Your host Shaun Nunes is a former NFL Strength Coach and 20 year Personal Trainer, turned Fitness Consultant and Lifestyle Entrepreneur. Since the age of 5 years old Shaun has been obsessed with creating amazing physiques and helping people like yourself live a happy, healthy and vibrant life. Each week we share experiences, messages and science-backed results to help you understand why most people fail when it comes to their health & fitness. Learn how to adopt the Health Before Fitness mindset so you can begin making the right decisions, to get the right results once and for all.
Welcome to episode 16. This will be the final episode of Season 1!
Over the last four months, we've had so much fun interviewing brilliant minds, and sharing valuable lessons on life with you. We hope you've enjoyed listening.
We would encourage your feedback, please don't hesitate to leave a review on iTunes, or any of my social channels @shaun.nunes
To conclude the first season we though it was fitting to speak on Motivation.
Now is more important than ever to build out your plan of action.
You'll need all the motivation you can get, right? Or do you? Do you need motivation? If so, how do you get it? Once you get it, how do you keep it?
All that and more on the last episode of Season 1 on the Health Before Fitness podcast.
This episode brings all the fire you'll need to gather your own motivation for your own success.
It's time to achieve what you really want out of life.
In this Fire Round episode we discuss some of the following topics:
Let's review the 3 definitions of Motivation
10 Reasons Why People Are Unmotivated (And How to Be Motivated)
Learn how to build your self-efficacy
Audit your skills and challenges that lie ahead
Fill your tank up with positivity - Giselle Perata
Set mini goals for a more enjoyable journey
The blame game
If you enjoyed this episode then you'll love the other episodes from Season 1. To listen click here ----> SEASON 1
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Thank you so much for listening, until next season.
"The fastest way up, is down." - Holly Silva
Raised on a humble farm in the heart of California, Holly has seen and experienced great beauty as well as unfamothable struggle. From wandering the eclectic streets of Los Angeles to finding her purpose and walking in her prophetic destiny, she’s learned that no great feat was ever achieved without facing the greatest feat of them all: loving the saboteur within.
Her mission is to travel the world speaking and releasing healing into the hearts of women; because the heart is where Love resides and only Love will heal the world.
In this episode we talk about topics like;
Why do humans do what they do?
The power of Love and where to find it
How to let go of your childhood traumas
Deconstruction, Reconstruction and Healing
The correlation between financial health and soul health
Our spending will follow the heart, so be careful where you let the heart go
Humans are made of 3 basic components
How to find constantly flowing connections that will sustain our happiness and health
How to get out of living paycheck to paycheck for the rest of your life
Pride will keep us from anything that’s good
3 easy tips you can do right now to get your life back on track
This one phrase is NOT true regardless of what you might’ve heard
The fastest way up, is down
And so much more!
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I love you so much and I’ll talk with you real soon.
"You gotta grow through what you go through." - Giselle Perata
We wanted to try something new on this week's episode of the Fire Round and bring in a co-host. I've received a few requests to have a co-host on my Fire Rounds so you ask and you shall receive!
This week I had the honor of having my girlfriend (and quarantine partner), Giselle Perata. And we got into the topic of habits and addictions.
What Giselle researched and shared with us was so valuable!
Let's be honest...
We all have habits and addictions.
We have some good habits, and some bad habits. We probably have more bad habits than we'd like to admit.
Then, we have addictions. Do we all have addictions? Do we have good and bad addictions the same way we do our habits?
We cover that and a few other questions on this Fire Round, like:
- What is the difference between a Habit and an Addiction?
- Can we control our habits and addictions?
- We also share a few easy, quick tips to add good and remove bad habits out of your life, TODAY!
To connect with Giselle, click below:
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Did you know...?
1) 20 million youth participate in sports every year?
2) 70% of youth will drop out of sports before middle school?
3) And, the average family spends $350 per month on youth sports activities?
WOW... let that soak in for a second...
When I hear those stats the first thing that comes to my mind is, that's A LOT of kids lol, and kids REALLY like to play sports. They want to be active.
Then, when you hear 70% drop out BEFORE middle school!? When I hear that, it breaks my heart. That's too young for a child's dreams to get shattered.
Parents want nothing more than for their children to become the best version of themselves and have the best experience possible while doing it. Amiright!?
