What's up everybody? We've got a great episode for you today! We have Andrea who's in the financial world by day and Spartan race competitor by night. This was such a cool podcast. She found a sport that she loved, that she enjoys, and that pushes her, makes her dig deep, and go to the dark place deep in that well, to really push through and compete at a high level.
Like I said, this one is full of good nuggets. It's honestly a really, really cool story. It's awesome to have somebody in the local Charleston area who competes at this level with these Spartan races. If you don't know what a Spartan race is, you'll understand for sure by the end of the podcast, even ways to kind of train for one yourself and just the benefits of pushing yourself out of that comfort zone and really seeing how deep that well goes. Enjoy!
Reach out to Andrea:
Via Instagram: @andreaog1311
For as long as Lauren can remember she has always been into fitness! She started with being a P.E. teacher at the elementary school level but was always striving to do more within the group fitness industry. Lauren gives a full rundown of her background and how teaching a Body Pump class at Auburn University has led her down the path of now working with Peloton!
Lauren has taken risks in her career but without risks you may never open up new possibilities for yourself! Lauren has certainly done this for herself in her career.
Do you have a fear of getting a Peloton and it becoming a place to place your laundry rather than it being the amazing piece of cardio equipment it is? Well have no fear because Lauren and her Peloton expertise help us get a clear understanding of how the gamification of fitness and more particularly Peloton is helping people change their lives for the better!
Lauren truly represents herself and her passion for health & fitness on today's episode. She sends a clear message of how little victories in our day to day lives can lead us to an overall improved lifestyle. Peloton especially does a fantastic job of using it's content and motivating it's users to get over the hurdles of a lack of motivation!
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Reach out to Lauren:
via Instagram: @lttakespix
via website: https://www.onepeloton.com/showrooms/us_sc_mountpleasant
We have a lot of interesting things to dig into on today's episode with @theelevatedpt but the main focus is centered around endometriosis. I am willing to bet most of you have probably never heard of it!!!
Tracey brings a wealth of knowledge and first hand experience to this diagnosis.
Tracey shares symptoms to look for with this diagnosis and the various methods of treating it.
T.V. dinners? Do they still exist? LOL, We get into this as well as how nutrition affects endometriosis, autoimmune diseases and inflammation.
Tracey is awesome and it is very apparent what she is passionate about in and you will certainly hear that after listening to this episode.
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I am very much looking forward to bringing you another episode of The Healthy Charleston Podcast today. I was fortunate enough to be joined by Aaron Embry. Aaron is involved in research, treating patients as a physical therapist, and also serves as the SCAPTA president. We discuss some very cool ideas and concepts on how physical therapy can have an impact on our community and what the future of the profession is.
The biggest takeaway from today's episode for me was a question Aaron asked regarding what kind of impact a podcast or practice like ours can have on a community like Charleston. This was a very mind-opening moment for me and I hope it is for you as well. Enjoy!
Reach out to Aaron:
Via website: scapta.org
Today, on The Healthy Charleston Podcast, we are joined by guest host, Nate Jones, and we are looking forward to bringing another informative interview with Dr. Russel Daniel. Dr. Daniel is the owner and medical director of Southcoast Regenerative Medicine. He has practiced medicine for over twenty years and is widely respected by peers both for his knowledge and technical abilities, as well as for his ethical approach to patient care. Many physicians after developing problems, have chosen Dr. Daniel as their physician.
Reach out to Dr. Daniel:
Via website: www.scregenerative.com/
I am looking forward to bringing you guys another episode of The Healthy Charleston Podcast and today we are joined by Jan Park with Health Yourself by JP. Health Yourself offers online courses & private coaching. With 25 years of combined experience as a Registered Nurse, Certified Weight Management Specialist, Fitness trainer, Corporate Wellness Manager, and mom of 3, Jan Park has helped hundreds of people lose weight and feel their best. Jan has coached a variety of clients including college students, and women and men of all ages. She has also helped people with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes manage their conditions better using these nutritional strategies. Enjoy!
