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The Messy Middle Podcast

The Messy Middle Podcast

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The Messy Middle Podcast is hosted by Doc Lyss. Lyss holds a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology. The Messy Middle Podcast is here to help create conversations around fitness and wellness that fall between the polarizing ends of the messages we often receive. After all, life is best lived in the messy middle.
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Episode 46: All Things Creatine with Doc Lyss
In this solo episode with Doc Lyss, she covers ALL THINGS CREATINE. One of the most widely studied and evidence-based supplements. She thoroughly covers what creatine is, if creatine is safe, who should be taking creatine, what kind to take, how much to take and she also answers all of your commonly asked questions! This episode is FULL of information you won't want to miss. ► All Things Creatine IG Post ► Energy Systems Video ► Exercise Physiology Podcast ► Legion Athletics: Code “DOCLYSS” gets you 20% off your first order or double points for returning orders. ► Liquid IV: Code "LITTLYSSFIT"  FOLLOW THE MESSY MIDDLE ON SOCIAL: ► Follow Alyssa on Instagram ► Follow the Podcast on Instagram SUPPORT THE PODCAST: ► Buy Alyssa a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MessyMiddlePod
29:30
May 04, 2022
Episode 45: How To Adventure More This Year with Laura Hall
In this episode, Lyss and Laura chat in depth about all things getting outdoors and adventuring. They cover topics like how and why we should be redefining what it means to adventure, fitting adventure into your unique life/schedule, planning trips/hikes/adventures, safety and SO SO MUCH MORE. ► Follow Laura on IG ► Back of the Pack ► Lyss’s Backcountry Page ► Lyss’s Amazon Page ► REI Events Pages ► Messy Middle - Zion Episode ► Messy Middle - Grand Canyon Episode ► Trailblazers Community  ► Send Femme Community ► Get your Copy of ULTRA ► Brendan Leonard - Sixty Meters to Anywhere ► Brendan Leonard - New American Road Trip Mixtape FOLLOW THE MESSY MIDDLE ON SOCIAL: -Follow Alyssa on Instagram -Follow the Podcast on Instagram SUPPORT THE PODCAST: -Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code “LITTLELYSS”. -Buy Alyssa a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MessyMiddlePod
01:46:53
March 21, 2022
Episode 44: Thoughtful Strength Coaching and Identity Work with Allison Tenney
In this episode, Lyss and Allison talk about a wide variety of topics and dive deep into graceful industry call-outs backed with calls-to-action. They talk about inclusivity and accessibility to strength training and the importance of a well thought out strength training program. Their conversation continues and they talk about anti-racism work, identity work, showing the f*ck up and everything in between. ► Follow Allison on IG: https://www.instagram.com/allisontenney/ ► Ignited Leadership Summit: November 11-13 in Austin, TX ► The Den - Online Group Strength & Conditioning Program ► The Den Download Podcast ► Shante Cofield IG - The Movement Maestro ► Seven Stones Leadership - Gina LaRoche & Jen Cohen ► Karin’s Behavior Change Podcast ► Balance is BS Podcast ► Radical Self-Responsibility Podcast FOLLOW THE MESSY MIDDLE ON SOCIAL: -Follow Alyssa on Instagram -Follow the Podcast on Instagram SUPPORT THE PODCAST: -Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code “LITTLELYSS”. -Buy Alyssa a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MessyMiddlePod
01:33:56
March 07, 2022
Episode 43: The Big 3 for Active Females with Lyss
In this solo episode with Lyss, she talks about something near and dear to heart (and PhD)... considerations (nutritional) for active females and menstruating individuals while training and living everyday life. Lyss breaks down the 3 biggest considerations she believes are vital to supporting females and menstruating individuals who have performance goals, enjoying training for fun or who are training for a sport/race. These considerations support output, recovery, longevity, overall health and the ability to train hard, get faster and feel GOOD doing so. ► My Made App: https://www.mymadeapp.com/ ► FREE Macro Calculator: https://bit.ly/3ANgNx9 ► How to Eat More Protein YouTube Video  ► Lyss’s Protein Posts on Instagram  FOLLOW THE MESSY MIDDLE ON SOCIAL: -Follow Alyssa on Instagram -Follow the Podcast on Instagram SUPPORT THE PODCAST: -Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code “LITTLELYSS”. -Buy Alyssa a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MessyMiddlePod
26:39
February 21, 2022
Episode 42: Seasons of Nutrition and Macros with Emily Duncan
In this episode, Em and Lyss discuss the different seasons of nutrition, the importance of each of them from a periodized approach and the varying ways to track macronutrients. They also chat about the importance of understanding each person’s individual need, what works for them based on their lives, where they’ve been, where they want to go and what’s most sustainable & realistic. Em and Lyss also dive into how internal conversations around living in true alignment with values and behaviors is a way to ensure the life someone truly wants to be lived, is being lived. This is a long episode, but filled with tons of education, good conversation and thought provoking questions! ► Follow Emily on IG: https://bit.ly/35Fa8cW ► Work with Emily: https://bit.ly/3gl9OlX ► Join Her Email List: https://bit.ly/3gl9XWx ► Emily's Podcast (Apple): https://apple.co/3oqBuds ► Emily's Podcast (Spotify): https://spoti.fi/3rucqEt ► Emily's Website: https://bit.ly/35UFkW1 ► ‘The Sweet Spot’ Book: https://amzn.to/3rqQwle ► Alyssa’s Macro Calculator: https://bit.ly/3ANgNx9 ► Behavior Change Podcast with Karin: https://bit.ly/3noWLUo ► Reverse Dieting Podcast with Alex: https://bit.ly/3omaITu FOLLOW THE MESSY MIDDLE ON SOCIAL: -Follow Alyssa on Instagram -Follow the Podcast on Instagram SUPPORT THE PODCAST: -Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code “LITTLELYSS”. -Buy Alyssa a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MessyMiddlePod
