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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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May 24, 2016

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This week's podcast is all about good nutrition with a focus on discussing the Paleo Diet with Dr. Loren Cordain. But before our interview with Dr. Cordain, Rob and Devon took some time to talk about the difference between emotional hunger cravings and actual hunger when our stomachs are grumbling for something to eat.  We've all been there when all of a sudden we're craving ice cream, chocolate, chips, or Mc Donald's etc. out of no where during the day. Tune in as Rob and Devon give us some personal tips and answer questions such as: What causes us to emotionally eat? What are our triggers to begin emotionally eating? How can we avoid it and make healthier choices?  

If you listen often to the podcast, you may remember that we talk a lot about Paleo on the show so it was an amazing experience for Rob to talk to Dr. Cordain directly about the diet. Dr Cordain is considered to be the Founder of the Paleo Diet and we learned so much from him as he explained the origins of the Paleo diet and his research; what are some of the myths about Paleo vs. the true facts; and how Paleo compares to other diets such as a Plant-based diet or the low-carb Ketogenic Diet and so much more. We could've gone on an on talking about the Paleo Diet with Dr. Cordain!

About Dr. Loren Cordain

Dr. Loren Cordain is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. His research emphasis over the past 20 years has focused upon the evolutionary and anthropological basis for diet, health and well being in modern humans. Dr. Cordain’s scientific publications have examined the nutritional characteristics of worldwide hunter-gatherer diets as well as the nutrient composition of wild plant and animal foods consumed by foraging humans. He is the world’s leading expert on Paleolithic diets and has lectured extensively on the Paleolithic nutrition worldwide. Dr. Cordain is the author of five popular bestselling books including The Paleo Diet, The Paleo Answer, The Paleo Diet Cookbook, and The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook summarizing his research findings.

Have a Question for Rob or Devon?

We love answering questions and getting feedback from you, our listener! If you have any questions to ask us or suggestions on guests/topics that you think would be great to have on the show, just email Rob at rob@openskyfitness.com or leave us a review at www.openskyfitness.com/review.

Free Book Giveaway

For the next two weeks, we're giving away a copy of The 30-Second Body: Eat Clean. Train Dirty. Live Hard by Adam Rosante.

To enter the book giveaway, just complete the following steps:

  1. Go to our show notes and click on the review link (openskyfitness.com/review) or  get started via your phone by texting OSFreview to 33444 to get the link.
  2. Leave us a review.
  3. Take a screen shot of what you wrote in the review.
  4. Email that screen shot along with your mailing address to Rob (rob@openskyfitness.com).
  5. We'll enter your name in a drawing and randomly select the winner.

Good luck!

What You'll Hear on This Episode

0:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening Remarks by Rob and Devon

2:00 Unhealthy food cravings: What keeps us from eating healthy?

3:10  The difference between emotional hunger and true physical hunger cravings.

7:30  What are some of the causes and triggers for emotional eating?

11:45  How can you stop emotional food cravings?

15:45  Tips on how to change your eating habits for both you and your family.

18:50  Take time to appreciate the food you're eating.

25:37  Introduction for Dr. Loren Cordain

26:40  How did the Paleo Diet begin? How did Dr. Cordain learn and research about Paleo?

32:40  How would you explain the Paleo Diet to someone who has no idea what it is?

35:00  Why would people be resistant to the Paleo Diet as far as dairy and whole grain products?

38:40  Is there a confusion around nutrition studies in the media?

43:00  The Paleo Diet vs. Plant-based Diet

52:30  What are some common misconceptions about the Paleo Diet? How is it different than a low-carb diet such as the Ketogenic Diet?

53:25  Can potatoes be part of the Paleo Diet?

58:58  How did the first humans survive by making fire at will? Why did they not eat potatoes and legumes during the time?

1:03:30 Why is it hard to follow a low-carb Ketogenic Diet?

1:08:35  How do you, Dr. Cordain, feel about how Paleo has become a brand and movement for the food industry?

1:14:10 What do you attribute the success to your book to? What has changed in the Paleo Diet that your book hasn't been revised since 2002?

1:21:07  Does the Paleo Diet require supplements?

1:24:17  Are there certain meats that shouldn't be eaten by people that Paleo followers have adopted into their meals such as bacon?

1:33:45  Closing Remarks by Rob and Devon

135:25 Open Sky Fitness Closing

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

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!  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.

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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.

