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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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In our culture, aging is a fear of many. We’re so avoidant of the inevitable, but if we actually embrace the inevitable aging process, we might actually age more resiliently. Research shows that ageism and negative beliefs about age can have a real impact on our health and longevity. This begs the question… Can shifting our beliefs around aging improve our health and increase our lifespan?

Here to answer that question is Dr. Becca Levy, PhD a researcher and faculty member at Yale School of Public Health and the author of Breaking the Age Code: How Your Beliefs About Aging Determine How Long and Well You Live. 

In this discussion, Becca and Chase break down the psychology around aging, the harmful effects ageism has on our society, and practical ways you can begin to fully accept your age and the aging process. You’ll learn how to reduce ageism and age resiliently by reversing the negative beliefs and messages about age you encounter in your everyday life. 

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Key Highlights

  • Today, 68% of people experience ageism and according to Becca’s research, the age beliefs that exist in our culture can have a real impact on our health and longevity. She also found that we can shift age beliefs and gain control of them to bring about improvements in our health and wellness. 

  • Ageism is discrimination against people solely based on their age. The WHO recently stated that ageism is perhaps one of the most widespread and socially accepted forms of discrimination that exists today.

  • Many health problems formally considered to be entirely due to the aging process, like memory loss, hearing decline, and cardiovascular events, are instead influenced by the negative age beliefs we have around the aging process. Listen in to hear Becca dive deeper into this concept, highlighting her research findings on Japanese culture and the relationship between cultural beliefs and health.

  • To reduce ageism and reverse your negative age beliefs, Becca says increasing your awareness is the best place to start. In her book, she presents 15 evidence-based tools to reduce negative age beliefs and in this episode, she shares a few of them, including an age belief journaling practice.

  • Understanding the science behind aging and looking up to older role models and their strengths are powerful ways to be more accepting of your age. It may be helpful to also come up with a positive idea or image of your older self so you can look up to them as well. 

  • Is there an influence of ageism in how our country is run? Becca has spoken about the impacts of ageism to the Supreme Court and details her thoughts on the importance of bringing age discrimination to the forefront of policymakers and Supreme Court decision makers.

  • Can the damage of negative age beliefs and subconscious ageism be reversed? Tune in to find out!

Powerful Quotes by Dr. Becca Levy

We’re in a public health crisis when it comes to ageism. 

We are somewhat products of our cultures and the messages, but I think a big part of what I’ve found is that what’s really important is how we take in those messages, how we evaluate them, how much we allow them to become part of how we think of ourselves. 

There is ageism that operates at a government level… and even though we do have laws against age discrimination, unfortunately they are not put into place in many ways or a lot of ageism operates without our awareness… It would be great if it became a topic that was at the forefront of policymakers and Supreme Court decision makers. 

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What am I doing with my life?! How do all these successful people do it? Those are two questions most of us have asked ourselves at some point in our life, right? Maybe you’re even asking yourself that right now…

So, how do we move forward from that stagnancy? What do you do when your current life is actually sucking the life out of you? Perhaps, today’s guest can give you a new perspective.

Alex Banayan is an international best-selling author of The Third Door and the youngest best-selling business author in America. At 18, he decided to write the book he dreamed of reading… except he didn’t have the money to fund it. As a struggling college student with loads of debt, he quickly found himself hacking The Price is Right, winning a sailboat, selling it, and using the money to fund his quest to learn from the world's most successful people. 

In this rich discussion, Alex and Chase talk about the two reasons why a rejection is crippling you, the mindset shift needed to persevere through rejection and fear of failure, and what it truly means to be yourself. Alex shares his candid thoughts on why you need to follow your enthusiasm, his 3-step framework for overcoming rejection, and the biggest realization he’s had after studying the mindset of success for 10 years.

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Key Highlights

  • The question “What if…?” is a seed for change. If you’re wondering what you’re doing with your life, like most of us have, you might feel your gut wrenching or a tension that’s very uncomfortable. Those moments of tension are actually very healthy and helpful because they are the start of a brand new journey. Asking yourself “What if…?” can be a pivotal part of changing your life.

  • When you find yourself procrastinating and doing something else, that something else might actually be your passion and your purpose. So, what fills you with enthusiasm? Alex believes that when you follow your enthusiasm, things begin to open up for you.

