16 episodes

Abhimanyu Bhargava brings you #TheCandidFitness

Fitness is not just about physical health! Every person has a unique story and there is something we can learn from each individual. Each episode is designed to add some kind of value and take you through a journey of self improvement.

Genuine conversations about life lessons, workouts, nutrition, leadership, mindset, entrepreneurship and much more.

The Candid Fitness Abhimanyu Bhargava

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Abhimanyu Bhargava brings you #TheCandidFitness

Fitness is not just about physical health! Every person has a unique story and there is something we can learn from each individual. Each episode is designed to add some kind of value and take you through a journey of self improvement.

Genuine conversations about life lessons, workouts, nutrition, leadership, mindset, entrepreneurship and much more.

    How to Train (Exercise) with your Menstrual Cycle with Amy Katebowe

    How to Train (Exercise) with your Menstrual Cycle with Amy Katebowe

    In this episode of The Candid Fitness, I chat with Amy Katebowe, founder and coach at the Warrior School, a coaching program and online community for women who want to get strong. Amy and I had a very unique conversation about her experience with journaling her physical training and menstrual cycle. Through that process, she has developed a system to help women understand their menstrual cycle and use that awareness to bring positive changes to their wellbeing. Amy has been coaching women for over 13 years and In this episode, she explained all about the why's and how to's of tracking your cycle.

    Some of the discussion topics include:


    Why Amy started tracking her menstrual cycle and what inspired her to do extensive research on this topic?
    Different factors that can affect a women's wellbeing
    Importance of bodyweight strength training for women
    Importance of tracking menstrual cycle and its relationship with exercise
    Phases of a menstrual cycle - Follicular and Luteal phase explained
    How do women feel during each of these phases?
    How to train (exercise) with your menstrual cycle?
    How to track your menstrual cycle regularly?
    Tracking the menstrual cycle and exercise for beginners
    How long should you track to develop awareness and understanding of your cycle?

    If you enjoyed this, please leave us a 5-star review on iTunes. It helps us build credibility and also helps more listeners reach our podcast.

    Connect with Amy on Instagram (@amykatebowe):
    https://www.instagram.com/amykatebowe/

    Check out my online health coaching here:
    https://abhimanyubhargava.com/one-to-one-online-coaching/

    Connect with me on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/abhimanyu_bhargava/

    Find my latest fitness and nutrition articles here:
    https://abhimanyubhargava.com/blog/

    Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for informational purposes only. The views expressed are personal and are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

    Support The Candid Fitness by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/candid-fitness

    • 1 hr
    Rapid Fat Loss, Goal Setting and Motivation (21 Kgs down & Counting) - Rudraksh's Story

    Rapid Fat Loss, Goal Setting and Motivation (21 Kgs down & Counting) - Rudraksh's Story

    In this episode of The Candid Fitness, I chat with one of my clients and an incredible friend Rudraksh Mahajan.

    At his heaviest, Rudraksh was 120 Kgs.
    Today he is 99 Kgs.

    He has literally transformed his lifestyle in the last few months. Through this journey he has learnt so much about himself and by experimenting with different things, he finally got to a system that has worked for him and has helped him lose about 21 kgs. And when I say system it's not just about a diet or exercise, but also the way he sets small goals & milestones and then tracks his progress over time.

    That said, what he did was not easy, he will tell you how relentlessly he worked to achieve his goals despite all the hurdles of binge eating, lack of motivation and resistance to change. But he did it anyway! It's amazing to see how he has been able to stick to it with sheer determination and commitment.

    And he is not going to stop here, he will tell you that he still has a long way to go!

    Listen to the whole conversation.

    Don't skip around.

    This is by far my favourite episode, and I have a feeling it will be your new favourite too!

    If you enjoyed this, please leave us a 5-star review on iTunes. It helps us build credibility and also helps more listeners reach our podcast.

