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FitFluential Radio - The Intersection of Health, Wellness and Fitness

Free health, wellness and fitness tips, tricks and wellness advice from fitfluentialradio.com. Tune in to the latest health, wellness and fitness topics where we interview thought leaders and world class experts in exercise, health, medicine and wellness with a focus on demystifying and deconstructing overly complex topics in order to provide actionable health & fitness information that you can apply to your everyday lifestyle to move yourself closer to optimal health & wellness. Go to fitfluentialradio.com for incredibly valuable show notes, transcriptions and every episode in our archives. This podcast includes episodes covering diet, weight loss, healthy living, wellness, workout, exercise, muscle gain, fat loss, weight lifting, bodybuilding, Paleo, Primal, Crossfit, vegan, vegetarian, biohacking and circadian health advice.
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Jan 9, 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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Jun 2, 2017

Jill Miller started Yoga Tune Up because she wanted everyone to be their own massage therapist. Her exercises make use of what she calls therapy balls which serve not just to relieve muscle pain but to also make the user feel good without having to result to pills or herbs.

In part 2 of our interview, Jill talks about the Pain epidemic and how it connects with obesity, why she doesn’t like comfort sofas or theatre seats, and her own recommendations and tips on how you can use her tools to fix your body.

 

“We have these accidents that inform us to transform us.” Jill Miller

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Jill describes metabolism as when every single cell of your body consumer energy correctly.
  • Pain is a bigger epidemic than obesity. People who are obese are hiding a lot of body pain. They end up eating to help numb the pain.
  • Low back pain number one reason people miss work. Standing desks help prevent back pain.
  • We messed up our bodies by conforming to chairs, comfort sofas, or theatre seats.
  • Self-care for your body is like brushing and flossing your jaw. Proper maintenance will make the body stronger and function better.
  • Therapy balls will help you massage yourself like a massage therapist would. For the gut, she suggests her own Coregeous Ball for self-breathing rehab and emotional regulation.
  • Her body-based approaches allow her and her clients to gain some emotional stability.
  • Jill suggests at least 90 seconds per location in your body to make a satisfying change and be in a good mood. For self-pampering, she suggests 10-20 minute sessions.
  • She refers to her therapy balls as Rubber drugs as the feel-good sensation you get is addictive and has no negative side-effects.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • If you have pain, you have to first acknowledge it to fix it.
  • We have to start with our own unity of wellness by changing the way we breathe, standing or sitting, to find a more physiologically balanced place to come from.

 

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Mar 27, 2017

On today’s episode of FitFluential Radio, Kelly Olexa shares her story of how she became inspired to create the FitFluential company, what motivated her to make the fundamental changes in her life to get healthier, and her observations and insights into the health, fitness, and wellness industry.

We dive deep into her personal and business background and she explains why she feels there is a significant need to take the educational value and information in a different direction, presented to the public in a different way so that consumers of all walks of life can gain access to the real, raw information without feeling like they are stumbling or hitting a wall.

 

I really want everybody to know what I know, apply what I’ve learned, and change their future. – Kelly Olexa

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • How FitFluential got started
  • How Kelly became interested in the health, fitness, and wellness industry
  • Why she feels that information is segmented into specific fields online and what joining them into one central location could do to impact those in need.
  • What was her biggest “ah-ha!” moment
  • She shares her transformation journey
  • Her views on the relationship between stress and health
  • The phrase, “After 30, your metabolism slows down and it’s all up hill from there” is not true!
  • As humans, we always overestimate what we can accomplish in 6-months.
  • We are all unique – from our DNA to our lives – we are all unique. What works for one person may not work for you.
  • If you get your hydration right, get your sleep right, get your circadian rhythm and biology right – it opens a world of options for you that doesn’t include excessive dieting or killing yourself at the gym.
  • Your health is always going to be a journey. Do not ever give up.

 

Stop comparing yourself to everyone else. Commit to the long-term. – Kelly Olexa

 

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Key Takeaway:

Open your mind. Be open and willing to listen to things and to listen to why. Most importantly, start looking at your life – not your pant size; not comparing your looks to others. Look at your stress. Look at your job. Look at your relationships. Look at everything. Be willing to say you’re ready to change. It’s okay to be skeptical, but be open and willing to investigate and to be your own health advocate.

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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. 5 days a week – Monday through Friday – we bring you actionable insight, demystified truth, and simple steps to help you navigate the complex, often confusing health, wellness, and fitness questions you’ve been asking.

Visit our website or subscribe on iTunes today!

Nov 8, 2016

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!"

 

Connect with Darren Casey:

 

 

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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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Oct 30, 2016

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.

 

Connect with Leslie Bradshaw:

Oct 3, 2016

Welcome to the first episode of FitFluential Radio! The FitFluential Radio Podcast is the brainchild of Founder and CEO of FitFluential, Kelly Olexa and podcast host Kevin Cottrell. The show will air Monday through Friday each week and will be filled with practical and actionable advice, information, resources, and tools that you can use each and every day to improve your health, wellness, and fitness level.

Our intention with this show is to provide you with meaningful conversations and interviews that will educate, demystify, explain, and simplify a variety of complex health, fitness, and wellness issues that are being discussed daily.

 

This is not your typical network interviews podcast. We’re going to ask the hard questions.

 

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Our goals for the show.
  • Examples of our upcoming guest interview lineup
  • About FitFluential
  • What’s in store in future episodes.
  • Why we are passionate to bring you the best, most updated information, tools, and resources in the industry.

 

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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. 5 days a week – Monday through Friday – we bring you actionable insight, demystified truth, and simple steps to help you navigate the complex, often confusing, health, wellness, and fitness questions you’ve been asking.

Visit our website or subscribe on iTunes today!

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