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Episode 323 features Beth Bacon, Co-Founder of Maui Athletics. Beth is passionate about helping women find their beauty and power through strength training.

Beth also shared a few key items that have been helpful for her with movement and sleep.

Pick up on Amazon:

Desk cycle

Sunrise alarm clock 

Find Beth Online:

Website: www.mauiathletics.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drallanbacon

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/@mauiathletics

Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mauiathletics

About Beth:

Beth has spent over 2 decades of her life heavily immersed in the health and fitness industry. Beth is a certified nutrition coach, a previous National Level NPC Figure competitor, a former Regionals-Qualifying Crossfit athlete, and a national record-holding Olympic Weightlifter.

Beth believes success comes from combining the best of many disciplines: bodybuilding, powerlifting, gymnastics, Olympic weightlifting, metabolic conditioning, and aerobic capacity. Truly leaving no stone unturned results in being a very well-rounded athlete. Beth is also passionate about helping women find their beauty and power through strength training.

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Beth Bacon2023-01-01T11:14:01-04:00
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DAVID GREENWALT

EPISODE 322: Certified Wellness Coach and Founder of Leanness Lifestyle University

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Episode 322 features David Greenwalt, a Certified Wellness Coach, fitness expert, and author. Since 1999, through his company Leanness Lifestyle University, David has been helping student members, from every walk of life, get the truth, and strategies, to lose excess fat one more time for the last time.

Find David Online:

Website: www.LLUniversity.com

Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/david-greenwalt-3bab608

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LLU180

Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidgreenwalt

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/LeannessLifestyleUniversity

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LLUniversity

About David:

Leanness Lifestyle University (LLU) was founded in 1999 by Certified Wellness Coach, fitness expert, and author David Greenwalt.
With many books and programs addressing nutrition and exercise, LLU was the first online program to couple nutrition, exercise, and emotional fitness with accountability, motivation, and personal support.

Early on David realized that “calories-in calories-out, personal-responsibility” weight-management messages not only didn’t work but were grossly ineffective. It’s estimated that 20% of industrialized populations are trying to lose weight on any given day. There are thousands of diet plans and programs. Yet, in the U.S., the prevalence of obesity is up from 15 percent in 1970 to 43 percent today. Why? Is it because, over the past 50 years, people have forgotten to “eat less and exercise more?” A progressive willpower deficiency? Memory impairment – forgot about “moderation in all things?” Basic math became too complex? No clue how to count calories or portions?

Over this period, have our genes changed to any great extent? Then what? What explains the alarming rise in obesity worldwide and how do we help those suffering from decades of ineffective messaging and outright lies? This is and has been, the evolving mission of LLU. Through evidence- and experiential based methods, David helps his student-members get the truth, understanding and strategies to achieve weight-management success once and for all.

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David Greenwalt2023-01-01T09:49:21-04:00

Getting Started In CrossFit

PRESLIE HIRSCH & LINDSEY JOHNSON

EPISODE 321: Getting Started In CrossFit 

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In this episode, we explore a variety of topics around CrossFit and how anyone can benefit from this type of Fitness.

Special Guests Preslie Hirsch and Lindsey Johnson (both CrossFit L2 Certified Coaches) join the Podcast to share what they’ve learned during their time with CrossFit and all of the things people should look out for as they consider bringing CrossFit into their lives.

Topics covered:

  • Pros/Cons of CrossFit
  • Common Misconceptions
  • Scaling Movements
  • Gym Affiliates and Questions To Ask
  • Nutrition
  • …and much more

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heypreslie/

Linktr.ee: https://linktr.ee/heypreslie

Connect with Lindsey:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ljohnso27/

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Getting Started In CrossFit2023-01-01T09:50:40-04:00

Balance The Books

In business school, we are taught about balance sheets and formulas and all of the different ways to help determine the health of our business and our future outlook. Simple things like Assets (things we own) and Liabilities (things we owe). Those are the basics of balancing the books.

If we were to use this metaphorically for our overall health, would we be confident we’d be in a position to succeed?

If the assets were actions we took to fuel our body and mind, are we putting enough into each day to own the outcome?

If liabilities are things detrimental to our health, are we moderating or removing these altogether?

We can make the excuse that we are busy and life is going a mile a minute. It does, at times, appear this way. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t make calculated decisions for our long-term health.

The choices we make today impact us months and years down the road. Small wins, each day can lead us to a better future.

We have a choice whether we are creating assets in our lives or adding more liability to our future selves.

The choice is clear but the work can be hard.

