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Dec 25, 2017

In part 2 of our series, Jenny Mire explained the definition of emotional eating and its ramifications for our overall health. She provided scenarios where emotional eating is considered manageable and situations where it becomes an eating disorder. She also explains why it mostly affects women and offered tips to stop emotional eating even before it starts.

In this episode, Jenny focuses on the topic of self-sabotage. She defines self-sabotage and how it can negatively affect not just our physical health, but also our mental well-being. She shares her story, her struggles, and the many solutions she found that helped her overcome them. She also explains the importance of knowing what your struggles are to keep yourself from self-sabotaging.

 

"Self-sabotage is never, ever worth it.” Jenny Mire

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What self-sabotage is and why you don't realize you're doing it.
  • How does self-sabotage happen?
  • How to you work through self-sabotage and overcome it.
  • Finding your triggers and why you have to let people know about them.
  • What you can tell yourself to prevent self-sabotage.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Even if you can only workout 20 minutes, you're still doing something. It still counts and it’s much better than doing nothing at all.
  • Missing one workout is not the same as missing five workouts.
  • You have to take care of yourself first before you go stress your body out more by exercising.

 

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Dec 22, 2017

Brian and Carrie Grasso are the type of personal trainers who help clients have the right mindset to accomplish their goals. Brian has worked alongside professional athletes in the fitness industry for over 20 years and realized most of the work involved mental and emotional stability. Carrie, on the other hand, quit being a personal trainer just three weeks in, finding out personal training has a lot more to do with counselling than actual training. They are now accomplished mindset coaches and considered experts in their field. Their business focus is due to the void in the fitness industry regarding the intricacies of mindsets.

In today’s episode, Brian and Carrie share how they found the path to linking mindset and fitness and why reality doesn’t exist the way we think it does. They explain the limits we put on ourselves and the importance of recognizing the negativities in our lives rather than pushing them away.

 

"Influence is the silent killer people do not recognize; they do not recognize how much influence plays a role in every part of their lives." – Brian Grasso

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why Carrie cautions those who have a tendency to flip negatives to positives.
  • The usual excuses people say about changing themselves.
  • Why internal dialogue is the primary limit.
  • Is the human brain conditioned to be negative?
  • The limiting factor the motivational industry doesn't understand.
  • The four stages of learning that everyone goes through.
  • The recurring theme in most entrepreneurs and how it affects the mindset.
  • What does it mean to "invest with your wallet?”
  • How much more challenging is it to start a completely different life for someone in their 30's and beyond?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Everyone is only really limited by their own self.
  • Reality doesn't exist, our perception of reality exists.
  • We don’t always know what we don’t know.

 

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Dec 21, 2017

As we wrap up 2017 and begin to think about our New Year’s resolutions, many of us begin thinking about where we are in our health and fitness journey today and where we want to be by this time next year. Whether you have already started your fitness journey, have been working to improve your health and wellness for many years, or are just starting out, we have some really exciting news to share with you today!

Throughout my fitness journey, I have discovered that it doesn’t matter what phase you’re in. To be successful in achieving optimal health, feeling good about your health, and feeling confident n the way you look, there are several elements that must be in place: education, inspiration, accountability, community, and opportunity

Our new membership program, the Fitfluential Membership, is determined to bring you all of this and more! In the Fitfluential Membership community, you will be in a private, exclusive community with people who are committed to achieving the same things you want to achieve: a fit, healthy, happy, balanced life.

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  • Exclusive content
  • Live Facebook private sessions with celebrity trainers, dietitians, nutritionists, holistic practitioners, naturopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, chefs, athletes, authors, coaches, business professionals, and many more
  • The opportunity to ask questions

 

Our Fitfluential Membership program is designed to keep you accountable, keep you motivated, keep you educated, keep you inspired, and keep you going.

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Dec 11, 2017

Chris Heuisler is a Philadelphia native, a sub-3-hour marathoner, and the official RunWESTIN Concierge for Westin Hotels & Resorts. He is a veteran marathoner, having run in 29 states and is attempting to run one marathon in every state. Chris began coaching when he realized he wanted to help both new and competitive runners get to their best running form and keep them from making the same mistake he made. Before he became part of Westin, he was one of only 75 personal trainers across the United States to reach Tier 4 Coach status for Equinox Fitness Clubs, a significant achievement as he was in charge of coaching other coaches on best practices.

