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Kinsei-Do Corner - the Functional Fitness podcast with Coach Jo

Kinsei-Do Corner - the Functional Fitness podcast with Coach Jo

By Coach Jo
The functional fitness podcast with Coach Jo, coming to you directly from Jakarta, Indonesia. In this show I sit down with coaches, athletes and fitness enthusiasts from the city and beyond, and we speak about all things health and fitness!
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Episode 34 with Stephan Bergeron (Kinsei-Do Corner): A story of Spreadsheets and Sixpacks - how everyone can keep fit and healthy in spite of a busy life
In this episode I sat down with an old friend of mine, Stephan, and we caught up about healthy habits and routines that have allowed him to stay in incredible shape for over 15 years of working in the highly stressful and demanding consulting industry. Unlike all of the previous guests on this show, Stephan has no direct links to the health and functional fitness industry - he doesn't even have a gym membership - yet has devised a simple but effective system and life structure that allows him to go through life with sub 20% body fat and sixpack to show for it. If you're a consultant, a manager or any other busy professional who wonders how on earth you can balance the demands of your hectic life with health supportive habits and routines, then you'll love this episode! We talk about: Stephan's 180 minute per week rule Why you often just need 2 minutes to live a noticeably healthier life How you can - as he does - occasionally eat a whole glass of nutella and still sport an awesome sixpack And much more...
53:28
May 14, 2022
Episode 33 with Jasmin Toegel (Kinsei-Do Corner): From Personal Trainer to Performance Coach - A Journey of Growth and Self-Development
In this episode of Kinsei-Do Corner, I had the pleasure of sitting down and catching up with Jasmin Toegel, a fellow German and fellow @hintsaperformance coach (in training), and we talked about her 15 year journey as a fitness trainer and how her approach to working with clients has evolved over those years. From her early days as a "normal" personal trainer who simply prescribes exercises to becoming a truly client-centered holistic coach, Jasmin's journey of self-discovery and growth is something all of us working in health and fitness can learn from. We touch on: the simple yet elegant '5 Whys' exercise and its almost magical powers the difference between process goals and outcome goals, and why not all goals are created equal the questions you should really ask yourself if you want to make long lasting, sustainable changes to your health and much much more! Whether you work as a trainer or coach, or if you're interested in developing the mindset, routines and skills to pursue your own health and wellbeing goals, you'll find something of value in this episode. Who is Jasmin Toegel? A fitness trainer with over 15 years in Health and Fitness, Jasmin has worked with many different clients from kids to 90+ year olds. Coming from a commercial gym background, she now specializes in Corporate Fitness. She's a Fitness Trainer with SG Stern in Germany and currently works as the manager and Coach at the corporate gym for Mercedes-AMG.
52:60
April 28, 2022
Episode 32 with Sem Eijwoudt (Kinsei-Do Corner): High Performance Youth Coaching - Laying the Foundations for Athletic Excellence and Lifelong Success
In this episode of Kinsei-Do Corner, I sat down with fellow Hintsa Certified Performance Coach (in training), @semeijwoudt, and we talked about the endlessly fascinating world of youth coaching. Sem's a physical education teacher and lecturer at Fontys Sports College in the Netherlands, and also works with age group football players at Dutch first division club Willem II, as well as with up and coming motorsports talents.  Whether you're a coach of kids, a teacher or simply a parent wanting to set your kids up for the best possible success (physically and mentally) and a happy and fulfilled life, then you'll appreciate Sem's insights and tips, so make sure to check this episode out!
50:40
April 22, 2022
Episode 31 with the Master of Mobility, Matt P (Kinsei-Do Corner): How to build a strong, functional body and a great company at the same time
In this episode of Kinsei-Do Corner, I sat down with Coach and Founder of Primal Mobility (@primal.mobility), Matt P (@matthew.j.phili), for an extremely interesting and wide ranging conversation about coaching, business, personal growth and, of course, mobility. Matt's journey from online coach struggling to pay the bills to heading a mobility training company of 7 coaches and 200 clients, including several elite level CrossFit athletes like Emma Lawson and Emily Rolfe, is nothing short of awe-inspiring. I first met Matt when I sought him out to help me with my own mobility struggles back in 2019, and while my range of motion is still far from perfect - damn you, ankle dorsiflexion! - I made huge gains through Primal's methods and have been a fan ever since. In this episode, we cover what it's like working as a remote coach for athletes of the highest calibre as well as everyday weekend warriors and what YOU can (and should) do to optimally prepare you not only for your training, but for a long life of moving without pain. We also discuss the challenges and struggles of starting your own (coaching) business, the importance of mentors - big shoutout to @itscoachgoodman, a man who has greatly influenced us both (and was my guest on episode 23!) - and the nothing short of revolutionary next plans in the pipeline for Primal Mobility. Whether you're a (CrossFit) coach, an athlete or just a person who has a body and likes to move, you'll find something of value in this episode! Who is Matt P? Matt started his journey into online coaching late into 2018. He knew he had a strong niche and determination to make it work but didn't realize just how far it would take him professionally and personally.  Matt is the Founder and Head Coach of Primal Mobility, a strength based mobility coaching company.  Matt shares his experience of working with crossfire games athletes as well as all things he's learned along the rocky path pf entrepreneurship.
