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Featured Peak 20 Workout Mix Artist: Marti Fernandez

We are happy to have Marti Fernandez on our 1st Workout Mix!

About Marti:
One of Miami’s most captivating performers, Marti grew up listening to various styles of music. However, it was the House scene that really made an impact on her and inspired the desire to perform as well as create music that moved the masses!

As a native of Miami, Marti began singing as a child. She entered various talent shows to get in the performance arena. As a teenager, she joined local Gospel groups and local bands where she sang back up and lead. During this time she developed a love and appreciation for all forms of Dance and House music.

It was around this moment that Marti tried her hand at writing her own material and went into the studio to start the process of recording her first single titled “Jump.” Much to her surprise and delight, every DJ she gave the single to would play it immediately upon hearing it in the club. When people kept on dancing and started asking for more, she knew she was on to something!

Combining sex appeal and charm, Marti’s sultry low tones and heart stopping high notes were prevalent in recordings, concerts and showcases with local as well as nationally and internationally known acts. She also has recorded for Universal Latino on several projects and is now in the process of completing her first Dance album due out later this year.

Marti’s talents as a singer and songwriter combined with soulful warmth and an approachable attitude wins over her audience and will have you asking for more…

Listen to the mix for her song Believe in Me.

Natasha Linton
Top Rising Star in Personal Training
-National Fitness Hall of Fame and Museum
Host of Peak 20 Workout TV
NYC Personal Trainer




Featured Peak 20 Workout Mix Featured Artist: KtA

We are happy to have KtA on Vol. 1 Peak 20 Workout Mix.
About KtA:

KtA is a classically trained musician/producer based in the North of England,who cut his teeth playing keyboards in Adult Orientated Rock bands for over ten years.During that period he spent a lot of his time in recording studios and became increasingly interested in the art of music production.

Several years down the line,after making a break from live performance,KtA made the move over to computer based Electronic music production.

KtA's background in Classical and Rock music gives a unique twist to his Dance productions,many of which are difficult to define by genre.
Never one to be confined to a single genre,KtA produces anything from Trance to Industrial,House to subtle Piano/String soundtracks.
A fan of all types of Electronic dance music,his latest ventures have been described as having a club thumping hard- edged House vibe.

Listen to the mix for his song Torque.

Natasha Linton
Top Rising Star in Personal Training
-National Fitness Hall of Fame and Museum
Host of Peak 20 Workout TV
NYC Personal Trainer




Featured Peak 20 Workout Mix Artist: Mateo Amarei

We are happy to have Mateo Amarei on Vol. 1 Peak 20 Workout Mix.
About Mateo

Singer/Songwriter Mateo Amarei was born September 3rd, 1986 in Galveston, Tx. He has taken his natural love for music and cultivated it through the years by joining the Award Winning Choir at Clear Lake Intermediate, after moving from his home island to Houston, Texas, he continued honing his musical talents throughout his High School Career.

After High School, Teo went on to share the same stage with some of the
Music Industry’s biggest acts such as T.I., Young Jeezy, Lil’ Wayne, Slim Thug, Paul Wall,Trina, Bun B, Chamillionaire and many more. Mateo Amarei has also been blessed enough to work with several talented writers and Artists such as Montell Jordan, The Office/BlackBaby Inc. Twista, CeCe Peniston, Bad Boy Records, Songbook, Darkchild, Kendrick Dean and Yung Joc to name a few.

In, 2008 Mateo Amarei signed with Exposure Management Group headed by the reputable C.E.O. Kevin Connal, this situation has landed him meetings with the top labels and CEOs in the Music Industry including Mr. Clive Davis, David Geffen, Kevin Liles, etc. The future looks bright for this young singer/songwriter and his determination and drive will continue to persist as his career take flight.

In 2010, Mateo became apart of the Multi-Platinum writing/Production group based out of Houston known as Keys And Ink. (www.keysandink.com). They have collectively been responsible for records with Plies, Soulja Boy, Letoya Luckett, and many more. Success is not an option for this young man....it's an inevitable goal to be attained.

Natasha Linton
Top Rising Star in Personal Training
-National Fitness Hall of Fame and Museum
Host of Peak 20 Workout TV
NYC Personal Trainer




Video Interview Part 1: Keri Gans, Registered Dietitian and author of The Small Change Diet

Recently, I interviewed Registered Dietitian and author of "The Small Change Diet", Keri Gans on how a busy person can eat healthy. The video interview was broken into 3 parts.

Here is part 1 on food bars and shakes versus a "regular wholesome lunch".

About Keri:

Keri M. Gans, MS, RD, CDN
Keri Gans is a Registered Dietitian and has had a private practice in Manhattan for over ten years. She is a Spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association Spokesperson (ADA), an ADA Delegate for New York State Dietetic Association (NYSDA) and a Past President of NYSDA. Keri is a Steering Committee Member of NYSHEPA (New Yorker’s for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity) and is on the Medical Advisory Board for Women’s Voice For Change. Keri holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University and Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Ohio University.

Besides individual and group nutrition counseling, Keri spends time public speaking, writing and consulting. She is the author of “The Small Change Diet” which will be published by Gallery (imprint of Simon & Schuster) in March 2011. Keri is frequently quoted in local and national publications, such as Glamour, Fitness, Shape, Self, NY Post, NY Times and WebMD and has made several television appearances including, EXTRA, The Dr. Oz Show, ABC News, Primetime, FOX News, FOX Morning Show with Mike and Juliet and Good Morning America. Keri is a regular guest on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s Dr. Radio program and has conducted numerous other radio interviews across the country.

For five years, Keri was the host of a weekly nutrition/lifestyle show called “Diet Diva” on Manhattan Public Access TV. Keri is the proud winner of the New York State Dietetic Association’s 2010 Media Excellence Award and 2006 Emerging Dietetic Leader Award.

Keri lives with her husband Bart and four-legged son, Henry, in NYC and East Hampton and is an avid yoga practitioner.

Click image for more on her latest project, The Small Change Diet:

Thanks Keri!

Stay tuned for part 2!

Natasha Linton
Top Rising Star in Personal Training
-National Fitness Hall of Fame and Museum
Host of Peak 20 Workout TV
NYC Personal Trainer




Featured Peak 20 Workout Mix Artist: Baron

We are happy to have Baron on Vol. 1 Peak 20 Workout Mix.

About Baron:
Diversely inspired by hip-hop, new wave, rock and alternative, Baron blends his powerful vocals and songwriting talents to create a phenomenal mix on his sophomore album "Celebrity". "Celebrity" a celebration of life album is meant to be a musical experiment to rediscover one's own celebrity. Baron released his freshman poetry album "Troubled Man" in '04.

At a young age, Baron who was raised by his grandmother, channeled his outlandish imagination into music and a love for writing. In 2003 Baron moved from the urban mecca of Newark, NJ to the bright lights of New York City to pursue his passion for the arts, and break into the entertainment industry. His unique looks, creative mindset and unwavering determination resulted in Baron uncanny ability to win over audiences of diverse backgrounds across the world.

Sensing a changing of the tides in music, Baron decided to utilize his entrepreneurship to forge ahead without a major record label and create his own. With the immerse benefit of keeping complete creative control and remaining true to art, Baron continues to deliver provocative music that keeps his fans wanting to know what will he do next.

Stay tuned for the launch of Peak 20 Workout Mix Tape!

Natasha Linton
Top Rising Star in Personal Training
-National Fitness Hall of Fame and Museum
Host of Peak 20 Workout TV
NYC Personal Trainer