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Belief and mindset matters – Episode 7 with Jon Burgess

Summary

Being successful in life and as a fitness professional requires a positive belief and mindset. This truth is easy enough to say, but trickier to put into practice. Leading fitness professional, Jon Burgess, shares his views and experience in developing a well of positive belief and mindset to apply to his business and to support his clients.

Guest biography

Jon is a leading health and fitness professional with over 20 years’ experience engaged in one to one personal training, health and lifestyle coaching. He also delivers workplace wellness workshops and wellness days. Jon has a nutritional supplement business focused on helping people enjoy elite health. He seeks to support gut health and the micro-biome whilst teaching others to do the same.  Jon is an example of someone who had a clear vision for what he wanted his business to be and then worked hard to create it. He has guided and coached 1000’s of clients in the process and has really learned in the trenches how to run and develop a successful business. Jon has been featured in national magazines and on regional BBC radio. Always trying to move forward, Jon balances his work life with his family, is happily married and has 2 daughters.

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Jon Burgess, wellbeing coach

Episode content: Belief and mindset

  • motivational factors to keep focused in the early stages of a fitness career
  • how Jon overcame his early struggles when he came close to burn-out
  • the power of self-belief to help energise performance
  • mindset defined
  • how to support clients who are stuck in a negative mindset
  • key steps for utilising mindset to help a business flourish

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, please visit our full podcast library.

Website: www.believe2achieve.co.uk

Connect with Jon on Social media:

Facebook @Jon Burgess

Instagram @joncburgess

Episode links

During this episode, we refer to the book Strength Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath. This also links to an online assessment tool to help you determine your own key strengths – here is the link to the Gallups Strength Centre. Please note the Strength Finder assessment charges a fee if you do not have the book which provides an access code.

Jon also refers to the highly-rated book, The Success Principles by Jack Canfield, as his favourite self-help success book.

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Weight loss science – Episode 6 with Danny Lennon

Summary

In this episode, we discuss a range of important factors related to weight loss and body fat reduction, but with a view to what the scientific evidence really tells us as to their validity and efficacy. If you are looking to understand weight loss science, or serve clients who want weight loss but do not want to waste time trying ineffective methods or poor diets, then this episode of the Fit to Succeed show is a must listen!

Guest biography:

Danny is the founder of Sigma Nutrition and the host of Sigma Nutrition Radio, a highly rated podcast on iTunes, where he has discussed today’s topic, science-based weight loss, several times. Danny earned his master’s degree (MSc.) in Nutritional Sciences from University College Cork, during which time he completed his research thesis directly under the world-renowned vitamin D researcher, Professor Kevin Cashman. He has also completed a BSc. Degree in Biology and Physics Education and spent a year teaching these subjects. In this field, he works as a performance nutritionist to professional MMA fighters, professional boxers and competitive powerlifters and has consulted with several teams across a range of sports. Outside of the nutrition world, Danny is a drug-free powerlifter, BJJ blue belt and a life-long Arsenal fan.

Episode details: Weight loss science

In this episode, we discuss a range of key topics surrounding the hotly contested topic of weight loss science, especially the calorie balance versus carbohydrate restriction debate.

  • Topics discussed include:
  • steps to formulate effective nutrition strategies
  • principles that underpin calorie balance
  • principles that underpin carbohydrate restriction
  • common misconceptions surrounding calorie balance and carbohydrate restriction
  • setting priorities for effect weight loss

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 interviews, please visit our full podcast library.

Website: https://sigmanutrition.com/

Connect with Danny on social media:

Facebook sigmanutritionandperformance

Instagram sigmanutrition

Twitter @NutritionDanny

Sigma Nutrition Radio

Danny has discussed content that relates to weight loss science on his own radio show that you may be interested in to learn more on the scientific rationale behind effective weight loss. Here are the links to a few relevant episodes of Sigma Nutrition radio:

#166 Stephen Guyanet PhD – The neuroscience of over-eating and regulation of calorie balance

#210 Professor Tim Noakes and Martin McDonald – Carbohydrate intake, insulin resistance and body fat regulation

#223 Professor Chris Gardner – DIETFITS Trial 018

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PT to Sports Coach – Episode 5 with Phil Mansfield

Summary

Sometimes personal training and working as a coach within a sport can seem worlds apart. Phil Mansfield has successfully made the transition from working as a leading PT and fitness educator to now have become a successful, elite sports coach. He joins us on the Fit to Succeed show to discuss some of the key ways in which the fitness industry and sports coaching industries can actually complement one another, and how others may follow in his footsteps shifting from PT to sports coach.

Guest biography

As a former high-level rugby player in the UK, Phil has enjoyed a varied career within fitness and elite sport. As a leading fitness professional, Phil trained clients and lectured in education for many years. He has also benefited from coaching athletes across a range of sports, including cycling, running, triathlon, football and rugby. Phil founded the Mansfield Sports Institute, based in Denmark. This is a sports coaching and education provider specializing in the fields of physical training and sports performance.

