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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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Oct 23, 2019

The El Toledo Coffee Farm has quite the background and I'm excited to bring Brian on to share its story with you.

I have a really interesting conversation with Motley Fool writer and the man behind the Medium article, The Bitter Truth About Starbucks Coffee - Brian Stoffel for you this week!

Brian lives quite a unique lifestyle. In the winter, he and his family are down in Costa Rica living at the El Toledo Coffee Farm but they spend their summers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where they help sell the farm's coffee beans.

 

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 tune into our conversation, we also discuss:

  • Starbucks and other big coffee brand's biggest secret when it comes to roasting their beans.
  • Brian's own experience with intermittent fasting and shorter, intense workouts to lose weight and stay healthy.
  • The story of how he and his wife stumbled upon the El Toledo Coffee Farm in Costa Rica and its incredible story.
  • How most coffee farms in Costa Rica roast and prepare their coffee beans.
  • Why the terms "organic" and "fair trade" can really impact the coffee economy.
  • The fact that coffee brands have to pay thousands of dollars to be certified "organic" and thus only 1% of Costa Rican farms have that certification because they cannot afford it.
  • How the El Toledo Coffee Farm family diversified their farm to provide for their own family with crops and livestock.
  • The lifestyle and priorities of people Costa Rica versus that of the United States of America and what we can learn from that.

 

Hope you enjoyed this interview! It was a great reminder for me that whatever you're doing for your health and wellness, be sure to do it with joy!

 

Introducing: The Official Coffee Diet Group

I am launching The Official Coffee Diet Group on Facebook and you can get 50% off for the 8-week program with the code OCD50OFF.

What is The Official Coffee Diet Group? It's a group in which I'm going to share how you can get started with The Official Coffee Diet, transform your lifestyle, lose weight, roast your own coffee beans, and start feeling great!

 

 

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

2:40 The Official Coffee Diet and what you can learn in Rob's new Facebook Group and the incredible weight loss results members have experienced.

3:40 Important factors about weight loss to keep in mind and why it's like the stock market.

8:00 What it actually means to be healthy and create a lifestyle based on self-care.

10:40 Introduction to Brian Stoffel

11:20 His article on why big coffee companies have to roast their beans to uniformity.

12:00 His origin story of being middle school teachers and later on began working on a coffee farm in Costa Rica.

13:00 Why he and his wife decided to go to Costa Rica for 1 year and ended up living their half of the year.

15:00 How he came to be a writer for the Motley Fool and his regular contributions to Medium.

19:00 What they do in Milwaukee during the summers when they're back in the USA.

22:00 The start to finish process of coffee creation in various countries.

23:20 Why these big-name coffee brands have to run their operations in order to bring the same experience to everyone globally.

28:00 How most coffee farms in Costa Rica roast and prepare their coffee.

34:20 Which roasts of coffee are the best for most people.

 35:40 The immense amount of coffee that they bring with them to Milwaukee to sell at the Farmer's market.

37:00 What the coffee season is like in Costa Rica.

43:00 Why the terms "organic" and "fair trade" can really impact the coffee economy.

45:00 Their mission to stay as local as possible with their coffee.

46:20 Different focuses and priorities in Costa Rica compared to the USA.

48:40 The incredible story behind the coffee farm in Costa Rica that his family lives at.

50:00 Coffee brands have to pay thousands of dollars to be certified organic and thus only 1% of Costa Rican farms are organic.

54:50 How the family diversified their farm to provide for their own family with crops and livestock.

56:00 The importance of visiting the farms that you buy from and understanding their background story.

57:40 Brian's own experience with intermittent fasting and shorter, intense workouts to lose weight and stay healthy.

1:07:00 His experience trying Vietnamese coffee prepared in their traditional method.

1:09:00 The immense variety of different types of coffee even within the small country of Costa Rica.

1:11:30  Opening comments with Rob

1:13:00 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 265- Starbucks' Biggest Secret with Brian Stoffel!  We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Oct 8, 2019

Gratitude can help with your fitness because when you're happy, more joyful, and more positive, you're going to make better choices. You're going to eat better, feel better, and perform better. - Scott Colby

 

Who really cares about reps and sets when what we're truly looking for is happiness and a sense of worth within ourselves?

Tune in this week as Author of The Grateful Entrepreneur and Founder of Say It With Gratitude, Scott Colby shares what practices and healthy habits we can follow to live a happier, more fulfilling life.

 

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

 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Scott's shift from focusing on just being a personal trainer to searching for a higher purpose and self-fulfillment.
  • The trip he took to Guatemala to volunteer and help a community grow by building a classroom.
  • Life lessons about gratitude, happiness, and community that he learned from his time in Guatemala.
  • Easy ways to we can spread gratitude with our community and the positive impact of it on our own wellness.
  • Why consistency is truly the key to gratitude to really feel a change inside of you.
  • How to make a bigger impact when sending someone a Happy Birthday or sympathy message.

