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Luka Hocevar is the owner of the nationally renowned Vigor Ground Fitness and Performance gym in Seattle and founding father of Vigor Move & Live in Slovenia, featured in Men's Health, Stack Magazine, Onnit Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, and on CBS.



As a leading fitness and personal development coach this Vigor Life podcast is an extension of what Luka coaches every day and will provide tips, stories, motivation and inspiration to help you forge daily habits for a better body—through fitness, nutrition and mindset—build better relationships, create purpose in your career/business, increase productivity, be happier, and succeed (success comes from succession as in the "next step" - constant growth and expansion in your life).



The Vigor Life podcast will help you piece together the puzzle pieces to your own extraordinary life.

Vigor Life Podcast Luka Hocevar

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Luka Hocevar is the owner of the nationally renowned Vigor Ground Fitness and Performance gym in Seattle and founding father of Vigor Move & Live in Slovenia, featured in Men's Health, Stack Magazine, Onnit Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, and on CBS.



As a leading fitness and personal development coach this Vigor Life podcast is an extension of what Luka coaches every day and will provide tips, stories, motivation and inspiration to help you forge daily habits for a better body—through fitness, nutrition and mindset—build better relationships, create purpose in your career/business, increase productivity, be happier, and succeed (success comes from succession as in the "next step" - constant growth and expansion in your life).



The Vigor Life podcast will help you piece together the puzzle pieces to your own extraordinary life.

    EP111: 6 Powers That Create an Unstoppable Mindset & How to Turn Pain into Purpose w/ Dr. Jade Teta

    EP111: 6 Powers That Create an Unstoppable Mindset & How to Turn Pain into Purpose w/ Dr. Jade Teta

    Vigor Life Podcast · EP111: 6 Powers That Create an Unstoppable Mindset & How to Turn Pain into Purpose w/ Dr. Jade Teta















    I’ve been following (and loving) Dr. Jade Teta’s work for years, so this one has been a long time coming. Dr. Teta is an integrative physician who specializes in natural health, fitness and body transformation. He is also the co-author of The Metabolic Effect Diet. Dr. Teta completed his undergraduate training at North Carolina State University, earning a bachelors of science in biochemistry. He then went on to study at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington; completing his doctorate in naturopathic medicine.















    Dr. Teta has worked in the fitness and weight loss field for over 20 years, and is the co-developer of the rest-based training system for personal training and group exercise. He is also the co-founder of the Naturopathic Health Clinic of North Carolina, along with the health, fitness and international fat loss company, Metabolic Effect. His background in natural medicine. That coupled with his fitness expertise has defined his healthcare specialties of hormonal weight loss and functional medicine approaches to chronic disease.







    To add to Dr. Teta's already impressive resume, he has also been a contributing expert on Lifetime TV, Fox News, Onfitness magazine, Oxygen, Delicious and many more. He blogs extensively on the topics of hormonal approaches to building muscle and burning fat, the science of exercise and supplementation, sleep and stress management, the psychology of change and happiness, and that one size does not fit all when it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle.







    In this episode we dive into mindset and the importance of it in every area of life. We also discuss how to develop and unstoppable one, along with how to deal with pain while turning it into power and purpose.







    Let's go.















    IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN







    * How Dr. Jade Teta build the principles in all areas of his life from making big mistakes.* How to build your own Warrior Ethos and honor code for how you live your life (the success principles).* The 6 POWERS that build the principles to an unstoppable mindset and success.* Why perception is the foundation of it all and how to change yours so it can help not hurt you.* Why true wisdom is knowing you know nothing, and why this leads to curiosity as a core value.* Why sharing is a KEY component to becoming a fulfilled human with purpose in your life.* Our analogy of life being like a game and how to master it, overcomes bosses, gain new powers, and share your game insights with others.* The 5 P’s of Purpose and why they matter so much.* How to overcome and heal your own pain and make it a path to your own purpose (and get unstuck from the pain and complaining game).* Why humans love redemption stories and how you can become your own hero.* The powerful anecdote of cutting yourself that Dr. Jade uses to show how most people deal with their emotional pain and how you should deal with it.* How I stopped lying and told the truth to overcome pain and create personal power (and a story about hiding oranges).* How to determine whether you’re the problem in the situation or if it’s someone else, we break down exactly how to do this.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    EP110: The Language of Coaching & the Art and Science of Teaching Movement w/ Nick Winkelman

    EP110: The Language of Coaching & the Art and Science of Teaching Movement w/ Nick Winkelman

    Vigor Life Podcast · EP110: The Language of Coaching & the Art and Science of Teaching Movement w/ Nick Winkelman







    I’ve followed Nick’s work for over a decade after meeting him at the Perform Better Summit speaking on the topic of coaching. After every workshop that he hosted over the years, I always left a better coach—curious and thirsty for more.















