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This week on The MiFit Podcast I chat with highly sought-after mental skills coach, Jim Afremow. Jim is the author of best selling books The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive and also The Champion’s Comeback: How Great Athletes Recover, Reflect, and Reignite. For over 20 years, Dr. Afremow has assisted numerous high schoo…
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I chat with world’s leading breathing experts, Patrick McKeown. Patrick is an International best-selling author of The Oxygen Advantage and creator and master instructor of the Oxygen Advantage®technique. Over the past two decades, Patrick has trained thousands of people around the world to safely challenge their bodi…
 
This week on the MiFit Podcast we throw back to Episode 82 when I was joined by Julie Foucher. Julie was a 4x CrossFit Games competitor and never finished outside of the top 5. She also spent time on the seminar staff traveling all around the world teaching movement and the methodology of CrossFit. Since competing, Julie has worked her way towards …
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast i’m accompanied by Nutrition Coach and CrossFit Athlete, Frank Mastroianni. Frank is the owner of Active Works Nutrition where he works one-on-one with clients who are pursuing performance, body composition, and/or lifestyle goals. Frank’s has a passion for nutrition and helping people reach their nutrition goals and …
 
Mark Divine is a retired Navy SEAL commander and New York Times best-selling author. He is also the founder of SEALFIT, an integrated functional fitness and mental toughness training program, and Unbeatable Mind, an intensive online training program for gaining mental clarity, increased focus, physical fitness, and increased awareness. Mark has a w…
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I interview Michael Crawley. Michael is an anthropologist, author, and elite runner clocking in at a 2:20 marathon. In 2019, Michael was awarded a PhD in anthropology by the University of Edinburgh, following ESRC funded research, living and training alongside runners in Ethiopia. For 15 months, Michael immersed himse…
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I chat with Brett Ledbetter. Brett is a Performance Consultant, Author, and Speaker. He works with some of the best coaches and teams in professional and college sports. He is the Co-founder of What Drives Winning which is a company that puts on conferences, keynotes, and seminars all over the United States. Brett has…
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I connected with Noah Ohlsen, seven times CrossFit Games veteran. Noah is one of the best CrossFit athletes of all-time and has displayed several years of consistency. But he’s still hungry for one more thing and that is to stand on top of the podium at the CrossFit Games. Noah has a lot of admirable qualities, but wh…
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I am accompanied by Greg Everett. Greg is the owner of Catalyst Athletics, coach of the USA Weightlifting National champion team, and author to Olympic Weightlifting: A complete guide for Athletes and Coaches and also Tough: Building True Mental, Physical, & Emotional Toughness For Success & Fulfillment. Greg has coac…
 
This week on the MiFit Podcast I interview former NBA basketball player and Hall of Fame Motivational Speaker, Walter Bond. Walter has an incredibly powerful story that started when he was a top basketball recruit coming out of high school, getting a full ride scholarship at the University of Minnesota, then becoming the first ever free agent un-dr…
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I chat with Dr. Jonathan Fader. Dr. Fader is a licensed clinical and performance psychologist. He is best known for working with professional athletes in the MLB and NFL, including the New York Mets and New York Giants. Dr. Fader regularly works with athletes, performers, entrepreneurs, businesses, schools, physicians…
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I chat with the winningest coach in CrossFit, Shane Orr. Shane has coached Mat Fraser and his wife, Tia Toomey for a combined 9 CrossFit Games world Championships. Being a coach myself, I was eager to learn everything I could about how he has trained the best athletes in the world and what makes up a winning environme…
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I chat with William B. Irvine. William practices stoicism and is a professor of philosophy at Wright State University. He is a Stoic author of seven books, including The Stoic Challenge and A Guide to the Good Life. William has also written for the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Salon, Time, and BBC. As many pe…
 
This week on the MiFit Podcast I’m accompanied by Dr. Stacy Sims. Stacy is a leader in research on differences between men and women in training. She has spent the last decade focusing on how to improve women’s experiences, life, and the correct approach to training, recovery and fueling your body for optional performance. Dr. Sims has an incredibl…
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I chat with New York Yankees hitting coach, Rachel Balkovec. Rachel has been in professional baseball coaching for 8 years and was the first female to be a full time strength and conditioning coach when she worked for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Houston Astros. Early in her career Rachel had to overcome extreme ad…
 
This week on the MiFit Podcast I am accompanied by Dr. Caroline Leaf. Dr. Leaf is a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist with a Masters and PhD in Communication Pathology and a BS in Logopaedics, specializing in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. Since the early 1980’s Dr. Caroline has researched the mind-brain connectio…
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I bring back friend, Marcus Filly. Marcus is a former 6x CrossFit Games athlete and has now shifted his focus to building his business, Revival Strength, and spreading the word about Functional Body Building. Marcus has spent several years in the gym training for a variety of different events whether it be college soc…
 
