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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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Get ready to redefine strength and fitness with special guest, Cody Mooney, a seasoned CrossFit competitor who has now transitioned to coaching and entrepreneurship. Cody sheds light on his journey from being engrossed in competition to finding immense satisfaction in teaching and leading a community. He also shares valuable insights from his experiences in the competitive world and its life-altering lessons.

We both delve into the challenge of integrating fitness into our lives without letting it become a limiting factor. Join us as we discuss the art of enjoying the process, avoiding fitness addiction, and maintaining perspective and gratitude throughout our journeys.

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In this episode, you will learn...

  • Fitness is not just about physical strength, it plays a significant role in overall health, wellness, and life balance.

  • Transitioning from competition to coaching can offer fulfillment and new insights into the world of fitness.

  • Maintaining balance in life and fitness is crucial to prevent obsessive behavior and to promote sustainable health habits.

  • Living a life of perpetual growth and forward momentum can enhance one's fitness journey and overall life experiences.

  • Everyone has unique fitness needs and goals, it's important to respect and adapt to these differences for a balanced life.


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Navigating the world of health and fitness can be a daunting task, especially with the barrage of sensationalized social media content clouding our judgment. But here's the game-changer: it's all about going back to basics. Hydration, nutrition, and sleep – the triumvirate of good health.

Join me and Adam Bornstein, author of "You Can't Screw This Up," as we discuss the importance of cultivating situational awareness and avoiding self-sabotage. You will hear Adam’s unfiltered insights on building sustainable habits instead of chasing the next big thing or quick fixes. We'll also delve into the world of Adam's writings and his journey as an author and consultant to legends like LeBron James and Arnold Schwarzenegger! Get ready to prioritize practicality, sustainability, and balance on your health and fitness journey.

Adam and I also discuss how mindset can power us through life’s hurdles, how can we turn adversity into fuel for personal growth, and even share heartbreaking yet empowering stories of loss and resilience. Listen in and discover how a strong mindset can shape positive behaviors in health, nutrition, and fitness, helping individuals thrive in any circumstance.

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In this episode, you will learn...

  • Why a strong mindset is essential for overcoming adversity and maintaining health, nutrition, and fitness habits.

  • How our behaviors are often shaped by our mindset and self-perception, which are crucial for long-term health and success.

  • Instead of focusing on extreme measures, prioritize practical and sustainable habits for a balanced lifestyle.

  • Sleep, hydration, and nutrition are fundamental to maintaining good health, but often overlooked due to sensationalized social media content.

  • Embracing failure can help us anticipate and navigate self-sabotage, leading to more successful health and fitness plans.

  • The concept of inversion can help us build successful plans by starting from potential failures and working backwards.

  • It's crucial to understand our individual preferences and lifestyles before choosing a health or fitness plan.

  • Adherence to a plan is more important than the plan itself, emphasizing the importance of personalization in health and fitness.

  • Building self-awareness and understanding where you might fail can help you identify plans that are more likely to work.

  • Striving to be "so good they can't ignore you" is a powerful mindset that can lead to personal and professional success.


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Ever feel like you're running on empty, worn out by the expectations of the world? Together, let's pause, take a deep breath, and unwind as we dive into a conversation about confidence, fitness, and the power of self-care. Transformational fitness and nutrition coach Noel Arevalo joins us to reveal the secret of how discipline and consistency in workouts can transform not just our bodies, but our mental and emotional well-being as well. She also shares personal anecdotes of how fitness and a healthy relationship with food can fill emotional voids and pave the path to a healthier lifestyle.

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In this episode, you will learn...

  • Confidence is closely linked to fitness and can be built through discipline and consistency.

  • Addressing unhealthy food habits can significantly impact emotional well-being and overall health.

  • Recognizing obstacles in fitness journeys and setting structures can help in achieving goals.

  • Proper protein intake is essential for both regular exercisers and non-exercisers.

  • Social media can be a powerful tool for personal growth when used mindfully.

  • Vulnerability on social media can have profound impacts on audiences and the content creator.

  • Embracing change and pursuing passions can lead to personal growth and evolution.

  • Overcoming a toxic childhood environment requires healing and self-awareness.

  • Keeping promises to oneself contributes significantly to maintaining confidence.

