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July 3, 2020
As efficiency expert Stephen Covey noted, "Strength lies in differences, not in similarities." Kia Williams has earned two masters degrees, is a master trainer and hosts a podcast; in short, she is an emerging leader in the fitness industry. Maurice Williams (no relation) holds multiple degrees, is an educator and owns the MoveWell Fitness studio. On this episode of All About Fitness, it's an insightful, informative and enlightening conversation about diversity in the fitness industry.
June 29, 2020
CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a non-psycho-active compound of the hemp plant that promotes a number of health benefits. Recent legislation allows hemp to be used for a variety of purposes including CBD production. Eric Smart, a veteran of the pharmaceutical industry, saw the potential of CBD to help exercise enthusiasts maintain their high level of physical activity and created Myaderm, a product that can help promote recovery from exercise. In short, this episode is All About the ABCs of CBD.
June 26, 2020
You may be curious about the recent explosion of CBD products inundating the market place; the body's cannabinoid system helps regulate many functions including appetite, mood, sleep and pain. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psycho-active component of the hemp plant that interacts with the body's receptors to help promote sleep and suppress pain. On this episode, Matt Lombardi and Kevin Moran, former pro athletes who now own Beam, which makes high quality CBD products, discuss the benefits of CBD for exercise.
June 24, 2020
Yes, you plan your own workouts, but remember, tomorrow's workout starts at the end of today's - how you refuel, how you re-hydrate and how you rest will determine how you train tomorrow!  The real fitness happens AFTER you exercise, it's the recovery period after the exercise ends that can have the biggest effect on your workouts. This Quick Fit Tip is a brief review of the recovery strategies that can help you recover quicker so you can train smarter not just harder.
June 14, 2020
This episode of All About Fitness features Graham King, the owner of Urban Athletic studios in Washington, DC who has been affiliated with CrossFit for years but recently ended that relationship in response to comments made by the founder and former CEO. Graham shares his experience as a business owner near the epicenter of the Black Lives Matter protests in DC, provides his thoughts on the CrossFit community and discusses his decision to end his affiliation with the brand.
June 12, 2020
Alzheimer's and Dementia can impact the quality of life during the latter stages of the aging process; however, evidence suggests that exercise could help to reduce the risk of developing these diseases. Dr. Jenny Etnier is a Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology at UNCG and studies how exercise improves brain performance. On this episode she explains how exercise enhances brain function and provides practical solutions that could help you to reduce the risk of developing a debilitating cognitive disease.
June 11, 2020
Did you know that too much exercise could thrash your immune system? Fabio Comana teaches Exercise Science at San Diego State University and is a scientific consultant with some of the top brands in the fitness industry. Fabio joins All About Fitness to talk about how exercise affects the immune system, discuss intermittent fasting and provide insights for how you should return to the gym in the COVID19 environment. Get ready to be educated and entertained with this episode of All About Fitness.
June 4, 2020
In the 21st century a rock star is more likely to get a smoothie and massage after a show instead of partying all night with groupies. Dani Abasi is the drummer for the UK band Neck Deep. Dani never took his fitness seriously until a friend motivated him to get in shape; now exercise is a key component of his lifestyle as a professional musician. On this episode of All About Fitness, Dani shares how exercise helps him prepare for the demands of being on tour.
May 30, 2020
Yes exercising at home has been convenient, but you're probably ready to lift some real weights. This Quick Fit Tip discusses what you can expect to see when you return to the gym along with a few thoughts about how to make the best of the post-COVID 19 fitness environment.
May 25, 2020
This episode is a special rerun with one of the legends of the modern fitness industry, Tamilee Webb who shares how she got started making Buns of Steel videos, how much work it took to actually film a video before the era of the smartphone and how she has adapted her fitness programming to meet the needs of the 21st century. This is a fun, insightful and lively discussion about what makes a great workout and how the ability to deliver fitness videos directly to your home has evolved over the years.
May 20, 2020
This episode was recorded for Fit Nation, a class taught by Dr. Petrzela, it features Dr. Shauna Harrison and I and is a fun discussion led by a brilliant professor that will help you to understand how the modern fitness industry has evolved into what it is today. In addition, it will help you to prepare for what to expect as we get ready to head back to the gym after the shelter-in-place orders are lifted.
May 7, 2020
Judi is the original fitness 'mompreneur,’ and shares her story as a founder of the modern fitness industry. When the popularity of dance aerobics grew, she created a franchise model for thousands of women to run their own business and established Jazzercise as an iconic brand. The category of dance aerobics, the 'boutique' fitness studio and the methods for educating fitness instructors were all pioneered by Judi and Jazzercise; this is a fascinating discussion with one of the true legends of fitness.
May 6, 2020
Shanna Missett Nelson is the president of Jazzercise and is helping it grow in the 21st century fitness industry. In a Mother's Day tribute, Shanna shares how Jazzercise created the 'fitness mompreneur,' what it was like growing up as the daughter of the founder, how the organization has changed with the times and why she didn't tell her mother when she auditioned to become a Jazzercise instructor. This is a fun conversation about the evolution of one of the most iconic brands to make you sweat.
May 6, 2020
When was the last time you did a workout for your inner-self? Paul Chek is the founder of the CHEK Institute, published author and an expert on helping his clients develop from the inside out. This interview originally aired in the summer of 2016 and is being rebroadcast because it has an important message - it's just as necessary to strengthen your inner-self and spiritual being as it is the muscles on the outside of your body, it will have you thinking twice about the way you approach fitness.
May 2, 2020
On this episode of All About Fitness, Dorian Yates shares what motivated him to train, how his commitment to education allowed him to become on of the sport's elite and how he has evolved his approach towards exercise over the course of the aging process. It's a fascinating discussion with one of bodybuilding's all time greats about how to maintain your strength and fitness no matter what age you are.
April 25, 2020
Josh Clemente is an engineer with a background working on projects that went into space, he has turned that knowledge into a system that can help you monitor the amount of carbohydrates, specifically sugar, that you eat. On this episode of All About Fitness, Josh stops by to share what he learned about the human body by working on a space program and, more importantly, what that means for your workouts. This is a fun and fascinating discussion that will have you thinking twice about your food intake.
April 23, 2020
Dr. Martin Gibala is the Chair of the Kinesiology Department at McMaster University and one of the top researchers on High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Dr. Gibala wrote the book, 1 Minute Workout based on his extensive study of HIIT and shares how doing just a little high intensity exercise can deliver big results. Dr. Gibala talks about practical, research-based HIIT solutions that can help maintain your fitness from the safety of your home, you will definitely learn a LOT from this conversation.
April 17, 2020
Dr. Medina stops by All About Fitness to talk about his latest book, Brain Rules for Aging Well; he shares his insights on the importance of social interaction, how exercise changes the brain and steps that you can take to enhance your cognitive ability as you age! You DO NOT need to be a brain surgeon yourself to learn important ways to strengthen the most important muscle in your body!
April 15, 2020
Losing weight. Toning up. Enhancing athletic performance. Improving health. There are many reasons to start an exercise program, but one of the most important ones is often overlooked which is the fact that exercise can slow down the aging process. This Quick Fit Tip identifies specific ways that regular exercise can slow down and mitigate the effects of time on the human body. After you listen to this Quick Fit Tip you will have more motivation for lacing up your kicks and getting sweaty!
April 10, 2020
The human body was made to move, yet most workout programs use only one muscle group at a time. Combining many exercises into a single movement can help burn more calories while strengthening all of the involved muscles. On this episode of All About Fitness, Kira Stokes stops by to talk about how she developed her unique (and hella-effective) STOKED Method of exercise, the amount of work that goes into creating each STOKED Move of the Day and offer tips for how you can stay in shape with your home workouts.
April 8, 2020
The proliferation of the COVID19 virus and the public health orders for social distancing has shut down the fitness industry. In response to the virus, many fitness organizations have had to pivot and come up with strategies to keep their businesses operating. This is a special roundtable with Randy Hetrick, founder of TRX, Jeff Dilts, Vice-President of Innovation for Core Health & Fitness and Tricia Murphy Madden, co-creator of Barre Above. This is a great discussion about adaptation and innovation.
April 7, 2020
We are all in the process of adapting to a new normal. The shelter-in-place and social distancing directives are critically important because it will take working as a team for the greater good to limit the spread of COVID19. However, what about us fitness fanatics who love to always be moving? How can we balance what we need to do with our innate desire to stay physically active? Shauna Harrison, MPH, Ph.D. makes her second visit to All About Fitness to provide a unique perspective on how to balance what we need to do with what we want to do. With both a MPH and Ph.D. in public health, Shauna, who writes the Sweaty Professor column for SELF Magazine, knows the importance of the new public health directives in mitigating the impact of the novel coronavirus, however as a yogi, fitness instructor and avid runner she also knows the challenges that many of us face by having to remain sheltered-at-home and deprived of our normal exercise routines. This is a fun and enlightening conversation that will help you to understand your role in promoting public health.  Check out the Sweaty Professor's column about leggings HERE  Follow Shauna on Instagram to learn cool yoga flows that you can do while sheltered-in-place: @Shuana_Harrison  If you're active on Twitter, it's worth giving Shauna a follow there too, she's always posting fun insights that will put a smile on your face: @Shauna_Harrison    To learn how to design and perform workouts from the comfort of your own home, pick up a copy of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple  Buying from the publisher is the best way to support the podcast; to test drive of the book, go to www.petemccallfitness.com and sign up for the mailing list, you'll receive a free chapter and workout To learn exercise programs and workouts that you can do while practicing safe social distancing, go to the All About Fitness Podcast channel on YouTube  To learn exercises and workouts that WORK, follow Pete on Instagram: @PeteMcCall_fitness 
April 4, 2020
Comedy is tragedy plus timing. The current COVID19 is extremely tragic, rather than waste energy worrying about stuff we can't control, one way to deal with it is by attempting to find humor in the situation. Lauren Jamison is a San Diego-based comedian who, like many of us, is going through withdrawals of not being able to get her usual fitness fix. On this episode, Lauren shares how the social distancing mandates are affecting her both as a performer and fitness enthusiast and how she is responding.
March 30, 2020
Artemis Scantalides is a personal trainer and online coach who spent years working with clients in health clubs and at her own studio but now works exclusively online. Artemis, an expert at growing and managing a home-based business, shares how to optimize work-life balance when making the transition to working from home. In addition, we talk about benefits of working with an online coach, how your exercise program affects your hormones and what that means to your overall quality of life.
March 28, 2020
Stress effects people different ways. As a company, O2X works with tactical athletes and organizations to optimize mental and physical health to maximize performance. Paul McCullough, a co-founder of O2X, served as a member of the US Navy SEALs; Dr. Jess Harmon Psy.D., is an Operational Psychologist with the US Army and works for O2X. On this episode, Jess and Paul share specific strategies for how to overcome stress so that you can grow stronger in the reality of life with COVID19.
March 26, 2020
Social distancing. Shelter at home. Flatten the curve. These rapid, life-altering adjustments can cause a lot of stress.  If sheltering in place and the sudden changes to your life have you feeling a little out of sorts, this episode shares 6 ways that exercise can change the way you feel, IMMEDIATELY. You will learn specific strategies for how you can change your mindset to reduce the stress you may be experiencing, so listen closely.
March 16, 2020
Social distancing is the new catch phrase for 2020. With the exponential proliferation of COVID19, the novel coronavirus, public health officials are strongly urging us to avoid large crowds where the virus can easily spread which unfortunately means our favorite workout spots. If you are a fitness fanatic looking for easy, affordable solutions for exercising at home, this episode of All About Fitness is for you.
March 13, 2020
With the rapid proliferation of a nasty virus it looks like we might be hunkering down and practicing social distancing for the foreseeable future. If you are a fitness fanatic and can't bear the thought of missing your regular workout sessions at your favorite fitness facility this quick fit tip and my blog in the show notes below provide you with a number of options for staying fit when going to the gym could make you sick.
March 10, 2020
Shannon Weinstein, CPA and owner of Fitnancial Solutions, stops by to talk about how you can make this tax season a less stressful and identifies specific steps that you might be able to take to reduce your tax burden and keep more of your income. In addition, she identifies some common mistakes that could wind up having the IRS take a closer look at your filing, and NO ONE wants that. This is an educational and insightful conversation on how you can become more fiscally fit.
March 6, 2020
On this episode of All About Fitness, Kaisa Keranen, the movement genius AKA @Kaisafit on Instagram, joins me to discuss her background in athletics, why she began her career as a personal trainer and what motivates her to develop the amazing content that has made her one of the most popular fitness influencers on social media. This is a fun and insightful conversation that will have you rethinking the benefits of social media to influence healthy behaviors.
March 5, 2020
This Quick Fit Tip identifies top benefits of cardio training, some are well known while others may be more obscure but of great importance. You'll learn all about why you should be doing your cardio in less than 15 minutes.