In this episode, Chris shares his story on how he became a passionate runner and his professional career. He teaches us what it means to be a runner as well as what being a runner is not. He explains why you are allowed to call yourself a runner even if you don’t run marathons, the importance of doing what you love regardless of what people think, and why you should always train for the races you signed up for.

 

"Running does not define you; running is what refines you.” Chris Heuisler

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How and when he started pursuing a fitness lifestyle.
  • What is the true definition of a runner?
  • What would he change if he knew back then what he knows now?
  • What it means to be consistent in your running.
  • The importance of accountability when it comes to fitness.
  • Who shouldn't pick up running?
  • What speed he usually runs in.
  • What is the RunWESTIN program?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • One run does not make or break who you are as a runner. It's just part of the process.
  • It doesn't matter how you start your fitness journey or what exercise you prefer to do so long as you start.
  • You don't have to run a race to be a runner.
  • Always train for your races regardless of whether you're a running veteran or a beginner. You owe it to the people who couldn't get a spot despite their hard work.

 

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Dec 4, 2017

Chris Freytag is the founder of Get Healthy U, a business that caters to the fitness struggles of middle-aged women and older. She has over twenty years of experience in the fitness industry and has helped hundreds of women get their health back together past their prime. She is a certified personal trainer, health coach, and group fitness instructor as well as author of seven books and dozens of fitness DVDs. Her goal is to help women understand that fitness is accessible beyond forty.

In this episode, Chris shares her experience working with women who think they’re too old to be fit. She explains why programs that promote “quick and easy” ways are not ideal and why being patient with results matters when you’re over forty. She also describes what her fitness programs are like and what makes them unique compared to what the fitness industry is promoting today.

 

"Trust the process, go for the small wins, and allow yourself to make mistakes.” Chris Freytag

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When she first became interested in fitness.
  • The age where you can tell who's working out and who’s not.
  • Why self-care is important if you want to take care of others.
  • Why she says motion is lotion.
  • How to set your goals realistically when you're over 40 or 50.
  • The questions you should ask yourself to start being fit.
  • The effects of being stressed out and why it gets worse as you age.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • 80% of fitness is what you put into your body.
  • The health journey as we get older is about habits.
  • Fitness is not so much about weight loss, but feeling good.
  • Don't expect immediate results when you're over 40.

 

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Nov 29, 2017

Michelle Norris is the CEO, Founder, and Owner of Paleofx. Paleo Fx is an organization dedicated to creating the world’s best holistic health and wellness event, inspire and empower people all over the world to find optimal health, and have a forum where they can turn ancestral health practices into real world application that serves to improve health and wellbeing.

Before Paleofx, Michelle was your typical corporate warrior, a trained chef who struggled with health issues conventional medicine mostly failed to heal. Her struggles with the traditional medical orthodox made her figure out a way to improve the system and tackle health. She would soon become one of the Paleo community’s most outspoken evangelists, which lead her to eventually start Paleo Fx and reach out to those looking for an answer to their health and nutritional needs.

Michelle is with us today to share the mission and vision behind Paleofx, how the body reacts to the food we eat, and why she’s not a fan of nursing homes.

 

"We buy in to the theory, that we are supposed to grow old and slowly disintegrate. And that's bullshit.” - Michelle Norris

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When she first started pursuing health and fitness.
  • What is a "SAD" diet?
  • Why she doesn’t believe getting older means getting weaker and unhealthier.
  • How our can compensate for what's wrong on the inside.
  • How she started Paleofx and what it is all about.
  • What's important to most who follow a Paleo lifestyle.
  • Why they structured Paleofx to have a business model.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Your body is amazing. It can do incredible things. You just gotta give it what it needs.
  • We're meant to live and be healthy until the moment we die.
  • The more you clean up your diet, the more your body hates the junk you put in.

 

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Nov 27, 2017

Brandon Godsey is the founder of My Simple Changes, a company that aims to build a community where people who suffer from various autoimmune disorders such as Crohn’s disease, inflammation, and other illnesses can come together and help each other. He established this company with the hopes of giving answers to those who are confused about their health.

Brandon himself went through the autoimmune disorder version of hell with Crohn’s disease, struggled with pills that weakened his body, and ended up having eighteen inches of his intestines cut out in the process. It was when he survived the shingles, a disease that usually happens during the later stages of life, that he decided to call it quits and find his way back to health.

