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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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Dec 3, 2019

Can you love yourself? Because when you love you, you can love others. - Briar Flicker-Grossman

 

Practicing psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, and life coach plus the author of the upcoming book, Laugh, Life, Be, Briar Flicker-Grossman, joins us to share why you have to work for your happiness through self-love, explores the Failure To Thrive Syndrome, and discusses importance of exploring your internal appetite, thoughts, and emotions before acting on something.

This was an especially amazing interview because both Devon and I know Briar personally and Devon has even had psychotherapy sessions with her. We really loved sharing Briar's message on the show and we know you will too PLUS she is even giving some free gifts to you, our listener!

 

Learn more about The Official Coffee Diet

Get on the waiting list for the Sky Fit Challenge

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset

 

Free Gifts From Briar

Click here to get your free gifts from Briar:

  • A complimentary copy of two chapters from her upcoming book
  • Your Satisfaction/Hunger Assessment

In this episode, we also discuss:

  • How to actually recognize, connect, and explore all of your feelings with psychotherapy and on your own.
  • Self-sabotage at its core through judgment, comparison, and competition.
  • How to sit and connect with yourself with meditation without rules and limitations.
  • Creating habits as long as you're in touch with your emotional, physical, and mental hunger.
  • Uncovering who you want to be when you "grow up."
  • The importance of open communication with your intimate partner.
  • How to start focusing on yourself now, what you want, and how to share that with a partner who will support you


There's now greater and greater recognition of how important it is to sit down and get present to your breath and your mind. I know it can be horrifying to sit there alone with yourself and the horror is that you think you're going to disintegrate, there's too much anger, or you're going to get scared because in the quiet we might start to hear the stuff we've shoved down that we didn't want to be aware of. However, if you can feel those things then you get to heal those things. - Briar Flicker-Grossman

 

About Briar Flicker-Grossman

Briar Flicker-Grossman

With over 25 years of experience as a Contemporary Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, I work with individual adults, teens, infants, and couples dealing with the difficult experiences and issues life presents. Come to understand your thoughts and feelings more deeply, as we work together to develop your gratification, feelings of accomplishment, happiness, and fulfillment.

Specific issues are less relevant than the way we determine to work together. I specialize in helping people develop by expanding their capacities to think, feel, and integrate these in often unconscious areas. We explore whether coaching or therapy is better suited to your needs and proceed.

Licensed for 30 years, certified in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and currently finishing my Psychoanalytic Doctorate, I am also trained in ontological personal coaching where you target specific results you want to achieve and gain direct and immediate access to them by exploring the nature of 'being'.

 

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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.

 

Introducing: The Official Coffee Diet Group

The Official Coffee DietI've launched The Official Coffee Diet Group on Facebook! It's now closed but you can check out the main OCD Coffee website here for updates!

What is The Official Coffee Diet Group? It's a group in which I'm going to share how you can get started with The Official Coffee Diet, transform your lifestyle, lose weight, roast your own coffee beans, and start feeling great!

 

 

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

We talked about this a while back but we want you, the listener, to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. Your goals
    2. What obstacles you believe are standing in your way
    3. Your expectations and how you think Devon and Rob can help you

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

2:00 Rob and Devon's conscious decision to take time during Thanksgiving for themselves to connect as a family on vacation.

6:40 What to expect in today's interview with Briar.

10:00 Introduction to Brier Flicker-Grossman

11:15 What the word, "appetite" can mean in our lives outside of food.

13:00 Why we are all born psychosomatic, what that's a good thing and what that means for our wellbeing.

16:00 Exploring taboo appetites from sex to money.

20:00 The importance of exploring your internal appetite, thoughts, and emotions before acting on something.

24:00 How to actually recognize, connect, and explore all of your feelings with psychotherapy and on your own.

25:50 Why affirmations are more of a band-aid than an actual tool for self-improvement.

32:00 Self-sabotage at its core through judgment, comparison, and competition.

35:00 How to sit and connect with yourself with meditation without rules and limitations.

40:00 Creating habits as long as you're in touch with your emotional, physical, and mental hunger.

44:00 Exploring Failure To Thrive Syndrome and why love is as important as food.

49:00 The human condition of wanting so hard to just be right instead of just "being."

51:30 A child's version of what it means to be a grown-up by being totally independent when it's actually about recognizing the importance of connection, love, and help.

58:00 Why we choose our partners and maybe, later on, marry them.

1:00:00 Being reasonable vs. unreasonable in our relationships.

1:06:00 Uncovering who you want to be when you "grow up."

1:08:30 The importance of open communication with your intimate partner.

1:17:00 How to start focusing on yourself now, what you want, and how to share that with a partner who will support you.

1:22:00 Get to know yourself and your appetite now with Briar at drbriar.com/openskyfitness

1:24:00  Closing comments with Rob and Devon

1:34:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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!

 

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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 268 - Self Love: Why We Have To Work For Our Own Happiness with Briar Flicker-Grossman!  We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Nov 19, 2019

We have a great, nutrition information-packed episode for you this week! Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) and Author of The Alzheimer's Antidote, Amy Berger, joined me to discuss the importance of lifestyle change for disease prevention, how the Ketogenic Diet can positively impact cognitive function, plus the many other benefits of the Ketogenic diet including combating Alzheimer's disease at its roots.

 

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

Learn more about The Official Coffee Diet

Get on the waiting list for the Sky Fit Challenge

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset

 

 

As you listen to this episode, you will learn:

  • Her book, The Alzheimer's Antidote, and mission to help people learn about the impact of the Ketogenic Diet on mental health and Alzheimer's.
  • The great importance of not only looking at your blood sugar levels but also testing your insulin.
  • Why chronically high insulin can lead to a number of diseases including Alzheimer's.
  • Why the current pharmaceutical drugs on the market are useless as they only slow the decline of Alzheimer's.
  • The fact that heart attacks, strokes, and heart disease have so much more to do with other areas of our health than cholesterol.
  • Why the metabolic effects of the Ketogenic Diet don't just come from the high fats but more importantly the lack of carbs.
  • Why it's never too late to start focusing on your nutrition and trying the Ketogenic disease to combat disease or maintaining your good health.

 

The Alzheimer's Antidote

Click here to get your copy of The Alzheimer's Antidote

Amy BergerA Comprehensive Metabolic & Lifestyle Approach

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in 2016 is startlingly similar to a half-century ago. Despite decades of research and millions of dollars invested in uncovering the causes and developing treatments for this devastating illness, progress has been slow, with each new “blockbuster” drug proving to be as big a disappointment as the ones that went before it. Today, an Alzheimer’s diagnosis is a death sentence.

However, there may be ways to prevent, delay, and possibly even reverse the course of this crippling neurodegenerative disease. In The Alzheimer’s Antidote, Certified Nutrition Specialist Amy Berger presents a multi-pronged nutrition and lifestyle intervention to combat Alzheimer’s disease at its roots. Berger’s research shows that Alzheimer’s results from a fuel shortage in the brain: As neurons become unable to harness energy from glucose, they atrophy and die, leading to classic symptoms like memory loss and behavioral changes.

This is a revolutionary approach―one that has been discussed in the scientific literature for years but has only recently been given credence in clinical settings, thanks to extremely promising studies wherein Alzheimer’s patients have experienced complete reversals of the condition. Medical and scientific journals are full of research showing alternate ways to fuel the starving brain, but no one has been bringing this essential information to the people who need it most―until now.

In a culture obsessed with miracle medications, the pharmaceutical route for tackling Alzheimer’s has been a massive failure. Pills and potions don’t address underlying causes, and regarding Alzheimer’s, they typically fail to improve even the symptoms. As a metabolic problem, the only effective way to treat Alzheimer’s may be a multifaceted approach that fundamentally reprograms energy generation in the brain. The good news is, the secret is as simple as switching to a low-carb, high-fat diet.

The Alzheimer’s Antidote shows us that cognitive decline is not inevitable, but if it does occur, we don’t have to sit idly by and wait helplessly while it progresses and worsens. Amy Berger empowers loved ones and caregivers of Alzheimer’s sufferers, and offers hope and light against this otherwise unnavigable labyrinth of darkness.

 

 

You cannot have a healthy brain or cognitive function without cholesterol. Period. Your brain is about 20% of all your body's cholesterol. This cholesterol fear-mongering has got to go. - Amy Berger

About Amy Berger

Amy BergerAmy Berger, MS, CNS, is a U.S. Air Force veteran and Certified Nutrition Specialist who specializes in using low-carbohydrate and ketogenic nutrition to help people reclaim their vitality through eating delicious foods, and showing them that getting well doesn’t require starvation, deprivation, or living at the gym. Her motto is, “Real people need real food!”

She blogs at www.tuitnutrition.com, where she writes about a wide range of health and nutrition-related topics, such as insulin, metabolism, weight loss, thyroid function, and more. She is an international speaker on low-carb and ketogenic nutrition, has authored peer-reviewed journal articles, and serves on the review committee for the Certification Examination for Nutrition Specialists. She is the author of The Alzheimer’s Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline.

Amy's Educational Background

She has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Carnegie Mellon University and a master’s in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. She has been eating a low-carb diet and maintaining a 35-pound weight loss for over 15 years and loves using both her writing and nutrition backgrounds to help other people learn about low-carb and keto.

You can follow her on Twitter and watch her videos on doing “keto without the crazy” at her YouTube channel.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Introducing: The Official Coffee Diet Group

The Official Coffee DietI've launched The Official Coffee Diet Group on Facebook! It's now closed but you can check out the main OCD Coffee website here for updates!

What is The Official Coffee Diet Group? It's a group in which I'm going to share how you can get started with The Official Coffee Diet, transform your lifestyle, lose weight, roast your own coffee beans, and start feeling great!

 

 

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

We talked about this a while back but we want you, the listener, to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. Your goals
    2. What obstacles you believe are standing in your way
    3. Your expectations and how you think Devon and Rob can help you

 

 

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

2:00 Rob shares about his grandmother's current condition with Alzheimer's and interviewing her to document her memories.

8:00 How our nutrition choices aren't only impacting our health but that of the planet as well.

9:30 The importance of supporting local farmers who grass-feed their animals and choose organic vegetables and fruits if you financially are able to.

11:00 How you can vote with your wallet and easily find a farm to table restaurant or order from brands like ButcherBox and Imperfect Foods.

20:00 Introduction to Amy Berger

21:30 How she became interested in learning about the Ketogenic diet for weight loss and then specifically how it can help Alzheimer's.

21:55 Her own struggle to lose weight despite trying to live a healthy life until she discovered the Ketogenic diet.

23:00 How her love for nutrition prompted her to shift her career from the Air Force to become a holistic nutritionist.

25:40 Her book, The Alzheimer's Antidote, and mission to help people learn about the impact of the Ketogenic Diet on mental health and Alzheimer's.

28:00 What happened in society to lead to a greater number of Alzheimer's cases today including in younger people.

31:00 Why we might even see people as young as their 30s and 40s with Alzheimer's because it takes root earlier on.

32:00 How to properly test for Type 2 Diabetes beyond just blood sugar by taking insulin into consideration as well.

32:30 Why chronically high insulin can lead to a number of diseases including Alzheimer's.

34:20 Common signs that you have insulin resistance and should further investigate whether you have chronically high levels of insulin.

39:00 How the Ketogenic Diet's impact on Alzheimer's will differ depending on a person's current stage.

40:30 Why the current pharmaceutical drugs on the market are useless as they only slow the decline of Alzheimer's.

41:00 How the mindset that we have to avoid cholesterol has been ingrained in our minds and why we actually don't have to be scared of it.

42:40 Why higher amounts of good cholesterol is actually necessary to live a long, healthy life.

43:00 The fact that heart attacks, strokes, and heart disease have so much more to do with other areas of our health than cholesterol.