February 28, 2020
Danielle Martin is an empowerment and mindset coach; on this episode she offers some suggestions on how you can approach challenges in your life so they become distant memories in the rearview mirror instead of obstacles keeping you from your goals. WARNING: this episode is full of motivational insights that could change your life!
February 27, 2020
Gunnar Peterson is a Beverly Hills, CA-based personal trainer who develops workout programs for celebrities in addition to working as the Director of Strength and Endurance for the Los Angeles Lakers professional basketball team; not only does he know how to design workouts to change appearance, but he also helps condition top athletes to perform at the highest level of competition. In other words, it's worth hearing what he has to say.
February 18, 2020
Dr. John Rusin is a physical therapist and strength coach who has created the Pain Free Performance Specialist education program for fitness professionals. Dr. Rusin develops conditioning programs for professional athletes in many sports, travels the world to teach fitness professionals how to design exercise programs and is now visiting the All About Fitness podcast to share insights with you on how you can get the most out of your workouts while greatly reducing the risk of injury.
February 13, 2020
Sure, you may exercise regularly, and yes, you may even lift weights, but are you using enough resistance, more specifically, is the weight you're using heavy enough to make the changes that you want to see in your body? This Quick Fit Tip identifies 6 benefits of heavy resistance training that can not only help you to become stronger but could also provide a number of other important benefits - you'll have to listen to find out what they are.
February 7, 2020
The practice of doing an exercise for one bodypart at a time,  comes from bodybuilding where the goal to develop the biggest muscles possible. That can be a great way to exercise IF you have the time. Brandon Wagner, a fitness coach who works with Canyon Ranch joins me to talk about the benefits of training like an athlete even if you have no desire to play a sport. This is a fun and lively discussion with a top fitness coach that will have you thinking differently about how you should be sweating.
February 5, 2020
When you hear the phrase "mind-body" admit it, you immediately think of an exercise format like yoga; however EVERY form of exercise requires an effective mind-body connection. On this Quick Fit Tip, you will learn about the benefits of the mind-body connection along with seven strategies that you can implement right away to enhance your workouts so that you get a optimal return on the time you invest in your exercise program.
January 30, 2020
This episode of All About Fitness features an interview with Jeff Dilts, the Vice Product of Product Management and Innovation for Core Health & Fitness. Jeff is probably the most influential person in the industry because of his knowledge about exercise products and the manufacturing process that brings them to life. This is a fascinating discussion that will help you understand how the fitness products that you love to hate are made!
January 28, 2020
Barbells. Dumbbells. Strength training machines. Kettlebells. Medicine balls. Heavy ropes. Treadmills. Stair climbers. One-wheeled bikes that go nowhere. There are so many equipment options in a modern fitness facility that it’s sometimes a little overwhelming to know which you should use to get the results you want. This episode of All About Fitness is a Quick Fit Tip that reviews that overlooked exercise equipment that you should be using the next time you visit your favorite workout facility.
January 23, 2020
On this episode of All About Fitness, Dr. Kelly McGonigal, a research psychologist at Stanford University, joins me to discuss her new book the Joy of Movement. Dr. McGonigal studies how physical activity and exercise can change the way your brain functions and our conversation will provide you with specific suggestions for how you can change your approach to exercise so that it can become something that you look forward to doing as opposed to being something that you feel you have to do.
January 22, 2020
There are many benefits of exercise and reasons to do it; this Quick Fit Tip reviews a number of benefits of exercise and group fitness for those of you who may need some additional motivation to add a regular workout to your already packed daily schedule. If you need a little assistance for making time to exercise then this episode of All About Fitness is for you!
January 14, 2020
On this episode of All About Fitness, Dr. Ashton joins me to talk about her new book, THE SELF-CARE SOLUTION, where she was both researcher and subject as she focused on 12 separate challenges over the course of the year. We talk about the different components of self-care and how you can apply them to your life in order to achieve optimal health. This is a lively conversation that will have you thinking about how you can take better care of the most important person in your life.
January 13, 2020
It seems like fitness consumers have been conditioned that we need to have goals for why we’re sweating. When most people are asked why they exercise they often provide a rote, canned response like, "to tone up and lose weight" thinking that is what an instructor or personal trainer wants to hear. Is having a specific fitness goal really necessary? This Quick Fit Tip is a discussion of fitness goals and how you can set goals that help you succeed for the long run (as in the rest of your life).
January 8, 2020
No one starts a career in fitness for the money. It is possible to earn a decent living but it’s a hustle. Most fitness professionals get into the business because they genuinely care about helping others, but earning a decent living can be a challenge.  On this episode of the All About Fitness podcast, Dr. Natalia Petrzela joins me to discuss the economics of being a fitness professional; specifically how challenging it can be to work as a relatively low-wage worker serving a high net worth demograph
January 2, 2020
The 1976 hit Fly Like an Eagle by the Steve Miller Band contains the chorus, “Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping into the future,” which describes the annual transition of welcoming a new year. Because time, as Mr. Miller so accurately observed, does inevitably slip into the future being able to accurately predict what could happen in the coming days would be an invaluable resource.  Yet we all know the harsh reality, that the future is impossible to predict with any real accuracy; however, wi
December 19, 2019
Do you exercise? Do you follow a regular workout program? Are you over the age of 35? If you can answer yes to those questions, how about these: How long have you been following the same workout program? How do you decide which exercises to do in a workout? Do you make time for your breath work? On this episode of All About Fitness, I am joined by personal trainer, fitness educator and all-around renaissance man Sam Berry. On his return to All About Fitness, Sam and I talk about how our experience and education as fitness professionals helps us to stay injury-free as we exercise and pursues our favorite physical activities now that we are in our 40s; HINT - it all has to do with how we design our workout programs. We talk about important exercise program design strategies that can help you move past a plateau with a minimal risk of injury while allowing you to pursue YOUR favorite activities, in addition, Sam discusses why it’s important to pay attention to how we breathe when we exercise along with a few tips for breath exercises that could help improve your fitness program. On this episode of All About Fitness you’ll get some great insights into how you should be designing your workouts from 2 longtime fitness industry veterans.   Follow Sam Berry on Instagram: @samberryfitness To see the types of exercises that you should be doing, follow Pete on Instagram: @petemccall_fitness To learn more about the types of exercises and workouts that can enhance YOUR quality of life, pick up a copy of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 17, 2019
According to School House Rock, necessity is the mother of invention (ok, it was really Plato). If you’re an athlete (even a retired one) you know that injuries happen. For athletes, many injuries are the result of making contact, either intentional or unintentional, with another player during competition. Other types of injuries can happen simply because muscles don’t work correctly. For example, muscle imbalances are a common occurrence (READ ABOUT THEM HERE) that could change joint function and ultimately cause an injury.  When an athlete has an injury often he or she will simply try to rehab it in order to return to play as quickly as possible. However, sometimes an athlete takes the opportunity of an injury to learn about the mechanism of injury so he or she can avoid future injuries.  Jesse Ohliger was a collegiate and professional football player whose career was cut short due to injury. As he was working through the rehab process Jesse developed a tool called the Breath Belt that can be used as a feedback tool to help athlete avoid the types of repetitive stress injuries and the resulting muscle imbalances that shortened his career.  On this episode of All About Fitness, Jesse joins me to talk about his experience with his injuries and how that led to the development of the Breath Belt, his tool that can help athletes, or anyone else, reduce the risk of injury during exercise. You will hear why elite athletes from different types of sports are using the breath belt to enhance their physical performance. It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention, on this episode of all about fitness you’ll hear about how the necessity of overcoming an injury led to the invention of a fitness tool that could help you to enhance the quality of your life.  Follow the Breath Belt on Instagram to see how athletes are using it to enhance their performance: @thebreathbelt To see the types of exercises and workouts that can enhance your quality of life, follow Pete McCall on Instagram: @PeteMcCall_fitness The learn the exercises and workouts that can enhance your quality of life AND slow down the again process then pick up a copy of: Smarter Workouts: the Science of Exercise Made Simple Support the sponsor of All About Fitness: Terra Core Fitness - the ULTIMATE fitness platform for your workouts; use code AAF to save 15% on the purchase of a Terra Core of your own Instagram: @terracorefitness - check out to see out of the cool exercises that can be done! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 14, 2019
Generation X is defined as all of the people born between 1964 and 1978 (give or take). Those of us in Generation X do things differently and as we were growing up created a number of fun, exciting sports like skateboarding, mountain biking, snow boarding and BMX. Adventure sports competitions like the X-Games on ESPN were then produced as a way to introduce the world to the amazing physical feats performed by these athletes. Physical activity is key for long term health. Physical activity includes all kinds of general movements that are performed throughout the day while exercises is a specific type of physical activity performed for the purpose of a particular outcome. We all know that exercise is important and can provide many benefits including optimal health. What many people do NOT know is the secret for how to make physical activity a lifelong activity, however those of us in Generation X have learned this secret and you’re going to learn it on this episode of All About Fitness.  Generation X is now in our 40s and 50s; many of us in this age bracket get exercise NOT in the four walls of a gym but out in the natural environment enjoying activities like mountain biking, surfing, downhill skiing and snowboarding. Yes, going to a gym to exercise is important, yet the REAL secret to long-term health and wellness is being physically active in all parts of life, not just in the four walls of a gym. Many physical activities provide the types of stimuli that lead physical benefits, however only a few types of exercise can provide important mental benefits and even fewer create the level of enjoyment that lead to a lifetime of health and wellness. If you’re a parent who loves to exercise, yet struggle to find ways to get your kids excited about physical activity, then this episode of All About Fitness is for you. John Buultjens is the Global Brand manager for Haro, a bicycle company that specializes in making the BMX bikes used in action sports competitions like the X-Games. On this episode of All About Fitness, John and I talk about the sport of BMX freestyle, how we each got involved in it (I used to race BMX very competitively in my teens) and how that has led each of us to a lifetime of physical activity. If you’ve ever looked at adventure sports athlete and thought, “that looks fun, but what a waste of time,” then this episode of All About Fitness will change your mind and have you heading out to go get a bike or skateboard for your kids so they can stop playing video games and start being active out in the real world (and yes, that is a deliberate Gen X reference).  To give your kids a lifetime of physical activity, follow THIS LINK to Haro Bikes  RIDE, the story of John’s life - from being inside a youth detention center to a BMX star is a movie starring Ludacris that will be released in early 2020 - FOLLOW THE LINK TO WATCH THE TRAILER HERE. Follow THIS LINK to see John’s ultimate collection of Haro bicycles To learn how to really ride a bike, follow John Buultjens on Instagram: @johnbuultjens  Did you know that the right exercise program COULD slow down the biological aging process? It’s true? To learn what exercises you can do to make that a reality, pick up a copy of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple To see the types of workouts and exercises that can help you get in great shape, follow Pete McCall on Instagram: @PeteMcCall_fitness  Terra Core Fitness - www.terracorefitness.com - the ultimate workout platform for your fitness space! Use code AAF to save 15% on the purchase of a Terra Core  Follow Terra Core Fitness on Instagram: @terracorefitness  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 3, 2019
Football. Basketball. Baseball. Hockey. For years these four sports have been the dominant professional leagues in the United States. Overseas and in other parts of the world sports like soccer, cricket and rugby are wildly popular while the American sports are barely acknowledged. What does it take for an athlete of a “second tier” sport like soccer, lacrosse or rugby to become a professional and play at the highest levels? Another question is, if the sport isn’t on TV, can it become part of the American sports culture?  On this episode of All About Fitness, Todd Clever, the Director of Rugby for the Austin Herd rugby club of Major League Rugby, discusses his experience as a professional rugby player playing in international markets like South Africa and Japan; in addition, Todd talks about his experience as the captain of the USA men’s national rugby team and how he rose to the top of one of the most popular sports in the world even though it barely exists in the US. If you’re a parent looking for a way to get your kids away from the screen and into more activity, Todd and I discuss the benefits of youth rugby (full disclosure, I coach youth rugby), the inherent culture of inclusivity in the sport - meaning that ALL types of athletes and players are accepted as long as they’re willing to work hard and sweat with their teammates - and how rugby is the perfect sport for any kid. Finally, we discuss Major League Rugby - the top tier professional league of rugby in the US that is getting ready to enter it’s third season and now that matches (what we call a game in rugby) are shown on TV, the sport should hit an exponential phase of growth. On this episode All About Fitness becomes All About Rugby so that you can learn more about one of the most dynamic sports in the world that you should be paying attention to.  LEARN MORE ABOUT USA RUGBY and YOUTH RUGBY HERE Follow Todd Clever on Instagram: @ToddClever To learn more about the types of exercise that can help slow down the aging process and enhance YOUR quality of life - pick up a copy of Smarter Workouts: the Science of Exercise Made Simple To learn more about the types of workouts that you SHOULD be doing, follow Pete on Instagram: @PeteMcCall_fitness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 25, 2019
