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44 minutes | Nov 24, 2016
Chris Smith is a 5th generation native of Arizona. His family arrived in Arizona in 1877 and has farmed, ranched and rodeoed for each of those 5 generations. He comes from a lineage of entrepreneurs. He was raised in a rodeo family and still competes in rodeos across the southwest in the team-roping event and is beginning to introduce his children to the cowboy lifestyle. Having been around cowboys and their stories for most of his life, Chris is a storyteller at heart. He loves nothing more than being a husband and a father. His wife and four kids are truly his best friends. Chris helps businesses of all sizes, startups and entrepreneurs fundamentally rethink their approach to cultivating life changing stories within their businesses, and exposing those stories to the world. He helps align the founders’ and employees’ stories with the brand of the company. Helping them grow their revenues rapidly, gain and retain more customers and help them create amazing experiences. You can learn more and connect with Chris at: www.thecampfireeffect.com/
38 minutes | Nov 17, 2016
Mark Warren, Co-Founder of FitVine Wines, lives about 20 minutes outside of Boston, with his wife and 2 boys, 14 and 9 years old. Before FitVine, Mark had built and sold a tech company that focused on being the behind the scenes support for large companies executing national rollouts of technology products. He has always been involved in fitness at some level since he was a child. Mark began playing soccer at 5 and by the time he was 12, that changed over to a much stricter discipline, TaeKwonDo. He studied intensely for 10 years, 6 days a week, many of those days were 5-6 hours at a time, and competed at a national level for almost 10 years during which he obtained his 4th degree black belt. He continued to train with it on a lesser degree for another handful of years, but in that time frame, worked with and learned a great deal about overall health and fitness from multiple backgrounds. Mark had a break for a few years until 2011 when he discovered CrossFit. CrossFit had almost the same intensity of his early days of training in martial arts and he has been hooked ever since. Now at 40, Mark doesn't have the time to train multiple hours a day and compete, but more to stay healthy and be a good example for his boys. The overall love of fitness is what brought he and his friend and also Co-Founder, Tom Beaton, to search for a healthy solution to incorporating alcohol into fitness. They’ve always been huge wine fans and knew that wine in essence, already had healthy components to it and how could they improve upon that and bring it to the fitness and active community…hence, FitVine Wine was born.
40 minutes | Nov 10, 2016
Madly in love with his wife. Natural philosopher. And producer of his own life. These three things pretty much sum up Zach Slobin and his insatiable desire to knock, question the everyday rules and then bend life to create massive freedom, joy, and abundance. After weathering life’s natural ups and downs, being lost in “finding his purpose,” and navigating through the inevitable entrepreneurial storms, he can tell you the stories of hitting several physical, emotional, spiritual and financial bottoms. He’s the athlete who almost went pro, but severe injuries kept him from his dream. He’s the top guy who walked away from a good corporate job (and the money), because it was suffocating. He’s the man who wouldn’t settle until he found his soulmate. And he’s the entrepreneur who was so committed to excellence, he created financial freedom at just 34 years of age. Grateful for the lessons all the losses have taught him, one thing is for sure–he can show you how you to play the game of life and win it. As a Master Speaker, Trainer and Coach, Zach’s greatest thrill in life is showing people how to go from where they are to where they deserve to be by removing the BS lies they tell themselves, so they can be, do and have ANYTHING they desire. Learn more about how to upgrade your life and never, ever settle at www.zachslobin.com.
34 minutes | Nov 3, 2016
Cesar Santana has five years of experience in branding and marketing in the fitness industry. He has worked with numerous companies and athletes within the industry and he focuses on helping companies and athletes develop or expand their brand. Cesar also caters to the fitness competition industry, where he manages athletes from all over the globe build their brand and also get them sponsorship opportunities.
39 minutes | Oct 20, 2016
Shelby McDaniel is owner operator of TNT Nutrition an online nutrition coaching company. TNT Nutrition offers personalized nutrition coaching through a range of services including but not limited to one on one coaching, mindful eating workshops, and self paced programs. One of Shelby's many degrees and certifications includes an ENW Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist so Shelby has a history and soft spot for (you and Lucho). She has held a coaching position in the health and wellness industry for over 12 years, and has solidified a full time profession as a nutrition coach and for the past 6 years. In 2016 Shelby gave her business a makeover and rebranded, expanded her team of coaches, added more consumer products/services, and within 4 months of this TNT Nutrition was voted 12th amongst the top 50 online weight loss coaching programs which included celebrity trainers such as Jillian Michaels, Chris Powell, Julie Lohre to name a few. She was also just sought out by Kevin Harrington (the original Shark Tank) and his "As Seen on TV" campaign as a potential candidate for an upcoming 2017 TV campaign.