43:40 Some of the best foods you can eat for their high levels of good cholesterol including eggs and fatty fish.

45:30 Why cholesterol doesn't just come down to what we eat; our liver manufactures more of it on its own than we could ever eat because your body needs it.

46:00 Following a vegetarian or vegan diet won't guarantee you'll never have heart disease or a heart attack.

46:40 The negative impact of drugs like statins which actually lower the brain's cognitive function.

49:00 Why the metabolic effects of the Ketogenic Diet don't just come from the high fats but more importantly the lack of carbs.

53:00 The many other benefits of Keto than just losing weight and increasing cognitive function but also for normalizing weight and aiding emotional wellness.

56:00 What the main goal of intermittent fasting is and how to properly follow it.

59:45 How to go about an intermittent fasting plan that's best for you and what to be aware of if you are taking medication.

1:02:40 Why it's never too late to start focusing on your nutrition and trying the Ketogenic disease to combat disease or maintaining your good health.

1:05:00 How to uncover the best diet that works for you.

1:09:00  Closing comments with Rob and Devon

1:14:00 Rob and Devon's Thanksgiving meal tips to stay on track with your nutrition.

1:16:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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!

 

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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 267- Preventing Alzheimer's With The Ketogenic Diet: Amy Berger!  We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Nov 5, 2019

"I love helping others work from the outside in because I believe that when you dress well, work on your body language, interact with the world and take action, that's when it actually goes inward and it all merges." - Kim Seltzer

 

This week I had a great conversation with Co-Host and Lead Love Expert for The Great Love Debate PodcastDating and Makeover Expert, and host of The Charisma Quotient PodcastKim Seltzer, about the power of loving yourself, how to build confidence from the outside in, and how to attract the right wellness tribe for you.

We met at Adam Schaeuble's Transformation event and I just had to bring Kim on to share her own self-confidence journey and how she's helping other people with theirs.

 

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

Learn more about The Official Coffee Diet

Get on the waiting list for the Sky Fit Challenge

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset

 

 

 

As you tune in some of the many topics we discuss include:

  • How to love and accept who you are by leaning into your gifts and what makes you unique.
  • Her unique process of helping clients, The Charisma Quotient.
  • Why we have such a hard time seeing the value of something when it's an investment in ourselves.
  • How she teaches both men and women to be their own matchmaker.
  • How she helps her clients gain greater emotional intelligence.
  • Why not everyone will be happy for the life transformations you're making

I also got to be on Kim's Podcast, The Charisma Quotient, which you can listen to here - Rob Dionne: Building A Healthy Lifestyle To Attract Love

 

Kimberly Seltzer – Image Consultant, Dating Coach and Matchmaker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGD36bpj6ZM&t=1s

 

 

The Charisma Quotient Image Consulting

Contact Kim Seltzer for one-on-one image consulting services. 

The Charisma Quotient with Kim SeltzerWhat is the real message behind what you are wearing? What are people’s first impressions of you?

Are you ready for a change?

I am committed to helping my clients feel inspired, empowered and alive while going through a light-hearted and fun experience of complete transformation from the inside out. It’s not just about the clothes you wear or the makeup you apply. It’s about your body, your mind, and your spirit.

I utilize specialized training in image consulting and therapy to provide a unique approach to help you reach your full potential. Through the use of tools such as wardrobe redesign, hair styling, cosmetic application, skin care and coaching exercises, we create an amazing image that will positively reflect who you are and what you want to project. Every makeover is customized to fit your lifestyle, career, personality, and social activities.

Confidence in your appearance changes the way you are perceived by others. But in order for that change to last, you need to examine how you perceive yourself. What makes me different is that I use both styling and therapeutic techniques to elicit change. I am committed to giving you a feeling of instant gratification with lasting effects. I’m dedicated to teaching you the secrets of good style, boosting your self-confidence, raising self-esteem to a new high and helping you to be empowered to get what you want in your personal and professional life.

 

About Kim Seltzer

With a vat of knowledge and experience as a therapist, certified style coach, dating coach, and matchmaker, Kim Seltzer has helped hundreds of people find lasting love and connection and build valuable relationships using her unique “confidence makeover” process. Using an outside-in approach, Kim has changed hundreds of lives by changing their style, emotional and social intelligence using her signature formula, “The Charisma Quotient,” working on body language, first impressions, image and messaging and how it impacts attraction.

This Los Angeles-based expert travels the country helping people discover confidence, charisma, and connection as a speaker at National Matchmaking Conferences, eHarmony, Neutrogena, and iDate, as well as her own annual conference series for men and women, The Makeover Blueprint. Kim is also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post andDigitalRomance.com, with appearances in Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Reader’s Digest, AskMen, Fox News Magazine, Yahoo Shine and the Washington Examiner, among a myriad of other publications.

You can also find Kim as a frequent co-host on the podcasts The Jordan Harbinger Show with Jordan Harbinger, as well as past episodes on the traveling, live dating show The GreatLove Debate, and in her new cable reality dating show, The Romance. You can also listen to her now on her own podcast, The Charisma Quotient.

 

Introducing: The Official Coffee Diet Group

The Official Coffee DietI've launched The Official Coffee Diet Group on Facebook! It's now closed but you can check out the main OCD Coffee website here for updates!

What is The Official Coffee Diet Group? It's a group in which I'm going to share how you can get started with The Official Coffee Diet, transform your lifestyle, lose weight, roast your own coffee beans, and start feeling great!

 

 

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

We talked about this a while back but we want you, the listener, to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. Your goals
    2. What obstacles you believe are standing in your way
    3. Your expectations and how you think Devon and Rob can help you

 

 

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob

2:40 The Official Coffee Diet and what you can learn in Rob's new Facebook Group and the incredible weight loss results members have experienced.

4:00 How to love and accept who you are by leaning into your gifts and what makes you unique.

6:00 Double down on what you're good at and outsource what you're not great at.

12:00 Introduction to Kim Seltzer

14:00 How you can tell a story that is engaging to your audience.

17:30 Kim's personal story and how she came to be a therapist, certified style coach, dating coach, and matchmaker.

18:50 How her clothes reflected the inner struggles she was facing during a dark period of her life.

19:20 Her former approach as a therapist to helping clients work from the inside out to heal and the moment she realized the power of changing herself from the outside.

21:50 How wearing this new red dress transformed her confidence, feel better, and gain positive attention.

24:00 Her unique process to helping clients, The Charisma Quotient.

27:00 Why self-love is what we're actually searching for when we set out on a new goal whether that's health or relationships.

31:00 The ones that actually do the work are the ones that see the results.

35:00 Why we have such a hard time seeing the value of something when it's an investment in ourselves.

39:00 How she teaches both men and women to be their own matchmaker.

42:00 Building deeper connections with the people in your lives.

50:00 How she helps her clients gain greater emotional intelligence.

53:00 Why not everyone will be happy for the life transformations you're making.

58:00 Why the only thing you can really change in your life is you.

1:02:00  Closing comments with Rob

1:13:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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.

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Thanks for listening/reading Episode 266 - Gain New Confidence From The Outside In with Kim Seltzer!  We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Oct 23, 2019

The El Toledo Coffee Farm has quite the background and I'm excited to bring Brian on to share its story with you.

I have a really interesting conversation with Motley Fool writer and the man behind the Medium article, The Bitter Truth About Starbucks Coffee - Brian Stoffel for you this week!

Brian lives quite a unique lifestyle. In the winter, he and his family are down in Costa Rica living at the El Toledo Coffee Farm but they spend their summers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where they help sell the farm's coffee beans.

 

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

Get on the waiting list for the Sky Fit Challenge

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Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset

 

As you tune into our conversation, we also discuss:

  • Starbucks and other big coffee brand's biggest secret when it comes to roasting their beans.
  • Brian's own experience with intermittent fasting and shorter, intense workouts to lose weight and stay healthy.
  • The story of how he and his wife stumbled upon the El Toledo Coffee Farm in Costa Rica and its incredible story.
  • How most coffee farms in Costa Rica roast and prepare their coffee beans.
  • Why the terms "organic" and "fair trade" can really impact the coffee economy.
  • The fact that coffee brands have to pay thousands of dollars to be certified "organic" and thus only 1% of Costa Rican farms have that certification because they cannot afford it.
  • How the El Toledo Coffee Farm family diversified their farm to provide for their own family with crops and livestock.
  • The lifestyle and priorities of people Costa Rica versus that of the United States of America and what we can learn from that.

 

Hope you enjoyed this interview! It was a great reminder for me that whatever you're doing for your health and wellness, be sure to do it with joy!

 

Introducing: The Official Coffee Diet Group

I am launching The Official Coffee Diet Group on Facebook and you can get 50% off for the 8-week program with the code OCD50OFF.

What is The Official Coffee Diet Group? It's a group in which I'm going to share how you can get started with The Official Coffee Diet, transform your lifestyle, lose weight, roast your own coffee beans, and start feeling great!

 

 

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

We talked about this a while back but we want you, the listener, to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. Your goals
    2. What obstacles you believe are standing in your way
    3. Your expectations and how you think Devon and Rob can help you

 

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob

2:40 The Official Coffee Diet and what you can learn in Rob's new Facebook Group and the incredible weight loss results members have experienced.

3:40 Important factors about weight loss to keep in mind and why it's like the stock market.

8:00 What it actually means to be healthy and create a lifestyle based on self-care.

10:40 Introduction to Brian Stoffel

11:20 His article on why big coffee companies have to roast their beans to uniformity.

12:00 His origin story of being middle school teachers and later on began working on a coffee farm in Costa Rica.

13:00 Why he and his wife decided to go to Costa Rica for 1 year and ended up living their half of the year.

15:00 How he came to be a writer for the Motley Fool and his regular contributions to Medium.

19:00 What they do in Milwaukee during the summers when they're back in the USA.

22:00 The start to finish process of coffee creation in various countries.

23:20 Why these big-name coffee brands have to run their operations in order to bring the same experience to everyone globally.

28:00 How most coffee farms in Costa Rica roast and prepare their coffee.

34:20 Which roasts of coffee are the best for most people.

 35:40 The immense amount of coffee that they bring with them to Milwaukee to sell at the Farmer's market.

37:00 What the coffee season is like in Costa Rica.

43:00 Why the terms "organic" and "fair trade" can really impact the coffee economy.

45:00 Their mission to stay as local as possible with their coffee.

46:20 Different focuses and priorities in Costa Rica compared to the USA.

48:40 The incredible story behind the coffee farm in Costa Rica that his family lives at.

50:00 Coffee brands have to pay thousands of dollars to be certified organic and thus only 1% of Costa Rican farms are organic.

54:50 How the family diversified their farm to provide for their own family with crops and livestock.

56:00 The importance of visiting the farms that you buy from and understanding their background story.

57:40 Brian's own experience with intermittent fasting and shorter, intense workouts to lose weight and stay healthy.

1:07:00 His experience trying Vietnamese coffee prepared in their traditional method.

1:09:00 The immense variety of different types of coffee even within the small country of Costa Rica.

1:11:30  Opening comments with Rob

1:13:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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 265- Starbucks' Biggest Secret with Brian Stoffel!  We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Oct 8, 2019

Gratitude can help with your fitness because when you're happy, more joyful, and more positive, you're going to make better choices. You're going to eat better, feel better, and perform better. - Scott Colby

 

Who really cares about reps and sets when what we're truly looking for is happiness and a sense of worth within ourselves?

Tune in this week as Author of The Grateful Entrepreneur and Founder of Say It With Gratitude, Scott Colby shares what practices and healthy habits we can follow to live a happier, more fulfilling life.

