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Fitness Minus the B.S.

Fitness Minus the B.S.

By Geoff Etherson
Listen to experienced coaches talk about the methods they use to help real people change their lives, minus all the bulls&$@ this industry is usually known for.
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How to Maintain Your Fat Loss Results.

Fitness Minus the B.S.

How to Maintain Your Fat Loss Results.

Fitness Minus the B.S.

How Your Activity Level is Keeping You from Losing Body Fat
I sat down with Merril, Ana, and Marco, to discuss the importance of activity level when it comes to fat loss. Most people are missing the boat with this piece of the puzzle, and we explain why and how to fix it.
May 10, 2022
Let’s Talk About Macros
I chat macros with Merrill and Ana, and the questions they hear most often from their friends. We talk Protein, Carbs, fasting, Keto and some other rants that have nothing to do with any of this 🙂
April 19, 2022
Body Fat Scans and Why You Should Get One ASAP.
I sat down with Jason Belvill, Co Founder of Body Spec to talk about what kinds of training are making the biggest changes in peoples quest to lose body fat. Check out for more details.
March 22, 2022
Wrapping Up Your 6 Week Challenge?
Starting week 6 of 2022 and many of you are ending a 6 week challenge. Have you given any thought to what comes next? Here is what you should be doing after your challenge is over.
February 07, 2022
Why is it so Hard to Get in Shape?
Breaking down exactly why people struggle to get in shape, and how you can overcome it.
November 29, 2021
From Bootcamp Queen to Physique Competitor.
Ana tells her story of how she took her physique to the next level with the addition of weight training, and nutrition.
November 23, 2021
From Mom to Fitness Model and How She Did It.
This week I talk to Merrill Norrdin, mom of 3 who just recently became a Pro Bikini Physique Competitor. We talk about what it too mentally and physically to make this change.
October 19, 2021
14 Best Ways to Burn Fat Fast 🙄
I critique an article that was the number one hit on Google for how to lose body fat. Put your boots on there’s some bullshit ahead.
October 12, 2021
Get Comfortable, with being Uncomfortable
Everyone wants their body to change, yet they aren’t will to make any changes in their habits. If you want to make teal changes, you are going to have to do some things that are uncomfortable. But there is hope….
September 14, 2021
Creating a Healthy Relationship with Food and Working Out (with Mallory)
One of my online clients Mallory tells her story of how she went from training herself into the ground, eating next to nothing, and being completely frustrated with her body, to a new understanding about training and nutrition.
August 11, 2021
Calorie Dense Foods and How They Can Help You Lose Body Fat
Calorie density is a topic that many people don’t understand. Everyone thinks that they have to eat a certain type of food or foods to lose body fat. In reality, you just need to better understand some basic principles.
July 29, 2021
Transformation Story (Denise)
Our member Denise shares her awesome story about going from being completely unhappy with her body and how she felt, to down 45 pounds and on her way being in the shape of her life at 40!
June 30, 2021
Setting Up Your Annual Training Plan
Athletes train in seasons. Off season, pre season, and in season. You can set your training up the same way and take advantage of different times of year. Learn how to spend time building, cutting, and maintaining based on the time of year.
June 23, 2021
9 Dieting Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
There are countless ways to fail at fat loss. These 9 are the most common that we see at TI. This will help you prepare for and avoid them with your diet.
May 26, 2021
The Missing Piece of the Puzzle
Here are some characteristics you should adopt if you are trying to lose some body fat and get in shape. How many do you have?
May 05, 2021
5 Things That Will Make or Break Your Fat Loss
Too many people are delusional about what it takes to lose body fat and keep it off. Here are the 5 things everyone needs to know about before they get started.
April 21, 2021
The Art of Never Giving Up
Mom of 3 and online client Emily talks about how she was able to navigate a cross country move, 3 kids, a husband in the military (on deployment), Covid and still manage to lose 40 pounds!!
April 07, 2021
Succeeding in the Face of Adversity
One of our online clients talks about her transformation and how she is keeping it off all during the Covid pandemic.
March 22, 2021
Creating Realistic Expectations With Your Fat Loss
Setting up realistic expectations is extremely important to your success. Listen to how we help our clients set up their expectations, and help them reach their goal.
March 02, 2021
Why You Need to Meal Prep, and Why Your Excuses not to are Bullshit.
I sit down with Carolyn Jones and Merrill Nordin to talk about how they have kept making progress for 10+ years. We talk meal prep, training and why Goldfish crackers are the devil.
February 11, 2021
Why Bootcamp May not be the Best Thing for You.
I sat down with 2 of our members Linh, and Jo to chat about the difference between our program at TI, and some of the “Bootcamp” style training they have done in the past.
February 01, 2021
Training while Pregnant with Amanda Miramontes.
I sat down with one of my members who is currently pregnant to talk about the pros and cons of working out during pregnancy. Lots of good stuff.
January 28, 2021
The “It works for me” mentality.
“ It works for me” is a phrase often uttered by people in fitness. This podcast will discuss why that is not a valid reason to do something, and how to make better decisions.
January 17, 2021
