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Association Chat Podcast

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Nov 27, 2017

For this Association Chat, we talk about establishing and maintaining your health journey over the busy holiday season, carving out time for your own self-care in between holiday parties, considerations for the office (when cookies and candies abound!) and health-conscious options for your learner participating in association programs throughout the holiday season.


Aaron Wolowiec is an award-winning learning strategist and meetings coach for leading trade associations and individual membership societies across the United States. Committed to the latest research and trends in learning, intentional networking environments, and meaningful transfer exercises, he launched Event Garde, a professional development consultancy, in 2011.

Earlier this year, Aaron launched Healthy by Association, a place for association and hospitality professionals to set goals, share their workout accomplishments, exchange healthy recipes and, above all, stay motivated. More information about the inception and establishment of this group is available here.

After spending nearly 20 years in the hospitality and meetings industry, Angela Pelc has transitioned into the health and fitness world.

After having success (at last!) on the Weight Watchers program, Angela now services and supports others on their journey as a teammate for WW in the metro Detroit area and is currently working toward coaching and leading her own meetings. She has lost 70 pounds on the program.

Angela has been on board with HBA since it's inception and works with the moderator team to make this a useful and inspirational community to support busy professionals who have health and fitness goals.

Angela believes in daily activity and has completed several Beachbody workout programs, and also loves both running and yoga.

Lola Capps is a mom, a chiropractor, a cross-fitter, a wellness hacker enthusiast and she is on a mission. She has dedicated her life to wellness and looks for ways to meet people where they are and bring them closer to a healthier lifestyle they can sustain.

About Association Chat
Association Chat (est. 2009) is an online community and weekly chat that takes place on Tuesdays at 2 pm EST on You can connect with the association community throughout the week on Twitter using the hashtag #assnchat or through the Facebook Group.
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KiKi L'Italien serves as host for the chat with regular guests and quarterly live events along with creative collaborations with industry thought leaders.

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