But, for some reason there's a big disconnect here. If so many of our youth want to play sports, but drop out so young they must not be getting the best experience, the best environment, the best quality of coaching, the best chance of learning possible.
Yet, at the same time parents are willing to do whatever it takes to give their children the best chance of all of the above. So how do we bridge that gap?
Maybe a better question, how do we expose parents and coaches to the proper guidance and step-by-step action plans so they can give their children the best chance at unlocking their true sports potential?
That my friends, is why I'm so excited to share with you the FitKidApp. And the beautiful people behind it, my two good friends, Dee and Sangeeta Bhatia.
Dee and Sangeeta have been married for 14 years and parents of two, Dee and Sangeeta have always put family first. They have now started a journey to better the experience of youth sports and fitness for your family.
The FitKidApp is a project that brings awareness and education of sports techniques to your home.
They want to help you "unlock your kid's true sports potential."
To contact Dee and Sangeeta:
YouTube: FItKid App
Please take a screenshot of this episode while you're listening, be sure to tag myself @shaun.nunes and @fitkidapp in your stories and we look forward to connecting with you over there.
We love you and thank you so much for listening.
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We, here at Well-Fit are not taking this pandemic lightly and neither should you. Let’s be honest, we’re going to be at-home for quite some time. There’s never been a better time to prioritize your goals, try new things, get active, unwind, eat well, and have some fun with the people you live with.
Let’s keep it really simple, it’s pretty binary. You can either over-analyze what you think is ‘going’ to happen in the future and live in fear. Analysis by paralysis. Which ultimately can be our largest obstacle of all. Especially since the outcome and timeline is completely out of our control.
Or, you can stop thinking and just go with the flow based on your environment and circumstances. Play the best hand with the cards you're dealt. Accept, embrace, strategize, create and innovate. Develop a healthy, structured, well-rounded routine you want to follow to that of which if you follow it you’ll have accomplished what it is you set out to achieve.
Now, let’s discuss what one person needs to incorporate into their daily at-home schedule in order to achieve the staples to one’s health and fitness.
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“If you give up once, it can become a habit.” - Jon Combs
Being born in Puerto Rico, father going to prison when he was in 3rd grade, mother working multiple jobs, and Jon having to help raise his brother he had to grow up quick. Jon learned how to figure it out. As he likes to call it, FITFO.
He learned to be independent early on, he is self-aware, knows who he is and want he wants out of life. He also seems to have a clear understanding of his true purpose on this planet. Which is mentoring and coaching our youth through health, fitness and sports. Jon has entrepreneurship in his DNA. And his head is down, he’s working hard and continuing to remain humble.
Jon is a former multi-sport high-level athlete, collegiate baseball player, even went semi-pro. Having to decide between continuing his dream to go pro or taking care of his grandma he chose the latter and hung up the cleats to focus on his career.
This was when he came to work with me. He was my top personal trainer/sports performance coach when we had our old gym (Total Performance Fitness Training Center). I've known Jon since he was a junior in high school. He always had something special about him. I knew he was going to go on and accomplish so many amazing things.
Jon now owns and operates Hungry 4 Success Athletics based out of Tracy, Ca. Which is a 6,400 square foot gym. It specializes in the following:
- Youth performance coaching
- Youth and adult nutrition and fitness programming, and
- Mindset coaching on how to become your best self
Jon came from nothing and is now on the rise to building a fitness empire. And today, he explains exactly how he got there.
Jon Combs Instagram
Hungry 4 Success Instagram
Hungry 4 Success Website
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First - I pray you, your family and loved ones are all safe and healthy during this wild time.
Please make smart decisions, refrain from going out in large groups, and exposing yourself to the risks. I know this is a time of uncertainty, concern, and fear. We aren’t sure when this Coronavirus pandemic will come to an end and we will all be able to get back to our “normal” lives.
So, until then, how do we leverage this current obstacle to where it moves us forward? How do we win in the weak moments? How to we look at this as an opportunity to grow, innovate and get better opposed to the glass being half empty?
“Where you get your hope from is from changing your behaviors” - Margaret Rutherford
I’m sure you’re asking, “so how do I change my behaviors?” Right?
Well, if you’re currently living scared, fearful and anxious right now then this message is going to be super powerful for you. Even if you feel you have it all together I feel you can gain something from this message today as well.
