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Holding the Ladder in Sport and Leadership
Episode #74- Dr. David Tenney, Director- High Performance, Austin FC (MLS franchise), Austin, Texas

Holding the Ladder in Sport and Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 62:54


Dr. David Tenney is the High Performance Director for Austin FC in Major League Soccer (MLS). He has a wealth of major league sport experience, including several successful seasons in MLS, and a long history in soccer in the U.S. and internationally. He joined Austin FC after three years as the first High Performance Director for the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s Orlando Magic (2017-2020) following 11 seasons in MLS. During Tenney's stewardship of the Magic's high performance department, the Magic made back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time since 2012. Tenney joined the Orlando Magic after nine seasons (2009-2017) with the Seattle Sounders, serving as High Performance Director for the 2017 season, after previous stints as Sports Science & Performance Manager (2015-2016) and Head Fitness Coach (2009-2014). While with the Sounders, the team won the MLS Cup (2016), the U.S. Open Cup four times (2009-2012), and made the MLS Playoffs in nine consecutive years (2009-2017). During his time in Seattle, Tenney created the Sounders Sports Science Summit, which has become a leading sports science conference. Prior to joining the Sounders, Tenney served as both Fitness and Goalkeeper coach with Sporting Kansas City (then known as the Kansas City Wizards) for two seasons (2007-2008). Before joining Sporting Kansas City, Tenney held the same dual role of Goalkeeper Coach and Head Fitness Coach with the George Mason University men's and women's teams for two (2) seasons (2004-2006). In 2006, the George Mason men's team advanced to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament for the first time in 12 years. During that period, Tenney served as the Director of Girls Olympic Development Program (ODP) for the state of Maryland, while also serving as the head of fitness and youth technical director for the Washington Freedom SC. Tenney played collegiate soccer at Virginia Tech (the Hokies) from 1989-1991, serving as team captain during his final two seasons. As goalkeeper, he was voted Metro Conference Tournament Defensive Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 1989. Additionally, Tenney played for several lower division teams in Germany and with various U.S. indoor soccer teams, ending his career with the Baltimore Blast (1998- 2000) of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). Tenney earned a Master's degree in Exercise Science-performance enhancement from California University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor's degree in Coaching Science from George Mason University. He also holds a Czech Republic "A" coaching license. He is also a certified National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) performance enhancement specialist and a Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach (CSCS). He earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Development and Leadership from the University of Arizona Global Campus in 2022. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tim-rice4/support

Critical Mass Radio Show
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Greg LeFever, Founder & CEO of IMpowered Women's Fitness & Workplace Wellness Solutions (Episode 1404)

Critical Mass Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 22:36


Coach Greg LeFever has over twenty-five years' experience in the fitness industry. His experience includes Founder / CEO of IMpowered Women's Fitness, Orange County's premier women-only fitness and wellness organization, Founder / CEO of Workplace Wellness Solutions, specializing in onsite employee benefit wellness programs of various fitness, yoga, leadership education, nutrition consultation, and mindfulness. He is also the Founder / President of Empowered Youth Life Style, a nonprofit company focusing on life skills and leadership skills for teens. Mr. LeFever holds an MBA from Concordia University Irvine, BA with Finance emphasis from Cal State Fullerton, and Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) certification from National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). -- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com. Catch up on past Critical Mass Business Talk Show interviews... YouTube: https://lnkd.in/gHKT2gmF LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/g2PzRhjQ Podbean: https://lnkd.in/eWpNVRi Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/gRd_863w Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gruexU6m #orangecountyca #mastermind #ceopeergroups #peergroups #peerlearning

Brawn Body Health and Fitness Podcast
Brad Thorpe & Derek Millender: Isometric Training and Application of the Isophit Device

Brawn Body Health and Fitness Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 67:23


In this episode of the Brawn Body Health and Fitness Podcast, Dan is joined by Derek Milender, Head Strength Coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Brad Thorpe, founder of Isophit, to discuss isometric training and the use of the Isophit Device for Isometric training. The episode reviews benefits of isometric training, considerations, types of isometric contractions, and more! Brad Thorpe is a husband, father, inventor, and lover of life. his mission is simple – create health. change lives. give back. as a graduate from the resistance training specialist mastery program (2006) and muscle activation techniques specialist program (2006), brad became the 21st specialist in the world with the combined rtsm and mat designations. he has spent the last two decades of his life in service to his clients, obsessing over their health, wellbeing, and desired achievements, and has performed over 40,000 one-on-one client training hours. Brad is extremely passionate about the benefits of isometrics and revels in the opportunity to share this passion with others. He has spoken at various events throughout North America, including the Toronto Blue Jays Annual Spring Meeting, University of Toronto's Family & Community Medicine program, and the Fitness Modelling International Guild. His passion has also inspired a variety of organizations to implement isometric-based strength training programs through his consulting work with organizations such as Volleyball Canada's Centre of Excellence, Hockey Canada's Program of Excellence, The Stop Concussions Foundation, and Spot 6 Model Management. For more on Brad Isophit, check out @isophit on social media! Derek Millender was named Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers in August 2013. Millender is responsible for coordinating the team's in-season and off-season performance testing and monitoring, and strength and conditioning. Millender also incorporates other training programs such as yoga and Pilates into player individualized programs. In addition to developing in-season programs, he works individually with each player during the offseason to prepare them for the rigors of an NBA season. He also works with a registered dietician closely to recommend the right foods at the right time (Nutrient Timing), along with supplement recommendation. Millender is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach * D with Distinction (10yrs as a certified strength and conditioning coach) a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and is also a Sports Performance Coach through United States Weightlifting (USAW). For more on Derek, you can find him at https://thenbsca.com/author/derek-millender/ To keep up to date with everything Dan is doing on the podcast, be sure to subscribe and follow @brawnbody on social media! Episode Sponsors: MedBridge: https://www.medbridgeeducation.com/brawn-body-training or Coupon Code "BRAWN" for 40% off your annual subscription! CTM Band: https://ctm.band/collections/ctm-band coupon code "BRAWN10" = 10% off! TRX: trxtraining.com coupon code "TRX20BRAWN" = 20% off Red Light Therapy through Hooga Health: hoogahealth.com coupon code "brawn" = 12% off Ice shaker affiliate link: https://www.iceshaker.com?sca_ref=1520881.zOJLysQzKe Training Mask: "BRAWN" = 20% off at checkout https://www.trainingmask.com?sca_ref=2486863.iestbx9x1n Make sure you SHARE this episode with a friend who could benefit from the information we shared! Check out everything Dan is up to, including blog posts, fitness programs, and more by clicking here: https://linktr.ee/brawnbodytraining Liked this episode? Leave a 5-star review on your favorite podcast platform! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/daniel-braun/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/daniel-braun/support

Brawn Body Health and Fitness Podcast
Dr. Brent Brookbush: The Brookbush Institute: Evidence-Based Approach to Training and Therapy

Brawn Body Health and Fitness Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 73:05


In this episode of the Brawn Body Health and Fitness Podcast, Dan is joined by Dr. Brent Brookbush, Founder of the Brookbush Institute, to discuss an evidence-based approach to training and physical therapy. Brent goes into detail on statistics, assumptions, the importance of a system, and so many other incredible details! This is a DON'T MISS episode for any personal trainer, strength coach, chiro, physical therapist, or other movement expert. Dr. Brent Brookbush has been an impassioned human movement professional since 1998, and an impassioned educator since 2004. Dedicated to the optimization of education in the industry, he has been a resource for industry giants like New York Sports Clubs (TSI), Equinox, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), SHAPE Magazine, Power Plate, BeachBody, Concordia University Chicago (CUC), and many more. As the founder and CEO of the Brookbush Institute, he has led the development of an education platform that puts 160+ evidence-based, accredited courses, and 3 certifications, in the palm of your hand, for a fraction of the cost of comparable courses and certifications in the industry. The Brookbush Institute continues to innovate with the intent of building the education platform all of us wish existed. Outside of his duties as CEO, Dr. Brookbush continues to consult and practice as a physical therapist and personal trainer in New York City. For more on Dr. Brookbush and the Brookbush Institute, click the link below! https://brookbushinstitute.com/?utm_source=External&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=DanielBraun **Dan is a member of the Brookbush Institute and has been for over a year. Dan learned valuable insights from the Brookbush courses and holds the CPT and HMS certifications through the Brookbush Institute. He highly recommends the Brookbush Institute to ALL looking to expand their knowledge of movement, exercise, and manual therapy. To keep up to date with everything we are currently doing on the podcast, be sure to subscribe and follow @brawnbody on social media! Episode Sponsors: CTM Band: https://ctm.band/collections/ctm-band coupon code "BRAWN10" = 10% off! TRX: trxtraining.com coupon code "TRX20BRAWN" = 20% off Red Light Therapy through Hooga Health: hoogahealth.com coupon code "brawn" = 12% off Ice shaker affiliate link: https://www.iceshaker.com?sca_ref=1520881.zOJLysQzKe Training Mask: "BRAWN" = 20% off at checkout https://www.trainingmask.com?sca_ref=2486863.iestbx9x1n Make sure you SHARE this episode with a friend who could benefit from the information we shared! Check out everything Dan is up to, including blog posts, fitness programs, and more by clicking here: https://linktr.ee/brawnbodytraining Liked this episode? Leave a 5-star review on your favorite podcast platform! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/daniel-braun/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/daniel-braun/support

Brawn Body Health and Fitness Podcast
Derek Millender: Journey to Becoming an NBA Strength Coach, Strength Training for Basketball Players, and More!

Brawn Body Health and Fitness Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 61:37


In this episode of the Brawn Body Health and Fitness Podcast, Dan is joined by Derek Milender, Head Strength Coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers, to discuss his journey from Pensacola, Florida to Head Strength Coach for an NBA team. Derek shares every step of his journey, from his initial interest in basketball to his transition into the NBA. Derek also discusses essential factors to consider while training basketball players from a strength & conditoning perspective. Derek Millender was named Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers in August 2013. He was previously the Cavaliers' assistant strength and conditioning coach for three seasons. Millender is responsible for coordinating the team's in-season and off-season performance testing and monitoring, and strength and conditioning. Millender also incorporates other training programs such as yoga and Pilates into player individualized programs. In addition to developing in-season programs, he works individually with each player during the offseason to prepare them for the rigors of an NBA season. He also works with a registered dietician closely to recommend the right foods at the right time (Nutrient Timing), along with supplement recommendation. Prior to joining the Cavaliers, he was the head strength and conditioning coach for Cleveland State University from 2007-10. He also spent two years in the Cleveland Indians organization (2006 Mahoning Valley Scrappers (A), 2007 Akron Aeros (AA)). The Pensacola, Florida native completed his undergrad studies in 2004 at the University of South Alabama and earned his Master's Degree in Exercise Science from Cleveland State University in 2010. Millender is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach * D with Distinction (10yrs as a certified strength and conditioning coach) a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and is also a Sports Performance Coach through United States Weightlifting (USAW). He resides in Cleveland, Ohio. For more on Derek, you can find him on Instagram @derekmillender or check out https://thenbsca.com/author/derek-millender/ To keep up to date with everything we are currently doing on the podcast, be sure to subscribe and follow @brawnbody on social media! Episode Sponsors: CTM Band- https://ctm.band/collections/ctm-band coupon code "BRAWN10" = 10% off! TRX- trxtraining.com coupon code "TRX20BRAWN" = 20% off Red Light Therapy through Hooga Health: hoogahealth.com coupon code "brawn" = 12% off Ice shaker affiliate link: https://www.iceshaker.com?sca_ref=1520881.zOJLysQzKe Make sure you SHARE this episode with a friend who could benefit from the information we shared! Check out everything Dan is up to, including blog posts, fitness programs, and more by clicking here: https://linktr.ee/brawnbodytraining Liked this episode? Leave a 5-star review on your favorite podcast platform! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/daniel-braun/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/daniel-braun/support

The Wellness Paradox
Pre & Postnatal: the no-longer niche population w/Brittany Citron

The Wellness Paradox

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 46:29


If you really stop and think about it, the vast majority of female clients fit pros work with are either pre- or postnatal. Many young adult females will have children in the future, while many others have already had children. This makes the pre/postnatal population one of the largest special populations for fitness professionals to work with, representing a significant business and healthcare opportunity.Despite this fact, most fitness professionals are ill-prepared to work with these women, as significant gaps exist in both the research and dissemination of education about exercise with pre/postnatal population. Our guest in episode 64, Brittany Citron, recognized this gap after her own pregnancy fitness experience and decide to do something about it. Brittany is the founder of PROnatal Fitness – an evidence-based pre & postnatal fitness education company. Their primary line of business is to provide evidence-based education to fitness professionals on how to safely and effectively work with their clients in the pre and postnatal period.PROnatal Fitness' unique approach to exercise during pregnancy amounts to training for pregnancy, and the postnatal period, as distinct events with their own specific demands and challenges, both physically and mentally. In effect, PROnatal “periodizes” the pregnancy process, just as an athlete periodizes their training for a “peak” part of their season. This perspective is quite intriguing and innovative.Our conversation covers a wide range of topics associated with coaching the pre and postnatal client. We'll explore myths/misconceptions, best practices, and the opportunities that exist helping people navigate “the event of a lifetime,” as Brittany puts it. Most certainly a high mileage conversation here given the number of people that can be helped by evidence-based pre and postnatal fitness instruction and coaching.Show Notes Page: https://www.wellnessparadoxpod.com/podcast/episode/64 Our Guest: Brittany Citron Brittany is a former corporate marketing executive turned fitness entrepreneur and the founder of PROnatal Fitness – an evidence-based pre & postnatal fitness education company. Her career change came after experiencing firsthand the significant void in evidence-based pre & postnatal exercise information and resources during her first pregnancy. Today, PROnatal Fitness has educated thousands of health & fitness professionals across the globe in its unique “Performance Training Approach,” which focuses on training for the pregnancy journey like the major athletic event that it is.In addition to overseeing the company's operations, Brittany is also a national fitness presenter and the co-author of 5 courses, including the company's signature “Pre/Postnatal Performance training Specialist Course.” She holds a BBA from the University of Michigan, a Personal Training Certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), a Group Fitness Certification from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), and several pre and postnatal specializations, including Program Design, Corrective Exercise, and Diastasis and Pelvic Floor rehabilitation. Brittany lives in New York City with her husband and two children but makes frequent trips back to her home state of Michigan, especially to her favorite city – Ann Arbor. GO BLUE!

