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Nick Thomas: Shadowars, The Spill Canvas, and Snow Survival Skills  

This week on Bridge the Atlantic, we're joined by Nick Thomas (of the Nick Thomas Band, and formerly The Spill Canvas). With The Spill Canvas, Nick toured the US and the UK, playing with artists including the Goo Goo Dolls, Motion City Soundtrack and One Republic. The band released 7 albums and 5 EPs between 2002 and 2012. Nick’s latest project is the Nick Thomas Band, who recently released their first album Shadowars which debuted at #13 on the iTunes Alternative chart. We chat with Nick about The Spill Canvas, the Nick Thomas Band and learn how to unlock a frozen padlock using a warm bodily fluid...   Highlights: - We learn that Nick really enjoys cartoons - Nick tells us about the pressure The Spill Canvas were under to fulfil their contractual obligations with Warner Bros - Ross fanboys over Nick (The Spill Canvas were one of his favourite bands when growing up) - Ross tells Nick about a time that he and his friend Carly acted out one of their songs in the middle of a party - Nick and Marcio discuss how the role of the fan is more important than many think - We talk about our mutual friend Tyler Hilton's new record - We discuss Nick's new project, The Nick Thomas band, and their latest album Shadowars - Marcio shares his belief that music will find you when the time is right - Nick tells us the differences between The Spill Canvas and the Nick Thomas Band - Nick renames Glasgow "Depressing-ville" - We hear about about a female fan of Nick's who has a tattoo of his face near a very special place - Nick shares a story involving snow, a flat tyre and a warm bodily fluid... - Marcio is a creepy dad (but not really) - Kuchin is the state food of South Dakota (apparently) but Nick has never tried it - Nick and Ross have a shared love for Gordon Ramsay   More: - View the full show notes at http://bridge-the-atlantic.com - Follow us on Twitter at @bridge_atlantic

Janelle Kroll Interview | AfterBuzz TV’s Concert Experience  

AFTERBUZZ TV – AfterBuzz TV’s Concert Experience edition, is a long form interview series featuring Musicians discussing their upcoming projects as well as their thoughts, passions and journeys. In this episode host Lauren LoGrasso interviews the Janelle Kroll. ABOUT JANELLE KROLL: When serendipity and opportunity collide, there’s only one thing to say. Singer and songwriter Janelle Kroll […]

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06: Living a Life on Fire with Nick Unsworth  

Nick Unsworth Founder of Life on Fire.com is an internationally known seasoned speaker & author with deep expertise on Business Coaching & Facebook marketing. He has spoken to audiences from 30 to 1,500 around the world. With his authentic charisma, unique ability to make learning fun, and ability to deliver result generating content, Nick is frequently one of the top rated speakers at major conferences both online and offline. Nick’s ability to connect with the audience and content delivery style leaves the audience feeling empowered and ready to take action. His mission isn’t just about teaching…it’s about creating success stories.

Nick sold his first business by the age of 30 and knows what it takes be successful and live a life on fire.  Most importantly, Nick has a burning desire to help YOU be the success story you were put here on this earth to be.  It’s his greatest obsession and you’ll leave empowered knowing exactly how to get your business to 7 figures.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

 

How Nick grew up as an ordinary guy with BIG dreams that ANYTHING is possible How Nick fell into the trap of chasing quick money before realizing he needed a DEEPER purpose How Nick found his clear purpose: to create more value and help other businesses be fruitful A turning point for Nick came at 28 years old with a cross tattoo and the word “Believe.” How Nick found that he could create value for his clients by using Facebook ads How Nick’s path changed when he switched his mindset and let God work things out for him He started Life on Fire and realized that his purpose was to help others find their purpose. In a nutshell, Nick describes his work as “helping others unlock their passion and purpose.” How Nick was amazed at the difference in his business when he decided to “be IN the Word of God” How Nick is motivated by his mother’s reminder, “You can do ANYTHING you put your mind to.” Nick became determined that Life on Fire WILL become the #1 personal development company in the world! Personal development: GOD makes the difference! Validation points, and how they assure you of God’s favor and vision Nick’s biggest strength is communication and connecting with people. Nick’s biggest weakness is trusting people, to a fault, so he gets taken advantage of and manipulated by others.  Another weakness: FOMO—Fear of Missing Out!  This leads to taking on TOO MUCH! How do you share the gospel in your daily life? “If our lives are ‘on fire,’ then people will want that too. I use live events to share my faith and my testimony, and we’ve seen numerous people come to salvation!” What is a recent book you’ve read? “I’ll mention several that have made an impact: Scaling Up by Verne Harnish, The Go-Giver by Bob Burg, and Circlemaker by Mark Batterson.” What parting advice do you have for our listeners? “Completely reconnect to what matters to you and get to the root of what you want to do. What are your gifts? If money absolutely did NOT matter, what would you do every day?”