 

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

Get on the waiting list for the Sky Fit Challenge

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Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset

 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Scott's shift from focusing on just being a personal trainer to searching for a higher purpose and self-fulfillment.
  • The trip he took to Guatemala to volunteer and help a community grow by building a classroom.
  • Life lessons about gratitude, happiness, and community that he learned from his time in Guatemala.
  • Easy ways to we can spread gratitude with our community and the positive impact of it on our own wellness.
  • Why consistency is truly the key to gratitude to really feel a change inside of you.
  • How to make a bigger impact when sending someone a Happy Birthday or sympathy message.

 

Introducing: The Official Coffee Diet Group

I am launching The Official Coffee Diet Group on Facebook and you can get 50% off for the 8-week program with the code OCD50OFF.

What is The Official Coffee Diet Group? It's a group in which I'm going to share how you can get started with The Official Coffee Diet, transform your lifestyle, lose weight, roast your own coffee beans, and start feeling great!

 

There are only 8 spots left so sign up quickly if you're interested!

 

The Grateful Entrepreneur

Click here to get your copy of The Grateful Entrepreneur

Cultivate a Stronger, More Profitable Business with a Unique and Intentional Gratitude Practice

Do you know you have a good business model, but can’t figure out why it’s not showing the results you expected?

Do you wish you could create tight-knit and long-lasting relationships with the people that matter in your industry—whether that means clients, customers, partners, vendors or anyone else?

Well, now you can do just that using a surprisingly simple shift: gratitude.

Scott Colby’s influential and actionable book The Grateful Entrepreneur: 40 Gratitude Strategies to Build Relationships, Grow Your Business and Make More Money is exactly what you’ve been looking for.

 

 

About Scott Colby & Say It With Gratitude

The Difference Is Gratitude

After learning about the positive benefits gratitude can have on people, such as more joy, happiness and optimism, Scott decided he wanted to create a gratitude movement called Say It With Gratitude. Always a big believer in handwritten thank you notes from an early age, when his parents made him send thank you cards to Grandma and Grandpa as a kid to thank them for Christmas presents, Scott decided to start there.

Wanting to get kids and charities involved in his new adventure, Scott decided to have kids draw the artwork for the cards! Say It With Gratitude’s first set of cards we drawn by kids from Guatemala, and a portion of sales were donated to Pencils of Promise, which builds school in Guatemala and other developing countries.

Say It With Gratitude Today

In the first year and a half, Say It With Gratitude has worked with a number of different kids’ causes including kid’s cancer, kid’s hunger, child abuse, bullying, and education - always finding kids that had been positively affected by a charity, and giving back a portion of sales to that charity.

Today, Say It With Gratitude has established a partnership with Hug It Forward, the same organization that Scott helped build schools in Guatemala with. Hug It Forward is a multicultural organization operating at the grassroots level in the region of Latin America, with an emphasis in Guatemala. They facilitate education and awareness around improved trash management methods via the construction of bottle classrooms. For every pack of cards sold, Scott makes a donation to Hug It Forward to help them continue building bottle schools.

 

 

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

We talked about this a while back but we want you, the listener, to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. Your goals
    2. What obstacles you believe are standing in your way
    3. Your expectations and how you think Devon and Rob can help you

 

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob

4:00 Rob's new intermittent fasting lifestyle intertwined with Paleo and how coffee has become a key part of it.

6:30 The Official Coffee Diet and what you can learn in Rob's new Facebook Group and the incredible weight loss results members have experienced.

8:50 Join the Official Coffee Diet Group on Facebook and get 50% off for the 8-week program with the code OCD50OFF.

13:10 Introduction to Scott Colby

19:00 His shift from focusing on just being a personal trainer to searching for a higher purpose and self-fulfillment.

20:00 The trip he took to Guatemala to volunteer and help a community grow by building a classroom.

23:00 Life lessons about gratitude, happiness, and community that he learned from his time in Guatemala.

23:30 Easy ways to we can spread gratitude with our community and the positive impact of it on our own wellness.

26:00 How he came to launch and focus full time on Say It With Gratitude.

28:00 The immense amount of support he received when he had quit his job, was fired from a new on, and in the transition to begin Say It With Gratitude

Jesse Itzler

30:00 Adventure Trips he hosts for businesses that allow people to let go of their fears.

32:40 How we end up in shame spirals but gratitude can come in and help you get out of them.

34:00 The jealousy trait and our inability to be happy for other people and how to end those negative thoughts and emotions.

36:00 Some of his 40 gratitude strategies that you can begin to apply to your life right now.

37:35 Why consistency is truly the key to gratitude to really feel a change inside of you.

40:30 How to make a bigger impact when sending someone a Happy Birthday or sympathy message.

45:30 What to say and what not to say in a sympathy card's message.

48:20 The Kick-Ass Jar project you can do at home to help you when you're not feeling great.

53:00 How to plan a Gratitude Dinner with your friends, colleagues, and families.

56:00 The power of going deeper into your gratitude channel and what to do if it starts feeling like a chore.

1:00:00  Closing comments with Rob

1:03:00 Why all of these big-name brand coffees like Starbucks taste the same and why Bulletproof Coffee isn't such a great idea if you're intermittent fasting.

1:15:00 Join the Official Coffee Diet Group on Facebook and get 50% off for the 8-week program with the code OCD50OFF.

1:15:45 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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 264- 40 Gratitude Strategies For Life with Scott Colby!  We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Sep 24, 2019

In life, there is no more important agenda than taking care of your body. - Udo Erasmus 

 

Co-Founder of Udo's Choice and Author of several books including Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill, Choosing the Right Fats, and The Book on Total Sexy Health: The 8 Key Steps Designed by Nature, Udo Erasmus, joins me this week to discuss the power of being present, his own health transformation, the proper way to use healthy oils, and experience finding inner peace after a traumatic childhood.

 

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

Get on the waiting list for the Sky Fit Challenge

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset

 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Easy hacks to get you out of a health rut.
  • Why so many of us are struggling to live in the current moment.
  • The power we have to shift our current state of being and the world we live in.
  • That you are the only person responsible for putting the time and work into taking care of your health.
  • Why he began investigating how to make healthier oils for mass consumption.
  • How to properly cook with healthy oils and why we should never fry with them.
  • Why psychedelics are door openers but not necessarily a quick fix during the inner work process.

 

Introducing: The Official Coffee Diet Group

The Official Coffee DietI am launching The Official Coffee Diet Group on Facebook and you can get 50% off for the 8-week program with the code OCD50OFF.

What is The Official Coffee Diet Group? It's a group in which I'm going to share how you can get started with The Official Coffee Diet, transform your lifestyle, lose weight, roast your own coffee beans, and start feeling great!

There are only 8 spots left so sign up quickly if you're interested!

 

 

"Inspiration is as important as good information because without getting inspired, people won't make the life changes that they need to make." - Udo Erasmus

 

 

 

Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill

Buy Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill by Udo Erasmus here

 

Udo Erasmus exposes the manufacturing processes that turn healing fats into killing fats, explains the effects of these damaged fats on human health, and discloses the knowledge you need to avoid the damaged ones and choose health-promoting oils. He also explores the therapeutic potential of flax, hemp, olive, fish, evening primrose, borage, and black currant.

 

About Udo Erasmus

Udo ErasmusUdo Erasmus is a nutritionist, lecturer, and writer specializing in fats, oils, cholesterol, and essential fatty acids. He was born in Poland during the Second World War to parents from Latvia and Estonia. His family emigrated to Canada when he was ten years old. He began his university studies at the age of sixteen and gained a B.Sc. in Zoology with a major in Psychology. This was followed by graduate studies in Biochemistry and Genetics at the University of British Columbia.

In 1980, Erasmus was poisoned by pesticides, and, as a result of the experience, began to research the relationship between nutrition and health. He gave special attention to the effects of fats and oils on human health. Erasmus had become intrigued by the fact that Eskimos consumed largely fats, such as whale blubber, yet remained relatively healthy well into later life. In his research he discovered what he considered “healthy fats”, that is fats which were beneficial rather than harmful to health. His thesis for his Ph.D. in nutrition was published with the title Fats and Oils in 1986. It was revised and expanded under the new name, Fats That Heal Fats That Kill (1993).

Udo Erasmus has partnered with natural foods company Flora Inc., of Lynden, Washington, and Burnaby, British Columbia to produce the essential fatty acid blend called Udo's Choice Oil Blend as well as a line of probiotics and nutritional supplements.

 

Top 2 Myths about Fats - Udo Erasmus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOzrwDlCD9U&t=53s

 

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

We talked about this a while back but we want you, the listener, to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. Your goals
    2. What obstacles you believe are standing in your way
    3. Your expectations and how you think Devon and Rob can help you

 

 

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

2:00 About our guest for this week, Udo Erasmus

3:40 How Rob got to the place he is today with his healthy eating habits including The Official Coffee Diet.

4:45 Join the Official Coffee Diet Group on Facebook and get 50% off for the 8-week program with the code OCD50OFF

8:00 Introduction to Udo Erasmus, Founder of Udo's Choice

8:45 Our number one job to be present to have a good life.

10:50 How our life changes when we have children and how to set a good example by being mindful.

12:30 Udo's health transformation from focusing on science to health overall.

15:00 Why so many of us are struggling to live in the current moment.

16:40 How to find inner peace and what to do if you struggle to experience it.

17:40 The power we have to shift our current state of being and the world we live in.

19:30 Trauma and heartache he experienced as a young child during WW2 that greatly affected him and how he began to heal by rewriting his story.

26:50 How you can create your new healthy environment for greater happiness.

27:50 Why we get so comfortable fighting and creating drama even though it isn't serving us at all.

29:40 The fact that you are the only person responsible for putting the time and work into taking care of your health.

31:00 Being committed to a relationship with yourself first before you begin one with another person.

32:50 How being a pesticide sprayer for 3 years and not being careful while doing it poisoned him.

34:00 Why he began investigating how to make healthier oils for mass consumption.

36:40 Why fats are what we should be paying the closest attention for our nutrition.

37:00 Why we should never use oil to fry our foods.

41:00 His family's eating habits growing up and how that led him to follow a quite simple diet to focus on other things.

43:00 There's something comforting about being around food even if you're not eating it.

44:30 How to embrace all of the emotions that come with food and hunger and eating only when you're hungry and not by the clock.

48:00 Getting out of a food rut and embracing the feeling of being uncomfortable.

52:00 Small hacks Rob has been doing to help him get out of a health rut.

57:40 How psychedelics can help you get out of your health rut.

58:20 Neuro-Linguistic programming (NLP) skills including "the scramble" to help you re-program your mindset.

1:04:00 Why psychedelics are door openers but not necessarily a quick fix during the inner work process.

1:11:00  Closing comments with Rob and Devon

1:12:00 Join the Official Coffee Diet Group on Facebook and get 50% off for the 8-week program  with the code OCD50OFF

1:09:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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 263- How To Get Out Of A Health Rut with Udo Erasmus!  We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Sep 10, 2019

I am joined by the creator of DVRT The Ultimate Sandbag Training System, Josh Henkin, to talk about the theory behind sandbag exercises, the different levels and 7 patterns of DVRT's training program, and how simply shifting your movement with the sandbag will change the resistance, force, and intensity.

If you're looking for a new type of exercise or want to build strong muscle, Josh gives a lot of great tips on how to do that with sandbags vs. traditional weight lifting. 


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

Get on the waiting list for the Sky Fit Challenge

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Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset

 

DVRT The Ultimate Sandbag Training System

DVRT The Ultimate Sandbag Training SystemWhy the Ultimate Sandbag-Properly Used-Has a HUGE Athletic ROI

In the full-contact arena, athletes contend with an ever-shifting set of challenges: sudden changes in velocity, power, force, weight, and energy demand. The athlete needs to withstand powerful blows directed at any part of the body, to accelerate and decelerate at a moment's notice, to strike back with blinding power and to remain stable in a highly unstable environment. The athlete needs to be this dynamic-while simultaneously minimizing the risk of personal injury. He needs a cat's agile movement skills, a bull's rock-like strength, and a stallion's enduring power.