Start easy, make it achievable to accomplish, and start today.

Our future selves are banking on a brighter tomorrow.

Balance The Books2022-11-21T20:47:41-04:00

Fountain Of Youth

I often hear older folks say “I wish I was ___ years old again”

What they fail to realize is that eating nutritious food, working out, and sleep are levers that can be pulled to slow or even reverse aging.

They are equivalent to the “fountain of youth”.

They make us feel young and vibrant.

It’s not that we should wish we were younger again but that we are much wiser with our decisions now.

These types of decisions are always in our control.

Fountain Of Youth2022-11-09T18:58:54-04:00
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Jeremy Grater & Zach Tucker

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Episode 293 features the Founders of The Fit Mess, Jeremy Grater, and Zach Tucker.

Check out their Group Coaching and Mastermind here: https://www.thefitmess.com/p/mastermind-coaching/

Find Jeremy and Zach Online:

Website: https://www.thefitmess.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fitmessguys/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FitMessGuys

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI4hazn4DFj8vYx1pG3-kkQ?view_as=subscriber

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fitmessguys

Fit Mess Podcast: https://www.thefitmess.com/

About Jeremy and Zach:

Zach Tucker resides in Albany, NY. Zach has a passion for helping people define and meet their wellness goals. He thinks that every person is different and there is no one size fits all solution for someone’s wellness. He is on a mission to share his story and some of the tools that helped him on his own wellness journey including losing over 100 pounds. Zach is certified to teach yoga and Insanity® Live.

Jeremy Grater lives in British Columbia. He’s spent the majority of the last decade experimenting with a variety of wellness tools to improve his mental health, lose 70 pounds and share what’s helped along the way. He’s also been in the broadcasting and podcasting business for about two decades. Jeremy is a certified REBT Mindset and Transformation Life Coach.

More info at https://www.thefitmess.com/about/

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Jeremy Grater & Zach Tucker2022-08-26T21:09:09-04:00

Preventative Maintenance

My Trailblazer runs well for being 15 years old. It has its bumps and bruises and certainly has shown some fading but If it’s washed and waxed it’s hard to tell its age from a distance.

But the outside appearance doesn’t make the car run well. It’s the consistent focus on preventative maintenance in the years I’ve had it.

Routine oil changes and tire rotations.
Trusting the recommendations of the mechanic to fix areas of concern.
Being proactive versus reactive.

Simple stuff.

Yet, things could have been overlooked or pushed off for a short-term monetary gain.

It’s really a metaphor for our lives.

When we feel sluggish, low on energy, depressed, or in a rut, it’s normally the focus inward that can be the most helpful. It’s reflecting and asking questions like…

Are we getting enough sleep?
Are we eating healthy food?
Are we exercising?
Are we getting outside?
Are our relationships going well?
Are we creating space for ourselves?

We’re going to get beat up throughout our lives but in order to feel young and vibrant as we age, we must focus consistently on the simple things that bring us energy.

Because when they lag we can start to break down and it becomes harder to maintain if it goes on for too long.

Unfortunately, we only get one model. There are no trade-ins here.

Preventative Maintenance2022-05-12T19:35:44-04:00

The Truth About Cats And Dogs

Cats and Dogs rarely play with the same toy again and again. Sure, they have their favorites they’ll pick up every now and then but they will typically bounce around to different ones or lose interest all together.

However, what do they yearn for? Sleep, Exercise, Companionship, and Belonging.

Somehow, they’ve figured out that, “Whoever dies with the most toys doesn’t win.”

Although we might be the “smartest” species in the room, we could learn something from them if we were open to it.

The Truth About Cats And Dogs2022-05-02T08:43:51-04:00
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Tony Horton

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Episode 219 features Tony Horton, a Fitness Professional, Creator of P90X, and the Founder of Power Life.

Find Tony Online:

Website: https://mypowerlife.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tonyshorton

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tony_horton

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtg-WxwloE0cwFeIea7ckqw

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TonySHorton

About Tony:

Tony Horton is the wildly popular creator of the most successful fitness program in America, P90X®. Tony is a world-class motivational speaker and the author of top-selling books “Bring It, Crush It!” and “The Big Picture.” He’s appeared on countless television programs as a fitness and lifestyle expert to promote healthy living through exercise and proper nutrition. Tony’s supplement line, Power Life, is part of his new fitness brand, “Power of 4 by Tony Horton” — a four-part approach to wellness including fitness, supplements, nutrition, and mindfulness.

