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The Overcomers podcast interviews people about overcoming adversity. We believe that adversity can become your advantage. We ask people to tell us how their past has built muscles instead of scars. The topics that we cover include abuse, addiction, incarceration, depression, anxiety, health problems, loss of income, loss of employment. Each person will share how they navigated these situations in life to become the Overcomer that they are today.
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Kathleen Ferguson, a USC graduate and a stalwart leader in the health, fitness, and wellness industry, epitomizes resilience, innovation, and empathy. With over 14 years of experience, Kathleen has achieved remarkable success in business development and established herself as a beacon of inspiration for individuals battling chronic diseases and obe…
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The life story of Laurie Curtin is proof of the transformational potential of faith, fortitude, and dedication to all-encompassing recovery. Laurie's life has been characterized by obstacles that have molded her into a Christian entrepreneur committed to promoting well-being in mind, body, and spirit. These challenges range from her early experienc…
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"It was a way for me to express my joy in fitness." Moving from wrestling to bodybuilding, Mike's passion for weightlifting flourished into a profound commitment to shaping his physique. At the age of 19, he entered the bodybuilding arena, viewing it as an opportunity to showcase his love for fitness. Juggling gym sessions with studies in exercise …
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Get ready for an inspiring ride with "Journey: Thriving Through Challenges." Join me and my co-host, Cindy, as we share our story of building Journey Fitness from the ground up and navigating the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. We'll take you back to where it all began in 2013, when we faced personal hardships but decided to turn things around b…
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Jeff Harmon stands out as a ray of hope and resilience in a society too frequently characterized by constraints and hardships. Having worked in executive leadership and brilliance coaching before, Jeff's life took an unexpected turn in 2017 when he learned he had a degenerative neurological illness that would require a wheelchair. But instead of gi…
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On this week's episode let's talk about the amazing journey of Steve Farrell – from humble beginnings to becoming a tech industry trailblazer and a passionate advocate for spiritual growth. Growing up in a big family and facing financial struggles, Steve never let obstacles hold him back. He was always driven by a thirst for adventure and explorati…
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Are you curious about what's happening inside of you? Explore the inner workings of your body and enhance self-awareness using modern technologies. Proactively address potential health issues and bolster your innate strength. Stay ahead in maintaining well-being by leveraging available tools to understand and fortify your body's resilience. Dr. Jer…
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Life is a journey full of obstacles, and overcoming hardship is often how people find their actual power and potential. Kelli Watson is a great person who turned her personal struggles into a source of inspiration for others. Her story serves as an example of this. Kelli's path from a point of personal suffering to that of a prosperous author and l…
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This week, we're diving deep into the world of hormone optimization with our special guest, Tylar Brannon, CEO of Optimal Bio. We'll be exploring why hormone levels are often overlooked but play a crucial role in our health. Despite our efforts in fitness and nutrition, hormone imbalances can hold us back. Tylar shares her journey from medicine and…
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In the realm of coaching, where physical prowess often takes precedence, there exists a narrative that transcends the ordinary; a story of resilience, determination, and unwavering spirit. Meet Chad Cannon, an entrepreneur, former professional athlete, fitness coach, and life coach, who owns Cannon Fit in Bluffton, South Carolina. Chad's journey fr…
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The need for action against drug addiction is growing in a society where millions of people suffer from substance misuse and addiction. Every day, people struggle with the terrible effects of addiction on themselves, their families, and their communities. These effects range from broken relationships to debilitating health problems to the tragic lo…
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Life is a journey meant for both enjoyment and personal growth. It's perfectly normal to have goals and uncertainties about your desires along the way. In recognizing this, we've decided to enhance the Journey experience this year by introducing something truly transformative—Life Coaching. This addition aims to provide invaluable guidance for navi…
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In a world where second chances can be rare, Dan Uyemura has not only embraced an opportunity for redemption but has also harnessed the power of software to carve out a unique and inspiring path. Dan Uyemura, a software expert, recently featured on the Future Fitness podcast, is a passionate advocate for gym owners. He helps gym owners leverage tec…
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Success begins with aligning your passion and mental focus, coupled with dedicated effort. When you wholeheartedly invest in your aspirations, you not only increase the likelihood of achievement but also pave a path that brings you halfway closer to realizing your desired goal. Kevin “Bubbles” Gregory, a humble world DEKA champion, shared his humbl…
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Storytelling is an enthralling art form that functions as a potent tool for connection and communication. Essentially, storytelling is the craft of telling stories by combining language, feelings, and creativity to entertain, inform, or elicit a certain reaction from the listener. Margot Brett Leitman Curry, a storyteller, started with stand-up com…
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Athletics involve dedication to developing a strong body and a disciplined mind, not merely participating in physical activities. It's about pushing the envelope, working up a sweat, and savoring the distinct rush of energy that comes with each step, swing, and leap. Brooklyn Nichols, a former dancer turned fitness enthusiast and certified personal…
