Show 5: Author and speaker Jim Bouchard and Maine fitness experts Skip and Delores Robinson

Show Information

Show: 5
Air date: Saturday, March 31, 2012
Guest 1: Jim Bouchard
Guest 2: Skip Robinson
Guest 3: Delores Robinson
Host: Steve (Stevoe) Woods
Studio Contributor: Debi Davis
Executive Producer: Mark (Sharky) Gould

TideSmart Talk with Stevoe broadcast its fifth show on Saturday, March 31 with two healthy life segments, beginning with karate expert turned author and motivational speaker Jim Bouchard.  In the second segment, Stevoe was joined by Maine fitness experts Skip and Delores Robinson.

Jim Bouchard

Speaker and author Jim Bouchard shares his philosophy of “Black Belt Mindset”
through media appearances, books and speaking engagements. Discovering
karate at age 25 helped Bouchard overcome personal challenges that included a
cycle of self-destructive behavior, drugs and alcohol.

Jim Bouchard

Stevoe talks with speaker and author Jim Bouchard (right).

His book, “Think Like a Black Belt” lays the foundation for success by examining
the values and characteristics essential to the process of personal growth
including discipline, focus, confidence and courage. Spencer Hughes, host of
FOX across America called it “A much needed roundhouse kick to laziness and
complacency for those of us who need that spark to make our dreams come

Martial arts became both the binding force and the transformational energy in his
life. Bouchard became a full-time instructor and entrepreneur, opening his own
center soon after earning his first black belt in 1991. Jim later founded Northern
Chi Martial Arts Center, became a Master Instructor with Cane Masters,
International, created the Beifang Qi Taiji Cane system, was twice featured in
Inside Kung Fu magazine, and was inducted into the US Martial Arts Hall of
Fame as Master Instructor of the Year.

For Bouchard, martial arts became a way to use discipline, focus and self motivation
to shape personal success and happiness. “It’s a matter of developing a life of practice and committing yourself to continual self improvement. Just like earning a black belt; simple, not always easy,” he says.

Skip Robinson

Maine bodybuilding icon Skip Robinson began a career in bodybuilding in the early days of the sport.  Robinson’s “don’t quit” attitude propelled him from a skinny teen lifting tomato cans filled with cement to an elite bodybuilder, winning numerous prestigious awards, and he has shared that training knowledge with athletes, students coaches and political bodies.

A Maine native, Robinson’s bodybuilding career includes twice being named Mr. World and winning Mr. America in his class.

Robinson is a nationally certified fitness consultant who served as the strength coach for the Maine Mariners and Philadelphia Flyers from 1978-1980.  Robinson is a consultant for Portland Public Schools nutrition program, and has been a fitness consultant for Portland high schools and colleges.  He taught weight training and health for 11 years at the University of Southern Maine, and taught science and social studies for 34 years in Portland public schools.

Robinson is also a 3-time member of the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and

He currently owns Smart Body Fitness Consultants, offering personal training to
help clients tone up and improve their fitness.

Delores Robinson

Skip Robinson was then joined by wife Delores Robinson to discuss healthy lifestyles.  Delores Robinson is a Nationally Certified Fitness Consultant, Certified Sports Nutritionist and Certified TLS Weight Management Coach.

After many years in executive management she decided to join her husband Skip at Smart Body fitness with a focus on nutrition and weight management.

Skip and Delores Robinson

Skip and Delores Robinson, owners of Smart Body Fitness Consultants, talk health and nutrition on TideSmart Talk with Stevoe.

During this segment, Delores offers a healthy alternative to diet soda, and Skip talks about the best workout exercise for six-pack abs.

Delores can be reached by phone at 207-807-5090, and by email at  Skip can be reached at 207-318-6757, and by email at

Posted on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 and filed under Show Recaps.