Category Archives: Podcast

Seasonal Movement w/ Ben Medder

In Episode 66, I talk with movement coach, father and philosopher Ben Medder about his journey into coaching, how he built his practice and shares it with others, and the importance of moving with the seasons. You can find more of Ben’s stuff at:

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Fighting Monkey w/ Jozef Frucek

This week, I’m so thankful to have Jozef Frucek of Fighting Monkey on the pod.

This interview is one I have been looking forward to for a long time. Jozef’s approach to human movement and the aging process is fascinating, and his research with partner Linda into the interplay between athletics, art, and movement has produced some of the most interesting material I’ve seen come out of the movement sphere in some time.

Most of all, Jozef’s message of developing communication as a means of developing ourselves as human beings really spoke to me, and I think it will deeply resonate with you as well.

 

You can find more of Jozef’s and Fighting Monkey’s stuff here (and I highly recommend watching these before listening to the pod):

 

And don’t forget to grab your copy of “Play. Full.”

Liminal Movement w/ Chandler Stevens

Chandler Stevens is a movement coach, writer/philosopher, and coacher of coaches. On the pod today, we talk about the 3 pillars of mobility, and how you can unlock yours, coaching without dictating, why coaches need coaches, and much more!

You can find more of his awesome stuff here:

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Triggers

In this episode of The Human Animal Podcast, Jake (@themindfulsavage) and I sit down to discuss the central concept around how we coach people: triggers.  I.E.  That environment is a huge factor in shaping our behavior.

Specifically, I ask Jake about how he uses this concept in his Success Sessions, his initial meetings with clients, in order to have an immediate impact.  I’ve gotten to watch him work with people for the last five years, and I can say it still amazes me how people walk out of these initial meetings 1) totally bought in to our program, and 2) say that it almost felt like a therapy session.  That no one had taken the time to listen to them like that in a long time.

And it’s not just new clients who this has a huge impact on: Jake regularly meets with some of the people who have been in our gym the LONGEST, and is able to reinvigorate and direct them in a positive direction.

Whether you want to better understand your own behavior, or impact the lives of others in a positive way, this episode will lay down the critical foundation.

P.S. Reach out to Jake at jakejgeary@gmail.com to ask about 1-on-1 online coaching!

Evolve Move Play w/ Rafe Kelley

This week’s episode features one of my all-time favorite guests, Rafe Kelley of Evolve Move Play.  I’ve been following Rafe’s work for years, and many of his concepts have worked their way into my own practice and teaching methodology.  The “80/20” play rule, starting from a fully realized natural movement practice and working backwards to assess where isolation can be beneficial (and not the other way around), and nourishment vs stimulation – these are all concepts that have held tried and true for me and my students.

In our conversation, we weave in and out of a variety of topics – from major Evolve Move Play concepts in Part 1 of our talk to the state of Natural Movement in fitness in Part 2.  We cover a lot of ground, and I think you will really enjoy Rafe’s unique perspectives.

Find more of Rafe’s work at:

And sign up for the Bloomington event to meet Rafe (and me!) personally:

http://www.evolvemoveplay.com/experiencebloomingtonsignuppage/

Until next time.