 

About Josh Henkin

Josh HenkinJosh Henkin is a CSCS and Master RKC with twenty years of experience. His innovative Dynamic Variable Resistance Training (DVRT™) has allowed him to present in more than 13 countries and publish in top outlets like Men’s Health and the Wall Street Journal. Josh has coached people of all backgrounds, including the U.S. Army Special Forces Recruiting Battalion and U.S. Marines. You can learn more about his programs at DVRTFitness.com.

 

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

We talked about this a while back but we want you, the listener, to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. Your goals
    2. What obstacles you believe are standing in your way
    3. Your expectations and how you think Devon and Rob can help you

 

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

3:30 The official re-launch of the Sky Fit Challenge for only $47

5:50 Introduction to Josh Henkin

8:20 What you need to know about training with and the theory behind sandbag exercises before you begin.

9:40 The ancient idea that physical fitness was the completion of an individual.

12:00 The difference between something being difficult and something being productive in physical training.

13:30 The progression of trying new tactics and theories until the Ultimate Sandbag Training program was born.

20:00 Having a set goal or philosophy in your training program.

22:00 The old mindsets that metal is better than sand or anyone can just make their own sandbag.

22:40 His brand's mission to be movement educators and teach people how to move more efficiently.

25:30 What you will get out of DVRT's training.

29:40 The different levels and 7 patterns of DVRT's training program.

33:00 The poor walking habits and other areas of fitness and lifting that people have developed.

41:00 What a dead bug movement is and the benefits of it to create stability for the rest of our body.

44:00 Physical differences between humans and chimpanzees.

48:00 Rob's great experience trying Josh's sandbag exercises.

51:30 Programming with the sandbags that people can do on their own at home.

53:00 Their extensive videos out there on YouTube and IGTV to help educate people to properly do the movements.

55:00 Their Jumpstart eBook to help you get started with using sandbags.

1:00:00 How simply shifting your movement with the sandbag will change the resistance, force, and intensity.

1:05:30  Closing comments with Rob and Devon

1:06:00 Join the re-launched Sky Fit Challenge at a discounted price!

1:09:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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 262- Ultimate Sandbag Training with Josh Henkin!  We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Sep 3, 2019

Devon and I are happy to announce we're expecting another baby! Will it be a boy or a girl? What's your guess?

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

Get on the waiting list for the Sky Fit Challenge

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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!

 

Aug 27, 2019

With over 15 years of experience working with the advanced and elite in the fitness industry, Dr. Jena Gatses has a lot of great information to share from all of her background experiences and education as athlete, model, physical therapist, strength coach, manual therapist, corrective exercise specialist.

In this episode, she specifically dives into her education in everything from having a Ph.D. in physical therapy to studying Buddhism, working with NASCAR as a Head Physical Therapist & Strength Coach, training at Churchill Boxing Club, and launching her own brand, Scientific Fitness.

 

As you tune into the episode, we discuss:

  • Her passion for helping people and the importance of being kind to others.
  • What kind of training she did as the top trainer for several NASCAR teams for the drivers and pit crew team.
  • The launch of her brand, Scientific Fitness, and the mission behind it.
  • Not giving in to the ego and allowing it to hold you back from growing.
  • Getting yourself out of your own self-sabotaging box, being vulnerable, and facing your struggles.
  • Building a healthy lifestyle through small changes every day to keep your mind and body healthy.
  • Her personal fitness focus on quality and mixing things up for better variety from time to time
  • How she approaches good nutrition by not stressing too much about what she eats and staying consistent with the quality of her food.

At the beginning of the show, Devon and I also discuss the Official Coffee Diet, the many benefits of caffeine especially from high-quality coffee, and how to select the best decaf coffee.

 

Can You Believe a Girl Hand-Built All of This!?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8XvdI028m4

 

About Dr. Jena Gatses

Dr. Jena GatsesOwner and operator of Scientific Fitness LLC since 2012: Strength Coach, Physical Therapist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Program/Facility & Product Design Consultant to a Wide Range of Clientele:

Celebrities, Professional Athletes, Elite CEO’s, NFL, Olympic Athletes, MLB, UFC, Professional Boxing, Professional Olympic Weightlifting, Track & Field, Marathon/Ironman Athletes, Rugby, Elderly, Youth Population, etc.

As well as the General Population Dealing with Geriatrics, Neurological & Degenerative Brain Disease, Pediatrics & Cardiac ICU, Youth Sports & Performance, Skilled Nursing, Burn & Trauma ICU, etc.

 

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

We talked about this a while back but we want you, the listener, to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. Your goals
    2. What obstacles you believe are standing in your way
    3. Your expectations and how you think Devon and Rob can help you

 

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

1:40 Introduction to this week's guest, Jena Gatses

3:20 Rob's episode on the origins of The Official Coffee Diet - Ep. 258

4:00 The many benefits of drinking coffee over something like tea.

5:00 How the benefits of good coffee and drinking around 2-3 cups a day instead of 6 are helping Rob.

6:40 The science behind the caffeine from coffee helping boost our mitochondria health, modifying our respiratory capacity, regenerating our heart, and being part of the intermittent fasting process.

10:00 Pros and cons of drinking coffee depending on each person and how coffee has become part of the lifestyle process for Rob.

14:00 The three different processes to decaf coffee including using chemicals that will still reside in the coffee when the process is done.

16:00 Power of breathwork, its benefits, and how it's becoming so popular now.

18:00 About Jena Gatses

20:00 Her passion for helping people and the importance of being kind to others.

22:50 Where the learning process started for her in her career for exercise performance.

24:30 What kind of training she did as the top trainer for several NASCAR teams for the drivers and pit crew team.

28:00 Her career with NASCAR and how much control and influence she had in the industry.

32:40 All of the different experiences she has had working at different facilities and how all of that has helped her become better at her job.

34:00 Her goal of working for herself as an entrepreneur and how she got there through education and experience after NASCAR.

35:00 The launch of her brand, Scientific Fitness, and the mission behind it.

37:00 Her hard work effort and how she made sure she stood out among the rest through networking, volunteering, and putting herself out there.

38:00 The importance of always having an open mind for learning, growing, and helping your clients.

42:00 Not giving in to the ego and allowing it to hold you back from growing.

43:00 You don't have to put someone down to make you feel better about yourself when there are so many good things you can be doing in this world.

44:30 Getting yourself out of your own self-sabotaging box, being vulnerable, and facing your struggles.

46:00 Why she decided to study all different types of healing from massage and energy classes to Buddhism to grow as a trainer.

49:00 Letting go of the ego to work from a better base of health, mindset, and growth.

52:00 The importance of being efficient to set yourself up for life.

55:00 Building a healthy lifestyle through small changes every day to keep your mind and body healthy.

56:00 Why you can't wait until tomorrow to start taking care of your health today.

57:30 The fact that a lot of people care more about material items rather than their body and putting their health first.

58:50 Her personal fitness focus on quality and what she does to stay in shape by changing up the environment from time to time and adding variety to her training.

1:01:20 Her approach to nutrition, not stressing too much about what she eats, and staying consistent the majority of the time with the quality of her food.

1:04:00 The new program she's creating that will be available soon and how to get the latest information by signing up with your email at Scientific Fitness

1:05:30  Closing comments with Rob and Devon

1:06:00 Join the re-launched Sky Fit Challenge at a discounted price!

1:08:00 Follow The Official Coffee Diet on Instagram

1:09:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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.

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Thanks for listening/reading episode 260- Better Performance Through Scientific Fitness with Dr. Jena Gatses!  We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Aug 13, 2019

"Happiness is the path. Happiness is the way and what's going to allow you to do all of the things you want to do in life and receive more enjoyment from them." - Marcus Martinez

 

If kettlebells, strength training, and personal development are your jam then you're going to love this episode!

I sat down with my friend, Master Kettlebell Coach at Onnit, and Master Instructor for Kettlebell Kings, Marcus Martinez to share what sparked his interest in kettlebells, his transition from personal training to growing businesses and presenting mastermind events, how he adapted a healthy, positive mindset, his journey towards figuring out his priorities in life, and what's next for him in the world of health and fitness.

 

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

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As you listen, we'll discuss:

  • Building a mindset for health and life transitions - It shouldn't be a job, it should bring you joy!
  • His career transition from owning his own gym to working with Onnit to joining Kettlebell King.
  • Going beyond kettlebell training and networking with other people in your field.
  • How he reconnected with his children by focusing his entire life on them after his divorce.
  • The need we have to keep doing more and be more yet we forget about the important things in life such as family.
  • Why the key to success is happiness and being positive.
  • The problem with social media today with everyone trying to be famous and thus not being their authentic selves.

 

"When you surrender to the process and don't worry about the results, good shit happens." - Marcus Martinez

 

About Marcus Martinez

Marcus MartinezOne of the most respected names worldwide in kettlebell training, Marcus Martinez is an innovator for kettlebell training in the United States. He specializes in moving kettlebell users from beginning stages of learning into advanced training movement flows and complexes. Martinez brings over a decade of kettlebell training experience to Kettlebell Kings and Living.Fit with his proven training methodology.

Marcus Martinez became a certified personal trainer in 2001 and hasn’t stopped learning, innovating and creating. He fell in love with methods such as kettlebells, calisthenics, rings, Indian Clubs and more, for their ability to create stronger, leaner, more resilient athletes in record time.

Founding MBody Strength in 2008, Marcus has worked with clients ranging from stay at home moms to elite levels of strength and conditioning, including UFC fighters, Secret Service agents, top-level athletes, military personnel and more. He has continued to expand his contribution to the masses through the creation of the Kettlebell Difference and his role as the Onnit Academy Kettlebell Master Coach. His biggest inspiration is his children.

Kettlebell Flow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V_RfMRywwY

 

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

We talked about this a while back but we want you, the listener, to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. Your goals
    2. What obstacles you believe are standing in your way
    3. Your expectations and how you think Devon and Rob can help you

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob 

3:00 Building a mindset for health and life transitions - It shouldn't be a job, it should bring you joy.

8:40 Introduction to Marcus Martinez

11:00 How to be present to what is happening in your life and enjoy the process.

13:00 His career transition from owning his own gym to working with Onnit to joining Kettlebell King.

18:00 His evolution from personal trainer to gym owner and everything he had to learn about business along the way.

19:30 How he got into kettlebell workouts right from the very beginning. 

21:00 The fact that kettlebells and training used to be way more expensive back in the start of it.

24:30 The difference between RKC Kettlebell Certification training and what he does now.

31:00 There's always room for improvement as a personal trainer or gym owner.

32:30 What's in store for him in the future with developing new programs and certificates.

34:20 Going beyond kettlebell training and networking with other people in your field.

38:00 Being mentioned in a Men's Health article: Men's Health 55 Instagram accounts that will motivate the hell out of you

41:00 Telling the difference someone with a dogmatic approach who's just trying to sell you something and someone who's opening to learning and growing.

43:00 How he reconnected with his children by focusing his entire life on them after his divorce.

48:00 Why we fall in love with the hustle of the entrepreneur and business world and how Marcus got away from that mindset through faith, spirituality, family, and what matters the most to him.

51:30 The need we have to keep doing more and be more yet we forget about the important things in life such as family.

57:00 How to slow down and take a look at where your life is going.

1:00:00 Why the key to success is happiness and being positive.

1:01:30 The problem with social media today with everyone trying to be famous and thus not being their authentic selves.

1:04:30 Putting yourself and your needs first before helping others.

1:09:00 How to find joy in daily life, your career, and what you want to accomplish in life.

1:10:00  Closing comments with Rob

1:10:50 Check out Rob's story of how began The Official Coffee Diet

1:01: Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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 259 with Marcus Martinez- The Mind Of A Kettlebell Master!  We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Aug 6, 2019

This week's episode was super fun for me to share as I dive in and explain what the Official Coffee Diet (OCD) is all about, why I decided to begin roasting my own coffee at home, how it's a part of my lifestyle focused on intermittent fasting, and how you can begin making your own coffee at home too!

