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Prodigy's Simply Fit

Prodigy's Simply Fit

By Andrew Hamel
Prodigy's Simply Fit podcast is a unique podcast for those that do NOT have getting good at working out as their primary goal.

It is designed to simplify fitness for the busy adult in the Tri-Valley looking to lose weight, get stronger, and have more energy. So they can simply be fit to do the things that they love to do outside of the gym.
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5 Steps to Effective Goal Setting
In today's episode Coach Andrew and Coach Kaleigh sit down and discuss 5 strategies for effective goal setting.     1 - Establish the Right Mindset - you must view yourself as someone who can accomplish your goals  2 - Prioritize Yourself - this can be viewed as selfish.  But in reality investing in your health is the best thin you can do for those you care about.  3 - Structure Your Goals For Success - use the SMARTER goal setting method to set yourself up for success with goal setting.  4 - Create Your Action Plan - what are the necessary steps you need to take on a daily basis to reach your goals.  5 - Execute! - At the end of the day imperfect action is better than lack of action.   Leave us a comment and let us know what you think!   If you are a busy adult in the Tri Valley looking to lose weight, get stronger, or have more energy.  Maybe you need help setting better goals.  Click on the link below to claim your FREE trial today! www.we-are-prodigy.com/free-trial
29:46
February 18, 2022
EP: 031 - 5 Fitness Success Tips No One Ever Talks About
When it comes to your fitness journey, and having success there are certain topics that are always talked about.  For example: What foods are the best to eat? What workout program is the best to follow? There are a few topics that are hardly talked about that I think are key to your success.  In today's episode we are going to dive into these 5 topics. 1 - A Plan is Great, but Action is Better 2 - You Don't Have to be Perfect 3 - Don't Wait to be Motivated 4 - Your Plan Has to be Unique to You 5 - It Doesn't Have to Be Complicated
12:55
August 06, 2021
EP: 030 - You HAVE the Time to Invest in You! A Conversation with Cody Fultz
In this episode of Prodigy's Simply fit Podcast, I sit down with Cody Fultz.   Cody has been a member of ours at Prodigy for about 6 months.   He's an army vet, a husband, a dad of one, with one on the way, he's a busy professional, and he's an avid sports.   In a previous life, he was a fitness coach but just like other he let other things get in the way of his health and he wasn't happy with how is health was going.   Cody made two important realizations, 1 - he actually DOES have time to invest in his health once he made it a priority. And 2 - people always think of dying for their kids, Cody wants to live for his kids.  He wants to be a positive influence and model of health and investing in his personal health is the best way to do just that.  So sit back and enjoy this episode of Prodigy's Simply Fit Podcast.
32:59
July 30, 2021
EP: 029 - Harnessing The Power of Your Mind. A Conversation with Chris Raymond
Our minds are so powerful and they play a vital role in our overall success on our fitness journey.   If we don't truly believe in ourselves we won't be successful.   One of the ways to harness the power of the mind is through hypnotism.   I know, I know, you may be a sceptic.  I was one as well, until I met Chris.   Hypnotism works on speaking to the subconscious mind to set us up for success.  During my conversation with Chris we talk about the power of Hypnotism and visualization to ensure you are successful on your fitness journey.
36:25
July 23, 2021
EP: 028 - 3 Tips For Fitness Success. A Conversation with Joe Rosenthal
Joe Rosenthal is the owner of Kinect Performance located in Pleasanton.   He specializes in providing conditioning for golfers and other rotational athletes.  He also works with adult clients and stopped by to share his 3 tips for getting started on your fitness journey and more importantly staying on your journey for the long term.   His 3 tips are:  - Start small and build good habits  - Focus on consistency  - Build a good team around you.   To learn more about Kinect Performance visit their website at www.kinectperformance.com
23:28
July 16, 2021
EP: 027 - You ARE Worth It. A Conversation with Jenn Webber
In today's episode of Prodigy's Simply Fit Podcast, I sit down with Jenn Webber.   Jenn is a busy single mom of 2 boys.  She is a working professional.  And like most she has struggled to make herself a priority.     During the last 5 years, life really threw Jenn some curveballs which caused her to her health on the back burner.   She has been a member of Prodigy for almost 2 months now and has made the commitment to invest in her health to be the best version of herself possible.   During our conversation we talk about her journey, we talk about resiliency, and she shares her 3 tips to ultimately being successful on your fitness journey.