    Nick has a ton of experience from studying and applying his knowledge in the field. His resume is evidence of this. Nick is he currently the head of athletic performance & science for the Irish Rugby Football Union. His primary role is to oversee the delivery and development of strength & conditioning and sports science across all national and provincial teams. Before working for Irish Rugby, Nick was the director of education and training systems for EXOS (formerly Athletes' Performance), located in Phoenix, AZ. As the director of education, Nick oversaw the development and execution of all internal and external educational initiatives. As a performance coach, Nick managed the speed and assessment component of the EXOS NFL Combine Development Program and supported many athletes across the NFL, MLB, NBA, National Sports Organizations, and Military.







    Due to his knowledge and real world application there’s no better person to have wrote the book, “The Language of Coaching”(which is truly a body of work and must for any coach). It’s what Nick and I dive into this episode—the art and science of teaching movement, helping clients move and perform better, get better results, and fulfill your potential as a coach, as well as differentiate yourself and stand out from the rest.







    Let's go.















    IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN







    * What triggered Nick to write this book and what experiences in his life and coaching career drove the focus to make this such a depth of knowledge.* Why you need to be good at the “What” but you must be even better at the “How.” We dive into what every coach needs to understand.* The two things that separate the good coaches from the greatest coaches.* The reason you still need to understand anatomy, assessment, the X’s and O’s of training as a foundation.* Attention powers leaning but motivation powers attention. We talk about how to get both.* The reason why a coach MUST be a great salesman.* How to understand the client’s personal narrative and use it throughout every training session. We share specific examples you can use.* Why most coaches talk too much and how it actually reduces results. We outline the right amount of coaching and what the best of the best do.* The “Capture - Keep - Direct” concept of coaching and how it will supercharge your clients attention.* The breakdown of a group training session and the “What, Why, How” concept of getting clients on point to have the best session.* What the “Read Thread Review” is and how it allows clients to celebrate their wins and learn better, faster, and retain it.* The 3 key things every client must have to success long-term and how YOU can help them instil them.* How to find cues unique to each individual when it comes to coaching (which will help you connect to the client).* The Goldilocks Principle and why you have to use it with people to make sure they don’t get bored or frustrated when training.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    EP109: How to Build Self Efficacy, Big Ass Salads, and the Truth about Creating a Successful Online Fitness Business w/ Jordan Syatt

    EP109: How to Build Self Efficacy, Big Ass Salads, and the Truth about Creating a Successful Online Fitness Business w/ Jordan Syatt

    Jordan Syatt is a strength and a nutrition wizard. While many may know him as Gary Vaynerchuk’s personal trainer, strength and nutrition coach, he’s been in the game for a long time. Jordan's rap sheet is impressive. He's a 5x world record setting powerlifter, has a Bachelor of Science in Health and Behavior Science—with a focus on Strength & Conditioning—and has helped countless clients online improve body composition, strength and athletic performance.















    Jordan has a way of communicating and storytelling that simplifies training and nutrition; which helps people take action because it’s not overwhelming. Today, he’s helps other fit pro’s build successful online businesses.







    In this episode of the podcast, Jordan and I talk about everything from how to help people achieve the best results, what matters and what doesn’t. We also dive deep into the truths and myths of what it takes to build a successful online business.







    Let's go.















    IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN







    * Jordan’s story of how he started in fitness and got the right mentors who helped guide and develop is career* How a client named Fred made Jordan see that there’s so much more that clients are looking to achieve than just looking better naked.* What interning and working at a physical therapy clinic taught Jordan and one important piece of advice for every coach.* Why a degree in Health and Behavior Science made a lot more sense rather than Exercise Science, and what Jordan thinks about going to college.* The one commandment that MUST be met for any clients long-term results.* The difference between self-efficacy and self confidence, what behavior change teaches us and why we need it.* What you need to measure to determine whether your clients will succeed, and our tips to help them get to this marker.* Why there’s no way you’ll be a great coach online if you haven’t done enough offline coaching.* The analogy of debits and credits in the self esteem bank account and giving clients the RIGHT thing for growth.* The 3 strategies that will always work better than just “telling” people what to do.* Why Jordan thinks eating a big ass salad every day might be a key in changing your nutrition habits.* What Jordan would do if he was starting with online coaching from scratch right now (it’s NOT what most “guru’s” are saying!)* Why you should outline exactly what your coaching program will do and what people will get, listen to Jordan take you through it step by step.* The number one reason why you shouldn’t try to build a lower end, scalable monthly membership as the foundation of your online business.* The BIG mistake coaches are making by thinking “no one has an attention span” and because of it not doing long form content.* Why you shouldn’t spend all your energy on Instagram and what you should do instead.* Jordan throws a massive curve ball and shares why you shouldn’t do what MOST online coaches are spending the most time doing.* How to earn the right to get paid.* What Jordan thinks will happen in the industry moving forward and what it takes to become successful.







