EPISODE 387: Celebrity Trainer & Founder of Trained by Phil, iFIT Host and Athlete
Episode 387 features Phil Catudal, a renowned Celebrity Trainer with a fitness philosophy centered on accountability, education, and dedication. His empowering approach guides clients to unlock their strengths and achieve optimal health and fitness goals. Through tailored programs and expert nutritional advice, Phil helps individuals create sustainable and enjoyable lifestyles.
Phil Catudal is a renowned Celebrity Trainer with a fitness philosophy centered on accountability, education, and dedication. His empowering approach guides clients to unlock their strengths and achieve optimal health and fitness goals. Through tailored programs and expert nutritional advice, Phil helps individuals create sustainable and enjoyable lifestyles.
Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, he is a globe-trotting, food and language-loving, serial entrepreneur. Phil is not only a NASM-CPT Hollywood Celebrity Trainer, but also a top MBA honors graduate and Cancer survivor. Above all, he takes pride in being a devoted husband and father of four.
Phil divides his time between personal training in Atlanta, Georgia, and online coaching while providing nutrition and exercise consultations globally. Phil is also a host and athlete on the popular iFit platform. Outside of his health businesses, he enjoys spending time with his family, exploring new languages and recipes, and indulging in his passion for the latest tech.
Sophia is an entrepreneur, former research scientist, and fitness and nutrition coach. Sophia earned her Ph.D. in Entomology from North Carolina State University. She spent years working as a research scientist and enjoyed countless hours with mosquitoes, fruit flies, and their DNA. She has a background in biology, genetic engineering, entomology, and chemistry and is a certified nutrition coach, personal trainer, and CrossFit L1 instructor.
Although Sophia loved her work as a research scientist, in 2021 she made the decision to leave the lab and couple her passion for science with her lifelong passion for exercise and nutrition and founded her own coaching business, Fit By Science.
As the founder and CEO of Fit By Science, Sophia has developed a coaching method that emphasizes the importance of sustainable small daily changes that will yield big results over time. With her clients, she focuses on the importance of prioritizing physical health which will in turn improve mental health and wellbeing. She does not believe in quick fixes, restrictive diets, or any program that suggests you should eliminate exercise or entire food groups to reach your goals.
During her PhD, Sophia would put together workout programming for herself and her office mates and they would head to the gym at the end of a long day in the lab and sweat, talk about failed experiments, and decompress together. The gym has always been a happy place for her and she is passionate about helping others to feel comfortable in the gym with exercise, especially weight training, and get over their gym fears or anxiety. She is helping others make small consistent daily changes that yield big results over time.
Sophia is learning month by month what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur and businesswoman, achieve her wildest dreams, and guide her clients on their health and wellness journey to long-term success.
Katie Bramlett started WeShape with the intention of advocating for women to stop focusing on the number on the scale and instead put their energy and efforts towards a more meaningful intention such as movement, rest, and a deeper connection with self.
Her entire company and product are rooted in intention, movement, community, and beliefs. Katie has a passion for bringing awareness to the toxic expectations placed on women in the fitness industry, as well as the often overshadowed, yet pivotal roles women play in business and entrepreneurship.
Katie’s goal is to create awareness through meaningful conversation and curiosity so that women can gain the support of men rather than gaining dominance. “It’s all about leveling the playing field, not about overly shifting the power in the other direction.” ~Katie
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.
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 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.
EPISODE 320: 2x New York Times/ Wall Street Journal Best-Selling Author | Co-Founder, DrinkLMNT
Episode 320 features Robb Wolf, a former research biochemist and 2X New York Times/Wall Street Journal Best-selling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired To Eat. Along with Diana Rodgers, he co-authored the book, Sacred Cow, which explains why well-raised meat is good for us and good for the planet. Robb is also the co-founder of DrinkLMNT Electrolytes.
Robb Wolf is a former research biochemist and 2X New York Times/Wall Street Journal Best-selling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired To Eat. Along with Diana Rodgers, he co-authored the book, Sacred Cow, which explains why well-raised meat is good for us and good for the planet. Robb has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top-ranked iTunes podcast, books, and seminars. He also co-founded the 1st and 4th CrossFit affiliate gyms in the world, The Healthy Rebellion community platform, and is the co-founder of DrinkLMNT Electrolytes.