01:38:22
February 07, 2022
Episode 41: 4 Biggest Hybrid Training Mistakes with Lyss
In this solo episode with Lyss that you won't want to miss, she goes over the (4) biggest hybrid training mistakes and how to avoid making those mistakes in your very own hybrid training!  ► HYBRID eBook: https://bit.ly/3JCsIly  ► ENDURE 5k Prep Plan: https://bit.ly/3qN821t ► 5k Week Aerobic Base Building Challenge: https://bit.ly/3pO5twW ► Hybrid Training Spectrum Post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMhaezbAoad/ ► Combine Lift + Running Post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CN5TF_Ag4Ts/ ► Another Hybrid Training Post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CKb3lmxAtPx/ FOLLOW THE MESSY MIDDLE ON SOCIAL: -Follow Alyssa on Instagram -Follow the Podcast on Instagram SUPPORT THE PODCAST: -Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code “LITTLELYSS”. -Buy Alyssa a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MessyMiddlePod
30:51
January 31, 2022
Episode 40: A Year of Radical Self Responsibility with Lyss
In this solo episode with Lyss, she talks about her theme for the upcoming year - a year of radical self responsibility - which means getting out of our own way sometimes, taking ownership of our choices (with grace) and taking responsibility for our actions and what we want as outcomes in our lives. You won’t want to miss this one! ► Here is Karin’s Podcast Interview #1 ► Here is Karin’s Podcast Interview #2 ► Check out ‘The Sweet Spot’ Book FOLLOW THE MESSY MIDDLE ON SOCIAL: -Follow Alyssa on Instagram -Follow the Podcast on Instagram SUPPORT THE PODCAST: -Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code “LITTLELYSS”. -Buy Alyssa a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MessyMiddlePod -Support This Podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-messy-middle-podast/support
21:30
January 17, 2022
Episode 39: Approach Behavior Change Better This Year with Dr. Karin Nordin
In this episode with Dr. Karin Nordin, we talk about setting New Year's goals and why they are positive, long-term sustainable behavior change, re-framing the way we think, tangible things you can do to create these shifts and discipline vs. skill development. We also talk about how and why to embrace failure. You won't want to miss this episode! Listen to Karin's Season 2 Episode  Follow Karin on IG Karin’s Website Purchase the replay of Karin's December “Change Academy” workshop which was all about New Year's resolutions. It's a 1-hour evidence-based workshop & includes a PDF workbook. https://bodybrainalliance.mykajabi.com/offers/iTmxY42o FOLLOW THE MESSY MIDDLE ON SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow the Podcast on Instagram SUPPORT THE PODCAST: Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code “LITTLELYSS”. Buy Alyssa a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MessyMiddlePod Support This Podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-messy-middle-podast/support
01:21:19
January 10, 2022
EP 38:Race, discrimination and family dynamics impact on health Dr. Mackenzie Minniear
Join us this week for our episode with Dr. Mackenzie Minniear. Dr. Mack and she is a PhD, professor and researcher who works at UGA study communication and how family dynamics, race, ethnicity and discrimiation all shape our health and wellbeing. This episode helps debunk some of the common myths around ethnicity and race in health and wellness and the real impact these things can have on health outcomes. Recommended Resources: Podcasts: Codeswitch, Rough Translation, Still Processing  Websites: Psychologybenefits.org/res, http://www.raceconscious.org/ @inliftingcolor Social: Instagram: @_fair_lab_ MESSY MIDDLE SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT OUR PODCAST: Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
01:17:00
November 01, 2021
EP36: Reverse Diet Realities with Alex Maclin
In this episode with Alex Maclin we cover the basics of how to meet yourself where you are at in your nutrition and fitness. With a brief chat on him leaving his Ph.D. program to pursue a career in fitness and nutrition. Alex helps us walk through his approach to reverse dieting with his clients, what this looks like, who it is for, what it actually is and how you can approach this! If you have been struggling with consistent nutrition for years THIS is the episode for you! Alyssa’s Macro calculator: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5e0d543c96d976002746c280 Bethany’s ebook: https://www.ironsoulvb.com/store/iron-soul-guide-to-chasing-health-and-living-a-full-life Layne Norton Reverse dieting book: https://biolaynestore.com/products/the-complete-reverse-dieting-guide-e-book Social: Instagram: @alexqmaclin Website: https://www.alexmaclin.com/ MESSY MIDDLE SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT OUR PODCAST: Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
01:20:04
October 25, 2021
EP 35: Lazy Lyss Nutrition
Join us this week as Lyss talks about her approach to nutrition called “Lazy Lyss nutrition”. How she simplifies shopping, making meals & reducing the mental effort of feeding ourselves. Lazy lyss nutrition guide: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5fa0894e2a56071817e66fa5 FUEL: littlelyssfitness.com/nutrition code messymiddle3 for 15% off Legion Supplements: CODE MESSYMIDDLE 20% off first order MESSY MIDDLE SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT OUR PODCAST: Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
31:34
October 18, 2021
EP 34: Strength Training for Climbers with Dr. Natasha Barnes
