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Open Sky Fitness Podcast

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 paced, 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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Sep 27, 2018

Skin is our magic mirror. It’s right on the surface of our bodies. It’s a great opportunity to use your skin as a way to look at your overall health and to see if you’re on the right track with your lifestyle choices of there are root causes that need to be addressed. – Dr. Trevor Cates

On this week’s TBT episode of Open Sky Fitness, we had Dr. Trevor Cates aka The Spa Doctorjoin us on the show. Dr. Cates is a licensed naturopathic physician with an education in science-based and integrative medicine and over 14 years of clinical experience.

We had a really great conversation today about skincare and what we can do to improve our health including which foods can either help or hurt our skin.

 

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Click here to see the original show notes!

Please leave us a review at http://openskyfitness.com/review

Learn more about the Transition and Sky Fit Challenge

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Be a part of the conversation in our our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group

Sep 25, 2018

No matter how much you exercise or nutrients you eat, if you do not manage your stress levels, you really can't be healthy overall. We always want to look at the external world of what can we do about our health rather than look at our wellness internally. Being healthy isn't just about being at a certain weight but also about feeling happy and knowing how to manage our stress. If you don't know how, then you're going to sabotage your weight loss and health goals." - Devon Dionne

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On this week's episode of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, we're discussing an important topic: stress. In our talk, Devon and I will go over what it is, external vs. internal stress, how it affects our bodies, and how to reduce and manage it.

Why is understanding stress so important? A lot of people don't actually focus on this aspect of their health when they should because being stressed is actually a big problem for your health.

Very often stress is actually all based on your own perception and control over a situation. There are both internal and external factors that can affect it.

 

Health Problems Brought On By Stress

 

"Stress increases more stress in so many ways." -Devon Dionne

 

There are numerous problems that are brought on our minds and bodies because of stress including:

  • Weight gain
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Heart disease
  • Sleep problems
  • Gut health issues
  • Slow metabolism
  • Memory loss
  • Anxiety

 

 

10 Ways To Manage & Reduce Stress

 

"The more you can focus on the positive and less on the negative, the better you'll feel. It's really not that complicated." - Rob Dionne

 

Here are ten effective ways to both manage and reduce your stress. Don't worry over trying to do all ten at once. Instead, we suggest you focus on doing two of them this week as a way to begin helping your stress levels.

  1. Sleep more and use less blue light in daily life
  2. Eat healthy, nutritious foods while reducing gluten, caffeine, and sugar
  3. Exercise - balance the amount while still challenging yourself
  4. Meditation - Breathwork or an activity like yoga
  5. Spend time with friends and loved ones
  6. Make time for yourself to do things that you love to do
  7. Visit with a therapist to talk about what's going on in your life
  8. Shift your perception of what's happening around you
  9. Keep a gratitude journal to write in every day, week, or on a regular basis
  10. Plan efficiently, prioritize, and avoid situations or people that cause you to stress out like news on TV or being on social media

 

Free Gratitude Journal Download

To help you begin focusing on healing from stressful thinking or anxious thoughts, we've put together this Free Gratitude Journal that you can download here:

 

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

1:30 About today's episode - stress and how to manage it

2:00 Check out last week's show: OSF 219 - Combating Anxiety & Depression With Anthony Treas

2:20 Tune into our past #TBT episode with Tony Horton

3:00 Sign up now and get 50% off on our next Sky Fit Challenge

4:00 What is cortisol? What is stress?

7:00 External Stress vs. Internal Stress and the health problems they cause.

11:50 How stress directly relates to our weight, reproductive system, mood, and alertness.

14:00 Adrenaline vs. cortisol hormones.

15:30 How our body creates it's own sugar and glucose to store it as fat.

18:30 The hormones, leptin and insulin, and their relationship with our stress and fat cells we produce.

21:00 Health problems caused by chronic stress.

22:30 10 Ways to manage and reduce both your stress and cortisol levels.

46:00 Get started reducing your stress with our free Gratitude journal you can download.

49:00 Continue the conversation in our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group

51:00 The positive impact of being more structured and organized can have on your life.

