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Michael and Adee Cazayoux dive into every facet of health, wellness and personal development in this podcast by Working Against Gravity. The WAG Podcast takes a unique approach to self-development by connecting the dots between nutrition, mindset, stress, and relationships through relatable stories and providing you with actionable steps that you can take today.
 
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Sharing and confiding in others can oftentimes be a scary thing. In today’s episode Adee and Michael share some useful tips on how to navigate touchy subjects, asking the right questions, and how to become a safe place for other people. What you’ll learn: 15:35 - Acknowledgement 18:30 - Practice patience 20:30 - How and when to give advice We would…
 
This one is for all you praise junkies out there! In today’s episode Adee and Michael share their stories on improving your sex life, feeling more connected, and breathing new life into your relationship all through the power of praise. Tune in to learn how practicing gratitude in your relationships can transform your love in more ways than one. Wh…
 
Have you ever felt paralyzed from having too many options to choose from? Well this episode is all about building trust in yourself and unlocking your inner guru, so that you can live life with less resistance, more peace of mind, and higher productivity. In today’s episode Adee and Michael are talking about trusting your intuition, how emotions ca…
 
Having a solid morning routine can help get your days off to a great start, decreasing your stress and increasing your productivity. On today’s episode, Michael and Adee describe their consistent morning routine and offer some helpful tips for building one of your own. They also explain how starting with one small change can dramatically improve yo…
 
Have you ever felt like you were stuck in a vicious cycle of always wanting the next new thing? This is called the hedonic treadmill - wanting too much and never feeling fully satisfied. In this episode, Adee and Michael are going to teach you how to do the opposite! Tune in for 4-tips on how to start appreciating what you already have and how to g…
 
Just like the seasons, our bodies are always going through cyclical changes, but rest assured we’ve got some tips and tricks that will help make this a lot more manageable! In this episode Adee and Michael are talking about what to do if you are noticing that you’re always going through some body changes or gaining weight during the winter season. …
 
This week on the WAG Podcast, Adee and Michael are answering another great listener question about fitness and nutrition considerations for masters athletes. The way you train when you are in your 20’s is going to look a little different than the way you train when you are in your 40’s+. This episode has some useful tips on how to manage volume and…
 
Brooke Wells stands out among elite CrossFit athletes for her ability to compete at the highest level while also attending college and maintaining an active social life. In today’s episode, Adee shares some of the top lessons she’s learned from Brooke about juggling it all and maintaining a positive mindset. She also gives insight into some of Broo…
 
With the 2021 CrossFit Open just around the corner, it would be a good time to highlight some helpful tips to get your nutrition in check so that you can be sure that you are performing at your absolute best. In this episode Adee and Michael are sharing some of their experience training for competition and giving an inside look at how that might al…
 
Whether it's taking your shirt off around your friends, or wearing shorts in public - feeling insecure about your body is something many of us go through, even if we aren’t vocalizing it. In today’s episode Adee and Michael are putting it all out there, talking about ways we can all start letting go of our shame and finally start feeling comfortabl…
 
Good communication is the key to a healthy relationship. Another big predictor of a good relationship is how couples fight. In this episode, Adee and Michael are talking about the Imago Dialogue, a powerful communication tool designed to help any two people move out of conflict and back to a place of mutual acceptance. What you’ll learn:05:30 - The…
 
This week Adee and Michael are talking about getting your body back after pregnancy. From experiencing diastasis, to postpartum depression, to tracking your food again, this episode is full of tips that will help you come up with a postpartum wellness plan for getting back to feeling comfortable and confident in your skin so that you can still take…
 
Starting a family is both rewarding and challenging at the same time. This week, Michael and Adee are talking about creating a plan, setting expectations and negotiating responsibilities of parenthood in order to avoid unnecessary stress so that you can both enjoy your baby, and each other. What you’ll learn:16:50 - Lessons of parenthood19:20 - Fre…
 
We sent out a survey to over 3,000 aspiring nutrition coaches about what stopped them from taking the leap to begin coaching clients. One of the most frequent questions we heard was: can you actually make money as a nutrition coach? In today’s episode, Adee and Michael will dispel myths about making money as an online nutrition coach. Adee launched…
 
This week Adee and Michael are answering another listener's question about overcoming the challenge of unwanted weight gain and learning how to take care of your body. Be sure to tune in for more tips on nutrition, meditation, and mindset shifts that are sure to help you find what works best for you on your journey to looking better and feeling bet…
 
Whether you’re just starting your fitness journey, or have been at it for some time, eventually we all hit the dreaded plateau. In today’s episode Adee and Michael are giving quick tips to help you break through the rough patches and get closer to your goals. Some of today's topics include lifestyle changes for long term success, identifying trends…
 
