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Chad Austin is a personal trainer, speaker, and the owner of Priority Fitness in Overland Park, Kansas. Priority Fitness’s name was inspired by his best selling book, Make Fitness A Priority: How to win the fight against your excuses. Chad was inspired to focus his speaking and writing on long term health after seeing so many people reach their short term fitness goals only to fall back into bad habits.


Chad is passionate about helping people who can’t find time for fitness learn how to stop making excuses, so they can make it a priority in their lives. He expertly helps steer people away from the desire of instant gratification and helps them make changes that lead to long term fitness, not just temporary success.


Chad knows firsthand the power that exercise can have in transforming your mental and physical health, and through his public speaking engagements, books, personal training programs (both in person and online), and 6-week challenges, he is making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Direct download: Make_Fitness_a_Priority.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am MDT

In this show I explain the benefits of cold water therapy. From helping me heal during my professional athlete days to challenges I've done on my own to find out what benefits it has to offer for myself.

Some of the topics I discuss include:

Improved circulation, Reduce muscle inflammation, increased metabolism, lymphatic cleansing, mental toughness.

Even if you don't think cold water therapy is for you, check out this show. With all the benefits it has to offer, you wouldn't lose anything by giving it a try.

In fact you may even find yourself enjoying it more than you'd like to let on.

Direct download: Benefits_of_Cold_Water_Therapy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:50pm MDT

Let's talk about how to Create an Amazingly delicious Salad! Yes I know, we've heard it all before. Salads are boring, I'm hungry right after, salads are Rabbit food!

Not the case. In this show I'll teach you how to create an Amazingly delicious salad. How you make it a full meal, meaning you'll a balance of all the macronutrients you need.

How to spice it up, how to make a few changes, how to make a salad so you're not hungry 20 mins after you eat it.

It's all here, you'll even learn about digestion, how to gain energy and how salad helps with both.

Direct download: Create_an_Amazingly_Delicious_Salad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:11pm MDT

My name is Caroline Collins, some may call me CC, and I originally am from the countryside of western Massachusetts.

After being physically attacked and fearing my life 10 years ago, I realized I knew nothing about how to use my body to protect myself. I sought after a martial art and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu found me. After completing my Master’s in Science Education, I moved out to California from Massachusetts to train with the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor and world champion athlete, Cobrinha, and simultaneously start my career in my other passion: nutrition science education. My aim was to teach people how to live healthier and happier in their bodies through conscious existence and natural nutrition.

After five years of teaching, serving as a teaching fellow for the National Science Foundation, I left my job as the science department chair in LAUSD, to train and compete Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu full-time and to start a health food business that provides natural nutrition to athletes. That small business brought me to larger current business and the full-time athletic pursuit brought me to now, teaching fitness through applied, scientific, and strategic knowledge. I also design and create nutrition programs for clients, with various needs and lifestyles.

My goal is for my clients to feel beautiful and look beautiful with confidence, strength, and technique.

Along with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, I have been training Capoeira for 6 years, an Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts. I also have trained Yoga for 17 years, Snowboarding for over 20 years, and just overall athlete.

Accomplishments:
World Ranked Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt
Yoga Instructor
Implemented & lead Yoga program for high school students in LAUSD
Business Owner

Direct download: Living_a_Jiu-Jitsu_Lifestyle.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

On this edition of Exploring Mind and Body Kristin Brown is going to talk about the importance of understanding digestive health. As a registered dietician she says the good majority of her clients deal with digestion issues in some way. On today’s show we’ll focus on how 70% of our immune system residents in our gut, serotonin production in our gut and basic digestion and absorption.

Kristin Brown is a Registered Dietitian running a local and online nutrition consulting practice in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Kristin is the voice behind the blog Grounded Health Nutrition, helping people craft a healthy life they love using delicious food and sustainable lifestyle practices. Through her practice, Kristin shows people that eating healthy and loving the food they eat CAN be done and that creating a lifestyle that is both healthy AND indulgent is the key to long term success.

Show Notes:

  • Digestive health,
  • inflammation
  • diet sustainability
  • focus on prevention
  • immune system
  • digestion and absorption
  • antibiotics
  • probiotics
  • gas, bloating, indigestion, diarrhea is not normal
  • chew your food
  • rest and digest
  • mindful eating 
  • gut health bacteria
  • fermented foods
  • puradyme (where to get probiotics)
  • back to basics
  • whole foods
Direct download: Digestive_Health_with_Kristin_Brown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26pm MDT

May times we don't consider what our personal environment is like. We don't consider cleaning it up, or we don't think about why our life feels like it's a disaster.