    And much, much more.















    LINKS AND RESOURCES







    Jordan Syatt: https://www.syattfitness.com/Jordan Syatt Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/syattfitness/Vigor Life Podcast (iTunes): a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/vigor-life-podcast/id1180256583?

    • 1 hr 21 min
    EP108: The Personal Daily Habits and Mindset That Drive Individual, Team, and Business Success w/ Andy McCloy

    EP108: The Personal Daily Habits and Mindset That Drive Individual, Team, and Business Success w/ Andy McCloy

    Andy McCloy is a close friend and owner of BCI Sports Performance and Fitness in Madison, Alabama. Over the last 19 years BCI has helped hundreds of athletes receive scholarships and realize their dreams. BCI works with a wide ranging population of youth athletes from 7 years old to professional level. Andy has worked with athletes in all professional sports, high level executives and elite military operators. He is focused on paying forward the lessons he has learned in his over 19 years in the business. Today, he now helps sports performance business owners develop a business and lifestyle systems that allows them to have more freedom and profit—while becoming a small giant in their community.















    Andy and I talk about the principles and daily habits he has developed and coaches to create individual, team, personal life and business success. We also dive into the foundations that you cannot do without if you want to achieve greatness in this industry.







    Let's go.















    IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN







    * How Andy is handling the COVID-19 crisis personally and what he has implemented that will create positive addictions moving forward.* Why physical capacity, and having daily habits to develop it, is a key aspect in personal, family and business success.* How Andy got into the best shape of his life after his bi-lateral hip replacement.* The reason you should be doing a lot more aerobic cardio and how it will help you reach every fitness goal.* The habits that we’ve both added daily to improve mindfulness, reduce stress and anxiety, and increase our problem solving capabilities.* Why Andy is focused on recovery modalities.* The importance of community and social connection and why it will help keep you in-check and accountable to integrity and growth.* How are you dealing with loneliness in your life? And why your answer to this is key to your health, happiness, immunity and productivity.* The 3 layers of connection you need in your life to be the greatest person and leader and how most people are missing 1-2 of them.* The “Well Analogy” Andy gives that is a key of being a servant leader.* How you can get daily mentorship every day from the greatest people in your industry.* 3 books Andy recommends in challenging times to help you retain power and focus.* An unconventional strategy that Andy uses daily to shift his mental state and help him change his mood, focus, and productivity.* How much time you should dedicate to improving your craft and the mindset behind becoming successful in your industry.* Why it’s not about time management, but about managing ourselves. Andy shares his tips for becoming more productive.* If you’re a coach, why it's important to study business and marketing. Andy shares his insights.* The question that forces you to check in with yourself and see if you're doing work that moves you forward.* The magic combo that drives brick and mortar business and why you can’t just do one thing.* Practical tips to become a leader in the community, connect with people, and market at the same time.* Why organizational health is key to any business. We discuss what that means and how to do it.* The 3 key business principles to building a gym that stands the test of time.















    LINKS AND RESOURCES







    Andy McCloy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andymccloy_bci/Body Creations Inc. Sports Performance: https://bodycreationsinc.comBook: Together - The Healing Power Of Human Connection In...

    • 1 hr 31 min
    EP107: The 90% of What Works for 90% of Clients in Training & Nutrition, Insights on Creating Great Coaches w/ Dr. Andy Galpin

    EP107: The 90% of What Works for 90% of Clients in Training & Nutrition, Insights on Creating Great Coaches w/ Dr. Andy Galpin

    Andy Galpin, PhD, is a tenured Professor at the Center for Sport Performance at California State University, Fullerton. Galpin received an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Linfield College, a Master’s Degree in Human Movement Sciences from the University of Memphis, and a PhD in Human Bioenergetics from Ball State University. He currently teaches and runs the Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Physiology Lab at California State University, Fullerton. That will tell you he’s a smart guy, but Andy also understands the real world of training and nutrition and consults some of the world’s top athletes to elite performance levels.















    There are many reasons why I love the guy: he’s a great human, he loves strength and conditioning, he’s from Washington State and he loves hip-hop; which pretty much seals the deal for me.







    Andy’s also the co-author of the best-selling book, “Unplugged: Evolve From Technology To Upgrade Your Fitness, Performance, and Consciousness” and has been featured just about everywhere including on the Joe Rogan Podcast.







