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FitFluential Radio - The Intersection of Health, Wellness and Fitness

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Jul 24, 2017

Mark Crabtree is a trainer and founder of Ignite Fitness Inc. Mark has plenty of certifications under his belt including being a certified athletic trainer for professional athletes. He drew his fitness inspiration from Arnold Schwarzenegger, which made him want to get stronger and get bigger muscles. He decided to learn more about training and rehab when his doctor said a previous shoulder injury, which he got from training, was fine yet he still felt pain. He has since become the kind of trainer athletes don’t want to see, as frequent visits meant something’s wrong with their body.

Today, Mark gives his insight on the difference between training a professional athlete vs a typical fitness enthusiast, why he believes in Minimum Effective Dose, and his tips on how to maintain the body people worked hard to get.

"Doing less but doing it more effectively actually speeds up results and gets you there significantly quicker.” Mark Crabtree

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The difference between pros and amateur athletes is the preparation they do before their activity. Most pros require some taping or some extra cushioning in vital areas especially when it comes to contact sports.
  • Typical fitness enthusiasts may also choose to do what pros do before their training to help prevent injury.
  • Your fitness philosophy, what you think, is important matters when knowing what kind of training you should be focusing on.
  • The minimum effective dose helps you get to your goals and still live your life outside the gym.
  • Most people like to go for a run first before they start lifting. Running is an advanced exercise which is hard for the body if you're a beginner.
  • When trying to live a healthy lifestyle, change a few things slowly and gradually transition into what you can sustain for long term.
  • Most workouts Mark advocates take less than 30 minutes after warmup, something most people don't think works but actually does.
  • People are drawn to go back to the way they always ate, but they have to adjust to their new normal if they want to keep their gains.

Key Takeaways:

  • Fitness is a journey, not a short 12-week thing.
  • The middle of the road process is the fastest way to get where you want to be.
  • Fitness is supposed to make your life better and more enjoyable.

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Jul 21, 2017

Dr. Chad Larson is a certified clinical nutritionist and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He practices integrative naturopathic medicine which largely treats patients based on conventional medicine strategies and tests, but the treatment is usually more on a holistic protocol.

Chad became passionate in fitness at a young age and even started training people when he was just 15 years old. When he was in college taking up medicine, he had a back injury which ended up being fixed by a chiropractor, a profession he didn’t know existed until that day. Unsurprisingly, Chad was amazed at how his pain was instantly relieved in just one session. He figured he wanted to use his own hands to fix people in a very short period of time so he ended up going to chiropractor school and became one himself.

Today, Chad gives his insight on leaky gut syndrome, what it’s about, what causes it, and shares why a simple headache can be caused by poor gut health.

 "I like to make as many educated connections between the recommendations I'm making and the symptoms they're experiencing.” Dr. Chad Larson

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Integrative medicine uses conventional medicine principles, but the treatment protocol is different.
  • Naturopathic medical schools are based on diet and nutrition.
  • Increased intestinal permeability or Leaky Gut s when things that don't normally get past your intestinal walls can now pass through easily into your circulation.
  • Leaky Gut can be a key gateway to inflammation and even autoimmunity.
  • Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) and other common over the counter medicine can cause leaky gut.
  • Stress can cause leaky gut through elevated cortisol levels.
  • Just four drinks of alcohol are enough to break down the gut barrier.
  • Dysbiosis or the imbalance of good and bad bacteria can also cause leaky gut.
  • People are often unaware of how important gut health is. Gastrointestinal function can have something to do with a person's headache or other diseases.
  • There is a wide collection of resources that indicate gluten as a toxic substance to some people.

Key Takeaways:

  • Everything in your body and your lifestyle is connected. Chronic illnesses are a sign that something's wrong with your body so listen to it.

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Jul 14, 2017

Jeremy Scott is widely known for his unique coaching style of “keeping it real” with his clients. He is a published, best-selling author, coach, athlete, and trainer who has helped thousands of people around the world transform, not only their body, but also their lives. He’s a former collegiate athlete and a self-proclaimed “real food eating fitness junkie.”

Jeremy’s story is uniquely inspirational. While he’s always been an athlete, he says he didn’t feel as good as he could have during his collegiate career – primarily because of the health and eating habits he followed. Today, he shares his story on what inspired him to improve his health and wellness, the motivating factors that lead him to become one of the fitness industry’s renowned experts, and how his coaching, products, and services have helped people around the world transform their health and lifestyle.

