Hello and Welcome to The Kinetik Fitness Show, where we inspire you to live a longer, healthier, happier and more joyful life. We cover everything you need to know to be optimally healthy in your mind, body and spirit.
Are you ready to become the ultimate version of yourself? Well let's dive in with your host and guide by your side, Ali West.
In this episode I share my honest experience of what happened on a recent Magic Mushroom trip. I share some info about psilocybin mushrooms, how I consumed them, the dosage I took, the onset of the trip, what happened, the lessons that the mushrooms taught/showed me and how I've taken the lessons and messages from my trip and integrated them into my everyday life.
DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT IN ANY WAY PROMOTING THE USE OR CONSUMPTION OF PSYCHEDELIC DRUGS OR ANY DRUGS WHATSOEVER. IF YOU DECIDE TO TAKE MAGIC MUSHROOMS OR ANY PSYCHOACTIVE DRUG, IT IS DONE SO BY YOU AND AT YOUR OWN RISK. ALI AND THE KINETIK FITNESS SHOW CAN NOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ANY DECISIONS MADE BY THE LISTENER OR ANY ADVERSE EFFECTS THAT MAY OCCUR. TRIP SAFE!
In this episode I discuss what I believe to be the 5 fundamentals for health and how you can implement them into your life. There is no magic pill and if there were you wouldn't take it. So listen to this episode to find out the fundamentals and start becoming healthier today!
Kayla is the co-founder of the Womens Biohacking Collective, host of the BioCurious podcast, a health scientist at CDC, researcher, professional biohacker, nationally ranked athlete, and Doctoral student of integrative mind-body medicine.
Kayla has dedicated her life to sharing useful knowledge, empowering people to take responsibility and control of their health, wellness and life. She employs a holistic approach across the spectrum of mind-body medicine, biohacking, naturopathy, neuroscience, and functional nutrition to harness their innate power and reach their full potential.
In this episode we discuss:
What Bio Hacking actually is
What problems Bio Hacking can help with
Kayla's top Bio Hacks
Bio Hacking on a budget
Bio Hacking tech
How you can get started with Bio Hacking or take your Bio hacking game to the next level
Plus much much more
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Dr. Clare Johnson is a Lucid Dreaming expert. She has been having lucid dreams for over 40 years and has been writing and teaching about them for 25 years. She has written 6 books a combination of both non-fiction and fiction centred around lucid dreaming.
Her expertise and passion in this field has taken her all over the world and she has spoken at conferences and international multi-media platforms on lucidity, sleep disorders, and the role of lucid dreams in healing and dying.
We talk everything lucid dreaming in this episode and how you can use it as a powerful tool to improve all areas of your life.
My guest today is long time friend Lucy West. Lucy quit her full time job to follow her passion and live out her life's purpose. Back in 2012 she started a network marketing business with Arbonne which has allowed her to quit her corporate job, grow a team of passionate individuals, speak on stage in front of over 2000 people at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham and for the last 6 months, travel the globe, working remotely only a few hours per week.
Lucy West has a background in performing arts and worked in the entertainment industry for 7 years before starting her own business.
She’s worked for companies such as the BBC, Channel 4, Cambridge Arts Theatre & Nottingham Playhouse.
In 2012 she was introduced to Arbonne, a company which introduces people to a pure, healthy lifestyle through botanically based skincare, nutrition and cosmetics.
Not only have the products dramatically improved her skin and health, the business has allowed her to create a life by design. She quit the the corporate world in 2015 and is now able to travel the world full time with her husband, building her business virtually. Her biggest passion is seeing the transformation of people in her team and helping people realise that they were made for more.
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I made it to 50 episodes! I thought the best thing to do for this half century episode was to let you into my life and share my life story so far. 32 years of living condensed into 2 hours was a struggle but I believe that this episode is honest and transparent. Use it as inspiration, fuel for your fire and a chance to get to know me more intimately.
I also wanted to say I'm so happy and grateful for getting to 50 podcast episodes, I couldn't of done it without the listeners. Thank you so much, if you have supported me and listened to this podcast. If this is your first episode listening to the show then you picked a great one to start on!
In this episode:
My birth and the early trauma it caused.
Growing up, my parents, school, friends and football.
The death of a loved one in my teenage years and drinking heavily at 14.
College, more football and my injury.
Life decisions and the start of my career in fitness.
Up skilling and increasing my knowledge
The transition to being my own boss and running my own business.
Ending a long term relationship and meeting my wife Sarah.
Going from a one man personal training business to opening and running my own gym.
The struggles of the past 2 and half years, ups, downs and life lessons.
Starting the podcast.
How you are amazing, you are unique and how you can achieve your dreams.
Plus loads more
This is me... Enjoy the episode.
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Anja Chong is a national short track skater and represents Malaysia. She became a 3 time SEA Games Gold Medalist at her debut performance in the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games. She clinched 3 golds in all her events - the 500m, 1000m and Ladies 3000m Relay.
In her efforts to empower women to believe that we really can do it all, she has decided to juggle a career in the financial industry, as well as one out on the ice! Anja is currently working on her own business. She also writes a newsletter in the hopes of helping to inspire other women out there and together discover how to be our best selves.
In this episode we discuss:
Her career and journey to where she is now.
How Anja overcame depression and abuse, both physical and mental.
How leading with love and kindness for yourself and others can empower you and change your life.
Her core values and purpose in life.
The power of gratitude, forgiveness and the Law Of Attraction
How everything in the universe vibrates and how you can be aware of your own vibration as well as other peoples.
Plus much more
Anja drops so much wisdom in this episode so give it a listen and we really had a great vibe during this interview . Enjoy!
Megan is a creative vinyasa and thoughtful movement teacher who emphasizes the mind/body connection. Teaching vinyasa, yin and restorative, she integrates alignment and functional flow throughout her classes and always includes meditation and/or breath work.
She has a combined degree in kinesiology, business and leadership. As a yoga teacher for over 15 years, she first entered the world of yoga via meditation more than 25 years ago. She has more than 6,000 teaching hours under her belt as a E-RYT and a 500-hour graduate of Yoga Medicine. She is a certified Yoga Medicine Registered Therapeutic Specialist and Yoga Alliance continuing education provider. She is specifically trained in myofascial release work, Thai massage, mindfulness-based meditation, yoga for traumatic brain injury resilience and mixed martial arts practice.
She offers classes to all ages at her studio Ebb & Flow in metro-Atlanta and is proud to be a part of the Yoga Medicine teaching faculty. A recovering triathlete herself, Megan enjoys working with athletes, aging bodies with injuries and is specifically creating classes and curriculum for firefighters and other first responders, where she explores the ability to use yoga, meditation and breath work to build mental wellness in typically sleep deprived, chronic stress sufferers.
In this episode we discuss:
Megan's daily practices
How Megan and her husband are helping first responders with their physical and mental wellbeing
Megan's tips for living a longer, healthier, happier and more joyful life.
Plus much much more
For the first time ever I interview one of my clients Jon and share his case study. Jon has achieved amazing results since he started working with us and in this episode he shares his story and journey from being overweight, depressed and having zero energy, to training 4 x per week, losing loads of fat and weight, increasing muscle, increasing his energy and confidence plus much more.
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Jane Bush is an ARCH registered colon hydrotherapist. She has her own practice where she currently has a 3 month waiting list for patients. In this episode we talk all about gut health, digestion and how colonic hydro therapy can help.