Your thoughts become words, your words become actions, your actions dictate your behaviors. So, let’s change our thoughts which ultimately will change our behaviors. When we change our behaviors we change our environment. This changes our hormones, our stress levels and our overall mental and physical well-being. What you think can and will affect your physical state. Not just mental.
This approach allows us to develop this sense of strength and hope we didn’t know existed. This is where hope stems from! This is how we change behavior!
Now, let’s discuss the four ways to be calm, prepared and win during crisis...
I hope you enjoy this episode
“Once you succeed at one thing, you are more likely to succeed again.” - Warren Gendel
Warren is a fitness genius.
He was a multi-sport athlete growing up and quickly fell in love with the body. From the way it can move to the way it can look.
Throughout college Warren was a personal trainer and fitness director, while simultaneously competing and winning in four bodybuilding competitions, not to mention all while completing his college degree. Talk about sacrifice, dedication and focus.
Warren went onto build multiple fitness business empires, one of which was a youth fitness franchise that turned into 70 locations in 16 states and two countries!
He now runs his latest business, Well-Fit. Well-Fit is Revolutionizing Fitness and he explains exactly how in this episode.
Warren shares all of his secrets, successes, losses, and lessons he’s learned thus far in life and business and I know you’re going to get a lot out of this.
In today’s episode we discuss the following:
1. How you can’t teach discipline
2. If you want anything bad enough you do whatever it takes
3. How to think outside the box and chase your dreams
4. How Warren built a youth fitness franchise into 70 locations in 16 states across the US and Australia
5. How to tap into your vision and create clarity on what you ultimately want out of life
6. See something, understand it, build a plan around it, then execute it. Simple as that.
7. The importance of confidence in life and business
8. Learn the top 3 skills a personal trainer needs to have (or learn) in order to be successful
9. Learn why most trainers fail
10. The importance of being present, even if you’re not getting paid
11. What is Well-Fit?
12. Where is fitness going?
13. The one service that people will always need til the end of time
14. What is Well-Fit looking for right now?
15. How a champion deals with failure
If you have any questions for Warren or want to learn more about his company, Well-Fit you can visit www.wellfitbayarea.com or email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to subscribe to this podcast as well as our weekly newsletter, Well-Fit Weekly for your weekly dose of motivation, education, inspiration and love.
You can follow Warren at:
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We love you so very much, thanks you for listening and we’ll see you real soon.
Do you love food? Do you love food so much it's getting in the way of you living your best life?
In this episode of our Fire Round we dive deep into some gold that can possibly help you finally unlock that friction and begin to create an everlasting healthy relationship with yourself, your health and your nutrition.
“One must eat to live. Not live to eat.” - Moliere
Do you think about food non stop? Do you always want something sweet and salty? Or crave pizza 24/7? Or do you look at food as fuel? And just energy I must consume in order to achieve my daily goals? Is that more like you?
I'm curious to hear, please leave a comment on my latest Instagram post and let me know which type of relationship you have with nutrition.
1. More gyms, yet higher obesity rates (where’s the hands-on nutrition component?)
2. What you want right now you want more than what you want tomorrow
3. What’s the latest food fad you’ve tried?
4. Most fads don’t work because they’re not realistic
5. How to blend your current lifestyle with your new goals (you like wine? Have wine!)
6. How to create a healthy, everlasting relationship with nutrition
7. What are your specific nutrition goals? - For health purposes? - For vanity? (burn fat, build muscle, body recomp?) - For performance? (marathons, cyclists, sports athlete, competitor, etc.)
8. You need your nutrition to align with your mission. If your nutrition doesn’t align with your mission you’ll never achieve your ultimate goals. So, what’s your mission? What are you striving for? Base your nutritional needs on that.
Thank you so much for joining us on this episode of the Fire Round.
If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at: Episode 8: Nutrition is Nonsense | Fire Round and follow at instagram.com/shaun.nunes
“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” - Bruce Lee
Where are you aiming?
How do you know where to aim?
What if you aren’t aiming at anything at all?
How do you know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’re aiming?
How do you know what to be excited about when you wake up everyday if you don’t know where you’re going?
Welcome to the very first round of the Fire Round here on the Health Before Fitness Podcast. These Fire Rounds will be anywhere from 5-15 minutes where we’re dropping fire on the latest, hottest, trending topics in the health & fitness space. Let’s move the distractions, white noise and nonsense out of your way and help you get focused on what matters most and what will result in massive transformation.