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Coach Phil Mansfield

Episode content: PT to sports coach

Coach Phil joins us in this episode for a fascinating investigation into the training methodology used within endurance cycling. The discussion is directed towards boosting and tracking physical performance, including:

  • how strength training can play a part in endurance cycling performance
  • primary fitness and athletic factors that are important for cycling performance
  • transition phase cycling training sessions and how these may be structured
  • key factors in avoiding over-training
  • the role of off-bike training in helping benefit performance

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, please visit the full podcast library.

Website: www.mansfieldsportsinstitut.dk

Connect with Phil on Social media:

Facebook MSICoach

Instagram philmansfield_msi

Twitter @PhilJSM

Episode links

Check out Phil’s podcast show to learn more about him and benefit from further elite training knowledge

         The Red Pill Training Podcast 

During the show, we referred to using Garmin cycling trackers. Here are 2 of Phil’s recommended cycling computers available through Amazon:

Garmin 520

Garmin 810

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Expert training tips for women – Episode 4 with Kim Ingleby

Summary

Training female clients towards their health and fitness objectives is not the same as training males. There are some fundamental and important differences to consider. Successful and award-winning PT, Kim Ingleby shares her perspective on the topic and gives some great training tips for women, how trainers can relate better with their clients, and ways to optimise client results.

Guest biography

Kim Ingleby is an International Award Winning Personal Trainer, Team GB Sports Therapist and NLP Performance Coach. In 2004 she founded Energised Performance, a complete Mind & Body Coaching Consultancy to help people ‘unlock their potential’ and take action. Her clients include celebrities, Strictly Come Dancing & Team GB, as well as hundreds of people from all over the World.  Kim is a Brand Ambassador for Sweaty Betty, Shock Absorber & Optimum Nutrition Athlete. Kim is the author of the book Hound of Happiness (link below) and writes for numerous national magazines. She is an established speaker, most notably her TEDx Talk in 2015 on embracing adversity. With a degree in International Business Management, and qualifications in Advanced Personal Training, Sports Therapy, Nutritional Therapy, NLP, Hypnotherapy and DNA Master Coaching, Kim has truly broadened her skill set with a holistic view. Kim has raised over £80,000 for charity, including working in Sierra Leone & Nepal with Street Child. She successfully competed for Team GB Triathlon before contracting a challenging condition in 2013, known as Weils Disease. She is an expert at blending in-depth mind and body coaching tools into simple, accessible, and proven formulas.

Episode content: Training tips for women

Kim joins us on this show to discuss a host of important issues around fitness business, some important coaching guidelines, and training tips for women.

  • the reason behind the mind-body coaching concept
  • the importance of education and skill acquisition
  • important considerations in training females compared to males
  • how the menstrual cycle should alter the training focus across each month
  • common barriers to overcome when training women

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, please visit our full podcast library.

Company websites: www.energisedperformance.com https://www.kimingleby.co.uk/

Connect with Kim on social media:

Facebook energisedperformance // mentalstrengthcoach

Twitter @kimingleby

Instagram @kimingleby

Episode links

Build your positivity through Kim’s book on Amazon

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Fitness career abroad – Episode 3 with Ben McDonald

Summary

Moving abroad carries its challenges for anyone, but a fitness professional relies heavily on reputation and a solid client base. Fitness industry veteran, Ben McDonald, has successfully transferred his well-established fitness career abroad, re-building from the ground up. He joins us on the show to share his story, experience and perspective.

Biography

Ben McDonald has worked in the fitness industry since 2004 and currently works for DTS Fitness Education in Canada. He has an extensive and varied sporting background including fencing, board diving, Mixed Martial Arts and has competed in Cricket, Aikido, Boxing, and Rugby. Ben has taught for the largest health and fitness training provider in Europe and has been published in numerous UK magazines. He has developed multiple qualifications, presented internationally, and is considered a leading expert in Club bell training. Ben was awarded the 2013 Recognition award at the UK International Fitness Showcase. He is passionate, energetic and his love for the health and fitness industry is contagious.

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Ben McDonald, Leading fitness educator

Episode content: Fitness career abroad

This episode covers a broad range of elements, all of which can help to combine in the process of creating a successful fitness career abroad.

  • key motivational factors for success
  • challenges of moving a fitness career abroad
  • fixed versus growth mindset
  • outcome versus processed focused
  • standing out from other fitness professionals
  • connecting with your client base
  • making a memorable impact on future performance
  • Full success acronym: MADE = Motivation, Appreciation, Dedication & Education

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, please visit the full podcast library.

Company website: www.dtsfitnesseducation.com

Connect with Ben on social media:

Facebook @ben.mcdonald.169

Instagram @benmcd1976

Episode links

Ben shares an important book recommendation during the show called Mindset by Carol Dweck

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