 

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

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Jul 30, 2019

Author, Marketer, Speaker, and Podcaster, Doug Morneau, joins us to share how he went from being ill and stuck in bed with double pneumonia to turning his life around, losing weight, and getting in the best shape of his life by going off his prescribed medications, eating healthy, and begging an exercise regime of cardio and lifting heavy weights which would lead to CrossFit and Olympic weightlifting training.

You can soon learn more about his journey with his upcoming book, Prescribed To Death: How I Got Off 5 Medications And Saved My Life. 

 

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

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Tune in as Doug shares:

  • His bought of double pneumonia in both lungs and how that forced him to take another look at his lifestyle.
  • The new life mission to get back on his feet with the help of personal trainers who focused on nutrition, lifting heavy, and cardio.
  • Why you don't have to be a biohacker to live a healthier life by simply focusing on exercise, nutrition, sleep, and mindfulness.
  • His new approach to work and what tricks helped him get tasks done while balancing life.
  • How to find your peak performance time to be your most productive self.
  • His and his wife's transition from working with personal trainers to trying other activities on their own such as CrossFit and Olympic weight lifting.
  • The importance of realizing when you need to step back, relax, and remind yourself to enjoy the process

 

Three Big Lies by Doug Morneau

Click here to get your copy of Three Big Lies by Doug Morneau

Mike MorneauDoug has made his clients in excess of $100 million dollars, leveraging email marketing and renting third party permission-based email lists making him one of the nation's largest media buyers of rented email lists.

It’s shocking to hear email marketing leaders, SAS vendors, email service providers, and industry associations promoting their bias and misinformation about email list rental with marketers around the world.

Three Big Lies dispels the myths, confusion, and lies within the email marketing industry relating to email list rental and email marketing.

 

 

 

Doug Morneau - New Media Icon of Influence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wC3bDbpgwU0

 

About Doug Morneau

Regardless of the economy, there are opportunities to generate leads and make sales.

During the biggest financial crisis in the history of the world since the great depression, Doug helped his clients raise over $100M in venture capital for their publicly traded companies by sending their story to multiple rented permission-based email lists, using online pay per click advertising, and social media.

His bold aggressive strategy grew his client's businesses massively and made – Doug the largest single purchaser of rented email lists in North America booking as much as $16M per year

With Doug's extensive experience renting permission-based third-party email lists he has helped his clients to reach millions of potential investors online. He has used this targeted and responsive email media to identify and market to many industries, sectors, and consumer group matching his client's avatar or ideal customer.

Currently, he hosts the new podcast Real Marketing Real Fast and consults with clients wanting to expand their b2b and b2b sales in the United States using email lists, social media, celebrity endorsements, and online advertising.

 

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

We talked about this a while back but we want you, the listener, to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. Your goals
    2. What obstacles you believe are standing in your way
    3. Your expectations and how you think Devon and Rob can help you

 

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

3:00 Rob's love of coffee, the start of OCD Coffee, and why he began roasting his own coffee beans that he will dive more into in next week's episode.

4:00 Biggest takeaways from today's workout, warming up, and lifting weights with a college friend.

9:00 Introduction to Doug Morneau

11:30 His average day as a busy entrepreneur and balancing his health.

15:00 What his regular routine was like before balancing it and focusing on not only work but himself as well.

17:00 His bought of double pneumonia in both lungs and how that forced him to take another look at his lifestyle.

22:00 His mission to get back on his feet with the help of personal trainers who focused on nutrition, lifting heavy, and cardio.

24:20 Why you don't have to be a biohacker to live a healthier life by simply focusing on exercise, nutrition, sleep, and mindfulness.

26:00 His new approach to work and what tricks helped him get tasks done while balancing life.

26:50 How to find your peak performance time to be your most productive self.

30:40 The benefits of outsourcing help from other people.

36:00 His and his wife's transition from working with personal trainers to trying other activities on their own such as CrossFit and Olympic weight lifting.

39:30 Why business and fitness are actually very closely intertwined.

41:20 The importance of realizing when you need to step back, relax, and remind yourself to enjoy the process.

45:00 How he keeps himself motivated with big goals that he keeps to himself or in a small circle.

47:00 What his childhood was like growing up with his father and grandfather never getting along and the biggest takeaways he took from his relationships with both of them.

50:00 His favorite morning routines that he has implemented in his new healthy lifestyle.

56:00 How to separate life and work for better wellbeing.

57:00 His new book, Prescribed To Death: How I Got Off 5 Medications And Saved My Life, coming out soon!

59:45 Final comments with Rob and Devon.

1:01: Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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 257 with Doug Morneau - Prescribed To Death: How To Get Off Your Meds!   We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Jul 16, 2019

When we're ready to evolve, it doesn't mean that everybody else around you is as well. Or maybe they're ready and they don't know it so now you have to be the leader in your inner circle. - Andre Young

 

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

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Hi there! I'm happy to share this incredible podcast interview I did with the Founder and CEO of You Evolving Now, Andre Young. After meeting at the Growth Now Movement. I just knew we had to have him on the show.

You Evolving Now (Y.E.N.) is a Life-Enrichment Company; providing life-enrichment programming for Employees, Athletes, and Individuals; allowing an EVOLUTION as People, Partners, Parents, and Professionals!

 

In today's episode, you'll learn all about:

  • Andre's 5 Steps Out Of Unwise Relationship
  • His guide to and book, 7 Ways To Love
  • The Power of Three broken down getting your triangle right according to what is important to you
  • Marrying your passion and living by it each and every day.
  • Common roadblocks that are holding people back from evolving such as feelings about their past, insecurities, and fears.
  • How to be a Dream Leader for your partner, boss, friends, and others in your circle.
  • Why we're afraid to fail, not afraid to succeed.
  • How to start your day off right by feeding your soul in the morning and throughout the day.

 

Make sure you check out the conversation Devon and I have at the beginning too about The latest in food trends: The Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat - Are they worth it?

 

Marry your dream but not the path you think will get you there that you want to get you there or more dangerously, the path you think you deserve. - Andre Young

 

7 Ways To Love

Get your copy of 7 Ways to Love by Andre Young here

EVOLVE your relationship with the best relationship book out there! These are the 7 things to make or break relationships. YOU do them and your relationship can get better. You both do them... it can get great! If your relationship does not work, 7 Ways to Love provides you peace of mind; knowing you did everything you were supposed to do. After the pain and tears... peace of mind is priceless

 

 

 

You Evolving Now's Why

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm_0b64jAiI

 

About Andre Young

Andre YoungAndre Young is the Founder of You Evolving Now, LLC. His mission is to provide men, women, students, and employees a way to EVOLVE and live the life of their dreams; becoming more inspired individuals, partners, parents, and professionals. Guy’s Night Out and Lady’s Night Out may provide relief, but may not inspire evolution and self-improvement.

EVOLVE and best your life with their personal growth site, employee life-enrichment program, college division, and their main club in Berks County!

Andre has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialty in Marital and Family Counseling. He has provided a variety of therapeutic services in the Lehigh Valley and Berks County: Individual, Group, Family, and Crisis Therapy. While You Evolving Now may be physically based in Pennsylvania and have clubs in Kutztown University and Alvernia University, they are a global social movement for personal development. It is important to note that Y.E.N. does not provide therapy, however, the environment is therapeutic in nature to promote a positive lifestyle and help you get more out of life, more out of relationships, more out of work, and more out of yourself!

EVOLVE in an atmosphere of positivity and personal development. Grow as a person and enhance the quality of all of your relationships as a friend, son/daughter, co-worker, parent, husband/wife, girlfriend/boyfriend, etc.!

 

 

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

We talked about this a while back but we want you, the listener, to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. Your goals
    2. What obstacles you believe are standing in your way
    3. Your expectations and how you think Devon and Rob can help you

 

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

1:30 About our guest today, Andre Young and his mission at You Evolving Now

3:30 The latest in food trends: The Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat - Are they worth it?

11:00 Taking a closer look at the ingredients in fast food, Impossible Burger, and Beyond Meat

16:00 Introduction to Andre Young and how he began You Evolving Now.

18:00 The moment he realized he wasn't being his best self and how he began his life transformation

24:30 How we can manage change that we either want or don't want in our lives.

25:40 Why our evolution may sometimes lead to elevating the ego and how we can control that.

29:00 How to find your tribe in your current or new community.

30:00 Marrying your passion and living by it each and every day.

32:00 Common roadblocks that are holding people back from evolving such as feelings about their past, insecurities, and fears.

35:00 Separating the goal from the intention as well as being willing to pivot and change paths in order to achieve your dream. 

37:00 How he and his wife work together to achieve their goals.

38:30 The Power of Three broken down getting your triangle right according to what is important to you.

42:30 His 5 Steps Out Of Unwise Relationships

53:50 How to be a Dream Leader for your partner, boss, friends, and others in your circle.

56:00 Are people truly afraid of success? Or are they actually afraid of failing?

1:07:00 The power of pausing when you're upset about something and then returning back to it after you've calmed down, thought about it, and then realize why you're struggling with it.

1:10:00 How to start your day off right by feeding your soul in the morning and throughout the day.

1:18:20 Final comments with Rob and Devon.

1:22:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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 256 with Andre Young - You Evolving Now: Live The Life You Want - Andre Young!  We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Jul 2, 2019

Mindfulness is being aware of your thoughts, why you're doing what you're doing, it's about living in the moment, realizing that you're okay and enjoying life at the same time. It's about realizing that you don't have to be focused on the past or the future. Of course, you can think about them once in a while; we're not going to ignore things that happened and not learn from them but the problem is that sometimes we focus way too much on what has happened in the past or worry way too much about what might help in the future. Mindfulness is focusing on the moment and being aware of your thoughts. - Bruce Langford

 

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This week, I am joined by Host of the Mindfulness Mode Podcast, Speaker, and Co-Author of Cracking The Success Code, Bruce Langford. We actually met at the Growth Now Movement and I was so inspired by his talk on self-love that I knew I had to bring him on the show to share what he knows. 

 

In today's episode, you'll learn all about:

  • His life story and how he's now helping people bring more self-love into their life.
  • Why fitness and nutrition are such a small piece of the puzzle when it comes to being healthy.
  • Why people have such a hard time why they're bullying others or not taking care of themselves enough.
  • The fact that we're all being bullies to ourselves and how we can change that by how we deal with it.
  • Focusing on being quiet with yourself and what really matters to you and how to deal with your emotions.
  • How he helps people who struggle with or are afraid of meditation and sitting still with their feelings.
  • Why we should choose to be happy now rather than seek it or see it as an accomplishment because we will never have this moment in our lives again.

 

Cracking The Success Code

Click here to get your own copy of Cracking The Success Code

How to Crack The Success Code is a task that humanity has reflected on from time immemorial. The sages and philosophers of every generation have pursued this question with unrelenting determination because everybody is looking for the answer - regardless of their field. So, who has the answer? Has this book found the "Silver Bullet?" The answer to this eternal enigma may vary for each one of us according to our definition of success.

However, in this book, these Celebrity Experts(r) render their conclusions based on their proven experiences and core principles. Their answers are based on their firsthand knowledge versus academic hypotheses or philosophical assumptions. So, if you decided to learn more about success and achievement in your world, where would YOU look for the answers?

The "nuggets of wisdom" that the Celebrity Experts(r) in this book offer us look at a world that is new and unfamiliar economic territory for us all. They have "been there and done it." They provide practical answers to these questions. Brian Tracy, for example, looks at changes that the business world and culture have experienced over the past hundred years, and, based on his knowledge and wide experience, projects how people will need to think and perform in the future to achieve success.

