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PGS Reporters Talk Diets, Beauty Secrets, and Fitness!

PGS Reporters Talk Diets, Beauty Secrets, and Fitness!

March 29, 2019

In this episode, PGS Reporters Olivia Hancock, Paytra Gessler, and Shelby Wingate join Aeshia for a roundtable discussion on fad diets, Issa Rae's "Women's Health Magazine" cover, self-care secrets, and so much more. Tack on health advice for two listeners and rapid-fire health and beauty questions, and you've got a jam-packed conversation with tons of valuable info.  

 

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Olivia Hancock: @oliviahancock_

Paytra Gessler: @paytra_

Shelby Wingatate: @shelby_wins14

 Aeshia DeVore Branch: @aeshiadevorebranch 

 

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The PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Show, hosted by Aeshia DeVore Branch, highlights women who are balancing demanding careers with a healthy lifestyle and hurdling over personal and professional obstacles. Each week, Aeshia has a sister-to-sister chat with an inspiring go-getter and listeners learn HOW good things come to those who SWEAT.

 

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Paytra Gessler Gets the 411 on PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Founder Aeshia DeVore Branch

Paytra Gessler Gets the 411 on PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Founder Aeshia DeVore Branch

March 19, 2019

 

Aeshia is living her dream. The social entrepreneur, born in Queens, NY, makes fitness fun, affordable and accessible for women while uniting and empowering girls in college to be health leaders on their campuses and in their communities. The alarming childhood obesity epidemic along with the void of entertaining yet positive fitness content and fitness events for female students (13-22) and young professionals (22 and up) led to the conception and rapid growth of her passionate venture.

In this episode, PGS Reporter Paytra Gessler has a one-on-one with the dedicated wellness curator and discovers how she balances her personal and professional life, the workouts that keep her in shape, and so much more!

Next up, Aeshia will be speaking at Broccolicon 2019, making fitness fun at The Roots Picnic, and producing the 3rd annual PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT fest ATLANTA. Follow Aeshia DeVore Branch on Instagram @aeshiadevorebranch for updates.

 

/// ABOUT THE SHOW ///

The PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Show, hosted by Aeshia DeVore Branch, highlights women who are balancing demanding careers with a healthy lifestyle and hurdling over personal and professional obstacles. Each week, Aeshia has a sister-to-sister chat with an inspiring go-getter and listeners learn HOW good things come to those who SWEAT.

Learn more about us at prettygirlssweat.com!

Have a question that you want to be answered on the show? Email hi@prettygirlssweat.com!

Whitney-Gayle Benta | Head of Talent Relations, Spotify

Whitney-Gayle Benta | Head of Talent Relations, Spotify

March 12, 2019

As the Head of Talent Relations for Spotify, Whitney-Gayle Benta is responsible for amplifying creator experiences through customized content assets and on and off the platform for initiatives such as Secret Genius. Prior to Spotify, Benta was the East Coast Strategic Partnerships Manager for Music at Facebook and Instagram where she managed relationships with musicians, artists and publicists across all music genres for their 2 Billion Facebook, 800 Million Instagram monthly active users. As a true music and television enthusiast, Whitney-Gayle bridged the gap of her loves when she joined MTV News in 2003 as a talent coordinator and after 10 years ascended the ranks departing in 2013 as the Vice-President of her department. She departed for a new adventure as Senior Vice President of talent relations for Revolt TV where she was handpicked by Sean "Diddy" Combs to join the executive team to launch the network.

In the past, Benta has also held marketing positions at Island Def Jam Records and Noontime Records. Benta's efforts in music and media have been recognized through a series of awards and nominations, not limited to Billboard magazine's Women in Music 2011, MTV Networks' (MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, CMT, Comedy Central) "Share The Vision" Award and the United Nations honoring her work as a part of "Jay-Z: Water For Life." This proud Harlem, native attended Spelman College and graduated with a B.A. where she created her own major, Entertainment Industries studies.

Next up, Whitney is working towards getting her peers in the entertainment industry healthy! Follow Whitney-Gayle Benta on Instagram and Twitter at @iamwhitneygayle for updates.

 

/// ABOUT THE SHOW ///

The PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Show, hosted by Aeshia DeVore Branch, highlights women who are balancing demanding careers with a healthy lifestyle and hurdling over personal and professional obstacles. Each week, Aeshia has a sister-to-sister chat with an inspiring go-getter and listeners learn HOW good things come to those who SWEAT.

Learn more about us at prettygirlssweat.com!

Have a question that you want to be answered on the show? Email hi@prettygirlssweat.com!

