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9 Positive Podcasts That Will Put A Smile On Your Face

Life gets a little heavy sometimes for us all, that's why it's vital to find the joy in your life daily — whether it's by using a gratitude journal, meditating, or listening to podcasts like these.

Check out the podcast list here.

'I'm Not A Fire Victim, I'm A Fire Survivor'

Forbes magazine shares the resilience of how LIFEAID co-founder Aaron Hinde & his family have handled losing their home in the recent CZU Lightning Complex wildfires.

Read the full article here.

LIFEAID Reinstates Support of 2020 Crossfit® Games Under New Leadership & Vision

LIFEAID co-founders Aaron Hinde & Orion Melehan share an open letter (written to affiliates) with the public, explaining their decision to re-partner with CrossFit for the 2020 CrossFit Games.

Read the full article here.

"The greatness of a man is not how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively."

—Bob Marley

9 Things the Most Productive People Always Do

This recent article on shares top productivity tips to help you execute at a much higher level, daily.

Check out the full article here.

Happy, Healthy and Fit Revolution

Quickly discover ways to jump-start a new healthy lifestyle with this FREE online program.

Learn more about the program here.

Think Like A Monk

Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast On Purpose, shares the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk to help you train your mind for peace and purpose every day.

Learn more about his book here.


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New Fitness Craze: The Jug Method by Neal Maddox

Have you heard? Barbells are OUT, jugs are IN! Developed by elite athlete and coach Neal Maddox, discover why everyone's raving about the convenient and affordable Jug Method. Dip 'n' Sip, baby!

Watch the Jug Method video now.

Real Chalk Podcast #110 with Aaron Hinde

In this episode, 'Real Chalk' host Ryan Fischer dives into the specific mindset LIFEAID co-founder Aaron Hinde takes into each day to help him build a successful company, plus they discuss all the juicy details about LIFEAID—past, present and future.

Listen to the full podcast episode here.

"Leadership is lonely … I’m not going to be afraid of confrontation to get us to where we need to go. There’s a big misconception where people thinking winning or success comes from everybody putting their arms around each other and singing kumbaya and patting them on the back when they mess up, and that’s just not reality. If you are going to be a leader, you are not going to please everybody. You have to hold people accountable. Even if you have that moment of being uncomfortable."

—Kobe Bryant

The Mamba Mentality: How I Play

Kobe "The Black Mamba" Bryant shares his perspective of life on and off the basketball court, a fitting legacy from the late Los Angeles Lakers superstar.

Check out Bryant's book on Amazon.


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"BE You!"

As we kick off a new decade, we're witnessing a major shift—a shift in mindset—finally replacing the outdated mentality surrounding "New Year, New You" with one which helps us all better embrace our flaws and create healthy habits to live our best life.

Join the "Be You" movement on Instagram. Follow @fitaid and use the hashtag #fitaidBEyou! Tell us what makes you YOU and what you're doing in 2020 to help embrace those things with healthy, happy habits. Then tag a friend and encourage them to do the same.

Here are some of the top people, films, books and blogs which have inspired us to embrace being 100% comfortable in our own skin, empowering us to love what makes us unique while also creating healthy habits to live our happiest life!


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Pro photographer Wyn Wiley's female persona is an outdoor enthusiast, drag queen & advocate.

“She’s just trying to be as cool as Mother Nature,” Wiley says of his alter ego Pattie Gonia.

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Logan Aldridge
Fittest One-Armed Man on Earth, continuing to break records & barriers.
"When life gets hard—if we can force a smile onto our face, it can trigger the brain to think differently about a situation and help guide you into the proper place to produce happiness, gratitude and joy," says Aldridge.
Harnaam Kaur
Bearded Lady with polycystic ovary syndrome, causing excessive hair growth.
"Love yourself wholeheartedly and never be ashamed of what you look like! You are made to be perfect and nothing less," says Kaur.
Grece Ghanem
Fabulous 54-year-old model who refuses to let age hold her back.
“For me, aging is liberating. Beauty changes, yet it does not disappear,” Ghanem says.


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This documentary covers the journey of surfer Brianna Cope as she attempts to make the Women's Championship Tour with an irreversible birth defect that has shaped her life.

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

Venture inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life—families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker—as they strive to live a meaningful life with less.


 Documentary that explores the serious issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies.

I Am Not Your Guru

Academy Award nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger follows Tony Robbins and his team over the course of six days, capturing Robbins' powerful and uncompromising approach to achieving success.



You Are A Badass

How to create a life you totally love by identifying the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors currently holding you back.