Robb holds a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and is a former California State Powerlifting Champion (565 lb. Squat, 345 lb. Bench, 565 lb. Dead Lift) and a 6-0 amateur kickboxer and as part of the Discovery Channel’s “I-CaveMan” series, Robb took down a 650lb elk with an Atlatl (a hand-thrown spear). Wolf has provided seminars in nutrition and strength & conditioning to a number of entities including NASA, Naval Special Warfare, the Canadian Light Infantry, and the United States Marine Corps. He has functioned as a review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism (Biomed Central) and as a consultant for the Naval Special Warfare Resiliency program. He serves on the board of Directors/Advisors for Specialty Health Inc, The Chickasaw Nation’s “Unconquered Life” initiative, and a number of innovative start-ups with a focus on health and sustainability.
Robb lives in Montana with his wife Nicki and daughters Zoe and Sagan.
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.
In any walk of life, there are instances where we cant perform for one reason or another. Every venture is not a success and every encounter with opportunity doesn’t always come out smelling like roses for us.
Writers Block is a state of being that we can be in whether we are writing or not. It’s gotten attention over the years in the world of creative or artistic expression but it could be used for anything.
When we are in a headspace that is not conducive from performing at our highest level, that is when some of the “brain fog” sets in and we can’t see the path clearly.
It is important for us to recognize what our bodies need to be optimal and when they are not in that state we need to recalibrate and ask questions.
What has our sleep looked like?
Have we been eating properly?
Did we get exercise recently?
Have we taken some brain breaks?
And then start to take small actions to adjust. These do not have to be grandiose.
Get a workout in
Take a break from the technology
Listen to some music
No matter what you personally need to do, we need to tune our bodies so they are primed for the best output. If we understand our baselines, recognize when we’ve shifted away from them, and admit that we need to recalibrate then we will be able to get back to a better state of being and our “writer’s block” will miraculously go away.
EPISODE 159: Functional Medicine Practitioner & Clinical Researcher
Episode 159 features Dr. Aaron Hartman, a Board-Certified Family Medicine Practitioner and clinical researcher who advocates for and practices functional medicine, an integrative approach to conventional and alternative medicine.
Dr. Aaron Hartman is a Board-Certified Family Medicine Practitioner and clinical researcher who advocates for and practices functional medicine, an integrative approach to conventional and alternative medicine. Aaron guides individuals to restore their health and hope, using science-backed solutions, so they can live the vibrant life they were made for. Aaron’s own journey with Functional Medicine started with his first daughter, who he and his wife took in as a foster child, then adopted.
Due to her cerebral palsy and countless dietary issues, the Hartmans went to specialist after specialist, but even as a physician, Dr. Hartman felt let down and confused. His daughter’s health struggles forced him to confront an uncomfortable realization: Our current healthcare system doesn’t have all the answers. Aaron’s wife, a brilliant–and very stubborn–occupational therapist refused to give up hope. She ultimately pointed him towards functional medicine, and their daughter thrived.
The human body is infinitely complex, and functional medicine caters to this complexity. Dr. Hartman listens to his patients’ whole health stories then helps them apply data-driven solutions to start healing. In short, he looks at clients’ home, environment, diet, daily habits, and health history, and then teaches solutions instead of just treating symptoms.
EPISODE 93: Chief RP Recipe Developer, RP Strength
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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.
Episode 68 features Business & Leadership Coach, Speaker, and Author Farnoosh Brock. Farnoosh shares her journey of moving to the United States, working up the corporate ladder, and venturing out on her own to start her Business & Leadership coaching business.
Farnoosh Brock went from electrical engineer and rising leader at a Fortune 100 to a business coach, speaker, and consultant. She has helped many entrepreneurs and businesses to use her mindset and framework of genuine serving to build deep trust, create meaningful relationships and scalable profits. In addition to her latest book, The Serving Mindset: Stop Selling and Grow Your Business, she is the creator of Crack the Code to Get Promoted, a leadership and career advancement course for corporate professionals as well as the author of three health books and a wellness program.