28:46
July 09, 2021
EP: 026 - Skin Care and Your Fitness Journey. A Conversation with Kelly Herrera
Did you know that your skin is the largest organ in the body?   That is why your skin care and skin health are vital parts of our fitness journey.  But one that we don't often think about.   In today's episode I sit down with a good friend of mine and owner of Skin Philosophy, Kelly Herrera.   We talk about everything skin.   How your skin care regimen needs to be customized.   How water affects skin health.   And, how the food we put in our body affects our skin.   For more information regarding Kelly and Skin Philosophy please visit their website www.skinphilosophy.com
24:33
July 02, 2021
Ep:025 - What to Look for in Your Next Trainer. A Conversation with Rob Medsger.
In today's episode of Prodigy's Simply Fit podcast, I sit down with my good friend Rob Medsger of 3Strong in San Ramon and we discuss what you should look for in your next personal trainer.   What degrees and certifications do they have?   Are they approachable?   Do they have your best interest in mind?   Are they relatable?   These are all important questions to consider, along with others, when it comes to selecting your next personal trainer.
17:26
June 24, 2021
Ep: 024. Making Your Fitness a Priority. A Conversation with Lloyd Steere
In today's episode of Prodigy's Simply Fit Podcast I sit down with Lloyd Steere.   Lloyd is an ex-marine, he's a local real estate agent, and he's been a member at Prodigy for the last 6 months.   As a real estate agent, his schedule is constantly booked and making time for himself is hard.  But Lloyd has found a way to invest in his health on a consistent basis.   He shares his 3 tips for fitness success.  1 - Put it in your calendar  2 - Set big goals and then break them down into small actionable steps  3 - Find a buddy
24:39
June 17, 2021
Ep: 023 - 3 Tips to Finding Fitness Success. A Conversation with Sam Willens
In today's episode I sit down with Sam Willens.   Sam is a good friend and the owner of The Micro Squad, an online based pilates studio.   During our conversation Sam shares her 3 tips for finding success with fitness.   1 - Grab a buddy  2 - Tryout multiple things until you find what you love  3 -  Focus on the fundamentals
20:46
June 10, 2021
EP: 022 - Should Men and Women do Different Workouts? A Conversation with Rob Medsger
A question we have gotten in the past from a few prospective female members is, "Should I be doing the same workouts as my husband?"   Yes!  1000% Yes!   In today's episode we talk about the benefits of strength training, why it's important for women to lift weights, and most importantly, we debunk the myth that lifting weights will make women "big and bulky".
19:24
June 03, 2021
EP: 021 - Finding Success With Fitness. A Conversation with Jane Capewell
In today's episode of Prodigy's Simply Fit podcast I sit down with Jane Capewell.  Jane has been a member of Prodigy for a little over a year and has been a staple of our early morning sessions.   Jane shares her fitness journey, how she got started, how it has transitioned over the years, and her goals for moving forward.   She also shares her 3 tips for success:   1 - Just get started  2 - Start your day with your workout  3 - Find your why and make it fun
27:29
May 27, 2021
EP: 020 - 10 Hacks for Fitness Success. A Conversation with Ashwini Naidu
On this Episode of Prodigy's Simply Fit podcast I sit down with Ashwini Naidu.  Ashwini is one of our newest Prodigy Fitness members.  Over the last few months she has seen a tremendous amount of progress and we couldn't be happier for her. During our conversation, we talk about her fitness journey, the successes she has experienced since joining Prodigy and she shares 10 hacks that she has implemented in her life to make fitness a priority and see amazing results!
36:31
May 20, 2021
EP: 019 - View Your Fitness As an Investment! A Conversation with Rodger Kobayashi
In today's episode of Prodigy's Simply Fit Podcast I sit down with Rodger Kobayashi.  Rodger is a busy dad of 4, he's a small business owner, and he used to view his fitness as a "cost". It wasn't until he switched his mindset to viewing his fitness as an investment that his fitness really took off. During the episode we talk about why it's important to make an effort to learn as much as possible with it comes to fitness and nutrition, finding what works best for you, and how to fit your fitness in when you are a parent with young kids.
