Africa Engo

  • Thu
    Nov 21
    7:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Mon
    Nov 25
    7:00 am -
    7:00 am

Kathy Snow and Janelle Jaspers Jones

This week on The Skinny, there's a 'tint of snow' in the air (and the KRUU studios) as Africa lends the reins to Kathy Snow and Andrew Tint.

Listen to their fun interview with one of Kathy's college roommates, teammates, and besties, Janelle Jaspers Jones. A 3-time state high school high jump champ, 1st team all-state basketball player, and one of Iowa's all-time Top 10-performing heptathletes--Janelle's now a busy mom and personal trainer in Minneapolis with her own wellness-based business called Functional Fitness. Janelle trains clients from all walks and ages. Whether they're in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and even 70s and 80s (who Africa fondly refers to as 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 7s, and 8s)...Janelle encourages everyone to start making themselves a priority and do what they can to lead a healthier life. Listen and learn while Janelle introduces us to Tabata-style training. Founded in Japan by Izumi Tabata, the Tabata concept is an easily modified type of high intensity interval training that you can customize to your fitness level. Unlike a more complicated or multi-exercise circuit, one Tabata session could be simply two exercises...doing as many squats (or just getting up and sitting down on a chair as many times) as you can in 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest, and then 20 seconds of push-ups (or do them against the wall), followed by 10 seconds of rest...and repeat 4 times.

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On the LIVE Show-Liam Scheff is the guest chef on Great Taste, 7pm, Wednesday, July 31 in the Hy-Vee Club Room
Liam ScheffLiam began his study of macrobiotics when he was but 21, a few years after becoming a vegetarian. He's working on a short book, out early next year, about food energetics.  His style is simple, based on what's seasonal and available locally, plus he likes to show home cooks how they can easily make the same basic meal more interesting by changing the seasoning.  On the stovetop he'll make indian, (or SE Asian), Mexican and Mediterrannean dishes to show how easily this can all be done very quickly.  All you need are the right ingredients and a little understanding about what goes where, and when...

Let them Eat KaleCelebrity activist, dancer, author Africa Engo is an inspiration on many levels.  She used to weigh 250 lbs.  Not any longer.  After vowing in 2007 to lose 100 lbs. she did that and more.  After her successful weight loss effort she ran from New York to Chicago and completed two other ultra-marathons on three continents to raise AIDS awareness.  The NYU grad organized the New York AIDs film festival for 8 years and is the subject of an MTV documentary you can view here--

As a vegan chef, she helps people take charge of their lives and reclaim their physical health.  Africa will join us in the Hy-Vee Club Room to talk food, politics, and prepare two dishes from her book, "Let Them Eat Kale!"

You can read more about her at the following link-, but meeting Africa in person is an entirely different experience.  Don't miss her!