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The Strong Parents Pod

The Strong Parents Pod

By Dan Ogden
Each episode Dan will be discussing the trials and tribulations of being a parent and what it means to them to be a Strong Parent in all aspects of the term

With guests to include pro athletes, ex military personnel, mental well-being advocates and other Mums and Dads

You can follow Dan and the work he does to help get Mums and Dads in incredible shape on Instagram @coachdanogden

Dan Ogden is a Firefighter online fitness coach and assistant Strength and Conditioning coach at the WWE UK Performance centre

He is also a Husband and Father of 4

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S6 ep3 with Dad the dish
Simon, Better known as "Dad the Dish" is an Instagram and TikTok star via his amazing, simple recipe videos. Most importantly Simon is a Father and has an amazing story about his rise from homelessness, to where he is today Don't forget to subscribe and leave us a 5 star written review  - - - - -  Are you fed up of "being good" all week then going nuts at the weekend on takeaways, beers etc? Wondering why you're struggling to get in shape?  Grab my FREE "Beat the weekend binge" eBook now by clicking HERE
November 12, 2021
S6 Ep2 with Ryan Ridgway
Ryan is a Mental health ambassador and motivational speaker. Check him out on Instagram @voice_4_mentalhealth
November 05, 2021
S6 Ep1 with Tanya Filer
Tanya Filer is a Social Media coach and NLP Practitioner (amongst many other roles!), but most importantly she is a Mum and a Strong one at that!! Enjoy and don't forget to leave us a 5 Start written review on your chosen listening platform!!
October 29, 2021
S5 Ep4 with Talksports Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy is a journalist and radio presenter for Talksport radio His reports on WWE, UFC and boxing, amongst other sports We talk about his childhood, how he got into his chosen career and some stories from interviewing some of the biggest names in sports Enjoy guys! PS Don't forget to grab your FREE Fat loss Roadmap HERE
May 27, 2021
S5 Ep3 with WWE NXT UK Superstar Sam Gradwell
This week, my guest is WWE NXT UK Thunderstorm Sam Gradwell Sam takes us on his journey from his first time watching WWE through his near career ending injuries, to getting signed with the WWE and wait until you hear his embarrassing story! As always, make sure to hit subscribe and leave us a 5 star written review! Grab my FREE Fatloss Roadmap Ebook by clicking the link below
May 20, 2021
S5 Ep2 with James Lawson
JMY guest this week is James Lawson James is self-employed and is Director of company success He has worked with huge global brands including Nike and Liverpool FC to help them increase sales and adapt to current and future technology He has also competed as a Bodybuilder and is a Husband and Father As always, don't forget to hit that subscribe button and leave us a 5 star written review!
May 13, 2021
S5 Ep1 with Garrett Sawaia
Garrett is a Strength Coach from Rhode Island, USA He is also an avid 80's and 90's movie and pop culture memorabilia collector, but most importantly he is a Father Today we talk about his coaching, how he got into it, plus his love of Pro Wrestling Garrett also take us into his vast collection! you can check out his social media pages below GPS Coaching Born 2B rad As always, make sure to hit that subscribe button and make sure to leave us a 5 star written review!!
May 06, 2021
Season 4 Episode 7 with Jim Wendler
Jim Wendler is a Strength Coach, business owner, husband and Father He is the creator of the Famous 5/3/1 system and former competitive powerlifter,  squatting 1000lbs in competition!! Check out his website // If gyms being closed has thrown your training into chaos, I've got your back!! Download your FREE Lockdown Home Training Programme HERE 
February 26, 2021
Season 4 Episode 6 with Rob Parker
Rob Parker is a former professional Rugby League player turned actor Rob Spent his playing career at Bradford Bulls, London Broncos, Warrington Wolves, Salford and Leigh Centurions After retiring from Rugby, Rob picked up acting parts in on TV and the big screen after starting an unlikely friendship with Hollywood megastar Tom Hardy Enjoy this weeks episode guys and don't forget to subscribe/leave us a 5 start written review on your chosen platform // Download my FREE Lockdown Home Training Programme HERE Sign up for my FREE 5 Day Fat Loss Kickstart by March 1st HERE
February 19, 2021
Season 4 Episode 5 with Ollie Carson
Ollie is an Online Fitness coach and business mentor He is also a Husband and Father, residing in Chichester, West Sussex Today we talk about his tough upbringing on a London council estate, his brushes with the law, his military career and where he is at today with his successful business and family life with his wife and children  Don't forget to hit the subscribe button!!
February 12, 2021
Season 4 Episode 4 with WWE Superstar Pete Dunne
