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Moving Well Podcast

Nikki Naab-Levy & Janet Sunderland

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The Moving Well Podcast gives you fitness advice for efficient, effective and pain free exercises. It is brought to you by Janet Sunderland and Nikki Naab-Levy who are both fitness educators for Balanced Body and collectively have 20 years experience in the fitness industry.
 
The Fuel Your Strength podcast is all about helping women who lift weights get stronger, fuel themselves (without counting every bite of food), perform better in and out of the gym, and take up space. Strength nutrition strategist and weight lifting coach Steph Gaudreau shares how lifting weights is a catalyst for a more expansive life and how to challenge the status quo around nutrition and fitness. This weekly show brings you discussion about building strength without obsessing about food ...
 
Kathryn Bruni-Young grew up in the yoga community and has been teaching for over a decade. Inspired by her own life’s journey and a passion for helping all people feel more capable and confident in their bodies, Kathryn created Mindful Strength, a method that synthesizes mindfulness, strength training, yoga, movement, mobility, and body acceptance, to inform a well-rounded, embodied practice. This podcast is dedicated to sharing knowledge and fostering curiosity. Kathryn's conversations with ...
 
A Podcast Network Dedicated to Effective Thinking for Potent Exercise. Our current offering consists of three shows that will help bring your limitless fitness potential within reach by teaching you how to think outside the box and into the undertones of exercise. Our network helps to uncover how the fitness industry has misled us and that you shouldn't rely on diluted or shallow information for potent exercise. Think Fit. Be Fit. is released on Mondays and Fitness for Consumption is release ...
 
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In this episode, Nikki chats with strength coach and physical therapy assistant Meghan Ramos about how to get started with strength training, what to do if you have pain or are coming back from an injury, and what is required to achieve progressive overload. They discuss: Where to start and how to pick your weights if you are brand new to strength …
 
If there is one macronutrient that I receive pushback on, it’s protein. That is because it can be hard to increase your protein intake, but that doesn't mean it is without merit to do. If you want to feel good in your body and go throughout the day feeling strong and capable, you need protein, and that's a fact. Key Takeaways If You Want to Enjoy t…
 
If there is one macronutrient that I receive pushback on, it’s protein. That is because it can be hard to increase your protein intake, but that doesn’t mean it is without merit to do. If you want to feel good in your body and go throughout the day feeling strong and capable, you need protein, and that’s a fact. Click play to listen right on this p…
 
Adam and Kathryn talk about Pilates, yoga, and how we can integrate current evidence into the practices we love without throwing the baby out with the bath water. Adam is on his way to becoming a physical therapist and along the path has incorporated heavy weights into his long-time Pilates career. They also talk about motor learning and how we can…
 
In this episode, Nikki chats with yoga teacher Adrienne Johnson about considerations for practicing yoga when you have hypermobility or pain. They discuss: Adrienne's personal experiencing starting yoga not realizing that she was hypermobile and how she changed her practice to account for her hypermobility and be able to practice without pain. The …
 
As we age, we need to adopt our training and recovery programs in order to see continued performance. This is especially true in the sport of powerlifting, where it is critical to equip yourself with the knowledge necessary to keep your body healthy and ready as you age. Key Takeaways If You Want to Stay Strong in your 40’s and Beyond, You Should: …
 
As we age, we need to adopt our training and recovery programs in order to see continued performance. This is especially true in the sport of powerlifting, where it is critical to equip yourself with the knowledge necessary to keep your body healthy and ready as you age. Click play to listen right on this page, no app is needed: Or, listen on your …
 
If you have ever been injured in your sport as an athletic person, you know how challenging it can be to get back into it. Not just for your body, but also for your mind. Movement, exercise, mental health, mindset, self-efficacy, and burnout are all connected, which is why it can be extra difficult to come to terms with a change or adaptation in yo…
 
