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Orphic Education Podcast

Orphic Education Podcast

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Educating the Personal Trainers of the future.
Reconnecting Fitness Education with its' roots:
Application of Theory. Practical Skill-set Development. Communication. Mentorship.
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Biggest Mistakes Young Personal Trainers Make & DISC Profiling | Orphic Education Podcast #42
Adriana Kalidis, the state personal trainer manager of Viva Leisure joins us on the Orphic Podcast to talk about some very practical  actionable steps personal trainers can make to improve their business,  wealth and quality of service. Everything from financial systems to  psychological profiling.
July 08, 2021
A Guide To Supplementation with Bulk Nutrients Food Technician Nicole Frain - Orphic Education Podcast #41
The following podcast is with research and development/food technician for Bulk Nutrients, Nicole Frain. We talk about everything about supplementation and performance-related. Everything from common misnomers about supplementation, top supplement stacks for everyday people and athletes and lessons learnt throughout Nicole's extensive experience in the industry. In full disclosure, OE and Bulk Nutrient are recent partners and you can get a $5 discount on unlimited orders at Bulk Nutrients by using the code ORPHIC.
April 24, 2021
Maximising Productivity, Habits & Lessons from Gym Ownership | Nick Cheadle - Orphic Education #40
Nick Cheadle is the co-owner of Paragon Strength & Performance. We discuss what type of person should and shouldn't open a gym, most common business mistakes Nick warns against in opening and operating his gym, resources for young coaches to improve their coaching services, how to be more productive and making the most of your time by creating effective habits and systems.
April 06, 2021
Philosophy, Psychology & Communication Skills | Josh Cakitaki & Lyndon Purcell Orphic Education #39
The following podcast with Josh Cakitaki & Lyndon Purcell discusses practical psychology strategies to problem solve, how to be more effective communicators and philosophical frameworks to live a better life. Their podcast is Philosophy AU is available on podcast platforms.
March 23, 2021
The Psychology of Nutrition, Habits & Lessons from Charles Poliquin | Ben Siong - Orphic Podcast #38
Had a very thought-provoking conversation with Benjamin Siong on the pursuit for excellence, giving back, gratitude, understanding how to change destructive behaviour and introduce constructive habits, developing systems and lessons and stories from Charles Poliquin.
March 16, 2021
Running A Gym, Athletic Development & Key Strength Exercises with Cory Hargrave | Orphic Podcast #37
Talking with Cory Hargrave a strength and conditioning coach and co-owner of Pulse 8 gym. We discuss the story behind owning Pulse 8 and all the major lessons learnt, what he would tell his younger self, major values that underpin the culture of Pulse 8, performance testing and more.
March 09, 2021
Strength & Conditioning & Physiotherapy with George Mcheileh & Louis Mazza | Orphic Podcast #35
The Orphic Podcast is back for 2021! This week we're speaking to strength and conditioning coach and head physiotherpist for @brunswickcitysc George Mcheileh @georgemcheileh.physiotheraoust and strength and conditioning coach Louis Mazza @sportsci_louis.
March 04, 2021
Asking The Hard Questions for Fitness Australia with CEO Barrie Elvish - Orphic Podcast #34
Talking to the CEO of Fitness Australia, Barrie Elvish for the last Orphic Podcast for 2020. We will be asking the hard questions that so many of you coaches have been wondering for so long. Talking about the regulation of the Fitness Industry, where the industry is heading and what Fitness Australia are trying to do for Fitness professionals around the country and answering your questions LIVE.
December 16, 2020
Elliott Hulse on Transformation, Death, Ego & Freedom - Orphic Podcast #33
This week on the Orphic podcast we are proud to host a man we have been following for years, Elliott Hulse. Elliott is a strong man, strength coach and CEO of Strength Camp, and travels the world holding Grounding Camps that use tribal dancing, breathing and active meditation, to help men, break free from self-limiting beliefs.
December 03, 2020
Amir Fazeli & Sean Baker - Orphic Podcast #32
Speaking with Amir Fazeli and Sean Baker owners of Adonis Athletics and PEAQ Performance. Amir and Sean have a wealth of experience in facility ownership and Strength training. We will be asking them what makes their facilities tick, the philosophies that underpin their success and going through live case studies
November 25, 2020
Business & Lifestyle Success of a Million Dollar Personal Trainer | James Cant - Orphic Podcast #31
Talking with James Cant on the Orphic Podcast. James is a bodybuilder, Personal Trainer and medical scientist. We will be talking about digestive orders, business, how James trains clients and what the common gaps he sees in new Personal Trainers.
