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Apr 16, 2018

"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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Apr 10, 2018

Dr. Mike Roussell knows the nutrition game. On top of being a nutrition expert, Mike is also an author of several books as well as a nutrition adviser for Men’s Health and Shape magazines. He believes in the idea of what he calls the “Psychology of Nutrition” or the mental aspect of eating and dieting. He actually did a research on the eating behaviors of ordinary people, ordinary being people who aren’t really into the whole health and fitness mindset yet. He found out the hardest part of maintaining a diet was not planning or crafting the right nutrition plan rather it was the doing of the nutrition that people find most difficult.

Today, Mike talks about the idea behind the Psychology of Nutrition, the difference between physiological and hedonic hunger, and what food logistics is. He describes the Rate Limiting step of nutrition as well as why he thinks people have a misguided focus on their wellness.

 "The psychology of nutrition is an extremely interesting and untapped area of food and nutrition.” Dr. Mike Roussell

 In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Tracking nutrition in whatever detail you want is fine.
  • People are too obsessed with how many calories they eat that they lack sleep and not exercise. This makes counting calories not matter.
  • Mike describes the Rate Limiting Step of nutrition by comparing it to when you overeat, but you focus on work to rest ratio when the focus should be on the “overeating” part. People need to focus on what's limiting them, what's holding them back.
  • People base their decision on food based on level of wholesomeness instead of nutrition.
  • A lot of gluten-free foods aren't really all that much healthier.
  • Pay attention to hunger and stop eating in front of a screen. It will make you focus on the food you're eating and will help you satiate faster.
  • Physiological hunger is when the body has a need for calories and nutritional sustenance. Reward driven or Hedonic hunger is when your body doesn't need any calories, but you eat because it makes you feel better.
  • Food logistics is knowing how you get the right meals for you at the right times during the day, every day.
  • Good food isn't just going to magically appear in front of you unless you prepare it first.

Key Takeaways:

  • To be successful in nutrition there has to be some gray. There is no "just" in nutrition.
  • People need to listen to their body's signals which we just don't do as much as we should.
  • Pre-planning your meals will make your nutrition more about execution and not figuring out.

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Apr 6, 2018

As we wrap up 2017 and begin to think about our New Year’s resolutions, many of us begin thinking about where we are in our health and fitness journey today and where we want to be by this time next year. Whether you have already started your fitness journey, have been working to improve your health and wellness for many years, or are just starting out, we have some really exciting news to share with you today!

Throughout my fitness journey, I have discovered that it doesn’t matter what phase you’re in. To be successful in achieving optimal health, feeling good about your health, and feeling confident n the way you look, there are several elements that must be in place: education, inspiration, accountability, community, and opportunity

Our new membership program, the Fitfluential Membership, is determined to bring you all of this and more! In the Fitfluential Membership community, you will be in a private, exclusive community with people who are committed to achieving the same things you want to achieve: a fit, healthy, happy, balanced life.

In this membership program, you will receive:

  • Exclusive content
  • Live Facebook private sessions with celebrity trainers, dietitians, nutritionists, holistic practitioners, naturopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, chefs, athletes, authors, coaches, business professionals, and many more
  • The opportunity to ask questions

 

Our Fitfluential Membership program is designed to keep you accountable, keep you motivated, keep you educated, keep you inspired, and keep you going.

This is the missing link - the missing component - in your fitness journey.

Visit Fitfluential.com/membership to join the FitFluential Membership community today! Save 50% when you purchase your annual membership package and start - or continue - your fitness journey for 2018 on the path to success!

 

 

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Apr 1, 2018

Welcome back to FitFluential Radio! We've been working hard at FitFluential to ensure we bring you quality conversations packed with information, insight, and knowledge to help you improve your health, fitness, and wellness. While we're not planning to stop doing that – there are a lot of really interesting, exciting changes heading your way! We think you'll love them. Today, Kelly shares what's new and upcoming for the FitFluential Radio show.

 

What's New & Happening at FitFluential Radio:

  • Kelly will still be your primary host, but we’ll also have new co-hosts you haven’t met yet.
  • Some of our hosts will be one time co-hosts while others will be recurring.
  • We’ll also be featuring FitFluential Ambassadors
  • We’ll discuss what's missing in media publications regarding health and wellness.
  • You will not only learn more about health and wellness, but also be informed with actionable insights in every show.

