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21: Fanny Velliz — Getting Your Whole Family on Board

By March 4, 2015Podcasts
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You’re absolutely committed to your health and fitness. You participate in the Whole Life Challenge, you work out every day, and you eat a clean diet, but when you head over to your parents house, what do you find? A home filled with processed junk food, sugar treats, and meals with ingredients that are in no way health promoting. Ah yes, family challenges.

This was the situation for our guest this week, Fanny Veliz. She’s participated in a number of Challenges, but had been unsuccessful in getting the people who are most important to her in her life on board — her parents.

That all changed with the January 2015 Challenge. Her dad, who is over sixty years old — and who had given up all hope of getting healthier — has now lost 25 pounds and is off his blood pressure medication. Join us as Fanny talks about how it’s gone for them and for her fifteen-year-old son, who also participated for his first time!

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Andy is what you’d call a modern day Renaissance Man: a former professional trumpeter who attended the Eastman School of Music; a snowboarder, mountain biker, surfer, kayaker, outrigger paddler, mountaineer, and former Marine (Gulf War veteran); a professionally sponsored adventure racer; and the oldest participant to qualify for and participate in the CrossFit Games at the age of 43.

Andy is a certified CHEK Practitioner and holistic lifestyle coach. He holds a spectrum of certifications from CrossFit and is also a Vivobarefoot certified running coach. He has trained as a Zen buddhist and graduated with a Master’s degree in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica.

Andy founded CrossFit LA one of the first and most successful CrossFit training centers in the world and the first to be featured in national media. He is the co-founder of the Whole Life Challenge, Inc, currently its president, and is also a consultant and life/business coach. Andy lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Julia, and son, Dashel.