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Two Edmonton based personal trainers and coaches set out to create a vehicle to share better fitness and nutrition information. Did we mention podcasts are free? Seriously, free awesome info from our guests who are experienced experts in our field. Most fitness industry podcasts are geared towards other trainers. We set out to make something for the everyday person who is trying to improve their quality of life while sifting through all the bullshit that parts of the fitness industry pumps out. Join us on this journey as we share with you the best information we have and that we can find in the best people out there.

Two Edmonton based personal trainers and coaches set out to create a vehicle to share better fitness and nutrition information. Did we mention podcasts are free? Seriously, free awesome info from our guests who are experienced experts in our field. Most fitness industry podcasts are geared towards other trainers. We set out to make something for the everyday person who is trying to improve their quality of life while sifting through all the bullshit that parts of the fitness industry pumps out. Join us on this journey as we share with you the best information we have and that we can find in the best people out there.
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Edmonton, AB

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Two Edmonton based personal trainers and coaches set out to create a vehicle to share better fitness and nutrition information. Did we mention podcasts are free? Seriously, free awesome info from our guests who are experienced experts in our field. Most fitness industry podcasts are geared towards other trainers. We set out to make something for the everyday person who is trying to improve their quality of life while sifting through all the bullshit that parts of the fitness industry pumps out. Join us on this journey as we share with you the best information we have and that we can find in the best people out there.

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English

Contact:

7802396810


Episodes

Episode 64: Derek Stanley, Jeb Johnston, Nick Sorrell EP 64: The Knowledge Base Jam

11/15/2018
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Today’s episode features returning guest and firebrand Nick Sorrell along with our two friends Derek Stanley and Jeb Johnston. All 3 are Stronger U coaches. We spend this episode discussing the importance of controlling your attitude in the face of events beyond your control. The importance of empowering people and breaking away from victim mentality. How forming small consistent habits add up to long term successes. Each of our guests share some difficult personal experiences and how that...

Duration:01:24:38

Episode 63: Jeff Snow EP 63: Fridge Raider

11/8/2018
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Jeff Snow brings his practical solution based approach to nutrition. We focus on how to set your environment for success, how cannabis directly and indirectly affects nutrition, managing snacking and it’s triggers, the myth of late evening eating and where it can cause weight gain, and a discussion about children and nutrition. Special Guest: Jeff Snow.

Duration:01:21:08

Episode 62: Mike T Nelson EP 62: Do You Have Metabolic Flexibility? It'd Be A Lot Cooler If You Did

11/1/2018
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Dr. Mike T Nelson joins us to explain two concepts he works with extensively, metabolic flexibilty and heart rate variability. He explains how you can use them to improve your training. The discussion deepens into carbs vs fat as fuel. Mike is also a prolific content creator and we disucss how he manages this. Special Guest: Mike T Nelson.

Duration:01:15:21

Episode 61: Meghan Callaway EP 61 Terminating Weakness

10/25/2018
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Meghan Callaway returns to The Fitness Devil to discuss how just getting stronger tends to correct a lot pain, minor injuries, and issues. How physical therapists should have strong knowledge of strength training and not just offer passive treatments. Building income streams as a trainer beyond just coachinf clients. Plus a nuanced discussion of work life balance working in our industry or any industry where your work becomes your life. Special Guest: Meghan Callaway.

Duration:01:13:49

Episode 60: Charles Staley EP 60: No Gym For Old Men

10/18/2018
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Charles Staley joins us to disucss the importance of developing and maintaining strength as we get older. How it took getting to his 50's before he got into the best shape of his life, and why it can be challenging for fitness professionals to prioritize ourselves. Charles gets hot about gym ettiquette so we discuss the importance. We cover what rep range is the most efficient sweet spot for building muscle. Special Guest: Charles Staley.

Duration:01:05:18

James Hoffmann and Mike Israetel EP 59: Lock Stock And Two Smoking Meatheads

10/11/2018
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Doctors Mike Israetel and James Hoffmann from RP join us to talk about their experience working together, what overtraining is and isn't, important considerations for recovery from training, the occurrence of deception in our industry, and a very thoughtful discussion about the pitfalls of fitness professionals making their message more about politics and social issues than actual fitness and nutrition. Special Guests: Dr. Mike Israetel and James Hoffman.

Duration:01:33:43

Travis Pollen EP 58: Guardian Of Science

10/4/2018
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Travis Pollen joins us to talk about injury risks for everyday people and athletes while working out, why people ask for core training, what they really mean, and why it can be important. Travis details his experience as a Paralympic American record holding swimmer. We discuss how our industry can sometimes fixate on the bad mainstream information yet often miss communicating effectively to the mainstream audience we are trying to help. Special Guest: Travis Pollen.

Duration:01:09:13

Carolina Belmares EP 57: I Stand In Wonder

9/27/2018
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Carolina Belmares has enjoyed a great deal of success as a result of blind determination and the fearlessness to jump at opportunities as they presented themselves to her in her career. She shares the story of her career so far. Carolina talks about how "there is no perfect time to start", prioritizing ones self when life isn't going perfectly, the importance of not taking mental health for granted in the pursuit of physical health, our need to "fill up" physical and emotional spaces and why...

Duration:01:01:10

Mike Doehla and Michael Alessi EP 56: White Knuckle Nutrition

9/20/2018
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Mike Doehla and Mike Alessi the minds behind the success of their company Stronger U join us and discuss how they found success with a business founded on "the anti-diet", their hatred for the word macros, and most of all their unique vision for how we should work with people and their nutrition. The Mike's sell long term and sustainable in a sea of fast and easy and they care about their clients when all too often our industry says it does but actions show otherwise. Special Guests: Michael...