The Health First Podcast
Update - National Academy of Spots Medicine (NASM) Partnership

The Health First Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 1:17


Platinum Training Institute are now the International Partner of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) for Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. Check out the range of courses HERE. Also, if you have any questions just email info@platinumtraininginstitute.com Health First, Team PTI. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/platinum-ti/message

Starting Over @40 Podcast
SPAP EP 27: Being Your Own Advocate For Health & Wellness

Starting Over @40 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 41:58


In this episode, I sit down and chat with Reiki Master Porsha C. Jackson and she shares with us her story of how she became her biggest wellness advocate and took charge of her health! Porsha C. Jackson (she/her/hers) is a Certified Usui Reiki Practitioner and Holistic Wellness Coach from Oakland, CA. Her business, Wellness By PCJ, is both a personal healing testimony and a platform to educate and encourage those most affected by health disparities on how to reclaim and preserve their health through simple, affordable, holistic and sustainable wellness solutions. Porsha helps clients improve their well being from “The Inside, Outside and Beyond” - the inside through diet and nutrition, the outside through movement, stretch and flexibility, and beyond through Reiki energy healing, meditation and breath work. Porsha's journey to health and wellness started in 2019 while grappling with a 3 month, life altering health scare. Sick, tired and in pain, Porsha decided to unsubscribe from the suffering by becoming her own champion for healing. She turned to holistic and ancestral healing practices and committed herself to living a happier, healthier and stress-free life. She converted to a plant-based diet and a regular fitness routine, prioritized rest and stillness and adopted a daily practice of mindfulness, gratitude and spiritual grounding. Porsha's commitment to growth and healing changed her life both physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. In 2021 Porsha launched Wellness By PCJ to provide hope, encouragement, resources and support to others, especially for those within BIPOC or underserved communities. Prior to her career in wellness, Porsha was active in nonprofit and community engagement work. She received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Public Relations fromThe University of Southern Mississippi in 2006. Porsha is currently studying Nutritional Counseling and Stretch and Flexibility through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Website: www.wellnessbypcj.com TikTok: @mspcj Instagram: @wellnessbypcj Facebook: @wellnessbypcj

Fuel the Fight
Matt Hesse University of Health & Performance

Fuel the Fight

Play Episode Play 30 sec Highlight Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 37:44


Matt Hesse is Founder and President of the University of Health & Performance (UHPFitness has always been Matt's passion - both in practice and in study. After fracturing his neck wrestling, Matt made the most of the downtime and dedicated himself to learning everything he could about exercise, nutrition, and supplementation. After completing four years in the Army, Matt not only solidified his belief in the importance of exercise in daily life, but saw how discipline, service, and hard work are core values that transcend every facet of our lives.At the heart of Matt's company is the “Virtuous Circle,” built on the belief that some of a brand's financial success is invested in purpose-driven causes that engage communities and employees at the heart-level. This in turn drives customer loyalty and employee retention, with increased brand reputation being a secondary benefit. Matt created the FitOps Foundation, which provides veterans with a full scholarship to become National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified personal trainers and helps them start new careers in the fitness industry. Learn more about the University of Health & Performance here:https://www.university-hp.com/founding-visionYou can find Matt on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-hesse-20a8927/and Instagram:@matt_hesse

Mother of Reinvention
Work Your Edge To Transform Your Life With Tara Garrison

Mother of Reinvention

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 50:01


Tara Garrison is a living embodiment of tapas - the Yogic concept of the "burning enthusiasm" that's associated with discipline and, well, sweat. As a mom of four and a holistic health and fitness coach, Tara does not gloss over the fact that she works HARD in the gym. But it's also evident how much she loves it - and the life she's created through it. Listen on to hear Tara share her thoughts about the hormonal benefits of strength training, how (and why) to try intermittent fasting, incorporating Keto on a short-term basis, and how, when you really commit to showing up for yourself and working your edge, it can change everything. About Tara Garrison Tara Garrison is the founder of HIGHER, a High Performance Health Coaching company that includes training, nutrition, biohacking and mindset coaching. She has helped many celebrities, professional athletes, and top executives optimize their health. Tara is also the creator of the popular Keto In & Out System, in which she teaches how to “Do Keto. Not Forever” to optimize metabolism, brain power, athletic performance and physique. Her new book, Short-Term Keto, explains this concept of metabolic flexibility in detail. She is the host of the Inside Out Health Podcast, in which she interviews world-class health experts from all over the world. Tara is a mom of 4, avid weightlifter, Boston Marathoner and lover of nature. You can find her daily on Instagram as @coachtaragarrison, where she shares the inner workings of her life, health education and motivation. She is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), International College of Applied Nutrition and Strength (ICANS), is a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), Certified Neurotyping Coach and a Metabolic Analytics practitioner. Episode Links Website: taragarrison.com Instagram: instagram.com/coachtaragarrison Facebook: facebook.com/coachtaragarrison YouTube: youtube.com/coachtaragarrison Twitter: twitter.com/coachtarag LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/coachtaragarrison

I AM Healthy & Fit
Raise Your Standards with Fitness Maverick Neal Spruce

I AM Healthy & Fit

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 55:31


Neal Spruce, a former champion bodybuilder, through the strategic alignment of resources has founded, owned, operated, and partnered to build some of the largest and most successful fitness brands in the business such as Gold's Gym, Apex Fitness, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the bodybugg (winner in 2005 of “Best of What's New in Personal Health in the U.S.” awarded by Popular Science), and 24Hour Fitness, among others. Most recently, Neal developed the evidence-based fitness programming company, dotFIT Worldwide, joined the NASM advisory board, and became an investment partner for fibr, the one-stop-shop for everything the fitness industry needs. His vision and deep understanding of creating resources for club operators and fitness professionals have led him to be one of the most respected entrepreneurs in the industry.Spruce delivers more than 100 lectures annually on sports and fitness topics. He has been a featured speaker on more than 300 radio and television talk shows and hosted his own television fitness show in San FranciscoWebsite:https://www.dotfit.comLinkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/neal-spruce-319243a9?original_referer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2FInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/nealspruce/?hl=en

The Self Help Antidote
Leading by Example: Belief, Authenticity and Purpose

The Self Help Antidote

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 46:03 Transcription Available


This is a special episode.  I get to speak with my friend, mentor and former boss, Neal Spruce.  I was working in my first management role in the health and fitness industry.  Our company, a small Gold's Gym chain in the New York/New Jersey area, took on a new program, APEX Fitness. n We were looking to offer a more complete nutritional solution to our members.  I was sent to a five-day educational seminar to learn more about Apex on an educational and operational level.  What I got was far more than an education.  Neal was the founder and CEO of Apex.  He was also the lead presenter for that school.  What I did not realize at the time was that I was about to step into an environment of complete belief, direction, and purpose.  I was never the same.  I went back to work not just with the intention of growing the businesses but creating a cause.  It was a fortunate time in my life.  The owner of Gold's Gym helped me reframe who I thought I was.  When I met Neal, he gave me a glimpse into who I believed I could become.  It was those circumstances, and meeting Neal that would lead me to become the Director of Professional Development for the National Academy of Sports Medicine, just a few years later.  It's not an exaggeration to say that the people Neal attracted and the movement he created shaped the industry.   In this episode Neal shares what he has learned about leadership, culture, wellbeing, and infectious authenticity over the course of his extraordinary career.  Neal Spruce is the founder and CEO of dotFIT Worldwide.  He is an author, licensed teacher, researcher, bodybuilding champion, consultant, and speaker.  He is the former owner and chairman of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).  Neal and our team spent over a decade growing NASM into a global leader in providing evidence-based certifications.  His partnerships and work in the fitness industry extend wide and deep.  He is an icon who has passionately impacted countless lives, including my own.   Enjoy!

Unfazed with TazzyPhe
FASTING AND FITNESS ft. Jabeen Jabbar aka Coach Jabz

Unfazed with TazzyPhe

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 33:58


Coach Jabs, Jabeen Jabbar is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), a Group Personal Trainer Specialist (GPTS), a Youth Exercises Specialist (YES), and also a Mental Toughness Coach from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). She is the founder of Jabs Fit Lab, an online fitness hub for women based out of San Diego, California. Find her @ https://linktr.ee/Jabsfitlab  IG: @jabsfitlab This episode was sponsored by PlanEvents.CA   --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unfazedwithtazzyphe/support

Breaking Beta
Enkiri Elite Fitness | How to be a Hybrid Athlete

Breaking Beta

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 64:58


Breaking Beta is a podcast dedicated to men's physical, mental and spiritual development. Check out the show ⬇️https://linktr.ee/breakingbetaIn today's podcast episode, I have a conversation with Alec of Enkiri Elite Fitness. Alec is a lifelong athlete and fitness enthusiast who's passion for optimizing physical health/fitness and maximizing athletic ability have long made him a dedicated student of all things physical culture.Alec began lifting weights in 2007 originally as a means of improving his athletic performance on the playing field, but he quickly fell in love with the process of building muscle and strength for its own sake. Over the next several years he began learning all he could about the execution of safe and effective barbell training, along with the theories and processes of building muscle, greatly improving maximal strength, and bolstering athletic performance through improved conditioning levels and enhanced power production.Over the years Alec has avidly studied the work of many successful and highly influential strength & conditioning coaches and dissected and tested the methods of countless other notable personal trainers as well. He has studied kinesiology, nutrition & dietetics, sport psychology, and human anatomy both at the university level as well as extensively on his own to satisfy his own curiosities and thirst for knowledge. In 2011 he earned his personal training certification through the highly renowned National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Since then he has helped hundreds of clients reach their fitness goals, from athletes looking to run a faster 40 yard dash, to average Joes just looking to put on a little bit of muscle and strength, to older adults looking to maintain a high quality of life.

No Gimmicks Just Sweat
Episode 33: Matt Gavin - runner & NASM certified personal trainer

No Gimmicks Just Sweat

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2022 39:51


In this episode, I talk with Matt Gavin. Matt is an avid runner based in Massachusetts. While most of his time spent running is on the roads, he also loves logging miles on local trails. In addition to being an endurance athlete, Matt is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and passionate about strength training, particularly with kettlebells. Outside of his athletic pursuits, he enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, reading fantasy and sci-fi novels, and honing his juggling skills. You can find Matt on Instagram at @mattg1022 Disclaimer: If you take any advice or opinions from this podcast, you do so at your own risk. You can listen to the No Gimmicks Just Sweat Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast or wherever you get your podcast fix and don't forget to subscribe so that you are notified when the latest episode is coming out! Also, remember to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you are listening if you enjoyed this episode! Another way to support the show is to follow us on Instagram at @nogimmicksjustsweat and to follow me personally at @ericmlogan Music: Hip Hop Background Beat by Sugar Beats (used under license from PremiumBeat) Contact: eric@nogimmicksjustsweat.com

No Gimmicks Just Sweat
Episode 33: Matt Gavin - runner & NASM certified personal trainer

No Gimmicks Just Sweat

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2022 39:51


In this episode, I talk with Matt Gavin. Matt is an avid runner based in Massachusetts. While most of his time spent running is on the roads, he also loves logging miles on local trails. In addition to being an endurance athlete, Matt is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and passionate about strength training, particularly with kettlebells. Outside of his athletic pursuits, he enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, reading fantasy and sci-fi novels, and honing his juggling skills. You can find Matt on Instagram at @mattg1022 Disclaimer: If you take any advice or opinions from this podcast, you do so at your own risk. You can listen to the No Gimmicks Just Sweat Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast or wherever you get your podcast fix and don't forget to subscribe so that you are notified when the latest episode is coming out! Also, remember to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you are listening if you enjoyed this episode! Another way to support the show is to follow us on Instagram at @nogimmicksjustsweat and to follow me personally at @ericmlogan Music: Hip Hop Background Beat by Sugar Beats (used under license from PremiumBeat) Contact: eric@nogimmicksjustsweat.com

IQ PODCASTS
Dr. Robert Goldman LIVE on The Brett Davis Podcast Ep 375

IQ PODCASTS

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2022 24:32


DR. ROBERT M. GOLDMAN MD, PHD, DO, FAASP.World Chairman-International Medical Commission.Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board-A4M.Founder & Chairman-International Sports Hall of Fame.Co-Founder & Chairman-World Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.President Emeritus-National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).Chairman-U.S. Sports Academy's Board of Visitors He has a 6th degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate and 7th Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do, Chinese weapons expert, and world champion athlete with over 20 world strength records and has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records.

It Just Takes One
Live! Pain Free: Your Journey to Move Better l Jacqueline Gikow, #46

It Just Takes One

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 41:27


  If you are tired of hurting and have an inability to enjoy the things you used to... If you are open to a holistic, natural approach to pain relief… If you are curious about how you can relieve your pain… And if you are ready to make a commitment to your well-being… Then you are going to enjoy this episode. Today, Jacqueline Gikow joins me to for a fascinating conversation about what it takes to live a pain free life. She is the recent bestselling author of Live! Pain Free: Your Journey to Move Better, and offers a path to apply the lessons she has learned, to yourself.   ----------------- Jacqueline Gikow is a movement coach and rehab specialist, health & wellness coach. The owner of Audacious Living NYC, her holistic, health and wellness practice, Jacqueline focuses on pain relief through better movement. In managing pain from her own injuries and health challenges, she is empathetic to others in pain. Jacqueline supports your determination to hurt less, get stronger, and prevent reinjury.   Jacqueline is certified as a fitness professional through the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM), as a National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach, and is a functional aging specialist (FAI). Jacqueline lives and works in New York City.        