54:47
April 16, 2022
Episode 30 with Ryan Townson (Kinsei-Do Corner): Stories from the Pain Cave, or One Man's Journey to the CrossFit Games Quarterfinals and back!
In this episode of Kinsei-Do Corner, I sat down with Coach and Co-owner of VPT Strength Club (in Malang, Indonesia), Ryan Townson (@ryanjoshycf), to dive deep into his most recent CrossFit Games quarterfinals journey. Ryan, in only his second ever season as a competitive CrossFit athlete, absolutely crushed the three Open workouts earlier this year and easily punched his ticket to the Quarterfinals, where he finished an incredible 169th on the Oceanic continent. I've had some amazingly fit guests on this show to date, but Ryan plays in yet another league, and it was an absolute pleasure to get a first hand account of what it's like to compete (virtually) against some of the world's best and leave your own legacy! This episode is long, but if you've ever participated in - or thought of doing so - in a CrossFit competition at any level, you won't want to miss Ryan's story! Who is Ryan Townson? As a National level Gymnast already by the age of 10, Ryan abandoned his sporting career after becoming mentally burned out and unable to sustain the demanding lifestyle of an elite Athlete. As a high school drop-out at 16 and troubled musician, Ryan was undoubtedly showing indicative signs of following the downwards path of alcohol and drug addiction in his teenage years, much like that of his parents. At 17, he was asked by his Sister to accompany her to their local University Fitness Center as a Training Partner. Against his lack of motivation, Ryan followed along in hopes to help motivate his Sister. Only to find that his passion for Athleticism would be ignited once again. By 18, Ryan had obtained both a Fitness and Nutrition Certification and has now been active in the industry for over a decade as a Trainer, Instructor, Gym Manager, Owner and as a Competitive Athlete. After a successful Competitive journey taking multiple 1st Place victories in the Sport of Powerlifting. Ryan has set his sights on becoming an elite level CrossFit Athlete. After placing 94th out of almost 7000 Athletes in Australia in the 2022 CrossFit Open, Ryan hopes to advance even further in the next Season.
01:18:11
April 08, 2022
Episode 29 with Coach Ant Sutono (Kinsei-Do Corner): Developing the mindset to come back from any setback
In this episode of Kinsei-Do Corner, I sat down with Head Coach and Co-owner of CrossFit Garuda (Indonesia), Anthony Sutono (@anthonysutono), and we talked about his incredible background story - Ant's been around the Indonesian CrossFit scene since practically day 1 - and the early days of CrossFit Garuda. Crushing it at work, in the gym and in life in his late 20's, Ant shared the story of how everything came crumbling down in a single day four years ago, and how he - after going through the abyss for a couple of months - dug himself out of that hole and is now once again hitting it out of the park. But this conversation is much more than just a recap of one man's personal success story, as much of what Ant did and does is founded in ancient wisdom and practices that have stood the test of time, from breath work to meditation and journaling, and YOU too can learn and apply these in your own life! This episode is long, but trust me, it's worth it! Who is Anthony Sutono? Anthony started his career in the power sector in Indonesia where he gained first hand experience of all that could go wrong. In 2018 a tsunami & earthquake hit their power plant wiping it out completely and leaving the company in shambles. Besides his day job, Anthony is also a partner and head coach at CrossFit Garuda. Since the fateful day on September 28, 2018 and what he calls the "rock bottom" that followed, Anthony has dedicated his time to pursue the skills and knowledge in creating habits and frameworks that would allow for productivity and wellness despite the conditions in the external environment. He has since created a mobile app - HabitApp (thehabitatproject.net and @habitapp_ on Instagram) - that is now in beta testing with the goal to help people create good habits and be able to make the most out of each day regardless of the external environment.
