Category: Podcast
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The sweet and sour effects of sugar on health – Episode 17 with Richard Scrivener

Summary

Sugar has a delicious sweet taste that we often crave, but it may be having a very sour effect upon our health! Learn why it is not as simple as sugar is just ‘good or bad’ in this engaging interview with leading personal trainer and nutritional therapist, Richard Scrivener, where we discuss the effects of sugar on health.

Biography

Richard is a Personal Training coach and educator with over 15 years’ experience within the industry. His coaching philosophy is one of ‘building health from the ground up’ and is a stalwart believer in ‘practicing what he preaches’.

Richard has worked as a Health, Fitness and Nutrition Lecturer, a Health and Fitness Course Developer, Strength and Conditioning Coach (athlete focused) and Nutritional Therapist. He also works widely with lots of the top fitness publications as an author, fitness model and contributing expert. Richard is also the Animal Flow master instructor for the UK.

Always seeking to stay on top of the latest research and trends, Richard uses his experience to provide a personalised training approach which incorporates the most effective ‘evidence-based’ training which is interactive, progressive and will encourage each and every client to explore the boundaries of their physicality. Richard is the founder of Health-Vitality-Perform.

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Richard Scrivener, MSc

Episode details: Sugar on health

The key content within this episode answers a number of important questions and topics about sugar on health, including:

– what is the physical structure of white sugar?
– does sugar really have a negative impact on our health?
– is fruit sugar (fructose) different and is it harmless to eat?
– what impact has sugar had upon the obesity epidemic? is it to blame?

Content links

During this episode, Richard refers to a research study on the effect of fruit on obesity. Please click the link to review the published article:

The paradoxical effects of fruit on obesity

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Connect with Richard on social media

Facebook @richard.scrivener.5

Instagram @rich_scrivener

Sugar bonus

Here is a quick-fire bonus interview with Richard where we discussed some practical tips to help reduce your sugar cravings.

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Exercise throughout pregnancy – Episode 16 with Jenny Burrell

Summary

In this episode, Jenny Burrell champions the health and fitness needs of women keeping fit during pregnancy and the postnatal period. Pregnancy does not have to become a time to rest and ‘put your feet up’ only, it can also be a time to continue enjoying your fitness habits and maintaining exercise throughout pregnancy. Jenny is passionate about empowering women to function, move, and enjoy life during and after pregnancy.

Biography

Jenny Burrell is the head of Burrell Education, one of the UK’s leading-edge educators in the field of modern Pregnancy, Post Baby, 3rd Age (Peri-to Post-Menopause) and Female Fitness. Burrell Education the UK’s only endorsed, accredited and licensed education provider dedicated to solely to these specific special population groups.

Jenny states her mission is to help mothers/women and pre & postnatal fitness professionals to realize the unlimited forward-facing possibilities for creating intuitive, real-life programming. She loves to develop strategies that quite simply get results. But most importantly, Jenny helps women re-connect with the power of who they really are!

She originally qualified with a BSc in biochemistry and microbiology. A lifelong learner, Jenny has obtained over 25 professional certifications in fitness, therapy, and wellness.

Episode content: Exercise throughout pregnancy

Some of the topics discussed during this engaging episode on keeping fit and continuing with exercise throughout pregnancy include:

  • Jenny’s fascinating journey to becoming a fitness professional that specializes in female fitness and wellness
  • a breakthrough in modern, pregnancy-related fitness advice
  • the changes in fitness and functional needs across the 3 trimesters of pregnancy
  • how the core and pelvic floor muscles are integrated in their function
  • and many more tips and ideas for keeping fit during pregnancy and female health

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, visit the full podcast library.

Connect with Jenny:

To learn more about Jenny and look into the wide range of specialist pre and postnatal training courses available through her website: www.burrelleducation.com

Social media:

Facebook @burrelleducation

Instagram @Burrell_education

Twitter @MsJennyBurrell

Episode links

During the episode, Jenny mentions 2 specific individuals in the functional movement fields that helped improve her skills for keeping fit during pregnancy. If you would like to learn more about the concepts they teach follow the links below:

Paul Chek, founder of the Chek Institute and his Primal Pattern Movements course

Thomas Myers and his Anatomy Trains that teach regarding the myofacial lines

Bonus video

We also recorded a short bonus quick fire question round with Jenny. Again she offers some helpful thoughts and applicable tips. Enjoy!

