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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 16, 2018

When we follow our gut, it's the brain of our instincts. If we follow our gut instinct, it's only going to help us bring purpose into our lives." - Lisa Thomas

 

Click here for the entire show notes

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

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset!

 

This week, we have a really special guest! In fact, we're talking about something that doesn't normally come up on the show. As you tune in, Transformational Energy Healer, Lisa Thomas, shares how she discovered she had spiritual gifts and what she's doing to help people release inherited thoughts and emotions that have been past down in their families for generations.

More specifically, she's sharing how she helps people see a different way of looking at themselves, their health, and their lifestyle.  She also teaches us how we can embrace our abilities and skills in order to share them with the rest of the world.

As you listen to our conversation, you'll learn all about: 

  • Roadblocks that people often run into around self-sabotage and procrastination in both their personal and professional lives.
  • Differences between therapy and energy healing plus how they work together.
  • How energy healing helps people let go of addiction.
  • Why we self-sabotage ourselves. How shame can manifest into self-sabotage.
  • Why we're addicted to feeling overwhelmed and thrive on being worried about something.
  • What steps we can take to be more present in our lives, health, and the world around us.

 

Lisa's Free Gift to You:
2 Full-Length Healing Meditations

Receive your FREE gift from Lisa here

Tap into your power. Release what holds you back from living fully present. Healing Meditations help you remove blocks and access energy to create the life you desire.

 

LISA THOMAS ENERGY HEALING EXPERT- TAMING THE SUGAR TIGER

Taming The Sugar Tiger

In this Healing Meditation with Energy Expert, Lisa Thomas, you will discover new ways to release what is holding you back and keeping you attached to unhealthy behaviors around food — namely sugar.

 

 

 

LISA THOMAS ENERGY HEALING EXPERT HEALING MEDITATION RELEASING THE WEIGHT THAT DOESN'T SERVE YOUReleasing The Weight That Doesn’t Serve You

Extra weight wears on you emotionally, as well as physically. Release the “burden energy” and the weight will follow.

This 73-minute Healing Meditation recording goes even deeper with a BONUS Hypnosis Session.

In addition to the Healing Meditations, you will also receive powerful Affirmations to help you get the most out of the mediations.

 

About Lisa Thomas

LISA THOMAS ENERGY HEALERTransformational Energy Healer, Lisa Thomas, has the privilege of working with talented people from all walks of life. She empowers individuals to reach their full potential, by removing inherited emotional blocks, such as fear of success, fear of failure, anxiety, procrastination, excess weight, fear of public speaking, false money beliefs, relationship drama and business stagnation.

Everyone deserves to be seen, heard and known for who they are. Lisa’s expertise in removing negative energy and inherited patterns empower people to get their gifts, talents, and ideas into the world, more confidently and in alignment with their Soul’s purpose.

Lisa is dedicated to breaking cycles of struggle and negative patterns, drawing on her lifelong access to Source energy and an intense study of various holistic healing methods. You don’t have to live with those roadblocks any longer.

You don’t have to live a life that is less-than. Let Lisa help you clear the path. It is time for you to have the support you need. It is time for you to let go of what is tying you down so that you can be free to live a life you love.

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

1:20 About today's podcast episode with Energy Healer, Lisa Thomas.

1:30 Check out last week's show: OSF 222 - What Fish Should You Avoid At The Supermarket?

4:00 Why we're taking a pause from the Sky Fit Challenge

8:00 The benefits of shifting and looking at what's the most important thing in your life right now.

10:00 Find out where your life is out of alignment with the Wheel of Wellness episode 151

11:00 What we'll be focusing on during this break from the SFC to help revamp our community.

13:50 Introduction to Energy Healer, Lisa Thomas

14:30 How they met via the New Media Summit.

15:40 Lisa's backstory of having a science-based career, what it means to become an Energy Healer, and how she chose to be present with her spiritual gifts.

16:30 Her spiritual gifts of being both clairaudient and clairvoyant and having the ability to see people who have passed away.

18:00 Why she wanted her spiritual gifts to go away but eventually turned towards using them to help other people change their lifestyles by changing their energy.

20:30 The great amount of inherited anxiety is part of her family's bloodline and how working with an Energy Healer led her to want to become one herself.

22:00 The difference it made for her to become certified by The Emotion Code compared to other certifications she already had.

23:00 How her Emotion Code Certification and gifts have allowed her to help people release themselves from inherited patterns.

23:40 Constellation healing that Devon uses and whether it's similar to what Lisa does.

26:00 Rob and Devon's experience working with psychotherapists and how it's been beneficial to them but also takes some time to actually heal.

27:40 How she works in conjunction with therapists to sort through all the information, feelings, and ongoing emotions.

28:15 The difference between therapy and what she does as an Energy Healer

30:00 The pattern of turning inwards on yourself and how to work through it in both energy healing and therapy.

34:40 How she helps people let go of their sugar addiction.

37:20 What came up with one client with the word, "compelled." Why do we feel compelled to act a certain way?

40:00 Why do we self-sabotage ourselves? Why is "shame the most inherited emotion?"

41:00 How shame manifests into self-sabotage.

42:40 How we get addicted to feeling overwhelmed and thrive in worry and anxiety to feel normal.

44:00 Patterns of feeling really uncomfortable with yourself to lead to thriving in overwhelm.

46:00 What steps we can do to be more present in ourselves and what's happening in our lives.

47:50 What happens to women when we take on the role of being people pleasers and carrying the burdens of others.

49:50 Gifts from Lisa to help with healing through meditation.

51:30 Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:22:00 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 www.openskyfitness.com/review, 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 223 - How to Stop Self-Sabotaging Your Health with Lisa Thomas! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Oct 4, 2018

Health is not only about fitness and nutrition, it’s also about balancing all of the other aspects of your life. – Devon Dionne

On this week’s #TBT episode, Devon and I are sharing one of the best tools to help you take the first step to owning your wellness: The Wheel of Wellness. Health and wellness is more than just eating healthy every day and hitting the gym a couple of times a week. It can be about mindfulness, relationships, self-purpose and more.

To help you get a better understanding of your health and wellness, we’ve broken it down into 12 different categories.

The 12 Sections for the Wheel of Wellness:

  1. Nutrition
  2. Physical Fitness and Activity
  3. Health
  4. Relationships
  5. Career
  6. Finances
  7. Spirituality
  8. Creativity, Fun, and Recreation
  9. Self-Love
  10. Personal Growth and Education
  11. Environment and Nature
  12. Self-Purpose and Service to the Community



CLICK HERE
 TO GET 50% OFF ON THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

 

Click here to see the original show notes and get your FREE WHEEL OF WELLNESS DOWNLOAD

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

Learn more about the Transition and Sky Fit Challenge

Check out the 7 Day Paleo Reset

Be a part of the conversation in our our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group and check out upcoming Facebook Live Q&As!

Oct 2, 2018

If we focus on whole foods, hands down; we're going to up the nutrients that we're bringing in to the point where we probably don't have to supplement in nor count calories and will start losing weight immediately. Eating a whole food diet is almost a 180-degree switch. - Rob Dionne 


CLICK HERE
 TO GET 50% OFF ON THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE! Deal ends October 7th!

Click here for the entire show notes

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

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Sign up for our next Sky Fit Challenge!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset!

10 Vital Habits To

Build Muscle Mass & Lose Body Fat

 

"If you've got a grateful mindset, I think you'll be able to weather the peaks and valleys a lot better." - Jason Leenaarts

 

I'm really excited for you to hear this episode because we're doing something unique this time! This week, fellow personal trainer, Author of The Revolution Is You!, Owner of RevFit Therapy and host of the Revolutionary You! Podcast, Jason Leenaarts, joined me and we shared our own top 10 vital habits for building muscle mass and losing body fat. It was a super fun conversation to bounce off ideas about health, fitness, and nutrition plus share our experiences as personal trainers and podcast hosts.

 

Jason's Top 10 Vital Habits

 

"A lot of people think that if they're going to lose weight, then they have to start running but they don't. All they have to do is just start moving more than compared to what they normally do and find out how to make that effort progress." - Jason Leenaarts

 

From good habits (#10) to the most important (#1), here is Jason's list:

10. Have the right supplements for the right goal.

9. Go for half the starches, twice the veggies.

8. Get the steps in each day

7. Plan predictable, controlled meals that require little to no brainpower.

6. Practice gratitude regularly.

5. Strength train 2-3 times a week.

4. Track your progress with data: workouts, weight, body measurements etc.

3. Get more consistent with your new habits.

2. Manage your sleep.

1. Eat for the goal.

 

Rob's Top 10 Vital Habits

 

Beginning with good habits (#1)) to the most important (#1), here is Rob's list:

10. Water - Drink 80-100 oz of water a day.

9. Eat 2-3 servings of veggies a day.

8. Eat all whole foods.

7. Batch cook, meal prep, eat same food daily, weekly, monthly.

6. Minimize or completely eliminate sugar and processed foods from your diet.

5. Schedule everything that's going on in your life.

4. Get into the habit of outsourcing tasks you're not great at or ones that take up too much time.

3. Recovery - you have to get in the habit of resting.

2. Move for at least 20 minutes a day.

1. Lift heavy things consistently.

 

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

1:30 About today's episode with Revolutionary You Podcast Host, Jason Leenaarts on the 10 Vital Habits for Building Muscle Mass and Losing Body Fat

2:50 Check out our upcoming Facebook Live event in the Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on How to Kickstart Your Metabolism on Thursday, October 4

3:30 Check out last week's show: OSF 220 - Cortisol: 10 Ways To Manage & Reduce Stress

5:40 Get in on the 50% off Sky Fit Challenge discount until October 7

7:50 Introduction to Jason Leenaarts

11:10 How Jason got into personal training for a career.

