Monthly Archives: September 2018


Me & Jack

2018-09-30T22:59:32-04:00Sunday, September 30, 2018|

Based on a true story, conceived & written by Forbes Riley Imagine a world without health clubs, fitness equipment or even the jumping jack – well most of these can be attributed to just one man – Jack Lalanne – who started his fitness career in the 30’s when it was not popular, who had the longest running fitness show ever on and who this year he turned 96.  Yes, he’s still alive… but only thanks to one man, and this is their story. Nate B was chronologically only 30 years old, but you’d never know it to look at him.  50 pounds overweight and overworked, he carried the burden of being a sexually abused, abandoned child who devoted his entire existence to helping others through foster and hospice care. He’d help to raise dozens of foster children and at his agency was the most request caregiver. That was all about to change. After testifying in court one day that a young boy’s family was not fit to raise him and should be awarded to the state – the family members, later that night, attacked him in a parking lot with a crow bar and left him for dead. [...]

The Road to Joshua

2018-09-29T08:49:23-04:00Saturday, September 29, 2018|

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WHAT is FEAR Really??

2018-09-19T23:13:37-04:00Wednesday, September 19, 2018|

What is fear? Fear is the feeling you get when you are afraid or worried that something bad is going to happen. As human, you will always feel fear. But you must be very careful not to empower it so that it adversely influences your actions and decisions. It causes you to feel anxiety, insecurity, and a complete lack of positive feeling. When fear overruns you...  there is a tendency for you to become hesitant or procrastinate, not able to think sensibly or logically. Fear imposes limitations upon your potential and ability, and in the process ruins your relationships with others. When you fill your mind with only courageous thoughts, you leave no room for fears and you tend to make courageous decisions. Courage is not absence of fear but the overcoming of fear. Fear is all that lies between you and your dreams. Instead of seeing or feeling the fear, look at the further side of it towards your dreams. Move forward despite feeling the fear. Just have faith and do it. Your faith will never let you down. It will see you through. You permit your mind to habitually dwell on countless negative thoughts and the resultant fears. The [...]

Billionaire Business Shirts!

2018-09-20T12:13:17-04:00Wednesday, September 19, 2018|

What have YOU Forbes'd lately? A brand is built around color, style, feel, attitude, consistency and SO much more. At Billionaire Business Academy Live Trainings we have the most amazing volunteers and staff - we just designed and launched a line of empowering shirts for men and women -- please leave YOUR comment below!

Q & A with Forbes Riley – on Business, Health, Fitness & Life

2018-09-20T22:09:12-04:00Sunday, September 9, 2018|

Q & A with Forbes Riley written Andy Charalambous Profession: TV Host, CEO SpinGym, author, speaker, actress Honors & Awards: National Fitness Hall of Fame 2010, Moxie Award Winner “Best Female Presenter of the Year (2x), “Best Home Home Shopping Presenter”, TeleAward Winner, Miss Teenage NY/America Certifications: Personal Fitness Trainer IFTA, AFFA; Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Hypnotist, Certified NLP Master, Brown Belt Tae Kwon Do ·········· What are you known for professionally? As the 2010 National Fitness Hall of Fame inductee I am most known for being a leading authority in the health, fitness and wellness industry. I am most known for selling more than $2 Billion dollars worth of health & fitness products on TV via infomercials and Live Home Shopping (HSN & QVC). I am most recognized from hosting the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer that aired for 8 years in 80 countries and the Montel Williams HealthMaster Blender for the past 6 years. I am also known for creating the fitness sensation SpinGym – the most unique, innovative and portable fitness product. When I launched it on the Discovery TV series PitchMen I was told it would never work and I was wasting my time – we have [...]

