Talk about turning points in your life - Andy had a soccer injury in high school which is how he ended up at a chiropractor. But it wasn't his back that was hurting, it was his knee! The chiropractor instantly helped his knee feel better - and this was the turning point that made him say, "I want to do this". That single moment shaped the entire path for Dr. Andy Wright's life.
Education is something we all need, but few of us want to do. Mark Johnson's company, Pathwright, makes online education easy for anyone to do. We recorded this episode on Facebook Live and had a chat about how he and his twin brother built this successful company, how he continues to educate himself, and the business of education.
If you've been around the web industry for a while, you may have heard of Dan Mall. He's a creative director, designer, and overall great guy. We dive into some great topics like what motivates him and keeps him going, how he structures his very busy work day, how he prices his work, and the "Hollywood" business model.
Will started as a web programmer back in the early 2000's. Then he discovered the power of video when it comes to marketing and branding. He's never looked back since. We dive into his incredible story with some really great insights toward the end of the show about living a productive life without stress. He also describes how he has built his client list and how he says no to the wrong clients.
We get a little deep in this episode - and I love it. Have you ever had a breaking point in life that made you completely change something about yourself or your situation? It was probably pretty tough right? Or maybe you're still thinking about something you want to change but can't get the courage to do it. Well, in this episode we get into all that and more.
If you own a dog, this episode is especially for you. I sat down with Chris Buol, owner of local franchise Off Leash K9 Training and all around great guy. We talk about how he mixes his work with CrossFit and vice versa. Chris tells me the path that led him to dog training and a few things dog owners do (and don't do) that should be corrected.
If you work at a desk all day, this episode is for you. Brandon and I discuss recovering from hernia surgery, taking breaks from working out on a regular basis, how to avoid the afternoon crash, optimal workplace conditions and habits and most importantly, sleep and recovery.
I sat down with Jem Young, Senior Software Engineer at Netflix. Jem also teaches programming and is co-host of a podcast called the Front End Happy Hour. We dive into all sorts of topics and really get into some great topics towards the end of the show. We discuss what it's like to work at Netflix, the millions of users that he directly affects each day, how to stay motivated and mentally healthy while working a desk job, and many other topics.
In this episode, I called up Noah Ohlsen to chat about his recent CrossFit Atlantic Regionals Victory and hear more about how he trains for competitions, his nutrition schedule and tracking, and his recovery process. We try to distill his favorite methods into something the everyday athlete can do in their own life.
By 2028 it is Gretchen Kittelberger's goal to have functional fitness in the Olympics. How do you get a "new" sport into the Olympics? Very carefully. We dive into Gretchen's CrossFit Games experience, how she's a lawyer and actually worked for CrossFit, and how she created a non-profit organization to govern the sport of functional fitness. This episode almost turns into a "How I Built This" and it's an incredible story from a driven athlete.
Can you image breaking your back? Lindy can. In this incredible episode she shares her story of competitive fitness that she almost took too far. While performing a back squat she collapsed and was told she'd never lift again. Yet as we publish this episode, her team just won the Central Regionals event at the 2018 CrossFit qualifier.
If you're on the fence about whether or not to start your own company or quit your job and start your own venture - this episode is for you. Bryce Adams, founder of metorik.com, left his job with only four months of runway and is now running a very successful company with over 250 customers and growing.
If you've done any kind of front-end design or development in the past ten years, there's a good chance you ran across a blog article by Chris Coyier. Amongst other things, we talk about his relationship with CrossFit, how CSS Tricks got started, how CodePen got started, the power of blogging, how almost all his work is public, and things that have helped him along the way in his professional career.
Jack McDade, founder of the flat-file CMS Statamic shares his story about the roots of his product, how he got into web development and the future of Statamic. We also dive into vacations, travel and about how he lost 60lbs! after starting CrossFit.
In this episode I talk with Carl Paoli - former gymnast, trainer, author and movement specialist. His unique outlook on fitness and life is truly interesting. He has coached some of the most elite athletes in the world and can still do a back handspring. His book is the basis for his Freestyle Connection Movement events that he gives all over the world.