The Untethered Soul

This book will transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

How to clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

Dare to Lead 

Becoming a leader requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with our whole hearts.

Light Is the New Black

A guide to answering your soul's calling and working your light.


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High-Performance Habits

Unlocking key habits that will help you achieve your highest potential in all areas of life.


We hope you feel inspired by the stories shared by others. Join the "Be You" movement on Instagram. Follow @fitaid and use the hashtag #fitaidBEyou! Tell us what makes you YOU and what you're doing this year to help embrace those things with healthy, happy habits. Then tag a friend and encourage them to do the same. Let's make 2020 the year of authenticity—BE YOU!

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Join the movement:

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Ep. 008 | James Stratman: Be the Leader They Won't Disappoint

On this episode of 20 Percenters, the podcast host sits down with founder of Peak Nutrition & Modern Warrior, James "the Viking" Stratman. They discuss leadership, goals, team-building and mentorship. "Those who go the distance focus on the things that matter: Health, Wealth, Relationships and Time!" (60:00)

Listen to the full podcast episode here.


FITAID Debuts New Technology at the 2019 Spartan World Championship with Custom Augmented-Reality App

Leading recovery drink brand LIFEAID Beverage Co. offers event attendees competitive mobile entertainment experience and chance to win $1,000s in prizes with "Spartan Search" in North Lake Tahoe on Sept. 28-29!
Click here to read the press release. 


30+ Healthy Fall Superfoods, According to a Nutritionist

Happy Fall Equinox! Load these fall foods onto your plate for the best nutrition — and flavor — of the season.

Read the full article here.

“If you give up at the first sign of struggle, you’re really not ready to be successful.”
–Kevin Hart

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

New York Times bestseller Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”

Check out her book here.


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Posted by on 7/11/2019 at 7:36 p.m.

 — A Raleigh man, who recently won an international fitness title and was crowned The Strongest One-Armed Man on Earth, is now using the platform to show others how to reach beyond their limits.

Logan Aldridge, 28, lost his left arm in a boating accident when he was 13. But, as a former high school athlete, Aldridge said his fitness level soared when he started CrossFit six years ago.

"I can say with certainty, I would have never imagined, or could have imagined, this," he said.

Earlier this summer, Aldridge competed in the WheelWOD international competition for adaptive athletes. Adaptive athletes have one or more physical impairments.

Despite winning the title of "Strongest One-Armed Man on Earth," Aldridge said his main goal has always been to inspire others.

"I wanted people to look at me and say, 'If he can do it, than I sure can.' There's no reason not to try," he said.

John Prescott, who owns Neuse River CrossFit, introduced Aldridge and nine other adaptive athletes to the gym.

"Logan really radiated the mindset of it’s not a matter of if, it's a matter of how," Prescott said. "It's been one of the coolest parts of this whole experience, learning how to be with adaptive athletes and how to coach them."

"We're far more capable than we give ourselves credit, or than we know," Aldridge said.

Aldridge said he plans to continue to inspire adaptive athletes to live healthier lives and loves helping others to see the possibilities.

You can follow Logan's journey on Instagram: @aldridgelogan

> > > Live well.



Twin sisters from Colombia share a glimpse into the struggle and perseverance which brought them to America, and the strength it took to help them build their lives as extreme fitness athletes and personal trainers.


Natalia & Margarita Guzman (best known on social media as @Las2winz) migrated to the United States from Tunja, Colombia in June of 2001. Living in fear, with the family receiving daily life threats, their parents made the decision to move away from Colombia in search of a safer life in the United states.

June 15, 2001, was the day the twin sisters' lives would change forever.

Speaking zero English, the Guzmans left their families behind and their parents sold their business, basically restarting their lives from scratch. Everything their parents worked so hard for their entire lives was (poof!) gone.

To say they experienced culture shock in the United States would be a severe understatement. The Guzmans went from living in a 3-bedroom house to a 2-bedroom apartment. Their parents, Juan and Esperanza, went from owning their own business to working low-income jobs just to pay the bills. The hardest part of moving to the U.S. was the language barrier — not being able to understand or communicate with anyone.

“We were bullied a lot,” Margarita admits. “People made fun of how we spoke. There were not many friends.”

Growing up as non-English-speaking immigrant students proved very challenging and oftentimes lonely, as the girls struggled to make friends amidst such a thick language barrier. As middle schoolers, Natalia and Margarita were teased simply for the way they spoke, leading to many insecurities. They also endured the struggles of watching both of their parents work jobs they did not love — such as delivering bouncy houses to parties on the weekends, newspaper routes in the early mornings and cleaning offices late at night.