My First Book Launch with Virdition

2018-09-22T08:08:05-04:00Wednesday, September 5, 2018|

Have to admit, it is very cool launching my first book, Virdition. It took my co-author, Will Quinones and I almost 3 years to complete this and finally we get to show the work.  Not only the journey, the book, but the website as well. To read the full press release, please Visit HERE! VIRDITION: The Secret to Fast Tracking YOUR Path to Stardom” co-authored by Celebrity TV Host and Motivational Speaker Forbes Riley and Visionary Entrepreneur Will Quinones, is Hollywood’s newest handbook to success—a must for anyone with stars in their eyes and the desire to launch a career in show business. In this digital age, seeking a career in Hollywood has never been more exciting. Talented individuals in any genre from stuntmen and musicians to actresses, singers, dancers, and even make-up artists, can create their brand, steer their career, and master the art of “virtual auditioning” to achieve their dreams with the help or hindrance of managers, agents and executives. With VIRDITION’S guidance, tips, and insider secrets, this book serves as a blueprint to master messages, build brands and showcases talents but its also is revolutionary for entrepreneurs, sales teams and public speakers who want to learn [...]

Best Beach Workout EVER!

2018-09-04T18:57:46-04:00Tuesday, September 4, 2018|

How many times have you just wanted to get a heart pumping quick workout in but you're stuck in a hotel with a stuffy, tiny little room they call a gym, or you're in a plane, car or even on the beach!? Well Suffer no more! SpinGym is the ideal, compact and portable way to get a metabolic boosting workout in -- burn calories, tone arms, even abs and legs -- with a device SO small it fits in your pocket! to get YOUR Best Body Today~

My friend, Neil Simon

2018-09-04T07:43:04-04:00Tuesday, September 4, 2018|

Back in 1985, I was doing the Broadway Show, The Marriage of Figaro co-starring Christopher Reeve.  I had a chance to hang with a lot of the young stars working in New York City and among them was Matthew Broderick.  One night I was visiting the cast of Biloxi Blues and by chance the playwright Neil Simon, was walking out of the backstage door as I was walking in -- it was a true Hollywood meet cute -- we looked at each other smiled, I must have giggled and he invited me for an after show drink at Joe Allen's.  We talked for the next 6 months -- it was an amazing time - except for the 30 year age difference -- it might have turned out differently!  He was a prince, so funny and he will be missed!  Matthew Broderick played Eugene Jerome and in the cast were so many up and comers like Penelope Ann Miller, Matt Mulheron, Alan Ruck (Ferris Bueller's Day Off), Bill Sadler and Brian Tarantina    This is a clip from the LA TIMES: Neil Simon, whose comic touch in “The Odd Couple,” “Barefoot in the Park” and many other hits on stage and [...]

My Mentor Jack Lalanne ~ The King of Fitness

2018-09-03T02:27:01-04:00Monday, September 3, 2018|

Jack LaLanne had a lot of firsts in the fitness and health industry Here are some of the biggest! Opened the first modern health spa Invented the first Leg extension machine Invented the first weight selector for cable machines Conceived the deign for the squat machine (now known as the smith machine) One of the original network television personalities and an original television pioneer The first to have a nationally syndicated exercise show on television The first to have athletes working out with weights The first to have women working out with weights The first to have the elderly working out with weights The first to have a combination Health Food Bar and Gym The first to have a weight loss Instant Breakfast meal replacement drink (protein powder) The first to have a Coed health club The first to combine weight training with nutrition The first to have an edible snack nutrition bar The first to sell vitamins and exercise equipment on television The first to teach scientific body building by changing the program every 2 to 3 weeks The first to encourage the physically challenged to exercise… to work around their disabilities TV SHOW: In the early 1950’s, through [...]

Pitch Master Class with Forbes Riley

2018-09-03T02:16:08-04:00Monday, September 3, 2018|

Pitch Class with Forbes Riley - a 2 Day Business Transforming experience Learn to Get What YOU want Increase YOUR revenue Master YOUR Message and Build YOUR Brand Pitch Mastery– IMPROVE YOUR PITCH. LEARN NEW PRESENTATION, SELLING AND NEGOTIATION SKILLS. This training platform was developed for salespeople and executives who need a better way to get high-level meetings, pitch ideas and close sales.