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Rob & Devon Dionne have been in the health and fitness world for over a decade. Devon is a Holistic Nutrition Counselor and GYROTONIC® Instructor. Rob is a certified personal trainer with NASM, holding advanced certification, CES, PES, MMA, and Weight Loss Specialist. He's also a level 1 Crossfit Instructor. This husband and wife team redefine what it means to be healthy in this fast 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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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?

 

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

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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

Mar 19, 2019

This week on the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, we have co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide, author of The Roll Model, as well as creator of the the self-care fitness formats Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model® Method, Jill Miller, returning to talk with Rob about her own self-care and self-love practices, her 2017 hip surgery, and what's in store for her next.

On This Episode:

  • How to fall in love with every single part of your body and what it CAN do for you.
  • Why you should never ignore signs from your body from aches and pains to stiffness and more.
  • How to build a relationship with our bodies for life by being compassionate, curious, and paying attention to it.
  • What she wants people to know about stretching and why it can be very harmful to the long-term health of your joints.

 

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

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset

 

The Roll Model

Click here to get your copy of The Roll Model

LIVE BETTER IN YOUR BODY.

Pain is an epidemic. It prevents you from performing at your best because it robs you of concentration, power, and peace of mind. But most pain is preventable and treatable, and healing is within your grasp. Hundreds of thousands of people around the globe have taken life “by the balls” and circumvented a dismal future of painkillers, surgeries, and hopelessness by using Jill Miller’s groundbreaking Roll Model Method.

The Roll Model gives you the tools to change the course of your life in less than 5 minutes a day. You are a fully equipped self-healing organism, and this book will guide you through easy-to-perform self-massage techniques that will erase pain and improve your performance in whatever activities you pursue.

The Roll Model teaches you how to improve the quality of your life no matter your size, shape, or condition. Within these pages you will find:

  • Inspiring stories of people just like you who have altered the course of their lives by using the Roll Model Method
  • Accessible explanations of how and why this system works based on the science of your body and the physiological effects of rolling
  • Step-by-step rolling techniques to help awaken your body’s resilience from head to toe so that you have more energy, less stress, and greater performance

Whether you’re living with constant discomfort, seeking to improve your mobility, or trying to avoid medication and surgery, this book provides empowering and effective solutions for becoming your own best Roll Model.

About Yoga Tune Up

Yoga Tune Up® is a fitness therapy format built around the three P's – Pain, Posture and Performance. It helps eradicate pain, improve posture and enhance performance through a unique blend of yoga, Corrective Exercise, Self-Massage, and Breath Strategies. By helping to identify and target your "body blind spots"; areas that are most overused, underused, or misused, YTU heals damaged muscle, increases strength and establishes healthy movement patterns.

The YTU format includes dynamic and static range of motion exercises to target these blind spots to improve proprioception (body sense), interoception (physiological listening) and motor control (performance). This format utilizes unique exercises that educate each practitioner about their body biomechanics and their personal relationship to how they use their body on a daily basis. Mindset work surrounds and infuses each YTU lesson so that subtle and gross awareness evolve to help every practitioner live better in their body.

YTU is practiced all over the world at Yoga Studios, fitness facilities and retreat centers, taught by creator Jill Miller and more than 500 certified YTU instructors. Using a distinctive set of exercises, poses and specialized techniques, Yoga Tune Up® playfully moves you into a body that looks great and lasts a lifetime.

Yoga Tune Up® is a self-care fitness Format that:

  • Increases your body’s overall strength
  • Relieves pain and stress
  • Helps control weight and makes you feel grounded
  • Bolsters the immune system
  • Improves balance, flexibility, and coordination

 

About Jill Miller

Jill MillerJill Miller, C-IAYT, ERYT is the co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide and creator of the self-care fitness formats Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model® Method. With more than 30 years of study in anatomy and movement, she is a pioneer in forging relevant links between the worlds of fitness, yoga, massage, athletics and pain management. She is known as the Teacher’s Teacher and has trained thousands of movement educators, clinicians, and manual therapists to incorporate her paradigm shifting self-care fitness programming into athletic and medical facility programs internationally. She has crafted original programs for 24 Hour Fitness, Equinox, YogaWorks, and numerous professional sports teams. She and her team of 500+ trainers help you to live better in your body with an emphasis on proprioception, mobility, breath mechanics and recovery.

