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Author: Dan "Nitro" Clark

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Hosted by Dan “Nitro” Clark, former American Gladiator, NFL player, bestselling author, speaker, fitness fanatic and heart attack survivor.  The goal of The Gladiator Way is to share inspiring stories from the most brilliant minds in health, fitness, entrepreneurship, psychology, entertainment and spirituality to help you Commit, Crush, Conquer and "Nitro Up" your life to unleash your best and most authentic self.  You’ll love Dan’s easygoing, conversational style as he digs in deep with guests to give you the tools, ideas, and inspiration to live The Gladiator Way.

Dan's expertise has been featured on Good Morning America, Today Show, ESPN, and Entertainment Tonight, Extra, Access Hollywood, as well as in the pages of Time Magazine and Sports Illustrated.
43 Episodes
Want to overcome resistance and start achieving? Steven Pressfieldshares how to unlock your potential and bust through the obstacles holding you back. He’s the bestselling author of The War of Art, Turning Pro, and The Legend of Bagger Vance. I’m such a big fan of Steven and his books, I was honored to have him on the podcast. This episode will help you build tenacity and inspire you to keep going. On this episode... Steven shares how for30 years people told himhewas a bum –now they final they say he has talent. What working for 17 years before making a penny writing taught him about perseverance. How he kept his creative dreams alive during that 17-year period. The key question you need to ask yourself in regards to your dream. How the one “big break” you’re waiting for won’t be enough for to sustain a career. The prolific volume of work Steven’s done since he turned 55, including The Legend Bagger Vance. Why talent is bullshit. And what the key to success is. The enemy that keeps you stuck, that you must conquer, to be successful. The difference between and amateur and pro. How to overcome fear that cripples you. The art of leaving something in the well for the next day. The mistake of waiting for inspiration. The life changing advice Steven gives Dan about aging that inspired Dan. Links from the show To check out Steven’s website and all the links we discuss and his future book click here. One of Dan’s all-time favorite books about busting through the obstacles that hold you back – The War of Art by Steven Pressfield Legend of Bagger Vance(movie) by Steven Pressfield
Tracy helps people rise up into their power, purpose and potential using Rapid Transformation Therapy (RTT). In this episode she shares how to change your life and become the best version of yourself. Dan “Nitro” Clark also shares his thoughts on RTT after Tracy put him through an RTT session and discusses if it’s something you should consider.   On this episode Meet Tracy Litt, a certified mindset coach, best-selling author, Rapid Transformational Therapist(RTT), and awe-inspiring speaker. She is the founder of a personal growth and coaching company called the Litt Factor, and author of Worthy Human, an inspirational and empowering book.  Whenever someone tells me they can help transform people, I always want to know:  How? What are the steps? And… does it actually work?  Tracy was willing to put her money where her mouth is. So I jumped in, using myself as a guinea pig, and went through a two-hour session with Tracy. I’ll share my results AFTER the episode.  In the episode…we discuss how to take ownership of your actions, feel like you’re enough, and how to transform your life through Tracy’s 4-step “Change” framework. When you listen to this episode have a pen and notebook ready. There are nuggets you’ll want to write down and remember. Links from the Show Connect with Tracy – LinkedIn Tracy’s Coaching – The Litt Factor Tracy’s Worthy Human Book
Dan Millman is the best-selling author of The Way of the Peaceful Warrior and 17 other books. When I first started The Gladiator Way, I had a vision for the type of guests I wanted on the show. Dan Millman is one of those mentors.  His books helped shaped me as a young man.  He is one of the spiritual giants in our world today. Show notes at
Stephen Scoggins, a bestselling author, an award winning multi-million-dollar entrepreneur, and motivational speaker, shares his journey from running a business from the back of a borrowed car, to a $40 million empire that employs 380 people.  And how to go from stuck to unstoppable. Show notes at
David Emerson Frost, a certified Fitness Master Trainer, rowing champion, a decorated NAVY veteran and award-winning adjunct professor sits down with Dan “Nitro” Clark today. They dive into Dave’s KABOOMER book and the keys to staying fit, happy and healthy for Baby boomers. Show notes at
Clinical psychologist Dr Daphne de Marneffe, PhD. drops in to share strategies, tools and coping mechanisms to help you thrive both personally and in your relationships during the COVID 19 pandemic.  Show notes at