Resources:

 

www.lifeonfire.com

www.nickunsworth.com 

 

70: How and Why You Should be Foam Rolling with Nick Mueller  

Nick Mueller joins us again to discuss how important self myofascial release/massage (SMR) can be for a golfer, and how it can be done very effectively if you have the right kind of tools, like a foam rolling.

Nick is the head of Golf Performance at Innovative Fitness in South Surrey, BC , Canada.  Nick is an expert when it comes to strength and conditioning, especially in the world of golf and fitness.  Nick was a guest on an earlier episode of the 18STRONG Podcast (Episode 010) which we discussed regressing and correcting movement in the golfer in order to progress and make improvements.  This episode falls right in line with the last one.

Knowing SMR techniques and how to properly do them with a small piece of equiptment (like a foam roller or ball) can save you lots of time and money trying to get your body back in order or recovering from a tough day on the course.

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Nick Mueller's Background
You can find more about Nick and his background at Innovative fitness HERE 

Since we last heard from Nick on the show he has started a new junior golf program at Innovative Fitness and has been working with several WebdotCom hopefuls.

Nick has also been named an ambassador for RAD a company that specializes in making very sophisticated self myofascial products.

 
Highlights from this Episode

Nick catches us up on all of the projects and programs he is affiliated with since our last conversation on the show (60 episodes ago!).
Nick gives us a breakdown of what fascia is in layman's terms and what we can do to work on it.
We discus several different tools available that can help you with your self massage techniques.
Nick highlights a few of the RAD products that he loves and why
Nick explains why a golfer especially should be utilizing SMR techniques to play better and feel better

 
CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?
Bagger Vance (Nick just had to be different.  For the record, I do not accept this answer as legitimate!)
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?
Tiger Woods
What are you excited about in your near future?
His new Junior Program, Heading to the PGA show to represent Innovative Fitness and RAD
Where to Find Nick Mueller

Facebook: Nick Mueller
Twitter: @Nickmgap
Instagram: CoachMueller
Innovative Fitness: www.InnovativeFitness.com

Other Links Mentioned
RAD rollers and other products

 
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Content Creation Hacks: How to Quickly Produce Valuable Content  

Do you create content for your business? Looking for an easier way to make your content work for you? Discover easy ways to create and repurpose your content, courtesy of Nick Westergaard. More About This Show The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It's designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing. In this episode I interview Nick Westergaard, host of the On Brand Podcast and chief brand strategist at social and content agency Brand Driven Digital. Nick is also the author of Get Scrappy: Smart Digital Marketing for Businesses Big and Small. Nick explores easy ways to create quality content. You'll also discover how to repurpose recent and historical material. Share your feedback, read the show notes, and get the links mentioned in this episode below. Listen Now You can also subscribe via iTunes, RSS, or Stitcher. Here are some of the things you'll discover in this show: Content Creation Hacks Nick's story Westergaard Advertising began 35 years ago in Iowa when Nick's father and now business partner started what was a small, general, traditional advertising agency. Nick had worked with brands in the early days of online marketing, specifically for educational publishing companies when digital really started to grow. About 10 years ago, Nick started moonlighting as a freelancer for the family business. Eventually he would come in as a partner. In addition to changing the kind of work Westergaard Advertising specialized in, they morphed into brand-driven digital to help organizations build better brands online through social media and content marketing. Nick's book, Get Scrappy, came from a phrase he found himself saying often. Nick does a lot of public speaking, and says it was one of those experiences where he quickly dashed off a title for a new speech. Then when it came time to write it, the topic took root and excited him. Plus, he was able to draw on work he did with clients of all shapes and sizes. "Get Scrappy" was a common thread. Whether it's an entrepreneurial startup, solo small business, medium-sized business, or a larger marketing team, everybody's looking to get scrappy – to do more with less. For instance, Nick talks about working with nostalgic brand Schwinn Bikes, and how it's easy to think of them as a big brand, but they're really a small, scrappy team at the headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin. Nick talked with them about this idea of getting scrappy. Schwinn's social media manager Samantha Hersil summed it up best. "We could all use a few people and a few dollars more," Hersil said. That's really at the heart of the book. Listen to the show to discover how Nick's business has changed over the last 10 years. Why marketers object to creating content Content is a tricky animal, Nick explains, so it takes a content marketing mindset. Some of the obstacles marketers encounter are from lack of a sound content strategy. The Content Marketing Institute reports that many people fly blind when it comes to content strategy. It's both an obstacle and an internal objection, because companies are just jumping on the content marketing bandwagon. Both in terms of social channels and content, Nick thinks it's easy to fall into the trap of what he calls "checklist marketing." Marketers do everything they hear about: they have a presence on every network, create every form of content, and so forth. Nick thinks if people instead develop a strategy with a business objective, their content will be better aligned with their business. Content used to be driven by the written word, Nick explains. As people scoot up to that podcasting microphone and hit the Record button with video, they get scared. There's a ripple effect, as well. Subject matter experts may feel like they're not interesting enough, or else they believe they have interesting stor...