 52:30 Final comments with Rob and Devon

53:00 Turn your health around with an awesome community in our  Sky Fit Challenge

54:50 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO GET 50% OFF ON THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

The challenge consists of:

  • 8 Weeks of Equipment Free Bodyweight Workouts in 20 minutes or less. (No gym membership required)
  • SIMPLE Whole Food Meal Plan w/Tasty Recipe Cookbook Featuring 60+ recipes!
  • Foolproof Schedule so you know EXACTLY what you’re supposed to do every day.
  • Access to our New Private Facebook Group – Sky Fit Challenge Group to share your progress with everyone as well as receive support and be held accountable.

Do The FREE 7 Day Paleo Rest

Simply go to 7DayPaleoReset.com to sign up now

One of the best things you can do for your mind and body in your mission to get healthier is to focus on your nutrition. That's why we're allowing people to sign up now to join us for our next Free 7 Day Paleo Rest! It's all done via Facebook so no annoying emails that will fill up your inbox.

As part of the 7 Day Paleo Reset, we will provide you with:

  • Introduction to what the Paleo Diet is all about
  • 7 Day guide to easy Paleo recipes
  • What batch cooking is and how to incorporate that into your lifestyle
  • Various content resources including generational eating habits, the importance of building a wellness community, and how to begin a new healthy lifestyle.
  • How to make an impact on your life and life a life full of wellness.

 

 

Look Out For Our Upcoming

Throw Back Thursday Podcast Episodes!

We'll be releasing new podcasts episodes on Thursdays that discuss previous episodes we've done, but we need your help! Go to the  Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and tell us what your favorite episodes are. Then, Devon and I will re-listen to that episode, pick out the best parts and share even more insights on the topic.

We won't just be regurgitating the same information over again. Since we began this podcast, there's so much more information out their on health, nutrition, fitness, and personal wellness. So, each Thursday we'll really just be going deeper into your favorite topics!

 

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With Our Sponsor - ButcherBox

That's right! By listening to the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, you get the chance to get a free order of bacon plus $10 off your first ButcherBox purchase!!

ButcherBox delivers 100% grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork directly to your door. Think of them as the neighborhood butcher for modern America.

 

 

Join The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group!

That's right! We have a closed Open Sky Fitness Podcast group on Facebook where you and everyone have the opportunity to talk about your health and fitness goals in a safe environment. We post workouts and start discussions about how to be strategic about finding a healthier you. Check it out!

Start Building Your Own Workouts and Meal Plan!

Download Results Tracker here!

Click To Download Home Workout Templates or text the word, "lifting," to 33444 to download the templates. 

Download the OSF Food Journal Now!

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, want to share a review of the show, or tell us any suggestions for guests/topics that you think would be great to have on the show, just email Rob at rob@openskyfitness.com or Devon at devon@openskyfitness.com or you can also leave us a review at www.openskyfitness.com/review, ask a question in the closed Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and even text OSFreview to 33444 to get the link.

Get Fit with Free Downloads!

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

 

Support This Podcast

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.

Do 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 220 - 10 Ways To Manage & Reduce Stress! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Sep 20, 2018

On this week’s #TBT episode of Open Sky Fitness, award-winning journalist,  certified strength and conditioning specialist, and author, Lou Schuler, spoke to Rob about his career and life experiences about getting fit and staying fit for life. Lou has had a career in the fitness journey for more than 20 years and has witnessed major changes and trends in the world of health.

Plus we answered some questions from the Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group including: Should you do cardio before or after lifting?

 

CLICK HERE TO GET 50% OFF ON THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

 

 

Click here to see the original show notes!