14:00 Why he began his podcast, Revolutionary You! and what it's all about.

15:00 How Rob got into being a personal trainer once he moved to Los Angeles.

17:45 Why Rob, like Jason, also wasn't interested in creating a podcast solely for personal trainers.

20:00 The immense amount of podcasts that are out there that you can listen to for free.

22:30 Our individual lists for our top 10 habits to lose weight and gain muscle.

23:00 Number 10

27:30 Number 9

32:20 Number 8

35:40 Number 7

41:40 Number 6

48:20 Number 5

51:30 Number 4

56:40 Number 3

1:00:40 Number 2

1:03:50 Number 1

1:19:00 Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:21:10Turn your health around with an awesome community in our Sky Fit Challenge

1:22:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO GET 50% OFF ON THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

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 www.openskyfitness.com/review, 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 221 - 10 Vital Habits for Building Muscle Mass and Losing Body Fat with Jason Leenaarts! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Sep 25, 2018

No matter how much you exercise or nutrients you eat, if you do not manage your stress levels, you really can't be healthy overall. We always want to look at the external world of what can we do about our health rather than look at our wellness internally. Being healthy isn't just about being at a certain weight but also about feeling happy and knowing how to manage our stress. If you don't know how, then you're going to sabotage your weight loss and health goals." - Devon Dionne

CLICK HERE TO GET 50% OFF ON THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

 

Click here for the entire show notes and a FREE GRATITUDE JOURNAL DOWNLOAD

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

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Sign up for our next Sky Fit Challenge!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset!

 

On this week's episode of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, we're discussing an important topic: stress. In our talk, Devon and I will go over what it is, external vs. internal stress, how it affects our bodies, and how to reduce and manage it.

Why is understanding stress so important? A lot of people don't actually focus on this aspect of their health when they should because being stressed is actually a big problem for your health.

Very often stress is actually all based on your own perception and control over a situation. There are both internal and external factors that can affect it.

 

Health Problems Brought On By Stress

 

"Stress increases more stress in so many ways." -Devon Dionne

 

There are numerous problems that are brought on our minds and bodies because of stress including:

  • Weight gain
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Heart disease
  • Sleep problems
  • Gut health issues
  • Slow metabolism
  • Memory loss
  • Anxiety

 

 

10 Ways To Manage & Reduce Stress

 

"The more you can focus on the positive and less on the negative, the better you'll feel. It's really not that complicated." - Rob Dionne

 

Here are ten effective ways to both manage and reduce your stress. Don't worry over trying to do all ten at once. Instead, we suggest you focus on doing two of them this week as a way to begin helping your stress levels.

  1. Sleep more and use less blue light in daily life
  2. Eat healthy, nutritious foods while reducing gluten, caffeine, and sugar
  3. Exercise - balance the amount while still challenging yourself
  4. Meditation - Breathwork or an activity like yoga
  5. Spend time with friends and loved ones
  6. Make time for yourself to do things that you love to do
  7. Visit with a therapist to talk about what's going on in your life
  8. Shift your perception of what's happening around you
  9. Keep a gratitude journal to write in every day, week, or on a regular basis
  10. Plan efficiently, prioritize, and avoid situations or people that cause you to stress out like news on TV or being on social media

 

Free Gratitude Journal Download

To help you begin focusing on healing from stressful thinking or anxious thoughts, we've put together this Free Gratitude Journal that you can download here:

 

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

1:30 About today's episode - stress and how to manage it

2:00 Check out last week's show: OSF 219 - Combating Anxiety & Depression With Anthony Treas

2:20 Tune into our past #TBT episode with Tony Horton

3:00 Sign up now and get 50% off on our next Sky Fit Challenge

4:00 What is cortisol? What is stress?

7:00 External Stress vs. Internal Stress and the health problems they cause.

11:50 How stress directly relates to our weight, reproductive system, mood, and alertness.

14:00 Adrenaline vs. cortisol hormones.

15:30 How our body creates it's own sugar and glucose to store it as fat.

18:30 The hormones, leptin and insulin, and their relationship with our stress and fat cells we produce.

21:00 Health problems caused by chronic stress.

22:30 10 Ways to manage and reduce both your stress and cortisol levels.

46:00 Get started reducing your stress with our free Gratitude journal you can download.

49:00 Continue the conversation in our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group

51:00 The positive impact of being more structured and organized can have on your life.

 52:30 Final comments with Rob and Devon

53:00 Turn your health around with an awesome community in our  Sky Fit Challenge

54:50 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO GET 50% OFF ON THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

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?

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Thanks for listening/reading episode 220 - 10 Ways To Manage & Reduce Stress! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Sep 20, 2018

On this week’s #TBT episode of Open Sky Fitness, award-winning journalist,  certified strength and conditioning specialist, and author, Lou Schuler, spoke to Rob about his career and life experiences about getting fit and staying fit for life. Lou has had a career in the fitness journey for more than 20 years and has witnessed major changes and trends in the world of health.

Plus we answered some questions from the Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group including: Should you do cardio before or after lifting?

 

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Sep 18, 2018

"The S.T.R.O.N.G. Method focuses on the brain. You have to understand that when you're trying to make any kind of change in your life, your brain is going to fight you because it only wants to work hard enough in order to keep you alive. So, if you're trying to make changes in your brain, you have to understand how you're going to be able to continue to make new neural pathways when your brain is trying to get you to stick to your old habits." - Anthony Treas

 

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We have a very eye-opening interview today with Iraq War Veteran, Anthony Treas, who is on a mission to radically change men's mental health and the stigma of mental health. He is also the creator of the S.T.R.O.N.G. Method which is a proven method to help men eliminate anxiety to regain control over their health and mental wellbeing to become strong men.

I was able to meet Anthony at a conference and while talking to him, he shared his experience with PTSD, anxiety, and starting over after being in the military and his relationship with his wife ended. Not only did he create a strategy and found a way to pick up and carry on living his life but now he's also helping people who have experienced similar or even different difficult situations and hardships.

At some point in our lives we either have, are, or will experience hard moments so hopefully, this episode will help you overcome obstacles within your own life.

As you listen, Anthony will share:

  • What the S.T.R.O.N.G. Method stands for and what to expect from his coaching program.
  • How he was able to redefine his mission and purpose after serving in Iraq.
  • How you can begin to heal your mind and body from anxiety and depression.
  • The impact of going on and off medicine can have on a person's mind and body.
  • How he identified his negative thought patterns and began creating new habits to steer clear of them.

 

 

What is Men's Health Coaching?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wk53yDBcG0

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob

2:00 Join us for our Facebook Live series in The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group

2:30 About today's episode with Anthony Treas

4:00 Check out last week's show: OSF 218 -Perfectionists vs. High Achievers: Which One Are You?

4:45 Rob's story of helping his neighbor get into shape for his wedding and how he ended up doing better than most of Rob's regular clients.

8:30 The advice that Rob gave to his neighbor to do on his own as far as exercise and nutrition.

9:30 Secrets of the Sky Fit Challenge - What 4 steps you need to take to lose weight now.

11:35 Everything that's included in the Sky Fit Challenge and the extra help and support you'll receive from this awesome community.

20:50 Introduction to Anthony Treas

21:40 What his life was like before an after serving in the Iraq War.

23:00 How he stayed mentally sound and focused while still serving in Iraq when his ex-wife sent him an email that she wanted a divorce upon his return.

27:30 What was going on in his mind when he arrived back home to the USA to an empty house with no wife, not ready to see friends and no family nearby? What about other army veterans or men with similar experiences?

30:30 The transition that war veterans go through once they come back home including redefining their mission and purpose.

32:00 How a therapist helped him begin to redefine his purpose and create new goals for himself such as start taking online classes which included one on health and wellness.

34:00 The fact that there's such a lack of support out there for men's mental health compared to women.

36:40 What steps men can take towards healing their anxiety and depression.

37:30 How he came to get to the point of deciding to have a brain scan to truly understand his brain's health.

39:00 The impact going off medicine had on his mind's and body's health.

40:00 How he came to discover that some of his symptoms were all based on mental thought patterns.

42:40 His S.T.R.O.N.G. Method and why the first part focuses solely on understanding and learning the brain plus what you truly want.

45:00 What the S.T.R.O.N.G. Method stands for.

45:30 Why goals take time to come true and you have to be fully committed.

58:00 What advice he'd give to his younger self.

1:01:00 What to expect from Anthony and his coaching style when you work with him.

1:05:00 Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:07:00 Turn your health around with an awesome community in our  Sky Fit Challenge

1:09:00 Stay tuned for our upcoming series of Facebook Lives in The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group

1:10:40 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

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  • 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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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.

 

 

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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. 

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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 www.openskyfitness.com/review, 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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Thanks for listening/reading episode 219 - Combating Anxiety & Depression with Anthony Treas! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Sep 11, 2018

"Perfectionism is the enemy of progress." - Winston Churchill

 

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Being a Perfectionist - Good or Bad?

 

"Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it." - Salvador Dali

 

A lot of people take pride in calling themselves a perfectionist because they associate it with being a hard worker. However, is it actually good for our mental and emotional health?

For the majority of us self-proclaiming perfectionists, living that way can set you up for so much anxiety and stress which isn't good at all.

The Opposite of Perfectionist - Being a High Achiever

A high achiever can strive for excellence with the amount of progress they make because it provides them the opportunity to learn and grow. Meanwhile, a perfectionist's focus on achievement is so much less forgiving and they tend to beat themselves up over any mistake which robs them of any satisfaction and pride in their work or any happiness on the progress they've made.

