By David Glaser
Dave Glaser, CSCS, believes that fitness and nutrition play a critical role in our mental health. Over the past nine years as a strength coach, he has integrated mental, physical, emotional, financial, and spiritual pillars of health to help clients blow past limiting beliefs to reach their true potential in life, fitness, and performance.
Where Do We Come From with Robert Wunderlich
Robert Wunderlich is a second degree jiu-jitsu black belt from Arvada, Co and he joined me on the Aspire Higher podcast to share with us his passion for archeology and growth through the sport. We dig deep into fatherhood and what truths men can expect to find on the mat during a jiu-jitsu journey. If his message resonates with you today, please connect with him at arvadajiujitsu.com/ or on Instagram @wunderbjj99 To get access to your body weight workout program that uses this habit in every workout, every coaching call, and every thread of our business, click fitlifechampions.com now a schedule a call with me today!
November 17, 2020
How to Workout at Home with Chad Lorenson
On today's episode, we are joined by Chad Lorenson, co-creator of the SpinUps exercise equipment, built to go anywhere you are to get a full body workout in while creating stability and decreasing injury potential. Chad shares my passion for sharing the benefits of fitness and nutrition for mental health, specifically for veterans and military personnel. Check out their pre-order campaign for a brand new version of the SpinUps equipment on social media or at spinups.com To ask me direct questions about fitness, nutrition, or Jiu-Jitsu, please connect with me on Instagram @daveglaser_cscs
November 3, 2020
How to Easily Incorporate Meal Prep for Weight Loss
On today's episode, we round out our healthy habit conversation with my personal favorite: Make Time for Meal Prep! We start out our nutrition conversation with clients with a goal to adhere to an 80/20 lifestyle. Meaning 80% of the time, we are 100% committed to our goals. The remaining 20% is left to enjoy our lives as we see fit! Lastly, we want to thank Tristan for the client testimonial for our Corrective Exercise Program for the low back which we've tucked in at the end of the episode. Feel free to reach out to me personally with questions @daveglaser_cscs on Instagram!
November 2, 2020
How Choosing the Right Exercises Gets You Results
On today's episode of the podcast, I share my journey from a burnt out college student to a hobbiest boxer and Olympic lifter to injured and recovering from an overuse injury. Fast forward to falling in love with Jiu-Jitsu and understanding the need to be performing at my best if I wanted to reach specific goals led me to pairing better workouts for my top priorities. What changes did I make to ensure that I would be the healthiest I could be on the mat? Tune in to find out how I made home workouts better for performance as a Jiu-Jitsu athlete. For your free consultation to put a plan in place, click here to apply to work with Dave now!
October 28, 2020
How to Lose Weight Fast as a Busy Dad
Nothing worth it was ever easy. Although today's healthy habit may seem simple to start, it won't be easy to maintain! Being mindful about what we eat is a great place to start when it comes to implementing a new habit that could make a major lasting change in our lives. For our three main body types, we recommend different ratios of vegetables to fruit to take in the recommended amount of fiber per day plus have sustainable energy to pursue all of your responsibilities and passions! Subscribe, give us a rating and review, and please share this episode with one person you think would benefit from the recommendations mentioned today!
October 21, 2020
Why Rest is as Important as Work
Our healthy habit for the day is to remind you to get plenty of rest. It always sounds easy but when we try to apply it to our busy lives where the expectation is that we cram as much as possible into our already full days, we end up over worked and exhausted. Today, I wanted to share easy tips and reasons you may want to get more rest to recover and repair those hard worked muscles! Please subscribe and share this podcast with one other person you feel could benefit from the reminder to schedule in rest days! For questions, please connect with me on Instagram @daveglaser_cscs and send me a question via direct message!
October 15, 2020
What is Mindful Eating?
And how can it help us reach our top goals? I wanted to give you a quick and helpful habit that you can implement easily today. Mindful eating is all about tuning into your body's natural digestive responses. It takes about 20 minutes for the stomach to tell the brain that it's full and here are a few ways to become more mindful of our eating habits to truly enjoy our busy lives while reaching our top goals!