All the while, our desk is cluttered, our car had garbage on the floor, we don't have dedicated rooms to do anything.

In this show I talk about how to organize our life for success. How to do the little things that'll make a big difference.

What are we surrounding ourselves with, what do we see and hear. We are we hanging out with and how to make a change in our lives.

Direct download: Improving_your_personal_environment.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:13pm MDT

Few people think about actually finding success, in fact few plan for in. In this show I'd like to argue more people actually plan for failure instead of success. Many people are just trying to get by, or hang on. Instead of actually thriving. What does success look like to you?

How have you planned for it, how will you handle it? What steps have you taken to make sure you don't fall back to the same place that you were before you found success? In this show I bring up a topic that may not be thought of often. I hope it gives you a different perspective on how to hold on to that success and even find more!

Direct download: EMB__441_-_Are_you_preparing_for_success_or_failureSmall.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22pm MDT

Goals isn't something many of us what to talk about, but they are something that will change our lives forever. In fact in this show Drew and Dorothy teach you how to create life changing goals that will last and change the way you look at goals and maybe even how you live your life.

They actually open up this conversation from their private membership site to give you a sneak peak at what goes inside, how they go live for this private audience and what how they teach sustainable life change ways.

Direct download: How_to_Create_Life_Changing_Goals.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

DR. NIEUSMA is our fearless CEO/Chief Toxicologist here at Superior Toxicology & Wellness, an international scientific consulting firm that he founded.  For the past 30 years, DrJoe has been active in toxicology research. He has been able to improve water quality and remove carcinogens from treated water.

He has assisted private clients to review their medical records and help them to eliminate unnecessary prescription drugs from their profile. As a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Vitro       Biopharma, DrJoe helped market stem-cell related products for diabetes research to scientific, pharmaceutical, and ultimately medical markets.

With the overwhelming options for better health, we are often left confused and with more questions then answers. Dr. Nieusma provides solutions to our medical questions, giving us back the power of our own health.  

Direct download: EMB_439_Toxicology___Medication_Hazards.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04pm MDT

Matt Maruca is a researcher, entrepreneur, and educator of the field of photobiology, mitochondria, and optimal human health. He is the Founder of Ra Optics, a company that makes products to help people minimize the negative sides of our modern technologies and lifestyle so that they can fully enjoy their lives.

Matt’s passion for enlightening others came out of his own experience with health issues as a child. Since suffering from health issues as a child, he has since tested many allopathic drugs, “alternative” treatments, and diets, ultimately coming to find that the science of mitochondrial medicine is the first to have clearly proven that the cause of all “chronic” disease is mitochondrial dysfunction, the first cause of which is artificial light frequencies altering biologic cycles.

He is currently focused on research in the field of photobiology, the scientific study of the beneficial and harmful interactions of light on living organisms.

Direct download: EMB_438_Health_Risks_of_Too_Much_Screen_Time.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

Many people are working out at home these days so I thought it would be a perfect time to share some at home workout tips to help increase your success while trying to stay in shape at home.

We have a long list of  tips, suggestions and ideas within the show. From finding supportive groups to accountability partners; programming in advance, finding professionals to help or making it work yourself on social media. 

We hope you enjoy the show, and we can help with anything please let us know! 

Direct download: EMB_427_-_At_Home_Workout_Tips_Updated.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:13pm MDT

I'm an award-winning author, speaker, teacher, technologist, and feminist. My long-time practice of meditation and mindfulness informs my view of the mixed-up roles of men and women. 

There are many paths to transformation and change. One of the most critical changes is for people who identify as females to understand and live their vast, core power. People who identify as men must reawaken and revive their innate ability to imbue profound, resonant love into their lives and world. I teach meditation and mindfulness to help people log into these core qualities.

I’ve authored three books: 

- The Power of the Loving Man (to be released on March 17, 2020)

- Women, Meditation, and Power

- American Buddhist Rebel: The Story of Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz (winner of four literary awards; U.S. Best Books--2, The Eric Hoffer Award, and the Benjamin Franklin Award)

Additional book and audiobook projects are underway. Through my company, Skye Pearl, I focus on creating truthful and powerful global communications through various forms of media.