Hitting a goal is not the same as being perfect. Our society molds us to think we have to get straight A's in order to be successful; that we have to be perfect in order to be successful. High achievers know that it's okay to fail and they see it as a way to learn.

 

"Perfectionists will stress more and achieve less than high-achievers. High-achievers will always achieve more because they're enjoying the process of learning." - Rob and Devon Dionne

 

 

Are You A Perfectionist or A High Achiever?

A high achiever feels the pull and is drawn towards a goal. While a perfectionist feels pushed and stressed over the idea they have to do it or there's something wrong with them. 

If you're on the fence whether or not you're a perfectionist or a high achiever, here are the top 10 signs for both categories:

 

The Top 10 Signs That You're A Perfectionist

  1. You see success as an all or nothing situation. Anything short of success means failure.
  2. You have a fear of failure which leads to you becoming a procrastinator.
  3. You become overly judgemental of yourself and others.
  4. You're emotionally closed off to others and it's hard for you to be open and honest about what you're not perfect at.
  5. You become defensive don't accept constructive criticism well.
  6. You feel anxious and depressed about all of your setbacks. You see any setback as a direct reflection of their self-worth.
  7. You live with anxiety and stress every day because you're constantly overthinking of what you should be doing next to be successful.
  8. You continually set unrealistic goals for yourself all the time. If they don't reach their goal, then they only see failure and not as a way to learn.
  9. Misery loves company - You love hearing about other people's failures.
  10. You have low self-esteem and this constant feeling of guilt and being ashamed of not succeeding.

 

The Top 10 Signs That You're A High Achiever

  1. You see any type of success or failure as progress. Regardless of how you're doing with your goal, you'll see it as progress.
  2. You think and focus on your goals with eagerness rather than feel pressured to succeed and therefore you're less likely to procrastinate.
  3.  You're not afraid or intimidated by others success and want to learn from people who inspire you.
  4. You can admit which areas you need to improve and you seek answers on how you can do something better.
  5. You're okay with people giving you constructive criticism because you know you can either accept it or not and it also doesn't define who you are.
  6. You're easy going about setbacks and know you can bounce back from them.
  7. Enjoy celebrating the goals that they've achieved so that they can be happy about it, relax, and decompress.
  8. Set realistic goals for themselves so that they can truly enjoy the process. If they don't succeed, then they still see the process as a valuable learning experience.
  9. You cheer people on and celebrate their successes.
  10. You accept who you are and love yourself.

 

 

How To Shift From Perfectionist to a High Achiever

Being a perfectionist isn't good for you and you won't be able to change overnight but here are some easy ways to get started. Just stick with each action for a length of time and you'll be able to see your mentality towards work, success, failure, and life change.

  1. Self-awareness - identify your tendencies with a gratitude journal
  2. Focus on the positive things in your life
  3. Affirmations - alter the way you talk to yourself
  4. Begin to see criticism as a way to improve
  5. Start separating fantasy from reality in your life
  6. Learn how to enjoy the process and not focus on solely the result

 

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

2:00 Check out last week's show: OSF 217 - How Interval Training Can Speed Up Weight Loss with Dr. Martin Gibala

3:00 Join us for our next 5-week Transition Challenge and 8-week Sky Fit Challenge HERE!

4:30 A break down of what the Sky Fit Challenge really is.

11:00 Stay tuned for our upcoming series of Facebook Lives in The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group

12:20 Today's topic on perfectionism.

13:20 Rob's own struggle with perfectionism and why we chose to talk about it today.

13:50 Is it a good thing to be a perfectionist?

15:30 The differences between High Achievers and Perfectionists.

20:00 Why we get so hung up on the need of being perfect around people.

22:00 The Top 10 Signs That You're A Perfectionist or A High Achiever

1:02:20 How you can begin to shift from being a perfectionist to a high achiever.

1:17:00 Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:18:00 Lean towards being a high achiever and take baby steps with your health in our  Sky Fit Challenge

1:21:50 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

Our 8 Week Sky Fit Challenge has begun but you can still sign up for the next round or learn more about it!

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 www.openskyfitness.com/review, 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.

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

Thanks for listening/reading episode 218 - Perfectionists vs. High Achievers: Which One Are You? We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Sep 4, 2018

 There's compelling evidence that interval training is going to elicit superior benefits including boosting your fitness or improving your blood sugar control and maybe even your blood pressure. On an apple to apple comparison, I thin interval training is superior. - Dr. Martin Gibala

 

STARTING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

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This week, Rob had an amazing interview with the Author of The One-Minute Workout as well as professor and chair of the kinesiology department at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Dr. Martin Gibala, about interval training, building healthy habits, and enjoying a healthier lifestyle that'll match your interests and make you happy.

As you listen to this interview, Dr. Gibala uncovers and answers the following questions:

  • Why is interval training is so effective for people who have busy schedules?
  • From walking to HIIT, what benefits can people expect once they begin doing interval training workouts?
  • Are there any specific movements that are better than others when it comes to working out?
  • Can I do interval training if I have poor health or was recently injured?
  • The great debate: Are burpees good or bad for us?
  • What nutrition guidelines should I follow when I begin interval training?
  • Is it possible to train for a marathon by just doing interval training workouts?
  • To what point are we overtraining our bodies? When is something too much?
  • What workouts should you be focusing on as you get older?

 

"Interval training can be a time-efficient way to burn calories and improve body composition." - Dr. Martin Gibala

 

 

Which Exercises and Movements Are Best?

 

"We need to liberate people from this idea that exercise means changing into spandex, going to the gym, lifting weights or doing cardio on the bike and just remind them that exercise is about physical activity and there are so many ways to incorporate it throughout the day and with bursts of 10-15 minute interval training with workout snacks." - Dr. Martin Gibala

 

A lot of people want to solely know what the best workouts and movements are but what they should actually be considering are their goals. For example, do you want to focus on:

  • Weight loss
  • Cardiovascular conditioning
  • Muscular strength

Maybe you want to focus on a combination of them or even all of them but the first step is to know your why. Why do you want to begin a new fitness regime? What results do you want to see? Answering those questions will help lead you to which exercises you should be doing for yourself.

Incorporate traditional exercise, cardio interval, and resistance training. But make sure you do the activities that you like and enjoy more. If you hate burpees, it's not going to resonate with you at all and you shouldn't force yourself to do them.

 

The 1-Minute Workout

A decade ago, Martin Gibala was a young researcher in the field of exercise physiology—with little time to exercise. That critical point in his career launched a passion for high-intensity interval training (HIIT), allowing him to stay in shape with just a few minutes of hard effort. It also prompted Gibala to conduct experiments that helped launch the exploding science of ultralow-volume exercise. Now that he’s the worldwide guru of the science of time-efficient workouts, Gibala’s first book answers the ultimate question: How low can you go?

Gibala’s fascinating quest for the answer makes exercise experts of us all. His work demonstrates that very short, intense bursts of exercise may be the most potent form of workout available. Gibala busts myths (“it’s only for really fit people”), explains astonishing science (“intensity trumps duration”), lays out time-saving life hacks (“exercise snacking”), and describes the fascinating health-promoting value of HIIT (for preventing and reversing disease). Gibala’s latest study found that sedentary people derived the fitness benefits of 150 minutes of traditional endurance training with an interval protocol that involved 80 percent less time and just three minutes of hard exercise per week.

Including the eight best basic interval workouts as well as four micro-workouts customized for individual needs and preferences (you may not quite want to go all out every time), The One-Minute Workout solves the number-one reason we don’t exercise: lack of time. Because everyone has one minute.

Intervals Don't Have To Be 'All Out'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoyU3k5qVSA

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob

2:00 About today's interview with Dr. Martin Gibala

3:10 Check out last week's show: OSF 216 - Seasonal Allergies: Causes and Natural Alleviation 

3:40 Starting September 10 - Join us for our 5-Week Transition Challenge (included in the price of the normal SFC!) before doing the 8-Week Sky Fit Challenge!

8:30 Introduction to Dr. Martin Gibala

9:00 What led his interest in kinesiology.

11:30 The start of his research on interval training for everyone.

12:50 Various types of interval training between easy cardio, resistance, HIIT and more.

13:30 How interval training compares to LISS and long amounts of cardio.

15:20 Why interval training is so effective and appealing for people who have busy schedules.

16:00 The Wingate Test he performed and how that impacted his research and opinion on interval training.

17:50 What benefits including weight loss people can expect from doing an interval training workout including the after-burn of calories during recovery time.

19:40 Skepticism and criticism he faced and how those opinions have changed to be more favorable to interval training.

21:00 How to safely approach interval training despite injuries or health concerns.

22:00 Easy interval workouts such as alternating walking speeds.

23:00 How to incorporate interval training into your lifestyle including how often you should do it and is it all they need for cardio?

25:00 The latest research that maybe doing 3 short, separate bursts of exercise throughout the day could be better for you in terms of blood pressure and pressure control instead of a long workout.

25:30 How you can take your cardio (rowing, biking, swimming, walking) and turn it into a resistance workout.

26:00 Tabata vs. Wingate exercise

27:20 Specific movements that might be better than others.

29:40 Are burpees good or bad for us?

33:00 How Dr. Gibala schedules his own exercise time.

35:40 Why exercise, like dieting, doesn't have to be so complicated plus why more isn't better.

38:50 Your World Fitness Level A good way to let people know whether or not they're improving in their physical fitness.

40:35 High-intensity nutrition - how the foods you eat or methods like intermittent fasting can aide your interval training and health.

43:00 Is it possible to train for a marathon by just doing interval training workouts?

44:40 To what point are we overtraining our bodies? When is something too much?

47:00 What workouts should you be focusing on as you get older?