As we get older it can become more and more difficult to build deep, meaningful friendships, but Michael and Adee believe people are craving that kind of connection more than ever. On today’s episode, they unpack some of their best tips for engaging in deep conversations with friends. Listen along to learn some questions you can ask and strategies …
 
In our last episode, Adee and Michael were talking about building your own success map, and how to recognize positive patterns in your life - but what happens when nothing seems to work no matter how hard you try? In this episode, Adee and Michael are talking about a quick mindset shift that will help you get over plateaus and back on track. Whethe…
 
Have you ever had one of those days where everything just clicks? You feel great, you’re excited about life, and you’re at the top of your game. What if it were possible to recreate more of those days? In today’s episode Adee and Michael are talking about building your own success, what you have to do to get back on track, and how recognizing posit…
 
Have you ever tried holding someone accountable and then it backfired? This week, Adee and Michael are giving tips on how to hold people more accountable without coming off too strong or being pushed over. Whether it’s how you say it, or exactly what words to use, sometimes helping out isn’t as easy as you’d think. Both Adee and Michael share some …
 
This week Adee and Michael are telling you the one thing that has made the greatest impact on them. And that’s the power of intention. Listen in as they discuss how living with intention has changed their lives and how they apply it in everything, from work and fitness to parenting and relationships. And in true Michael and Adee fashion they are le…
 
Have you ever felt like you were working so hard with your nutrition but not making any progress? Adee and Micheal just may have a solution for you. In this episode, they talk about how when it comes to nutrition, your Swiss Army Knife is the ability to weigh, track and measure your food and hit a certain set of macros. While strict tracking doesn'…
 
Can you really lose weight while eating more? In some cases, yes. While it’s easy to believe that eating less will help you lose weight, Adee and Michael use this week’s WAG podcast to break down how this might actually work against you. With the science of metabolic adaptation to back them up, they explain how your body actually responds to eating…
 
In this week’s WAG Podcast, Renee Mahail joins Adee for a live coaching call to talk about her past attempts at macro-tracking, the pressure to be perfect, and how you can be in love with your current body and still want change. As an officer in the US Army, Renee is used to living an active lifestyle but admits she feels her nutrition is holding h…
 
In this episode of the WAG Podcast, WAG coach Brittany Werner joins Michael in a unique conversation about her life and experience living overseas, working in nutrition with children and bariatric clients, finding her home with WAG and now working mostly with working moms. As a mother of three, Brittany found her passion in working with other moms.…
 
In this episode, Adee and Micheal Cazayoux answer YOUR questions! From is it realistic for the average person to get super lean to tips for emotional eaters. They dive into their views (sometimes different) on the questions listeners submitted. So if you’re wondering if you should undereat the day after overeating or how to stay motivated when you …
 
This week we have one of our own joining us! Jayne Smith is not only a WAG coach but also a coach training assistant for the WAG Coach Certification, which is basically a digital mentor who guides students through the training. In this episode, Michael talks with Jayne about the different transitions she's been through in her life, going from a col…
 
Let’s talk about accountability. We all know it’s a powerful tool. It can come in many forms: a coach, a group, a mentor, an accountabili-buddy. At WAG, we have a “nutrition pyramid”, and the bottom of the pyramid (i.e. the most important part) is consistency. Accountability is critical in helping us remain consistent. If we know we have to check i…
 
“You'll never sleep again.” “Breastfeeding is so hard.” “You’ll never have time for yourself again.” “You’re going to feel an instant connection with your baby.” These are just a few of the things other parents started telling Adee and Michael as soon as they found out they were expecting. But, rather than accepting them as they heard them, they ch…
 
Every pregnancy is different and there will always be things that happen that are out of your control. However, there are some things that you can control or at least work toward to have an easier pregnancy. In this episode of the WAG podcast, Adee and Micheal talk about their expectations versus the reality of how the pregnancy went and strategies…
 
Our latest episode is a recording of a live coaching call Adee had with Kalea Leverette. Kalea is an actor, singer, dancer and has a background in pageants. Over the years, she’s followed some very restrictive fitness and nutrition regimens. For example, she’d cut out entire food groups (mainly, carbs) and exercise for multiple hours per day. She p…
 
Do you find yourself dreading the holiday season, travel or social events because you worry they’ll throw off your nutrition plan? If so, you’ll love our latest episode of the podcast where Adee and Michael discuss their favorite strategy for remaining disciplined while facing challenging situations. Not only does Adee use this strategy herself, sh…
 
