Anne grew up boating in the San Juan islands in the Pacific NW of the USA and remembers seeing Orca whales passing by as she did her homework on the beach near her childhood home in Olympia, Washington. She is a Biology major with a minor in Animal Behavior, and has worked as a zoo keeper at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo and trained wild animals for educational outreach programs in schools, teaching wildlife appreciation and respect. She also trained animals, both wild & domestic for the TV & film industry for over 20 years.
Anne pioneered the whale watching industry in the country of Panama. She owns and operates Whale Watching Panama and is dedicated to offering responsible and respectful whale and dolphin watching tours.
Anne also offers magical 5 day spiritual Whale and Dolphin Wisdom Retreats where you will open an intimate and transformational connection with the whales and dolphins in the tropical paradise of the Pearl islands, Panama and with Gray whales in Mexico.
JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist and the host of several podcast shows including Fit 2 Love and Spirit, Purpose & Energy. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core. She was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine. JJ has been featured in many national magazines, including Shape, Fitness, Elegant Bride, and Women’s Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11, the CW and KTLA. Her newest book, The Invisible Fitness Formula: 5 Secrets to Release Weight and End Body Shame debuted at #2 on the Amazon Best Seller List for Women’s Health – get your free copy at jjflizanes.com/book