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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 30, 2019

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset

 

 

Dan John's Ten Commandments In Fitness:

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

 

40 Years With A Whistle by Dan John

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In a flash, so to speak.

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

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

I have discovered no better truism in my life.

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

 

About Dan John

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

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

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

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

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

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

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

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

Here's how you sign up:

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

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

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

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

7:00 Introduction to Dan John.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:08:20 1) Constant assessment

1:9:00 2) Constant upgrading

1:13:30 3) Ignore perfect

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

1:18:50 5) Everything works

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 1:49:50 9) Fundamentals trump everything else

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

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

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

2:03:30 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

The challenge consists of:

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

Do The FREE 7 Day Paleo Rest

Simply go to 7DayPaleoReset.com to sign up now

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

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

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

Look Out For Our Upcoming

Throw Back Thursday Podcast Episodes!

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

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

Claim Your FREE Bacon + $10 Off

With Our Sponsor - ButcherBox

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

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

Join The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group!

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

Start Building Your Own Workouts and Meal Plan!

Download Results Tracker here!

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

Download the OSF Food Journal Now!

Have a Question or Review for Rob or Devon?

We love answering questions and getting feedback from you, our listener! If you have any questions to ask us, want to share a review of the show, or tell us any suggestions for guests/topics that you think would be great to have on the show, just email Rob at rob@openskyfitness.com or Devon at devon@openskyfitness.com or you can also leave us a review at http://reviewourpodcast.com ask a question in the closed Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and even text OSFreview to 33444 to get the link.

Get Fit with Free Downloads!

To Download Rob’s FREE workout templates click below**

Download Templates

Ask Rob a Question or tell him what is working for you: Email Rob@OpenSkyFitness.com

Support This Podcast

To leave a Review for Rob and the Open Sky Fitness Podcast CLICK NOW!  Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show and I read each and every one of them.

Contact our amazing sound engineer Ryan? Send him an e-mail here: info@stellarsoundsstudio.com

Thanks for Listening!
Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post.

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

Apr 16, 2019

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

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

 

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:

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

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset

 

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!

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