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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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May 28, 2019

What does it take to become a great personal trainer?

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

 

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

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

In this episode, you will learn:

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

 

Snatched In Six Weeks

Learn more Snatched In Six Weeks at Mark Fisher Fitness here

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

About Mark Fisher Fitness

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

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

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

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

 

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

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

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

Here's how you sign up:

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

 

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

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

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

10:00 Introduction to Geoff Hemingway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:16:50 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

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 251 with Geoff Hemingway!  We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

May 14, 2019

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

In this episode, you will learn:

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

 

Breathing for Performance

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

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

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

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

 

 

About Ingrid Marcum

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

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

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

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

 

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

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

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

Here's how you sign up:

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

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

1:30 About our guest today, Ingrid Marcum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:16:50 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

The challenge consists of:

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

Do The FREE 7 Day Paleo Rest

Simply go to 7DayPaleoReset.com to sign up now

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

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

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

 

Look Out For Our Upcoming

Throw Back Thursday Podcast Episodes!

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

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

Claim Your FREE Bacon + $10 Off

With Our Sponsor - ButcherBox

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

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

Join The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group!

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

Start Building Your Own Workouts and Meal Plan!

Download Results Tracker here!

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

Download the OSF Food Journal Now!

Have a Question or Review for Rob or Devon?

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

Get Fit with Free Downloads!

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

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

May 7, 2019

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

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

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

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

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

Here's how you sign up:

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

 

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

Get on the waiting list for the Sky Fit Challenge

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset

 

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