50:50 Final comments with Rob

54:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

Our next 5-week Transition Challenge begins on Monday, September 10 followed up by the 8 Week Sky Fit Challenge has begun but you can still sign up for the next round or learn more about it!

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 www.openskyfitness.com/review, 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 217 - Interval Training: Which Type Is Best For You? with Dr. Martin Gibala! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Aug 30, 2018

On this weeks episode of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, we drop the bomb that we finally had our little baby girl. Plus a hint at the bonus episode coming out soon about our birthing story.

This week we throw back to Dr. Bill Sears and our discussion about how to live a long healthy life without inflammation. 

Click here to see the original show notes!

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

Learn more about the Sky Fit Challenge

Check out the 7 Day Paleo Reset

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group

Aug 23, 2018

A comfort zone consists of a series of routines, behaviors and patterns that minimize the stress in your life and puts you into a state of mental security. There’s no risk because you’re basically on autopilot. – Rob and Devon Dionne

On this week’s episode #TBT of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, Devon and I are sharing how you can break out of your comfort zone and begin to live a healthier life. When you’re brand new at building a healthier lifestyle, going to the gym or learning how to cook healthy meals can be stressful and intimidating. However, leaving your comfort zone can easily be accomplished.

We’ll explain what a comfort zone is, how optimal anxiety can help you grow, and the benefits of breaking through your comfort zone.

Click here for the original show notes!

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

Learn more about the Sky Fit Challenge

Check out the 7 Day Paleo Reset

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group

Aug 9, 2018

Author of Two Awesome Hours, Dr. 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 and more. We hope you take a lot away from the Open Sky Fitness podcast this week.

Click here for the original show notes!

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

Learn more about the Sky Fit Challenge

Check out the 7 Day Paleo Reset

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ABOUT DR. JOSH DAVIS

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.

Aug 2, 2018

“Steroids change you for life and you have to be prepared for that decision. At 19 years old, like where I was, you are not equipped to make a decision that changes your life.”

In this week’s #TBT episode of Open Sky Fitness, a friend of Rob’s agreed to do an anonymous interview about his previous experience with taking steroids. No longer taking steroids now, he gave Rob an inside look into how he got involved in steroids, why he decided to stop taking them, and what he learned from the entire experience.

Click here for the original show notes!

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

Learn more about the Sky Fit Challenge

Check out the 7 Day Paleo Reset

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group

Rob and his guest also spoke about:

  • The emotional and physical toll of taking steroids.
  • Why he has to do testosterone hormone therapy.
  • How his body changed before, during , and after steroid use.
  • The negative impact of taking steroids.
  • What would happen if steroid use were legal.
  • The impact that media has on men’s body image.
  • The cost of buying steroids.

And most importantly, how this person plans to use his experience to help other people who are going through the same situation.

Jul 31, 2018

"A lot of the claims for detoxification are not backed by science. In fact, a lot of these supplement companies that market and sell these packaged cleanses have zero science to back up want they claim to provide or they pick and choose particular items and combine it all in a single cleanse." - Rob and Devon Dionne

 

Detoxes and cleanses are popular but are they really worth it? Their ads and descriptions claim to be miracle workers but are they actually beneficial? What are some better ways to get healthy that doesn't involve a detox or a cleanse? What about when it comes to environmental detoxes?

Click here for the entire show notes!

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

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Sign up for our next Sky Fit Challange!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset!

You've probably heard of the following detoxes and cleanses: 

  • Master Cleanse
  • 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse
  • Juice Cleanse
  • Raw Foods Cleanse
  • BluePrint Cleanse
  • Martha Vineyard's 21-Day Detox

Today, we'll go over these cleanses, some in closer detail, in order to help you learn more about them before making your own mind up about them:

  • Why people are so interested in doing a detox or cleanse.
  • The various beneficial claims people make about doing a detox or cleanse.
  • The reality of taking detoxes.
  • Online hoaxes and false promises that you should be aware of in order to avoid them.

 

What's In A Detox Or Cleanse?

 

"The cleansing part of a detox is really about getting rid of the horrible, processed foods that you're eating rather than what it's actually doing to your system." - Devon Dionne

 

The Master Cleanse

The Master Cleanse gives you a sugar high from consuming so much maple syrup every day, keeps you hydrated from the water, and the cayenne pepper claims to improve circulation and metabolism. However, you don't want to be consuming so much maple syrup every day and the cayenne pepper can actually damage the body after long-term use.

The 10 - Day Green Smoothie

In a nutshell, the 10-Day Green Smoothie basically eliminates all nutrients that you get from consuming protein and macro-nutrients.

The Negative Side Effects

Detoxes and cleanses claim to have a ton of benefits - make you healthy, look young, age better etc. But unless you don't have a health problem such as a disease or parasite, there's really no point in doing one. Especially when there are so many negative side effects including:

  • Dehydration (because they're low in salt and carbohydrates)
  • Low-Calorie diets slow down your metabolism
  • Your body essentially cannibalizes itself and especially harms the muscles because you don't have the protein it needs to maintain muscle mass.
  • People don't learn better, healthy habits and it becomes a yo-yo diet for them.
  • Doing it for long lengths of time will make you feel worse than better in the long end.
  • It's not a lifestyle change that will help you become healthier.

If you do have a disease or a parasite, then you should speak with a holistic doctor who can also suggest vitamins, herbs, and supplements to help you get better.

 

What Can You Do Besides A Detox Or A Cleanse?

 

"You don't want to take all these herbs or supplements and detoxify when you don't have anything to detoxify from." - Devon Dionne

 

Besides trying a detox or a cleanse, there are other ways  you help your body including:

  • Drinking warm water with lemon.
  • Staying hydrated by drinking more water daily.
  • Taking out sugars and processed foods in your diet.
  • Following a whole foods diet such as one that is Paleo-based.

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

2:00 Check out last week's show: OSF 211 - Weightlifting: How To Get Max Results - Dr. Mike T. Nelson

3:400 Join the conversation in our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook

3:50 First week results from our Sky Fit Challenge!

4:20 Why detoxes and cleanses are potentially a waste of time.

7:40 Common cleanses that you've probably heard of before.

8:50 What detoxes and cleanse claim to do for you. Why do you feel so good after doing them?

 10:30 Following a cleanse for many days versus doing it occasionally on just one day.

11:30 The 10 - Day Green Smoothie: The pros and cons of it.

13:20 Why and when do people even choose to do a detox?

17:40 How our body is designed to actually detoxify itself.

19:00 What actually happens when you drink warm water with lemon.

20:00 The purpose of the kidneys and colon to help us naturally detox.

23:50 How the lungs and lymph nodes help you naturally detox.

24:40 Why cleanses make you so exhausted that you don't have the energy to move.

25:00 How a little bit of toxins like alcohol is actually good for us.

27:50 Negative side effects of detoxes and cleanses

35:00 How you can detox the body while also taking supplements to help the process.

40:15 What about environmental detoxes?

42:00 Why changing your lifestyle and eating healthier isn't that complicated.

42:40 Clean up your diet with our 7 Day Paleo Reset

43:00 Final comments with Rob and Devon

44:50 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

Our 8 Week Sky Fit Challenge has begun but you can still sign up for the next round or learn more about it!

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 www.openskyfitness.com/review, 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 212 - Detoxes & Cleanses: Are They Worth It? We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Jul 26, 2018

Unrealistic expectations getting in your way of success and feeling proud of your accomplishments?

You don’t want to miss this week's #TBT episode about Unrealistic Expectations of yourself. Join us as Devon and I go into the psychology behind why and how we tend to see the world in extremes. Often you think that if you are a not complete success then you must be a complete failure. Today, we're going to teach you why that sort of negative mindset is wrong and toxic for you. 

 

Click here for the original show notes!

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

Learn more about the Sky Fit Challenge

Check out the 7 Day Paleo Reset

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Jul 24, 2018

On this week's episode, we have a ton of great information to share with you about exercise, nutrition, and how to plan your weekly schedule. Who better to explain it all than Dr. Mike T Nelson himself!?

Click here for the entire show notes!

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

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Sign up for our next Sky Fit Challange!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset!

Strength and conditioning specialist, university instructor, and owner of Extreme Human Performance, Dr. Nelson, joins us to discuss:

  • His general weekly plan that he provides for new clients.
  • The major lifts you should learn for overall strength and adjustments you can do over time.
  • How often you should actually switch up your weekly workout.
  • How much time you should actually be spending at the gym.
  • Metabolic Flexibility vs. Inflexibility - What it is and how our bodies adjust and adapt to using what we eat as fuel.
  • How to create a plan that works for your schedule, fitness goals, and nutrition focus.
  • How lack of sleep can intensely, negatively affect our glucose levels.
  • The Ketogenic Diet - Is there a danger for people who stay on it for long periods of time? What about for children?

 

Customize Your Workout For Max Results

For each client, Dr. Nelson takes the following into account when custom designing programs:

  • Body structure
  • Specific Goals
  • Time Availablity
  • Access to Equipment

 

About Dr. Mike T. Nelson

Dr. Mike T Nelson, BA, MS, PhD, is a university instructor and owner of Extreme Human Performance, LLC. He’s been called in to share his techniques with top government agencies. The techniques he’s developed and the results Mike gets for his clients have been featured in international magazines, in scientific publications, and on websites across the globe.

Dr. Mike T. Nelson has spent 18 years of his life learning how the human body works, specifically focusing on how to properly condition it to burn fat and become stronger, more flexible, and healthier. He’s has a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology, a BA in Natural Science, and an MS in Biomechanics. He’s an adjunct professor and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine.

He’s been called in to share his techniques with top government agencies. The techniques he’s developed and the results Mike gets for his clients have been featured in international magazines, in scientific publications, and on websites across the globe.