 

Introducing: The Official Coffee Diet Group

I am launching The Official Coffee Diet Group on Facebook and you can get 50% off for the 8-week program with the code OCD50OFF.

What is The Official Coffee Diet Group? It's a group in which I'm going to share how you can get started with The Official Coffee Diet, transform your lifestyle, lose weight, roast your own coffee beans, and start feeling great!

 

There are only 8 spots left so sign up quickly if you're interested!

 

The Grateful Entrepreneur

Click here to get your copy of The Grateful Entrepreneur

Cultivate a Stronger, More Profitable Business with a Unique and Intentional Gratitude Practice

Do you know you have a good business model, but can’t figure out why it’s not showing the results you expected?

Do you wish you could create tight-knit and long-lasting relationships with the people that matter in your industry—whether that means clients, customers, partners, vendors or anyone else?

Well, now you can do just that using a surprisingly simple shift: gratitude.

Scott Colby’s influential and actionable book The Grateful Entrepreneur: 40 Gratitude Strategies to Build Relationships, Grow Your Business and Make More Money is exactly what you’ve been looking for.

 

 

About Scott Colby & Say It With Gratitude

The Difference Is Gratitude

After learning about the positive benefits gratitude can have on people, such as more joy, happiness and optimism, Scott decided he wanted to create a gratitude movement called Say It With Gratitude. Always a big believer in handwritten thank you notes from an early age, when his parents made him send thank you cards to Grandma and Grandpa as a kid to thank them for Christmas presents, Scott decided to start there.

Wanting to get kids and charities involved in his new adventure, Scott decided to have kids draw the artwork for the cards! Say It With Gratitude’s first set of cards we drawn by kids from Guatemala, and a portion of sales were donated to Pencils of Promise, which builds school in Guatemala and other developing countries.

Say It With Gratitude Today

In the first year and a half, Say It With Gratitude has worked with a number of different kids’ causes including kid’s cancer, kid’s hunger, child abuse, bullying, and education - always finding kids that had been positively affected by a charity, and giving back a portion of sales to that charity.

Today, Say It With Gratitude has established a partnership with Hug It Forward, the same organization that Scott helped build schools in Guatemala with. Hug It Forward is a multicultural organization operating at the grassroots level in the region of Latin America, with an emphasis in Guatemala. They facilitate education and awareness around improved trash management methods via the construction of bottle classrooms. For every pack of cards sold, Scott makes a donation to Hug It Forward to help them continue building bottle schools.

 

 

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

4:00 Rob's new intermittent fasting lifestyle intertwined with Paleo and how coffee has become a key part of it.

6:30 The Official Coffee Diet and what you can learn in Rob's new Facebook Group and the incredible weight loss results members have experienced.

8:50 Join the Official Coffee Diet Group on Facebook and get 50% off for the 8-week program with the code OCD50OFF.

13:10 Introduction to Scott Colby

19:00 His shift from focusing on just being a personal trainer to searching for a higher purpose and self-fulfillment.

20:00 The trip he took to Guatemala to volunteer and help a community grow by building a classroom.

23:00 Life lessons about gratitude, happiness, and community that he learned from his time in Guatemala.

23:30 Easy ways to we can spread gratitude with our community and the positive impact of it on our own wellness.

26:00 How he came to launch and focus full time on Say It With Gratitude.

28:00 The immense amount of support he received when he had quit his job, was fired from a new on, and in the transition to begin Say It With Gratitude

Jesse Itzler

30:00 Adventure Trips he hosts for businesses that allow people to let go of their fears.

32:40 How we end up in shame spirals but gratitude can come in and help you get out of them.

34:00 The jealousy trait and our inability to be happy for other people and how to end those negative thoughts and emotions.

36:00 Some of his 40 gratitude strategies that you can begin to apply to your life right now.

37:35 Why consistency is truly the key to gratitude to really feel a change inside of you.

40:30 How to make a bigger impact when sending someone a Happy Birthday or sympathy message.

45:30 What to say and what not to say in a sympathy card's message.

48:20 The Kick-Ass Jar project you can do at home to help you when you're not feeling great.

53:00 How to plan a Gratitude Dinner with your friends, colleagues, and families.

56:00 The power of going deeper into your gratitude channel and what to do if it starts feeling like a chore.

1:00:00  Closing comments with Rob

1:03:00 Why all of these big-name brand coffees like Starbucks taste the same and why Bulletproof Coffee isn't such a great idea if you're intermittent fasting.

1:15:00 Join the Official Coffee Diet Group on Facebook and get 50% off for the 8-week program with the code OCD50OFF.

1:15:45 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 264- 40 Gratitude Strategies For Life with Scott Colby!  We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

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