I especially want to reach out to: 

- Women and men who desire to learn more about meditation, 

- Parents who want to raise sons who respect women and girls who respect themselves, and

- Young, college-age women who are ready to come in to and claim their power.

I am a Director of The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism. I lead the grant category titled “Women in Buddhism.” Over the past decade, we’ve awarded grants to over 150 Buddhist organizations, most of whom are involved in social movements including teaching meditation and mindfulness at schools, prisons, military veteran facilities, homeless shelters, hospitals, city streets, and youth organizations.

I began my career as a freelance journalist and soon segued into Hollywood public relations, landing A-list clients in a number of entertainment sectors. Intrigued by the field of computer science, I left public relations in the 90s to take in-depth training in computer science. I was soon managing multi-million dollar IT projects for top Wall Street firms. Throughout my working life, I have taught and practiced meditation and mindfulness and observed first-hand the urgent need for upending gender norms to achieve world balance.

Direct download: EMB_436_Life_Changing_Meditation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10am MDT

DiVecchio has made media headlines such as Good Morning America, The New York Post, Men’s Health and Men’s Fitness for helping his client win the largest weight loss prop bet to date of $1.2 million dollars. This professional poker player shed seventy pounds after his high stakes poker buddies bet him $1.2 million to get from 33% body to below 10% body fat in six months. Chris has also been featured on KTLA Morning News to talk about his book The 5x2 Method Revealing the Power of Your Senses. 
 
Chris DiVecchio brings an innovative approach to health and fitness with a unique blend of self-development transformation training. With over 20 years of experience, DiVecchio has trained everyone from athletes to models to people just trying to find time to fit in a workout. The majority of his clientele consists of high-level executives who have spent their lives building their wealth and success at the expense of their health and wellness and are now truly dedicated to balancing both.
 
As a fitness trainer and lifestyle specialist, Chris understands the importance of maintaining that balance which is why his programs are custom-designed to integrate into each individual’s lifestyle.  For many, it can often feel like an interruption.  DiVecchio believes that fitness and lifestyle do not need to live separately which is why he works intently with each client to customize a program that brings these two worlds together seamlessly and with sustainability. Between work, marriage, kids and social activities, it’s easy for people to get lost and wake up one day wondering what happened? When did I stop caring about my health? 

DiVecchio’s philosophy of 1 v.s. 23 suggests that the 1 hour a day you workout is important but it’s the choices you make with the other 23 hours of your day that have a much greater impact on the quality of your overall health and happiness. He uses a three-fold approach that focuses on nutrition, training and vitamin supplementation to target what he calls preventative health & wellness.  The key component of his program is accountability coaching. He takes the time to properly educate each client while honing their skills with time management and stress management to show just how easy it is to eliminate the excuses and get results.
Direct download: EMB_435_-_Life_changing_million_dollar_bet.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43am MDT

Jacquelyn has been ranked top 5 Yoga Instructor to follow on Instagram, and has been featured in Shape Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Bride Magazine, the Alo Yoga Mindful Movement Book, and was a select interview guest on Los Angeles’ Morning News KTLA 5.

Jacquelyn is the founder of the Stretchy Fit App -where you can find your confidence & motivation through at-home yoga training for flexibility, strength, and a calm mind. It didn’t happen overnight for Jacquelyn but after 14 years of being a fitness & yoga teacher, 1,000’s of students reaching their goals in her online programs, and an online community of over 500,000 people just like you - Jacquelyn has uncovered what works - and why.

Direct download: EMB_434_How_to_Increase_Your_Flexibility.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:25pm MDT

My name is Kyle Flynn, I am the Owner of The Blueprint LA which is a Group Training Facility built on Culture, Community and Connection. I was born and raised in the City of Torrance and am the middle child of 3 boys. Growing up I participated in every sport under the sun and loved to compete. I was never a good student so I focused my energy on sports, being active and escaping from the classroom.
 
When I was in High School I excelled in Football and ended up earning a Scholarship to the University of Arizona State to play for the Sun Devils. Unfortunately, I found myself in some trouble and ended up going to LA Harbor College to play Football at the Junior College level. After a year and a half at Harbor College I was able to earn a scholarship to play Football at San Jose State University to play for the Spartans. 
 
My Training Career started after I was finished in San Jose and moved home. I came home and was dead broke, found a local gym and asked if I could start training there. At the time I was living out of a 1983 Chevy Blazer and didn't have 2 nickels to rub together. I spent many nights sleeping in my car and eating off the Taco Bell Dollar Menu with the Tip money I earned from giving away Free Personal Training sessions to get my name out into the Community.
 