I AM Healthy & Fit
The Science Of Fascia Training with Bill Parisi

I AM Healthy & Fit

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 60:54


Who is Bill Parisi?Bill Parisi is the Founder & CEO of Parisi Speed School.Bill Parisi is an internationally recognized expert in youth speed training who shares his enthusiasm and passion for sports performance training through presentations to business owners, athletes, and coaches every year.Since 1992, more than 1 million athletes have trained through the Parisi Training System, in over 100 facilities and health clubs worldwide.Bill has served as a consultant and/or featured lecturer for several sports-related organizations, including the NFL, USA Football, Nike, Reebok, and numerous sports industry associations such as the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Council on Exercise (ACE), and International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA).In addition to speaking, writing, and consulting, Bill has been featured on Fox Sports, ESPN, The Today Show, CNBC, ESPN the Magazine, Sporting News, The New York Times, U.S.A. Today, CBI, Men's Health and Running magazine. Social Media links:Parisi Speed SchoolInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/ParisiSpeedSchool Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ParisiSpeedSchoolYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ParisiSpeedSchool1/Fascia Training AcademyInstagram: https://instagram.com/fasciatrainingacademyFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/fasciatraining

The Chris & Sandy Show
The Chris & Sandy Show With Author & Fitness Expert Pete McCall

The Chris & Sandy Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 57:38


We had a great conversation with Author & Fitness Expert Pete McCall on The Chris & Sandy Show. We talked about many things from family, fitness, tips on exercising, sacrifices, he told some great stories to a whole lot more! We also talked abut his podcast All About Fitness and his new book Ageless Intensity. This was a powerful conversation!Pete McCall CSCS is the expert's expert, a master trainer for Core Health & Fitness (the parent company of Nautilus, StairMaster, Star Trac, and Schwinn), a content contributor for 24-Hour Fitness, and an adjunct faculty member in exercise science at both Mesa Community College and San Diego State University, who now brings his knowledge to consumers in a relatable and easy format.He is the owner and president of All About Fitness and host of the All About Fitness podcast. Multiple certifications he holds include from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and he holds a CSCS certification (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is also the author of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple. He is frequently quoted in national publications such as Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Men's Fitness, Shape, and Self and for more than a decade has educated personal trainers around the world, including teaching for both ACE and NASM, and has delivered wellness education talks for the U.S. Navy (at Naval Air Station North Island), the White House, the World Bank, the International Association of Fire Fighters, and Reebok.McCall earned his Master of Science degree in exercise science and health promotion from the California University of Pennsylvania, and he holds the Fellow in Applied Functional Science credential from the Gray Institute. A semiretired rugby player, he has played for Santa Monica Rugby Club, Potomac Athletic Club, and the Boston Irish Wolfhounds, where he was a member of the 2007 men's Division III national championship team. He lives in San Diego, CA and enjoys mountain biking, obstacle course races, hiking, keeping up with his two children, and coaching youth rugby.

THE EMBC NETWORK featuring: ihealthradio and worldwide podcasts
Baseball, Business And Digital Marketing, A Rich Discussion With Former Division One Player and Author Joey Myers

THE EMBC NETWORK featuring: ihealthradio and worldwide podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 93:16


Joey played four years of division one baseball at Fresno State from 2000-2003. He's been in the corrective movement industry since 2004, and is an expert in applying human movement principles validated by REAL Science to hitting a ball. Joey is an Amazon bestselling author (book: Catapult Loading System), has over 340 free blog posts at his website HittingPerformanceLab.com, has given away over 8,000 copies of his bestselling book, has over 34,000 email subscribers to his content, and has sold almost 30,000 online video courses, books, online lessons, and premium hitting aids. The HittingPerformanceLab.com website is ranked under 600K out of a billion sites, on Alexa.com's website traffic rankings. (UPDATE: Google just changed their algorithm, so the dropped - not good, so we're in the process of making adjustments to the site) It's also worth noting that Joey has been a member of the Fresno City Toastmasters since 2012. He holds Advanced Communicator Gold and Advanced Leader Bronze designations. He's been club President, Vice President of Education, and Treasurer.Joey Myers played four years of division one baseball at Fresno State from 2000-2003. He has a passionate curiosity for the corrective movement industry the following certifications: National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), Functional Muscle Screen (FMS), Yogafit, International Youth & Conditioning Association (IYCA), Youth Fitness Specialist (YFS1). Joey is also a member of: American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), Society of American Baseball Research (SABR), and a proud support of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). He's also an Amazon bestselling author in the Baseball Coaching niche for his book: "Catapult Loading System: How To Teach 100-Pound Hitters To Consistently Drive The Ball 300-Feet". Joey has a new book out titled, "Swing Smarter: Science Based Hitting Training Built To Understand How, Why, & Reasoning Behind It". Joey also has extensive experience in digital marketing and runs a search engine optimization agency that can be found at: https://www.leadgenerationseoservices.com/ where the focus is on the four SEO pillars of online success: 1) Google Maps, 2) Google Organic (On-site/Off-site SEO), 3) Quality link building, & 4) Measurement through data analytics. For his baseball softball website, he's doubled his daily Google organic traffic from between 75-100 to 150-200+ in 6-months. He can do the same for you. Writing Amazon bestselling books, which 3X'd his business, growing email lists from 3,500 to over 100,000 in 3-years time on Facebook, to selling over 30,000 online video courses, books, online lessons, and drop shipping products, Joey can help your business grow and scale. Recently, he's put together SOP's to train virtual assistants on doing company outreach tasks such as: lead generation, podcast, company acquisition, affiliate, and partner.

THE EMBC NETWORK featuring: ihealthradio and worldwide podcasts
Baseball, Business And Digital Marketing, A Rich Discussion With Former Division One Player and Author Joey Myers

THE EMBC NETWORK featuring: ihealthradio and worldwide podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 93:16


Joey played four years of division one baseball at Fresno State from 2000-2003. He's been in the corrective movement industry since 2004, and is an expert in applying human movement principles validated by REAL Science to hitting a ball. Joey is an Amazon bestselling author (book: Catapult Loading System), has over 340 free blog posts at his website HittingPerformanceLab.com, has given away over 8,000 copies of his bestselling book, has over 34,000 email subscribers to his content, and has sold almost 30,000 online video courses, books, online lessons, and premium hitting aids. The HittingPerformanceLab.com website is ranked under 600K out of a billion sites, on Alexa.com's website traffic rankings. (UPDATE: Google just changed their algorithm, so the dropped - not good, so we're in the process of making adjustments to the site) It's also worth noting that Joey has been a member of the Fresno City Toastmasters since 2012. He holds Advanced Communicator Gold and Advanced Leader Bronze designations. He's been club President, Vice President of Education, and Treasurer.Joey Myers played four years of division one baseball at Fresno State from 2000-2003. He has a passionate curiosity for the corrective movement industry the following certifications: National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), Functional Muscle Screen (FMS), Yogafit, International Youth & Conditioning Association (IYCA), Youth Fitness Specialist (YFS1). Joey is also a member of: American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), Society of American Baseball Research (SABR), and a proud support of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). He's also an Amazon bestselling author in the Baseball Coaching niche for his book: "Catapult Loading System: How To Teach 100-Pound Hitters To Consistently Drive The Ball 300-Feet". Joey has a new book out titled, "Swing Smarter: Science Based Hitting Training Built To Understand How, Why, & Reasoning Behind It". Joey also has extensive experience in digital marketing and runs a search engine optimization agency that can be found at: https://www.leadgenerationseoservices.com/ where the focus is on the four SEO pillars of online success: 1) Google Maps, 2) Google Organic (On-site/Off-site SEO), 3) Quality link building, & 4) Measurement through data analytics. For his baseball softball website, he's doubled his daily Google organic traffic from between 75-100 to 150-200+ in 6-months. He can do the same for you. Writing Amazon bestselling books, which 3X'd his business, growing email lists from 3,500 to over 100,000 in 3-years time on Facebook, to selling over 30,000 online video courses, books, online lessons, and drop shipping products, Joey can help your business grow and scale. Recently, he's put together SOP's to train virtual assistants on doing company outreach tasks such as: lead generation, podcast, company acquisition, affiliate, and partner.

KATHRYN FOR REAL!
EP 4: Tara Garrison | Become a Healthier, Happier You

KATHRYN FOR REAL!

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 55:13


In this episode of the Kathryn for REAL! podcast, host Kathryn Gordon is joined by Coach Tara Garrison.  Get Tara's new book... Short-Term Keto: A 4-Week Plan to Find Your Unique Carb Threshold About Tara: Tara Garrison is the founder of HIGHER, a luxury health coaching experience for high performers that includes training, nutrition, biohacking, and mindset coaching. She has helped many professional athletes, celebrities, and top executives optimize their health. She is also the creator of the popular Keto In & Out System, in which she teaches how to “Do Keto. Not Forever” to optimize metabolism, brain power, athletic performance, and physique. As the host of the Inside Out Health Podcast, she interviews world-class health and mindset experts from all over the world. Tara is a mom of four, avid weightlifter, Boston Marathoner, and lover of nature. You can find her daily on Instagram as @coachtaragarrison, where she shares the inner workings of her life, health education, and motivation. She is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), International College of Applied Nutrition and Strength (ICANS), and MI40 and is a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), Certified Neurotyping Coach, and Metabolic Analytics practitioner.

Todd Durkin IMPACT Show
Slowing Down the Aging Process | Ep. 220 with Pete McCall

Todd Durkin IMPACT Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 58:36


Does anyone else want the “aging process” to slow down? Me too! As much as I love the wisdom that comes with age, I don't love the fact that my body doesn't always feel like a young spring chicken anymore. Today's episode is all about slowing down the aging process with my good friend and entrusted colleague, Pete McCall.    Pete is an author, coach, podcaster, and he just released his new book called Ageless Intensity...Slowing the Aging Process. He is one of the top fitness experts in media publications and an avid researcher. This episode will deliver some great tips and information on how you can feel vibrant, healthy, and well as you age gracefully.   In this episode, “Slowing the Aging Process” Pete delivers great tips, hacks, and exercises to live your best life and defy age. Specifically, this is what we cover in today's episode: - Hacks to defy the aging process - Elastin, collagen, and fascia...research on slowing the aging process - Steady state workouts and how to effectively use them to help burn fat - 4 principles on ageless intensity - Top strength exercises for people who are “aging” - Final 5 tips to age gracefully   Please share this episode with your family, friends, and colleagues, and please share on your social media. Tag us at... IG/Twitter: @ToddDurkin, @AllAboutFitnesspodcast Twitter: @PeteMc_fitness FB: @ToddDurkinFQ10 #AgelessIntensity   ---   8:22 - Aging...what is it and why does it happen? Exercise creates new cells and helps slow down the aging process along with caloric intake.   10:20 - What are some of the hacks to defy gravity? Consistent exercise and HIT (High Intensity) training become a mechanism to slow the aging process.   14:16 - What has been your discovery in the research with Elastin, Collagen, and Fascia with slowing the aging process? Mixing it up the routine and adding in flexibility or bodyweight after a heavy training day. We need more yoga!   20:37 - How often do you recommend steady-state workouts? Sleep plays a big role.   27:17 - What technologies are you finding in your research that are things that combat aging or improve performance? Power training. Strength training. Kettlebells. Blood Flow restriction BFR training   33:72 - Ageless Intensity...give us a few key principles or thoughts. Metabolic fatigue. Mobility. Foundation movement patterns. Healthy Fats - HDL   40:57 - Top strength exercises. Hip thrust. Kettle Bell swings. Barbell RDL.   47:33 - One of the best things about COVID. Getting back outside into nature and going for good hikes   48:41 - Age gracefully, 5 tips to slow down the aging process.  #1. Exercise slows the aging process #2. Hydration #3. Sleep - Quality vs Quantity #4. Get good fats and lean proteins #5. Recovery    59:02 - Wrap up….Get Pete's book!   Ageless Intensity: Effective Workouts to Slow the Aging Process https://www.amazon.com/Ageless-Intensity-Effective-Workouts-Process/dp/1718200757/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=ageless+intensity&qid=1616015679&sr=8-2   ---   About Pete McCall:   Pete McCall is a personal trainer, author of Ageless Intensity: Effective Workouts to Slow the Aging Process and Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple, international presenter and host of the All About Fitness podcast. Pete delivers education and content solutions for a variety of health and fitness organizations including the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and Core Health & Fitness. Frequently quoted as a fitness expert in media publications, Pete is a sought-after media resource for accurate, in-depth insights on how to get results from exercise.    Based in Carlsbad, CA, Pete holds a master's degree in exercise science and health promotion, is a Certified Personal Trainer with ACE and NASM and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In addition to his books, Pete has authored numerous articles for fitness trade publications, exercise-science blogs and is one of a few individuals who has written textbook chapters for ACE and NASM, the two largest fitness certification organizations.     Currently, Pete is the Senior Master Trainer for StairMaster and Nautilus for Core Health and Fitness the parent company of Nautilus and StairMaster, a blogger and writer for ACE (the largest accredited non-profit personal trainer certification organization in the country where he previously worked as an exercise physiologist) and both a content creator and an online instructor for the NASM (the largest for-profit personal trainer certification organization).   www.petemccallfitness.com   Author: Smarter Workouts - The Science of Exercise Made Simple https://us.humankinetics.com/products/smarter-workouts    Author: Ageless Intensity: Effective Workouts to Slow the Aging Process https://www.amazon.com/Ageless-Intensity-Effective-Workouts-Process/dp/1718200757/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=ageless+intensity&qid=1616015679&sr=8-2   Host of the All About Fitness podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-about-fitness/id1115101341?mt=2    ---   November is IMPACT Month - We will have an array of events throughout the month to raise funds for the Durkin IMPACT Foundation and to CREATE IMPACT!   #1. Todd Durkin's IMPACT SUMMIT (Nov 7-12th) Revitalizing the Fitness Industry in these Crazy Times…& Forging What's Next for our Industry!!! 5-Days, 10 Presentations… WHO: All Trainers, coaches, and fit-pros Sign-Up TODAY...It's completely FREE!!! Check out www.todddurkin.com for more details.   #2. A Day of IMPACT at Fitness Quest 10, Saturday, November 20th!  9 am PST--TD led workout  11 am PST TD IMPACT AMPLIFIED Talk Be there...   You can also give back and donate online - 100% proceeds go to the foundation to support college-bound athletes and families in need. Additionally, your donation is completely tax-deductible.  https://todddurkin.com/impact-foundation/   ---   Today's Podcast Episode is sponsored by CarnoSyn beta-alanine   CarnoSyn® bet-alanine is an ingredient within the top pre & post-workout supplements and I use it every day. A minimum dose of 3.2g per day and up to 6.4g for faster results. Only CarnoSyn® beta-alanine is backed by over 55 scientific studies and contains zero banned substances.   To see the full list of CarnoSyn® Verified brands and to purchase, visit https://www.carnosyn.com/td/   ---   Are you a Trainer, Coach, or Fitness Business Owner seeking to make even more IMPACT in your business & life?   You are only as good as the people you surround yourself with. Level up today with my “Best in Class” MASTERMIND program for fitness professionals. I invite you to connect, share, and grow with the top coaches, trainers, and entrepreneurs in the fitness industry. My MASTERMIND is for passionate and purpose-driven fitness professionals who want to create success & significance in their personal and professional lives. If that sounds like you, visit: ToddDurkinMastermind.com to enroll or apply today. If you do so within the next 24 hours, you will receive a FREE video of one of my recent “ALL MASTERMIND” coaching calls. There are so many lost souls right now that need “our” LIGHT.  Let's make a difference together, one life at a time!    ---   Please keep your questions coming so I can highlight you on the podcast!!    If you have a burning question and want to be featured on the IMPACT show, go to www.todddurkin.com/podcast, fill out the form, and submit your questions!    ---   Follow Todd… → Instagram & Twitter: @ToddDurkin → Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ToddDurkinFQ10 → FB: @ToddDurkinFQ10   Don't forget that if you want more keys to unlock your potential and propel your success, you can order my book GET YOUR MIND RIGHT at www.todddurkin.com/getyourmindright or anywhere books are sold.   Get Your Mind Right now available on AUDIO: https://christianaudio.com/get-your-mind-right-todd-durkin-audiobook-download   Want more Motivation and Inspiration?? Sign up for my newsletter The TD Times that comes out on the 10th of every month full of great content  www.todddurkin.com   ---   ABOUT: Todd Durkin is one of the leading coaches, trainers, and motivators in the world. It's no secret why some of the world's top athletes have trained with him for nearly two decades. He's a best-selling author, a motivational speaker, and owns the legendary Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA, where he leads an amazing team of 42 teammates.   Todd is a coach on the Netflix show “STRONG” that is must-watch TV. He is a previous Jack LaLanne Award winner, a 2-time Trainer of the Year, and he runs his Todd Durkin Mastermind group of top trainers and fitness pros around the globe, coaching them with business, leadership, marketing, training, and personal growth mentorship.   Todd and his wife Melanie head up the Durkin IMPACT Foundation (501-c-3) that has raised over $250,000 since it started in 2013. 100% of all proceeds go back to kids and families in need. To learn more about Todd, visit www.ToddDurkin.com and www.FitnessQuest10.com.   Join his fire-breathing dragons' community and receive regular motivational and inspirational emails. Visit www.ToddDurkin.com and opt-in to receive his value-rich content.   Connect with Todd online in the following places: You can listen to Todd's podcast, The IMPACT Show, by going to www.todddurkin.com/podcast.

