Amber and Alaina are the sisters and masterminds behind Holistic Hemp Company. In this podcast we take a deep dive into the incredible properties of hemp including CBD oil, cannabis, THC (the active ingredient in marijuana), and how hemps 50,000 uses and benefits can save lives and the planet.
Kristen Ulmer knows a thing or two about fear. She was the world's reigning most extreme skier for 12 consecutive years! She retired from starting avalanches in 2003 and instead, began creating avalanches in how we deal with fear. In this episode Kristen explains how we must create a new dialogue around our fear. A dialogue that brings it out of the basement and into the light, where it can lead us to newer heights as athletes, entrepreneurs, and high-performing individuals.
Randi Zinn is the founder of Beyond Mom and BeyondMom.com. She is an avid yogi, motivator, consultant, community ambassador, a serial entrepreneur, author, and yes...a MOM! In this episode, Randi tackles some of the biggest myths about motherhood, how to stay fit before and after baby, and how moms can give life to their entrepreneurial spirit.
The Too Fit Guys sit down for a fireside chat and answer questions about the Past, Present, and Future of Too Fit. Plus, a few never before heard stories about best and worst and experiences, coyotes, and lessons learned. Hold on to your seats!
Jeff Davidson is the co-founder and co-CEO of Camp Gladiator, the most recognizable boot camp in America, and one of the fastest growing fitness companies in the nation. In this episode we discuss how Camp Gladiator began, the journey, struggles, building a world-class organization, and much much more. Enjoy!
In this Episode of The Too Fit Podcast: The freaky, invisible world of quantum biology The implications of quantum in YOUR life Mind-blowing phenomena like how to transport through a wall...You read that right How is it possible to be in two places at the same time? EZ water: is it actually hydrating or just another sales tactic? Restoring the magnetic balance in your life using Earth's surface Craig Emmerich is an accomplished blogger, health-hacker, quantum enthusiast, entrepreneur, and peak performance aficionado. He owns and operates Keto-Adapted, an all-inclusive blog, and website devoted to healthy lifestyle design by way of a ketogenic diet along with his wife, Maria. Catch our interview about the ketogenic diet and
"There seems to be this pervasive need to own methods of resistance today. All resistance is just that – forms of resistance – one is not better per se that another, they are just forms." - James Fitzgerald In this Episode of The Too Fit Podcast: Can you "out-train" your genetic potential? How often should you be training to failure? "Fatigue Repeatability" and using fatigue as a diagnostic tool. Proper program design and training cycles The benefits of individualized training versus programming for the masses Identifying and addressing which domain of fitness is holding you back Are Crossf
"Time slows down. Self vanishes. Action and awareness merge. Welcome to Flow." - Steven Kotler Episode 30 Overview: How Steven stumbled upon flow states. What is a non-ordinary state? Is it healthy or possible to be in a constant state of flow? How you can safely create a non-ordinary state in your everyday life The common misconceptions about flow states and ecstasis Why nearly every billionaire in Silicon Valley regularly microdoses with psychedelics Creativity... is it a trainable skill or a state-of-mind? Tapping into the DEEP NOW How to correctly utilize technology to increase your focus, performance, and life
"We do not lack the science, information, or technology to live healthily. We lack the art to use them properly." - TJ Anderson What an interview! Here's a brief overview of what we tackle in this episode: What the hell is health hacking? Why should I even know? The long and unusual path that lead TJ to health-hacking The dangers involved, including what lead to TJ's ER visit Goal setting paradox...how to ensure your goal setting process is delivering results Simple questions you need to be asking yourself for profound changes in your relationship with the substances, people, and the world around you Healthcare: Patient engagement vs. patient activatio
