Interview with Health and Fitness Expert Yuri Elkaim


Yuri Elkaim

And now for a Chubby Jones first: I had the pleasure of interviewing health, fitness, and nutrition expert, Yuri Elkaim. The former pro soccer player is also the New York Times best selling author of The All-Day Energy Diet and The All-Day Fat Burning Diet.

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I know that, like me, a lot of runners got into the Couch to 5k program as part of an exercise and diet plan – so I wanted to ask Yuri for his expert advice to help aid us in our health goals. He provided some great info, including ways to exercise smarter, things to avoid, and the best news about carbs I’ve heard in a long time (and gives me the perfect excuse to use my Oprah gif again)


You can find out more about Yuri at his website,

And while you enjoy that, I’ll be working on Week 8 version 4, hitting your nearest iTunes this weekend!

Summer MixTape Week 5: Dance Apocalyptic In The NYC Heat

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I can’t lie, it’s been a week of ups, downs, nausea and fireworks. It was about as mashed up as the insanely great Jay-Z/Dolly Parton mash included in this mix. The weekend is here, it’s hot as fuck outside, so may as well sweat with these tunes in your ears.

Couch to 5k Running Podcast Week 6 Day 1 JAMS

I extended this podcast for all my friends and runners who aren’t necessarily following the program but who are still playing along at home. Today’s mix is forty minutes long so go nutty y’all.

For my 5k runners, you’ll be doing your 5 minute walking warm-up followed by 5 minutes of jogging, 3 minutes of walking, 8 minutes of jogging, 3 minutes of walking and five minutes of jogging followed by your regular cool-down. Download Wk6 Day 1 here (right click “save as”).

These are the songs helping us get through the run:

Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know ft. Kimbra (StanV Touch)

The Jane Doze – Hang With Me Sweet Teenager


MEN – Make Him Pay

The Shoes – Time To Dance (Vilanoise Remix)

Maximum Balloon – Groove Me (Rory Phillips Remix)