“If you are willing to work hard and put in the work, you can do some pretty amazing stuff.” – Jeremy Scott 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How and when Jeremy became interested in fitness.
  • What inspired him to turn his passion for fitness into an incredibly successful career.
  • His amazing online program and how it helps transform people’s lives.
  • What he means by “auditing yourself.”
  • Why he recommends you model the behaviors of your role models – in life, business, and health.
  • What Jeremy does to stay motivated.

Key Takeaways:

  • Eat real food. Have an understanding about nutrition.
  • Your fitness, your health, and your eating habits are for life. There is no such thing as maintaining. You are either growing, or you are dying. You are either progressing, or you’re going backwards.

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Jul 12, 2017

One look at Josh Chewning and you’d think he’s the kind of guy that has a good life and never struggled with anything. His infectious energy and smiles do a great job at hiding the fact that he’s a cancer survivor and that he once struggled to get his life back.

In part 2 of our episode, Josh tells us his cancer survival story, how he found out he got cancer, the emotions that stirred inside of him, and why he thinks pain and struggle will only make you a better person.

"You just gotta endure the storm and then the sun's gonna come up again.” Josh Chewning

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Josh was at the best shape of his life and felt everything was in place. He was even the Assistant Youth Pastor at his Church so it was a complete shock to him to find out he had cancer.
  • It began when he was in the shower and he accidentally brushed over his "junk" which felt like he got kicked. He then went to YouTube and did a search on how to feel your testicles for lumps then he felt the lump in the shower again that night.
  • It came to a point where his conditioned worsened as his left testicle got harder and bigger each day. He got checked by two doctors and tests indicated he has cancer and that he needs to get the tumor removed right away because it's spreading fast.
  • His faith prevented him from feeling fear from the things he'll be going through. The one thing he feared the most was how much he would be a burden to his wife who was a student at the time.
  • His wife Amber would write down everything about the procedure because John was still unable to move on from the news of his cancer.
  • It was a juggle between being a cancer patient and being a responsible adult to keep his life moving on.
  • When he got through his first day of chemo, that's when he realized how torturous the procedure was and how it would feel so much longer than it should.
  • When you’re in doubt, don't be a tough guy and pretend there's nothing wrong. Get help and go through the procedure no matter how overwhelming those odds could be. You have to do what it takes to win your life back. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Hearing somebody else who have gone through a dire situation and survived means a lot when it comes to feeling better.
  • Pain and Struggle allows you to give birth to a new version of yourself.

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Jul 10, 2017

Josh Chewning is a personal trainer who started his career as a computer crime investigator shortly after leaving the army. He realized he didn’t like knowing the ugly side of humanity, so he quit. It wasn’t long before he heard an inspiring story from his friend, who was a personal trainer, who had a client that walked for the first time since being hit by a drunk driver.

Needless to say, that story spoke to his heart and thought that maybe he should pursue a career that aims to help people get back on their feet. After getting his certifications, he went with a career as personal trainer in 2004.

Today, Josh tells us the experience he’s had in his career, his thoughts on making progress, as well as some quick tips on how to make you succeed in things that you have difficulty dealing with.

 "Strive today to be better than yesterday and tomorrow better than today.” Josh Chewning

 In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Josh says he’s worked with more women than men. He thinks it’s because Women are more prone to ask for help because they are more in tune with how they feel.
  • Women are also harder on themselves when it comes to their body so they often think they need a personal trainer to speed things up a bit.
  • People think personal trainers have it easy, but they are people too. They also need help and the also have sad days.
  • Don't condemn yourself for not making progress or for regressing and end up paralyzed to take action. We're more prone to take action if we feel we are progressing and are good enough so do what it takes to motivate yourself even if it means you have to listen to motivational or cheesy songs in the morning and dance to them.
  • When you’re gone from your workout for a long time, you have to acknowledge it usually takes a few days or a few weeks to get back up again and to feel the energy.
  • Josh’s quick tip on accomplishing your goals is to have a column for 1. Things you’ve tried, but haven’t worked, 2. Things you've tried and worked, and 3. Things you haven’t tried yet.
  • You have to accept who you are today without judgment.
  • Find out what your nutrient deficiencies are and work from there. Go see your doctor, test your blood.

Key Takeaways:

  • If you’re hurting, it's safe to say you can ask someone to encourage you. Asking for help is a sign of strength.
  • There's no lock that has the same combination. Everyone is different. A healthy lifestyle is not a one-size fits all approach.

