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32 minutes | 6 days ago
#596 - Pace : Presence : Think
2020 - what a year. But what did you learn, discover and realise about yourself and your life? This is what I learnt, and 3 words I am taking into 2021 to live a more purposeful life. p.s. yes I do get the episode number wrong at the beginning, standard!! It's 596.
61 minutes | 13 days ago
#595 - The Road to Awesome
Pandemic or not, what is the road to AWESOME, the recipe for personal success? How do we break down and assess where we are at, where we want to get to, and the steps needed to get there? In this talk I get you to assess your current level of AWESOME, score it out of 10, then work through 6 core pillars and their scores, and then I go through the 10 biggest areas I feel people need to nail to get to your next level of awesome. For me, being AWESOME is the goal, and I hope this podcast, an audio recording of a talk I've just done for the staff of HSBC, helps. Enjoy.
67 minutes | 20 days ago
#594 - The Healthism Debate
When we use the term ‘health’, or ‘healthy’, what does this actually mean? Who decides or has decided what healthy constitutes? How much body fat is healthy? How much wine is healthy? What should and shouldn’t we do when it comes to our health? Its a big topic, so Tom and I go down a long and winding rabbit hole of health terminology, politics, socioeconomics, human behaviour, and personal value systems. Its a deep show, but wow, isn’t this an important topic if we want to be healthy…..?
43 minutes | a month ago
#593 - Home Workouts with The London Fitness Guy
If you’re working out at home, how should you structure it? How would you warm up with limited equipment? What exercises are good, and how do you keep mixing it up? These are all questions I throw at The London Fitness Guy - James Stirling with part 2 of our chat. I also delve into his diet, why his goals are largely focused on maintenance these days, how he used to suffer from body dysmorphia, the difference in what you can achieve between training at the gym and at home, and what is his #1 cardio burner. Enjoy.Follow James on the gram @London_Fitness_Guy
55 minutes | a month ago
#592 - Female Hormones & Menopause with Amanda Thebe
We've been discussing hormones and ageing a lot recently, and the two shows myself and Tom have done recently got plenty of feedback / criticism on female hormones, especially regarding the shifts you get as you age with menopause. So Amanda Thebe, a hormones and menopause expert who's experienced all this herself, coaches it, teaches it, and has written the book on it, joins me on the show to discuss weight gain as you age, the impact of hormones, how Covid19 symptoms are actually a good comparison of how we can be affected physiologically, where symptoms fit into the cause and effect scenario, where goals get merged and shouldn't as health and weight are different, and ultimately, what effects weight gain, hormones or how much we eat...! Enjoy. Feel free to continue the debate by writing into the show via email; bencoomber @ gmail.com Subject line 'Podcast' Follow Amanda online @Amanda.Thebe Find her book 'Menopocalypse' on Amazon.
43 minutes | a month ago
#591 - Mental Health with The London Fitness Guy
Had covid? I have, so has The London Fitness Guy, aka James Stirling. In this episode we discuss how its affected us and the effect it’s had on our lives. We discuss how it brought around crippling anxiety for James, deep depression for me, fatigue and lethargy for us both, but importantly, how we’ve recovered and the breakthroughs its both given us. 2020 has been a CRAP year for many reasons, but we now reflect on how is now been the BEST year for us both. Covid wasn’t fun, but in hindsight, there has been gifts from it. In the discussion we also discuss breath work, meditation, Wim Hoff cold showers, exercise management, mindset, how to be successful on your own terms, and more. An incredible show with an incredible guest.Give James a follow over on IG @London_Fitness_GuyJames website: https://londonfitnessguy.com
20 minutes | a month ago
#590 - Anxiety When Stopping Exercise
Taking time off the gym can create a lot of anxiety in people: will this lead me to gain fat? Will I lose muscle? What about strength? In this short Monday show, Co-Host Tom outlines exactly what happens in your body when you stop going to the gym, and how much of a concern it should really be...