She has presented case studies at the Fascia Research Congress and International Association of Yoga Therapy conferences. She has the rare ability to translate complex physiological and biomechanical information into accessible, relevant moves that help her students transform pain, dysfunction and injury into robust fitness. Jill is the anatomy columnist for Yoga Journal Magazine and has been featured in Shape, Men’s Journal, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Health, Yoga Journal, Self, and on the Today Show and Good Morning America. Jill is regularly featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network. She is the creator of dozens of DVD’s including Treat While You Train with Kelly Starrett DPT and is the author of the internationally bestselling book The Roll Model: A Step by Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility and Live Better in your Body. Based in Los Angeles, CA, she is a wife and mother of two small children and is currently writing her second book.

Visit Jill's ongoing classes at Equinox Fitness Clubs in Los Angeles.
Follow Jill on FacebookTwitter and Instagram

 

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 242 The Carnivore Diet: Is It Right For You? with Sean Hyson

1:40 Check out our latest One-On-One Coaching Call - OSF 241 Just Ten Pounds To Lose and learn how to be a client on the Open Sky Fitness Podcast!

2:00 About our show today with Jill Miller

3:00 Tune into our next Coaching Call next week and learn how to be coached on the podcast!

6:00 About our upcoming Coaching Calls in the coming weeks.

11:00 Introduction to our guest today - Jill Miller 

18:00 Her regular, painful hip spasms and how it led to her hip replacement in 2017.

26:30 The extreme mobility and flexibility she naturally had and why that was a liability for her hip joint.

28:30 Her previous experiences with eating disorders and how that addiction led to her addiction to yoga in order to calm herself down.

29:00 How to fall in love with every single part of your body and what it CAN do for you.

33:00 Why you should never ignore signs from your body from aches and pains to stiffness and more.

34:00 Why her body wasn't always giving her the feedback and signals she needed to pay attention to.

36:00 The impact of pain on our brain, moods, thoughts, breath patterns and more

37:00 How to build a relationship with our bodies for life by being compassionate, curious, and paying attention to it.

40:00 The backlash she received for bringing functional movement to yoga with the Yoga Tune Up.

41:00 Why, no matter what she did, she would have eventually had to have hip surgery and how the Yoga Tune Up helped preserve her physical ability.

43:00 The mental health struggles she has gone through including PTSD, the loss of a child, and medical health therapy.

46:40 What she wants people to know about stretching and why it can be very harmful to the long-term health of your joints.

50:30 About her upcoming book and why it's the most important thing to her right now even though she's struggling to complete it.

52:30 The daily struggle she faces with feeling like she has to be productive all the time and how she deals with it.

55:00 How she balances her work, health, relationships, family, and self-care time plus what she needs to work on the most.

57:00 How she's planning to grow both personally and professionally this year.

59:00 Therapy and self-care practices Rob, Devon, and Jill practice regularly.

1:04:00 Their experiences as actors and the terrible movies they've made.

1:13:30  Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:01:30 Tune into our next Coaching Call next week and learn how to be coached on the podcast!

1:03:00 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 243 with Jill Miller:The Pros & Cons of Hypermobility!  We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Mar 12, 2019

This week we have the new Editor-In-Chief at Onnit, Author of both 101 Best Workouts Of All Time and The Men's Health Encyclopedia of Muscle as well as previous Open Sky Fitness guest, Sean Hyson joining us to talk about his career, the latest fitness and nutrition trend, and his own opinion on how to live a healthy, meaningful life.

We discussed a variety of topics and it was so awesome to catch up with him since the beginning of our podcast.

 

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

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset

 

The Men's Health Encyclopedia of Muscle

Get your copy of The Men's Health Encyclopedia of Muscle by Sean Hyson

The Men's Health Encyclopedia of Muscle reveals which techniques create a bigger, stronger, leaner body — and exactly how to use them.

With over 50 techniques from Drop Sets, to Tabata Protocol, to Wave Loading — and 40 complete workouts — this is the only book you'll need to get ripped and build the body you've always wanted.

Order now to get strong & lean — once and for all!

 

 

About Sean Hyson

Sean Hyson is the Editor in Chief of Onnit. A Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.), he is the author of 101 Best Workouts Of All Time, an Amazon.com best-seller, and the e-book The Truth About Strength Training (truthaboutstrengthtraining.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

1:30 Check out our previous guest interview:
OSF 240 - The Art of Making Things Happen: Steve Sims

2:30 Check out our latest One-On-One Coaching Call - OSF 241 Just Ten Pounds To Lose and learn how to be a client on the Open Sky Fitness Podcast!

7:10 Introduction to Sean Hyson

8:10 His background in writing and how he fell into the fitness industry.

13:00 How he came to work for Onnit now as their Editor in Chief.

15:00 How he's helped Onnit rebrand to reach a wider audience.

17:30 His process for coming up with so much content online.

20:00 What type of meat you should eat if you follow a carnivore diet

24:00 Various trends he has tried and 100% believed in only to change his mind later.

25:40 What it's like to be giving people this health advice and knowledge and if it's intimidating or not.

26:00 Why we're all entitled to change our opinion about nutrition and what diets we want to follow.

28:30 His advice for exercise and which workouts you should focus on today.

30:00 What you should be aware of if you decide to switch up your tempo, order, or rep scheme.

32:00 What our fitness focus should look like as we age.

33:00 How he's keeping his workouts effective and enjoyable.

34:30 How to do a cluster set during your workout and what you should keep in mind.

37:40 Periodization - How important is it to build in recovery and lighter weeks in periodization programming?

38:40 How he approaches periodization for muscle growth.

40:30 His thoughts on full body vs. split workouts.

42:50 The importance of great mobility over strength.

44:20 What areas and movements we should focus on the most to improve our mobility.

48:20 Onnit's current focus and vision for the next couple of years.

50:00 What helps him stay motivated, healthy, and balanced with work and life.

56:00 What led him to write his latest book, The Encyclopedia of Muscle, and what beneficial information you will find in it.

1:00:00  Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:01:30 Tune into our next Coaching Call next week and learn how to be coached on the podcast!

1:03:00 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 242 - The Carnivore Diet: Is It Right For You? with Sean Hyson! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Mar 5, 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

Feb 26, 2019

Fear has no benefits. All it will create for you is paralysis, insecurity, doubt, and hesitation. Nothing productive will come out of being afraid of something. - Steve Sims

The pattern of giving up on yourself ends today because this week we have the phenomenal CEO & Founder of Bluefish, Steve Sims, aka The Real Life Wizard of Oz sharing his life story, how you can live the life you want without any fear, and how to make anything happen.

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

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset

On This Episode:

  • How to be your most authentic self from experience and share that with the world.
  • The fact that we're all beginners at some point and how to allow yourself to learn by failing.
  • How to just begin to do what you want to do and THEN work on making it better from that moment on.
  • How he became so good at what he was doing because he focused on bringing value to his clients rather than solely putting all his energy into building a business.
  • Steps you can take to get out of your own way when facing doubt, anxiety, or depression.

Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen

Click here to get your copy of Bluefishing by Steve Sims

Whether it’s climbing Everest, launching a business, applying for a dream job, or just finding happiness in everyday life, Steve Sims, founder of the luxury concierge service, Bluefish, reveals simple and effective ways to sharpen your mind, gain a new perspective, and achieve your goals.

From helping a client get married in the Vatican, to charming and connecting with business mogul Elon Musk, Bluefish founder Steve Sims is known to make the impossible possible. Now, in his first book, he shares tips, techniques, and principles to break down any door and step onto whatever glamorous stage awaits you.

By following Steve’s succinct yet insightful advice—as well as inspiration gleaned from the moving stories of others—you, too, can transform your life and achieve the impossible.

Who Is Steve Sims?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekoyhmWb27o

About Steve Sims

Steve Sims is an ugly kid from the outskirts of London, wasn't born into the world of luxury but certainly holds his place there now!

Founder of the super exclusive, membership only personal concierge service for VIPs and executives seeking the ultimate in unique experiences and travel for themselves and their companies, Steve Sims is an unlikely expert marketer within the luxury industry. But his secret to success is that he's build a life out of keeping his word, and not taking no for an answer. Profiled and often quoted in international publications including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, London's Sunday Times, and South China Morning Post, TV and Sims is a sought after speaker at a variety of prestigious organizations such as the Pentagon and Harvard!

Whether you want to sing with your favorite rock star, have lunch with Donald Trump, get married in the Vatican, or dive to the wreck of the Titanic, Steve Sims is the guy who gets to yes when the answer for anyone else would be no.

He is well regarded for his marketing within the luxury world but be prepared, he does things his way!


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:
Bret Contreras: Why Training Glutes Is Important - Ep. 238

3:30 Check out our latest One-On-One Coaching Call - How To Build Confidence Through Integrity - Ep. 239 and learn how to be a client on the Open Sky Fitness Podcast!

7:00 Introduction to Steve Sims

13:00 How he broke free of his former lifestyle in London to start a new life.

14:00 Why we are a combination of the 5 people that we spend the most time with.

15:00 How to share your value with the world.

21:00 How he came to run exclusive events around the world.

27:00 What brought him to be the concierge for New York Fashion Week.

31:00 How he came to be so good at what he was doing because he focused on bringing value to his clients; not building a business.

38:00 How to just begin to do what you want to do in your life and THEN work on making it better from that moment on.

42:00 Why we're all beginners at some point and how to allow yourself to learn by failing and accepting that.

49:00 How to be your authentic self from experience and share that with the world.

55:00 How we've come to the point where we are so disconnected from one another.

1:04:00 Steps you can take to get out of your own way when facing doubt, anxiety, or depression.

1:14:00  Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:14:30 Tune into our next Coaching Call with Michael next week and learn how to be coached on the podcast!

1:15:00 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 240 - The Art of Make Things Happen: Steve Sims! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

 

 

Feb 19, 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

Feb 12, 2019

This week, Rob had an intense, one-on-one conversation with Founder of The Glute Lab, Inventor of The Hip Thruster, and Author of many books including Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy, Bret Contreras.

They covered everything from Bret's career and the importance of being authentic online to why training your glutes is so important and how to live a healthy life that you love.

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

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset

 

On This Episode:

  • The 3 areas he's always striving to improve and prioritize at different times: personal fitness, business, and mental wellbeing.
  • The fact that babies have to first learn functional movement such as how to engage their glutes and do a bridge before they can crawl.
  • His process for helping people create individual workout programs.
  • Standard exercises for strengthening your legs.
  • Facts and myths about fat and muscle.

 

Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy
by Bret Contreras

Increase strength, build mass, burn fat, and define your muscles. With full-color anatomical illustrations, step-by-step instructions, and training advice, Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy is the authoritative resource for sculpting your physique without free weights, machines, or expensive equipment.

Targeting all muscle zones and primary muscle regions—arms, chest, shoulders, back, core, thighs, glutes, and calves—Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy presents 156 of the most effective bodyweight exercises that can be performed anytime, anywhere. With expert advice from renowned strength trainer Bret Contreras, you’ll learn how to modify, combine, and sequence exercises to ramp up your routine and avoid plateaus.

In depth yet practical, Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy takes you inside every exercise through stunning anatomical artwork that reveals primary muscles worked along with the relevant surrounding structures, including bones, ligaments, and tendons.

Whether you are just beginning your quest for a better body or simply seeking a proven approach for training at home, on the road, or on the go, Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy is a one-of-a-kind resource that you’ll refer to again and again.

About Bret Contreras

Personal trainer, speaker, author and inventor, Bret Contreras is considered to be the world’s foremost expert on glute training. He is the Founder of The Glute Lab, Inventor of The Hip Thruster, and Author of various articles and books including
Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy. Bret has his PhD in Sports Science and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).


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: Building Body Confidence with the Fit Bottomed Girls - Ep. 236

2:00 The importance of really focusing on yourself 100% when you're sick so that you can heal quickly.

3:30 Devon's chicken soup recipe!

7:00 Check out our latest
One-On-One Coaching Call: Why Happiness Shouldn't Be A Goal - Ep. 237 and learn how to be a client on the Open Sky Fitness Podcast!

9:00 Introduction to Bret Contreras

12:00 Various articles he has written, how his views on training has changed, and what he has learned over the years.

17:00 Regrets about what he has written in past articles including the glute myth.

20:00 His love for learning and how he's always digging for the right answers when he or someone is wrong about something.

21:50 The amount of fake people out there on social media and how to tell when someone is being authentic or not.

23:50 How he cares about his followers and wants to inspire and make them feel good rather than make them feel bad.

24:30 How he focuses on following his own standards and no one else's to be true to the life he wants to live.

26:00 The 3 areas he's always striving to improve and prioritize at different times: personal fitness, business, and mental wellbeing.

37:00 The fact that babies have to first learn functional movement such as how to engage their glutes and do a bridge before they can crawl.

42:00 His process for helping people create individual workout programs.

47:30 The truth about women's quads and how to get them strong and lean.

49:30 Standard exercises for strengthening your legs.

51:00 Facts and myths about fat and muscle.

55:00 How to be your most authentic self online - Bret's Dos and Don'ts.

1:01:00 How to be a good sport during physique competitions and be proud of your progress.

1:05:00 Why we shouldn't body shame other people.

1:08:00 How to live a healthy life you love enjoying your favorite things will being healthy still.

1:13:00 The importance of always staying humble no matter how much success you achieve or how popular you become as a personal trainer.

1:18:00 Being open-minded but skeptical as a researcher and professional to new facts and studies plus admitting when you were wrong to be honest and build trust.

1:25:00  Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:30:00 Tune into our next Coaching Call with Michael next week and learn how to be coached on the podcast!1

1:31:40 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.

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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!

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Thanks for listening/reading episode 238 - Bret Contreras: Why Training Glutes Is So Important! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Feb 5, 2019

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
Jan 29, 2019

Can you imagine what the women in this world could do if they weren't worried about the number on the scale? - Jennipher Walters on what insight her intuitive dietitian had given her.

This week, Rob had an amazing discussion with Podcast Hosts, Personal Coaches at Fit Bottomed Girls, and Creators of the Love Your Body. Love Your Life online course, Jennipher Walters and Kristen Seymour. Both women shared their own wellness journeys, how they went from student to personal trainer, and how Fit Bottomed Girls has evolved since 2008.

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

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Both Jenn and Kristen are on a mission to share their You Can't Hate Yourself Healthy approach to both men and women to inspire them to give up their diets and focus on enjoying their lives rather than allowing the number on the scale to determine their happiness.

Through Fit Bottomed Girls, Jenn and Kristen are leading voices in combating the negative messages that the media spreads about what it means to be healthy. It is their mission to help people boost their body confidence and self-image through courses, couching, books, podcast interviews, and more.

On This Episode:

As you listen, Rob, Jenn, and Kristen discuss:

  • How you can create healthy habits by first focusing on what you love such as your favorite exercise and foods before you challenge yourself.
  • Why our poor body image and self-confidence is actually a wake-up call that there is something deeper that needs our attention.
  • Why you can't have the mindset that you must restrict your nutrition while working out hard or training for endurance events.
  • Why some people with tendencies such as Rebels or Upholders might have difficulty with focusing on their self-love and how they can overcome it with a unique approach that works for them.
  • How important it is to do a self-audit of where you are now and where you want to be in the future.

 

"It's okay to eat the foods you want or need to eat. We tend to moralize food but you're not good for eating a salad nor bad for eating ice cream." - Kristen Seymour

About Fit Bottomed Girls

It began as a single blog with a tongue-in-cheek play on a Queen song. Today, the Fit Bottomed World, run by Jennipher Walters and Kristen Seymour (who are certified fitness professionals but also just everyday regular women), is an online phenomenon reaching millions of women (and men!) each month. And, of course, the focus is always on the idea that fit bottoms come in all shapes and sizes — and that you’re more than the number on the scale.

(And they know because they’ve been there. Read Jenn’s personal story here, and Kristen’s here.)

True pioneers of the body-positive movement, Jennipher Walters and Erin Whitehead began Fit Bottomed Girls in 2008 as friends looking for a fun, fresh and no-diet approach to being healthy. Months after the site launched, it took off — readers were clearly hungry for something other than “how to lose 10 pounds in 10 minutes and get the perfect man.” Infusing their own experiences (both failures and successes) they created a community of “FBGs” — welcoming everyone in, including writer Kristen Seymour, who would later become a business partner.

From there, the Fit Bottomed Girls expanded into new verticals and products to serve its growing readership, including Fit Bottomed MamasFit Bottomed Eatsa bookFit Bottomed Zena podcast and the online course Love Your Body. Love Your Life.

In 2017, Erin left the company to pursue other interests and focus on her family, while the Fit Bottomed World expanded into more speaking engagements, retreats, and brand consulting. Jenn and Kristen also continue to work with major brands such as Brooks Running, Marshall’s and Pure Protein on campaigns and other influencer projects that are fully aligned with the Fit Bottomed Girls’ mission. In fact, Jenn and Kristen were named as one of The 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness by Greatist in 2016 and 2017, and were listed as one of the best healthy living bloggers of 2018 by Healthline.

And the one thing that will never, ever change is the company’s mission to continue to let women (and men!) know that you simply can’t hate yourself healthy.

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 234 - Gretchen Rubin: Navigating Expectations With The Four Tendencies

2:00 About today's guests - of Fit Bottomed Girls, Jennipher Walters and Kristen Seymour.

2:30 Check out our latest Coaching Call with Jenn - Stop Binge Eating and learn how to be a client on the Open Sky Fitness Podcast!

6:00 Learn more about one of our favorite brands and our awesome sponsor, ButcherBox, and get a discount of $10 off your first order plus free bacon!

11:00 Introduction to Jennipher Walters and Kristen Seymour of Fit Bottomed Girls.

12:00 How they got started with Fit Bottomed Girls.

13:30 The negative messages that were in the media about health and how they wanted to turn that all around with FBG.

19:00 The pressures that Jenn faced as a personal trainer and feeling pressured to look a certain way to be able to give advice.

22:00 How meeting with a dietician helped Jenn lift a lot of the eating restrictions and turn to intuitive eating.

25:00 How you can create healthy habits by first focusing on what you love such as your favorite exercise and foods before you challenge yourself.

26:00 Why our poor body image and self-confidence is actually a wake-up call that there is something deeper that needs our attention.