“The number one lesson that I had was that you can prepare as much as you want to but no matter what you’re going to have to be flexible because this a completely natural thing that you can’t control.” - Adee Cazayoux Things don’t always go according to plan and when baby Shai decided to show up four weeks early, Adee and Michael had to adjust thei…
 
This episode is the first in a series where Michael Cazayoux interviews WAG staff members and coaches. In this episode, he interviews Taylor Lumpp, our Head of Operations and one of our original coaches. She’s a 64 kg Olympic weightlifter, a multi-time national medalist, and she even won the Arnold Classic this year. Professionally, Taylor was an F…
 
Anyone who does shift work (especially overnight shifts!) knows it’s tough to stick to a nutrition program. Your schedule is constantly changing, your colleagues want to order fast food, and you’re barely getting enough sleep! In our latest episode of the podcast, you’ll meet Heather. She works three consecutive overnight shifts (while attending nu…
 
In today’s episode of the podcast, Michael and Adee answer some great questions from our listeners! Questions include: How do you deal with injury after being a professional athlete, including any shifts needed with nutrition? If the only time you can work out is very early in the morning, is it better to get up and head to the gym — or should you …
 
If you are a coach of any kind, it’s important to think about and write down your values. (Even if you aren’t a coach, writing down your values can help you be the best version of yourself!). Having a strong set of core values can help guide decision making in business and in the rest of your life. So how exactly do you determine your core values? …
 
Do you tend to put others’ needs before your own? Do you feel resentful when everyone has been taken care of — except you? If so, you’ll relate to the latest episode of the WAG podcast Meet Josh. He’s 29 years old and a soon-to-be first-time dad. Josh applied to be coached live by Adee Cazayoux. This podcast is a recording of their conversation. Ev…
 
Today we’re talking about relationships. More specifically, we’re talking about a helpful tool Adee and Michael have been using to stay connected and maintain a healthy, strong relationship. The Rule of 3 exercise comes from authors and relationship experts Gay and Katie Hendricks. It’s a series of four questions to be answered with your partner. E…
 
This is another special live coaching call where Adee has a conversation with someone who has been experiencing obstacles in their nutrition. Sonya Chamberlain is 41 years old and owns her own midwifery business. She’s also a competitive CrossFit Master’s athlete and a CrossFit coach. Sonya has the goal of improving her performance and optimizing h…
 
Have you ever reached a point in your health & fitness journey where you felt like giving up? Maybe you felt overwhelmed with nutrition program options and couldn’t determine which one was right for you. Maybe you tried six different workout programs but couldn’t tell if any of them were actually helping you achieve your body composition goals. May…
 
In today’s episode, host Michael Cazayoux interviews Ivette Carcas, the Training Director for Working Against Gravity. Ivette joined WAG as a client in 2014 and began working with Adee as her coach (Adee is still her coach to this day!). Before that, Ivette trained as a ballet dancer for 27 years (she’s since switched to flamenco). She worked as an…
 
Let’s talk about pregnancy! At the time of recording this podcast, Adee was 26 weeks (about 6 ½ months) pregnant with her first baby. Pregnancy has been an incredible journey for both Michael and Adee, and in this episode, they talk candidly about their experience. They discuss topics including: The most surprising parts of pregnancy What they’re m…
 
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have had to adjust to working from home. It’s very different from working in an in-person, office type of setting. While working from home, it’s essential to remain productive and focused. But—what if your kids are there? What if your spouse is there? All the chores you could be doing are there, too. There …
 
This is the third and final installment of our WAG members’ spotlight stories. Today’s narrative is nothing short of inspiring and depicts a story of personal triumph amidst a global pandemic. Darryl is both a competitive CrossFit athlete and WAG member with dreams of making it to the Master’s division in the CrossFit Games. In this episode Darryl …
 
Have you heard about the difference between moderators and abstainers? This is important information to know about yourself when it comes to following any nutrition program. Put simply, moderators find that occasional indulgence strengthens their commitment to stay on track. Meanwhile, abstainers have trouble stopping eating something once they’ve …
 
Amidst the COVID pandemic it seems like there are so many reasons for us to shut down, forget our habits, and completely give up on our goals. At the same time, there are those that are using this time to take charge and make things happen. With the media constantly being shrouded by bad news, we’ve decided to spread a positive message by sharing s…
 
Imagine this: you’re in the middle of a really tough workout and it’s starting to get painful. Your heart is pounding, muscles are aching. You’re tempted to take a break or even quit entirely. What’s happening in your mind at that moment? What are your thoughts saying about it? And how are your thoughts impacting your performance? If you’ve never a…
 
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