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Jul 7, 2017

Matt Taub is an international fitness presenter, Beachbody Live master trainer, Fitfluential Ambassador, husband, and father of three boys with a serious passion for helping others live to their full potential by creating healthy habits in their daily lives. Matt entered college as a borderline underweight freshman, but by the time he graduated, he was considered very overweight. Following college, he entered the workforce in the public relations industry – which he hated – and his health continued to deteriorate significantly as he started several bad habits and addictions, including smoking and drinking.

In part two of our interview with Matt, we “get real” on what his life was like while struggling with addiction, what the motivating factor was to make him want to change his life and become healthier, and how he and his wife Felicia maintain a healthy balance while “keeping it real” and raising their boys to be active, fit, and healthy.

“You want to train your body to thrive – not just survive.” – Matt Taub

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How Matt and Alecia balance fitness and health for their children while still allowing them to have “fun foods” like ice cream, cake, and cookies.
  • The importance of keeping kids healthy, fit, and active.
  • The overwhelming tendency in today’s youth with less activity, frequent convenience foods, and massive use of technology devices.
  • The physical effects and posture changes associated with kids using technology devices too much.
  • The importance of getting kids active, disconnecting them from technology devices, and eating healthier so their bodies can thrive.
  • How parents can talk to their kids about making healthy lifestyle choices.
  • The moment Matt realized he needed to end his addiction to alcohol.
  • How his life changed after he beat his addiction.
  • Why he believes recognizing your addictive behavior patterns and discovering why you do them can help beat your addiction.

Key Takeaways:

  • Kids are going to be kids. They may protest, but they will eat what’s in front of them. We have to give kids a balance in order to keep them fit and help their bodies thrive instead of just survive.
  • The biggest thing about beating addiction is that there is a reason why you are doing it. Find out the “why,” then find someone to help keep you accountable to staying on track with your recovery process.

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Jul 5, 2017

Matt Taub is an international fitness presenter, Beachbody Live master trainer, and Fitfluential Ambassador on a mission to help change as many lives as possible by helping people find their true potential through health and fitness. Matt and his lovely wife Felicia, are raising three in a world – like many parents – that is filled with technology devices, fast food, and inactivity.

Matt joins us on the show today to share his transformation story – how he went from being an overweight college graduate addicted to smoking and drinking to becoming one of the leading experts in the field of health and fitness. He explains what inspired him to change his lifestyle habits to making better, healthier decisions, what the term “moderation” really means, and how he manages to curb his cravings for junk food – especially ice cream.

“You have to find the switch that flips.” – Matt Taub

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

  • Matt’s fitness journey and what inspired him to get fit.
  • How his “go big or go home” personality has helped him transition from his previously unhealthy lifestyle to making healthy choices.
  • How he manages his cravings and controls his unhealthy urges.
  • Why he believes it’s “okay to be you” in your health and fitness journey by allowing yourself to have “bad foods” in moderation.
  • His definition of the term “moderation.”

Key Takeaways:

  • It’s important to incorporate a “clean,” healthy diet and exercise into your daily routine, but it’s also okay to indulge in “sinful foods” on occasion.

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Jul 3, 2017

Leanne Vogel is a passionate nutrition and food blogger who found happiness with the ketogenic diet and writing programs, recipes, and books around it. She is also a nutrition educator who offers a friendly approach to the often misunderstood fat-fueled lifestyle. Before this, Leanne was a person who always searched for the right kind of diet. She was a vegan then she switched to Paleo until she settled with the ketogenic diet. She also credits her issue with amenorrhea as to why she decided to not just try the ketogenic diet, but stay with it.

Today, Leanne talks about how she transitioned and settled with the ketogenic lifestyle, her book, and her opinion on diet and lifestyle elitism in the fitness world.

 

"If what you're doing isn't working, change it.” Leanne Vogel

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Her life before she found the ketogenic diet.
  • How amenorrhea affected her health and fitness routines.
  • How the ketogenic diet helped treat her ADHD.
  • Her opinion on being elitist around a specific lifestyle today versus a few year ago.
  • How would she describe the ketogenic diet to someone new to the concept?
  • The amazing first time experience of feeding your brain ketones.
  • Her experience on going rogue and eating something that wasn't keto.
  • Why the ketogenic diet is not just a 90-day diet.
  • Examples of food you can eat from Leanne's book.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding what you ate and how it affects your thoughts and feelings is mind-blowing.
  • The Ketogenic diet is actually a lifestyle and not a quick weight loss program.

 

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Jun 26, 2017

Welcome back to FitFluential Radio! Today, Kelly had the amazing opportunity to interview internationally recognized speed and conditioning coach, personal trainer, and motivational worker, Todd Durkin. Todd is the founder of Fitness Quest 10 – a world-class workout facility in San Diego that provides the complete gamut of health, fitness, and wellness services including personal training, strength conditioning, therapeutic massages, as well as offers chiropractic and physical training programs, Pilates, yoga, and nutrition.