 

Tell us what you want to learn, hear, or even what you’re frustrated about.

 

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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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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.

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

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Feb 28, 2018

Kelly Jones is a Board Certified Sports Dietitian, public speaker, and sports nutrition consultant that works with athletic teams, corporate wellness programs, and health professional groups She has created programs for one of the top ranked fitness clubs in the nation and is a spokesperson for USA Swimming. Additionally, Kelly runs a 4-week virtual sports nutrition course - Fit Fueling - for female athletes wanting to maximize their performance.

 

Kelly joins me today to share her experience with near-extreme dieting behaviors throughout her childhood and early adulthood. She explains how these behaviors lead to the point of feeling burned out in her dieting and fitness routine and how she overcame this feeling of fitness burnout. She also explains how she found a more balanced approach to her fitness routine, how it has affected her life, and how to use food to fuel your fitness journey.

 

“Your injury risk is very closely tied to your immune system.” - Kelly Jones

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

 

  • How she started her fitness journey
  • The most common “myth-understandings” regarding food and nutrition
  • How the wrong types of food or dieting can inevitably lead to body injury
  • Genetic links of binge-eating and eating disorders
  • How she helps people avoid feeling stressed about nutrition
  • Why the timing of your food intake is important
  • The importance of eating high-quality foods
  • The importance of having micronutrients at every meal
  • How carbohydrates affect your cut health

 

Key Takeaways:

 

  • The most common problem people have around food in their health journey is going on a diet they know they won’t maintain forever.
  • Health should be empowering and make you feel confident, not something that makes you have more negative self-talk.
  • Diversity is the spice of life - even in the foods we eat.

 

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Feb 23, 2018

Jim Emme, the CEO of NOW Foods, joins us on the show today. Jim started his career from humble beginnings – growing up on a farm in Indiana. He holds an undergraduate degree in food science and food chemistry, which initially started his career journey into the food industry.

Jim has been with NOW Foods – one of the leading providers of healthy, organic, and natural food products – for over 20 years. The company is passionate about helping people purchase healthier, natural food products and supplements at an affordable rate. NOW Foods offers a wide array of natural and organic products ranging from dietary supplements, essential oils and diffusers, as well as gluten-free, organic, and non-GMO food products and supplements.

Today, Jim joins us on the show to share his story – his passion – for helping foodies throughout the country find affordable healthy food options.

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Feb 22, 2018

Chris and Heidi Powell are a power couple in the fitness world. Chris and Heidi both worked on ABC’s popular documentary style series called “Extreme Weight Loss”. It’s a show where Chris and Heidi help a select number of unhealthy and overweight individuals become better versions of themselves.

The problem was, they could only help a small group of people at once and receiving 400,000 emails over the course of five years made them feel the need to address this problem. They decided to make an app called the Transform App, which they describe as an app that makes people feel like they are getting both Chris and Heidi in their pocket. It has a lot of features, but its main attraction is how it can be tailored towards each user.

Today, Chris and Heidi tells us all about their new app, its quirks and perks, as well as why it’s their most ambitious project yet.

 

"If your plan is not sustainable, your goal is not attainable.” Chris & Heidi Powell

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why the new app is like a one on one session with an actual trainer.
  • Why they believe there’s no such thing as maintenance.
  • How long it took them to shoot their many videos for the app.
  • The kind of content you’ll get as well as why there’s no excuse not to follow their guide.
  • Do you need to be perfect in your diet and routine?
  • Can you have a healthy diet with fast food?
  • Their advice for motivation and why it's not something that magically happens.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • You can eat junk food and still stay on track.
  • Surround yourself with visual “why’s” so you will always be motivated.

 

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Feb 20, 2018

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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Feb 19, 2018

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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Feb 13, 2018

Lindsay Manfredi is part of the band COLD, the people behind the riff audio for FitFluential Radio. Kelly met Lindsay in 2008 back when social media was still very new. Lindsay has wanted to be in the entertainment industry since she was 21 years of age and she literally lived the kind of life people associate with a rock band that’s always traveling and performing. She literally drank lots of alcohol and ate fast-food whenever it was available. This was how her days went until she realized she was overweight and had no muscle in her body.