The pain of watching their parents fall from the position of business owners to working low-paying jobs proved both heartbreaking and motivating.

At the age of 15, both Natalia and Margarita started working, eventually working their way through college. Juggling full-time jobs and a full college course load was no easy task for either of them, but they managed to graduate from CSU-Long Beach in 2004, with Business degrees in Finance. Soon after graduating, they both began working out and ended up getting jobs as personal trainers at a bootcamp called OC|FIT.

"It was in that environment (at OC|FIT) that we found our passion and calling. We were meant to inspire, motivate and change people’s lives through fitness."

For the next four years, the Guzman sisters went on to be trainers and manage one of OC|Fit's five locations. This helped Natalia build up enough courage to open our own (sixth) location of OC|Fit on April 2, 2018. With the support of their clients, both of their savings and their parents' life savings, the Guzman girls suddenly went from working for someone else to owning their own business in the United States of America.

"We can proudly say that we have achieved the American Dream. We started from nothing with nothing and built a successful gym that changes lives every single day," says Margarita.

Their hard work, tenacity, discipline, motivation and drive to succeed propelled the Guzmans to become Latina women business owners.

As fitness enthusiasts, the twins have also completed extreme obstacle course races in Las Vegas, Dallas, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Oahu and Seattle.

"Every day we are living the American Dream, and we have our parents to thank for that. Everyone is given the ability to make their dreams a reality, it is up to each of us to get out there, work hard, and make it happen."

Twin sisters Margarita & Natalia (@Las2winz) are not just living the American Dream,

their story is inspiring others to ...

dream big!

To learn more about OC|Fit, visit or follow the Guzman sisters on Instagram: @las2winz

> > > Live well.

Top photo credit: Bill Alkofer, Orange County Register/SCNG





“If you need a hand, I’m here to help,” says CrossFit athlete and coach Logan Aldridge with a laugh. “The irony is perfect for me, but it also does a great job of describing my mentality every day.”


Aldridge’s life changed when a fluke wakeboarding accident resulted in the amputation of his left arm as a teenager. Despite the obvious challenges, Aldridge has committed to his personal fitness and, more importantly, how he improves the lives of others.

“Although I may only have one left, at the drop of a hat and without a second thought, I’m always willing to lend a hand to someone else,” says Aldridge. “The story of this hand and the hard work I put in with it – failures and accomplishments included – is by making it available to other people.”

Aldridge is part of Reebok’s 2017 brand campaign, highlighted by the emotional spot, ‘Hands’ – an evolution of the company’s “Be More Human” platform. The campaign highlights how our hands tell the stories of our effort and hard work, successes and failures, and dedication to improvement.

Aldridge attended his first WOD while in college, but it was not love at first lift.

“I sweated a lot, and I almost threw up,” Aldridge laughs. “I was like, ‘No, screw that! I’ll just work out with my buddies at school and get huge!’”

It wasn’t until after Aldridge graduated and moved away that he realized he missed the camaraderie of working out with friends. Given CrossFit’s well-known community aspect, he decided to give it another chance.

Aldridge showed up for his second WOD at CrossFit Exchange in Raleigh, North Carolina, and has remained there ever since.

reebok-logan-aldridge-hands-4“How I rediscovered CrossFit was really fueled by wanting to be more competitive and be involved in a community of people doing fitness,” Aldridge explains. “The camaraderie of the people at Exchange was awesome. I knew after one good day that I would always be coming back.”

Despite the inauspicious start in the sport, Aldridge has become fully immersed in the CrossFit world as both an athlete and coach.

“What keeps CrossFit so exciting is working from the coach’s perspective,” says Aldridge. “I don’t think there’s another career where you can get so much fulfillment from watching people realize their potential or the opportunities that are placed in front of them.”

“It’s amazing to see how enlightened they are after each class. It keeps me coming back because each athlete leaves there feeling more human and more fulfilled.”

While Aldridge developed into an elite CrossFit athlete (and recently a world record holder), it has been his impact on others that has been the most rewarding throughout his fitness journey.

“The following that I’ve gotten both on and off social media has been amazing,” he says.

“Some adaptive athletes and amputees have even reached out to me to say that until then they had always kept their shirt on or had never wanted to reveal their body, and that I had been able to show them how to not care, be comfortable in their own skin, and embrace who they are.”

“I’ve been able to motivate them to be more accepting and proud of how they look, and to me that’s the biggest accomplishment I’ve had to date.”


How do your hands tell your story?  Let us know by tweeting @Reebok and tagging #BeMoreHuman.

> > > Live well.