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Rob & Devon Dionne have been in the health and fitness world for over a decade. Devon is a Holistic Nutrition Counselor and GYROTONIC® Instructor. Rob is a certified personal trainer with NASM, holding advanced certification, CES, PES, MMA, and Weight Loss Specialist. He's also a level 1 Crossfit Instructor. This husband and wife team redefine what it means to be healthy in this fast pasted, hectic world we live in. The Open Sky Fitness Podcast is perfect for men and women who are trying to get back in shape after neglecting their health after years of focusing on their jobs or building a family. Remember what it was like when you were 20 years old? Diet and exercise wasn't a thing. If you worked out for a few days or stopped eating cheese burgers for a week, you'd drop ten pounds. Too bad we can't live in that reality forever. Welcome to life after 30. Rob & Devon would like to help you find the right path for this moment in your life. We don't believe in going on a diet. We don't believe there's only one way to achieving the body you want. We do believe in creating a lifestyle that allows you to have the best of both worlds...eating delicious food and being healthy at the same time. It is possible. Just listen to our show and you'll see! If you have questions you'd like us to answer on our show or via email, feel free to contact Rob. If you'd just like to write us a letter and give us your feedback, we'd love that too. Send everything to Rob@OpenSkyFitness.com Thanks for listening! Enjoy the show.
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Mar 28, 2016

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This week on Open Sky Fitness, Rob and Devin share what inspired them to become personal fitness trainers; what certificates they received and what they recommend to study; their experience in the field and many tips and insights on what to expect when you begin your own career. Then Rob talks with this week`s guest, Josh Davis, about how we can become super effective and improve our productivity for both career tasks and fitness goals. We`ve got lots of great pieces of advice and examples for you this week to help you manage your time better and be more efficient! From avoiding distractions, how to take a healthy break; and how to fit your workout into your busy schedule. We hope you take a lot away from the Open Sky Fitness podcast this week.

Josh Davis, Ph.D. is the author of Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your Most Important Work Done. He holds a bachelors from Brown University and a PhD from Columbia University. His past work has included mechanical engineering, teaching in a Brooklyn Public High School, and serving on the faculty in the Department of Psychology at Barnard College of Columbia University. Currently, he is the Director of Research and Lead Professor for the NeuroLeadership Institute. He also coaches and trains individuals in the art of public speaking and managing being overwhelmed. His writing has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Business Insider, Fast Company, Huffington Post, strategy+business, Training + Development, People & Strategy, the NeuroLeadership Journal (which he co-edits), Psychology Today, and others.

What you will hear in this episode:

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

02:25  OSF Podcast reviews

04:05  Rob´s recommendation for taking courses to become a personal trainer

05:10  Rob´s Top 5/most popular personal training certifications in the USA

06:20 How to choose a personal training certification

08:00  The pros and cons of getting a job at a corporate gym as a personal trainer

11:00 National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) vs. ACE certification

12:45 Choosing any certificate as a starting place to grow your fitness and health career.

14:15  How Rob and Devon got into personal training as a career.

20:50  Advice on receiving a nutrition certification.

23:00   Closing remarks from Rob and Devon about getting certificates to work as a personal trainer.

24:00  Introduction to Josh Davis.

25:50  How Josh came to write Two Awesome Hours.

27:15  We can have moments when we´re at our very best.

27: 45  How can we set up conditions to be at our very best.

31:15  Prepping to be ready to go to work hard.

32:15  Not trusting ourselves to be prepared and how to overcome it.

34:00  How to be present and in the moment for the things that matter.

35:30  Is there a pill or something a person can do to be able to do anything with their brain?

37:20  How to take coffee to make the most out of it.

40:35  How to recognize your decision points; how to decide which task to start with first and what´s the most important task.

46:55  Is there a way to know which task is the most important when you begin work of after a pause?

50:35  When you`re in the Clear and Focused zone vs. the Frantic Zone

51:25  Manage your mental energy: How to set yourself up for success instead of failure.

56:00 How to balance your mental energy for both the gym and your workday.

58:00 You do have control over your emotions and can influence them.