'The Bruiserweight' Pete Dunne is a WWE Superstar and is currently the longest reigning WWE UK Champion  Pete currently resides in Florida with his family where he is part of the WWE's NXT Brand Grab your FREE Lockdown Home workout training programme HERE
February 05, 2021
Season 4 Episode 3 with Stu Mackenzie
Stu Mackenzie is a business owner and entrepreneur and most importantly, a Dad He runs Fit Pro Sales which helps PTs, Gym owners and others in the industry to improve their sales and create amazing products for their clients In this weeks episode we discuss how he went from struggling PT and gym owner to being sacked by text message and eventually setting up his own business to help other Coaches improve their own businesses....and of course the obligatory embarrassing story You can catch him on Instagram @stu_fitprosales
January 29, 2021
Season 4 Episode 2 with Dean Kelly
Dean is a private PT studio owner and online coach He recently became a father and came on today to talk about managing to not only transition his business due to the pandemic, but also keep his facility from closing....all while being a new father If you haven't already, make sure to subscribe and leave us a 5 star written review on your chosen platform Enjoy
January 22, 2021
Season 4 Episode 1 with Cy Gregory
Cy Gregory is a PT, Online Coach and Pro Wrestler He is also a Husband and Father Today we talk about he got into wrestling, how he/his business survived the initial lockdown and of course...the obligatory embarrassing story
January 15, 2021
S3 Ep 6 with Barry Gibson
Barry Gibson is a Strength Coach from Sunderland, England He has worked with multiple elite level MMA fighters including UFC Veteran Ross Pearson Enjoy the episode and make sure to leave us a 5 star written review on your chosen platform!!
October 22, 2020
S3 Ep5 with the "Lads to Dads" Ben and Matt
Ben and Matt are otherwise known as the 'Lads to Dads' podcast about their struggles as Dads and as fellas in general but was also about finding a way to sprinkle some humour into being a parent and show others that a lot of the time we are just winging it as parents! Check out their website or check them out on social media @ladstodads
October 15, 2020
S3 Ep 4 with WWE NXT Superstar Tommaso Ciampa
Tommaso Ciampa is the former WWE NXT Champion He is still active on the WWE NXT Brand and recently competed once again for the title He is also a husband and father Enjoy guys and please make sure to head over to Apple podcasts and leave us a 5 star written review
September 24, 2020
S3 Ep3 with Mark Ormrod
Mark Ormrod is a Royal Marines veteran and Multiple time Invictus Games medal winner In 2007 Mark suffered catastrophic injuries whilst on duty in Afghanistan and as a result became a triple amputee Mark now works for the Royal Marines Charity Mark also shares an incredible embarrassing story, as you'd only expect from a Marine Enjoy guys!
September 17, 2020
S3 Ep2 with Andy Lavery
Andy is a Gym owner, Strength Coach, husband and Father of 2 His private gym can be found in Rochdale, England and has been home to elite MMA Fighters, pop singers and even Strictly come dancing winners!! Check out his instagram below Make sure to leave a 5 star rating and written review over on Apple Podcast to be in with a chance of winning this weeks prize courtesy of Frontline Coffee Co Check them out at
September 10, 2020
S3 Ep 1 with Wayne Godwin
Wayne Godwin is a former Rugby League player, having played for Castleford, Wigan, Salford, Hull, Bradford, Dewsbury and England He has more recently been representing the Joining Jack Squad at the Dubai Sevens tournament, TV presenting for Rugby AM and is also business manager for Elite Kids Coaching Check out his social media pages Twitter @waggataurus Instagram @waggataurus
September 03, 2020
S2 Episode 6 with Carl 'The Jackal' Frampton
Carl Frampton is a boxer and is a former Super Bantamweight and Featherweight Champion of the world  We discuss his childhood, growing up in Belfast, his introduction to boxing and of course his runs as world champion He currently trains in Astley, Greater Manchester and is coached by my previous guest Jamie Moore and resides in Northern Ireland with his family Enjoy the episode guys and make sure to subscribe and leave us a 5 star written review if you're listening on Apple Podcasts
August 06, 2020
S2 Ep5 with Harrison Hansen
My guest this week is International Rugby League player Harrison Hansen Harrison is a former Wigan, Salford and Leigh player and currently plys his trade in France for Toulouse He has also represented New Zealand and captained Samoa In todays episode we discuss his lengthy career, after almost not taking up rugby as a kid, some of his major injuries and an embarrassing story which was broadcast live to hundreds of thousand of people on Sky Sports 💩  😂 
July 30, 2020
S2 Ep4 with 'Mighty' Paul Maiden
Paul Maiden is an Arm Wrestling Champion who runs his own arm wrestling school in Leigh, Lancs Paul has competed all over the world in his chosen sport and has some cracking stories to tell you guys! Make sure to subscribe and leave us a 5 star written review if you'r e listening  over on Apple Podcasts
July 23, 2020