November 18, 2020
Travis Jones: Mastering Habits, Systems, Business & Psychology | Orphic Podcast #29
Travis Jones of RBT gyms has an extensive history in Personal Training, founded @rbtgyms gyms and has a unique understanding of marketing the small business and understanding psychology.
November 04, 2020
Lachlan Wilmot: Qualities of a Great Coach, Conflict Resolution & Programming | Orphic Podcast #28
Lachlan Wilmot - Athletic Performance Coach and co-owner of Athletes Authority on Orphic Podcast #28   We will be discussing his methods, systems, communication strategies, conflict resolution, programming design, criteria of a great coach and foundational pillars to total human athletic performance and how you can apply that to your clients.
October 29, 2020
Jamie Maclaren: The Habits & Psychology That Made Jamie Maclaren | Orphic Podcast Webinar Wednesday #27
We had the honour to have a very open, honest and vulnerable conversations with one of the best strikers in Australia, Melbourne City FC-Socceroos player, Jamie Maclaren. We dived into how he developed from a young hungry kid to one of the best soccer players in the country, the major lessons his father taught him that moulded him into who he is today, how he forged his ultra-confident mindset and how he bounced back through the failures in his career to become to the man he is today.
October 19, 2020
Keegan Smith: Orphic Podcast #26
It was a pleasure to speak to Keegan Smith the owner of REAL MVMT. We had a very grounding powerful conversation that went in all directions of training, philosophy, life, what it takes to achieve peak human performance, Keegan’s core beliefs and much more.
October 18, 2020
Karl Goodman - Orphic Podcast Webinar Wednesday #25
Another huge Webinar Wednesday this week with Karl Goodman from Athletes Authority. This quite possibly may be the most valuable podcast we've ever done from a business perspective. There's gotta be $1000+ worth of value in here to extract not just for health professionals but any service-based industry professional.
October 17, 2020
Jay Ellis - Orphic Podcast Webinar Wednesday #24
Talking live with one of the best coaches in Melbourne, Jay Ellis! This week on Webinar Wednesday we have one of the most brilliant coaches we know, @jay_s_ellis We will be talking about his experience as a coach across multiple teams and facilities, getting his thoughts on all things S&C and going through a case study live!
October 15, 2020
Paul Meldrum - Orphic Podcast Webinar Wednesday #23
This week on the Orphic Podcast Webinar Wednesday we have Paul Meldrum, a Performance/Rehabilitation Coach and owner of Meldrum Performance with over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry. We will be talking about his experience training Olympians, his mentorship and what it takes to spend almost 20 years in the industry.
October 14, 2020
Jordi Taylor & Brendan Sainsbury - Orphic Podcast Webinar Wednesday #22
This week on Orphic Podcast Webinar Wednesday we have Jordi Taylor and Brendan Sainsbury from Perspective Training We will talk about the cutting edge of the facility they work out of at The Sports Hub, their methods and mentorships that have lead them to where they are.
October 13, 2020
Aaron Hoey: Nutrition, Supplementation & Training Gaps In Knowledge - Orphic Podcast Webinar Wednesday #21
Talking everything supplementation, training the and gaps in coaching education with Coach Aaron Hoey from JPS Health & Fitness on Orphic Podcast Webinar Wednesday #21.
October 13, 2020
Dave O'Brien: Holistic Health for the Personal Trainer | Orphic Podcast Webinar Wednesday #20
Orphic Podcast Webinar Wednesday #20 is with Coach and former Owner of 5th Element Wellness Dave O'Brien Dave has been a personal trainer and wellness coach for over 20 years. Dave’s worked with the best in the industry, Charles Poliquin, Wim Hof, Ido Portal, James LaValle and Reed Davis to name a few. He’s spent countless hours and a small fortune learning directly from the most knowledgeable experts in their field. We will talk about Dave about what foundations he would teach in a personal trainer course, advice for early PTs starting out in the industry mantra of looking good on the outside meaning nothing if you don’t match on the inside and his philosophies on training.
October 12, 2020
Physiotherapist Jorden Radliff & Osteopath Dr. Andrew Timos - Orphic Podcast Webinar Wednesday #19
Orphic Podcast Allied Health Professional edition: talking to Physiotherapist Jorden Radliff & Osteopath Andrew Timos We will talk about their careers in Physio and Osteo, how they integrate their learning with S&C and more.