Todd has worked with a number of high-profile clients such as NFL MVP’s, Superbowl champions, Heismann Trophy winners and Olympic and X-Games athletes as well as everyone from children and teens to young and older adults. His gym was named one of the top 10 gyms in America by Men’s Health Magazine and Women’s Health Magazine numerous times over the last five years, and he is an established author in the health, wellness, and fitness sector. He has appeared on numerous television shows and featured in several publications including ESPN, 60-Minutes, the NFL Network, USA Today, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, ESPN Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many others. Today, he joins Kelly on the show to share his journey, discuss the importance of “getting your mindset right,” as well as talks about his newest book that will be hitting the shelves of bookstores across the country on October 11.

 

“Everyone is stronger than they think. Step outside the box sometimes; you may surprise yourself.” – Todd Durkin

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • How Todd describes himself and the work that he does.
  • How he turned a setback in his life into a passionate career and successful business.
  • Why he believes the hardest thing to do is to ask yourself “How can I change?”
  • What he believes makes him different as a coach and trainer.
  • What it was like for him to compete on the NBC show Strong and how he made it onto the show?
  • Who inspires him?
  • Why he believes that “you are the sum total of the people you surround yourself with.”
  • The myth-understanding revolving around cardio vs weight training.
  • The myth-understanding revolving around the calories in vs calories out mentality.
  • The myth-understanding about not including fat into your daily diet.
  • His 10 Forms of Wealth Wheel
  • His new book: The Wow Book: 52 Ways to Motivate Your Mind, Inspire Your Soul, and Create Impact in Your Life.

 

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Key Takeaway:

 

“You have to heal from the inside out.” – Todd Durkin

 

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Jun 23, 2017

Gary Vaynerchuk is a man known to build not buildings but businesses. Just after college, he was able to elevate his family’s wine business from being a relatively small $3M to a whopping $60M business in just five years. He currently runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s most popular digital agencies. He’s also what you call an angel investor or an investor who believes in start-ups, and also a venture capitalist with investments on large media companies such as Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter. He eventually co-founded VaynerRSE, an investment fund worth $25M.

In today’s episode, Gary talks about how his views on his health was able to drastically alter the way he thinks about his business and the way he interacts with not just his clients but also friends and family members. He also discusses his opinions on what it takes to get what you want and why he thinks positivity has become a necessity in an increasingly negative world.

 

“My belief in what people can accomplish in business has grown by my accomplishment around my health.” Gary Vaynerchuk

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • A two-hour flight changed Gary’s perspective on his health even at the age of 38.
  • Keeping yourself accountable or being accountable to somebody else is a must when it comes to long term health.
  • Age doesn’t have to be a reason why you feel weak or out of breath.
  • There are no shortcuts to health, just the work. It’s the same when it comes to business.
  • Loser mentality is when people hang around other people who just want to complain and not work on a solution.
  • Being good bleeds over but people need to be focused on not crippling themselves living at the standard they can’t live up to.
  • Optimism and positivity is suppressed. Negativity is loud. You need to take that positivity even if people don't want to hear it.
  • Money, power, fame, it changes nobody. All it does is expose us who they actually are.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • You need to know what works for you to achieve the goals other successful people have reached. No need to do it his or her way.
  • Nobody’s going to feel sorry for you. Every winner in your life has zero sympathy for you. Life is harder for some people, life may be harder for you and it needs to change. You can be part of the change by winning and using your money and power to change things.

 

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Jun 21, 2017

Heidi Powell is what we call the ultimate female force. She’s a trainer, a transformation specialist, an author, a savvy businesswoman, a health nut, and a mother of beautiful children. She’s the co-host of ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss and has since helped a lot of people choose a healthier and fitter life.

In today’s episode, Heidi talks about her many ups and downs, what her life was like before she found out what being fit means, and her tips on how to successfully transform yourself both inside and out.

 

“Losing weight or reaching any goal is like a game of poker. You have to have your cards and you play one card at a time.” Heidi Powell

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • An eating disorder is not always anorexia or bulimia; it’s not being able to find balance with nutrition.
  • Some diets can get the best of you and make you feel stressed, even the most flexible ones like Macro tracking.
  • Finding balance is everything so take a break on your diet every now and then.
  • Doing everything strategically or slowly will lead to a long-term success specially when it comes to weight loss.
  • Parents should be less concerned about kids liking them but more about raising productive human beings.
  • Coaches play a major role in making sure the client sticks with the program. Without a coach, Heidi would be a totally different person.
  • Investing in yourself will always reap more than what you pay for.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • It's not about the weight or how you look but how you love yourself.
  • Trusting the process and the coach is important when it comes to a successful transformation.
  • When you invest money in yourself, not only are saving money on healthcare cost but you’re also clearing you mind as you bring more things other than money into your life.