Things That Will Sabotage Your New Year Resolution.
Guest host Shannon and I chat about the mistakes that we are people make while starting a fitness resolution, and how you can avoid these mistakes.
December 09, 2020
How Much Weight Should You Use?
This is a common question that we get every week in the gym. I will go over the basics on how to select proper weights and why it’s so important to your success.
December 09, 2020
Online Coaching and the Role it Plays in Your Success.
I sit down with two of our online coaches Marco and Shannan as we talk about how we have helped our clients during 2020 and how we can help you in 2021
December 03, 2020
Covid, Lifting Weights, and Your Immune System.
This week I give you my two cents on how important exercise is to keeping you healthy in the midst of a global pandemic.
November 20, 2020
Youth Athletes and the Benefits of Strength Training w/Mika Jones
Villa Park Athlete Mika Jones talks about her experience with our strength program over the last 5 years and how it has benefitted her performance.
November 12, 2020
Your Lifting Technique is Killing Your Gains.
Technique is a word that’s thrown around in the gym a lot, but do you really know what that means? How much thought have you given to your technique, and if it is on par with what you were trying to accomplish in the gym?
October 15, 2020
How many days a week should you workout?
Here is a very detailed talk on how to determine how many days a week you should be working out, and how to get the most out of them.
October 08, 2020
My 2 Cents on Cheat Days
I still get asked a lot about cheat days, and what I think about them. Well, here is exactly what i tell my clients about cheat days...
September 30, 2020
7 Things to Get the Most Out of Your Training
I am always shocked that people who have been training for years still don’t know some of the most fundamental things about training. I have outlined 7 of the most basic things you should know about your training to get the best results.
September 21, 2020
The Cardio Myth
Is cardio really necessary for fat loss? How much should you be doing? What about gaining muscle? Should You do cardio for that? I answer all these questions and more...
September 08, 2020
Your Excuses Suck
Hey, if you are unhappy with your body, then there is only one person that can change that, and we both know who that is. Consider this tour kick in the ass to get started.
August 13, 2020
Everything you Need to Know About Our Program at TI
I take a DEEP dive into how we developed our program at Train Insane, and all the different things that went into it. Strap in, there is a lot of info.
August 03, 2020
Everything You Need to Set Up Your Training Program
I give you all the basics on how to set up a successful weight training program. From how many days, to exercise and weight selection, and even sets and reps.
June 23, 2020
Creating a New Normal
While everyone talks about the aftermath of the Corona Virus, and what the “new normal” will be, It gave me an idea. I try to get people to create a new normal with their habits everyday. That is the key to long term success in fitness. This podcast talks about how you can create a new normal in your day to day life that will help you reach and keep your goal body.
May 07, 2020
Talking Fitness With My Son
I decided to interview my 7 year old son Colton about what he has picked up about nutrition, exercise, and anything else fitness related. Interesting to hear what he has picked up over the years.
April 29, 2020
Nutrition Meeting with Hannah (my wife)😬
I sat down with my wife Hannah to have an honest talk about quarantine life, take out, nutrition, and how set yourself up for success during this weird time.
April 18, 2020
What You Need to Know About HIIT Training.
The fitness industry has leaned toward this type of training for a long time now. While it serves a purpose, it is not the only or even the best way for everyone to train.
February 25, 2020
Have You Outgrown Your Gym?
I sit down with one of our members that took a leap of faith and left her Bootcamp style gym to give weight training a try. Here is what she had to say.
February 20, 2020
6 Week Challenges SUCK! (Coach Geoff’s Rants and Observations)
My unedited opinion of 6 week challenges in the fitness industry, and why they are doing more harm than good. Buckle up.
February 18, 2020
Why Fad Diets are Unnecessary
I sit down with Merrill Nordin to talk about Keto, Fasting, Cleanses, Paleo, and more. (i also accidentally invent the Girl Scout Cookie Diet.
February 18, 2020
Are You Sabotaging Yourself?
So many people fail to reach their goals because of self sabotage. Find out how you can change this, and start creating habits to help you succeed, instead of betting yourself to fail.
February 11, 2020
Don’t Give Up
How your unrealistic expectations are sabotaging your success.
January 29, 2020
Setting You Up For Success in 2020
Here is what I am coaching all my clients to do this year in order to succeed at their fitness goals.
January 15, 2020
Holiday Party (or any party) Survival Guide.
We talk about some strategies that you can use to have fun with your friends and family, and not regret it afterwards.
December 17, 2019
How to Use Motivation
Motivation is never permanent. Most people fall of their goals because they “lose motivation.” In this podcast I discuss motivation, and how to take the proper steps to make sure you don’t lose it.
November 27, 2019
Your Boring Workout Needs to Change
One of the most common complaints I hear from people is that they are bored with their workouts. Well, why don’t you change them? The answer is that most people don’t know how. I talk about some ways to change things up and how you can get better results.
November 13, 2019
Your Choices are Keeping you Fat (Coach Geoff’s Rants and Observations)
