We are about promoting positivity in martial arts, health, fitness, in all aspects of life. We strive to bring the best guests we can find in all facets of martial arts including, kick boxing, muay this, jiu jitsu, judo, grappling, wrestling, kettle belts, and more!
BGMT #34 Pump and Maz Return
We talk rousey, diaz, silva, sonnen, and a plethora of dick jokes
BGMT #33 Poppa pump and Maz
We talk about Maz's trip to the kodokan judo training center in japan, as well as talking steroid abuse a hot topic in MMA and other professional sports
BGMT #32 Gavin Van Vlack
Gavin has been a lifelong athlete, with more than twenty-five years in the fitness industry. He has worked for top facilities in New York and Los Angeles as a high level trainer, bringing his own style of skill-based training combined with Muay Thai kickboxing to clients who wanted to get results while having fun. In that time he has also become a much sought after strength coach. Employing the same philosophy of focus, purpose and intent in developing programs for several elite level athletes ranging from Muay Thai kickboxing, Brazilian jiujitsu, track and field, and snowboarding.
After leaving his position as an educator at Equinox Fitness in 2006, Gavin has helped develop programs for smaller gyms and Martial Arts facilities in the New York area, bringing Sandbag training, Kettle bells, Suspension training and many of what were considered to be then “unorthodox methods” of training to what is now the forefront in the fitness industry. Gavin still works to help other trainers and facilities as a consultant and has often been called “The Trainer’s Trainer” by many within the health and wellness community.
“Give someone a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach them to fish and you feed them for life”
So many times people have come to me with the same issue. “I go to the gym regularly, I lift weights, I do cardio, I spend up to 1 1/2 to 2 hours (way to long) there but I’m not seeing the results I want.” Often I will ask them to give me a breakdown of what they do at the gym, and often this is what I’ll here. “I use the treadmill (elliptical, bike) for forty-five minutes to an hour”, “I do curls, bench press, leg presses, leg curls then leg extensions then abs” (most of these movements on “selectorized*” machines), “I do back and bi’s on one day then chest and tris on the next, on the third day I’ll do legs”, “I do boot camp style classes that use bells, plyometrics, and interval training but I keep getting injuries”
gavtrainingHonestly, the list goes on and on. All of this work is done in earnest, the intent is good but more times than not people tend to either do movements that yield little benefit and /or we tend to “over train”. The problem here is lack of information along with the high amount of misinformation that is thrown at us on the Internet, television, and fitness media. The best I can do to help this situation is to try to the best of my ability to educate my clientele as to how to understand basic fitness programming, fundamentals in bio mechanics, how to understand metabolic factors in training, and most importantly how to maximize their bodies recuperative capabilities.
These are all tools that you will learn to use so that even when you’re not in a gym you will be able to design a program for yourself using as I said earlier “little or even no equipment”.
BGMT #31 Robert Samborsky of Apollon Gym
BGMT #30 Eric Haycraft
Real Fighters Gym is the culmination of 20 years of hard work, training, fighting and learning from and among many of the best fighters in the world. Currently located in the Bluegrass Industrial Park, the gym is home to Team Haycraft, the gym’s fight team. Our fight team is made up of the fighters, coaches and each and every member of the gym that support our cause. We truly are a gym family.
A very small percent of all the members that train at Real Fighters Gym actually compete. Regardless the curriculum is the same for each and every person that joins the gym. Unlike many programs across the USA, we choose to push you to do more than you knew you could versus creating watered down programs. On any given day you will find current active fighters, retired fighters, coaches and recreational participants all training side by side in our mixed level classes.
The training program at Real Fighters Gym has been time tested across the country in each and every major kickboxing and Muay Thai tournament. Our fighters compete on the international level in recent years traveling multiple times to Holland, Suriname, Spain, Germany,France, Slovenia, China, Italy and Mexico. Our fighters are well respected across the country from small regional amateur events to televised events such as Bellator & Glory.
Head Coach, Eric Haycraft, has spent his entire life learning the fight game. First as student, then a fighter and now as a coach. He has put himself in the position through his work in the sport to work side by side with many of the sports icons learning first hand from the best! These experiences culminate in the programs at Real Fighters Gym.
