Does Your Gym REALLY Love You? (Podcast #42)

does your gym really love you

What stands out, really, in the fitness industry?

It’s a question I’m sure almost nobody thinks to ask, but I’m asking it. Does your gym really love you? And do YOU love it back? It’s weird, right? To think of it like that? What does that even mean? It’s a place with stuff you pick up and put down. A place with stuff you run on. You swipe a key card or fob or id badge or something and you do fitness-type stuff. Sometimes I go. Sometimes I don’t. Where’s the “love” in that?

Isn’t that the problem? SHOULDN’T there be more to it than that? Well, once again I’m reminded… Yes. There should be. And there is a place where that’s how it is.

For the full chat on this, including my conversation with Chuck Runyon (co-founder of Anytime Fitness) check out the podcast episode on iTunes here, on Android here, or on the web player at the bottom of this post. Don’t forget to hit “subscribe”!

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The New Workout Plan (Podcast #41)

The New Workout Plan Podcast Ep 41

Our fitness routine is insane.

Seriously – the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over… And expecting a different result. Why do we expect that our same cycle of failure at the gym is eventually going to result in success? Something we’re doing is not working.

Its time to try a new approach.

We need a new way. A plan that will work. Something that’s proven. Times have changed, we have changed, and the fitness industry has changed. I’d like to propose “The New Workout Plan”. It’s time we finally get somewhere.

For the full chat on this (and more) check out the podcast episode on iTunes here, on Android here, or on the web player at the bottom of this post. Don’t forget to hit “subscribe”!

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Digging Deeper Than Deep (Podcast #40)

digging deeper than deep

We are capable of incredible things.

Sometimes I think we lose sight of… how BIG of a deal some of what we do is. We go out there and we do things that… days, weeks, months, or years prior… never would’ve been possible… or even conceivable.  This past weekend… I went back to the site of one of those things – my first Ultramarathon. I went back to Pineland Farms Trail Festival not only for my own new accomplishment… but to help a friend achieve her first Ultramarathon finish too.

During the race… particularly in the final 7.7 miles… I was reminded of what it really means to push. To dig deep inside yourself… to a place that, perhaps, we didn’t know existed (or maybe forgot was there). Somewhere we can only tap into during the most extreme moments…

When we dig that deep, and push that hard… we discover who we truly are.

For the full chat on this (and more) check out the podcast episode on iTunes here, on Android here, or on the web player at the bottom of this post. Don’t forget to hit “subscribe”!

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On The Eve Of Battle (Podcast #39)

on the eve of battle

On the eve of a great battle… there is much to do.

There are plans to be finalized and preparations to be made. Warriors must gear up and mentally prepare for what they’re about to do. Wait… wait… this seems a little… over the top… for a fitness blog.

Is it, though?

When we’re about to take on a new phase of our journey… well… we’re no different from those warriors. Instead of swords and shields, we’re donning running shoes and a water bottle, or cross-trainers and a sweat towel. And yes, we ARE about to do battle… just in a different way. It’s wholly appropriate to hunker down and view it as such in order to get your head right for what’s to come. And that’s exactly what I’m here to talk about… I don’t know about YOU… but I’VE got something big coming this weekend…

For the full chat on this, the conversation with Katrina White, and more… check out the podcast episode on iTunes here, on Android here, or on the web player at the bottom of this post. Don’t forget to hit “subscribe”!

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Do You FEEL It?! (Podcast #38)

do you feel it? podcast 38

We’ve got some STRONG feelings about running… sometimes.

When you’re hot, you’re hot… and when you’re into running… boy, you are INTO it! You pour yourself into training, you get your significant other to help out and pick up the slack… you give it everything you’ve got! And God forbid something happens on race day to knock things out of orbit… like an extra half-mile added to your marathon… You’re going to be heartbroken. Or go ballistic. Y’know, depending on your personality.

But what happens when the love is gone?

We’re not ALWAYS going to be in love with running… or fitness for that matter. The question is… what do YOU do when you aren’t feeling it? Do you still do it? Or does it fall by the wayside?

For the full chat with Darrell & Megan about Maine Coast Marathon and “feeling it” (plus more!) check out the podcast episode on iTunes here, on Android here, or on the web player at the bottom of this post. Don’t forget to hit “subscribe”!

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