01:10:42
March 19, 2022
Episode 28 - A CrossFit Open Special (Kinsei-Do Corner): Thoughts, tips and strategies for Open workout 22.3 with the masterful coaching duo, Tim and Thiago
Welcome back to Kinsei-Do Corner! It's the final week of the annual festival of fitness (and usually, pain) that is the CrossFit Open! In this third and last episode is of a three part special where I, Coach Jo (@coachjchun), sit down with expert coaches and badass athletes from the local CrossFit scene and dissect the freshly announced workout - in this case 22.3 - I have the distinct pleasure of welcoming back my former guests (and coaching mentors), Tim and Thiago! We talk about: General thoughts about the workout and any sneaky stumbling blocks you might want to be aware of How to best prepare and warm up for this workout Pacing strategies and mistakes to avoid If you're doing the Open, be it for the first time or the tenth time, you don't want to chalk up those hands and get cracking before you've listened to this episode!
27:21
March 11, 2022
Episode 27 - A CrossFit Open Special (Kinsei-Do Corner): Thoughts, tips and strategies for Open workout 22.2 with the Beasts from the East, Coach Lucas and Coach Ryan
Welcome back to Kinsei-Do Corner! It's week 2 of the annual festival of fitness (and usually, pain) that is the CrossFit Open! In this second episode is of a three part special where I, Coach Jo (@coachjchun), sit down with expert coaches and badass athletes from the local CrossFit scene and dissect the freshly announced workout - in this case 22.2 - I have the distinct pleasure of welcoming back to my two Australian super-hunks, Ryan and Lucas! General thoughts about the workout and any sneaky stumbling blocks you might want to be aware of How to best prepare and warm up for this workout Pacing strategies and mistakes to avoid If you're doing the Open, be it for the first time or the tenth time, you don't want to chalk up those hands and get cracking before you've listened to this episode!
30:22
March 04, 2022
Episode 26 - A CrossFit Open Special (Kinsei-Do Corner): Thoughts, tips and strategies for Open workout 22.1 with Dirza (Co-owner of Maha Jakarta)
Welcome back to Kinsei-Do Corner! It's that time of the year again, the special time for many functional fitness enthusiasts around the world: the time of the CrossFit Open! This episode is the first of a three part special where I, Coach Jo (@coachjchun), sit down with expert coaches and badass athletes from the local CrossFit scene and dissect the freshly announced workout - in this case 22.1 - to give you their hot takes on: General thoughts about the workout and any sneaky stumbling blocks you might want to be aware of How to best prepare and warm up for this workout Pacing strategies and mistakes to avoid In this first episode I'm honoured to have gym owner, SEA Today News anchor and self-proclaimed weekend warrior Dirza Prakoso sit down with me and share his insights and wealth of experience with all of us. If you're doing the Open, be it for the first time or the tenth time, you don't want to chalk up those hands and get cracking before you've listened to this episode!
09:37
February 25, 2022
Episode 25 with Dansen (Kinsei-Do Corner): Which sport produces the fittest athletes in the world? The answer might surprise you!
Hello, friends of fitness, and welcome back to another episode of Kinsei-Do Corner!  On this episode I spoke to returning guest, Dansen, the highly experienced master trainer, and we dove into a question that has been debated within the world of sport and fitness for thousands of years, if not even longer: Which sport produces the fittest athletes in the world? It is highly likely that whatever your background and interest is, you will lean towards a particular answer or opinion. Even I, coming from the world of CrossFit and strongly believing in this training methodology, obviously have my biases. Listen in to this short episode to hear Dansen's take on the matter, and perhaps it'll influence how you look at your own training and quest for health and performance, as well as how you view the undoubtedly incredible achievements of top athletes across the many different sports out there!
16:46
February 07, 2022
Episode 24 with Coach Lucas (Kinsei-Do Corner): What we hope to see - and not see! - in the upcoming CrossFit season, and more!
This episode of Kinsei-Do Corner featured, not for the first, not for the second, not for the third...but for the fourth time(!), the incredible and always interesting to talk to Coach Lucas from Surabaya! Instead of diving deep into one particular topic, in this episode we discussed a couple of seemingly random, yet loosely health and functional fitness related, questions, in a format inspired by the "Hopper Talk" format as seen on the Chasing Excellence podcast with Ben Bergeron. The following questions were put on the table, but as always with Coach Lucas - and the reason why episodes with him are always epic - the conversation went high and wide and all over the place! The CF Open is coming. Are you taking part, and why/why not? What past Open workout would you want to come up again, and which one not? What is your favourite or most gifted book? Best (recent) purchase under $100, and why? If you could only eat one particular food (or perhaps one particular type of cuisine) for the rest of your life, what would it be? Hope you enjoy this conversation with Coach Lucas, and let us know if there are any other guests you'd like to have on the show, or any particular questions you'd love to hear discussed next time!