Join us for this episode with Dr. Natasha Barnes of Natasha Barnes Rehab. Dr. Barnes grew up a competitive rock climber till a finger injury caused her to stop. After realizing that climbing on the hurt finger actually helped make it stronger, she reframed her view on rehab and her sport, going on to pursue a Doctor of Chiropractic to help others do the same. Dr. Barnes has since cross dabbled in competitive powerlifting, competing at the national level alongside climbing. She now works with climbers helping them reframe how they view strength training in their climbing routine. Social: Instagram: @natashabarnes Website: https://natashabarnesrehab.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHgE4fsFgNTzHdjjNlDf2cg Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/doctornatashabarnes/ MESSY MIDDLE SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT OUR PODCAST: Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
59:03
October 11, 2021
EP 33: Creating Coaching Confidence with Jasmine Braxton
In this episode with Jasmine Braxton of Strong Flexy Healthy we talk about why she decided to pivot from pre-DPT, to personal trainer, to leaving the floor to help other coaches and trainers elevate the industry. Jasmine has created a system developed to help coaches and trainers with their biggest struggles -- mainly, how to ACTUALLY program for your clients. Join us for this amazing conversation on coaching, programming & how we can work together to change the way others view fitness professionals. Recommended Resources 1. Elevate the Trainer, the best email list on the internet if you're a FitPro- Email List   2. FitPro Development Mentorship: https://www.strongflexyhealthy.com/fitpro-mentorship   3. Design It Better VIP Day: https://www.strongflexyhealthy.com/vipday 4. Free assessment video: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/613947e78a9a21678c2d3fec Instagram:@strongly_jasmine Website: https://www.strongflexyhealthy.com/ MESSY MIDDLE SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT OUR PODCAST: Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
01:08:38
October 04, 2021
EP 32: Running for Health
Join us this week as Lyss talks about how you can incorporate running into your routine for general health. This episode is for those who want to run for fun, health and without the pressure of racing or training ENDURE: www.littlelyssfitness.com/running code messymiddle3 for 15% off MESSY MIDDLE SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT OUR PODCAST: Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
23:56
September 27, 2021
EP 31: Lessons in Boundary Setting with Lyss
Join us this week as Lyss talks about how she approaches setting boundaries, why she does it, where she has struggled, what this looks like and how she’s reframed it from being selfish or “mean” vs an act of both self care and way to help make herself better for others. MESSY MIDDLE SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT OUR PODCAST: Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
33:40
September 20, 2021
EP 30: Making the Most of your Mindset With Dr. Karin Nordin
Join us this week for our episode with Dr. Karin Nordin. A curriculum director at Precision nutrition, PhD in Mindset theory and online coach. Join us in this episode where we talk about all things from how our mindset on behavior is often black and white, how to change the way we view this, and how behavior change actually works. Myth busting ‘mindset coaches’ and how we actually change our behavior. Wrapping it up with curriculum design and how we can educate better in the online space. Recommended Resources: For curriculum design: bodybrainalliance.com/sixhoursyllabus Social: Instagram: @karinnordinphd Website: https://bodybrainalliance.com/home Email! hello@karinnordinphd.com MESSY MIDDLE SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT OUR PODCAST: Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
01:42:55
September 13, 2021
Ep. 29: Outdoor Adventure & Zion Planning with Bethany Taylor
Useful Prep Information: National park websites for each park. Info for passes, busses/shuttles, water sources, trail reports, weather reports, trail closings, etc. Alltrails and/or trailrunproject or hikingproject apps. These app will often have reports on trail conditions, water resources, etc. Utilize blog & youtube video resources of those who recapture their experience, gear, logistics Gear rental: REI, your university/college outdoor rec center, or local outdoor store Zion trip details: West Rim Trail Zion Stayed at campsite 8, recommend spots 3-6 Flew into Las Vegas Stayed in Airbnb in hurricane day before & after Suggested day hikes: Angels landing, west rim, east rim, observation point, narrows for Gear we used: Big Agnes tents Big Agnes & Mammut 30 degree sleeping bags Bethany REI pack, Alyssa Gregory (older) Sleeping pad: Alyssa, z-lite pad. Bethany, Big Agnes. Shoes: We both wear Altra lone peaks Poles: Black diamond z pole & ultimate direction poles Sawyer water filter Posts we referred to: All of Alyssa’s outdoors post: https://www.instagram.com/littlelyssfitness/guide/outdoors/18175277584035148/ All Bethay's outdoor post: https://www.instagram.com/bethanycorataylor/guide/trail-running-hiking-and-mtb/18141361333119547/ Bethany’s former episode on the Messy Middle Podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-messy-middle-podast/episodes/EP-15-Digging-Deeper-and-Getting-Dirty-with-Bethany-Taylor-en9hqh Save 15% off any one product with code Messymiddle3 off Alyssa’s website. www.littlelyssfitness.com/programs MESSY MIDDLE SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT OUR PODCAST: Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
01:47:30
May 24, 2021
EP 28: Menstrual Cycle, Birth Control and Sports Performance with Alyssa and Claire Zai