20 VC 064: Finding Exceptional People with Big Ideas with Nick Beim, Partner @ Venrock  

Nick Beim is a Partner @ Venrock where he focuses on internet, mobile, SaaS, big data and fintech investments. Nick blogs on the economics of innovation at www.nickbeim.com. Nick led the initial venture investments in a number of pioneering consumer internet companies including the Gilt Groupe, and Care.com (IPO). He also led the initial investments in a number of today’s leading big data innovators including Dataminr and Intent Media. Prior to joining Venrock, Nick was a General Partner at Matrix Partners and worked in the technology groups at McKinsey and Goldman Sachs. Nick’s primary passion outside of venture investing is international development, in particular accelerating international development through entrepreneurship. Nick serves on the board of Endeavor, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs in developing countries that Tom Friedman has called “the best anti-poverty program of all.”

In 2011, Forbes named Nick one of the “Elite 8″ to watch in Venture Capital.

 

In Today's Episode You Will Learn:

How Nick made his move into venture and started a bidding contest between two funds a bank for him! How Nick got to be involved with DataMinr and how Nick believes society will use data in the future? How does Nick standout in the super competitive rounds? What is Nick's value add? Is it still harder for female founders to get VC funding? Why?  What can be done to improve this imbalance in the tech ecosystem? What is impact investing? How do you balance LP returns with social impact improvements? Our friend @ August Capital, David Hornik asks Nick, what is the difference between investing in NY compared to SF? 

 

Items Mentioned in Today's Show:

Nick's Fave Book: Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Nick's Fave Newsletter or Blog: Reid Hoffman, Essays on Entrepreneurship

 

ep 77: Nick Kroll  

Nick Kroll (OH HELLO, THE KROLL SHOW, THE LEAGUE) joins Anna and Sim for this week’s episode of Unqualified! They talk about what REALLY happens when you take on the New Orleans night life after the Super Bowl, fart etiquette with your significant other, and the importance of dating passionate people! After Jack makes a surprise appearance to try out some new jokes, Anna and Nick go head to head in a round of "Know Your Lines!" They then call Kelly, who finds out someone she's been casually seeing for two years has been in a long term relationship, and Katie, whose best friend unknowingly named her baby the same name she was planning on naming her own baby! Tune in! 

 

Nick Kroll: @nickkroll

Anna Faris: @annafaris

Sim Sarna: @simsarna 

Unqualified: @unqualified

 
Nick Kroll on theChive Podcast - Ep57  

"My Blind Brother" star Nick Kroll and director Sophie Goodhart talk childhood dreams, genocidal maniacs, and the all-important question - boxers or briefs? Plus, Nick Kroll has plenty to say about seven seasons of "The League," "The Oh, Hello Show," Las Vegas, and "The Nick Show Kroll."

99: The Six Key Positions to Playing Your Best Golf with Nick Clearwater  

Nick Clearwater, the Senior Director of Teaching Quality at GolfTEC, and one of the coolest guys I know in the golf world, returns to the show this week to discuss something BIG that could absolutely change your game!

With GolfTEC being the worlds largest collector of data on the golf swing over the past 20 years, they have taken some of that data and come up with direct correlations to show you 6 things that the best golfers in the world do compared to the high handicapper.  In this episode, Nick is going to break down each of these movements, so you can start changing your game today!