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There are things that we tend to overlook; yet, in reality, they are what we should focus on, rather than constantly chasing 'new things.' Despite all that's happening around us, we should always remain grounded, understand our foundation, and remember why we exist in the first place. A lot of technologies exist now that can enhance our way of livi…
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What would you dare to dream if you knew you would not fail? That was the question that reignited Darren's childhood dream. It was not luck that made Darren the go-to person in his industry; it was pure effort and the right direction with the right mentors and coaches. As he said, surround yourself with the right people who will pick you up when yo…
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There are things in our past that we wish had never happened or that, if circumstances were different, we might have a more successful or wonderful life in our adult years. However, the reality is that we cannot change the past. What we have now is our present, and our focus should be on turning our past into a lesson, healing from whatever happene…
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During childhood, we learned the importance of self-love, and indeed, we genuinely loved ourselves without considering the idea of not doing so. However, as we age, our perception of beauty changes, leading us to conform to societal norms to feel attractive. That is the story of our guest for this episode, Yvette Salva. She came from Spain and migr…
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You won’t regret giving your full attention to the things that matters to you the most. This is the best lesson that Brett learned and applied in his life with his program. Before Brett’s wife died he did not regret that he said ‘I love you’ one last time. Brett is a renowned speaker, best-selling author, and award-winning health and performance co…
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Thanksgiving is celebrated every year for us to be reminded of the things we are grateful for. But we can do that everyday, can’t we? We have a lot of things to be grateful for everyday and that is what Michael Godard shared in today’s podcast. Michael Godard is a friend of mine, an artist and philanthropist. He lost his daughter due to cancer and …
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Isn't it interesting that public speaking is a widespread fear among people? It has the potential to cause anxiety, which isn't amusing at all, is it? But why do individuals, if given the option, steer clear of speaking on stage? What is it that makes public speaking intimidating? Don’t miss this episode on how to overcome public speaking in an int…
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Have you gone through a lot and thought that life is unfair? Well, life is not always a bed of roses, but rest assured that there’s always hope and a light at the end of the tunnel. This podcast episode features an interview with a dear friend, Mike Huey. He is an author, business coach, leader, and entrepreneur who went from being a single dad of …
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Life should not be taken lightly. As humans, we all face inevitable stressors, regardless of our current experiences or achievements. It's crucial to maintain our mental, emotional, and other aspects of health, not just our physical bodies. This is because we are more than just the physical aspect that many people focus on when they go to the gym t…
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Don't settle for just your main job; look for a side hustle. That's one of the biggest lessons Jamison Reeves learned from his late father. Grab every opportunity that knocks at your door, even if it seems too risky. You'll never progress far if you remain content with your current situation and do not seek improvement. Jamison Reeves, a multi-entr…
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Are you truly excelling in your industry? We all dream of achieving greatness on our paths, but the key lies in our dedication to learning and growing. Amidst the plethora of success stories in literature and media, the vital question remains: are we absorbing these lessons? In this week's inspiring episode, join us for a conversation with Atty. Da…
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Vampiro: [about the kids singing and clapping after being rescued] Do you hear that? That's the sound of freedom. Tim Ballard: Amen. This dialogue is from the newly released “Sound of Freedom” movie about a former U.S. government agent who embarks on a mission to rescue children from sex traffickers in Colombia. Movies can sometimes be reflections …
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Are you a visionary business owner, an aspiring entrepreneur, or simply someone ready to reshape your financial destiny? Prepare to be inspired! Meet Malcolm Reid, a seasoned business coach and trailblazing software developer who has traversed the treacherous path of failure and emerged stronger. Raised in the humble streets of Baltimore, Malcolm m…
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What would you do if your thoughts keep you awake and restless at night? In the case of today’s episode guest, he wrote down his words… and the result? A brand new book that was just launched during the beginning of September that answers a far more profound and ennobling question: what does it truly mean to be a warrior, both in and out of the uni…
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Do you have any pain in your body and are interested in what to do to just get out of the pain quickly? What if you could be on a program that is both a fitness program and doctor-supervised? Together with his wife Sarah, our today’s guest is the co-founder of Functional Effect located at Downers Grove, Illinois. Not only did Dr. Tyler Reynolds obt…
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Gray 's work has impacted people worldwide, transcending language barriers. And now, with an accessible online course, he's simplifying complex concepts for coaches and individuals alike. But here's the kicker: It's not just about the physical. We'll discuss how your body's movements are connected to your overall health, and how making the right ch…
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It can be incredibly challenging when you're told that you'll never be able to do something again. Allyson Moore is a true exemplar of resilience, and she's here to share her remarkable fitness journey and what the word "Overcomer" truly signifies to her. What we're about to delve into will not only motivate those within the fitness community but a…