This episode is a solo episode with Alyssa, co-hosted by Claire Zai. Claire works for/with the highly respected Barbell medicine, has a masters in Biomechanics and works in the research field.  Claire is also an incredibly strong female power lifter and competitive athlete. Both Alyssa and Claire are passionate about good education around female sports and the menstrual cycle. Together Claire and Alyssa take you through the basics of your cycle. How it does or does not your metabolism, strength training and exercise performance. With practical tangible takeaways on ways to actually manage and work with your physiology. MESSY MIDDLE SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT OUR PODCAST: Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
01:45:03
May 17, 2021
EP 27: Men & Body Image: A Movement that Not Just for Women with Dan Feldman, RD
Dan Feldman is a registered dietitian and competitive powerlifter. He works full-time as a nutrition coach for Macros Inc., and owns a Telehealth private practice. In addition to coaching and powerlifting, Dan spends a great deal of time reading and disseminating nutrition research, as well as promoting a positive body image for men. Find Dan on Instagram (@powerlifterdietitian) and Facebook. Dan’s Website: http://www.danfeldmanrd.com MESSY MIDDLE SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT OUR PODCAST: Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
54:58
May 10, 2021
EP 26: Changing your Path and Becoming a Better Coach with John Noel
John Noel is a certified personal trainer, online coach, and professional natural bodybuilder. He has a degree in actuarial science which is rooted in advanced mathematics, predictive modeling, and risk management. John made his messy middle career transition to fitness while keeping his mathematical skills. He’s able to stay objective in making calculated decisions on how to structure and adjust things like caloric intake, macronutrient breakdown, and progressive training to build muscle and lose fat without the need for restrictive diets or extreme workouts programs. Work with John at Level Ten Coaching: https://www.leveltencoaching.co/john Follow John on Instagram (@_john.noel) MESSY MIDDLE SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT OUR PODCAST: Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
01:02:45
May 03, 2021
EP 25: Epic Wellness and Performance with Amanda Leibovitz
Dr. Amanda Leibovitz is a licensed therapist and certified mental performance consultant with a strong calling to empower others with the knowledge, awareness, and skills needed to navigate life on their own terms. In addition to earning her MA in Counseling and PhD in Educational Psychology, she has completed specialized training in EMDR therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, DBT skills, nonviolent communication, and performance enhancement. Amanda’s unique blend of experience, education, and training allows her to integrate effective strategies for high performance with proven approaches to mental health counseling to emphasize clients’ personal strengths and values as important vehicles for change. Find Amanda on Instagram @epicwellnessco, twitter, or facebook. Learn more about Amanda’s services at https://epicwellnessco.com/ BOOKS The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski & Amelia Nagoski Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming by Jonathan Shay ARTICLES Mol et al. (2005). Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after non-traumatic events: evidence from an open population study. The British Journal of Psychiatry , 186(6), 494 – 499. 10.1192/bjp.186.6.494 Van der Kolk et al. (2007). A randomized clinical trial of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), fluoxetine, and pill placebo in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder: treatment effects and long-term maintenance. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 68(1), 37-46. 10.4088/jcp.v68n0105. Price et al. (2017). Effectiveness of an extended yoga treatment for women with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder. The Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine. 23(4), 300-309. 10.1089/acm.2015.0266 Van der Kolk. (2006). Clinical implications of neuroscience research in PTSD. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1071(1), 277-293. 10.1196/annals.1364.022 MESSY MIDDLE SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT OUR PODCAST: Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
01:20:53
April 26, 2021
EP 24: A Grand Adventure: Alyssa’s R2R2R Experience and Advice
Join Alyssa in this weeks episode as she re-caps her experience running 50 miles in one day across the grand canyon from the south to the north rim AND BACK. Answering your use questions on gear, the experience, her training advice and what she would do differently if she was to do it again. Tune in this week to join Alyssa on yet another crazy trail adventure! MESSY MIDDLE SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT OUR PODCAST: Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
56:57
April 19, 2021
EP 23: Part 2: Diversity, Physical Therapy, Fitness, Mindset, and More with Dr. Yusra Iftikhar
Yusra is a recent graduate of the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and is a writer, blogger, and fierce mental health and minority advocate. Yusra's writing has been featured on sites such as New Grad Physical Therapy, the National Eating Disorders Association, Recovery Warriors, the American Physical Therapy Association Blog, and The Mighty. Yusra hopes that through her writing she will be able to provide honest insight to life as a physical therapist while navigating the beautiful struggles that are mental wellness and social justice. See the DPT Diaries Website: https://thedptdiaries.com/ Check out Yusra on Instagram (@thedptdiaries), Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. MESSY MIDDLE SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT OUR PODCAST: Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
