andDigital Marketing from Harvard's Business School and Northwestern University,respectively. She is also a licensed attorney in California, and her legal expertisehas been instrumental in shaping SAULT's business strategy and operations.In...

Are Weight Loss Drugs the New Health Fad? feat. Dr. Tanya Khan

On today's episode, I am sitting down with oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Tanya Khan to discuss weight loss drugs. Semaglutides have been the hottest topic in the health space as of late, and we're diving in and sharing our thoughts and opinions about the good and bad that can come from them. In the episode, we talk in detail about the amazing article written by Jia Tolentino for The New Yorker. I highly recommend you read her piece, here. Dr. Kahn is based out of Khan Eyelid & Facial Aesthetics in Dallas, TX. You can find more information about Dr. Kahn at...

She's Back...For Good This Time.

On this mini episode, I'm here to explain my absence as well as the changes that are happening over here on the podcast! My life has taken a bit of a turn, in a good way and I'm so excited to be on this ride with you listening along. Get read to hear where I've been, what I'm up to, and what the future hold for Be Bold, the podcast! I can't wait to continue this journey and keep bringing you amazing guest. Thank you for all of your support.

The Power of Yoga w/ Alex Farrar

On this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Alex Farrar, an accomplished yoga instructor and fitness lover. Alex teaches yoga in person in Reno, NV and online for Xponential Fitness.This episode covers Alex's love for yoga, how it has transformed and changed her fitness journey, and how teaching has helped her to grow as a person.

Good Vibes Only with Kassidy Hardgrove

In the episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with my friend Kassidy Hardgrove. Kassidy, like many, has make some pretty significant shifts in her business and life over the past few years. Kass is a former basketball coach public speaker, and mentor and has now shifted into photography and life coaching. We discuss the trials of life, how things can look from the outside, and how you can dip your toes into different projects and still be successful. We are just here to share good, positive vibes with you. Our hope is that you will you see things...

Navigating Different Seasons of Strength w/ Julian Martinez

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Coach Julian Martinez of Seasons of Strength. Julian is a NASM certified personal trainer and coach with a true passion for fitness and well being. After years of coaching, Julian moved into the tech sales space but still loves helping people and being involved in fitness. This is an open and casual conversation about how to incorporate fitness into your life, the difference between working out and training, and some frustrations we deal with as coaches. You can find Julian on IG:

From the ER to the Gym and Everything In Between with Dr. Kristin Hrabowy

In this episode, I had the pleasure to speak with Dr. Kristin Hrabowy, better known on Instagram as @fit_krizzle . We discuss how Kristin was able to navigate the busy years of medical school and residency, all while maintaining a social media platform and a balance wellness lifestyle. We also discuss how to fit fitness into your every day life, our views on practitioners, and how social media is making an impact on our lives. Don't forget to rate and review this podcast and let us know what you think. Enjoy!

Running 101 with Coach Sonya Shement

On this episode, Tessa talks with Coach Sonya Shement, a certified personal trainer, running coach, USATF Certified Coach, and 2020 #1 running coach in Austin! Tessa and Sonya discuss the basics of running, proper footwear, how to warm up, training protocol and so much more!

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How to Get Your Mind Right w/ Briana Stonelake

In the episode, Tessa talks with Briana Stonelake. She is a belief strategist and therapist who has made the shift from therapy to coaching. With 11 years of experience, she provides therapeutic services in various forms with emphasis on trauma.

The two discuss trauma, boundaries, and how to get the most out of therapy.

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Making a Comeback as a Former College Athlete with Coach Abbie Reeves

On this episode, Tessa talks with Coach Abbie Reeves of AR Fit. Abbie is a former college athlete, personal trainer, and mindset coach. She discusses life after college, how she was able to make a personal transformation and what her healing process has looked like post injury.

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What Happens When You Go Too Far. A Journey of Healing with Nikki Zahka

On this episode, Tessa talks with Nikki Zahka, who grew her social media by sharing her fat los journey. After years of working to lose weight, she realized that she took it too far and has been on a healing journey for the past few years. Follow Nikki's journey of healing, learning her body, and making changes to her daily routine.

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What It Means to Mature In Fitness with Migdalia Rhodes

In this episode, Tessa talks with Migdalia Rhodes, an Austin, TX based fitness instructor about maturing in fitness, diversity in the space, and how she shifted out of her full time fitness career back to the corporate world.