I slowly caught some momentum and started to realize more and more that my purpose in life was to empower other people and connect them to their passion and purpose through fitness. I grew my Personal Training business into a group training business over the course of 3 years and decided it was a good idea to open up a Training Facility. In 2015 The Blueprint LA was established and I was officially a business owner with zero plan, zero experience and zero guidance. It was the best decision I have ever made. 
 
We struggled tremendously our first 2 years and I contemplated closing our doors because we only had 7 members and I was losing a lot of money every month. Instead of throwing in the towel I decided to buy out my partner and go all in. Second best decision I have made.
 
Over the past 3 years we have transformed hundreds of peoples lives and provided this community with a sanctuary of Empowerment, Passion and Positivity. Over the past year we have expanded from 3000 to 9000sq ft and are training a community of 350 people. I am planning to start hosting workshops for Gym Owners/Trainers that are looking to get in this space that need a guide. During my years of struggle it wasn't until I reached out for help that I saw the light. 
Direct download: EMB_433_How_to_Build_a_Loyal_Tribe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:41am MDT

It’s not easy to talk about Change, most people don’t want to hear anything about it at all. No one said embracing change is easy. It can be a challenge at the best of times. But there are so many benefits to change, if we’d only accept what new changes has to offer.
 
First of all it’s worth noting that most resistance to change is centered around fear. We fear the unknown which is mostly why we don’t want to deal with change. As creatures of habit we like consistency in our lives. It’s much easier to deal with things we know are going to happen in day to day life.
 
Once we get passed the fear of change we then can look at the spice of life which is variety! Trying new things, having an open mind, will show us new results and growth in our life in many different areas. 
Direct download: EMB_432_-_Embracing_change.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm MDT

There’s a couple things we should know about our muscles when it comes to muscle memory, recovery and seeing results. Muscle memory is when our muscles conform to over and over repetition. If we do enough reps of something or do something enough times our body will do it without thinking about it. 
 
When it comes to muscle confusion we want to do keep our body guessing and avoiding this particular muscle memory so we can continue to see results. 
 
To avoid plateau's which means we aren’t seeing results anymore we need to continue to change up workouts, try new things, new exercises and movements. We can also increase reps and decrease weight, or reduce reps and increase weight.
 
There’s many things we can do to create muscle confusion and changing up workouts by doing just that. Keeping changing it up so you can continue to see results! 
Direct download: EMB_431_-_Muscle_confusion_and_changing_up_workouts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am MDT

The 4 Agreements is one of my favourite books. It offers incredibly life lessons that we could all use to live by that will without question improve our quality of life.

In this episode Drew shares his perspective on each agreement and how they've changed his life for the better in different ways.

Starting with the first agreement: Be Impeccable with your word. It's just want you say but what you think about yourself and others.

Agreement number 2: Don't take anything personally. A difficult task without question but one that can be improved on over time and practice.

The Third agreement is, don't make any assumption. We have no idea what other people are going through in their lives. It's always a good idea to avoid making assumptions.

And finally the fourth agreement: Always do your best. Without question, how you do one thing is how you do everything. So strive to do your best no matter what it is that you're doing.

Direct download: EMB_430_-_The_Four_Agreements.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34am MDT

My love for Surfing, Muay Thai (kickboxing), exercising and back when I was modeling for almost 15 years now, help me developed self-discipline, positive attitude, communication skills and teaching abilities that have been also helping my clients to understand why overall wellness is important and why they need to make their health a priority.

"Ricardo is a wellness and sports performance coach. The advocate for health, fitness, and mindfulness. He utilizes his abilities to influence and inspire others to live a lifestyle of excellence.”

Direct download: EMB_429_-_Finding_Results_in_Fitness__in_Life.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32am MDT

Mark Minichiello, is the Head Coach and Program Administrator for the LA Road Runners since 2017, the official training program of the Los Angeles Marathon.

Mark is a Boston marathon qualifier, New York marathon qualifier and Abbott World Marathon Majors Six Star finisher. Mark has completed over twenty-five marathons on four continents.

Coaching History & Philosophy
Mark is a USA Track and Field certified coach and both a certified RRCA Certified Level 1 Coach and a RRCA Certified Race Director. Mark began his coaching career with the South Bay Runners Club (RRCA & USATF) in Manhattan Beach, California, where he coaches track and marathon training practice.