-How Jon turned into “The Positive Guy” -Common characteristics of the best coaches -Talk to yourself vs. listen to yourself -Feeding the positive dog -Energy Vampires -Advice to the senior in high school who’s life has been flipped upside down due to COVID-19 Follow Jon at IG @jongordon11 Website: https://www.jongordon.com New Book The Garden: htt…
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I chat with EC Synkowski, owner of OptimizeMe Nutrition and founder of the 800g challenge. EC’s mission is to provide solutions for anyone to improve their weight, health, and overall wellbeing through sustainable diet methods. EC has incredible resume including a BS in biochemical engineering, a first MS in environme…
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I bring back friend and mentor, Sam Smith. I recently had the opportunity to travel to Arizona for vacation and had some time to workout at Opex Hq and hangout with Sam. In today’s episode Sam and I took a deeper dive how weightlifting is expressed in the sport of CrossFit and how we as coaches can help our athletes p…
 
This week on the show I chat with Human Performance Specialist PJ Nestler. PJ has trained dozens of athletes from the UFC, NFL, NHL, and MLB and he has become a leader in combat sports performance training having worked with over 100 professional fighters. He is currently the Director of Sports Performance for XPT Life where his role entails resear…
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I chat with NFL speed coach, Les Spellman. Les has quickly emerged as one of America’s elite speed performance coaches training NFL, USA Rugby, Olympians, NCAA athletes, plus emerging high school and youth leveled athletes in a variety of sports. Les has an incredible story dating back to when he was 17 years old and …
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I interview Sian Beilock. Sian has an incredible resume that includes President of Barnard College, Award winning Cognitive Scientist, PhD in both kinesiology and psychology, Ted Speaker, and author of two books, “How the Body Knows Its Mind” and “Choked.” I first heard Sian’s name when I was introduced to her book in…
 
We are starting 2021 with a bang! This week on The MiFit Podcast I bring friend and mentor, Michael Cazayoux back to the show. Michael is an incredible human being who has overcame drug addiction, won the CrossFit Games on a team, and is now President of Working Against Gravity (an online nutrition company) and as well an avid entrepreneur and podc…
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I count down our top 5 most downloaded shows of 2020. After recording over 100 shows I often times get asked, “What episode should I start with?” And if you don’t have time to start at episode one and binge listen, then I think starting with the top 5 shows of 2020 will be a great place to start. 5. Ep.67 The Art of P…
 
This week the MiFit Podcast hits a major milestone of 100 episodes. And to celebrate, I am joined by world renowned physical therapist, Dr. Aaron Horschig from Squat University. Dr. Aaron is also a strength and conditioning coach, a public speaker, and an author. During his tenure Dr. Aaron has worked closely with professional football and baseball…
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I bring back Dr. Allison Brager. Dr. Brager is a subject matter expert in behavioral genetics, sleep, and biological rhythms research. She is passionate about discovering new factors that promote resiliency in extreme environments, particularly for military personnel. She also serves on the NCAA task force for mental …
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I chat with Matt Fitzgerald. Matt is an acclaimed endurance sports coach, nutritionist and author. HIs many books include “The Endurance Diet”, “80/20 Running”, and “How Bad do you Want It? Matt writing also appears regularly in magazines and on websites such as Women’s Running and Competitor.com. His online training …
 
This week on the show I interview Coach Sam Smith. Sam is a former professional golfer who is now a Head Coach and Research & Development Assistant at Big Dawgs, an online coaching business. Since getting into the coaching space, Sam has had extreme success in coaching some of CrossFit’s best athletes and has turned himself into one of the most sou…
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I interview Stu Brauer founder of WTF Gym Talk. Stu has been in the fitness industry for over a decade and has worked his way intro owning Urban Movement, doing gym consulting, and creating both educational and entertaining content for micro gym owners. In many ways, Stu is pioneering the micro-gym fitness industry an…
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I am accompanied by Julian Treasure. Julian is a sound and communication expert whose mission is to help people and organizations listen better and create healthier and more effective sound, include speaking. He is author of the books How to be Heard and Sound Business. Julian has also been featured on Ted Talks 5 tim…
 
After recording almost 100 shows I often get asked, “What’s your favorite episode you’ve recorded so far?” Similar to a parent, it’s too difficult to pick your favorite. However, one of my favorite people that i’ve had the privilege to interview twice is Justin Sua. Justin is a sports mental performance coach for the Tampa Bay Rays. Prior to workin…
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I interview sport scientist Max Schmarzo. Max is the owner is Strong by Science and co-owner of Upper Echelon Nutrition. Max has also written two books titled “Applied Principles of Power Development” and “Isometrics for Performance.” If you love learning about the science, research, and improving your athletic perfor…
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I interview Dr. Gabrielle Lyon. Dr. Lyon is a functional medicine doctor who has an amazing resume. She is board certified in family medicine, has a doctorate in Osteopathy, owns her own clinical practice, has written for Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Health, and Women’s Health, and has made a name for herself by taking an …
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I welcome back Mike McElroy. Mike is an OG in the CrossFit space and after a great conversation a year ago, I wanted to have him back on the show. Mike specializes in individualized fitness and performance coaching and is also the owner of Iron Sharp Fitness. If you love learning about training, tips on being a better…
 