56:36
January 23, 2022
Episode 23 with Jonathan Goodman - Founder of the Online Trainer Academy (Kinsei-Do Corner): Mindset, tips and tricks from one of the fitness industry's leading thinkers and doers
It's 2022 and Kinsei-Do Corner is back with a bang! I've had the distinct pleasure of having some amazing guests on this show in 2021, some of the best fitness professionals from all over Indonesia who are also wonderful human beings, but this episode's guest plays in a different league. Jonathan Goodman is - among many other things - the creator of the world's best certification program for Online Trainers, the Online Trainer Academy - and I'm not just saying that because I'm a proud graduate, but because it's true. In this episode I got to learn about his incredible journey to the top echelons of the fitness industry, from his early days as a (very busy and sought after) personal trainer to creating the Personal Trainer Development Center (theptdc.com), which in turn led to establishing Online Training, creating the certification, authoring several books and, right now, building a training software platform. And mind you, he's still only in his mid 30s! We spoke about the mindset and habits that have enabled him to be so overwhelmingly productive, and keep redefining his "career path" and living the life he wants. It doesn't matter whether you know Jonathan or not, or whether you are in the fitness industry, there's definitely something for everybody to take away from this great conversation, and inspire you to think big and chase ambitious dreams in 2022 - in a smart way! I hope you enjoy the episode, and please leave feedback and comments on Instagram at @kinsei_do. Best, Coach Jo Who is Jonathan Goodman? Jonathan Goodman is bringing the fitness industry together. Since 2011 he's published 11 books, welcomed over 20M visitors to his website, and sold over 250,000 educational items to health and fitness enthusiasts. Originally from Toronto, Coach Goodman has enjoyed over 1,300 days exploring the world with his young family. Please follow him on Instagram at @itscoachgoodman.
46:46
January 01, 2022
Episode 22 with Coach Avin (Kinsei-Do Corner): Chasing your passion, becoming the first OPEX certified coach in Indonesia and living the best life!
In this episode, I had the distinct pleasure of chatting with the incredible Coach Avin, the first certified OPEX performance coach in Indonesia.  Avin's journey from being highly successful in the corporate world to giving that all up in order to chase her passion for health and fitness and working with clients as a trainer is nothing short of inspiring. We dive into a variety of topics from how she got started in coaching, how during the Covid19 lockdown last year instead of bemoaning the closure of gyms across the country, seized the opportunity to invest into herself and got not just one, but two incredibly sought after certifications with the Precision Nutrion Level 1 and, as mentioned, the Opex CCP, and how she brings all of that knowledge and experience to serve her clients and help them live their best lives. From grand visions to small, immediately actionable tactical advice, we cover everything in this wonderful conversation. If you merely enjoy it half as much as I did recording it, I can already guarantee you that you're in for a treat!
55:46
December 04, 2021
Episode 21 with Coach Thiago (Kinsei-Do Corner): How the Fitness Transition can change YOUR life (Part 2)
In Episode 20, I sat down with Coach Thiago, founder and coach at the online coaching company The Fitness Transition, to learn more about the story of how he started this business and the grand vision for it. As the episode progressed, I quickly realized there was just too much juicy goodness here to be packed into one episode, and so, for the first time ever, I just had to make it a two part conversation! In this second part - which is now Episode 21 - we dove right into the deep end of his coaching philosophy, practice and systems, which - perhaps surprisingly but actually no surprise at all - very closely resembles my own philosophy, which is to look at our clients as holistic human beings, and not just robots that you can tell what and how much to eat, and how heavy to lift. Being coached remotely, i.e. by a coach or trainer that's not physically by your side, may still be a relatively new concept to some, but the Covid19 pandemic has certainly accelerated its expansion into the minds of the general public, and this episode will help you to fill any tiny gaps in understanding or questions that you might still have. And who knows, it may make you want to start working with a coach RIGHT NOW :)
50:51
November 27, 2021
Episode 20 with Coach Thiago (Kinsei-Do Corner): The inspiring story of the Fitness Transition (Part 1)
In this episode of Kinsei-Do Corner, I had the pleasure of speaking with Coach Thiago - formerly of Bengkel Strength and Conditioning - about the inspiring backstory behind the Fitness Transition, Coach Thiago's new online coaching business that he started in early 2021, and with which he's already absolutely crushing it! I was especially impressed with the tenacity and focus with which Thiago chases his goals, regardless of what other people say and think, and the success he's had in such a short time. If you've been on the fence about taking the leap and chasing your dreams, you may find this episode inspiring and motivating!