Reach out to Jan:
Via website: healthyourselfbyjp.com
Via Instagram: health_yourself_byjp
Via Facebook: Health Yourself by JP
Meet local celebrity Dr. Ann Kulze. Dr. Ann shares her amazing story of how she started as a primary care physician to expanding into lifestyle medicine, educational products, speaking and more!!! She has an amazing passion for what she does and Dr. Ann brings that passion to our conversation today. I hope you enjoy!
Reach out to Dr. Ann:
Via website: drannwellness.com
Via Instagram: @drannwellness
Via Facebook: @drannwellness
Today, we are joined by Courtenay Fisher who is an FNTP Nutritional Therapy Practitioner located here in Charleston. We had an absolute blast during our conversation today and I was fortunate enough to learn quite a bit about nutrient-dense foods, the SAD diet, and many other things involving nutrition. I got a lot out of this episode and I think you will too. Enjoy!
Reach out to Courtenay:
Via Facebook: https://
Today, I interview Laura Sapper who is an experienced Athletic Trainer here in the Charleston area. She has had many roles in the world of athletic training and she brings this passion to our conversation today. Enjoy!
Reach out to Laura:
Via Instagram: @laurasapper1
Today on Episode 74, we are lucky enough to be joined by Cal Bauer of Pale Horse Crossfit and Bauer-Bilt Personal Training. Cal shares his story with us today and the journey that has led him down the path he is on. Cal is an amazing Crossfit athlete, an amazing coach, and we get into this among many other topics on today's episode. Enjoy!
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You will not be disappointed with today's episode as Joey has a fantastic story to share. We start from when he is folding towels in a gym to having grown his gym memberships by 700%. We discuss the intangibles of health & fitness and how to live your best life!
Reach out to Joey & Exemplar Fitness:
Via website: https://www.exemplarfitness.com/
Today, I had an absolute blast interviewing Jenny Fisher. Jenny, aka fitfishmom, is an oblique ambassador here in Charleston and provides amazing content via her social media channels. If you really want to see what Charleston, SC is like while seeing some very cool workouts, I highly recommend you check her out! I really enjoyed our conversation today and I hope you do as well.
Reach out to Jenny:
Via Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/fitfishmom/about/?ref=page_internal
Via Instagram: @fitfishmom
I am very excited to be joined by personal trainer Heather Black on today's episode. Heather is a local personal trainer in Charleston, SC and was recently featured on the cover of Oblique Magazine as the cover model. She is a mother a four and she shares her amazing knowledge of how to be the best version of yourself. If you are interested in fitness and health, I think you will really enjoy this episode.
Reach out to Heather:
Via Instagram: @heatherblackfit
Via Website: heatherblackfitness.com
Today we are joined by Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach, Courtney Burisch. We had a very great conversation covering nutrition, sleep, and stress management. I really enjoyed our conversation today and I highly recommend everyone check her out.
Reach out to Courtney:
Via Instagram: @organic_blondie
Today's episode is a little different than my typical podcast. I am excited to be joined by Tom Moriarity on episode 68 of The Healthy Charleston Podcast. Tom is the Director of Rehabilitation at East Cooper Rehabilitation Center located in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Tom has also been on multiple sides of the coin as a Staff PT, being part of a private clinic, and now in his current corporate role at East Cooper Rehabilitation Center. We go down some very interesting rabbit holes and I really think you will enjoy his take on things.
Reach out to Tom and East Cooper Rehabilitation Center:
Via Website: https://www.eastcoopermedctr.com/
On episode 67 of The Healthy Charleston Podcast, we have three very special guests filling in for me. They are Dane Gifford, Nate Jones, and Matt Shiver of Made 2 Move Physical Therapy. They address the challenges of Olympic weightlifting, what it's like to diet as an Olympic lifter, and the many definitions of fatigue and physiological adaptations.
On Episode 66 of The Healthy Charleston I am joined by Mental Guru, Brian Durbin, of Synchronicity located in Mt. Pleasant, SC. We have a very informative conversation based around the ideas and practices of his well-being practice. Feelings of well-being are fundamental to the overall health of an individual, enabling them to successfully overcome difficulties and achieve what they want out of life. Past experiences, attitudes and outlook can all impact well-being as can physical or emotional trauma following specific incidents.