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Nick Clearwater's Background

Grew up in Chicago, then went to school in Michigan
He has worked in quite a few locations including NY, Connecticut, Florida, Chicago, and is now based in Denver Colorado
Nick is the Senior Director of Teaching Quality for GolfTEC

Highlights from this Episode

Nick gives us a little background on him, how he got into the game of golf and how he eventually ended up where he is today as the Senior Director of Teaching Quality at GolfTEC
Nick shares with us the details of possibly the most exciting and comprehensive study ever completed on golfers, the SwingTRU Motion Study
Using the GolfTEC camera and motion capture technology, and the millions of golf swings they have captured, they took a sample of 20,000 swings from 20,000 golfers, and analyzed their motion, coming up with specific measurements that correlate with high and low handicap golfers.
What is GolfTEC?: According to Nick, it's "a golf instruction company that solves golfers problems."
They have over 200 locations, and it's been shown that their lessons account for nearly 26% of all instructional lessons.
A common misconception is that they only do indoor lessons, but Nick informed me that each GolfTEC location has a relationship with local course to be able to give outdoor playing and practice lessons, as well.
So what did the SwingTRU Motion Study show?  There is a direct correlation of certain traits to handicap levels with the following 6 motions:

Hip Sway at the top of the swing
Hip Sway at impact
Hip Turn at impact
Shoulder Tilt at top of the swing
Shoulder Tilt at impact
Shoulder Bend at Finish

Nick goes into these in much more detail on each of these, but you can see the image below for each (Red=Bad and Green=Good), as well as the video below of Nick on the Golf Channel.

 

Below is Nick on the Golf Channel chatting with Damon Hack about the SwingTRU Study:

CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?
CaddyShack
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?
Don Rickles at Pine Valley
What are you excited about in your near future?
Nick is simply excited about helping golfers solve their problems.  And with all of the data that they now have and what the studies have shown, he knows they can do that even more effectively, and will only get better as the data collection continues.
Where to Find Nick Clearwater and GolfTEC:
website: GolfTEC.com

Facebook: GolfTEC

Twitter: @NickClearwater and @GolfTEC
Other Links Mentioned
SwingTRU Motion Study
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MHC #70 The Power of Kroll 102  

322 days until the next Gally 24!

GALLY:

Welcome to Mostly Harmless Cutaway Seven-O featuring Eric, Josh, and Erik (@sjcaustenite)! That's right folks, it's finally time to sit down for a massive helping of Robert Holmes' indelible The Power of Kroll.
Yes folks, Commentaries are back!

WARNING:

This discussion contains miscellaneous, Sherlock, Torchwood, new WHO, and Classic SPOILERS pertaining to Doctor Who. If you are 100% spoilerphobic to New & Classic epsiodes not yet seen, do not complain to us. This episode is MOSTLY HARMLESS & contains EXPLICIT terms and as always expect strokes of innuendo throughout.

LINKS:

The Doctor Who Bookclub Podcast, (@dwbcpodcast): dwbcpodcast.blogspot.com MHC #?4 Gally 22 What's Worse than the Power of Kroll? guidetothewhoverse.libsyn.com/webpage/mhc-4-gally-22-what-s-better-than-the-power-of-kroll-

DISCLAIMER:

Don't honestly recall whether this episode of MHC was actually EXPLICIT or not. COMING SOON: MHC #71 Around the Horns of Nimon

 

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Sklarbro County 86 (w/ Nick Kroll, Daniel Van Kirk)  

Boys will be boys as Nick Kroll of the Kroll Show drops by today's Sklarbro County! Nick chats about exploring the universe of some of the many characters on the new season of Kroll Show, why the sketch Cake Train was the most difficult thing to shoo...

Nick Kroll and John Mulaney & Airto Moreira  

John Mulaney and Nick Kroll are well seasoned comedians who have made a name for themselves in many different forms of media. Jesse sits down with Mulaney and Kroll to discuss their new broadway play, Oh, Hello, the downfall of Mulaney, and how they created their favorite alter ego's, Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland. Mulaney and Kroll star as George St. Geegland and Gil Faizon respectively in their new show on Broadway called, Oh, Hello. Airto Moreira is a Brazilian born Jazz percussionist and drummer. He has worked as a professional musician since the age of 13, moving to New York in the late 1960's where he helped develop the "Jazz Fusion" genre of music. He sits down with Jesse to talk about Brazilian percussion methods, his move to America, and his experience playing with Miles Davis and other great Jazz legends. Jesse talks about Brooklyn based rapper Desiigner's newest single "Tiimmy Turner." The track combines melody, rapping, and auto-tune to create a very unique Southern Trap record.

