EPISODE 322: Certified Wellness Coach and Founder of Leanness Lifestyle University
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.
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.
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.
The legendary Udo Erasmus is a pioneer of the health and wellness industry having created FLAXSEED OIL and the Healthy Oils/Fats Movement. He is also the co-founder of the UDO’S CHOICE supplement brand, a global leader in cutting-edge health products, selling tens of millions of bottles of healthy oils, probiotics, and digestive enzymes. Erasmus invented the methodology and machinery that created the healthy fats/oils industry.
Udo is an accomplished author of multiple books including Fats that Heal Fats that Kill that has sold over 250,000 copies worldwide. He has extensive education in Biochemistry and Biology, a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, and has impacted over 5,000,000+ lives by passionately conducting 5,000+ live presentations, 3,000+ media interviews, 1,500 staff training, and traveled to 40+ countries with his message on how to achieve perfect health. Udo is a speaker at Tony Robbins events (on oils) and Deepak Chopra’s (on peace,) and has lectured at conferences on five continents.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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”.
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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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!
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.