October 13, 2020
The Most Important Healthy Habit for Busy Parents
There are many complicated ways to approach a lifestyle change that can feel overwhelming and actually make you stop dead in your tracks without making any progress. This life hack or habit will ensure that all of your body and its functions will operate smoothly. Yes, even those that happen in the bathroom. Making time drinking plenty of water is the next best habit you can choose today that will make a change throughout your life! What color is your urine supposed to be? To get access to your body weight workout program that uses this habit in every workout, every coaching call, and every thread of our business, click fitlifechampions.com now a schedule a call with me today!
October 6, 2020
The Most Important Habit You Need Right Now
There are many game changers in the fitness industry but none more important than this life hack or habit. Making time for yourself and your priorities is the number one habit you can choose today that will make a change throughout your life! For my body weight workout program that uses this habit in every workout, every coaching call, and every thread of our business, click fitlifechampions.com now a schedule a call with me today!
September 30, 2020
How to Persevere Above It All with Kane Patterson
Kane Patterson, a personal trainer from Australia, joins me on the podcast to share his amazing story of recovery and perseverance. His journey through the foster care system led to drug and alcohol addiction and he candidly shares his life story as an inspiration for others. As Ehraz Ahmed is quoted as saying, “One day you will tell your story of how you've overcome what you are going through now, and it will become part of someone else's survival guide.” Kane's bravery reminds me that you never know what battle someone is facing, so be kind always. Please connect with Kane through his podcast, The Skinny to Strong Podcast, to hear more about how he added clean and healthy weight through proper nutrition and powerlifting.
September 1, 2020
The Benefits of Visceral Manual Therapy with Dr. Missy Albrecht
Dr. Missy Albrecht is a Visceral Manual Physical Therapist in Denver, Co and she found this specific niche after a bout with chronic fatigue and low back pain. Standard diagnosis made it unclear what was causing the pain but after a professor in physical therapy school shifted her organs, Dr. Albrect’s pain changed. And so did her life and career. I’ve personally seen Dr. Albrecht in person for her service at Denver Sports Recovery in the Highlands neighborhood but she has since added a second location at Nurture on Federal Boulevard. Missy has a strong mission that led her to her specialty and it can best be explained in her own words, “Expanding someone’s movement mindset to include the importance of organ movement, and how various parts of our environment affect how our body moves, including body awareness.” To watch the two videos Dr. Albrecht mentioned in today’s episode, please click one of the links below. Breathing MRI Diaphragm vacuum exercise If Dr. Albrecht’s message resonates with you today, please feel free to connect with her on Instagram @stay_invincible
June 9, 2020
Never Give In with Morgan Kanaber
On this week's podcast episode, we invite personal chef Morgan Kanaber to learn more about how she serves her clients local to the Washington Park neighborhood of Denver, Co. With a purpose like this, "We give people joy and freedom around the dinner table and not the stove", Morgan Kanaber is a business owner that we can trust. She was referred to me by a former client and we discuss Simon Sinek's theory of The Infinite Game as it applies to our in-person businesses in the time of Coronavirus. Today, we discuss how pivoting in her business into a commercial kitchen will serve our purposes long term and we find alignment between our two businesses to grow together instead of viewing each other as competition! If her message resonated with you today, find her on Facebook @yourwholemeal or online at yourwholemeal.com Subscribe to the Aspire Higher podcast on iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube now so that you never miss an episode and leave us a five star review!
