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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!

We Are Integrated Animals

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This week is our second vault episode.  Jake, TJ and I sat down to record this about six months ago and it was a blast!  Our topic of discussion led us through six fascinating concepts that have changed the way we understand ourselves and our lives as human animals.  From posture and hormones, imperfection and happiness, the WHY, internal and external locus of control and more!  We hope something in here sparks your interest and gives you a fresh perspective.  Enjoy!

We love to hear your feedback!  Just send your missive over to thehumananimalpodcast@gmail.com.

For more stuff from Matt, check out freefitguy.com and facebook.com/freefitguy, and be sure to check out the videos from #theplayfulproject.

 

Want Vs. Need

In this comeback episode of the Human Animal Podcast, we dig into the vault and bring out a pod we recorded about six months ago.  I was sitting on it trying to figure out how the make the audio sound clearer after we had a massive equipment malfunction – hopefully I did well enough that you guys can hear what’s going on.  🙂

The central theme of this episode is discussing the idea of WANT vs NEED, and how we see this play out in the gym and at large.  It stems from a conversation I had with coaching mentor Tim Anderson of Original Strength.  During a period of frustration I told him I was trying to figure out “how much I needed to do” in order to achieve my goal.  He asked me “how much I wanted to do.”  It was exactly what I needed to hear.

A bonus question to think about:  how/when are wants and needs different, and how can we change the things that scare us into the things that inspire us?

Enjoy!

Why We Don’t Exercise

Episode 52: Why We Don't Exercise

At The Human Animal, we believe in the power of self-discovery through discussion.  Our goal with this podcast is to start a conversation, but not finish it.  The process of exploring what it means to be a human animal is uniquely your own, and yet you will find many shared experiences with those in your tribe.  Often, we discover something about ourselves through the people closest to us.  So enjoy – connect – reflect – and most of all, embrace the journey.


 

This week, Jake and Matt sit down to discuss the concept of the “85%” of people not currently engaged in an exercise/movement practice.  Is it so crazy to think that what the fitness industry has to offer doesn’t appeal to 85% of us?  We don’t think so.  So where does that leave us?  What are the entry points to movement and fitness that are being left out?

We’ll cover:

  • Why the 85% of us who don’t “exercise” might not be crazy at all
  • Is fitness “fun” anymore?  Was it ever?
  • How to work at the edge of your ability (in more ways than one)
  • Play as an entry point to fitness and movement

…and so much more!

We really enjoyed this discussion and hope that you will too.


 

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Where are you headed?

Episode 51: where are you headed

We are back with a new episode of The Human Animal Podcast!  (Actually, we already have three new episodes recorded and a fourth in the works this weekend.)

We believe in the power of self-discovery through discussion.  Our goal with this podcast is to start a conversation, but not finish it.  The process of exploring what it means to be a human animal is uniquely your own, and yet you will find many shared experiences with those in your tribe.  Often, we discover something about ourselves through the people closest to us.  So enjoy – connect – reflect – and most of all, embrace the journey.


 

In this week’s episode, we cover:

  • The importance of asking why (both as a trainer and as an end-user)
  • Why program design is like using a Map App on your smartphone – and the missteps that can happen as a result
  • The things you should demand of your coach
  • Connecting with your higher purpose
  • A vision for the fitness community as a whole
  • The two kernels of truth in all self-help books
  • …and more!

We also meshed a couple of snippets from the podcast with our intro music to hopefully get you pumped up about the episode!  Let us know what you think.


Reach out to us at:  thehumananimalpodcast@gmail.com

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