Please leave us a review at http://openskyfitness.com/review

Learn more about the Transition and Sky Fit Challenge

Check out the 7 Day Paleo Reset

Tune into our upcoming Facebook Live on A Tutorial On How To Kick Out Your Sugar Addiction in our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group

Sep 18, 2018

"The S.T.R.O.N.G. Method focuses on the brain. You have to understand that when you're trying to make any kind of change in your life, your brain is going to fight you because it only wants to work hard enough in order to keep you alive. So, if you're trying to make changes in your brain, you have to understand how you're going to be able to continue to make new neural pathways when your brain is trying to get you to stick to your old habits." - Anthony Treas

 

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Please leave us a review at http://openskyfitness.com/review

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We have a very eye-opening interview today with Iraq War Veteran, Anthony Treas, who is on a mission to radically change men's mental health and the stigma of mental health. He is also the creator of the S.T.R.O.N.G. Method which is a proven method to help men eliminate anxiety to regain control over their health and mental wellbeing to become strong men.

I was able to meet Anthony at a conference and while talking to him, he shared his experience with PTSD, anxiety, and starting over after being in the military and his relationship with his wife ended. Not only did he create a strategy and found a way to pick up and carry on living his life but now he's also helping people who have experienced similar or even different difficult situations and hardships.

At some point in our lives we either have, are, or will experience hard moments so hopefully, this episode will help you overcome obstacles within your own life.

As you listen, Anthony will share:

  • What the S.T.R.O.N.G. Method stands for and what to expect from his coaching program.
  • How he was able to redefine his mission and purpose after serving in Iraq.
  • How you can begin to heal your mind and body from anxiety and depression.
  • The impact of going on and off medicine can have on a person's mind and body.
  • How he identified his negative thought patterns and began creating new habits to steer clear of them.

 

 

What is Men's Health Coaching?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wk53yDBcG0

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob

2:00 Join us for our Facebook Live series in The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group

2:30 About today's episode with Anthony Treas

4:00 Check out last week's show: OSF 218 -Perfectionists vs. High Achievers: Which One Are You?

4:45 Rob's story of helping his neighbor get into shape for his wedding and how he ended up doing better than most of Rob's regular clients.

8:30 The advice that Rob gave to his neighbor to do on his own as far as exercise and nutrition.

9:30 Secrets of the Sky Fit Challenge - What 4 steps you need to take to lose weight now.

11:35 Everything that's included in the Sky Fit Challenge and the extra help and support you'll receive from this awesome community.

20:50 Introduction to Anthony Treas

21:40 What his life was like before an after serving in the Iraq War.

23:00 How he stayed mentally sound and focused while still serving in Iraq when his ex-wife sent him an email that she wanted a divorce upon his return.

27:30 What was going on in his mind when he arrived back home to the USA to an empty house with no wife, not ready to see friends and no family nearby? What about other army veterans or men with similar experiences?

30:30 The transition that war veterans go through once they come back home including redefining their mission and purpose.

32:00 How a therapist helped him begin to redefine his purpose and create new goals for himself such as start taking online classes which included one on health and wellness.

34:00 The fact that there's such a lack of support out there for men's mental health compared to women.

36:40 What steps men can take towards healing their anxiety and depression.

37:30 How he came to get to the point of deciding to have a brain scan to truly understand his brain's health.

39:00 The impact going off medicine had on his mind's and body's health.

40:00 How he came to discover that some of his symptoms were all based on mental thought patterns.

42:40 His S.T.R.O.N.G. Method and why the first part focuses solely on understanding and learning the brain plus what you truly want.

45:00 What the S.T.R.O.N.G. Method stands for.

45:30 Why goals take time to come true and you have to be fully committed.

58:00 What advice he'd give to his younger self.

1:01:00 What to expect from Anthony and his coaching style when you work with him.

1:05:00 Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:07:00 Turn your health around with an awesome community in our  Sky Fit Challenge

1:09:00 Stay tuned for our upcoming series of Facebook Lives in The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group

1:10:40 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO GET 50% OFF ON THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

The challenge consists of:

  • 8 Weeks of Equipment Free Bodyweight Workouts in 20 minutes or less. (No gym membership required)
  • SIMPLE Whole Food Meal Plan w/Tasty Recipe Cookbook Featuring 60+ recipes!
  • Foolproof Schedule so you know EXACTLY what you’re supposed to do every day.
  • Access to our New Private Facebook Group – Sky Fit Challenge Group to share your progress with everyone as well as receive support and be held accountable.