In this episode, Brandon shares his struggles with Crohn’s disease and how he eventually turned it around and founded his company. He talks about the knowledge he acquired through experience and self-learning and the kind of lifestyle changes he implemented. He also shares tips and strategies on how you can avoid inflammation and autoimmune diseases.

 

"When the voice becomes loud enough, the change happens.” Brandon Godsey

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What he says to those who say being healthy means not enjoying life.
  • Why educating yourself can improve the way you want to change your life.
  • What is autoimmune disease?
  • How do you define inflammation and how do you know if you have it
  • How do you avoid going back to eating unhealthy food?
  • The tests he recommends to avoid inflammation.
  • Simple changes he recommends to someone just starting.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • It's important to realize this is a long process of changing one thing at a time to build a sustainable, long-term healthy lifestyle.
  • As you get healthier, you become more sensitive to what will harm your body.

 

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Nov 24, 2017

In our last episode, Jenny Mire shared her insight on the mental health aspect of fitness and how it’s an everyday occurrence for most women. She shared the reasons why women tend to have anxiety around food, the effects of stress and anxiety on our metabolism, as well as provided some tips on how to improve your mental health.

Today, Jenny explains what emotional eating is and how it can adversely affect our overall health. She shares how emotional eating starts and why women are its usual victims. To combat this health issue, Jenny also offers advice on what we should do to help stop emotional eating even before it starts.

 

"When you're eating because you're physically hungry you know how much you've eaten, you know when you're full, and you know when to stop.” Jenny Mire

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What exactly is emotional eating and why is it detrimental to our health
  • Why emotional eating is more common in women.
  • The signs of emotional eating
  • Is having eating issues a common denominator for a lot of women?
  • What happens when you recognize your food triggers?
  • The importance of having friends as a support system.
  • What she recommends to start addressing emotional eating.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Food as a reward is alright occasionally. When it's a regular occurrence or when you hide it, it becomes a problem.
  • Sometimes you totally will fail and it's okay. Don’t be too hard on yourself. So long as you get back on your track, you’ll be fine.
  • Once you identify your triggers, you turn the table on them.

 

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Want to ask Jenny something about today’s show? Feel free to email your questions at podcast@fitfluential.com with the subject line “Questions for Jenny Mire” and we’ll be sure to reach out and answer back!

 

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Nov 22, 2017

Jenny Mire is a certified personal trainer who offers online and in-person training services. She offers more than the usual how-to’s on exercising and diet as she also recognizes the importance of mental health, and identifying your own personal struggles on food addiction and emotional eating. Her expertise on mental health and wellness comes from her own experience knowing what it’s like to feel physically weak, unhealthy, and the anxiety and stress in between.

In this episode, Jenny shares her wisdom on mental health and its importance for overall fitness. She notes the struggles many women have when it comes to having a healthy relationship with food and explains what it’s like to fear food.

 

"If you learn how to do it the right way - and find something you love - you can change your life.” Jenny Mire

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When she started getting into fitness
  • The people who inspired her to strength train.
  • What made her want to help women understand mental health?
  • What is mental health in the context of fitness?
  • What it means to have anxiety around food.
  • The effects of stress and anxiety on your metabolism
  • Quick tips on how to improve your mental health.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • You don’t have to start young when getting into fitness.
  • Fitness and health shouldn't be a punishment
  • Fitness can change your life in every aspect.

 

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Nov 20, 2017

Nicole D’Alonzo is a tech entrepreneur and the Founder of an audio-first yoga app called 19 Minute Yoga for iOS. Her app’s goal is to make yoga more accessible and provide easy to understand, voice guided instructions and classes that don’t require a local Wi-Fi connection. Aside from being an entrepreneur, Nicole is an experienced speaker and is a well-known a social media strategist for Fortune 500 brands.

In this episode, Nicole shares the wonders of her new yoga app. She talks about the moments in her life that led her to develop the app as well as what makes the app not just unique, but also better than most on the market. She also gives us reasons why yoga is something everyone should do and why it becomes a necessity the busier your life gets.

 

"When someone says they're not flexible enough to do yoga, it's like saying they're too dirty to take a shower.” Nicole D'Alonzo

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What got her started on her fitness and wellness journey?
  • The transformative effect of Yoga.
  • What her new app is all about.
  • What yoga can do for your body and performance.
  • How you can apply yoga principles to other areas of your life.
  • What drove her to create a Yoga app and how it’s different from other apps.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • When it comes to yoga, we can't think of it as this all or nothing thing because the body needs yoga in some form.
  • You don't have to practice for two hours, you can practice a few minutes several times a week and get the health and performance benefits you need.