 

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Jun 19, 2017

Teresa Tapp is a muscle activation specialist, author, host of the T-Tapp Tuesday show on CBS, and the developer of the T-Tapp workout method. Since she was a young girl, she has had the determination to help people get in shape, feel better, and improve their health and fitness. This determination has enabled her to travel the world to educate and empower people from all walks of life, from corporate centers and science labs to international modeling agencies and every day moms. Teresa has a passion for teaching others how to help their bodies heal themselves, repair, rebuild, and empower them – especially women, to achieve better brain and body fitness, health, and improve their hormones with lasting results.

On today’s episode, Teresa shares her story and journey into the health and fitness world, explains what the T-Tapp program is and how it helps individuals of all ages and at all levels of health and fitness improve their health without using weights, equipment, or stretchy bands. She also shares examples of a few of the T-Tapp method workouts that you can do while listening to the show to have a better understanding of what her method involves and how it can help you get into better shape.

 

“Just like your premium sports car, you gotta move your body to keep it running.” – Teresa Tapp

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • What is the T-Tapp method?
  • What inspired her to get involved in the health and fitness industry?
  • How does the T-Tapp method help decrease inflammation?
  • What does the term neurokinetic connection mean and why you lose it as you age?
  • How you can improve your neurokinetic connections, why it is important, and how it can help improve your overall health and well-being?
  • The T-Tapp method’s primary principles.
  • How she learned about inflammation and its effects on the body.
  • How the T-Tapp method affects your hormones and heartrate.
  • How to fit in fitness to decrease stress.

 

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The Takeaway:

You can be ageless and vibrant regardless of your chronological age.

 

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Jun 16, 2017

Our incredibly inspiring guest today is Malik Yoba. Malik is a successful actor, musician, educator, inspirational speaker, author, director, producer, activist, and entrepreneur. Since his younger years, Malik has strongly believed that he has a social and personal responsibility to helping others. This belief has lead him through a life of volunteerism, community activism, service, and entrepreneurship.

In 2013, Malik co-founded Iconic32 – a marketing firm specializing in content strategy, business development strategy and branding, and experiential marketing. He has been recognized or worked with numerous familiar faces and organizations including former president Bill Clinton, the United States Congress, the mayor of New York City, the NYPD, Unicef, McDonald’s Black Achievers, Hail House, and many others. Malik has been accredited in over 30 movies including Blue in the Face, Cool Runnings, and SoulFood, is a veteran of 13 cable network television shows including Alphas, and is currently working on the ABC series Designated Survivor.

 

“You have to look at the beginning so you can understand the DNA that has built the space you find yourself in.” – Malik Yoba

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • What sparked his interest in the health, fitness, and wellness sector.
  • Is working out for him a means of enjoyment or a “means to an end?”
  • How does he mix up his workout routine?
  • What has been his experience in spinning classes and how does he believe it differs from SoulCycling.
  • What does he do to find healthy food alternatives while on the location of a movie or television set?
  • How he feels about his health and fitness level now, and in the future, compared to how he felt when he was 30 years old?
  • Why he’s so passionate about introspection and self-examination.

 

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Key Takeaway:

  • If you feel like you were at your bet when you were younger – there’s something wrong.
  • Introspection and self-examination are just as important as eating well, sleeping, exercising, managing finances, praying and spiritual growth.

 

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Jun 14, 2017

Jim Klopman is all about training for balance. He was always the thrill seeker - engaging in activities and sports that challenge the balance system of our body. He always thought it was a psychological issue, but a brain scan said otherwise. Doctors said he had brain damage comparable to that of a former football player. He was then asked to do balance training, something he’s been doing for a very long time. This would explain his penchant for balance-challenging activities and would go on to help others get their balance back.

Today, Jim talks about the balance system in our body, how to improve it, how to turn it around, and how it affects performance in business and sports.

 

"The best athletes have the best balance.” Jim Klopman

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why he trains for balance.
  • What is the “autonomic” system?
  • Why you’re technically not standing “still”
  • Why do we stumble or fall? How do you improve your balance limit?
  • Is it better to run on an unexpected surface?
  • How much of the body is involved in balance?
  • The difference between training an athletic person and an older person.
  • The little things you can do to train your balance now.
  • Why we should be barefoot as much as possible.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Over 50% of emergency room cases from patients age 45 years and above are due to a fall.
  • When you balance train you're just reactivating a sleeping software system and you get better so fast.
  • All human balance is on one foot or the other.