Do The FREE 7 Day Paleo Rest

Simply go to 7DayPaleoReset.com to sign up now

One of the best things you can do for your mind and body in your mission to get healthier is to focus on your nutrition. That's why we're allowing people to sign up now to join us for our next Free 7 Day Paleo Rest! It's all done via Facebook so no annoying emails that will fill up your inbox.

As part of the 7 Day Paleo Reset, we will provide you with:

  • Introduction to what the Paleo Diet is all about
  • 7 Day guide to easy Paleo recipes
  • What batch cooking is and how to incorporate that into your lifestyle
  • Various content resources including generational eating habits, the importance of building a wellness community, and how to begin a new healthy lifestyle.
  • How to make an impact on your life and life a life full of wellness.

 

 

Look Out For Our Upcoming

Throw Back Thursday Podcast Episodes!

We'll be releasing new podcasts episodes on Thursdays that discuss previous episodes we've done, but we need your help! Go to the  Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and tell us what your favorite episodes are. Then, Devon and I will re-listen to that episode, pick out the best parts and share even more insights on the topic.

We won't just be regurgitating the same information over again. Since we began this podcast, there's so much more information out their on health, nutrition, fitness, and personal wellness. So, each Thursday we'll really just be going deeper into your favorite topics!

 

Claim Your FREE Bacon + $10 Off

With Our Sponsor - ButcherBox

That's right! By listening to the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, you get the chance to get a free order of bacon plus $10 off your first ButcherBox purchase!!

ButcherBox delivers 100% grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork directly to your door. Think of them as the neighborhood butcher for modern America.

 

 

Join The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group!

That's right! We have a closed Open Sky Fitness Podcast group on Facebook where you and everyone have the opportunity to talk about your health and fitness goals in a safe environment. We post workouts and start discussions about how to be strategic about finding a healthier you. Check it out!

Start Building Your Own Workouts and Meal Plan!

Download Results Tracker here!

Click To Download Home Workout Templates or text the word, "lifting," to 33444 to download the templates. 

Download the OSF Food Journal Now!

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, want to share a review of the show, or tell us any suggestions for guests/topics that you think would be great to have on the show, just email Rob at rob@openskyfitness.com or Devon at devon@openskyfitness.com or you can also leave us a review at www.openskyfitness.com/review, ask a question in the closed Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and even text OSFreview to 33444 to get the link.

Get Fit with Free Downloads!

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

 

Support This Podcast

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.

Do 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 219 - Combating Anxiety & Depression with Anthony Treas! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Sep 13, 2018

You’ve probably heard of the P90P90x, and 10 Minute Trainer  programs etc. However, you may not know the entire story of how the creator, Tony Horton, was inspired and came to devise these programs. Due to his workout programs, books, and more, he has completely changed the face of fitness as we know it.

Click here to see the original show notes!

Please leave us a review at http://openskyfitness.com/review

Learn more about the Transition and Sky Fit Challenge

Check out the 7 Day Paleo Reset

Tune into our upcoming Facebook Live on A Tutorial On How To Kick Out Your Sugar Addiction in our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group

On this week’s TBT podcast, Rob had a lively one-on-one with Tony about his background story, commitment to fitness, nutrition values and most of all- his career. As a result of all he’s done, it’s incredible how far Tony has come as a fitness trainer since the days when he used to work a variety of different jobs just to get by and before he came to Los Angeles to pursue acting.

Further more, if Tony’s story doesn’t inspire you to commit yourself to living healthy, have fun enjoying the activities that you love to do, and pursue your dreams, we don’t know what else will.

 

Sep 11, 2018

"Perfectionism is the enemy of progress." - Winston Churchill

 

GOING ON NOW! CLICK HERE TO JOIN US FOR OUR 5-WEEK TRANSITION CHALLENGE AND THE NEXT 8-WEEK SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

 

Click here for the entire show notes!

Please leave us a review at http://openskyfitness.com/review

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Sign up for our next Sky Fit Challenge!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset!