April 28, 2020
Master Your Mindset with Danny Chacon
Coach Daniel Chacon is a former professional Muay Thai and MMA fighter who has a passion for coaching striking and Jiu-Jitsu athletes. He has coached athletes of all levels for the past ten years as a chief instructor at his own studio and others. On today's episode, we discuss a wide variety of topics to include his Jiu-Jitsu and Muy Thai journey and what it takes to compete at the highest level with the world's best coaches. Coach Danny Chacon is a certified persoanl trainer, crossfit coach, Jiu-Jitsu black belt, and a Kru (muay thai teacher) who can be reached via his website at coachdannychacon.com or on Instagram @dcdreamer13 He is passionate about personally developing his clients to be the best they can be mentally, physically, and spiritually. Please subscribe, rate, and review the Aspire Higher podcast on iTunes, YouTube or Spotify for more interviews with inspiring coaches, athletes, and stories in the world of fitness, nutrition, and martial arts. For your free 7 Step Guid to build a business, master online training, and eventually open your own studio click daveglaser.com
April 6, 2020
Work with Purpose with Kristina Martinez
On this week's episode, Kristina Martinez and Dave Glaser discuss how the Coronavirus impacts our lifestyle, occupational therapy for veterans and active duty military, and how fitness and nutrition combats anxiety and depression. Kristina's story is truly one that will show you that when we change our mindset, we can achieve anything we set our minds to. Kristina Martinez has her Masters in OT, CPT, is an author, speaker, and her mission in life is to help women who have survived trauma to reach their truest potential. If her message resonated with you today, please reach out to her on Instagram @kristinamariefit or on her upcoming website risefunctionalwellness.com
March 23, 2020
Fight Oar Die with Evan Stratton
Veteran, survivor, thriver, Evan Stratton is so much more than those labels describe. He is a father, friend, husband, and professional striving to be the best version of himself to inspire others. After multiple tours in Iraq, Evan found purpose competing in Wounded Warrior events, Invictus Games, and the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge race from the Canary Islands to Antigua. The race is 3,000 nautical miles and his team rowed the distance in a world record 50 days, 11 hours, and 35 minutes. Evan agrees that finding the next level challenge builds resiliency and fortitude for personal success off the competition field. Tune into the full interview to hear how Evan's life is different after striving for greatness through competition, sports, and adversity. If Evan's message resonated with you today, please donate to the Fight Oar Die mission at usvetrow.org or @fightoardie on Instagram and Facebook. Subscribe on YouTube, iTunes and Spotify, comment, rate, and review so that more people can hear his message! For the best online mentorship for personal trainers, click daveglaser.com for a free 7 step guide to build a business, master online training, and eventually open your own studio.
March 16, 2020
American Dream with Magda Khalifa
After serving two tours in Iraq, Magda Khalifa came home to find very few resources to reintegrate into America. As a military veteran, she has experienced much that most Americans don't and for that, she wants to make sure people don't know what they don't know - and she has a mission to share her story through her book The American Dream! Her mission is to impact the physical and mental health of 1000 lives in 2020 and if her message resonated with you today, please reach out to her below: @magda.khalifa.usa or magdakhalifa.com Subscribe, rate, and review and to stay tuned in for next week's episode with another veteran and world record holder Evan Stratton.
March 9, 2020
Your Business Will Only Grow as Much as You Do
"Your business will only grow as much as you do" Bob Sugar I've taken this to heart when it comes to owning my business over the past four years. Once I began to realize that I was stuck in a rut, I turned to business authors and personal growth books to learn more about myself and how to run my personal training business. In step seven of the How to Build a Business series, Dave covers what helped him get unstuck and continues to help him move his business forward... even when times are lean like quarter four of last year! Grab the free version of Aspire Higher or book a free call with Dave at daveglaser.com now!
