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EP013: The Strength to Heal the inner child and Spark Your Youth

Enjoy this Short Sweet Episode with your host Anna Willard as she guides you to heal and live from a place of innocence. You will learn the difference between a child like spirit compared to childish behavior, how no matter what age we all have a inner child living within us, and how movement has and can heal your inner child. Understanding patterns in her life she started exploring healing the emotional body along her physical body during another devastating injury in 2014. She shares...


EP012: Jump in with Janae Fletcher creator of the Self-Care Passport

Janae and I jump right in the discussion about water sports and the lessons water teaches us. Janae being a fresh paddleboard instructor and me a former water skier you will learn . . . . Janae Fletcher, Self Care Architect, Quiet Leader, Personal and Professional Mentor and Creator of the Self Care Passport Podcast and Process, a system that helps you build personal foundations that create IMPACT to maintain and sustain a Self Care lifestyle that you LOVE. She is an accidental tiny house...


EP011: Living from our Wholeness vs the Fractured parts of our past

Wholeness is making decision for the greater good of our well being and embracing the unknown - Anna Willard Enjoy this Short Sweet Episode with your host Anna Willard as she guides you to live a life from your wholeness. You will learn how our decision between good and great determine if we are living from our wholeness or our fractured self. Understanding her movement patterns she shares how a particular moment she decided to live from her fractured self. Then she relates this to how we...


EP010: The Strength of Stacey Sorgen and her Wisdom of Faithful Fitness and the Courage to Cry

"There is more room on the outside" ~ Stacey Sorgen Stacey shares her incredible wisdom and the importance of expressing our emotions through our body. She tells her personal story of how she found her passion working as a wellness coach and how exercise helps her manage anxiety and depression. Throughout the conversion she explains the how body holds our emotions and the how we can tap into our emotions through myofascial release (tools used for self-massage). There are so many good...


EP009: How Fitness can enhance or defeat our Health with your host Anna Willard

Enjoy this Short Episode with your host Anna Willard as she guides you through the difference between Fitness and Health. In this episode you will understand the difference between fitness and health, how goals are the intersection of fitness and health, and how to use fitness to expand our limitations and grow into our whole health. She shares the importance of knowing and learning to listen to your body through a simple movement flow. To learn about this movement click here to...


EP008: The Spunky Spirit of Camy Kennedy a Self-Love and Success Coach

From a Collegiate Athlete to A Self - Love Coach Camy Kennedy! Camy is a ball of energy and a passionate Self-Love Coach and Trainer. She shares her story how she was a competitive athlete and body builder and the transformation of a back injury spun her into the health profession. During our interview, we explored the concept of freedom through structured routine and how freedom is when we allow for different choices. She explains the importance: You will be uplifted through this...


EP007: Strength to Let Go and allow Brokenness for Divine Connection

Enjoy this Short Episode with your host Anna Willard as she guides you to the beauty of brokenness. You will learn three important steps to let go of anything that does not server your full health. Empower yourself to your true health by letting go. Letting go could be from gossip, to coffee, to toxic relationships. Allow the brokenness of trauma to cleanse our mind, body and soul through painful tears giving us a fresh perspective to a deep divine connection ~ Anna Willard For more...


EP006: Defining Hope in the midst of Darkness and Courage to Heal with Dr. Derek McNeil

Dr. Derek McNeil shares his insight about Hope during dark moments in life, the importance of being alone while healing from trauma, and the relationship between body work while healing the mind and the spirit. This Episode will leave you with numerous amounts of wisdom to heal emotionally, spiritually, mentally while learning the language of your body. We do a deep dive into the significance of body work while healing from past trauma and the spiritual meaning of breaking glass. We refer...


EP005: Allowing the Spirit to Lead the Mind and the Body with your host Anna Willard

Enjoy this short episode with your host, Anna Willard! She guides you to step into a power that is beyond measure by listening and allowing the spirit to lead. From her experience of being guided to the Kettlebell she shares how we all can be lead by the spirit to our deepest desires with these three simple awareness cues: For more information about the story Anna shares you can read the full story in her book Spark Your Youth: A 21-Day Fitspirational to give you hope and the power to...


EP004: School Shooting and the Strength to move forward with Kenny Davis

Fall of 2017 there was a school shooting at Freeman High School, the school where Anna Willard graduated from, the school where her mother works as a school nurse and where her baby brother attends. Shocked and devastated with this traumatic event she found comfort within the strength of the Freeman community. Inspired by the teachers and the community, Anna Willard interviewed Kenny Davis. He is a retired history teacher, high school coach of various sports, and is still kicking it as a...


EP003: Life Gets You Down - Learn the Kettlebell Turkish Get Up

"When we are attracted or drawn to someone or something, there is a deeper purpose for the attraction. It is the journey of discovering the purpose." ~ Anna Willard This episode Anna Willard, your host, shares how the kettlebells found her through an injury causing her to live on pain meds. Yet she found inspiration through death of a friend who had similar story of living on pain meds. For more information about the story she shares you can read the full story in her book Spark Your...


EP002: An Integrated Healer Mind, Body, and Soul with Dr. Morgan Oaks

During this episode Dr. Morgan Oaks shares his knowledge as a Chiropractor, Shaman and a High Performance Coach. We dive into the importance of the spirit living within the body, the importance of healing the spirit with mediation, prayer and chakras/energy work to when it is needed to have a physical adjustment. He shares his own story of how he mentally healed body shame by being physically active with boxing along with many other stories of mentally healing through physical movement or...


EP001: Mindful Movement Strength with Andrea Chang Master Kettlebell Coach

Andrea Chang shares her artistic approach to kettlebell training. She is an amazing kettlebell coach and movement specialist. She has helped me move back to my strength as an athlete and a health professional. She is the owner of Kettlebility a Strongfirst (the gold standard for kettlebell training/cert) strength studio. She shares how she discovered her new passion for kettlebells and . . She is bright spot in the strength world and brings her artistic flare to programming and coaching....


EP000: Alarming Cry to Awaken

Welcome to the Spirituality of Strength Training Podcast! This is Anna Willard your host, I am thrilled to have you here and share this podcast with you! I am so grateful that you are joining us! I decided to launch this podcast to guide the conversation to the intersection of healing our mind, body, and spirit as one, instead of dividing them separate from one another. I will be sharing my own journey of how I was lead to heal my spirit through physically healing my body. I share the story...