Kara Goldin | CEO, hint

Kara Goldin | CEO, hint

February 23, 2019

Kara Goldin is the founder and CEO of hint, a healthy lifestyle brand that produces the leading unsweetened flavored water, as well as a scented sunscreen spray that is oxybenzone and paraben-free. Kara has received numerous accolades, including being named Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Northern California, one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs and Forbes’ 40 Women to Watch Over 40. The Huffington Post listed her as one of six disruptors in business, alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. Previously, Kara was Vice President of Shopping and E-commerce Partnerships at AOL, where she helped lead the growth of its startup shopping business to a $1 billion enterprise. Kara is an active business speaker and writer, and in 2016 she launched The Kara Network, a digital resource and mentoring platform for entrepreneurs. She also recently launched the podcast Unstoppable, where she interviews founders, entrepreneurs, and disruptors across various industries.

Next up, Kara is launching a line of hint deodorant! Follow Kara Goldin on Instagram at @karagoldin for updates.

 

/// ABOUT THE SHOW ///

The PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Show, hosted by Aeshia DeVore Branch, highlights women who are balancing demanding careers with a healthy lifestyle and hurdling over personal and professional obstacles. Each week, Aeshia has a sister-to-sister chat with an inspiring go-getter and listeners learn HOW good things come to those who SWEAT.

Learn more about us at prettygirlssweat.com!

Have a question that you want to be answered on the show? Email hi@prettygirlssweat.com!

Nicole Centeno | Marketing Executive, Fresh to Order

Nicole Centeno | Marketing Executive, Fresh to Order

January 31, 2019

Nicole Centeno is a modern day woman who had a dream and decided to go for it. Life was never easy for the Kennesaw State University graduate, but it made her the strong individual that she is today. From living paycheck to paycheck to endless romantic and family heartbreaks, the 24-year-old worked her way up from the bottom and became a marketing executive for Fresh to Order, a "Fine Fast," casual dining franchise restaurant. Take a listen to hear how she managed to turn her passion, pain, and experiences into a healing source.

Next up, Nicole is launching ZFIT, a fitness apparel company that helps women feel fierce, strong and confident, and will serve as the company's CEO + Cofounder. Follow Nicole Centeno on Instagram at @nicoledcenteno for updates.

 

/// ABOUT THE SHOW ///

The PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Show, hosted by Aeshia DeVore Branch, highlights women who are balancing demanding careers with a healthy lifestyle and hurdling over personal and professional obstacles. Each week, Aeshia has a sister-to-sister chat with an inspiring go-getter and listeners learn HOW good things come to those who SWEAT.

Learn more about us at prettygirlssweat.com!

Have a question that you want to be answered on the show? Email hi@prettygirlssweat.com!

Christina “Ms. Basketball’ Granville |  Host, Athlete, and Actress

Christina “Ms. Basketball’ Granville | Host, Athlete, and Actress

November 29, 2018

You may have seen her hooping in heels on ESPN, but in addition to being a viral star, Christina Granville is an athlete, actress, marketing specialist, and host originally from Clewiston, Florida. Christina is a passionate fitness fanatic and is known to many as the vibrant and outgoing “Ms. Basketball”. For most of her life, basketball has always played a vital role. In 2010, her talent led her to receiving a full basketball scholarship to St. Leo University where she was also a captain for her team. After college, she played semi- professionally in the WUBA (Euro Basketball affiliate) and in the B3 League. Christina is currently traveling all over the United States hosting different events and is a Product Specialist for KIA Motors. She is also on the new hit show “Ready To Love” on the OWN Network, produced by Will Packer. With her love for the game, fitness, and people, Christina’s overall mission is to encourage her huge social media following to stay active and to never give up, and to follow your dreams... no matter your size, race, gender, or age.

During this sister-to-sister chat, Ms. Basketball reminds us that hard work truly does pay off. Get ready to be inspired and laugh a lot.

Follow Christina "Ms. Basketball" Granville on InstagramTwitter, and visit www.Msbasketball1.com.

 

/// ABOUT THE SHOW ///

The PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Show, hosted by Aeshia DeVore Branch, highlights women who are balancing demanding careers with a healthy lifestyle and hurdling over personal and professional obstacles. Each week, Aeshia has a sister-to-sister chat with an inspiring go-getter and listeners learn HOW good things come to those who SWEAT.

Learn more about us at prettygirlssweat.com!

Have a question that you want to be answered on the show? Email hi@prettygirlssweat.com!

Paytra Gessler | Actress, Singer, and Personal Trainer

Paytra Gessler | Actress, Singer, and Personal Trainer

October 8, 2018

You may have read her motivating and educational fitness articles on prettygirlssweat.com, but in addition to being a rising writer, Paytra Gessler has been making her mark as a musician and actress in New York City. The small town girl, who moved from Michigan to the Big Apple at age 16 to pursue her dreams, is a Business Management major and double-certified personal trainer with 6 years of experience.