  • Sharing struggles and insecurities on social media can foster connection and mutual growth.


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Join me in this exciting episode where I chat with the legendary Tony Horton, the creative mind behind P90X. Known for his deep insights on fitness and wellness, Tony walks us through his personal journey of overcoming challenges as a young adult and emerging as a renowned fitness instructor. Tony explains the significance of physical fitness in mental and emotional health, and how he made his mark on Hollywood's fitness culture.

With his unique perspective, Tony shares common fitness mistakes people make and emphasizes the importance of having a purpose, a plan, and accountability. In this episode, we also delve into Tony's techniques for stress relief, such as breathwork, and how to adapt to age in fitness. This episode will inspire, motivate and challenge your views on fitness and health. 

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In this episode, you will learn...

  • Tony Horton's journey from struggling young adult to fitness guru

  • Horton's training experience with Hollywood's top executives and celebrities

  • Significance of purpose, plan, and accountability in physical fitness

  • Horton's personal battle with illness and his recovery process

  • Use of breathwork and mindfulness as techniques for stress relief

  • Importance of adapting to age while maintaining a fitness regime

  • Horton's emphasis on pushing boundaries in physical activity

  • Upcoming new fitness program by Tony Horton

  • Insight into Horton's past fitness programs and their transformational impact

  • Discussion on Tony Horton's influence on Hollywood's fitness culture


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Nov 22, 2023

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Get your pens (and wallets) ready! In this episode, I list a few of my favorite things to keep in mind this holiday shopping season. Ideas, products, and services that will enhance the wellness and mindset of anyone on your list.






Welcome to the mind-blowing intersection of science and spirituality with Dr. Tara Swart, PhD! As we explore the potential of the human mind and the role of neuroplasticity in shaping our lives, we discover the process of belief formation and the possibility of harnessing it for a healthier, more fulfilling life. We examine intriguing concepts such as the "opposable mind" and the profound impact of life events and crises on our deeply held beliefs. Tara also delves into unique areas like eating based on your genetic or cultural heritage, the therapeutic benefits of nature and creativity on our physical and mental health, debunks neuroscience myths and enlightens us on a “brain first” lifestyle.

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In this episode, you will learn...

  • Neuroplasticity, the brain's ability to change and adapt throughout life, plays a crucial role in belief formation and transformation, highlighting the power of the human mind to shape our lives

  • The concept of the "opposable mind", or the brain's capacity to merge contrasting thoughts into a superior idea, can potentially revolutionize the way we perceive and tackle life's challenges

  • Combining elements of science and spirituality can provide a more comprehensive understanding of mental health, offering pathways to personal fulfillment and healthier living

  • Engaging in creative activities and connecting with nature can have profound therapeutic benefits, contributing to both physical and mental health

  • Adopting a "brain-first" lifestyle, focused on nurturing the brain through sleep, hydration, nutrition and mental exercises, can have a significant positive impact on overall health and wellbeing


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In this thought-provoking episode, we delve into the concept of experiential wealth and living purposefully, challenging the conventional definition of wealth. Bridget Hilton and I navigate through discussions about complacency in finance and relationships, we explore how discomfort can be a catalyst towards achieving our goals. We touch on practical ways to challenge comfort zones and the importance of shared experiences in nurturing relationships. In this episode, Bridget seeks to inspire you to redefine your perception of wealth, live purposefully, and create meaningful memories through simple experiences.

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In this episode, you will learn...

  • Experiences often hold more value than material possessions, enriching our lives with memories and lessons

  • Shared experiences are essential in fostering relationships, forming bonds through mutual understanding and empathy

  • Embracing discomfort often drives us towards our objectives, acting as catalysts for growth and resilience

  • Traveling and immersing ourselves in different cultures widens our perspectives, broadening our understanding of the world

  • Living with a clear purpose brings clarity, focus and a sense of meaning to our existence


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Do you suffer from chronic pain? Are you recovering from an injury that is taking longer than you would like? Is your mood inexplicably low or fluctuating? You may be suffering from increased inflammation at your joints and in various parts of your body - keeping you from moving freely and living a pain-free life.

This episode introduces alternative methods for recovery, focusing on red light therapy, a.k.a. photobiomodulation. Guest Forrest Smith of Kineon Labs explains the benefits for athletic performance, reduction of recovery time, minimizing inflammation and even unique applications for gut health, brain health, and improving sleep. 

