36 episodes

Fit For Thought is a bi-weekly podcast where fitness, technology and entrepreneurship intersect. From wearable devices that are redefining the limits of the human body, to risk-taking entrepreneurs making an impact on the industry, to practical advice on how to optimize your athletic performance, each episode is packed with insights, tools and inspiration.

Fit For Thought Alexandra Newton

    • Health & Fitness

Fit For Thought is a bi-weekly podcast where fitness, technology and entrepreneurship intersect. From wearable devices that are redefining the limits of the human body, to risk-taking entrepreneurs making an impact on the industry, to practical advice on how to optimize your athletic performance, each episode is packed with insights, tools and inspiration.

    The Starting Line: An Ultimate Guide to Running with Lauren Roberts

    The Starting Line: An Ultimate Guide to Running with Lauren Roberts

    Lauren Roberts has been running for as long as she can remember. As a young child, she was born with internally rotated thigh bones, and specialists doubted that she would ever be able to run. Never one to be deterred, Lauren did her first 5 km race at the age of 13, and even though she wasn’t the fastest, she continued to incorporate running into her childhood and teenage years.
    After completing her degree in Kinesiology and Psychology at McMaster University, she went on to complete her Master’s in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto, as well as compete in local triathlons. In 2015, Lauren competed in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Austria, where she finished as one of the top ten Canadian women. Lauren presently is focused on running more competitively. She is a member of the BlackToe Race Team in Toronto and competed in the 2018 Boston Marathon. 
    With advanced qualifications in manual physical therapy techniques, acupuncture, and treadmill gait analysis, Lauren’s treatment at The Running Physio focuses on developing specific, progressive movement patterns to successfully rehabilitate injuries and optimize running biomechanics. Lauren also places high value on incorporating mindfulness techniques into movement and running to help you find the flow, and move with joy.
    In this conversation, Lauren and I cover a wide range of topics, including: 
    The biomechanics of running Whether there's a "right" or "proper" way to run How a running physiotherapist would assess your running technique and biomechanics Common running injuries and how to prevent them What to consider when buying running gear, including running shoes Alex Hutchinson's most recent book Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance   A runner’s mindset and what defines the ultimate limits of endurance

    • 1 hr 1 min
    3.04 - Legal 101 for Everyday Athletes and Fitness Entrepreneurs

    3.04 - Legal 101 for Everyday Athletes and Fitness Entrepreneurs

    I recently co-hosted a professional development and networking event where Toronto-based lawyer, athlete and entrepreneur, Darielle Teitelbaum, was the keynote speaker. Over the years, Darielle has combined her passions for fitness, creativity and advocacy to create AWE Legal - a boutique law firm that helps people develop their business goals and protects athletes and entrepreneurs by using the law effectively. I was inspired by Darielle’s wealth of knowledge, her ability to simplify complex legal concepts, as well as her passion for helping people. Needless to say I was thrilled when she accepted my invitation to be a guest on the show. For the athletes, fitness enthusiasts and weekend warriors out there, have you ever wondered what you’re signing when a fitness professional, clinic or gym hands you a waiver of liability? For the fitness entrepreneurs out there, do you know the laws that govern the way you can communicate with prospective clients? Well, you’re in luck! Darielle is here to give us a high level overview of the legal landscape and answer some common questions. Think of it as another way of setting yourself up for future gains.

    • 52 min
    3.03 - High Performance Habits with Sylvie Tetrault

    3.03 - High Performance Habits with Sylvie Tetrault

    In High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way, Brendon Burchard identifies six habits that high performers deliberately and consistently practice in order to reach long-term and sustainable success and well-being. Anyone can practice these habits, but to become a high performer one must: (1) seek clarity; (2) generate energy; (3) raise performance necessity; (4) increase productivity; (5) develop influence; and (6) demonstrate courage. But how can we put these habits into practice? Back by popular demand, holistic sports nutritionist, strength trainer and high performance coach, Sylvie Tetrault, is on the podcast to discuss how you can cultivate these habits through nutrition and lifestyle. 