    Check out online health coaching details here:
    https://abhimanyubhargava.com/one-to-one-online-coaching/

    Connect with me on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/abhimanyu_bhargava/

    Find all the latest fitness and nutrition articles here:
    https://abhimanyubhargava.com/blog/

    Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for informational purposes only. The views expressed are personal and are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

    Support The Candid Fitness by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/candid-fitness

    • 56 min
    Crash Diets, Binge Eating and Building a Healthy relationship with Food - Pallavi's Story

    Crash Diets, Binge Eating and Building a Healthy relationship with Food - Pallavi's Story

    In this episode of The Candid Fitness, I chat with Pallavi (Instagram @runinfinity), who shares her personal story of experimenting with crash diets. Restrictive eating habits often resulted in binge eating, which eventually led her to develop an unhealthy relationship with food. Most importantly, she has shared how far she has come since then and the things she has been doing to overcome these challenges. I am sure a lot of you will be able to relate to this. In the second half of this episode, I also share my personal struggle with binge eating and how I overcame my habit of eating excessive amounts of chocolates & sweets.

    If you enjoyed this, please leave us a 5-star review on iTunes. It helps us build credibility and also helps more listeners reach our podcast.

    Links to articles related to topics we discussed in this episode:
    How to avoid binge eating?
    Tracking calories using portion size
    6 lifestyle changes to sustainably lose fat and improve long term health

    Check out online health coaching details here:
    https://abhimanyubhargava.com/one-to-one-online-coaching/

    Connect with me on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/abhimanyu_bhargava/

    Find all the latest fitness and nutrition articles here:
    https://abhimanyubhargava.com/blog/

    Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for informational purposes only. The views expressed are personal and are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

    Support The Candid Fitness by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/candid-fitness

    • 48 min
    Embracing Uncertainty and Changing Careers with Rod Cooper

    Embracing Uncertainty and Changing Careers with Rod Cooper

    In this episode of The Candid Fitness, I chat with Rod Cooper who is a movement coach and founder of The Movement Collective (TMC), a fitness and movement facility in Newcastle which is quite a unique and unconventional set up for a gym. It is an amazing place for everyone to workout together whilst being part of a highly supportive community. I met Rod in 2019 when I was living in Brisbane (Australia) and travelled all the way to Newcastle with the sole purpose of spending time in TMC and learning from the team. It surely was a great learning experience and I had a wonderful time there.

    Rod has changed career paths multiple times - from being a Chef to a Brewer, making and tasting beers, and now following his passion for all things "Movement". It's intriguing how he embraces change, tackles obstacles and is always looking forward to new challenges in life. In this episode, we discuss his journey and deep dive into his mindset as he goes through each of his career transitions. Coincidentally he has spent six years in each of these different roles as a Chef, Brewer and now a Movement Coach & Business Owner. It was wonderful talking to Rod and I hope you enjoy this conversation.

    If you enjoyed this, please leave us a 5-star review on iTunes. It helps us build credibility and also helps more listeners reach our podcast.

    To connect with Rod (Instagram @rodjcooper) and know more about him and TMC, check out below links:
    https://www.themovementcollective.net/
    https://www.rodjcooper.com/

    Check out my online health coaching here:
    https://abhimanyubhargava.com/one-to-one-online-coaching/

    Connect with me on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/abhimanyu_bhargava/

    Find my latest fitness and nutrition articles here:
    https://abhimanyubhargava.com/blog/

    Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for informational purposes only. The views expressed are personal and are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

    Support The Candid Fitness by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/candid-fitness

    • 1 hr
    Exercise During Pregnancy (Pre & Post Natal) with Calum Wilson

    Exercise During Pregnancy (Pre & Post Natal) with Calum Wilson

    In this episode of The Candid Fitness, I chat with Calum Wilson who is a recognised specialist in pre and post-natal training. With more than a decade worth of experience guiding women throughout their pregnancy journey and beyond, he is the co-owner of BUMP health in Sydney. A highly respected leader within the industry, Calum is also an educator who has successfully trained over 3,000 personal trainers, teaching his Fitness Australia accredited course “A Comprehensive Guide to Exercising Throughout Pregnancy and Beyond”.

