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The Sean Fontana Podcast

Author: Sean Fontana

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An honest insight into the life and mindset of an athlete with a dream and ambition to run for his country over the marathon whilst still growing a successful business and having a family.

I also bring on some of the world's best athletes and really get you to see the mindset of what it takes to be successful in sport and life, these aren't just interviews these are deep conversations on how to unlock your potential and provoke, educate, empower you to discover your best self and live the life you set out to accomplish.

Support me during this tough time where my local personal training business is on hold at the moment so wanting to create useful content to keep you motivated and focused during lockdown 😀🙌🔥💪🏃‍♂️- https://ko-fi.com/seanfontana
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Hey Guys,Today we chat about undergoing PRP, Plorotherapy, injections. What is it? What it does? How to recover properly from it?Also, little golden nuggets on how to rebuild the injured tendon and new returning to running protocol.
The art of tempo running is a sweet science that I feel a lot of people overlook. Athlete's talk about a certain pace instead of asking the question, "Did I stay in the right heart rate zone?"Do you want to improve you 5km to marathon personal bests? Then listen to the stories I share and the high calibre athlete's I have trained with that take tempo running seriously and don't run a tempo session without their heart rate monitor✘ I N S T A G R A M: @sean.fontana✘ W E B S I T E: https://fontanafit.co.uk✘ F A C E B O O K: facebook.com/FontanaFitPersonalTraining✘ Y O U T U B E - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCevQvK0fa8Jf1He3GB9vSCg📩 C O N T A C T (business inquiries): sean@fontanafit.co.uk
In today's podcast we take a different approach. Today I answer a good few questions from the listeners of the podcast.These range from what is my weekly mileage to how to train for a 10km race.I hope you find this beneficial and insightful to use towards your own training.✘ I N S T A G R A M: @sean.fontana✘ W E B S I T E: https://fontanafit.co.uk✘ F A C E B O O K: facebook.com/FontanaFitPersonalTraining📩 C O N T A C T (business inquiries): sean@fontanafit.co.ukLike, Comment, Share and Subscribe!
We're back with another belter of a podcast with the man himself Mr Josh Trigwell.Today's podcast is a deep one, we dive into why we do what we do as athletes and businessmen. What drives us, what motivates us to get up in the morning before our alarm clock goes off?We talk about how to cope through the tough times of lockdown through COVID. Not just as an athlete but as a human being striving for greatness in all facets of life.I hope you can pull from some of the things we talk about and implement some of these tips, tactics and thoughts we share, on the podcast, into your life to become a better version of yourself.Always a pleasure to have Josh on the podcast. If you would like to follow Josh's journey in athletics and business, you can follow him here - https://www.instagram.com/jrtruncoach/
Chris O'Hare, Adidas & Xendurance professional athlete, husband and father of two boys takes us on a journey through his major surgery, why he decided to go through with the surgery and how he is coping through the rehab process.We also take a deeper look into O'Hare's positive approach towards his recovery and his athletics as a whole. Chris speaks about not having his whole identity wrapped up in athletics and his running. How he can detach himself from his profession and still enjoy life outside of running with his wife, Meredith, and two boys, Ronan & Riley.We also explore ways in which busy parents like Chris, finds ways to exercise even being a father of two boys. Understanding that structure and teamwork are important ingredients to allow Chris to keep up his high level training and rehab.This is a great podcast to help you understand that even the elite level athletes go through adversity but it's in how you fight through it and come out the other side a smarter and stronger athlete.
Today's podcast we have a special guest, great friend and great athlete Josh Trigwell.The podcast talks about how an athlete can cope through COVID, how Josh has coped training properly through COVID, he also gives great advice on how to cope through this tough time.We chat about the demons and insecurities that plague us as athletes and how we are working each day to become a better version of ourselves and how it is a daily process.Controlling the controllables and not allowing other athletes to cloud your judgement and process. Staying true to what you're doing in training and life and being the best possible version of yourself you can be whilst doing that.This was such a great podcast but also a great catch up. I truly believe this is going to help people gain clarity, have a more positive outlook on what success really is and an insight into our journeys as athletes looking to achieve our dreams and goals in the sport.www.fontanafit.co.ukTo follow Josh's journey by following him on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/jrtruncoach/#fontanafit #runningpodcast #positivemindset