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

2:30 Check out last week's show: OSF 210 - Machines Vs. Free Weights, HIIT, And Functional Movement

How to Get Max Results From Workouts - Dr. Mike T Nelson

Fitness & Nutrition: How to Get Max Results - Dr. Mike T Nelson

Gym Workouts: How to Get Max Results - Dr. Mike T Nelson

Weightlifting: How to Get Max Results - Dr. Mike T Nelson

Customized Exercise Plans: How To Get Max Results - Dr. Mike T Nelson

3:00 Join the conversation in our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook

3:50 First week results from our Sky Fit Challenge!

4:10 Check out our 7 Day Paleo Reset that you can do anytime!

5:30 Introduction to Dr. Mike T Nelson

6:10 How he began his path on fitness, nutrition, and health plus what drives him.

12:00 His approach to helping people who feel like they've back-peddled in their fitness abilities.

15:00 What progress he's seen with his clients as far as short-term and long-term results when learning new skills, forgetting bad habits, and trying something new.

18:00 How he custom designs his programs for different people and the factors he takes into account.

21:30 A general weekly plan that he follows with clients when starting to work with them.

24:00 Different, slight adjustments to a movement that you can do to switch things up and trying something new.

25:30  The major lifts you should learn for overall strength and adjustments you can do over time.

28:00 Why we feel stronger using machines compared to when we switch to free weights.

30:00 How to go into a transition from one program to another.

31:00 Why you should change your workout program much, much less than you might think to be true.

33:30 What a cluster set is when you're weightlifting.

33:55 How much time should you actually be spending at the gym?

39:30 Are we truly too busy to workout or are we just getting in our own way?

41:00 How to work through your own struggles for time to regularly workout.

43:00 Metabolic Flexibility vs. Inflexibility - What it is and how our bodies adjust and adapt to using what we eat as fuel.

44:30 The best nutrition for what you what to focus on with your fitness goals.

46:50 Should you consider becoming fat-adapted when training for long-distance cardio?

51:00 The negative effects of being Metabolic Inflexible.

53:40 What should someone who's diabetic do when facing metabolic inflexibility as far as nutrition and exercise?

56:00 The results of diabetics taking glucose after a hard workout.

57:30 How lack of sleep can intensely, negatively affect our glucose levels.

59:50 Ketogenic diet - Is there a danger for people who stay on it for long periods of time? What about for children?

1:09:40 Final comments with Rob

1:10:00 Clean up your diet with our7 Day Paleo Reset

1:11:40 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

Our 8 Week Sky Fit Challenge has begun but you can still sign up for the next round or learn more about it!

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 www.openskyfitness.com/review, 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 211 with Dr. Mike T. Nelson! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Jul 19, 2018

Why Barefoot or Arch Support Shoes? In this #TBT episode of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, Devon and I are tackling the ultimate clothing question: Is it better to walk or exercise while wearing barefoot, minimal shoes are shoes with tons of arch support?

Click here for the original show notes!

Sign up for either the next Sky Fit Challenge

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

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Early sign up for our next 7 Day Paleo Reset

Either way, why did we even even begin to wear shoes in the first place and what makes barefoot or arch support shoes so important to our foot’s health?

In this episode, I also spoke to Justin Schenck of the Growth Now Movement Podcast about his experience participating in the 7 Day Paleo Reset. 

 

Jul 10, 2018

We get messages from all over throughout our entire lives whether it's from the media, family, friends, peer groups, classmates, movies, and TVs that are telling us that our bodies need to look a certain way to be accepted.

Click here for the entire show notes!

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

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Sign up for our next Sky Fit Challange

Early sign up for our next 7 Day Paleo Reset

When we feel out of control, we feel like the only thing we have control over is our bodies.

This week, we have an amazing interview for you with licensed psychotherapist, the Executive Director of Wellspring Camps, and author of Brain-Powered Weight Loss, Eliza Kingsford.

As you listen, Eliza shares the common relationships that we have with food through coping mechanism, comfort foods, celebration, or addiction. Then, she shares the actions we can take today to improve how we see food, ourselves, and our relationship with others

Exercises you can begin today to shift your mindset about yourself and your relationship with food:

  1. Awareness
  2. Find a Replacement
  3. Consistency
  4. Have an Intention or "Why"
  5. Mindfulness
  6. Repetitive Action

Brain-Powered Weight Loss

Losing weight and successfully maintaining it over the long term is not as much about what you put in your stomach; it’s more about what’s happening in the brain. In Brain-Powered Weight Loss, psychotherapist and weight management expert Eliza Kingsford shows that more than 90 percent of people who go on diet programs (even healthy ones) fail or eventually regain because they have a dysfunctional relationship with food. Changing this relationship by changing the way you think about and behave around food is what it takes to permanently achieve weight-loss success. Kingsford’s 11-step first-of-its-kind program enlists dozens of mind-altering and behavior-changing exercises and techniques and shows you how to:

• Identify and reverse the conscious and unconscious thinking errors and food triggers that lead to the behaviors that drive our food decisions.
• Let go of the mindset of going on or off a diet in favor of a conscious quest to pursue a lifestyle of healthy eating and everyday activity—one that can last forever.
• Successfully use what Kingsford calls “dealing skills” to outsmart high-risk situations, tame stressful times, and prevent an eating “slip” from leading to a setback or all-out binge.
• Find out if you have what emerging research shows is an addiction to certain high-fat and sugar-added, processed foods that can be as powerful as addiction to cigarettes and narcotics.
• Design a personal healthy eating program built on Kingsford’s 10 Principles of Healthy Eating.

Wellspring Camps Executive Director, Eliza Kingsford, Featured On Dr. Phil Show

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

About Eliza Kingsford

Eliza Kingsford is a Licensed Psychotherapist specializing in weight management, eating disorders and body image. Eliza is executive director of Wellspring Camps for teens and young adults, which follows the same holistic weight loss approach outlined in her new Brain-Powered Weight Loss book. She is also a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and a long-time athlete. Eliza became passionate about combining therapeutic intervention, nutrition, and exercise early on in her graduate studies at the University of Colorado. An experienced speaker and presenter, Eliza has appeared on various television shows (Dr. Phil, Dr. Drew, and Dr. Oz), at national conferences and workshops, and in various publications.

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 208 - 8 Steps to Losing 65 Pounds with Jim Sydnor 

3:00 About today's episode with Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook member, Jim Sydnor

3:40 What psychoanalysis is and how it can benefit our lives and relationships.

7:00 Sign up for our upcoming new  Sky Fit Challenge that starts on July 16!

9:00 Get ready for interviews with some of our Sky Fit Challenge members this week!

10:00 Introduction to Eliza Kingsford

11:15 What drew her in to study the relationships we have with food and why we spend so much time thinking about food.

13:30 How our childhood experiences can lead us to see food in a different way and shape our relationship with it as we move into adulthood.

14:30 What happens when we rely on comfort foods in order to cope with difficult moments.

18:00 How she came up with the title for her book, Brain-Powered Weight Loss.

20:00 How she's helping people change their relationship with food through therapy, meditation, and replacing old thoughts with new ones.

21:50 Why words like 'diet' or 'weigh-loss' are so taboo these days.

24:00 What people are truly looking for when they want to lose weight.

26:40 What might be happening in our lives to believe that weight loss is the only way to make us feel better.

31:00 Can we move from one obsession or addiction to another throughout our entire lives?

32:20 The concept of healthy obsession and how it can help us live healthier lives.

35:20 The differences between addiction and obsessively focusing on health.

37:00 What it takes to get to the point when you're really ready to start focusing on your health.

38:00 Step 3 of her 11 Step Program - Identify your Thinking Errors and Food Triggers.

39:10 Ten cognitive disorders that lead to wanted eating.

40:30 Over-generalization: What it is and how it affects our thinking.

41:50 Mental Filtering: Why we only focus on the negative when there are a lot of positives.

44:20 Why we disqualify the positive in our lives.

47:55 Jumping to conclusions: Why they're hazardous to our thinking.

49:20 Maximizing what we do wrong and minimizing what we do well.

51:00 Why we allow our emotions to dictate who we are and how we can shift our mindset to experience a different feeling.

52:50 Exercises you can begin today to shift your mindset about yourself and your relationship with food.

1:00:00 About our 7 Day Paleo Rest at 7DayPaleoReset.com

1:01:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

 

SAVE YOUR SPOT FOR THE

8 WEEK SKY FIT CHALLENGE IN JULY!

Join us for our next 8 Week Sky Fit Challenge that will start on July 16!

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.

Join Our 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 www.openskyfitness.com/review, 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!

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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.

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Thanks for listening/reading episode 209 - Brain-Powered Weight Loss with Eliza Kingsford! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Jul 3, 2018

In this week's episode, I had a really amazing interview with one of our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook members, Jim Sydnor, about his weight loss journey and how he turned his life around to live a healthy life.

Click here for the entire show notes!

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He had been athletic all his life but then he began ignoring his health in his 40s. Over time, he realized that his health was not what it used to be and needed to make a change for himself. Thus, he and his wife began focusing on turning their health around by walking more, cutting out sugars and processed foods, and keeping track of his measurements and progress. In the first 2 months, he had already dropped about 20 pounds.

At the start of his health journey, he was 6'3" and weighed 265 pounds. In a span of 3 years of learning healthy habits and being consistent, he has now gained roughly 24 pounds of muscle and lost 70 pounds or more of fat.

