21 episodes

Amy and Amanda discuss all things strength, mostly with our friends but sometimes just ourselves. We love to travel, eat well and do interesting things. Strongfirst brought us together and through the wonders of the web we collaborate weekly to bring you the most interesting stories in strength training.

What’s Up Amanda? Amy Day Larson Amanda Hudson

    • Personal Journals

Amy and Amanda discuss all things strength, mostly with our friends but sometimes just ourselves. We love to travel, eat well and do interesting things. Strongfirst brought us together and through the wonders of the web we collaborate weekly to bring you the most interesting stories in strength training.

    Kelly Manzone

    Kelly Manzone

    Amy and Amanda have a great chat with Kelly Manzone.  Kelly has spent 17 years in the fitness industry and loves sharing her passion of physical culture by brining people together through the love of movement and creating resilient bodies with traditional and holistic training tools.  Kelly's approach to circular training methods is the perfect balance to traditional strength and athletic training.  Anyone from seasoned athletes to home-bound folks looking for a way to stay physically active can benefit from Kelly's teaching.    Kelly has collaborated with Paul Taras Wolkowinski and Kevin Rail to provide a unique education series at Indian Clubs International.  You can find out more at indianclubs.com.au as well as her own website kellymanzone.com  Follow her on Instagram @kellsbells88 and Facebook.  She is currently active conducting on-line workshops and plans to get back to her rigorous schedule of live workshops and clinics when able.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Dr. Mark Cheng

    Dr. Mark Cheng

    We are so honored to have Dr. Mark Cheng as our guest. He is a doctor of Chinese medicine encompassing acupuncture, manual therapy and herbal medicine. He is a Strongfirst Senior Instructor and the founder of K3 Combat Movement Systems as well as Beachbody's Tai Cheng program. You can find him on social media with the moniker @drmarkcheng. Doc is a true gentleman, we had a great discussion and hope you enjoy!

    • 59 min
    Tony and Mira Gracia of Industrial Strength

    Tony and Mira Gracia of Industrial Strength

    Tony and Mira Gracia-Co Founders and Coaches at Industrial Strength Gym in Portland OR

    Mira is a native New Yorker who moved to Oregon in 2000. She grew up active, practicing Tae Keon-Do and gymnastics. She now competes in Olympic Weightlifting and holds 4 national and 9 Oregon State master's weightlifting titles. She is a Strongfirst Team Leader and certified Elite in the Strongfirst system having achieved all kettlebell, barbell and bodyweight certifications. In addition to her Strongfirst credentials, Mira has many other certifications including USA Weightlifting Advanced Weightlifting & Sport Performance Coach, Clinical Weightlifting Coach, Functional Movement Screen Level 2, Ground Force Method Certified Instructor and is a personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

    Tony is the head coach at Industrial Strength and is also a Strongfirst Team Leader and Elite Instructor. He is a 1st degree black belt in Brazilian Jim Jitsu and with Industrial Strength has been able to combine his passions for both strength training and martial arts. He's written several articles and is active in assisting and presenting at Strongfirst and other strength and conditioning workshops and clinics around the country.

    • 53 min
    Mark Limbaga

    Mark Limbaga

    Mark is a Strongfirst Elite Instructor, Original Strength Pro Coach, former strength and conditioning coach  for the Philippine boxing team.  He serves on the advisory board and is a consultant to various gyms in metro Manila.  He is a workshop presenter and a loving father and husband.  

    • 48 min
    Claire McCarthy-Booth

    Claire McCarthy-Booth

    StrongFirst Senior Instructor, Elite Instructor & the Country Leader for StrongFirst Great Britain.   Claire started a very successful bodybuilding career in 1997 and has won over 20 titles including Miss Great Britain, Miss UK, Miss Wales & Miss International. She has also competed at the international level placing 3rd in the world.   Claire teaches her clients about proper exercises and nutrition, giving them the skills to to make decisions to achieve their goals.  Her approach to training and nutrition is tailored to the individual, the workouts are simple but highly effective and she takes the name no-nonsense approach with nutrition.

    • 59 min
    Connor Schelling-Tisza

    Connor Schelling-Tisza

    Former pro UK tennis player, yoga practitioner, RKC Kettlebell Instructor, photographer, professional print and runway model is Major Models in Milan.  Great conversation with an incredibly talented guy.  His approach to nutrition and training is worth the listen!

    • 57 min

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