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Nurturing your digestive health – Episode 15 with Dr Jillian Teta

Summary

In this episode, we kick up a stink and dive into the nitty-gritty of digestive health with leading expert, Dr Jillian Teta. We discuss and reveal a range of natural solutions to aid digestion problems. Hippocrates is reported to have said that ‘All disease begins in the gut’. So often we fail to consider the role that digestion problems may play in our overall health. This episode will help outline some of the key issues regarding digestive health in our modern societies.

Guest biography

Dr Jillian Teta received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University, where she shadowed well-known physicians who are experts in their fields. She practices at the Naturopathic Health Clinic of North Carolina, as well as writing for numerous publications including Natural TriadForsyth Woman, Pain Pathways, OnFitnessDr.Oz OnlineMetabolic Effect and others. She also lectures extensively. Jillian is the author of the excellent book, Natural Solutions for Digestive Health.

Episode content: Digestive health

The topics surrounding digestion problems and solutions during this episode include:

  • where Jillian’s interest in digestive health stemmed from
  • how digestion is the basis for good health
  • 3 most common digestion problems
  • how can personal trainers support their client’s digestion
  • is the hype around the microbiome and gut flora justified?
  • what are the benefits of a healthy gut bacteria balance?

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Connect with Dr Jillian Teta

Website: www.jillianteta.com

Dr Teta’s social media outlets:

Facebook @Fix Your Digestion

Instagram @jillianteta

Twitter @jillianteta

Author

Dr Teta’s book available on Amazon: Natural Solutions for Digestive Health

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Enjoy a bonus quick-fire interview with Dr Jillian for some quick, highly applicable tips to overcome your digestion problems…and find out how your perineum could help keep your bowel regular!

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Achieving pain free movement – Episode 14 with Andrew Dettelbach

Summary

In this interview with MoveU co-founder, Andrew Dettelbach, (aka. MoveU shirtless dude) we explore a whole range of fascinating concepts to help us understand how to achieve effective and pain-free human movement.

Guest biography

Andrew is the co-founder of MoveU and was a student in Dr Mike Wasilisin’s first-class! He later became an intern in his practice, but shortly after severely injured his low back – a 1 level disc herniation. Three surgeons told him surgery was his only option. Andrew refused surgery because his uncle has had 5 failed back surgeries and now lives disabled, hooked up to a morphine pump.

Dr Mike tried to help him with adjustments, massage, stretching, and every other therapy, but nothing worked. However, through education combined with trial and error, it took Andrew about 1.5 years to figure out how to properly position and move his body to heal his pain and prevent re-injury. The next 3 years were spent refining this process, and now through our business, MoveU, we have taught thousands of others how to heal themselves. Andrew’s mission is to help everyone develop the confidence in their body that he has in his own.

Andrew has a degree in Kinesiology from California State University.

Episode content: achieving pain-free movement

In this episode we discuss the following key topics to help you achieve pain-free movement of the body:

  • the cause of Andrew’s back injury and how he could have prevented it
  • how his perspective on movement and training has changed
  • an unexpected definition for the core muscles
  • how hip and shoulder function impact low back pain
  • a simple self-test that may serve to warn you of future back pain
  • the importance of psychology and mindset in injury recovery

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 on YouTube so you will receive each update immediately upon release. To enjoy more engaging expert interviews, please visit the full podcast library.

Connect

Website: https://moveu.com/

Connect with Andrew and the MoveU team on social media:

Facebook @moveuofficial

Instagram @moveu_official

Twitter @moveu_official

Bonus video

Here is an extra quick-fire interview with Andrew for lots of quick, helpful tips!

To learn more about Nordic Fitness Education or the personal training course that we offer please visit the main fitness courses page.