 

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Nov 17, 2017

Keri Gans’ became a dietitian after she realized working in the fashion industry didn’t give her a sense of passion. She believed that looking good on the outside is nothing if you’re breaking down on the inside. Her philosophy in general nutrition is simple: she just doesn’t believe in good or bad foods. She does believe there are foods out there that can be better for you, and in foods that we should consume more of.

Keri’s belief is the principle behind her successful book The Small Change Diet where she challenges the all-or-nothing approach to current diet trends and tells her audience that there shouldn’t be any “shoulds” when it comes to being healthy. She believes there is a place for every food in a well-balanced diet, and deprivation is definitely not in her category.

Keri joins us today to discuss her concept of what a good diet really is, why she hates the term “cheat meals,” the importance of motivation, and what she normally tells people when they ask her for diet advice.

 

" With healthy eating, believe it or not, it also means not always eating healthy.” Keri Gans

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What interested her in pursuing a healthy lifestyle?
  • Why she thinks there shouldn't be any "shoulds" when it comes to diet and exercise.
  • The importance of how you feel when you do something good for your body.
  • Why Keri doesn't provide "meal plans" to clients.
  • The importance of building a healthy lifestyle gradually.
  • Why having a personal motivation is necessary to try to improve your health.
  • Her dietary recommendations for most people to get started.
  • Why Keri doesn't like the term "cheat meal"
  • What she tells people when they ask her if they should go on a specific diet.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • It's crazy to totally eliminate a certain food from your diet. What’s not crazy is having a normal relationship with food.
  • You can't outrun a bad diet, that's something that cannot happen.

 

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Nov 15, 2017

Dr. Lane Sebring is known as the Paleo Doctor. He is considered an expert in the ketogenic lifestyle, ketosis, anti-aging medicine, and personalized and holistic medical treatment. Dr. Sebring has been practicing medicine in Wimberley, Texas for over 18 years. He is the founding physician of the Sebring Clinic and the primary developer of the Paleo Pharmacy.

He is also known as the first physician to base his entire medical practice around the concept of the Paleo diet. He says he moved in the “Paleo” direction because he disapproves of the way industrial medicine was designed to “treat symptoms of the herd,” and not the causal-based problems of the individual.

Dr. Sebring joins me to share what the ketogenic diet can do for the human body, why he thinks the ketogenic diet complements the Paleo diet, and why being in ketosis is one of the best things you can do for your body.

 

"Ketones are a magnificent fuel that's far superior to anything you can find around you to eat.” Dr. Lane Sebring

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The link between osteoporosis, height, human health, and grains.
  • Can the Paleo diet reverse "permanent" diseases?
  • How long has the concept of the paleo diet been around?
  • How does Dr. Sebring define the ketogenic diet?
  • How does ketosis work?
  • Who are the "Hunter-Gatherers" and were they often in ketosis?
  • Why are ketones called the "Missing Piece to Paleo?"
  • What are exogenous ketones and what they can do for you?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Grains aren't really food for anything on the planet. Grains don't want to be eaten.
  • We aren't as healthy as we're supposed to be.
  • A calorie isn't simply "just a calorie," but it still counts.

 

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Nov 10, 2017

Robyn Openshaw is popularly known as the Green Smoothie Girl because of how she helped popularized the concept of green smoothies more than a decade ago. Robyn is an accomplished author of over 15 books, a former psychotherapist, a university professor, and a single mom to four children. She now strives to teach a lifestyle that isn’t just merely about having a healthy diet, but a lifestyle that allows you to become filled with positive energy and high vibrational frequencies.

The topic of vibrational frequencies may seem “woo-woo,” but Robyn is confident in the fundamentals of the research and how simple dietary changes can help prove this rather novel concept of health and wellness. In fact, four years after she learned what vibrational frequencies were all about, everything she learned in grad school and during her early practice were deficient.

Robyn joins me to discuss her new book, the concept of vibrational frequencies, what convinced her to believe in the concept, and quick and easy tips on how to increase your vibrational frequencies right now.

