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Ever wonder how fitness trends catch fire? Or whether popular exercise equipment and workout programs are based on actual science? Learn everything you wanted to know about exercise straight from the people who invent the products and create the workouts that make you sweat. Working with iconic fitness organizations including the American Council on Exercise, Nautilus, Stairmaster and the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Pete McCall is an educator, blogger and media spokesperson who has ...
 
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Do you ever make decisions based on your 'gut feeling?' Have you ever noticed how your stomach may react to different foods? Are you looking for that one special thing that can take your fitness to the next level? Well, it's time to understand more about your gut, specifically your gut microbiome. From your feelings to your physical performance, yo…
 
Smart watches can measure how many steps you take. Heart-rate monitors can tell you how fast your heart is beating while you exercise. Rings and mattresses can monitor your quality and length of sleep. All of these devices link to apps on your smart phone allowing you to record your health metrics so you can monitor the results of your workouts. Th…
 
I’ve learned a thing or two about getting sh*t done over the last 8.5 years running N1 Fitness, so in this episode I’m sharing how I approach productivity, a typical day in my life work wise and lastly, I’m going to provide you with 5 actionable takeaways that you can implement today in order to free up more time for the things you enjoy most! 1-ON…
 
The human body is made up of a number of different joints and all of them must work together as an integrated system in order for you to experience optimal pain-free movement. If certain joints like the hips or the upper-spine don't function efficiently then it could cause back pain which could be as minor as a a short-term flare up that keeps you …
 
Run two laps then sit on the ground to stretch for 5-10 minutes. If you grew up playing sports this sound like a familiar method of 'warming-up' before practice or a game. Motor units are the connection between the muscular and nervous systems. The motor unit sends the signal that tells muscle fibers to contract; static stretching, holding a muscle…
 
"Change is the only constant in life," was an observation first made by Greek philosopher Heraclitus. Many of us may now be working in careers that were not in our initial plans when we first set out in life. Josey Greenwell is currently a Lead Instructor for Barry's Bootcamp, but fitness was not his original career path. Josey began the journey to…
 
The strongest muscle in the body is often overlooked by most exercise programs. Spending hours a week in the gym can make muscles strong, yet it is the brain and the thoughts it generates that determine what you are able to achieve. Emotions and feelings affect performance in all areas of life; mindset is so powerful that it can be the difference b…
 
Is the 80/20 rule effective for fat loss and how does it actually look in the real world? Does it mean you eat well for 8 days and indulge for 2? Does it mean you eat 8 healthful meals for every 2 treat meals? Does it mean you eat 80% of your calories from healthy foods and 20% junk? Find out in this episode! 1-ON-1 COACHING Apply For Coaching LET’…
 
Some people want to become stronger, others may want to add muscle size, while many others may want to lose weight. Why do you exercise? What does fitness mean to you? What is your motivation for making yourself sweaty? This Quick Fit Tip provides a different definition of fitness; one that could help you add years of high quality living to your li…
 
There are only 24 hours in a day and in that limited time we need to sleep, work, exercise and consume the proper nutrition for our bodies. A balanced diet is essential for optimal health and to support efforts in the gym, yet it can be a challenge to find the time to prepare and cook the nutritious food your body needs. The proper nutrition suppor…
 
Andy is a strongman competitor and coaches athletes in the elite performance realm. We dig into a number of fascinating topics such as the circadian rhythm, SSRI’s (anti-depressants) vs. cocaine, optimizing sleep and meal timing. We also delve into minimizing the negative effects of alcohol, marijuana, sleep drugs, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, eyes…
 
Yes, we all know the importance of a well-balanced diet containing all food groups and macro-nutrients, however, given the hectic schedule of daily life it can be a challenge to have fresh food available every time you need it which is where supplements come in handy. Supplements are meant to add to a healthy diet, NOT replace it and choosing the r…
 
The air's a little cooler, the days a little shorter and pumpkin-spice everything is everywhere which is a sign that it's Fall and 2020 will soon be coming to a close! Walk into almost any retail store and you'll see Halloween and holiday season displays which means candy and calories galore. 2020 has been bad enough, this Quick Fit Tip will help y…
 
