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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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Aug 27, 2019

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

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

 

As you tune into the episode, we discuss:

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

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

 

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

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

 

About Dr. Jena Gatses

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

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

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

 

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

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

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

Here's how you sign up:

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

 

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

18:00 About Jena Gatses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:05:30  Closing comments with Rob and Devon

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

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

1:09:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

The challenge consists of:

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

Do The FREE 7 Day Paleo Rest

Simply go to 7DayPaleoReset.com to sign up now

 

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

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

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

 

 

Look Out For Our Upcoming

Throw Back Thursday Podcast Episodes!

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

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

Claim Your FREE Bacon + $10 Off

With Our Sponsor - ButcherBox

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

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

 

Join The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group!

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

Start Building Your Own Workouts and Meal Plan!

Download Results Tracker here!

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

Download the OSF Food Journal Now!

Have a Question or Review for Rob or Devon?

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

Get Fit with Free Downloads!

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

Download Templates

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

Support This Podcast

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 13, 2019

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

 

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

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

 

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

Get on the waiting list for the Sky Fit Challenge

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset

 

As you listen, we'll discuss:

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

 

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

 

About Marcus Martinez

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

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

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

Kettlebell Flow

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

 

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

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

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

Here's how you sign up:

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

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob 

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

8:40 Introduction to Marcus Martinez

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:10:00  Closing comments with Rob

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

1:01: Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

The challenge consists of:

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

Do The FREE 7 Day Paleo Rest

Simply go to 7DayPaleoReset.com to sign up now

 

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

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

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

 

 

Look Out For Our Upcoming

Throw Back Thursday Podcast Episodes!

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

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

Claim Your FREE Bacon + $10 Off

With Our Sponsor - ButcherBox

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

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

 

Join The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group!

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

Start Building Your Own Workouts and Meal Plan!

Download Results Tracker here!

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

Download the OSF Food Journal Now!

Have a Question or Review for Rob or Devon?

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

Get Fit with Free Downloads!

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

Download Templates

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

Support This Podcast

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

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

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

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

Do you have any questions (and would like to hear yourself on the Open Sky Fitness Podcast)? Click on the link on the right side of any page on our website that says “Send Voicemail.”

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

Thanks for listening/reading episode 259 with Marcus Martinez- The Mind Of A Kettlebell Master!  We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Aug 6, 2019

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

 

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

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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