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All Things Fitness with Coach Kayla Diamond

In this episode, Tessa speaks with Kayla Diamond, a certified personal trainer, nutrition coach, strength and conditioning coach, and owner of Evolve Health & Performance.

They discuss college athletics, fitness burnout, Kayla's fitness journey over the past few months and their thoughts on how athletes can transition out of their college sports into the real world.

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back to this season of the Be Bold Fitness podcast. We are so excited to be back sharing some amazing episodes with a plethora of people in the fitness and wellness space. This season is full of chaos, fun, and lots of laughs!

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How to Keep Going When Life Gets Hard ft. Corina Lugo

On this episode, Tessa speaks with Corina Lugo of Choose You Coaching. This episode discusses multiple heavy topics including personal experiences with mental health, how to navigate loss, relationships, and how to come out of it at the end.

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Building a Business From the Ground Up ft. Emilie Bers

On this episode, Tessa talks with entrepreneur and photographer, Emilie Bers. They talk all things business, fitness routines, living in San Fransisco and what it's like to REALLY work for yourself.

Finding Financial Freedom with Carina Osuna

On this episode, Tessa talks with Ramsey Solutions certified financial coach and personal trainer, Carina Osuna. They discuss how to get out of debt, create a budget, and find freedom in your finances.

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Hitting Your Protein Isn't That Hard - Mini Episode

In this mini episode, we're talking PROTEIN + why it doesn't need to be hard to meet your goals.

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Evolving Your Mental Game ft. Ian Loofboro

On this episode, Tessa and her coach, Ian Loofboro talk mindset. How to create a better mindset, tips on how to improve your thinking, and how to level up over all.

In this podcast, Ian references High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard.


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Why Fitness Marketing Sucks with IFBB Pro Jonny Catanzano

On this episode, Jonny Catazano and Tessa talk all things fitness, competing, fitness marketing, and the controversies in the space.

This episode is real and raw. Hope you enjoy it!

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Being an Influential Voice in The Fitness Space ft. Sara Carlucci


On this weeks episode, we are talking with Sara Carlucci, Head Assistant Coach at Strive to Thrive. We discuss her eating disorder, her recovery, how to track macros after, what balance really looks like, and her faith.

This is an amazing episode and we hope you love it!

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Menstrual Awareness + Intimacy with Shay Frago

On today's episode, Tessa talks to Shay Frago - menstrual awareness, mindset, and life coach. They discuss all things menstrual cycle, how to tap into your feminine energy, birth control, and period sex.

Things get juicy & this is definitely one for the girls!


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Welcome to Season 2

Welcome back to the Be Bold Fitness podcast! This season, we're kind of winging it. This podcast was created to be a fun and educational space for myself and I'm glad you're here listening! I hope that you enjoy the diverse guest that we will have on this season, the fun topics we'll be discussing, and the mini episodes to come! Sit back, relax, and enjoy this season!

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Season 1 Finale

Welcome to the last episode of this season. It's not a goodbye -- it's a see ya later. I am so excited to bring you the next season of this podcast with more diversity in topics, and guests.

Be Bold Fitness is ever evolving and we hope you come along for the ride.

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Girl Talk with Jillian Lopez

Jillian Lopez is an entertainment reporter for Las Vegas Now and the co-owner of The Social Sisters.

In this episode, we discuss all things Las Vegas entertainment, dining, things to do, and catch up.

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Movement in the Workplace (ft. Alessa Caridi)

Alessa Caridi is the Power Posture Pro. She is a master certified Pilates Instructor and enjoys sharing her knowledge with anyone that will listen, no matter how large or small the audience: from zoom meetings in today's modern working situations to stages at the United Nations to TV news segments. With all of the changes happening in our working and day-to-day living situations Alessa decided it was time to put all of her favorite workspace hacks and exercises into one place, her book, The Ultimate Workspace Toolkit: Your Guide to Solving the Aches, Pains, and Productivity Problems of Your...

Living a Healthy & Balanced Lifestyle with Type 1 Diabetes (Ft. Ariana Frayer)

On today's episode, we are talking with Ariana Frayer. She is an artist, creator, and business owner in Las Vegas, Nevada where she lives with her fiancé and her two pups. Ariana has been living with type 1 diabetes for the past 18 years and shares her experience living with type 1 on her website, Aside from sharing tips, recipes, and more, she also designs products for fellow diabetics in her shop. Check out where you can purchase her art, free printables, and more!