Today's podcast is a cracker! We have lifestyle coach, Luke Allen, back on the podcast dissecting the pro's and con's of athletes using the running apps like Strava and Garmin Connect.We dive into Ego and the psychology behind how these running app can pull you out the zone and make you train differently to your training plan because you're externally influenced by what others are doing. However, also using the platforms in a positive way to allow you to make progress in your running training.www.fontanafit.co.ukTo find out more about Luke Allen -PERSONAL ACCOUNTSFacebookhttps://www.facebook.com/luke.allen.5477Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/la11en/Linkdinhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-allen-80190369/TASShttps://www.linkedin.com/company/tass-talented-athlete-scholarship-scheme-/https://www.tass.gov.ukUMATTERhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/u-matter/https://www.instagram.com/u.matterproject/
In today's podcast we talk mindset with lifestyle coach and good friend Luke Allen.Me and Luke dive into why our self-identity may be dictating our emotional well-being towards life and others. We tackle how to cope when injured or looking to leave the sport of athletics because injury after injury may be too much.We also deep dive into setting up your environment for success in fitness, life and business.This is a phenomenal podcast on how to positively boost your mental well-being and overcome those demons.You can also view the live video recording on my YouTube channel - https://youtu.be/Jg-CeJIxL1wTo learn more information about Luke Allen, TASS and UMATTER organisations click the links below -PERSONAL ACCOUNTSFacebookhttps://www.facebook.com/luke.allen.5477Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/la11en/Linkdinhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-allen-80190369/TASShttps://www.linkedin.com/company/tass-talented-athlete-scholarship-scheme-/https://www.tass.gov.ukUMATTERhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/u-matter/https://www.instagram.com/u.matterproject/www.fontanafit.co.uk
Last week's podcast was on injuries and today's podcast is all about getting you back to what you love doing. I call this a return to running plan.I talk about my return to running plan and how it could possibly be something different that you may want to incorporate into your return to running routine post injury. Instead of the old conventional way.Let me know your thoughts and if you've tried it out.YOUTUBE CHANNEL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCevQvK0fa8Jf1He3GB9vSCg?view_as=subscriber - to get the latest updates on the new health and fitness videosWEBSITEhttps://fontanafit.co.ukTRAINING PLANShttps://fontanafit.co.uk/training-plans/Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/FontanaFitPersonalTraining/Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/sean.fontana/Support FontanaFithttps://ko-fi.com/seanfontana (Let's have a coffee together)Like, Comment, Share and Subscribe! :D 
Being injured is never easy but today I talk about staying focused, staying motivated and disciplined through the struggle as it will leave you in abetter place when the injury heals.I also talk about not using gyms being shut as an excuse to slack on the training and finding ways to get round gyms being shut to keep training up.It's a little bit motivational slash rant lol
If you're finding it hard to cope during an injury or setback then this podcast episode is for you! I delve into why we as athlete's maybe get too emotionally negative during setbacks and need to gain perspective and understand that in time the injury will pass. I speak about social media not being good for the mind when going through an injury and how to limit your time on there to allow you to stay positive and in the present of getting yourself better and back to full health. Please like, share, subscribe and comment on how you thought the podcast was. I would really appreciate your feedback and comments. Thanks for taking the time to listen 🙌😀🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🔥 to follow my journey you can find me on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sean.fontana/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sean.fontana.7 or business page FontanaFit - https://www.facebook.com/FontanaFitPersonalTraining/ Website - https://fontanafit.co.uk for nutrition, training and written blogs