58:44
April 15, 2021
EP 23: Part 1 - Diversity, Physical Therapy, Fitness, Mindset, and More with Dr. Yusra Iftikhar
Yusra is a recent graduate of the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and is a writer, blogger, and fierce mental health and minority advocate. Yusra's writing has been featured on sites such as New Grad Physical Therapy, the National Eating Disorders Association, Recovery Warriors, the American Physical Therapy Association Blog, and The Mighty. Yusra hopes that through her writing she will be able to provide honest insight to life as a physical therapist while navigating the beautiful struggles that are mental wellness and social justice. See the DPT Diaries Website: https://thedptdiaries.com/ Check out Yusra on Instagram (@thedptdiaries), Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. MESSY MIDDLE SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT OUR PODCAST: Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
01:07:12
April 12, 2021
EP 22: Part 2: Movement and Mental Health with Kait and Julie Chrysosferidis
TW: suicide. Kait and Julie talk about how to move when your mental health isn’t the best and how counseling works. Julie Chrysosferidis is a 4th year doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology and a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher. She received her Masters in Psychology from Georgia Southern University in 2017, and has been practicing yoga since 2014. Recommended resources: Find counseling near you: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us Looking after someone with mental health problems: https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/Resources/Looking-After-Others Self-help resources for mental health: https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/Resources/Looking-After-Yourself Guided Meditation Walk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxa8RpmVBUQ MESSY MIDDLE SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT OUR PODCAST: Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
46:21
April 08, 2021
EP 22: Part 1: Movement and Mental Health with Kait and Julie Chrysosferidis
Kait and Julie define mental health, talk about self-care, and the relationship between movement and mental health. Julie Chrysosferidis is a 4th year doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology and a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher. She received her Masters in Psychology from Georgia Southern University in 2017, and has been practicing yoga since 2014. Recommended resources: Find counseling near you: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us Looking after someone with mental health problems: https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/Resources/Looking-After-Others Self-help resources for mental health: https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/Resources/Looking-After-Yourself Guided Meditation Walk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxa8RpmVBUQ MESSY MIDDLE SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT OUR PODCAST: Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
01:09:16
April 05, 2021
EP 21: Nutrition is More Than What You See Online with Kate Lyman
Kate Lyman is a nutrition coach and has been in the fitness industry for nearly a decade. She has a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, a Master's degree in Public Health, and is a Certified Health Education Specialist, and combines this educational background with her own experience to help people improve their body composition, performance, and overall health. She shares nutrition education through social media, where she breaks dieting myths and empowers people to make sustainable changes to their diets. Kate believes in good workout buddies, kindness, pink sugar cookies, long hikes, a 9 p.m. bedtime, and sharing evidence-based truth. Visit Kate’s website: https://www.katelymannutrition.com/ Follow Kate on Instagram (@klnutrition), Facebook, and Pinterest. MESSY MIDDLE SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT OUR PODCAST: Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
53:24
March 29, 2021
EP 20: Injury, Mobility, and Strength Facts and Fallacy with Dr. Taylor Eckel
Taylor is a physical therapist and strength coach who enjoys working with a wide variety of patients, particularly those whose pain prevents them from doing the activities they love. Through her clinical rotations across the US, she has worked with athletes at all levels of sport, from middle school and high school athletes to NFL players, Olympians, Division I student athletes, and barbell sport athletes. Taylor believes all patients deserve elite level care to reach their goals and is passionate about empowering patients to take ownership of their health through movement. When she’s not in the clinic, Taylor enjoys snowboarding, backpacking, and makes bomb cheesy grits. Follow Taylor on Instagram (@tayloreckel.dpt) and Twitter. Visit The Integrity Training Project  Email her: Integritytrainingproject@gmail.com MESSY MIDDLE SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT OUR PODCAST: Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
01:25:13
March 22, 2021
EP 19: Motherhood, Body Mindset, and Chasing Joy with Christy Joy
Christy Joy Meeks is a living example of health and happiness. She is a wife, mom of five, and creator of #oneminuteofhappy that incorporates movement and mindset. She shares her journey to the messy middle, which is all about falling in love with the body you have. Christy’s website: https://www.callmechristyjoy.com/ Find Christy on Instagram (@callmechristyjoy), Facebook, and Twitter. MESSY MIDDLE SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT OUR PODCAST: Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
