This week the GymWits discuss some of the persistent but incorrect assumptions that are made about health and fitness. Many of these are pervasive and when adhered to have the potential to slow or halt progress altogether. Topics include:
- The real value of personal training
- Working with beginners
- I read it in a magazine so it must be true
- Looks can be deceiving
- Bad analogies
- Diet is just calories in vs calories out
and much more.
This week, the GymWits interview Joan Sotkin. Joan Sotkin is an entrepreneur, author and podcast host. Joan has a unique approach to financial fitness that is informed by over 30 years of facing both the highs and lows of managing money. She discusses what she's learned from these experiences and how intertwined financial health is to mental and physical health and wellness. For more information, check out her website: http://prosperityplace.com/ and if you sign up for her program, use the code: rybpod50 for 50% off.
This week the GymWits interview elite FitPro. David Pitts. David Pitts is a former college football player turned fitness professional and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of Off Day Trainer which provides an awesome service for personal trainers to motivate their clients. The interview covers a number of topics relevant to fitness professionals as well as anyone in a service based industry. David gives some great insight into the inner workings of the industry and some best practices for fitness pros. For the giveaway referenced in the episode, Text Podcast to 56955.
This week the GywWits introduce the newest member of the team, Toni Marinucci. Toni Marinucci is a Registered Dietitian and nutrition expert and has come on board to tackle a wide variety of diet and nutrition related subjects. This week the trio discuss Toni's background and delve into a number of topics including:
- Setting SMART goals
- The difference between a Registered Dietitian and a Nutritionist
- The right approach to a dietary change
- Diet and Nutrition misconceptions
and much more
You can find out more about Toni and her work at her website: TipsWithToni.com
Many people have a difficulty finding time to exercise more than one or two days a week. These people are often referred to as Weekend Warriors. While it's not ideal, proper preparation and execution can yield very good results for someone following a "Weekend Warrior" program. This week on the podcast, the GymWits discuss some of the misinformation, benefits and drawbacks to being a weekend warrior.
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This week, the GymWits talk about one of the most important aspects of anyone's health and fitness journey, accountability. Developing strategies to hold ones self accountable can be the difference between success and continuing on the cycle of starting, quitting and restarting that permeates the fitness industry today. This is especially useful now that we are a month away from new years resolution time and many people are beginning to fall off.
In one of their best interviews yet, the GymWits interview author, entrepreneur and podcaster Heather Havenwood. During this interview, they discuss:
- Her journey into fitness competitions at the age of 40.
- Her success as an entrepreneur and how she was able to learn from her mistakes.
- Her supplement line.
- Justin gets some dating advice.
- And much more.
You can find out more about Heather Havenwood at her website heatherhavenwood.com.
Her supplement line can be found at e2lab.com
This week the GymWits chat with world renowned mindset coach Richard Scott in this wide ranging discussion, they talk about strategies to improve ones approach to exercise in order to improve health, fitness and performance. Scott also talks about some of the best practices for athletes to use in order to unlock their minds and be the best that they can be.
more information on Richard Scott and his work can be found here at mynd.works
This week The GymWits share their interview with health and nutrition expert, Dr. Lewis Meline. This wide ranging interview covers a number of the myths and misinformation that's prevalent in the fitness industry. More info about Dr. Meline as well as a link to his blog and book can be found at www.healthfiascorevealed.com.
This week, the GymWits contradict last years new years episode as they attempt to dissuade people from embarking on a fitness related new years resolution. This time of year, new years resolutions are common and taken advantage of by the fitness industry. Ryan and Justin discuss why embarking on a new years resolution may not be the best thing and how you can make a lasting change to your lifestyle.
This week, the GymWits talk about Justin's new diet program. Ryan is skeptical about Justin's ability to stick with it but they discuss some of the potential benefits. It's losely based on the 30 for 30 diet system.
It's another episode of the Cheat Meal in which the GymWits talk about things that aren't necessarily related to fitness. This week, the discussion is about what makes something cringe worthy? The inspiration for this discussion is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJa2kwoZ2a4
This week, the GymWits chat with Fitness Expert and Author Jay Kim to talk fitness. In this wide ranging chat, they discuss fitness misconceptions, the difference between training men and women and how to incorporate fitness into a busy lifestyle. Jay's upcoming book , Hack Your Fitness, will be available in early 2017 and the first 3 chapters can be downloaded now at www.HackYour.Fitness
Want the perfect gift for the fitness enthusiast in your life? Well you've come to the right place... sort of. This week on the podcast, the GymWits take a new approach in that they discuss how to shop for different categories of people. We keep it fitness related but discuss some great ideas for a variety of different people.
Training programs typically fit into one or more of three categories, Performance, Fitness or Health. Each category has it's own distinct goals and training outcomes. The average doesn't take into consideration which category they fit in often leading to exercise programs that are unnecessarily difficult or not challenging enough. This week, the GymWits talk about the difference between the three and how to develop an appropriate program.
This week, the GymWits interview Michelle Weinstein the founder of Fitzee Foods (fitzeefoods.com) for a wide ranging discussion that covers fitness, nutrition, entrepreneurship and more. As a special deal for listeners of the GymWits, use the code gymwits20 to get 20% off your first purchase.
Exercise of the week: Scapular Pushup
This week on the GymWits Podcast, Justin shares what he believes to be are the 5 most overrated exercises and Ryan confirms or corrects him. Also, this week, the GymWits take a Call in Ask the Trainer Question.
This week, the GymWits talk Tempo. Tempo is one of the more underappreciated aspects of training but as you will find out during this discussion, it can have a major impact on your workouts.
The time under tension principle
Best tempo for Strength, hypertrophy, endurance and speed.
Tempo for cardio
On this weeks Ask the trainer, the GymWits answer a question about exercising multiple times per day.
This week the GymWits talk about some of their thoughts on preparing for your workout. Some ideas are common sense, some are based science and some are just weird so listen to find out.
This week the GymWits tackle what can be a challenging task. How to get a friend or loved one into exercise. We all have people in our lives who are struggling with adhering to a healthy lifestyle. More often than not, they know that they need to change things around but for one reason or another, cannot commit to a change. This week, the GymWits share some strategies for guiding someone into a healthy lifestyle.
Another edition of the cheat meal, where the GymWits are free to talk about non fitness related things. This week, Ryan and Justin vent about things that annoy them.
This week we answer your questions in another edition of Ask the Trainer where we answer listener questions.
- Increasing Muscle Tone
- Exercise with an injury
- Teen Fitness
- gym etiquette
We are always happy to answer your questions so keep 'em coming.
Beginning life as a personal trainer can be difficult, even if you are prepared for the grind. This week on the podcast, Ryan shares some great insight into life as a fitness pro, especially for those beginning in the industry.
Group Exercise can be your friend
Find a niche but don't shoehorn yourself
and much more...
It's another Interesting Studies edition of The GymWits Podcast. This week, the GymWits discuss a number of interesting health & fitness related studies from around the world. Todays Discussion includes: