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Open Sky Fitness Podcast

Rob & Devon Dionne have been in the health and fitness world for over a decade. Devon is a Holistic Nutrition Counselor and GYROTONIC® Instructor. Rob is a certified personal trainer with NASM, holding advanced certification, CES, PES, MMA, and Weight Loss Specialist. He's also a level 1 Crossfit Instructor. This husband and wife team redefine what it means to be healthy in this fast paced, hectic world we live in. The Open Sky Fitness Podcast is perfect for men and women who are trying to get back in shape after neglecting their health after years of focusing on their jobs or building a family. Remember what it was like when you were 20 years old? Diet and exercise wasn't a thing. If you worked out for a few days or stopped eating cheese burgers for a week, you'd drop ten pounds. Too bad we can't live in that reality forever. Welcome to life after 30. Rob & Devon would like to help you find the right path for this moment in your life. We don't believe in going on a diet. We don't believe there's only one way to achieving the body you want. We do believe in creating a lifestyle that allows you to have the best of both worlds...eating delicious food and being healthy at the same time. It is possible. Just listen to our show and you'll see! If you have questions you'd like us to answer on our show or via email, feel free to contact Rob. If you'd just like to write us a letter and give us your feedback, we'd love that too. Send everything to Rob@OpenSkyFitness.com Thanks for listening! Enjoy the show.
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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!

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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

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