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Mar 28, 2018

Shawn Wells is the Chief Science Officer and SVP of Compliance, R&D, Supply Chain, and Quality Control at BioTRUST Nutrition, a premium natural nutrition brand that commits itself to excellence, integrity and giving back. On top of representing BioTRUST Nutrition, Shawn is also an Advisory Board Member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition and is recognized as “The World’s Greatest Formulator” due to his vast knowledge about supplementation and biohacking.

In this episode, Shawn discusses what supplementation is about and who it is for. He explains the various reasons why people today need to supplement and why there are people who should supplement more than others. He also shares his techniques when vetting supplements as well as provide tips on what supplements to get started on.

 

“A supplement can't have a zillion ingredients and have efficacious doses of all these things. It's not going to happen.” - Shawn Wells

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When he became interested in living a fit lifestyle.
  • What he says to people who think supplements are nonsense.
  • The most studied supplement available.
  • How many studies should we conduct on a supplement?
  • What you should look for in a supplement.
  • How to read ingredient labels.
  • Where to buy good supplements.
  • His tips on buying protein supplements.
  • The "starter kit" supplements he recommends.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • If the product has thirty ingredients in it and you're taking one or two capsules, it doesn't make sense.
  • Most supplements that "don't work" are due to users not knowing what to look for in a product.

 

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Mar 27, 2018

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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Mar 26, 2018

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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Mar 25, 2018

JJ Virgin is one of the most popular health and wellness gurus around. She’s a best-selling author and has been featured in magazines and even TV shows. Early in her career, she learned the importance of being a good marketer for her coaching business. Originally, schools taught her to eat less and exercise more for wellness, but her clients weren’t getting the results they needed this way, so she decided to learn about biochemistry. She researched how people trained in Eastern Europe and people’s diets in the 1900’s. She then applied her newfound wisdom on her training business and the rest, as they say, is history.

Today, JJ talks about sugar and how people should look at sugar and the many other foods that cause food intolerance. She’ll also tell us the importance of sleep and recovery and why a healthy lifestyle is incomplete without good sleep.

 

"The glycemic index has really screwed us.” JJ Virgin

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Sugar is more than your typical sweetener as it leads to a whole roster of diseases if consumption is left unchecked.
  • The glycemic index is great because it started making us look at sugar but it also made us look at sugar all wrong. We have to look at food in combination and not isolation.
  • Fructose is really not a good kind of sugar. It's a disaster and is made to look like a health food.
  • We were taught to eat low fat and eat 6 times a day and that we should graze but as it turns out, it was all wrong.
  • You can be doing everything perfectly but if you're screwing up your sleep, it will get in the way of you getting healthy and lean.
  • Fructose makes you good at making fat. You want to be bad at making fat.
  • Alternative sweeteners are okay in moderation but the goal is to remove them from your system.
  • In her opinion, JJ says everyone needs to do an elimination diet. She says we should remove dairy, gluten, eggs, corn, soy, and peanut.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Fruit's not a sugar-free food and fat's not the demon.
  • A gluten-free cupcake is no better than an ordinary cupcake. A cupcake is a cupcake and you have to control your appetite around those types of food if you want to fix your nutrition.
  • If you have to choose between an artificial sweetener and sugar, go for sugar since artificial sweeteners can have side effects worse than what sugar can do.

 

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Mar 24, 2018

Darren Casey is a transformation coach from the UK. His clientele is what you would call Type AAA entrepreneurs or people who, in his own words, “earn seven figures a year to seven figures a month.” He developed The Rapid Method which is a 12-week health and fitness commitment for his clients and produced amazing results.

With over 20,000 coaching calls of success, he understands the power of having the right kind of mindset to overcome the challenges of hustle-driven people. To him, the enemy of longevity and wellness is the hustle.

In today’s episode, Darren speaks about his line of work, what the “hustle” does to your body and state of mind, and how a healthy and fit lifestyle is all in the details.