Andy Vernon, professional athlete for ON Running and Protocol Nutrition, is one of Great Britain's most decorated athletes with medals at National, British, European and World level over track, road and cross country. On the podcast we talk about Vernon's career, how he got into running all the way to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. He shares his highs and lows with us and shows us that even though he may be a top level athlete even the top athletes can be plagued with injuries and have to fight to get back to elite level fitness to compete for their country and also sometimes sacrificing his health to earn a living for his family. We talk about when Vernon, at the time was a 13m 23s 5000m and 10,000m 27m52s runner, had 4 jobs to make ends meet so he could still fulfil his ambition of competing for Great Britain and not retiring prematurely. This is a great honest account of the struggles that elite athletes go through to keep their dream alive. If you would like to follow Vernon's 2021 Tokyo journey then you can here - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/andy_vernon/ Online Running Coaching - https://www.improveyourrunning.co.uk
On this podcast I highlight some of the really key takeaway points that each of the top athlete's I interviewed over the last couple of months. I summarise each podcast starting with top Scottish and UK athlete Adam Craig representing Team New Balance Machester, to 2hr 20min marathoners Craig Ruddy and Kenny Wilson on their approaches to the marathon build and the marathon race itself, to the top UK 1500m athletes Neil Gourley and Chris O'Hare on their ability to win at british and European level, a powerful podcast from Lynsey Sharp on her rollercoaster to the top and her approach to her 800m training, the bionic Butchy on his mindset and how he copes with the big occasion and lastly Olympic Games Qualifier for Tokyo 2020/21 Johnny Mellor on his insight in preparing for the marathon distance. This is just some of my key highlights that I think will help you become a better athlete in training and competition. Again please comment below and let me know who your favourite was and why😀🙌🏃‍♂️❤
Jonny Mellor is a professional New Balance and OTE nutrition athlete who competes for New Balance Manchester Track Club.Jonny Mellor has recently run 2hrs 10min 03s to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games that were supposed to be this year 2020, however, due to the outbreak of COVID-19 Mellor has had to re-evalute his next marathon to show selectors his current form for the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games in July 2021.We talk about what training he is doing during COVID-19, his plan to race the Seville marathon instead of the London marathon in April, what his weekly training looks like, his fuelling strategies during the marathon, his great relationship with his coach Steve Vernon and also let's us into some insightful tips on the carbon fibre running shoes.You can follow Mellor's journey on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/j77nyy/?hl=en and also his business website - https://www.jmcoaching.co.uk
Andy Butchart is a 2016 Rio Olympic finalist, finishing 6th place in the 5000m, 2017 London World Championship finalist, finishing 8th place in the 5000m and Multiple British 5000m champion.Butchart takes us back to how he got into running as a junior and being a 1500m athlete to transitioning into the 5000m where he has had great success at European and World level.Butchart holds Scottish records over the 3000m indoors, 7m 41s and outdoors, 7m 37s, and also the 5000m a blistering 13m 06s.We talk about the benefits of altitude training and why Butchart incorporates it into his training cycle, his great relationship with Mo Farah on and off the track, his ability to stay composed under high pressure competitions, how he copes mentally with his major injuries in 2018 & 2020 and what his biggest piece of advice is for any aspiring athlete.It was great to have him on and share his journey with us. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did interviewing him.
Lynsey Sharp is a two time Olympian, 2012 London Olympics & 2016 Rio Olympics, also Scottish record holder over 800m with a blistering time of 1 minute 57.69 seconds. Lynsey lives in Loughbourgh with her fiancée, Andrew Butchart, and new addition to the family their little dog, Bowie.Lynsey takes us back to where it all began as an under-11 athlete aspiring to be like her dad, Cameron, her big sister, Carly, and coached by her mum, Carol, at Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh. To 2-hour drives to Dundee to train with British teammate, Eilish McColgan, and Eilish's mum, Liz McColgan, as a junior athlete during her school years.In 2012, Lynsey went on to win her first British senior 800m Championships as an U-23 athlete and represent Great Britain at the 2012 London Olympic Games. She also wins European gold in Helsinki. Lynsey opens up about how the medal upgrade impacted her mentally and emotionally in 2013 after hearing