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Thanks for checking out my podcast! I’m back!! With new, fresh, exciting topics and helpful practices. Let’s go In my other life, I’m a certified Personal Trainer, Personal Development coach, Men’s physique competitor, proud cat dad, and donut enthusiast.


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Thanks for checking out my podcast! I’m back!! With new, fresh, exciting topics and helpful practices. Let’s go In my other life, I’m a certified Personal Trainer, Personal Development coach, Men’s physique competitor, proud cat dad, and donut enthusiast.




Finding the "Normal" in life

Glad to be back! In this episode I get vulnerable and open up about my absence from doing podcasts, moving to a new area, starting a new job, the highs and lows of bodybuilding, mental health issues and I give my top advice on how to get back on your feet when you're feeling stuck in life. Thanks for listening :)


You Should Smile More

Smiling is one of the biggest subtle life hacks out there. Today's episode I discuss all the unique benefits of SMILING. A smile a day may not keep the doctor away, but it can make you feel better, make others trust you more, and lead to a longer life :)


Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset

There are two types of mindsets we can cultivate. One that embraces problems as opportunities to learn, and one that avoids them, often out of fear to fail. People that avoid conflicts can be described as having a fixed mindset. Those who see problems as interesting challenges have a growth mindset. Sometimes we like to switch from one to the other. Today, I discuss why we should ALL aspire to work towards a growth mindset.


Why You Should Travel

Fresh out of a road trip from the Midwest, I've returned with a few ideas and some insights as to why we should travel and what is to gain from these explorations! Over half of Americans don't use their vacation days. Many of us are missing out on the experiences, memories, and moments that define us. Hopefully this episode makes it's case that there should be no such thing as a "once in a lifetime" trip.


5 Fitness Myths Debunked

Are High-Protein Diets Bad For Your Kidneys? Is Muscle Soreness caused by a buildup up lactic acid? Do you lose more fat by decreasing fats, or carbohydrates? Does taking creatine cause muscle cramps & dehydration? Women who strength train will get “big and bulky”. Today I expose these common misconceptions!


What’s Your Sign?

Today’s episode Renee Toki breaks down our horoscopes and helps us understand what they mean! Learning your zodiac sign can be super helpful in discovering yourself and others! There are lots of reasons why you should pay attention to the elements of each sign, particularly when it comes to better understanding your own personality, as well as the connections between the signs in the zodiac.


Don’t allow yourself to be controlled by these 5 things

Be a solution, not a problem. Learn to take more control over your life by making these adjustments on what you prioritize. Stop allowing yourself to be controlled by these 5 things: 1.) your past 2.) other people’s opinions 3.) Limited Beliefs 4.) Relationships 5.) Money


Understanding Macronutrients!

Fitness coach and PT Mike Snyder joins the call today as he covers the keys to bettering your nutrition and health. There are three macronutrients: Carbohydrates, Proteins and fats. Each one is important and plays a special part in your everyday life. Mike gives us his expert advice, basic breakdown and delivers us highly useful information. Hands down, your nutrition game will definitely improve after listening to this episode! Follow @snyderaesthetics for more fitness advice!


The Warrior Within

Colin Rice joins me today in a very inspirational discussion overcoming depression, PTSD and high functioning anxiety. We dive deep into his struggles with mental health and developing a healthier approach for recovering. Through his journey of being an Army combat veteran to his adjustment back into society. Colin gives helpful tips on managing stress and mastering discipline!


Paranormal Adventures & Discovering Big Foot

On today’s unique episode I bring on my special guest Beau Carver. Beau is a highly skilled personal trainer but for those who don't know he has his own paranormal podcast show! He shares with us his life changing Big Foot encounter and talks about his personal ghost stories. Check out Beau Carver's Mystic Lighthouse Apple: YouTube:...


Handling Change

Today’s episode my special guest and childhood best friend Sawyer Kratzer joins the show! He discusses his degree in Aviation and adjusting his career path. We cover tips on making money and budgeting advice! Follow him on Instagram: Sawyercanes27


How Do We Measure Success?

On this episode my guest Tyler Wilkinson and I dive deep into an intellectual discussion about what success truly means, growth habits, choosing your friends wisely, the impact your inner circle may have on you and more! Tyler Wilkinson is a certified Personal Trainer at Anytime Fitness of Jackson and Circleville


The POWER of Music

Geoffrey Lewis and I discuss how influential growing up listening to music can be. How the music culture has evolved throughout the last 50 years. How music determines our mood and more!


Overcoming Gym Anxiety

Understanding what gym anxiety is and conquering it! On today’s episode my special guest George Young and I discuss life in the fitness industry, tips on dealing with stress, why we chose to be trainers and more! George Young is a certified fitness trainer at Lifetime Fitness. Instagram: @george_young_training


Forgiveness = Freedom

In this episode I talk about the power of forgiving others. I talk about why to forgive and how to push yourself to do it more often. I think forgiving others is the most freeing act you can do in your life!



From starting a rock band to elevating his fitness journey losing over 50 lbs. Lead singer of SoHi and co-owner of Southern Ohio Guitar Show, SJ Abele joins us today! We dive into touring, creating music, producing Bucknut, meeting Buster Douglas, and what it’s like to grow in the music industry! (Check out SoHi’s music) Bucknut music video!


No Apologies

Sorry, Not Sorry. On this episode I talk about the art of simply being unapologetic. The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or explanations. There is no right way to live your life. In fact, the only wrong way to live your life is to think that there is a right way! Be yourself and follow your intuition.


Change your vibe. Change your life - Mandee Jane

Kindness wins! In today’s episode, my special guest Mandee Jane and I will be discussing how your energy/vibe can totally influence those around you. How we all have the ability to impact others, as well as the value of those we encounter along life’s path. Mandee is the General Manager of Anytime Fitness of Jackson.


What you say to yourself matters - Michael Butler

Today’s episode my special guest Michael Butler and I discuss the power self talk. How a positive mindset can completely transform your life! You are awesome.. so act like it! Michael Butler is a wellness coach for herbal life, Co-owner of Downtown Jackson Nutrition and Portsmouth Nutrition Help support his business ( )


Online Fitness Training - Mike Snyder

Today’s episode I have a special guest with me! He’s a physical therapist assistant, personal trainer, men’s physique competitor, and runs his own online business (Snyder Aesthetics) Follow him on Instagram! @snyderaesthetics