Incorrect Health & Fitness Assumptions

This week the GymWits discuss some of the persistent but incorrect assumptions that are made about health and fitness. Many of these are pervasive and when adhered to have the potential to slow or halt progress altogether. Topics include:

– The real value of personal training

– Working with beginners

– I read it in a magazine so it must be true

– Looks can be deceiving 

– Bad analogies

– Diet is just calories in vs calories out

and much more. 

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Financial Fitness with Joan Sotkin

This week, the GymWits interview Joan Sotkin. Joan Sotkin is an entrepreneur, author and podcast host. Joan has a unique approach to financial fitness that is informed by over 30 years of facing both the highs and lows of managing money. She discusses what she’s learned from these experiences and how intertwined financial health is to mental and physical health and wellness. For more information, check out her website: http://prosperityplace.com/ and if you sign up for her program, use the code: rybpod50 for 50% off. 

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Changing up your Strength Training Routine

This week Ryan vents a bit on a lost opportunity that then turns into a full blown rant about a jerk that he encountered. More on topic, the GymWits talk strength training during the episode. Most people are stuck in a normal, “Single set” strength training routine. This can be effective but over time, boredom may set in, both physically and mentally. Ryan and Justin discuss ways to change up your strength training routine in order to keep things interesting while still getting results. 
 
Routines include
– Supersets
– Compound Sets
– Circuit Strength Training
– Isolation or Compound Movements
– Isometric/ Alternative
– Drop Sets
– Tabata
– Isometric Burn
– Pyramid
– Pre Exhaust 
 
This weeks Ask The Trainer tackles the question of the “Fat Burning Zone” in cardio. 
 
 
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How to increase Sales wuth a Unique Approach to Client Motivation, with David Pitts

This week the GymWits interview elite FitPro. David Pitts. David Pitts is a former college football player turned fitness professional and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of Off Day Trainer which provides an awesome service for personal trainers to motivate their clients. The interview covers a number of topics relevant to fitness professionals as well as anyone in a service based industry. David gives some great insight into the inner workings of the industry and some best practices for fitness pros. For the giveaway referenced in the episode, Text Podcast to 56955. 

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Diet and Nutrition Tips with Toni Marinucci

This week the GywWits introduce the newest member of the team, Toni Marinucci. Toni Marinucci is a Registered Dietitian and nutrition expert and has come on board to tackle a wide variety of diet and nutrition related subjects. This week the trio discuss Toni’s background and delve into a number of topics including:

– Setting SMART goals

– The difference between a Registered Dietitian and a Nutritionist

– The right approach to a dietary change

– Diet and Nutrition misconceptions

and much more

You can find out more about Toni and her work at her website: TipsWithToni.com

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The Weekend Warrior: How to make the most out of a tight schedule

Many people have a difficulty finding time to exercise more than one or two days a week. These people are often referred to as Weekend Warriors. While it’s not ideal, proper preparation and execution can yield very good results for someone following a “Weekend Warrior” program. This week on the podcast, the GymWits discuss some of the misinformation, benefits and drawbacks to being a weekend warrior. 

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Accountabiliy: Strategies to maintain focus on the task at hand.

This week, the GymWits talk about one of the most important aspects of anyone’s health and fitness journey, accountability. Developing strategies to hold ones self accountable can be the difference between success and continuing on the cycle of starting, quitting and restarting that permeates the fitness industry today. This is especially useful now that we are a month away from new years resolution time and many people are beginning to fall off. 

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