This kind of visionary thought will enlighten and guide those who wish to achieve successful or outstanding accomplishments. We are therefore left with the options of spending our lives trying to "reinvent the wheel" on our own, or we can use the proven experience of people like these Celebrity Experts(r) to Crack The Success Code for us. Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit. - Conrad Hilton

 

About Bruce Langford

Bruce LangfordBruce Langford became an entrepreneur in 2003 when shocked by the bullying he observed, he transitioned from being a teacher to a full-time advocate of bullying prevention. He founded the company, ‘Stand Up Now’ to share the message that respect can replace bullying. Bruce is also the host of the podcast, ‘Mindfulness Mode’ where his goal is to share how mindfulness can increase calm, focus and happiness for everyone, and ultimately reduce bullying.

 

 

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

We talked about this a while back but we want you, the listener, to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. Your goals
    2. What obstacles you believe are standing in your way
    3. Your expectations and how you think Devon and Rob can help you

 

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

9:30 About our guest today - Bruce Langford

11:00 His life story and how he's now helping people bring more self-love into their life.

13:00 Why fitness and nutrition are such a small piece of the puzzle when it comes to being healthy.

14:20 The connection between loving ourselves and loving other people.

16:00 His own experience with bullying growing up and witnessing it first-hand and in his family.

20:00 How he found his actual voice after going to a voice therapist.

24:00 His life as a music teacher and how helping bullied students led him down a new path to full-time supporting them.

29:00 Why people have such a hard time why they're bullying others or not taking care of themselves enough.

33:00 The fact that we're all being bullies to ourselves and how we can change that by how we deal with it.

34:30 Focusing on being quiet with yourself and what really matters to you and how to deal with your emotions.

36:30 How he helps people who struggle with or are afraid of meditation and sitting still with their feelings.

37:50 It's okay to have fear because fear is a part of being human.

41:00 His daily routines and habits that he's created for himself.

42:00 Why cold showers and sensations including the Wim Hof method are good for the mind and body.

46:00 His other daily self-care practices including movement and nutrition.

51:00 What mindfulness actually means to him.

52:10 A healthy method to be aware of our thoughts, emotions, and worries.

54:20 Why we should choose to be happy now rather than seek it or see it as an accomplishment because we will never have this moment in our lives again.

55:00 Why happiness is not about the physical things we have in our life but about deciding to be happy.

58:50 Our job as humans to figure out what makes us happy.

1:06:00 Final comments with Rob and Devon.

1:08:30 Let us know if you want to do a Coaching Call episode with us!

1:09:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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 255 with Bruce Langford - Why Mindfulness Is Vital For A Healthy Life!  We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Jun 25, 2019

 

What are some easy biohacking experiments you can do today to further investigate your wellness and become a health advocate?

Find out with our Coaching Call episode this week as we discuss with Riley about how he can take control of his unique health and find out what approach works best for his diet and fitness. 

 

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

You, the listener, get to have the chance to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but we can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. Your goals
    2. What obstacles you believe are standing in your way
    3. Your expectations and how you think Devon and Rob can help you

 

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

Get on the waiting list for the Sky Fit Challenge

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset

 

Jun 18, 2019

Co-Founder of Paleovalley, Autumn Smith, joins us today to share her own wellness journey of healing from IBS, her and her husband's mission to inspire people to take care of themselves through their company plus her daily nutrition, exercise, and gratitude routine for greater physical and mental health.

Autumn is such an inspiring leader in the world of health and wellness. I hope you enjoy my interview with her as much as I did!

 

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

Get on the waiting list for the Sky Fit Challenge

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Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset

 

In today's episode, you'll learn all about:

  • How starting the Paleo diet helped transform her health and heal from IBS.
  • The connection between our gut, mental, and skin health.
  • Studies that show the connection between mental health and the food we eat including the SMILES trial
  • The 3 Game Changers for better health
  • The top foods to eat for better mental health
  • Her wake and thank gratitude practice she does each morning.
  • The best exercises for you depending on your anxiety level

 

Which foods should you begin adding to your diet for better mental wellness?

These are Autumn's top fave:

  • Oysters
  • Organ meats
  • Poultry giblets
  • Clams
  • Mussels
  • Crabs
  • Water crest
  • Spinach
  • Mustard greens
  • Lettuces
  • Swiss chard
  • Kale

 

About Autumn Smith

Autumn SmithAutumn Smith has been a health enthusiast her entire life. She began her academic career with a Bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in dance from the University of Montana. Upon graduation, Autumn danced professionally while becoming a certified yoga instructor. Hoping to combine her love of dance with her passion for health, Autumn became a celebrity fitness trainer with Tracy Anderson, most notably completing a world tour with Jennifer Lopez.

While working as a fitness trainer, Autumn could see that exercise alone was not enough for many of her clients to achieve the radiant health they worked so hard to achieve. Meanwhile, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and anxiety continued to plague her personal health, starting in adolescence. These frustrations further ignited her passion and interest in the study of holistic nutrition. Through self-guided research, she and her husband, Chas, healed her IBS with the paleo diet. She then studied with the Institute for the Psychology of Eating to become a Certified Eating Psychology Coach and Hawthorn University where she obtained a Masters in Holistic Nutrition. In 2013, she founded Paleo valley with her husband and brother-in-law. Paleo valley’s mission is to disseminate excellent nutritional information and organic food products with 100 million people worldwide. Autumn's commitment to health reached new heights last year following the birth of their son, Maverick.

About Paleovalley

Autumn SmithThe story of Paleovalley is a love story. Autumn and Chas Smith, co-founders, met in 2007, fell in love, and married on the magical Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, CA. This year they were blessed with an amazing baby boy, Maverick.

Autumn suffered acute digestive issues since she was a teenager and numerous experts failed to offer solutions that worked. Very concerned, Chas took matters into his own hands. His extensive research led him to the paleo diet.

Together they implemented its principles for 30 days (eliminated refined foods, shopped at local farmers’ market, ate fresh organic fruits and vegetables, grass-fed meats and wild seafood) and by the end, Autumn's IBS was completely resolved. Autumn was so inspired that she quit her job as a personal trainer at the Tracy Anderson Method, and earned a master’s degree in holistic nutrition.

Though they originally focused on disseminating information, they soon realized that there simply weren’t many truly healthy food products on the market. Many products claimed and even appeared to be healthy, using all the buzzwords such as gluten free, soy free, dairy free, natural and more but they were also nutrient-free; free of the minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that promote thriving health.

Realizing that they had an important job to do, Autumn and Chas joined forces with Chas' brother Matt and a good friend, Matthew, and launched Paleovalley with the belief that everything you eat and every added ingredient is an opportunity to either detract from your health or improve it.

Their mission is to create products that live up to their own strict standards and always prioritize health over profit. Paleovalley creates products with integrity that are free from problematic ingredients and teeming with ingredients that promote vibrant health.

They strive to inspire people to view every dietary choice for what it really is: a profound opportunity to love and care for oneself. Paleovalley products are a labor of love, and their only hope is that they help your family feel as vibrant as theirs.

Stay tuned. Eat Well. Live Vibrant.

 

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

We talked about this a while back but we want you, the listener, to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. Your goals
    2. What obstacles you believe are standing in your way
    3. Your expectations and how you think Devon and Rob can help you

 

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

2:00 About our guest today - Autumn Smith of Paleo Valley

3:00 Be a guest on one of our Coaching Call episodes!

4:45 Introduction to Autumn Smith

11:00 Her own wellness and healing journey from physical and mental health problems due to IBS.

12:00 How starting the Paleo diet helped transform her health and heal from IBS.

17:00 The connection between our gut, mental, and skin health.

19:00 How our anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and other mental health issues are tied to what we eat.

20:40 Studies that show the connection between mental health and the food we eat including the SMILES trial.

23:00 The easiest path to live a healthy life

23:20 The top 5 foods and beverages to take out of your diet: gluten, dairy, sugar, alcohol, and caffeine.

23:40 The negative effects of too much caffeine on the mind if you're really sensitive to it.

27:00 How alcohol affected her mental health included anxiety.

30:00 The 3 Game Changers for better health

30:50 How depression is actually an inflammatory disorder and not a chemical imbalance.

31:40 The profound effect of nutrition on our gut, skin, and mental health.

32:30 The most common nutrition deficiencies people tend to have.

34:40 Why each person has a unique blood sugar response to different foods according to their genetics and microbiome.

35:00 A simple way to test your blood sugar for different foods at home with a glucometer.

40:50 The top foods to eat for better mental health

45:00 About Paleovalley and their quest to help people live their best lives through good nutrition with updates to their products and new lines.

47:00 The ingredients you need to look out for in your beef sticks and other products from companies that claim to be Paleo.

53:00 What her typical day looks like for her that might help people who are in a similar situation.

55:00 The best exercises for you depending on your anxiety level

59:00 Final comments with Rob and Devon.

1:00:00 Let us know if you want to do a Coaching Call episode with us!

1:02:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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 253 with Autumn Smith - Heal Your Gut, Skin, and Mental Health Through Paleo!  We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Jun 11, 2019

What move should you make next when you're feeling unmotivated and not sure where to turn next? 

 

Find out what steps you can take to find out what you really want and what actually motivates you by tuning into our latest Coaching Call with Chris this week. 

 

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

You, the listener, get to have the chance to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but we can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. Your goals
    2. What obstacles you believe are standing in your way
    3. Your expectations and how you think Devon and Rob can help you

 

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

Get on the waiting list for the Sky Fit Challenge

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset

 

May 28, 2019

What does it take to become a great personal trainer?

This week, I'm speaking to Ninja Trainer and Mr. Wonderful over at Mark Fisher Fitness (MFF), Geoff Hemingway, about his transition from actor to the world of health and wellness, lessons learned as a personal trainer, and the importance of creating good communication and being vulnerable with your clients, meeting them where they're at with their health intentions, and making sure they're enjoying themselves at the gym.

 

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If Geoff's name sounds familiar, you might know him from his knowledge in kettlebells and the fact that Dan John is also his brother-in-law.

I had a great conversation with Geoff learning all about his experiences and what makes Mark Fish Fitness unlike any other gym out there. Can't wait for you to listen to it! Especially if you're a fellow personal trainer, there's so much great advice packed in this episode.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How MFF is helping people discover their love for health and fitness in a welcoming atmosphere.
  • Why it's totally okay if you're not a match with your client.
  • How MFF makes it a priority to make sure people are well in the loop about their workout program and if clients are happy.
  • A "park bench workout" vs. a "bus bench workout" for fitness goals explained.
  • How the trainers at MFF are constantly trying to improve themselves as trainers by learning how to be better communicators.
  • How to handle criticism from your client, situations, and conflict as a personal trainer.
  • The MFF gym's favorite methods for helping clients towards eating healthier foods

 

Snatched In Six Weeks

Learn more Snatched In Six Weeks at Mark Fisher Fitness here

Serious about changing your body and making your fitness dreams a reality? Our six-week Snatched intensives are designed to jump-start your health and hotness. You’ll sign up for three classes per week for six weeks, and you’ll follow our comprehensive science-backed protocol to get you in the very best shape of your life.

Snatched programs are open to both MFF Members and non-Members, although Ninjas with active memberships have access to early registration.

To find out more about Snatched in Six Weeks, Snatched II and Snatched: Project X, visit the official website.

 

 

 

 

About Mark Fisher Fitness

We get it. Fitness isn’t always fun. Gyms can be intimidating, New Yorkers are busy as hell, and training hard can seem daunting.

That’s why MFF is about making fitness as enjoyable as possible. Because our trainers are a bunch of super-nerds, we know how to get results quickly and safely.

We work with all kinds of people looking to get “healthy and hot” (including many who’ve never belonged to a gym). We’re all about getting you results AND we’re committed to being a fitness home that you actually love.

Yep. We don’t love gyms either. That’s why we created an Enchanted Ninja Clubhouse of Glory and Dreams. Why be a gym member, when you can be a Ninja?