The best gifts are the ones that you were not expecting or were even aware that they existed, but end up being a helpful addition to your daily life. If you like to sweat and enjoy all things fitness then it can be a challenge for the folks in your life to find the right gift that supports your training efforts. Likewise, you may have a couple of people in your life who seem to live in the gym and it can always be a challenge to give them a thoughtful gift. To make this holiday gift giving season easier for you, on this episode of All About Fitness, I’m joined by Ms. Amanda Vogel, the author of the Fitness Test Drive blog and a fitness industry insider. Amanda and I discuss a number of items from waterproof shoes to kites (yes, you read that right) that could make excellent gift ideas for the people in your life who make exercise a priority in theirs.  The ABSOLUTE PERFECT gift for the fit person in YOUR life is a copy of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple Here are links with discount codes for some of the specific products Amanda mentioned in the podcast: Vessi Waterproof shoes - save 10% with the code puddles10 RYU Sideline Parka - save 10% on ANY RYU purchase with the code: amanda10 For more information on ALL of the products (save the Apple AirPods) that Amanda mentioned, check out the Product Test Drive section of her blog If you want to learn how to make money as a fitness writer, you can check out Amanda's fitness writing resources HERE Follow Amanda on social media: Instagram: @AmandaVogelfitness To learn the exercises that can enhance your quality of life, follow Pete McCall on Instagram @PeteMcCall_fitness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 25, 2019
The best gifts are the ones that you were not expecting or were even aware that they existed, but end up being a helpful addition to your daily life. If you like to sweat and enjoy all things fitness then it can be a challenge for the folks in your life to find the right gift that supports your training efforts. Likewise, you may have a couple of people in your life who seem to live in the gym and it can always be a challenge to give them a thoughtful gift. To make this holiday gift giving season easier for you, on this episode of All About Fitness, I’m joined by Ms. Amanda Vogel, the author of the Fitness Test Drive blog and a fitness industry insider. Amanda and I discuss a number of items from waterproof shoes to kites (yes, you read that right) that could make excellent gift ideas for the people in your life who make exercise a priority in theirs.  The ABSOLUTE PERFECT gift for the fit person in YOUR life is a copy of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple Here are links with discount codes for some of the specific products Amanda mentioned in the podcast: Vessi Waterproof shoes - save 10% with the code puddles10 RYU Sideline Parka - save 10% on ANY RYU purchase with the code: amanda10 For more information on ALL of the products (save the Apple AirPods) that Amanda mentioned, check out the Product Test Drive section of her blog If you want to learn how to make money as a fitness writer, you can check out Amanda's fitness writing resources HERE Follow Amanda on social media: Instagram: @AmandaVogelfitness To learn the exercises that can enhance your quality of life, follow Pete McCall on Instagram @PeteMcCall_fitness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 24, 2019
When was the last time you tried something completely new? Whether it is a food, drink or exercise, trying a new thing can be a little intimidating because, well, it’s different and unknown. What do you think it takes to coach athletes at the highest level of a sport? Does a coach need to have playing experience to help athletes in a particular sport succeed? Is it possible to make the change from coaching one sport to working with athletes from a completely different one and still achieve a high level of success? On that note, what does it take to be an effective coach, which is more important, technical knowledge of a sport or the ability to communicate movement? Dr. Nick Winkelman, the Head of Athletic Performance and Science for the Irish Rugby Football Union is the guest on this episode of All About Fitness. Before working with rugby players, Dr. Winkelman used to help athletes train to play in the National Football League at Exos, one of the most elite performance facilities in the world. On this episode, Nick talks about how Exos changed the way that athletes train, in addition, we discuss how he made the transition from working with football players to being the performance coach for one of the top rugby programs in the world. Finally, Dr. Winkelman is the author of the soon-to-be-released book, The Language of Coaching and shares valuable insights into what makes an effective coach regardless of the sport or activity. Whether you’re a coach, athlete or someone who just likes to move, you’ll learn a lot about the science of coaching on this episode of All About Fitness. To learn more from Dr. Winkelman, you can find lecture notes HERE Follow Dr. Winkelman on the socials: Twitter: @NickWinkelman Instagram: @NickWinkelman To learn more about the types of exercise that can slow down the aging process, purchase a copy of: Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple To learn exercises and workouts that can work for you, follow Pete on Instagram: @PeteMcCall_fitness Terra Core - the PERFECT Fitness platform for the gym, studio or home! Recently seen on TV's The Shark Tank! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra Core of your own! To see the Terra Core in action, follow @Terracorefitness on instagram! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 24, 2019
When was the last time you tried something completely new? Whether it is a food, drink or exercise, trying a new thing can be a little intimidating because, well, it’s different and unknown. What do you think it takes to coach athletes at the highest level of a sport? Does a coach need to have playing experience to help athletes in a particular sport succeed? Is it possible to make the change from coaching one sport to working with athletes from a completely different one and still achieve a high level of success? On that note, what does it take to be an effective coach, which is more important, technical knowledge of a sport or the ability to communicate movement? Dr. Nick Winkelman, the Head of Athletic Performance and Science for the Irish Rugby Football Union is the guest on this episode of All About Fitness. Before working with rugby players, Dr. Winkelman used to help athletes train to play in the National Football League at Exos, one of the most elite performance facilities in the world. On this episode, Nick talks about how Exos changed the way that athletes train, in addition, we discuss how he made the transition from working with football players to being the performance coach for one of the top rugby programs in the world. Finally, Dr. Winkelman is the author of the soon-to-be-released book, The Language of Coaching and shares valuable insights into what makes an effective coach regardless of the sport or activity. Whether you’re a coach, athlete or someone who just likes to move, you’ll learn a lot about the science of coaching on this episode of All About Fitness. To learn more from Dr. Winkelman, you can find lecture notes HERE Follow Dr. Winkelman on the socials: Twitter: @NickWinkelman Instagram: @NickWinkelman To learn more about the types of exercise that can slow down the aging process, purchase a copy of: Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple To learn exercises and workouts that can work for you, follow Pete on Instagram: @PeteMcCall_fitness Terra Core - the PERFECT Fitness platform for the gym, studio or home! Recently seen on TV's The Shark Tank! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra Core of your own! To see the Terra Core in action, follow @Terracorefitness on instagram! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 18, 2019
Necessity is the mother of invention - not sure who said that, but I do remember an old School House Rock video about it, so it must have been someone important. When it comes to fitness products, it seems like there are new inventions almost every week for workout equipment that promise to deliver results with no efforts. What does it take to get a piece of equipment from concept to market? In this day and age of social media, is it possible to bring a new product to market with a relatively minimal marketing budget and if so, how? On this episode of All About Fitness, Greg Nigro, one of the founders of company Terra Core Fitness (a sponsor of this podcast), talks about how he was able to get his product, the Terra Core, on the hit ABC TV show the Shark Tank. The episode aired on November 17, 2019 and can be found HERE (technically season 11, episode 8); Greg shares the process of how the Terra Core was brought to market, how it has grown in popularity with almost no marketing budget - thanks to social media, and finally, how he ended up on the Shark Tank along with what you can do to possibly get your product on the show (fyi - he has NO affiliation with the show, he's just sharing his experience). To see the Terra Core in action and the number of ways it can help you change YOUR body, follow @terracorefitness on Instagram To see the types of exercise that can help you slow down the aging process and improve your quality of life, follow @PeteMcCall_fitness on Instagram To learn the types of exercise and workouts that can keep you feeling and moving young throughout the entire aging process, pick up a copy of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 14, 2019
TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More. Many of us are familiar with this acronym and from sports teams to the workplace to the family environment most of us can agree that things go easier when a number of people work together to overcome a challenge. One of the most unique things about operating in a team environment is that each person is responsible for a specific function and when everyone works together tremendous things can happen. For years athletes would finish one season and then be left on their own when it comes to the strength and conditioning required to prepare for the next playing season. Some teams would have a strength coach provide off-season workouts but in general, athletes would either rest, do other activities or exercise on their own. In the late 1990s a strength coach named Mark Verstegen brought together a number of experts from the world of performance conditioning to create Athlete’s Performance, a team of experts to cater to all of the needs of athletes as they enter an off-season conditioning cycle. When it comes to the team of performance professionals who support a single athlete, it can include the position coach, the strength coach, speed coach, an athletic trainer, massage therapist and registered dietitian. When Verstegen started Athlete’s Performance, now known as Exos, it was one of the first operations to bring all of those specialties into one facility to help athletes achieve their optimum level of performance.  Sue Falsone was one of the early athletic trainers to work with Verstegen at Athlete’s Performance; she played an integral role in developing the systems that would help produce many of the world’s top athletes. Not only is Sue a well-known athletic trainer who lectures around the world, we recorded this conversation at the Asia Fitness Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, but she was THE FIRST woman to work as an athletic trainer in any of the four major sports leagues when she went to work with the LA Dodgers MLB team. On this episode of All About Fitness, Sue talks about her experience helping establish AP/Exos as the premier training facility in the world as well as what it was like to be the first women in her role with a professional sports team. On this episode of All About Fitness, be prepared for an insightful interview with one of the major groundbreakers in professional sports, Sue Falsone.  To follow Sue Falsone on social media: Instagram: @SueFalsone Twitter: @SueFalsone To learn more about the types of exercise programs that can enhance your quality of life AND slow down the aging process, pick up a copy of: Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple To see the types of exercises and workouts that can work for you, follow Pete McCall on Instagram: @PeteMcCall_fitness Terra Core One of the most versatile, dynamic fitness platforms that can help you build muscle, improve your strength AND burn calories; check out www.terracorefitness.com and use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra Core for your home or facility Follow Terra Core in Instagram: @terracorefitness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 13, 2019
The job of a fitness professional is to make half naked people sweaty. Fitness professional is the term that refers to both personal trainers, who work with individual clients, and fitness instructors, who lead group workouts. Whether working with an individual or leading a large group class, fitness professionals have a significant impact on the lives of their clients and group participants. Jacqueline Kasen is a fitness professional based out of Miami, FL; she was a college athlete who turned her passion for movement into a career as a fitness professional. Over the past few years, Jacqueline has rapidly become a well-known fitness expert through her work as an international brand ambassador, being featured in several consumer magazines in addition to curating an awesome Instagram feed: @Kasenfitness On this episode of All About Fitness, Jacqueline joins me to share her passion for helping her clients, provide some insights on how to get the most out of your workouts as well as reminiscing about the first time we met sprinting up a hill at the crack of dawn. If you are looking for a few ideas for how to advance a fitness career or need some motivation for your next workout then you will definitely get a lot out of our conversation.  Follow: @PeteMcCall_fitness If you are over the age of 40 and want exercise tips and workout programs that can help you to develop an optimal level of fitness. To learn more about the types of exercise that can slow down the aging process (yes, really) and enhance your quality of life, pick up a copy of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple Support the sponsor of All About Fitness: Terra Core Fitness -  A versatile fitness platform that can help you get the body you want without having to leave your house. Follow @terracorefitness on Instagram to see how you can use it to change your body! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 5, 2019
Walk into almost any gym or health in the WORLD (trust me, I do) and you will see at least one young woman draped over a bench awkwardly balancing a barbell across her hips as she attempts to do the Hip Thrust - one of the most effective exercises for helping improve sprint speed.Wait, what? Is that why all of those young women are lying on their backs pressing barbells into the air with their hips, it's to improve their ten-meter acceleration?Most likely not, but research on the Hip Thrust has produced some interesting evidence to suggest that the exercise is great for performance as well as appearance. On this episode of All About Fitness, Bret Contreras, PhD, drops by to share how he got the idea for creating the Hip Thrust exercise; in addition, we talk about the benefits of the exercise and what the research data is showing. Be prepared to learn All About the Hip Thrust with the Glute Guy, Bret Contreras! Visit Bret online: https://bretcontreras.comFollow Bret on Instagram: @BretContreras1 To learn about the types of exercise that can enhance your quality of life, pick up a copy ofSmarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple If you're like me and are over the age of 45, follow my Instagram feed to learn great workout routines that can work for you:@PeteMcCall_fitness Visit the sponsor of All About Fitness:Terra Core - The versatile workout platform that was rated one of the "must have" home workout products by Men's Health magazine! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra Core.To see the Terra Core in action, go to the Instagram page:@terracorefitness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 5, 2019