39:55
October 18, 2021
Episode 19 with Okkie (Kinsei-Do Corner): The scale does not define you! Body image, weight goals and the pressure of unrealistic expectations
In this episode I sat down with the inspirational and incredible Okkie, who - aside from working for a foreign embassy - is also a kickass spin instructor, life coach and thought leader in health and wellness. We talked about her journey of overcoming issues with body image, self acceptance and self love, and there's certainly a message to take away for everyone that's ever looked in the mirror and wasn't 100% happy with what they saw... so that's probably everybody!
33:18
July 24, 2021
Episode 18 with Coach Dansen (Kinsei-Do Corner): Your Feet are your Foundation!
In this long overdue episode of Kinsei-Do Corner, I sat down (again) with the always amazing coach Dansen, and we went - literally - to the bottom of so many health and movement problems: the foot! Whether you're a functional fitness enthusiast looking to improve your performance, a hobby runner, a parent concerned about your child's physical and mental development, or just someone who wants to live a long, strong and healthy life, you'll find something of value in this episode! Dansen and I dive in to a variety of questions, such as: why babies need to crawl, and excessively carrying them can seriously impact their whole bodies for life why modern conventional shoes are the mother of all evil (as it relates to foot health) what you can do to "reverse" postural problems and muscular imbalances stemming from bad foot alignment and much more!
45:01
July 01, 2021
Episode 17 with Coach Jonson from Nirvana Strength (Kinsei-Do Corner): Flexibility vs Mobility, what is what and who's it for!
Hello, and welcome to Season 2 of Kinsei-Do Corner, the functional fitness podcast coming to you directly from Jakarta, Indonesia! My name is Jo, and in this show I sit down with coaches, athletes and fitness enthusiasts from the city and beyond, and we discuss all things health and fitness. We cover everything from training tips and nutritional strategies to recovery protocols and inspiring stories about personal growth, mindset, overcoming adversity and being the best and healthiest human you can be! =============== In this episode, I sat down with Jonson, co-founder and coach at Nirvana Strength Bali, an absolute dream of a functional fitness and mobility training facility, and we spoke about his journey from a CrossFitter, Weightlifter and functional gymnast to where he is now.  Unfortunately the connection was not great during our conversation and parts of the episode are a bit choppy, but I hope you can still catch the gist and the message that Jonson has to convey, as it is absolutely worth listening to!
29:13
April 23, 2021
Episode 16 with Coach Ryan and Coach Lucas, the beasts of East Java! (Kinsei-Do Corner): Online Training vs In Person Training
Hello, and welcome to Season 2 of Kinsei-Do Corner, the functional fitness podcast coming to you directly from Jakarta, Indonesia! My name is Jo, and in this show I sit down with coaches, athletes and fitness enthusiasts from the city and beyond, and we discuss all things health and fitness. We cover everything from training tips and nutritional strategies to recovery protocols and inspiring stories about personal growth, mindset, overcoming adversity and being the best and healthiest human you can be! =============== In this episode, I sat down with not one but two unbelievable humans, though you'd be forgiven to think they're actually cybernetic organisms, human tissue over metal endoskeleton (say it with a thick Austrian accent for full impact ;)): Coach Lucas from Bengkel Tetuka (3rd time guest!) and Coach Ryan from VPT Gym in Malang. This conversation was extremely wide ranging, from their takes on the health and fitness scene in their respective East Java island cities to the world of online vs in person coaching. Both Lucas and Ryan are very successful doing what they love, helping their clients and of course, they're also incredible athletic machines themselves. Enjoy!
40:13
April 05, 2021
Episode 15 with Halim (Kinsei-Do Corner): Being gymless, fit and healthy!
Hello, and welcome to Season 2 of Kinsei-Do Corner, the functional fitness podcast coming to you directly from Jakarta, Indonesia! My name is Jo, and in this show I sit down with coaches, athletes and fitness enthusiasts from the city and beyond, and we discuss all things health and fitness. We cover everything from training tips and nutritional strategies to recovery protocols and inspiring stories about personal growth, mindset, overcoming adversity and being the best and healthiest human you can be! =============== In this episode, I sat down with Halim (@halimspurnomo), a former member at the gym I used to coach at, Stronghold Fit n Punch, and previous online coaching client of mine, to have a chat about how things have been going for him since the unfortunate gym closure almost a year ago. Halim has not let these circumstances set him back though, and has been diligently and consistently putting following the GYMLESS training program (by the awesome folks at @theprocessprogramming) for more than 8 months already, and his results speak for themselves! For anyone out there who's been out of the gym (or just making other excuses!), check out this episode to be inspired and raring to get back to work!