01:16:32
March 15, 2021
EP 18: PART 2: Metabolism 101 with Alyssa and Steph Compton
This episode is a solo episode with Alyssa, co-hosted by Steph Compton, a PhD student study nutrition and metabolism.  Together Steph and Alyssa take you through the basics of your metabolism. From the cellular to whole body level, what it means to have a "good" metabolism, how to "boost it" and how it changes from and during exercise and more. Links to posts discussed in this episode: Stress & Cortisol Review paper about metabolic flexibility  “What is metabolic flexibility”   https://www.instagram.com/p/CGFnsIfDVeK/  https://www.instagram.com/p/B_47aGVDtPH/  https://www.instagram.com/p/B_Nd0ePj_gk/ https://www.instagram.com/steph.compton.nutrition/guide/metabolism/17865932879122438/ MESSY MIDDLE SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT OUR PODCAST: Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
01:09:32
March 11, 2021
EP 18: PART 1: Metabolism 101 with Alyssa Olenick and Steph Compton
This episode is a solo episode with Alyssa, co-hosted by Steph Compton, a PhD student study nutrition and metabolism.  Together Steph and Alyssa take you through the basics of your metabolism. From the cellular to whole body level, what it means to have a "good" metabolism, how to "boost it" and how it changes from and during exercise and more. Links to posts discussed in this episode: Stress & Cortisol Review paper about metabolic flexibility “What is metabolic flexibility”  https://www.instagram.com/p/CGFnsIfDVeK/ https://www.instagram.com/p/B_47aGVDtPH/ https://www.instagram.com/p/B_Nd0ePj_gk/ https://www.instagram.com/steph.compton.nutrition/guide/metabolism/17865932879122438/ MESSY MIDDLE SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT OUR PODCAST: Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
54:52
March 08, 2021
EP 17: Get a Better Coach and Be a Better Coach with Stan Dutton
Stan Dutton is an unapologetic dog dad, frozen pizza connoisseur, and life-long learner with over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry. He’s built multiple businesses, at 22 he was the owner of a 2,000 square foot training facility valued at over $1,000,000 within just 4 years - after closing his gym, Stan got tired of seeing the best salespeople make the most money through unethical marketing, “Rapid fat loss programs” and crash diets… And he’s working tirelessly to create a world in which coaches gain the knowledge that they should have learned on day one from their certifications - how to inspire meaningful change using the art and science of coaching. Despite nearly dropping out of high school, he found my success in the industry by surrounding himself with the best in the world - and constantly learning. His mission to create Better Coaches starts with his podcast, Better Coaching where he interviews experts across a diverse range of subjects - movement, psychology, nutrition, and business. Find Stan (@stan.dutton) and Better Coaching (@bettercoaching.co) on Instagram Check out the Better Coaching Website: https://www.bettercoaching.co/ and the Politics of Health Program ARTICLES MENTIONED: Mind-Set Matters Exercise and the Placebo Effect, Alia J. Crum and Ellen J. Langer OUR BETTER COACHING EPISODES: Alyssa Olenick: Unlocking Your Potential‬ Alyssa Olenick: Building a Business with a Purpose Alyssa Olenick: So You Want To Be An Influencer‪?‬ Kait Carmichael: Supporting Your Clients Mental Health During COVID-19 & Beyon‪d‬ Kait Carmichael: The Science Of Sleep, Melatonin Myths & Our Culture Of Sleep Deprivatio‪n MESSY MIDDLE SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT OUR PODCAST: Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
01:22:50
March 01, 2021
EP 16: Combo Rant and Chat: Approaching the New Year
Lyss and Kait wrap up season one with a combined rant/chat!   SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
25:25
December 10, 2020
EP 15: Digging Deeper and Getting Dirty with Bethany Taylor
Bethany is a: Life Empowerment Nutritionist. Mountain Biker. Coffee Lover. Trail Runner. Future Book Author. Outdoor Activist. Helping women find freedom via food & exercise, no longer be at war with their bodies, educating them to eat for life and constantly reminding them they hold the power to create a life they are proud to live & to do hard things bravely. Posts on trail safety from Bethany and Lyss: Walking and Running in the Dark Outdoor Safety Follow Bethany on Instagram and check out Bethany’s website for more information on her upcoming book Down and In. Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! Listen now on iTunes, Spotify, and Anchor. SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Get your FREE 30 day Audible trial Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
01:08:55
December 07, 2020
EP 14.2: Our Grad School Experience: Ditching the Overwork Olympics
PART TWO. Lyss and Kait continue the conversation with some practical tips on how to manage the responsibilities of coursework, teaching, research, and life. Supportive grad-school instagram accounts: @PhD_Balance, @blackwomenphds, @blkingradschool, @the.doctoral.support.team, @women.transforming.science, @academeology, @PhD_Comics, @My_PhD_Experience Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Get your FREE 30 day Audible trial Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
01:20:41
December 03, 2020
EP 14.1: Our Grad School Experience: Application, Funding, and Getting Started