23:54
May 13, 2021
EP: 018 - Making Fitness a Priority. A Conversation with Kat Griffith
On this episode of Prodigy's Simply Fit Podcast I sit down with Kat Griffith who has been a member of Prodigy for about 2 years.   Kat is a busy mom, a very successful business person, and someone trying to figure it all out.  As an athlete growing up fitness has always been apart of her life but as she became an adult and her priorities changed life got in the way.     During our conversation we talk about what got her back on track, how she stays on track, and the secret to developing a mindset that will keep you consistent on your fitness journey.
36:50
May 06, 2021
EP: 017 - The Benefits of Chiropractic Care. A Conversation with Dr. Jen Milus
Chiropractic care can be a valuable piece of any health and wellness journey. But, just like with trainers, not all Chiropractors are the same.  In today's Simply Fit Podcast, I sit down with Jen Milus who is a chiropractor and the owner of Milus Chiropractic. We talk about chiropractic care, why it's beneficial, and the role it plays in a well rounded health and fitness plan.
23:08
April 29, 2021
EP: 016 - Finding Your Community. A Conversation with Dara Hogue
On this episode of Prodigy's Simply Fit Podcast, I sit down with Dara Hogue. Dara has been a member here at Prodigy Fitness for a little over a year.  She is a pediatrician, a wife, and a busy mom who has consistently made it into the gym at least 3 days a week. During our conversation, we talk about her fitness journey, finding a fitness community, and she shares her 3 tips for success with fitness.
30:01
April 22, 2021
EP: 015 - The Benefits of Massage Therapy. A Conversation with Gina Marie
On this episode of Prodigy's Simply Fit podcast, I sit down with Gina Marie Woodard.  She is a licensed massage therapist and the owner of Spira Wellness. During our conversation we talk about the benefits of massage, how the pandemic has led to new aches and pains, and how massage therapy can be a integral part of a health and wellness program.
29:18
April 15, 2021
EP: 014 - How Nearly Dying Changed His Priorities. A Conversation with Dave Vieler
On today's episode of Prodigy's Simply Fit Podcast, I sit down with Dave Vieler. Dave grew up playing multiple sports as was fortunate enough to play college football at Cal Poly. Like most, as Dave became an adult, started a family, and built a career his health and fitness was put on the back burner.  Dave was one of our very first adult client back in the day.  But, life got in the way and he had to cancel his membership.  Fast forwards 7 or 8 years and a near death experience brought him back to Prodigy.   During this episode, we talk about his journey, making his health a priority and his new lease on life.
34:35
April 08, 2021
EP: 013 - Breaking You Big Daunting Goal into More Manageable Pieces. A Conversation with Laura Howard
On this episode of Prodigy's Simply Fit podcast I sit down with Laura Howard.  Laura is arguably one of the most consistent members we have.  Even during the pandemic, she made sure to join our virtual classes at least 6 days a week.  During the episode we talk about her journey, what really helped her gain traction, how she has been able to remain consistent and she gives 3 pieces of advice for those who are struggling and need a little push.
20:51
April 01, 2021
EP: 012 - Finding Success with Fitness. A Conversation with Judy Nannini
In this episode of Prodigy's Simply Fit Podcast, I sit down with Judy Nannini who joined Prodigy back in March of 2020.  Judy was an athlete growing up and active her whole life and then life got in the way.  She became a mom, and a busy professional, and her health was put on the back burner.   She decided enough was enough and wanted to make a change and begin investing in her health again.  During her journey she has learned the power of a community, how powerful fitness is for mental health, and how having the right tools to ensure you are successful is crucial.   In our conversation we talk about her fitness journey, how as a busy mom she makes time for herself and she gives a couple of tips for those struggling to "get on the wagon."
28:03
March 25, 2021
EP: 011 - Talking All Things Hormones and Vitamins. A Conversation with Jill Nuti
In this episode of Prodigy's Simply Fit Podcast, I sit down with Jill Nuti.  A pharmacist with Custom Care Compounding in San Ramon.   Hormones, are chemical messengers in our body and play a vital role in how our body functions.  The crazy thing is, that hormones, our diet, and exercise are all connected and during my conversation with Jill we discuss the role hormones play in our bodies, tips to improve our hormone levels, and the best vitamins and minerals to take to boost your immunity!
36:47
March 18, 2021
EP: 010 - From 1 Pull Up to Crushing Spartan Races. A Conversation with Allan George
In this week's episode I sit down with Allan George.  Allan has been a member of Prodigy Fitness for 3 years and when he started he had a goal of being able to do 1 pull up.  Since he's crushed that goal he has moved on to bigger goals like completing Spartan Races.  Allan's journey is very typical and probably just like yours.  He set New Year's Resolutions every year to get fit only to run out of steam by the middle of January. In our conversation we talk about finding fun with fitness, trusting the process, continuing to set new goals.