  • “Bite off more than you can chew, then chew later.” Alex shares his interpretation of the quote and how he acted on it. 

  • It’s so easy to assume that the top executives, actors, athletes, or entrepreneurs were just born that way, but that’s not the truth. We all start out having no experience and idea what we’re doing, even Bill Gates.

  • If people you love are questioning your decisions or trying to stop you from pursuing something, do it anyway. Don’t let fear or ego keep its grip on you. Choose love because love liberates.

  • After studying the mindset of success for 10 years, one of the biggest realizations Alex has had is that rejection is a natural part of the entrepreneurial journey. When starting something new, embrace the rejection! Alex divulges the 3-step framework he uses, called Rejection Inspection, to overcome rejection in life.

  • When you pay attention to the gifts that others already receive from you, the work gets easier.

Powerful Quotes by Alex Banayan

It’s almost as if somebody tied a rope around my gut and was slowly pulling it in a direction.

It wasn’t that I was lying on my dorm room bed feeling pulled to write a book. No, I was on the dorm room bed confused and in pain and it was actually the pain that got me to the library and it was the pain that got me reading all these books. It was the pain that got me started… When you’re on the right journey, eventually, you find yourself being pulled.

The people we look up to are still human beings that struggle with their fears, their own insecurities, their own feelings of not being enough.

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Let’s be real… Your time on Earth is limited, so if you’re conflicted or confused about your career, there’s no better time to take action than right now. So, how do you take the leap to further your career or completely switch career paths amidst all the confusion and overwhelm? 

Let’s dive right into it with this week’s guest, Jason Tartick!

Popularly known for his time on The Bachelorette, Jason Tartick is the host of the Trading Secrets podcast, author of The Restart Roadmap, and founder of Restart, a consulting company dedicated to helping people with career navigation and financial literacy. If there’s anyone who knows the value of networking, taking risks, and being genuine to who you are, it’s Jason.

In this discussion, Jason and Chase talk about leaving the lucrative corporate life to answer your life’s calling and explore new avenues in your professional life. He shares his candid thoughts on how to take control of your life path when anxiety overwhelms you, the power of paying attention to your intuition, and how to make a meaningful first impression on someone. Then, he shares a few unique ways to leverage your network to further your career.


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Key Highlights

  • The path you’re about to embark on is rarely the path you’ll be on for the rest of your life. Processing a realization that your next chapter of life is merely just a stepping stone can be overwhelming, but also very empowering and freeing. Until you deeply evaluate yourself and who you are down to the core, you will be a puppet to everyone around you.

  • When we experience anxiety and panic attacks, or other physical symptoms of overwhelm, it can be easy to cover them up with medication… but what’s really at the core of these issues? Oftentimes, it’s because the body can’t keep up with the stress of constant productivity and performance. Jason shares his experience with this struggle and offers powerful words of advice for those going through the same thing.

  • Pay attention to your body’s whispers before they turn into screams.

  • Your time on Earth is limited, so if you’re conflicted or confused about your career, there’s no better time to take action than right now. You can do it!

  • Networking can be THE key to the next step in your career. Getting feedback from your friends, family, and the closest people in your network will give you insight into how aligned you are in your career and the potential you have for something greater. (Hint: Get on LinkedIn! It’s the #1 place to network, find talent, and find a new job!)

  • Jason divulges the thought behind his first night impression on The Bachelorette and shares his thoughts on the importance of making a great, authentic first impression.

Powerful Quotes by Jason Tartick

So many people go their entire lives without realizing that they never took control of what they want to do. I think once you drop into your authentic self, when those opportunities come your way, it becomes so much easier to be like ‘that’s what I want to do for me and for my path’… and it becomes so much more clear that the decisions you make, who knows what they’ll turn into, but you’re doing them for yourself and no one else.

On average, we live (in the United States) … on average, to like 79. So, take out the first 18 years that you’re becoming an adult… You have 62 years to do something, to make it more than what you’re doing today, to make an impact greater than our lifetime. 

You’ve got to stop caring about the fear of what other people think and just do it.

Benchmark yourself against yourself and only yourself.

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In this solo episode, Chase reflects on his seasons of training, unpacking the things that have kept him motivated—and continue to keep him motivated—in and out of the gym.

After over 17 years of purposefully and intentionally leading an active lifestyle, one of the most fundamental lessons Chase has learned is the cumulative power of consistency. You could say that just stepping foot in the gym when it’s the last thing you feel like doing, is already half the battle.