27:00 Kristen's background, fitness fears, and wellness journey story.

29:00 Why you can't have the mindset that you must restrict your nutrition while working out hard or training for endurance events.

32:00 Why fitness just needs enough to lose weight and get healthy; you also need to focus on your nutrition.

 37:00 How Jenn defines self-love and how we can practice it on a daily basis.

41:00 Why some people tendencies such as Rebels or Upholders might have difficulty with focusing on their self-love and how they can overcome it with a unique approach that works for them.

47:30 How important it is to do a self-audit of where you are now and where you want to be in the future.

50:00 What their healthy lifestyles look like based on what they like, their family life, and focus.

54:30 How Kristen found a great tribe within running groups in her city and how you can too.

58:00 Jenn's journey to trying out different workouts and how she came to start running, love it and commit to it.

1:03:30 Kristen's favorite workouts and how she's grown from student to teacher.

1:09:00 Steps you can take today to improve your health on your wellness journey.

1:13:00  Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:14:00 Learn how to can be on the podcast and work with Devon and me in a coaching session!

1:14:45 Get grass-fed, delicious meat delivered straight to your door with a brand we love and our sponsor, ButcherBox.

1:15:00 Check out our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook

57:10 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 236 - Building Body Confidence with the Fit Bottomed Girls! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

 

Jan 22, 2019

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
Jan 15, 2019

There is no one-way, one-fits-all, magic solution that works for everyone to reach goals or get things done. A lot of people spend time beating themselves up when something doesn't work instead of saying, 'Hey! I've learned something about myself. This isn't the way it works for me; let's move on to something that works better.' They shouldn't feel like they don't have any willpower or they're not a grown up. There's nothing wrong with you; there are other ways of doing things and let's focus on that. - Gretchen Rubin

 

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This week, we are so excited to share Rob's interview with Bestselling Author of numerous books including The Four Tendencies and Co-Host of The Happier Podcast, Gretchen Rubin. Rob and Gretchen dove deep into how she switched from a career in law to become a writer and all about the unique Four Tendencies people have according to their inner and outer expectations: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels.

More specifically, you'll learn about:

  • Why we try to change our tendencies and who we are even though there's absolutely no need to do that.
  • The fact that 40% of the population are Obligers.
  • How to make a change in your life without changing your inner nature no matter what tendency you have.
  • Why Rebels have a "could do" list instead of a to-do or goals list.
  • What defines an Upholder and why they're so driven to succeed with just a little bit of accountability.
  • How Gretchen discovered The Four Tendencies by observing people including herself.
  • What an Obliger Rebellion is and why it can be a beneficial breakthrough for an Obliger.
  • How the Four Tendencies can overlap for some people.

 

"What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while." - Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Ruben's Four Tendencies

 

The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

Get your copy of The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin here

The Four Tendencies by Gretchen RubinIn this groundbreaking analysis of personality type, bestselling author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project Gretchen Rubin reveals the one simple question that will transform what you do at home, at work, and in life. 

During her multibook investigation into understanding human nature, Gretchen Rubin realized that by asking the seemingly dry question "How do I respond to expectations?" we gain explosive self-knowledge. She discovered that based on their answer, people fit into Four Tendencies: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. Our Tendency shapes every aspect of our behavior, so using this framework allows us to make better decisions, meet deadlines, suffer less stress, and engage more effectively.

More than 600,000 people have taken her online quiz, and managers, doctors, teachers, spouses, and parents already use the framework to help people make significant, lasting change.

The Four Tendencies hold practical answers if you've ever thought...
·         People can rely on me, but I can't rely on myself.
·         How can I help someone to follow good advice?
·         People say I ask too many questions.
·         How do I work with someone who refuses to do what I ask—or who keeps telling me what to do?

With sharp insight, compelling research, and hilarious examples, The Four Tendencies will help you get happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. It's far easier to succeed when you know what works for you.

Click Here To Take The Four Tendencies Quiz 

 

 

The Four Tendencies Framework Intro

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9gieh0LkjQ[/embed]

 

About Gretchen Rubin

Portrait of Gretchen Rubin, NYC

Gretchen Rubin is one of today’s most influential and thought-provoking observers of happiness and human nature.

She’s the author of many books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers The Four Tendencies, Better Than Before, and The Happiness Project. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide.

On her top-ranking podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she discusses happiness and good habits with her sister Elizabeth Craft. (Gretchen is an Upholder, Elizabeth is an Obliger).

Gretchen Rubin has been interviewed by Oprah, eaten dinner with Daniel Kahneman, walked arm-in-arm with the Dalai Lama, had her work written up in a medical journal, and been an answer on the game show Jeopardy!