 

"A substance of a higher frequency can cause a substance of a lower frequency to increase.” - Robyn Openshaw

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What drove her to write her new book?
  • How to measure electromagnetic vibrational frequencies.
  • Assessing your food choices according to their vibrational frequencies.
  • How does detoxifying and vibrational frequencies relate to one another?
  • Foods high and low in vibrations.
  • How do you make a green smoothie last for more than a day?

 

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Greens are the highest vibration food available to us.
  • There are quantum reasons to drink green smoothies.
  • Green smoothies fit into any lifestyle.
  • As Einstein said, everything in life is vibration.

 

 

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Nov 8, 2017

Kate Geagan is an award-winning dietitian and nutritionist who has helped millions of people discover and love foods that promote a healthy lifestyle. She is the author of Go Green Get Lean: Trim Your Waistline with the Ultimate Low-Carbon Footprint Diet, a book about eating a diet that not only promotes healthy weight loss, but also helps protect the planet. She also works with forward-thinking companies to empower eaters and build a more sustainable future.

Pioneer, changemaker, speaker, author, and mother; Kate Geagan plays so many roles in her life, it’s amazing how she manages to keep them all in balance. 

Kate joins us today to share her wisdom and experience when it comes to a healthy diet. She explains how a trip to Italy made her choose a career in nutrition, provides insight on the building blocks of every healthy diet, and shares tips on what to fill our cart with the next time we go buy groceries.

 

"The good news is you are not your genes because environment is activation.” Kate Geagan

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What is genomics?
  • The original purpose of nutrition.
  • Aside from sustenance, how should we view food?
  • What does Kate say to people who think being on a diet means getting rid of everything that "tastes good"?
  • Her grocery shopping tips when choosing the right foods to eat.
  • Why whole foods are optimal for our body's functions.
  • Kate's five health principles to have a healthy lifestyle.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • We want to feel confidence in what we are choosing to put in our bodies.
  • You should be eating your calories and drinking water, tea, and coffee.

 

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Nov 6, 2017

Adam Bornstein is probably the most “zen” guest we’ve ever had in the show. He’s the epitome of what being calm and chill is all about, but interestingly enough, he wasn’t like this when he got into fitness. Like many others, Adam’s first fitness experience is related to doing sports activities in school and he always had a fondness for basketball. Unfortunately, Adam incurred back injuries twice: The first one was treated poorly, and the other took a year and a half to treat.

Perhaps it was fate, but Adam says his second therapist was the one who urged him to get back into a fit lifestyle. He would endure physically demanding tasks, but he figured it was a lot better than just remaining injury prone and living a sedentary lifestyle forever. He has since had a curiosity for the human body, which is what made him who he is today.

Adam joins us to share his insight on what fitness really means. He talks about the current state of the fitness industry, and why many are joining and more are quitting. He also talks about the kind of successes we should look for in our fitness program and why it’s alright to not be in tip top shape all the time.

 

" It's not about the six pack abs or the big muscles. Those are a byproduct of doing things the right way.” Adam Bornstein

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Is there enough focus on developing a personalized way of fitness in the industry?
  • The psychological aspect of making an effective workout program.
  • How we should view our successes in terms of workout results.
  • Huge mindset shifts Adam has to work on with his clients.
  • Why the human body is not guaranteed to be in top shape all the time.
  • Why the successes you want to see may not be the ones you should be focusing on.
  • Why it's important to find a way to do things you find difficult or impossible to do.
  • His go-to desserts for indulgence

 

Key Takeaways:

  • There's nothing wrong with wanting to look better. The problem is, when those goals become the primary focus it becomes hard to stick to it.
  • If you keep in mind the type of people that you're trying to help, there's always going to be someone who wants to listen or read because you're not creating something that is hypothetical.

 

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Oct 30, 2017

Ted Rubin is a popular social marketing strategist, keynote speaker, and the starter of the term Return On Relationship, a concept that he strongly believes serves as the cornerstone for creating an engaged member database and community comprised of millions of people. Ted never really had a problem with fitness as he was always relatively thin growing up. He wrestled in his youth and is in such a good shape you’d think he was lying if he told you his age.

Ted joins me to share his wisdom on why aging shouldn’t be equivalent to weakness and his personal experience growing up with a keen mindset on fitness. He shares his wrestling coach’s advice, how it shaped his way of life, and his thoughts on Gary Vaynerchuk’s philosophy.