22:56
March 12, 2021
Episode 14 with Coach Jemima (Kinsei-Do Corner): Should women train to be as strong as they can be?
Hello, and welcome to Season 2 of Kinsei-Do Corner, the functional fitness podcast coming to you directly from Jakarta, Indonesia! My name is Jo, and in this show I sit down with coaches, athletes and fitness enthusiasts from the city and beyond, and we discuss all things health and fitness. We cover everything from training tips and nutritional strategies to recovery protocols and inspiring stories about personal growth, mindset, overcoming adversity and being the best and healthiest human you can be! =============== In this episode, I sat down with Coach Jemima, owner of @jemsrockbox and veteran fitness coach, to talk about her 20 year journey in the fitness world, as well as tackle and debunk some common misconceptions around strength training, and in particular strength training for women. Please enjoy this insightful conversation with the one and only @jemimajobe!
32:28
March 04, 2021
Episode 13 with "Mini" Stefan (Kinsei-Do Corner)
Hello, and welcome to Season 2 of Kinsei-Do Corner, the functional fitness podcast coming to you directly from Jakarta, Indonesia! My name is Jo, and in this show I sit down with coaches, athletes and fitness enthusiasts from the city and beyond, and we discuss all things health and fitness. We cover everything from training tips and nutritional strategies to recovery protocols and inspiring stories about personal growth, mindset, overcoming adversity and being the best and healthiest human you can be! =============== In this episode, I sat down with "Mini" Stefan (@ministefan17) - when you see him in person you'll know why that nickname is funny! - and we talk about his take on functional training in Jakarta and Asia in general, the common misconceptions that many people have about CrossFit (or similar training methods and programs), and what each of us can do to help educating people and guiding them towards a happier and healthier life!
33:02
February 22, 2021
Kinsei-Do Corner - Episode 12 with the real life Wonder Woman, Shannon Hansell!
Hello everyone and welcome to Kinseido corner, the functional fitness podcast coming to you directly from Jakarta, Indonesia! In this show I, coach Jo, sit down with coaches, athletes and fitness enthusiasts from the city and beyond, and we discuss all things health and fitness. From training tips and nutritional strategies to recovery protocols and inspiring stories about personal growth, mindset, overcoming adversity and being the best and healthiest version of themselves that they can be, this show is sure to motivate and encourage you... or if not at least entertain you! =============== In this episode, I sat down with Coach Shannon from Australia, and we talked about her incredibly rapid ascent to the top of the local CrossFit scene, from literally not being able to do a single burpee to winning the 2018 FIT Games less than 8 months later! Unfortunately the recording was cut short due to internet connectivity issues, but if you enjoyed this short conversation and would like to hear more from Shannon, drop me a line and I'll try to bring her back for round 2!
17:57
February 17, 2021
Kinsei-Do Corner - Episode 11 with Aiko and Dirza
Hello everyone and welcome to Kinseido corner, the functional fitness podcast coming to you directly from Jakarta, Indonesia! In this show I, coach Jo, sit down with coaches, athletes and fitness enthusiasts from the city and beyond, and we discuss all things health and fitness. From training tips and nutritional strategies to recovery protocols and inspiring stories about personal growth, mindset, overcoming adversity and being the best and healthiest version of themselves that they can be, this show is sure to motivate and encourage you... or if not at least entertain you! =============== This episode was a premiere, as I had the honour of speaking to not one, but two, esteemed guests from the Jakarta functional fitness scene, Aiko and Dirza!  Like my previous guest, Coach Adit, Aiko and Dirza are both heavily involved at Maha Jkt, the latest functional fitness gym to have opened up in this area, so on this episode we spoke about what brought them into the fitness world in the first place, how and why they got involved with Maha and what their hopes for this awesome new community are! Enjoy, and don't forget to leave me comments and feedback via Instagram at @kinsei_do or @coachjchun!
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February 08, 2021
Kinsei-Do Corner - Episode 10 with Coach Adit
Hello everyone and welcome to Kinseido corner, the functional fitness podcast coming to you directly from Jakarta, Indonesia! In this show I, coach Jo, sit down with coaches, athletes and fitness enthusiasts from the city and beyond, and we discuss all things health and fitness. From training tips and nutritional strategies to recovery protocols and inspiring stories about personal growth, mindset, overcoming adversity and being the best and healthiest version of themselves that they can be, this show is sure to motivate and encourage you... or if not at least entertain you! =============== In this episode, I sat down with Coach Adit to talk about his journey in the world of functional fitness, from humble beginnings "gym hopping" in Bandung to winning the inaugural FIT Games in 2018, and now leading the charge at MAHA, one of the newest functional fitness communities in Jakarta.
