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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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Nov 13, 2018

Does your home environment remind you of being healthy and having the lifestyle that you truly want? OR is that existing somewhere else? Does it only exist away from home at the gym? - BJ Gaddour

 

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Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset!

 

Hey everyone! This week, I had a really awesome conversation with the former Fitness Director of Men's Health, Creator of The Daily BJ, Host of The Weekly BJ Podcast, and Founder of Garden of Gainz.

We talked about everything from his days at Men's Health to the launch of The Daily BJ and how he stays true to his authentic self with his brand.

We had a great time and I hope you enjoy tuning into our conversation. Here are some specific topics that came up:

  • How working out at home will give you the results and feeling of empowerment to live a healthy life.
  • How the fitness world has betrayed us and let us down as far as motivation, investment (time and money), and our health.
  • BJ's experience as a personal gym trainer and how it led to where he is today with his career with online coaching.
  • His online presence and how he likes to make his platform fun and inclusive for everyone looking to improve their health.
  • How he's been lucky to "fail forwards" in life and why timing is everything.
  • How to create your own authentic brand by being true to yourself and your brand.
  • BJ's advice for people who want to break through the noise in a career in fitness.

 

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 last week's show: OSF 226 - Pre & Post Workout Supplements, Reinjury Fears, CrossFit Training, Muscle Relief Aids

2:40 Join the conversation in our online Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook

3:10 Halloween candy: Healthy alternatives such as the kids "cashing in" their treats for money with the parents.

5:30 About our guest this week, BJ Gaddour.

7:00 How he started focusing on his own health with his home gym aka Garden of Gainz.

7:50 How working out at home will give you the results and feeling of empowerment to live a healthy life.

9:00 How the fitness world has betrayed us and let us down as far as motivation, investment (time and money), and our health.

11:30 BJ's experience as a personal gym trainer and how it led to where he is today with his career with online coaching.

17:30 Why it's so hard to make money as an only fitness trainer and health coach.

19:00 What you have to do to make it online with Instagram posts and Tweets to promote your business.

20:00 His online presence and how he likes to make his platform fun and inclusive for everyone looking to improve their health.

22:30 Some of the out-of-this-world messages he receives from Instagram followers.

24:30 The crash and burn of his first online business, Stream Fit, and how he moved on from it.

27:40 How he's been lucky to "fail forwards" in life and why timing is everything.

30:00 His career as an entrepreneur and what it means to him.

32:00 What it was like to work for Men's Health.

40:00 The importance of companies and entrepreneurs putting out great content.

43:00 How he moved on from Men's Health to begin his own brand.

47:00 Why he posts specific images to weed out the followers that are right and not right for his brand.

48:00 The power of being authentic and true to yourself through your brand.

55:00 How to create your own authentic brand by being true to yourself and your brand.

1:00:00 BJ's advice for people who want to break through the noise in a career in fitness.

1:12:00 Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:12:00 Check out our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook

1:12:10 Contact Devon and I if you're interested in one-on-one coaching with us.

1:13:10 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

 

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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!

 

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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!

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

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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.

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

 

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Thanks for listening/reading episode 227 - BJ Gaddour: Has The Fitness Industry Let Us Down? We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

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