Reach out to Brian:
Via Website: https://thesynclife.com/
On Episode 65 of The Healthy Charleston Podcast, I am excited to be joined by Dr. Meg Henderson. Meg is a post-par-tum physical therapist and we get into how a woman's health can be determined after giving birth to a child. Dr. Meg was kind enough to share her knowledge of this field with us on today's episode.
Reach out to Dr. Meg:
Via Instagram: @4thtrimester.chs
On episode 64 of The Healthy Charleston Podcast I am pleased to be joined by Carl Dearing of CDFIT. Carl Dearing's work in functional training and individual program design stems from work as an exercise physiologist in the hospital and physical therapy settings and as a sports performance coach for high school, college, and professional athletes in Philadelphia. Athletes, top business professionals, and people of all stages of life have chosen Carl and his outlook and insight into the human body to help them achieve peak performance, heightened body awareness, and increased quality of life.
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Meet USA Triathlon Elite Youth & Junior Certified Coach Shana Fitch with Palmetto Tribe! Shana is someone with 2 passions and somehow has merged them together to create something awesome! Can you picture kids racing triathlons and training for endurance events! We can! And We love it! Shana created Palmetto Tribe for exactly that! She wanted to give kids the opportunity to learn and grow through training and teamwork with endurance sports. Her program has made endurance fun for these kids and given them a place to safely push their limits and grow. They have created a "tribe" where the kids learn amazing skills both in training and outside of training...in life!
Shana ran the 400 and 800 in college at Virginia Tech then eventually found triathlons and get hooked! She loves triathlons and the kids so much! She made the bold decision to leave her digital marketing job and go all in with Palmetto Tribe! The program offers 6 week training programs and they even have a travel team where kids compete and train together!! They are swimming, biking, and running! And throwing in some cross training and life lessons as well!!!
Shana program is so innovative and impactful. They take on a wide range of things beyond endurance training and trying to make these kids overall beter athletes and frankly, we believe, better humans.
Today we sat down with Cam & Corey of Freshly Fueled Performance Meal Prep. We talk about each of their journey's and how they ultimately turned their passion for nutrition into a thriving business. We discuss the importance of educating clients in regards to nutrition as well as how to set yourself up for success when it comes to meeting your goals. Listen in to find out how Cam went from graduating high school at 16 to leading her college's new lacrosse team to providing nutrition guidance to figure competitors and bodybuilding pros. Find out how a camping trip with friends turned into a loving marriage. Make sure you check out Corey as he is leading classes at HYLO in West Ashley.
Oh Buddy!!! Today was a blast! Dr. Henderson agree on alot of things healthcare related. Dr. Henderson is a endocronlogist who practices in Charleston and focuses on thyroid health. She has an amazing treatment philosophy (and I won't ruin it)But its most likely way different than anything you've heard!!! We both agree that modern medicine relies to much on medication and not on lifestyle changes. We need more conservative approaches. There may be a rant/tangent or two on that topic haha!!! Dr. Henderson really puts some common sense behind thyroid and hormone health. She explains alot of difficult complex topics in very easy to understand common sense way! The thyroid is often misdiagnosed and can really be at the root cause of alot of issues. She knows so much she wrote a book on it! It's called “What You Must Know About Hashimoto's Disease” and I would highly reccomend you check it out. Find out more: Clinic website: charlestonthyroidcenter.com/ Personal site: https://www.drhendersonmd.com/ Facebook: facebook.com/Charleston-Thyroid-Center-302686930517978/ IG: instagram.com/drhendersonmd
Adriaan is a personal trainer with personal performance in Charleston, South Carolina. He developed a keen interest in the body, movement, and strength and conditioning in College. He has some very interesting stories working with Pit Crews while doing an internship with Hendrick Motorsports. You will be surprised to learn the rigorous programs these athletes have to go through to stay healthy and fit for their jobs. They have teams fof fitness and health professionals. This is where Adriaan learned about this collaborative approach to fitness and health. He saw even more while working with UNC Charlotte soccer team. Adriaan also been dealing with a back injury for many years and finally just recently has cracked the code. Adriaan has a real pragmatic approach to training and realizes the training the while person "mind, body, and soul" as he put it is the key to getting results.
