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Nutrition coaching is an art – Episode 37 with Ben Coomber

Summary

There is a whole lot more to nutrition coaching than just learning the theory and factual knowledge! Becoming an exceptional coach is a completely different ball game. Leading nutrition coach, Ben Coomber, joins us for episode 37 to reveal the importance of combining the skills of ongoing nutrition learning together with good coaching.

Guest biography

Ben is a nutritionist, fitness professional, educator and speaker and has the UK’s number 1 health and fitness podcast Ben Coomber radio. Since he graduated with a BSc in Sports Performance and Coaching in 2010, Ben has helped thousands of people achieve their goals through his courses, books, blogs, videos and social media.

Ben also educates personal trainers and coaches via the BTN Academy, recently collaborating with Active IQ to create a Level 4 certification in Nutrition Coaching. He has also developed his own brand of Awesome Supplements. Through hard work and dedication, Ben has grown a social media following of 140,000 to date and is on a mission to help change the health of the world.

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Websites: bencoomber.com     btn.academy     awesomesupplements.co.uk

Episode content: Nutrition coaching

In this episode we discuss a range of fascinating topics, including these key areas:

  • 1:06: Why Ben chose to specialise in nutrition
  • 2:56: How Ben changed his diet to bring about significant weight loss
  • 7:18: the primary principles that underpin the teachings of the BTN academy
  • 9:53: Does the Hippocratic statement ‘First do no harm’ have relevance to nutrition coaching?
  • 13:25: How does a nutrition practitioner keep up with the changing science and swings in public opinion?
  • 16:10: Nutrition theory can only get us so far – the implementation of nutrition is key
  • 20:40: Nutrition coaching is an art form
  • 27:13: Is personal experience of change necessary to become a good coach?
  • 37:36: the common environmental stumbling blocks to making change
  • 38:04: clients can get swept up in the diet and fitness preferences and practices of their nutrition or fitness coach

Get Ben’s free e-book that was discussed towards the end of the show: How to be an Awesome Personal Trainer

Connect with Ben on social media

 @theofficialbencoomberpage

 @bencoomber

 @BenCoomber

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Coaching habit change in sport – Episode 36 with Adam Feit

Summary

Supporting athletes, or the general public, through habit change in sport, exercise, diet and daily food intake can be a tricky road to navigate at times. Adam Feit from Precision Nutrition offers guidance and direction on how to best coach others in the world of sports nutrition and behaviour change.

Guest biography

Adam Feit is a Level 2 Master Class Coach as well as the Performance Nutrition Coordinator at the global educator, Precision Nutrition. He has years of experience working with youth, collegiate, Olympic and professional athletic teams including the Calgary Flames, Brooklyn Nets, and the ALTIS track and field club.

Adam is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and a mentor from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.

He is the co-author of the Coaches Guide to Jump Training and Complete Guide to Training the Female Athlete. Adam is also a PhD Candidate in Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Website: www.precisionnutrition.com

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Episode content: Coaching habit change

This interview and fascinating discussion covered a broad range of subjects around sports nutrition, supporting new behaviour, and habit change.

  • 1.35: Adam’s ranking of the importance of diet and nutrition in supporting an athlete’s overall goals
  • 4.47: Exercise alone may not be the most effective strategy to help athletes (or the general public) lose weight
  • 13.03: The importance of meal plans and macronutrients as the drivers for dietary change
  • 18.44: How to determine what are the ‘big rocks’ or priorities when supporting clients through nutritional or behavioural change
  • 24.56: When to stick rigidly to a preset plan versus when it is best to adapt and adjust a plan of action
  • 29.25: How to develop a flexible, periodised nutrition plan
  • 32.05: An explanation of habit stacking and how to use it

Connect with Adam and Precision Nutrition

Precision Nutrition Level 1 certification opens only twice per year. The next intake is coming up shortly in October 2019. Adam invites you to get signed up here.

