Episode 75: Sexualization of Women in the Fitness Industry with Erin BrownPurposeful Strength Podcast add
In this episode, Erin Brown and I discuss the topic of sexuality and nudity as it relates to the empowerment of women.
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Episode 73: A Call to ActionPurposeful Strength Podcast add
In this episode I wanted to discuss some thoughts I had after attending a fitness conference. I wanted to invite us all, including myself, to work on looking at being more inclusive in the community we serve, the information we look towards, where we put our money and who we place on display or look to as leaders. Fitness does not fit in one box and the leaders in our fitness industry should also not fit into one box. Let me know your thoughts and feelings!
Episode 72: Period Mindset with Veronica McNelisPurposeful Strength Podcast add
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Episode 71: Periods and their Effect on Strength Training with Veronica McNelisPurposeful Strength Podcast add
In this podcast Veronica McNelis educates me on the specific phases of the menstrual cycle and how each phase affects an individual's hormones and therefore also their training cycle. This is an important discussion to talk about as women often feel shamed and made to feel embarrassed about this topic. Men and women both need to be a part of the conversation and be made to feel like its not a gross or disgusting thing to talk about but something that we can freely talk about. To learn more about Veronica and what she offers, check out here website here:
Episode 70: Forever a Student- My Favorite Books for Being a Better CoachPurposeful Strength Podcast add
In this podcast I review a list of books that have helped me create the foundation for my coaching knowledge. I broke them up into categories of 1)Training and Technique, 2)Nutrition, 3) Mindset/Personal Development, and 4) Customer Service/Professional Development/Management.
In this business, we are forever students. We always need to keep learning. Hopefully this list helps you start or help to enhance your coaching knowledge!
Episode 69: Body Image with Samantha Brennan and Tracy IsaacsPurposeful Strength Podcast add
Samantha and Tracy are back for Part 2! These Authors of the blog Fit is a Feminist issue and the book Fit at Midlife are back again to discuss the topic of body image. We talked about how the concept of body image changed for them as they aged and why certain body image thoughts come about. The conclusion we came to is that it really doesn't matter what your outward appearance is, we all deal with the same challenges and internal difficulties with body image and if we can all be kinder to one and other, and to ourselves, we would be a whole lot better off!
Episode 68: Fitness is a Feminist Issue with Sam and TracyPurposeful Strength Podcast add
Samantha Brennan and Tracy Isaac decided two year ago, before each of their 50th birthdays, that they were going to become the fittest they had ever been! They wanted to document the process through a blog and titled it, Fitness is a Feminist Issue. As philosophers by trade, they saw this fitness journey not only as taking a physical challenge but a way in which to examine fitness as it relates to feminist issues. The blog became so popular that they decided to turn their journey into a book titled "Fit at Midlife". In this podcast we explore a lot of the pieces of their journey; how their definition of fitness has changed and many of the feminist issues they have explored along the way. To hear more from these ladies you can check out the links to read their blog and or purchase their book. https://fitisafeministissue.comhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1771641673/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1771641673&linkCode=as2&tag=fitfeminists-20&linkId=072691ef76b3aba1383bfdaca70b2176
Episode 67: Motivation Science with Coach StevoPurposeful Strength Podcast add
Coach Stevo, or Steven Ledbetter, is the CEO of Habitry and the host of the Bettercast. He has dedicated his life to the study of motivation science and self determination theory. Basically, how do we get ourselves, or help other people, to create the habits we are looking to create. To learn more about Habitry to listen to his podcast, check out the links included here:
Episode 66: Powerlifting with AchieversPurposeful Strength Podcast add
In this episode I sit down with 6 of the strong, badass women who participated in the Achieve Powerlifting group. We talk about what made them want to get involved in this sport, their trials and tribulations through training and how they felt competing in a very male dominated space. One thing I wanted to highlight in this podcast, is that these women are multifaceted. Powerlifting is not their full time job. They have other responsibilities, goals and passions AND they can participate in powerlifting too! These women are also hilarious so get ready to laugh. Enjoy!
Episode 65: Success Coaching with Katie MaggioPurposeful Strength Podcast add
Katie Maggio is an Ultimate Success Coach and the host of the Level 10 Podcast! In this podcast I learn about what Katie does as a success coach, how she helps people become their best selves and how she uses her podcast to help influence as many people as she can to live a level 10 life! To learn more about Katie and what she does, check out the link below!
Episode 64: Strength Coach Podcast with Anthony RennaPurposeful Strength Podcast add
On this episode I am speaking with the very awesome Anthony Renna! He is a face or should I say voice, that has been in the strength and conditioning industry for over a decade! He has provided the world with so much knowledge through his podcasts, videos, and more! He started back before it was cool and people like me where pop up podcasts left and right. We talk all about how he got into this industry and what got him on the journey that he is on now!