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Tony Horton2024-03-01T10:20:02-04:00
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Helaine Knapp

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Episode 194 features Helaine Knapp, Founder, and CEO of CITYROW, who is on a mission of delivering a smart, fun, effective workouts to all fitness levels.

Find Helaine Online:

Website: www.cityrow.com

OnDemand App: go.cityrow.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/helaine-knapp/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/helaineknapp

Twitter: https://twitter.com/helaineknapp

About Helaine:

After spending years climbing the corporate ladder, Helaine Knapp left the world of publishing for tech start-up life. Group fitness was her outlet while working hard and taking on the hustle and bustle of New York City. Months of spin and boot camp classes left her with a lower back injury, and she began searching for a workout that was low impact, but super effective. After a friend suggested rowing, Helaine initially rejected it as something “my dad did in college,” but following a few workouts on a sexy machine, pairing it with total body sculpting moves off the machine, changed her mind and the concept for CITYROW was born.

With a mission of delivering a smart, fun, effective workout to all fitness levels, under Knapp’s leadership, CITYROW has grown from one studio in New York City to a national omnichannel fitness brand with 12 open studios and 65 franchises sold nationwide along with a top-ranked on-demand global program featuring at-home rowers and a fast-growing digital subscription business.

Knapp has yet to row on the water and has been featured as a business leader and a wellness expert on TODAY, Women’s Health, ABC, Harper’s Bazaar, Shape, Well + Good, Vogue, Yahoo! Finance and PEOPLE, among many others.

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Helaine Knapp2024-03-01T10:22:14-04:00
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Sean Boyle

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Episode 134 features Sean Boyle, Owner of Momentum Digital

Find Sean Online:

Website: momentumvirtualtours.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-boyle-293919152/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/seanboylem/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-LOIlf1xXeYSorgs4K0s_w

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seanboylem/

Medium: https://medium.com/@ayesha.arshad94/meet-sean-boyle-the-virtual-content-creator-who-redefines-real-estate-content-9f2bd483e0c5

About Sean

Sean Boyle is a serial entrepreneur currently operating a 7-figure digital marketing agency in Philadelphia and a flourishing podcast called “The Sean Boyle Podcast.” In his free time, he is an avid real estate investor, mixed martial artist, and fitness guru.

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Sean Boyle2020-11-30T19:53:24-04:00
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Dr. Erin Ellis

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Episode 114 features Naturopathic Medical Doctor Dr. Erin Ellis and we speak with her about how getting and beating cancer sparked her drive to become a Naturopathic Medical Doctor and help others think differently about their health and wellness choices.

Connect with Dr. Ellis Online:

Website: www.drerinellis.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drerinellis/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.erinellis/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drerinellisnmd/

About Dr. Ellis

My pre-doctor work-life consisted of restaurant management, bartending, and serving for nearly 20 years, but life quickly changed in my early 30s.

In 2010 I was diagnosed with a rare form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at age 31. I never thought in a million years I would have been diagnosed with cancer at such a young age, but it was the turning point in my life. To say I was scared was an understatement, but it honestly was the defining moment in my life. I always wanted to be a doctor, but gave up on those dreams because I was sick of being in school, and instead worked in the bar and restaurants, but always knew I could do and be more. After 6 rounds of chemotherapy, a positive attitude with a side of determination, and sass I became a survivor.

Receiving this diagnosis and kicking its butt gave me the drive, the motivation and determination to get out of my own way and become that doctor that I always wanted to be. Not only did it give me my defining purpose in life, but I learned a lot about myself and really how strong I truly was. Having had a cancer diagnosis at such a young age, my mission and passion now is to empower those to take control of their health now before it is too late. This diagnosis proved to me that life is too short to feel sub-optimal and given the right tools, your body has the innate ability to heal itself.

After graduation from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2017, I worked at a naturopathic urgent care in N. Scottsdale seeing medical cases ranging from acute to chronic and seen in pediatrics to geriatrics. After 2.5 years, I decided to branch out on my own and spread the modalities of Naturopathic Medicine to the East Valley where I find my passion to be helping those boss women, those boss moms or highly ambitious, goal-driven women and addressing the root cause of why they are constantly running on empty, have a hormone imbalance or can’t lose weight despite exercising and eating clean.

When I’m not empowering others to become the best versions of themselves, I spend my time helping my community, spending time with my dogs, enjoying game nights with family and friends, and making new memories with my Fireman.

