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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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Jul 26, 2016

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When it comes to our dreams and goals, we can sometimes feel a bit uneasy about them because we're afraid of what other people may think of them. Hopefully you know people in your life who are supportive of your decisions. If people are negative, you shouldn't let that get in the way of who you want to become and what you want to do with your life. 

On this week's podcast, Rob shares with us why it's okay to be different and why you shouldn't hold back on what you want to do with your life. If your goal is to become a healthier person, you shouldn't worry whether it's "normal" or not to pick healthier options. Don't let society and unsupportive people hold you back just because what you're doing with your life is different than what other people do.

Rob and Devon love to answer any of your health and wellness questions! This week, Rob took sometime to answer one listener's question on how to gain muscle fast. Check it out!

How to Gain Muscle

One of our listeners, Chris, has turned his life around by making significantly healthier choices. His decision to life a healthy lifestyle has helped him lose 50 pounds! Continuing to focus on his health and fitness, Chris asked Rob about how can he gain muscle mass.

What new exercises should he do? What should he pay attention to as far as what his body is telling him? Can he take extra protein and if so, how much of it should he have?

To gain muscless mass, Rob's suggestion is to mix up your workout to confuse the body's muscles and to strengthen everything. Different programs like P90X includes a 6 day program to give you a great variety of different types of cardio with bands and HIIT workouts to build strong muscles. However, a program like P90X won't necessarily help person gain bigger muscles.

If you've hit a road block with gaining muscle mass, try using heavier weights that work your arms, legs, back, and core to trigger adaptation and force your muscles to work harder than they were before. Add weights to different body core exercises like pull-ups, crunches, and lunges. You don't need to lift a lot of weights, just try rotating it in once or twice a week with a program like P90X.

As far as protein intake (grams) for a moderately active person, the most the average person can really have is 50% of their body weight. So if you weight 200 pounds, you should take 100 grams. If you are taking supplements or steroids, then you can take more protein because your muscles can handle the extra amount. 

To learn more about this topic, check out Rob's blog post, How to Gain Weight Fast

To help you plan your workout program, Rob has a free workout template to help you get started. Just text the one word, "lifting" to 33444 to get the downloadable link.

Get a Free Jump-Start Workout Guide 2.0 From Rob

This guidebook includes Rob and Devon's top healthy recipes, favorite workouts, and tips for accomplishing goals. Just text the word, "workout" to 44222 to get your free copy. You can also download the guidebook via your computer by visiting the Open Sky Fitness website. It's as simple as that!

Have a Question or Review for Rob or Devon?

We love answering questions and getting feedback from you, our listener! If you have any questions to ask us, a review of the show, 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 or text OSFreview to 33444 to get the link.

What You'll Hear on This Episode

0:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Open Sky Fitness Opening with Rob

2:10  How can you gain strong muscle after losing excess body fat? How much protein should you intake?

9:50  Why do we fear to be different?

13:05 How people who are different can change the world.

19:30  Why would you want to be normal?  

21:50  Changing and being different to find out what works for your health.

24:10  Start thinking, "Why not?!" instead of "Why?"

27:00 Find joy in the Now and allow others to do the same.

28:25  Closing Remarks by Rob

30:42 Open Sky Fitness Closing

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

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 106-Dare to Be Different. We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you!

Jul 19, 2016

On this week's Open Sky Fitness Podcast episode, Rob had a great talk with Jay Campbell about testosterone replacement therapy. Jay the best selling author of The Definitive Testosterone Replacement Therapy MANual, a 16 year TRT patient and respected thought leader on Hormonal Optimization.

Jay recently launched TRTRevolution.com and the TRT Revolution Podcast which promise to be the definitive resources for all things Testosterone, Anti-Aging and Life Optimization. Jay along with his mentor Jim Brown consult with aging men and women and soon will be offering a unique line of supplements (Optimized Life Nutrition) essential for living a hormonally balanced life.

Rob and Jay had a deep discussion about why men can experience a loss of the testosterone hormone, what are the symptoms, and how to replace the hormone with therapy. To prepare for this interview, Rob even took a blood work test, a Pre TRT Wellness Panel, to see where his hormones were at and how healthy he is.

Challenge of the Week: Think About Where You Are At In Your Life

Life can get incredibly busy and not only are we trying to juggle everything going on in our lives, but sometimes other people's lives too. Friends, family members, and co-workers may all need us at one point in their lives to help them out. And it's great to help them out however and whenever you can, but are you paying enough attention to yourself?

This week, try to stop for a moment and take a close look at everything that is going on in your life. Your family, your career, and you goals. Are you spending enough time on what you want to accomplish? Maybe you don't spend enough time on you or if everything becomes too much, you just push everything aside to give yourself space and a moment to breathe.

Pay attention to everything that you have going on in your life and ask yourself if it's too much to handleMaybe you have too much going on right now or too many goals that you're facing. If something is too much to handle, it's okay to back off and come back to it later when you're ready for it.

