The Lifestyle Chase is a Podcast featuring people who have found ways to be high performers while taking care of their family, friends and their wellness.
Episode 174 - Tim Adams on Creating Opportunity for ALL Kids
Tim Adams is the founder of Free Play for Kids which started out as Free Footie in 2007, when he met a group of kids that broke his heart into a million pieces.
Tim Adams was at an inner-city school filled with struggling kids, doing a story for his former job as a reporter with CBC Edmonton. After turning the mic off, he asked about volunteering. He had played a lot of soccer and thought he could give the sport back to some of the kids who wouldn’t otherwise have the chance to play.
That instance grew into what we know today as www.freeplayforkids.com
The lives that kids lead in our diverse community can get dark. Not everyone has the coach that has changed their life or the mentor that leads by example or the opportunities that make things work out. Not everyone has a safe space at home or their basic needs covered or the skills that some of us take for granted like making breakfast or even being able to afford breakfast. Tim works very hard putting in the reps, to make amazing things happen for kids and young leaders. He recognizes the privilege he has and the experiences he’s had that other kids haven’t even been able to imagine before Free Play For Kids.
He also knows first hand just how life changing having access to sport and coaches who make you feel seen can be on someone’s life.
Not only has Tim provided an opportunity to play, he’s grown the program to provide opportunities for leadership, and created a safe space for kids to be their authentic selves.
His team of coaches comes from diverse backgrounds and skills and identities. You can see it in how they lead, and how happy the kids are to be around them.
They’ve found ways to transport the kids so that it’s no longer a barrier. They’ve formed partnerships with businesses to bring food to kids when gathering wasn’t an option. They’ve worked hard to be there for kids when kids need them most in these unprecedented times.
There is no perfect journey to an undertaking as massive as Free Play, but Tim shares a piece of it all on this episode and how sometimes we have to leave a financially secure space where we don’t feel supported and take a risk on ourselves.
Sometimes you have to simply bet on yourself. Just do it.
Over the years, Tim has been recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 (2011) by Edify magazine, he was on of two civilians to receive the 2013 Alberta Justice and Solicitor General Crime Prevention Award, and he was most recently a Northern Lights recipient in 2020.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. To get to know more about him, he’s most active on Twitter.
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Episode 173 - Aaron Bold on Playing the Long Game, Legacy, Independence, and Resilience
Aaron Bold is a Canadian Professional Lacrosse goalie, a coach to many young athletes as well as a trainer and owner of Bold Athletics facility in Edmonton.
Aaron has never done things the easy way whether it be in the pursuit of an athletic achievement, a business goal, or any aspect of life. He pays tribute to his mom who has always been someone he can count on.
We discuss a lot of things about life in this episode but there is bound to be a takeaway for anyone who listens.
As a podcast host, I think it's important to celebrate legacy and show compassion and empathy to what people face in their life. When you know pain, you see pain and you feel it and it almost connects you with the people you're meant to connect with.
Life isn't meant to be easy all the time and the more open we are, the more we can see the helpers when we need them.
I witnessed an immense amount of strength from Aaron this past year as not only did he have to be strong for his clients, he had to be strong as a gym owner, a partner, and a human being.
Aaron lost the love of his life to a lengthy battle with cancer in 2020; at a time when there was so much happening in the world, I would never be able to imagine being in his shoes.
Aaron talks about how he met Michelle and who she is for him. He talked about personal growth and his goals for the future.
To celebrate the life of Michelle Fines, I would love for you to donate to either www.albertacancer.ca or donate at www.southlake.ca
If you would like to learn more about Aaron, you can follow him on IG @boldy77 or go to his website www.boldathletics.com
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Episode 172 - Matthew Ibrahim on Failure, Rookie Mindset, and Utilizing Feedback
Matthew Ibrahim is a Strength & Conditioning Coach, Adjunct Professor of Exercise Science, and Ph.D. student in Human & Sport Performance. He has been an invited guest speaker at EXOS at Google Headquarters, Sports Academy at The Star, Perform Better, and the NSCA Coaches Clinic. His work has been featured in Men's Health, Science for Sport, and T-Nation. Connect with him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matthewibrahim_/
In this episode we took a very talked about how others may see him now and how he would describe himself. We talked about the importance of having non-negotiables in your life and career and some moments when he didn’t have them himself.
We spoke about failure and the learning opportunities that it provides as long as you are open to feedback.
Matthew is a guy that asks for opportunities and sees opportunities. He is always open to constructive feedback because of what it’s done for him in his career so far.
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Episode 171 - Jonny Landels on Being Yourself, Not Comparing, and Focussing on Less to do More
Jonny Landels is based out of Leeds, UK and is the founder and head coach of Next Step Nutrition. He also hosts his own podcast called The Next Step Espresso.
When he was 16, he lost his dad to heart disease. From that point, he dedicated his life to help make sure this doesn't happen to others.
In this episode we skimmed the surface of Jonny's origin story. We talked about what he thought he would be doing after leaving secondary school and how he got into the fitness industry. He shared what his first CrossFit class was like and was open and honest about times when he's felt mentally low and what he does in his life to stay on track and keep a clear head.
Jonny shared his experiences from the past year, how 2020 impacted him and some lessons he's learned in 2021 so far.
If you've made it this far, you will find it worthwhile to give @jonnylandels a follow on Instagram because he puts out some of the funniest Reels in the entire internet. Also because he's a great resource in general. You can find more about him and what he does at https://nextstepnutrition.co.uk/
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Episode 170 - Dean Guedo talks about Being a Dad, Dog Ownership, and Communicating Well in Life
This is Dean Guedo's 3rd appearance on The Lifestyle Chase. Previous episodes are Episode 3 and Episode 113. Episode 3 was recorded after he left the gym we both worked at which was shortly followed by my entry into being self employed in October of that year.
Episode 113 ironically was almost exactly a year ago. We thought the pandemic would be behind us in a matter of months. It's amazing how wrong we were. Amidst many other things, in the last year Dean has begun his journey as a dad, he's found ways to keep up his ideal lifestyle and he threw out all of his fitness teddy bears and replaced them with new ones.
What does that mean? You'll have to check it out.
We talk about dog ownership, communication in training and in relationships, planning ahead, and baby poop.
For more Dean, you can find him @guedo.power on Instagram or check out his podcast, The Pump.
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Episode 169 - Kayle Simpson
This is Kayle's return to The Lifestyle Chase.
(@kayle_salad._ )was last on the show for Episode 117 back on April 29, 2020.
At that time she was living in Australia navigating all the crazy things that had happened over the course of the last few months during that time.
This episode was a bit of a catch up. Filling in the gaps between where she was then and where she is now.
Navigating a recent ADHD diagnosis while living in Bali and working on her online business at www.kaylesimpsonfitness.com
Check out the episode and if you haven't already be sure to go back to Episode 117 to get more background on Kayle to fill in the gaps.
Thanks for checking out The Lifestyle Chase. To learn more about me (Chris) your host, you can follow me @christianliddle , @thelifestylechase and head to www.invigoratetraining.com
Chris puts his heart and soul into these podcasts and it shows. Always a great listen.
It was so fun being in the other side of the mic today with Chris today!! Thanks for having me as a guest Chris. I loved our insightful and vulnerable discussion!
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