You can follow what Anthony is going to do next by going to his website here. While you're there, check out his podcasts and videos as well! https://continuefit.com
Episode 63: Disordered Eating with Ted AndrewsPurposeful Strength Podcast add
Ted Andrews, my friend and coworker talks to me about his experience dealing with disordered eating. This is a topic that is widely misunderstood and often times men are left forgotten about or stigmatized in this area. Ted explains how his disordered eating came from avoiding confronting other issues going on in his life and how much seeking out help, and opening up about his problems helped him overcome this challenge.
Episode 62: Connecting with Clients with Analisa NaldiPurposeful Strength Podcast add
Analisa Naldi is a Coach, Iron Maiden, and StrongFirst Team Leader. She has an amazing ability to connect with others from all over the world. I wanted to have her on the podcast to talk about how she has learned about how to best connect with her clients. In this podcast we do things a little differently; Analisa reviews three different books, discusses their main topic and explains how she uses them to become a better coach. The books we discuss are Legacy by James Kerr, Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath, and The New Gold Standard by Joseph A. Michelli.
Episode 61: Chiropractics, Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Breathing with Bryan KentPurposeful Strength Podcast add
Bryan Kent is a Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, and practitioner of Chinese Medicine over at Wellness in Motion in Boston, Ma. In this podcast Bryan explains to me what Chinese medicine really is, when is an appropriate time to use chiropractics and acupuncture and how he uses a holistic view of a person to give them the best care possible. We also have a really awesome discussion about how the media displays photos of individuals sucking in and pushing the ideal of a flat tummy is not only negatively affecting people's body image, but how they breathe and therefore stabilizing their core. To learn more about what Bryan does you can check out Wellness in Motion's Website: http://www.wellnessinmotionboston.com.
Episode 60: A Face of Anxiety with Trish BarillasPurposeful Strength Podcast add
Trish Barillas is a life and career coach and the Author of the first ever Instabook, A Face of Anxiety. I have been following Trish on Instagram for the past year and have Identified so closely with the things she talks about. It's so important for us to talk about these kinds of experiences; as more of us share, the more we all realize we are not alone!
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Episode 59: Our Emotional Connection to food with Krista Scott DixonPurposeful Strength Podcast add
KSD is back for another super educational podcast on how we are emotionally connected to food and eating habits. We talk about how experiences from our childhood, previous dieting or lack of dieting, ethnic culture, local culture, and fitness training experience all have an affect on our eating habits. We look further into how coaches can better relate and understand our clients and members in order to provide better guidance.
Episode 58: Misconceptions on What Causes Pain with Zak GaborPurposeful Strength Podcast add
Zak Gabor is one of the awesome PTs we have in our network over at Achieve Fitness. We love working together with PTs to find the right quality of care to help our mutual clients! I thought he would be a really great person to come on and talk about the misconceptions people have about why they are in pain. Zak believes in educating his clients without making them feel undermined and especially without making them feel broken!
To follow Zak you can check out his Instagram Page at simplestrengthphysio or check his out at Boston PT and wellness.http://bostonptwellness.com
Episode 57: Effective Cold Reading and Communication with Elias ScarrPurposeful Strength Podcast add
Elias is the membership director over at Results Fitness in Santa Clarita California. Spending years studying people in varias areas of focus, he is extremely skilled at reading people's personalities, personas, or vibes if you will. In this podcast we talk about how he has created a system in which to break down what many people do intuitively when first meeting a prospective new member or client. He goes over the way in which he breaks down people's characteristics into four archetypes and then uses those archetype qualities to connect on a personal level so that everyone feels listened to and understood. Elias has an insane amount of passion; my favorite quote from this podcast is "Thats what we are doing in the fitness industry. Were not helping people lose weight you’re helping people save their marriages, you’re saving them from heart attacks you’re making them confident in the board room you’re making them confident in PTA meetings you’re making them dominate their field. If you understand this is what you’re doing for people it becomes so much easier to find the value in what you’re giving."
Episode 56: Professional and Personal Growth with Kevin LarrabeePurposeful Strength Podcast add
My friend Kevin Larrabee is the produced of the Fittest, (although you probably already knew that) and has recently opened up a gym called Allied Strength in Gloucester MA. I wanted to have Kevin on for the 1 year anniversary of the show to thank him for all that he has done for me in creating this podcast and talk to him about whats going on with him! In being in the business for over 13 years, Kevin has learned a lot and is always very open and honest about whats going on for him. In this episode, he talks about the excitement and the struggle of opening up a new gym, how he has learned the importance of personal growth and development alongside professional development and what he see's as a need change for the fitness industry moving forward. Thank you Kevin for being on the show and talking so openly with us here! If you don't already subscribe to the Fitcast, you absolutely should! You can check it out here! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-fitcast-fitness-and-nutrition-podcast/id151651969?mt=2
Episode 55: My Anxiety ToolKitPurposeful Strength Podcast add
In this episode I discuss some of the tips snd tricks I have learned to help deal with my anxiety. Everyone has experienced some form of anxiety in their lives whether from specific events or a generalized overall feeling. I hope that by sharing my experience other can learn something as well. A lot of these tactics that I have implemented for myself are from a therapy program I went through in College, and books I have read throughout the years. If you are interested in learning more about this program you can learn more from this website. https://stresscenter.com