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FitFluential Radio - The Intersection of Health, Wellness and Fitness

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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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Ted Rubin and Kelly Olexa will host a Facebook Live event and record a podcast before the end of 2017! Stay tuned into the FitFluential Radio show to learn more details of these upcoming events!

 

 

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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 25, 2017

Dan Solomon is an industry leader in the world of professional bodybuilding media. He is the CEO of Digital Muscle, a fitness media hub that combines webcast programming and broadcasting that features handpicked fitness leaders and celebrities. He’s known for hosting several professional bodybuilding events such as Mr. Olympia, The Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic, and the Olympia Press Conference.  He’s also the host of the bodybuilding world’s longest running radio show called the “Pro Bodybuilding Weekly.”

Dan joins us today to give us an idea on what goes on inside the head of a professional bodybuilder and what life is like for them compared to those who lift for fun. He also explains why joining a competition should be in every fitness enthusiasts’ bucket list.

 

"Get out there and give it a try because more times than not, it will change you in an incredibly positive way.” Dan Solomon

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What he tells people who want to get started on becoming a professional bodybuilder.
  • How competing professionally promotes accountability
  • The daunting task of preparing your body for a competition
  • The type of information can you get from the NPC news website?
  • Why women shouldn't worry about putting on muscle.
  • What is the IFBB and what is a pro card?
  • What to expect from the Mr Olympia 2017 competition?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Competing in professional bodybuilding is not easy and there are few that require more sacrifice, but there are also few that are as rewarding.

 

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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 16, 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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Oct 13, 2017

Whitney Jones is a mother of two boys, 4-time fitness Olympian, 12-time Arnold Classic athlete, competition choreographer and trainer. She is also the owner of the Pro Physiques gym, the largest fitness gym in Arizona. She’s always been into sports and getting strong and this persisted all the way to college. Her active lifestyle was paused after graduation due to working 60-hour weeks at an advertising agency, but resumed after she got married and had a family. She realized that being a workaholic just wasn’t her definition of what life was about. She eventually decided to pursue her desire to become fit and her interest in teaching others.

In today’s episode, Whitney opens up about what it’s like to be a female bodybuilder and competitor, and her thoughts on her many critics and online haters. She also shares her story on what her life was like before she became who she is now, how her methods are different than most trainers, and tips for those who want to get fit and lean the safe way.

 

""I do not live my life for anyone else; even if I really put effort into appeasing everyone, I'm not going to. I don't care." – Whitney Jones

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What made her decide to turn her interest in fitness into a business?
  • How experiencing long-term bed rest made her appreciate being active.
  • Her opinion on critics and online trolls? How does she handle her haters?
  • Why women shouldn't feel bad if they want to invest time in fitness.
  • How being fit can positively affect your daily life.
  • The common issues she encounters with clients.
  • Why investing in a personal trainer is worth the money?
  • The two things women often get wrong when it comes to fitness.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • The only way you can control the hate is by controlling how you react to it.
  • At the end of the day, you have to, individually, be okay with the decisions you make, good or bad. Maximize what you can do now.
  • If you are losing weight at a faster rate than is normal, you will not maintain it and you will kick yourself later for not doing it the right way.

 

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Oct 11, 2017

Amanda Tress is a mother, a personal trainer, and a digital marketing consultant. She is passionate in helping her clients improve their level of fitness through safe and sustainable means. For more than a decade, Amanda has helped her clients not just lose weight and get stronger, but also have an optimistic mindset towards life and the kind of confidence that will make them look forward to the future. One of her most powerful tools is her FASTer Way to Fat Loss program, a kind of program that promotes a healthy and fit lifestyle through fasting and optimized nutrition for women.

In today’s episode, Amanda explains where she got the idea behind her program and what makes it different from other “diets.” She also explains why her program can help you get leaner muscle and why it’s not as restrictive as people might think.

 

"Intermittent fasting is not a diet, it is simply an eating schedule.” – Amanda Tress

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How she developed the program and how long it took.
  • Why it’s the best fitness program for women.
  • How her program helped clients with other issues aside from weight loss.
  • The link between being in a fasted state and insulin response.
  • Why it's beneficial for the body to experience a long fasting period.
  • The typical way she conducts a fasting routine.
  • What is the 16:8 Protocol?

 

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Key Takeaways:

  • Our muscles don't get bigger or smaller in the gym; it's really in the kitchen.
  • Fasting actually helps develop lean muscle.
  • Focus on eating enough of the right nutrients and carb for thyroid function.

 

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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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