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Dr. Erin Ellis2020-11-01T13:14:39-04:00
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Sean Vigue

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Episode 96 features Sean Vigue, Founder of Sean Vigue Fitness and one of the most watched Online Yoga and Pilates Instructors in the world with over 900 videos varying in length and speciality around Yoga, Pilates, etc. I found one of Sean’s video on YouTube (link here) and watched it every day for my stretching challenge of 1-hour of stretching a day for the month of February. It was engaging, informative, and damn good and might be a good place to start if you are looking to shake out some of the cobwebs and loosen up the body a bit.

Find Sean Online:

Website: http://www.seanviguefitness.com/

Twitter: @seanviguefit

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvCwGWW0od-BCfRtU2euaLg

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seanvigue/

Instagram: @seanviguefitness 

About Sean:

Sean Vigue is a fitness instructor, personality and entrepreneur who has taught thousands of classes in Central Florida, the mountains of Colorado and around the world in addition to appearing in over 2000 health and fitness videos and DVDs. If you are a blogger, podcast owner or active member of the media and need a source (or want an interview) for your yoga, Pilates, or general health and fitness story please email seanviguefitness@gmail.com. Sean has been featured on such outlets as Fox News, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Lifestyle for Men magazine, The Success 101 Podcast, Orlando Sentinel, Pilates Style Magazine, Martial Arts Chat, HASfit and FitBottomedGirls.com. Watch for him in the motion picture ‘Elles’ as Juliette Binoche’s Pilates instructor. Sean is a StyleHaul partner and the “Most Watched Online Yoga and Pilates Guy”.

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Sean Vigue2020-03-07T03:17:01-04:00
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Lori Shaw

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Episode 93 welcomes in Lori Shaw, the Chief RP Recipe Developer for Renaissance Periodization (RP Strength), a company with a mission of delivering the most effective, scientifically sound and reliable diet and training consultation to anyone who wants to use it to achieve results.

About Lori Shaw:

Lori Shaw left a corporate career and joined her husband Nick Shaw’s company, Renaissance Periodization, back in September of 2015, when the business was poised for growth. After helping with customer service, strategy, apparel, partnerships, etc. in those beginning years, Lori now focuses solely on writing healthy macro-transparent cookbooks, sold on the RP website

There are 6 RP cookbooks available and Lori is working on her 7th now, which will be the first traditionally published cookbook, aimed at bringing recipe macro awareness to the general population.

Find Lori Shaw Online:

Website: www.renaissanceperiodization.com

Facebook: Renaissance Periodization

Personal Instagram: @llshaw1  

RP Strength Instagram:@rpstrength and @rp_transformations

YouTube: Renaissance Periodization

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Lori Shaw2020-02-13T02:06:05-04:00
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Ryan Fischer

RYAN FISCHER

EPISODE 85: Owner of CrossFit Chalk & Host of Real Chalk Podcast

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Episode 85 features former CrossFit Games Athlete, Owner of CrossFit Chalk, and Host of the Real Chalk Podcast, Ryan Fischer. I was thrilled to have Ryan on the Podcast to share his interesting journey in the Olympics and CrossFit, to creating several successful businesses and living life on his own terms.

Find Ryan Online:

Website: https://www.gymryan.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ryanfisch

CrossFit Chalk Website: http://www.crossfitchalk.com/

Real Chalk Podcast: https://shruggedcollective.com/real-chalk/

About Ryan:

I have spent the last 15 years in the fitness industry with the majority of that time being dedicated to functional fitness. In 2010 I trained with the US Olympic Skeleton and Bobsled Teams (Qualifying for Olympic Trials in both sports). I also have been CrossFit Regionals qualifier 7 times. I have made fitness programs for the US Military, large corporations, and several professional athletes around the globe. I host the top fitness podcast on iTunes called, “Real Chalk” and I currently own and operate one of the top CrossFit affiliates in the world – CrossFit CHALK in Orange County, CA.

My Credentials:

  • BS, Exercise Sport Science
  • BS, Minor, Nutrition
  • Certified Private Helicopter Pilot
  • USA Weightlifting Club Coach
  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Football
  • ASEP National Coaching Cert
  • Pursuing CSCS

I’m a passionate guy about what I do. It’s important to me for every single person who meets me to know that without saying anything.In just a few years I went from homeless to a 7 figure business. I legit had nothing I’m from Toms River, NJ and my mom is by far my biggest fan @kimmy73158. I own @crossfitchalk in Orange County, Ca. I have one of the top podcasts in the world for health and fitness called “Real Chalk” on the @shruggedcollective . I also have a YouTube channel “ryanfischer” I originally was a helicopter pilot in Hawaii until I went back to school, moved to Utah, and trained with the Olympic bobsled and skeleton team for 4 years. I qualified for Olympic trials in both sports.