Walk into almost any gym or health in the WORLD (trust me, I do) and you will see at least one young woman draped over a bench awkwardly balancing a barbell across her hips as she attempts to do the Hip Thrust - one of the most effective exercises for helping improve sprint speed.Wait, what? Is that why all of those young women are lying on their backs pressing barbells into the air with their hips, it's to improve their ten-meter acceleration?Most likely not, but research on the Hip Thrust has produced some interesting evidence to suggest that the exercise is great for performance as well as appearance. On this episode of All About Fitness, Bret Contreras, PhD, drops by to share how he got the idea for creating the Hip Thrust exercise; in addition, we talk about the benefits of the exercise and what the research data is showing. Be prepared to learn All About the Hip Thrust with the Glute Guy, Bret Contreras! Visit Bret online: https://bretcontreras.comFollow Bret on Instagram: @BretContreras1 To learn about the types of exercise that can enhance your quality of life, pick up a copy ofSmarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple If you're like me and are over the age of 45, follow my Instagram feed to learn great workout routines that can work for you:@PeteMcCall_fitness Visit the sponsor of All About Fitness:Terra Core - The versatile workout platform that was rated one of the "must have" home workout products by Men's Health magazine! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra Core.To see the Terra Core in action, go to the Instagram page:@terracorefitness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 24, 2019
What motivates you to exercise? Different people are motivated by different things; believe it or not, comedian Burt Kreisher inspired an attorney from Texas to lose more than 200 pounds on his way to becoming an online fitness sensation.Yes, it's absolutely true, Vance Hinds was inspired by Burt Kreisher's fitness efforts during Joe Rogan's Sober October Challenge in 2017. Vance thought, "If Burt can do it, then so can I," and began his weight loss efforts. The result is more than 200 pounds in two years which Vance has documented using social media; but along the way, an interesting thing happened, Vance's efforts began to gain attention and he started getting a lot of support. What is much more impressive than the weight loss is how Vance is curating an online community of people working together to become healthier. On this episode of All About Fitness, you'll hear Vance share his story of how he used social media to help him transition from weighing more than 450 lbs to being able to train for and complete triathlons. Note: an important component of Vance's journey has been DDP Yoga - if you want a place to start, this is it, you'll find an impressive community offering online support for real life struggles.  If you're looking for a little support with your weight loss efforts or need some motivation for that next step in your fitness journey then you will not want to miss this epic episode of All About Fitness! Read about Vance in Men's HealthWant to connect with Vance?Instagram: @Vance_Hinds Twitter: @Lawdog1515And if you're not familiar with comedian Bert Kreisher, watch his epic bit, "The Machine" NSFW - be careful, you'll laugh hysterically! And who knows what he can inspire YOU to do?To learn exercise tips for your workouts, follow Pete McCall on Instagram: @PeteMcCall_fitness To learn more about the exercises that can enhance your quality of life, buy:Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple Please visit the sponsor of All About Fitness:Terra Core Fitness - a versatile fitness platform that was rated as a Top 25 Fitness Product for home use by Men's Health magazineUse code AAF to save 25% on a Terra Core! To see the Terra Core in action, follow @Terracorefitness on Instagram! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 24, 2019
What motivates you to exercise? Different people are motivated by different things; believe it or not, comedian Burt Kreisher inspired an attorney from Texas to lose more than 200 pounds on his way to becoming an online fitness sensation.Yes, it's absolutely true, Vance Hinds was inspired by Burt Kreisher's fitness efforts during Joe Rogan's Sober October Challenge in 2017. Vance thought, "If Burt can do it, then so can I," and began his weight loss efforts. The result is more than 200 pounds in two years which Vance has documented using social media; but along the way, an interesting thing happened, Vance's efforts began to gain attention and he started getting a lot of support. What is much more impressive than the weight loss is how Vance is curating an online community of people working together to become healthier. On this episode of All About Fitness, you'll hear Vance share his story of how he used social media to help him transition from weighing more than 450 lbs to being able to train for and complete triathlons. Note: an important component of Vance's journey has been DDP Yoga - if you want a place to start, this is it, you'll find an impressive community offering online support for real life struggles.  If you're looking for a little support with your weight loss efforts or need some motivation for that next step in your fitness journey then you will not want to miss this epic episode of All About Fitness! Read about Vance in Men's HealthWant to connect with Vance?Instagram: @Vance_Hinds Twitter: @Lawdog1515And if you're not familiar with comedian Bert Kreisher, watch his epic bit, "The Machine" NSFW - be careful, you'll laugh hysterically! And who knows what he can inspire YOU to do?To learn exercise tips for your workouts, follow Pete McCall on Instagram: @PeteMcCall_fitness To learn more about the exercises that can enhance your quality of life, buy:Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple Please visit the sponsor of All About Fitness:Terra Core Fitness - a versatile fitness platform that was rated as a Top 25 Fitness Product for home use by Men's Health magazineUse code AAF to save 25% on a Terra Core! To see the Terra Core in action, follow @Terracorefitness on Instagram! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 20, 2019
Love it or hate it, social media has become pervasive in our society. Everywhere you go peopled are huddled over their phones like crack-addled praying mantises (RIP Greg Giraldo) checking their likes and updating their statuses; which suggests that social media seems to be creating new ways to further isolate people and ideas in our society.However, there are some ways that social media CAN be used for good! There is some research to suggest that social media can help people establish new, healthier behaviors (yes, it's true, follow this link for one example). Admit it, how often have you been motivated to go move after watching a quick video on the Gram? This Quick Fit Tip is just that, a quick review of some interesting ways that social media is being used to help influence healthy behavior change.To learn how to use exercise to enhance your quality of life, pick up a copy of:Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made SimpleTo learn exercises and workouts that you should be doing, follow @PeteMcCall_Fitness on Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 20, 2019
Love it or hate it, social media has become pervasive in our society. Everywhere you go peopled are huddled over their phones like crack-addled praying mantises (RIP Greg Giraldo) checking their likes and updating their statuses; which suggests that social media seems to be creating new ways to further isolate people and ideas in our society.However, there are some ways that social media CAN be used for good! There is some research to suggest that social media can help people establish new, healthier behaviors (yes, it's true, follow this link for one example). Admit it, how often have you been motivated to go move after watching a quick video on the Gram? This Quick Fit Tip is just that, a quick review of some interesting ways that social media is being used to help influence healthy behavior change.To learn how to use exercise to enhance your quality of life, pick up a copy of:Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made SimpleTo learn exercises and workouts that you should be doing, follow @PeteMcCall_Fitness on Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 16, 2019
Yes, we are all well aware that exercise is good for our muscles and can help get rid of unhealthy bodyweight, but recently science has been discovering the numerous benefits that exercise has the brain, including how we think and feel. Exercise, specifically regular exercise, can change the way our body works from the cellular level on up. Recent findings suggest that physical activity, especially when performed in a group setting, has a significant and important influence on the hormones that regulate not only the functions of our cells, but how we think and feel.Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a research psychologist at Stanford University who studies stress and emotion. Dr. McGonigal is well known for her TED Talk on How to Make Stress Your Friend; and besides studying the inner workings of the human mind, it turns out that she happens to be a group fitness instructor, making her a perfect guest to help you understand how exercise can change the brain. On this episode of All About Fitness, Dr. McGonigal and I discuss the psychology of group fitness; specifically how different types of movement can not only change our bodies but change how we think and feel. Get ready for a fascinating discussion on numerous benefits of exercise that you never even knew existed. Follow Kelly on social media:Twitter: @kellymcgonigal Instagram: @kellymariemcgonigal Facebook: Kelly McGonigal YES - All About Fitness was recognized as a top fitness podcast by Prevention Magazine Thank you for your support! To learn more about the types of exercise that can enhance your quality of life, purchase a copy of: Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple Follow Pete McCall on Instagram: @PeteMcCall_fitness Visit the sponsor of All About Fitness:Terra Core Fitness - A fitness platform that can change your body from the inside out; use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra CoreFollow @terracorefitness on Instagram to see that many ways it can help get you in the best shape of your life.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 16, 2019
Yes, we are all well aware that exercise is good for our muscles and can help get rid of unhealthy bodyweight, but recently science has been discovering the numerous benefits that exercise has the brain, including how we think and feel. Exercise, specifically regular exercise, can change the way our body works from the cellular level on up. Recent findings suggest that physical activity, especially when performed in a group setting, has a significant and important influence on the hormones that regulate not only the functions of our cells, but how we think and feel.Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a research psychologist at Stanford University who studies stress and emotion. Dr. McGonigal is well known for her TED Talk on How to Make Stress Your Friend; and besides studying the inner workings of the human mind, it turns out that she happens to be a group fitness instructor, making her a perfect guest to help you understand how exercise can change the brain. On this episode of All About Fitness, Dr. McGonigal and I discuss the psychology of group fitness; specifically how different types of movement can not only change our bodies but change how we think and feel. Get ready for a fascinating discussion on numerous benefits of exercise that you never even knew existed. Follow Kelly on social media:Twitter: @kellymcgonigal Instagram: @kellymariemcgonigal Facebook: Kelly McGonigal YES - All About Fitness was recognized as a top fitness podcast by Prevention Magazine Thank you for your support! To learn more about the types of exercise that can enhance your quality of life, purchase a copy of: Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple Follow Pete McCall on Instagram: @PeteMcCall_fitness Visit the sponsor of All About Fitness:Terra Core Fitness - A fitness platform that can change your body from the inside out; use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra CoreFollow @terracorefitness on Instagram to see that many ways it can help get you in the best shape of your life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 12, 2019
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) can burn a TON of calories while helping to get you in the best shape of your life, however when done incorrectly it could cause injury and keep you from being able to exercise. If you've wanted to learn more about the science of HIIT and the best way to use it for your workouts then you're in luck! On this episode of All About Fitness, Fabio Comana, a professor of exercise science at San Diego State University and a consultant to organizations including Orangetheory Fitness and the National Academy of Sports Medicine, stops by to discuss the science of HIIT, specifically what it is and how it affects the body. You'll be surprised to learn about some of the most effective HIIT strategies that could make a big difference in the way you train! Follow Pete McCall on Instagram: @PeteMcCall_Fitness To learn exercises and workouts to enhance your quality of life, buy a copy of:Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple Visit the sponsor of All About Fitness:Terra Core Fitness - A conditioning platform that can be used for balance, strength training and metabolic conditioning; voted one of the best at home products by Men's Health MagazineUse code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra Core! To see the Terra Core in action, follow: @TerraCoreFitness on Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 11, 2019
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) can burn a TON of calories while helping to get you in the best shape of your life, however when done incorrectly it could cause injury and keep you from being able to exercise. If you've wanted to learn more about the science of HIIT and the best way to use it for your workouts then you're in luck! On this episode of All About Fitness, Fabio Comana, a professor of exercise science at San Diego State University and a consultant to organizations including Orangetheory Fitness and the National Academy of Sports Medicine, stops by to discuss the science of HIIT, specifically what it is and how it affects the body. You'll be surprised to learn about some of the most effective HIIT strategies that could make a big difference in the way you train! Follow Pete McCall on Instagram: @PeteMcCall_Fitness To learn exercises and workouts to enhance your quality of life, buy a copy of:Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple Visit the sponsor of All About Fitness:Terra Core Fitness - A conditioning platform that can be used for balance, strength training and metabolic conditioning; voted one of the best at home products by Men's Health MagazineUse code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra Core! To see the Terra Core in action, follow: @TerraCoreFitness on Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 11, 2019
Exercise is physical stress applied to the body. Muscles become stronger after the workout, not during it, therefore exercise can be most effective when the body is given the appropriate amount of time to rest and recover between workouts. Periodization is a system of designing exercise programs that alternates the intensity and volume of exercise to allow for optimal periods of recovery (and adaptation). This Quick Fit Tip is a review of the science of recovery along with a few tips for how to apply it to your workouts so you can see optimal results!Blog posts about Periodization:A Year-long Workout ProgramTop Strategies for Optimal Recovery Between Workouts Top Reasons for Using Periodization (written for fitness professionals) For great fitness info and how-to's, follow Pete on Instagram: @PeteMcCall_fitness To learn more about how exercise can enhance your quality of life, buy a copy of: Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple Visit the sponsor of All About Fitness:Terra Core Fitness - the fitness platform that can reshape your body and was voted one of the top at home fitness products by Men's Health magazine! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra Core!Follow @TerraCoreFitness on Instagram! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 11, 2019