Gut issues and why they are occurring
The gut/brain link
Food and supplements that will support your gut
The benefits you will see and feel once you fix your gut
Intolerance and allergy testing
Tips and practices to improve your gut health and digestion immediately
Plus much much more
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William W. Li, MD, is a world-renowned physician, scientist, speaker, and author of EAT TO BEAT DISEASE – The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself, which is a New York Times best seller. He is best known for leading the Angiogenesis Foundation. His groundbreaking work has impacted more than 70 diseases including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease, and obesity. His TED Talk, “Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?” has garnered more than 11 million views, and he has appeared on: Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, Voice of America; and in The Atlantic, TIME, and The New York Times. An author of over 100 scientific publications in leading journals such as Science, the New England Journal of Medicine, and The Lancet, Dr. Li has served on the faculties of Harvard Medical School, Tufts University, and Dartmouth Medical School.
In this episode we discuss:
How you can tell if what you're eating is beating or feeding disease
The bodies 5 defence mechanisms and which foods can support each one
How food is medicine and the science behind it
Grand slam foods (foods that support all of the bodies 5 defence mechanisms)
Action points you can implement straight away
Plus much much more
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In this episode I chat to Eva Humprhies also know as Wholefood Warrior.
Eva Humphries is a leading BANT registered nutritionist and the brains behind Wholefood Warrior.
She even has some letters after her name: DipION, mBANT, CNHC.
DipION - a degree equivalent in Nutritional Therapy from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition
mBANT - member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) - a professional membership body for Registered Nutritional Therapists
CNHC - member of the Complementary & Natural Therapies Healthcare Council (CNHC) - a regulatory body for nutritional therapists.
As a nutritional therapist, Eva specialises in type 2 diabetes and cancer.
In this episode we discuss:
The common nutritional issues she comes across with her clients and in the general population
How you can add rather than take away to improve your health
The benefits you get from improving your nutrition
How to create healthy eating habits
Some nutritional myths
Tips and tricks you can put into practice straight away to improve your nutrition
Plus much much more
Did you realise that music can have a direct impact on your physical, mental and spiritual health?
In this episode I interview a very special guest Bill Protzmann. Bill has devoted his life to music and has harnessed his love for it as entertainment and therapy to help others. He coined the term 'Music Care' and has used music as medicine to help people suffering with varying conditions and illnesses. Which include: Alzheimer's, PTSD, Alcoholism, drug addictions, stress, physical and emotional injuries plus many more.
What is even more powerful is that Bill has used the healing powers of music on himself, to help with his own conditions which include depression and schizophrenia.
Common issues that people are dealing with
How music can be used as a tool to improve health
Some of the major benefits music can have on health
What types of music, vibrations and frequencies can be most beneficial
When and how music can be used in a negative way and how to make sure that doesn't happen
Plus much more!
We also have a surprise for you to finish the show, so make sure you listen all the way to the end!
In this episode I speak to an old friend, Chris Bailey, owner of Bailey Image. Chris is a fitness photographer and has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including Eddie Hall, Ashley Horner and Justin Gonzalez. Chris has done photography work for big brands including Gym Shark and PHD Nutrition. He has been an in house photographer for Flex magazine and Muscle & Fitness magazine and has also been the lead photographer at The Arnold Classic and The Olympia competitions.
In my opinion Chris is one of the top 5 fitness photographers in the world and in this episode we talk about his journey, his vision, how he sets small and large goals and where he see himself going in the future. If you need some inspiration today this is for you!
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In this episode I take a deep dive into relationships. You will learn:
- The definition of relationship
- How a positive or negative relationship with someone or a group of people has an effect on your health
- How relationships effect mental health
- How relationships effect your body
- How relationships effect your spirit and higher purpose
- What the longest study on happiness showed
- 3 tips to improve your relationships
The Longest Study On Happiness
I've just got back from a 2 week holiday in Bali and I wanted to share my experience with you.
In this episode you will learn:
How you can stay healthy whilst travelling
How to overcome jet lag and dodge viruses
What Bali showed and taught me about myself and others
How travel truly broadens the mind and how you can use travel to improve your overall wellbeing.
Plus some interesting stories and more...