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Overcoming injury to optimal performance – Episode 13 with Ryan James

Summary

Overcoming injury on the way to optimal performance can be a huge barrier to success. Elite GB athlete, Ryan James, shares his experience and knowledge of going through this process to manage injury and the rehabilitation that follows on the road to becoming a high-level athlete.

Guest biography

Ryan James is a well-seasoned athlete that has represented Great Britain across several different sports including elite-level long-distance & iron man triathlon, sprint track cycling, stand up paddleboarding, outrigger canoeing, and he also a keen surfer, free diver, and spearfisherman.

Ryan has been a staple on the British and European paddle racing circuit for the past 8 to 9 years. He is renowned for his impressive cardiovascular strength endurance that sees him perform well in the long-distance events. Ryan is a 6-time UK National Champion (retaining 2018 national title), he earned 2nd place in the famed 5-day 220km, 11 Cities race in the Netherlands, and placed 3rd in the European Cup, more than proving himself on the race circuit.

Ryan is a highly experienced personal trainer, sports therapist, fitness educator, nutritionist, and is a senior well-being advisor for the emergency services. His knowledge is underpinned by a BSc in Sports Science and a PG cert in Sport and Rehabilitation.

Episode content: Overcoming injury

In this episode explores a whole range of fascinating fitness, training and mindset information, especially focusing on overcoming injury on the road to high-level physical performance:

  • what attracted Ryan to water sports
  • the range of sporting injuries Ryan overcame to success
  • how fitness and therapy education helped provide an advantage in recovery
  • how to manage your mindset during elite performance and recovery
  • a wide range of training tips and strategies to optimise physical performance

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, visit the full podcast library.

Ryan’s website: www.paddlertraining.co.uk

Connect with Ryan on social media:

Facebook @ryan.james.71868

Instagram @rjamesocean

Bonus video

Here is the bonus, quick-fire interview with Ryan – again some really helpful quick tips and ideas in only 3 minutes!

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European fitness standards – Episode 12 with Julian Berriman

Summary

A detailed look into the operations of one of Europe’s leading organisations that champions fitness throughout the continent. Europe Active strives to set high professional European fitness standards for education that fitness professionals and organisations follow to keep the industry functioning successfully.

Guest biography

Julian currently works as the Director of the Professional Standards Committee for Europe Active, the leading not-for-profit organization representing the whole health and fitness sector in Europe. The Professional Standards Committee focuses on the development and dissemination of European fitness standards for education, accrediting training providers across Europe to deliver qualifications in line with these standards towards the professionalisation of the health and fitness sector workforce. The Level 4 Personal Training certification standards have been created and maintained by Europe Active for the whole European region.

Julian previously worked for nearly 2 decades for the leading UK business to consumer fitness education provider, Premier Global, as Director of Research and Development, developing qualification content, innovative education products, and helping drive UK national fitness standards. His involvement, experience and knowledge of fitness education requirements to meet the growing demands of the modern industry workplace is testament to why he now spearheads this work driving the European fitness standards across the region.

Alongside his Diploma in Personal Training and Sports Therapy, Julian has degrees in Sport and Recreation (BA), in Leisure Management (MA), Osteopathy (BSc), and also a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education.

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Julian Berriman, Director of the Professional standards committee

Episode content: European fitness standards

In this episode we get to know Julian and his professional background and explore the following topics:

  • the experience of working as a fitness tutor in the UK
  • as an early adopter of functional fitness training, what inspired Julian to get involved with this type of training in 2001-02
  • the primary objectives of Europe Active across the fitness sector and how this impacts all fitness professionals
  • some of the challenges of driving the Europe Active vision across the continent
  • some of the success and highlights for Julian in working with an international organisation like Europe Active
  • ongoing professional development and Europe Active Lifelong Learning requirements.

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 Fit to Succeed podcast on iTunesStitcherPlayer FM or the full version on You Tube so you will receive each update immediately upon release. To enjoy more engaging expert interviews, visit the full podcast library.

Keilir Health Academy, the parent company of Nordic Fitness Education, received their Europe Active accredited status in October 2017, with their certificate being presented by Julian at the 8th International Standards Meeting in Rome, November 2017.

