Coaching & Cocktails

Coaching & Cocktails

Don't get weird, use your head and everything will be OK! Center Stage Athletics coaches, Tina and Brandi, discuss all things life, health, fitness, nutrition, training, the pursuit of athletic endeavors and the mind-body-spirit connection through it all. We get into some hard topics and real issues facing us all as we share our own experiences with a light-hearted twist (of lime) and a side of humor, realism, and sometimes even a little science!We're not here to give you the same old, dry (albeit useful) information. We're realists and have big thoughts about the mental and emotional aspect of all of life's challenges and triumphs. Let's just say we've been through it and now we want to share it! Sit back, have a listen and a laugh and realize that you are 100% in control and definitely not alone in the things you may be struggling with.... Show More

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February 26, 2021 68 min

Next up in our back to basics series is Training. In episode 61, Brandi and Tina discuss the basics of executing a safe and effective training program for any fitness level. Even if you've been at this for a long time, you may not realize some of the things you're doing that can put a damper on the effectiveness, efficiency and most importantly, the SAFETY of your training program. It's not always about the number of re...

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In Episode 60, Tina is joined by a special guest to discuss digestive health and why we all need to care about what our poop is trying to tell us! Having struggled with her own digestive disease, Allison is passionate about gut health  and studying to become a specialist in this area. 

Everybody poops. We’ve been taught this since childhood, but sometimes, people aren’t comfortable talking about it. Poop may not be a topic fit for d...

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February 12, 2021 58 min

Sometimes we all need a little refresher on some of the most basic things we can do to reach our health and fitness goals. That's why we're starting our new series, "Back to Basics." In Episode 59, Brandi and Tina discuss food tracking and logging. We cover why tracking your nutrition is important, when it's appropriate and when it might not be necessary and then get into some of the most common mistakes we see ...

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In this special boni-sode , we sat down with OCB "heads" Sean "Sully" Sullivan (just a guy) and Marjorie Thrash. Brandi sat this one out, so Tina was joined by her husband, Eric. We spent some time walking down memory lane with Sully, who was our first coach when we started in this sport back in 2005.  A lot has changed over the years, but what has NOT changed is our love and passion for the sport and the friends we...

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The word mindfulness is thrown around a lot in our current culture, but what does it really mean to be "mindful" and why should you care? In Episode 58 Brandi and Tina discuss the topic of mindfulness, what it means, why you should be implementing some sort of mindfulness practice, and how it can help you in every aspect of your life.

mind·ful·ness /ˈmīn(d)f(ə)lnəs/ noun

  • A mental state achieved by focusing one's awarenes...
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    January 29, 2021 38 min

    You may here Brandi and Tina discuss "client check-ins" frequently; but what the heck is a check-in anyway? What's involved? What do the clients tell us and how do we respond?

    In Episode 57, you'll get a live, virtual check-in with our client Chris F. Chris was in the beginning stages of preparing for fall competitions and started to feel as though she couldn't do it, or rather, she was "getting weird." C...

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    Happy New Year from Brandi and Tina! It's been a while, but we're back and ready to rock n roll for the new year with some new topics to cover on Coaching & Cocktails podcast!

    Have a listen and follow along for the fun this year!

    Want to join our Coaching & Cocktails "team patreon"? Check it out here:
    https://www.centerstageathleticscoaching.com/team-membership/

    Listen to Coaching & Cocktails podcast anywher...

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    January 15, 2021 69 min

    So you think you want to compete or maybe you just want to train to look like you do? We have news for you....no you don't! In this episode, Brandi and Tina have a brutally honest conversation about what it really takes to compete IN ANY SPORT! Learn about the athletic 'bell curve' and how too often people 'think' they want to compete or worse yet, 'think' they want to just LOOK like they compete. More o...

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    HAPPY NEW YEAR from Brandi and Tina. We hope you enjoy this replay of Episode 6 - Fuck [The Word] Motivation.

    In this episode we discuss our thoughts on New Year's resolutions along with the word "motivation" and why we should just eliminate it from our vernacular, lexicon, and vocabulary. Learn why trying to be "motivated" to reach your goals will likely end up in disappointment 99% of the time.