37 minutes | Oct 13, 2016
Don "The Dragon" Wilson
Unquestionably, the greatest kickboxing champion of all time, Don “The Dragon” Wilson is the only kick-boxer to win 11 world titles in 3 weight divisions (light-heavyweight, super-light-heavyweight, and cruiserweight) and for 6 sanctioning organizations (WKA, STAR, KCIK ,ISKA, PKD, AND IKF). Along the way, he defeated 11 other world champions, 12 number-one contenders and 15 champions on 4 continents. Don’s impressive career record consists of 71 wins, 47 by knockout, and 6 by kick-knockout, and he was also the first kung-fu practitioner to become a World Kickboxing champion. In 1996, Don was named the Greatest Competitor of All Time by Kickside magazine-Europe. As Don’s phenomenal kickboxing career was winding down, he came to Hollywood at the suggestion of his friend and fellow martial artist, Chuck Norris. After hooking up with agent Ray Cavaleri (who is still his agent), Don got a national commercial, and a stint on the soap opera “General Hospital”. Shortly thereafter came a fateful audition with the legendary filmmaker Roger Corman, who had discovered such talents as William Shatner, Jack Nicholson, and Robert DeNiro. Corman was so impressed with Don’s kickboxing career and his natural charm, that he immediately signed him to a non-exclusive seven movie contract, and Don starred in the huge hit, “Bloodfist”. Since Don was still fighting, Corman actually once insured Don’s face for $10 million with Lloyd’s of London. Don has established himself as a hard working Hollywood action star, having starred in 29 films since his film career began in 1989. He has had as many as five films released within a fourteen month period. His most recent project is a movie entitled “Paying Mr. McGetty.”
51 minutes | Oct 6, 2016
Dre Baldwin is the world's only Work On Your Game expert. A 9-year professional basketball player, Dre teaches Mental Toughness, Self-Confidence and Self-Discipline to athletes, entrepreneurs and business professionals. Dre has worked with Nike, Finish Line, Wendy's Gatorade, Buick, Wilson Sports and DIME magazine. Dre has been featured on the EOFire podcast and done recordings with Eric "ET" Thomas. Dre has been blogging since 2005 and started publishing to YouTube in 2006. He has over 5,000 videos published, with daily content going out to his 115,000+ subscribers and being viewed over 35 million times. Dre's "Work On Your Game" show on Grant Cardone TV is consistently top-5 in views on the network. Dre speaks, coaches and consults business professionals on mental toughness, confidence and discipline. He has given 3 TED Talks, published 7 books and has a daily podcast, Work On Your Game with DreAllDay. A Philadelphia native and Penn State alum, Dre lives in Miami.
45 minutes | Sep 29, 2016
Manny Patrick Vargas
Manny Patrick Vargas is an, author, speaker, coach, host, and former restaurant owner. He grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, one half mile east of the world famous strip on the patch of land that is now home to terminal three of McCarran International Airport. Manny nearly lost his life, twice, before the age of five, once due to a severe asthma attack that left him in the hospital hooked up to respirators and the second time the result of a harrowing car accident that left him unconscious for several days and clinging on for dear life. At six years old, he suffered a broken right arm that left him behind in school and feeling senseless compared to his peers. Adversity has been a consistent companion in his life from the start, and, as if growing up with an absentee mom wasn’t disheartening enough, at ten years old his mother passed away after a battle with ovarian cancer. In his youth there was a bright spot - baseball. Manny found the sport of baseball offered him a chance to thrive. He was good enough at it to dream big, expecting to make it to the majors one day. He was recruited to play baseball at the University of San Francisco hoping to propel himself into a professional baseball career, but alcoholism and poor decision making ended his college playing days, and life long dream when his desire to party all the time resulted in him being blacked out drunk and missing games. Now sober and loving life, Manny Patrick Vargas is fast becoming the person he always could have been. We are all a work in progress, but losing almost everything and bouncing back has given Manny the determination to enact big plans. He authored his first book, a chance for him to inspire others by telling his story of overcoming adversity and reinventing himself after leaving his vices behind. He's already finished his second book project and is planning on having the third book to be complete in less than six months. As a certified social and emotional intelligence coach and speaker, Manny has set out to help as many people reach their dreams as possible. His goal is to help ten million people close the gap on suffering. He firmly believes everyone has a choice when it comes to creating the life they want.