She didn’t want to look like that on stage so she joined a fitness program called CURVES. She has since lost the weight and maintained a fit lifestyle comprised mostly of short workout sessions and meditation.

Today, Lindsay tells us what it’s like to be in a band and adopt a healthy lifestyle at the same time, the equipment she brings along during her road trips, and tells us why meditation is much more important than people give it credit.

"Over exercising is very much an issue as far as like how your body reacts to things.” Lindsay Manfredi

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Lindsay did what it takes to incorporate a healthy lifestyle while playing for her band. She mostly brought portable weights, resistance bands, and a yoga mat.
  • She also says you have to make sure you bring healthy food along the way and best prepare them before you go on a road trip. There are plenty of healthy snacks available in supermarkets or you can snack on some healthy nuts. She also drinks a lot of water every day.
  • Lindsay also reads a lot of books on the road. Among them are books that promote meditation
  • Meditation is an important aspect of fitness. Meditation keeps you grounded.
  • Meditation is the new black. Look into it and try it.
  • You're not what you eat, you're what you think about what you eat.
  • If she has trouble sleeping at night, she would pop in some good meditation music. She says 7-8 hours of sleep a day is necessary to do what she does every day.

Key Takeaways:

  • So many people don't put themselves first because they think it's selfish. If you're not healthy and doing this for yourself then nobody around you is going to be happy.
  • Sometimes it's alright to indulge. Life is meant to be enjoyed. Health and fitness is about maintaining balance and not about punishment.

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Feb 10, 2018

Jill Miller is an integrated teacher, trainer, and Roll Model method practitioner. She’s the creator of Yoga Tune Up, a form of corrective exercised geared towards helping people who experience all sorts of pain throughout their body on a daily basis. She started this type of exercise when she saw people breaking down, unable to understand how their body works in the context of movement.

Today, Jill tells us how she developed eating disorders throughout her school life, what jump started her interest in getting fit and healthy, the people behind her current mindset towards wellness, and the beginnings of Yoga Tune Up.

 

“Looking better in your body is a byproduct of you being at peace with yourself and be willing to play.” Jill Miller

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Jill was never the girl who moves a lot when she was a kid. She was overweight and had become aware of it when she was 11. She lost weight but became anorexic and then bulimic until junior college.
  • Her mindset changed when she went to a shiatsu school and when she met Glenn Black, a human movement teacher and body worker.
  • She defines self-care as being aware of how you treat yourself and your body.
  • Anorexia and bulimia are the leading cause of death for teenage women.
  • She doesn’t teach aesthetic-based fitness but body sense-based fitness.
  • There are these blind spots we tunnel over thru training or lifestyle that could hold the key to improving performance, getting better sleep, and just overall fixing the way our body responds to everyday stimuli.
  • The fascia is basically comprised of different fibers and fluids. It is the body’s wetsuit as it helps bind muscles together.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Live better in your body, not look better in your body.
  • People are in pain. Nobody doesn't have some little compliant and that little complaint can be rewired, reframed, and re-experience so there is no feedback in the pain sector of their body.
  • When you want to know more about your anatomy, you either want to improve performance or you got busted and something hurts.

 

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Feb 8, 2018

Dr. Stephen Cabral is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor whose passion for health and wellness stemmed from having experienced severe health complications at the young age of 17. Over fifty doctors and one hundred different treatment protocols couldn’t find out what was wrong with his body and it appeared all hope was lost. It wasn’t until he found the concept of alternative medicine from a doctor who specializes in natural and functional medicine that he began his recovery process. He has since devoted his life to helping others rebalance their bodies and renew their health.

In this episode, Dr. Stephen Cabral describes his journey into health and wellness that started with his health problems. He shares the doctors he consulted with, the procedures that didn’t work for him, and when he finally found out how to cure his illness. He also explains what a typical day at his clinic looks like, the common patients he encounters, and shares some of his thoughts on self-diagnosis and analysis paralysis.