 

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What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

1:30 About our guest today, Geoff Hemingway of Mark Fisher Fitness

6:00 Let us know if you want to do a Coaching Call episode with us!

10:00 Introduction to Geoff Hemingway

12:00 His introduction to the world of health and wellness when his main background was performing arts.

18:00 What he loved about being a client/"ninja" at Mark Fisher Fitness and how they treated everyone.

19:00 How he came to be a Ninja Trainer himself at Mark Fisher Fitness.

24:30 What the Mark Fisher Fitness brand is all about and what the owner, Mark Fisher, himself is like.

28:00 How they're helping people discover their love for health and fitness in a welcoming atmosphere.

31:40 The various classes and equipment that they offer at MFF.

37:00 The biggest lessons and takeaways he's learned over the years and how he's implementing that at MFF.

39:00 How they make it a priority to make sure people are well in the loop about their workout program and if clients are happy.

40:30 A typical progressive program that he might do for himself or create for a client.

42:00 His personal fitness goals for himself that he wants to hit in the future.

44:00 What he has clients do when their main goal is just to show up and do something.

44:40 A "park bench workout" vs. a "bus bench workout."

48:00 The lesson he learned that not everyone who comes to a trainer's gym will stay forever and that's okay.

49:40 How the trainers at MFF are constantly trying to improve themselves as trainers by learning how to be better communicators.

52:20 The importance of focusing on the intention rather than the goal itself.

53:00 The importance of creating a connection with your client.

59:00 The additional exercises in listening, communicating, validating and more that the trainers at MFF do to improve their relationships with clients.

1:01:00 How to handle criticism from your client, situations, and conflict as a trainer.

1:05:00 The MFF's favorite methods for helping clients towards eating healthier foods.

1:10:30 Various diets Rob has tried from Paleo to Intermittent Fasting

1:14:00 Final comments with Rob and Devon.

1:16:00 Let us know if you want to do a Coaching Call episode with us!

1:16:50 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

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  • 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

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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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Thanks for listening/reading episode 251 with Geoff Hemingway!  We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

May 14, 2019

Who I am is not about my achievements. Who I am is what's inside. - Ingrid Marcum

 

What I am supposed to do with my life now that I'm no longer an athlete?

 

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From high school and college to professional athletes, that is a question many people find them themselves asking as they adjust to the idea that athletic competition is no longer the center of their life.

This week, we have multi-sport athlete, speaker, educator, strength & conditioning coach, and movement specialist, Ingrid Marcum aka The Iron Valkyrie, sharing her own experience and how she discovered her own value and confidence during the ongoing process.

As Rob speaks to Ingrid about her life as an athlete, she opens up about what it was truly like to retire from athletics and start a new path in life. But it's not that easy; this is something that she is still working on and wants to help people who are facing a similar obstacle.

Not only is Ingrid's experience a common sensation for athletes but we can all relate to it via other scenarios such as being new parents, being older parents who are now empty nesters, starting a new to a job, getting ready to retire, preparing to leave the military forces or any other big transition we experience in our lives.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Ingrid's own transition to find her true identity after ending her athletic career by doing the inner work.
  • The power of focusing on what can you do while in the midst of struggle and setbacks.
  • How to change your negative mindset to one accepting reality and dealing with it the best that you can.
  • Why it takes time to discover and accept who you really are as a person.
  • How to compete at a high level and still have a blast with it while not taking yourself too seriously.
  • The process of being happy with where you are in life right now.

 

Breathing for Performance

Contact Ingrid here with questions or to request more information on working with her

Focused breathing work is often overlooked as a key to performance. I only learned about incorporating breathing techniques toward the end of my athletic career, but have found it to be extremely helpful for myself, my athletes and my clients.

Most athletes and people, in general, have altered breathing mechanics that can affect them in various ways. But efficient breathing plays a role in mobility, stability, ability to focus, concentrate and deal with stress in addition to contributing to recovery and sleep! I hope you find these tips as valuable as I have in training myself and my athletes and clients!

Feel free to contact me with questions or to learn more about how you can work with me - I’m available for seminars, workshops & speaking engagements as well as a limited number of direct individual movement work, either in person or online.

 

 

About Ingrid Marcum

Ingrid MarcumAs Ingrid traveled the world training and competing as a multi-sport athlete, she was fortunate enough to build a career helping others reach their own fitness and athletic goals.

Today, she is a sought after speaker, educator, strength & conditioning coach, and movement specialist.

A frequent speaker at events such as Perform Better, IDEA World, Perform Better Europe, CPTN, Summer Strong 8, Women's Fitness Summit, NSCA

  • Owner, BGB Fitness Studio since 2007
  • East coast Regional Coach, Lead Course Instructor, CrossFit SME: Weightlifting
  • Director of Programming, Battling Ropes
  • Battling Ropes Consultant, US Soccer Women's National Team
  • Star of Battling Ropes DVDs: "Hurricane Ingrid" and "Partner and Team Training", "Mastery of Physical Prowess" DVD - with John Brookfield
  • Head strength coach, US National Women's field hockey team and US Under-21 National team (2001-2003)
  • Assistant strength coach, College of William and Mary (1999-2001)
  • Strength coach and personal trainer since 1997, CSCS certified

 

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

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We talked about this a while back but we want you, the listener, to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. Your goals
    2. What obstacles you believe are standing in your way
    3. Your expectations and how you think Devon and Rob can help you

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

1:30 About our guest today, Ingrid Marcum

6:00 About Ingrid's career in athletics that began when she was as young as 18 months.

8:00 Her natural gymnastics ability and how that helped her later down the line in her career.

9:30 The numerous injuries she has experienced throughout her entire life, lessons learned from that, and how she bounced back on her own.

13:00 How her love of gymnastics led her to continue focusing on fitness and wellness be a part of her life once she was done competing.

15:00 The work she did to let go of gymnastics being her only identity to just a part of who she is.

17:00 The power of focusing on what can you do while in the midst of struggle and setbacks.

19:40 The importance of mentally processing what is happening in our lives instead of being all, "poor me."

20:20 How to change your negative mindset to one accepting reality and dealing with it the best that you can.

23:30 The moments she does find most frustrating with her current injury and how she's working through it all with a focused, positive mindset.

26:00 Her transition to find her true identity after ending her athletic career by doing the inner work and learning about herself.

37:00 How to just find happiness with where you are in life right now.

42:00 Finding something that excites you in life to make everything around you better.

45:00 Why being who you are and being okay with it takes time and effort.

47:00 Her evolution of social skills and relating more to people over time.

56:00 How to handle and work through your emotions as a competitive athlete.

58:30 How to compete at a high level and still have a blast with it without taking yourself too seriously.

1:00:00 How gaining greater emotional intelligence and love for yourself can actually help your athletic career.

1:10 What's in store for her next in her mission to help other people work through what she did when she retired from sports.

1:14:20 Final comments with Rob and Devon.

1:15:00 Let us know if you want to do a Coaching Call episode with us!

1:16:50 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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**

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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.

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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.

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Thanks for listening/reading episode 250 with Ingrid Marcum: Discover Your Value & Confidence!  We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

May 7, 2019

A lot of us are proud multitaskers but is it actually good for our wellbeing, goals, and relationships?

Learn the importance of prioritizing your needs first and giving your full attention to one thing at a time in our Coaching Call with David.

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

You, the listener, get to have the chance to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but we can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. Your goals
    2. What obstacles you believe are standing in your way
    3. Your expectations and how you think Devon and Rob can help you

 

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Apr 30, 2019

Success is really nothing more than the progressive realization of a worthy ideal. This means that any person who knows what they are doing and where they are going is a success. Any person with a goal towards which they are working is a successful person.- Earl Nightingale

 

This week, All-American discus thrower, strength coach, author, and instructor, Dan John, returned to Open Sky Fitness to discuss his Ten Commandments of Fitness, the power of learning through failure, and all about his brand new book, 40 Years With a Whistle.

Furthermore, you'll listen to Rob and Dan discuss:

  • Why you should find something unique about yourself to set yourself from the rest and how to do it.
  • How Dan tries to look at the world in a different light than everybody else.
  • Dan's advice for getting anything you want in life and how to create one that you love by standing out.
  • How to stay on top of your game in health and life.
  • The differences between a pirate map and shark habits plus how Dan uses them in his life.

 

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Dan John's Ten Commandments In Fitness:

1. Constant assessment
2. Constant upgrading
3. Ignore perfect
4. This isn’t moral theology—there are no “good” or “bad” exercises or systems
5. Everything works!
6. Achieving a goal versus achieving success (not the same thing…sadly)
7. After the peak is the cliff
8. Self-discipline is a finite resource
9. Fundamentals trump everything else
10. Take a moment to appreciate those who went before you.

 

40 Years With A Whistle by Dan John

Click here to get your copy of 40 Years With a Whistle by Dan John

Dan JohnWhen I was a child, people used to tell me that “your life flashes before your eyes” just before you die. As I was writing 40 Years with a Whistle, I laughed a few times out loud as my past kept flashing before my eyes.

“All in all, this wasn’t a bad life, but I would prefer to live a bit longer”

This book has been ruminating in my brain for a while.

In 2011, I popped open my first lifting journal from 1971 and realized I had been keeping track of my workouts for 40 years. So, I wrote a two-part article on the lessons I had learned (Part One, Part Two); very simply, it was 40 lessons from 40 years.

Last summer as I was coaching next to a throwing cage at St. Mary’s in Twickenham, London, a local coach asked me how I could “see all of this.” I responded, “Well, you know, I have been doing this for…”

It took me a minute to figure out that I had been standing in fields, yelling in weight rooms and making half-time adjustments for the past 40 years.

Maybe it’s my background in religious studies and education, but 40 years always seems to get my bells ringing. Walking back to my place that night, I kept trying to figure out how the 40 years had gone by so fast.

In a flash, so to speak.

Everything coalesced when Ron McKeefery asked me to write the introduction to his book, Weight Room Wisdom. As I thought about wisdom in the weight room, it was obvious that my coaching methods came directly from Dick Notmeyer and the Pacifica Bar Bell Club.

But there was more to Dick than just reps and sets. He was a master storyteller. I was going through a rough time at home and his stories always showed me the path, the route, to success. Showing up every day, getting the work done and avoiding stupidity would lead ultimately to success in all areas of life.

I have discovered no better truism in my life.

Writing the introduction to Ron’s book made we want to tell more stories about other mentors who shaped my career. I began to dig into my past and I realized how many people have coached me. Literally, a coach is something that carries one from here to there. I have been carried many times in my life through bad times and disasters. I have arrived successfully many times and I needed to make sure I thank those who got me there.

 

About Dan John

Dan JohnDan John has spent his life with one foot in the world of lifting and throwing, and the other foot in academia. An All-American discus thrower, Dan has also competed at the highest levels of Olympic lifting, Highland Games and the Weight Pentathlon, an event in which he holds the American record.

Dan spends his work life blending weekly workshops and lectures with full-time writing and is also an online religious studies instructor for Columbia College of Missouri. As a Fulbright Scholar, he toured the Middle East exploring the foundations of religious education systems. Dan is also a Senior Lecturer for St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London.

His books, on weightlifting, include Intervention, Never Let Go, Mass Made Simple and Easy Strength, written with Pavel Tsatsouline as well as From Dad, To Grad. He and Josh Hillis co-authored “Fat Loss Happens on Monday.”

In 2015, Dan wrote Can You Go? on his approach to assessments and basic training. In addition, Before We Go, another compilation akin to Never Let Go became an Amazon Bestseller.

In early 2017, Dan’s book, Now What?, his approach to Performance and dealing with “life,” became a Bestseller on Amazon. Hardstyle Kettlebell Challenge became available in September 2017, too.