She started her career in law and was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer.

 

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 interview: OSF 233 Dr. Joel Fuhrman: Is Fast Food More Addicting Than Drugs?

1:40 About today's guest, Bestselling Author, Gretchen Rubin.

5:00 Come and let us coach you on a podcast episode!

10:30 Join the conversation in our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook

10:55 A question from an OSF Facebook Group Member on natural digestive enzymes and probiotics.

12:30 What's better for you? Raw vs. cooked vegetables.

15:00 Introduction to Gretchen Rubin

18:00 How Gretchen began her new career in writing after working in the world of law for so long.

22:00 How Gretchen and her husband supported each other during their career changs.

25:00 The Four Tendencies: Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, and Rebel as well as outer and inner expectations.

27:50 Why the majority of people (40% of us) are Obligers and we're trying to change our tendencies to be a different person.

28:30 Why Obligers tend to outsource and reach for help to stay on track with their inner expectations and how they do it.

30:30 How to make a change in your life without changing your inner nature no matter what tendency you have.

31:50 How Rebels try to get work done with a "Could Do" list.

33:10 Upholders and how they're so driven to succeed with just a little bit of accountability.

34:00 How Gretchen discovered The Four Tendencies within people including herself.

36:40 Can the Four Tendencies overlap? How do you tip into other personalities?

38:00 Rebels - What are they like? How can you deal with them or help them?

42:40 The Obliger Rebellion: What it is and what happens during one.

49:30 How The Four Tendencies can benefit and help you get to know yourself better.

50:30 Secrets of Adulthood - About this section of her website and some of her favorite secrets.

51:00 About one specific secret of adulthood - "What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while."

53:00  Final comments with Rob and Devon

53:10 Learn how to can be on the podcast and work with Devon and me in a coaching session!

57:00 Check out our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook

57:10 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!!

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Start Building Your Own Workouts and Meal Plan!

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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.

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Jan 3, 2019

We can control our health's destiny; it's not luck and the right foods enable us not just to prevent but reverse diseases unless they're in the super advanced stages. This is a positive message that also tastes delicious and can be made into a diet style that people prefer to eat. - Dr. Joel Fuhrman

 

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This week, we have six-time New York Times best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods, Dr. Joel Fuhrman on the show to talk about the Nutritarian Diet, what GBOMBS foods are and how to prepare them, plus his stance on popular oils such as coconut and olive oil and whether or not they're actually as healthy for us as we believe to be true.

It was a great interview with him and I learned so much about which foods are best eaten raw or cooked, how to transform your taste buds to love tasty, nutritious meals, and all about his resources and events including retreats and his latest books, Fast Food Genocide and Eat to Live Quick & Easy Cookbook.

 

As you listen, you will also find out all about:

  • What a Nutritarian is and what the foundations of it are.
  • Why it will take you a couple of months to adjust to a new way of eating not only for your taste buds but for an emotional transition to happen as well.
  • Why you should avoid alternative sugars like Splenda, stevia, and even diet sodas because it just perpetuates your craving for sweets.
  • How long it typically takes people to teach their taste buds to like new, healthy recipes and foods.
  • Probiotics and digestive enzymes: what happens when we consume them on a daily basis if you follow an unhealthy diet vs. healthy diet.
  • Why your depression could be caused by your poor nutrition leading you to be hormonally unbalanced.

 

I Love Nutritional Science: Dr. Joel Fuhrman at TEDxCharlottesville 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4katnfHzXA

 

About Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Dr. Joel FuhrmanJoel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, six-time New York Times best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. Dr. Fuhrman is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows. Through his own hugely successful PBS specials, which have raised more than $30 million for public broadcasting stations, he brings nutritional science to homes across America and around the world.

Dr. Fuhrman is the President of the Nutritional Research Foundation and is a member of the Dr. Oz Show Advisory Board. His work and discoveries are published in medical journals and he is involved with multiple nutritional studies with major research institutions across America.

Dr. Fuhrman is the author of six New York Times bestsellers: Eat to Live (Little Brown, 2003); Super Immunity (HarperOne, 2012); The End of Diabetes (HarperOne, 2013); The Eat to Live Cookbook (HarperOne, 2013); The End of Dieting (HarperOne, 2014) and The End of Heart Disease (HarperOne, 2016). To date, he has sold more than three million books.