 Facebook @insidePN

 Instagram@precisionnutrition

 Twitter @insidePN

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World-class strength training secrets – Episode 35 with Karsten Jensen

Summary

Really? Wordl-class strength training secrets? Well, yes! These methods have been tested on elite athletes who have perfromed on a global stage. Long-term training in sport and fitness has been built on the linear periodisation training model. But is this model too rigid? Is it focused on too much on the progression of training numbers? Should we be considering a more flexible approach that takes into account all the unique variables of each individual client? Learn about the flexible periodisation method and how to build strength with new ideas that will expand your training philosophy.

Guest biography

Karsten Jensen MSc has trained world-class and Olympic athletes from 27 different sports for 25 years with their successes coming at European, World, and Olympic level. Karsten is the first strength coach to create a complete system of periodization, known as the Flexible Periodization Method – the first complete method of periodization dedicated to holistic, individualized and periodized (H.I.P) training programmes.

Website: www.yestostrength.com

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Episode content: Strength training secrets

In this episode, we some strength training secrets and dig deeper into the concepts and principles behind the standard linear, and the flexible periodisation approach.

  • 1.26 – Karsten shares an early training experience where he applied an alternative, uncommon method that succeeded in creating the gains needed by the athlete.
  • 4.50 – description of how the Flexible Periodisation Method (FPM) differs from mainstream linear periodisation
  • 9.50 – unfold how the FPM helps to support individual progression from early stabilisation phases through to more advanced methods
  • 15.51 – how to individualise and even periodise the warmup to adapt to meet the changing needs of the main training session to follow
  • 22.49 – the accuracy of rate of perceived exertion, and how many individuals unknowingly respond with rate of perceived fatigue instead
  • 25.20 – how to use the FPM as a tool for applying High-intensity Training and reduce the risk of overload and injury
  • 30.30 – the unique application of the FPM to flexibility training by discussing an example of tight hamstrings muscles altering posture and performance

Book links from the show

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Science and practice of strength training

Connect with Karsten via social media

 Facebook @YesToStrength

 Instagram @yestostrength

 LinkedIn @yestostrength

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Hormonal health and weight management – Episode 34 with Reed Davis

Summary

In this first episode of the new series, Reed Davis provides a fascinating discussion around hormonal health and key principles for managing our health and wellbeing, especially in managing body weight. He discusses the importance of an individualised approach and how hormonal imbalance can lead to weight gain.

Guest biography

Reed Davis, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) and Certified Nutritional Therapist (CNT), is an expert in functional lab testing and holistic lifestyle medicine.  He is the Founder of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) and the FDN Certification Course.  Reed served as the Health Director and Case Manager at a Wellness Center in So. California for over 10 years and now teaches the FDN Course with over 2500 trainees or graduates in 50 countries.  Today, Reed is known as one of the most successful and experienced clinicians in the world, having provided functional lab assessments to over 10,000 clients.  Reed is also a Clinical Advisor for BioHealth Laboratories and lives in the US, teaching the FDN Certification Course and helping his graduates build robust private practices.

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Website: www.functionaldiagnosticnutrition.com

Episode content: Hormonal health and weight management

In this episode with Reed, we discuss a wide range of vital topics in regards to hormonal health:

  • 1.35 – What is Functional Diagnostic Nutrition?
  • 4.45 – Reed defines the acronym DRESS for success
  • 8.34 – The importance of the root cause in preference to relying on symptoms alone
  • 15.47 – Accessible tools for health and fitness professionals to monitor client health
  • 24.50 – What factors are the top priority in managing body weight? Calories? Hormonal health?
  • 33.45 – Which hormones are commonly out of balance in the overweight/obese?
  • 38.02 – Cortisol as a catabolic hormone may still, counter-intuitively, impact weight gain

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Connect with Reed on social media

Reed Davis, or his organisation, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, is available on a range of social media, please click the links below to connect.

 Facebook @FunctionalDiagnosticNutrition

 Instagram @fdntraining

 Twitter @FDNtraining

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Sleep recovery for health, exercise and weight loss – Episode 33 with Ben Pratt

Summary

Recently the creator of our Sleep Recovery Specialist course, Ben Pratt, was interviewed on the Pro-Fit podcast (episode 7) by Matt Robinson, a member of the Pro-Fit Personal Training team. With the permission of Pro-Fit we are featuring the video recording of the full interview as episode 33 of the Fit to Succeed podcast. Enjoy.