1:01:15 Using exercise as a strategic tool for productivity and reducing anxiety.

1:06:30  How to stop fighting your daily distractions. Why distractions can be a good thing.

1:08:55  What benefits happen when your mind wanders on autopilot.

1:14:45  Why you become distracted when you try to avoid thinking about it at all costs.

1:16:30 How to distract yourself and effectively take a break from productive work.

1:18:25 Eat better by identifying and focusing on when and where you will eat the healthy food.

1:20:30  Be at your best mentally and emotionally for productivity with stable blood sugar.

1:22:50 How to strategically enhance your environment to be more productive and focus clearer throughout the day.

1:29:45  What a day in the life of Josh Davis’ looks like.

1:33:00  How you can sign up for the Two Awesome Hours Newsletter and get more hints from Josh about being more productive.

1:35:25 Closing Remarks by Rob.

1:36:45 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

If you want to learn more about Josh Davis and his work, go to http://www.twoawesomehours.com/

To Download Rob’s FREE workout templates click below
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Ask Rob a Question or tell him what is working for you: Email Rob@OpenSkyFitness.com

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Contact our amazing sound engineer Ryan? Send him an e-mail here: info@stellarsoundsstudio.com

Thanks for Listening!
Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post.

Also if you are interested in getting some free Naked Infusions Salsa, T-shirts or tote bags please leave an honest review for The Open Sky Fitness Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

If you have any questions (and would like to hear yourself on the Open Sky Fitness Podcast), click on the link on the right side of any page on our website that says “Send Voicemail.”

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

 

Mar 21, 2016

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This week on Open Sky Fitness, Rob begins by discussing the pros and cons of taking up on a food delivery service for your main source of nutrition and how to choose one if you decide to try it out. Then both Rob and Devon sit down with Michael Morelli to discuss his transformation from a difficult moment in his life to becoming fit again and finding success as a health program creator and trainer. One of the most successful ways that Michael has promoted his organization is by using social media to build an online community amongst athletes, trainers, and nutritionists. Despite how helpful it has been, he talks about the need to get away from social media and spend more time on himself and with his family in real life. This week`s OSF podcast also discusses how to do a self audit and become a better "you" and the importance of opening up to the closest people in your life about any difficulties that you are facing each day. 

Morellifit`s mission statement is: Let’s Get Fit Together and their vision is to be the most accessible, reliable, and transparent source for health and fitness information on the planet. We place extreme emphasis on customer experience, and our number one priority is life transformation. We will only measure success by the influence and impact we create and sustain throughout the world. 

Michael has set to make his organization one with a face and a true mission of change. Every day Michael strives to exceed the standard of his organization serving those who reach out to it in a real way. 

In just one year, Michael and his Morellifit programs have helped over 300,000 people directly and millions more though his social media channels. He is known for his HIIT Training Program; HIIT MAX, which has over 113,000 students across the world. Besides a bestselling program, he also has a large online training and nutrition membership, top of the line Primal Body supplements, and has hosted live training events. This has lead to his rise as the number one male trainer on Instagram and the number one fitness scope on Periscope, even speaking at the very first Periscope Summit. Through his travels speaking around the U.S. and a book set to launch, Michael’s reach and influence is ever growing.

Along with the above, he looks after a team of 6 handpicked and highly qualified coaches and nutritionists who deliver custom meal and training plans to clients every single day. His team has been personally selected from all over the world to deliver not only one on one coaching, but create custom solutions for his clients.

Pair those training programs with his Primal Body supplement line, and you have the perfect recipe for being a leading the fitness industry, all established in a year’s time.

What you will hear in this episode:

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

02:08 "Cooked" on Netfilx; The history of food and the importance of cooking. 

02:57  The pros and cons of food delivery service.

11:14  What to think about when considering if food delivery service is right for you. 

12:05 How to transition to eating the right food on a regular basis.

13:10 How to choose a food delivery service.

15:33  Introduction Michael Morelli.

16:33  Michael Morelli`s personal fitness journey story.

22:19 One of the best ways to start an online business.

24:20 When Michael realized that he had a market to sell his HIIT Training Program.