Health & Fitness Redefined
All About NASM CPT Certification and the OPT Model

Health & Fitness Redefined

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 52:37


In this episode, Rick looks at different certifications as options depending on the clientele you want to work with and shares his insights on several issues within the personal trainers industry. He outlines the pros of taking the NASM certification and concludes with his take on industry challenges that NASM and other certifications should address. TIMESTAMPS2:18   How Rick landed a role at the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)9:59   Why NASM has the best personal training certifications 14:37 What is the Optimum Performance Training (OPT) Model?24:00 Defining the scope of personal trainers in nutrition29:48 Why do some personal trainers withhold information33:51 The Good and the Bad about NASM41:47 Rick's take on how NASM can improve the field 47:26 Attracting clients through trustRick Richey, DHSc, MS, LMT has been in the fitness industry since 2002 as a certified personal trainer, training manager, educator, orthopedic massage therapist, college and university professor, fitness industry presenter, as well as a subject matter expert and talent for fitness industry educational videos and written content. He is the host of the NASM CPT Podcast with Rick Richey. Rick is regularly used by media outlets for quotes and content regarding fitness and wellness. He has also written chapters in the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Essentials of Personal Training and Corrective Exercise textbooks. He earned a Master's of Science in Exercise science and a Doctorate of Health Science and Exercise Leadership degree at the California University of Pennsylvania.

The Podolskiy Method - Parenting an Athlete
Episode 33: Coach Olaudah or simply Coach O

The Podolskiy Method - Parenting an Athlete

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 79:45


Join me for a talk with a health and fitness coach Olaudah.  In this episode Coach O delivers on how to "earn yourself", using sport as an outlet, how to be able to stand in the room of your peers and pros,  and so much more.Olaudah is a native Floridian who has spent ten years of honorable service as a member of the United States Army and is a combat veteran from Operation Just Cause (Panama) and Operation Desert Storm. He also served veterans by working with the Veteran Administration for over 12 years. He always had a passions for health and fitness from an early age, participating in many sporting and fitness endeavors. The most notable was earning the title of the National Physique Committee (NPC) Tri-State Novice Bodybuilding Championship Overall Winner and a winning member of the Army's Powerlifting Team. He has worked as a group fitness coach with Orange Theory fitness, teaching over 5000 classes and was ranked within the top 3 out of 3500 coaches in the Orange Theory franchise.  He was also a Crossfit Coach and has operated his own personal training business since 2009. Olaudah has a Bachelor's of Science (BS) degree, holds a fitness certification through The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and is a certified Correctional Exercise Specialist (CES). He believes in being a positive, motivating force in helping others achieve their life, health and fitness aspirations. Olaudah has lived in the Naples area for the past 12 years with his amazingly beautiful wife and is the proud father of five of the most beautiful kids.SHOW LESSComments are turned off. Learn more

The Unveiled Patriot with Travis Masterbone
EP 12: Mandates & The National Academy Of Sports Medicine

The Unveiled Patriot with Travis Masterbone

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 36:55


This episode is short and sweet. The rise in opposition to vaccine mandates is becoming more and more apparent. Southwest airlines, police officers, fire fighters, In-n-Out and of course Kyrie Irving are taking their stands! In my opinion… rightfully fucking so! I didn't understand fully until these mandates finally hit home… crazy times indeed when the gold standard company for certifying personal trainers gives the ultimatum of jab or be terminated! My nurse convos was my initial inspiration… now… the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has crossed a line I didn't think they would cross… and my motivation to push back is heightened beyond belief! 60+ employees from NASM including myself took a stand and will continue to fight for our right to choose… this isn't anti-vax… though I definitely have my skepticism and reasoning personally to not get the jab… but this is against the MANDATES. Mandates are not laws FYI and accommodation forms add fuel to the fire as well… invading our medical and religious privacies beyond imagination. Even if you work REMOTELY… it doesn't matter… jab or lose your livelihood. And no… Joe Biden and the current administration doesn't have our backs what so ever. Go figure. For those who disagree and deem us radical alarmist quack conspiracy theorists… the severity of these mandates will one day touch base with you… you may agree with them now… with zero logic i might add… but I would say it is only a matter of time until they force YOU to do something against your will and beliefs. But by then it will be too late. Peoples worlds are at stake… even if you don't believe so. Bubble people. "If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." - Thomas Jefferson Enjoy. Or not. Yours Truly. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unveiledpatriot/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/unveiledpatriot/support

Open School Of Business
From Reports to Reps: A Transition from Corporate Life to Fitpreneur

Open School Of Business

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 33:16


Amazing story of finding true authentic calling and executing it with accountant's pragmatism. Kareemah Woodard, an auditor with over 15 years of experience shares her story of starting a fitness business. Her "The Well Fit Pro" company now focuses on delivering fitness, nutrition and wellness to their clients. Kareemah is a passionate and enthusiastic wellness professional with 10 years of experience in group exercise and dance fitness instruction and five years of experience in nutrition coaching for community and corporate wellness programs. Described by her students as “The HIITmaker,” she lives to make high-intensity interval training classes both fun and effective. Also, she has a background in teaching children, senior citizens, and the general adult population. She holds Zumba certifications in STRONG by Zumba, Zumba® Fitness, Zumba® Sentao, Zumba® Kids, and Kids Jr. Kareemah is a certified barre instructor and a certified Pound Rockout. Workout Fitness Professional. Kareemah is also a certified nutrition coach through Plate by Zumba, a program developed by leading wellness professionals Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Neal Barnard. As a part of her fitness and wellness programs, Kareemah promotes a holistic mindset about exercise and nutrition, includes exercise, nutrition consultation, and wellness workshops. Kareemah is currently pursuing her certification in nutrition from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). "You have to take discipline as your key to freedom!" In this episode, you will learn: 1. Ways to find your calling by balancing skills, values, interests 2. Discipline as a driving force of keeping your business alive 3. How to take advantage of new market niches and opportunities

The Well+Good Podcast
Phasing Out The ‘Fit-Fluencer'

The Well+Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 18:28


When it comes to seeking out fitness information online, there is certainly no shortage of content. It seems that everywhere you look, there are posts promising that “burning,” “toning,” and “shredding” any body part of choice is just a double tap away. While the goal of many ‘fit-fluencers' is to get people moving, how do we separate what works vs. what sells? Oftentimes, it's easy to be reeled in by swipe-ups and sweat sets in favor of certifications and qualifications. When it comes to seeking out the best fitness advice for our individual lifestyles and goals, where do we draw the line between expert and influencer?HOST: Ella Dove, Director, Creative Development at Well+GoodGUESTS:Charlee Atkins, Founder and CEO of Le Sweat, former Soul Cycle Master InstructorSimone de la Rue, Health and Life Coach, Celebrity Trainer, Creator of Body by SimoneDr. Rick Richey, Educator for The National Academy for Sports Medicine (NASM), Doctor of Health Science, Masters of Exercise ScienceWHAT WE TALKED ABOUT:Charlee breaks down where the terms “burn,” “tone,” and “lengthen” come from, and how we can learn to make smarter consumer choices when it comes to finding workouts online. Follow Charlee here and check out Le Sweat here.Simone shares her thoughts on the rise of the ‘fit-fluencer' as a lifelong fitness professional who has devoted her life and career to getting people moving. Check her out here and Body By Simone here.Dr. Rick reveals the two things you should be looking out for to determine if an online fitness program is a good fit for you. Find him here and check out NASM here.ABOUT THIS PODCASTAt Well+Good HQ, we spend our days talking to and learning from the most interesting people in wellness—experts, thought-leaders and celebrities. On The Well+Good Podcast we're inviting you to join the conversation. With each episode, our hosts will dig into our most clicked on topics in order to reimagine what it means for you to live well. Tune in weekly to find the wellness that fits your frequency.You can also find us on our website on YouTube or social in between shows.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Real Talk with Real Fit Pros
A True Titan of the Fitness Industry: A Conversation with Neal Spruce

Real Talk with Real Fit Pros

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 64:04


If you work in the fitness world, you have been directly or indirectly influenced by our guest on this episode, Neal Spruce. His love of fitness began in the bodybuilding world, and Neal discovered a passion to help others. In the mid 80's he recognized the training world lacked a certification process to help coaches not only hone their craft, but give confidence to the consumer as well. Neal became involved with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), eventually purchased them, and helped them grow into the force they're known as today, and still serves on their advisory board. He is currently the CEO of dotFit, which is a holistic fitness platform currently utilized by over 40,000 sport and fitness professionals. Tune in to hear a wealth of knowledge and wisdom from one of the true titans of the fitness industry. You can find more info about Neal's dotFit program by visiting the following: dotFIT Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dotfitworldwide/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dotfit/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/dotfitworldwide/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6fKm8udJvieqSRE8DLmTVg/featured YouTube Champions https://www.youtube.com/user/dotFITproTV dotFIT Champions Facebook Group (Private Group by Invite) https://www.facebook.com/groups/998752283591273 dotFIT Elite : https://info.dotfit.com/dotfitelite-main

Fit Dad Fitness Podcast
Ep 370: Combatting the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle, with Dr. Rick Richey

Fit Dad Fitness Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 39:53


Many of us have heard the phrase "sitting is the new smoking," but where did this come from, and is it actually true? Or is there more nuance needed? This is exactly what this week's guest, Dr. Rick Richey, and I discuss in this episode.   Today's modern, sedentary lifestyle — where we sit in our cars, we sit at our desks, and we sit on our couches — is certainly doing its damage to our health outcomes. So how do we address it, and is more needed than just a daily workout?   Rick has a Master's degree in exercise science and a Doctorate in Health Science. He's a husband and a father, a gym owner, and many personal trainers may know him through the educational work he does with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), including hosting the NASM CPT Podcast.   Connect with Rick on Instagram at https://instagram.com/dr.rickrichey and on his gym's website.   This week's episode sponsor is Bald Beard Bros. Enter to win one of 3 beard care kits exclusively for Fit Dad Fitness Podcast listeners at https://www.baldbeardbros.com/fitdadfitness.   Visit my website at FitDadFitness.com, and connect with me on Instagram and Facebook.

The Fit Farming Food Mom, Connie Nightingale
Tara Garrison " Do Keto Not Forever" and Bikini Competition Thoughts

The Fit Farming Food Mom, Connie Nightingale

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 67:50


Tara Garrison is a certified personal trainer, nutritionist and mindset coach who helps high performers including celebrities, professional athletes, and top executives optimize their health. She is the founder of HIGHER, a health and life optimization coaching experience for high performers. She is also the creator of the popular Keto In & Out System, in which she teaches how to “Do Keto. Not Forever” to optimize metabolism, brain power, athletic performance and physique. Tara is a mom of 4, avid weightlifter, Boston Marathoner and lover of nature. You can find her daily on Instagram as @coachtaragarrison, where she shares the inner workings of her life, health education and motivation. She is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), International College of Applied Nutrition and Strength (ICANS), is a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), Certified Neurotyping Coach and a Metabolic Analytics practitioner. You can find Tara on her website taragarrison.com and on Instagram: instagram.com/coachtaragarrison (@coachtaragarrison) Facebook: facebook.com/coachtaragarrison YouTube: youtube.com/coachtaragarrison Twitter: twitter.com/coachtarag LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/coachtaragarrison --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thefitfarmingfoodmom/support