42 minutes | Sep 22, 2016
Rodney Hughes is the Founder of MarketingSS, based out of Atlanta, GA. Rodney is an Author, Professional Speaker, and Sales & Marketing Coach that focuses on delivering accelerated results through collaborative and creative problem solving. Whether conducting a speaking session, training or coaching session, he has the strong reputation for delivering tangible outcomes and over-delivering on results. Having served clients in over 12 countries and 42 US states, Rodney has a tremendous amount of experience helping people who genuinely want to experience significant change in their lives.
29 minutes | Sep 15, 2016
Seth Humphrey is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and the CEO of Fitness Together, Stretch U & The Gorilla Alliance. He has been married to his college sweetheart Courtney for nine years and they have a 14-year old son, Colton. In 2014 Seth set new highs in his business and in doing so lost sight of really matters. In 2015, Seth set out to find true balance in his life and since then has been coaching male entrepreneurs to live a more balanced lifestyle.
21 minutes | Sep 8, 2016
Dr. Michele Summers Colon
Dr. Michele Summers Colon is the author of Body Wisdom: 10 Weeks to Transformation So You Can Get and Feel Healthy Again. She is also a physician, entrepreneur, yoga instructor, and a motivational speaker offering workshops and online courses based on her book. She hopes to inspire women to live happier, healthier lives that honor their own bodies, wants, and desires. She is a holistic podiatrist in Southern California and lives with her daughter in a suburb east of Los Angeles, California where she hikes and practices yoga. Visit her website at www.drmichele.com
29 minutes | Sep 1, 2016
Dr. Chris Friesen - Part 2
In this special episode, we have the second part of our talk with Dr. Chris Friesen, who's a psychologist, author and Director of Friesen Sport & Performance Psychology.
33 minutes | Sep 1, 2016
Dr. Glenn Livingston
Dr. Glenn Livingston is a veteran psychologist and long time CEO of a multi-million dollar consulting firm which has serviced several Fortune 500 clients in the food industry. Dr. Glenn's work, theories, and research have been published in major periodicals. Disillusioned by what traditional psychology had to offer the overweight and/or food obsessed individual, Dr. Livingston spent several decades researching the nature of binging and overeating via work with his own patients AND a self-funded research program with more than 40,000 participants. Most important, however, was his own personal journey out of obesity and food prison to a normal, healthy weight and a much more lighthearted relationship with food.
20 minutes | Aug 25, 2016
Rich Jacobs is a functional medicine practitioner who loves helping women, 25-45, overcome common health issues such as fatigue, insomnia and low libido. As a former collegiate strength and conditioning coach, Rich understands the spectrum of health from athlete to non-athlete. He became passionate about helping others holistically through his own health issues that doctors couldn’t resolve. He now works with people all over the country using his health detective skills to find the root cause of common health issues to eliminate symptoms for good.
40 minutes | Aug 18, 2016
David Pitts is the co-founder of Off Day Trainer, a text message automation, lead generation, and client management platform built specifically for fitness professionals. As a former gym owner, a Fitness Sales Manager, and personal trainer, David knows fitness. More importantly, he knows how to make fit pros successful using technology to make their sales cycle faster and client retention last longer.