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Have you ever heard that not all waters are equal? Yes, you've got it right. There's water that's actually better and healthier! Lynda Cormier, co-founder of giawellness, has explained the importance of lower viscosity in water, which enables it to enter cells more rapidly. This, in turn, contributes to our well-being, as water stands as one of the…
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You can 'have it all' but not feel satisfied at all. That's what this podcast interview with David Waldy is about – how he changed his life through purposeful actions and thoughts to become the man he wanted to be and pursue the things he desired in life. David Waldy is a Kansas farm boy who had a happy childhood. Upon high school graduation, he re…
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In this special episode of the Overcomer's Podcast, we're exploring a tough topic – abuse and how people can heal from it. Our guest, Andrea, has helped many people who've gone through tough times, and she's here to share what she's learned. We'll talk about how some people use others' weaknesses for their own gain, which is really sad. Andrea tell…
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There are moments in our lives when we might have believed that certain actions were unwise, yet our emotions clouded our judgment, leading us down paths we believed were right at the time, only to face the repercussions later. But isn't life a journey, a series of steps where perfection eludes us and mistakes are part of the landscape? This podcas…
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In this episode, we had the privilege of speaking with Dan John, an All-American discus thrower, Olympian in lifting and Highland Games, and the holder of the American Weight Pentathlon record. Despite facing multiple losses of loved ones, including his wife, in just a couple of years, Dan exhibited remarkable resilience and continued to give his b…
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Discover the incredible journey of Denise Druce, the esteemed 2023 IDEA® World: IDEA Inspiration Award Recipient, as she unearths her life's true purpose by teaching yoga to a profoundly meaningful audience—the incarcerated. Denise's life stands as a testament that dedicating oneself to one's passion can lead to lifelong success and fulfillment. Jo…
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We often believe that leading a healthy lifestyle by exercising and eating well will shield us from any health issues. While this may be true for some, it's not always avoidable. Fortunately, Jeff had been living a healthy lifestyle when he was struck with a stroke. Through his determination and perseverance, he managed to recover and even perform …
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Are you pursuing your passions, or are you stuck in the daily grind? Whatever you're doing, ensure that it brings you joy and fulfillment, rather than resentment. Make an effort to incorporate your passion into your daily life, even within your paid employment! Our guest, Amy Boone Thompson, started as a trainer and is now the CEO and owner of IDEA…
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Jimmi embarked on a courageous journey of reliving his traumatic experiences to find healing. Through his book, he passionately aims to help and rescue children from predators, while also raising awareness about how these predator organizations operate to protect the vulnerable. During the episode, several important points were discussed, shedding …
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Have you ever thought that those earning six to seven figures are living perfect lives? Well, you've got it all wrong. The truth is, even those who seem financially secure have their own unique set of challenges. Allan Blain has faced his fair share of adversities and has overcome them all. He continues to navigate different problems because, as he…
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Are you pursuing your passions, or are you stuck in the daily grind? Whatever you're doing, ensure that it brings you joy and fulfillment, rather than resentment. Make an effort to incorporate your passion into your daily life, even within your paid employment! Our guest, Amy Boone Thompson, started as a trainer and is now the CEO and owner of IDEA…
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Motivation and inspiration are two beautiful forces that should intertwine, igniting the flame of aspiration within you. Have you ever considered the power of aspiration? Did you know that you have the potential to "change" your DNA? You absolutely cannot miss this week's episode of the podcast, where I had the privilege of interviewing once again …
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In today's fast-paced life, do you find yourself truly living in the present moment? Can you let go of thoughts about tomorrow or the "what-ifs" of yesterday? Are you leading a life that holds deep meaning for you? If your answer is "No," it's time to consider the changes needed to create a life you truly love. But if your answer is "Yes," congratu…
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How are you doing when it comes to managing your finances? Are you facing challenges in budgeting effectively? Or do you have questions about reducing financial stress? Don't miss this week's podcast episode, where we have the privilege of interviewing Shannon Simmons, a licensed CPA and the founder and CEO of Fit For Profit. Despite being an accou…
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As Memorial Day approaches, this episode is dedicated to the veterans who have dedicated their lives and service to our country. Do you happen to know any veterans or families of veterans who may be struggling emotionally, physically, or mentally? If so, please share this week's episode with them. There is no greater grief than losing a loved one, …
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Have you ever felt like someone is watching you or had a sense of knowing how and what you're feeling? That feeling of never being alone? Sometimes, even in the midst of difficult times or when there's no one around, we feel and think that we are not alone. This is exactly what Mary Jackson has felt since she was a child, and now she wants to share…
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Are you currently facing adversity? How are you coping while navigating life's challenges? In this week's episode, we have an interview with Frank McKinney, who successfully fought and overcame Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. He is now two years cancer-free and has written a book about his experience and how he conquered one of the greatest adversities i…
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