I went to the CrossFit Regionals 7 times and was the first person to threaten to kill a judge for scoring him incorrectly. Actually was kind of a big deal at the time. Again, I’m passionate. I don’t compete anymore because I need a knee replacement on my left knee. I spend all of my time these days creating fitness programs that are one of kind. People from all over the world do them and tag me daily. I legit cry once a month thinking about how all of this happened. I love my fans with all my heart, BUT I do hate stupid questions.

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In my free time, I like to adventure the world in as many ways possible. I’ve hiked some of the worlds biggest mountains, rafted dangerous rivers, ridden my bike hundreds of miles, and I snowboard and surf regularly. I’m kind of a clean freak I’m 32 years old. I always dreamed of living in California. When I’m not working out I always listen to country music. I met my father for the first time when I was 24. We don’t talk, but it’s ok because my mom is all I ever needed and more. My favorite athlete of all time is Steve Prefontaine. I like chick flicks. I’m obsessed with large quantities of meat, backpacks, and getting a good deal. I truly believe that my most valuable assets are my memories, experiences, and friendships.

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Ryan Fischer2021-11-21T21:42:59-04:00

My Journey to Intermittent Fasting – One Mic with Brian Ondrako

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This One Mic session covers some of my journey with nutrition and how I started Intermittent Fasting and the things I’ve learned along the way.

I’m not a Doctor or Nutritionist but I’ve worked a lot off logic in my life and this seems like the proper approach for where I wanted to take my fitness and nutrition into the future.

If interested, just type in “Intermittent Fasting” into google and read some articles or watch some videos. There are a variety out there so I won’t guide in too many directions but just explore and make your own decisions and I’d encourage to always consult your doctor.

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My Journey to Intermittent Fasting – One Mic with Brian Ondrako2021-03-19T10:42:28-04:00
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MARY FRANCES

EPISODE 47: Entrepreneur | Speaker @ManicuredMeatheads

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Episode 47 features Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Fitness Professional, Mary Frances…better known online as @Manicured Meatheads!

Had a wonderful chat with Mary where she walks us through some great insight on fitness and nutrition, some early adult-life troubles that helped guide her in the right direction, and her current endeavor to share her story and speak to audiences across the world about living their best life.

Find Mary Online:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/manicuredmeatheads/

Website: https://www.manicuredmeatheads.com/

Mary is also a part of the great group called Powerhouse Women, started by Lindsey Schwartz, and you can check out more about their group and all of the cool things they are up to. – https://powerhousewomen.co/ 

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Mary Frances2020-01-28T12:45:22-04:00
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ALEX PARKER & MEREDITH ROOT

EPISODE 43: Co-Founders, Tactic Nutrition

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Episode 43 features the Founders of Tactic Nutrition, Alex Parker and Meredith Root. We cover a whole mess of topics on how they got into CrossFit, Pursuing the business full time, thoughts on nutrition, why they are not competing in this years CrossFit Open and much more.

Hope you all enjoy this wide ranging conversation!

Find Alex Parker and Meredith Root online:

Tactic Nutrition Website: https://tacticmethod.com/

Tactic Nutrition Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tacticnutrition/

Alex Parker Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aaparker1/

Meredith Root Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meredith_root/

And…Dont Forget to Follow Alex’s Mom on Insta -> https://www.instagram.com/alexsmombrenda/

About ALEX PARKER

  • 2015 CrossFit Games Individual Athlete
  • 2013, ’14, ’15, ’16, ’17, ’18 CrossFit Regionals Athlete
  • 5 years experience CrossFit Coach
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
  • Lawyer

I have always had an interest in sport performance and a strong desire to learn about performance nutrition and health to apply to my own life. As a nutrition and lifestyle coach, I use my knowledge to help others reach their own health and fitness goals.

I have always been interested in human behaviour. The fact that there are many facets involved in a person’s relationship with food, makes nutrition coaching a gratifying and desirable field.

I am a lifelong athlete, having competed in a variety of high level sports including alpine ski racing, golf and soccer. I am now dedicated to the sport of CrossFit. I have competed at The Crossfit Games and many times at Regionals.

My own experience in sport and life has helped me realize how important it is to fuel your body properly. I have experienced significant benefits from eating basic, healthy food in the right amount to support my lifestyle. I was able to greatly improve my sport performance, health, daily wellbeing and relationship with food. It’s true, you are what you eat.