February 12, 2020
Social Media Marketing
How to scale your business as a personal trainer is the topic for today's Financially Free Friday episode! We follow up the last five weeks in this series with the hot topic of Social Media Marketing Strategies for your business with platforms such as Facebook and Instagram! Dave Glaser, CPT, CSCS, PN1 owns Fit Life Champions in Denver, Co. A private personal training studio that specializes in online programs for busy adults that want to improve mental health, decrease stress, and boost energy. Connect with Dave now via his calendar at www.daveglaser.com
February 11, 2020
Scale Your Business
How to scale your business as a personal trainer is the topic for today's Financially Free Friday episode! We follow up the last four weeks in this series with the "Scalability" portion of your business with either small group training or online personal training! Dave Glaser, CPT, CSCS, PN1 owns Fit Life Champions in Denver, Co. A private personal training studio that specializes in online programs for busy adults that want to improve mental health, decrease stress, and boost energy. Connect with Dave now via his calendar at www.daveglaser.com
February 10, 2020
Find Your First Client
How to begin a personal training business in just 7 steps! We follow up the last three weeks in this series with the "HOW" to find your first client and define your "hot market"! Dave Glaser, CPT, CSCS, PN1 owns Fit Life Champions in Denver, Co. A private personal training studio that specializes in online programs for busy adults that want to improve mental health, decrease stress, and boost energy. Connect with Dave now via his calendar at www.daveglaser.com
February 9, 2020
Choose a Training Philosophy
How to begin a personal training business in just 7 steps! We follow up the last two weeks episodes with the "HOW" portion of your business. How do you want to train your clients to help the realize their goals? Dave Glaser, CPT, CSCS, PN1 owns Fit Life Champions in Denver, Co. A private personal training studio that specializes in online programs for busy adults that want to improve mental health, decrease stress, and boost energy. Connect with Dave now via his calendar at www.daveglaser.com
February 7, 2020
The Best Certifications
How to begin a personal training business in just 7 steps! We begin with which certifications are best to fit your business. Dave Glaser, CPT, CSCS, PN1 owns Fit Life Champions in Denver, Co. A private personal training studio that specializes in online programs for busy adults that want to improve mental health, decrease stress, and boost energy. Connect with Dave now via his calendar at www.daveglaser.com
February 4, 2020
Profitable Business Model and Revenue Streams
From the Financially Free Friday version of The Aspire Higher podcast, Dave Glaser, CSCS, lays out the fifth and final reason why personal training businesses fail in the first 18 months! If you missed the first four reasons on our top five, please subscribe on iTunes or Spotify to get notified when new episodes are released! Profitable business models and proven revenue streams are what we are discussing this week on the podcast and Dave shares a personal account of how he began to include these in his business. You are not alone when it comes to not knowing where to begin when building up your clientele. Download your free eBook 7 Step Guide to Build a Personal Training business at daveglaser.com now!
February 3, 2020
Leadership Dysfunction Can Sink the Ship
From the Financially Free Friday version of The Aspire Higher podcast, Dave Glaser, CSCS, lays out the fourth reason why personal training businesses fail in the first 18 months! If you missed the first three reasons on our top five, please subscribe on iTunes or Spotify to get notified when new episodes are released! Leadership is what we are discussing this week on the podcast and Dave shares a personal account of how personal problems can interfere with business. You are not alone when it comes to the peaks and valleys of business ownership. At Fit Life Champions, we help busy adults improve mental health, decrease stress, and boost energy through a one of a kind Corrective Exercise program in person and online. Please view more details at www.fitlifechampions.com to grab your free week trial now! Episode 15 addresses how the leader should be humble and a good listener! Click below to listen now!
February 1, 2020
Clear, Concise, and Compelling Value Proposition
From the Financially Free Friday version of The Aspire Higher podcast, Dave Glaser, CSCS, lays out the third reason why personal training businesses fail in the first 18 months! If you missed the first two reasons on our top five, please subscribe on iTunes or Spotify to get notified when new episodes are released! The value proposition we are discussing is what sets your business apart from the competition in your market. Having a clear, concise, and compelling value proposition gives your ideal client a solution to their pain points. At Fit Life Champions, we help busy adults improve mental health, decrease stress, and boost energy through a one of a kind Corrective Exercise program in person and online. Please view more details at www.fitlifechampions.com to grab your free week trial now! Episode 13 addresses the hot topic of value propositions for your business to move forward and have a steady stream of clients for years to come! Click below to listen now!