Lose Weight In 8 Steps

As you listen, Jim has narrowed down his wellness journey to these 8 Steps that you'll hear us talk about in the interview:

1) Hitting Rock Bottom - Finding Your "Why" For Change

2) Creating A Basic Plan

3) Being Consistent and Executing Your Plan Every Day

4) Tracking and Measuring Your Results

5) Being Able to Change Your Strategy When The Original Plan Isn't Working

6) Being Held Accountable - Have Someone or Something Help Hold You Accountable

7) Making Yourself The Priority

8) Finding and Participating in a Community

 

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 208 with Drew Manning: How To Get Fit With Keto

3:00 About today's episode with Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook member, Jim Sydnor

3:30 The 6-7 turning points you might experience on a healthy journey

9:00 About the Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook

11:00 When people get mad at your - sometimes it's not about you but it's actually about themselves and they're going through.

15:30 Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset - How to be more curious and not have a negative voice running through your mind.

17:00 Some stories from our Sky Fit Challenge participants and their struggles with starting their own health journey. 

20:00 Introduction to Jim Sydnor and his background story.

25:00 The progress he has made with his new mindset on health and wellness.

26:00 What his friends think of his new healthy lifestyle and mindset.

28:00 Various struggles he has faced and what changes he made to create a new plan for himself.

31:00 How he tried to gain muscle when he was younger with steroids and ended up having a bad reaction to them which inspired him to be healthy and strong naturally.

32:40 His struggles to lose the last 5-10 pounds.

35:00 What keeps him going every day to the gym and motivates him to both eat healthily and exercise.

38:00 Fears around death and being healthy as we age.

42:00 The benefits of switching up your workouts so that your body is forced to adapt and change.

43:40 What his family now eats vs. what they don't eat anymore.

47:00 His health updates with blood panels as far as cholesterol and blood sugar.

49:00 Why changing your diet could be the easiest fix to your health problems such as indigestion and acid reflux.

52:00 Both Rob and Jim's own rock bottom wake up calls to change their health around.

54:20 The importance of accepting where you're at now at the moment in your health and what simple changes you can make.

56:40 What advice Jim can give to Rob and other parents about nutrition and having healthy food in the house for the family.

1:00:00 How to raise healthy children via nutrition and teaching them about good self-image.

1:05:00 What Jim is doing today to help him and his wife stay consistent with their healthy lifestyle.

1:15:00 Closing comments with Rob and Devon.

1:19:00 About our 7 Day Paleo Rest at 7DayPaleoReset.com

1:00:40 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

 

SAVE YOUR SPOT FOR THE

8 WEEK SKY FIT CHALLENGE IN JULY!

Join us for our next 8 Week Sky Fit Challenge that will start on July 16!

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.

Join Our 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 www.openskyfitness.com/review, 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 208 - 8 Steps To Losing 65 Pounds! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Jun 28, 2018

Ever wondered what it was like to be and race as an Ultrarunner? This week, Rob interviewed Ultrarunner, Coach, 100 Mile American Record Holder, and 12 Hour World Record Holder, Zach Bitter.

Find out how Zach got his start as an Ultrarunner, how to become fat-adaptive, and how Zach trains to compete in 100-mile races.

Click here for the original show notes!

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

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Sign up for either the next Sky Fit Challange

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Jun 26, 2018

The biggest part of a transformation is not physical; you can give someone the best meal plans, workouts, or macros for their body type but it doesn't matter unless they're able to overcome their own mental and emotional challenges. That's how you make a true lifestyle change. - Drew Manning 

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On this week's episode of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, we have Drew Manning returning for the second time! In our first interview with him, we talked all about his initial Fit2Fat2Fit journey. In this episode, we're discussing all that he has done since then including the launch of his A&E show - Fit to Fat to Fit. Not only that, but we discussed what he would have done differently during his experiment including getting fit via the Ketogenic Diet. Before we knew it, we were in a deep conversation about the Keto Diet including the following topics:

  • The science behind the Ketogenic Diet
  • How Keto can help you get fit
  • What foods you should eat and stay away from while on Keto
  • How to test your Ketosis levels properly
  • His top food hacks for eating Keto foods on the go

 

Breaking Through Mental Struggles

Besides the Keto Diet and his wellness journey, Drew also shared the best way you can get out of an emotional and mental funk when it comes to focusing on your health:

  • Find a support system
  • Be surrounded by like-minded people who are going through similar journeys
  • Have a safe place to ask questions as well as ask questions and give answers
  • Sign up for something that gets you out of your comfort zone but is still challenging so that it forces you the train
  • Check out private Facebook groups or coaching apps such as My Fitness Pal

These might not work for everyone but Drew has seen that it's so much more beneficial than just giving someone a 30 Day plan they do on their own.

 

Get Fit With Keto

How can you survive the dreaded Keto Flu? What are the best foods to eat to get and stay in Ketosis?

To be in good health while experiencing the Keto Flu, there are two very important things you should do:

  1. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  2. Supplement with sodium, potassium, and magnesium to avoid an imbalance of electrolytes.

While on the Ketogenic diet, you won't be as hungry - you'll only be eating 2-3 meals a day of high-quality, healthy fat like:

  • Steak
  • Salmon
  • Chicken thighs
  • Whole eggs
  • Butter
  • Cream
  • Coconut oil
  • Ghee
  • Avocado

Your diet should be 5% carbohydrates (30 grams a day or less) from nutrient-dense vegetables including:

  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli

F2F2F Keto Diet with Drew Manning | Complete Wellness

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

About Drew Manning

Drew Manning is a NASM Certified trainer, author of NY Times Bestseller: Fit2Fat2Fit, blogger and fitness enthusiast. Drew’s health program has been used by thousands of people all across the world. He has been featured on shows such as: The Tonight Show, Dr. Oz, Dr. Drew, CNN, The View, Good Morning America, Nightline and more. You can learn more on his website www.Fit2Fat2Fit.com

Drew’s goal is to inspire people to get fit, teach them how to do it and give them hope that it IS possible to get fit and stay fit. He wants to share his comprehensive fitness knowledge with his followers so that they can know how to lose weight successfully, even though for many it’s going to be a struggle.

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 206 - The Power of Mindsets: Fixed Vs. Growth Mindsets

2:40 Getting healthy is easier than we think. Find out more in our next official Sky Fit Challenge starting July 16.

11:00 A recap on Drew from our last interview with him back in 2016.

13:35 The lessons and side effects he learned and experience during his Fit2Fat2Fit experiment.

15:30 Strategies he uses and suggests to help people break through their mental and emotional struggles.

18:00 How to get to the root of what's emotionally and mentally holding you back from focusing on your wellness.

20:40 What he would've done differently during his initial Fit2Fat2Fit experiment.

21:20 How the Ketogenic Diet has changed his mind and body function.

22:20 His A&E Fit2Fat2Fit TV show - what various diets each participant follows on the TV show.

24:40 Various contestant's result and how one struggled to get back to fit after gaining weight and another was a married couple.

28:30 Who is the Keto diet for? What's the best process of doing it?

30:20 How to combat the Keto Flu during the Ketosis Transition.

31:20 What foods do people eat on a Ketogenic diet?

33:25 How you can keep track of your diet and supplements to ensure you're moving into Ketosis.

35:50 How reliable it is to test your Ketone levels via blood tests.

37:30 How to make the Ketogenic diet part of your lifestyle even while traveling.

40:40 The fad part of the Ketogenic Diet and different brands offering labeled "Keto" products that are actually processed.

43:00 The most important factors to consider when changing your diet.

44:00 Calorie deficit - is it necessary to focus on it?

45:00 Specific workouts you can do in order to reach your fitness goals.

46:00 His 60-DayKeto Jumpstart Program that you can sign up for today and what you can expect from it.

50:00 The benefits of focusing on just creating one habit each month.

51:50 Drew's own struggles with staying healthy and how he overcomes them.

55:15 His next plans for the future.

56:15 The benefits of MCT oil and how to add MCT oil powder to your coffee instead of coconut oil or preparing a Bulletproof coffee.

58:40 Closing comments with Rob and Devon.

1:00:40 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

SAVE YOUR SPOT FOR THE

8 WEEK SKY FIT CHALLENGE IN JULY!

Join us for our next 8 Week Sky Fit Challenge that will start on July 16!

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.

Join Our FREE 7 Day Paleo Rest

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.

Simply go to openskyfitness.com/paleoreset. We have a website page in the works, but you can sign up to join us via this link. 

 

 

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 www.openskyfitness.com/review, 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 207 with Drew Manning - How To Get Fit With Keto! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Jun 19, 2018

Today's episode is all about understanding the belief systems that we have of ourselves including how they were created in the first place and what we can do to change them. Specifically, we will be looking at the work of the author, Carol S. Dweck, who wrote, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.

Click here for the entire show notes!

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In her book, Mindset, she dives deep into the two mindsets we have - fixed and growth. In a nutshell, people who have a fixed mindset believe they can never change and this is how they'll be forever vs. those with a growth mindset that believe intelligence is something that can be learned, cultivated, and developed.

However, we don't have just one type of mindset for the rest of our lives either. Depending on where we are in life and what the topic is about, we could either have a fixed or growth mindset. So, you might have a growth mindset about fitness but then have a fixed mindset about money or career.

In addition to exploring the differences between fixed and growth mindsets plus why we develop them, Devon and I will teach you how you can shift to a more growth mindset when it comes to your health and wellness. 

 

"If you're spending all your time trying to prove to others or to yourself that you can achieve something but you don't put your time towards learning on how to do that in order to grow and take care of yourself, then you're just going to stay right where you are now." - Devon Dionne

 

Carol Dweck, "Developing a Growth Mindset"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiiEeMN7vbQ

 

Fixed vs. Growth Mindsets

The Fixed Mindset

If you have a fixed mindset, you believe you're either born with it or you're not. You might have also developed this mindset because someone such as a parent or teacher taught you to think that way.

