Episode 30 - Case Kenny

February 17, 2019

Episode 30 is with Chicago Based, Case Kenny. Case is a man that wears many hats. He's a Sales Director, Entrepreneur, writer, podcast host of New Mindset Who Dis, and founder of www.prsuit.com.

He's a pretty cool dude and we could relate on a lot of different levels. I thought it was pretty awesome.

What sets Case apart in his industry is his ability to be himself, and promote that for others. He believes that while mindset can change a lot in your life, you also need to take action to make that change happen.

We chatted about all the things except I forgot to ask him what kinds of food he likes. Maybe next time. 

I hope you give this one a listen. A lot of my listeners are used to hearing Edmonton guests all the time and I thought it would be some empowering perspective to hear from someone a little further away. 

These episodes are alway available on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Apple Music as well as through the link in my bio. 

If you enjoyed it, send me a message, or tag me on social. I'd love to know who is listening! 


Episode 29 - Danielle MacDonald

February 13, 2019

I asked Danielle if she thought a gym dog could elicit a PR in someone's lift. She essentially said if the dog is watching you, you have to impress the dog so you will obviously be strong for the dog. I love that answer.  

A lot of my guests have never listened to any of my podcast episodes going into it. Some of them have listened to several of them. It all depends on the individual, what is going on in their life and how much spare time they have. 

I didn't really know Danielle going into this podcast. I have followed her on social media for a year or more, and I knew she would be able to speak to certain mental and physical strengths required in life. 

How do we deal with someone else's death when we find ourselves showing showing empathy. How do we cope, how do we show our emotions, how do we live our lives?

I just tried to keep it real and throw some laughs into this episode. You'll have to let me know what you think.

If you're listening, share it on social and tag me in it. It often makes my day when someone lets me know they're listening to an episode. 

Ratings and reviews always help spread my message as well. 

As always, episodes are available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play, as well as the link in my bio and www.yegfitness.ca.

I hope you enjoy! Thank you for listening!



Episode 28 - Dean Somerset

February 5, 2019

It was not a coincidence that I scheduled Dean Somerset to be on my podcast on my birthday. I mean, that was the day this week that he was most available to guest on it, but that's beside the point. Regardless of what day it is today, it fills my cup to spend as much time with good human beings as possible. 

For anyone who doesn't know, Dean Somerset has his BSc. Kinesiology, he's a certified exercise physiologist, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and medical exercise specialist. If you casually ask him what he does in the gym though, he might just say he's a personal trainer. 

During certain times of the year, he travels around the world to share his wealth of knowledge that came from years of experience in the industry, a passion in the pursuit of learning, and just plain integrity in staying humble and being open to the lessons you can learn from everyone you meet in your life. In addition to presenting at conferences and summits, he creates a lot of material and releases a great deal of knowledge accessible to the masses. He's a goto for continuing education.

He still works with clients one on one, out of Evolve Downtown for the simple reason that we enter this industry to be with people, face to face, and as such,  this still holds importance in his career. 

We talk about family influence, sports, high school life, cookies or ice cream, lasagna, pizza, dogs, and high fives.

I don't really have to sell this episode to you, if you know Dean, you're already listening to it. He's a guy that many people are invested in and I am honoured that he shared his time with me today.

If you enjoy this one, send me a message, tag me in a post or give it a review and a rating. 

You'll be able to find this one on most podcast platforms such as Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play. As always, thank you for listening!



Episode 27 - Ryan McDonald

February 1, 2019

Episode 27 comes with a bit of a prelude to explain the echoing. The release was delayed by a few days (FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER haha) because I truly went "full nerd" in my attempt to get rid of or reduce the echo. Once you get that minor detail behind you it was a really fun conversation.

Ryan McDonald is a local Realtor and is one of the most driven people I know. Let's not forget that I know a lot of driven people. 

Before I go further, I want to mention I have appointed him as my official episode sponsor (so I mean, I just want to remind you he sells houses with the McDonald Real Estate Group).

That's not what he's all about though, he didn't ask or a plug.

He talks about it in the episode how sometimes in our own selfish way it feels good to help people. He's helped me in many ways in my career. 

We talk about family, his dad life, his love of pizza and the illusions that Vance Bosch has that he also loves Costco Hot Dogs. 

It's a good one, you should give it a listen. Send me a message, let me know what you think. As always, ratings and shares help me out tremendously and I appreciate them greatly. 

Available on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play!


Episode 26 - Jennifer Neilson

January 24, 2019

They call her "Bitchin' Housewife" and if there is ever a Zombie Apocalypse her phone is going to light up with people in her life that knows when life throws you an obstacle you find a way to stop bitching about it and rise up. 

We really dive into what defines relentlessness. It will look different to everyone, maybe it will seem like our situation isn't as big of a deal as someone else's or perhaps it could feel like our situation is much more dire than anyone we know. 

Essentially it's about this:

What do you do when shit hits the fan in your life? 

Jennifer has been an entrepreneur, she's run long distance races while pregnant, she's gone through the mental and physical roller coaster of a bodybuilding competition, she battles endometriosis, she's felt rock bottom and she's felt what it feels like to be at the top, she's a mom. Did I mention she ran long distances while pregnant?!? 

We talk about just about everything you can fit into an hour of conversation and it is completely improvised. I also give away my secret formula to my relaxation baths and we give a bunch of people a shout out. 

I was very glad I got to have this chat and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 

You can find it on most podcast streaming platforms, Google Play, Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, or even by simply googling The Lifestyle Chase. Partnered with YEG Fitness Magazine. 