If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.wellfitbayarea.com/blog and follow at instagram.com/shaun.nunes
“They don’t want it bad enough”
“Back in the day, when I competed everyone brought it. This wasn’t a pageant like it is today. Everyone on stage brought their best.”
If anyone has stayed true to himself since the beginning, it’s Full-Time Bodybuilder (and my father) Dave Nunes. Dave got his nickname “Full-Time Bodybuilder” from former 4x Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler. He and Jay became good buddies after my dad asked for Jay to make an appearance at his grand opening for his latest gym, Ironworks Gym in Tracy, Ca. My dad is now one of the only businesses to stock Cutler Nutrition supplements. My dad was given this name, because he’s been in the industry his entire life, everything he does has to do with bodybuilding, and running his gym.
Hit feats include having amazing kids 😉, to winning first place in multiple car shows and bodybuilding competitions, opening a fitness franchise, to visualizing and creating his very own hometown family gym with his son, me. It was truly the dream come true.
We started with his childhood, and how he ended up being raised by his grandparents. To moving away from his hometown while in the prime of high school, to how he had to learn all instrument music notes even though he only played the drums. He always had to be in something to keep him focused and give him purpose. Something he goes into talking about was his early-life depression. He went from being so passionate about cars and car shows, to playing the drums in front of large crowds, to not knowing what he wants to do with the rest of his life. He just had his son, didn’t like his job, didn’t know what he wanted to do, didn’t have a plan nor any idea of what he was going to do.
He says he got his responsible work ethic from within. Nobody taught him that diligence and responsibility leads to success. Sometimes you don’t have to be taught something to learn what’s right and what’s wrong.
I had the incredible opportunity to be raised by this man who showed me what passion, dedication, hard work and commitment was all about. If you listened to Episode 1 you heard how I was raised. My living room was a weight room!
In this episode my dad talks about the day he went in to Gold’s Gym to buy a tank top, that was the day he met his first professional bodybuilder, Scott Wilson. He quickly became intrigued with getting big, training like the pros and transforming his body with the “training” mentality where all he did was talk about lifting, talked about sets, reps and what to do during your rest time. All the way to bringing a bucket on leg day. Because they planned on pushing themselves so hard they puked. Talk about “old school” right?
He went on to compete in numerous bodybuilding competitions and by the last show he knew he wanted to open his own gym. But reality kicked in and he realized he didn’t have the funds. But he told himself, “before I die I’m going to own a gym.” And that’s exactly what he did. All this and so much more on this episode of Inside the Mind of a Full-Time Bodybuilder, with Dave Nunes.
Thank you so much for listening.
Dave Nunes Instagram
Shaun Nunes Instagram
Visit my dad's website and gym: Ironworks Gym
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“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” It also makes you live longer.
Pretend like you’re getting chased by a sabertooth tiger next time you workout.
Hold your breath as long as you can.
Take a freezing cold shower.
Turn on those survival genes!
Get comfortable being uncomfortable and you’ll soon be on your way to living longer. What are you waiting for!? Go jump in the ocean RIGHT NOW!
Whatever you do, do something different tomorrow. Change up the routine. Figure out new ways to win your day. Figure out what scares you and go do that.
In today’s episode we discuss how exactly we’re going to change the IBM culture this year. Beyond what we’ve already done.
My friends we go into some research and really dive deep into what you need to do TODAY to get the most out of your one life. It’s not an opinion, these are facts and laws to live by that will guarantee the fruits of your labor.
In this episode we discuss:
- How to maximize health in the workplace
- How “what doesn’t kill you makes you live longer” may be a factual statement
- How to add up to 14 years to your life
- The top 3 reasons everyone fails
- New offerings and experience for IBM employees
- IBM client testimonials and transformation stories
- Get to know the Well-Fit IBM training staff
And much more…
Shaun Nunes Instagram
Warren Gendel Instagram
Tiffani Dorman Facebook
David Espinoza Facebook
Stephanie Hammons Instagram
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In today’s episode we had the honor of presenting a keynote to IBM. This is part 1.
Our company, Well-Fit is the exclusive corporate wellness partner for IBM at their Silicon Valley Lab location in San Jose, Ca.
One of our divisions is on-site corporate wellness programs. For IBM specifically we run 40 group fitness classes every week, we offer personal training, nutrition consulting and meal planning, meditation moments and stretch breaks, online 21-day wellness challenges, and much more.