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

We talked about this a while back but we want you, the listener, to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. Your goals
    2. What obstacles you believe are standing in your way
    3. Your expectations and how you think Devon and Rob can help you

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

3:00 Learn more about being on one of our Coaching Calls!

5:00 How Rob learned about Dan John through his book Mass Made Simple.

7:00 Introduction to Dan John.

8:00 About his new book, 40 Years With A Whistle

11:00 Whether or not he has any regrets for mistakes he has made as an athlete and coach.

14:00 His best practices for working with the parents of athletes and advice for them.

16:00 How being born with pistol grip hip has impacted his training and how he fixed it.

18:40 The importance of getting hip surgery sooner than later if you need it.

19:00 The fact that not only athletes but dancers as well go through plenty of physical pain in training and performance.

20:30 Why more coaches should have a background in economics

22:30 Why the word, "passion" doesn't mean "love" but "to suffer."

28:00 Rob and Dan's story about meeting up at the Perform Better Summit

32:30 Why Dan isn't only a teacher but a learner for life as well.

34:30 Dan's stories of his mom and dad growing up and as an athlete - who they are and what he learned from them.

46:00 How to ask people questions about themselves and focus on the person rather than just staying on the surface about who they are.

47:00 The struggles and painful events his family has experienced in life.

50:40 Downsides to coaching and teaching including athletes not taking the advice he has given them.

53:00 The current education system in the US and his thoughts and advice on the matter.

56:00 Why you should find something unique about yourself to set yourself from the rest and how to do it.

57:40 How he tries to look at the world in a different light than everybody else.

59:00 His advice for getting anything you want in life and how to create one that you love by standing out.

1:01:00 How to stay on top of your game in health and life.

1:04:00 The differences between a pirate map and shark habits plus how Dan uses them in his life.

1:08:00 Dan John's Ten Commandments of Fitness

1:08:20 1) Constant assessment

1:9:00 2) Constant upgrading

1:13:30 3) Ignore perfect

1:14:15 4) This isn’t moral theology—there are no “good” or “bad” exercises or systems

1:18:50 5) Everything works

1:24:00 6)Achieving a goal versus achieving success (not the same thing…sadly)

1:25:00 Why losers get more out of losing than winners do out of winning.

1:26:00 Why we have higher standards for our physical appearance than for our careers and every other aspect of our lives.

1:28:00 7) After the peak is the cliff

1:30:00 How to answer the question, "Now what?" after a big event in your life.

1:35:00 Why injuries and illness can be a blessing in disguise sometimes.

1:37:50 8) Self-discipline is a finite resource

1:40:00 How posting about workouts (whether it happened or not) releases the same endorphin release in the brain.

1:44:00 The benefits of fasting and why it's different than starving.

1:48:30 What metabolic derangement is, how it impacts weight loss, and how exercise can keep your metabolism regular.

 1:49:50 9) Fundamentals trump everything else

1:57:00 10) Take a moment to appreciate those who went before you

2:01:00 Final comments with Rob and Devon.

2:02:00 Let us know if you want to be a guest on the show!

2:03:30 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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.

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

Thanks for listening/reading episode 248 Dan John's Ten Commandments of Fitness!  We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Apr 16, 2019

The most successful fasting regimen is the one that you can stick to and the one that you can organize into your life. - Kristen Mancinelli

This week, our good friend, Registered Dietitian, Consultant, and Author of The Ketogenic Diet as well as her latest book, Jump Start Ketosis, Kristen Mancinelli joins us for the third time on the podcast. With a Master's of Science degree in Public Health and Nutrition, Kristen has a wealth of information to share and this time we're specifically focusing on how to make intermittent fasting easy for anyone.

 

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On This Episode:

Based on her latest article, 15 tips to help you succeed on your fast, Kristen will share:

  • The easiest way to begin intermittent fasting.
  • How long it takes to transition into Ketosis while on the Ketogenic Diet.
  • The Various triggers that we think we're hungry when we're just thirsty or detoxing from the last meal we ate.
  • The benefits of intermittent fasting occasionally for our health including preventing aging, increase longevity, and even possibly prevent cancer.
  • The importance of building your unique intermittent fasting plan around your goals

 

About Kristen Mancinelli

Kristen MancinelliKristen Mancinelli, MS, RDN, is a nutrition scientist and educator who is passionate about making science and health information useful for everyone. She has been an adjunct instructor in the Program in Nutrition at Columbia University and has presented at numerous professional conferences on the subject of nutrition and health. Kristen received her bachelor's degree in chemistry from NYU and a master of science in public health and nutrition from Columbia University. Currently, in New York City, Kristen counsels individuals in weight loss and prevention and writes frequently for popular media on the subjects of paleo and low-carb dieting, and the role of the food environment in shaping individual food choices.

 

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

We talked about this a while back but we want you, the listener, to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. Your goals
    2. What obstacles you believe are standing in your way
    3. Your expectations and how you think Devon and Rob can help you

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

2:00 About our show today with Kristen Mancinelli

2:30 The importance of warming up - Rob's story this week

8:00 How to get warmed up for your workout that day.

10:30 Why the healing stops once the depression sets in -  How the body is designed to heal and we have to be proactive.

12:40 The importance of taking off time to allow your body to heal; especially with a back injury.

19:40 What intermittent fasting specifically is, common intermittent fasting mistakes, and why it's so popular right now.

21:20 What's the easiest way to do intermittent fasting? Is it calories restrictive?

22:15 Can you still have breakfast drinks like coffee or tea while intermittent fasting?

23:30 How long does it take to transition into Ketosis while on the Ketogenic Diet?

25:00 Are there benefits to do a longer fast vs. shorter fast?

26:00 Various triggers that we think we're hungry when we're just thirsty or detoxing from the last meal we ate.

26:40 Why it's okay to be hungry and you don't have to eat 3 or 5/7 smaller meals a day.

29:30 Metabolism in the fed state vs. fasted state.

31:00 Why fasting is actually much simpler than what we've been told to believe in the past.

33:00 Why any opportunities you have to fast with your schedule will be beneficial to your health

33:30 The benefits of intermittent fasting occasionally for our health including preventing aging, increase longevity, and even possibly prevent cancer.

36:00 How our insulin levels and weight are impacted by intermittent fasting. 

39:00 The diet Devon followed when she had gestational diabetes.

43:30 The 15 tips to help your intermittent fasting be a success.

43:45  1) Stop researching and get started.

45:00 2) Remember that it's the length of your fasting window and not your eating window that counts.

46:05 3) Don't keep foods in the house that you might binge on.

48:30 4) Don't stuff yourself at your last meal thinking it will make fasting easier tomorrow.

51:15 5) Drink water, sparkling water, tea or coffee.

53:00 6) Be willing to wait through hunger peaks

53:40 Why it's normal that you might feel a bit jittery and energetic at the beginning of intermittent fasting which is actually great for working out and being productive.

55:50 Don't intermittent fast if you're underweight, breastfeeding, or anemic. If you have any health issues, don't do this without consulting someone first.

56:20 7) Keep busy.

57:25 8) If you break your fast, go ahead and eat to satisfaction.

59:25 9) Get comfortable with exercising while fasting.

1:02:00 The importance of building your unique intermittent fasting plan around your goals.

1:04:30 10) Focus on protein, fat, and fiber-rich foods when you eat.

1:06:30 Kristen's experience of fasting for 10 days as part of Ramadan and how she learned to importance really nourishing your body with whole foods.

1:09:50 The optimal amount of days a month people should be fasting if they want to do it.

1:12: 25 11) Avoid alcohol.

1:16:00 12) Don’t over complicate your fast with lots of supplements or broth regimens.

1:19:00 13) Build a support system.

1:22:30 14) Go easy on the carbs and get most of them from non-starchy vegetables.

1:23:25 15) Give it a try for a few weeks.

1:24:55 Why intermittent fasting is not the same as the ketogenic diet.

1:25:15 Final comments with Kristen, Rob, and Devon.

1:27:15 Tune into our next Coaching Call next week and learn how to be coached on the podcast!

1:28:50 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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 247 - Simplifying Intermittent Fasting: You're Welcome! with Kristen Mancinelli!  We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Apr 9, 2019

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

You, the listener, get to have the chance to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but we can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. Your goals
    2. What obstacles you believe are standing in your way
    3. Your expectations and how you think Devon and Rob can help you

 

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

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset

Apr 2, 2019

What does it take to become a great personal trainer? 

Which characteristics should you look for in a personal trainer?

 

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This week, Rob is speaking to the 2018 NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year, Celebrity Trainer, and Owner of PUSH Private Fitness, Chad Landers. Chad has been a personal trainer for over 25 years and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) so it's safe to say he really knows his stuff!

On This Episode:

  • How his interest in training began from a young age and eventually led to a career.
  • His different experiences working for various gyms as a personal trainer until he found something that worked for himself.
  • How to be a great personal trainer by not being judgemental, showing compassion, and building relationships.
  • What personal trainers can do to expand their online social media presence and whether or not it's actually even worth it.
  • The importance of knowing your unique market based on age, gender, and what they're looking for to improve their health.
  • His advice on what you should do or not do when planning a career change, move, or other big steps in your life.

 

About Chad Landers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8xl7scsDvc

 

Chad LandersChad graduated from the of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 1991. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Most recently, Chad became the first (and at the time, only) American to graduate with a Diploma in Sports Nutrition with the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Chad has owned a personal training business in Los Angeles since 1993. In 2003, he opened Push Private Fitness, a 2400 sq.ft. personal training only gym. He currently competes in Masters Raw Powerlifting competitions.

 

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

We talked about this a while back but we want you, the listener, to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. Your goals
    2. What obstacles you believe are standing in your way
    3. Your expectations and how you think Devon and Rob can help you

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

1:30 Check out our previous guest interview:
OSF 243 Jill Miller: The Pros & Cons of Hypermobility

2:00 About our show today with Chad Landers

4:30 About this amazing catered food event we went to this past week that served high quality, non-processed foods.

8:30 Check out our latest One-On-One Coaching Call - OSF 244 Are Unrealistic Goals Controlling Your Life? and learn how to be a client on the Open Sky Fitness Podcast!

12:30 Introduction to Chad Landers

15:00 How his interest in training began from a young age and eventually led to a career.

20:00 His big move from Illinois to go work in Las Vegas as a personal trainer.

22:00 The various jobs he worked in Las Vegas and how that led him to work as a personal trainer in Sherman Oaks.

27:00 His different experiences working for various gyms as a personal trainer until he found something that worked for himself.

34:00 How meeting his wife and getting married impact his career in the fitness industry.

36:00 Why fame and fortune don't matter; the main point is that you feel good about yourself.

38:00 How to be a great personal trainer by not being judgemental, showing compassion, and building relationships.

44:00 How working at a gym or belonging to a gym is like being in a community.

49:00 Why some personal trainers and gyms just blow up huge without any real training expertise.

50:00 Why it's so easy for people to believe in online fitness trainers especially on Instagram when they know absolutely nothing about training.

53:30 What personal trainers can do to expand their online social media presence and whether or not that's actually even worth it.

55:00 The importance of knowing your unique market based on age, gender, and what they're looking for to improve their health.

1:00:00 His advice on what you should do or not do when planning a career change, move, or other big steps in your life.

1:02:00 The importance of staying out of debt and having a nest egg.

1:07:00 Why we're in fear or a state of hesitation to take our lives to the next level.

1:14:00 Why you should start training people in person first before moving to work with them online.

1:22:00 How to connect with Chad Landers online.

1:26:00  Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:27:00 Tune into our next Coaching Call next week and learn how to be coached on the podcast!

1:28:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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 245 with Chad Landers - !  We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Mar 26, 2019

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

You, the listener, get to have the chance to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but we can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. Your goals
    2. What obstacles you believe are standing in your way
    3. Your expectations and how you think Devon and Rob can help you

 

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

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset

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