Many times, it really comes down to doing whatever it takes to simply show up, even if that means relying on external motivation to push you forward. Going through your personal seasons of fitness means that there will be weeks, months, or even a few years when that internal motivation that first got you going to the gym is no longer enough.

As you “mature” on your fitness journey, you will need to find ways to reinvigorate your passion for training. Chase finds more purpose and excitement in his training today in large part because he found an amazing community of like-minded athletes. He also recently began testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), an ongoing experience which he speaks about at length in this episode.

All that said, Chase reminds us to not neglect our mental and emotional health for the sake of our fitness goals. In his words, sometimes “motivation deserves a sit-down” so that we have the opportunity to check in with ourselves in a holistic sense.

Chase is also a staunch advocate for tracking your training, because if you can’t visually see your progress down to all of those minute wins that add up, it becomes so easy to lose motivation.

Finally, throughout your seasons of training, always remember to embrace radical honesty not just to ensure you’re really on the right path to growth, but also to assess whether you still have the same passion and excitement for the training modalities you’re currently engaged in.

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Key Highlights

  • After over 17 years on his fitness journey, it’s gradually become more difficult for Chase to maintain that early, internal motivation to hit the gym. At the same time, what’s manifested in place of his initial drive is a newfound passion for fitness. He explains what he does differently today to keep him excited to go to the gym consistently.

  • No matter how disciplined and consistent you are, if you aren’t doing the best for your body, your progress will stall and, eventually, you’ll start to go backwards. Know your biology and make sure that your biology is working for you instead of against you.

  • Prioritizing your physical health at the expense of your mental and emotional health will only do more harm than good in the long run.

  • Track your training. Life gets busy and it’s human nature to fall behind every once in a while. But if you track your progress, you’ll be better able to troubleshoot your strategy and look for opportunities to fill those gaps.

Powerful Quotes by Chase

  • If you can get to the right place at the right time in the right uniform, then you’re pretty much done. That’s the majority of the battle. And I think that’s so true for training.

  • If you’re feeling unmotivated, if you’re feeling like the results aren’t quite there, pay attention to the vessel that you’re training. Biology can sometimes be working against you, and you might be doing all the “right things” and you might be really disciplined and consistent, but there might be something off.

  • Change is very important when it comes to resiliency and adherence, especially in training.

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Mar 30, 2022

EFR 588: Build a Better Brain and Healthier Body For Life with Max Lugavere

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Contrary to popular belief, the key to longevity and vitality isn’t packaged up in a magical superfood elixir or workout routine… There are many intricate factors to living a long, thriving life and they’re nuanced for each and every one of us.

Max Lugavere is a filmmaker, health and science journalist, podcast host, and best-selling author of Genius Foods and Genius Kitchen who believes that living a life Ever Forward means doing a little bit better today than yesterday. 

How can we eat better, move better, and live better starting today?

In this discussion, Max and Chase talk about how to make your brain healthier and your body stronger through incorporating “Genius Foods” and healthy rituals into your daily life. Max shares his candid thoughts on what foods to eat for longevity, misconceptions and myths around the “Blue Zones”, and the power of both medicinal and culinary mushrooms. Plus, he shares what his Genius Kitchen restaurant would be like if he had one and what he would serve, along with some tips for eating more mindfully.


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Key Highlights

  • After witnessing his mother develop Dementia and cancer, Max began to explore the power of food in fighting disease and boosting health and vitality. He wrote Genius Foods and created his cookbook and wellness guide, Genius Kitchen, using highly accessible, low-cost, nutrient-dense foods that can support and protect optimal brain health and function.

  • Chase gives a quick break down of his daily diet and Max gives his candid opinions on how “genius” Chase’s health rituals are.

  • American kitchens have the most room for growth in areas such as cooking and eating meals at home instead of eating out, reducing highly processed foods, and incorporating more whole foods, spices, and herbs into your diet.

  • Your robustness as an organism determines so many things. Protein and resistance training are crucially important for longevity and robustness, as well as community involvement and elimination of toxins (like smoking and drinking). 

  • Every human is different, so you need to learn how to listen to your own body and ultimately figure out your own identity before latching onto a diet.

  • Integrating a variety of mushrooms into your diet will create a solid nutritional foundation.