Learn more here:Wesbite: personalperformancechs.com/ IG: instagram.com/personalperformancechs/ Facebook: facebook.com/personalperformancechs
Kyle owns a long standing CrossFit gym in James Island. Kyle has had some amazing coaches and experiences throughout high school and college that has shaped his philosophy and training principles today. He loves his community and calls it a tribe! We go on a lot of different tangents from the changes course of CrossFit, why training at a "globo gym" may not be the best idea, bro-science, and bulking up. Kyle has 3 physicians training at his gym and all 3 have taken the free CF-L1 training course by CrossFit. The current health and fitness trends are pointing in the right direction and he is definitely doing his part!
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Today, we had way too much fun. Angel Roberts who owns a local Dance Studio in Charleston, SC on Daniel Island joins us to talk about her journey from growing up in her Mom's dance studio, teaching herself most of her dance moves, and spending 13 years in LA!!! This is an episode you don't want to miss. Is there a better expression of health, movement, and Happiness...then Dance? Her passion for her craft and her desire for having an impact on her students is more than evident in this episode. How much better would the world be if we danced more? We say...A WHOLE LOT BETTER!!!! Her studio has kids and adult classes. We get to hear about the amazing transformations she gets to witness. They leave class more confident in their own skin, more comfortable on stage, learn new skills and move their body in different ways!!! Spoiler alert...moving your body in different ways- not just squatting, walking, sitting but twisting, jumping landing, turning.....IS REALLY GOOD FOR YOU!!! Get off the elliptical and start Dancing!!! Learn more here: Website: peacelovehiphop.com/ IG: @peacelovehiphop
Joshua Batt is a coach and owner of Talem of Summerville. This is a phenomenal gym in the Summerville area that has been there for over 7 years. Josh has a unusual story. He found out he had a passion for helping and motivating people as a soldier in the army! It all started when after finishing his PT tests (running, obstacle courses) he felt compelled to run back and help the one guy who he thought would have the most difficulty passing his test and help him, motivate him to get to that finish line. This is something that grew and he continued during his military career. Eventually he was given the opportunity to own a gym and he ran with it! He loves his job and it shows. He is always learning as an athlete and as a coach. As he progresses his coaching skills he continues to offer more and more to his community and his members.
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Josh Website: talemofsummerville.com
Meet Jeremy and Seth- 2 brothers with 2 different paths to fitness. They are now both coaching at Frequency Fitness in Mt Pleasant. Jeremy grew up playing multiple sports and started working out like a lot of us by trying to "get big" as a teenager, and ultimately fell into Tae Kwon Do. Jeremy took a leap moved to Charleston and started a kids Tae Kwon Do and gym with a friend. The gym has evolved over the years but has always focused on building confidence, a great community, and amazing client experience. Then there’s Seth, who took a slightly different path. He decided about 5 years ago while living in DC after realizing he was spending his days making money but spending it all on rent and alcohol that this was not the lifestyle for him. He moves to Charleston joined his brothers gym and transformed his life and his whole identity! Now a self proclaimed fit nerd. He is a CrossFit Coach and is chasing things like a 400 pound deadlift and a faster Murph time. He has an interesting story that he shares. Being a natural introvert his fitness has transformed a lot of things in his life and made things possible that he never though he would do. This was such a great conversation about making the intentional decision to become healthy and fit. Realizing that it's a long term process that could take years and that at its core you need to build the confidence to get there.
Kim leads with thoughtful listening, graceful communication, committed partnership and a genuine curiosity that has her clients see what they cannot and get present to possibility. Partnering with Kim is an intimate, committed and distinct relationship focused on outcomes and performance in your life.
She is considered the most integral member of her clients business and life team.
Her coaching has focused on successful leaders and entrepreneurs, helping them live authentically, gain access to their power and bring themselves to life fully. Above all, Kim’s coaching focuses on results; she is experienced as a partner in creating deep personal growth while generating business, financial and relational expansion.
Before coaching, Kim’s career was as varied as her clients. Her work experience spans start-ups to Fortune 50 organizations with roles in engineering, sales and market development with an MBA from NYU Stern. Her entrepreneurial ventures began when she birthed her first child and claimed the title of ‘mom’ followed closely by her lifestyle photography business.
Currently she runs a high-level, performance & leadership coaching practice out of her home base in the Charleston, SC area.