October 11, 2020
Michael Crichton & James Russell - Orphic Podcast Webinar Wednesday #18
This week on Webinar Wednesday we speak to Michael Crichton - Strength & Conditioning Coach owner of Melbourne Fitness & Performance & James Russell the Business Development Operator of Iron Edge We will chat about the Victorian Strength & Conditioning Coaches group they head up, their individual Career progression and the state of the industry.
October 10, 2020
Programming & Periodisation Methods with Some of Australia's Best Coaches, Karl Goodman, Sean Baker & Christian Woodford - Webinar Wednesday 17
Talking with owners of Athletes Authority, PEAQ Performance & Woodford Sport Science Consulting
October 10, 2020
Nathan Meola: NLP, Storytelling, Becoming a Man & A Transformative Weightloss Journey - Webinar Wednesday #16
Nathan Meola was overweight, angry, and afraid of the future. At 18 years old he weighed 250kgs and was done with life. Over the next 15 years he would lose 130kgs, become a PT, start his own coaching business, and get engaged to the woman of his dreams.   He uses storytelling, mythology, and poetry mixed with NLP techniques to help clients access their unconscious and make real changes at the deepest level.  @nathanmeola  
October 09, 2020
Mark Ottobre: Personal Training, Personal Developmenht & Growth - Webinar Wednesday #15
Mark Ottobre is the founder of Enterprise Fitness, a personal training studio that has produced over 260 first place winners in bikini, fitness, figure and bodybuilding competitions. Mark is has been at the pinnacle as a competition prep coach, training multiple international and Australian champions and as a strength coach, training commonwealth games gold medalists and Australian champion boxers. His team and results are known and sought after across personal training communities world-wide. Students and clients have travelled from 13 different countries to attend trainings and seminars held by Mark at Enterprise Fitness. A thought leader in the industry, Mark regularly likes to talk shop with other industry experts on this podcast and Youtube show The Wolf’s Den. Topics and guests range from powerlifting icon, Ed Coan to discussing the war on drugs with university professors. Mark is a qualified Sports Nutritionist, a Poliquin International Certified (PICP) level 5 Master Strength Coach and holds numerous certifications in Olympic lifting, nutrition, assessment and mindset coaching. Any questions for Mark ask them in the live call. Connect with Mark on Instagram here FOLLOW ORPHIC: Website: Facebook: Instagram:
July 27, 2020
Daniel Robson-Petch: PT Standards | EAA's Vision - Webinar Wednesday #14
Daniel is the Executive Officer of the Exercise Association of Australia. With 7 years of practical experience as an exercise professional, Daniel is advancing in his career by pursuing his passion for improving the standard of the exercise industry. He now plays an active role in educating students and current professionals through mentorships, certificates and workshops at his company Resistance Sports Science. LINKS: resistance_ss - exercise.aa - FOLLOW ORPHIC: Website: Facebook: Instagram:
July 27, 2020
Steph Lowe: Nutrition Principles & Holistic Health - Webinar Wednesday #13
Steph Lowe is a Sports Nutritionist, yogi and founder of The Natural Nutritionist, a hub for celebrating the importance of real food, and author of Low Carb Healthy Fat Nutrition.  With a passion for spreading a positive message about real food and the incredible affect it has on performance, Steph launched The Natural Nutritionist in 2011 and is on a mission to inspire others to make health a priority in their lives.  Along with running The Natural Nutritionist, Steph hosts the podcast, The Real Food Reel, is the resident Nutritionist for Melrose Health and has an online 12-week online program, LCHF Endurance.  To find out more about The Natural Nutritionist, visit:  FOLLOW ORPHIC: Website: Facebook: Instagram:
July 27, 2020
Tahnee Donkin: Personal Trainer Support & Fitness First - Webinar Wednesday #12
Tahnee is the National Personal Training Manager for Fitness First Australia, supporting 900+ Fitness Professionals across 61 clubs in Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne and Canberra.  LINKEDIN: INSTAGRAM: FOLLOW ORPHIC: Website: Facebook: Instagram:
July 27, 2020
Returning to Performance with Durham, Jacob, Charlie and Jamie - Webinar Wednesday #11