Powerful Quotes by Max Lugavere

Being strong and resilient and robust is part in parcel for aging well.

Yeah, I write about nutrition, but there are still so many more unanswered questions than there are answered questions… The idea of personalized nutrition doesn’t even exist yet, for the most part.

Knowledge isn’t power in and of itself, it only becomes power once you act on that knowledge. Knowledge is useless without it actually changing your behaviors. 

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Mar 28, 2022

EFR 587: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone & Level Up Your Coaching Business with Hansika Silva

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Hansika Silva is a business coach and Co-Founder of CEOwned, where she and her business partner, Sarah, use neuroscience to open the door to business growth and self-empowerment. Hansika helps coaches find their greatness and scale to 6+ figures in less than 90 days.

In college, Hansika dreamed big, to say the least. She always felt like she could do more than the average. So, she dropped out of college and has pursued her super power every day since.

In this discussion, Hansika and Chase talk about how she measures business success and personal success, the power of mentorship for coaches and entrepreneurs, and why stepping outside of your comfort zone is necessary for leveling up in your business. 

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Key Highlights

  • Hansika teaches coaches how to master social media to get clients and scale their coaching business. Social media is a free platform, so she teaches people how to leverage that by having authentic 1:1 conversations and building trust with potential clients.

  • To know what value you have to offer, ask yourself: What am I passionate about? How can I use my knowledge and skills to help people get from A to B? Certifications aren’t necessary. As long as you have experience and have produced results, you can get clients.

  • You have to step outside of your comfort zone and detach from your limiting beliefs in order to reach your goals and get to your next destination. One small practice you can do to get out of your comfort zone is to practice doing daily tasks with your non-dominant hand. Since Hansika is naturally shy, she practices saying hi to and having conversations with strangers. Be the person who you want to be on a trial basis. Use micro opportunities to test the waters! It makes a huge difference over time.

  • Everyone’s on a different level in life. If you’re feeling like you’re not enough or you could achieve more, try being mindful of what you’re grateful for in this moment. Recognize that where you are today is likely the place you dreamed of being a few years ago. Then, use your dreams for the future as fuel to keep the momentum going.

  • Besides financial metrics, Hansika measures success by how genuinely happy she feels.

Powerful Quotes by Hansika Silva

Now that I’ve grown this business and had this type of influence on people, I actually carry it with my heart. You can take everything away from me, take my money, take my business, take everything, I know what I can serve to others just as a person.

You literally are going to have to break through everything that you believe, every choice that you’ve made, everything that you think you were supposed to do, to get to the next destination. 

It doesn’t matter how much you have in the bank or what you define as success, if you’re not happy, none of it matters.

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Over the past few years, humanity has realized that we’re all collectively carrying varying levels of trauma in a way we’ve never experienced before. 

This leads us to wonder: What is the solution to America’s mental health crisis? How can we look at trauma through the lens of wellness? How do we heal from this collective trauma and live healthier, longer lives? 

Jason and Colleen Wachob are the founders of mindbodygreen, a blog-style collective of health and wellness experts that are connecting soul and science, weaving together the mental, physical, spiritual, emotional, and environmental aspects of well-being.

In this discussion, Jason, Colleen, and Chase look at trauma through the lens of wellness, shedding light on their unique journeys with trauma. They speak on the powerful role of spiritual connection and community in health and longevity, using technology for wellness, and how they’re teaching their kids to live healthily. They also share their candid thoughts on the importance of integration in living a holistically healthy life.

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Key Highlights

  • When you peel back the social media filters that are put on self-care, what really moves the needle for you in terms of change? Oftentimes, what creates real change is deep work and/or therapy to understand and heal trauma. This catalyzes and accelerates a different version of yourself.

  • Spirituality and human connection play large roles in health, especially mental health. Children who have a strong sense of spiritual connection in their household as they grow up are 5x less likely to experience depression. 

  • Is technology becoming more helpful or is just becoming a greater distraction for our wellness? The answer is very personal. You need to understand how much technology and information is too much. Tech can be great, but you don’t need all the latest and greatest to be able to live a healthy life.

  • The most fundamental principles of health are free and accessible (for most). All you really need is your breath, sunlight, quality sleep, daily physical activity, quality connection with loved ones, whole foods, and hydration. 