If you have ever been injured in your sport as an athletic person, you know how challenging it can be to get back into it. Not just for your body, but also for your mind. Movement, exercise, mental health, mindset, self-efficacy, and burnout are all connected, which is why it can be extra difficult to come to terms with a change or adaptation in yo…
 
In this episode, Kathryn and Jules talk about what strength training is (and what it isn't), strength training vs. general fitness, basic biomechanics, the practicality of learning anatomy and making sense of the research. If you are endlessly curious about exercise science and it's application to moving and teaching, Jules' insights into biomechan…
 
It is so easy to fall into common nutrition traps or trends that we think are serving us but that are really stopping us from reaching our fullest potential. Common diet and nutrition trends like intermittent fasting, keto, and low carb are not designed for everyone, especially women entering perimenopause or menopause that are athletic. Key Takeaw…
 
It is so easy to fall into common nutrition traps or trends that we think are serving us but that are really stopping us from reaching our fullest potential. Common diet and nutrition trends like intermittent fasting, keto, and low carb are not designed for everyone, especially women entering perimenopause or menopause that are athletic. Click play…
 
In this episode, Kathryn and Nada talk about why strength training is so useful in rehab. Often people assume that strength training means competing or huge feats. In reality, capacity-building strategies (strength training) can help people progress from pain and injuries and help them get back to the activities they love. If you loved this episode…
 
Many women dont realize that as we age, our training and fueling routines need to change with us. But how do we do this when there are so many nutrition trends out there that are so easy to get sucked into? The answer is in this 2 part episode where we dive into the research beyond how to fuel and move your body in peri-menopause, menopause, and be…
 
Many women dont realize that as we age, our training and fueling routines need to change with us. But how do we do this when there are so many nutrition trends out there that are so easy to get sucked into? The answer is in this 2 part episode where we dive into the research beyond how to fuel and move your body in peri-menopause, menopause, and be…
 
Hitting a strength training plateau is so frustrating, especially when you feel like there’s nothing you can do to push through it. I’m joined by one of my students, Brittany Sterling, to talk about how she benefits from the support of her community to help her overcome her strength plateaus. We also talk about cheering on other women, the surprisi…
 
Hitting a strength training plateau is so frustrating, especially when you feel like there’s nothing you can do to push through it. I’m joined by one of my students, Brittany Sterling, to talk about how she benefits from the support of her community to help her overcome her strength plateaus. We also talk about cheering on other women, the surprisi…
 
Darcie and Kathryn talk about adaptive movement, non-dogmatic approaches for all abilities, and chair yoga. Chair yoga is more than using a chair for conventional poses. Creating an accessible class requires teachers to re-imagine the practice and truly learn to meet participants where they are. Darcie offers wisdom from over 15 years working with …
 
When you see tiny pink dumbbells, what is your first thought? While these tiny pink dumbbells can have their utility in the world of post-rehab or muscular endurance, the marketing messages surrounding these hand weights are incredibly problematic. In today's episode, my good friend Nikki Naab-Levy and I are breaking down the problem with the overa…
 
When you see tiny pink dumbbells, what is your first thought? While these tiny pink dumbbells can have their utility in the world of post-rehab or muscular endurance, the marketing messages surrounding these hand weights are incredibly problematic. In today’s episode, my good friend Nikki Naab-Levy and I are breaking down the problem with the overa…
 
Nikki chats with Amanda Thebe about how to approach strength and nutrition during peri-menopause and menopause. They dig into: Fitness and nutrition myths The importance of strength training and how to get started The benefits of a moderate approach to strength and nutrition ...and more. Connect with Amanda Thebe Website: AmandaThebe.com Instagram:…
 
It can be tricky to strike a balance between when our bodies are optimized to go hard and when we need to rest. This is why wearable trackers like my personal favorite, Whoop, are such amazing tools to help you understand the data and analytics behind your performance and recovery. Key Takeaways If You Want to Use A Recovery Tracker to Improve Your…
 