Guest biography

Ben Pratt has worked within the health and fitness industry since 1995 across a wide range of different roles. In 2003 he refocused his career towards education and has been teaching and developing coursework for fitness professionals ever since. Ben’s formal education includes a BSc. in Sports Science and an MSc. in Holistic Nutrition. His research and course development work has included more specialist fields such as obesity and diabetes, nutrition for physical performance, postural assessment and corrective exercise, suspension training, and the importance of sleep for exercise performance and recovery, weight loss and muscle growth. Ben is also the author of Nutrition’s Playground and the Complete Guide to Suspended Fitness Training.

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Ben Pratt – leading fitness educator

Episode content: Sleep recovery

During this episode, a wide range of topics was discussed, including:

  • the importance of sleep to health and wellbeing
  • how sleep habits have changed during the last 3 decades
  • why correctly assessing sleep habits and behaviours is important
  • the powerful connection between chronic sleep loss and weight gain
  • fundamental principles to train circadian rhythm and establish effective sleep
  • ideas and strategies to help develop good sleep habits in young children
  • how to correctly utilise naps to help improve performance following periods of sleep loss

If you enjoy this episode, then please rate the show and share it with your friends so they can benefit from this free expert information. Your comments and feedback are always welcome. Please subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify, or the video series on YouTube so you will be notified of each new episode immediately upon release. To enjoy more of our engaging expert interviews, please visit our podcast library.

We invite you to learn more about the Sleep Recovery Specialist certificate and to register on the course using the discount code SRSDROP20 to get 20% off the course price.

About Pro-Fit Personal Training

Pro-Fit PT is the leading personal training company in the north-west of England, founded by Graham Webb and Steve Butters back in 2002. The Pro-Fit team is now over 140 personal trainers strong, spread across a wide range of gym and fitness clubs across the region. Pro-Fit pride themselves on delivering high-level customer service with motivational coaching to help each client optimise their fitness and nutrition in the achievement of their goals.

Click here to learn more about the successful Pro-Fit Personal Training business.

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Performance supplements for health and exercise – Episode 32 with Dr Keoni Teta

Summary

The health and fitness space is constantly being bombarded with one supplement after another! Are performance supplements really necessary? Where does diet fit in with the whole nutritional picture? What supplements should I take? If you have asked yourself any of these questions, then this episode with Dr Keoni Teta is for you.

Guest Biography

Dr. Keoni Teta ND, is a naturopathic physician, acupuncturist and expert in the science and application of exercise and nutrition as it relates to fat loss.  His medical training was completed at Bastyr University. He is a contributing writer for Natural Triad Magazine and The Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients. Keoni is a co-author of The Metabolic Effect Diet and Lose Weight Here, a contributing author in The Textbook of Natural Medicine, and Integrative Sexual Health. Dr Keoni is also a co-founder of the fat-loss and lifestyle company Metabolic Effect. He also co-hosts a weekly podcast called The Well Man’s Podcast.

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Dr. Keoni Teta N.D.

Website: naturalhealthprescriptions.com

Episode content: Performance supplements

In this episode on the role of performance supplements in health and exercise, we cover some important ground including:

  • the role of diet versus supplements in the journey to good health
  • principles that govern the use of effective supplementation
  • fundamental principles for choosing good quality supplements on the market today
  • which supplements may need universal application today
  • supplements that benefit athletes and help boost performance
  • go-to supplements for muscular development
  • precautions related to a supplementary health or exercise strategy

If you enjoy this episode, then please rate the show and share it with your friends so they can benefit from this free expert information. Your comments and feedback are always welcome. Please subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or the video series on YouTube so you will receive each update immediately upon release.

For other great episodes and expert guests on the Fit to Succeed show, visit our podcast library. 

Connect with Dr Keoni on social media

Facebook @keoniteta

Instagram @keoniteta

Twitter @KeoniTeta

Books by Dr Keoni

Bonus video

Dr Keoni also recorded a short bonus quick-fire question round on issues related to the longer interview on supplementation. Enjoy this additional extra content.

