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61 minutes | 3 days 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 | 6 days 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 | 10 days 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 | 13 days 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 | 17 days 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 | 20 days 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 | 24 days 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 | a month 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 | a month 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
7 minutes | a month ago
#576 - Alcohol, what happens when we drink it?
When we drink alcohol, what happens in our body? What is alcohol actually made up of, and can it hinder fat loss? Enjoy this short show with Tom, my co-host, on the science of alcohol.
44 minutes | a month ago
#575 - I Help Panna Champion Jack Downer
People in elite sport always fascinate me, especially this guy, what skill, incredible. He's played with David Beckham, shot videos with F2, and works with many of the best brands in the world. I sit down with World Street Panna Champion Jack Downer (You'll know him as @streetpanna) and talk over his nutrition, lifestyle and supplementation as a first consult. We're gonna work together on his nutrition and his performance, and you're getting a fly on the wall look into my coaching of him. Enjoy. Follow Jack on IG @streetpanna and YouTube 'Street Panna' https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZAwf7HgsIQXyx6tNgK2dgQ
13 minutes | a month ago
#574 - Lockdown 2.0
The way I see it, "Lockdown" in its various forms is here to stay. So, let's pretend that the next 6 months will stay the same, how can we physically and mentally get the most out of our lives, be happy, and sail through to spring 2021 with a spring in our step? I've created a new 6 month plan for myself, personal and professional goals and aims that will keep me focused, content and happy until spring 2021, could you do the same, and stop fighting yourself and the world for a different future? Remember, we define our happiness...
47 minutes | a month ago
#573 - Nutrition & Fitness Tracking OCD
Do you use fitness or nutrition tracking apps, maybe like My Fitness Pal, but feel you have somewhat obsessive behaviour with it? That it serves its purpose, but you feel bound by it, and maybe anxious if you don't use it or track what you are doing? Also, how is your behaviour and your view of your fitness and nutrition in general, does a meal or event throw you off track, and how should we deal with that? Thanks for Helen for writing into the show, the springboard for todays discussion with myself and Tom, our Head of Education at The BTN Academy.
17 minutes | 2 months ago
#572 - Sabotaging Success
Ever got some success with your weight, career, relationship, or something in life, only to go blow it, ruin it, and be back to square one? It's really common; losing weight and putting it back on again, getting in a relationship only to get in an argument and split up, to get selected for something then blow your chance, or get 1/2 way to a promotion and blow it. In this short podcast I explore the reason why we sabotage our own success with a very personal story about how I nearly lost the most precious thing in my life. The only question will be, are you willing to explore why after hearing this? Seeking the truth is the only path to success. What stimulated this podcast? The book 'The Big Leap' by Gay Hendricks, excellent book.
36 minutes | 2 months ago
#571 - My First 6 Months as a Dad
What has it been like becoming a dad? How did we plan for this stage in our lives, how did we plan for the new arrival, and what have we done as a couple to maximise good sleep, stay healthy, keep fit, and enjoy the process as much as possible? Listen in and find out, and hopefully these tips can help expecting parents or people with little ones.
16 minutes | 2 months ago
#570 - Running an Online vs Offline Business #askbenlive
In an effort to mix up the content of this show I've been having some live chats with people and recording the chat, me coaching them. Helping people wade through the struggles they have, whatever the topic. This topic is a bit different, but I feel timely and relevant, especially as many business owners and fitness professionals listen to this podcast. In this chat I talk to Seb, a personal trainer that is going great as an in-person coach, in a gym, but is considering doing more online, adding to his business as an online coach, having the two arms to his business. In this short show I try to talk him out of it, or at least challenge the move, here is why...
41 minutes | 2 months ago
#569 - 8 Lessons from 8 Years of Podcasting
Can you believe I’ve been podcasting 8 years now?! Crazy, seems like its only been 3-4, madness. To celebrate I thought I would reflect on the 8 biggest lessons I feel I’ve learnt personally and via the discussions I’ve had with all my amazing guests on the show to boil down the wisdom into a 40 minute show.Lessons not for nutrition, or fitness, but for life, for living your most AWESOME life.What are these 8 lessons from 8 years in the game of self-development? Have a listen…
12 minutes | 2 months ago
#568 - 5 Tips for Running a Successful Coaching Business
This podcast aims to help anyone in business, in the fitness industry, or with a coaching business. I give you my top 5 tips on building and running a successful coaching business, whether online or offline.
78 minutes | 2 months ago
#567 - Frustrations with Nutrition, Mindset & Fitness
Do you get a lot of things when it comes to fitness, nutrition and mindset, but implementing it or just making it stick long term, making it fit your lifestyle, can just be a bit of a struggle? Todays show is a recorded Q&A I did for the Eat Lean Cheese company. I'm their Nutritionist & Advisor and this is my 3rd trip to their HQ. So my aim for this talk was to break through frustrations they had, they already know a lot, I've taught them a lot, but plenty were still struggling, and this Q&A aimed to take their questions, their frustrations, and advance them. So yeah, real questions, from real people, with real struggles. Enjoy.
53 minutes | 2 months ago
#566 - How are CIMSPA Elevating Fitness Industry Standards?
This podcast is specific to the fitness industry. CIMSPA are our regulating body, and they have plans for industry reform, and I want to support that. So this podcast is a live Interview with Phill Wright, business transformation manager from CIMSPA - I ask Phill...1. How are CIMSPA changing the fitness industry for personal trainers & coaches? 2. How do CIMSPA plan to improve our industry standards across the sector? 3. What changes have happened recently since the REPS takeover?4. What are the 3-5 year plans for CIMSPA? 5. Who regulates CIMSPA, if they are the regulator? 6. How do coaches get invovled in feeding back their ideas for the sector, so the standards always evovle from the front line? 7. Where do the insurers play a role in covering trainers vs the qualifications they have? 8. How do we find out more, and get invovled? visit: https://www.cimspa.co.uk/ for more info, and join their Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cimspa.strongertogether
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