This week on the MiFit Podcast I author, speaker, and professor, Massimo Pigliucci. Massimo has earned a doctorate in genetics, a PhD in biology, a second PhD in philosophy, and has written over a dozen books. Massimo also has also spoke at a Tedx event that has close to 1 million views on YouTube. In this episode we went into depth about one of my…
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I chat with founder of The Foot Collective, Nick St. Louis. Nick is a PT on a mission to collectively solve the health crisis by inspiring and empowering the individual to take back control of their bodies. In today’s show I wanted to squeeze as much information as I could out of Nick and broaden my understanding abou…
 
This week I welcome Kyle Spears back to the show. Kyle has been on the show a few times and it’s always a pleasure to catch up and see what has been on his mind as of late. In today’s episode we had a casual conversation about goal setting and some of the misconceptions that come along with that idea. Kyle does a fantastic job taking a holistic and…
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I interview Love Coach, Annie Lalla. Annie has a deep passion for helping singles and couples fall in love and have the best relationship of their life. I first came across Annie’s name when listening to my friends Michael and Adee Cazayoux. After hearing their praises and also listening to Annie on The Brute Strength…
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I interview one of CrossFit’s all-time greats, Chris Spealler. Chris was a 7 time CrossFit Games individual competitor, an affiliate owner, and a trainer for CrossFit headquarters. Since getting into the sport in 2007 Chris has been a major icon for the sport as an athlete and now as a coach and affiliate owner. Speal…
 
This week on the show I am joined by James Fitzgerald. James was the 2007 CrossFit Games champion as an individual, since then he’s made a big impact in the fitness world as the founder of Opex Fitness. Aside from being an incredible athlete, James is on a mission to coach coaches via The Opex Certificate Program (CCP), help grow Opex gyms around t…
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I welcome back Austin Malleolo for part 2 of the series “10 Lessons in 10 Years of Fitness.” Last week we went through lessons 1-5 and if you haven’t listened to that, be sure to hear that episode before jumping in today’s 6-10 lessons learned. Austin’s 10 lessons are applicable for anyone whether you are a competitiv…
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I am joined by 7 times CrossFit Games athlete, 11 year affiliate owner, and 10 year CrossFit seminar staff member, Austin Malleolo. For the past 10 years Austin has dedicated his life to being the best coach, athlete, and business owner he can be and he’s done an incredible job. During Austin’s 10+ years in the fitnes…
 
This week on the MiFit Podcast I am joined by Julie Foucher. Julie was a 4x CrossFit Games competitor and never finished outside of the top 5. She also spent time on the seminar staff traveling all around the world teaching movement and the methodology of CrossFit. Since competing, Julie has worked her way towards being a family physician as well a…
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I interview COO of Opex Fitness, Carl Hardwick. Carl has dedicated his life to health and fitness. From his teen years, Carl lived at the gym. A 3-time All-Conference football player at Saint Mary’s University where he earned a B.S., Carl was driven by his passion to become the most effective coach possible. This led …
 
This week on the MiFit Podcast I interview Don Saladino. Don is a top level fitness expert and owner of Drive495 in New York. Don is always a few steps ahead of the traditional fitness trends and is in high demand as a personal trainer for professional athletes, golfers, and celebrities. His client roster includes the likes of Scarlett Johansson, B…
 
This week I welcome back MDV to The MiFit Podcast. Last week’s episode just wasn’t enough and we wanted to keep giving more valuable content to the listeners. This week we primarily focused on the X’s and the O’s of programming for your gym and how to run a successful in-house competition. You can follow what Matt’s up to at the following links IG …
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I interview CrossFit O.G, Matt Dellavalle, widely known as MDV. Matt started his coaching career back in 2010 with CrossFit New England. After competing at the CrossFit Games on team CFNE, Matt began coaching at Reebok CrossFit One, and then joined the CrossFit seminar staff. Currently, MDV is the CFO at NC Fit where …
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I interview Jacob Hutton. Jacob is a former division 1 football player, college strength coach, and CrossFit Games athlete. Jacob has recently found a passion in being an entrepreneur and helping businesses grow to their maximum potential. This guy has spend thousands of hours in the gym and has learned a ton along th…
 
This week on The MiFit Podcast I chat with Dawn Fletcher, owner of The Mentality WOD. Dawn has coached more than a dozen CrossFit Games athletes and has helped many other driven individuals to championships, podiums, and elite competitions over the past 14+ years. Dawn is a CrossFit Level 3 trainer, certified strength and conditioning specialist wi…
 
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