"For 90% of dieters, a deficiency in one of four essential brain chemicals can cause weight gain, fatigue, and stress. The solution to losing weight doesn’t lie in deprivation diets; it lies in balancing our neurotransmitters." - Maria Emmerich By now you have heard us discuss the new kid on the block in the diet world, Keto. It may be the "new" sexy word, however, the ketogenic diet has been extensively studied since the 1920's, mainly in people suffering from seizures. Since the 1980's the general population has awakened to its benefits, but not until recently has a significant paradigm shift occurred in how we view fats, our food, and fueling for longevity and performance. Maria Emmerich has been leading the charge in the ketogenic movement, authoring a total of 9 books including the international best-seller, "
From Mom's Basement to Malibu! Adam Von Rothfedler is well on his way to becoming a household name. As a premier model for Versace and the star of NBC's hit show Strong, many are becoming familiar with the muscles, tattoos, and immortal grip strength that characterize Adam's personality. However, few know the real story of Adam and the path that led him to the spotlight. Oddly enough, it's a journey that seems fit for the big screen. Dealing with personal tragedy and loss, Adam was drawn to the Octagon, fighting his demons more so than the man across the mat. The octagon was an outlet for Adam. As it turns out, he was a natural fighter, eventually winning Milwaukee's Toughest Man Challenge, which spawned his professional fighting and modeling career, followed by a move to the big city of Los Angeles. This trip was short-lived, however. The decline of his father's health called Adam back home to Mi
Erin Thole is a BEAST when it comes to alleviating people's health problems. She systematically tackles symptoms and uncovers the root cause of the issue: your food. Food affects each of us in different ways, depending on each individual's biochemistry, genetic makeup, and environmental exposure. Think of Erin as your food therapist, discovering and obliterating problems that lie beneath the surface unbeknownst to you. In Erin's own words: "I have worked as a Certified Natural Healthcare Practitioner for over 8 years and my passion & dedication to functional medicine and helping others began with my own personal journey of horrible digestive and thyroid problems. For years everything I ate upset my stomach, I was always in pain, always bloated, always so tired, had crazy mood swings and I was a little chubbier than I wanted to be despite my active lifestyle. Sick and tired of feeling horrible and not getting the results I wanted at the gym, I chan
"Motion is life; if you are not moving, you are not living." - Gordon Hay ALINE: Moving Better For Longer Active Life While at the Bulletproof Conference in Pasadena, CA last month, Josh and I would meander around the vendor area digesting all the latest health gear and gadgets, trying to decide which ones we would implement upon our departure. All weekend long, there was this one booth that always caught our eye. The set up was simple with nothing but a platform upon which an individual would stand, with a man seated in a chair at his feet. The only problem was the booth was constantly packed with people crowded around the seated man like a prophet of sorts. On the third and final day, we finally got our chance to see what this foot-prophet and this magical platform was all about. Th
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is." — Yogi Berra Dr. Andy Galpin is a man on a mission. He spends the majority of his days researching and discovering new ways to develop and reach peak human performance. Andy received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, followed by his Masters in Human Movement Sciences, and eventually earning his Ph.D. in Human Bioenergetics. His work and research have been published countless times in his efforts to prove what the human body is capable of achieving. He may not know it, but his research is finding if it's possible to become, yes, Too Fit. In preparation for this interview, we each wrote over two pages of notes that we wan
"Whatever you do most of the time, that is what you're like." Dan "The Man" Defigio is here to help you kiss that sweet tooth goodbye! Dan has been in the health and nutrition industry since the early 90's. Through his journey, Dan has founded several companies, written multiple best-selling books, has appeared on CNN's Fit Nation, The Dr. Phil Show, Self magazine, and a host of other television, radio, and magazine outlets. Dan's latest passion project is tackling sugar addiction. Unfortunately, sugar has become prevalent in today's society. It has found its way in virtually every food item in the grocery store! Did you know sugar is eight times more addictive than cocaine? Crazy! With sugar negatively affecting millions of lives, Dan is determined to help you, and everyone else kick sugar to the curb.