The ego is bad right? You want to reduce, diminish and eliminate it at all costs correct? What if I told you that it’s essential? What if you could use it to your advantage and as a result get more out of your life? This episode dives into what the ego actually is and how to run it, instead of it running you. 1-ON-1 COACHING Apply For Coaching LET’…
 
Back pain is an issue that bothers many people, for some it's an occasional bout of discomfort while for others it can be debilitating, keeping them from their favorite activities. There can be numerous reasons for back pain, for many cases all that's required for improvement are some mobility and strength training exercises, however for others it …
 
There’s been a serious push for eating more healthy fats and a demonization of sugar and carbs…but is the solution to your weight loss problem as simple as eating less sugar and more fat? This episode answers that question and a whole bunch more so you can start getting the results you’re really after! 1-ON-1 COACHING Apply For Coaching LET’S BE FR…
 
Carbohydrates supply energy. Healthy fats supply energy too, as well as helping produce important hormones for your body. Proteins are used to repair damaged tissues and help grow new ones. A well balanced diet should include all three macronutrients from healthy, clean food sources; as we get older, the food we eat play an important role in how ou…
 
Having just written an article on exercise and the immune system, this Quick Fit Tip reviews some important facts regarding how your workouts could weaken your body's ability to respond to a virus. As we turn the corner to the final phase of 2020 (finally), which includes a return to cold and flu season, I provide you with a few tips on how you can…
 
Let's face it, 2020 is not quite turning out the way any of us originally planned when the calendar flipped from December 31 to January 1. While there may be little that we can do to control the chaos that is defining the year, what we CAN control is how we respond to it. Like many fitness professionals affected by the disruption of COVID, Aimee Ni…
 
When life throws an obstacle in your path you can let it defeat you; or you can find a way through it. Fitness professionals do what we do because we sincerely love helping clients get results from exercise; when COVID shut down gyms and studios not only did it affect our ability to earn a living but it also meant losing the opportunity to help oth…
 
One of the most effective pieces of exercise equipment is the one you're born with, the human body. However, if you want to add a lot of muscle, increase explosive power or improve your flexibility then using equipment is necessary to get those results. When it comes to selecting exercise equipment there are a number of different options and it can…
 
Why does the satisfaction of our accomplishments fade so quickly? Why do we always yearn for more? Why does stagnation leave such a sour taste in our mouths? Find out the answer to these questions and a whole bunch more in this weeks episode of the podcast. -- 1-ON-1 COACHING Apply For Coaching -- LET’S BE FRIENDS Instagram Facebook YouTube…
 
Strength is the ability to generate muscular force against an external resistance. Okay, there are more technical descriptions than that, but in general muscles generate force to produce and control movement. Many people start an exercise program with the intent of becoming stronger, but if they're not applying the loads in the appropriate manner O…
 
There are almost always 3 options for almost any situation in life: lead, follow or get out of the way. As the COVID closures were happening in the Spring of 2020 and fitness facilities around the world were shut down many fitness professionals adapted by teaching online workouts through platforms like Facebook or Instagram Live. While some areas h…
 
Angus Barbieri didn’t eat for 382 consecutive days and lost 276 lbs. He went from being morbidly obese and weighing 456 lbs to 180 in a little over a year. This is his story and what it can teach us about fat loss and potentially skipping the odd meal here and there. Enjoy! -- 1-ON-1 COACHING Nutritional Coaching Workout Programming FOLLOW MARCUS I…
 
If you have the ability to move, then you have the ability to exercise; however, the fitness industry often overlooks a very important population of people who could really benefit from regular exercise, the special needs community. There are many different types of abilities, some people may not be able to communicate verbally while others may not…
 
How many times have you dreaded a workout because it was tedious or boring? Fitness takes place during our free time; in order for your workouts to deliver the best results they should be fun so you actually look forward to doing them. Let's face it, sitting on a machine is not the most exciting way to spend your limited exercise time which is why …
 
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