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 97-Dr. Loren Cordain: The Origin of the Paleo Diet. We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you!

May 17, 2016

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On this week's Open Sky Fitness Podcast, Rob  had the chance to sit down and talk with John Allen Mollenhaur about how we can end our performance anxiety and begin living a performance lifestyle. For anyone who compares themselves to other people; has an addiction to becoming the best without giving themselves a rest; or is constantly fighting a mental battle about who they are- this is a great interview to listen to today. It's a great reminder of the importance of taking care of ourselves: it's great to have goals, but you need to be gentle with yourself and take care of your body and mind.

Known as “John Allen” or by his initials “JAM,” John Allen Mollenhauer is the founder of Performance Lifestyle, Inc., a transformational education, training, and coaching company that helps entrepreneurs and business professionals recover from burnout and adopt the lifestyle mindset and skill set all balanced and healthy, high-achieving people know and live by. As a seasoned entrepreneur who’s experienced the stress, exhaustion, and fatigue of modern work life, JAM has become one of the leading Performance Lifestyle Advisors worldwide. He specializes in the evolutionary science of flow and personal energy management for breakthrough performance and quality of life.

We'll be having a webinar to cover the 6 Simple Ways to Burn Fat, While Building Lean Muscle on Thursday, May 19 at both 4pm and 7pm PST. To sign up for the webinar, just text the words freewebinar to 33444 or online via http://www.openskyfitness.com/freewebinar 

      In this Free Webinar we'll cover 

  1. A step-by-step guide to having the body you want.
  2. Why knowing your body type is the start to setting realistic goals.

  3.  Using physical adaptation to your advantage.

  4. What foods to AVOID of at all costs!

  5. Debunk some of the industries BIGGEST fitness myths.

    We're continuing our current book giveaway until Thursday, May 19th for a copy of Strong Is the New Skinny: How to Eat, Live, and Move to Maximize Your Power by Jennifer Cohen. We will do a name drawing to find out who the winner is this week.

To enter the book giveaway, just complete the following steps:

  1. Go to our show notes and click on the review link (openskyfitness.com/review) or  get started via your phone by texting OSFreview to 33444.
  2. Leave us a review.
  3. Take a screen shot of what you wrote in the review.
  4. Email that screen shot along with your mailing address to Rob (rob@openskyfitness.com).

Good luck!

What You'll Hear on This Episode

0:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:13  Opening Remarks by Rob and Devon

2:00 The importance of taking care of yourself when you're dead set on accomplishing goals.

6:32 What is Performance Anxiety/Performance Addiction?

12:45  Introduction to John Allen Mollenhauer

13:47  JAM's personal story: How does a person become a specialist in the science of flow and personal energy management?

17:50  What created JAM's Performance Anxiety?

25:00  What is the curse of a capable person? How is it defined?

31:26  How do you implement your strategy on a day-to-day basis to prevent Performance Anxiety?

36:40  How do we create these stories of ourselves? How can these stories hold us back and affect our self-esteem?

39:00 How is that people with Performance Addiction need to come up with an answer for everything?

40:10  How can feedback distort our future thinking and how we see ourselves? What are the consequences?

42:47  How many people suffer from Performance Addiction/Performance Anxiety

44:44  What do you say to people who feel like this transition is a step back for them? How can people follow a Performance Lifestyle?

49:15  Getting over Performance Addiction and beginning a Performance Lifestyle can take some time.

54:15  Your thoughts are just your thoughts and they can change.

55:30 You can know who you truly are; what your purpose is; and change how you think.

58:35  After you find out who you are and what your purpose is; you need to be able to manage your energy to avoid burn out from feeling so free.

1:05:00 How can people begin living a Performance Lifestyle?

1:13:45 Closing Remarks by Rob and Devon

1:16:10 Open Sky Fitness Closing

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

To learn more about the book, The Curse of the Capable: The Hidden Challenges to a Balanced, Healthy, High-Achieving Life by Arthur P. Ciaramicoli  with John Allen Mollenhauer, click here: http://www.amazon.com/Curse-Capable-Challenges-Balanced-High-Achieving/dp/1600376622

Begin a Performance Lifestyle today by visiting: performancelifestyle.com

Reach out to John Allen Mollenhauer to begin a Performance Lifestyle: performancelifestyleadvisor.com

To learn more about the book that we're giving away this week, click here: Strong Is the New Skinny: How to Eat, Live, and Move to Maximize Your Power by Jennifer Cohen

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!  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.