NICK KROLL  

The host and star of the Kroll show NICK KROLL joins the DTFH to talk about comedy, spirituality, and the final season of the Kroll show.

329 Nick Kroll, John Mulaney  

Oh, hello CBB listeners. Nick Kroll of The League & Kroll Show returns to the stuudge to give us all the details on the final season of Kroll Show as well as take some calls before joining Scott in a new segment called Get To The Gifts. Then, George St Geegland & Gil Faizon of Too Much Tuna fame stop by to tell us about their new book Tuna Head Companion, the SUNY hacks, and share some ‘sclusie news on celebrities who have passed on this past year. It’s the perfect way to start off your hump week!

264 Nick Kroll, Jenny Slate  

Stars of the Kroll Show, Nick Kroll & Jenny Slate are on this week’s Big Bang Theory Comedy to chat about the upcoming season of Kroll Show, how they met doing stand-up shows in New York, and their thoughts on public restrooms. Later, Liz and Pretty Liz of PubLIZity drop by to be totally honest about Pretty Liz’s new baby, pet names, and the current movie they are pitching. Honestly, it’s an amazing episode you don’t want to miss!

FF 007: Founding Europe's Largest Trading App with Nick Bortot, Founder @ Bux  

Nick Bortot is the Founder & CEO at Bux, Europe's largest mobile trading platform with an incredible 175,000 active users. In his former life he was one of the driving forces behind the Dutch market leader in online brokerage, BinckBank. There he held several commercial positions before he was elected member of the executive board. After having spent five years in the boardroom, Nick started dreaming about a new company that would make the financial markets both fun and exciting. This dream turned into BUX. Bud has attained many incredible mentions and awards including being named on the Fintech50 2015. You can also check out their first TV add right here!

In Today's Episode You Will Learn:

How Nick made the move from broking to founding Bux? What are the benefits of being a slightly older founder? What Nick would recommend to anyone looking for a technical co-founder? How to build a team of individuals with complimentary skills? What are the drivers for the incredible growth to 175,000 users? How is Nick planning to convert an audience of non trader to start trading? What advice would Nick give founders entering into heavily regulated markets? How Bux have built a great brand in a competitive market? Having raised funds from Orange Growth Capital, what was surprising and challenging for Nick about raising angel and VC money? What would Nick do differently if he was raising funds again? Does Nick agree with the concept of building a 'war chest' of funds?

Items Mentioned in Today's Episode:

Nick's Fave Book: Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic FutureSteve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

Nick's Fave Newsletter or Blog: VICE News

Nick's Fave App: BRAINTOSS: Toss your thoughts straight into your inbox

As always you can follow HarryThe Twenty Minute VCNick and Bux on Twitter right here!

18SP 050: Nick Buchan | The Facts vs. The Myths on the Path to STRONGER GOLF  

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Nick Buchan shares his expertise in the world of strength training for golfers. and gives us an in inside look at his training methods, how to design the proper schedule for workouts and debunks some of the common myths surrounding the golf and strength training world.

Nick Buchan has utilized his experience as a former power lifter and his passion for the game of golf to create a career that allows him to combine the two.  His training philosophies emphasize the need for a golfer to develop significant structural strength and balance, as well as general athletic power.  The combination of these will allow the average golfer to rise above the rest.
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Nick Buchan's Background

Strength coach based in the UK
Golf Coach
Nick grew up playing golf and has a passion for helping golfers get stronger and play better golf by delivering cutting edge training advice
AGMS graduate

Highlights from this Episode

Nick and I discuss the topic of "Periodization"
What factors go into how to train and when based on your goals, schedule, amount of time you have to dedicate to your training.
Nick explains how his clients programs and training sessions differ based on what they have going on in their playing schedule,work schedule, time of year, etc.
We get into a discussion of some of the more popular golf and fitness myths, which Nick wrote an article on a while back (you can find that article here)
The MYTHS that we touch on are:

Golfers shouldn't lift because it will make them tight
Golfers shouldn't bench press because it's not sport specific
Olympic Lifts are the only way to get explosive power
Lifting weights at higher reps is better for golfers

CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?
Happy Gilmore (Apparently, Nick informed me, Caddyshack is not very popular over in the UK and if you are not a golfer, you probably haven't even heard of the movie Caddyshack!!  That's crazy.)
What are you excited about in your near future?
Nick is getting ready to launch a new online training system with a few other strength coaches.  It is not ready just yet, but he will let me know when it is available.
Where to Find Nick Buchan
www.STRONGERGOLF.org

Golf WRX: Nick's Author Page

Twitter: @stronger_golf

Facebook: Stronger Golf

Google +: Stronger Golf
Other Links Mentioned

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ABL - Nick Kroll  

Nick Kroll joins us today, and we couldn't be more excited. He plays Ruxin on THE LEAGUE, he's done voices on Family Guy, Life & Times of Tim, been on Parks & Rec, Community, New Girl, countless movies and late night appearances, and has his own sketch show KROLL SHOW, which is in its third & final season on Comedy Central. Nick is one of funniest, nicest guys in the biz, and we were lucky to get a hour of fun with him. Follow Nick on Twitter @nickkroll.