It can be tricky to strike a balance between when our bodies are optimized to go hard and when we need to rest. This is why wearable trackers like my personal favorite, Whoop, are such amazing tools to help you understand the data and analytics behind your performance and recovery. Click play to listen right on this page, no app needed: Or, listen …
 
The idea that we are synched is fascinating and HRV research is telling this story…. In episode 7, join us for a unique conversation on heart rate variability. HRV has substantial health implications regarding the ability to adapt to stressors and has been shown to be altered in many cardiovascular and neurological disorders. We will take you deepe…
 
Today's episode is all about a weight-neutral approach to physical therapy and healthcare. Lisa and Kathryn discuss all the insidious ways diet culture has made its way into healthcare and how we can provide better care to people across the size spectrum. They also touch on how humans are always adaptive, at any size, and blaming weight for pain an…
 
It is no secret that without quality coaches and personal trainers, there wouldn't be much of a fitness industry. And yet, if you are an aspiring coach or trainer, there are some common pitfalls that you might fall into. If you are trying to impact others in the world of fitness coaching and personal training, this episode is filled with the most i…
 
It is no secret that without quality coaches and personal trainers, there wouldn’t be much of a fitness industry. And yet, if you are an aspiring coach or trainer, there are some common pitfalls that you might fall into. If you are trying to impact others in the world of fitness coaching and personal training, this episode is filled with the most i…
 
The fitness industry has tried to wrongly convince you that checking off a list of exercises is the same as gaining and applying scientific knowledge… Since you are here, you know that there is something more to gain by thinking for yourself and being empowered by fitness. The trainer toolbox interview for this season of TFBF is with George Grose, …
 
There is a huge need for more understanding of movement and mobility regarding fitness in general. While injuries are impossible to avoid, the idea that our bodies just fall apart as we get older has been normalized to, the point of, detriment. By providing yourself with the necessary tools and knowledge, you can keep your joints healthy to continu…
 
There is a huge need for more understanding of movement and mobility regarding fitness in general. While injuries are impossible to avoid, the idea that our bodies just fall apart as we get older has been normalized, to the point of, detriment. By providing yourself with the necessary tools and knowledge, you can keep your joints healthy to continu…
 
This episode of TFBF features a pioneer in manual therapy Greg Roskopf. As the author of the Roskopf Principle and The Jumpstart into MAT book and the founder of Muscle Activation Techniques, he not only developed the MAT program but also created a curriculum for this technique that has been taught to students all across the globe. Greg has devoted…
 
This week we welcome Indu Vashist to the podcast for a conversation on the history of yoga asana, and how it has been informed by physical culture, power dynamics, caste, and artistic exploration. Indu shares new insights into cultural appropriation, the difference between yoga's physical history and philosophical history, demystifying the asana pr…
 
We're at the end of another season of Fitness for Consumption and we're excited to round up the valuable information shared by our hosts, GG and PJ, and their esteemed guests. The team at Fitness For Consumption works hard to help us develop an understanding of essential fitness concepts and highly complex issues. Their content cracks the structure…
 
Since I left teaching to start my own company nine years ago, my business has changed a lot. From Stupid Easy Paleo to Harder to Kill, to now Listen to Your Body, I try my hardest to stay transparent about how messy entrepreneurship and life can be. Now, I am ready to announce a new chapter in this journey, one that I hope you are as excited about …
 
Since I left teaching to start my own company nine years ago, my business has changed a lot. From Stupid Easy Paleo to Harder to Kill, to now Listen to Your Body, I try my hardest to stay transparent about how messy entrepreneurship and life can be. Now, I am ready to announce a new chapter in this journey, one that I hope you are as excited about …
 
Kathryn and Nikki talk about the ins and outs of strength, and what makes strength training different (but highly complementary) from yoga, pilates, and group fitness. They discuss why building strength is so important for overall capacity, aging, muscle mass, chronic illness, and even hypermobility. They cover loading, the benefits of heavier weig…
 