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.

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 96: How to End Performance Anxiety . We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you!

May 10, 2016

We love getting feedback from you, our listener, so if you have any suggestions on guests that you think would be great to have on the show or if you would like us to answer any of your fitness/health questions, just email Rob at rob@openskyfitness.com or leave us a review at www.openskyfitness.com/review.

On this week's Open Sky Fitness podcast, Rob and Devon sat down to discuss the New York Times article, After 'The Biggest Loser,' Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight. The article is quite one-sided and both Rob and Devon have given their input on what they found was wrong with the diets and workouts on the show; how the reality TV show's contestants were not taking the correct approach on continuing their new healthy lifestyles after the show ended;  how we should be approaching new diets, workouts, and lifestyles to healthfully lose weight and more.

We'll be having a webinar about how to burn fat while building lean muscle on Thursday, May 19 at both 4pm and 7pm PST. To sign up for the webinar, just text the words freewebinar to 33444 or online via http://www.openskyfitness.com/freewebinar.

A potential Open Sky Fitness group workout with us is in the works so if you are interested in joining it, just email Rob at rob@openskyfitness.com to let us know.

We're also having another book giveaway for Strong Is the New Skinny: How to Eat, Live, and Move to Maximize Your Power by Jennifer Cohen. We will do a name drawing to find out who the winner is this week.

To enter the book giveaway, just complete the following steps:

  1. Go to our show notes and click on the review link (openskyfitness.com/review) or  get started via your phone by texting OSFreview to 33444.
  2. Leave us a review.
  3. Take a screen shot of what you wrote in the review.
  4. Email that screen shot along with your mailing address to Rob (rob@openskyfitness.com).

Good luck!

What You'll Hear on This Episode

0:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening Remarks by Rob and Devon

8:20  Introduction to discussion about the New York Times article, After 'The Biggest Loser,' Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight.

10:08  Why it was so easy for participants to lose so much weight on The Biggest Loser during the first week of the show and what were the negative consequences of those actions.

12:36  How contestants bounce back and gain the weight they lost once the reality TV show is over.

14:07  How and why people lose water weight fast.

15:25  How binge eating, low-calorie diets, and other methods can alter your metabolism, fat, and muscle mass.

19:10  Why a change in Leptin hormone levels can affect our bodies.

20:20  What does an actual Biggest Loser diet look like and what is wrong with it? What happens after the show is over?

25:22  How does our body process food? How would a low-carb diet vs. a low-fat diet help the Biggest Loser contestants lose weight and keep it off?

28:17  There are a lot of lifestyle factors that make it difficult to lose weight. You have to build a lifestyle around being healthy.

36:30 Devon and Rob's final word on the New York Times article about The Biggest Loser article.

37:15  Closing Remarks by Rob and Devon

39:42  Open Sky Fitness Closing

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

To read the New York Times article about The Biggest Loser, click here: After 'The Biggest Loser,' Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight

To read Tim Ferris' article relating to losing water weight, click here: How To Lose 20-30 Pounds In 5 Days: The Extreme Weight Cutting and Rehydration Secrets of UFC Fighters

To learn more about the book that we're giving away this week, click here: Strong Is the New Skinny: How to Eat, Live, and Move to Maximize Your Power by Jennifer Cohen

 

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!  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.

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.

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 95: NY Times Article is One-Sided about The Biggest Loser. We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you!

May 3, 2016

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Since our book raffle for the copiesof Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies toSleep Your Way to A Better Body, Better Health, and BiggerSuccess by Shawn Stevenson was such asuccess, we're going to have another book raffle for JoelHarper's book, MindYour Body: 4 Weeks to a Leaner, HealthierLife! Joel is Dr. Oz's personal trainer and has alsotrained many other celebrity elites including Olympic athletes,movie stars, and super models. We have one copy of this book so thevery first person to do the following steps will get thecopy:

  1. Go to our shownotes and click on the review link (openskyfitness.com/review).
  2. Leave us areview.
  3. Take a screen shotof what you wrote in the review.
  4. Email the screenshot along with your mailing address to Rob(rob@openskyfitness.com).

Good luck!

On this week's podcast episode, Rob and Devon discussed good gymetiquette such as how to keep the gym organized and clean; how towork in and share equipment with follow gym users; and how to showrespect and share space so that people feel comfortable. Whetheryou're new to the gym, a regular, or even an employee/personaltrainer at a gym, these are all good tips to ensure that everyonecan have a good workout in a great environment.

