With over 15 years of experience working with the advanced and elite in the fitness industry, Dr. Jena Gatses has a lot of great information to share from all of her background experiences and education as athlete, model, physical therapist, strength coach, manual therapist, corrective exercise specialist.
In this episode, she specifically dives into her education in everything from having a Ph.D. in physical therapy to studying Buddhism, working with NASCAR as a Head Physical Therapist & Strength Coach, training at Churchill Boxing Club, and launching her own brand, Scientific Fitness.
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At the beginning of the show, Devon and I also discuss the Official Coffee Diet, the many benefits of caffeine especially from high-quality coffee, and how to select the best decaf coffee.
Owner and operator of Scientific Fitness LLC since 2012: Strength Coach, Physical Therapist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Program/Facility & Product Design Consultant to a Wide Range of Clientele:
Celebrities, Professional Athletes, Elite CEO’s, NFL, Olympic Athletes, MLB, UFC, Professional Boxing, Professional Olympic Weightlifting, Track & Field, Marathon/Ironman Athletes, Rugby, Elderly, Youth Population, etc.
As well as the General Population Dealing with Geriatrics, Neurological & Degenerative Brain Disease, Pediatrics & Cardiac ICU, Youth Sports & Performance, Skilled Nursing, Burn & Trauma ICU, etc.
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00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction
1:15 Opening comments with Rob and Devon
1:40 Introduction to this week's guest, Jena Gatses
3:20 Rob's episode on the origins of The Official Coffee Diet - Ep. 258
4:00 The many benefits of drinking coffee over something like tea.
5:00 How the benefits of good coffee and drinking around 2-3 cups a day instead of 6 are helping Rob.
6:40 The science behind the caffeine from coffee helping boost our mitochondria health, modifying our respiratory capacity, regenerating our heart, and being part of the intermittent fasting process.
10:00 Pros and cons of drinking coffee depending on each person and how coffee has become part of the lifestyle process for Rob.
14:00 The three different processes to decaf coffee including using chemicals that will still reside in the coffee when the process is done.
16:00 Power of breathwork, its benefits, and how it's becoming so popular now.
18:00 About Jena Gatses
20:00 Her passion for helping people and the importance of being kind to others.
22:50 Where the learning process started for her in her career for exercise performance.
24:30 What kind of training she did as the top trainer for several NASCAR teams for the drivers and pit crew team.
28:00 Her career with NASCAR and how much control and influence she had in the industry.
32:40 All of the different experiences she has had working at different facilities and how all of that has helped her become better at her job.
34:00 Her goal of working for herself as an entrepreneur and how she got there through education and experience after NASCAR.
35:00 The launch of her brand, Scientific Fitness, and the mission behind it.
37:00 Her hard work effort and how she made sure she stood out among the rest through networking, volunteering, and putting herself out there.
38:00 The importance of always having an open mind for learning, growing, and helping your clients.
42:00 Not giving in to the ego and allowing it to hold you back from growing.
43:00 You don't have to put someone down to make you feel better about yourself when there are so many good things you can be doing in this world.
44:30 Getting yourself out of your own self-sabotaging box, being vulnerable, and facing your struggles.
46:00 Why she decided to study all different types of healing from massage and energy classes to Buddhism to grow as a trainer.
49:00 Letting go of the ego to work from a better base of health, mindset, and growth.
52:00 The importance of being efficient to set yourself up for life.
55:00 Building a healthy lifestyle through small changes every day to keep your mind and body healthy.
56:00 Why you can't wait until tomorrow to start taking care of your health today.
57:30 The fact that a lot of people care more about material items rather than their body and putting their health first.
58:50 Her personal fitness focus on quality and what she does to stay in shape by changing up the environment from time to time and adding variety to her training.
1:01:20 Her approach to nutrition, not stressing too much about what she eats, and staying consistent the majority of the time with the quality of her food.
1:04:00 The new program she's creating that will be available soon and how to get the latest information by signing up with your email at Scientific Fitness.
1:05:30 Closing comments with Rob and Devon
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1:08:00 Follow The Official Coffee Diet on Instagram
1:09:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing
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Thanks for listening/reading episode 260- Better Performance Through Scientific Fitness with Dr. Jena Gatses! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.