    • 1 hr
    3.02 - Fitbit Ionic with Daniel Shaw

    3.02 - Fitbit Ionic with Daniel Shaw

    “Ten years ago, Fitbit pioneered the wearables category with the introduction of its first health and fitness tracker. Since then, we have become the leading global wearables brand, setting the pace of innovation in the category and establishing the largest social fitness network that helps millions of people around the world be healthier,” says James Park, co-founder and CEO of Fitbit. Earlier this fall, Fitbit turned a significant corner when it released its first and long-rumoured smartwatch, the Fitbit Ionic. The Ionic is certainly the most feature-rich wearable Fitbit has ever developed, delivering what Park calls “a health and fitness first platform that combines the power of personalization and deeper insights with Fitbit’s most advanced technology to date, unlocking opportunities for unprecedented health tracking capabilities in the future.” Today, Daniel Shaw, one of Fitbit's Senior Product Marketing Managers, is on the podcast to talk about the Ionic and the future of health and fitness tracking.

    • 41 min
    3.01 - Fitness Entrepreneurship with Cassie Day of All Day Fit

    3.01 - Fitness Entrepreneurship with Cassie Day of All Day Fit

    If you’re on Instagram and follow what’s going on in the Toronto fitness community, then you’ve likely come across personal trainer, certified holistic nutritionist and founder of All Day Fit, Cassie Day. Cassie passion for fitness and presence on social media is empowering. Since starting All Day Fit in 2016, Cassie has garnered considerable recognition in the fitness entrepreneurship space. In this wide-ranging episode, we cover a lot of ground, including:
    What motivates and inspires Cassie   What the four pillars of All Day Fit are and how they play into Cassie's business Where Cassie sees the most engagement from the fitness community on social media How Cassie decides what companies and brands to her align herself with The habits and practices that help Cassie to thrive as an entrepreneur How Cassie uses performance necessity to stay motivated Cassie's advice for knowing when to stay the course and double down on a commitment or cut your losses and move on Our mutual passion for customer experience and why it's a priority for All Day Fit The biggest lessons that have impacted the way Cassie runs her business  Her proudest moments since starting All Day Fit The one thing Cassie wants you to take-away from this interview  Here's how to connect with Cassie:
    Website Facebook Instagram Twitter  

    • 54 min
    2.16 - One Year Anniversary Special

    2.16 - One Year Anniversary Special

    One year ago today I released the very first episode of the podcast. It featured fascial stretch therapist and my good friend, Sarah Marino. I remember the rush of excitement and nervousness I felt when TJ hit record. 365 days, 30 episodes, 20 guests, 3 photo shoots and 2 seasons later, I still get the same feeling when I’m behind the mic, because no matter how much you prepare, podcasts can have a mind of their own. As Jonah Weiner so eloquently writes in “The Voices: Toward a Critical Theory of Podcasting”, podcasts are a means for surprising, revealing and above all [elevating] encounters with people, things and ideas we didn’t know. Those encounters have challenged me to learn, to take risks and to grow in ways I didn’t think were possible. Fit For Thought isn’t just a side hustle, a passion project or a hobby, it’s part of who I am and what I want to put out into the world.
    We’ve had a number of guests on the podcast from New York times best-selling author and Ironman triathlete, Ben Greenfield, to wearable tech expert and founder of We Are Wearables, Tom Emrich. But what connects these guests is that they seem to practice certain habits that set them apart and enable them reach higher levels of personal and professional fulfillment, success and happiness. Now , if you’re like me and you spend enough time listening to podcasts and reading books that deconstruct the the habits of high performers  - it’s inevitable that you’ll come across conflicting advice. Of course, there’s not one right approach to be successful. 
    This said, the work of Brendon Burchard has recently caught my attention. Backed by years of academic research, in his latest book High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way, Burchard identifies 6 habits that high performers deliberately and consistently practice in order to reach long-term and sustainable success and well-being. On this episode of the podcast, we’re going to talk about those 6 habits from the context of podcast. It’s both a retrospective of the past year and opportunity to move the needle and make us think about how we can bring about change and growth in our lives. 

    • 20 min

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