Welcome to the The Freestyle Way podcast where Carl Paoli and his guests share insightful thoughts, stories and lessons they've learned in life, what they stand for and believe in, and what they are doing to continue to develop themselves in order to maximize their efforts to continue the pursuit towards their vision.
In today’s episode of The Freestyle Way Podcast Carl Paoli sits down with his friend and fellow Coach Logan Gelbrich - Founder and Owner of Deuce Gym.
Logan is no ordinary founder or former athlete. Logan is a thought leader who is obsessed with the idea of pursuing one’s peak expression even knowing that the chances of achieving said expression are slim to none. It is in knowing that the outcome of our efforts is out of our control where Logan thrives and zeros his focus in on becoming process oriented, exercising extreme vulnerability, and taking full ownership of one’s performance. Logan believes that in order to be able to pursue said standard of living, one must be willing to live in a constant state self development and hold oneself accountable to it by creating a structures and safe environments to do so.
In this conversation Carl and Logan do a deep dive into the principles behind his book Going Right, a term Gelbrich has coined as A LOGICAL JUSTIFICATION FOR PURSUING YOUR DREAMS and to show people how they may be choosing a disadvantaged position for growth and how one can change that. Logan’s principle of focusing on what one can control has led him and his team to develop a trusting and willing mindset open to change and evolve through operating at the edges of their abilities while constantly receiving feedback that whether negative or positive helps the individual and group course correct as needed.
Logan’s ability to cut through the hype is what has allowed him in his former goal of playing Major League Baseball to learn and create qualities in his character that has made him fit to do whatever he chooses in life. He knows in his heart that he has the ability to take on anything he sets his mind to and has proven this with the ongoing success of his organization Deuce and the individuals who belong to it.
After you listen to this conversation you will learn how holding the standard on relentlessly pursuing one’s peak expression and Going Right will inevitably result in not only a meaningful and deep body of work but also in a joyful experience.
In today’s episode Carl sits down with Jason Khalipa - The CrossFit Games champion and the Founder and Owner of NCFit.
Jason shares how he started his athletic career by riding BMX and later transitioning into Football where he found Strength & Conditioning and a love for Fitness as he worked the front desk at a local gym. It was through fitness where he started practicing CrossFit which led Jason to taking the tile of the Fittest Man On Earth by winning the 2008 CrossFit Games. While pursuing his career as a professional athlete, Jason decided to simultaneously take his job in the fitness industry to the next level by opening his own gym. A gym that has now grown to over 20 locations around the world.
As Jason juggled being a professional athlete and operating a rapidly growing business, a wrench was thrown into his life when his daughter was suddenly diagnosed with Leukemia. It was at this moment when Fitness helped him navigate this scary period of time in his life, which he did through what he has now coined the AMRAP Mentality - A mindset in which one remains focused, shuts out the noise, commits to hard work, and ads a touch of competitive energy to achieve the desired results. In Jason’s case, the results he was looking for were to remain solution conscious, create a safe environment for his daughter to heal, while making sure that he stayed connected to his family and on top of helping his business thrive.
Jason has now written a book with the title As Many Reps As Possible and subtitled “ Succeeding in competition, business, and life by making the most of every single minute”, where Jason talks about how you too can develop the AMRAP Mentality which has allowed him to find freedom and success in his life.
Jason's book is now available on Amazon and where a portion of the proceeds will be donated to support children and their families battling pediatric cancer.
In this episode Carl Paoli sits down with Darryl Stingley also known as Wavezilla.
Darryl Stingley represents a modern day breed of human beings that seem to possess supernatural powers when it comes to their ability to move. Although these individuals are rare, there are enough of them in the world that they no longer go unnoticed. I’m talking about freerunners- athletes that practice the art of Parkour, a discipline with roots in military escape and evasion tactics originating in France in the late ’80s. Fast forward thirty plus years and here we are, bearing witness to a self-regulated, fully functioning, interdependent community of athletes dedicated to the exploration of movement. Movement that is expressed through the navigation of the most fluid, effective, efficient, creative, and original fashion possible.
Darryl Stingley represents a modern day breed of human beings that seem to possess supernatural powers when it comes to their ability to move.
As in any community there are always those that stand out. The ones that break the rules. The ones that set new standards. The ones that are unafraid to showcase the fullest expression of themselves within their discipline and beyond. These character traits are the ones that define Darryl Stingley, aka Wavezilla.
Darryl is disciplined as a high performing athlete. His movement abilities (which resemble those of a comic book superhero) are rooted in a strong influence from hip-hop culture. Darryl’s burning desire to be the best version of himself, along with a vision to create the most inclusive platform for people around the world, makes him one of a kind.
In this episode of The Freestyle Way Darryl shares how he became a professional Freerunner, how he produces is head-scratching content for Social Media and Youtube, how he looks at business and making money, what his intention is to contribute to his community and the rest of the world through his craft.
In this episode of the podcast CarlPaoli sits down with Charlie Jabaley aka Charlie Rocket 🚀.
Charlie shares his inspiring transformation story where he went from being at the top of his game in the music business to finding himself overweight and diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Charlie’s transition from the music industry to becoming an athlete has led Charlie to lose 125 lbs, complete 3 marathons and 1 Ironman, to reversing his brain tumor, and being featured in Nike’s Dream Crazy commercial in 2018.
Make sure to go follow Charlie in instagram.
Find him at www.charliejabaley.com
In this episode Carl sits down with his long time friend and fellow coach, Diane Fu.
Diane shares how it wasn't finding success in the fitness industry as a reference for olympic weightlifting that brought her a sense of fulfillment and purpose but rather in becoming a parent. Diane talks about how in the wake of ending her marriage with the woman who she had her daughter with helped her find clarity in her life's mission which is to be a student of relationships.
Diane shares what she has learned through the separation from her wife, how she navigates being a single parent, and ultimately how these life lessons are transferring into all other aspects of her life including her career as a coach in the Fitness industry.
In this episode Carl Paoli sits down with his long time friend Gabriel Jaochico aka BBoy Wicket.
This open and vulnerable conversation between Carl and Wicket leads to Wicket talking about why he dropped out of High School, why he moved to Las Vegas at the age of 17, what it's like to perform on the big stages with artists like Usher, what his vulnerabilities have been in the Hip Hop scene, and ultimately what legacy Wicket intends to leave behind for the BBoy community.
In this episode I sit down with Nate Helming, my friend and Co-Founder of The Run Experience.
We discuss how Nate navigated his career in the pursuit of becoming a professional triathlete and later becoming a coach and co-founder of one of the top online resources for runners around the world. How learning how to breakdance took his coaching career to the next level and how fitness has shaped his philosophy not only in his running practice but also in building a team and growing his business.
In this episode I sit down with my friend and fellow coach Daniel Severin Petersen to talk about his journey from working a job that had him feeling incomplete to traveling the world teaching seminars, coaching recording artist Lukas Graham, and becoming the Director of Training for Freestyle.
In this episode Carl Paoli interviews his mentor, business advisor, and friend Tom Reid on the topic of communication through TASK - a tool designed for teaching others how to communicate effectively based on the principles of treating people with dignity and respect, assuming positive intent, identifying one's strengths, and keeping people empowered.
In this episode Carl Paoli talks about his take on the concept of maximizing life and shares insights from an ABC Network interview with Michael Jordan, and talks from Tony Robbins, Simon Sinek, and Scott Geller.