People with a fixed mindset believe that it's talent and not hard work that gets you ahead in life or your goals. This mindset essentially leads to negative thinking that you are not smart enough and you won't even try because you're afraid to fail. You probably find yourself facing challenges with anxiety because you're afraid of not looking smart. In the end, this mindset discourages you from taking on any new challenges altogether for fear of looking bad if you do not succeed.

People with a fixed mindset also:

  • Don't like obstacles and will just give up before even really trying to put in some effort.
  • Believe the effort isn't worth it to try something because they think they'll fail anyway.
  • Ignore useful negative feedback or criticism that could help them improve.
  • See other people's success as a threat.
  • Are constantly trying to prove themselves to others.
  • Think they can't do any better than where they are at now in life.

A fixed mindset could eventually lead them to plateau early on in life and never reach their full potential.

The Growth Mindset

If you have a growth mindset, then you believe that talents and abilities are only a starting point. You think that there is potential from the starting point and that potential is limitless. You've come to realize that if you put in the effort, hard work, and persevere, you will grow and can succeed. You eagerly embrace new challenges and see them as a way to learn.

People with a growth mindset also:

  • Are persistent with new challenges or obstacles and will not give up.
  • Believe that the putting in great effort is the key to mastery.
  • Become curious when someone gives them useful, negative criticism and are eager to use that information to help them improve.
  • Feel inspired by other people's success.
  • Don't need to prove themselves to others and know they have the strength to keep working hard at their goals.
  • Realize that there is no end to what they can do and achieve in life so they live in their potential.

 

 

 

How Did We Develop Fixed Mindsets?

"I've seen so many people with this one consuming goal of proving themselves in the classroom, in their careers, and in their relationships. Every situation calls for a confirmation of their intelligence, personality, or character. Every situation is evaluated; 'Will I succeed or fail? Will I look smart or dumb? Will I be accepted or rejected? Will I feel like a winner or a loser?' " - Carol S. Dweck

Fixed mindsets are easily created at a really early age; especially in test-oriented schools. If someone ever told you didn't have the talent for something or if you were praised for your achievements vs. the actual work you put into getting it done, then it's very likely that you developed a fixed mindset.

 

How to Shift Your Mindset From Fixed to Growth

To begin helping others shift their mindset from fixed to growth, you can use different praise methods or share stories of how people with no talented cultivated skills and beliefs. That's a great way for a manager to motivate their employees to think more positively.

However, switching from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset is not magic; you have to change a deep belief in yourself.

When you think something negative such as "You're stupid; why even bother? All this hard work is stupid," you can begin to shift your mindset by acknowledging that you heard that thought in your mind and understanding that it belongs in that fixed belief mindset. Then, tell yourself that you can do this, and finally apply an action to overcome your challenge. Don't judge yourself in the moment but be persistent in solving the problem. Persistence has a direct effect on growth.

Acknowledge the setback, be curious about why it happened, think about a solution for the next time it happens, and be persistent.

From there, you need to create a growth mindset thought from your fixed mantra. So, if your mantra is, "I'm too stupid; I'll never be able to do this," think about the reverse of that mantra such as, "I'm smart enough to figure this out; it might take me some time and it might take me some work but I know that I can achieve this."

Take this challenge on daily whenever you come across yourself thinking fixed mindset thoughts. This is something you have to work on every single day.

 

"People think that they can simply fake it until they make it but if you're thinking that, you're never going to make it because it's not about faking it. It's actually about changing your belief that qualities can be developed through practice and work. So, you have to change the fixed mindset belief with practice by taking it on daily; it's not going to be instantaneous now just because you feel inspired. Don't just think positive but take your actions within that belief system and develop them through practice and work" - Devon Dionne

 

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: 205 - How to Avoid a Lifetime of Chronic Pain with Erin Burch

1:50 About today's topic: The Power fo Mindset - Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset

2:20 Join us early for our next official Sky Fit Challenge starting July 16.

5:00 Some of the awesome reviews we've received on iTunes!

7:00 Research done by Carol S. Dweck on the mindset.

7:45 Our two different mindsets - one that holds back (Fixed Mindset) and the other (Growth Mindset) which really helps us.

11:00 About the Fixed Mindset

14:20 About the Growth Mindset

15:00 How different mindsets react to new challenges in life.

15:50 Anxiety vs. Excitement for both mindsets.

17:10 How Fixed vs. Growth Mindsets approach problems and obstacles

18:00 The different views on effort and whether or not it's worth it.

19:30 Whether or not these mindsets accept or reject criticism and what affect criticism has on them.

20:40 How we see other peoples' success and react to it.

21:50 The effect that jealousy or envy has on our mindset.

26:15 The result of having a fixed mindset.

28:00 The Grow vs. Fixed Mindset when it comes to health.

28:50 How we even developed a fixed mindset to begin with in life.

34:20 The different mindsets we see in the Sky Fit Challenge and our clients.

35:00 Why you don't have to be afraid to reach out for help in your wellness journey.

36:50 How to use a Growth Mindset to continue focusing on your fitness and nutrition.

38:00 Studies on children who have been praised in two different ways.

39:45 Actions children with fixed mindsets regularly adapted into their work vs. children with growth mindsets.

44:00 How people with a growth mindset are happier compared to fixed mindsets.

44:45 How you can shift your mindset from fixed to growth.

54:00 The importance of staying curious rather than be stuck in your fixed mindset.

56:00 How to apply a growth mindset to your health.

1:01:00 How to deal with and solve problems that come up in relationships.

1:03:00 What a healthy adult relationship looks like.

1:06:00 Closing comments with Rob and Devon

1:08:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

SAVE YOUR SPOT FOR THE

8 WEEK SKY FIT CHALLENGE IN JULY!

Join us for our next 8 Week Sky Fit Challenge that will start on July 16!

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.

Join Our FREE 7 Day Paleo Rest

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.

Simply go to openskyfitness.com/paleoreset. We have a website page in the works, but you can sign up to join us via this link. 

 

 

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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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 www.openskyfitness.com/review, 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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Thanks for listening/reading episode 206 - The Power of Mindset: Fixed vs. Growth Mindsets! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Jun 12, 2018

When it comes to your body, you're either in the driver's seat or you're in the trunk. Unfortunately, most people are literally in the trunk; in other words, they're in the dark, they don't know what's happening, and you don't know how you got there. If you're in the driver's seat, you've got access to feedback and you're listening, look, and learning as you're going along. If you arrive someplace you don't like, you're able to change it because you understand how you got there. - Erin Burch

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For today's podcast, I had an amazing discussion with the Founder of The Burch Method, Creator of Core Container™ System, and proclaimed, Body Whisperer by her clients, Erin Burch. With 38 years of physical therapy, yoga, Erin uses an inside-out approach that has not only healed others but herself as well. To find out more about her work and receive weekly insights, you can go to her website and subscribe to receive her Body Whispers - Love Notes from Your Body emails.

May 31, 2018

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In this #TBT episode, Dr. Mike Israetel gets down and dirty with proper “weightlifting techniques“. First, you’ll hear from host Rob and his wife Devon on how to prevent and deal with generic shoulder and knee pain. 

Then you’ll listen to Dr. Mike, professor of Exercise Science at Temple University, Head Science Consultant at  RenaissancePeriodization.com, and coauthor of the books, Scientific Principles of Strength Training and the Renaissance Diet.  He breaks down the specifics of a squat like you have never before heard.  You’ll learn how to bench press properly and hear why a weightlifting belt is a waste of money.

May 29, 2018

This week, we had an incredible interview with eco-entrepreneur, owner of Melody Productions, Director of the Food Heals Documentary, and co-host on The Food Heals Podcast, Allison Melody. Recently, both Devon and I were on her podcast for episode 199: The Secrets to Revolutionizing Your Workouts and Losing Weight Naturally and so we invited Allison to be on Open Sky Fitness to share her own incredible health journey.

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It took me 10 years to discover what worked for me and my health. This was not an overnight change; it was a lifestyle change and it took time. I slowly made discoveries about my health and I'm still making discoveries even today. I'm still ebbing, flowing, and changing when things aren't working for me. Some things work for a while but then I have to shift as I age and the food and production formulations like deodorant are changing." - Allison Melody

 

Discover What Health Journey Is Best For You

"If we deal with the past and we send love to our inner child or younger self, we can heal the present by healing the past. However, we're never done fully healing ourselves; there's always something else that we can work on." - Allison Melody

In this episode, you will hear us cover the following topics with Allison:

  • Allison's origin story, her parents' illnesses, and why she started a plant-based diet.
  • The moment she discovered holistic health and natural medicine.
  • How you can get started on improving your health
  • The 7 Stages of Grief we go through and how we can emotionally heal ourselves.
  • What it means to have a gluten sensitivity vs. being Celiac.
  • What spiritual psychology is and how it can help you heal your mind and work through childhood issues.
  • Rob and Devon's own experiences with therapy and emotionally healing themselves.
  • How to eat healthy without feeling hungry nor depriving yourself of food you enjoy.

 

How To Become A Healthier You

 

"To start focusing on better health, ask yourself, 'What is the most present thing in my life right now that I need to work on?' and start there. Where are you now in your health and where can you go tomorrow?" - Allison Melody 

 

We asked Allison what her top advice was on how to starting living a healthier lifestyle. She advised to begin by focusing on just one thing at a time instead of everything at once and gave a list of what you can begin focusing on today depending on what you're leaning towards the most:

  1. Don't take on too much at once, but focus on one thing at a time.
  2. Choose what to focus on based on what is most present in your life now whether that's physical weight or emotional weight.
  3. Focus on what foods are potentially harming your health such as gluten, processed foods, and sugar.
  4. Don't take away your favorite foods or activities but add vegetables or a 20-minute walk.
  5. Gradually begin to add more fitness to your life by walking more or going to the gym a couple of times a week.
  6. Take a closer look at the relationships in your life because maybe you need to let go of a toxic friend or build a stronger bond with someone else.
  7. Clear your mind through journaling, meditation, and focus on what really needs your attention.