 

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Jun 12, 2017

Last episode, Dai Manuel gave us a slice of his life discussing his experience being an obese kid with a BMI of 40 at the age of 14. He told us what he did to change his life, the kind of hard work he pursued to become a healthier and fit person, and his advice on the kind of lifestyle people should strive to achieve. He also believes nutrition should make up a bigger part of the school curriculum to help prevent or at least reduce child obesity.

In part 2 of our episode, Dai talks about the difference between knowledge and wisdom when it comes to fitness, his Five Pillars, why he wrote The Whole Life Fitness Manifesto, his opinion on social media, and how you should always hang out with people who strive to be better.

 

“I don't train as hard as I used to but I train smarter than I used to.” Dai Manuel

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Dai absorbed knowledge like a sponge when he was a kid but he ended up quantifying his health too much. Dai now believes it’s all about how you feel, function, and should be focused on quality over quantity.
  • His book allows the reader to envision their life like a home. The foundation is health and the pillars supporting it are fitness, faith, finances, family, and fun.
  • He wrote his book because people overcomplicate life and his book teaches people to look at life from a simpler perspective.
  • Dai believes "Fitness is the extension from which you can directly improve your health."
  • When it comes to social media, it’s one thing to show your idea thru your actions and it’s another to simply shout the message.
  • When it comes to information, the one who shares their idea should be mindful of two things: How to project the information and how people would interpret them.
  • Social media should be used to lead, not to push.
  • Dai believes in the idea of mindfulness and says at least five minutes of mindfulness should be done by everyone. Just 30 minutes of mindfulness a day “is an investment that's gonna pay dividends for a long time.”
  • People should take time to be present in the now, to pause and think things through. They should learn to respond and not react.

Key Takeaways:

  • When you hang around with the wrong people, you too will be like them. Likewise, if you hang around with the right people, you too will be like them.
  • The gym is prepping us for all the hours outside the gym.

 

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Jun 9, 2017

Dai Manuel - before he became a personal trainer, keynote speaker, author, and a general fitness inspiration - was an obese teenager. He started fat-building when he was 9 years old and packed on pound after pound until he was 14 and weighed an astonishing 200 lbs. with a 38-inch waistline, metrics that shouldn’t belong to a kid who’s barely 5 feet 6 inches.

It wasn’t until he was 14 that he decided to change the way he lived and that’s where it all began. He built a good habit and swore by it. He lost lots of weight and built muscle over the course of 20 months all while growing 8 inches taller. He has since helped people and has been doing so for 25 years with no signs of stopping.

Today we’re going to talk about his transformation story, the habits that made him who he is today, and his opinion on the child obesity epidemic.

 

“If you want to be a positive role model you've gotta be doing it too.” Dai Manuel

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • At the age of 14, Dai was faced with two choices: to accept his life and live with it or change it for the better. He chose the latter.
  • Dai made use of what he had to grow his knowledge when it came to health and fitness. Internet access wasn’t as popular then so he made use of the library.
  • He began his fitness journey by eating smarter and riding a fitness bike. He eventually got more active and learned taekwondo, climbed mountains for fun, and eventually got into CrossFit and stayed there.
  • When you change to a better version of yourself, people start asking you for helpful advice.
  • Education in nutrition is the answer to obesity problem in kids.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Living a healthy and fit lifestyle is always a choice.
  • Talk about feelings, don't talk about science when it comes to what kids eat. Ask about how they feel when they eat junk food vs healthy meals.
  • Have a lifestyle that will support your "treats" and cheat days.
  • People workout and go on a healthy diet so they can enjoy life more.

 

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Jun 7, 2017

Pina is a naturopathic doctor who combines the latest scientific research with natural methods to help the body recover on its own. Her mission is to help her patients reach their best health potential through holistic and non-disruptive procedures, promoting the body’s natural ability to heal itself. She’s the author of The Little Book of Healthy Beauty where she shares her knowledge on how to be beautiful from the inside out.

Today, Pina talks about her definition of healthy beauty, the keys to health, longevity, and beauty, and why she says meditation is as important as your diet.