Our guest of the week on the Open Sky Fitness podcast isworld-renowned Physical Therapist, Certified Athletic Trainer,and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Dr.Charlie Weingroff. We had a super interesting conversationwith Charlie about his experience as a physical therapist and hisdifferent viewpoints on how to properly examine your mobility andmovement for any physical problems. We talked about different possible sources such as Charlie's DVD, Training=Rehab,Rehab=Training as an example of how a person can continue trainingwith rehab techniques; the Functional Movement Screening andhow to take advantage of the program; and more importantly, how tofind the best medical help and create the best team of health andfitness experts.

What path do you go down to find a great doctor, physicaltherapist, or chiropractor for your client or patient? Sometimesour pains, aches, and mobility issues can be something much moreserious and the easiest option is often not the best option.Charlie shares his advice on how crucial it is to seek outdifferent outsources to help treat your patient's medical issue andwho to go to first. One of our listeners recently asked Rob abouther hip's iliade bursitis and Charlie used it as a greatexample of what he recommends we should do to find the besthelp.

Charlie is currently a Physical Therapist and Strength& Conditioning Coach at Drive 495 in Manhattan, NY and Fit ForLife in Marlboro, NJ. He also is a member of the Nike ExecutivePerformance Council and serves as the Physical Performance Lead andHead Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Canadian Men’sNational Basketball Team. Prior to returning to his home of NJ, hewas the Director of Physical Performance and Resiliency and LeadPhysical Therapist for the United States Marines Corps SpecialOperations Command in Camp Lejeune, NC. He graduated from UrsinusCollege with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science in 1996, andwent on to earn an MSPT in 1999 and DPT in 2010 from the Universityof Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Currently Charlie is available to treat, train, and consult atDrive495 in Manhattan, NYC and Fit For Life in Marlboro, NJ.Charlie often teaches and speaks internationally and consultsregularly with Nike, the Roddick-Grunberg Tennis Academy, PerformBetter, and Equinox Fitness Clubs.

Charlie is single and lives in NJ with his dog, Rumble. You’rewelcome to email him at charlie@charlieweingroff.com with questions for theQ&A section, to offer a comment, or to discuss a potentialworkshop at your facility.

What You'll Hear on This Episode

0:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening Remarks by Rob andDevon

2:25 A new book giveaway for Mind YourBody: 4 Weeks to a Leaner, Healthier Life

7:06 Gym Etiquette Tips: How toapproach the gym

23:38  Intro to Dr. CharlieWeingroff

25:15  Have you always had astrong presence in the world of strength fitness?

30:45 Were you always interested inworking in the field of physical therapy? How did you get into thiscareer?

37:45  Charlie explainshis Training=Rehab,Rehab=Training program. How can I train when I'm in pain?

46:10  Is it a good idea to doboth the first and second course of Functional MovementScreening?

50:35  What are the most commonproblems for people who have poor mechanics? How can people improvetheir technique with the Functional Movement Screening?

56:30 Sometimes your pain can besomething medically very serious and you can't deny it.

58:35  Why it's important tounderstand what your qualification process is in order to be ableto move to the next fitness step.

1:00:30  Why it's a personaltrainer's duty to help a client seek out another professionalfor mobility issues. Why it's a professional's duty to outsourcemedical help for their clients.

1:03:30  Listener's questions:What can I do to improve my hip's iliade bursitis? What isCharlie's recommendation?

1:16:55  What's the best route totake to find a doctor, physical therapist, or chiropractor?

1:22:15  How to get in touchwith Charlie Weingroff and Drive 495.

1:24:34 Closing Remarks by Rob andDevon

1:26:44  Open Sky FitnessClosings

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONEDIN THIS EPISODE:

Contact Charlie at charlie@charlieweingroff.com

Learn more about Charlie and Training=Rehab,Rehab=Training on his website: http://charlieweingroff.com/
Find Charlie on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/cwagon75

Learn more about Drive 495: http://driveclubs.com/ 

Learn more about Joel Haper's book: MindYour Body: 4 Weeks to a Leaner, HealthierLife

 

To Download Rob’s FREE workouttemplates click below**

Download Templates

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

To leave a Review for Rob and the Open Sky Fitness PodcastCLICKNOW!  Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful andgreatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show andI read each and every one of them.

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

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

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

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

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

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