This week we were privileged to have Durham and Jacob from Core Advantage, as well as Jamie and Charlie from Melbourne Strength Culture on the podcast. We had an honest, knowledgeable and highly relevant discussion for athletes, active individuals and Coaches alike.  We discuss Returning to performance post COVID, and much more. FOLLOW ORPHIC: Website: Facebook: Instagram: CORE ADVANTAGE Durham McInnes has been working with elite athletes from domestic to Olympic level since 1999. He is the athletic development manager for Basketball Victoria, the speed and agility coach for the Deakin Melbourne Boomers, as well as strength and conditioning coach to the Melbourne Ice in the national women’s ice hockey league. Durham also serves on the advisory board to the undergraduate exercise and sports science course at Deakin University. SOCIALS: Instagram: @durham_mcinnis  Jacob Tober splits his time between his role as a high performance coach and his role as head of education for Core Advantage researching, writing and developing educational content for social media and the Core Advantage Mentorship and short courses. Since 2017, Jacob has been working in an advisory role with Deakin University providing a coaches perspective and assisting in research design and implementation for studies exploring velocity based training and power development. SOCIALS: Instagram: @core_advantage CONTENT: - Art of the Reload: - Further Free Content: MELBOURNE STRENGTH CULTURE Charlie Athanassiou is a competitive powerlifter who has been powerlifting for over 3 years now. He has worked in the fitness industry for nearly 6 years with the intentions of becoming one of Australia's best powerlifters and powerlifting coaches. He is currently the head of powerlifting at Melbourne Strength Culture. SOCIALS: Instagram: @quantum_lifting Jamie Smith is the Owner and Director of Coaching at Melbourne Strength Culture.  SOCIALS: Instagram: @j.smith.culture
July 27, 2020
S&C | Education | Marketing Problems - Orphic Coaches Roundtable #3
Orphic are privileged to partner with some of Australia's most experienced, knowledgeable and relatable Coaches. On Wednesday 6th of May, we were fortunate enough to get some of them together to share their perspectives, and answer some live questions - for a third time! FOLLOW US: Orphic Education Website: Facebook: Instagram: THE COACHES: Amir Fazeli - Adonis Athletics Website: Facebook: Instagram: Karl Goodman - Athletes' Authority Website: Facebook: Instagram: Lachlan Wilmot - Athletes' Authority Website: Facebook: Instagram: Sean Baker - PEAQ Conditioning Website: Facebook: Instagram: Ryan Evernden - Formidable Strength & Conditioning Website: Facebook: Instagram:
July 27, 2020
Michael Boyle: Strength & Conditioning, Being a Professional & much more - Webinar Wednesday #9
Michael Boyle is one of the worlds’ foremost educators in the areas of performance training, personal training and athletic rehabilitation. Boyle has been involved in training and rehabilitation with a wide range of athletes, including stars in every major professional sport. Mike has also served as a consultant to some of the top teams in the NFL, NHL, as well as numerous division one athletic programs. In addition, Boyle has been involved in Olympic Gold Medal efforts in women’s soccer, women’s ice hockey, gymnastics and judo.   Twitter: mboyle1959 Instagram: michael_boyle1959   For the best in Boston area sports and personal training go to   For the best in sports performance training go to   FOLLOW ORPHIC: Website: Facebook: Instagram:
July 27, 2020
Nutrition | Youth | The Industry with Kosta Drak, Dale Hansford & Tim Diegan - Webinar Wednesday #6
Kosta is the owner/head coach of 747fitness since 2011. Former professional Victorian kickboxer champion, who is passing on his knowledge of martial arts to his students. He is also an s&c coach who has physically developed 500+ athletes. Tim is Bodyseeks' Founder & Master Coach. Tim has over a decade of experience in the fitness industry and is passionate about nutritional medicine, weight training / physique enhancement and achieving optimal health. More here: Dale is Bodyseeks' Head of Education & Master Coach. Dale has studied under the most respected practitioners in training (Charles Poliquin, Wolfgang Unsold, Yves Nadeau, Mark Carroll, Andre Benoit), Nutrition and supplementation (Stefan Ianev, Greg Peterson, Robert lagare), Regeneration Therapy (James Murray, Carol McMakin) and Business (Daine McDonald). More here: FOLLOW US: Orphic Education Website: Facebook: Instagram:
June 03, 2020
Jordan Potts & Brandon Hasick: Movement, Youth Development & Mindfulness – Webinar Wednesday #8