PART ONE. Lyss and Kait chat about their graduate school experiences and answer big ticket questions like: How do you know when grad school is right for you? What is the application process like? How do you get funding for your program? How do you decide what program is best for you? Supportive grad-school instagram accounts: @PhD_Balance, @blackwomenphds, @blkingradschool, @the.doctoral.support.team, @women.transforming.science, @academeology, @PhD_Comics, @My_PhD_Experience Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Get your FREE 30 day Audible trial Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee Listen now on iTunes, Spotify, and Anchor. SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Get your FREE 30 day Audible trial Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
58:47
November 30, 2020
CCC #6: Cultivating Self Trust
Do you have self-doubt? Kait chats about how to stop breaking your own promises in order to cultivate self-trust. Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Get your FREE 30 day Audible trial Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
14:49
November 26, 2020
EP 13: Getting Strong and Snatched With Kells James
Kells is a CPT through ACE and prides herself on educating women on the importance of strength training and letting them know they can be both strong AND snatched. Follow Kells on Instagram and Twitter Get the “Nobody Cares Work Harder” Merch Work with Kells to get #strongandsnatched  Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Get your FREE 30 day Audible trial Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
50:46
November 23, 2020
EP 12.2: Alyssa’s 100k Race Recap Part 2: The Execution
Alyssa shares her experience from the start line of her 100k, through highs and lows, and too many river crossings to count. Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Get your FREE 30 day Audible trial Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
01:12:48
November 19, 2020
EP 12.1: Alyssa’s 100k Race Recap Part 1: The Preparation
Kait interviews Alyssa on how she prepared, both physically and mentally, for her 100k race. Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Get your FREE 30 day Audible trial Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
53:24
November 16, 2020
CCC #5: Creating YOUR Healthy Sleep Routine
Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Get your FREE 30 day Audible trial Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
27:02
November 12, 2020
EP 11: Balance is BS with Lyss
Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Get your FREE 30 day Audible trial Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
53:19
November 09, 2020
LLR #7: My Perfect Running Shoe is Not Yours
Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! Listen now on iTunes, Spotify, and Anchor. SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Get your FREE 30 day Audible trial Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
14:43
November 05, 2020
EP 10: Eat the F**king Cookie With Lilly Malardie, MPH
Lilly has a masters in public health and a background in exercise science and is a certified health and wellness coach. She has experience in both the online space as well as corporate settings but one thing remains consistent: helping people through the stages of behavior change to live a life they want and assist women in achieving the healthiest version of themselves. Sometimes that means eating the f**king cookie. Follow Lilly on Instagram Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Get your FREE 30 day Audible trial Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
01:12:54
November 02, 2020
LLR #6: Build a Better Workout
Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Get your FREE 30 day Audible trial Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
16:27
October 29, 2020
EP 9: Business and Branding like a Boss with Tatum Brandt
Tatum Brandt, Founder of Brandt Creative Co., serves fitness and wellness entrepreneurs in the online space. As an award-winning designer, she loves working with fellow go-getters to help bring their vision to life and reach their business goals through gorgeous branding and powerful website design and development. https://brandtcreativeco.com/messy-middle/ Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Get your FREE 30 day Audible trial Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
01:07:42
October 26, 2020
LLR #5: So You Want to Run an Ultra?
Alyssa tells you everything you need to know about signing up and preparing for an ultra marathon race! FIND A RACE: www.Ultrasignup.com COMMIT TO IT: https://semi-rad.com/2015/09/the-power-of-a-fear-based-fitness-plan/ Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Get your FREE 30 day Audible trial Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
18:49
October 22, 2020
EP 8: You Can Break My Jaw but Not My Mindset with Cesar Perez
Cesar Perez is a fitness enthusiast, graphic designer, and actor. He was on track to star in several big productions--working previously with big names like Daniel Radcliffe, Clint Eastwood, Ben Affleck, Eugenio Siller, and Michael Caine. In 2018 everything changed. Cesar was hit head on by both a drunk driver and a big rig. First responders and paramedics had to resuscitate Cesar several times. He considers himself lucky to be alive, but his miraculous recovery has taken a lot of hard work both physically and mentally. Cesar considers how his ideas of ‘health’ and ‘fitness’ transformed through his comeback journey. He is currently keeping busy with his numerous talents while he awaits his final surgeries. If he has just one thing to say, Cesar Perez wants you to know life is unexpected but beautiful. Follow Cesar on Instagram, and check out his IMDB page! Cesar’s recommended reads: You can’t hurt me (David Goggins), Miracle Morning (Hal Elrod), Deep Work (Cal Newport), and Designing your Life (Bill Burnett & Dave Evans). Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Get your FREE 30 day Audible trial Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
01:07:33
October 19, 2020
CCC #4: Does Your Anxiety Have Anxiety?