Nordic Fitness Education have also now received full accredited status with Europe Active, being award in March 2020. The first online PT educator in Europe to receive this recognition.

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Left to right: Arnar Hafsteinsson (Director of Keilir Health Academy), Julian Berriman (Director of Professional Standards, Europe Active), Haddý Hafsteinsdóttir (IAK Programme Coordinator, Keilir)

To learn more about the European fitness standards as delivered by Europe Active please connect with them through any of the following means:

Website: www.europeactive.eu 

Connect with Julian / Europe Active via social media:

 Julian.berriman

 Julian Berriman

 Europe_Active

 Europe Active

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The power of small group personal training – Episode 11 with Lincoln Bryden

Summary

Group exercise may be an exciting additional option and revenue stream for fitness professionals and especially personal trainers who usually invest their time only in 1 on 1 training. Rather than using the large group class structure usually adopted by exercise to music instructors, personal trainers may choose to utilise a small group personal training structure to still benefit from the peer-to-peer motivation and the overall group training buzz. Lincoln Bryden is a highly experienced, veteran of the group training world and shares important insights into the methods and principles behind the all-important group training skills.

Guest biography

Lincoln has a BSc degree in Recreation Management and Sports Science and is the founder of his own business, Total Fitness. He specialises in delivering quality training and instruction to aerobic, step, and dance group exercise instructors and personal trainers. Lincoln has presented group exercise internationally all over the world, including Italy, Spain, Holland, Germany, France, Hong Kong, and Mexico. An upbeat and engaging presenter, Lincoln has also created 20 fitness videos.

In between organising his own fitness and dance days, Lincoln had a TV Slot on the popular Big Breakfast TV Show, teaching street dance fitness. He is the European Master Trainer for Metabolic Effect, which is a hormonal fat loss and lifestyle company. Lincoln is responsible for delivering ME, indoor and outdoor group exercise and Personal Training courses.

Lincoln’s Fitness Training Downloads website specialises in providing quality fitness and group exercise training for professional instructors. For those that require a personal touch his Fitness Training Academy provides monthly coaching, webinars and tutorials.

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Lincoln Bryden

Episode content: Small group personal training

In this episode, we discuss how personal trainers and other fitness professionals can benefit from group fitness/exercise, including:

  • what has brought the PT and group exercise worlds together in recent years?
  • the factors needed to excel as a group fitness/exercise instructor
  • the importance of class preparation
  • how small group PT can offer connection and belonging
  • challenges of delivering an effective group fitness experience
  • top instructional skills/tips to succeed as a small group personal training coach

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 Fit to Succeed podcast on iTunesStitcherPlayer FM or the full version on YouTube so you will receive each update immediately upon release. To enjoy more engaging expert interviews, visit our full podcast library.

Website: www.fitnesstrainingdownloads.com

Connect with Lincoln on social media:

 LincolnGBryden

 lgbryden

 @lincolnbryden

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Return to Primal Play fitness – Episode 10 with Darryl Edwards

Summary

Human movement is a vital, natural ability that we should never take for granted! In a world increasingly dominated by a lack of human movement and sedentary living, fitness expert, Darryl Edwards champions a return to basic, functional movement and good old-fashioned fun with his unique primal play fitness method!

Guest biography

Darryl Edwards, (MSc) is the founder of HEALTH Unplugged and owner of Primal Play and Fitness Explorer Training. He is an international speaker, coach, nutritionist and author of Paleo Fitness (2015)Paleo from A to Z (2015), and Animal Moves (2018). He has been published in titles such as Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Elle, Men’s Fitness and featured on the BBC, ABC in Australia and the international documentary We Love Paleo.

After almost two decades working in investment banking, Darryl transformed his health after adopting an ancestral model to well-being and enjoying human movement once again.  Darryl now advises people on maintaining a healthy lifestyle – amidst the epidemic of obesity and other chronic lifestyle diseases.

As the founder of the Primal Play fitness methodology, he makes activity fun, effective and engaging while getting individuals healthier, fitter and stronger in the process. He specialises in working with children from 4 to 94 – fitness for those who hate to exercise. However, he also welcomes those who love exercise but relish a new challenge in natural human movement.