  • Integration is key. As you learn health and wellness principles, you also need to learn how to apply them and measure them in your life. Without integration, you won’t reap any of the benefits of wellness principles.

Powerful Quotes by Jason and Colleen

There’s something really powerful, energetically, being in a room with a group of people and doing something together.

Clearly, technology has also played a very significant role in the mental health crisis and we need better tools to learn how to better manage our relationships with technology.

We personally are passionate about all this great science around longevity leading us to something that doesn’t require a lot of financial resources and time.

Integration - It’s being aware of what your life is and what your day is and building wellness into your day and building a lifestyle around it.

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Mar 21, 2022

EFR 585: The Four Step Formula for Massive Breakthroughs with David Nurse

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80% of people tie their biggest set back to their biggest breakthrough or success.

Think back to the last time you had a breakthrough, big or small. How did it make you feel? What happened after you had that breakthrough? Did you feel confident and full of purpose, ready to take on whatever comes your way? Let’s explore the concept of breakthroughs even deeper…

David Nurse is an author, speaker, and NBA Life Optimization Coach. For most of his career, David has been transforming the way hundreds of NBA stars play on the court by teaching them how to tap into different mindsets and become unstoppable.

In this discussion, David and Chase talk about how to create your own breakthrough. David shares his unique formula for breakthroughs, breaking down each of the four steps to creating your own life-changing breakthrough. He also speaks on how to give to others without keeping score, how to know when to give up and pivot to your next opportunity, and the breakthrough he got from writing his new book, Breakthrough.

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Key Highlights

  • David’s formula for creating your own breakthrough: Confidence + Cooperation + Service + Purpose

  • True confidence is about knowing who you are at your core if everything else is stripped away and being able to share who you are without putting up a front.

  • Once you know yourself, you have to figure out where you’re going to get cooperation and support from. Team up and surround yourself with people who are different than you.

  • Service addresses what you’re doing. Genuine service is about giving your time and energy when it’s not convenient for you. If you’re only doing what you’re doing for yourself, you’ll be miserable.

  • Purpose is about who you’re in service to and why. Purpose at its essence is using the gift(s) we’ve been given. It can be the quirkiest passion, but it still gives you a powerful purpose and mission. Early in the morning, what excites you? That’s probably what you should be pursuing.

  • David believes that the #1 skill that you can have in life is not giving up.

Powerful Quotes by David Nurse

The best leaders, the best people you could be around, are people that will support you – yes, everybody talks about their support group – but also challenge you.

If you think you hit your breakthrough, if you’ve been like, “Okay, every day, David, I woke up and I was so excited about this… but then it got taken away from me,” well maybe those skills that you’ve developed in that is actually leading you to something else.

You might be planting seeds for five years, but those seeds WILL sprout. 

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Chase’s wife, May, is back for another intimate conversation about navigating and cultivating strong, healthy relationships.

Chase recently went on a vacation… without May! Why? You’ll have to tune in to learn why, but this brings us to the next question you’re likely wondering: What do you do when your significant other goes on vacation without you?

In this discussion, May and Chase talk about the importance of spending time apart from your significant other and how to approach this time apart with a positive mindset. They share their thoughts and experiences with building trust in a new relationship, dealing with FOMO, and practicing effective, compassionate communication. May and Chase also reflect on where they’re at in their relationship now and how they navigate time apart.


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Key Highlights

  • Developing individual relationships amongst each of your friends, both your own friends and the friends you and your partner share, is a fundamental aspect of being able to spend time apart without worry or uncertainty.

  • Acknowledge the benefits of your partner going on this adventure. If they’re going to a place that bring them peace and joy, seeing an artist they love, or the trip is enhancing their life in any way, keep that in mind.

  • To develop trust with your partner in a new relationship, you have to be confident in yourself first. When you have confidence in yourself, it’s easier to trust and be confident in others. Checking in with each other while apart can be really beneficial, as long as you know each other’s boundaries and don’t set unrealistic expectations of each other.

  • If you’re trying really hard to keep track of your partner, take a step back and ask yourself why you’re so concerned with where this person is, who they’re with, and what they’re doing. Why is it bothering you? Is there a deeper issue that needs to be addressed and healed? What can calm you down in this moment?

  • Communicate these concerns or fears with your partner so they can understand, give you assurance, share their own perspective, and prove their trustworthiness. Trust can waver, but communication should never waver.

