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All About Fitness

Are you active? Do you like to exercise? Do you want to know the best fitness plans for your goals? All About Fitness is here to help you identify the most effective workout programs for your needs. Pete McCall has been educating personal trainers around the world for more than twelve years and is now using that experience and knowledge to help you with your questions about exercise. The primary purpose of All About Fitness is to explain how exercise can slow down the aging process allowing you to add years of enjoyment to your life. A longtime spokesperson and media resource Pete has been quoted in Men's Health, Shape, Muscle and Fitness Hers, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and numerous other periodicals. In addition, he has written textbook chapters for two of the largest personal training certifications and works with many popular fitness brands as a consultant and educator. If you want to maximize the results from your time spent sweating then be sure to catch each episode of All About Fitness.
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Jun 24, 2016

Episode 8 of All About Fitness discusses how exercise can help eliminate pain. If you experience chronic pain, you're not alone. Chronic pain affects millions of people and can be extremely debilitating keeping you from being able to move comfortably, let alone not allowing you to participate in your favorite activities.

Drugs can mask pain to help you feel better but that is only temporary and does not treat the actual cause of pain. Medical procedures can be extremely expensive and could actually cause more problems than they solve because once a muscle is cut, inelastic scar tissue can develop which can change the function of that muscle. Anthony Carey is a San Diego-based personal trainer, author of the book: The Pain Free Program and educator who specializes at using exercise to help eliminate the causes of chronic pain. In this episode we discuss how the right exercise program can change how your body functions allowing you to live pain-free while enjoying your favorite activities.

If you deal with pain on a regular basis, this episode of All About Fitness will help you understand the physiology of pain and how you can get rid of it allowing you to return to your favorite activities.

Anthony Carey's studio Function First: www.functionfirst.com 

A video demonstrating reactive training with the Core-Tex:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbOp8ZXioGg

 

All About Fitness is brought to you by:

ActivMotion Bar: www.activmotionbar.com 

Vicore Fitness: www.vicorefitness.com 

Jun 13, 2016

David Jack is a leader in the fitness industry who serves as an adviser to Men’s Health, Reebok and other companies as well as running the Activ8 Lab fitness studio in the beautiful Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. David is not only responsible for producing informative, engaging content for top fitness brands but he is one of the most down-to-earth, engaging professionals I’ve met in my nearly twenty years working in fitness. In today’s conversation we talk about how to make time for fitness in a busy schedule, effective strength training exercise strategies when time is a factor along with ways that exercise can be used to help motivate and engage others. Rather than a lengthy intro, I’ll use David’s quote below as an example of what to expect in episode 7 of All About Fitness: 

 

“I believe that as we use our strengths; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, to serve, we are given more. Fitness has been relegated to six-pack abs, a faster 40, a bigger bench or a better Fran time. Goals are good and they DO matter, but if all we train and prepare for is to improve our fitness metrics or look better for others that judge us, that’s all we get. When great people, places and things come together to create the change they seek in the world, the positive effects cascade forever. This is my mission: to use my God given gifts, talents and passions to inspire, connect, teach and share with others in an effort to change the way we look at fitness, ourselves and those around us. To help people get ready to be ready when they are called upon becoming the who they were created to be, in order to do what only they can do.”

 

All About Fitness sponsors:

ActivMotion Bar: www.activmotionbar.com

Vicore Fitness, makers of the new Terra Core: www.vicorefitness.com 

 

Referenced in this show: Dr. Stuart Brown's book: Play

 

Jun 2, 2016

If you like to exercise and are always looking for new workout options one of the goals of All About Fitness is to introduce you to new types of fitness equipment and programs. As someone who has spent a career educating personal trainers I would never promote a product or support a program that I didn’t think is legitimate and provides a specific value to fitness consumers; the things I consider when reviewing a new entrant to the fitness market are:

  • Is it a correct application of research-based exercise science?
  • Does it address a specific need that isn’t being met by other products?
  • Is it safe and appropriate for people of all ages and fitness levels?

In episode 6 of All About Fitness we visit with Stephanie Lauren, the founder of Plyoga Fitness (featured on Spike TV's Sweat Inc.). Stephanie is a former NCAA athlete and competitive gymnast who wanted a dynamic way to stay fit after her competitive days were behind her which is what led her to create a new exercise format.

What happens when you combine the range of motion and mobility exercises from Yoga with plyometric exercises to increase muscle power? You get Plyoga Fitness which integrates the two modalities into a fun and challenging workout that produces results. In this episode I interview Stephanie about why she created Plyoga Fitness, the benefits of her program and how you can get results by combining two different types of exercise into one workout. 

For more information about Plyoga Fitness, please visit: 

www.plyogafitness.com

 

To experience a fitness conference, visit: www.scwfit.com/mania/ 

If there are any fitness celebrities that you would like to hear from, or if there are any fitness programs that you would like to learn more about on All About Fitness please go to my website and send me an email: www.petemccallfitness.com 

Jun 2, 2016

Goal setting is an important part of working out. How can you measure progress if you don’t identify what your desired outcome is? As the winner of the Guinness 24 Hour Fitness Challenge Joe Decker is literally the World’s Fitness Man, in addition he has completed a number of grueling races and endurance events including the 520 mile Raid Gauloises, the Badwater 135, the Marathon des Sables (across the Sahara), the Grandslam of Ultra Running AND is a two-time winner of the Spartan Death Race

 

In episode 5 of All About Fitness I talk with Joe, and his wife Nicole, about what motivates him and why he sets such incredible stretch goals. We also talk about how you can take the necessary steps to set your own goals that will push you beyond your comfort zone.

 

If you have found that your workouts are getting a little stale and that you need a new challenge then this episode of All About Fitness is for you!

 

Here are the links to information about Joe and Gut Check Fitness:

http://gutcheckfitness.com

 

Here is his book, ‘The World’s Fittest You’ 

https://www.amazon.com/Worlds-Fittest-You-Joe-Decker/dp/0451214013?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

 

Please visit the sponsors of All About Fitness:

 

ActivMotion Bar: www.activmotionbar.com

 

Vicore Fitness: www.vicorefitness.com

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