Duration:01:07:00

James Krieger and Brad Dieter EP 55: Not All Bros Are Created Equal

9/13/2018
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Brad Dieter and James Krieger aka the nice guys, are back to talk about the main claims behind the current popular fad diets compared with the truth, a deep discussion about fear and misinformation about fructose and high fructose corn syrup. Why James said "not all reps are created equal", and why Brad once said "Bmr might be the most useless piece of data for most people who are striving for weight loss". Special Guests: Brad Dieter and James Krieger.

Duration:00:58:40

Lee Boyce EP 54: Talking Tall

9/6/2018
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Lee Boyce shares his unflitered thoughts on his experience in the fitness industry, some of the systemic problems and key successes. We get Lee's thoughts on how the industry can contribute to unhealthy minds and diminished self worth. We expose the practice of trainers lying about their credentials and experience and why this is silly. We discuss how many trainers enter the industry with big dreams of coaching high level athletes and/or celebrities, how unrealistic this is, and how its not...

Duration:01:02:36

Episode 53: Mike Howard EP 53: A Beautiful Mindset

8/30/2018
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Mike Howard discusses mindset with us in depth. We tackle self forgiveness and negative self talk, cognitive biases that take people off track, the dangers of rigid dietary approaches, and some mindset strategies for overall health. Special Guest: Mike Howard.

Duration:01:07:00

Episode 52: Jason Maxwell EP 52: Pumping MUSCLE

8/23/2018
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Muscle building expert Jason Maxwell joins us to talk about building muscle. Jason discusses his simple but effective approach to putting lean muscle on people. Jason shares how he grew up in a small town, followed education on the road to being a real rocket scientist, only to walk away from that path to work with people and help them get fit. Jason has taken his straight forward approach to building muscle and combined it into a book, appopriately titled Muscle. We also discuss super hero...

Duration:00:58:02

Jonathan Goodman EP 51: Ergo Fitness - The Architect of Online Training

8/16/2018
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Jon Goodman joins us and shares his recent professional focus. The challenge behind creating the Fitness Marketing Monthly and the upcoming class of The Online Trainer Academy. Jon's thoughts on how to approach the latest hottest marketing trends vs focusing on what works for you. Jon also shares how he hasn't ever formally hired a coach or mentor, somehow figuring it all out, yet understanding and explaining the true value of a coach and what to look for. Special Guest: Jonathan Goodman.

Duration:00:41:11

Dean Somerset EP 50: Fast And The Fitness

8/9/2018
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Dean Somerset returns for our milestone #50 episode to talk about what he's been up to since becoming a private independant trainer. We talk about the differences between starting in the industry now vs when he began and what this means to potential clients, Dean's thoughts on emerging fitness industry trends and consumer wants, and good and bad gym policies. Add to this the apparwnt rush. Dean adds his perspective on handling the not so straight forward challenges with clients who are...

Duration:01:06:33

Peter Dupuis EP 49: Major League Fitness

8/2/2018
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Cressey Sports Performance is a legendary gym and atheltic training facility, most noted for working with Cy Young award winning MLB pitchers all the way to minor league and high school athletes. Pete Dupuis, co-founder and general manager of CSP has long enjoyed life away from the spotlight. Pete joins us to talk about his personal brand and work outside CSP, a committment to authenticity and how its driven success with CSP, and the pros and cons of putting your own name on a gym or fitness...

Duration:00:48:26

Carter Good EP 48: I'm Back

7/26/2018
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Carter Good is back in his continued fight against the relentless liquid metal terminator that is obesity. Carter goes in depth about his succes growing a huge social media following and what its enabled him to do with his career and to help people. Carter's thoughts on the future of social media for our industry and how he stays creative with his message, his own obstacles and challenges to maintain his lifestyle and successfully keep the weight off, and more depth in the discussion about...

Duration:01:12:58

Alex Viada EP 47: This Used To Be Called Exercise

7/19/2018
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Alex Viada joins us and tells us how things used to be before the fitness industry branded and repackaged old basic concepts and how he likes to reread old textbooks. He shares thoughts on his passion for being outdoors, the human psychological side to dealing with clients and their programs, and his thoughts on future trends that will be important. We bust some big cardio myths and we disuss how fitness pros write for the approval of their peers vs writing for the end user. How that can be...

Duration:01:17:43

Ryan Ketchum EP 46: The Wolf Of Fit Street

7/12/2018
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Ryan Ketchum joins the podcast to discuss his mission to help fitness professionals build their businesses to be able to reach and help more people. Being a business or social media coach is hot right now. Ryan discusses why its become popular and the dangers of choosing a coach without a track record of success. Ryan shares his insight as to what makes a truly successful trainer or fitness business owner, his thoughts on the rise of online coaching, its benefits and limitations, and for our...

Duration:01:07:44

Alberto Alvarez EP 45: We’re Off To See the Wizard, The Wonderful Wizard of Macros

7/5/2018
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Alberto Alvarez brings his kind and genial nature to the podcast in our most detailed nutrition epsiode to date. Alberto details his path from a young overweight man, searching for information, losing the weight, the pitfalls along the way, and transitioning into a coach who helps others. We explain just what macros are and other basic nutrition concepts, why some people are easily lured in by the unscientific promises in our industry, how Alberto helps people get started on a weight loss...

Duration:01:02:20