Exercise is physical stress applied to the body. Muscles become stronger after the workout, not during it, therefore exercise can be most effective when the body is given the appropriate amount of time to rest and recover between workouts. Periodization is a system of designing exercise programs that alternates the intensity and volume of exercise to allow for optimal periods of recovery (and adaptation). This Quick Fit Tip is a review of the science of recovery along with a few tips for how to apply it to your workouts so you can see optimal results!Blog posts about Periodization:A Year-long Workout ProgramTop Strategies for Optimal Recovery Between Workouts Top Reasons for Using Periodization (written for fitness professionals) For great fitness info and how-to's, follow Pete on Instagram: @PeteMcCall_fitness To learn more about how exercise can enhance your quality of life, buy a copy of: Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple Visit the sponsor of All About Fitness:Terra Core Fitness - the fitness platform that can reshape your body and was voted one of the top at home fitness products by Men's Health magazine! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra Core!Follow @TerraCoreFitness on Instagram! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 4, 2019
For those of us fortunate to maintain a lavish western lifestyle it can be hard to imagine what the fitness scene might look like in countries like Thailand, India, Philippines or Oman; however, fitness is international and no matter where you go in the world there are modern health clubs with 21st century fitness equipment. As the economies of countries modernize, it’s creating new opportunities for the growth of the fitness industry. As workers move to higher-paying jobs they can afford many “luxuries” of modern living like fast food, smart phones and video games, as a result, the populations of these countries are experiencing a number of health issues related to a sedentary lifestyle that could affect the long term economic viability of each country. The upside its that these easily preventable health issues are creating new opportunities for the international growth of the fitness industry as many countries turn to exercise to help fight lifestyle-related chronic diseases.Fortunately, all around the world health clubs are opening in an effort to help people stay healthy through exercise and no where is this growth more explosive than the Asian market. As health clubs open and sign up new members this is creating an international demand for educated personal trainers. On this episode of All About Fitness, recorded live from the IDEA Conference in Shanghai, China, Marc Coronel, an international educator for fitness products like TRX and Trigger Point Therapy and Brian Bettendorf, an international business consultant specializing in fitness equipment, discuss the international growth of the fitness industry and whether personal trainers in Asia are better educated than those in the states (you'll have to listen to find out whether or not they are).Follow Marc Coronel on Instagram: @OpenMindFitness To see the types of workouts that can help you to slow down the aging process, follow Pete McCall on Instagram: @PeteMcCall_fitness To learn more about the types of exercise programs that can help you to slow down the aging process, pick up a copy of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple Visit the sponsor of All About Fitness:TerraCore Fitness - Voted 1 of the top at-home fitness products by Men's Health! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra CoreTo see all of the creative ways that the Terra Core can be used to get you in the best shape of your life, visit @terracorefitness on Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 4, 2019
For those of us fortunate to maintain a lavish western lifestyle it can be hard to imagine what the fitness scene might look like in countries like Thailand, India, Philippines or Oman; however, fitness is international and no matter where you go in the world there are modern health clubs with 21st century fitness equipment. As the economies of countries modernize, it’s creating new opportunities for the growth of the fitness industry. As workers move to higher-paying jobs they can afford many “luxuries” of modern living like fast food, smart phones and video games, as a result, the populations of these countries are experiencing a number of health issues related to a sedentary lifestyle that could affect the long term economic viability of each country. The upside its that these easily preventable health issues are creating new opportunities for the international growth of the fitness industry as many countries turn to exercise to help fight lifestyle-related chronic diseases.Fortunately, all around the world health clubs are opening in an effort to help people stay healthy through exercise and no where is this growth more explosive than the Asian market. As health clubs open and sign up new members this is creating an international demand for educated personal trainers. On this episode of All About Fitness, recorded live from the IDEA Conference in Shanghai, China, Marc Coronel, an international educator for fitness products like TRX and Trigger Point Therapy and Brian Bettendorf, an international business consultant specializing in fitness equipment, discuss the international growth of the fitness industry and whether personal trainers in Asia are better educated than those in the states (you'll have to listen to find out whether or not they are).Follow Marc Coronel on Instagram: @OpenMindFitness To see the types of workouts that can help you to slow down the aging process, follow Pete McCall on Instagram: @PeteMcCall_fitness To learn more about the types of exercise programs that can help you to slow down the aging process, pick up a copy of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple Visit the sponsor of All About Fitness:TerraCore Fitness - Voted 1 of the top at-home fitness products by Men's Health! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra CoreTo see all of the creative ways that the Terra Core can be used to get you in the best shape of your life, visit @terracorefitness on Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 16, 2019
Regular exercise can slow down the effects of aging on your body! Thanks to some fascinating research, we now have a much better understanding on how a lifetime of exercise can help you overcome the effects of aging.Founded in 1965, the Human Performance Laboratory at Ball State University in Indiana is one of the oldest exercise science labs in North America and for years has been on the cutting edge of research to identify the most effective methods for improving human performance.In the fall of 2018, the Ball State Lab, led by Dr. Scott Trappe, published a study titled, "Cardiovascular and skeletal muscle health with lifelong exercise" which measured the benefits of lifelong participation in exercise by studying a population of 70 year-olds who have participated in exercise for a large majority of their adult lives. In addition, the study compared the physiology of the 70 year-olds to 20-somethings to see how the physiology of the older adults - effected by years of regular exercise - compared to the younger adults and the results were AMAZING!On this episode of All About Fitness, Dr. Trappe, the director of the Ball State Human Performance Laboratory and the lead author of the study, joins me to discuss the research. Dr. Trappe provides important insights on the findings and shares his tips for how you can receive the long-term benefits of regular exercise. If you needed any additional motivation to get sweaty, this episode will have you reaching for your workout gear and heading for your favorite fitness facility!Yes, the Ball State Human Performance Lab does have an Instagram page, find it here: @hplballstate Exercise for each decade of the human lifespan - my blog post for the American Council on Exercise How exercise can turn back the clock - my article on the effects of exercise on aging for the American Council on Exercise To see which exercises Pete McCall does to help him slow down how aging affects his body, follow: @PeteMcCall_fitness on InstagramTo learn which exercises you should be doing to slow down the aging process, order a copy of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple Visit the sponsor of All About Fitness:TerraCore Fitness - Voted 1 of the top at-home fitness products by Men's Health! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra CoreTo see all of the creative ways that the Terra Core can be used to get you in the best shape of your life, visit @terracorefitness on Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 15, 2019
Regular exercise can slow down the effects of aging on your body! Thanks to some fascinating research, we now have a much better understanding on how a lifetime of exercise can help you overcome the effects of aging.Founded in 1965, the Human Performance Laboratory at Ball State University in Indiana is one of the oldest exercise science labs in North America and for years has been on the cutting edge of research to identify the most effective methods for improving human performance.In the fall of 2018, the Ball State Lab, led by Dr. Scott Trappe, published a study titled, "Cardiovascular and skeletal muscle health with lifelong exercise" which measured the benefits of lifelong participation in exercise by studying a population of 70 year-olds who have participated in exercise for a large majority of their adult lives. In addition, the study compared the physiology of the 70 year-olds to 20-somethings to see how the physiology of the older adults - effected by years of regular exercise - compared to the younger adults and the results were AMAZING!On this episode of All About Fitness, Dr. Trappe, the director of the Ball State Human Performance Laboratory and the lead author of the study, joins me to discuss the research. Dr. Trappe provides important insights on the findings and shares his tips for how you can receive the long-term benefits of regular exercise. If you needed any additional motivation to get sweaty, this episode will have you reaching for your workout gear and heading for your favorite fitness facility!Yes, the Ball State Human Performance Lab does have an Instagram page, find it here: @hplballstate Exercise for each decade of the human lifespan - my blog post for the American Council on Exercise How exercise can turn back the clock - my article on the effects of exercise on aging for the American Council on Exercise To see which exercises Pete McCall does to help him slow down how aging affects his body, follow: @PeteMcCall_fitness on InstagramTo learn which exercises you should be doing to slow down the aging process, order a copy of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple Visit the sponsor of All About Fitness:TerraCore Fitness - Voted 1 of the top at-home fitness products by Men's Health! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra CoreTo see all of the creative ways that the Terra Core can be used to get you in the best shape of your life, visit @terracorefitness on Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 14, 2019
Six-packs abs? Year-round beach body? Holding on to the dreams of athletic glory? Getting rid of the baby weight (after they've graduated high school)? Why do you exercise? Exercise can provide numerous benefits and there are many reasons why people make the decision to exercise; on this Quick Fit Tip, I discuss one of the most important benefits of regular exercise that you might be overlooking.Turn Back the Clock - this article provides an overview of how exercise slows down the aging process.Exercises for each decade of the human lifespan - my blog for the American Council on Exercise8 Tips for How to Add More Physical Activity to Your Day - my blog for the American Council on Exercise To learn the types of exercise that can help slow down the aging process, pick up a copy of my book:Smarter Workouts: the Science of Exercise Made Simple To see the types of workouts that Pete does to help slow down the aging process, follow @PeteMcCall_fitness on Instagram Support the sponsor of All About Fitness:TerraCore Fitness - Voted 1 of the top at-home fitness products by Men's Health! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra CoreTo see all of the creative ways that the Terra Core can be used to get you in the best shape of your life, visit @terracorefitness on InstagramLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 14, 2019
Six-packs abs? Year-round beach body? Holding on to the dreams of athletic glory? Getting rid of the baby weight (after they've graduated high school)? Why do you exercise? Exercise can provide numerous benefits and there are many reasons why people make the decision to exercise; on this Quick Fit Tip, I discuss one of the most important benefits of regular exercise that you might be overlooking.Turn Back the Clock - this article provides an overview of how exercise slows down the aging process.Exercises for each decade of the human lifespan - my blog for the American Council on Exercise8 Tips for How to Add More Physical Activity to Your Day - my blog for the American Council on Exercise To learn the types of exercise that can help slow down the aging process, pick up a copy of my book:Smarter Workouts: the Science of Exercise Made Simple To see the types of workouts that Pete does to help slow down the aging process, follow @PeteMcCall_fitness on Instagram Support the sponsor of All About Fitness:TerraCore Fitness - Voted 1 of the top at-home fitness products by Men's Health! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra CoreTo see all of the creative ways that the Terra Core can be used to get you in the best shape of your life, visit @terracorefitness on InstagramLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 9, 2019
On Wednesday, August 7 news broke that Stephen Ross, a real estate developer who happens to be a majority owner of Equinox health clubs and Soul Cycle indoor cycling studios, was hosting a fundraiser for Donald Trump at $250,000 per plate (see CNN story HERE). Equinox and Soul Cycle are two brands built on inclusivity and diversity with a large percentage of membership coming from the LGTBQ+ community; when the membership found out that their money was going to a major fundraiser for Trump, #boycottequinox and #boycottsoulcycle became trending hashtags on Twitter.Stephen Ross has the right to spend his money however he wants which includes making contributions to any politician he chooses; however, his customers also have the right to spend their money where they choose. On this episode of All About Fitness I'm joined by Zack Ford, a writer who covers the Trump administration for ThinkProgress as well as publishing his own newsletter on LGTBQ+ issues - Fording the River Styx - which covered the story HERE. Zack shares his insights on why so many members of the community feel betrayed. In addition, Dr. Natalia Petrzela, an Associate Professor of American History at the New School in NYC and co-host of the Past-Present podcast, makes a return to provide her unique insights into the consumer reaction, the boycott and whether it really will make an impact on the company. This is a fascinating discussion about the reaction to the owner of a fitness brand supporting a politician who has actively marginalized many consumers of his brand. Follow this link to listen to the All About Fitness episode where Dr. Petrzela discusses the LGTBQ+ influence on the fitness industry (#fascinating)Follow Pete McCall on Instagram: @PeteMcCall_fitnessDo you want to learn how to use exercise to enhance your quality of life or slow down the aging process (it can)? Then buy Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple - my book that explains the how's and why's behind the exercises that can enhance your quality of life.Please visit the sponsors of All About Fitness:TerraCore Fitness - Voted 1 of the top at-home fitness products by Men's Health! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra CoreTo see all of the creative ways that the Terra Core can be used to get you in the best shape of your life, visit:@terracorefitness on Instagram Sandbells and Softbells by Hyperwear - 1 of the most versatile and effective products, featured in my book Smarter Workouts - Sandbells and Softbells can deliver an extensive variety of fitness results! Use code AAF10 to save 10% on the purchase of any Hyperwear product.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 9, 2019