28:55  What Michael`s life is like on a day-to-day basis. 

29:50  How you can tak care of yourself every day through meditation and reading books.

31:20 How do you constantly keep up with reading new books and absorbing new information?

33:05  Taking supplements for brain function for clarity and focus in addition to meditation.

35:00  Michael`s personal experience with following a Paleo diet for his nutrition. 

36:00 The right approach to understanding how a new diet or fitness plan affects your body. 

37:25  Benefits of carb cycling. 

40:10  Does carb cycling work long-term? Can it become part of your lifestyle?

40:30 How to follow a carb cycle with the sweet potato diet. 

41:45 Does a carb cycle diet requrie a certain amount of calories?

43:05 Are there certain combinations of HIIT programs that work great for training?

45:36  Michael`s personal gym/HIIT training.

47:40  How to do the bird dog exercicise to work your glutes and hamstring.

48:38  Michael`s HIIT MAX app

50:05  How long did it take to create the HIIT MAX app?

51:00  What`s next for Michael, HIIT MAX, and Morellifit.

54:00 Do you feel like you`re getting into the "danger zone" of social media because of your job?

55:25 Eventually unplugging completly from social media

56:15  Having an exit strategy from social media and allowing your business`social media community to grow. 

57:05  Real good leaders create other leaders.

57:40  Why it`s not necessary to know everything about fitness or nutrition. 

64:10 The importance of opening up about difficult times with the people that you are the closest too in your life such as friends and family. 

65:40 The importance of being aware and honest with yourself.

65:55  How to "self audit" and be "better today."

68:10 Closing Remarks by Rob

68:58 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

 

If you want to learn more about Michael Morelli and Morellifit, go to: Morellifit.com

To learn more about the HITT MAX app, go to HIITMAXelite.com

 

To Download Rob’s FREE workout templates click below
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Ask Rob a Question or tell him what is working for you: Email Rob@OpenSkyFitness.com

To leave a Review for Rob and the Open Sky Fitness Podcast CLICK NOW!

Contact our amazing sound engineer Ryan? Send him an e-mail here: info@stellarsoundsstudio.com

Thanks for Listening!
Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post.

Also if you are interested in getting some free Naked Infusions Salsa, T-shirts or tote bags please leave an honest review for The Open Sky Fitness Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

If you have any questions (and would like to hear yourself on the Open Sky Fitness Podcast), click on the link on the right side of any page on our website that says “Send Voicemail.”

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

 

Mar 14, 2016

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Coming to you this week on Open Sky Fitness, you´ll learn about how to prevent injuries and improve performance with our guest, Dr. Kelly Starrett, who is one of the founders of Mobility| WOD along with his wife, Juliet. He is also the author of both New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Becoming a Supple Leopard. He has also written Ready to Run and has an upcoming relase of his latest book, Deskbound. Rob, Devon, and Kelly start of the show by discussing the natural occurances of "normal accidents" in every day life such as lacking the right vitamins, nutrition, or technique when working out. By paying close attention,  we can take advantage of these "normal accident" patterns to learn about how to improve our indiviual athletic performance. The conversation delves deeper into specific areas of nutriton, evaluation, and different cycles to help us be conscience of what we do everyday and how to apply little life changes to overcome any problem areas. Later on they discuss the idea of whether or not icing is a good way to treat an injury or swelling and what  methods are available to better treat and prevent either pf them. The podcast closes off on why we should all be sitting less and standing more and what can do to change it.

When he´s not teaching us a thing or two about human performance and mobility, Kelly is also a coach and physical therapist and leads a Crossfit Movement & Mobility Trainer course. He has also been a guest lecturer at the American Physical Therapy Association annual convention, Google, the Perform Better Summit, the Special Operations Medical Association annual conference, police departments, and elite military groups nationwide. Kelly received his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2007 from Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, California. He currently  continues to focus on performance-based Orthopedic Sports Medicine with an emphasis on returning athletes to elite level sport and performance along with managing his own physical therapy practice at San Francisco CrossFit. Kelly and Juliet are also the creators of StandUpKids.org to educate teachers, parents, and donors about the importance of children spending more time standing up and being active rather sitting down during class hours. The organization raises money to bring standing desks to all public school children.