71 Paul Scheer,Nick Kroll  

What a busy episode! Scott is joined by the ENTIRE cast of FX's "The League." That's right, both Paul Scheer AND Nick Kroll! Before Nick gets to the studio, El Chupacabra joins a particularly wheezy Scott to talk about his father, show off his impressive foley work, and take a call from a New York City firefighter. The last portion of the show involves actor J. Montgomery Scott and his illegitimate Hispanic child, Paul Scheer's mumblecore film based on Family Circus, Nick Kroll's pun-blecore film Long Story Short, Howard Stern's penis, several barn-yard animals, and more indescribable hilarity. Listen to this episode, buy The League on DVD, watch the second season premiere, and then kill yourself.

62: How a 40 year old Golf Instructor Changed His Game by Lifting Heavy Things with Nicholas Zaher  

What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as one of Germany's most well respected golf instructors, Nicholas Zaher, shares his experience of teaching golfers to play better through both golf instruction and fitness.

As a 40 year old "holistic golf coach," Nicholas Zaher has personally seen big changes in his own game, longers drives, better posture, more endurance on the course once he started paying more attention to his body and started LIFTING HEAVY THINGS!  He has since been implementing fitness and strength training into all of his clients programs with incredible success.

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Nicholas Zaher's Background

Graduated as a Fully Qualified PGA Golf Professional at the PGA National Headquarters, Great Britain in 1997.
2002 to 2009 Nick was Director and co-owner of all German based David Leadbetter Golf Academies (DLGA) and a Senior Certified DLGA Instructor.
In 2007 he learned about the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) whilst in Sweden and since then has been on a fascinating journey
TPI Certified Golf Fitness Instructor, Golf Biomechanist, Junior Coach, Fitness Professional and FMS Certified.
Founder of Golf Athletz, a holistic coach, a passionate golfer, multiple Ironman finisher and lives in Berlin, Germany.

Highlights from this Episode

Nick shares his background growing up in Liverpool where he learned to play golf on the Soccer Pitch of all places!
He walks us through his experience playing and eventually earning his pro card and how he ended up owning and running all of the David Leadbetter Schools in Germany
After being introduced to TPI in 2007, Nick's journey as a golf instructor rook a turn in a new direction that involved finding the missing piece to his golf instruction
Nick's new found passion for learning more about the body, how it moves, and how to maximize it's performance has created a much more "holistic" philosophy to Nick's coaching methods
Nick says he really noticed a HUGE difference in his game when he started working more o his body, and especially when he started LIFTING HEAVIER THINGS
Nick gives us 4 exercises that he thinks have changed his game and life:

Deadlift
Kettlebell Swings
Turkish Getup
Goblet Squat

Nick references and explains Charlie Weingroff and Dr. Mark Cheng's video "Hack the Hinge" for some great tips on deadlifting:

Dial
Spread
Squeeze
Crush
Clobber

Nick's challenge for the listeners

Try to do a 2 minute plank.  A real one. Where you are squeezing everything and your body is shaking because you're woking so hard
See how far you can broad jump.  Standing on both feet, jump as far as you can.  See if you can jump as far as you are tall
The get up and get down drill.  You'll have to listen to Nick's explanation in the episode for this one, it's a doozy.  (once we get him to do a video of this one, I'll link it up)

CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?
Caddy Shack
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?
Nick Faldo
What are you excited about in your near future?
He is getting ready to start a new program introducing the fundamentals of the kettlbell in to his golfers programs.
Where to Find Nicholas Zaher
Facebook: Golf Athletz

YouTube: Golf Athletz (primarily in German)

Golf Athletz website: www.golfathletz.de (in German)
Other Links/Resources Mentioned
Nick's Farmer Walk Video

Nick's Exercises for Hitting a Ball Below Your Feet (We will link this as soon as it is published on YouTube)

 
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