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Growing a successful online personal training business – Episode 31 with Jonathan Goodman

Summary

Being a successful face to face personal trainer does not necessarily translate into success when shifting towards online personal training business. Jonathan Goodman shares his expertise and provides some key insights into how running an online personal training business is different from in-person training.

Guest Biography

Jonathan Goodman is an experienced and respected personal trainer from Toronto, Canada, who has a strong reputation for excellence in PT business and setting a strong benchmark in how to generate growth and success. He is the author of several books, including Ignite the Fire and also the Personal Trainer Pocketbook. Jon is also the founder of the Personal Trainer Development Centre, one of the largest communities of personal trainers available online. He also created the Online Trainer Academy where fitness professionals can expand their know-how and get certified to run a successful business as a fitness trainer through online coaching and instruction.

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Jonathan Goodman

Website: www.theptdc.com             onlinetraineracademy.theptdc.com

Episode content:  Online personal training business

During episode 31, a wide range of subjects related to fitness business and more specifically online personal training business were discussed, including:

  • problems associated with marketing across a broad audience rather than focusing on a specific niche
  • the importance of communicating value to the customer or personal training client
  • differences in demonstrating value between a budget and a high-end service model
  • key differences between a face to face versus an online personal training service offering
  • advice for newly qualified personal trainers who are seeking to offer online fitness coaching
  • plus much, much more great value content

If you enjoy this episode, then please rate the show and share it with your friends so they can benefit from this free expert information. Your comments and feedback are always welcome. Please subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or the video series on YouTube so you will receive each update immediately upon release.

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Connect with Jonathan on social media

 Facebook @theptdc

Instagram @theptdc

Twitter @theptdc

Books by Jonathan Goodman

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Bonus video

In this short bonus video Jonathan shares some quick tips regarding marketing problems, online personal training, and client retention. Enjoy.

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Stress and metabolism reset with Dr Alan Christianson – Episode 30

Summary

Low energy? Stubborn body fat? Low tolerance? Poor immunity? These are some of the common symptoms resulting from problems with stress and metabolism. Leading naturopathic doctor,  Alan Christianson joins us on the Fit to Succeed podcast to share a few vital principles from his 2 best-selling books. He helps to provide a few fascinating answers!

Guest Biography

Dr Christianson is a certified Naturopathic doctor and the founder of the Endocrine Association of Naturopathic Doctors. He has been running his integrative health clinic since 1996 and has become a renowned name in the field of natural hormonal health and wellness, with more specific specialization in thyroid and adrenal disorders. He is the author of the 4 books, including the New York Times bestselling book, The Adrenal Reset Diet (2015), and his latest publication, the Metabolism Reset Diet (2019).

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Dr Alan Christianson

Website: drchristianson.com

Episode content: Stress and metabolism reset

In this episode, we discuss many topics including:

  • the difference between adrenal fatigue and adrenal reset
  • how chronic stress impacts hormonal balance
  • symptoms of faulty daily cortisol rhythm
  • difference between overfat and overweight and the associated health risks
  • the role of the liver and thyroid in metabolic health
  • recognisable symptoms of metabolic damage
  • helpful strategies to support health improvement

If you enjoy this episode, then please rate the show and share it with your friends so they can benefit from this free expert information. Your comments and feedback are always welcome. Please subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or the video series on YouTube so you will receive each update immediately upon release. You can also find more engaging expert interviews by visiting our podcast library.

Connect with Dr Christianson on social media

Facebook @DrAlanChristianson

Instagram @dralanchristianson

Twitter @DrAChristianson

Published books

In this episode we refer often to 2 of Dr Alan’s books. You can learn more about these by following the linked images below.

Bonus video

Dr Alan was a great sport and also recorded a short taster video. Here are a few quick-fire question and answers to give you a brief flavour of what we discussed in the full interview above. Enjoy.

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Physical fitness for children and youth with strength coach, David Parker – Episode 29

Summary

Leading youth strength coach, David Parker, shares some important and engaging reasons for utilising the gym environment to improve fitness for children, their movement capacity, and their physical abilities.