Jordan is the co-founder of Exalto Holistic Hub – a facility on the Sunshine Coast that was created for humans to improve their level of health, vitality and performance in life. Jordan specialises in working with the younger generations as he sincerely believes this is where most education is lacking and is purposefully creating a change in young humans. Brandon is the Director and Head Coach of Body By Brando – a facility located in the heart of South Sydney. Brandon has developed a training philosophy that prioritises perfect movement patterns and building bodies that are functional and aesthetic. FOLLOW US: Website: Facebook: Instagram:
June 03, 2020
Brett Bartholomew: Mastering Communication & Self Improvement - Webinar Wednesday #7
Brett Bartholomew: Performance Coach is a world-renowned strength and conditioning coach, author, consultant, and Founder of Art of Coaching who guides coaches, leaders, educators and business owners on how to build lasting buy-in with their audience by becoming a more skilled and adaptable communicator. IG: @coach_brettb Websites: and FOLLOW US: Orphic Education Website: Facebook: Instagram:
May 29, 2020
Mick Hughes: Physiotherapy, Practical Rehab Tips & Allied Healt Personal Trainer Integration - Webinar Wednesday #5
Privelaged to have Mick Hughes join us this week for a discussion about Rehabilitation, Allied Health and a Personal Trainers role in the big picture.   Mick is an APA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist (Master of Sports Physio, B. Physio, B. Ex Sci.) at the Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre. He is a Co-founder of both the Melbourne ACL Rehabilitation Guide and (a website for online continuing education).   SOCIALS:   FB: IG: Twitter: @mickwhughes YouTube: LinkedIn: Websites:   FOLLOW US:   Orphic Education Website: Facebook: Instagram:
May 20, 2020
Strength Training | Life & Training Advice | S&C Education with STC & ESC - Webinar Wednesday #4
Lucky to have these three legends sharing their experiences and advice for up and coming Trainers and Coaches. What a pleasure to host them for this conversation.    Ben Scott is a Strength and Composition coach, Educator and Powerlifter with 9 years industry experience. His main goals is to facilitate 1 Million Health and Fitness outcomes by 2030 with the team at STCfit.    Socials: @benscottstc @stcfit_learning   Jason Galea is an Exercise Science and Human Movement graduate who specialises in bodybuilding, strength training and fat loss. With 11 years industry experience Jason has gone from face to face training, to PT educator, sharing his wealth of knowledge on how to be a highly skilled trainer, and run a successful PT business. His main goal is to facilitate 1 million health outcomes by 2030 with the team at STCfit. Socials: @jasongalea_stc @stcfit_learning   Aaron Scafi is both a strength coach specialising in powerlifting and a performance nutritionist specialising in weight management for strength sports. Social: @elitestrengthcoach   FOLLOW US:   Website: Facebook: Instagram:
May 16, 2020
Fitness Industry Thoughts, COVID-19 Updates & more - Orphic Coaches Roundtable #2
Orphic are privileged to partner with some of Australia's most experienced, knowledgeable and relatable Coaches. On Wednesday 6th of May, we were fortunate enough to get some of them together to share their perspectives, and answer some live questions - for a second time! FOLLOW US: Orphic Education Website: Facebook: Instagram: THE COACHES: Amir Fazeli - Adonis Athletics Website: Facebook: Instagram: Christian Woodford - Woodford Sport Science Consulting Website: Facebook: Instagram: Karl Goodman - Athletes' Authority Website: Facebook: Instagram: Lachlan Wilmot - Athletes' Authority Website: Facebook: Instagram: Sean Baker - PEAQ Conditioning Website: Facebook: Instagram:
May 16, 2020
Bodybuilding & Personal Training with Aaron Curtis and Justin Firgaira - Webinar Wednesday #2
Webinar Wednesday #2: Bodybuilding | Personal Training | Gaining Mass | Nutrition | Zyzz   With Aaron Curtis and Justin Firgaira What more could you want from a conversation?   Orphic are grateful to partner with a broad scope of professionals in the Allied Health space, and for these two elites' for donating their time to give value.   FOLLOW US:   Orphic Education Website: Facebook: Instagram: Aaron Curtis IG: @iron_curtis Link: FB: Justin Firgaira IG: @justinfirgaira Link:
May 15, 2020
Fitness Industry Thoughts, COVID-19, Advice to Coaches - Orphic Coaches Roundtable #1
Orphic are privileged to partner with some of Australia's most experienced, knowledgeable and relatable Coaches. On Wednesday 22nd April, we were fortunate enough to get some of them together to share their perspectives, and answer some live questions.
May 06, 2020