Being a Perfectionist - Good or Bad?

 

"Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it." - Salvador Dali

 

A lot of people take pride in calling themselves a perfectionist because they associate it with being a hard worker. However, is it actually good for our mental and emotional health?

For the majority of us self-proclaiming perfectionists, living that way can set you up for so much anxiety and stress which isn't good at all.

The Opposite of Perfectionist - Being a High Achiever

A high achiever can strive for excellence with the amount of progress they make because it provides them the opportunity to learn and grow. Meanwhile, a perfectionist's focus on achievement is so much less forgiving and they tend to beat themselves up over any mistake which robs them of any satisfaction and pride in their work or any happiness on the progress they've made.

Hitting a goal is not the same as being perfect. Our society molds us to think we have to get straight A's in order to be successful; that we have to be perfect in order to be successful. High achievers know that it's okay to fail and they see it as a way to learn.

 

"Perfectionists will stress more and achieve less than high-achievers. High-achievers will always achieve more because they're enjoying the process of learning." - Rob and Devon Dionne

 

 

Are You A Perfectionist or A High Achiever?

A high achiever feels the pull and is drawn towards a goal. While a perfectionist feels pushed and stressed over the idea they have to do it or there's something wrong with them. 

If you're on the fence whether or not you're a perfectionist or a high achiever, here are the top 10 signs for both categories:

 

The Top 10 Signs That You're A Perfectionist

  1. You see success as an all or nothing situation. Anything short of success means failure.
  2. You have a fear of failure which leads to you becoming a procrastinator.
  3. You become overly judgemental of yourself and others.
  4. You're emotionally closed off to others and it's hard for you to be open and honest about what you're not perfect at.
  5. You become defensive don't accept constructive criticism well.
  6. You feel anxious and depressed about all of your setbacks. You see any setback as a direct reflection of their self-worth.
  7. You live with anxiety and stress every day because you're constantly overthinking of what you should be doing next to be successful.
  8. You continually set unrealistic goals for yourself all the time. If they don't reach their goal, then they only see failure and not as a way to learn.
  9. Misery loves company - You love hearing about other people's failures.
  10. You have low self-esteem and this constant feeling of guilt and being ashamed of not succeeding.

 

The Top 10 Signs That You're A High Achiever

  1. You see any type of success or failure as progress. Regardless of how you're doing with your goal, you'll see it as progress.
  2. You think and focus on your goals with eagerness rather than feel pressured to succeed and therefore you're less likely to procrastinate.
  3.  You're not afraid or intimidated by others success and want to learn from people who inspire you.
  4. You can admit which areas you need to improve and you seek answers on how you can do something better.
  5. You're okay with people giving you constructive criticism because you know you can either accept it or not and it also doesn't define who you are.
  6. You're easy going about setbacks and know you can bounce back from them.
  7. Enjoy celebrating the goals that they've achieved so that they can be happy about it, relax, and decompress.
  8. Set realistic goals for themselves so that they can truly enjoy the process. If they don't succeed, then they still see the process as a valuable learning experience.
  9. You cheer people on and celebrate their successes.
  10. You accept who you are and love yourself.

 

 

How To Shift From Perfectionist to a High Achiever

Being a perfectionist isn't good for you and you won't be able to change overnight but here are some easy ways to get started. Just stick with each action for a length of time and you'll be able to see your mentality towards work, success, failure, and life change.

  1. Self-awareness - identify your tendencies with a gratitude journal
  2. Focus on the positive things in your life
  3. Affirmations - alter the way you talk to yourself
  4. Begin to see criticism as a way to improve
  5. Start separating fantasy from reality in your life
  6. Learn how to enjoy the process and not focus on solely the result

 

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

2:00 Check out last week's show: OSF 217 - How Interval Training Can Speed Up Weight Loss with Dr. Martin Gibala

3:00 Join us for our next 5-week Transition Challenge and 8-week Sky Fit Challenge HERE!

4:30 A break down of what the Sky Fit Challenge really is.

