We have all done it, not only in a workout but in life too…..we “fly out of the gates” and a few minutes into things we are out of energy and or motivation and wish that we had started out a bit slower. But why do we do this over and over even though we know! Why don’t we learn from our mistakes?
In this show I try and answer the questions for you and take things into a workout setting. There is so much correlation between workouts and life in general and I try and pull the two together so it makes sense for all of us.
Enjoy the show.
Rich Sores is the founder and host of the Mile High Endurance Podcast. He started his journey in endurance sport by just running 1 mile around the block and then each day would ask himself “how far can I go today?" or "how far can I go this week?”. This mindset has led him to numerous marathons, half ironman and ironman races and a love for the sport which through his podcast has seen him talk to some of the greats of the endurance world (noted below).
In this show Rich shares with us some mind blowing stats on the increase of participation in endurance, namely ultra running which grew over 1000% from 2010-2016. I ask Rich why, and then I ask him why again about 20 times to really get to the route of the growth as he responds with some great comments such as "It's the way we are wired as humans to push time and speed boundaries.” and "The deeper you have to go, the harder it is, the more joy and glory there is at the finish line.”
It is hard not to be inspired listening to what Rich has to say and the way he frames things in this show for us. I loved interviewing him and I really hope you guys enjoy the show.
Thanks for listening as always.
Great guests to listen to on Rich’s show:
Mike Reily, finding my voice.
The rise of ultra runners Adharanand Finn
Sarah Thomas 4 x English Channel swimmer
Connect with Rich
I am pretty sure most of us have heard of the 80/20 rule at some stage of our life. I remember when I was in Adidas and as a sales dude we always said 80% of our business came from 20% of our customers but it also felt like we spent 80% of our time chasing that last 20%.
What on earth has this got to do with health and fitness you may ask? Well, I came across an article on Mens Health recently which was promoting the 80/20 rule as a "safe approach to fat loss” and that “its not a diet, that is why it works”
So in this short show I talk a bit more about it, share my thoughts and really encourage you to give it a shot.
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How you start your day may just be the deciding factor as to how that day, and in some cases week, pan out. But how much focus are we putting into the things we do to get us moving in the morning? What should we be doing? Does it really make a difference?
In this show I am going to fully “sell you” on having a solid morning ritual. I am going to give you examples of the things I have done or have had clients do and I am going to share the success and benefits with you guys.
Enjoy the show.
With over 35 years of experience in the health and wellness industry, Dr. Breuleux is an international consultant, innovator and figure of visionary leadership in the domains of medical and corporate wellness, health promotion and healthcare. Currently the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Medical Wellness Association (MWA), a prestigious institution specialized in medical wellness, health fitness consulting, training and development, he is also the founder of the Family Hygiene Institute, a subsidiary of the MWA, which endeavors to bring specific focus on hygiene as a primordial aspect of wellness. His unique blend of global expertise in public and corporate health education and promotion, disease control and prevention as well as sports medicine – including therapy, health fitness design, facility program development and management experience – has played a crucial role in positioning the Medical Wellness Association as an industry leader.
I got the opportunity to sit down and talk all things Coronavirus with Dr. Christopher and learn from him as to what we can do to prevent the spread of this disease, as well as protect ourselves in the best ways possible from a number of other diseases. Whilst I wasn’t immediately inspired to go out and buy a face mask, his stat on hand washing did stop and make me think.
Enjoy the show and stay clean!
Carey Kepler, a wife, mother, business owner, motivational speaker, top-ranked athlete and coach who resides in Austin, Texas. Carey is the co-founder of CrossFit Central, a business she started with her brother with the mission of building a fit community in their city. Since 2006, Carey has worked as a coach and inspirational speaker and played a dynamic role in seeing the lives of thousands of people change. Carey’s greatest passion is helping others find their purpose, set goals and live an intentional life. Carey, herself, is a world-class athlete who took the “3rd Fittest Woman in the World” title for her 3rd place overall at the 2009 International CrossFit Games – surpassing over 75 nationally ranked female athletes. She returned to the Games in 2010 & 2011 at an individual and in 2012, she qualified with Team CrossFit Central at the Games to compete alongside the top 50 other teams from around the world.
Carey was incredible to interview from start to finish. She has insane energy and passion for helping people, and at the same time it is obvious she has built a great business. One thing that kept coming to me over and over during the show is that she has remained genuine and authentic all through her journey as she was telling me how she still gets the greatest satisfaction out of working out with friends, family and members at her gym.
Just wait for her answer to my final question….talk about nailing it.
Enjoy the show.
I posted something a few weeks back about asking how people are and actually listening to the answer rather than moving on to our own agendas. That sparked a lot of feedback on my Instagram which I kick this show off with.
Asking for help seems so hard for so many of us. Some of you may remember show #588 where I talked about Mental Health with Dani and she explained how they had systems set up so people could easily ask for help. I have thought about this a lot since and had a personal encounter where 3 people in 1 day asked me for some quite serious help and although I know it was a big thing for them I thought nothing less of them and of course helped them as much as I could and am still doing so today.
The key take away from this show…….ask for help if you need it.
Alasdair Hall Jones is a globally experience marketeer and having spent a chunk of his career with the Marketing Society he has had exposure not only to some of the most influential brands in the world but also the leaders behind those brands and the CMO’s that are bringing ever new marketing ideas to life in attempt to snatch the attention and money of the consumer.
In this show Alasdair and I discuss how marketing has changed over the last decade with a focus on the health and fitness industry. We try and weigh up the pros and cons of what I of course love to call the “insta douche bags” and those that seem to be hoping on the fitness band wagon.
At the forefront of many organizations brand strategy these days is sustainability and my question to Alasdair was if companies actually care or if they just make it look like they care about the environment in the search of more sales.
These are topics that affect all of us and Alasdair has some really useful and interesting points which I am sure you will enjoy.
Thanks for listening, enjoy the show.
We often hear people saying that there particular “body type” does not really suit a sport or activity. Thats what I talk about in this show, what are the limiters? Are they for real or are they just an excuse.
The bottom line I think is simple in that our “body types” are what we mold and for the most part unless we are playing top level professional support there are many sports we can all enjoy with the bodies we have, it just depends how much you want to enjoy that sport.
So no, your body type is not the limiting factor, however your body shape that you have chosen to develop may be.
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Dan Wagstaff has an incredible story and in this 45 minute show he shares some super power snippets of it with us. From a sporting background to drinking and smoking and very soon drugs, Dan talks openly about his life and the defining moments in it. He also shares with us what he is up to now and how he has built a super strong community and the great things he is doing there.
There are so many powerful points in this show. 2 that stuck with me were:
"Change the thinking, change the action and the outcome changes”
"Sitting in the car looking in the rear view mirror, Monday morning 4am. Your mum would be fu*king ashamed of you right now.”
There are so many others. I am sure you guys will love this chat with Dan.