January 30, 2020
Collaborate, Create, and Contribute with Lindsey Rainwater
Lindsey Rainwater is an experienced business advisor, executive coach and the founder of The Women in Fitness Association (WIFA). WIFA is the global association supporting women in their career trajectory helping them rise to their fullest potential in business and life. The Women in Fitness Association (WIFA) is the global non-profit organization that exists to support women of all ages and races to succeed both professionally and personally within the fitness industry. WIFA membership includes quarterly virtual meetings, live gatherings, mentorship pairing, networking capabilities, speaking and presenting opportunities, and blog contributions. She is known for her work advising businesses on their internal processes and systems, her original published content, additionally supporting individuals in transformational change and leadership development. Lindsey is a widely published author, has been featured in many podcasts, books, facilitated keynote talks and workshops. In 2017, IHRSA (International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association) recognized her as a “Rising Star”. Her intention is to help individuals and organizations enjoy necessary change in order to succeed.
January 29, 2020
How Value Propositions Help You Sell
Welcome to the Financially Free Friday version of the Aspire Higher podcast where Dave Glaser addresses reason #2 why personal training businesses fail in the first 18 months. To learn how to build your own business, master online training, and open your own studio, click www.daveglaser.com for your free eBook now!
January 27, 2020
Why Do Personal Training Businesses Fail
As stated by Forbes magazine recently, 80% of businesses fail within the first year and a half because of these five reasons! The reasons why shocked me! Reason #1: Not really in touch with customers through deep dialogue. From a personal training perspective, we lose that deep dialogue when we no longer ask our members what they need and what will solve their pain.
January 26, 2020
Daniel Lanskey Investment Advisor
Daniel Lanskey is an investment advisor with Trinity Wealth Strategies that specializes in working with small businesses and personal training gyms. His passion for fitness led him to place in an NPC event a few years ago. Dave Glaser, owner of Fit Life Champions, coaches personal trainers to build a business, master online training, and open their own gym. Download your free eBook at daveglaser.com
January 23, 2020
Tyson Gaylord Digital Marketing Transformation Shaper
Tyson Gaylord, digital marketing specialist, helps small business owners design the perfect strategy around their core values. He has been shaping the ever changing digital marketing industry for over seven years and he has learned that with an abundant mindset, we can achieve anything! On The Social Chameleon Show, Tyson introduces influencers and shares his musings on the podcast covering social change necessary to live our best lives! Dave Glaser, owner of Fit Life Champions, is your host and business coach for personal trainers that want to build a business, master online training, and open their own gym. Click www.daveglaser.com to book a call now!
January 22, 2020
Nate Ewert Massage Therapist and Wellness Center Owner
Nate Ewert is a Licensed Massage Therapist with over 18 years of experience and a practitioner and educator in Denver. We have known each other for over five years and he was instrumental in helping me network and develop my niche market. You may learn more about him and his businesses at http://www.intentionalpathwellness.com or https://www.ssperformancemassage.com and www.denverhikingclub.com to get involved with his community. Dave Glaser is owner of www.fitlifechampions.com and www.daveglaser.com with a goal to leave a legacy in fitness and nutrition through trainers wanting to build a business, master online training, and open their own gym. To find out your Enneagram personality type, take the test at 9types.com and send your results to Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
January 20, 2020
Caloni Michelle Personal Brand Strategist
Caloni Michelle is a personal branding strategist. After completing her master’s degree in business administration and building her personal brand, Caloni decided that she wanted to leave the corporate world in pursuit of helping others build their personal brands. Caloni Michelle's company, Brandstrom - A Personal Branding Agency - specializes in brand strategy, brand design, social media and digital marketing. She works with social media influencers, coaches, authors, speakers, network marketers and other entrepreneurs. She has been featured on ABC, FOX, NBC + CBS along with various other radio shows, podcasts and publications. Their unique process begins with building a foundation for your brand with a strategy to combine verbal strategy, visual strategy, and design that leads to execution of your goals. Dave Glaser is a business coach for personal trainers that want to build a business, master online training, and open their own gym. For the past five years, Fit Life Champions has grown from one client to serving members all over the world with online fitness and nutrition programs for busy adults that want to improve mental health, decrease stress, and boost energy. To find out your Enneagram personality type, take the test at 9types.com and send your results to Dave at email@example.com for more information!