11:00 Stay tuned for our upcoming series of Facebook Lives in The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group

12:20 Today's topic on perfectionism.

13:20 Rob's own struggle with perfectionism and why we chose to talk about it today.

13:50 Is it a good thing to be a perfectionist?

15:30 The differences between High Achievers and Perfectionists.

20:00 Why we get so hung up on the need of being perfect around people.

22:00 The Top 10 Signs That You're A Perfectionist or A High Achiever

1:02:20 How you can begin to shift from being a perfectionist to a high achiever.

1:17:00 Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:18:00 Lean towards being a high achiever and take baby steps with your health in our  Sky Fit Challenge

1:21:50 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

Our 8 Week Sky Fit Challenge has begun but you can still sign up for the next round or learn more about it!

The challenge consists of:

  • 8 Weeks of Equipment Free Bodyweight Workouts in 20 minutes or less. (No gym membership required)
  • SIMPLE Whole Food Meal Plan w/Tasty Recipe Cookbook Featuring 60+ recipes!
  • Foolproof Schedule so you know EXACTLY what you’re supposed to do every day.
  • Access to our New Private Facebook Group – Sky Fit Challenge Group to share your progress with everyone as well as receive support and be held accountable.

Do The FREE 7 Day Paleo Rest

Simply go to 7DayPaleoReset.com to sign up now

One of the best things you can do for your mind and body in your mission to get healthier is to focus on your nutrition. That's why we're allowing people to sign up now to join us for our next Free 7 Day Paleo Rest! It's all done via Facebook so no annoying emails that will fill up your inbox.

As part of the 7 Day Paleo Reset, we will provide you with:

  • Introduction to what the Paleo Diet is all about
  • 7 Day guide to easy Paleo recipes
  • What batch cooking is and how to incorporate that into your lifestyle
  • Various content resources including generational eating habits, the importance of building a wellness community, and how to begin a new healthy lifestyle.
  • How to make an impact on your life and life a life full of wellness.

 

 

Look Out For Our Upcoming

Throw Back Thursday Podcast Episodes!

We'll be releasing new podcasts episodes on Thursdays that discuss previous episodes we've done, but we need your help! Go to the  Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and tell us what your favorite episodes are. Then, Devon and I will re-listen to that episode, pick out the best parts and share even more insights on the topic.

We won't just be regurgitating the same information over again. Since we began this podcast, there's so much more information out their on health, nutrition, fitness, and personal wellness. So, each Thursday we'll really just be going deeper into your favorite topics!

 

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Start Building Your Own Workouts and Meal Plan!

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Click To Download Home Workout Templates or text the word, "lifting," to 33444 to download the templates. 

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Thanks for listening/reading episode 218 - Perfectionists vs. High Achievers: Which One Are You? We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Sep 6, 2018

Gut symptoms like constant gas and acid reflux is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong down there. So if you just ignore these symptoms or cover it up with a medication like Tums or Prilosec, you’re completely ignoring your body telling you that it needs help.- Devon Dionne

In this #TBT episode, Devon and I will be sharing key tips to having and maintaining a healthy gut! There is so much to cover that we’re just going to talk about the basics today.

Having a healthy gut is vital for the rest of your body’s health, but fortunately it is also easy to heal it as well with the right combination of food, supplements, or medicine that your body needs.

Click here to see the original show notes!

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Tune into our upcoming Facebook Live on the Top 5 Diets For Fat Loss in our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group

Sep 4, 2018

 There's compelling evidence that interval training is going to elicit superior benefits including boosting your fitness or improving your blood sugar control and maybe even your blood pressure. On an apple to apple comparison, I thin interval training is superior. - Dr. Martin Gibala

 

STARTING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

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This week, Rob had an amazing interview with the Author of The One-Minute Workout as well as professor and chair of the kinesiology department at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Dr. Martin Gibala, about interval training, building healthy habits, and enjoying a healthier lifestyle that'll match your interests and make you happy.