On Wednesday, August 7 news broke that Stephen Ross, a real estate developer who happens to be a majority owner of Equinox health clubs and Soul Cycle indoor cycling studios, was hosting a fundraiser for Donald Trump at $250,000 per plate (see CNN story HERE). Equinox and Soul Cycle are two brands built on inclusivity and diversity with a large percentage of membership coming from the LGTBQ+ community; when the membership found out that their money was going to a major fundraiser for Trump, #boycottequinox and #boycottsoulcycle became trending hashtags on Twitter.Stephen Ross has the right to spend his money however he wants which includes making contributions to any politician he chooses; however, his customers also have the right to spend their money where they choose. On this episode of All About Fitness I'm joined by Zack Ford, a writer who covers the Trump administration for ThinkProgress as well as publishing his own newsletter on LGTBQ+ issues - Fording the River Styx - which covered the story HERE. Zack shares his insights on why so many members of the community feel betrayed. In addition, Dr. Natalia Petrzela, an Associate Professor of American History at the New School in NYC and co-host of the Past-Present podcast, makes a return to provide her unique insights into the consumer reaction, the boycott and whether it really will make an impact on the company. This is a fascinating discussion about the reaction to the owner of a fitness brand supporting a politician who has actively marginalized many consumers of his brand. Follow this link to listen to the All About Fitness episode where Dr. Petrzela discusses the LGTBQ+ influence on the fitness industry (#fascinating)Follow Pete McCall on Instagram: @PeteMcCall_fitnessDo you want to learn how to use exercise to enhance your quality of life or slow down the aging process (it can)? Then buy Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple - my book that explains the how's and why's behind the exercises that can enhance your quality of life.Please visit the sponsors of All About Fitness:TerraCore Fitness - Voted 1 of the top at-home fitness products by Men's Health! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra CoreTo see all of the creative ways that the Terra Core can be used to get you in the best shape of your life, visit:@terracorefitness on Instagram Sandbells and Softbells by Hyperwear - 1 of the most versatile and effective products, featured in my book Smarter Workouts - Sandbells and Softbells can deliver an extensive variety of fitness results! Use code AAF10 to save 10% on the purchase of any Hyperwear product.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 7, 2019
Kabuki: a form of Japanese theater that uses exaggerated gestures and body movements to express emotions. On this episode of All About Fitness, Chris Duffin, one of the founders of Kabuki Strength Labs outside of Portland, OR, the host of the Strength Chat podcast and a coach known as the Mad Scientist of Strength shares his story of how he went from being homeless as a child to achieving success in the sport of powerlifting and being an executive for successful companies. As a competitive powerlifter, Chris hit an 881 lbs. squat at 220 lbs. of bodyweight, our discussion covers how training for powerlifting helped Chris to develop a success-oriented mindset, the need to teach proper movement skills as the foundation for any fitness program but especially for the sport of powerlifting and, finally, the unique tools he creates for his Kabuki Strength line of exercise equipment. Anyone interested in learning how strength training can give you the mindset to change your life, this episode is for you! To learn more about Chris Duffin, pick up a copy of The Eagle and the Warrior, his book about how he overcome a challenging childhood to reach success.To learn more from Chris and his approach to strength training, attend a Kabuki Movement System seminarFollow Kabuki Strength and Chris Duffin on Instagram:Chris Duffin: @Mad_scientist_Duffin Kabuki Strength Lab: @KabukiStrengthLab To learn more about how exercise can enhance your quality of life AND help slow down the effects of the aging process, buy a copy of:Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made SimpleTo see the types of exercise that can help enhance your quality of life, follow Pete McCall on Instagram:@PeteMcCall_fitness Visit the sponsor of All About Fitness:TerraCore Fitness - Voted 1 of the top at-home fitness products by Men's Health! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra CoreTo see all of the creative ways that the Terra Core can be used to get you in the best shape of your life, follow @Terracorefitness on Instagram  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 6, 2019
Exercise has many known health benefits, what is often overlooked, however, are the numerous benefits that exercise provides for our mental health as well. It is well known that moderate to vigorous physical activity does change the way the brain functions, providing numerous possible benefits for mental health. This Quick Fit Tip is a brief review of how exercise affects the brain along with a few thoughts on how the lack of regular exercise could be an overlooked component of the recent epidemic of mass shootings. Psychology Today article on how Exercise Provides Benefits for Mental Health Blog: Top Benefits of Exercise on Mental Health How Regular Exercise Could Help Prevent DepressionHelp support the efforts to eradicate senseless gun violence by contributing to United Against Gun ViolenceLearn more about the types of exercise that can help enhance your quality of life by purchasing:Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple Follow Pete on Instagram:@PeteMcCall_fitness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 6, 2019
Exercise has many known health benefits, what is often overlooked, however, are the numerous benefits that exercise provides for our mental health as well. It is well known that moderate to vigorous physical activity does change the way the brain functions, providing numerous possible benefits for mental health. This Quick Fit Tip is a brief review of how exercise affects the brain along with a few thoughts on how the lack of regular exercise could be an overlooked component of the recent epidemic of mass shootings. Psychology Today article on how Exercise Provides Benefits for Mental Health Blog: Top Benefits of Exercise on Mental Health How Regular Exercise Could Help Prevent DepressionHelp support the efforts to eradicate senseless gun violence by contributing to United Against Gun ViolenceLearn more about the types of exercise that can help enhance your quality of life by purchasing:Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple Follow Pete on Instagram:@PeteMcCall_fitness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 31, 2019
Working harder than everyone else. Starving yourself by limiting caloric intake. Exercising to the point of exhaustion.Working out every day no matter how you feel.Which of these methods can help you get the results you want from your exercise program?Yes, hard work is essential but when it comes to changing your body through exercise it may not be the most important thing that can help you get the results you want. Is there a 'best method' for reaching your health and fitness goals? Can there really be a secret to long-term success and, if so, what is it ? On this episode of All About Fitness Don Saladino, a NYC-based coach and owner of the Drive 495 fitness studio with over twenty years of helping people reach their goals, returns to share his insights on what you can do to reach yours. Don works with an extremely A-list clientele, helping many of them to prepare for roles in movies and on TV, but his suggestions can be used by anyone who wants to improve their health and fitness. You'll be surprised to find out that while hard work is important, there is one fundamental trait shared by all of those who have been able to reach and maintain their goals (and you'll have to listen to learn what it is). To receive fun, engaging and information fitness content, follow Don on Instagram: @DonSaladino To learn great exercise strategies and techniques, follow Pete McCall on Instagram: @PeteMcCall_fitness Do you want to learn more about fitness and the types of exercise that can enhance your quality of life? Then pick up a copy of: Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple My 15+ years of experience in educating personal trainers can help you identify the best exercises for your needs!Please support the sponsors of All About Fitness:TerraCore Fitness - Voted 1 of the top at-home fitness products by Men's Health! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra CoreTo see the Terra Core in action, follow @terracorefitness on Instagram! Sandbells and Softbells by Hyperwear - 1 of the most versatile and effective products, featured in my book Smarter Workouts - Sandbells and Softbells can deliver an extensive variety of fitness results! Use code AAF10 to save 10% on the purchase of any Hyperwear product.Follow Hyperwear on Instagram: @Hyperwear Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 31, 2019
Working harder than everyone else. Starving yourself by limiting caloric intake. Exercising to the point of exhaustion.Working out every day no matter how you feel.Which of these methods can help you get the results you want from your exercise program?Yes, hard work is essential but when it comes to changing your body through exercise it may not be the most important thing that can help you get the results you want. Is there a 'best method' for reaching your health and fitness goals? Can there really be a secret to long-term success and, if so, what is it ? On this episode of All About Fitness Don Saladino, a NYC-based coach and owner of the Drive 495 fitness studio with over twenty years of helping people reach their goals, returns to share his insights on what you can do to reach yours. Don works with an extremely A-list clientele, helping many of them to prepare for roles in movies and on TV, but his suggestions can be used by anyone who wants to improve their health and fitness. You'll be surprised to find out that while hard work is important, there is one fundamental trait shared by all of those who have been able to reach and maintain their goals (and you'll have to listen to learn what it is). To receive fun, engaging and information fitness content, follow Don on Instagram: @DonSaladino To learn great exercise strategies and techniques, follow Pete McCall on Instagram: @PeteMcCall_fitness Do you want to learn more about fitness and the types of exercise that can enhance your quality of life? Then pick up a copy of: Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple My 15+ years of experience in educating personal trainers can help you identify the best exercises for your needs!Please support the sponsors of All About Fitness:TerraCore Fitness - Voted 1 of the top at-home fitness products by Men's Health! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra CoreTo see the Terra Core in action, follow @terracorefitness on Instagram! Sandbells and Softbells by Hyperwear - 1 of the most versatile and effective products, featured in my book Smarter Workouts - Sandbells and Softbells can deliver an extensive variety of fitness results! Use code AAF10 to save 10% on the purchase of any Hyperwear product.Follow Hyperwear on Instagram: @Hyperwear Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 24, 2019
Where can you find some of the top strength and conditioning coaches, physical therapists, personal trainers, dietitians and other professionals dedicated to improving human performance? At the Perform Better Functional Training Summit a conference dedicated to the field of performance enhancement. This episode was recorded live at the Functional Training Summit on August 20, 2019 and includes interviews with:Philadelphia 76ers Assistant Coach, Head of Strength & Conditioning Todd WrightHow he designs the strength training programs for his athletes.Instagram: @toddwright_coach Follow this link to hear the full interview with Coach Todd Wright (fall 2018) Brandon Marcello, PhD. There is no such thing as overtraining. Twitter: @bmarcello13 Girls Gone Strong founder Molly GalbraithEducating women about the benefits of strength training. Instagram: @thegirlsgonestrongInstagram: @themollygalbraith Follow this link to hear the full interview with Molly Galbraith (spring 2018) Gray Cook, physical therapist, Functional Movement SystemsThe secrets to staying injury-free.Instagram: @Functionalmvmt Follow this link to hear the full interview with Gray Cook (fall 2017) Chris Poirier, General Manager, Perform BetterWhere you should buy your fitness equipment.@Perform_betterDan McDonogh, Under Armour Dan and I are road warriors, we each travel tens of thousands of miles a year to teach fitness workshops around the world; on this segment, we share our tips and hacks for how to stay fit while on the road@UA_dan To learn exercises that you should be doing, follow Pete McCall on Instagram:@PeteMcCall_fitness To learn how exercise can slow down the aging process and enhance your quality of life, pick up a copy of: Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple Please visit the sponsors of All About FitnessTerraCore Fitness - Voted 1 of the top at-home fitness products by Men's Health! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra CoreTo see all of the creative ways that the Terra Core can be used to get you in the best shape of your life, follow Terra Core on Instagram: @terracorefitness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 24, 2019
Where can you find some of the top strength and conditioning coaches, physical therapists, personal trainers, dietitians and other professionals dedicated to improving human performance? At the Perform Better Functional Training Summit a conference dedicated to the field of performance enhancement. This episode was recorded live at the Functional Training Summit on August 20, 2019 and includes interviews with:Philadelphia 76ers Assistant Coach, Head of Strength & Conditioning Todd WrightHow he designs the strength training programs for his athletes.Instagram: @toddwright_coach Follow this link to hear the full interview with Coach Todd Wright (fall 2018) Brandon Marcello, PhD. There is no such thing as overtraining. Twitter: @bmarcello13 Girls Gone Strong founder Molly GalbraithEducating women about the benefits of strength training. Instagram: @thegirlsgonestrongInstagram: @themollygalbraith Follow this link to hear the full interview with Molly Galbraith (spring 2018) Gray Cook, physical therapist, Functional Movement SystemsThe secrets to staying injury-free.Instagram: @Functionalmvmt Follow this link to hear the full interview with Gray Cook (fall 2017) Chris Poirier, General Manager, Perform BetterWhere you should buy your fitness equipment.@Perform_betterDan McDonogh, Under Armour Dan and I are road warriors, we each travel tens of thousands of miles a year to teach fitness workshops around the world; on this segment, we share our tips and hacks for how to stay fit while on the road@UA_dan To learn exercises that you should be doing, follow Pete McCall on Instagram:@PeteMcCall_fitness To learn how exercise can slow down the aging process and enhance your quality of life, pick up a copy of: Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple Please visit the sponsors of All About FitnessTerraCore Fitness - Voted 1 of the top at-home fitness products by Men's Health! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra CoreTo see all of the creative ways that the Terra Core can be used to get you in the best shape of your life, follow Terra Core on Instagram: @terracorefitness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 17, 2019
Exercise comes easy to some people while others would rather do anything else than sweat. Many of us who now work full-time in the fitness industry started because we struggled to exercise ourselves and once we were able to reap the benefits from making it a habit we wanted to help others learn how to make exercise a part of their lives as well. Kenny Santucci, the Director of Body by Solace in New York City, is an example of someone who struggled with his weight yet has now dedicated his career to helping others get in the best shape of their lives. Kenny is well known for multiple TV appearances and being an amazing on-air TV host, but what makes him a great fitness coach is his commitment to helping his clients become the best version of themselves. On this episode of All About Fitness, Kenny joins me to talk about his journey struggling with his weight, how he got started in fitness, the benefits of high intensity exercise and why his post-workout brunches are such an important part of his fitness experience.If you've ever struggled with making exercise a habit, this conversation will provide you with some important insights on how you can take the steps to make fitness a regular part of your life.For exercises that can enhance your quality of life right now, follow Pete on Instagram:@PeteMcCall_fitness To learn more about which kinds of exercise that can enhance your quality of life, pick up a copy of the book:Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple Please visit the sponsors of All About Fitness:Sandbells and Softbells by Hyperwear - 1 of the most versatile and effective products, featured in my book Smarter Workouts - Sandbells and Softbells can deliver an extensive variety of fitness results! Use code AAF10 to save 10% on the purchase of any Hyperwear product.To learn great ways to use Sandbells and Softbells, follow Hyperwear on Instagram: @hyperwear TerraCore Fitness - Voted 1 of the top at-home fitness products by Men's Health! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra CoreSee the benefits of using the Terra Core on the company's Instagram channel: @terracorefitness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 15, 2019