41:50
January 31, 2021
Kinsei-Do Corner - Episode 9 with Coach Pasha
Hello everyone and welcome to Kinseido corner, the functional fitness podcast coming to you directly from Jakarta, Indonesia! In this show I, coach Jo, sit down with coaches, athletes and fitness enthusiasts from the city and beyond, and we discuss all things health and fitness. From training tips and nutritional strategies to recovery protocols and inspiring stories about personal growth, mindset, overcoming adversity and being the best and healthiest version of themselves that they can be, this show is sure to motivate and encourage you... or if not at least entertain you! =============== In this episode, I sat down with one of the OGs of the Jakarta CrossFit scene, Coach Pasha (@moveinc_health), and we talked about the early beginnings of CrossFit and functional fitness in Jakarta. From working out with a couple of buddies in the garage of Coach Brian, to the early days of CrossFit 6221 and the rise of local competitions like Jakarta Wod Off and 2019's incredible Battle of the Fittest, this man has seen it all!
31:44
January 15, 2021
Kinsei-Do Corner - Episode 8 with Coach Lucas (again!)
Hello everyone and welcome to Kinseido corner, the functional fitness podcast coming to you directly from Jakarta, Indonesia! In this show I, coach Jo, sit down with coaches, athletes and fitness enthusiasts from the city and beyond, and we discuss all things health and fitness. From training tips and nutritional strategies to recovery protocols and inspiring stories about personal growth, mindset, overcoming adversity and being the best and healthiest version of themselves that they can be, this show is sure to motivate and encourage you... or if not at least entertain you! =============== In this episode, I sat down with Coach Lucas from Bengkel Tetuka in Surabaya for a second time (our first repeat guest!), and caught up with him about how things have been going since we last spoke. One of the biggest changes since then has been that he - like me - joined the Bengkel Strength and Conditioning coaches development team, and as such, moved from his previous training program (CompTrain) to the Live, Perform, Compete program by The Process Programming. We talk about how his training has progressed, how he sees the members of his gym adopting, and benefitting, from this comprehensive and excellent program, and how he's experiencing and enjoying the currently ongoing competition, the Process Throwdown. Last but not least, we dive deep into his strategies and self talk before and during hard workouts, and uncover a few gems that will help you push through and overcome your challenges as well!
38:44
December 08, 2020
Kinsei-Do Corner - Episode 7 with Alina
Hello everyone and welcome to Kinseido corner, the functional fitness podcast coming to you directly from Jakarta, Indonesia! In this show I, coach Jo, sit down with coaches, athletes and fitness enthusiasts from the city and beyond, and we discuss all things health and fitness. From training tips and nutritional strategies to recovery protocols and inspiring stories about personal growth, mindset, overcoming adversity and being the best and healthiest version of themselves that they can be, this show is sure to motivate and encourage you... or if not at least entertain you! =============== In this episode, I sat down with functional fitness enthusiast and ultra distance runner Alina, and we talked about how she found running, and went from running 5k and 10k races to quickly moving on to half and full marathons, and recently an 86k ultra marathon. Running long distances, as many hard endeavours in life, is won or lost in your head, and it was fascinating to hear about her experience, mindset and self talk going into - and getting through - a 15 1/2 hour run!
43:01
November 21, 2020
Kinsei-Do Corner - Episode 6 with Coach Andrea
Hello everyone and welcome to Kinseido corner, the functional fitness podcast coming to you directly from Jakarta, Indonesia! In this show I, coach Jo, sit down with coaches, athletes and fitness enthusiasts from the city and beyond, and we discuss all things health and fitness. From training tips and nutritional strategies to recovery protocols and inspiring stories about personal growth, mindset, overcoming adversity and being the best and healthiest version of themselves that they can be, this show is sure to motivate and encourage you... or if not at least entertain you! =============== In this episode, I sat down with Coach Andrea from the Philippines, and we talked about the differences - and the similarities - between functional fitness communities and gyms in Indonesia and PH, and came away with key messages for everyone out there who wants to be a fitter, healthier and happier human being!
