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Dan Weber and Nick Stutzman discuss fitness, nutrition, and health with various guests. They introduce you to new workouts, exercises, diets, and experts to help you on your fitness journey.
22 Episodes
Everybody goes through rough times in life. Whether it be stress from your job, family issues, or how you feel about your physical appearance, sometimes you need to find a way to release that stress. After having them on separately, and enjoying their talks, we invited Anna Alvarado and Jordan Marwin back on to talk to us together and have them share their insight into physical fitness as it relates to body and mind. As we discuss, fitness can be just as beneficial for your physical health and almost more important in your mental health and wellbeing.  Welcome Anna and Jordan back, and listen as the couple discuss their struggles, perseverance, and how as a fit couple they overcome their differences in unique ways.
The infamous New York Yankee legend, Yogi Berra once was quoted as saying "Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical." Now we might not be math majors, but we know he was 100% right in his assessment. Which goes into why fitness isn't always about the physical, there's a mental aspect to it as well. Duke University Doctorate of Physical Therapy Student, Josh Allen, sat down with us to talk about his current studies, what he's seen as a PTA, Kinesiophobia or the "excessive, irrational and debilitating fear of physical movement and activity resulting from a feeling of vulnerability to painful injury or reinjury", and more. If you've suffered a big injury or maybe just aren't feeling the same after a small one you sustained while being active, this podcast is for you. Take a listen!
If you’ve listened to past episodes you may have noticed we like to learn from different experts and experiment with different workouts and diets to see what works for us. And in turn help you find things that might work for you. In this episode we review of some exercises and workout ideas that we’ve been playing with this year, from a sampling of our favorite experts. For the best experience with this episode, visit the accompanying page from our website:
We learned very quickly in our interview Naturopathic Doctor, Tamara Kung, about the recipe to Urban Foraging, ways to optimize our health, and she gave us a lot to "chew" about when it came to diet and nutrition. Growing up in Vancouver, and seeing how her grandfather was treated by his physicians - not feeling a connection to the patient, gave her the idea to pursue medicine. Coupled with her love of cooking for her friends, she took a dive into alternative medicine and found naturopathy! In this episode, we discuss how not every diet is the same for everyone, how to eat, sleep, breathe, move, and discuss her Urban Foraging project. Plus what she looks forward to doing in her old age (hint: it's kite surfing!).
In this episode we began by attending a class at Boxstar Training (think High Intensity Interval Training with a focus on Boxing and Kickboxing movements) with co-owner Drew Graziadei and then sat down with him to discuss his background, the gym, and more. At age 18 Drew started his fighting career training at Empire Academy in Rochester. He later returned to Buffalo and dabbled in both MMA, Kickboxing, and Boxing. He had winning records in all three fighting arts, winning the super heavyweight NYS Golden Gloves Open Class Championships in 2012 and 2014. As the co-owner and founder of Boxstar Training on Elmwood Ave in Buffalo, Drew uses the conditioning routines, drills, and training experiences from his various coaches and influences to design fun, engaging, heart-pumping workouts for people of any age, gender, experience, or fitness level. Most recently he's invented a "workout truck" or mobile pop-up gym that you can look out for this Summer. We had a blast doing 12 rounds (HIIT style) and then interviewing Drew, and we think you'll love listening! Follow Drew and his gym on Instagram @unkledewy and @boxstartraining
In this episode we tackled questions about diet and exercise from our listeners. This is our first podcast that did not include a guest or one particular topic but we think you will really enjoy it. We received amazing questions that many of you undoubtedly share, and tried to give practical and actionable advice! Some of the questions you'll hear us respond to: How Much Protein Do I Need? How Sore Should I Feel After A Workout? What Makes Keto Different Than Atkins, And Different Than Paleo? How Do You Stay Motivated/Disciplined To Go To The Gym? How Do You Set New Goals? ...and more... For more content like this please subscribe, and follow us on social media. Find all the links you need for that at The article we discussed at the end is at:
Move Better. Feel Better. Live Better. - is the mission statement of Long + Lean Pilates, and its owner, Hayley Sullivan. And she showed us that statement is true, not only with the private Pilates session she gave us, but also in the interview. Hayley really loves and is passionate about Pilates, and enjoys giving people fun, challenging workouts. With a main focus of restoring people's bodies to their natural alignment and abilities, at L+L, their goal is to keep all of their clients doing whatever physical tasks they want to do for the rest of their lives and then some. Take a listen as we go through Hayley's background, her Pilates journey, our session, and more!
It's not everyday you can get your strength, endurance, and cardio tested in one workout, but when we stopped at Quarter Deck Athletics, we certainly got it all.  We took a class with coach, Shana Maldonado, who took us through the CrossFit paces - stretches, deadlifts, running, and more. By the end, we were definitely sweating profusely and had a great workout. Then we sat down with Shana and owner/coach Dr. Dennis Lesniak to talk about our experience, what it takes to be successful in CrossFit, and how the QDA community stays strong. Shana and Dennis also talked about how important nutrition is to their workouts, as Shana has developed her own food prep service, Built Without Guilt. Looking to dip your feet into CrossFit, maybe try it out and see how it can improve your fitness, then take a listen to this podcast today!
Nick & Dan learned there's more to Strongman than lifting big weights. Katie Dundas has experienced that mentality first hand. She has a very extensive background in fitness that we felt needed to be shared. From dancing to bodybuilding, to Strongman competitor (looking to go Pro), trainer, and now studying to become massage therapist - she's had quite the journey and is still going strong. Press play to hear about her passions in Strongman, her training philosophies, and how she practices positivity and self-confidence for her athletes to grow mentally as well.
Had the pleasure of sitting down with Barre Centric co-owner, Rachael Jarosz. With an extensive dancing background, Rachael brought the energy and zest you'd expect from a Barre instructor and entrepreneur, describing how her and her partner Gia fell in love with barre in other cities and knew they had to bring it to Buffalo for others to enjoy. Afterwards, Nick & Dan got their 'grippy socks' and took a class, which they discuss at the end. Play this podcast, meet Rachael and find out what a barre centric class can do for your fitness!
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