Nikki chats with Meredith Mack and Jennifer Schwartz about what functional fitness actually means and how marketing has influenced our perception of “functional.” They also discuss how functional is relative to the individual and not a universal way of training and how it often involves exercises or applications that you wouldn’t necessarily assume…
 
If you are a woman who lifts weights, chances are pretty high that somewhere along the line, someone has given you their unsolicited opinion of what you should and shouldn’t be doing in your pursuit of strength. These comments can be cringeworthy and are part of a much larger problem that dissuades women from strength training despite all of the be…
 
If you are a woman who lifts weights, chances are pretty high that somewhere along the line, someone has given you their unsolicited opinion of what you should and shouldn't be doing in your pursuit of strength. These comments can be cringeworthy and are part of a much larger problem that dissuades women from strength training despite all of the be…
 
In this week's episode of The Peach Pit, Meredith and Jennifer talk about Turkish Get Ups and unpack many of the assumptions surrounding them. They discuss the current kettlebell training industry, the origins of the Turkish Get Up, and the limitations of using one exercise movement to achieve your strength and fitness goals. Nicki Naab-Levy shares…
 
Today we welcome Dr. Sarah Kim for a reflective conversation about her experience working as a frontline doctor over the last 2 years. Sarah shares what it's been like for her and how she is bringing creativity, mental health awareness, and compassion to her medical practice to meet the challenges of every day. More about Dr. Sarah Kim Sarah Kim is…
 
The trouble with movement screens and the skill-based solution of the Athletic Movement Assessment If you exercise, you’ve probably done some type of assessment, whether it’s blood pressure, a functional movement screen, or a bootcamp instructor screaming in your ear while you attempt to hang on to a treadmill going 12 mph at a 10% incline. What ma…
 
When I look back at all of the unknowns or mistakes I made when I started lifting way back in 2010, it makes me shutter. My goal is to help you avoid those mistakes and provide you with the tools and information necessary to help you achieve your goals while also fueling yourself smarter, getting stronger, building muscle, and performing better. Ke…
 
When I look back at all of the unknowns or mistakes I made when I started lifting way back in 2010, it makes me shutter. My goal is to help you avoid those mistakes and provide you with the tools and information necessary to help you achieve your goals while also fueling yourself smarter, getting stronger, building muscle, and performing better. Cl…
 
Kaleen Canevari is the Founder & CEO of Flexia, a personalized Pilates experience and smart reformer. Nikki Naab Levy has experience in Fitness Marketing and is a Pilates instructor with a passion for helping people learn how to move better. Nikki and Kaleen talk about how Flexia is making Pilates more accessible and the importance of integrating s…
 
Melanie Webb is an author, wildlife biologist, performance coach, and the founder and creator of WebbWell, a fitness and wellness app focused on bringing the beauty of nature into virtual workouts. Webb is pioneering a customized approach to health with adventure fitness and performance coaching, amid mother nature. Jennifer invited Melanie to talk…
 
Stephanie Carter Kelley is a physical therapist, yoga teacher, bone health enthusiast and she has a Ph.D. in education. In this episode, you will learn all about osteoporosis, who is at risk, and the research around progressive impact and strength building. Explore the challenges of low impact exercise, what we know about spine movement and flexion…
 
Ben Dragavon has over a decade of experience training with a variety of clients from professional athletes to everyday people. In this episode, Ben unpacks what it means for him to talk about mental and physical health, as well as the importance of being vulnerable. This episode also talks about how data collection is important, but it's only a par…
 
Today we welcome Kathryn's long-time colleague, and friend of the yoga family, Christine Felstead. Christine has been practicing various forms of movement including marathon running, Ashtanga yoga, mobility, and now strength for longer than most people we know. Her love of movement has changed over the years as she has experienced injuries, burnout…
 
If you’ve been attuned to conventional fitness wisdom, at some point you’ve been advised to avoid certain exercises, like leg extensions, at all costs. Why? Because of the noxious shear stress that may damage your knees. Do you too have the Fear of Shear? Shear is a type of force that arises when adjacent structures move in opposing directions, and…
 
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