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May 30, 2018

Bryan Falchuk is a bestselling author, speaker, and life coach. He has been featured in several major publications including Inc. Magazine, The L.A. Times, and the Chicago Tribune. His life is an example of what people are truly capable of once they set their minds to it. Bryan has faced health problems, career struggles, and has experienced the feeling of helplessness when a loved one fell ill. Yet, he always found a way to never lose hope and find the path back to positivity. His current book Do a Day is about what it means to look at today from the viewpoint of yesterday and tomorrow.

Today, Bryan shares the challenges he has faced and how changing his mindset helped him overcome them while reclaiming his health. He shares what it was like growing up with weight challenges and the mentor who helped him find fitness. He also briefly discusses what his book is about and how it can positively affect your point of view in life.

 

“We make all of our choices today based on the pain of yesterday and the anxiety of tomorrow.” - Bryan Falchuk

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When did he get into fitness?
  • The simple, healthy techniques he adapted as a kid.
  • Why cardio is not the only option for beginners.
  • What inspired him to write his book?
  • Why perspective changes everything.
  • His "Aha!" moment and when it happened.
  • The four key ingredients to changing your behavior for the better.  

 

Key Takeaways:

  • If you don't believe you deserve better, then nothing else will have an effect.
  • Food is not a treatment for anxiety. As soon as you're done eating, the reason why you ate is still there, so you're still hungry.
  • Screaming at someone who's anxious actually doesn't help them with anxiety.


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May 22, 2018

Kelly Gregorakis is a senior Yoga and Meditation teacher. She has a certification on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction from the Jon Kabat-Zinn program in the University of Massachusetts. She believes 90% of diseases is caused by too much stress and because of that, she teaches people how to convert stress to empowerment, calm, and centeredness.

In today’s episode, Kelly talks about her amazing life transformation when she found out about Yoga. She’ll tell us what her life was before Yoga, her inspirations, her thoughts on the importance of meditation in having a quality life, and how her life has since been afterwards.

 

“Yoga is not unlike baking lasagna, it's layer after layer after layer. Sometimes that's how life is; you're not just adding but also removing layers.” Kelly Gregorakis

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Yoga is not just about sitting and chanting for an hour a day. It’s about priorities and self-care.
  • How Kelly struggled incorporating yoga into her life at first due to many life priorities and how she’s able to balance it all now.
  • Yoga isn’t just about having a flexible body but also possessing a flexible mentality.
  • Yoga is a way to encourage the ourselves to explore our mind, something our world does not openly encourage.
  • A simple change such as negative self-talk to positive self-talk is a way of transformation
  • What yoga is really about vs what most people think it’s about.
  • Likeminded individuals, such as a yoga community, will encourage you to do what you feel is good for you.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • We’re under no obligation to make sense with what we choose. It is important to stop thinking what others feel about your choices and simply think if your choices are what makes you at peace with yourself.
  • Yoga and meditation can turn you into a higher version of yourself.

 

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May 10, 2018

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

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

 

Key Takeaways:

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

 

 

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May 8, 2018

Julie Bevel knows the power of touch when it comes to using massage as a therapeutic treatment. She is the owner of Fox River Spa & Salon, specializing in Sports and Thai Massage, and is licensed to perform lymphatic drainage, myofascial, and prenatal massage. Her techniques are all geared to help clients increase their range of motion and flexibility in a soothing and relaxing manner. Her experience with over 10,000 massages makes her one of the most sought out massage therapists in the United States.

In this episode, Julie redefines the meaning of what a massage really is. She explains its many benefits for stress, muscle groups, recovery, and mobility. She also shares her wisdom with regards to which body parts people need to look into as well as some tips for those who are thinking of trying massage therapy for the first time.

 

“A professional body worker needs to not only have good hands, but they need to be a good communicator.” Julie Bevel

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why knowing your body's history is a mark of a true professional massage therapist?
  • How she got into the salon and spa business.
  • The kind of clients she works with.
  • What does mobility mean in the context of fitness?
  • The science behind massage therapy.
  • Why glutes need a lot of work.
  • The effects of massage therapy on the libido.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Too many people view massages as a treat instead of a treatment.
  • Glute work is great, and everybody needs it. Let your therapist massage your butt.
  • The theory of no pain, no gain doesn't really apply in massage therapy.
  • Massage therapy is an effective way to rid yourself of stress.

 

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May 6, 2018

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

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

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

In this episode, you’ll learn:

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

Key Takeaways:

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

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May 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

 In this episode, you’ll learn:

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

Key Takeaways:

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

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May 1, 2018

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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