 

"It's super exciting just to see that empowerment; that they've taken care of themselves.” Pina LoGiudice

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What is "healthy beauty"
  • The 6 master keys to health, longevity, and glowing beauty.
  • Why we have the ability to change our genes.
  • What is autophagy and how does it link to aging?
  • Tips on how to improve sleep and sleeping habits.
  • The benefits of starting and ending your day with meditation.
  • What are "AGEs" and how do they contribute to aging?
  • Tips on eliminating foods that harm your body.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • You could be exercising like a lunatic but if you're not getting any sleep you're not going to be healthier.
  • It's not just what you eat but how you prepare your food that affects how you look.

 

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Jun 5, 2017

Welcome back to FitFluential Radio! We've been working hard at FitFluential to ensure we bring you quality conversations packed with information, insight, and knowledge to help you improve your health, fitness, and wellness. While we're not planning to stop doing that – there are a lot of really interesting, exciting changes heading your way! We think you'll love them. Today, Kelly shares what's new and upcoming for the FitFluential Radio show.

 

What's New & Happening at FitFluential Radio:

  • Kelly will still be your primary host, but we’ll also have new co-hosts you haven’t met yet.
  • Some of our hosts will be one time co-hosts while others will be recurring.
  • We’ll also be featuring FitFluential Ambassadors
  • We’ll discuss what's missing in media publications regarding health and wellness.
  • You will not only learn more about health and wellness, but also be informed with actionable insights in every show.

 

Tell us what you want to learn, hear, or even what you’re frustrated about.

 

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Jun 2, 2017

Jill Miller started Yoga Tune Up because she wanted everyone to be their own massage therapist. Her exercises make use of what she calls therapy balls which serve not just to relieve muscle pain but to also make the user feel good without having to result to pills or herbs.

In part 2 of our interview, Jill talks about the Pain epidemic and how it connects with obesity, why she doesn’t like comfort sofas or theatre seats, and her own recommendations and tips on how you can use her tools to fix your body.

 

“We have these accidents that inform us to transform us.” Jill Miller

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Jill describes metabolism as when every single cell of your body consumer energy correctly.
  • Pain is a bigger epidemic than obesity. People who are obese are hiding a lot of body pain. They end up eating to help numb the pain.
  • Low back pain number one reason people miss work. Standing desks help prevent back pain.
  • We messed up our bodies by conforming to chairs, comfort sofas, or theatre seats.
  • Self-care for your body is like brushing and flossing your jaw. Proper maintenance will make the body stronger and function better.
  • Therapy balls will help you massage yourself like a massage therapist would. For the gut, she suggests her own Coregeous Ball for self-breathing rehab and emotional regulation.
  • Her body-based approaches allow her and her clients to gain some emotional stability.
  • Jill suggests at least 90 seconds per location in your body to make a satisfying change and be in a good mood. For self-pampering, she suggests 10-20 minute sessions.
  • She refers to her therapy balls as Rubber drugs as the feel-good sensation you get is addictive and has no negative side-effects.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • If you have pain, you have to first acknowledge it to fix it.
  • We have to start with our own unity of wellness by changing the way we breathe, standing or sitting, to find a more physiologically balanced place to come from.

 

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May 31, 2017

Jill Miller is an integrated teacher, trainer, and Roll Model method practitioner. She’s the creator of Yoga Tune Up, a form of corrective exercised geared towards helping people who experience all sorts of pain throughout their body on a daily basis. She started this type of exercise when she saw people breaking down, unable to understand how their body works in the context of movement.

Today, Jill tells us how she developed eating disorders throughout her school life, what jump started her interest in getting fit and healthy, the people behind her current mindset towards wellness, and the beginnings of Yoga Tune Up.

 

“Looking better in your body is a byproduct of you being at peace with yourself and be willing to play.” Jill Miller

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Jill was never the girl who moves a lot when she was a kid. She was overweight and had become aware of it when she was 11. She lost weight but became anorexic and then bulimic until junior college.
  • Her mindset changed when she went to a shiatsu school and when she met Glenn Black, a human movement teacher and body worker.
  • She defines self-care as being aware of how you treat yourself and your body.
  • Anorexia and bulimia are the leading cause of death for teenage women.
  • She doesn’t teach aesthetic-based fitness but body sense-based fitness.
  • There are these blind spots we tunnel over thru training or lifestyle that could hold the key to improving performance, getting better sleep, and just overall fixing the way our body responds to everyday stimuli.
  • The fascia is basically comprised of different fibers and fluids. It is the body’s wetsuit as it helps bind muscles together.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Live better in your body, not look better in your body.
  • People are in pain. Nobody doesn't have some little compliant and that little complaint can be rewired, reframed, and re-experience so there is no feedback in the pain sector of their body.
  • When you want to know more about your anatomy, you either want to improve performance or you got busted and something hurts.