Think about the toughest fittest challenge you've ever done... It probably doesn't come close to the Spartan Death Race (the OG of the Spartan Race Series) or running an ultra-marathon across the Sahara or competing in a powerlifting competition or setting the Guinness Book of World Records record for the most exercise in 24 hours (hence earning the title of the World's Fittest Man). One man has done all of that, Joe Decker, the founder of Gut Check Fitness - when it comes to fitness, Joe is definitely one of the fittest in the world, in fact, he is such a unique individual that he WON the Death Race - twice. On this episode of All About Fitness, Joe shares what started his passion for fitness, how he prepares for his grueling physical challenges and provides insights on how you can improve your fitness level without letting age get in your way.Follow Joe on Instagram:@Gutcheckfitness This episode was originally recorded an released in the spring of 2016 and is being re-released as part of the summer re-run series to bring you interviews that were 'lost' when we switched podcast hosting platforms.Do you want to learn more about the types of exercise that can improve your health and help you to enhance your quality of life?Pick up a copy of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made SimpleTo learn important exercise how-to's to help you feel younger, follow Pete McCall on Instagram:@PeteMcCall_fitnessPlease visit the sponsors of All About FitnessSandbells and Softbells by Hyperwear - 1 of the most versatile and effective products, featured in my book Smarter Workouts - Sandbells and Softbells can deliver an extensive variety of fitness results! Use code AAF10 to save 10% on the purchase of any Hyperwear product.Instagram: @hyperwear TerraCore Fitness - Voted 1 of the top at-home fitness products by Men's Health! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra Coreinstagram: @terracorefitness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 15, 2019
Think about the toughest fittest challenge you've ever done... It probably doesn't come close to the Spartan Death Race (the OG of the Spartan Race Series) or running an ultra-marathon across the Sahara or competing in a powerlifting competition or setting the Guinness Book of World Records record for the most exercise in 24 hours (hence earning the title of the World's Fittest Man). One man has done all of that, Joe Decker, the founder of Gut Check Fitness - when it comes to fitness, Joe is definitely one of the fittest in the world, in fact, he is such a unique individual that he WON the Death Race - twice. On this episode of All About Fitness, Joe shares what started his passion for fitness, how he prepares for his grueling physical challenges and provides insights on how you can improve your fitness level without letting age get in your way. Follow Joe on Instagram: @Gutcheckfitness This episode was originally recorded an released in the spring of 2016 and is being re-released as part of the summer re-run series to bring you interviews that were 'lost' when we switched podcast hosting platforms. Do you want to learn more about the types of exercise that can improve your health and help you to enhance your quality of life? Pick up a copy of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple To learn important exercise how-to's to help you feel younger, follow Pete McCall on Instagram: @PeteMcCall_fitness Please visit the sponsors of All About Fitness Sandbells and Softbells by Hyperwear - 1 of the most versatile and effective products, featured in my book Smarter Workouts - Sandbells and Softbells can deliver an extensive variety of fitness results! Use code AAF10 to save 10% on the purchase of any Hyperwear product. Instagram: @hyperwear  TerraCore Fitness - Voted 1 of the top at-home fitness products by Men's Health! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra Core instagram: @terracorefitness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 6, 2019
Dan John is a well known strength coach, author, lecturer and Religious Studies Professor. Yes, you read that right, along with the ability to lift ridiculously heavy stuff, Dan has the ability to delve into the depths of human kind's quest for spiritual understanding.On this retro episode of All About Fitness (originally aired in 2017 but was lost when the podcast switched hosting platforms) Dan talks about the role that strength training plays in developing both the physical and intellectual parts of our psyches along with the benefits that lifting weights provides over the course of the aging process and Dan should know, he's a master's athlete who has competed in various throwing sports including the shot put and Scottish Highland Games. Learn All About strength training in your later years on this episode of All About Fitness.To learn more about Dan John, visit his virtual strength dojo HERE Do you want to learn how to use exercise to enhance your quality of life or slow down the aging process? Then invest in Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple - my book that explains the how's and why's behind the exercises that can enhance your quality of life.Visit the sponsors of All About Fitness:TerraCore Fitness - Voted 1 of the top at-home fitness products by Men's Health! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra CoreTo see all of the creative ways that the Terra Core can be used to get you in the best shape of your life, visit: @terracorefitness on Instagram Sandbells and Softbells by Hyperwear - 1 of the most versatile and effective products, featured in my book Smarter Workouts - Sandbells and Softbells can deliver an extensive variety of fitness results! Use code AAF10 to save 10% on the purchase of any Hyperwear product.For great exercise how-to's that can help you reach your goals, follow Pete on Instagram:@PeteMcCall_fitness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 5, 2019
Fitness certifications, like most other professional credentials, require fitness professionals to earn continuing education credits (CECs) to maintain the certification. There are many ways to earn CECs including online education, live workshops or attending the largest fitness education convention in the US, IDEA World. IDEA is a trade association of fitness professionals and organizes the annual World event every year in an effort to provide their members with the CECs necessary to maintain their professional credentials. This year I was speaking at the event but also took time to visit the trade show floor to catch up with some incredibly popular brands doing cools things in the fitness industry. This episode of All About Fitness is All About IDEA World 2019 and features a number of interviews with organizations promoting unique, innovative new products to help you move closer to your fitness goals. Interviews include. Michael Cummings from Trigger Point Instagram: @tp_therapy Kersten Gaba, CEO of Basic Jane, a CBD company Instagram: @basic_jane_coDan McDonogh from Under Armour Instagram: @UnderArmour Michol Dalcourt, inventor of the ViPR Pro and founder of the Institute of MotionInstagram: @viprpro Jonathan Ross, creator of the Funtensity programInstagram: @funtensity Mike Fantigrassi from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Personal Trainer Certification Instagram: @NASM_fitnessFOLLOW THIS LINK TO SEE A KILLER VIDEO OF Pete McCall and Mike Cummings talking about Speed Training Hear the interview with Todd Wright, the Strength Coach of the Philadelphia 76'ers, he is a big proponent of the ViPR Pro and uses it with his athletes To learn All About the best exercises to help you to improve your quality of life, invest in a copy of my book:Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple To see the types of exercises that you should be doing in your workouts, follow Pete on instagram:@PeteMcCall_fitness Visit the Sponsors of All About Fitness:Sandbells and Softbells by Hyperwear - 1 of the most versatile and effective products, featured in my book Smarter Workouts - Sandbells and Softbells can deliver an extensive variety of fitness results! Use code AAF10 to save 10% on the purchase of any Hyperwear product.Instagram: @hyperwearTerraCore Fitness - Voted 1 of the top at-home fitness products by Men's Health! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra CoreSee all of the cool ways that the Terra Core can make you sweat by following on instagram: @terracorefitness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 5, 2019
Fitness certifications, like most other professional credentials, require fitness professionals to earn continuing education credits (CECs) to maintain the certification. There are many ways to earn CECs including online education, live workshops or attending the largest fitness education convention in the US, IDEA World. IDEA is a trade association of fitness professionals and organizes the annual World event every year in an effort to provide their members with the CECs necessary to maintain their professional credentials. This year I was speaking at the event but also took time to visit the trade show floor to catch up with some incredibly popular brands doing cools things in the fitness industry. This episode of All About Fitness is All About IDEA World 2019 and features a number of interviews with organizations promoting unique, innovative new products to help you move closer to your fitness goals. Interviews include. Michael Cummings from Trigger Point Instagram: @tp_therapy Kersten Gaba, CEO of Basic Jane, a CBD company Instagram: @basic_jane_coDan McDonogh from Under Armour Instagram: @UnderArmour Michol Dalcourt, inventor of the ViPR Pro and founder of the Institute of MotionInstagram: @viprpro Jonathan Ross, creator of the Funtensity programInstagram: @funtensity Mike Fantigrassi from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Personal Trainer Certification Instagram: @NASM_fitnessFOLLOW THIS LINK TO SEE A KILLER VIDEO OF Pete McCall and Mike Cummings talking about Speed Training Hear the interview with Todd Wright, the Strength Coach of the Philadelphia 76'ers, he is a big proponent of the ViPR Pro and uses it with his athletes To learn All About the best exercises to help you to improve your quality of life, invest in a copy of my book:Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple To see the types of exercises that you should be doing in your workouts, follow Pete on instagram:@PeteMcCall_fitness Visit the Sponsors of All About Fitness:Sandbells and Softbells by Hyperwear - 1 of the most versatile and effective products, featured in my book Smarter Workouts - Sandbells and Softbells can deliver an extensive variety of fitness results! Use code AAF10 to save 10% on the purchase of any Hyperwear product.Instagram: @hyperwearTerraCore Fitness - Voted 1 of the top at-home fitness products by Men's Health! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra CoreSee all of the cool ways that the Terra Core can make you sweat by following on instagram: @terracorefitness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 27, 2019
Tony Gentilcore is a strength coach and fitness educator who, in addition to writing for Bodybuilding.com, T-Nation.com and Men's Health has frequently been recognized as one of the top fitness bloggers online (he's one of my personal go-to's). Besides being able to deadlift more than a quarter-ton himself, Tony is well known for helping his clients become ridiculously strong. On this episode of All About Fitness, Tony talks about how to adjust your strength training program as age creeps up on you; in addition, we talk about whether or not 'hacking' your workouts can deliver the results you want and how each of our careers were heavily influenced by 80s movies. If you've been wondering whether not you're missing out on the whole 'biohacking' craze, then this episode is for you!Follow Tony on social media:Instagram: @TonyGentilcoreTwitter: @TonyGentilcore1Do you want to learn how to use exercise to enhance your quality of life or slow down the aging process? Then invest in Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple - my book that explains the how's and why's behind the exercises that can enhance your quality of life.Visit the sponsors of All About Fitness:TerraCore Fitness - Voted 1 of the top at-home fitness products by Men's Health! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra CoreTo see all of the creative ways that the Terra Core can be used to get you in the best shape of your life, visit: @terracorefitness on Instagram Sandbells and Softbells by Hyperwear - 1 of the most versatile and effective products, featured in my book Smarter Workouts - Sandbells and Softbells can deliver an extensive variety of fitness results! Use code AAF10 to save 10% on the purchase of any Hyperwear product.For great exercise how-to's that can help you reach your goals, follow Pete on Instagram:@PeteMcCall_fitness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 27, 2019
Tony Gentilcore is a strength coach and fitness educator who, in addition to writing for Bodybuilding.com, T-Nation.com and Men's Health has frequently been recognized as one of the top fitness bloggers online (he's one of my personal go-to's). Besides being able to deadlift more than a quarter-ton himself, Tony is well known for helping his clients become ridiculously strong. On this episode of All About Fitness, Tony talks about how to adjust your strength training program as age creeps up on you; in addition, we talk about whether or not 'hacking' your workouts can deliver the results you want and how each of our careers were heavily influenced by 80s movies. If you've been wondering whether not you're missing out on the whole 'biohacking' craze, then this episode is for you!Follow Tony on social media:Instagram: @TonyGentilcoreTwitter: @TonyGentilcore1Do you want to learn how to use exercise to enhance your quality of life or slow down the aging process? Then invest in Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple - my book that explains the how's and why's behind the exercises that can enhance your quality of life.Visit the sponsors of All About Fitness:TerraCore Fitness - Voted 1 of the top at-home fitness products by Men's Health! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra CoreTo see all of the creative ways that the Terra Core can be used to get you in the best shape of your life, visit: @terracorefitness on Instagram Sandbells and Softbells by Hyperwear - 1 of the most versatile and effective products, featured in my book Smarter Workouts - Sandbells and Softbells can deliver an extensive variety of fitness results! Use code AAF10 to save 10% on the purchase of any Hyperwear product.For great exercise how-to's that can help you reach your goals, follow Pete on Instagram:@PeteMcCall_fitness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 26, 2019
Once upon a time it was aerobics instructor (doesn't that still conjure up images of leg warmers and tights?), then it was group fitness instructor now many of the people leading workouts are calling themselves coaches; which begs the question, what exactly do you call the person (or people) responsible for making you sweat? On this Quick Fit Tip it's a brief (very brief) review of the history of fitness along with some thoughts on what to call the folks you love to hate while you're working out.Do you want to learn more about the kinds of exercise that can enhance your quality of life?Then pick up a copy of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple, my book that explains the why's and how's behind the types of exercise you should be doing.To learn great exercise how-to's, follow Pete McCall on Instagram:@PeteMcCall_fitness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 26, 2019
