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#84 – Mindset, Business Breakthroughs, and Emotional Deposits w/ Aaron Hinde

There's power in learning from your mistakes to improve future performance. In today's episode, we're joined by Aaron Hinde, Co-Founder and President of the amazing LifeAid brand. From humble beginnings to having the official recovery drink of the 2017 CrossFit Games in his portfolio, Hinde  joins me as we discuss the powerful impact of learning from the past and discovering unique abilities.

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#83 – Bringing Joy To The World Through The Barbell w/ Travis Mash

Powerlifting World Champion and Olympic Weightlifting coach, Travis Mash, joins us today to talk about some of the learnings he's had since episode #3. He’s been coaching athletes for over 21 years from all walks of life. He’s worked with NFL players, Olympic Weightlifters, Powerlifters, and athletes across many other disciplines. Travis is known for shifting paradigms and doing big things to grow the sport of Weightlifting that we love so much. We talk about youth/teen development, what conversations with athletes might look like outside of programming, bar speed, overtraining, business, and so much more.

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#78 – Universal Strategies For Business Success In Fitness w/ Todd Nief

Todd Nief is co-owner of South Loop S&C and head coach of Legion S&C. In today's podcast, we discuss some of the challenges with running a brick and mortar business vs online business. What are some of the common threads between the two? Similarly, what areas require a bit of a different approach? Todd shares some successful tactics that have lead to breakthroughs in his career as a coach and business owner. Read More

#64 – How Coaches Can Develop Systems For Handling A Robust Client Load w/ Mike Lee

Mike Lee, of OPEX Fitness, joins us today to talk about how coaches starting out can refine their systems to be able to handle a larger client load with individual design. "In order to grow as a coach, you have to learn how to scale. Scaling is done through a great system of organization and  great communication with clients." You may have heard of Mike's wizardry since he is the coach of Marcus Filly, Tennil Reed, and a host of other elite level athletes. This episode is valuable because we discuss the obstacles and adversity he faced when he started out as a coach. What were some lessons and challenges from 0-20 clients vs 40+? Regardless of where you are on the coaching continuum, this is one you do not want to miss. Read More

#63 – Inside The Mind w/ James Fitzgerald

James Fitzgerald, founder/director of OPEX Fitness, is back on the show! We build upon the meat of our last episode (Ep. 40) -- which was really about understanding how he organizes his thoughts, views the integration of systems, and structures high level thinking. This episode  gets a little more personal. We talk about fear, adversity, insecurities, higher purpose, and so much more. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. Read More

#59 – Freestyle Calisthenics: The World Is Our Gym w/ Rain Bennett

Rain Bennett is an independent international documentary filmmaker who creates projects focused on cultural or social issues, food, music, art, and health. He created the movie Raise Up: The World Is Our Gym to document the history of the art form and the new age of calisthenics. I'm beyond excited to chat with him today because I strongly believe in building bridges between disciplines to have a cross exchange of information and ideas. I appreciate the creativity, style, and expression of movement that calisthenics contributes to the fitness community. Rain does a ton of consulting with businesses around storytelling to help them connect with their audiences and customers. He does a phenomenal job of translating his skillset in filmmaking and storytelling into actionable items for fitness professionals to use in this new age of technology. Read More

The Next Chapter (For True Fans Only)

Exactly one year ago, I had contemplated starting the podcast. I tried kicking the thought out of my head for a while because I didn’t think I was ready.

Within two weeks, I dove in and recorded my first 3 episodes. Scared to death. No one listened for quite a while.

To think about what it’s become purely from you all listening and being badass fans — I’m honored.

I also have an exciting announcement to make. All I wanted in my heart when I first started personal training at 18 years old was to make a living out of fitness delivery. I wanted to be a fitness professional. Not a hobbyist. Not a side hustle. A professional. I saw very few people who were able to that.

I’m honored to say that I’m now a Revival Strength Coach. Marcus has given me a platform where I can do exactly that. And I have a deep urge to share that feeling and share information with those who are on this path.

Words can’t wrap the emotion I feel around this topic. Because you are doing meaningful, commendable, and admirable work to truly impact people’s lives. And you deserve to be able to make a living from this type of work. Long story short, if you’re a fitness professional (or one in the making), you’ll want to listen to this episode.

Thanks for giving me a platform where I can keep creating a body of work. Talking about things that matter, ideas that work, and dialogue that delivers. This episode is a thank you and a direct dialogue to those of you who support my art by listening to the show.

Infinity Gives Us A Place To Hide

This week I wanted to share my thoughts around an author whose work I’ve admired for quite some time. I’ve followed his work closely and taken a few attempts at trying to embody his thought process in certain areas.

Looking back, I’m realizing that some of these concepts have stuck with me and have taken over a year to really sink in. Not only is his work worth sharing but the thought process behind why is equally as important.

There’s a lens you can try on at the beginning where I talk about a perspective on how to view your bookshelf. I also leave you with a few nuggets from him that have given me light bulb moments.

The most important one revolves around the concept of infinity being safe. Thinking about the smallest possible footprint you can make is scary. Infinity gives us a place to hide.

#47 – Functional Bodybuilding: Principles Of Training w/ Marcus Filly

Marcus Filly is back on the show for his fourth episode! This time we dig deeper into the training principles of functional bodybuilding. We reflect on how the first iteration of the Awaken Training Series went for myself, the community, and what made it such an enjoyable experience. I can tell you from visiting Revival Strength HQ this weekend that the experience you receive from on-site or remote coaching is 100% crafted with genuine care (or lack thereof). What a mind blowing peek at the thought process that goes into truly being with someone throughout their fitness journey. Read More

#45 – Origins Of The Mind Muscle Project w/ Lachy Rowston

Lachy Rowston is the co-host of The Mind Muscle Project, which is Australia’s #1 Health & Fitness podcast. He is also the co-owner of CrossFit Creature. When I was in Australia, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to sit down with Lachy. We chat about podcasting, gym ownership, business, cultivating creativity, and so much more. Read More
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