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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 pasted, 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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Mar 28, 2016

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This week on Open Sky Fitness, Rob and Devin share what inspired them to become personal fitness trainers; what certificates they received and what they recommend to study; their experience in the field and many tips and insights on what to expect when you begin your own career. Then Rob talks with this week`s guest, Josh Davis, about how we can become super effective and improve our productivity for both career tasks and fitness goals. We`ve got lots of great pieces of advice and examples for you this week to help you manage your time better and be more efficient! From avoiding distractions, how to take a healthy break; and how to fit your workout into your busy schedule. We hope you take a lot away from the Open Sky Fitness podcast this week.

Josh Davis, Ph.D. is the author of Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your Most Important Work Done. He holds a bachelors from Brown University and a PhD from Columbia University. His past work has included mechanical engineering, teaching in a Brooklyn Public High School, and serving on the faculty in the Department of Psychology at Barnard College of Columbia University. Currently, he is the Director of Research and Lead Professor for the NeuroLeadership Institute. He also coaches and trains individuals in the art of public speaking and managing being overwhelmed. His writing has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Business Insider, Fast Company, Huffington Post, strategy+business, Training + Development, People & Strategy, the NeuroLeadership Journal (which he co-edits), Psychology Today, and others.

What you will hear in this episode:

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

02:25  OSF Podcast reviews

04:05  Rob´s recommendation for taking courses to become a personal trainer

05:10  Rob´s Top 5/most popular personal training certifications in the USA

06:20 How to choose a personal training certification

08:00  The pros and cons of getting a job at a corporate gym as a personal trainer

11:00 National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) vs. ACE certification

12:45 Choosing any certificate as a starting place to grow your fitness and health career.

14:15  How Rob and Devon got into personal training as a career.

20:50  Advice on receiving a nutrition certification.

23:00   Closing remarks from Rob and Devon about getting certificates to work as a personal trainer.

24:00  Introduction to Josh Davis.

25:50  How Josh came to write Two Awesome Hours.

27:15  We can have moments when we´re at our very best.

27: 45  How can we set up conditions to be at our very best.

31:15  Prepping to be ready to go to work hard.

32:15  Not trusting ourselves to be prepared and how to overcome it.

34:00  How to be present and in the moment for the things that matter.

35:30  Is there a pill or something a person can do to be able to do anything with their brain?

37:20  How to take coffee to make the most out of it.

40:35  How to recognize your decision points; how to decide which task to start with first and what´s the most important task.

46:55  Is there a way to know which task is the most important when you begin work of after a pause?

50:35  When you`re in the Clear and Focused zone vs. the Frantic Zone

51:25  Manage your mental energy: How to set yourself up for success instead of failure.

56:00 How to balance your mental energy for both the gym and your workday.

58:00 You do have control over your emotions and can influence them.

1:01:15 Using exercise as a strategic tool for productivity and reducing anxiety.

1:06:30  How to stop fighting your daily distractions. Why distractions can be a good thing.

1:08:55  What benefits happen when your mind wanders on autopilot.

1:14:45  Why you become distracted when you try to avoid thinking about it at all costs.

1:16:30 How to distract yourself and effectively take a break from productive work.

1:18:25 Eat better by identifying and focusing on when and where you will eat the healthy food.

1:20:30  Be at your best mentally and emotionally for productivity with stable blood sugar.

1:22:50 How to strategically enhance your environment to be more productive and focus clearer throughout the day.

1:29:45  What a day in the life of Josh Davis’ looks like.

1:33:00  How you can sign up for the Two Awesome Hours Newsletter and get more hints from Josh about being more productive.

1:35:25 Closing Remarks by Rob.

1:36:45 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

If you want to learn more about Josh Davis and his work, go to http://www.twoawesomehours.com/

To Download Rob’s FREE workout templates click below
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Ask Rob a Question or tell him what is working for you: Email Rob@OpenSkyFitness.com

To leave a Review for Rob and the Open Sky Fitness Podcast CLICK NOW!

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.

Also if you are interested in getting some free Naked Infusions Salsa, T-shirts or tote bags please leave an honest review for The Open Sky Fitness Podcast on iTunes! 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.

If 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!

 

Jan 8, 2016

You lucky listeners have a special podcast this week today "GDT" (Getting Things Done). First, Rob takes some time to answer a question from one of our listeners on how to get started on a path to wellness.  Then, you'll hear from our guest speaker,  David Allen, the author of Getting Things Done . Are you spinning in your head with all the things going on in your life and think you need to manage your time better? David will show you that it’s not about time management but about finding space in your head to think. It’s about understanding what outcomes you are committed to make and what actions you need to take. You will learn how to organize your life to reduce stress and create more space for creativity. Ahh.. that sounds good!

“Most people are still trying to use their head as their office…It wasn’t designed for that. Your head is designed for having ideas but not for hanging onto them.”- David Allen

David sees himself as a lazy guy that was always looking for the easiest way to do things. After helping many of his friend’s businesses find success by making things easier, he started creating models around what he was teaching and became a consultant. He had a martial arts training that taught him how to clear his head for a fight but realized this is what people needed in business and daily life. Slowly he applied these principles to helping normal people clear their heads, get more done with less effort, and reduce the stress.