As you listen to this interview, Dr. Gibala uncovers and answers the following questions:

  • Why is interval training is so effective for people who have busy schedules?
  • From walking to HIIT, what benefits can people expect once they begin doing interval training workouts?
  • Are there any specific movements that are better than others when it comes to working out?
  • Can I do interval training if I have poor health or was recently injured?
  • The great debate: Are burpees good or bad for us?
  • What nutrition guidelines should I follow when I begin interval training?
  • Is it possible to train for a marathon by just doing interval training workouts?
  • To what point are we overtraining our bodies? When is something too much?
  • What workouts should you be focusing on as you get older?

 

"Interval training can be a time-efficient way to burn calories and improve body composition." - Dr. Martin Gibala

 

 

Which Exercises and Movements Are Best?

 

"We need to liberate people from this idea that exercise means changing into spandex, going to the gym, lifting weights or doing cardio on the bike and just remind them that exercise is about physical activity and there are so many ways to incorporate it throughout the day and with bursts of 10-15 minute interval training with workout snacks." - Dr. Martin Gibala

 

A lot of people want to solely know what the best workouts and movements are but what they should actually be considering are their goals. For example, do you want to focus on:

  • Weight loss
  • Cardiovascular conditioning
  • Muscular strength

Maybe you want to focus on a combination of them or even all of them but the first step is to know your why. Why do you want to begin a new fitness regime? What results do you want to see? Answering those questions will help lead you to which exercises you should be doing for yourself.

Incorporate traditional exercise, cardio interval, and resistance training. But make sure you do the activities that you like and enjoy more. If you hate burpees, it's not going to resonate with you at all and you shouldn't force yourself to do them.

 

The 1-Minute Workout

A decade ago, Martin Gibala was a young researcher in the field of exercise physiology—with little time to exercise. That critical point in his career launched a passion for high-intensity interval training (HIIT), allowing him to stay in shape with just a few minutes of hard effort. It also prompted Gibala to conduct experiments that helped launch the exploding science of ultralow-volume exercise. Now that he’s the worldwide guru of the science of time-efficient workouts, Gibala’s first book answers the ultimate question: How low can you go?

Gibala’s fascinating quest for the answer makes exercise experts of us all. His work demonstrates that very short, intense bursts of exercise may be the most potent form of workout available. Gibala busts myths (“it’s only for really fit people”), explains astonishing science (“intensity trumps duration”), lays out time-saving life hacks (“exercise snacking”), and describes the fascinating health-promoting value of HIIT (for preventing and reversing disease). Gibala’s latest study found that sedentary people derived the fitness benefits of 150 minutes of traditional endurance training with an interval protocol that involved 80 percent less time and just three minutes of hard exercise per week.

Including the eight best basic interval workouts as well as four micro-workouts customized for individual needs and preferences (you may not quite want to go all out every time), The One-Minute Workout solves the number-one reason we don’t exercise: lack of time. Because everyone has one minute.

Intervals Don't Have To Be 'All Out'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoyU3k5qVSA

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob

2:00 About today's interview with Dr. Martin Gibala

3:10 Check out last week's show: OSF 216 - Seasonal Allergies: Causes and Natural Alleviation 

3:40 Starting September 10 - Join us for our 5-Week Transition Challenge (included in the price of the normal SFC!) before doing the 8-Week Sky Fit Challenge!

8:30 Introduction to Dr. Martin Gibala

9:00 What led his interest in kinesiology.

11:30 The start of his research on interval training for everyone.

12:50 Various types of interval training between easy cardio, resistance, HIIT and more.

13:30 How interval training compares to LISS and long amounts of cardio.

15:20 Why interval training is so effective and appealing for people who have busy schedules.

16:00 The Wingate Test he performed and how that impacted his research and opinion on interval training.

17:50 What benefits including weight loss people can expect from doing an interval training workout including the after-burn of calories during recovery time.

19:40 Skepticism and criticism he faced and how those opinions have changed to be more favorable to interval training.

21:00 How to safely approach interval training despite injuries or health concerns.

22:00 Easy interval workouts such as alternating walking speeds.

23:00 How to incorporate interval training into your lifestyle including how often you should do it and is it all they need for cardio?