25-kilometer swim. 1,300-kilometer cycle. 14 marathons. 12 days. One man... Luke Tyburski -The Endurance Adventurer Luke Tyburski is a master of setting goals and achieving them. He makes the unimaginable, tangible. He takes on the challenges that seem impossible and demands them to get the hell out of the way. Some say he's crazy. One thing is for sure...don't tell him it can't be done. After a professional soccer career left his body beat down and broken, his spirit also started to crack. Luke fell into a depression, unbeknownst to his friends and family, due to a lack of purpose and identity. He was no longer the soccer player of his childhood dreams. Luke, not one to stay down for long, came across
Heart Rate Variability. What is it? How do I use it? How can it help me? What makes it different than measuring resting heart rate? These are questions that often arise when people here the term Heart Rate Variability. In this episode, we dig into the details of this simple, cost-effective, technology that you can start using right now! We were lucky enough to sit down with the man with all the answers, Jason Moore of the Elite HRV app. Jason and his wife started Elite HRV out of not only a passion for health and fitness, but also an attraction to algorithms, stats, measurements, and calculations. Since launching Elite HRV they have quit their previous jobs and traveled 13 different countries in just12 months, all while helping 60,000 plus users forge themselves into better athletes and enhance their quality of life. In this epi
What if I told you of an ancient elixir that could naturally give you energy, make you healthier, serve as a probiotic, aid in digestion, clear mental fog, and tastes amazing? Would you believe me? Given its many beneficial properties, it may sound like magic. Well, to many, it is magical! The ancient drink is known none other as Kombucha! Kombucha is rich in history and rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Kombucha has recently been making headway in the conventional, and scientific realms as the connection between our gut health and mental health grow stronger. Hannah Crum of Kombuchakamp.com has taken it upon herself to spread the history, facts, and benefits of this healing drink to the masses while debunking common misconceptions. She specializes in teaching others to brew kombucha in the comfort of their homes and has even written a book,
Have you ever wanted to try yoga, but haven’t because you were turned off by the approach? Maybe you didn’t want to work out in a female-dominant class. Or maybe you love the workout aspect, but could do without the chanting. Well, we have something for you! Dean Pohlman was playing collegiate lacrosse at the University of Wisconsin when his yoga journey began. By happenchance, he stepped into a Bikram Yoga class and after a butt-kicking workout, he walked out a new man. He realized the benefits yoga could proivde for his strength and conditioning regimen, but he could not wrap his mind around the spiritual component of yoga. In his own words, "you would never stop in the middle of a bench press set in the gym and start meditating." The physicality of training was separate from spiritual in every other area of exercise, and Dean viewed yoga the same way. He desired yoga with "all the benefits, but none of the frills." That's exactly why he created
Jen Rulon has lived a life full of adventure, continuously pushing the limits of her physical fitness and helping others do the same. Jen is an accomplished triathlete, a veteran of the Ironman Triathlon Race, TEDx presenter, and her writings have been published in Men's Journal, Runners Magazine, Livestrong, WebMD, and Active.com. Oh, and did I mention she used to swim with Shamu? These days Jen still spends a lot of time in the water but in an attempt to tame another kind of animal: qualifying for the revered Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. As anyone might guess, training your body to not only endure, but excel at swimming, biking, and running a distance of 140.6 miles collectively, takes some real work and discipline. Jen has mastered the art of accommodating Ironman training into her daily professional and family life. Her strength and expertise
"To be an overnight success, you must be an EVERY DAY HUSTLER" - Cassy Joy Garcia Cassy Joy Garcia is a woman of many talents: professional chef, blogger, podcast aficionado, nutritional consultant and expert, soon to be NY Times best selling author, health and fitness connoisseur, beauty and cosmetics guru, and an absolute JOY to be around! We thoroughly enjoyed our conversation with her and we know you will as well. Cassy takes us through her personal health and fitness journey, from her humble beginnings as a self-proclaimed "gym bunny," which involved countless hours on the elliptical and following fad diets, to the wellness wizard she is today. The death by cardio and calorie-cutting mentality left her constantly in pain, chronically inflamed, perpetually fatigued, and in her own words, just down-right "sick". Not until stumbling upon t
We have all seen that guy: the one walking down the street, minding his own business and looking perfectly normal except for one thing, he's barefoot. He's as happy as can be trotting down the street, running and hiking, in the supermarket, at trade shows, and even on an airplane! Steven Sashen, owner of Xero Shoes is here to tell you why you should be that guy and how you can do it in style! You may remember Steven and Xero Shoes from his now infamous Shark Tank episode. However, the journey of barefoot life began long before the cameras started rolling. Around 2009 Steven was returning to his roots as a sprinter, but was constantly plagued by chronic and nagging injuries, achy joints, tender knees, and sore hips. It came to the point where Steven was having to c