Most people don't breathe correctly. In this episode you will discover how to control your breathing, the right mechanics for breathing, how powerful the breath is, various breathing techniques plus much more. There is nothing else that is as simple to implement which gives you the best health results in such a short amount of time. My guest today is Leigh Ewin, Leigh is a Wim Hof Method instructor, a student of The Bullet Proof Method and Oxygen Advantage. He has been mentored by some of the top experts in breath work and human performance. Leigh also has his own company called Flowness which teaches individuals how to best access that "flow state" and unlock their human potential. Take control of your breath and take control of your life! @leighewin @aliwestfitness flowness.io
In this episode I go into the various ways you can track and improve your recovery. Recovery is vitally important for your overall well being and also to improve your performance in everything you do.
In this episode I talk about:
The various ways of tracking recovery including the various wearable technologies.
The importance of sleep for recovery
How to monitor and assess your heart rate so you can recover optimally.
The various forms of heart rate, including resting hear rate, heart rate variability and working heart rate.
Why nutrition and hydration is vital for recovery.
8 summits of Everest, the first Irish man to climb and descend K2, conquerer of the 7 summits, World Records, ultra marathons and the list goes on. Noel Hanna has achieved many feats in his life and in this episode you will learn about this man's incredible career and adventures.
In this episode you will also learn:
Noel's mindset and how to improve yours
How Noel has overcome many obstacles and barriers
What drives him to complete these amazing challenges
How important it is to have a support system
Plus much much more.
Iain is PhD student at the University of Bath focusing on nutrition and metabolism for health. He has over 10 years of research and experience in metabolic health and has done extensive research studies on intermittent fasting. Including the paper: Intermittent fasting, energy balance and associated health outcomes in adults: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
What intermittent fasting is
Different protocols and which is the best protocol to follow
The health benefits of intermittent fasting
Training whilst in a fasted state
Tips to help you to stick to your intermittent fasting regime
Plus much much more
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Tim and Jacko from School of Calisthenics share their story and expertise in the field of calisthenics.
We discuss: How they formed School of Calisthenics, some of the problems beginners face when starting calisthenics, how to push through obstacles, the importance of getting a coach and guidance, their future plans, plus much much more!
Nick Butter is a professional endurance runner and a man on a mission. Nick is on a mission to run a marathon in every single country in the world. That's right 196 marathons in 196 countries. He will set 8 World records along his journey all whilst aiming to raise a quarter of a million pounds for the battle against prostate cancer. I record this episode with Nick after he has completed his 102nd marathon in Bahrain.
Not only is Nick passionate about running he has an amazing story to share and is a true inspiration. This episode will give you a new outlook on life and inspire you to be healthier and move forward with purpose.
This is one of my best episodes yet, so go listen.
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Sarah Piampiano is a professional triathlete and Ironman triathlete. Sarah competed in her first amateur triathlon in 2009 off the back of a bet with a friend. Within in the space of 3 years she went from a 90 hour plus per week banker to a full time professional triathlete.
She has gone on to win numerous races and achieve a 7th place finish in the World Ironman Championships. In this episode Sarah shares her incredible and inspirational journey, how she stays motivated, what her training regime looks like, her biggest successes and tips on how you can get started with triathlon.
Meditation will change your life! It's certainly changed mine. In this episode I openly share my meditation journey and the benefits it's provided with me. I also share with you my practice and how you can implement meditation into your life. I share a lot of stuff that only the closest people in my life know about so I hope you enjoy it!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqPYhcdFgrlUXiGmPRAej1w - Jason Stephenson guided meditations over 1 million subscribers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFyLOKTs3Uw - Merkaba guided meditation. (This is the very first one I did and the one that got me into meditation)
Dave Watts aka Tin Tin former pro Basketballer turned teacher gives us an insight on what it takes to be a pro athlete.
We discuss training methods, recovery, mindset and Dave's story of how he made it at professional level. Plus much more.
Christian is the owner and founder of The Perrymount Clinic based in West Sussex. Christian specialises in baby health and helps mothers and babies with a wide range of care services. Including calming colic, cranial osteopathy, birth trauma resolution, mother and baby nutrition plus much more.