It is incredibly rewarding to help others experience the positive effects of eating right and eating the right amount, while also maintaining balance and flexibility in doing so.

About MEREDITH ROOT

  • 2018 CrossFit Games Individual Athlete
  • 2015, ’16, ’17, ’18 CrossFit Regionals Athlete
  • 5 years experience CrossFit Coach
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • Biological Engineer

With a background in engineering, I take a scientific approach to performance and nutrition which I combine with my experience as an athlete and coach to help people achieve their fitness goals.

A scientist and engineer by trade, I spent six years working in research and development within the biopharmaceutical industry. This experience taught me to think and observe objectively and cultured my keen attention to detail. In addition to being a lifelong student, I am a lifelong athlete as well! The combination of these two passions has led me to where I am as an athlete and coach. I have competed at The CrossFit Games and many times at Regionals. I was ranked top 10 as a USAW Olympic weightlifter (53 & 58kg) with multiple appearances in the American Open and Nationals. I have a particular interest in the performance impact of sports nutrition as well as the mental component of coaching and training.

I have seen first hand the benefits that a practical and appropriate diet can have on performance. It is my goal to share my knowledge and experience in a way that helps people fuel their bodies and rebuild their relationship with food.

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Alex Parker & Meredith Root2021-11-13T20:45:16-04:00
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Had a blast in Episode 40 chatting with Dr. Sean Pastuch about his journey in fitness, being a Chiropractor, going into Personal Training, and growing his business successfully over the last several years. Sean absolutely brings it in this episode and provides a ton of advice around fitness, business, and personal growth. Can’t wait for you all to listen in!

About Dr. Sean Pastuch

Dr. Sean Pastuch, DC, grew up around the fitness, health, and wellness industry. And when he graduated Chiro school, he ended up opening a clinic and a CrossFit gym. He didn’t want to be that Chiro who tells you, “You need to this exercise and be on “X” program.” Then, pat you on the back and say see you next week.

He works with people and athletes, who don’t want to deal with pain and injury anymore. And at the same time, don’t want to stop their training or don’t want to keep modifying their workouts every time there’s a workout that has overhead movements.

With hands-on experience running a gym that does functional movements and treating people with injuries or previous injuries, which surface from having to move functionally, Sean started getting busier. And because of his unique approach, he also started getting requests from clients that used to see him but moved to another city asking for workout programs.

Find Dr. Sean Pastuch Online

Active Life RX websitehttps://activeliferx.com/

Active Life RX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ActiveLifeRx/

Active Life Podcast: http://activelife.libsyn.com/

Dr. Sean’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drseanpastuch/

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Dr. Sean Pastuch2021-05-09T11:00:52-04:00
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Had a fun time speaking to Stephanie and understanding the path to her success and what keeps her ticking day in and day out. This gal has a great head on her shoulders and is head down in health and nutrition not only for herself but for her family and clients as well. Excited to see how she continues to push the envelope with her business and help people get in the best shape of their lives!

About Stephanie

Stephanie is a personal trainer and health coach based in Little Rock, AR. She is a certified ACE Personal Trainer and IIN (Institute for Integrative Nutrition) Health Coach with a passion for helping others learn the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

For Stephanie, exercise has always been her go-to “cure” for anything from sleepless nights to a bad mood. She firmly believes endorphins is the best medicine you can give your body—That and healthy, nutritious foods, of course.

As a wife and mom of 3 boys, setting a good example in terms of health has always been one of Stephanie’s top priorities. She strives to create healthy meals for her family every day and often shares her recipes on her blog. Even if her clients are solely there to exercise, Stephanie always talks to them about their diet before training even begins.

No matter what fitness level you are, Stephanie is eager and ready to help. She says the most important thing is to “just start.” As a personal trainer, Stephanie likes to keep her work outs fresh, so expect a variety of HITT, weight training, endurance training and Tabata.

Stephanie believes that health looks different on everyone, and that “God created us all in different shapes and sizes,” hence why she creates personalized plans for each and every client. She truly loves encouraging and pushing her clients to show them that they can do it and can achieve their goals no matter how high they’re set.

Find Stephanie Online:

Website: https://unleashedhf.com/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/unleashedhf/

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Stephanie Newcomb2020-02-01T19:25:26-04:00

CrossFit Journey – 2018 Year in Review

2018 has been an incredible year for my health and fitness and I couldn’t have done it without the help of CrossFit.  The goals I set at the beginning of the year have been met and I am excited for the next chapter in my fitness journey come 2019.