 

“Everyone has a genetic predisposition, but that doesn't mean it has to be your destiny.” Dr. Stephen Cabral

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Where his fitness journey started.
  • Why a blood test isn't enough to determine your health.
  • What he notices in his patients when they start working with him.
  • The first step in taking the journey in finding out what's wrong.
  • The common problems he sees when patients come to him.
  • His thoughts on doing a ketogenic diet.
  • An example treatment for typical patients.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • The body will heal itself when you discover, replace, and remove your deficiencies and toxicities
  • There's a time and place for every form of medicine, but we can't have every person fit in one little, nice, neat bucket.
  • 95% of all health issues are lifestyle and environment created.
  • Inflammation is a really good symptom, not a disease. It tells you there's something wrong deep within your body

 

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Jan 29, 2018

Amanda Tress is a digital marketing consultant, mom of two wonderful children, and a personal trainer. Her passion revolves around improving the health and wellness of her clients. She’s been doing this for over ten years and transformed so many lives, more than just the physical aspect, but also when it comes to self-esteem and having a positive mindset.

Today, Amanda tells us how she got into this type of career, her struggles of maintaining her level of fitness after having her first child, what she advises to her clients when they come to her the first time, and provide some tips on how to keep the family as fit and healthy as they can get.

 

“When I had my kids, I really wanted to set a foundation and develop healthy lifestyle habits as early as possible.” Amanda Tress

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Amanda, though an athlete and enthusiastic about exercise, lacked understanding of nutrition. Because of this, she was physically strong but had plenty of health issues particularly on her blood sugar.
  • After learning about nutrition, she also found out about intermittent fasting and she never looked back.
  • Being a personal trainer doesn’t mean she gets to exercise whenever she wants. Often times, her time is divided between training her clients and taking care of her family which leaves little time for her own fitness activities.
  • Every single person is different. Your lifestyle affects how much success you're going to have specially when it comes to fitness.
  • Being fit is not always about doing the best exercise or having the perfect diet. Sometimes you have to find out what’s causing you to have health issues first before you proceed to move forward.
  • Amanda tells us what worked for her before she had kids didn’t work after. She had to adjust without sacrificing her family or her fitness.
  • She motivates her clients by telling them to maintain a positive perspective and to set long-term goals.
  • Even stopping to consider what we're thankful for one time can reduce cortisol levels by 23% which is important for weight loss and overall wellness.
  • When eating treats, it’s important to teach your kids not to eat them mindlessly. Lay down some rules on when to eat them and why.
  • Probiotics are good but not all probiotics are created equal. Do your research before buying anything for health purposes.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Being strong is more important than being pretty.
  • Sometimes we just need a little bit of an intermission from all the busyness of life.

 

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Jan 27, 2018

Laurel Wassner is the first cancer survivor to win an Ironman Triathlon. Her story is no different than most survivors, only that she was diagnosed the year after she graduated college and when she was at the prime of her health. It took her six months’ worth of chemotherapy plus five long years of recovery to get back into fighting shape. Before she fully recovered, Laurel worked as a photographer’s intern and photo editor until she made a career out of being a triathlete in 2008. She competed twice at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii and is currently training to compete again this year.

In this episode, Laurel shares her cancer survival story. She describes what it was like to hear she had an awful disease at such a young age and how it changed her perspective on life. She also explains the kind of training regimen she did post-chemotherapy as well as her diet, and shares tips for those who aspire to be triathletes.

 

“The best way to learn is learning from someone who's done it before.” Laurel Wassner

 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What's missing with today's generation in terms of fitness?
  • How finding out she had cancer affected her and her thoughts on acquiring it despite having a fit lifestyle.
  • The type of training she did to get her fitness back.
  • How she mentally trained to be strong throughout her ordeal.
  • Why you don't need those who weren't there with you during your worst.
  • What her diet was like post-chemo.
  • What does a typical day look like to her?
  • How much food does a triathlete need on a daily basis?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Being with a group can help motivate you to train and they might even lend you gear for competition.
  • You have to make choices. You can go down the negative road or the positive one. Sometimes, however, you're too tired to take the positive road and that's fine.

 

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