the news she was being awarded the gold medal from the 2012 European championships after a Russian athlete tested positive for banned substances.In 2014, Lynsey comes back from a serious injury that plagued the 2013 season to win the British Championships and compete for her home Country, Scotland, at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and win a silver medal in front of a home crowd. She also talks about the adversity she faced before the 800m final just to get to the start line. From there she won a silver medal at the 2014 European Championships.Lynsey competes in the 800m at the 2016 Rio Olympics where she finishes 6th in a time of 1.57.69 breaking her Scottish record in the Olympic final.We also get to hear the ups and downs that went on behind the scenes in 2018 into the 2019 World championship year where she moves back home to the U.K. from San Diego and also moves coach but was still able to put all that was going on in her personal and professional life to one side and still make the Great Britain team for 2019 Doha World championships.Lynsey is a fighter with a warrior spirit and her story is inspiring and remarkable. She has a never say die attitude and a pure love for the sport of athletics. If you would like to follow Lynsey's athletic career you can here - https://www.instagram.com/lynseysharp/
Chris O'Hare is one of Britain's top middle-distance athletes with a vast amount of experience and success at British and World level. He takes us back to where his running began in Peebles, just outside Edinburgh, as a kid with a dream and a passion for the sport, moving to the United States of America to be a collegiate athlete at Tulsa University, to becoming a professional athlete for Adidas and competing for Great Britain. O'Hare has represented Britain at multiple European Championships, multiple World Championships and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. He also represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games both in Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018. His accolades in the sport are outstanding with 3 senior British titles over 1500m, 2 bronze medals at the European Championships in the 1500m and a Silver medal at the 2019 his home, Glasgow, European Indoor Championships in the 3000m. If you would like to follow Chis's athletics journey you can follow him here on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chrisohare1500/ or Twitter - https://twitter.com/chrisohare1500?lang=en
In the Sean Fontana Podcast we interview Scottish National cross country champion and currently 4th fastest Scottish 10km on the all-time list, Adam Craig, also FontanaFit's online running coach, which I have the pleasure of working with. Here, we talk about how to stay motivated as an athlete through COVID-19, how Adam got into athletics, why he made the move to America and what his training was like out there, Coming back to Scotland and having a breakthrough 2018/19 year, joining Team New Balance Manchester and the 2020 season. This is an honest account from one of Scotland's top distance athletes, which we can see from how humble he is that this is why he is so successful in his athletics. You can follow Adam's athletic journey here - https://instagram.com/adamcraig95?igshid=1jqenc3eu2cu8 You can also for his professional club's progress here - https://instagram.com/teamnbmcr?igshid=1urductfe270n
In this episode of the podcast I interview 2019 indoor and outdoor British 1500m champion, Neil Gourley. We go right back to how he started running, to his progress as a junior at national level, competing in the NCAA collegiate system for Virginia Tech University and moving onto becoming a professional athlete for Oregon Track Club and living his dream through open eyes. We also go into great detail about his 2018 non-selection for Great Britain Disappointment and onto redemption in 2019 where he left no stone unturned and won both the indoor and outdoor British 1500m titles and secured his place for the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow and the World Championships in Doha. His story is inspiring! To follow Neil's journey through athletics you can do it here through Instagram - https://instagram.com/neil_gourley?igshid=1ruft9zmecv47 and also his professional club - Oregon Track Club (OTCElite) - https://instagram.com/oregontcelite?igshid=by3bgoycl391
Today I had the pleasure of catching up with Craig Ruddy & Kenny Wilson at the same time.We speak about everything marathon related - what our typical marathon training would be through Monday to Sunday, what our ambitions are in the marathon 2020 and beyond, we also talk about our warm weather training camp in Portugal together.Give it a listen, it has some really interesting information for runners looking to build up to the marathon distance.Please like, comment, subscribe and share! :D
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Sean Fontana