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Let's Get Physical (Ft. Dr.Katie Casto)

On this episode, we've got Dr. Katie Casto, an Austin-based Physical Therapist specializing in orthopedic and pelvic floor conditions. Her passion is working with and supporting active women, particularly through education and injury prevention in the online wellness space.

We discuss pelvic floor health, rehab, general physical therapy, and the difference between personal trainers and physical therapists.

You can find Dr. Katie Casto on - if you would like to work with her or get on her waiting list for the online course, please send her a DM.


Chill TF Out (ft. Libby Smetak)

Libby Smetak is a yoga instructor and software engineer based in Austin, Texas.

Looking to expand your bag of tricks? Join Libby and set time aside to focus on advanced postures that we don’t have time to explore within the confines of a regular class.

Every first Friday from 6-7:30, we will focus on inversions, arm balances, and ambitious single-legged postures in a format that will allow you to get in your daily movement with extra time to focus, refine, explore, and ask questions. Once you’ve learned the fundamental principles, you can bring thes...

Redefining Online Fitness (ft. Riley Kinworthy)

Hi, I'm Riley Kinworthy. Born in Texas to two entrepreneur parents with their own medical practice, our dinnertime conversation consisted of the functionings of the human body and business building strategies. Normal.

In both running a business and being able to connect with patients, I realized that communication was paramount. So I studied at Emerson College in Boston, graduating on the Dean's List for Marketing Communications: Public Relations & Advertising with a second degree in Leadership & Management.

From there I worked with tech startups, as the Director of Partnerships & Acquisitions for a digital engagement agency, and...

How Nutrition Can Change Your Life (Ft. Korynn Hill)

Korynn is an Accredited Nutritionist and the owner of Lovely Nutrition & Meal Prep, she works with people to help them lose weight, feel confident and energized again through custom nutrition plans and weekly healthy meal prep in Austin, Texas. Korynn is an advocate for all foods fit and a balanced eating lifestyle.


Putting the Real In Real Estate (Ft. Kate Sybilrud)

Kate Sybilrud is a licensed Realtor in Las Vegas, Nevada. She wears many hats, everything from marketing, personal branding, accounting, operations, project management, interior design, organization, and more. She believes that Real Estate is really all about connecting with others and helping as many people as possible.

Kate is so passionate about helping others learn about buying, selling, and investing in real estate as well as helping those that want to get licensed launch their real estate business.

She is currently working on building an online course, Fast Track to Pass your Real Estate Exam...

Am I OK? (Ft. Alyssa Cornett)

Alyssa Cornett is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Austin, Texas. A self-proclaimed confidence coach and empowerment enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the field, she exclusively specializes in helping women live their most authentic lives. Alyssa supports women all over Texas in navigating relationship patterns, intimacy, sexuality, body shame, life transitions, self-worth, depression, and anxiety and helps them challenge their narratives in order to reclaim, refine and nurture their strongest sense of self. You can find her on IG @loventuretherapyatx or catch her curating events for the women’s membership community she helps lead here in...

Am I ok? (ft. Alyssa Cornett)

Alyssa Cornett is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Austin, Texas. A self-proclaimed confidence coach and empowerment enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the field, she exclusively specializes in helping women live their most authentic lives. Alyssa supports women all over Texas in navigating relationship patterns, intimacy, sexuality, body shame, life transitions, self-worth, depression, and anxiety and helps them challenge their narratives in order to reclaim, refine and nurture their strongest sense of self. You can find her on IG @loventuretherapyatx or catch her curating events for the women’s membership community she helps lead here in...

Inside botox, filler, and finding the right injector (ft. Dr. Tanya Khan)

Dr. Tanya Khan is an oculoplastic surgeon and board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in eyelid surgery, minimally invasive methods of facial rejuvenation such as injectables and laser resurfacing, and skincare. She is located in the Dallas area and serves patients from all over the great state of Texas and beyond!

Find Dr. Khan on Instagram at @eyekhanmd

Welcome to Be Bold Fitness

In this solo episode, the creator of Be Bold Fitness, Tessa Breeden, discusses why she created this podcast, what Be Bold Fitness is, and how she got into fitness.

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