Kim is a demonstration of devotion to deepening relationships, personal growth and a love of learning. She knows that living this work inside the home, with her two girls and her husband Mark, is the most profound and world-changing impact she can ever make.
Dr. Jennifer Pullano is a local family medicine doctor with a very interesting story. She spent 4 years as a Naval Medical Office here at the Naval Weapons Station where she literally developed the skills to be the swiss army knife of doctors. She was trained in everything from Nuclear Warfare to at sea appendectomy. She leveraged these skills and ultimately opened her own direct primary practice where you pay her directly for her service. She been in doing the direct primary model for over 13 years! She has been doing this before this was thing! This is a doctor with passion and purpose for what she does. We discuss the benefits of the direct pay model. How investing and taking control of yourself is the way to better health and frankly happiness! This was a truly enjoyable episode. Hope you enjoy!
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What happens when a husband and wife tag team create a training studio with personal training and group fitness? Well, I'll spoil it for you...absolute magic. Andrew and Anna love what they do and you can 100% tell in this podcast. They both love fitness, love people, and created a gym where anyone can feel welcome, push their limits and get BIG results.
Andrew is an athletic trainer and personal trainer that uses his athletic training background to create unique personalized workouts and incorporates a more holistic functional model into what he calls "periodization". Now, these are workouts that change a focus every few weeks- focusing on cardio, hypertrophy, strength, etc. Keeping this fun, fresh, and ultimately great results.
Anna loved fitness from an early age, and although didn't play volleyball in college she trained with the team regularly. Anna also has Type 1 Diabetes and is passionate about helping others with Type 1 Diabetes and women feel comfortable, strong, and healthy.
Together they make a great team and have a awesome group of trainers who help them create a awesome gym environment with a mom and pop feel, healthy competition, and absolutely awesome community.
Are you seeing a theme here. If you want to be healthy, happy, and make long lasting changes (true lifestyle changes) find a community that you love being around and challenge yourself regularly.
Check out Duffy's Ultimate Functional Fitness here:
Episode 50!!!! Today, we meet Jason Fiutem co owner of an amazing gym in James Island. Jason went from cross country runner to training at the "racket club". He learned alot from the "old guys" at the local gym and this evolved into some high level body building then finally started doing some personal training. He created a name for himself but soon saw the writing on the wall that the fitness industry was changing. So he took a mortgage on the house and built a gym was different. A place more client friendly and a place where trainers could thrive. Exemplar Fitness has been through the recession, multiple fitness trends, and stood the test of time. It has evolved from personal training studio to offer more functional fitness, corrective exercise, and high intensity classes which they call "RUSH". Jason believes in building a place for his clients. A place that is "non-threatening", has pristine bathrooms, and a friendly staff. They have amazing trainers of all types of backgrounds and expertise. Hope you enjoy this episode! We had ton of fun recording it!
WOW! We got to hear an amazing story from Ashley today. Find out how he went from over 300 pounds in high school and college to firefighter to personal trainer to owning his own successful training studio here in Charleston, SC. Ashley was able to transform his own life and use that same passion and energy to impact others by the thousands. He talk about 2 defining moments in his life, and how he uses his family to stay grounded. Ashley has created a truly unique community and team of trainers who are creating huge buy in and amazing results. This is a man that knows how to reach goals not only for himself but for others! Be prepared to get fired up after listening to this episode! I know I was!!
Find out more: http://definingmomentfitness.com/
Today had the pleasure of interviewing Eliza who is a fitness professional who loves nutrition, fitness, and spreading great information. She came from a family that put good nutrition and movement first. Also, she had a bad car accident in college, where she literally broke her back and was told she may never walk again. Needless to say, she made a full recovery and has found a new passion for health and fitness. She takes nothing for granted even the smallest things, and uses this perspective to help her clients and all of those around her. We talk a full range of topics including nutrition, poop, fitness, and morning routines. She knows that there is no one size fits all for everyone when it comes to health and fitness. My biggest takeaway today was we all need a morning routine, some selfish solitude, and we need to evolve in our health and fitness! Some great nuggests in this conversation! Enjoy!
Find her on IG here: https://www.instagram.com/elizagellman/
Her own "Hotter than Health" podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/eliza-g-fitness-hotter-than-health/id1428759268