 

“If you always take the stairs and you take them two at a time for the rest of your life, you’ll always be in shape.” – Ted Rubin via his HS wrestling, and lifelong mentor, Coach Ira Gibel

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

 

  • How he works out between normal activities
  • How his coach became a huge inspiration in Ted's health and lifestyle.
  • How being vegan improved his fitness.
  • How he views meat since becoming a vegan
  • What he would do if he was capable of not sleeping.

 

 

Key Takeaways:

  • If what you accomplished makes you feel good, then you've achieved.
  • When you go home at night, you shouldn't think your workout is over.

 

 

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Oct 27, 2017

Betina Gozo is a Nike Master Trainer who approaches fitness from a holistic and long term perspective. She got started into fitness way back in high school, when she was simply someone who enjoyed dancing and joining any event related to dancing. As a dancer, she saw herself as a fit woman capable of a lot of physical activities most people find difficult. At least until her friend took her to a bootcamp class which served as a wake-up call to her actual level of fitness.

Instead of letting that experience scare her, Betina sought to take that boot camp class as a challenge. She got stronger, she knew more about what it means to be fit, and ultimately realized she wanted to make other people feel great too, so she pursued a career in personal training. She currently serves as an independent contractor for a variety of commercial modeling campaigns and a full-time personal trainer to her many clients.

Betina joins us to discuss what it means to be fit in a holistic manner. She gives insight on the importance of stretching and mobility and why mobility exercises can vastly improve your workout performance. She also dives in on why muscles get tight and why most people think Yoga and mobility are the same thing.

 

"Holistic training is all about just incorporating other things and not just doing the same thing every single day.” Betina Gozo

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Her muscle-string analogy on muscle tightness and stretching.
  • The difference a personal trainer can do for your training.
  • Is mobility defined differently from Yoga?
  • Should you foam roll before or after you train and why?
  • Common injuries her clients don't see coming.
  • How she teachs her clients to look at fitness from a long term perspective?

 

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Key Takeaways:

  • The more you train, the tighter are your muscles going to get, so you need mobility.
  • Focus on loosening tight muscles rather than making loose muscles, looser.

 

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Oct 23, 2017

Tom Terwilliger is equal parts athlete, entrepreneur, and motivator. He got interested in fitness as early as when he was eight years old. He took up martial arts classes and became one of Bruce Lee’s first American fans. In his early teens, he had what you call the “Bruce Lee” physique: He was skinny but quite lean.

He sought inspiration from the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and ended up falling in love with lifting weights and challenging his body’s limits with them. He went on to win Mr. America, and his career only got better as he would live the rest of his life motivating people to become better versions of themselves no matter how old they are.

Today, Tom talks about how he got himself motivated to be fit, what makes a good mindset, his concept of “body rapport,” and why he says you can still look your best in your 50s and beyond.

 

"Once you fall in love with fitness, its effects, and how it makes you feel you never really lose it.” Tom Terwilliger

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why is pain a better motivator than pleasure?
  • The motivation for people in their 40s and 50s is different from the motivation of younger people.
  • How can people in corporate America, particularly those in their late years, get fit?
  • What is "body rapport"?
  • The resistance he gets when he teaches people how important fitness is, and why it’s not just about aesthetics.
  • Why Tom says he looks his best at 55.
  • Why most think getting fit is like going to another planet.

 

 

Key Takeaways:

  • You are going to age, and you are going to progress in life anyway. Why not choose to empower yourself?
  • Find your compelling why, attach that to being fit.

 

 

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Oct 20, 2017

Jay Papasan is the renowned author of the book The One Thing, a compilation of lessons, ideas, and personal stories that helps leaders and future entrepreneurs create strategies and make long-term, innovative decisions. Before this book, Jay as co-authored other works such as the bestselling Millionaire Real Estate series with Gary Keller and Body-For-Life by Bill Phillips. Promoting the beauty of simplicity, his book was created to teach everyone how to make huge changes in their lives and in every area one domino at a time.

In this episode, Jay shares his motivation for co-authoring The One Thing, what sets it apart from other mindset and goal setting books, and some of the takeaways the book imparts its readers. He also shares with us some of his real-life experiences and why he insists on accepting failure as part of being successful.