During this sister-to-sister chat, Paytra reminds us to "follow our dreams and don't stop. People may call you crazy, but once you're living the life you want, nothing else matters."

Follow Paytra on InstagramTwitterFacebook, YouTube, and visit PaytraMusic.com.

 

/// ABOUT THE SHOW ///

The PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Show, hosted by Aeshia DeVore Branch, highlights women who are balancing demanding careers with a healthy lifestyle and hurdling over personal and professional obstacles. Each week, Aeshia has a sister-to-sister chat with an inspiring go-getter and listeners learn HOW good things come to those who SWEAT.

Learn more about us at prettygirlssweat.com!

Have a question that you want to be answered on the show? Email hi@prettygirlssweat.com!

Lita Lewis | Self Love Ambassador!

Lita Lewis | Self Love Ambassador!

September 8, 2018

The way Lita Lewis sees it, fitness isn’t about being skinny or curvy—it’s about being the best version of yourself. That means standing by yourself through life’s challenges just as much as it means celebrating your physical abilities. The motivational speaker and life coach is all about building strong minds and bodies whilst sharing her positive messaging via social media.

During this sister-to-sister chat, Lita shares the key to starting a successful health journey, the routines and habits that keep her physically and mentally strong, and her excitement to be honored as a SWEATLEBRITY at PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT fest ATLANTA 2018.

Follow @followthelita on InstagramTwitterFacebook, and visit litalewis.com.

 

/// ABOUT THE SHOW ///

The PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Show, hosted by Aeshia DeVore Branch, highlights women who are balancing demanding careers with a healthy lifestyle and hurdling over personal and professional obstacles. Each week, Aeshia has a sister-to-sister chat with an inspiring go-getter and listeners learn HOW good things come to those who SWEAT.

Learn more about us at prettygirlssweat.com!

Have a question that you want to be answered on the show? Email hi@prettygirlssweat.com!

Marquita Smith | Author, Creator of How I Grew today

Marquita Smith | Author, Creator of How I Grew today

August 30, 2018

Marquita Smith, Author of the book P.S. Pray the Same for Me, Blogger and Creator of How I Grew Today, spent the early part of her career working in the entertainment industry, for influential Brands and Artists, such as Reebok, S. Carter Enterprises (Jay-Z) and Roc Nation.  In 2011, she stepped away to do some soul searching and to answer her true calling of being a writer.

During this personal conversation amongst friends, Marquita shares the hacks that help her manage her life as a mom and entrepreneur, the daily routines that keep her physically and mentally strong, and how she overcame her battle with bulimia.

Follow Marquita on Instagram @howigrewtoday, twitter, facebook, youtube, and visit howigrewtoday.com.

 

/// ABOUT THE SHOW ///

The PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Show, hosted by Aeshia DeVore Branch, highlights women who are balancing demanding careers with a healthy lifestyle and hurdling over personal and professional obstacles. Each week, Aeshia has a sister-to-sister chat with an inspiring go-getter and listeners learn HOW good things come to those who SWEAT.

Learn more about us at prettygirlssweat.com!

Have a question that you want to be answered on the show? Email hi@prettygirlssweat.com!

Rachel Pierre | Host of the Mommifaceted Podcast

Rachel Pierre | Host of the Mommifaceted Podcast

August 23, 2018

Rachel Pierre is a wife and mom of one. But, she's so many other things - and that's where Mommifaceted came along. Originally from Virginia, Rachel earned a Bachelor's degree in Communications from Elon University and a Masters in Public Relations from the University of Houston. Professionally, Rachel's experience includes writing for the Department of Homeland Security, members of Congress and University Presidents. When she is not brainstorming a new business idea, she is trying new restaurants, cooking family dinners, and soaking up all the sun she can get. 

"Women are multifaceted and can follow their passions while still being great women, wives, moms, sisters, daughters, and friends," says Rachel. "There can be time for the most important things in your life, including fitness, spending quality time with loved ones, going after that dream job, whatever it is you love - as long as your actually prioritize what's important."

Follow Rachel on Instagram @MommifacetedFacebook, and visit mommifaceted.com.

 

/// ABOUT THE SHOW ///

The PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Show, hosted by Aeshia DeVore Branch, highlights women who are balancing demanding careers with a healthy lifestyle and hurdling over personal and professional obstacles. Each week, Aeshia has a sister-to-sister chat with an inspiring go-getter and listeners learn HOW good things come to those who SWEAT.

Learn more about us at prettygirlssweat.com!

Have a question that you want to be answered on the show? Email hi@prettygirlssweat.com!