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Sports Nutrition for Young Athletes and their Busy Parents; episode #21

Do you struggle with what and when to feed your athletic child and in the process neglect eating correctly yourself? Dr. John Berardi, internationally renowned Nutrition Expert provides winning nutritional strategies to help you conquer the double challenge of sufficiently feeding your family. John Berardi, PhD, CSCS is a founder of Precision Nutrition and is an advisor to Apple, Equinox, Nike, Titleist and more. He has columns on and The Huffington And was...


It's Never Too Late to Rewind with Ryan Lee; Episode 20

Have you ever had an empty feeling about the direction you're professional life was going despite financial success? Ryan Lee, fitness expert and founder of Rewind, discusses how he was inspired to return to his Fitness roots, as a means to address his personal health, by creating the World's First Super Bar! RYAN LEE (CHIEF REWIND OFFICER) Ryan is the founder of REWIND. And while he's got the 22+ year health and fitness background (Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology, Created...


All About the Student-Athlete with Matt Shaw; episode #19

Have you ever wondered what a comprehensive Sports Performance program looks like and the various components of a successful program? Matt Shaw, the Director of Sports Performance-University of Denver, discusses their athlete- centered model in detail. Matt covers topics including; leadership development, program design philosophy, athlete's needs, effectively working with Sports Administrators and coaches. Bio Matt Shaw enters his seventh year at the University of Denver. As the Head...


The Why Behind his What with Todd Durkin; episode #18

In this episode, Todd Durkin discusses how his unique approach to creating impact in all aspects of his life ranging from; family, managing and leading his business ventures and helping others achieve their dreams. Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS, is an internationally recognized strength, speed and conditioning coach, personal trainer, bodyworker, motivational speaker, and author who motivates, educates, and inspires people worldwide. He is the founder of Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA, a...


The Five Common Denominators of Elite Athletes with Pete Bommarito; episode #17

Have you wondered about the makeup of what makes Elite athletes high performers? Well, Pete Bommarito, world-class Performance coach, discusses his top 5 traits of the superstar athletes he has personally coached in several sports including; Frank Gore, Sloan Stephens, Le'Veon Bell, Miguel Cabrera, Salvador Perez, Udonis Haslem and many more. Pete Bommarito company website: Bommarito Performance Systems


Top Strategies for Creating Optimal Health with Scott Hopson

Scott Hopson, fitness and performance industry leader provides insightful information on: He is a co-founder of PTA Global and Pivotal – development companies in fitness and performance. Mark Verstegen has described him as “an industry leader,” Richard Boyd attributes him with “one of the best minds in the industry with a gift that is hard to match’, and Michol Dalcourt considers that “his work to the industry is vast and significant.” His clients include EXOS, Gray Institute, Midtown...


Key Strategies to Bounce Back From any Situation with Dr. Stephany Coakley

Dr. Stephany Coakley provides a proactive approach and proven strategies to help individuals be more resilient in the face of adversity. This episode is beneficial to any individual seeking viable and research-backed solutions to dealing with adversity. Dr. Stephany Coakley, a certified mental performance consultant and licensed professional counselor with a doctorate in exercise and sport science with a concentration in sports psychology, was named Senior Associate Athletic Director for...


Elevate to Great with Brian Nunez; EP. #13

Elevate to Great with Brian Nunez If you desire to live a Fit, Focused and Free lifestyle, then this episode is for you. Brian discusses how to create winning habits in one's quest to achieve excellence. He also takes a deep dive into his maniacal passion for serving others which he believes is the key to one's success. Brian is an internationally recognized industry leader and award-winning presenter inspiring coaches and clients all over the world. He is one of the most sought-after...


Sports Nutrition for Youth Athletes; ep. #12

On today’s show, we’re diving into strategies around two things I love to talk about: youth athletes and sports nutrition! I’ve brought on Dr. Cathy Saenz, RD and assistant professor at Jacksonville University, to walk us through some great strategies for achieving optimal nutrition for youth athletes. Feeding them requires knowledge and planning. Not only do they need optimal nutrition for fueling and recovery from training, but they also must meet energy demands of growth and...


The Essentials of Youth Training with Mike Boyle-Episode #10

It was an honor to interview my former collegiate strength and conditioning coach and world renown training expert, Mike Boyle. The Essential of Youth Training episode with Mike Boyle covers a multitude of pertinent topics relating to the best approach to train and prepare youth athletes including; Should youth athletes specialize at a young age, The three key ingredients to being a successful athlete When should an athlete begin training? Michael Boyle is known internationally for...


"Building Mental Toughness and Resiliency" with Pat Ivey

Pat Ivey will begin his second season at Arkansas State in 2018, but his first since being elevated to Assistant Athletics Director of Athletics Performance. Ivey spent his first year at Arkansas State in 2017 as the Associate Director of Athletics Performance. Prior to Arkansas State, he served under the same title at Missouri from 2011-15 and was named the Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by in 2013. A former Missouri football letterwinner (1993-95), Ivey...


The Role of A Sports Scientist with Chase Phelps, Stanford University

This week's guest is Chase Phelps, the applied sports scientist for the Department of Athletics at Stanford University. We take a deep dive into the topic of Sports Science including; how to integrate a Sports Science program across the board within an athletic department and many other issues relating to Sports Science. Tune in.


10 Ways to Help Your Child Earn an Athletic Scholarship

Do you have a child who plays sports and one day aspires to earn an athletic scholarship? If so, tune into Coach Carlisle's Pursuit of Excellence Podcast and learn his ten game-changing strategies to position your child to fulfill their dreams. Gain invaluable insight from someone who has coached thousands of Division 1 athletes including a few of his children.


The evolution of a Sports Executive with James Harris-Episode #5

Have you ever desired to shift your career path from your degree of study? If so, tune into this Podcast to learn how James Harris transitioned from a Sports Nutritionist to a Sports Executive. James shares three critical strategies to help you change career paths no matter your desired profession.


Dr. Nick Winkelman discusses his journey from Elite Speed Coach to Head of Athletic Performance and Science for the Irish Rugby Football Union-Episode #4:

Nick provides incredible insight into his professional experiences which prepared him to be selected as the Head of Athletic Performance and Science for the Irish Rugby Football Union.


The Art of Coaching with Coach Johnny Parker- Episode # 3:

Coach Johnny Parker, three-time Super Bowl Champion and Hall of Fame Strength and Conditioning Coach, shares his winning strategies on consistently getting the best out his players. Regardless of whether your a sports coach or strength and conditioning coach, Coach Parker's insight is guaranteed to help you become a better coach.


Chris Poirier - Founder of Perform Better Functional Training Summit-Episode 2:

More Chris Poirier will be talking to us about "How to become a Perform Better Speaker!" Chris is the creator of the Perform Better Functional Training Summit, which provides trainers, coaches, and therapists with a combination of lectures and hands-on learning experiences from many of the top professionals in the industry. He has carefully vetted and selected the best of the best fitness professionals for his platform. Find out what it takes to make the cut on Monday!


Episode 1: 5 Strategies to Help Make Your New Year's "Fitness" Resolution Stick!

Losing weight is the top resolution for Americans, and combined with “exercise more” and “stay fit and healthy” it is something that over a third of the population wishes to achieve. It’s easy enough to start an exercise and diet program, but the trick is to know how to reach your goals in a healthy and sustainable manner. In this Podcast, Fitness Expert-Duane Carlisle, MSc and Nutritionist-Dr. Cathy Saenz share how to attain your fitness goals in a fun and simple manner. You'll learn game...