 

"Anything that's gonna be ultimately successful in the long haul has to be simple.” Jay Papasan

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What moved him to write The One Thing and why it's not just an "ego book."
  • What is the biggest time waster when it comes to personal goals?
  • His thoughts on today's new entrepreneurs.
  • Why he says perfection is overrated.
  • The importance of being honest with yourself and accepting your failures.
  • The real consequence of being good at one thing.
  • His simple example in overcoming a health plateau.
  • His thoughts on the fear of failure.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Our impatience prevents us from setting bigger picture goals and doing the long-term behavior and lifestyle changes.
  • Success in business and health are not mutually exclusive.
  • The times you have the most success in your career are the times you are most focused.

 

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Oct 18, 2017

Josh Henkin has more than twenty years of experience in the fitness industry. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Master RKC, and the founder of Ultimate Sandbag Training who promotes what he calls Dynamic Variable Resistance Training or DVRT. DVRT gives you the flexibility and versatility that fills the void in strength training. His main tool in fitness is the sandbag, which trains your body in ways conventional strength training can’t. His expertise and innovative approach to fitness has made him a favorite author in various websites and publications such as Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Bodybuilding.com, and Breaking Muscle.

In this episode, Josh explores the term mobility, what it is, and its importance when it comes to overall fitness. He provides concrete examples of what happens when you neglect mobility training and its benefits to both newbies and veteran fitness enthusiasts. He also shares tips and advice on what you can do right now to improve your own mobility.

 

"Mobility is basically trying to connect your body more efficiently.” Josh Henkin

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What is mobility and why is it important?
  • The difference between Yoga, stretching, and mobility.
  • Why mobility is a misunderstood concept.
  • What does mobility do for you?
  • The benefits of having an Ultimate Sandbag.
  • Why people don't realize they can fix their pains through mobility.
  • Is mobility mainstream yet?
  • Basic moves or exercises people could start with right away.
  • Their goal in training for certifications.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Core stability will open up the door for so many things.
  • If you're hurt, your desire to train isn't going to be there.
  • Mobility doesn't have to be boring or stagnant.

 

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Oct 9, 2017

Vivica Menegaz is the owner of The Nourished Caveman and the creator of “The Healing Foods Method” program. She works with the ketogenic diet for both weight loss and therapeutic purposes, as she believes the ketogenic diet is capable of so many health benefits if done properly.

In part 1 of our interview, Vivica talked about her fitness journey, why she opted to heal herself, and how great the ketogenic diet was for her health issues. Today, Vivica shares how she manages her “cheat days” in Italy, why she’d rather have sugar than dairy or gluten, and what “Paleo” means for her.

 

" Paleo is supposed to be eating like our Paleolithic ancestors.”  - Vivica Menegaz

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What foods does she cheat with in Italy?
  • Why sugar is the lesser evil compared to dairy and gluten.
  • What does Paleo mean for her?
  • Her strong stance against processed and manufactured products.
  • Does how much you eat still matter?
  • The three important pillars in forming a healthy eating habit.
  • Why is ketosis advantageous for weight loss and health?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • What you eat can either make you sick or make you healthy.
  • We shouldn't find a diet that encourages us to gorge.

 

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Oct 6, 2017

Vivica Menegaz is blogger, nutritionist, and well-known ketogenic cookbook author. One of the reasons she loves the ketogenic diet is due to how it let her bounce back from a pre-diabetic state. She didn’t like the advice given by doctors and certainly never accepted her health problems as part of the aging process. She studied nutrition and learned under Dr. Deborah Penner, a person Vivica says pushed her into a career that just happened to be her calling.

In part 1 of our interview, Vivica joins us to talk about how she embarked on her health and fitness journey and  her many struggles. We also discuss why she became adamant about helping herself and the many lessons she learned from her self-taught experience.

 

"It's your own problems and health challenges that lead you to become an expert in certain things.” Vivica Menegaz

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When she started eating healthier.
  • How research in nutrition led her to the ketogenic diet.
  • How refusing to go the path her mom and grandma took became her stepping stone.
  • Why she'd rather study thyroid and adrenal as her specialty than female hormones.
  • Are women particularly vulnerable to adrenal and thyroid problems?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Inform yourself, educate yourself, and make your own decisions.

 

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Oct 4, 2017

"I felt like I didn't have to deprive myself by eating healthy foods; I can just make it tasty and flavorful.” Nagina Abdullah

 

 

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Oct 2, 2017

 

"Sugar is inflammation and inflammation is the stem of all diseases.” Maria Emmerich

 

 

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