    Listen to Coachi...

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    In episode 53, Brandi and Tina bring you another amazing empowerment story, told in her own words. You've heard us mention Nathalia (Nat, Nathalie) in episodes past, most recently in one of our show reviews. She is truly incredible as an athlete, one of the most hard working, kindest women we've ever met and yeah, we call her our human Barbie because she's stunning. But beyond that, she has an amazing tale of resilience...

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    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a part of Team CSFP?  Center Stage Athletics and Team CSFP is opening up team membership to ANYONE who may be looking to enhance their mind, body and spirit health. Whether you've always wondered about competing, or you're just looking for a like-minded support network of individuals focused on being the best version of themselves, our team is here to support you.

    In this bo...

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    Just back North Carolina (cough cough contagion) and our final team event of the year, the OCB Queen City Showdown. In episode 52, Brandi and Tina sit down to discuss the weekend's highs, lows and well....you'll have to listen to get the lowdown.

    Couldn't be more proud of the four Center Stage Athletics & Team CSFP athletes who rocked the stage and ended the weirdest competition year ever, thank you 2020, with a BANG...

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    It's the holiday season and, well, everyone is in a tissy about how and what to eat! With that in mind, in episode 51, Brandi and Tina revisit their very 1st episode on how to survive holiday and travel eating and YOU SHOULD TOO...revisit the episode that is. Seriously, just do it! Take a listen and know that if you just use your head it will all be just fine!

    From our original episode notes:
    In this inaugural episode of the Coac...

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    In episode 50, Brandi and Tina continue with their empowerment series highlighting the stories of real women with real struggles and how they've triumphed over them through fitness. This week we are learning about June* and how she overcame years and years of eating disorders which stemmed from some of her childhood experiences.

    *This story was submitted as anonymous. June is not her real name.

    If you have a story you want to sha...

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    In Episode 48, Brandi and Tina discussed some of their own stress and feelings of being burned out. This week we bring you a discussion of HOW to start to end those eternally burned out feelings and how to break the stress cycle in their review of the book "Burnout - The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle" written by Emily and Amelia Nagoski.

    This groundbreaking book explains why women experience burnout differently than m...

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    It's been a rough week and we're here to tell you about it! In episode 48, Brandi and Tina discuss the difficulties of the week and wonder WHY we are so burned out all the time. This is a great lead-in to next week's episode and our review of the book "Burnout - The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle" by Emily and Amelia Nagoski. As we learn in the book, we're not alone in our burnout, in fact MOST women f...

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    Happy early 51st birthday Yvonne, the Female Bodybuilder!

    In Episode 47, Brandi and Tina are bringing you another Empowerment Project story. Meet Yvonne C.; just a week shy of her 51st birthday when this is released. She transformed into a female bodybuilder over the past year and a half, which culminated in her competing in her first ever bikini competition at the age of 50 just a few weeks ago. If you've ever thought it's ...

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    In episode 46, Brandi and Tina are continuing on their journey to empower women by telling their stories. This is what we are calling The Empowerment Project. We're giving women the opportunity to tell THEIR stories (in case you're tired of hearing ours). We believe that in telling your story, whatever it is, gives you a sense of empowerment. It allows you to get "it" out of your head and once released into the univ...

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    In Episode 44 we you heard Lindsay tell her story followed by Brandi and Tina discussing some of the highlights. One of the themes extracted was the idea of what we're now calling the "Improvement Season." Most people consider the time between competitions, regardless of sport, the time to  get bigger, faster or stronger; focusing on the physical aspects of improvement. In this episode we are challenging everyone to vie...

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    Welcome to Season 2 of the Coaching and Cocktails podcast. Brandi and Tina couldn't be more thrilled to have been with you for a year now! Thank you for your continued support and we truly hope you love what we have in store for you in Season 2!

    We are so excited to kick off our new "Empowerment Project" as we enter into season 2 of the Coaching and Cocktails podcast. In Episode 44, we'll hear the story of Lindsay S....

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