    In this candid conversation, we discussed the importance of exercise during pregnancy and the role it plays in post-natal recovery. We discussed in detail about the exercise considerations for each trimester and the post-pregnancy recovery process.

    Some of the discussion topics include:


    Calum's background in pre & post-natal fitness and his professional journey
    Importance of exercise during pregnancy
    Exercise considerations during pregnancy
    Importance of strengthening pelvic floor muscles during pregnancy
    Tightness in hips (pubic symphysis) during pregnancy and ways to counter it.
    Movement patterns (exercises) to avoid during 2nd and 3rd trimester
    Exercise to perform from 28th week onwards - Transverse Abdominis (TVA) exercises
    The post-natal recovery process - Normal vs C-Section delivery
    Abdominal separation post pregnancy - Diastasis Recti

    If you enjoy this episode, please leave us a 5-star review on iTunes. It helps us build credibility and also helps more listeners reach our podcast.

    Check out Calum's ebook on Amazon:
    Pregnancy and Beyond!

    Check out my online health coaching here:
    https://abhimanyubhargava.com/one-to-one-online-coaching/

    Connect with me on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/abhimanyu_bhargava/

    Find my latest fitness and nutrition articles here:
    https://abhimanyubhargava.com/blog/

    Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for informational purposes only. The views expressed are personal and are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

    Support The Candid Fitness by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/candid-fitness

    • 47 min
    PCOS Nutrition and Lifestyle with Dr. Jayati Dureja

    PCOS Nutrition and Lifestyle with Dr. Jayati Dureja

    In this episode of The Candid Fitness, I chat with Dr Jayati Dureja, obstetrician and Gynecologist with a special interest in Materno-Fetal Medicine and Pre-natal Genetics, as well as applications of nutritional science and fitness to better women's health. Currently practising as a part of Dr Deepa Dureja's team, and one of the Directors of Pulse Medical Centre, New Delhi.

    This is the second episode of our 2 part series on PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). Listen to the previous episode in which we talk all about PCOS, starting from basics such as symptoms of PCOS, causes, the relationship between diabetes and PCOS, to the latest PCOS research on DOGMA theory or Dysbiosis of Gut Microbiota.

    In this episode, we discuss various nutritional and lifestyle changes that women can make to manage PCOS (and PCOD). PCOS is widespread, affecting women not just in but all over the world and there is still very little awareness about this. If you find this useful, please share this with your friends, family and colleagues. Hopefully, it will reach someone who needs this.

    Some of the discussion topics include:


    Nutritional/ lifestyle tips to get started once you are diagnosed with PCOS?
    Nutritional changes to help manage PCOS (and PCOD)
    Common diet myths
    Importance of calcium, Vit D and Vit B12 for women
    Dietary supplements for women with PCOS (and PCOD)
    Dietary supplements essential for all women
    Importance of exercise in managing PCOS (and PCOD)

    If you enjoy this episode, please leave us a 5-star review on iTunes. It helps us build credibility and also helps more listeners reach our podcast.

    Check out my online health coaching here:
    https://abhimanyubhargava.com/one-to-one-online-coaching/

    Connect with me on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/abhimanyu_bhargava/

    Find my latest fitness and nutrition articles here:
    https://abhimanyubhargava.com/blog/

    Disclaimer: This podcast is intended for informational purposes only. The views expressed are personal and are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

    Support The Candid Fitness by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/candid-fitness

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Shanan S ,

Well researched and in sync with the times

Abhimanyu's research and dedication towards good living and fitness is of another kind. His pearls on healthy living have motivated me to get going and shirk off my laziness. All his podcasts are educational and very relevant. Worth listening to till the very end.

Sarthak Varsheny ,

All Round Fitness

I would say that this show gives you insight into various kinds of fitness and what really goes through the people’s mind when considering different forms of fitness.
Do listen. Will help you alot.

Parul Bhargava ,

Excellent content and Inspiring

From the first podcast itself , I have been feeling inspired . I really enjoy listening to the podcast . You are bring diverse speakers and stories which are inspiring and fun . Look forward to hearing you more !!

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