In 2016, TEAM PAWS, a national charity selected Mark as their training coach overseeing their 550 plus marathon athletes nationwide for the Chicago and New York City Marathons. 
In 2017, Conqur Endurance, the owner of the Los Angeles Marathon, selected Mark as head Coach to overseer the LA Road Runners official training program for the Los Angeles Marathon.

Mark goal over the course of his running career has been to inspire other athletes. He believes training is 30% percent physical and 70% percent mental. It is his job to define the objective of his athletes, analyze their results and provide constructive feedback. 

As a coach, he provides the athlete with this expertise by explaining the “why” with the goal of empowering the athlete to train optimally. He tries to instill the power of belief, so when his athletes are truly tested, they believe in their ability to accomplish their goal. Mark believes this approach will sustain them in their darkest moments when they want to quit, but won’t!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:19pm MDT

There is a proven and repeatable path to success and in this show that's exactly what Drew teaches you how to do. You don't have to reinvent the wheel. You don't have to start from scratch, if there's something you want to achieve someone has done it before or someone has done something similar in another industry.

All you have to do is follow the path to success that is clearly paved for you. In this show we'll go over just a few simple steps to help you get there.

For example the very first thing you need to do is decide what it is you want. Sounds too simply, no? The fact is, you won't be able to follow any other steps if you don't have the first one down.

After you decide you come up with a plan, after the plan you find an accountability partner, mentor and or coach.

From there we need to follow the path, stick with the plan and what may be the most challenging, we need patience. We need to give our plan time to develop which almost always takes longer than expected. 

Direct download: EMB_427_-_Proven_and_repeatable_path_to_success.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:38am MDT

Ariel Garten is probably one of the most interesting people you will meet. She is a Neuroscientist, psychotherapist,  mom, former fashion designer, and the female founder and visionary of an amazing and highly successful tech start-up Muse.

Muse tracks your brain during meditation to give you real-time feedback on your meditation, guiding you into the "zone" and solving the problem most of us have when starting a meditation practice- letting you know when you are doing it right. 

When she is not reading brains (literally) or investing in, inspiring and advising other start-ups and women in biz, you can find her on stages across the world, from TED to MIT to SXSW, inspiring people to understand that they can accomplish anything they want by learning what goes on in their own mind.

Ariel is also the co-host of the Untangle Podcast.

Direct download: ARIEL_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am MDT

Dr. Trent Mozingo grew up on a small farm in Southeastern Indiana where he learned the hard work that goes into raising food from the ground up. With a large garden, farm-raised beef, pork, and chicken eggs, his family always had home-cooked meals that were raised on the farm. 

Growing up, Dr. Mozingo never knew the value of his childhood education until he began his pursuit of becoming a chiropractor at Palmer College of Chiropractic. There he learned how the human body works, and he applied his childhood education to understand how food plays an important role in keeping the body working at its best. 

Dr. Mozingo wrote his first book, The Weight Is Over, to help people understand the inner-workings of the human body and to help them take control of their own health. With great detail and reader-friendly analogies, The Weight Is Over takes the reader on a journey to build an understanding of how their health came apart, and how they can put it back together.

Direct download: Trent_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

It's an exciting time of year, we all get a fresh start, it's almost like opening day in the baseball world. Everyone is excited, everyone is in first place and everyone is ready to rock! 

In this show we talk about goals and aspirations, what we're working towards, how to set proper goals and how to achieve them and not look back! 

Join me as we set your entire New Year up for Success!!!

Direct download: New_Year_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

We all know what it's like to not feel the best after the holiday season. An extra drink or two here, late nights and more desserts and appetizers that we're used to. Which means it's time for some holiday detox tips! 

How can we get our bodies and digestion back on track? How do we start feeling better about ourselves and cleanse properly without toxic teas, powders or potions. 

In this show we talk about green salads and kombucha, green smoothies and morning routines. It's time to get back on track and here's how to do it!

Direct download: Holiday_Detox_Tips_Podcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

You know what the thing is, there's always a reason it's a holiday, or a birthday or a long weekend. Holidays never really end with September and the start of a new school year, then there's Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year celebrations....

It never ends, which means this show's informations is relevant at any time of year. We have focused on Christmas here but we can learn something here for any time of year.

Learn how you can stay on track, get on track or dust yourself off and get back in the game if all went for not!

 

Direct download: Holiday_Health_Tips_PODCAST_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:04am MDT

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