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November 14, 2020
Kinsei-Do Corner - Episode 5 with Dansen
Hello everyone and welcome to Kinseido corner, the functional fitness podcast coming to you directly from Jakarta, Indonesia! In this show I, coach Jo, sit down with coaches, athletes and fitness enthusiasts from the city and beyond, and we discuss all things health and fitness. From training tips and nutritional strategies to recovery protocols and inspiring stories about personal growth, mindset, overcoming adversity and being the best and healthiest version of themselves that they can be, this show is sure to motivate and encourage you... or if not at least entertain you! =============== In this episode I sat down with Dansen from North Coast Athletics, one of the most knowledgeable and well read strength and conditioning trainers in Jakarta and probably Indonesia! We tackled the topic of the Importance of Breathing, and boy was this an insightful conversation stuffed to the brim with knowledge bombs and practical tips. So, if you're a human, and you're breathing, then you have to listen to this episode... that's how good it was!
38:22
October 30, 2020
Kinsei-Do Corner - Episode 4 with Coach Wita
Hello everyone and welcome to Kinseido corner, the functional fitness podcast coming to you directly from Jakarta, Indonesia! In this show I, coach Jo, sit down with coaches, athletes and fitness enthusiasts from the city and beyond, and we discuss all things health and fitness. From training tips and nutritional strategies to recovery protocols and inspiring stories about personal growth, mindset, overcoming adversity and being the best and healthiest version of themselves that they can be, this show is sure to motivate and encourage you... or if not at least entertain you! =============== In this episode I'm speaking to Coach Wita, a fellow functional strength and conditioning coach and self-confessed cardio bunny from Tangerang/Indonesia, and we talk about how she got involved with training and fitness, and how these early beginnings shaped her coaching style and philosophy. We also tackle the question of strength training vs long, low intensity cardio training for weight loss, so be sure to check out this episode!
31:11
October 22, 2020
Kinsei-Do Corner - Episode 3 with Coach Lucas
Hello everyone and welcome to Kinseido corner, the functional fitness podcast coming to you directly from Jakarta, Indonesia! In this show I, coach Jo, sit down with coaches, athletes and fitness enthusiasts from the city and beyond, and we discuss all things health and fitness. From training tips and nutritional strategies to recovery protocols and inspiring stories about personal growth, mindset, overcoming adversity and being the best and healthiest version of themselves that they can be, this show is sure to motivate and encourage you... or if not at least entertain you! =============== In this episode, I sat down with Coach Lucas from Tetuka in Surabaya, and caught up with him about how he started CrossFit, where his athletic career began and where he sees the functional fitness scene in Indonesia going. This was by far the most wide ranging conversation on the podcast to date, and could have gone on for hours more, because Lucas is just a great guy and awesome storyteller. Needless to say, he's also an absolute beast and I can't wait to see him throw down in competitions, including our very own The FIT Games, soon! Note: this conversation was recorded in June 2020, so several references, anecdotes and predictions about Covid19 and how the situation might play out are already outdated, but it's still very worth the listen!
55:27
October 11, 2020
Kinsei-Do Corner - Episode 2 with Faisal
Hello everyone and welcome to Kinseido corner, the functional fitness podcast coming to you directly from Jakarta, Indonesia! In this show I, coach Jo, sit down with coaches, athletes and fitness enthusiasts from the city and beyond, and we discuss all things health and fitness. From training tips and nutritional strategies to recovery protocols and inspiring stories about personal growth, mindset, overcoming adversity and being the best and healthiest version of themselves that they can be, this show is sure to motivate and encourage you... or if not at least entertain you! =============== In the second episode I sat down with long term Kinsei-Do community member and chief running enthusiast Faisal to talk about his roots, how he came to discover and love bootcamps and outdoor fitness, and how his life and lifestyle have been transformed by his new found love for running...and dri fit shirts!
27:18
October 09, 2020
Kinsei-Do Corner - Episode 1 with Coach Tim
Hello everyone and welcome to Kinseido corner, the functional fitness podcast coming to you directly from Jakarta, Indonesia! In this show I, coach Jo, sit down with coaches, athletes and fitness enthusiasts from the city and beyond, and we discuss all things health and fitness. From training tips and nutritional strategies to recovery protocols and inspiring stories about personal growth, mindset, overcoming adversity and being the best and healthiest version of themselves that they can be, this show is sure to motivate and encourage you... or if not at least entertain you! =============== In this first episode I sat down with Coach Tim from Bengkel Strength and Conditioning. Tim is a L2 CrossFit trainer, fantastic gymnast and overall fitness badass, and I was thrilled to dive into his roots, his upbringing, what brought him to Indonesia and his philosophy on training, movement and health!
38:09
October 06, 2020