Likewise, what are some tips that you can share with all of us when you're juggling too much at once? Send us an email, voicemail, Facebook message, Twitter tweet etc. How do you handle stress and taking on different projects at once?

 

Get a Jump-Start Guidebook From Rob When You Leave a Review!

Want to learn some of Rob and Devon's top healthy recipes, favorite workouts, and tips for accomplishing goals? Leave us a review by texting OSFreview to 33444 to get a free copy of our Jump-Start Guidebook. After you text OSFreview to 33444, you will get the link to leave us a review or message. On that same text from 33444, just respond back with your email address for us to send you a free copy of our Jump-Start Guidebook. It's as simple as that!

What You'll Hear on This Episode

0:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Open Sky Fitness Opening with Rob 

3:30 How can we juggle everything that goes on in our lives?

12:45  Introduction to Jay Campbell.

13:50  Jay's background and why understanding testosterone is important for him.

14:50  Jay's story of being diagnosed with low level testosterone. 

17:05  What are hormones and why are they so healthy for us?

20:00  What are the symptoms of low testosterone deficiency? 

22:35 How important is it to meet with a doctor who knows about hormonal level deficiencies? 

23:30 What is it like to begin testosterone hormone replacement therapy? How do I know if the therapy isn't helping me?

24:45 What about the pill for women? How are the hormones balanced?

26:15  Is it a big decision to go with testosterone hormonal therapy?

27:55  Can the environment that we live in today affect our hormones?

28:30  What are the statistics for males who have a testosterone deficiency? 

29:00 Are male body types correlated with testosterone? 

31:25  What are the causes of gynecomastia or male breast enlargement? What can happen if there's a very high production of estrogen in the nipples and it goes too far over time? What about during puberty?

36:30  What's the recovery time like to reduce male breast tissue or hard glands?

38:55  What were Rob's results for his Pre TRT Wellness Panel and what does his blood work mean for him?

54:00  What are the risks for going on a Statin medication such as for high cholesterol? 

57:45  Would a young male with low testosterone automatically be prescribed to take a medication?

1:01:05  How can a person improve their testosterone balance  and control their insulin with nutrition?  

1:10:00 What are some indicators that you may have a low amount of testosterone?

1:11:00 Why do more people need to know about hormonal imbalance and low testosterone for men?

1:12:30  When do men begin to naturally lose testosterone hormones?

1:13:35  How often should men have their testosterone levels tested?

1:14:29 Why cardio is incredibly important during your 40s. 

 

1:17:33  Closing Remarks by Rob 

1:21:40  Open Sky Fitness Closing

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

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 105: Jay Campbell Explains All About Testosterone Replacement Therapy. We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you!

Jul 13, 2016

Rob and Devon kick off this episode by sharing their experience of attending last week's Podcast Movement conference in Chicago. One thing that Rob took away from the conference is how we create specific structures, strategies , and timelines for goals that we want to accomplish. Being specific with our goals is key if we truly want to reach them.

Sometimes we struggle with getting tasks done, but then other times we find that we can be extremely productive because we're specific with our goals and with our timelines.

To help you set and reach your goals, Rob and Devon have put together the S.M.A.R.T Goal System.

The S.M.A.R.T Goal System

S-Specific Goals

M-Measurable Goals

A-Attainable Goals

R-Relevant Goals

T-Time framed Goals

What's Important to You In Life?

Along with understanding your goals and creating a specific timeline, make a Top 10 List of the most important things in your life. It may include nutrition, relationships, mediation, your career etc. During the podcast, Rob and Devon will explain what no. 1-5 vs. no. 6-10 mean in your life as far as what is important and where your focus is currently at compared to everything else.

Your Top 10 List will help you understand where you are in your life and whether or not you're living into the person that you believe you are.

Get a Free Jump-Start Guidebook From Rob to start your S.M.A.R.T Goal!

Download Rob's Jump-Start Guidebook to help you get started on your S.M.A.R.T Goal. This guidebook includes Rob and Devon's top healthy recipes, favorite workouts, and tips for accomplishing goals. Just text the word, "workout" to 44222 to get your free copy. You can also download the guidebook via your computer by visiting the Open Sky Fitness website. It's as simple as that!

Have a Question or Review for Rob or Devon?

We love answering questions and getting feedback from you, our listener! If you have any questions to ask us, a review of the show, 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 or text OSFreview to 33444 to get the link.

What You'll Hear on This Episode

0:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Open Sky Fitness Opening with Rob and Devon

3:15  How to get goals accomplished by being specific with our timelines and scheduling.

7:00  How to set S.M.A.R.T. Goals

7:40  Specific Goals

9:20  Measurable Goals

13:20 Attainable Goals

16:00 Relevant Goals

17:55  Time framed Goals

27:45  Creating a list of your Top 10 Most Important Things In Your Life-What's grabbing your attention and what you're ignoring.

