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FitFluential Radio - The Intersection of Health, Wellness and Fitness

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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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Sep 29, 2017

Leanne Vogel is a passionate nutrition and food blogger who found happiness with the ketogenic diet and writing programs, recipes, and books around it. She is also a nutrition educator who offers a friendly approach to the often misunderstood fat-fueled lifestyle. Before this, Leanne was a person who always searched for the right kind of diet. She was a vegan then she switched to Paleo until she settled with the ketogenic diet. She also credits her issue with amenorrhea as to why she decided to not just try the ketogenic diet, but stay with it.

Today, Leanne talks about how she transitioned and settled with the ketogenic lifestyle, her book, and her opinion on diet and lifestyle elitism in the fitness world.

 

"If what you're doing isn't working, change it.” Leanne Vogel

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Her life before she found the ketogenic diet.
  • How amenorrhea affected her health and fitness routines.
  • How the ketogenic diet helped treat her ADHD.
  • Her opinion on being elitist around a specific lifestyle today versus a few year ago.
  • How would she describe the ketogenic diet to someone new to the concept?
  • The amazing first time experience of feeding your brain ketones.
  • Her experience on going rogue and eating something that wasn't keto.
  • Why the ketogenic diet is not just a 90-day diet.
  • Examples of food you can eat from Leanne's book.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding what you ate and how it affects your thoughts and feelings is mind-blowing.
  • The Ketogenic diet is actually a lifestyle and not a quick weight loss program.

 

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Sep 25, 2017

Jim Klopman is all about training for balance. He was always the thrill seeker - engaging in activities and sports that challenge the balance system of our body. He always thought it was a psychological issue, but a brain scan said otherwise. Doctors said he had brain damage comparable to that of a former football player. He was then asked to do balance training, something he’s been doing for a very long time. This would explain his penchant for balance-challenging activities and would go on to help others get their balance back.

Today, Jim talks about the balance system in our body, how to improve it, how to turn it around, and how it affects performance in business and sports.

 

"The best athletes have the best balance.” Jim Klopman

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why he trains for balance.
  • What is the “autonomic” system?
  • Why you’re technically not standing “still”
  • Why do we stumble or fall? How do you improve your balance limit?
  • Is it better to run on an unexpected surface?
  • How much of the body is involved in balance?
  • The difference between training an athletic person and an older person.
  • The little things you can do to train your balance now.
  • Why we should be barefoot as much as possible.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Over 50% of emergency room cases from patients age 45 years and above are due to a fall.
  • When you balance train you're just reactivating a sleeping software system and you get better so fast.
  • All human balance is on one foot or the other.

 

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Sep 22, 2017

Pina is a naturopathic doctor who combines the latest scientific research with natural methods to help the body recover on its own. Her mission is to help her patients reach their best health potential through holistic and non-disruptive procedures, promoting the body’s natural ability to heal itself. She’s the author of The Little Book of Healthy Beauty where she shares her knowledge on how to be beautiful from the inside out.

Today, Pina talks about her definition of healthy beauty, the keys to health, longevity, and beauty, and why she says meditation is as important as your diet.

 

"It's super exciting just to see that empowerment; that they've taken care of themselves.” Pina LoGiudice

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What is "healthy beauty"
  • The 6 master keys to health, longevity, and glowing beauty.
  • Why we have the ability to change our genes.
  • What is autophagy and how does it link to aging?
  • Tips on how to improve sleep and sleeping habits.
  • The benefits of starting and ending your day with meditation.
  • What are "AGEs" and how do they contribute to aging?
  • Tips on eliminating foods that harm your body.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • You could be exercising like a lunatic but if you're not getting any sleep you're not going to be healthier.
  • It's not just what you eat but how you prepare your food that affects how you look.

 

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Sep 20, 2017

Lyn Genet is the author of The Metabolism Plan, a book described by fans as a “health bible” and a “personalized anti-diet book.” You can say this book embodies Lyn’s holistic mindset and extensive background in nutrition. Because of her mindset on health and wellness, Lyn has garnered the attention of prominent names from Dr. Oz and Women’s Running to Huffington Post and CBS.

Today, Lyn is here to talk about her book, why she says it’s different from other “diet” books, and gives us a taste of what we’ll find out when we read it.