66 minutes | 2 months ago
#589 - The Human Zoo with Tony Riddle
With 83% of people living in cities, working in offices, travelling in confined spaces, breathing polluted air, and getting less than one hour of sunlight per day, how connected are we to nature and a natural way of living? Are we happy with our balance? Our movement? Our nutrition? I interview the awesome human that is The Natural Life-Stylist, Tony Riddle. We discuss a re-connection with nature, the balance of science and nature and how we quantify and track our outcomes, getting the balance right with tech in our lives, environmental toxins, the role of sleep in our lives, what we know from looking at indigenous tribes, and more. I personally found this interview truly fascinating, and challenging, loved it. Enjoy.Follow Tony on Instagram @TheNaturalLifeStylist and check out Tony's Online Tutorials - https://tonyriddle.com/online-tutorials/ or consider joining The Nat Life Tribe here https://tonyriddle.com/nat-life-tribe/
26 minutes | 2 months ago
#588 - Creatine, should you take it?
Should you take creatine? Who can it benefit? What if you don't exercise? What if you do exercise, but you're not sure if it benefits the type of exercise you do? Well, this podcast will answer all your creatine question, the worlds #1 researched performance supplement. It's not me today, but my brainy co-host Tom Bainbridge, our Head of Education at The BTN Academy.
43 minutes | 2 months ago
#587 – The Power of the Mind with Ariel Garten
How powerful are our minds, and have you realised your minds power? Negative thoughts, depression, a lack of focus, can all be linked to our minds and how we process our behaviour, work, relationships, and sense of purpose. You know I’m a huge believer in realising potential, and that comes from our minds, our brains, and how they work. Thus, I was excited to talk to Ariel Garten, a neuroscientist, researcher and inventor of Muse - a meditation process, app and device. We discuss how the mind works, how meditation works, the power of periodic silence, how we process our thoughts, how you can get a mind that is 7 years younger dedicating 10 minutes a day to meditation, and more. An incredible guest, and incredible things wait if you apply what she says.Follow Ariel & muse on the gram - @ariels_musings & @choosemuseLearn more about muse - www.choosemuse.com/welcome and use discount code ‘choosemuse’
21 minutes | 2 months ago
#586 - What do you believe?
Our beliefs shape our actions. The problem is, this can stop us reaching our potential. What do you believe that's holding you back? Maybe something you were repeatedly told at school, or by your parents, or by the media, or government, or a friend, or a coach you once had...? Today I want you to challenge what you believe to be true, and give you a simple technique to use to get to the truth of your beliefs, otherwise they might continue to hold you back...
61 minutes | 2 months ago
#585 - Climb Your Own Mountain with Fergus Crawley
Fergus Crawley has just completed an attempt at a vertical marathon, an epic record attempt coined Project Vertical - 11 days straight covering 205 miles and 26500m of elevation going up Ben Nevis, the UK’s tallest mountain - a truly incredible feat. Broken, battered, bruised, but stronger in heart and mind I talk to Fergus about the challenge, why he did it, what message he is trying to raise, what he learnt from the challenge, why support is so important in any life struggle, the ups and downs of life, the power of our own journey and how to focus on what’s important, and why it’s so important – whatever happens - to carry on. This truly is a mind-blowing insight into what seems like an impossible challenge, and how you can approach and conquer your own mountain.Follow @FergusCrawley on InstagramDonate to his team fundraising page for Movember: https://uk.movember.com/team/2317918
56 minutes | 2 months ago
#584 - Your Past Doesn't define You
WARNING - This show talks about bullying and rape. We've all got a past, some are defined more by it than others. This show shares a story from me and looks into me being bullied as a kid, but also brings up someone being raped - and ultimately how this both affected us, and how we didn't let these experiences define our futures. This show is deep, personal, and an open book. It's a re-share from an interview I gave on Fit Story TV with Matt (a coach & vegan restaurant owner) and Perry (a model and actor) and discusses elements of my past, my story, the hosts stories, and ultimately how we didn't let this become our story. Enjoy.