Owner/Founder of Well-Fit, LLC. Warren Gendel kicks the keynote off with a timeline review of how far we’ve come since our relationship began with IBM.
I go on to enlighten everyone on some very important topics related to aging, maximizing health in the workplace, and some tips on how to slow the aging process down let alone add up to 14 extra years to their life!
Be sure to hit the subscribe button and share this with one friend you think would find value in this episode. Let’s spread the good word!
Thank you so much for listening and we hope you enjoy.
You can visit wellfitbayarea.com to learn more.
There are many reasons we don’t ever achieve our goals. Why we never reach that dream job. Why we never lose that weight.
We have this “victim” mentality. It’s never our fault. It’s the cards we were dealt. We like to point the finger out rather than point it in.
If we can’t begin taking responsibility for where we are in our lives then we’ll never get where we ultimately want to go.
My friends, in this episode we dive deep into the top three reasons we don’t take the action. Fear, Homeostasis, and Execution.
For some reason, we like to put obstacles in our way rather than move them out of the way. We like to stay comfortable. We like to take the easy route. Even though we know that if we challenge ourself and push ourself we will achieve our goals, for some reason there’s still something stopping us from taking action. From a scientific perspective but also from a wiring perspective. Once we begin to understand that when we intentionally push ourselves further than we did yesterday, once we understand that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself, once we understand that taking the first step is the first step...that is when the magic happens. That is when your life begins to change. That is when you start to become the person you ultimately know you can become.
Let’s stop waiting for someone else to inspire us. Let’s inspire ourselves. Nobody will pull you out of bed, you have to do it yourself. Nobody will care for you as much as you will care for yourself. But you have to be willing to face your fears, you have to be willing to step outside your comfort zone, and lastly you must overcome paralysis by analysis and throw your excuses out the window. And just simply TAKE ACTION.
Who cares what other people say. What you do say?
If you don’t do it, who will? If you don’t do it right now, when will you? Make today the day.
Thank you so much for listening, please be sure to subscribe, leave a rating and comment if you feel pulled to doing so.
Be kind to yourself, have amnesia and let’s start with a clean slate. Because each day we you awake, is another chance to change someone’s life. Why not make it yours?
It’s time to be enlightened my friends. This episode will shift your entire paradigm. No matter how many years of experience you have in the gym or kitchen, no matter how amazing your results have been thus far this episode will force you to stop and reflect. Instead of reacting based on our emotions, if we stop, step outside of ourselves and observe our actions we become more self aware. With more self awareness comes more intent. With more intent comes more truth. With more truth comes enlightenment. Let’s learn how to get rid of the “fog” - greed, hate, ignorance. Instead of running to the gym as soon as you get a little spark of motivation, how bout you look in the mirror and ask yourself the tough questions? The questions you’d rather not ask, but know you need to if you truly want to create a healthy relationship with yourself and your health once and for all. There are so many valuable nuggets in this episode and we hope you find tremendous value in it.
Grab a notepad and pen my friends, you will want to take some notes on this one. Get prepared to build your dream home!
Take a listen and if you like it please be sure to share this with a friend and subscribe for more inspiring messages and experiences just like this.
Email me at email@example.com to help you unlock your IT Statement or with any questions regarding this episode, I’d be more than happy to help :)
In this first episode I tell my story about my upbringing and my professional experience. From how I became a personal trainer at the age of 15 and why I can’t can’t stand corporate health clubs, to how my dad bribed me to move back home to open up our first family gym in our small hometown of Tracy, California. I explain how I became an NFL Strength & Conditioning coach and a hometown hero, all the way down to my lowest of lows in getting taken advantage of and having to shut down the family business and going to civil court for a lawsuit. I’d like to believe I am an example of following your passion and persevering due to a strong self-belief and what I like to call “blind faith” regardless of circumstances. We hope you enjoy this episode, please be sure to share this with a friend and subscribe for more inspiring messages and experiences just like this. To learn more about Steve Colwell and his company please visit Opti-Fit.com and follow him on social. To learn more about Warren Gendel and his company please visit Wellfitbayarea.com and also be sure to follow him. Lastly, to learn more about my pops, Dave Nunes and his company go to Ironworksgymtracy.com and follow him on all social channels. He’s hilarious. Love you and talk with you soon.