In this episode we discuss how mothers can support their child before, during and after pregnancy. What are the best nutrition methods to follow. How to reduce colic, how to reduce the amount of crying from your baby and how to help babies who can't sleep, plus lots more.
If you are a parent, are planning on becoming a parent or are interested in baby health this is the episode for you.
In this episode Ali chats with Richard Whitehead MBE. Rich runs with prosthetic legs and is a 2 time Paralympic gold medalist, a 4 time World Championship gold medalist and a 3 time World Record holder. Rich is also a patron of Sarcoma UK the bone and soft tissue cancer charity.
We find out his Why?, his training methods, what keeps him so dedicated to his sport, the responsibility athletes have to inspire others, the legacy of London 2012, plus much more.
In this episode Ali chats with stunt man and actor Adam Collins. Adam has featured in big budget Hollywood films and TV Shows, he has also just premiered his very own film called Outlawed, which he wrote, stars in and co directed.
We discuss Adam's journey, the hard work it took to get his film onto the big screen, transitioning from the military to acting, his training regime, plus much more.
In this episode Ali speaks to Steve Powell, Director of Education for Powerplate about all things Vibration Training. You will learn what vibration training is and the science behind it, the benefits of using vibration and how you can integrate it into your own training regime.
Ali tell his story of his first LSD trip. Ali shares all of experience. He highlights his experience whilst under the influence of LSD, his biggest takeaways and how you can use psycho active drugs safely and beneficially.
Disclaimer: Ali does not promote or encourage the use of any illegal substances. Any usage of psychedelic/psycho active drugs or substances of any kind is at your own risk and your own choice.
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In this quarter of a century, landmark episode. Ali says thank you and explains how showing gratitude can change your life. He also shares some practices you can use to implement gratitude in to your day to day life.
In this episode, Ali speaks with Charlotte Sims, bikini body building competitor. Charlotte shares her amazing fitness journey. From knowing nothing about health and fitness, to being attacked by a dog and nearly losing her hand, to competing in a body building competition whilst following a vegan diet.
Charlotte's story is truly inspiring. Use it to motivate yourself on your fitness journey.
You've been lied to! In this episode Ali debunks and deconstructs some common health and fitness lies and gives you the truth on these 5 LIES!
After listening to this episode you will have the knowledge and ammo to combat the health and fitness liars when they start sprouting rubbish in your ear.
In this episode Master Mindset Coach and Rapid Transformational Therapy Coach (RTT) Philippa Bottrill explains what RTT is all about and how it can help you to overcome any problem or issue in your life. You will learn what RTT is all about, the benefits, the speed at which Philippa gets results, skills you can put into practice to improve your life, plus much much more.
Worry... Does it effect you? Are you ever crippled by worry? Do you want to learn how to overcome worry and live out your best life?
If you answered YES to any of these questions then this is the episode for you. In this episode Ali interviews inspirational coach, speaker, Life Is A Marathon Podcast host and best selling author Bruce Van Horn.
You will learn: Why you are worrying, how to overcome worry, tips and tricks you can use to stop worry dead in it's tracks plus much much more.
In this episode Ali speaks to Chartered Psychologist and University lecturer Serena Simmons.
We learn how mindset effects all aspects of our life, how we can change and improve our mindset, skills, tips and hacks for mindset plus much much more.
In this fascinating episode Ali interviews Dr. Katherine Zagone, Medical Director at Gentera Med about all things IV Drip Therapy. IV Drip Therapy and IV nutrition is on the rise in the well being sector and in this podcast you will learn:
-What IV Drip Therapy is and how it works
- Some of the health issues and deficiencies that IV Therapy can help combat
- The benefits of IV Drip Therapy
- Some amazing and powerful results Dr. Z has achieved with her patients
Plus much much more.
In this episode we speak with experienced Yogi Victoria Louise. Vicky has been practising yoga for over 10 years and has a wealth of expertise and knowledge on all things Yoga.