25:00 The latest research that maybe doing 3 short, separate bursts of exercise throughout the day could be better for you in terms of blood pressure and pressure control instead of a long workout.

25:30 How you can take your cardio (rowing, biking, swimming, walking) and turn it into a resistance workout.

26:00 Tabata vs. Wingate exercise

27:20 Specific movements that might be better than others.

29:40 Are burpees good or bad for us?

33:00 How Dr. Gibala schedules his own exercise time.

35:40 Why exercise, like dieting, doesn't have to be so complicated plus why more isn't better.

38:50 Your World Fitness Level A good way to let people know whether or not they're improving in their physical fitness.

40:35 High-intensity nutrition - how the foods you eat or methods like intermittent fasting can aide your interval training and health.

43:00 Is it possible to train for a marathon by just doing interval training workouts?

44:40 To what point are we overtraining our bodies? When is something too much?

47:00 What workouts should you be focusing on as you get older?

50:50 Final comments with Rob

54:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

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Our next 5-week Transition Challenge begins on Monday, September 10 followed up by the 8 Week Sky Fit Challenge has begun but you can still sign up for the next round or learn more about it!

The challenge consists of:

  • 8 Weeks of Equipment Free Bodyweight Workouts in 20 minutes or less. (No gym membership required)
  • SIMPLE Whole Food Meal Plan w/Tasty Recipe Cookbook Featuring 60+ recipes!
  • Foolproof Schedule so you know EXACTLY what you’re supposed to do every day.
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Do The FREE 7 Day Paleo Rest

Simply go to 7DayPaleoReset.com to sign up now

One of the best things you can do for your mind and body in your mission to get healthier is to focus on your nutrition. That's why we're allowing people to sign up now to join us for our next Free 7 Day Paleo Rest! It's all done via Facebook so no annoying emails that will fill up your inbox.

As part of the 7 Day Paleo Reset, we will provide you with:

  • Introduction to what the Paleo Diet is all about
  • 7 Day guide to easy Paleo recipes
  • What batch cooking is and how to incorporate that into your lifestyle
  • Various content resources including generational eating habits, the importance of building a wellness community, and how to begin a new healthy lifestyle.
  • How to make an impact on your life and life a life full of wellness.

 

 

Look Out For Our Upcoming

Throw Back Thursday Podcast Episodes!

We'll be releasing new podcasts episodes on Thursdays that discuss previous episodes we've done, but we need your help! Go to the  Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and tell us what your favorite episodes are. Then, Devon and I will re-listen to that episode, pick out the best parts and share even more insights on the topic.

We won't just be regurgitating the same information over again. Since we began this podcast, there's so much more information out their on health, nutrition, fitness, and personal wellness. So, each Thursday we'll really just be going deeper into your favorite topics!

 

Claim Your FREE Bacon + $10 Off

With Our Sponsor - ButcherBox

That's right! By listening to the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, you get the chance to get a free order of bacon plus $10 off your first ButcherBox purchase!!

ButcherBox delivers 100% grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork directly to your door. Think of them as the neighborhood butcher for modern America.

 

 

Join The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group!

That's right! We have a closed Open Sky Fitness Podcast group on Facebook where you and everyone have the opportunity to talk about your health and fitness goals in a safe environment. We post workouts and start discussions about how to be strategic about finding a healthier you. Check it out!

Start Building Your Own Workouts and Meal Plan!

Download Results Tracker here!

Click To Download Home Workout Templates or text the word, "lifting," to 33444 to download the templates. 

Download the OSF Food Journal Now!

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, want to share a review of the show, or tell us any suggestions for guests/topics that you think would be great to have on the show, just email Rob at rob@openskyfitness.com or Devon at devon@openskyfitness.com or you can also leave us a review at www.openskyfitness.com/review, ask a question in the closed Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and even text OSFreview to 33444 to get the link.

Get Fit with Free Downloads!

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

 

Support This Podcast

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.

Do 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 217 - Interval Training: Which Type Is Best For You? with Dr. Martin Gibala! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

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