My first marathon experience - The marathon is a whole different ball game of pain and patience than maybe what my body was ready for. I was on for 2hrs 17mins and got a really bad stitch that really haulted my pace. I did not give up I made sure I crossed that finish line no matter what💪🏃‍♂️

Jun 28th
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Sean Fontana

Lynsey Sharp is a two time Olympian, 2012 London Olympics & 2016 Rio Olympics, also Scottish record holder over 800m with a blistering time of 1 minute 57.69 seconds. Lynsey lives in Loughbourgh with her fiancée, Andrew Butchart, and new addition to the family their little dog, Bowie. Lynsey takes us back to where it all began as an under-11 athlete aspiring to be like her dad, Cameron, her big sister, Carly, and coached by her mum, Carol, at Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh. To 2-hour drives to Dundee to train with British teammate, Eilish McColgan, and Eilish's mum, Liz McColgan, as a junior athlete during her school years. In 2012, Lynsey went on to win her first British senior 800m Championships as an U-23 athlete and represent Great Britain at the 2012 London Olympic Games. She also wins European gold in Helsinki. Lynsey opens up about how the medal upgrade impacted her mentally and emotionally in 2013 after hearing the news she was being awarded the gold medal from the 2012 European championships after a Russian athlete tested positive for banned substances. In 2014, Lynsey comes back from a serious injury that plagued the 2013 season to win the British Championships and compete for her home Country, Scotland, at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and win a silver medal in front of a home crowd. She also talks about the adversity she faced before the 800m final just to get to the start line. From there she won a silver medal at the 2014 European Championships. Lynsey competes in the 800m at the 2016 Rio Olympics where she finishes 6th in a time of 1.57.69 breaking her Scottish record in the Olympic final. We also get to hear the ups and downs that went on behind the scenes in 2018 into the 2019 World championship year where she moves back home to the U.K. from San Diego and also moves coach but was still able to put all that was going on in her personal and professional life to one side and still make the Great Britain team for 2019 Doha World championships. Lynsey is a fighter with a warrior spirit and her story is inspiring and remarkable. She has a never say die attitude and a pure love for the sport of athletics. If you would like to follow Lynsey's athletic career you can here - https://www.instagram.com/lynseysharp/ #girlpower #athlete #running #runhappy #whywerun #runningpodcast #runningtips

Jun 24th
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arezoo

🌷🌷🌷

Jun 23rd
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Sean Fontana

Andy Vernon, professional athlete for ON Running and Protocol Nutrition, is one of Great Britain's most decorated athletes with medals at National, British, European and World level over track, road and cross country. On the podcast we talk about Vernon's career, how he got into running all the way to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. He shares his highs and lows with us and shows us that even though he may be a top level athlete even the top athletes can be plagued with injuries and have to fight to get back to elite level fitness to compete for their country and also sometimes sacrificing his health to earn a living for his family. We talk about when Vernon, at the time was a 13m 23s 5000m and 10,000m 27m52s runner, had 4 jobs to make ends meet so he could still fulfil his ambition of competing for Great Britain and not retiring prematurely. This is a great honest account of the struggles that elite athletes go through to keep their dream alive.

Jun 23rd
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Sean Fontana

What has been your favourite podcast so far, comment below😃🙌🔥

May 13th
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Suzy Gee

Sean I absolutely love the way you explain stuff. It's so visual and makes it so easy to understand!

Jan 7th
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Sean Fontana

There's a part when I talk about using muscles. Cycling is quad dominant and running is hamstring dominant. I say cycling both times... whoops!! also the joint supplement I use is - https://www.xendurance.eu/products/extreme-joint-4 FONTANA20 to get 20% off also🙌💪🔥 I love a little deal🥰😍🥰

Jan 5th
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Suzy Gee

Aww Sean that broke my heart a wee bit. I think your amazing and that you done great on that marathon. I know it wasn't what you had aimed for but all things considering you absolutely smashed it. Most people wouldnt of even started it in those circumstances but you did and you seen it right through to the end! For me that is very inspirational!

Jan 3rd
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Sean Fontana

please leave your comments here as it would be great feedback for me to hear to better the next episodes and also cater it to your needs.

Jan 2nd
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