Pushing The Limits
How to Rise Above Trauma with Robert Cappuccio

Pushing The Limits

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 62:25


Challenges, obstacles and painful experiences — these are just some of things life throws our way when we least expect them. But no matter where you are in life right now, remember that you can push past the hard times. You can learn how to rise above life’s challenges. And if you feel lost, here’s a little secret: help others. Being of service to other people can help you find strength and a way out of your problems. In this episode, Robert Joseph Cappuccio, widely known as Bobby, joins us to share his inspiring story of defying hardships and helping others. It’s easier to succumb to self-sabotage and addiction. But you have the power to make your experiences an opportunity for change and hope. Bobby also shares the importance of helping others, especially as a business owner and leader. If you want to learn how to rise above trauma and be inspired to become a force of good to the world, then this episode is for you!    Get Customised Guidance for Your Genetic Make-Up For our epigenetics health program all about optimising your fitness, lifestyle, nutrition and mind performance to your particular genes, go to  https://www.lisatamati.com/page/epigenetics-and-health-coaching/.   Customised Online Coaching for Runners CUSTOMISED RUN COACHING PLANS — How to Run Faster, Be Stronger, Run Longer  Without Burnout & Injuries Have you struggled to fit in training in your busy life? Maybe you don't know where to start, or perhaps you have done a few races but keep having motivation or injury troubles? Do you want to beat last year’s time or finish at the front of the pack? 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Connect with Bobby: Website | Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram The Self-Help Antidote podcast by Bobby Cappuccio PTA Global The You Project Podcast by Craig Harper The Psychology of Winning: Ten Qualities of a Total Winner by Denis Waitley    Episode Highlights [05:49] Bobby’s Childhood Bobby was born with deformities. He was adopted by a man who had cancer.  After Bobby’s adoptive father passed, his adoptive mother entered a relationship with a cruel man. Bobby experienced all kinds of abuse throughout his childhood on top of having Tourette’s syndrome.  Doctors had to put him on Haldol, which damaged his brain.  Yet, Bobby shares that these painful experiences helped him resonate with others and thrive in his industry.  [12:48] How Bobby Got to Where He is Today  Bobby initially wanted to become a police officer for special victims.  He almost passed the written and psychological assessments, but there was an issue because of Tourette syndrome. At this time, he started working at a gym.  Bobby worked hard. Eventually, he caught the eye of the gym owner, Mitchell.  Mitchell became like a surrogate father and mentor to him. Listen to the full episode to hear how Mitchell shaped Bobby and put him on the path to success!   [20:31] Complications from Abuse and Empathy Some adults tried to intercede for Bobby when he was being abused as a kid. However, he avoided their help because he was scared of being harmed further. You can't just leave an abuser — it's difficult, and even simply attempting can hurt you. We should understand that abuse can affect anyone.  Confident and intelligent women may be particularly susceptible to abuse because they find themselves in a situation they didn’t expect.  [28:58] How Abuse Isolates People Abusers progressively isolate people by creating enemies out of strong alliances.  This can make someone lose their sense of self, making them more vulnerable and dependent on their abusers.  Assigning fault or blame to those being abused will not help anyone.  If anything, that stops people from coming forward.  [30:34] Help Others to Help Yourself Bobby learned how to rise above his traumas and negative emotions.  His mentor taught him to look beyond himself. It was only by helping others find a way out of their problems that Bobby found a way to help himself too.  He started to focus on helping people who were going through something similar to what he went through. [33:32] Focus on the Intention While working as a trainer, Bobby focused less on the transactional side of training and more on the transformational.  He wanted to help people find what they need at that moment and give them the support they need.  By focusing on his intention, he was able to get high rates of retention.  For Bobby, helping others means understanding their goals and wishes.  [36:12] Bobby’s Promotion Bobby’s exemplary performance led him to a promotion that he didn’t want. He was scared of disappointing Mitchell.   He did poorly in managing his team of trainers, which is when a consultant sat him down and gave him advice.  Mitchell also had Bobby stand up and speak in team meetings.  You need to know who you work for and who you serve. When your perspective is aligned with your work, you will bring that to every meeting and interaction.  Are you taking care of the people you need to be responsible for? Hear how Bobby figured out his answer in the full episode!  [43:14] Lessons on Leadership Companies often adopt a top-down mentality where bosses need to be followed. However, a company should not be like this. Companies are made up of people. Your business needs to care for your valuable customers, both internal and external.  Treat your team members with the same level of tenacity, sincerity and intention as your external customers. You can accomplish a lot if you hire the right person, set clear expectations and understand each individual’s motivations. Through these, you can develop the team’s capacity and channel it towards a common vision. [51:19] On Recruiting the Right People David Barton hired Bobby to work as his head of training.  Bobby asked David what two things Bobby should do to contribute the most to the company. David wanted Bobby to be a connoisseur of talent and to train them, train them and train them again.  Bobby brought this mindset throughout his career, and it’s served him well. Don’t be afraid to hire people who are smarter than you.   7 Powerful Quotes from This Episode ‘When you know that there's somewhere you want to go, but you don't know exactly where that is. And you don't have complete confidence in your ability to get there. And what a good guy does is they help you go just as far as you can see.’ ‘We form and calibrate and shape our sense of identity in the context in which we navigate through the world off of one another. And when you're isolated with a distorted sense of reality, and you lose your sense of self, you become highly incapacitated to take action in this situation.’ ‘So I started focusing on things and a mission and people outside of myself. Who's going through something similar to what I have gone through, even if it's not precisely the same situation? How do I help them find their way out? And by helping them find their way out, I found my way up.’ ‘I never saved anyone; you can't change anyone but yourself. But the reason why he called me that is anytime someone would think about joining the gym...I approached it from a transformational perspective.’ ‘And your job is to create and keep your internal customer by serving them with at the very least with the same tenacity, sincerity and intention that you are serving your external customer. If you don't do that, you're going to be shit as a leader.’ ‘I think the only people who don't have impostor syndrome are imposters. Because if you're fraudulent, you wouldn't engage in the level of self-honesty, and humility, and conscientiousness, to go, “Am I fraudulent; is there something that I’m missing?”’ ‘Anything I've ever accomplished, it's totally through other people. It's because I hired people that were a lot smarter than me.’   About Robert Robert Joseph Cappuccio, or Bobby, is a behaviour change coach, author, consultant, speaker and fitness professional. He is a trainer of trainers and at the forefront of the life-altering and ever-evolving industry of coaching.  For over two decades, he has been advocating and pushing the industry-wide and individual shift of perspective in development. Behaviour change is rooted in a holistic approach, not just goals to health and fitness. With his vision, he co-founded PTA Global. It has now become a leader in professional fitness development.  No matter how successful Bobby seems, it didn't start this way. His childhood was filled with neglect, abuse and traumas that could lead anyone on the path to drinking and addiction. Bobby is no stranger to hardship and challenges, but he uses these experiences to connect and relate to others, using his past hardship as a way to help others. Bobby is also the former head of training and development at David Barton Gym, former director of professional development at the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), content curator for PTontheNet, development consultant for various companies including Hilton Hotels, Virgin Active, Equinox, David Lloyd Leisure and multiple businesses nationally and abroad.  With his forward-thinking mindset and work ethic, Bobby champions practical programs that help both corporate and industry personnel, including individuals, get what they truly want. He advocates the process of change mixed in with the mantra of ‘you can be free to play’.  Interested in Bobby’s work? You can check out his website and listen to his Self-Help Antidote Podcast! Reach out to Bobby on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.    Enjoyed This Podcast? If you did, be sure to subscribe and share it with your friends! Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning in, then leave us a review. You can also share this with your family and friends to offer them one way to rise above their trauma. Have any questions? You can contact me through email (support@lisatamati.com) or find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. For more episode updates, visit my website. You may also tune in on Apple Podcasts. To pushing the limits, Lisa   Full Transcript Welcome to Pushing the Limits, the show that helps you reach your full potential with your host, Lisa Tamati, brought to you by lisatamati.com. Lisa Tamati: Welcome back to Pushing the Limits, your host Lisa Tamati here, and today I have a fantastic guest all the way from America again, this man goes by the name of Bobby Cappuccio. And he is a world-famous fitness professional. He trains a lot of the trainers that are out there. But Bobby has an incredible story that I really want to share with you today. So, Bobby was born with a severe facial deformity. And he also had deformed legs, and he was given up for adoption. His mother couldn't care for him, and he ended up being adopted by another man. But he had a very, very abusive rough childhood. He also developed Tourette Syndrome at the age of nine. In all this adversity you'd think like ‘oh my gosh, what sort of a life is this guy going to live’? But Bobby has had an incredible life. He's a fitness professional, as I said, he's worked in many gyms. He was the founder and co-owner of PTA Global, which does a lot of the professional fitness development. And he has devised his own strategies and ways of educating people. And his programs are just second to none. When I told my business partner, Neil, that I just interviewed Bobby Cappuccio, he's like, ‘Oh, my God, he's a legend in the space.’ So yeah, he was really a bit jealous that I got to speak to him. So I hope you enjoy this interview. It's some rough topics in there. But there's also some really great gems of wisdom. And the funny thing is what Bobby is just absolutely hilarious as well. So I do hope you enjoy it. Before we head over to the show, though, just want to let you know that we've launched a premium membership for the podcast. This is a patron membership so that you can become a VIP member of our tribe, help support the podcast. This podcast has been going now for five and a half years. It's a labour of love, I can tell you. It takes up a huge amount of my time and resources in both getting these world-class gifts for you, and also in study and research so that I can talk really, and interview very well all these crazy, amazing doctors, scientists, elite athletes and performers. So if you want to support us in keeping the show going, and like what we do in the world, and you want to keep those valuable content being able to be put out into the world, we'd love your support. And for that, we're going to give you lots of member, premium member, benefits. So, check it out at patron.lisatamati.com. That’s patron.lisatamati.com. That’s P-A-T-R-O-N dot Lisa Tamati dot com. And I just also wanted to remind you about my new anti-ageing and longevity supplement, NMN. I’ve co-worked together with molecular biologist, Dr. Elena Seranova, to make sure that you get the best quality NMN there is now. I searched all over the world for this stuff, when I learned about it, and researched about it, and how it works and what it does in the body, and there is a huge amount of science on it. A lot of it's up on our website, if you want to do a deep dive into all things NMN and the NAD precursor, then check it out. It's all about longevity. It's all about slowing down the ageing process and even reversing the ageing process. So if that's something that interests you, and you want high performance, you want help with cardiovascular health, with neuro protection, with metabolic disorders, then this is something that you should look into as well. So check that out at nmnbio.nz, that’s nmnbio.nz, and go and check that out. The supplements have been so popular that I haven't been able to keep up with orders. So on some of the orders, there is a bit of a backorder. But bear with me while we will scale up production. But go over and check that out at nmnbio.nz. Right over to the show with Bobby Cappuccio. Lisa: Hi, everyone, and welcome back to Pushing the Limits. Today I have another very, very special guest and I was recently on this gentleman's show and now we're doing a reverse interview. I have Robert Cappuccio with me. Robert, welcome to the show. Robert Cappuccio: Oh, thank you. When you say you had a very special guest, I thought you were bringing someone else on. Lisa: You are a really special guest. Robert: Had a lot of anticipation like who is this person? What a surprise! Lisa: Well, you're a bit of an interesting character. Let's say that, throw that. Robert: Just the microphone. Lisa: No, I'm really, really interested to hear your story and to share your story with my audience, and to give a bit more of a background on you. And share gems of wisdom from your learnings from your life, because you've done some pretty cool stuff. You've had some pretty hard times and I'd like to share those learnings with my audience today. So Robert, whereabouts are you sitting at the moment, whereabouts are you in the States? Robert: Okay, so at the moment, I'm in a place called Normal Heights, which is probably a misnomer. It's not normal at all. But it's a really cool, funky neighbourhood in San Diego. Lisa: San Diego, awesome. And how’s lockdown going over there, and all of that sort of carry on? Robert: Oh, it’s great. I mean, on St. Patty's day, I've got my skull from our own green. I've just had a few whiskies. So far, so good. Lisa: This is a very interesting interview. So can you give us a little bit of background? Because you've had a very interesting, shall we say, difficult upbringing and childhood. And I wanted to perhaps start there and then see where this conversation goes a little. Robert: Is there any place you want to start, in particular? How far back do you want to go? Do you want to start from the very beginning? Lisa: Please go right at the very beginning, because you're intro to your backstory is quite interesting from the beginning, really isn't that? Robert: Okay, so I was born, which is obvious, in Manhattan, and I moved to Brooklyn early. So I was born, rather deformed. I was born with a significant facial deformity. And my lower extremities, my legs, quite never— like, if you saw my legs now, they're great. I have a great pair of legs at this moment. I'm not going to show you that because that would be a little bit rude. But my legs were kind of deformed and contorted. I had to walk with braces for the first couple of years of my life. I was given up for adoption. I'm not exactly sure, I have the paperwork on why I was given up for adoption, but I'm not really certain about the authenticity of that story. And I wasn't adopted for a while. So as an infant, I was parentless and homeless and really not well-tended to. I'm not going to get into why I say that because it's pretty disgusting. And then I was adopted. And then my adoptive father, this is kind of interesting, he had cancer, and he knew during the adoption process that he was probably not going to make it. He wanted to make sure that I found a home because nobody wanted to adopt me. Because when they came in, I was physically deformed. It's like, ‘Oh, this baby’s, it's broken. Something's wrong. Do you have a better baby’? And when he saw that, he thought, ‘Right, I've got to give this kid a home.’ So he passed. He passed when I was two. I didn't know him for more than a few months. And I hardly have any memory of him at all. My mother who adopted me, to be fair, she's developmentally disabled, and so she was a single uom with not a lot of skills, not a lot of prospects, terrified. And she basically, I think she met a guy when I was five, who I don't know if there's a diagnosis for him. He was mentally disturbed. He was a psychopath. I don't know if clinically he’s a psychopath, but that's pretty much how it felt. Lisa: You were a child experiencing this. Yeah. Robert: Yeah, I'm not like, I'm never sure in what direction to go with stuff like this. Never sure what’s valid, what's relevant. I spent my childhood in stressed positions, being woken up in the middle of the night with a pillow over my face, having bones broken consistently, and a series of rape, emotional abuse, physical abuse, and just every sort of trauma. Like imagine when I was nine years old, I was diagnosed, on top of that, with Tourette Syndrome. So I was physically deformed, going through shit like that at home. And then on top of it, I started losing control of my bodily functions. I started exhibiting tics, I started exhibiting obsessive compulsive behaviour. At some point, it was uncontrollable, like lack of control of my impulses, of the things that I would say, vulgarity. At some point, the doctors just thought that perhaps I was Scottish. Lisa: And you’re funny as well. Robert: And they put me on Haldol, which damaged my brain. That and the fact that, it's estimated, I've had at least over a half a dozen major concussions within my childhood — Lisa: From the abuse. Robert: — half a dozen to a dozen massive concussions. Yeah. Lisa: Absolute horrific start into life. Robert: When I was 10, I started binge drinking. And I thought this will help, this is a solution. But you know what? It's not. It's a little bit weird when you start a story off like this, because in some sense, it's not me being delusional, or Pollyanna, because I tend to think that I'm a little bit of a realist, sometimes too much, sometimes to the point of walking a fine edge between being hopeful and being a cynic. But I have to say that a lot of things that I experienced when I was growing up, turned out to be quite beneficial. It’s shaped me in a way and it helped me engage in certain career paths and certain activities that I don't think I really would have sought out, had this stuff not happened. So it's not like me, delusionally trying to create like all silver lining about stuff, it was shit. I understand the severity of what I went through. But I also understand where that led me. And I understand the good fortune that I had of running into certain people that resonated with me, and I resonated with them, largely in part because of my history. I don't think I would have related to these people had I not come from where I came from. Lisa: So you’re talking like people along the way that were, ended up being mentors, or teachers or friends or helping you out and through these horrific situations? Is that what you're meaning, sort of thing that would actually helped you? Because I mean, given a background like that, if you were a complete disaster and drug addict, and whatever, nobody would blame you.  