Today is all about doing whatever it takes to never live in fear. Because during the past two years of this COVID pandemic, the powers to be have done their best to control you by instilling fear in your mind, body and spirit. No doubt fear controls – so never let it happen. In our last Tola Talks Texas, at least for now while I travel and spend time with family, I do my best to communicate why we need to get rid of the divide between the vaccinated and unvaccinated. Plus kudos to Bill Maher for his recent monologue about not wanting to live in a masked, paranoid world and never being scared of COVID, but rather the reaction to it. Not to mention this particular comment that I totally agree: So, the fact that America, the medical establishment never even attempted to get people to live a healthier lifestyle as response to this pandemic is a giant scandal to me. Right on Bill, because everyone needs to get with the program and Drink from the Fountain of Youth, like I do. And no matter what, stay strong, stay positive, stay true to your dreams…and get your workout in.
We’re gonna rock the house tomorrow night with these Royally talented women of comedy! If you’re anywhere near Chicago, bring your family for some awesome Stand-up, Storytelling and cool Christmas Caroling. Not to mention a fine solo performance from Violinist Emma Smoler!
Tola Talks about the suicidal parents in Utah, the Super Saturn with gigantic rings, Apple Computer making money hand over fist, and the wacko actor in Toronto who got arrested for voyeurism. On WTF Wednesday, Rich also celebrates the 30 year anniversary of the hit charity single, We Are The World, by Lionel Richie & Michael Jackson. Watch @ youtube.com/tolatalks
Tola Talks about the Top 10 Reasons Why We Fall in Love, the steamy (Victoria Secret) and funny (Kim Kardashian) new Super Bowl ads, plus the polyamorous woman in San Francisco with a fiance, a girlfriend she loves, a regular once-a-month boyfriend, and whoever else comes along that floats her boat. Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks. All social: @richtola
Tola Talks about Kobe Bryant & Michael Jordan, the US Navy’s underwater robot & Uber giving free ride in downtown Sydney, Australia after raising prices because of the hostage situation. On Movie Monday, Rich also reviews the new Chris Rock comedy, Top Five, also starring Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union and Cedric the Entertainer. Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks.
Two shows for the price of one today with a Special stand-up edition. Check it out !
Yesterday I taught a one-hour fat burning class at a domestic violence shelter in San Diego on behalf of my charity, The Boulevard Zen Foundation. I was excited to teach about ten children (ages 3 – 12), with a few ever-so shy moms and grandmothers too. It was certainly a family affair, with the kids leading the charge! Since I don’t have any children of my own – at least not yet – I’m always fascinated by the pure joy kids find in the simplest of activities. And with their moms and grand-moms joining in, they had FUN, regardless of how challenging it was. Simply put, Fitness + Family = Fun. So gather your entire family today and enjoy strengthening your legs, and your family bond, with my 5 Minute Fat Burning Workout #85 – Chair Twists (the exact same exercises we practiced at the shelter). And have fun! – R
I just read an article in the LA Times about TV and film composer, Glenn Morrissette, who travels the country in his RV after having simplified his world to embrace a mobile lifestyle. When Glenn composes the score for Fox’s “Family Guy”, he does so from his recording studio on wheels then beams it back to Hollywood. And when his friends extend invitations for him to park at their homes, he says all he needs is ’21 feet of space’. How cool would that be to reduce all your worldly possessions – and not so worldly obligations – to 21 feet of space? That can go anywhere (that’s drivable, that is). I guess you can say Glenn’s on-the-move lifestyle is similar to having a daily fitness program that works anytime, anywhere – without the obligations of a gym or yoga studio membership. Or the significant time commitment. 5 Minutes. Anytime. Anywhere. So let’s all take note of our friend Glenn and his desire to simplify. And enjoy restoring your legs, core and abs with my 5 minute fat burning workout #27 – R
I just got off the phone with my sister who’s been doing my fat burning workouts for past two weeks. She says she loves them and after every workout she feels the burning which she eloquently calls “a good hurt”. She especially favors Thursday’s core and abdominal workout – which she usually does in addition to whatever day she’s on. Something I highly recommend, as you can certainly tell, since I’m quite the fan of working your abs every single day! And today she made it a family affair by having my niece (age 11) and my nephew (age 10) join her for Sunday’s workout. They loved it too! So if you’re looking for something the whole family can do on a rainy Sunday afternoon, well there you have it – 15 minute fat burning workouts for anyone of any size, weight, age or gender. And I’ll see you tomorrow – R