48 minutes | 2 months ago
#583 – Getting Old, Hormones & Gaining Weight
“Losing weight is harder as you get older” - As you’ve aged, have you felt it’s harder to lose weight and get fit? How many times have you heard someone blame their age or hormones for the reason why they can’t lose weight? Is this fair and factually correct though? Are hormones actually to blame for putting on weight? Is it really harder to get fit when you’re older? Most people blame age and hormones but unfortunately the research doesn’t actually support these moans and groans. So, Tom and I got stuck into this topic to find out what is to blame… because something must be to blame…
14 minutes | 2 months ago
#582 - Coaching Jack Downer Pt 2
I summarise my 2nd coaching consultation with World Panna Champion Jack Downer. In this short solo show I talk about my recommendation for a full body biomechanics assessment, the footwear he uses to train and play in, implementing a nutrition diary, how he is feeling after the first 3 weeks of changes, and see where consistency has been found so far.
51 minutes | 2 months ago
#581 - The One Armed Wonder
Dan Richards has one arm and is just about the most positive dude I’ve ever met. After 10 years in the army and a fateful motorbike crash Dan had his arm and shoulder amputated. This led to him having no money, 15p to be precise, and him trying to hang himself. Fast forward 7 years and Dan is now a model, athlete, and all round inspiring dude. We chat about the power of people, environment, what we can control, gratitude, and how this has shaped his mindset rehab after losing his arm.Follow Dan on the gram @TheOneArmedWonder
9 minutes | 3 months ago
#580 - Solving Stress & Getting MORE Motivation
Fancy a challenge? Do this for 1-2 weeks and I promise you'll be experiencing more positive momentum in your life, solving the stress you have better, and by default increase your motivation. If you accept the challenge, let me know how it goes....
51 minutes | 3 months ago
#579 - Chasing BIG Goals
Many of us have goals we want to achieve, sometimes BIG ambitious goals, but how do you chase them? How do you prioritise? AND importantly, what happens when it leads to negative outcomes, like becoming obsessive, or burnt out, or you lose sight of your work/life/study balance? In this podcast we discuss a question from a listener who developed an eating disorder by chasing the goal of becoming a professional sports person, all after being bullied at school which made her want to "prove she could do it". Proving you can do it is great, until you get admitted to hospital because of it. Tom and I explore external vs internal goals, the debate of balance, how to achieve big things in life without the downsides, and much more. This podcast is a true deep dive, and I share some personal stories of my journey to add to the exploration of life, body and career success.
53 minutes | 3 months ago
#578 - Practical Business Advice for Coaches & PT's
Running a Coaching or PT Business is hard, BUT, there is good advice around you, which I hope to add to with this interview I did on the Fitness Business Advice Podcast. Ric Moylan and Lloyd Gordon asked me these BIG Qs... 1 - What is the best piece of business advice you've been given.2 - The worst piece of advice you've been given, or have heard.3 - Advice for a struggling PTs right now 4 - Advice for PT'S who are passionate about nutrition, and want to use it to focus their business.5 - Advice for a PT in the current market/economy, such as going online? I add a lot of practical business advice to the above, but also challenge your thinking, as to break through plateaus, you have to think differently... I hope this helps, and if you want to check out Ric's mentoring company, you can do that here: https://ricmoylan.co.uk I also do mentoring here when I've time: https://bencoomber.com/collections/coaches/products/mentoring
39 minutes | 3 months ago
#577 - Optimising WFH, Changing careers & Corporate Responsibility
89% of people said they were thinking of changing careers at the moment due to lockdown and all the changes the world is experiencing right now. But how do you get the confidence and courage to take the leap and change jobs? I interview Health Business Owner Anna Reddy on her new venture Leap Health, which she set up after getting voluntary redundancy due to covid. What advice does she have for others? How has she adjusted (WFH) working from home? Why did she choose to focus on corporate health and well-being, and what problems does she see with work place health? We share stories, chat all things health, share stories on chasing a career in our chosen field, how she fell pregnant naturally after changing her diet, the value of ‘positive noise’, and many more musings. Enjoy.Check out Anna at https://leaphealth.co.ukCheck out The BTN Academy: https://btn.academy
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