32:00 How to live into the person that you believe you are and having a good support system of friends.

36:15  Closing Remarks by Rob and Devon

1:04:40  Open Sky Fitness Closing

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

SIMILAR PODCASTS TO HELP YOU CREATE AND COMPLETE YOUR GOALS:

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 104-How to Set S.M.A.R.T Goals. We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you!

Jul 5, 2016

We love answering your questions and knowing what you think about the show! Please leave us a review at http://openskyfitness.com/review

At the beginning of the show, Rob was joined by one of our previous guests, Josh Trent from Wellness Force Radio, to talk about the Ketogenic and Paleo diets as well as how to live a healthy lifestyle. If some of you remember from awhile ago, we had another guest on the podcast, Kristen Mancinelli, who shared what the Ketogenic Diet is all about and her experience of getting to the state of Ketosis. 

The discussion on how diet, fitness, and a healthy lifestyle go hand in hand continued with our special guest, Drew Manning. Drew is a NASM personal trainer of the Dollar Workout Club and storyteller of his Fit2Fat2Fit journey. 

Drew's story is how he went from going from being obsessed with being fit, to fat in 6 months and how he planned on showing everyone how to get back to fit again in 6 more months. His diet was unrestricted and he refrained from any exercise during his fat stage. He planned on putting on around 50-60 pounds. After those 6 months, he has been teaching people how to get back in shape by allowing everyone to follow his specific meal plans and workout plans on his website, https://www.fit2fat2fit.com and in his book, Fit2Fat2Fit. He documented his progress every step of the way and blogged about it, from weekly pics, measurements, and even allowing people to decide what fatty foods he should partake of during his fat stage.

About Drew Manning

Drew Manning is a NASM Certified trainer, author of NY Times Bestseller: Fit2Fat2Fit, blogger and fitness enthusiast. Drew's health program has been used by thousands of people all across the world. He has been featured on shows such as: The Tonight Show, Dr. Oz, Dr. Drew, CNN, The View, Good Morning America, Nightline and more. You can learn more on his website www.Fit2Fat2Fit.com

Drew's goal is to inspire people to get fit, teach them how to do it and give them hope that it IS possible to get fit and stay fit. He wants to share his comprehensive fitness knowledge with his followers so that they can know how to lose weight successfully, even though for many it’s going to be a struggle.

Get a Jump-Start Guidebook From Rob When You Leave a Review!

Want to learn some of Rob and Devon's top healthy recipes, favorite workouts, and tips for accomplishing goals? Leave us a review by texting OSFreview to 33444 to get a free copy of our Jump-Start Guidebook. After you text OSFreview to 33444, you will get the link to leave us a review or message. On that same text from 33444, just respond back with your email address for us to send you a free copy of our Jump-Start Guidebook. It's as simple as that!

What You'll Hear on This Episode

0:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Open Sky Fitness Opening with Rob and Josh

6:10  Rob and Josh discuss the Ketogenic, Paleo, and how to get into a healthy lifestyle.

20:50  Introduction to Drew Manning

23:58  Why Drew decided to do this fitness experiment of gaining a lot of weight and working it off after.

25:10  What was it like to change your diet and start eating typical, standard American food as well as have people telling you what to eat with weekly food challenges?

27:50  What was it like to become addicted to these new foods?  How did it affect you mentally?

29:53  Did you think you would be able to get fit again while you were getting fat? What were your thoughts?

31:05  How were you sticking to your goals? What was holding you accountable?

32:56  At the end of it all, do you feel like there were some things you didn't get back? Do you have new struggles with yourself? With cravings? An emotional connection to food?

35:20  What can you do if you have an emotional connection to food and you have all of these feelings along with the cravings? How do you help them get into a healthier mindset?

37:10  What do you suggest for people to do to become and stay accountable?

39:20  How did you begin the process to losing the weight?

41:20  How much weight did you lose during the first month?

41:40  Since you began your 180 turn to losing weight and getting healthy again, as anything changed for you since then?

44:10  Do you test yourself to see if you're in Ketosis throughout the week?

45:15  Is it possible to cycle in carbohydrates while on a Ketogenic Diet? Can you do a cyclical pattern?

47:30  Do you think you would have been worse off to do both the nutrition and workout at the same time during the first month of getting back into shape?

48:55  Based on the A&E reality TV show, Fit To Fat To Fit, do you think it was harder for the contestants to really get started to get back in shape? Did they have enough time?

50:30  You don't have to workout for hours each day to get back into shape. What workouts were you doing each day for 35 minutes?

54:30  Are you going to take this experience to build your own workout program such as CrossFit? What workouts do you enjoy and will continue doing?

55:40 Where are you at right now with your career?

59:35  Closing Remarks by Rob and Josh

1:04:40  Open Sky Fitness Closing

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

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 103-How Drew Manning Went From Fit2Fat2Fit. We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you!

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