You didn't have a good start in life, whatsoever. I mean, look at you now. Obviously you don't have any facial deformities, and you don't exhibit, right now, any of that stuff that actually you were and have been through. So how the hell did you get to where you are today? Because you're a very successful person, you have a very successful and a very strong influence in the world. What, how the heck do you go from being that kid, with brain problems and concussions and Tourette’s and abuse and rape and all of that, to being the person who comes across as one, number one, hilarious, very crazy and very cool?  How the heck do you get from there to there? Lisa: Just listening to, I can tell that you're someone who's highly intelligent, perceptive and an amazing judge of humour. So thank you for that. I think a lot of it was quite accidental. So I had thought when I was younger, that I wanted to be a police officer, originally. And I wanted to be involved with special victims, even before that was a TV show. Brilliant show, by the way, one of my favourite shows on TV. But even before that was the TV show, I thought, if I'm going through what I went through, and it's very hard because I had Child Services in New York City, they were called ACS. They were at my house consistently. But the problem is, I believed at a young age that my stepfather was nearly invincible, like nobody could touch him. Lisa: You were powerless against him. Yeah. Robert: And when they came to the house and like, look, I had broken bones, my arm was in a sling. A lot of times, I broke my tibia. They won't take me to the hospital because they thought they would suspect stepdad of doing it. I couldn't even walk. And these people were sitting down, said, ‘Well just tell us what happened.’ And I somehow knew that, at a critical moment, my adopted mother would falter. She would not have my back. She would rescind on everything she says. Lisa: She was frightened too, no doubt. Robert: She was frightened. I don't think she had the emotional or intellectual capacity to deal with the situation. That's all I'll say on that. But I knew once they left, I just knew they couldn't do anything, unless I was all-in. And if anything went wrong, he would kill me. So I would have to just say that, ‘Well, I fell.’ And it’s like, there's no way a fork, like I would go into camp and I would have stab wounds in the shape of a fork. And people are like, ‘What happened?’ And I said, ‘I was walking, and I tripped, and I fell onto a fork that went through my thigh and hit my femur.’ It's like, okay, that's just not possible. But I kind of knew. And I kind of felt like nobody's coming to the rescue. And I thought, if I was a police officer, and I was worked with special victims, maybe I could be the person that I always wished would show up for me. But then, there were issues with that. So I think I got like, out of a possible 100 on the police test. I did fairly well. I think I got 103, there were master credit questions. And I thought, right, yeah, I'm going. And then I took the psychological and by some weird measure, I passed, that seems crazy to me now. It kind of seems problematic. I think they need to revisit that. But then when I took the medical, and with Tourette's, it was kind of like, ‘Ah, yeah.’ It was a sticking point. So I had to petition because otherwise I would be disqualified from the employment police department. And during that time, I started working in the gyms. And when I was working the gyms, I kind of thought, there's no way I'll ever be as intelligent as some of these other trainers here. I'm just going to make up with work ethic what I lack in intellect. I would run around and just tried to do everything I could. I would try to clean all the equipment, make sure that the gym was spotless. But again, kind of like not like having all my wits about me, I would be spraying down a machine with WD-40. And what I didn't account for is, the person who was on the machine next to me, I'd be spraying him in the face with WD-40 when he was exercising. Lisa: They still do that today, by the way. The other day in the gym and the girl next to me, she was blind, and she was just spraying it everywhere. I had to go and shift to the other end of the gym, is that right, cause I don't like that stuff. Robert: I mean, in my defence, the members were very well-lubricated. And so, people would go upstairs, and like there is this fucking trainer just sprayed me in the face. And the owner would say, ‘All right, let me see who this guy is. What do you talk? This doesn’t even make sense? Who hired this guy?’ We kind of had like the old bowl, the pin. And like you could walk up top and look down into the weight room, and there I was just running around. And there was something about someone running around and hustling on the gym floor that made him interested. He's like, ‘Get this kid up into my office. Let me talk to him.’ And that forged a friendship. I spoke to him yesterday, by the way. So we've been friends for like three decades. And the owner of the gym became kind of like a surrogate dad. And he did for me what most guides do and that is when you know that there's somewhere you want to go, but you don't know exactly where that is, and you don't have complete confidence in your ability to get there. And what a good guy does is they help you go just as far as you can see, because when you get there, you'll see further. And that's what Mitchell did for me. And he was different because I have a lot of adults. So I grew up with not only extreme violence in the home, but I grew up in Coney Island. I grew up living on the corner of Shit Street and Depressing. And there was a constant violence outside the home and in school and I got picked on. And I got bullied until I started fighting, and then I got into a lot of fights. And you just have these adults trying to talk to you and it's like, you don't fucking know me. You have no idea where I come from. You can't relate to me. When you were growing up, you had a home, you were being fed. You were kind of safe, don't even pretend to relate to me. And he was this guy, who, he was arrested over a dozen times by age 30, which was not why I chose him as a mentor. But he had gone through some serious shit. And when he came out on the other end of it, he wanted to be somebody other than his history would suggest he was going to be, and he tried harder at life than anybody I had ever met. So one, I could relate to him, I didn't think he was one of these adults who are just full of shit. I was impressed at how hard he tried to be the person he wanted to be. So there was this mutual respect and affinity, instantly. Lisa: Wow. And he had a massive influence. And we all need these great coaches, mentors, guides, surrogate dads, whatever the case may be, to come along, sometimes in our lives. And when they do, how wonderful and special that is, and someone that you could respect because like you say, I've had a wonderful childhood. In comparison to you, it was bloody Disneyland, and so I cannot relate to some of those things. And I have my own little wee dramas, but they were minor in comparison to what you experienced in the world. So how the heck can I really help you out if you're a young kid that I'm trying to influence. And not that you have to go through everything in order to be of help to anybody, but just having that understanding that your view, your worldview is a limited, privileged background. Compared to you, my background is privileged. Robert: Well, I don't think there's any ‘compared to you’. I think a lot of my reaction to adults around me who tried to intercede — one, if your intercession doesn't work, it's going to get me hurt, bad, or it's going to get me killed. There have been times where I was hung out of an 18-storey window by my ankles. Lisa: You have got to be kidding me. Robert: Like grabbing onto the brick on the side of the building. I can't even say terrified. I don't even know if that encapsulates that experience as a kid. But it's like you don't understand what you can walk away from once you feel good about interceding with this poor, unfortunate kid. I cannot walk away from the situation that you're going to create. So it was defensive mechanism, because pain is relative. I mean, like, you go through a divorce, and you lose this love and this promise, and somebody comes along, ‘Oh there are some people in the world who never had love, so you should feel grateful’. You should fuck off because that's disgusting. And that is totally void of context. I don't think somebody's pain needs to compare to another person's pain in order to be relevant. I think that was just my attitude back then because I was protecting my existence. I've really changed that perspective because, like, my existence isn't threatened day to day anymore. Lisa: Thank goodness. Robert: So I have a different take on that. And I understand that these adults were well meaning, because I also had adults around me, who could have probably done something, but did nothing. And I don't even blame them because my stepfather was a terrifying person. And the amount of work and energy, and the way the laws, the structure, and how threatening he was, I don't blame them. And me? I’ll probably go to prison. But I don't blame them for their inaction. Lisa: Yeah, and this is a problem. Just from my own experiences, like I said, this is not even in childhood, this is in young adulthood, being in an abusive relationship. The dynamic of the stuff that's going on there, you're frightened to leave. You know you are going to be in physical danger if you try and leave. So, I've been in that sort of a position but not as a child. But still in a position where people will think, ‘Well, why don't you just go?’ And I’m just like, ‘Have you ever tried to leave someone who's abusive? Because it's a very dangerous thing to do.’ And you sometimes you’re like, just, you can't, if there's children involved, even, then that's even worse. And there's complicated financial matters. And then there's, whatever the case may be or the circumstances that you're facing, it's not cut and dried. And as an adult, as a powerful woman now, I wouldn't let myself be in a position like that. But I wasn't that back then. And you weren't because well, you were a child. See, you're even more. Robert: I just want to comment on that a little bit. And this is not coming from clinical expertise. This is just coming from my own interpretation experience. I think, obviously, that when a child goes through this, you would think, ‘Okay, if this started at age five, what could you have done?’ But a lot of times we do look at, let's say, women who are in severe domestic violence situations, and we say, ‘Well, how could you have done that? How could you have let somebody do that to you’? And I think we need to really examine that perspective. Because powerful, confident, intelligent women might be especially susceptible. Lisa: Apparently, that’s the case. Robert: Because you have a track record, and you have evidence to support that you are capable, and you're intelligent, and you find yourself in a situation that you didn't anticipate. And I think it's easier to gaslight someone like that. Because it's like, ‘How could I have had a lapse — is it me?’  And it creeps up on you, little by little, where you doubt yourself a little bit more, a little bit more, and then you become more controlled and more controlled. And then your perspective on reality becomes more and more distorted. So I think we have to be very careful when an adult finds themselves, yes, in that position, saying, ‘Well, why didn't you just leave? How could you have let yourself very easily?’ It can happen to anyone, especially if you have a strong sense of confidence and you are intelligent, and because it becomes unfathomable to you, how you got into that situation. Lisa: Looking back on my situation, which is years and years ago now, and have no consequences to the gentleman that I was involved with, because I'm sure he's moved on and hopefully, not the same. But the fact that it shifted over many years, and the control shifted, and the more isolated you became. I was living in a foreign country, foreign language, unable to communicate with my family, etc., etc. back then. And you just got more and more isolated, and the behaviour’s become more and more, more radical ways as time goes on. It doesn't stop there. Everybody's always lovely at the beginning. And then, as the power starts to shift in the relationship — and I've listened to a psychologist, I’ve forgotten her name right now, but she was talking about, she works with these highly intelligent, educated women who are going through this and trying to get out of situations where they shouldn't be in. And she said,  ‘This is some of the common traits. They're the types of people who want to fix things, they are the types of people who are strong and they will never give up.’ And that is actually to their detriment, in this case. And I'm a very tenacious type of person. So, if I fall in love with someone, which you do at the beginning, then you're like, ‘Well, I'm not giving up on this person. They might need some help, and some, whatever’. And when you're young, you think you can change people, and you can fix them. And it took me a number of years to work out and ‘Hang on a minute, I haven't fixed them, I’ve screwed myself over. And I've lost who I am in the process.’ And you have to rebuild yourself. And like you and like your case is really a quite exceptionally extreme. But like you, you've rebuilt yourself, and you've created this person who is exceptional, resilient, powerful, educated, influential — Robert: And dysfunctional. Lisa: And dysfunctional at the same time. Hey, me, too. Robert: And fucked up in 10 different ways. Lisa: Yeah. Hey, none of us have got it right. As our mutual friend, Craig Harper would say, ‘We're just differing degrees of fucked-up-ness’. Robert: That would be spot on. Lisa: Yeah, yeah, yeah. And totally, some of the most high functioning people that I get to meet, I get to meet some pretty cool people. There's hardly any of them that don't have some area in their life where they've got that fucked-up-ness that's going on, and are working on it, because we're all works in progress. And that's okay. Robert: The thing you said that I really caught is you lost your sense of self, and the isolation. And that is what abusers do, is progressively they start to isolate, and create enemies out of strong alliances and allies. And when you lose your sense of self, and you're so isolated — because as much as we want to be strong and independent, we are highly interdependent, tribal people. We form and calibrate, we shape our sense of identity and the context in which we navigate through the world off of one another. And when you're isolated with a distance sense of reality and you lose your sense of self, you become highly incapacitated to take action in this situation. And you develop, I think what Martin Seligman, called learned helplessness. And I think assigning fault or blame or accusation either to yourself or doing that to somebody else, not only does that not help, it stops people from coming forward. Because it reinforces the mental state that makes them susceptible to perpetual abuse in the first place. Lisa: Yeah, it's so true. So how did you start to turn around? So you meet Mitchell, Mitchell was his name, and he started to be a bit of a guiding light for you and mentor you, and you're in the gym at this phase stage. So, what sort of happened from there on and? So what age were you at this point, like, your teenage years, like teenagers or? Robert: I met Mitchell  when I was like 19 years old. And what he allowed me to do, and it wasn't strategies, he allowed me to focus outside of myself. Because every emotion, every strong emotion you're feeling, especially in a painful way, resides within you. So if you feel a sense of despair, or you feel disgust, or loneliness, or isolation, or any type of pain, and you would look around your room and go, ‘Well, where's that located? Where's my despair? I searched my whole desk, I can't find it’. It's not there. It's not in your outer world. It's your inner world. And what he gave me the ability to do is say, ‘Okay. I grew up physically deformed. And despite everything I was going through, my physical deformities were one of the most painful things’. But the irony, more painful than anything else because you could see me out in the shops and go, ‘Okay, this is a person who has been severely physically sexually abused, who's suffered emotional trauma’. You could see that as I walk through the aisles, because you say, ‘Okay, this is someone who doesn't look right. This is someone who —', and I can see the look of disgust on people's face when they saw me physically. And then there’s nowhere to hide, you couldn’t mask that. I started thinking, ‘Well, what about people who feel that about their physical appearance and they don't require surgery? What are they going through? And how do I focus more on them? How do I take a stand for that person? What's the areas of knowledge? What are the insights? What are the resources that I can give these people to be more resourceful in finding a sense of self and finding their own way forward?’ Lisa: Being okay with the way that they are, because it must be just— Robert: People are okay with the way they are, seeing an ideal version of themselves in the future. And engaging the behaviours that helps them eventually bridge that gap, where their future vision, at some point, becomes their current reality. So I started focusing on things and a mission and people outside of myself, who's going through something similar to what I have gone through, even if it's not precisely the same situation? How do I help them find their way out? And by helping them find their way out, I found my way up. Lisa: Wow, it's gold. And that's what you ended up doing then, and within the gym setting, or how did that sort of work out from there? Robert: Well, I became a trainer. And in the beginning, I was like an average trainer. But I became, what Mitchell called, like the person who saved people. I never saved anyone; you can't change anyone but yourself. But the reason why he called me that is, anytime someone would think about joining the gym, if they would sit down with someone, they approached it from, ‘Well, what can we do? Can we give you a couple of extra months? Can we give you a guest pass to invite some —‘. They approached it from a transactional perspective, where when I sat down with these people, I approached it from a transformational perspective. ‘What did you want most? What do you want most in your life in this moment? And what hasn't happened? What missed? What was the disconnect? Where have we failed? What did you need that was not fulfilled in your experience here and how do we give you those resources? How do we support you going forward?’ And it was also like, ‘Look, if you want to leave, we totally respect that. You've given us a chance to help you. And obviously, the fault was ours. I never blamed anyone. But if you had the chance to do it again, what would have made the difference? And give us that opportunity’. It’s like, ‘Oh, this person is like a retention master’. It's not that, my focus wasn't in retention, it was the intention rather, to relate to the individual in front of me.  Lisa: I’m hearing about the actual person and their actual situation and their actual wishes and goals, rather than, how can I sweeten the deal so you don't leave? Robert: Precisely, and that had some unintended consequences, because it put me in a bad situation, because I got promoted against my will. And I didn’t want to get promoted. And I thought, ‘I'm just getting a reputation for being somewhat good in my current job. And now they're going to promote it to my level of incompetence. And now I'm going to disappoint Mitchell, he's going to find out this kid's actually an idiot, he's a fraud — ‘I was wrong.’ And the one person who believed in me, I'm going to lose his trust and his faith, and that's going to be damaging.’ So me being promoted into management led to a series of unpredictable events that shaped my entire career. Lisa: Okay, tell us about that. Tell us about it. So you were pushed out of your comfort zone, because you just got a grip on this thing, the crazy worker. Robert: So Mitchell had a consultant, and his name was Ray. His name still is Ray, coincidentally. And he said, ‘Yeah, I think you should promote Bobby, just a small promotion to head trainer. Not like fitness manager, just head trainer’. And when they approached me, it was almost like they told me like, I had to euthanise my pet. It was horrible. I was not excited about this. I was like, ‘Oh, thanks. But no, thanks. I love where I'm at.’ Lisa: Yep. ‘I didn’t want to grow.’ Robert: Well, they had a response to that. They said, ‘There’s two directions you can go in this company, you could go up, or you can go out’. And they fired me that day. Lisa: Wow! Because you wouldn’t go up? Robert: They’re like, ‘You've chosen out. And that's okay. That's your decision’. And I was devastated. Like that my identity is connected to that place. And on my way out the door, Mitchell's like, ‘Come into my office.’ And he’s sitting across from me, and he kind of looked like a very muscular, like an extremely muscular version of Burt Reynolds at the time, which was very intimidating, by the way. And he puts his feet up on the desk, and he's leaning back, and he's eating an apple. He says, ‘You know, I heard a rumour that you're recently unemployed. And so I would imagine, your schedules opened up quite a bit this week. You know, coincidentally, we're interviewing for a head trainer position. You might want to come in and apply because you've got nothing to lose’. What a complete and total cock. And I say that, with love, gratitude, gratitude, and love. So I showed up — Lisa: Knew what you needed. Robert: I remember, I showed up in a wrinkly button-down shirt, that is not properly ironed, which was brought to my attention. And I got the job. And I was the worst manager you've ever met in your life because first of all, my motivation was not to serve my team. My motivation was not to disappoint Mitchell. And that was the wrong place for your head to be in, if you have the audacity to step into a leadership position. Whether you tell yourself you were forced into it or not, fact of the matter is ‘No, I could have chosen unemployment, I would have done something else. I chose this. Your team is your major responsibility.’ And that that perspective has served me in my career, but it well, it's also been problematic. So I had people quitting because for me, I was in the gym at 5am. And I took two-hour breaks during the afternoon and then I was in the gym till 10 o'clock at night, 11 o'clock at night. I expected you to do the same thing. So, I didn't understand the worldview and the needs and the aspirations and the limitations and the people on my team. So people started quitting. I started doing horribly within my position. And then Mitchell brought in another consultant, and he gave me some advice. I didn't take it as advice at the time, but it changed everything. And it changed rapidly. This guy's name is Jamie, I don’t remember his surname. But he sat me down and he said, ‘So I understand you have a little bit of trouble’. Yeah, no shit, man. Really perceptive. ‘So, just tell me, who do you work for?’ So, ‘I work for Mitchell’. He said, ‘No, no, but who do you really work for?’ I thought, ‘Oh. Oh, right. Yeah. The general manager of the gym. Brian, I work for Brian’. So nope, who do you really work for? I thought it must be the fitness manager, Will. So, ‘I work for Will’. He’s like, ‘But who do you work for?’ And now I'm starting to get really irritated. I'm like, yeah, this guy's a bit thick. I don't know how many ways I can explain, I've just pretty much named everybody. Who do you reckon I work for? He said, ‘No, you just named everyone who should be working for you?’ Lisa: Yeah, you got that one down. Robert: ‘Have a single person you work for? Who are your trainers?’  He said, ‘Here, let me help you out. Imagine for a second, all of your trainers got together, and they pooled their life savings. They scraped up every bit of resource that they could to open up a gym. Problem is, they're not very experienced. And if they don't get help, they're going to lose everything. They're going to go out of business. They go out and they hire you as a consultant. In that scenario, who do you think you'd work for?’ I was like, ‘Oh, I'm the one that's thick. I've worked for them’. Because in every interaction you have, it made such a dip because it sounds counterintuitive. But he said, ‘In every meeting and every interaction, whether it's a one-on-one meeting, team meeting, every time you approach someone on the floor to try to help them, or you think you're going to correct them, come from that perspective and deliver it through that lens’. And things started to change rapidly. That was one of two things that changed. The second thing that changed is Mitchell believed, because he would listen to self-help tapes, it inspired him. So he would have me listen to self-help tapes. And he believed that oration in front of a group public speaking was culturally galvanising. And in a massive team meeting where we had three facilities at the time, where he brought in a couple of hundred people for a quarterly meeting. He had me stand up and speak. Oh, man. I know you've done a lot of podcasting and you do a lot of public speaking in front of audiences. You know that experience where you get up to speak but your brain sits right back down? Lisa: Yeah. And you're like, as Craig was saying the other day, ‘It doesn't matter how many times you do it, you're still absolutely pecking yourself.’ Because you want to do a really good job and you go, ‘This is the day I'm going to screw it up. I'm going to screw it up, even though I've done it 10,000 times. And I’ve done a brilliant job. Then it’s coming off.’ Robert: If you’re not nervous in front of an audience, you've got no business being there. That is very disrespectful. I agree with that. I mean, this is coming from, in my opinion, one of the greatest speakers in the world. And I'm not just saying that because Craig's my mate, and he gives me oatmeal every time I come out to Melbourne. I'm saying that because he's just phenomenal and authentic in front of a room. But I had that experience and I'm standing up brainless in front of the room. And as I start to realize that I am choking. I'm getting so nervous. Now this is back in the 1990s, and I was wearing this boat neck muscle shirt that said Gold's Gym, and these pair of workout pants that were called T-Michaels, they were tapered at the ankles, but they ballooned out. You know the ones I’m talking about? And I had a lot of change in my pocket. And all you hear in the room, as my knees were shaking, you can hear the change rattling, which wasn't doing anything for my self-confidence. And just instantly I was like, ‘Right, you're either going to epically fail at your job right here. Or you are going to verbatim with intensity, recite word for word, like everything you remember from Dennis Waitley’s Psychology of Winning track for positive self-determination’. Sorry, Dennis, I did plagiarize a bit. And I said it with passion. Not because I'm passionate, because I knew if I didn't say it with fierce intensity, nothing but a squeak will come out of my mouth, Lisa: And the jingle in the pocket Robert: And the jingle in the pocket. And at the end of that, I got a standing ovation. And that’s not what moved me. Lisa: No? Robert: What moved me was weeks ago, I was clueless in my job. I got this advice from Jamie on, ‘You work for them. They are your responsibility. They are entrusted to you. Don’t treat people like they work for you.’ Now I had this, this situation happened. And my trainers avoided me a month ago when I got promoted. But now they were knocking on my office door, ‘Hey, can I talk to you? Would you help me’? And it just clicked. The key to pulling yourself out of pain and suffering and despair is to focus on lifting up others. Lisa: Being of service. Robert: That was it. I thought I could be good at something. And what I'm good at is not only, it's terrifying before you engage in it, but it's euphoric after, and it can help other people. I can generate value by developing and working through others. Lisa: This is like gold for management and team leaders and people that are in charge of teams and people is, and I see this around me and some of the corporations where get to work and consultants stuff is this was very much this top-down mentality. ‘I'm the boss. You’re doing what I say because I'm the boss’. And that doesn't work. It might work with 19-year-olds who have no idea in the world. Robert: It reeks of inexperience. You think you're the boss because you've had certain qualities, and that's why you got promoted — do what I say. You are a detriment to the company — and I know how many people are fucked off and calling bullshit. I don't care. I mean, not to toot my own horn. Like anything I've ever accomplished, I've learned I have accomplished through hiring the right people and having a team that's better than me. But I’ve been in so many management positions, from the very bottom to the very top of multiple organizations I've consulted all over the world, you are only as good as your team. And to borrow from the late great Peter Drucker, ‘The purpose of a business is to create and keep a customer. And your most valuable customer’s your internal customer, the team that you hire. Because unless you are speaking to every customer, unless you are engaging with every customer complaint, unless you are engaging in every act of customer service on your own —' which means your business is small, which is fine. But if it's a lot, you're not ‘— you could scale that, it is always your team. And your job is to create and keep your internal customer by serving them with, at the very least, with the same tenacity, sincerity and intention that you are serving your external customer. If you don't do that, you're going to be shit as a leader. And honestly, I don't give a fuck what anybody thinks about that. Because I have heard so many opinions from people who are absolute — they've got a ton of bravado, they beat their chest, but they are ineffective. And it's extraordinary what you can accomplish when you know how to be, number one, hire the right person. Number two set expectations clearly — clearly, specifically. Number three, understand what motivates each individual, as an individual person and as a team, and then develop that team's capacity individually and collectively to channel that capability towards the achievement of a common vision, of a common monthly target. Period. Lisa: Wow. So that's just, that’s one whole lot going on in one. Robert: That is leadership in a nutshell. Lisa: Yeah. And this is the tough stuff because it's easier said than done. I mean, I'm trying to scale our businesses and grow teams and stuff. And number one, hiring the right people is a very big minefield. And number two, I've started to realize in my world that there's not enough for me to go around. I can't be in 10 places and 10 seats at once. You're getting overwhelmed. You're trying to help the universe and you're one person, so you're trying to replicate yourself in the team that you have, and provide the structure. And then you also need those people where you're weak, like I'm weak at certain aspects. I'm weak at technology, I'm hopeless at systems. I know my weaknesses. I know my strengths, so. Robert: I resemble that comment. Lisa: Yeah, In trying to get those people where you, that are better than you. Not as good, but better than you. And never to be intimidated because someone is brilliant at something. They're the ones you want on your team, because they are going to help with your deficits. And we've all got deficits and blind spots and things that we're not good over we don't love doing. And then trying to develop those team members so that you're providing them and treating them respectfully, looking after them, educating them. And that takes a lot of time too, and it's really hard as a smallish business that's trying to scale to go from there wearing a thousand hats. And a lot of people out there listening will be in similar boats as ours, like, wearing a hundred hats and trying to do multitasking, getting completely overwhelmed, not quite sure how to scale to that next level, where you've got a great team doing a whole lot of cool stuff. And then realizing the impact that you can have as tenfold or a hundredfold. Robert: Absolutely. And I'm not really a good business person, per se, like I've owned a few businesses myself, I've worked within quite a few businesses. And I think what I'm good at, and this goes back to another person that I worked for shortly after Gold's Gym. So Gold's Gym was sold, that's a whole story you don't need to get into. This is an interesting guy. I was doing consulting, I was just going out and doing public speaking, I had independent clients. And I crossed paths with an individual named David Barton. This is someone you should get on your podcast. Talk about an interesting individual. And David Barton had the one of the most unique and sexy edgy brands in New York City. And that's when you had a lot of competition with other highly unique, sexy, edgy brands. And he was the first person — he coined the phrase, ‘Look better naked,’ it was actually him. That's the guy. It was on the cover of New York Magazine. I mean, he was constantly, like his club in Vogue, at Harper's Bazaar, he ended up hiring me as his head of training. And his company at that time in the 1990s, which is quite the opposite of the mentality, the highest position you could ever achieve in his company was trainer. It was all about the training, and it made a difference culturally, and it made a difference in terms of like we were probably producing more revenue per club and personal training at that point than almost anyone else in the world, with the exception of maybe Harpers in Melbourne. So this is how far me and Craig go back actually. Lisa: Wow. It’s that right. Robert: Yeah, because we had found out about each other just a few years after that. Lisa: Some of that Craig Harper. Robert: Craig Harper, yeah, when he had his gyms. So we were introduced by a guy named Richard Boyd, a mutual friend who's like, you got to meet this guy, because he's doing what you were doing. And it all started when I went into David Barton gym, and I just thought, this is a different world. This is another level. Am I in over my head? So again, it was that doubt, it was that uncertainty. Lisa: The imposter syndrome.  Robert: But I did. Yeah, and I think we all have, and I think the only people who don't have imposter syndrome are imposters. Because if you're fraudulent, you wouldn't engage in the level of self-honesty, and humility and conscientiousness, to go ‘Am I fraudulent, is there something that I’m missing’? Only a con artist never considers whether or not they're fraudulent, it's ‘Does that keep you stuck? Or does that help you to get better and more authentic, more sincere?’ So I had the presence of mind to ask David a very important question. And I said, ‘David, if there was like two things, or three things that I can do in this company, exceedingly well, what two or three things would best serve the member, the company as a whole, and of course, my career here with you?’ And David leaned back and he did one of these dozens of things he gave me, literally. And he sat there for — it must have been like five seconds — it felt like an eternity and I'm thinking, ‘Oh my god, that that was the stupidest question I could possibly ask. He probably thinks I should have this whole, like sorted out. After all, he hired me, or am I going to get sacked today?’ And then I was like, ‘I can't get sacked. My house just got ransacked by the FBI’. That was a totally different story. He comes, he leans forward. And he says, ‘Two things. Two things you got to do. Number one,’ and a paraphrase, but it was something very similar to, ‘I want you to be a connoisseur of talent, like a sommelier is a connoisseur of wine. I want you to hire interesting, and great trainers. That's number one.’ And he just sat there again. And I'm like, I think it was a power move. Looking back, it was a power move. Lisa: Using the silence. Robert: What’s number two, David? And he said, ‘Train the shit out of them. And when you're done with that, here's number three, train them again. Number four, train them again. Number five, train them again.’ And that stuck with me. And a year later, I wound up leaving David Barton, and I come back to work with him periodically over the course of many years, and I personally loved the experience every time. We’re still good friends today. And I went to NASM, and I became a presenter, senior presenter, and eventually I became the director of professional development for the National Academy of Sports Medicine. And I brought that with me. And trust me, there was times when I was quite a weirdo, because I thought quite differently than then a team of educators and clinicians. But it helped, and it served me well, and served me throughout my life. So I am shit at so many aspects of business. But I am really good, and probably because I'm very committed to recruiting people with the same level of insight, precision, intuition and sophistication that a sommelier would approach a bottle of wine. Lisa: Oh, I need to talk to you about my business at some point. I need the right people because I keep getting the wrong one. Robert: That, I'm very confident I can help. When it comes to recruiting and selection and hiring and training and development, that is my world. Lisa: That’s your jam. Robert: And because anything I've ever accomplished, it's totally through other people. It's because I hired people that were a lot smarter than me. It's funny because that's another piece of advice I got way back in my Gold Gym days, where one of the consultants was in the room and said, ‘You'll be successful to the degree that you're able and willing to hire people that are more intelligent than you’. And Mitchell quipped, ‘That shouldn’t be too hard for you, Bob’. Okay, yeah. Thanks, Mitchell. Yeah. Lisa: Oh, yeah, nice, friend. You need those ones, don’t you? Hard case ones. Hey, Bobby, this has been a really interesting and I feel like we probably need a part two because we haven't even touched on everything because you've had an incredible career. And I just look at you and how you how far you've come and there must have been so much that you haven't even talked about, have been all the really deep stuff that you went through as a child — Robert: No, I've told you everything. There's nothing else. Lisa: But how the hell did you actually turn your mindset around and how did you fix yourself and get yourself to the point you know where you are today, but I think we've run out of time for today. So, where can people engage with what you do and where can people find you and all of that sort of good stuff? Robert: Okay, well, I just started my own podcast. It's decent. Lisa: Which is awesome because I've been on. Robert: So if you are looking for, like one of the most dynamic, interesting and inspiring podcasts you've ever encountered, go to The You Project by Craig Harper. If you still have time after that, and you're looking for some decent podcast material, go to The Self Help Antidote, that is my podcast. And I'm on Facebook. Social media is not really where I live. It's not where I want to live. It's not where I like to live, but I'm there. I'm on Facebook. I mean the rest of the older generation, yeah, piss off kids. And I'm on Instagram. I'm occasionally on LinkedIn, but not really. I will be on Clubhouse because I got to find the time Lisa: What the hel