23 minutes | Aug 16, 2016
Tina Anderson has over 30 years in health and fitness as a group exercise instructor, personal trainer, continuing education provider, master trainer, content creator, consultant, program manager, voiceover and on camera talent and journalist. In addition, she has been in the media business since the mid 80’s with a background in broadcasting and marketing, and now focuses more on the mental and spiritual components of fitness. Tina is featured in several training and educational videos and audio tutorials for the American Council on Exercise (better known as ACE) and has been lucky enough to interview and work with fitness icons such as Linda Shelton, Kathy Stevens, Aileen (Eye-leen) Sheron (Sure-Own), Jay Blahnik (who now works with Apple), Rob Glick, MaDonna Grimes and Julz Arney (who also now works for Apple in their fitness division). She was a master training for one of the original indoor cycling programs created by Jay called Precision Cycling. Tina has an MA in management/leadership with emphasis on emotional intelligence, BA in journalism, cert’s from ACE and AFAA; multiple fitness trainings; Reiki Master, Master Clairvoyance Training, Angel Card and Angel Intuitive Certified.
36 minutes | Aug 4, 2016
Dr. Kathy Gruver
Kathy Gruver, PhD is an award-winning author and hosted the national TV show based on her first book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet (winner Beverly Hills Book Awards). She has earned her PhD in Natural Health and has authored five books including, Body/Mind Therapies for the Bodyworker, Conquer Your Stress with Mind/Body Techniques (Winner Indie Excellence Awards, Beverly Hills Book Awards, Global E-book Awards, Irwin Awards, Finalist for the USA Best Books Award), Journey of Healing(Winner USA Best Book Awards, Beverly Hills Book Awards, Pinnacle Awards and the non-fiction category of the London Book Festival) and she co-wrote Market my Practice. She has studied mind/body medicine at the famed Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School and has been featured as an expert in numerous publications including Glamour, Fitness, Time, More, Women, Wall Street Journal, CNN, WebMD, Prevention, Huffington Post, Yahoo.com, Ladies Home Journal, Dr. Oz’s The Good Life, First, and Women. Dr. Gruver has appeared as a guest expert on over 250 radio and TV shows including NPR, SkyNews London, Every Way Woman, Morning Blend in Las Vegas, CBS Radio, and Lifetime Television, and has done over 200 educational lectures around the world for everyone from nurses in the Middle East to 911 dispatchers in New Orleans, corporations around the US and teachers in her own backyard. She just completed work on a project for the military to create and institute a stress reduction program. For fun and stress relief Dr. Gruver does flying trapeze and hip hop dance. A past winner of NAWBO’s Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards, Kathy maintains a massage and hypnotherapy practice in Santa Barbara, Calif. She has also produced an instructional massage DVD, Therapeutic Massage at Home; Learn to Rub People the RIGHT Way™ and is a practitioner with over 25 years of experience. Her award-winning book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet was turned into a national talk show. More information can be found at www.thealternativemedicinecabinet.com.
29 minutes | Jul 28, 2016
Lisa Dougherty graduated from the University of Ca, Irvine, Fitness Instructor Program, and went on to get her Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach Certifications through the American Council on Exercise. She has many specialty certifications to work with those with medical conditions, post surgical/rehab as well as pre & postpartum fitness. Lisa is the founder of the Medical Fitness Network. The (MFN) is a free online resource directory for consumers to locate fitness & allied healthcare professionals interested in working with those with chronic disease/medical conditions or those with women's health issues. The MFN donates its services as a national database management company to medical, health organizations that do not offer resources for locating fitness & allied healthcare professionals interested in working with their populations. https://medicalfitnessnetwork.org/welcome
29 minutes | Jul 14, 2016
Dr. Chris Friesen is a psychologist who has always been fascinated by what makes people successful. He is a licensed clinical, forensic, and neuropsychologist but now primarily helps professional, national/Olympic, and up-and-coming elite athletes, as well as other high achievers such as professionals, entrepreneurs, executives, academics, and writers, achieve their personal and professional potential. He is currently director of Friesen Sport & Performance Psychology and is the author of Achieve: Find Out Who You Are, What You Really Want, and How To Make It Happen. To follow him or to find out more, visit FriesenPerformance.com
34 minutes | Jun 30, 2016
Anna Renderer is the creator of The Sexy Confident Woman Formula and 7 Day Fat Furnace. She is a certified High Performance Coach and the host of POPSUGAR fitness, creating new workout video's each week to over 700K subscribers. She is a 1-Star Diamond coach for Team Beachbody, growing a network of fitness professionals and fitness enthusiasts to develop online businesses and brands to change more lives around the country." Anna has a Masters Degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology and 11 years experience as a health and fitness coach.
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