What you will hear in this episode:

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

01:12  Introduction to Dr. Kelly Starrett

05:25  Where does a start working with top athletes?

07:40  The Normal Accidents theory by Dr. Charles Perrow

08:20  The importance of Vitamin D.

09:00 Assuming natural errors every day and noticing patterns.

09:55  How to take advantage of data and patterns to improve your workout.

11:11 Applying noticed changes and patterns to the health of younger generations. The importance of standing vs. sitting for children.

12:00  What is best for human function? What is recommended for recovering and preventing pain while optimizing athletic performance?

13:45  The importance of precision nutrition.

14:10  The gateways to top performance.

15:12  Evaluating physical practice and limitations.

16:50  The problem of wanting to fix all of your health problems in one day.

17:45  The Adaptation Cycle and how to apply it to yourself.

19:15  How to incorporate non-exercise activity such as breathing practice, meditation, walking and standing during your day and before formal exercise.

22:40  Why daily physical activity includes training, but isn´t exclusive to only training.

24:00  Learning to be conscience about what you do during the day.

26:00  How can we easily identify our different health benchmarks?

26:45  Pulling back to take a look at our current health status.

27:27  Is there a difference between the average and the top athletes that you work with?

28:25  Should we always be in pain when working out?

29:45  How to be more conscience of what you are doing during a workout for better athletic performance

33:38  How do we create a workout lifestyle to prevent injuries and improve performance?

36:28  Can people be more conscience about what they are doing for their health on their own or do they need a coach?

39:00  Is icing the best remedy for injuries?

41:49  Systematic Cold Immersion vs. Icing an injury

43:00  What can you do in place of icing to help an injuring or swelling?

47:09  What can athletes do to help swelling if they spend a lot of time sitting during the day?

48:20  Why humans are not designed for sitting in chairs.

51:00  Where to go for more help similar to M| WOD?

55:19  Closing Remarks by Rob

57:24  Open Sky Fitness Closing

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

If you want to learn more about Dr. Kelly Starrett and Mobility WOD, go to:
MobilityWOD.com

To learn more about how to order Dr. Kelly Starrett´s books and products mentioned on the show, go to: 
MobilityWOD.com/Shop/ 

To learn more about the theory and book, Normal Accidents by Dr. Charles Perrow, go to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normal_Accidents 

To learn more about the organization, Stand Up Kids, go to:                    http://standupkids.org/our-story/

To Download Rob’s FREE workout templates click below
Download Templates

Ask Rob a Question or tell him what is working for you: Email Rob@OpenSkyFitness.com

To leave a Review for Rob and the Open Sky Fitness Podcast CLICK NOW!

Contact our amazing sound engineer Ryan? Send him an e-mail here: info@stellarsoundsstudio.com

Thanks for Listening!
Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post.

Also if you are interested in getting some free Naked Infusions Salsa, T-shirts or tote bags please leave an honest review for The Open Sky Fitness Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

If you have any questions (and would like to hear yourself on the Open Sky Fitness Podcast), click on the link on the right side of any page on our website that says “Send Voicemail.”

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

 

Mar 7, 2016

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This Week you’ll meet Nicolette Hahn Niman, from BN Ranch and author of Defending Beef and Righteous Pork Chop, who talks about the sustainability of “cattle farming”: Rob starts the podcast by answering a listeners question about how you can put on muscle mass when you are training for endurance.  Then, he and Nicolette get into the myths around cattle farming and why it has gotten such a bad name.  She shows the benefits of raising cattle in the proper manner as well as discusses the differences between factory and sustainable farming.

Originally from Michigan Nicolette was drawn to law to help fight for environmental causes.  She was a former Lawyer for National Wildlife Association and now a senior attorney for the Environment Organizational Waterkeeper Alliance.  Being a vegetarian, she began researching the meat industry she thinking it would reinforce her belief that the meat industry is unsustainable.  What she found was that there were two sides of the industry, one that was inhumane and unsustainable towards the environment and another side that took great care of the animals, had a positive environmental impact, and had a healthier nutrition profile within their products.  She ended up falling in love and marrying a cattle rancher and became involved in the daily operations at Niman Ranch.  Still a vegetarian, she fights to debunk the myths about cattle farming while fighting for environmental sustainability.