2018 was a great testament that consistency wins.  I certainly didn’t see the big gains out of the box but after months and months of consistent hard work, reshaping my nutrition, and seeking out valuable advice, I was able to improve dramatically and reach new PRs along with become more technically savvy with some of the complex moves.

A couple notes to bookmark for the year end:

PRs

1 RM Split Jerk – 135 lbs (12-16-18)

1 RM Clean – 145 lbs (12-12-18)

1 RM OHS – 100 lbs (12-10-18)

1 RM Deadlift
– 307 lbs (12-20-18)
– 300 LBs (9-20-18)

1 RM Front Squat
– 175 Lbs (12-16-18)

1 RM Back Squat
– 200 Lbs (Nov)
– 170 lbs (7-9-18)

5 RM Back Squat
– 165 lbs (12-18-18)
– 135lbs (4-16-18)

Strict Pull-ups
– 8 (7-9-18)

Karen
14 LB Wall Ball – 8:19 (12-23-18)

14 LB Wall Ball – 9:20 (July)

14 LB Wall Ball – 9:40 (May)

I have some sights on huge gains next year but overall it’s that my body and mind are in the best position they can be in to crush each day.  I think that is the overall motivation so when I continue to age my body doesn’t break down and limit me.  That’s one of the big things that keeps me driving forward.

What about you?

Hope you all have written down your goals for 2019, both long and short term, and are focused to achieving them.

Have a great new year and start to 2019!

Brian

 

CrossFit Journey – 2018 Year in Review2021-03-19T10:40:06-04:00
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Episode 33 features Founder and CEO of RP Strength, Nick Shaw. I had a blast learning about Nick’s journey and how he realized at an early age through high school athletics the importance of consistency was to achieving tremendous improvements in his overall athletic performance. Loving training and performance along with some serendipity led Nick to meet his Co-Founder and it’s been a steady trajectory upward since. It didn’t come without hurdles or many years of patience and Nick shares some of the early days of RP Strength and how they were able to scale and achieve the success they’ve found today.

About Nick:

Nick is the Founder and CEO of Renaissance Periodization, a training and diet services company for world-class athletes. Nick is also a competitive powerlifter and bodybuilder and has had the opportunity to work with numerous national level physique athletes as well as world class strength athletes. Nick holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan in Sport Management. Nick currently resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife and two kids.

As part of our team of coaches, Renaissance Periodization has 20 PhD’s in the fields of Sport Physiology, Sport Performance, Sports Nutrition and even Cellular/Molecular Biology with an emphasis in Nutritional Physiology. The RP team also has 7 Registered Dietitians on staff. Their combined knowledge is unrivaled in the industry, combining the academic credentials with world class athletes as the foundation of their company. Renaissance has worked with several all-time world record holders in raw powerlifting, Olympians, international medalists in weightlifting, multiple American record holders in weightlifting, several National Champions in weightlifting, as well as a large number of CrossFit Games athletes (including individual men and women, teams, and Master’s athletes) not to mention tens of thousands of everyday men and women looking to get into better shape.

Find Nick Online:

Personal Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/nick.shaw.rp/

RP Strength Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/RPSTRENGTH/

RP Strength Website – https://renaissanceperiodization.com

Link to their eBook – The Renaissance Diet 2.0

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Nick Shaw2020-11-12T19:14:01-04:00
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LINDY BARBER

EPISODE 30: CrossFit Games Champion | Founder, LindyBarber.com

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Had a phenomenal time speaking with CrossFit Athlete Lindy Barber about her incredible journey getting to the pinnacle of the CrossFit sport.  She takes us all the way back to childhood and discusses her active upbringing and how sport and fitness has always been a huge part of her life.  We go in depth on her battle with lower back issues and the incredible story of anguish and then perseverance to overcome the doctor’s prognosis and achieve her goals.  We also have a neat discussion around nutrition as well as her own fitness coaching business and the next chapter in her career.

About Lindy:

Lindy Barber has a Bachelors in Exercise Science and has been competing in CrossFit for 7 years. She has been to the CrossFit Games twice as an individual (2013, 2015) and three times on a team with CrossFit Mayhem Freedom, winning the games in 2016 & 2018 and coming in second in 2017.  Lindy now resides in the northeast and is a full time fitness coach working with students both in person and online to help them with their overall fitness & nutrition.

