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Health coach turned podcaster, Chase interviews industry leaders in fitness nutrition and mindset. Messages to help you live a life EVER FORWARD.

Chase Chewning, MS, ACE CHC

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Unlock the secrets to unwavering motivation and the courage to start your fitness journey, as Kenny Santucci joins us again for a compelling discussion about setting (and keeping) goals. Discover how to push past mental barriers and embrace challenges that may initially overwhelm but ultimately lead to clarity and resilience. Kenny highlights that true change comes from committing to incremental progress, no matter where you are starting from. In this episode, we also delve into the importance of a supportive community, whether that's through the camaraderie of a run club or the relationships built within the walls of a gym. We examine how the power of self-belief can not only shape your fitness goals but alter your life's trajectory, proving that our minds are just as important to train as our bodies.

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In this episode we discuss...

(02:00) Finding Motivation in Your Fitness Journey

(06:40) Navigating Overwhelm to Achieve Clarity

(15:13) Transforming Others' Lives Through Health and Fitness

(22:49) How to Believe in Yourself and Achieve Success

(30:58) Get Your Daily Wins

(37:50) Fitness Trends and Personal Health Journeys


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As I sat across from Topaz Adizes, the mind behind "The Skin Deep", our conversation went into the heart of human connections and break the traditional confines of intimacy. We all crave depth in our relationships, be it with family, friends, or partners, but how often do we step back to consider the trust and respect that serve as the bedrock for these bonds? From asking meaningful questions that ignite a spark of understanding to navigating true vulnerability, this episode will help you fortify your relationships in ways you never thought possible.

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In this episode we discuss...

(01:00) Exploring Deeper Relationships Without Intimacy

(13:20) Navigating Safety and Discomfort in Relationships

(27:12) Creating Intimacy Through Questions

(30:21) Exploring Masculine and Feminine Energy

(44:30) Creating Better Questions for Relationships

(52:45) Navigating Identity in Mid-Life Crises

(59:42) Personal Growth and Relationship Evolution

(01:05:56) The Power of Deep Listening

(01:18:01) Deepening Relationships Through Thoughtful Questions

(01:22:50) How Topaz Lives Ever Forward


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Valentine's Day often conjures images of heart-shaped candies and bouquets, but for my wife and I, it's a time to open up about the tapestry of our love story as well as the history of this day dedicated to romance. This episode journeys into the essence of relationships, starting with the Roman roots of Valentine's Day and how it evolved over time to celebrate love in its many forms. We go over the peculiar tradition of earmarking days for expressing love and delve into how early memories can tint our perceptions of such occasions. Happy Valentine's Day!

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In this episode, we discuss...

(09:16) The Evolution of a Relationship

(16:08) Origins and History of Valentine's Day

(28:19) Valentine's Day and Childhood Associations

(39:22) Is Love Lost in America?

(48:24) Love Languages and Relationship Evolution

(01:00:27) Moving Forward in Love and Relationships


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Is coffee bad for you? How much caffeine is too much? What's the difference between coffee alternatives and alternative coffee? Adam Von Rothfelder, Founder and CEO of Strong Coffee Company, rejoins us to unravel the tapestry of coffee culture and its real impact on our health. Get a fresh perspective on how caffeine plays into your stress levels and discover the innovative ways Strong Coffee Company is redefining your cup with wellness in mind.

We're not just brewing up your average joe; we're steeping into a conversation about adaptogens, antioxidants, and the power of a proper breakfast replacement that's more than meets the eye – or taste buds.

As we peel back the layers of the consumer goods space, we're confronting the hard truths about misleading claims in the wellness industry. From the protein content in your favorite shakes to the underdosing epidemic in supplements, this episode is a wake-up call that goes beyond the caffeine kick. We're sharing stories of reformulation triumphs and the pursuit of product integrity, while Adam reveals the careful balance of customer feedback in crafting the ideal morning fix. It's not just about quenching your thirst; it's about sipping on authenticity and transparency in every gulp.

Life's a complex blend of choices and experiences, and we're here to stir the pot. This episode isn't just a conversation; it's a testament to the ever-forward movement in our cups and in our lives, ensuring that every sip and step we take is full of intention and integrity. So grab your mug, and let's raise a toast to the richness of life, one brew at a time.

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In this episode, we discuss...