Once upon a time it was aerobics instructor (doesn't that still conjure up images of leg warmers and tights?), then it was group fitness instructor now many of the people leading workouts are calling themselves coaches; which begs the question, what exactly do you call the person (or people) responsible for making you sweat? On this Quick Fit Tip it's a brief (very brief) review of the history of fitness along with some thoughts on what to call the folks you love to hate while you're working out.Do you want to learn more about the kinds of exercise that can enhance your quality of life?Then pick up a copy of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple, my book that explains the why's and how's behind the types of exercise you should be doing.To learn great exercise how-to's, follow Pete McCall on Instagram:@PeteMcCall_fitness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 19, 2019
The human body is like a cell phone; a phone is made up of hardware, specifically bits of plastic, metal and glass - what makes the phone function is the operating system. In the human body our muscles and skeletal structures are the hardware, our central nervous system (CNS) is akin to our operating system which allows us to function. The data received by the CNS is critical for helping you to move and perform your best.The shoes you wear can affect how your body receives data from the environment, specifically the ground. Our feet are designed to absorb force when we step on the ground and to generate force by pushing off against it. Wearing the wrong type of shoes can change how your feet, and your entire body, function.Galahad Clark is a 7th generation member of the Clark family that makes Clark shoes; however, he realized that many shoes are poorly designed and do not support the natural function of the feet they're supposed to protect. As a result, Galahad started the VIVOBAREFOOT shoe company to create minimalist shoes that allow for optimal foot biomechanics. Recently Mr. Clark & VIVOBAREFOOT produced the movie, Shoespiracy to tell and show how the large shoe companies design shoes for profits not to promote optimal human performance (as many claim). On this episode of All About Fitness, Galahad discusses what motivated him to disrupt the shoe industry; we discuss the benefits of wearing minimalist shoes and address the proper way to incorporate them into your exercise program. If you've ever wondered whether or not your shoes affect how you move then this episode is for YOU!To learn more follow VIVOBAREFOOT on Instagram:@vivobarefootDo you want to get in better shape or learn more about exercise? Do you want to learn how to use exercise to enhance your quality of life or slow down the aging process (for real)? Then buy Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple My book that explains the how's and why's behind the exercises that can enhance your quality of life.To learn exercises that can help you enjoy your favorite activities, follow Pete on Instagram: @PeteMcCall_fitness Sandbells and Softbells by Hyperwear - 1 of the most versatile and effective products, featured in my book Smarter Workouts - Sandbells and Softbells can deliver an extensive variety of fitness results! Use code AAF10 to save 10% on the purchase of any Hyperwear product.TerraCore Fitness - Voted 1 of the top at-home fitness products by Men's Health! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra CoreTo see the Terra Core in action, follow @terracorefitness on Instagram!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 19, 2019
The human body is like a cell phone; a phone is made up of hardware, specifically bits of plastic, metal and glass - what makes the phone function is the operating system. In the human body our muscles and skeletal structures are the hardware, our central nervous system (CNS) is akin to our operating system which allows us to function. The data received by the CNS is critical for helping you to move and perform your best. The shoes you wear can affect how your body receives data from the environment, specifically the ground. Our feet are designed to absorb force when we step on the ground and to generate force by pushing off against it. Wearing the wrong type of shoes can change how your feet, and your entire body, function. Galahad Clark is a 7th generation member of the Clark family that makes Clark shoes; however, he realized that many shoes are poorly designed and do not support the natural function of the feet they're supposed to protect. As a result, Galahad started the VIVOBAREFOOT shoe company to create minimalist shoes that allow for optimal foot biomechanics. Recently Mr. Clark & VIVOBAREFOOT produced the movie, Shoespiracy to tell and show how the large shoe companies design shoes for profits not to promote optimal human performance (as many claim). On this episode of All About Fitness, Galahad discusses what motivated him to disrupt the shoe industry; we discuss the benefits of wearing minimalist shoes and address the proper way to incorporate them into your exercise program. If you've ever wondered whether or not your shoes affect how you move then this episode is for YOU! To learn more follow VIVOBAREFOOT on Instagram: @vivobarefoot Do you want to get in better shape or learn more about exercise? Do you want to learn how to use exercise to enhance your quality of life or slow down the aging process (for real)? Then buy Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple My book that explains the how's and why's behind the exercises that can enhance your quality of life. To learn exercises that can help you enjoy your favorite activities, follow Pete on Instagram: @PeteMcCall_fitness Sandbells and Softbells by Hyperwear - 1 of the most versatile and effective products, featured in my book Smarter Workouts - Sandbells and Softbells can deliver an extensive variety of fitness results! Use code AAF10 to save 10% on the purchase of any Hyperwear product. TerraCore Fitness - Voted 1 of the top at-home fitness products by Men's Health! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra Core To see the Terra Core in action, follow @terracorefitness on Instagram! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 13, 2019
Every time you take a step your feet interact with the ground which sends forces upwards into the body; at the same time the weight of your body presses down on top of the foot. The foot is structurally designed to handle these forces, however if your feet do NOT function properly it could affect many other parts of your body. On this episode of All About Fitness, Dr. Emily Splichal, a podiatrist with a movement background in gymnastics and experience as a fitness instructor, talks about the role your feet play in how your body is designed to move. We discuss the role that minimalist shoes could play in your fitness program, in addition, Dr. Splichal provides important insights on what you can be doing to improve the health and function of your feet.To learn more about the role of the foot in how you move, pick up Barefoot Strong: Unlock The Secrets to Movement Longevity by Dr. Splichal Follow this link to learn more about Naboso Technology, Dr. Emily's exclusive line of products designed to enhance your foot health. Follow Dr. Emily on Instagram:@dremilydpm IDEA World 2019See Dr. Splichal, Pete McCall and a number of other fitness and nutrition experts at the convention in Anaheim from June 26-30, 2019. Listen to the full episode for a code that will save you on the cost of registration.To learn more about exercise and the best workout programs for YOUR needs, pick up a copy of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple Visit the sponsors of All About Fitness:TerraCore Fitness - Voted 1 of the top at-home fitness products by Men's Health! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra CoreTo see all of the creative ways that the Terra Core can be used to get you in the best shape of your life, visit Instagram: @terracorefitness Sandbells and Softbells by Hyperwear - 1 of the most versatile and effective products, featured in my book Smarter Workouts - Sandbells and Softbells can deliver an extensive variety of fitness results! Use code AAF10 to save 10% on the purchase of any Hyperwear product.https://www.hyperwear.comFollow Pete McCall on Instagram:@PeteMcCall_fitness E-mail:allaboutfitnesspodcast@gmail.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 13, 2019
Every time you take a step your feet interact with the ground which sends forces upwards into the body; at the same time the weight of your body presses down on top of the foot. The foot is structurally designed to handle these forces, however if your feet do NOT function properly it could affect many other parts of your body. On this episode of All About Fitness, Dr. Emily Splichal, a podiatrist with a movement background in gymnastics and experience as a fitness instructor, talks about the role your feet play in how your body is designed to move. We discuss the role that minimalist shoes could play in your fitness program, in addition, Dr. Splichal provides important insights on what you can be doing to improve the health and function of your feet.To learn more about the role of the foot in how you move, pick up Barefoot Strong: Unlock The Secrets to Movement Longevity by Dr. Splichal Follow this link to learn more about Naboso Technology, Dr. Emily's exclusive line of products designed to enhance your foot health. Follow Dr. Emily on Instagram:@dremilydpm IDEA World 2019See Dr. Splichal, Pete McCall and a number of other fitness and nutrition experts at the convention in Anaheim from June 26-30, 2019. Listen to the full episode for a code that will save you on the cost of registration.To learn more about exercise and the best workout programs for YOUR needs, pick up a copy of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple Visit the sponsors of All About Fitness:TerraCore Fitness - Voted 1 of the top at-home fitness products by Men's Health! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra CoreTo see all of the creative ways that the Terra Core can be used to get you in the best shape of your life, visit Instagram: @terracorefitness Sandbells and Softbells by Hyperwear - 1 of the most versatile and effective products, featured in my book Smarter Workouts - Sandbells and Softbells can deliver an extensive variety of fitness results! Use code AAF10 to save 10% on the purchase of any Hyperwear product.https://www.hyperwear.comFollow Pete McCall on Instagram:@PeteMcCall_fitness E-mail:allaboutfitnesspodcast@gmail.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 5, 2019
You love to exercise but your job requires you to be a road warrior which leads to an interesting conundrum: how do you combine your love of sweating with a job that requires you to live out of hotel rooms? Some hotels have full service health clubs integrated into the property while others barely have a workout room with a few pieces of sad-looking equipment. No matter where you go and what equipment you have access to, you still want to be consistent with your workouts, how can you make that happen?As someone who makes a living traveling the world to teach education workshops to fitness professionals, I have more than a little personal experience in this area, on this Quick Fit Tip I share ideas and suggestions for how you can stay in shape while on the road.First tip:Unless you're focused on a specific goal, working out on the road is about maintenance, it's not the time to focus on muscle growth or fat loss; instead, working out on the road should focus on low-to-moderate intensity type of exercise that can help you feel better without crushing you physically. In short, working out while traveling is more about maintaining your psychological health by being consistent with your routine as opposed to your physiological health - where you are attempting to make drastic changes to your body. Listen to the full episode for more tips. This is a link to my Instagram page: @PeteMcCall_fitness - where I documented my recent 2 week trip to show how to stay fit while living out of hotel rooms in 3 different countries.Here is a blog I wrote on the topic of Road Warrior Fitness for 24 Hour Fitness; NOTE: tip 8 has a link to a video where I show a number of great mobility exercises for your hips and back.This link is to my book: Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple - you will learn workouts using only 1 piece of equipment, one reason I wrote the book is for frequent road warriors who are fitness enthusiasts and want solutions for staying in shape while traveling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 5, 2019
You love to exercise but your job requires you to be a road warrior which leads to an interesting conundrum: how do you combine your love of sweating with a job that requires you to live out of hotel rooms? Some hotels have full service health clubs integrated into the property while others barely have a workout room with a few pieces of sad-looking equipment. No matter where you go and what equipment you have access to, you still want to be consistent with your workouts, how can you make that happen?As someone who makes a living traveling the world to teach education workshops to fitness professionals, I have more than a little personal experience in this area, on this Quick Fit Tip I share ideas and suggestions for how you can stay in shape while on the road.First tip:Unless you're focused on a specific goal, working out on the road is about maintenance, it's not the time to focus on muscle growth or fat loss; instead, working out on the road should focus on low-to-moderate intensity type of exercise that can help you feel better without crushing you physically. In short, working out while traveling is more about maintaining your psychological health by being consistent with your routine as opposed to your physiological health - where you are attempting to make drastic changes to your body. Listen to the full episode for more tips. This is a link to my Instagram page: @PeteMcCall_fitness - where I documented my recent 2 week trip to show how to stay fit while living out of hotel rooms in 3 different countries.Here is a blog I wrote on the topic of Road Warrior Fitness for 24 Hour Fitness; NOTE: tip 8 has a link to a video where I show a number of great mobility exercises for your hips and back.This link is to my book: Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple - you will learn workouts using only 1 piece of equipment, one reason I wrote the book is for frequent road warriors who are fitness enthusiasts and want solutions for staying in shape while traveling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 4, 2019
Food. Yes, it can be delicious and bring pleasure through our taste buds, but in reality, the food we eat is used to fuel essential bodily functions from digestion to muscle contractions to the cognitive power it takes to read and interpret this sentence. When it comes to the nutrition that supplies the energy for your body, you can choose to eat for pleasure or performance and, this episode's guest, Jenna Bell, PhD, RDN, can help you choose the most effective approach for your needs! A co-author of the book, Energy to Burn: The Ultimate Fuel and Nutrition Guide to Fuel Your Active Lifestyle, Dr. Bell is known for being able to translate the science of nutrition into digestible bites of information that can easily be implemented for real results. This episode will help you to identify changes to your nutrition that could be more effective for your goals.IDEA World 2019 See Dr. Bell, Pete McCall and a number of other fitness and nutrition experts at the convention in Anaheim from June 26-30, 2019. Listen to the full episode for a code that will save you on the cost of registration.To learn more about exercise and how to design your own workout programs, invest in a copy of:Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple Please visit the sponsors of All About Fitness:Sandbells and Softbells by Hyperwear - 1 of the most versatile and effective products, featured in my book Smarter Workouts - Sandbells and Softbells can deliver an extensive variety of fitness results! Use code AAF10 to save 10% on the purchase of any Hyperwear product.TerraCore Fitness - Voted 1 of the top at-home fitness products by Men's Health! Use code AAF to save 25% on the purchase of a Terra CoreTo see all of the creative ways that the Terra Core can be used to get you in the best shape of your life, visit @terracorefitness on Instagram For exercises that can enhance your quality of life right now, follow Pete on Instagram:@PeteMcCall_fitness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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