"Every human is an athlete and every athlete is human" - Tim DiFrancesco Tim DiFrancesco has forged NBA greats and hall of fame legends like Kobe Bryant, Jeremy Lin, Steve Nash, Ron "Meta-World-Peace" Artest, and the list goes on. We had the honor to sit down with Tim where he gave us a behind the curtain look at his interactions with the world's most talented athletes as the head strength and conditioning coach for the Los Angeles Lakers. So, have you ever wondered how these athletes stay in peak physical condition for 84 games amidst travel, fame, media, sponsorship obligations, and home life? How do they recover day-to-day? What does their nutrition look like? Their training? Well, wonder no more! Tim is the man with all the answers. In this episode of the Too Fit Podcast we d
Dai "Coach Moose" Manuel is an incredible entrepreneur, professional blogger, author of the newly released The Whole Life Fitness Manifesto, freelance writer, lifestyle coach, sought after speaker, fitness guru, and one stellar podcast guest! However, Dai wasn't always such a stud, and he'll be the first to admit that. His jou
Meet Andy Hnilo. Even if you haven't actually met the man, you probably recognize his rugged jaw line. Andy was born with competitor's blood running through his veins, which eventually led him to play baseball at UC Berkeley. This competitive lifestyle and mindset would later serve him well in life and in business. Once his baseball career ended he found himself in front of the camera as a model for Oakley, Coppertone, and Speedo. Andy has had appearances on shows such as Days of our Lives and HBO's Hello Ladies. A tragic accident left with him several broken ribs, a collapsed lung, a broken jaw wired back together, a severe gash on his chin, and a whole host of other problems that come with being hit by one truck and run over by another SUV! It is this incident that changed Andy's life and career forever. Being a se
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Meet Shahin Naghavi: a chronic entrepreneur (seriously, he has a problem!), real estate mogul, venture capitalist, owner of the largest Crossfit gym in Texas, and creator of arguably one of the most successful fitness models to date. All this and more has made Shahin the self-proclaimed "poorest, rich man you will ever meet."
After every encounter with Shahin, we leave with more inspiration, motivation, and new ideas. We start to ask more from ourselves. We begin wondering, future-seeking, and asking "what if" a whole lot more. It's as if he taps into the entrepreneurial spirit in us all.
And we believe this conversation with Shahin will have the same effect on you!
In this leisurely, yet perceptive conversation with Shahin we cover plenty of ground including:
Shahin's personal journey as an entrepreneur
Lawyer, executive coach, professional speaker, blogger, Team Betty Ironman athlete, TEDx presenter, entrepreneur, published author, On Wall Street contributor and Recruiter, avid Toastmaster, extremely early riser, and the list goes on! All these and more make up one of our favorite guests thus far: Elizabeth McCourt. Elizabeth owns and operates McCourt Leadership Group. She consults, coaches, and advises high-performing executives along with their teams, with a focus on exectuive athletes. In her own words, "If elite athletes have coaches to improve their performance, why not take this approach to business?" Elizabeth has recently received even more notoriety for her TEDx talk titled Why You Should Spill Your Secrets, where she describes the relieving process of releasing a lingering secret in her life, and explains all the physical, me
Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a member of the world's elite? Not just what the process looks like, but the actual work, blood, sweat, tears, and physical turmoil required to infiltrate such a team? Meet Wes Kennedy, resident expert on all things Special Forces and transforming mere mortals into super human, tactical, elite, physical specimens ready to conquer the world's deepest, darkest missions. Wes spent 8 years in the Canadian Forces, 5 of those as a Special Forces Operator. Now as the CEO and founder of Elite Training Programs, he prepares Special Forces candidates mentally and physically for selection into their respective SF school. Wes also works with para-military, police and fire, Crossfit athletes, and everyday Joes. In his own w
“Forget Results. Enjoy the Moment.” That is the mantra behind the revolutionary fitness movement created by today’s guest Jarron Vosburg. Beat-Active is fundamentally changing not only the way people exercise, but how they view exercise. In his own words, “Beatactive designs an audio workout experience, fusing vocal guidance, custom programming, and powerful electronic soundtracks.” Jarron has been working with not only the largest DJ’s in the electronic music scene, but also with physicists, mathematicians, and strength and conditioning specialists to systematically coordinate the physical movements of the exercise routine with the architecture of the music. All you need for a session of Beat-Active is their app, headphones, a little bit of space, and approximately 20 minutes. Oh, and the right mindset: forget everything around you. Forget about sets, reps, calculating weight percentages, gym memberships, combating weather and traffic associated with the gym, etc. All