(01:00) Coffee Alternatives and Caffeine Benefits

(11:49) Unique Features of Strong Coffee Company

(24:06) Strong Coffee Benefits for Breakfast

(28:11) Health Decisions and Behavior Change

(33:27) Misleading Claims in Consumer Product Goods

(48:10) Hydration Pill Development and Customer Feedback

(52:45) The Impact of Flavored Coffee

(01:04:33) Functional Patterns Training for Rehabilitation

(01:16:27) Fitness, Slacklining, and Balancing Life

(01:24:08) Finding Wife's Birth Father

(01:31:15) Navigating New Relationships and Protecting Family

(01:36:30) Teaching Confidence and Entrepreneurship to Children

(01:47:22) Living Life Ever Forward


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As someone who's danced the tightrope between the solitude of an introvert and the spotlight of content creation, Matt Choi knows these intricacies all too well. Matt has gone from the athletic adrenaline of football fields to the hustle of a personal trainer, and now, he is navigating the ever-evolving digital landscape. In this episode, Matt Choi, shares how he went from being a D1 football player to pounding the pavement across South Korea and every marathon he can find in between it all! Matt's stories are a testament to resilience and the art of living fully in the moment.

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In this episode, we discuss...

(01:00) Personal Trainer and Content Creator's Journey

(12:04) Finding Balance and Personal Fulfillment

(16:22) Chase's Personal Experience with BioPro

(29:01) Perseverance and Self-Acceptance in Challenging Goals

(31:47) Embracing Change and Overcoming Failure

(38:24) Overcoming Weaknesses and Pushing Through Challenges

(49:42) The Rise of Running and Community

(54:14) Finding Growth and Pushing Limits


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Have you ever wondered what it takes to transform the way we think about nutrition and indulgence? Zach Rocheleau, a culinary virtuoso in the realm of transformational nutrition, rejoins us to share his innovative approach to creating sumptuous, protein-packed meals that align with a healthy lifestyle. His journey from delivering nutrition to doorsteps to becoming a social media sensation illustrates the magnetic pull of delectable, health-conscious cuisine. Zach's commitment to food that satisfies both the body and the palate is not just refreshing but revolutionizes our relationship with what we eat.

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In this episode, we talk about...

(11:40 - 13:18) Becoming a Diverse Chef

(17:12 - 18:30) Career Growth and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

(19:26 - 20:39) Overcoming Imposter Syndrome and Staying True

(35:04 - 36:13) The Importance of Macro-Friendly Menu Options

(41:18 - 42:11) Mindset and Weight Gain Relationship

(43:53 - 45:00) Navigating Consumerism and Financial Awareness

(57:02 - 58:27) Dream of Cooking for Gordon Ramsay

(01:05:49 - 01:07:14) Embracing Growth and Challenging Yourself

(01:10:41 - 01:11:50) Believing in Humans and Good Food


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This episode is an invitation to redefine your relationship with your body, your spirit, and the very fabric of life as we know it. Guest Alexis Artin helps us ponder the finite nature of our existence juxtaposed against the infinite journey of the soul, uncovering how our bodies communicate with us and guide our purpose. We share the practical philosophy of 'three-foot toss' and 'micro-dosing adversity' as strategies for building resilience, as well as unravel how curiosity and self-compassion pave the way to recognizing our innate value, irrespective of external validation. If you've ever felt lost in the pursuit of wellness amidst the noise of societal expectations, this episode will be your compass back to self.

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In this episode, you will learn...

(06:46) Navigating Health Challenges and Mental Preparedness

(14:17) Understanding and Reclaiming Personal Wellness

(24:03) Finite and Infinite Existence Concept

(33:36) Achieving Small Wins for Long-Term Success

(39:47) The Power of Curiosity and Self-Value

(51:42) Relationship Values and Mind-Heart Connection

(56:16) Reframing Negative Experiences and Shifting Beliefs

(01:06:55) Grief, Stoicism, and Self-Love

(01:18:43) Discovering Soul Sway Practice


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Join us as we journey through Dan Freed's transformation from a high-school dropout to a chef at a Michelin star restaurant in France to a pioneering entrepreneur in the world of biohacking and nootropics. Dan shares his personal battle with self-doubt and financial struggles, and how he channeled his passion into creating a business that aligns with his purpose, bringing joy and fulfillment into his work. His story underscores the power of perseverance and how one's definition of success can evolve beyond societal expectations.

In this episode, we discuss the undeniable benefits of disconnecting from technology post-work hours, the strategic use of nootropics coupled with behavioral changes, and the complex evolution of entrepreneurial challenges. I also recount my own experience with Thesis's tailored nootropics and the remarkable clarity they've brought to my routine. 

