Today I had a really reflective conversation with Austin Current. He's a deep thinker just like me and really needs to trust the people that surround him. We talk about being in a good environment and positioning ourselves to be pursuing things that we are good at in a way that we can still seek challenge.
We talk not only about fitness but about Austin's high school experience, times of doubt, how he's gotten to know himself better and how he's had to learn how to disassociate from his identity being what he does such as his past as an athlete in team sports and make it more about being associated with his identity in how he does ANYTHING.
Austin started in the fitness industry when he made his debut to the physique stage in 2013. In 2014, he earned his IFBB Pro status and shortly after started to take on clients in-person and online. In 2016, Austin graduated with a degree in Exercise Science and earned his NSCA-CSCS certification. Austin currently resides in Colorado with his wife, KaSandra.
That last paragraph came straight from his website and I was lucky to get the opportunity to really fill in the gaps in our visit today. Please share this episode on social and you can learn more about Austin by checking out his podcast, Life Beyond Fitness or following him @austincurrent_ .
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Shawn Adair is one of the only personal trainers I know of that trained people out of his apartment building by putting rubber mats and a rack in the living room. He quickly moved on to open up The Bar, based out of Vancouver, BC. He casually talked about jumping a gap at the Grand Canyon like it was just another day whereas I get anxious if I see a cliff's edge on an IMAX movie.
Shawn has really set himself apart with a high energy personality, crazy work ethic, passion for continuing education and attention to detail. A lot of leaders in the industry go to him to refine their skills in strict muscle ups and just performance based training. Working out the inefficiencies. Shawn is also FST certified which has benefited him in a huge way with how he works with his clients.
I hope you enjoy this episode, be sure to tag us on social media when you listen, give it a nice rating, and check out some of the other episodes. You can see all the episodes ever released at http://thelifestylechase.podbean.com . As more of these episodes get released alongside my Real Talk short segments, you will find that only the most recent 100 episodes show up in iTunes and Spotify. Some alumni guests whose names you may recognize are Jill Coleman, Dean Somerset, Jordan Syatt, Carl Paoli, Jen Kish and countless others both inside and outside of the fitness industry. It's amazing the conversations I've had and I'm grateful for the opportunities. Thanks for supporting my passion project!
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Marc Morris is a nationally ranked powerlifter. He's competed successfully in Men's physique, he's highly educated with a Ph.D. in Human Nutrition, and over 10 years of experience as an online nutrition coach. He's been lifting weights since the age of 16 and has always been hyper focused towards getting to where he wants to be. He's an academic who lifts.
There's more to Marc though. We talk about seeing what someone else has, or where someone else is in their life and just wanting it so bad that you essentially replicate it and where that works and where we need to just figure out who WE are and just be that. We talk about how important it is that our biggest passion is in something greater than ourselves, and not just in making ourselves into who we think we should be. Marc talked about losing his dad suddenly due to a heart attack, he talked about his wife's battle with cancer shortly after they got married and how she shared her journey to help others going through the same thing. He talked about becoming a dad, and navigating post secondary wondering what it had in store for him. For being a pretty stoic dude he really opened up in this episode which meant a lot to me.
Near the end I made sure to get him to talk about nutrition for a couple minutes to keep this on par for the course as a fitness podcast. But then we brought it back to the things in life that make him feel like he's living it to the fullest. Dr. Marc Morris, is the founder of Polyhealth as well as being a certified strength coach. I hope you enjoy this episode, please share The Lifestyle Chase with a friend. To learn more about what Marc brings to the table by looking him up online simply by googling him, because he's a pretty popular guy, or listening to his episode with my friends at The Fitness Devil Podcast. He's good people. Thanks for listening!