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Darryl Edwards from Primal Play

Episode content: Primal play fitness

We feature an exploration of what helped Darryl to form his unique take of fitness development in contrast to modern gym-based fitness. Key issues we discuss are:

  • the primary principles behind Primal Play fitness
  • Darryl’s views on mainstream gym-based training
  • the fundamental human movement patterns that comprise Primal Play fitness
  • why Darryl believes biology dictates that humans are movement generalists
  • how animal pattern training can benefit human movement and function
  • Darryl’s favourite 2 animal moves

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 Fit to Succeed podcast on iTunesStitcherPlayer FM or the full version on YouTube so you will receive each update immediately upon release. To enjoy more engaging expert interviews, visit our full podcast library.

Connect with Darryl on social media:

 @fitnessexplorer

 fitnessexplorer

 @FitnessExplorer

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Stressed out? The root cause – Episode 9 with Pete Williams

Summary

Does life sometimes get too much? Being stressed out has a significant impact on our day to day lives and developing resilience is a necessary factor in our modern world. Functional medicine practitioner and stress expert, Pete Williams, unfolds some intriguing insights around managing stress in this episode of the Fit to Succeed show.

Guest biography

Pete Williams is a graduate from the University of Liverpool, with a BA in exercise physiology, 1992. He went on to obtain a Master of Medical Science from The University of Sheffield in 1995. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (1997) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NSCA 1999. Pete was the youngest recipient of the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award from the UK Register for Exercise Professionals, 2003. He graduated from the Institute for Functional Medicine (2004) and was one of the first to be awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner status (2013). He is considered a clinical innovator by the Institute for Functional Medicine.

Working in central London, Pete has considerable experience in supporting clients as they seek to recover from the damage that stress can have on the body.

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Pete Williams, Functional Medicine practitioner

Episode content: Stressed out? The root cause

In this fascinating episode of the Fit to Succeed show, with Pete Williams, we discuss the following:

  • the primary physiology behind the stress response
  • common intrinsic and extrinsic stressors in our modern environment
  • identifying the total burden upon a client
  • is there a tipping point where the burden exceeds the ability to recover?
  • how to identify the root cause of stress-related dysfunction
  • top strategies for supporting the management of stress and its effects

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

Website: http://petewilliams.org/

Connect with Pete on Social media:

Facebook @petefmed

Instagram @petefmed

Twitter @petefmed

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Fitness branding, hired or fired? – Episode 8 with Katie Bulmer-Cooke

Summary

Fitness branding is more than just deciding a name and a logo! Understanding and developing the identity, emotional association and reputation of your brand is beautifully explored and explained by BBC Apprentice candidate, Katie Bulmer-Cooke in this podcast episode of the Fit to Succeed show.

Guest biography

Katie is a hardworking, enthusiastic northern lass, who helps real women get the results they want, through personal fitness training, group personal training, fitness classes and online fitness programmes. Katie has received numerous accolades for her high-level work in the fitness industry. She has been awarded the UK PT of the year 2012, Top 10 Global PT’s to Watch 2012, UK fitness professional of the year 2013, and North-East Top 100 Entrepreneur 2015. Outside of fitness she is maybe best known for as a candidate in the hit BBC television show The Apprentice (series 10, 2014). Katie managed to survive 10 out of 12 gruelling weeks on the intense TV show.

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Katie Bulmer-Cooke from the BBC Apprentice TV show

Episode content: Fitness branding

In this episode we discuss the value of effective branding in your business including:

  • Katie’s biggest challenges in her fitness career
  • Why fitness branding is an important business skill
  • Key steps to developing an effective fitness brand
  • Understanding your target market when creating your brand
  • Adapting business behaviour to ensure ongoing success

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

Website: http://www.katiebulmer.com/

Connect with Katie on social media:

Facebook @katiebulmercooke

Instagram @katiebulmercooke

Twitter @KatieBulmer1

During this episode, Katie refers to a fitness business brand example that she likes that was established by 1 Rebel in London.

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