If you enjoy it, please let me know by tagging me and sharing it on social media. I always appreciate when my messages get spread. 

Thank you for listening!


Episode 25 - Mental Health Edition with Blake Loates and Michelle Bagnell

January 18, 2019

Mental Health.

They say not enough men talk about it. Or people are scared to talk about it. There are a lot of people who assume that a such a positive person couldn't possibly be brought to tears when they think about someone they lost in a battle to mental health, as though battles are never faced by positive supportive people.

It's hard to define, people have different experiences and it feels uncomfortable or in some instances it's frowned upon to talk about the negative things in life.

Unless we talk about it, really dig deep into what it feels like, we can't experience growth. When we can't acknowledge or really own it when we are at a low in our mental health or when we can't tell the story of how someone else's mental health altered our lives, we can't really experience the support we may need.

This episode is incredibly meaningful to me, and is amplified by the addition of my guests who both have stories of their own.

Listen in as I open up on the topic of mental health across the table from Blake Loates and Michelle Bagnell.

If this episode resonates you, pass it on, or share it. If you have a story of your own you'd rather share instead, I challenge you to share it with someone. We need to be okay with not being okay, because mental health is just as much a priority as physical and unless we acknowledge that it is there, that it's a thing, and that it plays a role in everyone's life, how will we ever fight life's battles?

#weallbelieveinyou #purpose #letstalk #endthestigma  


Episode 24 - Ula Kaniuch

January 17, 2019

Ula is such a good soul. She is someone I can really relate to on the topics of personal reinvention, the importance of thoroughly communicating with your people and the importance of having and mandating a "board of directors" or support circle. 

Nobody is really done learning, as in if you are the best version of yourself right now, that's kind of boring. We talk about a lot of Ula's ventures in her career, the things she's gained from them and how she's learned. We chat about Lululemon, how good Mountain Mike's advice is (it's good, trust me), and her journey as a dog mom. 

You should give this one a listen, I really enjoyed the chat. 

The Lifestyle Chase is available just about everywhere, and is also officially partnered with YEG Fitness. You can find it in the link in my bio, at www.yegfitness.ca, Spotify, Google Play, or Apple Music. 

I really appreciate it when you share the episode you are listening to, especially if you give one of your favorite takeaways. There are still some people in Edmonton that think I am just out here selling Dyson vacuum cleaners or something, but this podcast project is something that is incredibly meaningful to me. 

The next episode is coming out tomorrow. It is a two-guest special geared towards stomping on the stigma around mental health. It's something where personally I will be really putting myself out there and so if you are listening to Episode 24, I need your help in spreading awareness when you get to Episode 25.

As always, thank you for the support. 


Episode 23 - Vance Bosch

January 9, 2019

Vance "Boomerang" Bosch definitely has more life experience than an hour worth of talking can fit. There is definitely more to him than meets the eye. 

In selecting a picture for the cover for his episode, all his photos were with his wife, Morgan. It says a lot about a relationship when all of your photos are with your partner in crime.

This loyalty and devotion is what is so impactful about what Vance is going to experience this year. Amidst business successes and personal growth that we all chase, Vance Bosch is going to be a dad to twins!

It's a great chat and Vance is definitely one of my favourite people who's had my back when I needed it so I hope you give this episode a listen. 

We gave more shout outs so perk your ears and turn the volume up. Let me know what you think, share as you listen on social media, and if you really liked it, go rate it on iTunes. 



Episode 22 - Ryan Jones

January 7, 2019

When Ryan Jones was an Edmonton Oiler he was one of my favourite players. From asking for cookies in exchange for autographs to getting the flight staff to scare Linus Omark on the plane, Ryan is a fun guy on anyone's team.

We talked about what molded him into the individual he is and some of the obstacles he faced along the way. He spoke of how sometimes when something really frustrating happens it changes your life in a way you would never have expected but never want to have had happen any other way. 

Lots of hockey player shoutouts and I may have dropped a few names myself, so that means you'll obviously have to listen to hear if we talked about you. You just never know.

As always, what really helps me in spreading my message is sharing these episodes on social media and heading over to iTunes to give me a 5 star review. 

Anyone from the hockey world that is listening to this episode, please also go listen to Episode 18 with Tracey Kalbfleisch when you get a chance. 

Let me know what you think. These podcasts are available on Spotify, iTunes/Apple Music, and Google Play. Thanks for listening!


Episode 21 - Bradley James

January 2, 2019

Bradley James is a really good human being. He has met a lot of friends in various aspects of his life and from just starting to really get to know him I can tell I'll want to keep him close as one of mine. 

In this episode we talk about everything from his high school experience to his time at the U of A. We talk about the difference between living in Toronto vs living in Edmonton as I know a few Edmontians have made that big move in 2018.

We chat about people who have really impacted him and we spend a lot of time chatting about Lululemon as well. 

Honestly, we could have totally made this episode 3 hours long. I'm a fan of this guy, as I am of all of my guests. 

You might also get to the point where you want to reach out to him, so I'll just leave this here https://www.bradleyjamesentertainment.com/

Before you click away, I need your help! If you have enjoyed my podcast so far, please help me with my ratings on iTunes and maybe even leave a nice review. I have some awesome people like Sean Freeman (Official Hype Man) who have supported me by sharing the episode in their story as they listen. This is huge for the growth of this passion project of mine. I really want to leave a positive impact and I'll need your support to do so. 

I am sure you will enjoy this episode as much as I did. Thank you for listening!