January 13, 2020
Barry Donovan First Impression Warrior
A true testament to seeing the power of networking to build a business, Barry Donovan and I met for coffee as a connection from a massage therapist I know in Centennial, CO. He and I both share an abundant mindset and believe that a connection from someone we trust goes a long way in building credibility in a referral! And true to form, Barry showed up as an expert in the arena of developing relationships! He is also an expert in making a great first impression! This was our hot topic of conversation as he joined me in the private studio in Denver to record our podcast. We took the time to learn about Barry's marketing and digital business card service but we also focused on the top few keys to making a first impression. Click below to listen to the full audio! Barry Donovan has created a business with digital business cards that are shareable and beautiful in design! All are completed in Photoshop so you know the production quality will be top notch! Please view all the details at www.visnesscard.com. You may also connect with Barry by his email address here firstname.lastname@example.org Tune into watch the interview below and subscribe on YouTube now! To find out your Enneagram personality type, take the test at 9types.com and send your results to Dave at email@example.com for more information!
January 10, 2020
Nick Meyer CO State Record Holder Bench Press
Nick has been in business as a personal trainer for over five years and finds the most success from building relationships with members at his corporate facility at Lifetime Fitness in Westminster, Co. That's where we met a few years ago as I was a member and he was a new trainer from Montana. He noticed a shirt I was wearing and introduced himself politely. From there, we stayed connected over the years and he recently visited my studio where we boxed for an evening. He enjoys high intensity exercise so that he can stay lean while he prepares for his next powerlifting meet at the end of July, 2018. To find out your Enneagram personality type, take the test at 9types.com and send your results to Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
January 7, 2020
Stephen Michael Andrews Spotted Dog Digital Media
Stephen Michael Andrews is a marketing business owner and serial entrepreneur that has made his home in Denver so that he can climb, hike, or run any day of the week. Growing up in a military household, he was pushed to his limits in every capacity that is evident in his work ethic and drive to succeed. After scaling an automobile performance parts business to 1,000+ attendees at conferences in 2008, he set his sights on social media to serve business owners across the country! You can often find him dividing his time between Denver and his hometown of Dallas. To find out your Enneagram personality type, take the test at 9types.com and send your results to Dave at email@example.com for more information!
January 6, 2020
Top 10 Reasons Exercise Helps Fight Depression and Anxiety
The Top 10 Reasons Exercise Fights Depression and Anxiety “Be kind. For everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”â€• Wendy Mass, The Candymakers https://daveglaser.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Top-10-Reasons-Exercise-Fights-Anxiety-And-Depression.m4a 1. Boost Self-Esteem– The most important reason to exercise is self-efficacy. Feelings of burden and inadequacy are what bring me down the fastest, which inspires me to push forward and harder in each workout. 2. Exercise reduces stress– Each and every workout pushes me further than the one before. Resistance training reduces stress by boosting serotonin and lowers cortisol, the stress hormone. Working out with others will also lower stress by building a support system around you, eliminating the feelings of solitude. 3. Improves sleep– Throughout college, anxiety destroyed my sleep patterns. Tossing and turning until 2-3 am nightly affected performance in class and prevented me from reaching my goals in a timely manner. Since graduation in 2012, I added a melatonin supplement to my daily routine and increased the intensity of exercise which has made a huge difference in getting the quality of sleep. 4. Improves muscle tone and strength- Progress over time and reaching fitness goals drastically improves my confidence over time, eliminating the depressing and anxious thoughts speeding through my mind and heart. 5. Reduces body fat– A combination with diet and exercise, a positive body image can greatly improve feelings of self-efficacy. 6. Strengthens heart and lowers blood pressure- Having high blood pressure logically raises stress and anxiety, but because of exercise, I will prevent those feelings and a premature death from heart disease. 