What you will hear in this episode
00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction
01:13 Introduction to Nicolette Hahn from Niman Ranch
02:08 Can you put on muscle mass with endurance training?
04:50 Why comparing your body to someone else’s may be unrealistic.
6:50 Rob’s recommendations for building muscle mass as an ectomorph.
9:33 Macronutrient combination
12:08 Nicolette Hahn and her path to cattle ranching.
18:14 The joining of a vegetarian and cattle farming
23:45 The pleasure of food
24:45 The misconceptions of the cattle grazing industry with Global Warming
31:56 How grazing animals can actually improve the existing ecosystems
33:14 Why there is plenty of land for all the grazing animals that what we consume.
36:00 The need for land to rest and the problems with the plow
40:40 Chemicals have replaced crop rotation in modern day farming
43:51 Factory Farming causing pollution
48:06 Nicolette’s choice to be vegetarian
51:25 The true water footprint of cattle.
1:00:35 Looking at entire systems versus isolations, cattle have positive role in the environment
1:01:44 Transitioning from factory farming to sustainable farming.
1:04:40 The consumer role towards sustainable cattle farming
1:07:00 BN Ranch and ordering grass fed, sustainable meats
1:08:30 Closing Remarks by Rob
1:10:10 Open Sky Fitness Closing

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

If you want to learn more about BN Farms go to
EatLikeItMatters.com

To learn more about Nicolette and how to order her books to to
NicoletteHahnNiman.com

Find Nicolette on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/defendingbeef/
To Download Rob’s FREE workout template

Want to Ask Rob a Question or tell him what is working for you: Email Rob@OpenSkyFitness.com

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Thanks for Listening!
Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post.

Also if you are interested in getting some free Naked Infusions Salsa, T-shirts or tote bags please leave an honest review for The Open Sky Fitness Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

If you have any questions (and would like to hear yourself on the Open Sky Fitness Podcast), click on the link on the right side of any page on our website that says “Send Voicemail.”

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

Thanks for listening/reading Episode 86: Sustainable "Cattle Farming".  We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you!

Mar 1, 2016

This week is an episode you don’t want to miss about “Unrealistic Expectations” of yourself. Rob and his wife Devon go into the psychology behind how we tend to see the world in extremes. Often you think that if you are a not complete success then you must be a complete failure. Be honest, how many times have you had the goal of quitting sugar and then you take a bite of a chocolate cake? Rather than enjoy the taste, your punishing voice tells you that you have failed at your “diet”. Now you might as well eat the entire cake, the 1/2 gallon of ice cream next to it and then smother it all with thick hot fudge. Here the downward cycle bleeds into all your relationships; your relationship to food, fitness, self, and family.

Rob and Devon share with you their own struggles and then break down how you can cultivate a more nurturing voice that is supportive.  You will learn how to create powerful realistic goals but then see that the paths towards those goals are the real accomplishments.  You will find how to live in the present and how to have a little more self love that will trickle down to those around you.  Enjoy this episode and share it with all those who need a little inspiration.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Want Rob's Free Cookbook?

FREE Cookbook

Ask Rob a Question or tell him what is working for you: Email Rob@OpenSkyFitness.com

To leave a Review for Rob and the Open Sky Fitness Podcast CLICK NOW!

Contact our amazing sound engineer Ryan? Send him an e-mail here: info@stellarsoundsstudio.com

Thanks for Listening!
Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post.

Also if you are interested in getting some free Naked Infusions Salsa, T-shirts or tote bags please leave an honest review for The Open Sky Fitness Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

If you have any questions (and would like to hear yourself on the Open Sky Fitness Podcast), click on the link on the right side of any page on our website that says “Send Voicemail.”

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

Thanks for listening/reading, "Unrealistic Expectations of Self": Ep. -85. We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you!

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