Category Archives: Podcast

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:

Social

Be especially sure to check out #reclaimthefloor.  It’s simple, it’s effective, it’s great.

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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.

 

Movement Parallels Life w/ Kellen Milad

This week on The Human Animal Podcast, special guest Kellen Milad is back for round two.  Kellen is a movement coach and MovNat Team Instructor based out of Milwaukee, WI.  For this episode, we dive further into his unique approach to movement culture, training, philosophy, and more.  In particular we touch on:

  • How to let go of programming for limitless growth
  • The importance of time to reflect
  • What a first training session looks like
  • How to build out your movement menu

…and so much more!

Kellen’s message really resonates with me – and I think it will for you too.

More from Kellen @:

And be sure to check out our last episode with Kellen here.

Exuberant Animal w/ Frank Forencich

Frank Forencich is the Exuberant Animal and, in my opinion, the father of the play movement in fitness today.  His work is influential across many fields, and includes the books Exuberant AnimalBeautiful PracticeStresscraft, and his upcoming book on The Long Body and Warrior Activism (two topics we cover at length in this podcast!)

We also touch on:

  • the importance of high/contrast living
  • habitat, exposure, and tribe
  • the real meaning of holistic
  • play, work, and the balance between
  • big paleo and what the current paleo movement is missing

…and so much more!

Connect with Frank

And subscribe to his email  – he gives you an awesome PDF chalk full of play ideas.  Many of these featured in the original Exuberant Animal Playbook that helped inspire me to launch the Ninja Academy here at Force!

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If you want to learn more about how to put these ideas into practice in your own life, check out my online coaching program here.  I’d love to sit down with your for a complementary video call to figure out if we are a great fit.