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Guest Name
Sharkie Zartman
Guest Occupation
Hall Of Fame Volleyball Player, Professor of Health, Fitness and Yoga, Author, Radio Host
Guest Biography

Sharkie Zartman is a former All-American volleyball athlete and champion competitor at UCLA where her jersey was retired. She was a member of the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team and also competed in the Women's Professional Volleyball Association for five years and is a member of the California Beach Volleyball Hall of Fame.

Sharkie Zartman is a professor of health and fitness.  She teaches Classes in health and power yoga. She is also the host of Sharkie’s PEP Talk on Healthy Life Radio  and a Holistic Health Coach. She is the author of nine books.  Her best selling Youth Volleyball book was ranked as a number one best seller on Amazon for youth sports,  Shark Sense, is a fun empowerment book that has 5 five star reviews on Amazon and compares human goal searching behaviors to sharks. So You Think You Can Coach Kids? is a great resource for anyone who is coaching youth sports or just getting started.   Take on Aging as a Sport: The Athletic Approach to Aging is a must read for anyone who doesn’t want to be complacent and let aging beat them up!  Have Fun Getting Fit: Simple Ways to Rejuvenate Your Mind and Body will motivate, educate, and inspire people to get off the couch and make fitness an essential part of their lifestyles. And her new book, Empowered Aging: Expert Advice on Staying Healthy, Vital and Active  is a plethora of advice on how to stay healthy regardless of age.

Her newest book '#HeySportsParents: An Essential Guide for any Parent with a Child in Sports' co-written with Dr. Robert Weil, DPM is a best seller on Amazon. Dr. Robert Weil, also known as 'The Sports Doctor' is a sports podiatrist and has treated many of the world's premier athletes in a wide variety of sports.  He is the host of The Sports Doctor Radio Show and has written many articles for newspapers and magazines on sports parenting. This new book gives practical covering the basics of parenting a young athlete including the perks and pitfalls of youth sports, how to choose the right program for your child, how to feed a young athlete, what your role is as a parent, coaching your own child,how to navigate the college recruiting process, and a special chapter on stress management. In the first of three sections, Sharkie Zartman offers smart, clear advice. She returns the importance of character-building to the sporting enterprise which reminds us that’s what parenting should be about too.