He's a teacher, personal trainer, cancer survivor, podcast host, just got engaged 9 days ago and he likes cookies as much as me. He's my new American Spirit Animal. Ironically he drinks Tim Hortons coffee more than I do. If you've made it this far, you'll enjoy this one a lot. We crushed two episodes today. I'll be appearing on his podcast, "Cool, Calm, & Chaotic" on Wednesday. It will be a good combo to listen to both perspectives. Stay tuned! Until then, I would like to introduce you to Mark Zarate.
Coach as he is most often referred to, has a lot of wisdom to share. That goes without saying. The life experience he has from his various roles working with young offenders as well as his wealth of experience working with athletes has made him into the individual he is today.
We talked about the joy that he gets from being a grandparent, a husband, and from seeing people get that light bulb moment as they first get comfortable in the gym.
We talked about life's toughest challenges and dark moments and how fitness helps with them. We also talked about the weirdest pre competition ritual he's ever witnessed and I asked him what his favourite things were about dogs and what he admires most about his wife.
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Namrata Gill is currently a Sergeant with the Edmonton Police Service but she grew up in India and moved to Canada at the time of her arranged marriage. Namrata experienced domestic violence in her marriage which shaped her into the strong leader she is today. Not everyone realizes the trials and tribulations that people face in life to become the people they look up to and admire. This episode is all about that.
I'm going to add a link to short film about Namrata https://www.nfb.ca/film/namrata/
I hope you take some time to listen to the episode in its entirety. Thank you for listening!
Carl Paoli was born in the U.S. to Swedish parents. He grew up in Spain and learned from an early age how to connect to and be conscious of others. Carl has always been an active person. It has lead him to explore many different sports such as snow boarding, skiing, wake boarding, water skiing, karate, among others. Gymnastics however, is what truly molded a lot of what makes up the human that he's grown into today.
Carl trained and competed for over fifteen years as an elite level gymnast in Spain. Throughout his gymnastics career he received many accolades, including a National Gold Medal for Vault. Carl studied Environmental Science at Universidad Miguel Hernandez and specialized in Genetic Engineering and Coral Reef Ecology. There is a story to how he got through schooling faster than average but you'll have to do your research to find that one out. After university, Carl returned to the U.S. to pursue his career in marine biology.
Carl's mind was never far from his appreciation for sport and fitness, and he reentered the world of gymnastics in 2004 in San Francisco. He worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach and ran his own practice called Naka Athletics, which specialized in all level physical preparation and representation of action sports athletes.
Carl is known to many for his innovations in CrossFit, the seminars he's presented and his presence online with learning material and resources.
Carl is also a New York Times Bestselling Author, a dad, a son, a husband, a friend, a mentor, a business owner and many other things. He's worn a lot of hats in his life, and continues to change them.
He recently had a scare with Tinitus which for anyone who doesn't know is a ringing in the ears that can lead to hearing loss.
He remains active at his local CrossFit gym, going for walks with is dog, and connecting with people on multiple levels and through various settings and avenues to help them solve their own obstacles. He puts together focused seminars/think-tanks to progress people further through self-awareness, collaboration, and wellness.
I hope you enjoy this one - it definitely could have easily been 6 hours long if we kept talking.
Jordan Syatt is a 5x World Record Powerlifter, Gary Vaynerchuk's personal trainer, strength and nutrition coach, enjoys Harry Potter, Coffee, and Big Macs. We scheduled this episode at the end of August so it's been something I've been looking forward to for a while. We talked about unicorn coffee, Dumbledore, J.K. Rowling, Jordan Syatt's Mom, fitness professionals he looks up to, what life was like when he was 10 years old, his recent challenge that's gone viral on YouTube, pivotal moments in his career, emotion versus logic, and many more.
You'll have to give this one a listen. The audio is a little weird but that's why I need you to share the episode because that's what will enable me to one day have a budget to maybe get a better internet package or maybe some more RAM for my computer. You know. The little things.
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Have you ever gone skydiving? Shannon Droeske has. In this episode we really dive down the rabbit hole of the spiritual energy side of things. We talk about how she sold all her things, and we talk about what kind of coffee is better. Tim Horton's or McDonald's. We talk about her loss of a close friend who was well known in the community.
Hope you enjoy and thank you for the support!
TJ Mims is from San Jose, California but it was just a week ago that he was staying here in an Air BnB in Edmonton for the Evolve Strength Symposium. I met him at the Kansas City Fitness Summit.
TJ has had his fair share of obstacles he's found a wife that has been able to help him conquer them. We talked a fair bit about mental health in this episode, and promoted the idea that no matter who you are, what you do, where you've been or what you've done, seeing a therapist is normal. You can just go see one just to see one. If anyone gives you a hard time for it, call us up.
We talked about his favourite video games, his favourite lift and how it became his kryptonite, we talked about some of his role models, his childhood, and his experiences working in the restaurant/bar industry.
It was a good conversation and I encourage you to listen to some of the other episodes as well. Let me know what you think, I'd love to hear from you.
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Luke Perry has quite a story. He basically took the word vulnerability and owned it in a big way today. We talked about just about everything that we had time to talk about and went down a few rabbit holes.
Essentially, Luke loves his cat. They say cats have 9 lives. It seems as though Luke also has 9 lives, with hopefully at least 3 left still. He's a guy with lifetimes of tough life experience and yet he's a month younger than me. So it really sinks in how we could be in totally different situations and yet here we both are doing the same job in our own unique ways just trying to live our best lives the only ways we know how.
We recorded this episode on 2 hours notice a week after a major life altering accident happened as well as shortly after some major health changes.
It's all about perspective. What do we all have to be grateful for. If you struggle with ADHD you'll want to listen to this one. If you grew up in foster care you will want to listen to this one. If you're really young and you're about to be a parent, you're going to want to listen to this one. If you've ever had kidney failure, dialisis, or if that's where life is taking you, you'll want to listen to this one. If you're a personal trainer and you shy away from connecting with your peers because of the competitive industry, you'll want to listen to this one.
That should be enough reasons. Thank you for listening to this one.
I hope nobody ever feels confident that they can pick who the next guest will be. I like to be unpredictable. It instills the value of community and connection both locally and far away. Being invested in someone else for an hour at a time can do wonders for personal growth.
Sarah Lindquist is someone who is doing really well for herself as far as a fulfilling life goes. She's worked very hard to get where she is, been up to a lot of really cool and exciting things, but despite all of this she has had no shortage of obstacles.
Her dog, Tukka is one of the most well-behaved large dogs I have ever met. I got to meet him at our Charity Boot camp that Sarah helped me run earlier this year at Langdale Park in the Windermere area in Edmonton, AB.
Make sure to give this one a listen, tag me, @sarahdawneyoga and @thelifestylechase on social media. Thanks for all of your support.