S2 Ep 3 with Jamie Moore
Jamie Moore is a former professional boxer who the British, Irish, Commonwealth and European titles during his illustrious career Jamie now coaches world champions at his gym 'VIP' in Astley, Greater Manchester
July 16, 2020
S2 Ep 2 with "The basketball Strength Guy" Ben Anderson
Ben Anderson is a Strength coach in Utah USA He is a CPPS coach and recently became a full US Citizen having originated from Australia and New Zealand You can catch Ben on Instagram @breakthroughsc Make sure to head over to apple podcasts and leave us a 5 star written review
July 10, 2020
S2 Ep 1 WWE NXT UK Superstar Dave Mastiff
Dave Mastiff is a WWE NXT UK wrestler In this weeks episode Dave and I discuss his early years, how he got into wrestling and how he manages a work/life balance with being a father and spending a bunch of time on the road as part of his wrestling career Make sure to subscribe for past and future episodes and if you're checking this out on iTunes I would love it if you would leave me a 5 star written review Enjoy!
July 02, 2020
S1 Ep6 Efrem Brynin
My guest this week is one of the directors and founding members of the charity  Strongmen helps men who are dealing with the emotional and mental health issues brought on by the bereavement of a child, spouse, partner or parent Efrem also appeared as a contestant on series 2 of 'SAS Who Dares Wins'
June 04, 2020
S1 Ep5 Martin '50 Cal' Stapleton
Martin '50 cal' Stapleton is a Royal Marines veteran of 12 years, a pro MMA fighter, gym owner, restaurant owner and most importantly a Dad! In todays episode Martin talks about his career in the Royal Marines and what it was like to serve during one of the UKs 'busiest' military periods.  He talks us through how he transitioned from a Military career to a Pro Fighting career, including his appearance on 'The Ultimate Fighter' and what made him decide to call it day in the Marines.  Check out Martin on Instagram here: Make sure to subscribe and leave us a 5 star review!! --- Download my FREE 'Get Lean, Stay Lean' Ebook HERE
May 28, 2020
S1 Ep4 with Paul Wood 'The toughest athlete on Earth'
Paul Wood is a retired International Rugby League player.  Formerly of Warrington Wolves and Featherstone Rovers, Paul spent many years in many on field battles but is remembered most for his 2012 Super League Grand Final appearance and sustaining a horrific injury, which he continued to play with for a further 25 minutes Paul has now left the game of Rugby League behind and lives with his wife and children in Wigan, England You can follow Paul on linkedin here: ----- If you want to come out of this Lockdwon in the best shape of your life Join us in The Inner Circle and for less than £1 a day get your workouts uploaded to my personal app each month along with personalised calorie targets and meal guides Weekly recipes Private, members only Facebook group Weekly Live Q&A sessions  Click the link below and enter code PODCAST at checkout to get your 1st month discounted to just £9.99!!
May 21, 2020
S1 Ep3 Joe Defranco
Joe Defranco is a legend in the Strength and Conditioning industry, with his Gym 'Defrancos' being named one of the top 10 gyms in the world by fitness magazines on numerous occasions Joe has coached multiple NFL players, including Superbowl winners. He also currently coaches UFC fighter Mickey Gall and for the last 10 years has been the personal coach to WWE superstars 'Triple H' and his wife Stephanie Mcmahon Joe runs and amazing coaching certification(which Dan completed last year) the CPPS course with his business partner James 'Diesel' Smith Joe resides in New Jersey with his wife and daughters  Check out Joes amazing online content on instagram here: Check out the CPPS cert here: Make sure to subscribe and leave us a 5 star review!! --- Download my FREE 'Get Lean, Stay Lean' Ebook HERE
May 14, 2020
S1 Episode 2 Paul Dickinson
Paul is a personal trainer, Former MMA Fighter, Ironman and champion Bodybuilder. Today we delved into what makes him want to keep pushing his body to the limits and of course and how he got into his online and in person fitness business.  We also discuss his biggest challenges as a father and the obligatory embarrassing story! You can check out Pauls Instagram Account here: Make sure to subscribe and leave us a 5 star review!! --- Download my FREE 'Get Lean, Stay Lean' Ebook HERE
May 07, 2020
The Strong Dad Army Podcast Episode 1
In today's episode I chat with Tony Doyle. Tony is a former rugby league player and is currently a special needs teacher and a father. He also runs The Lockdown Challenge Facebook page which has grown from a handful of friends to 30k members in less than a month and raised over £10k for the NHS  Tony shares some childhood memories, telling us how he got into his career working with children and also shares an embarrassing story Make sure to subscribe and give us a 5 star rating!    Check out the lockdown challenge : You can also donate to the Lockdown Challenge NHS fundraising page here  👇 --- Download my FREE 'Get Lean Stay Lean' Ebook by clicking HERE
May 01, 2020