Wellness Within Cancer Support
Meditation - Spring Time with Jan Webb

Wellness Within Cancer Support

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 15:29


Join Jan Webb as she leads a refreshing meditation for spring time. Welcoming rest and renewal, while releasing clutter in the mind.This podcast is sponsored in part by Union Pacific and Merchants Bank of Commerce. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit www.wellnesswithin.org/giveJan has worked the past 20 years in the health and wellness field. She holds a certification from U.C. Berkeley in the Power of Awareness taught by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach, two leading authorities in the subject of meditation. She enjoys continuing her education in meditation and mindfulness and as a result she holds certifications from the National Institute of Whole Health (NIWH), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and is certified as a Chair Yoga instructor, as well a Level 1 iRest teacher, certified by the Institute of Integrative Restoration in San Rafael.Jan has experienced the fear that a cancer diagnosis causes, not just with herself and her family, but also with her clientele. She has personally experienced the benefits of meditation and self-exploration. as well as teaching meditation and chair yoga in Roseville, CA. Jan believes the practice of meditation plays a crucial role in understanding ourselves, which enables us to live healthier and happier lives.

Wellness Within Cancer Support
Meditation - Daybreak A Relaxation Meditation with Jan Webb

Wellness Within Cancer Support

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 14:40


Join Jan Webb as she leads a  relaxing meditation reflecting on how one can journey alone and yet together.  This meditation helps ease your mind and also includes a time to scan your body to release your worries. This podcast is sponsored in part by Union Pacific and Merchants Bank of Commerce. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit www.wellnesswithin.org/giveJan has worked the past 20 years in the health and wellness field. She holds a certification from U.C. Berkeley in the Power of Awareness taught by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach, two leading authorities in the subject of meditation. She enjoys continuing her education in meditation and mindfulness and as a result she holds certifications from the National Institute of Whole Health (NIWH), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and is certified as a Chair Yoga instructor, as well a Level 1 iRest teacher, certified by the Institute of Integrative Restoration in San Rafael.Jan has experienced the fear that a cancer diagnosis causes, not just with herself and her family, but also with her clientele. She has personally experienced the benefits of meditation and self-exploration. as well as teaching meditation and chair yoga in Roseville, CA. Jan believes the practice of meditation plays a crucial role in understanding ourselves, which enables us to live healthier and happier lives.#meditation #intuition #mindfulness #wellnesswithin #healingcancer

STL Active
Cassy O'Daniel: An Interview with the Owner at Find the Core Fitness

STL Active

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 42:31


On this episode of the show, I am interviewing Cassy O'Daniel, owner/founder and personal trainer of Find the Core Fitness. Cassy is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified personal trainer with a Behavior Change specialization and an emphasis in Corrective Exercise and Senior Fitness. She also holds a Precision Nutrition certification.During her 7 years of personal training, Cassy recognized a need in the community, a need for movement. With the goal of helping others to see the beauty in movement and realizing that this need for movement could not be addressed solely through an increased number of gyms, Find the Core Fitness was created.Find the Core is a team of traveling personal trainers- fitness and wellness coaches that come to you when and where it's most convenient! Their focus is on making fitness enjoyable, right at home! No need to travel to a gym, spending valuable time in transit, when your personal trainer will come to you wherever you decide is most convenient. No equipment is needed! You simply say when and where for your trainer to arrive and they will bring everything you need for a challenging workout, regardless of your current fitness level. All programs offer one-hour personalized fitness sessions that are built around your goals.Website: findthecorefitness.comE-mail: findthecorefitness@gmail.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/findthecorefitnessInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/findthecorefitness/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cassy-o-daniel-14

Wellness Within Cancer Support
Meditation - A Relaxation Meditation with Jan Webb

Wellness Within Cancer Support

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 13:54


Join Jan Webb as she leads a  relaxing meditation.  This meditation helps ease your mind and also includes a time to scan your body to release your worries. This podcast is sponsored in part by Union Pacific and Merchants Bank of Commerce. This podcast is offered freely to ensure everyone has access to these practices and conversations offered by Wellness Within Cancer Support Services. If you feel inspired to donate to support Wellness Within offerings, please visit www.wellnesswithin.org/giveJan has worked the past 20 years in the health and wellness field. She holds a certification from U.C. Berkeley in the Power of Awareness taught by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach, two leading authorities in the subject of meditation. She enjoys continuing her education in meditation and mindfulness and as a result she holds certifications from the National Institute of Whole Health (NIWH), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and is certified as a Chair Yoga instructor, as well a Level 1 iRest teacher, certified by the Institute of Integrative Restoration in San Rafael.Jan has experienced the fear that a cancer diagnosis causes, not just with herself and her family, but also with her clientele. She has personally experienced the benefits of meditation and self-exploration. as well as teaching meditation and chair yoga in Roseville, CA. Jan believes the practice of meditation plays a crucial role in understanding ourselves, which enables us to live healthier and happier lives.#meditation #intuition #mindfulness #wellnesswithin #healingcancer

All About Fitness
Dr. Jim Stray-Gunderson - The Benefits of Blood Flow Restriction for Muscle Growth

All About Fitness

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2021 52:12


The dictionary is the ONLY place where success comes before work; when it comes to fitness it seems as if people are always looking for a way to hack the body to get results without having to spend hours in the gym. Some shortcuts are high risk for minimal rewards while others are downright dangerous. However one technique, the Kaatsu Method of blood flow restriction developed by a Japanese doctor named Yoshiaki Sato, causes muscles to experience rapid growth without an extensive amount of time spent in the gym; most importantly, it is extremely safe WITH the proper training and equipment. The Kaatsu Method, also known as vascular occlusion, uses pressure bands worn during exercise to cause blood flow restriction which stimulates rapid muscle growth. Dr. Jim Stray-Gunderson is a medical doctor and exercise physiologist who has been very involved in the US Olympic training program for a number of years. Dr. Stray-Gunderson has developed the BStrong brand of BFR bands to help athletes and exercise enthusiasts experience rapid muscle growth without having to spend hours pumping iron. Dr. Stray-Gunderson joins me to talk about how he discovered blood flow restriction, how it can help promote muscle growth without a lot of damage to the body and how you can use it to supercharge your fitness results. You will learn all about one of the most effective way to get results with a safe method of hacking exercise on this episode of the All About Fitness podcast. Visit Dr. Stray-Gunderson's website: https://bstrong.training  Save 20% when purchasing a set of BStrong bands, use the discount code: AllAboutFitness20    Exercise for the Fountain of Youth - $7; reviews the research of how exercise can help extend the life-span; it includes exercises and workouts to help you slow the effects of time.   FOLLOW THIS LINK to pre-order Pete's upcoming book; Ageless Intensity: Effective Workouts to Slow the Aging Process   For fitness professionals, personal trainers and group fitness instructors - earn your continuing education credits for ACE, AFAA or NASM as you learn how to design exercise programs that could slow down the aging process with the course: Total Body Core Training: Learn the science of exercise program design and how to apply it to build a stronger core from the inside out. 0.4 CECs - $67   Exercise Program Design for the Fountain of Youth; $49 (0.3 ACE; 0.4 NASM, 4 AFAA - it includes the e-book)   Catch the video version of this podcast on the All About Fitness Podcast channel on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkSEaOx8uEBksDjvcVjnizg   Follow the @AllAboutFitnessPodcast feed on Instagram!     Want to learn how to design your own programs to slow down the effects of the aging process? Invest in a copy of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple    Pete's second book: Ageless Intensity: Effective Workouts to Slow  the Aging Process is now on pre-sale, out this August order your copy today!    www.petemccallfitness.com - sign up for the mailing list to receive a free chapter and workout from Smarter Workouts AND be eligible to be invited to FREE HIIT at Home workouts!    Learn more about the human body and how to design your own exercise programs with one of the All About Fitness e-books   Functional Core Training - $7; based on the research of Dr. Stuart McGill, it teaches you how to design workout programs that will have you looking great and moving pain-free.   Dynamic Anatomy - $7; reviews how the muscles in your body actually function, provides a number of exercises for how your muscles are really designed to work.   Each one of the All About Fitness workout programs includes exercises for strength, metabolic conditioning and mobility to help you earn the body you want: 8 week Dumbbell Strength Training - $12 8 week Kettlebell Conditioning - $12 8 week Functional Core Strength Training  - $12   Bundles of e-books and workout programs - train your brain as well as your muscles! Functional Core Training and Dynamic Anatomy - $12 Dynamic Anatomy and Core Training Workout Bundle - $19 Dynamic Anatomy recorded webinar and e-book - $19   If you are a fitness professional, you can earn CECs with one of the following courses, approved for continuing education credits by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA): Dynamic Anatomy: Learn how the muscles and fascia function as an integrated system and how to use that information to design the workout programs that deliver results for your clients. 0.2 CECs - $29 Glute Reboot: Learn how the most visible muscles in your body work as well as a variety of exercises to help them function (and look) better 0.2 CECs - $29   Contact: Pete@petemccallfitness.com       

Glofox Fitness Founders Podcast
Laurie McCartney Talks About Developing Your Business For A Changing Fitness Industry

Glofox Fitness Founders Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 30:55


This week we are joined by Laurie McCartney, who is the President of Global Fitness and Wellness Solutions at Ascend Learning, which includes The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), Premier Global, ActiveIQ, and ClubConnect. In this episode Laurie talks about the changing role of fitness learning and development, how to add to your toolkit of skills to grow your business and the new opportunities on the horizon for fitness businesses post pandemic. Connect with Laurie here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurie-mccartney-1ba1456/ Check out NASM on the following channels: NASM on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/personaltrainers NASM on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nasm_fitness/ NASM on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjWgUFeyDbeQ3Q_eVCup_7Q This podcast is brought to you by Glofox, a gym software management company. If you are looking to accelerate growth, work efficiently and deliver a well-branded boutique customer experience, check us out at http://www.glofox.com/

The Dude Therapist
Intuitive Eating and Love U with Sammy Previte (Find.Food.Freedom)

The Dude Therapist

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2021 55:12


As my wife is a dietition and is a huge believer in intuitive eating, I had to have this guest on to talk about it!As a man I struggle with body image and the value we put on certain foods, ideas about body and self, and we got into it on this episode!Sammy is the owner of Find Food Freedom and co-host of What The Actual Fork Podcast!Sammy graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences and a minor in Kinesiology. Sammy worked in the Sports Nutrition department at Penn State with all 31-varsity teams. In addition to working in athletics, she served as a Retail Registered Dietitian for ShopRite Supermarkets in New Jersey.  She specializes in individual nutritional coaching as well as grocery store tours, corporate wellness, and keynote speaking.  She is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as well as a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor.Sammy enjoys working with all different populations. Her favorite part about being a dietitian is helping others create peace with food. Many people believe that dietitians are the food police–this is simply untrue. Sammy believes that food was made to provide our bodies with nourishment and pleasure. Sammy treats each client with individualized care based on their specific needs. Sammy and the entire team at Find Food Freedom are proud to say that they do not support the $72 billion diet industry. Find Food Freedom is rooted in Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size (HAES). Find Food Freedom believes that all humans deserve fair, unbiased health care regardless of the size of their body.Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/find.food.freedom/Website: https://find-foodfreedom.com/Hope you enjoy the podcast as much as I did recording itAs always, feel free to contact me/reach out with comments, ideas, or thoughts on the podcast at thedudetherapist@gmail.com or my Instagram @thedudetherapist. Don't forget to follow @thedudetherapist and @ELIvation_therapist for updates and news for the podcast. See yall next week!!Support the show (https://pod.fan/the-dude-therapist)