On today’s show Dan “Nitro” Clark talks with cycling legend Tyler Hamilton. They discuss what it’s like trying to be the best in the world at something, doping in cycling, and the true cost of winning. Tyler also dishes on motivation and how to grind through pain, the guilt of cheating, and how he finally found happiness. Show notes at
On today’s show Dan “Nitro” Clark talks with George Mumford, the Mindfulness coach for MJ, Kobe, and the Championship Bulls and Lakers. In this episode George dishes on the mental aspect to championship performance and how you can achieve it, regardless of your sport or skill level. He also goes deep into getting off drugs, finding a better way to live with love and compassion. Show notes at
On today’s show Dan “Nitro” Clark talks about SEX with British sex therapist and transformational NLP coach, Simone Bienne.  Dan was looking for an easy “paint the by the numbers” approach, but apparently sex is complicated.  In this episode Simone shares tips and strategies for better sex and a better life. Show notes at
In today’s episode, Dan “Nitro” Clark sits down with two of his lifelong friends, Mel Black and Frank McFadden, to discuss racial inequality, social injustice and George Floyd.  The purpose of this episode was for Dan to get a deeper understanding from two of his best friends on their experience growing up African American in the USA. Show notes at
Named “One of the 5 most inspiring woman in America” by NBC news, Bonnie was first African-America ever to win medals in the Winter Paralympics.  She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard, earned a Rhodes Scholarship, served as the director of the White House National Economic Council, and is a bestselling author of 7 books.  On this episode Bonnie we dive into the principles, strategies and tactics of micro-resilience, and explore how a 5-year-old amputee ends up winning Olympic skiing medals. Show notes at
In today’s episode, former CrossFit professional athlete, Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, shares tools, tips and strategies that helped her become “The Fittest Woman on Earth,” build a successful business, and maintain a thriving marriage.  By striving to leave people better than she found them, obtaining her degree in chemical engineering, and becoming a world champion, Camille truly embodies the Gladiator Way.    Show notes at
Dave “Thundrbro” Lipson sits down with Dan this week. They do a deep dive into what it takes to pack on muscle, lose body fat and transform your body.  Dave has a background in professional baseball strength and conditioning.  He’s known as the trainer’s trainer and has also trained entertainment celebrities, professional MLB and NFL athlete and Crossfit Games champions Show notes at
Dr. Joshua Partnow, an ER Doctor in Los Angeles at a hospital with one of highest number of COVID 19 cases in California, sits down with Dan this week. They do a deep dive into what it’s like on the frontlines battling COVID, what you can expect if you come in for a test, why COVID is extremely different than the flu, the biggest mistake you’re making when wearing a mask, travel advice, getting back to the gym, best practices to keep you safe and much, much more. Show notes at
On this episode Dan sits down with Dr. Jeff Spencer. Jeff is a former Olympian and over the last 40 years has worked with some of our generation’s most successful icons: Tiger Woods, U2, Richard Branson, 40 Olympic Gold medalist, just to name a few. In this episode shares how to build a championship mindset. Show notes at
On this episode Dan sits down with meditation teacher Mary Maddux. Mary has been meditating for over 40 years and has worked with thousands of people worldwide. She is also the co-creator of the uber-popular Mediation Oasis podcast and apps. Show notes at
On this episode Dan sits down with licensed psychotherapist and certified workplace coach to go over strategies, tips and tools on how to not only survive but thrive during crisis. Show notes at
On this episode Dan sits down with Barry Shore, the Godfather of Joy.  Barry woke up at 55 years of age, completely paralyzed. Barry shares how he went from paralyzed to being the Godfather of Joy whose “Smile Now” movement is being embraced globally and by celebrities like Oprah, Wayne Dyer and Matthew McConaughey. Show notes at
On this episode Dan talks with Dr. Sam Bakhtiar. Sam is a doctor, CEO, author, world-class bodybuilder, and multi-millionaire entrepreneur. He runs a fitness franchising business, The Camp Transformation Center, with 110 locations and two different supplement and nutrition companies. Show notes at
On this episode Dan sits down in the studio with Producer Jason DeFillippo to discuss the holidays and how they had vastly different experiences. Dan and Jason share tips and tricks on how to handle depression during the holidays that translate into every area of your life. They also discuss the books they read over the break and talk about what lay ahead for the show in 2020. Show notes at
Comments (1)

Samantha Kelly

Excellent inspiring work as always from Dan, he has such an amazing way of seeing life and all that comes with it I thoroughly recommend a listen. Sam K

Jul 24th
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