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Our Xpert Opinion

Our Xpert Opinion

By Xplore Lifestyle
Welcome to Our Xpert Opinion Podcast, in association with Xplore Lifestyle. My Name is Taylor Johnson, founder of Xplore Lifestyle.

Joining me will be a variety of experts trained to help you Xplore what's needed to achieve a happy and healthy lifestyle. Alongside us will be plenty of everyday health and fitness lovers to give us an insight into the actual barriers that are stopping people achieve their goals .

We will be delving into four key areas; Exercise, nutrition, mental health and lifestyle. So sit back and let us, give you, Our Xpert Opinion.
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Is it Really a Fat Man's Sport?
This weeks guest is ex Professional Golfer, Jake Baldwin. Jake's sporting career started in a polar opposite sport to Golf however Golf was the one that stuck in the end. Injuries and finances stopped him in his pursuit for a long term career in the sport but he has rejuvenated his love for health and fitness since retiring. Listen in to hear an inside scoop on the road to Golf stardom, retiring and planning your health and fitness around a new born child.  This episode has been recorded in accordance with the Governments COVID guidelines for podcast productions.
34:14
May 09, 2021
From the Office to Health and Fitness
Join your host and an incredibly energetic, Chris Hunt as they discuss his journey from IT sales to the Royal Marines and again onto his coaching lifestyle that he now lives. This episode goes into "your why" and some home truths about health and fitness they might be tough to hear. This was recorded via video call, we apologise in advance for any audio issues.
47:49
May 02, 2021
I’m Retired... for now
In this episode your host is joined by Yoga Teacher, Personal trainer & Ex GB gymnast Ella Augier. Ella has been a part of Team GB for over 10 years allowing her to compete all over the world. These days Ella runs her own business, helping others become fitter, stronger and healthier. This episode has been recorded in accordance with the Governments COVID guidelines for podcast productions.
43:56
April 25, 2021
Some People Are Born To Perform
In this episode your host is joined by triple threat, Kathryn Buttle. Kathryn is a a young women with a wealth of experience and qualifications in Dance, Personal Training and Vinyasa Yoga. We talk about how Kathryn's mental health and selfless outlook is the main driver in her health and fitness journey. Listen in as Kathryn gives us the inside scoop on Yoga and also provides us with a Snack Corner first.  This was recorded via video call, we apologise in advance for any audio issues.
35:51
April 18, 2021
I Thought It Was Career Ending
In this episode your host is joined by Judo Olympian, Ben Fletcher. Ben has already competed at the 2016 games in Rio but his Tokyo games are at risk due to a serious injury. Listen in as Ben gives us an insight to what it's like to be an Olympian and the difficulties he has experienced recovering from a potentially career ending, injury. This episode has been recorded in accordance with the Governments COVID guidelines for podcast productions.
49:57
April 11, 2021
No Regrets
In this episode your host is joined by influencer and business women, Lucy May Finnegan. Lucy went from working in a bank to running multiple businesses and making it on her own as an Influencer. They discuss in depth about regrets, taking that leap of faith and Curly Wurly's, all of which contribute to Lucy's lifestyle today.  This episode was recorded via video call, we apologise for any audio issues in advance.
27:29
April 04, 2021
All My Time Went Into Kicking Things
Join your host and special guest, Kane O'connor as they put discipline against motivation and talk about how injuries can effect you more than just physically. Kane is a seasoned personal trainer with a passion for rehabilitation, not to mention he is a black belt in Taekwondo, so these are not stories you want to be missing.  This was recorded via video call, we apologise in advance for any audio issues. 
41:53
March 28, 2021
What’s Your Favourite Soup?
In this episode your host is joined by ex Team GB gymnastics athlete and friend of the brand, Katie Boyce. Katie achieved a lot while competing in gymnastics, by an early age before pursuing her passion in health and fitness. Katie outlines the harsh realities of gymnastics and what life as a young, female, personal trainer is like in this social media age. This episode was recorded via video call, we apologise for any audio issues in advance.
40:07
March 21, 2021
Maybe It's Okay to Meet Your Heroes.
 In this episode your host is joined by football freestyler and Uefa Euro 2021 ambassador, Scott Penders AKA SP9 Football. Scott has worked with some huge names in football and arrived to where he is today, through adversity. With some small changes to Scotts nutrition, he saw some major changes in both his fitness and his confidence.  This episode was recorded via video call, we apologise for any audio issues in advance. 
30:35
March 14, 2021
I'm Motivated
In this Episode Taylor is joined by mother of three and Bikini Pro, Aldine Preisner. Listen in to hear how Aldine found her way from beauty pageants to becoming a female focused personal trainer. Follow along as she talks about how she copes with having three children and manages her healthy lifestyle. As if that wasn't enough, we talk about the truths behind women and weight training in 2021. Please note, this episode was recorded via video call so we apologise for any sound quality issues.
38:26
March 07, 2021
A Breath of Fresh Air
In this episode your host is joined by special guest and personal trainer, Phuong Tran. They discuss the sweeter things in life, a fateful introduction to health and fitness, how females fair in the industry as well as an introduction to Endometriosis for the host.  This episode was recorded via video call, we apologise for any audio issues. 
54:43
February 07, 2021
It's My Passion
Today your host is joined by tennis fanatic and businessman, Michael Fairburn. Listen in to find out how you can really find your passion,  some honest truths about starting your own business and the reality behind taking risks.  This Podcast was recorded via zoom so we apologise for any audio issues, in advance. 
47:58
January 31, 2021
My World Does Not End With These Four Walls
 In this Episode Taylor is joined by health and fitness journeyman, Omar Cofie. Listen in to hear Omar's erratic journey into sport  and how it's changed over the course of 15 years. The pair discuss how it's never too late to try and the difficulties involved in committing yourself to being the best at your hobby. 
48:27
January 24, 2021
I Want Them To Sponsor Me
Join your host and special guess, Andy Pike, as we go through CrossFit, a secret love and the brutal truth about why you never achieved your goals.
50:56
January 17, 2021
Don't Judge a Book
A straight talking Personal Trainer and business owner joins your host Taylor to discuss how you can try out any activity you like. With some surprising moments for the host and even a revelation for our special guest, Aaron Hopkins, does this sound like something you would like to miss?
43:18
January 10, 2021
Sausage Rolls and Barbells
In this episode your host is joined by former World GB Powerlifter, Amrik Mehta. This episode see's the pair go through Amrik's path into powerlifting and how his dedication to the sport lead him to losing his love for health and fitness all together.  This episode was recorded outside due to Covid restrictions, we apologise for any audio issues. 
37:32
January 03, 2021
Getting Personal- Sam Knowles
In this episode your host welcomes special guest Sam Knowles. Sam is a personal trainer with a wealth of experience and a unique outlook on how personal trainers should be viewed. Listen in to gain some great advice on how to find your ideal trainer, for the best value. 
50:47
December 27, 2020
It's Not The Be All and End All- Jamie Goldstein and Dan George
Listen in to our first ever episode as we are joined by two friends of the brand. Jamie Goldstein, personal trainer and Dan George, physiotherapist in training, take us through what it's really like to start something from scratch. Please note this episode was recorded over Zoom due to government restrictions, we apologise for any audio issues.
33:19
December 20, 2020