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In this episode, you will learn...

  • Over-the-counter drugs such as NSAIDs, often used in sports and fitness, can carry significant risks including cardiovascular disease, liver damage, stomach ulcers, and a decrease in neuroplasticity. 

  • Photobiomodulation devices can provide a safer and more effective alternative to pharmaceuticals for enhancing athletic performance and recovery, reducing inflammation, and improving metabolic health.

  • Regular, deep sleep is vital in the recovery process and can protect the brain from the buildup of waste materials. Understanding the biochemical and physiological processes behind performance and recovery can help identify and address the root causes of issues. 

  • Nitric oxide plays a critical role in the body, helping with blood vessel dilation and delivering more blood to muscles. However, as people age, the production of nitric oxide decreases, making it important to find ways to stimulate its production. 

  • Chronic inflammation is highly damaging to the body, impacting everything from muscle performance to cardiovascular health.


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Carefully designed to be portable and hands-free, get significant relief from pain and inflammation whenever and wherever you need it - without paying thousands. Our device has now served over 10,000+ individuals. Whether you're seeking pain relief or to speed up your recovery - The MOVE+ Pro is for you.

It uses targeted LEDs and lasers to stimulate:

  • blood flow

  • energy production in the mitochondria

  • collagen and cartilage production

  • the healing process in the joint

It first triggers the release of nitric oxide which increases blood circulation into the joint. This helps to decrease inflammation by firing up your body's natural self-healing process. LED & laser technology at 2 different optimal wavelengths ensures deeper penetration directly into the source of pain.

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Welcome to a special episode with me, Chase, as I share a value-packed interview from The Deep Talk podcast. In this conversation with Madison Brandt, I am going to help you maximize your human potential. This episode is all about building a life that is made for MORE.

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In this episode, you will learn...

  • How we define ourselves & our identity

  • Making promises to yourself and the value of consistency

  • Living inside out vs creating for external approval 

  • Why loneliness occurs on our journey toward fulfillment — and the value of having the right support by your side 

  • Chase's story of rebuilding himself after going through a difficult time 

  • The importance of focusing on your direction



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In today's highly connected world, harnessing collective brain innovation is critical to societal evolution. In the latest episode with Michael Muthukrishna, we delve deep into the power of collective brain innovation, the challenges of misinformation in the digital age, and the fascinating idea of intellectual arbitrage.

In the era of collective intelligence, the dynamics of teamwork and the sparks of disagreements often lead to brilliant ideas. The episode highlighted how diversity fuels innovation and the crucial role of selecting the right individuals to form a collective brain for success. However, navigating through the maze of misinformation in today's digital age can be challenging.

Michael probed into the impacts of the internet and social media on our cultural and evolutionary process. The revolutionized way we process and evaluate information was discussed, as well as the profound impact of the Industrial Revolution on society. As institutions scramble to keep pace with rapid technological advancements, it's clear that the collective brain is becoming more vital than ever.

We then ventured into the intriguing concept of intellectual arbitrage. Insights from neuroscience have propelled AI research, leading to the emergence of simultaneous discoveries that result in phenomenal inventions. In the grand scheme of things, understanding ourselves and finding our purpose in life can pave the way for personal fulfillment and success.

This thought-provoking podcast is an enlightening exploration of how collective brain innovation has shaped and continues to shape our species. As the conversation broadened perspectives and ignited curiosity, listeners were left with a deeper understanding of the significance of teamwork, the dynamics of diversity, and the importance of intellectual arbitrage in the digital age.

Tune in and learn about the importance of embracing diversity, navigating misinformation, and leveraging intellectual arbitrage for innovation. Prepare to broaden your perspective and ignite your curiosity as you delve into this enlightening discussion.

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Life is a relentless tide of challenges, but there are those among us who have learned to harness life's challenges and find their inner calm. In this episode, we explore one man's inspiring journey of personal growth and self-discovery, from the chaos of an alcoholic family to the tranquility of inner transformation.

In the heart of adversity, Eben found refuge on the football field. But his ultimate solace came from Al-Anon 12 step programs, yoga, and meditation. His story is a powerful testament to our inherent ability to transform our lives, regardless of our circumstances. His journey from a noisy life to one of stillness and quiet is a shining example of the power of inner transformation.