 

About Allison Melody

 

"I am on a mission to awaken people to the fact that a healing miracle is possible. That we can heal our bodies if we give it what it needs to heal." - Allison Melody

 

 

The topics she addresses through her work are powerful and heart-centered and focus on Holistic Health, Social Justice, Human Rights and Animal Rights. They reflect her passion for creating positive change in people and the communities they serve.

At the age of 26, Allison endured the devastating loss of both her parents to cancer after long and challenging battles. Witnessing her mother and father suffer so intensely and needlessly from a cure that brought more pain than the disease, Allison soon dedicated her life to finding a better way to heal. She watched in disbelief as doctors prescribed drug after drug, observed her parents’ hair fall out, their rapidly aging faces, and their exceedingly diminishing vitality. The tragedy instilled in her an unwavering passion for nutritional medicine and propelled her into the world of holistic health and alternative healing. Allison’s firm commitment to natural health is further evidenced by her achievement of a Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology.

 

SAVE YOUR SPOT FOR THE

8 WEEK SKY FIT CHALLENGE IN JULY!

Beginning June 18, you can sign up for our next 8 Week Sky Fit Challenge that will start in July!

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.

Join Our FREE 7 Day Paleo Rest

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.

Simply go to openskyfitness.com/paleoreset. We have a website page in the works, but you can sign up to join us via this link. 

 

 

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 www.openskyfitness.com/review, ask a question in the closed Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and even text OSFreview to 33444 to get the link.

 

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 202 - Vitamin Supplementation: Do You Need It?

1:50 About today's guest, Allison Melody, and why switching to a plant-based diet was a life or death decision for her.

2:15 Shout out to our current Sky Fit Challenge that's going on now!

3:10 Sign up starts on June 18th for the next Sky Fit Challenge beginning in July or try out our transition month to get started!

8:00 Why we love our sponsor, ButcherBox, so much and how it can make eating healthy so much easier and cheaper.

7:40 Introduction to Allison Melody

8:30 Allison's origin story, her parents' illnesses, and why she started a plant-based diet.

12:00 The moment she discovered holistic health and natural medicine.

13:50 Why her father wouldn't listen and believe in her lectures about nutrition, holistic health, and natural medicine.

16:00 How her father's death sent her on a mission to help people discover that it is possible to heal the body through natural methods.

17:00 How she was able to forgive and emotionally heal after her parents' deaths.

18:30 The 7 Stages of Grief we go through and how we can emotionally heal ourselves.

21:30 What Allison has learned about what it means to be healthy over the last couple of years and her philosophy on health today.

23:10 How she went from organic food to raw food and then did allergy and blood testing to truly find out what foods are working for her body.

23:30 What it means to have a gluten sensitivity vs. being Celiac.

24:00 Why she decided for herself that the best option was to follow a plant-based diet.

24:45 How she discovered the importance of emotional healing and slowing down from time to time to give herself the self-care she needs.

25:30 What spiritual psychology is and how it can help you heal your mind and work through childhood issues.

27:20 Rob and Devon's own experiences with therapy and emotionally healing themselves.

30:50 How can a person get started on improving their health.

33:00 Her advice to people who think that weight loss is the number one focus on getting healthy.

35:00 Whether or not a juice cleanses and fast is okay for you.

35:25 What has worked for her to lose weight but might not work for everyone else - juicing, intermittent fasting, maintaining exercise.

36:00 Why being healthy is not about the number on the scale.

37:00 How to eat healthy without feeling hungry nor depriving yourself of food you enjoy.

38:00 About her podcast and website, Food Heals Nation plus all the retreats they have coming up! 

42:20 Closing comments with Rob and Devon

43:25 Sign up starting June 18 for our next Sky Fit Challenge!

46:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

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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.

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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!

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Thanks for listening/reading episode 203 with Allison Melody! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

May 15, 2018

"The key component to success in the physical competition world and often to health and transcending disease states are all related to your digestion. How well you can assimilate and utilize the food that you're eating; no matter what it is and how well you can eliminate any waste that will prevent it from growing bad bacteria in the gut. That's the bottom line; you have to get your digestion figured out." - Wade Lightheart

 

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On this week's episode of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, we had 3-time All Natural National Bodybuilding Champion, Advisor to the American Anti-Cancer Institute, Director of Education at BiOptimizers Nutrition, Founder of the Prosperity & Health Alliance, and Enagic Master Trainer, Wade Lightheart, join us on the show. Wade is also a vegetarian and author of several best-selling books including Staying Alive in a Toxic World and The Wealthy Backpacker.

In this episode, Wade and I had an amazing discussion about how he came to be an All Natural National Bodybuilding Champion, how he dramatically transformed his health with meditation and becoming a vegetarian, plus all about optimizing your digestion with digestive enzymes and probiotics.

Specifically, you'll hear us discuss:

  • Life-changing events that led him to become interested in bodybuilding and exercise physiology.
  • How he discovered meditation and became a vegetarian bodybuilder.
  • Why natural bodybuilding essentially saved him from his party lifestyle.
  • His experience earning a spot to compete in the Mr. Universe Championships.
  • Whether or not a person can be a bodybuilder and be healthy at the same time.
  • What the journey was like to train as a vegetarian bodybuilder.
  • Why high quality cultured, digestive enzymes and probiotics are a great start for improving your gut health.

 

"We live in a culture that worships athletes and athletes have extremely high levels of fitness relative to their sport, but that doesn't necessarily that they're healthy. Fitness is a component of health, but it's not the total picture. So, as I discovered in the world of bodybuilding, you can be both fit and very unhealthy." - Wade Lightheart

The Ultimate Immune System Optimizer (The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YItU4zH6bVc

 

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In this 12 week program, you’re going to discover how to achieve AWESOME health and double your energy with natural, tested, and scientific strategies.

Here’s just a tiny sample of what you’ll be seeing over the next 12 weeks:

  • How To Get 70 Percent More Energy In 30 Seconds Or Less
  • The Ultimate Key To High Performance, Health And Longevity
  • Mastering Your Mind For Health, Wealth And Happiness
  • How To Turn The Tide Against Uncontrollable Food Cravings
  • How To Select The Most Powerful Supplements For You
  • How To Stay Lean And Trim Without Sacrifice
  • The Simplest And Fastest Way To Detoxification And Great Skin
  • How to Optimize Your Brain For Super Intelligence

 

 

 

About Wade Lightheart

3-Time Canadian Natural Bodybuilding Champion, Wade Lightheart, is one of the world's premier authorities on Natural Nutrition and Training Methods. Having majored in Sports Science at the University of New Brunswick, he has authored numerous books on health, nutrition, and exercise which have sold in over 80 countries. Wade is sought out by athletes and high-performance oriented individuals worldwide for his advice on how to optimize their health and fitness levels.

 

 

 

 Join Our FREE 7 Day Paleo Rest

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.

Simply go to openskyfitness.com/paleoreset. We have a website page in the works, but you can sign up to join us via this link. 

 

 

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 www.openskyfitness.com/review, ask a question in the closed Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and even text OSFreview to 33444 to get the link.

 

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 200 - Juggling Your Family's Health Starts With You with Alek Lev and Jeff Meacham

3:00 All about the documentary, The Magic Pill, that focuses on a whole food/Ketogenic based diet.

4:30 Benefits of the Ketogenic diet and the importance of correctly following it.

8:00 Why we love our sponsor, ButcherBox, so much and how it can make eating healthy so much easier and cheaper.

10:00 Introduction to Wade Lightheart

 

11:00 Life-changing events that led him to become interested in bodybuilding and exercise physiology.

16:00 Is there a way to live a healthy lifestyle as a bodybuilder no matter if you're a vegetarian, Keto, or anything else?

17:30 How bodybuilding has turned into a sub drug culture.

19:00 His experience using steroids and drug cycling during for bodybuilding competitions.

21:00 How he discovered meditation and became a vegetarian bodybuilder.

23:30 How bodybuilding essentially saved him from his party lifestyle.

27:00 His experience earning a spot to compete in the Mr. Universe Championships.

28:30 Can you be a bodybuilder and be healthy at the same time?

29:30 Why Rob decided to compete in a bodybuilding competition.

31:00 Lessons in health in the bodybuilding world. 

33:30 What the journey was like to train as a vegetarian bodybuilder.

36:00 How he was introduced to gut health through the use of probiotics and digestive enzymes.

37:20 His experience going raw and following a vegan diet to prepare for one of his competitions and how he actually did better than before.

38:50 Is it natural to take in all of these supplements for a vegan or vegetarian diet?

41:00 How he was able to overcome his partying lifestyle to live a healthier life with mindfulness.

43:30 His philosophy on being a vegetarian and what he suggests other people do when deciding on which diet to follow.

46:00 Why high quality cultured, digestive enzymes and probiotics are a great start for improving your gut health and stopping inflammation from occurring in the body.

50:00 The difference between an enzyme and probiotic.

54:00 How mono-agriculture has greatly altered the food we grow and eat.

56:00 What probiotics are and why they're so important.

1:00:00 How our ancient ancestors consumed healthy bacteria from natural food compared to the unnatural foods we eat now.

1:04:00 How fermented foods help to improve our gut health.

1:06:40 How he ferments coconuts.

1:07:30 The supplements he has developed and why they're so helpful.

1:16:00 Where they can connect with Wade and all about his course on the BiOptimizers website.

1:18:50 Closing comments with Rob and Devon

1:20:30 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

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