Andrea Du Cane's awesome Kettlebell Goddess Workout DVD (run time: 2 hours, 25 minutes)
Mega Podcast with Dr. Chad Eldridge, DC "The Movement Mechanic" - Goals, The Goonies, Kettlebell Swings and MORE!
So... the game plan is to do more of these Podcasts, and seeing as I've basically found a cool local co-host with a nice quiet office nearby you might be hearing from both of us on the semi-regular if things work out well (and you like the shows).
The range of topics discussed is VAST, but there's more than a couple chuckles, and plenty of (we hope) helpful, motivating, info. Not to mention plenty of admissions of personal failings and what we did to get past it to move on to greater triumphs!
Recently I had the honor of interviewing fellow Floridian, Susan Sloan. She's now celebrating her 1 year anniversary as an instructor, and considering the journey she's had to get there, this is even more significant an accomplishment than usual (it's not something just anyone can do, and the odds she has overcome make it even more impressive.) I'll save the details for you because I'll be posting the link to the interview below, but I first met Susan in 2010 at the which was held here in Orlando. I didn't know her story at the time, only that she was working with someone who was soon to become a close friend (and one of the few other -IIs here in Florida, Team Leader Laurel ). After seeing a feature on Laurel's boot camp in Tallahassee, Susan decided that it looked like something she wanted to try, and after the usual struggles and annoyances with typical gyms, Laurel's facility fit the bill.
Through propertraining, nutritional guidance, effective goal setting and sheer determination, Susan has lost 100lbs and kept it off. AND she's been able to help others as an certified instructor. One of the things I really like about Susan's interview is how she shares the exact strategies she used to get through the tough times when others would have just given up. I feel like this interview is especially important not just for people who are looking to make big changes and finally commit to a big lifestyle (and body) transformation, but it's also helpful for instructors and trainers who may be helping someone on such a big transformation. I can't understate how important it is for instructors and trainers to really listen, empathise and UNDERSTAND what's going on with a given client. Susan provides her perspective and how she got through it, I sincerely hope this interview helps and inspires others to lead longer and healthier lives through a smart transition to activity and improved food choices.
It's also so important for people to address what's going on mentally with these kind of transformations, and there's nothing wrong with finding a good counselor too! I am super proud of Susan's transformation and just thrilled she was willing to share her story.