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FitFluential Radio - The Intersection of Health, Wellness and Fitness

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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 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 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 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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