7. Increases energy level- Just as the downward spiral is continued without exercise, the opposite is true when I have a great routine and motivation to exercise. The more exercise in my life, the more energy I have to put into the success of my business and personal life. 8. Ward off anxiety and feelings of depression- I implement the higher intensity exercise into my fitness routine to take a break from the stress of life for an hour or so. I never used to practice self-care and take “me time” until this year, knowing that in order to achieve my business and personal goals I must feel deserving of that time set aside for me. 9. Builds stronger bones– Resistance training places stress on bones, bending them and strengthening them without breaking. Red blood cells are formed in the marrow of our bones increasing the importance of strong, healthy bones. After exercise becomes routine, the body functions better over time and hormones level out to improve mood. 10. Look better, feel better- Losing 15 pounds of unhealthy weight got others asking “How did you make a change?”. You better believe the difference that makes in my life and helped the self-esteem increase over time. To find out your Enneagram personality type, take the test at 9types.com and send your results to Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
January 4, 2020
Top 5 Reasons Businesses Fail
As stated by Forbes magazine recently, 80% of businesses fail within the first year and a half because of these five reasons! The reasons why shocked me! Reason #1: Not really in touch with customers through deep dialogue. Reason #2: No real differentiation in the market (lack of value propositions) Reason #3: Failure to communicate value propositions in clear, concise and compelling fashion Reason #4: Leadership breakdown at the top (yes- founder dysfunction) Reason#5: Inability to nail a profitable business model with proven revenue streams. Can you identify one of these five reasons that are wavering in your business? I certainly can pin point exactly what's happening at Fit Life Champions that causes membership to rise and fall! And this is hard to admit but I'm going to be completely transparent with you, if I may? The top reason that membership wavered in 2017 was because of Reason #4: Leadership. 2017 kicked me in the teeth personally. Two breakups and three health scares with my daughter put me in a dark place. But you know what? I didn't quit. Instead, I went back to the basics. I began talking to my members about what was going on, asked for their support, and created a new purpose and passion within my business. And that came to fruition in a new mission statement, "Fit Life Champions specializes in online personal training for busy adults that want to improve mental health, decrease stress, and boost energy." Does that quick story of our unique selling proposition (usp) clearly check reasons off the list above? #1: I began to speak and connect with our members and ask what their needs were #2: I began to set Fit Life Champions apart in the Denver area by working with trauma survirors #3: I began taping YouTube videos that clearly state the how, what, and most importantly the why we work with mental health paired with fitness and nutrition. #4: I took a long, hard look at myself to determine if the responsibility fell on my shoulder and dove deep into the Ennegram assessment which you can learn more about yourself at 9types.com (it's free) #5: This reason has always been in place and that's the area of expertise I bring to the table SO THAT when the first four reasons breakdown, the business model and its systems will keep running in case you (as the business owner) need to step away to deal with personal matters. Thankfully, I had the systems in place with a team that I trust to support in the time of need. If your worst case scenario happened today... would your business continue to run without you present every day?! A few years ago, I would have also said nope, no way. Which is why I've written out ALL of my systems in an easy to access online course to teach you how to scale your business in-person, online, and eventually open your own gym! We are halfway through our fall mentorship program and I am wanting to give a shout out to those that are crushing their goals right now, only 4 weeks into the program. Because of the outstanding efforts of our community growing together, we are inviting you to jump all-in and join us to finish out the program strong! We are offering a one time only special to gain lifetime access to the mentorship program so that you can study at your own pace. What do you need the most help with today in your business? I'd love to help guide you to earn more money in less time today. This program includes everything you need to set yourself up for ultimate success because you will be completely finished implementing these systems for big things in 2019! To find out your Enneagram personality type, take the test at 9types.com and send your results to Dave at email@example.com for more information!