You will learn about different types of yoga, the benefits of yoga, how you can integrate yoga with other forms of exercise plus much much more.
Whether you are an experienced yogi or are just interested on how yoga can help you to be healthier, this is the episode for you.
In this episode Ali explains how to find your purpose in life. Do you know your life's purpose? If I had to ask you what you're here for could you tell me?
If you want to find out and get clarity on your purpose in life then this is the episode for you. Ali explains a simple practical, system you can use to discover your true life's purpose.
Grab your pen and paper because this is a practical episode!
In this episode we speak to Ben Cunnington from Kinetik Fitness about everything sports massage.
We discuss how sports massage differs to other forms of massage. How it can benefit you, how you can select the best therapist and much much more.
In this episode we speak to Dr. Claire Minshull from Get Back to Sport, about all things injury related. We find out why people get injured, how you can rehab properly and how to prevent injuries from occurring.
In this episode Ali interviews world renowned sleep coach Nick Littlehales. Nick has worked with some of the top athletes and sports teams in the world. We find out how vital sleep is, some techniques and tips on how to improve your sleep and learn some interesting facts that you probably have never even heard of.
In this episode I talk about 5 activities you can do to help you burn fat even if you have limited time. These activities are simple, accesible and anyone can do them. Listen now to find out what they are. @ali_kinetik @kinetiknottm kinetikfitness.co.uk
Have you always wanted to get into meditation but don't know how or where to start? Or do you already meditate and want to take your practice to the next level? Either way this is the episode for you.
In this episode we speak to Jason Stephenson about all things meditation. You will learn how to get started, the benefits, simple tips you can use to be mindful and much more.
Jason Stephenson has 845,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel and has celebrity fans such as Russel Brand. Dive in and learn more about meditation.
In this episode we dive into the mind of Lauren Tickner. A fitness entrepreneur and influencer. Lauren has 129,000 followers on Instagram, 29,000 subscribers on YouTube, her own podcast and multiple online businesses. She gives her tips on how to overcome health issues, fear, anxiety and some of her top tips on how to follow your dreams.
In this shortened episode Dave Meltzer of Sports 1 Marketing gives us his key points to bring success into your life.
In this episode we speak to Dr Marc Cohen from The School of Health and Biomedical Sciences at RMIT University.
We discuss the benefits of cold therapy, how to get started and some practical tips you can use to integrate the cold into your daily life and improve your overall well being.
In this episode we speak to women's health coach and hypnotherapist Pamela Windle. We discuss the menopause, the importance of hormones and many other factors concerning women's health. @pamelawindlehormonecoach @kinetiknottm @ali_kinetik https://www.smarterchange.co.uk/ https://regeneruslab.odoo.com/shop/product/dutch-complete-hormone-hor30-784?search=Dutch+ https://www.invivoclinical.co.uk/products---services/lab-diagnostics/sibo-lactulose--small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth- https://www.invivoclinical.co.uk/products---services/lab-diagnostics/gi-map-microbial-assay-plus https://www.invivoclinical.co.uk/products---services/lab-diagnostics/organic-acids-comprehensive
In this episode we speak to the founder of Brain Move, author of The Evolution of Bio-Mechanics and university lecturer, The Movement Man: Stephen Braybrook.
We discuss how the brain influences and effects pain. How the brain works in relation to human movement. We also discover what steps can be taken to correct faulty movement patters and bring people out of pain.
In this episode we speak to Dr. Emily Splichal. Dr. Emily is a human movement specialist and expert in bare foot running. She travels all over the world teaching health and fitness professionals all about the importance of the foot.
In this episode we discuss everything holistic with Carley Mellors Blair. Carley cured herslef of MS and lost over 70 lbs in weight using various holistic techniques and therapies. She now helps others to become healthier and happier.
Episode #2 - Exercise & Nutrition For Golf Performance.
In today's episode Ali speaks to PGA professional and golf performance coach Richard Dunsby.
We find out the critical role exercise and nutrition plays in golf and sports performance.