A Conversation with Ballroom dancer Lauren LaPointe

By: Jacob Elyachar Lauren LaPointe has a passion to dance. This Kansas City native has grown as a dancer since she became a student of renowned ballroom dancer Louis Bar.  She quickly evolved from ballroom novice to traveling across the country with her teacher to compete against other high-caliber couples.    Her hard work and training […]

Catching Up With…Fit2Fat2Fit’s Drew Manning

By: Jacob Elyachar Two years ago, Utah-based fitness trainer Drew Manning began a journey to inspired people all around the world to get into shape. His excursion from fit to fat and back to fit again evolved into a successful fitness brand that includes a New York Times best seller and supplements and clothing lines. […]

A Conversation with Bodybuilder Nick Wright

By: Jacob Elyachar Seven years ago, Nick Wright began a journey that led him to on a path to be one of the most recognized bodybuilders of his generation. With over 11 million views on YouTube and thousands of fans following him through social media, Nick continues to be an inspiration to both bodybuilders and […]

Stars shine at the 2013 Variety Show

By: Jacob Elyachar The Midland Theatre was packed full of excitement as guests of all ages celebrated the Kansas City chapter of Variety Children’s Charity. Before the curtain rose, guests were entertained by members of the Kansas City Juggling Club, balloon artist John Perry, who created a diverse array of creations ranging from the Little […]

Jacob’s Eye On…The 2013 Variety Show

By: Jacob Elyachar Tomorrow night, some of Kansas City’s biggest names will come together to perform on the Midland Theater stage for the 2013 Variety Show, which will benefit the Variety Children’s Charity of Kansas City. The show came to be when the charity brainstormed ideas for an interactive fundraiser that would attract the community. […]

A Conversation with Fitness icon Scott Herman

By: Jacob Elyachar Ask any fitness buff to make a list of the top personal trainers in the world; Scott Herman would be at the top of that list. The fitness icon and former Real World star has accumulated over 69 million views on YouTube and millions of fans (known as Hermanites) across the world […]

A Conversation with Alec Mazo & Edyta Sliwinska

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Two of my favorite ballroom dancers are Alec Mazo and Edyta Sliwinska. The husband and wife team represented the United States at many International dancing competitions before they took on the daunting task of teaching celebrities how to dance on ABC’s hit show: Dancing with the Stars for a combined 15 […]

Talented people needed for Kansas City based variety show

By: Jacob Elyachar Young Variety is looking for talent! The Kansas City-based charity is having its second annual Variety Show on March 2, 2013 at the Midland Theater and it is looking for future superstars to perform on stage with several local celebrities. Each individual or group must submit a 3-minute video showcasing their act […]

Jacob Interviews….From Fit2Fat2Fit’s Drew Manning (End of the Year interview)

  By: Jacob Elyachar Utah-based personal trainer Drew Manning has had an incredible 2012. From finishing up his Fit2Fat2fFit journey that cumulated in showing off his final results on Good Morning America to releasing his first book: Fit2Fat2Fit, which was declared a New York Times Best Seller, Drew continues to inspire people around the world […]

5 Questions with Coffee Lunch Coffee author Alana Muller

By: Jacob Elyachar Welcome to the newest segment of my blog! 5 Questions is a new feature that will focus in up-and-coming authors, businessmen and performers that you need to keep an eye out on in the coming months. I am very proud to have Kansas City author Alana Muller as my very first guest […]

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