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In this episode, we discuss...

(00:00) Chef to Biohacking Entrepreneur

(04:30) Reflection and the Dangers of Greed

(18:24) ADHD, Focus, and Multitasking Simplified

(22:12) The Impact of Disconnecting From Technology

(34:17) Impact and Benefits of Nootropics

(48:47) Navigating Complex Challenges and Personal Growth

(56:33) Thesis Brain Chemistry Quiz


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Today we welcome the inspiring Telli Swift. Telli is an entrepreneur, mother, and philanthropist who shares the importance of nurturing and growth, revealing how she balances the demands of family, business, and self-improvement. She candidly speaks about her biracial identity, Filipino and African American heritage, and the complexities that come with it. Telli also opens up about her early exposure to the modeling industry and how it has shaped her attitudes towards perfection, cleanliness, and order.

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Episode chapters

(07:18) Fitness, Food, and Modeling (12:01) Cleanliness, Perfection, and Nursing Lessons (22:13) Identity and Parenting in Multicultural World (37:00) Reality TV's Impact (46:01) Charity Work and Personal Connections (54:05) Identity, Memory, and Self-Reflection (01:04:22) Appreciation for Impressive Care Package


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The little bro is back! Maxx Chewning and I peel back the curtain on the intricacies of our creative and entrepreneurial paths. Get ready to unravel the complexities of mixing the personal with the professional as we navigate content creation, familial bonds, and what really happens to your fitness routine when you fall in love. We lay it all out, sharing insights on podcasting partnerships, the origin story of our YouTube channels, and the impact of genuine connections that turn skepticism into certainty.

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In this episode, Maxx talks about...

(11:57) The Journey of a YouTube Channel (20:15) Discovering True Love and Changing Perceptions (30:50) Powerlifting to Personal Priorities (43:02) Community and Relationship Changes for Entrepreneurs (46:10) Finding Meaning and Building a Future (51:43) Changing Perspectives on Social Media and Business (58:54) The Evolution of Business Focus (01:10:16) Passion and Priorities in Business


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Listen in as Karena Dawn, co-founder of Tone It Up and now The Big Silence Mental Health Foundation, joins us to unravel the intertwining paths of fitness, mental health, and the silent battles we face within. We dive deep into Karena's life, discussing how fitness served as a beacon of hope during her darkest times and ultimately evolved into a thriving community that supports countless women across the globe. Her story is a testament to the joy that physical activity can bring. But it's not all about the high-energy workouts; we also explore the profound impact of stillness and the necessity of confronting the often unspoken struggles that weigh on our mental health.

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In this episode, Karena explains...

  • Fitness can be a transformative tool for overcoming mental health struggles and finding joy

  • Silence and stillness allow self-reflection and confronting unspoken mental health issues

  • Shifting identities requires embracing change and listening to one's inner voice for personal freedom

  • Community and social connections are vital in personal growth and wellness journeys

  • Nutrition, hydration, and electrolyte balance are crucial for cognitive function and mental health

  • Caretaking involves complex emotions; self-care and empathy are essential for caretakers' well-being

  • Personal transformation often occurs through facing pain and loss, highlighting life's important lessons

  • Accessible mental health care through initiatives like "Therapy for All" can provide crucial support for those in need


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Unlock the secrets of powerful communication with Richard Newman, the voice behind the transformative "Lift Your Impact." Richard unveils the intricate dance of influence and connection, guiding us through a post-pandemic landscape where resilience and effective communication reign supreme. From his beginnings with Tibetan monks to coaching global clients, Richard's insights into non-verbal cues, storytelling, and the hidden strengths of his late-diagnosed autism lend a rare depth to our understanding of interpersonal dynamics.

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In this episode, Richard explains...

  • Mindful pauses enhance communication by showing importance and encouraging critical thinking

  • Authenticity in communication is key to revealing individual essence and personality

  • Effective listening involves understanding words, tone, and body language to connect deeply

  • Strategic questioning leads to better understanding and impactful conversations

  • Non-verbal cues, like gestures, significantly influence engagement and message clarity

  • Power phrases can motivate action by engaging survival instincts, imagination, and logic

  • Mindset resilience is essential for personal growth and influencing others positively

  • Understanding personal communication styles, especially with autism, can lead to breakthroughs in connecting with others


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