Find Lindy Online:

Website: LindyBarber.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lindybarber/

Email: TrainingWithLindy@gmail.com

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Lindy Barber2020-01-28T13:04:25-04:00

Weeks 38-41: CrossFit Journey – Back and Hip Health

Now that I’ve gone to write these CrossFit posts once a month it’s giving me a chance to sit back and reflect a bit more on the bigger picture.  My life has changed a lot recently and it has made me have to alter my entire schedule and has completely shaken up my world.

However, when you have motivation followed by an intent to achieve certain goals nothing should keep you down.  You have to keep pivoting and make it work and do whatever it takes.

One of those areas is around your overall fitness health.  I’ve never seen a Chiropractor but with some encouragement from neighbors I decided to at least go to a sesh or two and see what they had to say.  It was quite an eye opening experience.  First, Dr. Staker and his staff are phenomenal and really know their stuff.  I knew I had a family history of back problems but didn’t realize until I got X-rays that my L4 and L5 vertebrae were fused together from birth.  Certainly explains a few things but Dr. Staker did compliment me on my overall back health and that I didn’t have too much to be worried about if I was smart about it.  My main issue was my right hip that was just overturned inward and probably why I felt imbalanced at times.

So, taking Doctor’s orders I’ve been stretching and foam rolling a ton over the past month and after a couple sessions recently he’s been pleased with the improvement in that hip and lower back area.  I have to say, I can definitely tell.  My workouts seem easier especially with my squat and I just feel I don’t have as much pressure in that area any longer.

Only time will tell but the morale of the story is this.  Don’t think you know it all.  If you are curious about something go seek out answers and find the truth as you never know how it might impact your life for the better.  I never thought I needed to go see a Chiropractor but my newfound knowledge will help me reach my fitness goals and give me overall better health in the lower back / hip region for years to come.

I hope you continue on your journey to better health and seek out wisdom in areas you might struggle or need more insight.

Keep grinding!

Weeks 38-41: CrossFit Journey – Back and Hip Health2021-03-19T10:40:07-04:00

Week 33-37: CrossFit Journey – Triangle Invitational

I had been dogging it on my CrossFit journey posts lately due to some personal challenges on this end and only getting to the gym 2-4 times a week the last several.  But, my focus is back and I was reenergized today by spectating at the Triangle Invitational hosted by the gym I belong to, CrossFit RTP.

It was amazing to see the teamwork and camaraderie across the various events and was awesome to see our team, the RX team from CrossFit RTP bring home 1st Place!

I believe the reason I was so inspired is that it reminded me that getting in great physical shape and becoming more healthy is not a short sprint but a long journey through many obstacles.  These athletes competing didn’t just show up but they had been working toward this for many months and years.  It was a culmination of perseverance, patience, and positivity…all factors leading to success.

I’m proud to call CrossFit RTP home and it was a tremendous effort by all of the volunteers from our gym and our winning squad!  Excited to be involved some way next year…heck, maybe I’ll even compete!

Keep grindin’

Brian

Week 33-37: CrossFit Journey – Triangle Invitational2021-03-19T10:40:08-04:00

Week 32: CrossFit Journey – Be Smart!

This past week was a short week due to Hurricane Florence ripping through North Carolina and that brought about cancelled/postponed classes.  However, it did teach me an important lesson about overexerting yourself.

On Saturday, they had an open gym as the weather was starting to clear up but there was still a threat of bad storms.  I went in for a short period of time and did the prescribed WOD.

The first part was to do a 5 Rep Max of Deadlifts.  This was another milestone day for me with Deadlifts as my 1 Rep Max 10 weeks ago was 300 LBS and on Saturday I did 5 Reps at 295 LBS.  I felt good and was pumped that I was able to push that out.

However, here was my mistake I learned from.

The next series of exercises were Over the Shoulder Stone throws followed by Pull ups in a 15 x 12 x 9 breakdown.  I’ve always had problems with the Over The Shoulder Stone Throws because of my height and I tend to not always get into a full squat but cheat as I get tired by using more upper body/back.  And, I am trying to go from the 70 LBS weight to 100 LBS.  Well, I sure did something to my back after completing this because when I got home my lower back was really sore and couldn’t move it for most of the rest of the day.  Luckily, I iced it and stretched it out and by Sunday night I felt pretty good again.

Lesson learned: Proper form is the most important.  Don’t try to be a hero and lift heavy weights just because you have confidence.  Your form might suffer and that might knock you out for several days or longer if you get injured.  You can have great gains even with a lower weight and still get a tremendous workout it.  Be smart!

Until next time, keep grinding!

Brian

Week 32: CrossFit Journey – Be Smart!2021-03-19T10:40:09-04:00