What You’ll Hear on the Show:

0:00  -Introduction
2:41  -Starting Over:  Q/A with listener Will (Notes below):
3:55  -Workout: Which should you begin with this year?
8:00  -Nutrition:  How should you eat?
16:12  -Mindset: How to create a path of success to achieve goals
21:55  -Interview with David Allen
22:17  -David’s Story
25:19  -From 9 year old to CEO’s, learn how to organize you life
27:15  -The methodology behind the book and how it can help you.
29:06  -How do you free the space in your mind
31:38  -How taking 45 seconds now can chance your life!
33:10  -5 Steps of the GDT System
33:25  -Step1: Capture
34:16  -Step 2: Clarify
35:59  -Step 3: Organize
36:35  -How do you get through the emotional block?
38:11  -How to organize your lists
39:56  -The best apps to use for helping use
41.28  -Tricks to not get things lost in your notebook
42:52  -Getting back on the path once you have fallen off
44:05  -Step 4: Reflect and weekly review
48:59  -Step 5: Engage
49:43  -How you get out of your head and be present.
52:00  -The time it takes for Step 1
52:40  -Your head is not your office!
55:00  -GDT Fundamentals Workshop
56:55  -David’s 1 biggest piece of advice to you
58:45  -GDT for children
1:01:30  -How you can actually relax on the weekends and vacations
1:03:10  -Best piece of advice to take action on now…2 minute rule
1:06:15  -Conclusion

Want to learn from David Allen Live?Attend his LA workshop:

GDT Fundamentals Workshop

January 20th 2016

Century City, CA

Q&A with host Rob Dionne and Listener Will.

QUESTION from Will: I haven’t worked out in years.  What is the best way to get started.  I am about 50 Pounds overweight.  I have tried all kinds of diets but no luck.  What would you suggest with someone starting over?

ANSWER:
Fitness:

  • Find something you love to do!  The exercise you will do today and tomorrow is the best exercise. (Walking, jogging, yoga, group fitness, martial arts, spinning, dance, biking)
  • Want Rob's Free Workout template? Text Lifting to 33444
  • Create a space and habit around your workout.

Nutrition

  • 80 percent of weight loss is nutrition
  • Stay clear of specific diets, instead change your lifestyle
  • Keep track of the food you are eating.  Keep a journal
  • Start Slow.  What can you add to your diet versus what you need to cut out
    -Week one, add in water 80 ounces/day
    -Week 2, add a serving of green vegetables everyday
    -Week 3, Replace the bad with good.  i.e. Replace bread and pasta with sweet/starchy vegetable (exchange pasta with spiraled zucchini)

Mindset: How to create the mindset to succeed

  1. Create a WHY?  Why do you want to change or be healthy?
  2. Create a strong commitment?  Remember that you deserve this.
  3. Find what is standing in your way of your success.  Identify the issues and notice if these are truths or just stories you have created.  Most likely they are stories that you have created as truths.  See them for what they are, stories

Don’t forget to that Rob is here to answer any questions you might have.  It’s the New Year and he is here help you get to a healthier and happier place!  Don’t be shy, just send him an email at Rob@OpenSkyFitness.com.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

If you would like to learn more about David Allen Check out:

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

To leave a review for Rob and the Open Sky Fitness Podcast CLICK NOW!

Want Rob's Free Workout template? Text Lifting to 33444

Contact our amazing sound engineer Ryan? Send him an e-mail here: RyanTX2LA@gmail.com

Download the free PDF of 15 Strategies for Successful New Years Resolutions

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.

Also if you are interested in getting some free Naked Infusions Salsa, T-shirts or tote bags please leave an honest review for The Open Sky Fitness Podcast on iTunes! 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.

If 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 79: David Allen: GDT Time Organization Management Ep. 79.  We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be healthier in 2016!

Nov 3, 2015

This weeks guest, Elizabeth Saunders, author of The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment, will help you to reduce stress in your life, spend more time with those you love, and do it all guilt free!! As an entrepreneur, Elizabeth realized her business was overtaking every aspect of her life, leaving her depleted, full of stress and guilt. She was was forced to master her own schedule and over the last 7 years, has been helping others do the same. Are you a devout planner or the spontaneous type? Either way, Elizabeth will help you to learn how to find a balance. Steps Towards Balance 1. Do you want to change? 2. What are your priorities? 3. Create actions towards your desired change -Create a specific action with deadline. -Put it in your schedule -allow yourself to be imperfect! 30 minutes is a great start Hints to completing your To Do List. 1. Set lower expectations of what you want to accomplish 2. Clarify which way do you except change -Build Change: Modify things 1 at a time, and build a new habit step by step. -Embrace Change: Change a ton of things all at once. 3. Set Realistic Goals -Professional goals: 1-2 per week -Personal goals: 1 per week -Annual goals, (some people find annual goals overwhelming) -Write goals in schedule 4. Try an organizational app. -Evernote, an external hard drive to your brain -Wunderless -Things -Good old notebook 5. Daily planning -Look over the previous day: what did/didn’t get done -look over the coming day: adapt and adjust -times to look over schedule: morning, after work, bedtime 6. Ask for help Create Successful Workout Routine -The night before decide what time you need to go to bed and what you need to prepare for your workout (clothes, lunches, etc.) -Some find working out has to happen first thing in the morning, before starting their day. -Some have a ritual of coffee and newspaper, but have a set point where you stop and transition into your exercise routine. LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Elizabeth offers one on one training, group training, employee training. Find Elizabeth at: RealLifeE.com Twitter: Facebook: Leave a review for Rob and the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, text OSFreview to 33444 To leave a review for Rob and the Open Sky Fitness Podcast click NOW! Want to contact our amazing sound engineer Ryan? Send him an e-mail here: RyanTX2LA@gmail.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. Also if you are interested in getting some free Naked Infusions Salsa, T-shirts or tote bags please leave an honest review for The Open Sky Fitness Podcast on iTunes! 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. If 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!

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