21:50
March 11, 2021
EP: 009 - Falling in Love With the Journey. A Conversation with Tony Vest
On this week's episode I sit down with Tony Vest.  Tony has been a member at Prodigy Fitness for almost 3 years now and has by far been one of our biggest transformations.  During his time with us, Tony has lost over 70 pounds, increased is strength levels, and continues to set a model of determination for the rest of our members.  As of recording this episode, Tony is 3 months post total knee replacement but doesn't use that as an excuse not to invest in his health. Join me as we discuss setting long term goals, investing your health, and falling in love with the process!
27:44
March 04, 2021
EP: 008 - Strong Enough to Handle Anything! A Conversation with Anna Ruotolo
On today's episode of Prodigy's Simply Fit Podcast, I sit down with Anna Ruotolo who has been a member of Prodigy Fitness for about a year.  Anna truly believes that on a couple of occasions, fitness saved her life.  Besides discussing her journey we talk about consistency, developing habits, and making yourself a priority.
20:30
February 25, 2021
EP: 007 - Even YOU Can Take Up Running in 2021 - A Conversation with Scout Judd
In today's episode I sit down with Scout Judd, the owner of Fleet Feet in downtown Pleasanton.  During our conversation we discuss 3 simple tips you can do to start running in 2021 and actually be successful with it! If you are looking to take up running in 2021 this episode is a MUST listen.
14:50
February 18, 2021
EP: 006 - Getting Simply Fit with Sandi Scheuber
Sandi joined Prodigy Fitness a little over a year ago, but Sandi and I go way back.  Sandi is one of our most consistent member and it has paid off.  She actually has lost 10 pounds during the pandemic!  During our conversation Sandi talks about her WHY, what keeps her motivated, and she shares some simple tips you can use to get started. Sandi is our resident book worm so as a bonus tip she shares a few book recommendations to help you become the best version of you possible! 
32:58
February 11, 2021
EP:005 - Healty Eating - A Conversation with Jill Daniels RD
In today's episode I sit down with a long time friend of mine Jill Daniels and we talk about best practices for eating healthy.  Jill is a Registered Dietician with a concentration in Sports Nutrition and Eating Disorders. During the episode Jill breaks down her top 3 tips for when it comes to eating healthy.  The last one will surprise you! Enjoy. P.S. Please take a moment to subscribe to the podcast so that you receive up to date information on when new episodes are released.  Also please take a moment to leave a review and share this episode with a friend or family member who needs it.
24:36
February 04, 2021
EP:004 - Dealing with Anxiety and Stress During Stressful Times - A Conversation with Kim Curtis
Now more than ever, we need to focus on mental health.     And in today's episode of Prodigy's Simply Fit I sit down with Kim Curtis a licensed social worker and owner of Bridges Therapy to talk about anxiety, controlling the controllables, and being proactive in dealing with stress. As always, please subscribe to the podcast to stay up to date on the newest episodes as well as please leave a review and let us know what you think!
23:26
January 28, 2021
EP: 003 - Creating a Vision for Success
Too often people fall off the wagon because they don't create a vision for what success looks like for their fitness journey. Spending a few minutes figuring out what success looks like will go a long way in you ultimately crushing your fitness goals.
13:50
January 21, 2021
EP: 002 - Getting Simply Fit with Shweta Sindhur
Shweta joined the Prodigy Family about 2 years ago.  She's a busy mom, a working professional, and someone who is just trying to figure it all out.   She has gone from someone who dreaded going up the stairs to someone who just crushed the #75hard challenge. We talk about her journey and she shares some simple tips she uses everyday to continue moving forward to her goals of being the best version of herself possible! *Please take a moment to subscribe to the podcast on whatever platform you are listening on as well as leave a review.  Thanks!*
34:42
January 14, 2021
EP: 001 - 3 Tips You Can Use to Jumpstart Your Fitness Journey in 2021 - A Conversation with Rob Medsger
Here are 3 simple tips you can use to jumpstart your fitness in 2021 1. Set a Schedule 2. Keep it Simple 3. Find the thing that will keep you accountable *Bonus Tip* 4. Place an emphasis on Sleep
25:06
January 07, 2021