January 2, 2020
Jiu-Jitsu, Mindset, and Yogic Philosophy with Mark Genco
Mark Genco is a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu, has a masters degree in Buddhist studies, and has published a book called Inner Jiu-Jitsu. We discuss life off the mat, the benefits of Jiu-Jitsu, and positive vs. negative thoughts. Whether you are successful in one area of your life or all, Jiu-Jitsu teaches us skills that we use off the mat on a daily basis. Humbling, motivating, and inspiring, the gentle art empowers us to grow personally and professionally every day. If Mark's message resonates with you, please visit innerjiujitsu.com for a copy of his book today!
December 31, 2019
Light the Fire with Eliot Marshall
Professor Eliot Marshall and I sat down to talk about life, jiu-jitsu, and parenting on the Aspire Higher Podcast. After a spiritual awakening in his life, Eliot needed to make a change in his life for the sake of his family and his health. In spite of a lifetime of physical achievements and success, he was experiencing major anxiety and sleepless nights. A truly unique quality of Eliot’s is that he is equally adept fighting in the octagon, teaching a class of adults, or effortlessly commanding the attention of a packed room of five-year-old students! He describes his teaching style as being very basic. Though many instructors like to teach elaborate moves, and base their classes around whatever new technique they are practicing, Eliot prefers to stick to the fundamentals. He believes that however effective a particular move might be, solid fundamentals are what make a person a skilled martial artist. To try a free class, visit their website at www.eastonbjj.com As a result, Eliot Marshall is driven to lead his community to achieve everything they've ever wanted through martial arts, jiu-jitsu and muay-thai kickboxing. His personal mission and message is present in every class he teaches at the Easton Academy in Denver, CO and I am grateful that he took the time to speak to me about mental health and martial arts. Dave Glaser is a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and a student at the Easton Academy in Denver, Co. He is also a strength coach for athletes of all levels with over six years of experience specializing in injury prevention and sports performance while leading the community at Fit Life Champions. Their app is available on iPhone and Android and when you download today by searching FLC Online, you will receive one free week of online personal training and one month of the PrepWars meal prep virtual workshop! Click www.fitlifechampions.comnow for your free programs now! To find out your Enneagram personality type, take the test at 9types.com and send your results to Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
December 30, 2019
Your Presence Matters with Megan Renderer
Megan Renderer, doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at The University of Denver and jiu-jitsu blue belt teammate at Easton Training Center, joined me on today's episode to discuss the benefits of the jiu-jitsu has on mental health. She believes that the community within our school is a difference maker for those that gravitate to the sport of jiu-jitsu because we become a part of something that is bigger than ourselves. Dave Glaser, CSCS, is an online personal trainer with workout and nutrition programs for jiu-jitsu athletes that include kettlebells, Olympic lifting, and meal prep to save you time and money. Please connect with him on Instagram @daveglaser_cscs for more details on all the programs that Fit Life Champions has for athletes of all sports.
October 29, 2019
Never Give Up with Chasity Snowden
Chasity Snowden has been a blessing to get to know over the past six months. We originally met on social media but continued to connect over shared interests except for Crossfit. On today's episode, we learn how she got into the sport and why she made the choice to go "ALL-IN" and compete at the Games. Her perspective on life and business is an inspiration to me and many more through her FLA- Fearlessly Authentic community she runs from her home in Florida. If her message resonates with you today, please don't hesitate to reach out to her on Instagram @chasitysnowden_fla or on Facebook at Chasity Snowden Coaching
September 11, 2019
Free Range Mindset with Quinton Varce
This week's episode features teacher, coach, and personal trainer Quinton Varce from Colorado Springs, Co. Quinton and I connected via Instagram @127fitness because of common interests such as coaching, living with purpose, and sharing our passion. He is currently teaching physical education at a charter school ranked #168 in the country academically and plans to open his own charter school, Free Range on the Front Range. That passion project comes from his mission to give back to future generations through movement education and helping youth find their purpose. Tune in from Dave Glaser's home in Denver, Co to hear the whole story and please subscribe to his podcast about fitness, life, and nutrition on iTunes now! Dave was honored to be a recent guest on the 127fitness podcast!
August 13, 2019