We all have choices to make. Some people choose to exercise, and stay on top of their calorie intake, and some don’t. What you may not realize is, that by choosing to put off your health and fitness, you are only making it worse.
October 29, 2019
A Look Inside Our Nutrition Program
I podcasted an actual nutrition meeting with myself and 4 of our members. This is what goes on during our meetings. Lots of good stuff, support, and laughs.
October 21, 2019
Redefining Success
I sit down with Sarah, Shannon, and Pertle to talk about, the All or Nothing Mentality, Redefining what Success means to you, thinking about long term success instead of Right Now.
October 14, 2019
The TI Mafia Podcast
Geoff and Marco go over our current training phase, how you can get the most out of it, and some teasers about this year’s Battle of the Best.
October 11, 2019
Your Holiday Attitude Adjustment (Coach Geoff’s Rants and Observations)
The holidays seem to bring out the adult version of “Senioritis”. They stop working out, start eating more calories, and arrive at January first 10-15 pounds heavier. Here are my 2 cents on how to keep this from happening.
October 08, 2019
The TI Mafia Podcast
This episode is for YOU the TI member to keep you up to date with what is going on at TI. Find out what’s going at the gym and do t miss out on the fun.
September 18, 2019
Stop Dieting During the Holidays (Coach Geoff’s Rants and Observations)
Deciding to diet during the holidays is like taking a vow of celibacy before you go on spring break. Sure you could do it, but why not wait until you don’t have so much temptation around you.
September 18, 2019
You Don’t Have to Eat Healthy...(Coach Geoff’s Rants and Observations)
You are not fat because you don’t eat healthy enough. I talk about why this common misconception is robbing people of their ability to lose body fat and get healthy.
September 10, 2019
Stop Going Through the Motions (Geoff’s rants and observations)
Too many people are just going through the motions with their Fitness routine. They half ass their workouts and nutrition and then wonder why they haven’t lost 20 pounds in 3 weeks. You have to put in the effort to get the results you want. This episode is the kick in the ass you need.
August 24, 2019
Why Do You Want the Cheapest Gym?(Coach Geoff’s Rants and Observations)
Many things should go into your decision to join a gym. Cost should be on the list, but definitely not number 1. Here’s why...
August 17, 2019
Why Monday Workouts Kick Your Ass (Coach Geoff’s Rants and Observations)
Ever have a bad Monday workout? It’s got nothing to do with Monday, and everything to do with your weekend. Here’s how you can fix it.
August 13, 2019
Why You Need a Massage Yesterday with Sarah Autry
I sit down with TI’s in house massage therapist Sarah Autry to talk about the importance of massage. Why you need one, what they do, how they relieve pain, and much more.
August 08, 2019
You Do You: why comparing yourself to other people is actually keeping you from reaching your goals
I sit down with Hannah Etherson and Merrill Nordin to talk about the down falls of comparing yourself to other people in the gym, and in general. How this can lead to a lot of problems in your fitness journey.
July 25, 2019
The Value of Having a Coach with Nicole Marquez
Nicole (mom of 2) talks about her experience working with Train Insane in our online program. Nicole comes from an athletic background, is a crossfit level 2 coach, and was struggling to get back in shape after baby number 2. We were able to help her drop the extra 30 pounds and change how she thought about training and nutrition.
June 25, 2019
Real Talk About Bikini Competitions with Nina Sellers
Nina (mom of 2) talks about her experience with her first bikini competition. We talk training, nutrition, and what it takes to get on stage.
June 13, 2019
Fit Shaming
I sit down with Jessie, and Kayla to talk about Fit Shaming, and the stigma behind females, fitness, muscles, and more.
May 13, 2019
How to Maintain Your Fat Loss Results.
This week we talk about maintaining your fitness results. Most people are either gaining weight or losing weight, but forget about the importance of maintaining.
April 29, 2019
“Un-Funk” Yourself
This week I sit down with my wife Hannah to talk about how to “un-funk” yourself. How to break out of those times in your life when motivation is low, and working out is the last thing on your mind.
April 11, 2019
The Protein Epidode
Geoff and Marco talk about everything you want to know about protein. How much, how often, can you eat too much, protein supplements, and the dreaded protein farts.
March 15, 2019
Discovering Your Inner Bad Ass with Kirsten Almario and Brittany Arabi.
I sat down with Brittany Arabi and Kirsten Almario to talk about their journey from just wanting to get in better shape, to competing in bikini and weightlifting competitions.
February 22, 2019
Yo-yo Dieting, Cardio, and Fitness Misunderstandings
I sit down with Coach Marco Perez B.S. Kinesiology, and one of our members Autumn Emmons to discuss Misconceptions about dieting, fat loss, cardio, and how you can sift through the B.S.
February 18, 2019
How to Deal with “Mom Guilt” and the Gym.
I talk with Hannah Etherson and Merrill Nordin about how they deal with the “mom guilt” and the gym. How do they justify the time they spend at the gym away from their kids?
February 13, 2019
Bikini Competitor Angelia Formisano talks with me about Women and Weightlifting.
Angelia talks women and weightlifting and all the nonsense that goes with it. Learn about her own journey to get fit and her struggle to overcome her misconceptions.
February 01, 2019
Reignite Your Motivation to Workout
What do you do when fitness motivation fades in February? How do you get back on track? Well, start with this podcast.
January 28, 2019