In addition to his New York Times bestsellers, Dr. Fuhrman has written several other popular books on nutritional science which include: Dr. Fuhrman's Transformation 20 Diabetes (Gift of Health Press); 10 in 20: Dr. Fuhrman's Lose 10 Pounds in 20 Days Detox Program (Gift of Health Press); Eat for Health (Gift of Health Press), Disease-Proof Your Child (St. Martin's Griffin), Fasting and Eating for Health (St. Martin's Griffin) and the Dr. Fuhrman's Nutritarian Handbook and ANDI Food Scoring Guide (Gift of Health Press).

His latest books are Fast Food Genocide and Eat to Live Quick & Easy Cookbook.

 

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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. What you're struggling with
    2. What you believe is standing in your way
    3. What you want to achieve in 2019
    4. Your expectations and how you think Devon and I 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 last week's show: OSF 232 - Weight Loss Goals Are A Waste Of Time with Rico Caveglia

2:00 How to approach 2019 with a new outlook on getting things done including maybe even outsourcing help.

6:00 About our guest today, Dr. Joel Fuhrman

7:00 Let us be your personal coaches on an upcoming podcast episode!

13:20 Introduction to Dr. Joel Fuhrman

15:00 Dr. Fuhrman's background and how he became involved in nutrition and natural health methods.

18:00 His mission to help people get to the root of their health problems rather than cover them up with prescription meds.

20:00 The wonderful experience he had while in medical school and the most important lessons he learned while there.

23:00 Why doctors are there for emergencies and we can do a lot to prevent disease on our own by eating healthy and looking after ourselves.

24:40 What a Nutritarian is and what the foundations of it are.

27:50 The importance of eating more colorful, unrefined vegetables and avoiding white foods i.e. rice, white bread, white sugar for better health and avoiding disease.

31:50 Why food addiction happens and the negative impact it has on our bodies and minds.

34:00 The differences we notice when we eat nuts vs nut oils such as walnuts and walnut oils or sesame seeds vs. sesame oils.

35:00 His stance on consuming oil and why even some 'healthy' oils such as olive oil or coconut oil might not be that healthy for us as we think.

37:00 Our body's natural digestive system and what happens when we eat quality whole foods vs. processed foods that carry little to no nutrients.

39:40 The addictive nature of fast food that's keeping us back from living a healthy lifestyle.

41:00 Why it will take you a couple of months to adjust to a new way of eating not only for your taste buds but for an emotional transition to happen as well.

42:00 What symptoms you'll notice when you transition to eating healthier from feeling sluggish and losing focus to headaches and even a fever or other slight illness.

43:00 Some of the strategies that he uses with clients including during the retreats he hosts to overcome food addiction.

45:30 Why you should avoid alternative sugars like Splenda, stevia, and even diet sodas because it just perpetuates your craving for sweets.

47:00 How long it typically takes people to teach their taste buds to like new, healthy recipes and foods.

49:40 Foods that you should eat raw vs. cooked and why it's important to eat certain foods one way over the other.

54:30 If we do want to sautee vegetables, what's the best way to do it with water rather than oil?

58:30 The study being down at Arizona State University to see the positive effects of GBOMBS and the Nutritarian diet when it comes to preventing breast cancer in women.

1:00:00 Which of the GBOMBS foods you should cook or eat raw to get the full benefits.

1:01:00 Probiotics and digestive enzymes: what happens when we consume them on a daily basis if you follow an unhealthy diet vs. healthy diet.

1:03:00 The best methods to prepare all different kinds of beans before consumption.

1:06:00 The negative impact that not only you but also your family will face if you continue to eat such an unhealthy diet.

1:12:00 Why your depression could be caused by your poor nutrition leading you to be hormonally unbalanced.

1:17:15 Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:17:55 Check out our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook

1:19:00 Learn how to can be on the podcast and work with Devon and me in a coaching session!

1:19:40 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

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  • 8 Weeks of Equipment Free Bodyweight Workouts in 20 minutes or less. (No gym membership required)
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Do The FREE 7 Day Paleo Rest

Simply go to 7DayPaleoReset.com to sign up now

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

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

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

 

 

Look Out For Our Upcoming

Throw Back Thursday Podcast Episodes!

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

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

 

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With Our Sponsor - ButcherBox

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

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

 

 

Join The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group!

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

Start Building Your Own Workouts and Meal Plan!

Download Results Tracker here!

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

Download the OSF Food Journal Now!

Have a Question or Review for Rob or Devon?

We love answering questions and getting feedback from you, our listener! If you have any questions to ask us, want to share a review of the show, or tell us any suggestions for guests/topics that you think would be great to have on the show, just email Rob at rob@openskyfitness.com or Devon at devon@openskyfitness.com or you can also leave us a review at 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 233 with Dr. Joel Fuhrman: Is Fast Food More Addicting Than Drugs? We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

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