 

“Treat your body as good as you treat your business.” Darren Casey

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Darren’s career, the people he’s coached as well as their nature and issues.
  • Heavy duty hustle culture breaks people especially on social media. These people hustle themselves to the hospital, killing them both physically and mentally.
  • The dangers of being addicted to the hustle especially when it comes to your work-life balance.
  • When it comes fitness, the instant gratification culture is forcing people to commit to unrealistic goals.
  • Covering the basics of sleep, inflammation, and hormones are mandatory when achieving a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
  • Small changes like better sleep or mental clarity are still considered an achievement and deserve to be celebrated just as much as losing weight or body fat.
  • Micro managing such as blood tests and supplementation aren't necessary until the basic lifestyle changes are done.
  • The quality of your sleep, the toxins you have to avoid or reduce, and food quality are critical details when it comes to a healthy lifestyle.
  • Being honest with your current self and imagining what’s going to happen to you if you don’t fix anything helped Darren’s clients get motivated into his program.
  • Darren says the risks of not doing about it involve not just health implications but also involve matters likes missed experiences, vacations, events, and even relationships.
  • It is mandatory to get a ton of support whether from professionals like Darren or simply the community around you.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Food quality matters. A 2000 calorie McDonald's diet compared to a 2000 calorie diet high quality food. You're going to be worlds apart five or ten years from now.
  • People will totally overestimate what you can accomplish in 12 weeks and dramatically underestimate, with the right program, what you can accomplish in 12 months.
  • You're not going get a wakeup call saying "you’re going the wrong way!"

 

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Mar 23, 2018

Leslie Bradshaw is an extremely influential and motivational woman. She is the managing partner of innovation company, Made by Many, at their New York location, has been named one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business” as well as “Most Influential Females in Technology,” and she is the co-founder of the creative agency, Jess3. As an entrepreneur, she can relate to the insanity and hectic lifestyle that most other entrepreneurs face, as well as the health sacrifices.

On today’s episode, Leslie shares her journey from growing up as a committed athlete through the challenging health obstacles she experienced while working a full-time job while starting a business, and what she did to turn her health and fitness around to enable her to lose 60 pounds while working as a full-time entrepreneur. She shares her valuable insights, actionable advice, and down-to-earth tips for busy entrepreneurs and employees striving to improve their health and wellness while increasing their productivity in the workplace.

 

“I made myself my client.” – Leslie Bradshaw

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Leslie Bradshaw’s transformation story.
  • What her typical day was like at the beginning of her business venture.
  • The two camps of “Corporate Wellness.”
  • When she realized she needed to make a conscious change in her health.
  • Why creating an environment where “truth is inexpensive” is important?
  • How she identifies and connects with her “tribe”
  • Why she chooses to hire a fitness coach.

 

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Key Takeaways:

  1. Its never too late to change everything
  2. It’s going to take time and a lot of work
  3. Don’t get fixated on a number
  4. Be in it to win it. Think long-term.
  5. Set the intention in the morning.

 

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Mar 15, 2018

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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Mar 14, 2018

Kim and Kalee Sorey are a healthy living mother-daughter duo and the owners of Sorey Fitness, a website dedicated to connecting other women looking for a fitness program that would work for them. They’re the first mother-daughter Beachbody coach duo and have thousands of satisfied customers. Their philosophy on what a proper diet should be is to simply keep everything in moderation, no food groups are excluded and a little indulgence is necessary.

In this episode, Kim and Kalee describe their thoughts on fitness programs and trendy diets. They share their story on how they both got into fitness, how they ended up working together, and what made them decide to become Beachbody coaches. They also explain their definition of fitness as well as provide some simple tips for those interested in getting fit and healthy.

 

“We're happy not having six pack abs; we're happy just being fit and having energy.” - Kim Sorey

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When they become interested in fitness.
  • The various workout programs they tried and their feedback on each one.
  • What drew them to work as a team?
  • The biggest mistakes they see from those wanting to get into fitness.
  • What is the 80:20 approach?
  • Why fitness models aren't great role models.
  • Their tips on losing and maintaining a healthy weight.

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

Key Takeaways:

  • The slower you lose weight, the more sustainable the weight loss.
  • Find something that appeals to you otherwise you won't stick with it.
  • Two big factors that affect your level of stress are your financial and work situations.

 

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Stay updated on new episodes, guest interviews, and health, wellness, and fitness information and resources by subscribing to the FitFluential Radio Show on iTunes. Every day we bring you actionable insight, demystified truth, and simple steps to help you navigate the complex, often confusing health, wellness, and fitness information and answer the questions you’ve been asking.

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Mar 12, 2018

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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