    In this episode we dive into the principles of training and nutrition that are based on science but also work in the real world, how to spot B.S. and fake guru’s, and many insights on how to become a great coach in the real world and gets results with your clients.







    Let's go.















    IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN







    * Andy’s bulletproof b******t detector to find out what advice is real and what is B.S.* The 3 pieces of evidence you want to look at when it comes to your certainty about claims in training, nutrition and supplementation.* My 80/20 rule of sticking with things I know work and testing out new methods, innovations and things I’ve learned.* The cook, the chef and the baker analogy and why you should start as a cook no matter what!* Why social media is skipping the cook portion of teaching and creating a lot of B.S.* Why you have to be crystal clear about what you want to achieve before you ever pick an exercise rep, set, or anything else.* Andy’s template for building an athlete of life, and what you should do weekly when it comes to training.* Why speed and power are SO important with the elderly population and how it can help you live longer and even prevent death.* The reason why high intensity training should be cut down by 50% or more (for most) to get the best results with health, fitness and performance.* How culture changed the shift of exercise popularity from cardio to bodybuilding, to high intensity exercise, to recovery and how to put the puzzle pieces together.* Why as a coach you shouldn't try to bring clients into your world but rather commit to stepping into theirs.* How to put the puzzle pieces of it all together while getting the clients input so you get better compliance and results.* Why Andy teaches his classes in a real world format that prepares coaches for the clients they’ll be dealing with.* What “defenders” are and what is stopping clients from succeeding; we discuss how to remove the obstacles rather that “tell people what to do.”* How Andy removed the barrier of an elite fighter to take their performance to the next level.* Once you realize that you’re really a detective you’ll become a better coach.* An exercise Andy gives to his students to help them learn to problem solve.* The nutrition principles that have withstood the test of time and will continue to work for you and your clients.* Why as a coach you should have a philosophy that you believe in when it comes to training and nutrition, even in the early stages of your career.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    EP106: Knowing Your Audience, & the Two Critical Principles of Building a Great Life and Business w/ Adam Bornstein

    EP106: Knowing Your Audience, & the Two Critical Principles of Building a Great Life and Business w/ Adam Bornstein

    Adam Bornstein is an award-winning fitness and nutrition writer and editor. Formerly the editorial director for Livestrong.com and fitness editor for Mens Health, currently the fitness advisor for Schwarzenegger.com as well as the Chief Nutrition Officer for Ladder Sport (Lebron James and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s supplement company). He has also contributed to and been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company and GQ, and is the founder and CEO of Born Fitness and Pen Name Consulting.















    More importantly, Adam is a a great human being, a close friend, and a very smart entrepreneur who’s built his own successful businesses while consult other big brands. I call him, “The Ghost In The Machine” because he’s the person responsible for the successful growth of many big companies and brands, while being the mastermind behind the scenes that you never hear about.







    In this episode we talk about the path to success, failure, knowing your audience, and the two critical principles.







    Let's go.















    IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN







    * The governing compass that points you in the direction of how to measure yourself; which is a key to taking the RIGHT action.* Why you need principles so that your blood, sweat and tears go into the right area and fulfill you.* Adam’s two governing principles (based on his values) that guides who he hires, how he markets, what people he surrounds himself and what experiences he creates.* The questions to ask yourself that will help you set the behaviors to achieve the things you want in life.* Why knowing your audience is THE first step to building a fulfilling business AND life.* How painful life lessons changed what I valued and changed the direction of my life, both personal and career.* How your ‘negative” experiences can become tools to build a better future if you choose it.* The #1 characteristic needed to be able to change yourself, the people around you, and your business.* Why “creating something of value for people” and showing people you care can be the business combo and will lead you to success for life.* Why you need to do the tried and true methods, then iterate them and improve, instead of re-inventing the wheel.* How listening to your gut can lead to you making the right decisions for you. Adam explains from personal experience how turning down a huge financial opportunity that wasn’t aligning with him turned out to be the best decision (despite not being clear at first).* The formula for who you should listen to, advice vs. opinion + believability.* The weaknesses should you strengthen and which ones you should outsource to someone else and not waste time on.* The principles Adam gives to the “young bucks” about building a business in the fitness industry.* The ONE thing that won’t ever go away and what you should focus on, this is an Evergreen principle.* A powerful question that Adam asks that will help you protect your business and help you innovate long-term.* Why you must put yourself in challenging situations when times are good and great, and specific tactics to work on your resilience.







    And much, much more.















    LINKS AND RESOURCES







    Adam Bornstein: http://www.BornFitness.com







    Adam Bornstein Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bornfitness/







    Ladder Sport: http://www.LadderSport.com

    • 1 hr 13 min

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