  • Set the tone of independence within your relationship as early on as you can.

  • You should learn from past experiences and past relationships and it’s important that your partner understands how past relationships have affected you, but don’t let that define your relationship.


Powerful Quotes by May and Chase

It was important to us to cultivate our relationship but to also nourish our friendships. And so, you have to build a level of trust in order to do those things.

With communication comes understanding. In a trusting relationship, I feel, if there’s some level of distrust, it’s really just a miscommunication.

How are you going to know how far your trust can go if there’s never an opportunity to test that trust?

To have the best version of you to share with somebody else, you need to have a relationship with yourself, you need to have trust with yourself, you need to have confidence with yourself so that you can show up as that trustworthy, confident person for the other person… and you just pour into each other the whole time.


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Austin Cohen, Founder and CEO of FlexIt Fitness, sits down with Chase to discuss how he was able to keep the momentum going for his “a-la-carte digital fitness solution” in spite of the many setbacks and distractions throughout the past two years.

In fact, he says that it is the challenges themselves which incentivized him and his team at FlexIt to think up cutting-edge solutions that they never would have in the old, familiar normal.

The company’s focus, says Austin, has always been on “broadening access, of helping people understand that they can experience things that maybe they previously felt to be prohibitively costly, prohibitively inaccessible, or uncomfortable or intimidating.”

He says that one of the keys to being able to adapt to the situation at hand and adopt new ways of doing things is by staying determined to achieve the same goals one might have for their health and fitness, but being willing to consider options that may be outside one’s comfort zone.

Austin points to three major developments that the pandemic has spurred on within the fitness industry (and how FlexIt has capitalized on them): livestreamingpre-recorded content, and hardwire. “None of those categories are new,” he notes. “They just became more widely adopted, more widely marketed, and put in front of our faces more than they ever have been before.”

Finally, Austin talks about some of the unique opportunities that virtual training can offer to fitness professionals, and why conducting successful online sessions as a coach is a radically different beast from training clients in-person.

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Key Highlights

  • Austin and Chase share how, in the last two years, they’ve been able to achieve many of the same health and fitness goals they’ve had right before the pandemic through options that they’ve previously never considered.

  • What opportunities have come up in the past 24 months that have allowed Austin to future-proof his business?

  • Austin shares FlexIt’s “secret sauce” for helping clients get the most out of each and every workout session.

  • Virtual training is a completely different beast from in-person training. Austin explains how both coaches and clients can best prepare for a virtual training experience.

  • Austin explains h fitness professionals can thrive by adding virtual training to their list of services.

Powerful Quotes by Austin

  • My mission here with FlexIt is to create flexible, non-intimidating, and empowering fitness experiences.

  • It’s been a tough 24 months for the world; but, there is good that’s come from it. There are new experiences, new ways of adopting things, and a new focus on health and wellness.

  • For us, personal training is not just about strength or powerlifting. It’s also about HIIT training, yoga, meditation, stretching, recovery, physical therapy, and nutrition. It’s everything that can help somebody live a healthier life.

  • I’m not necessarily a believer in [New Year] resolutions. I believe in intentions. I believe in consistency, results, and goal-setting.

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Alexandra Zatarain is a Co-Founder of Eight Sleep, the world’s first sleep fitness company.

You’ve likely never heard of the term ‘sleep fitness’ because Alexandra and her husband created it. So, what is sleep fitness? Put simply, sleep fitness is a healthy state of sleep. 

It’s important that we talk about sleep not the context of illness, but in the context of vitality because sleep not only impacts the way you show up in the world each day, but it impacts your longevity, too. In fact, science shows that sleep is much more important to your health, longevity, and how you feel on a daily basis than anything else you can do for your health, including diet and exercise.

In this discussion, Alexandra and Chase talk about the power of sleep in living a healthier life, why sleep fitness takes a unique mindset approach, and how sleep affects mental health and longevity. Alexandra sheds light on how her sleep has changed throughout her life as well as her top tips for improving your quality of sleep. Plus, she shares her candid thoughts on the potential harmful effects of technology like 5G, EMF, and wifi and what Eight Sleep is doing to mitigate these effects for consumers.

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Key Highlights

  • Eight Sleep is in the business of improving sleep fitness. Sleep fitness is a healthy state of sleep. When you’re healthy in your sleep, you’re sleep fit! Just like physical fitness, sleep fitness a lifestyle and a journey that’s not linear. 