Guest Biography

David Parker FAFS, has worked tirelessly in the fitness industry since 1995 and has benefited from the teachings and through direct mentoring by some of the most respected names in the fitness industry, such as Paul ChekGary Gray, and Fraser Quelch. Over the years David has worked for leading health and fitness education organisations including Premier Training, Fitpro, TRX, Active IQ, Lifetime, and PT Academy. As a qualified personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, and functional trainer, David set up his own highly successful youth fitness and physical development programme in 2011 called IMove Training.

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David Parker, childrens strength coach

Episode content: Fitness for children

In episode 29 of the show with David Parker, we discuss a range of important and insightful topics including:

  • Is the gym a suitable environment for the physical development of children?
  • Does weight training stunt children’s growth?
  • Where does the concepts of ‘play’ and ‘fun’ lay in relation to gym training for children?
  • Key differences in the conditioning of children compared to strength training adults
  • What differences in training methodology are necessary between younger children and older youth/teens
  • How to increase the adherence of a fitness/conditioning programme for children?

If you enjoy this episode, then please rate the show and share it with your friends so they can benefit from this free expert information. Your comments and feedback are always welcome. Please subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or the video series on YouTube so you will receive each update immediately upon release. To enjoy more engaging expert interviews, please visit our full podcast library.

Connect with David on social media

Facebook @imovetraining

Instagram @imovetraining

Twitter @imovetraining1

Bonus video

This additional short video gives a quick insight into some of the ideas and insights that David shared on fitness training and physical conditioning for children.

If you would like to learn more about any of the fitness and nutrition courses offered by Nordic Fitness Education, please browse our highly informative course pages

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Functional training and total body transformation – Episode 28 with strength coach, JC Santana

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Summary

An exploration of the strengths and weaknesses of the modern functional training paradigm and the principles behind total body transformation with world-class, veteran strength and conditioning coach, JC Santana from the Institute of Human Performance (IHP).

Guest Biography

Fitness maverick, founder of the Institute of Human Performance (IHP), dynamic speaker, sought-after consultant, prolific author…for over 30 years Juan Carlos “JC” Santana has been raising the bar in the fitness industry. Santana has been referred to as “the USA’s leading practitioner of functional fitness”. He has personally trained and developed specific programs for all professional sports, youth fitness, fitness for the mature populations, and accelerated rehabilitation. His advanced understanding of biomechanics and conditioning have made him the go-to guy for those interested in reaching their optimal performance levels. JC has authored several books, including Functional Training (2015) and his latest offering, JC’s Total Body Transformation (2018).

Santana is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the NSCA and a certified Health Fitness Instructor with the ACSM. He is also a certified Senior Coach and Club Coach Course Instructor with the USA Weightlifting Team, and a Level I coach with the USA Track and Field Association. Santana currently serves on the NSCA Board of Directors and is Sports Specific Conditioning Editor for the NSCA Journal. JC has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Exercise Science and is working towards his Ph.D. in exercise physiology.

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JC Santana, Founder, Institute of Human Performance

Website: www.ihpfitness.com

Episode content: Functional training

In this episode, we discuss some really fascinating content that will help stretch your thoughts and opinions across a number of fitness concepts, many of which we often take for granted. We cover the following topics and more:

  • the spiri-e-motion paradigm model used by Santana at IHP
  • JC’s definition of functional training
  • concerns with the commonly applied CrossFit training model
  • minimal training for maximum results
  • training individual ability
  • the 4 exercise tweak categories

If you enjoy this episode, then please rate the show and share it with your friends so they can benefit from this free expert information. Your comments and feedback are always welcome. Please subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or the video series on YouTube so you will receive each update immediately upon release. You can also find more engaging expert interviews by visiting our podcast library.

Connect with JC Santana on social media

Facebook @IHPfit          Instagram @ihpfit          Twitter @IHPfit

JC Santana’s books

Total Body Transformation, JC Santana book
Functional Training, JC Santana book

Bonus video

JC also recorded a short quick-fire video interview that helps to share a few quick ideas and thoughts about functional training, the human will, a favourite exercise tweak, and what has helped Santana succeed for more than 3 decades in the health and fitness industry.

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