In this episode we dive into our personal routines and habits as well as the apps we use to optimize our lives. We firmly believe that a morning and evening routine is essential to creating an environment that enables you to prioritize and execute tasks efficiently and effectively. Morning Apps and Tools: Elite HRV Nature Beat HRV
Do you struggle from brain fog,
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A detox may be in store. You have probably heard of the terms
"detox" and "cleansing". Although some forms can be extremely
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We cover some of the myths behind
detoxing, tools you can implement now for a healthy and
effective detox, and an action plan you can use everyday to keep
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Tired of spinning your wheels with new year resolution diets that aren't sustainable? Well, in this episode we dive into the details on how you can properly eat for life by providing you exactly what to eat, the ratios of each food to eat, and how to build a plan based on your goals. We cover specific protocols such as ketosis, carb-cylcing, and carb-backloading and which type of people can benefit from each protocol. Grab a pin and paper, or just check out the show notes below, and be ready to get lean and mean after listening to this episode. Figuring Your Macros Based on Your Goals: Calculate BMR and Macros: http://keto-calculator.ankerl.com/ Foods to eat:
Dr. Crisp is a sports medicine physician and physiatrist based out of Arizona that has a vast wealth of knowledge on the human body and how it moves, forged from a diverse background of training and optimizing client’s health, nutrition, and fitness levels. Dr Crisp started as a personal trainer and later graduated as a Doctor of Osteopathy and began his career as a sports medicine physician with an emphasis on functional movement patterns. His expertise truly shines through in this conversation where we tackle subjects such as what to do when you come across poor technique in the gym, how nutritional ideas and practices have changed over the last 10 years, and how to be successful in your career and set yourself apart from the competition. Enjoy this interview. Like, Subscribe, Review, and don’t forget to Share!! Topics Covered and More on Dr. Crisp:
In this episode we chat with Dustin and Aaron, two Recon Marine veterans. We dive into their experiences while serving our country and lessons they learned along the way. We discuss how you can take responsibility for protecting yourself as well as those around you including styles of self-defense as well as noteworthy books. To quote Aaron and give you a sneak peak into some of the motivation and rules to live by sprinkled throughout this episode….”Safety isn't a place, it is a mindset and a lifestyle. Be vigilant.” Show Notes: What is a Recon Marine? The Raider Project: http://www.raiderpr
Al and Sandi are owners of Legendary Escapes, a custom, hybrid pool building business where they have flipped the pool industry, along with their lives completely around. They have successfully built a business and a lifestyle they are truly passionate about and love. It's their desire to now share how this was made possible and to teach others to do the same. This episode is not only for the pool and construction enthusiast, but for the every day business owner, entrepreneur, employee, and for the guy hearing whispers to take a leap and start his own venture. Here, Al and Sandi break down how to systematically utilize social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube) for your business ventures, outline steps to build a following and a loyal tribe, and discuss how to create and be mindful of your energy signature. So, Are you ready to truly enjoy your work? Are you ready to view work in a totally different light? Are you ready to start
Alvin is the CEO and Founder of, TCHPP (The Centre for Healing and Peak Performance), a multi-disciplinary wellness and peak performance center, focused on helping their clients achieve optimal health, peak performance and personal greatness: mind, body, and soul. Alvin is also the author of, Journey to Personal Greatness: Mind, Body, and Soul – a blueprint for life balance and self-mastery. In this episode we dive deeper into Alvin's triad of mind, body, and soul and cover nutrition, detox, your gut microbiome, and recovering from injury. Alvin walks us through his team's ground breaking method of treating patients with chronic pain. Lastly, he gives us insight and tips to bring your mind, body, and soul into a unified, unstoppable force. Links and Mentions: Website:
Roger has one trick: He trains leaders to monitor and manage their thinking. Poor thinking leads to poor emotional control and poor performance. For more than 20 years, much of it through Compass Consultation, Ltd., Dr Hall has been providing leadership development training, executive coaching and organizational consultation. He is a widely sought after keynote speaker providing talks rich in substance and engaging in style. He has worked with leaders from Fortune 20 companies as well as small entrepreneurial firms. In this episode, we were blessed to pick the brain of one of the most brilliant minds we have ever met. Dr. Hall speaks on the power of habits, how to form them and why they are so hard to break, as well as how to own and then utilize your thought processes to your advantage. To immerse yourself in Dr. Hall's teaching, he has made many of his methods and materials available to you, so you can begin to monitor and manage your way of thinking today. Find Dr.