 

"Chronic low grade inflammation is the basis for obesity, premature aging, and literally every single disease.” Lyn Genet

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The reason behind writing The Metabolism Plan.
  • Why healthy foods and exercise can sometimes cause problems.
  • What happens to your body when it doesn't like the healthy food you just ate?
  • How much is "too much" exercise?
  • Why does it get harder for our body to respond to exercise the more we do it?
  • What happens to our enzymes by the time we reach 35?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand what works for you allows you to create the optimal program for your body.
  • There's always a reason why and you need the tools to decipher what your body is telling you.

 

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Sep 18, 2017

Dr. Izabella Wentz is a pharmacist with a passion to spreading awareness of lifestyle interventions as well as the root causes of thyroid diseases. She is the author of The New York Times bestselling books “Hashimoto’s Protocol” and “Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.” Interestingly, she was never really interested in the thyroid gland in school or even after graduation.

It wasn’t until Izabella was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s herself in 2009 – after 10 years of confusing symptoms – when she decided to try to find ways to treat her disease. She never wanted to give up and just let the disease take control of her life, that there had to be a way to make herself feel better.

In today’s episode, Izabella tells us all about what Hashimoto’s disease is, the usual prescriptions that don’t really work, and the type of interventions she recommends to her patients.

 

"Whether we're 25, 35, or 65, we shouldn't feel horrible. We shouldn't feel exhausted.” - Dr. Izabella Wentz

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How she started her journey into better health and fitness.
  • How her life was before she found out she had Hashimoto's.
  • The usual drugs prescribed that only offer band aid solutions.
  • Why she doesn't recommend working with an endocrinologist when you have Hashimoto's.
  • Does she have patients who are able to solve their thyroid issues without a synthetic hormone?
  • When should we take thyroid hormones?
  • Why is Hashimoto's so common? What is it that really causes Hashimoto's?
  • Will you always have Hashimoto's once you're diagnosed?
  • Is Hashimoto's more prevalent in the US and Western culture than other countries?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • It's easier to prevent damage to the thyroid gland than to regrow a thyroid.
  • The ones that heal and thrive are the ones who take charge of their own health.
  • We should have an open mind in figuring out what's best for your body.

 

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Sep 15, 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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Sep 13, 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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Sep 11, 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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Sep 8, 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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Sep 6, 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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Sep 4, 2017

Cathe Friedrich is a recognized name in the world of workout videos. She has been at the top of this business for over 30 years and has at least 200 DVDs under her belt. She’s known to create the type of workouts even veterans in the field would find advanced but the results are always uncanny. She has legions of followers all over social media especially on YouTube where she makes use of live workout streams so even her audience across the globe can workout with her and the team.

Today, Cathe tells us her humble beginnings, how she ended up building a career on dance workouts, valuable advice to women when it comes to weight lifting, and some really good tips for moms who want to become fit again or for the very first time.

 

“The body, once it starts really showing signs of improvement, it needs recovery just as much it needs a push to workout.” Cathe Friedrich

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Cathe wouldn’t be here if she didn’t pursue passion over her college degree.
  • Cathe’s workouts conform and adapt to the times to make sure everyone gets access to her videos.
  • Women shouldn’t be afraid to lift weights. They’re not as genetically capable of bulking as men and even men have a difficult time putting on muscle.
  • True fitness is achieved by doing more than cardio. You have to challenge your muscles with weight.
  • Weight training allows you to build lean muscle tissue that protects you from the likes of osteoporosis and other bone diseases while also improving overall quality of life.
  • When it comes to training, more is definitely not better. Rest makes up a huge part of the training process. Too much will make your body go against you. You'll end up breaking your body and you'll hate exercise.
  • It’s when you recover that your body gets trimmer, leaner, and stronger.
  • Even busy moms can find a time for fitness. Cathe says even five minutes is more than enough if you know what to do.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Small accomplishments are better than no accomplishments at all. That five-minute workout you’ll do is still five minutes more than just sitting around. Let them add up and you’ll be more accountable towards small goals than looking at the big picture that looks intimidating.
  • Cardio alone will just make you become a smaller version of yourself. Aesthetic changes require weight training.
  • Make sure you work hard and recover harder.

 

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Sep 1, 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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Aug 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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Aug 28, 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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Aug 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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