The conversation delves into an array of topics aimed at helping you navigate your own personal journey, especially through a unique practice called open focus meditation. We often attempt to fill our inner void by chasing external validation, but this can lead to an unfulfilling pursuit. Open focus meditation can reconnect us with our deepest selves, offering a sense of contentment and fulfillment.

The episode also tackles the complexity of masculinity in today's society. The rise of feminism and the illusion of machismo masculinity have created a need for men to redefine their purpose. Eb sheds light on the importance of men building meaningful relationships with other men, an often overlooked aspect of personal development.

Finally, we uncover the transformative power of proper breathwork and the magic of nasal breathing and its effects on our nervous system. More than just a physical practice, proper breathwork is a tool for taking control of our lives, reducing stress, and controlling inflammation.

This episode is a reminder that no matter the storms we face in life, we have the power to transform our inner chaos into inner calm. By embracing practices such as open focus meditation, forming meaningful relationships, and proper breathwork, we can navigate our personal journeys towards inner peace and personal growth.

So, whether you are navigating personal challenges, exploring personal growth, or simply seeking a deeper understanding of self, this episode serves as an enlightening guide. From chaos to calm, this is a tale of inner transformation and personal growth that serves as a testament to the power of self-discovery and resilience. So, let's embrace the stillness together and embark on this journey of inner transformation.

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Prepare for a journey to a time when an ancient species co-existed with Homo sapiens. My esteemed guest, Dr. Lee Berger - one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people of the year - and I will take you deep into the heart of this captivating past. We will navigate the uncharted waters of human evolution, guided by the discovery of Homo Naledi, a discovery that  challenges our very notion of what it means to be human.

"We had a narrative up until this discovery that said that we were because of that big brain, because of the supercharged combination of anatomy and behavior, we were alone in Africa and that we erased everything else... We were not alone."

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More about Lee: Lee Berger is an award-winning paleoanthropologist whose explorations into human origins on the African continent, Asia, and Micronesia for the past three decades have resulted in many new discoveries, including the discovery of two new species of early human relatives – Australopithecus sediba and Homo naledi. These discoveries were recognized by the Smithsonian as among the ten most important scientific discoveries of the decade in 2020.

A current National Geographic Explorer in Residence, Berger won the first National Geographic Society Research and Exploration Prize in 1997. He was also named the Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year in 2016 and two years later, became an Explorer at Large. In 2016 he was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Berger has held positions at the University of the Witwatersrand, in South Africa since 1991, where until recently he served as the Phillip Tobias Chair in Human Evolution. He has also served in a number of advisory roles, including the Global Young Academy, the Jane Goodall Institute South Africa, and has chaired the Fulbright Commission.

As an Explorer in Residence, Berger leads National Geographic’s “Rising Star” project, named for the cave system and fossil site in southern Africa where he conducts his research. Teams under his leadership have recovered more individual hominid remains in sub-equatorial Africa over the last decade than were recovered in the previous 90 years. The 2015 PBS Nova National Geographic documentary "Dawn of Humanity" about Berger’s discovery of Homo naledi and the Rising Star expedition was nominated for an Emmy. Berger’s curiosity and passion for understanding the roots of humanity powers his work to advance knowledge about the origins of our species.


In this episode, you will learn...

  • Dr. Lee Berger's discovery of Homo Naledi, a new species in human evolution, drastically challenges traditional understandings of human evolution. The species exhibited complex cultural practices such as mortuary rituals and engraving symbols, pushing the limits of our understanding of non-human culture. 

  • The Homo Naledi species co-existed with Homo sapiens hundreds of thousands of years ago. The discovery contradicts the previous narrative that Homo sapiens were the only species in Africa, leading to a reevaluation of our assumptions in the field of archaeology and human evolution.

  • The Homo Naledi species was found in extremely difficult-to-reach caves, showcasing the complexity and extent of their behaviors. The very use of these caves for their cultural practices, combined with the discovery of symbols, fires, and tools, suggests a higher level of intelligence and complexity than previously assumed for non-human species.

  • The discovery of Homo Naledi had a profound personal impact on Dr. Berger. Not only did it challenge his understanding of human evolution, but it also put his life at risk during the exploration process. 


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