Kait reminds us that anxiety is adaptive, and explains when, how, and why our anxiety can turn against us. With all topics on mental health, if you’re feeling overwhelmed we suggest that you seek guidance from a mental health professional! Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! Listen now on iTunes, Spotify, and Anchor. SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Get your FREE 30 day Audible trial Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
20:42
October 15, 2020
EP 7: From the Lab to the Fitness Floor with Dr. Rachelle Reed
Dr. Rachelle Reed holds a PhD in Kinesiology and completed a post doc in Exercise Psychology. She has a knack for public health and behavior change and is obsessed with promoting physical activity. She works in the fitness industry and is currently the Director of Fitness Science at OTF, where she oversees the team that programs the workouts and also manages the Medical Advisory Board. Outside of work, she's a mom to a 2 year old and a puppy, a wife, and a lover of true crime podcasts. Follow Rachelle on Instagram, Twitter, and Linked-In Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Get your FREE 30 day Audible trial Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
01:01:12
October 12, 2020
LLR #4: Oral Contraceptives and Exercise Performance
Alyssa breaks down the research regarding how oral contraceptives may impact your exercise. Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Get your FREE 30 day Audible trial Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
25:05
October 08, 2020
EP 6: Mom’s Moving with Confidence with Dr. Brittney Masteller
Britt aka DocBrittFit is an educator, online coach, and trainer. She has a Master's degree in applied exercise science and a PhD in Kinesiology. Her research focuses on physical activity promotion in children, adolescents, and their families. After becoming pregnant with her first child, she noticed there was a lack of science-based information for mothers who want to exercise during pregnancy which led her to an additional certification in pre and postnatal fitness. Her goal in all her pursuits is to help women move with confidence. MOVE WITH CONFIDENCE and check out the BUSY MOM BLUEPRINT: http://www.docbrittfit.com Follow Britt on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter Britt's recommended Instagram accounts: @doc_jenmorgan, @getmomstrong, @expectingandempowered, @thegirlsgonestrong, @jessiemundell, and @pelvicfloorandmore The Girls Gone Strong Coach Directory Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Get your FREE 30 day Audible trial Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
01:22:20
October 05, 2020
CCC #3: Mindfulness and Meditation
Kait chats about what mindfulness is really about, how you can be present throughout your day, and offers a new perspective on what “successful” meditation can look like (hint: you don’t have to eliminate all of your thoughts)! The last 10 minutes of this episode include a guided visualization meditation--so you can give yourself a quick beach vacation anytime you want! Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Get your FREE 30 day Audible trial Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
29:44
October 01, 2020
EP 5: Your Crash Course in Exercise Physiology
Lyss and Kait walk you through the fundamentals of exercise physiology including energy systems, fiber types, measures of fitness, and training principles. SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Get your FREE 30 day Audible trial Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
01:02:45
September 28, 2020
LLR #3: Failure is my Second Favorite F-Word
Alyssa rants about forgetting your fear and learning to fail forward. AT THE BOTTOM OF EVERY EPISODE (purple text is linked): Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Get your FREE 30 day Audible trial Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
15:58
September 24, 2020
EP 4: Taking the Woo-Woo out of Wellness
Kait and Alyssa define what wellness REALLY means and help you spot sleazy marketing tactics in the “wellness” industry. Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Get your FREE 30 day Audible trial Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
01:11:40
September 21, 2020
CCC #2: All or Nothing
On The Messy Middle Podcast, we talk a lot about polarizing messages from industry, academia, and societal culture. But what about the black and white mentality that exists in your own head? On this chat, Kait helps you identify all-or-nothing thinking, and find the first steps to overcoming perfectionism. Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Get your FREE 30 day Audible trial Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
10:53
September 17, 2020
EP 3: How Kait Lives in the Messy Middle
Kait shares her messy middle journey through injury, restrictive dieting, anxiety, perfectionism, a sleep disorder, and more. Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Get your FREE 30 day Audible Trial Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee
01:09:60
September 14, 2020
LLR #2: Detecting the Bullsh*t
In this second Little Lyss Rant, Alyssa builds off last week by helping you learn how to detect the BS in the fitness industry. She walks you through in her top 5 questions to ask your self when consuming messages from the fitness, wellness, and diet industry. Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee or
19:18
September 10, 2020
EP 2: How Alyssa Lives in the Messy Middle
Lyss shares her personal journey through the black and white--which turns into a whole lot of ranting and raving about living in the messy middle. Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee 
54:19
September 07, 2020
Coach Carmichael Chats (CCC) #1: Stop Starting Over
On the first Coach Carmichael Chat, Kait sits you down to tell you the cold, hard truth--that we all need to hear--in order to stick to our exercise routine and stop starting over. Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! SOCIAL:  Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram // make the chat two-ways! Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee or
08:11
September 03, 2020
Little Lyss Rants (LLR) #1: Breaking down Bullsh*t
In this first rendition of Little Lyss Rants, Alyssa breaks down all the B.S. women are constantly being sold by the fitness, diet, and wellness industries. It's like run-rants but less sweaty! Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee or
13:44
September 03, 2020
EP 1: Defining the Messy Middle
Alyssa and Kait break down what the messy middle is, what it means to them, and how you can live in it! They play a game of "you might live in the extremes if" and dive into specific examples of the messy middle approach in exercise, nutrition, sleep, mindset, academia, business and life! Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! Check out our audio producer, Luke, who makes our voices sound buttery and beautiful. He can also produce magical things for you including photos and videos too!  SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee or
42:57
August 31, 2020
EP 0: Preview
In this preview episode Alyssa and Kait give little snippets of what's to come on The Messy Middle Podcast, and tell the story of how they met and became fast friends! TIME CODES:  6:30 Alyssa and Kait's Story 26:45 More about the Messy Middle approach Leave us a review and you could win a FREE Little Lyss product! Be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the review, or send a screenshot to @themessymiddlepodcast on Instagram! SOCIAL: Follow Alyssa on Instagram  Follow Kait on Instagram Follow the podcast on Instagram SUPPORT US: Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee Become a paid subscriber
35:48
August 22, 2020