  • Sleep & Mental Health: The quality of your sleep will show up primarily in your mental health. Sleep fitness affects emotional stability, cognition, reactivity, your ability to process stress, etc. Sleep allows your brain to process the day. If you want to be and feel better around your family, coworkers, and friends, you need good sleep. 

  • Menstrual cycles greatly affect the quality of sleep for people with periods. Knowing how it affects you can help you prepare and make any adjustments necessary to get good sleep.

  • Consistency is key. Alexandra’s #1 rule for sleep is going to bed at the same time and waking up at the same time. She also recommends no TV in the bedroom as well as avoiding spending excess time and doing non-sleep activities in bed. 

  • Cutting out or reducing caffeine and alcohol consumption can greatly improve sleep.

  • Napping is not a substitute for sleep because it’s not the same quality of sleep. If you’re getting enough hours of sleep at night, you shouldn’t need to take a nap. If you find yourself needing naps throughout the day, you may need more sleep at night.

Powerful Quotes by Alexandra Zatarain

We don’t see sleep and good sleep as the end all, it’s a means to an end.

When you look at how sleep is usually talked about in media or just culture, you see that for the most part, sleep is spoken about in the context of illness… but there’s no language to talk about being healthy in your sleep. If we don’t have the language to define that then how can we aspire to it?

We all need to realize the impact that technology can have for the good and just making sure that the products we’re bringing into our lives to do that are offering some level of benefit.

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Why do the rich keep getting richer, the fit get fitter, and the sick get sicker? This is the question at the forefront of Joe Vennare’s mission in life.

Joe Vennare is the Co-Founder of Fitt Insider, a platform for founders, executives, and investors in fitness and wellness. Joe is an accomplished fitness professional, content strategist, and founder who leads the platform’s research and media efforts.

How do we integrate wearable sensors, diagnostics, and preventative healthcare measures into our everyday lives? Is it even necessary? The way the world is right now, only people with disposable income can really reap the benefits of these innovative technologies. But Joe believes we can change that… and he’s on the road to developing a solution.

In this discussion, Joe and Chase talk about how we can continue to push the boundaries and limitations of innovation in the fitness and wellness industries while keeping it accessible for the people who need it the most. They explore innovative opportunities and challenges in digital health and fitness technologies, Joe’s journey from being overweight to creating Fitt Insider, and the role of the metaverse in the future of health and fitness. Joe also shares his candid thoughts on the best ways to grow and thrive as a fitness professional, entrepreneur, or content creator.

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Key Highlights

  • The education around health and fitness, along with the accessibility and cost of fitness/health trackers and platforms, are not where they need to be in order to help the people who need them the most.

  • For serious fitness lovers and professionals, there’s great value in not only using, but stacking wearables and health technology platforms. But there are also downfalls to regularly incorporating them into your daily life. They’re not necessary for everyone or even for most people.

  • For people new to data tracking, Joe emphasizes the importance of consistency in using your wearables and/or health platforms. Find what works for you and benefits your health and lifestyle.

  • The way that health innovation is trending now is showing an increase in performance-oriented verticals in companies as well as companies who are trying to apply health technologies to healthcare, longevity, insurance, and more. This is resulting in companies building databases and operating systems around your health information, especially throughout the pandemic.

  • It can be easy to get drawn into the hype of health and fitness trends… but what practices and innovations are here to stay? Joe sees immense value in Rogue Fitness, TRX, coaching, the Future app, social interaction and competition in workouts, and rewards programs like Cadoo, Paceline, and Vitality. There are also a few companies dedicated to giving fitness professionals and creators a platform to build digital subscription businesses. All of these tools are linked in the resources below.

Powerful Quotes by Joe Vennare

No wearable, at least to my knowledge right now, is going to tell you that the bag of chips and 2 liters of Coke and whatever else… that you had for dinner is going to put you in any type of place to reach any type of achievable health or fitness goal. 

In the worst-case scenario, folks take them off and don’t wear them… and don’t keep up with them… But for the type of person that it resonates with… there’s a huge benefit to having that reminder.

As convenient as Zoom calls are or digital fitness classes or at-home fitness equipment, it is not the same as going to a group fitness class, as competing with somebody side-by-side, and it just leaves you with a different energy.

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