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Planted in Miami

Planted in Miami is a podcast about conscious living in the Magic City. Every other week, hosts Alex & Jeanette, speak with locals who are pushing Miami to new heights through their conscious companies, activism, community involvement, and inspiring projects.
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Now displaying: May, 2017
May 22, 2017

Here in Miami when you say the name, Frankie Ruiz, chances are it conjures up memories of the incredibly popular and late Puerto Rican salsa singer belting out, "Bailando"or another one of his many popular hits.  But to many in Miami's athletic circles, Frankie Ruiz is synonymous with the Miami Marathon which just celebrated its 15th year this past January.  Inspired by his father from a young age to run, he found it a great way to explore his hometown and as a sport he could always compete in.

Looking to inspire his team of runners at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, Frankie invited a 12 year old athlete and double amputee by the name of Rudy Garcia Tolson who had aspirations of running a marathon. This fortuitous meeting eventually set the wheels in motion for Frankie and his partners at the time to create a marathon in Miami that could stand toe to toe with other reputable races such as New York City and Chicago. Faced with Miami's bad reputation of being a hot, humid, and crime ridden city, many may have thought that a 26.2 road race through the streets of Miami was a bad idea, but Frankie and his team have worked hard to silence the naysayers and to prove to runners throughout the world that this isn't a marathon or (spinning) finisher's medal you want to miss.

Frankie's involvement in the community is widespread and his desire to empower athletes of all levels to achieve their personal best is evident in the various groups he's involved in, including the 7 State Championships and 1 SE National Regional Nike NXN Title earned by the Belen Jesuit Cross Country Team which he has coached for the past 19 years.

We hope you enjoy listening,

Jeanette & Alex

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May 8, 2017

Korin Sutton is a dedicated individual.  In high school, he started lifting weights and paying attention to his nutrition to get in shape (and to get girls).  He then joined the military to serve his country because the men in his life served honorably and he wanted to do the same.  And then in college, after hearing a lecture given by Gary Yourofsky about animal abuse and veganism, he was so affected that he decided he could no longer continue contributing to the cruelty and suffering of animals.  That lecture completely changed the trajectory of his life and he is now a fitness trainer and nutritionist, vegan activist and a competitive bodybuilder.

We had a great conversation with Korin, getting to know what makes him tick and diving deeply into why he's so passionate about challenging the status quo in the bodybuilding field.

We hope you enjoy listening,

Jeanette & Alex

For show notes, photos and more visit www.plantedinmiami.com

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