 

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May 29, 2017

Dutch DeGay used to be a soldier for the U.S. Army until he had a career-ending injury due to a misdiagnosed broken ankle. Being a soldier made him “tough it out”, thinking it was just a sprain. He eventually succumbed to the kind of lifestyle that’s the exact opposite of what he had in the army: He had access to the comforts of home and had lots of food around. It wasn’t until he ended up putting on an extra 90 lbs. of weight (totaling to 255 lbs. overall) that he realized something had to change.

Change happened quick due to his previous experience as a soldier but his mindset wasn’t able to cope with reality of being a civilian just yet, so he again gained all his weight back and more. His second transformation would stick around this time.

Today we’re going to discuss exactly what he did to finally maintain his second transformation and his tips on how to not just achieve your goals but to maintain them for long term.

 

“It doesn't matter what you use to motivate yourself; it's only that you motivate yourself.” Dutch DeGay

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Dutch DeGay initially went the old fashioned way and took potent fat burners like Ephedra to get his initial body back.
  • His first transformation was short-lived due to his “unevolved” mindset. He said he trained his body but not his brain for long-term which caused him to go back to where he started and more.
  • You need to modify not just your diet and training but also the way you look at your goals if you want your success to stay permanent.
  • It’s important to “have a mark on the wall”, a personification of the type of fitness you’re after. Even if you don’t get the exact same look, it’s the journey that counts. Dutch ended up eating triathlons for breakfast when he had a mark.
  • You have to remember fitness is not something you can achieve within a few days or weeks. You slowly train your brain to understand that's where you're going to go. You're setting yourself up for failure if you don't evolve your way of thinking.
  • To be genuinely concerned over someone’s weight problem – and how it’s affecting their health and happiness - isn’t fat shaming.
  • You are free to reward yourself but try not to do it by consuming too much of the things that made you huge in the first place. Some rewards include taking a photo of yourself as you progress or writing a note or logging your training achievements for the day. You can use those as motivators in the future and inspiration for others.
  • Social media helps when it comes to meeting likeminded individuals across the globe.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Short, medium, and long term goals are important in reaching the goals you plan for yourself.
  • You have to make the mental effort to say your health is a priority. There's no better effective body than a fit one.
  • We end up killing ourselves before we even get started. You have to focus on motivating yourself thru having the proper mindset.
  • Fitness is a pillar, not the pillar of your life. You have to get a life outside and enjoy it

 

 

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May 26, 2017

He may not like the term, but most people describe Jay Cardiello as a celebrity trainer. His career started when he got into a sports-related accident involving a long jump and his tailbone. When he was confined for recovery for over a year, he had an epiphany and he realized how much more he can give to the world instead of thinking how much he can get from the world. He wrote a letter to every known sports coach at the time, willing to learn their ways and gain experience. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers eventually asked him to be an apprentice and spent 10 years coaching professional and athletics.

After his coaching stint, he got asked to work for several magazines as an editor and even had a TV show called “My Diet Is Better Than Yours." He create his own company called “Off The Scale”, a health program focused towards the prevention and reversal of chronic illnesses. He says he is most proud of diving deep into behavioral modification as a way to transition into a healthy lifestyle.

Today, Jay shares his opinions on diets and why he thinks they don’t work, why he believes behavioral changes are better than any diet or workout program, and he explains why he thinks people have made health and fitness complicated despite being a simple idea.

 

" I have the no-diet plan; food is a habit not the root cause.” Jay Cardiello

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Workouts are easy, but it's the things you do outside the gym that matters. You have to get the nasty habits broken or you'll have problems later.
  • People are sick and tired of being sick and tired.
  • Programs are good when you pass the obstacles and become successful with them, but there needs to be education about food and lifestyle.
  • People in the fitness industry think we can change our whole life in 30 days. That's not true.
  • You're the author of your life, make sure you lived because each breath could be your last.
  • Know what you want and why you want it and find a way to do on a daily basis to achieve that.
  • Health and fitness is pretty simple, but people made it complicated so people would seem educated. The industry has made it complicated that it’s now sexy.
  • Meditation is when you shut the lights off in your mind the way you prepare your body and mind before you sleep.
  • Your greatest strengths are within arms' length.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • We all live right before we're about to die. Never give yourself the opportunity to ask “what if?”
  • There's no lock that has the same combination. Everyone is different. A healthy lifestyle is not a one-size fits all approach.
  • The mindsets are not: "I have to be the best out there," but instead: "I have to give the most out there."

 

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