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#85 – Connection: The Elephant that Comes Between Us and How To Use It w/ Dr. Megan Kaden

Today's episode is a crosscast from The Unfiltered Human, A Podcast: A show about everything and nothing. Humans are unique, yet similar. Relationships are complex, yet simple. We break it down. Why is it hard to connect on some days yet effortless on other days? Miz and Meg discuss the many possible causes of discrepancies in our connections from day to day. They hypothesize about the underpinnings of the ups and downs of the skill of connection and offer ideas about how to use the elephant in the room to increase feelings of connection with others.  The action item may pave the way towards more consistent, authentic connections. Read More

#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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#77 – Playing The Cards You Are Dealt w/ Bryce Smith

Bryce Smith is back! He is a Coach at Invictus Fitness and certified EMT and Firefighter with the LAFD. Bryce believes that training should be fun, but that athletes should be motivated to reach their potential. We talk about how Bryce uses adventure to stay motivated and avoid being stuck in a routine. We'll also explore the use of alternative medicine to support a healthy recovery. The way that Bryce has dealt with the adversity thrown his way is inspiring to me. Be sure to check out the GoFundMe campaign for Bryce's father. You can help support his fight with brain cancer. I hope this conversation moves you as much as it moved me. #smithstrong

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#75 – The Truth Shall Set You Free w/ Misbah Haque

Today's podcast episode is a conversation I had with Pawel Wencel from Uncharted Performance. I was on the other side of the mic for once and got asked some very good questions. We talk about some of the unique characteristics that have contributed to helping me expand as a person, coach, and host. Some of the central themes identified by Pawel included creativity, exploring, questioning, listening, and coaching. We then talk about how these 5 elements get incorporated into my movement practice, relationships, personal development, and self expression through conscious and persistent effort. My favorite part of Pawel's description is this all happens while being vulnerable and breaking a few rules along the way. *Originally posted on: Uncharted Performance Read More

#74 – How To Have Deeper, Fulfilling, and Longer Lasting Relationships w/ Dr. Megan Kaden

Dr. Megan Kaden is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in couples and individuals working on their relationships. She's also developed a digital course, with yours truly, called The Art and Science of Connection. This episode is so exciting to me because we discuss elements of neurobiology, causes for relationship failures (with others or yourself), how our system handles emotions, and so much more. This is a MUST listen for anyone who wants to be more connected in their day to day interactions with friends, clients, co-workers,  family, and most importantly - yourself. 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

#62 – What It Really Takes: Grit And Grind Of The Games Life w/ Tennil Reed-Beuerlein

Tennil Reed-Beuerlein joins us today to talk about the journey of the last 6 years. She placed 1st at the South West Regional and 6th at the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games, in which she was the first female representing the U.S. on the leaderboard this year. Tennil walks us through the inner dialogue, non negotiables, and the realities of what needs to happen if you want to compete at a high level. I admire people who are so "all in" on something with an unshakeable belief that we can't help but to learn from their drive. Tennil is one of those people. Read More

#57 – Beyond The Athlete w/ Sarah Loogman

Sarah Loogman competed at the CrossFit Games this year with Team Invictus. I've had the opportunity to watch her coach and nerd out on movement. She's currently traveling and teaching seminars with Julien Pineau and the StrongFit team. Aside from chatting about what goes into her competitive career, the inner nerd in Sarah comes out. Part of what really drew me to bringing her on the show was her wide variety of interests outside of the gym. We talk about her taste in books, travel, writing, nose breathing, and much more. I enjoyed hearing her stories, especially around her upbringing in such a different environment. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. 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.

#51 – Adversity, Alignment, and Accountability w/ Nuno Costa

My favorite aspect of this conversation was reflecting on the phenomenal documentary Torin Simpson produced called "The Story Of Nuno Costa". We discussed Nuno's journey from Portugal to the United States, overcoming alcohol and cocaine addiction, and coming out as a gay athlete when he wasn't sure he would always be accepted. How do you react when the carpet is pulled out from under you over and over? What does the internal self talk sound like? And how do you pursue change to fill the shoes you know you were meant to fill? Nuno Costa is one of the few athletes in the world who has competed in the CrossFit Games Affiliate Cup every year since it started in 2009. In 2014, he was apart of the winning team with Team Invictus and we wish him the best as he sets out to compete again this weekend. We talk about the role that sports have played in bringing out pure joy, emotion, and providing a sense of belonging. He has been coaching CrossFit, running, and triathlon programs full time since 2008. One of the many areas we talk about include what it takes to make a living as a fitness professional in this industry. Nuno has been a head coach for CFHQ since the beginning of 2012 coaching Level 1 and Level 2 seminars all over the world. Nuno also coached the CrossFit Endurance seminars for over 5 years, traveling the world to train other coaches proper running and endurance training technique, nutrition, injury prevention and program design. As always, there are many twists and turns throughout the conversation. I walked away feeling really proud of this one. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. Read More
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