Real Fighters Gym offers training programs for the fitness minded, the recreational fight fan and all the way up to developing an amateur fight career all the way to the professional level.
BGMT #29 Stupid Easy Paleo with Stephanie Gaudreau
November 24, 2014. Steph’s article “5 Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes” is published on Livestrong.com.
October 20, 2014. Steph guest posts on The Paleo Mom’s site with the article, “Four Things You Need to Know Before You Start Strength Training.”
October 14, 2014. Steph’s article “5 Quick Paleo Lunches” is published on Livestrong.com.
September 27, 2014. Steph gives a presentation about nutrition for athletes at Taste of Paleo.
September 11, 2014. Steph appears on episode 62 of the Girls Gone WOD podcast.
September 3, 2014. Steph’s article “5 High-Protein Paleo Egg Breakfasts” is published on Livestrong.com.
August 27, 2014. Pioneer Valley CrossFit hosts Steph for a Paleo Nutrition Seminar.
August 8, 2014. Steph presents “Specific Requirements & Health Benefits of Strength Training for Women” with Stacy Toth at the Ancestral Health Symposium.
July 15, 2015. Steph appears on 180 Radio talking about athletes & carbs with Matt Stone.
July, 2014. Steph appears on Fearless Rebelle Radio with Summer Innanen.
June 28, 2014. CrossFit Fortius hosts Steph for a Paleo Nutrition Seminar.
June 8, 2014. Steph’s recipe for Paleo Zucchini Fritters was featured on BuzzFeed.
June 6, 2014. Stupid Easy Paleo was featured in FOX News Magazine.
May 30, 2014. Steph appears on episode 93 of The Paleo View podcast.
May 20, 2014. Elle.com interviews Steph about Paleo and Instagram.
May 6, 2014. Steph is quoted in the Huffington Post.
April 28, 2014. Steph appears on episode 13 of the Bad Guy Muay Thai podcast.
April 24, 2014. CrossFit Temecula South hosts Steph for a Paleo Nutrition Seminar.
April 19, 2014. CrossFit Chickasaw hosts Steph & Dallas for the Whole Athlete Seminar.
April 13, 2014. Steph speaks on the Supplementation for Performance Panel at PaleoFX.
April 6, 2014. CrossFit Balboa hosts Steph for a Paleo Nutrition Seminar.
March 10, 2014. Well+Good NYC interviews Steph about butter coffee.
February 22, 2014. Steph talks nutrition at the Inov-8 Athlete Camp in Big Sur, CA.
February 13, 2014. CrossFit West Houston’s Rob Exline interviews Steph about Paleo & athletes.
February 2014. Steph’s recipe for Paleo Zucchini Frittata is featured on Breaking Muscle.
January 25, 2014. CrossFit Fortius hosts Steph for a Paleo Nutrition Seminar.
January 24, 2014. Nom Nom Paleo features The Paleo Athlete on her Forky Friday round-up.
January 22, 2014. Prana Physical Therapy reviews The Paleo Athlete.
January 18, 2014. CrossFit Team Academy hosts Steph & Dallas for the Whole Athlete Seminar.
January 13, 2014. Whole9 writes Introducing The Paleo Athlete, about Steph’s new ebook.
January 11, 2014. Bootcamp Fitness KC hosts Steph & Dallas for the Whole Athlete Seminar.
January 9, 2014. A Dash of Meg reviews The Paleo Athlete.
January 4, 2014. CrossFit Love hosts Steph & Dallas for the Whole Athlete Seminar.
November 18, 2013. Whole9 announces the new Whole Athlete Seminar, a collaboration between Whole9 and Stupid Easy Paleo.
November, 2013. Steph’s Kickin’ BBQ Shredded Chicken is nominated for a Best of 2013 Award (Best Savory Recipe—Online) from Paleo Magazine.
October 23, 2013. What’s the Deal With Safe Starches?, Steph’s article for HellaLife.com, is published.
October 1, 2013. Adventures in Creative Entrepreneurship (ACE) interviews Steph about how she started Stupid Easy Paleo.
September 18, 2013. Fresh Rag’s Creative Business Podcast features an interview with Steph about why health is so important to entrepreneurs.
September 14, 2013. Steph speaks at CrossFit Glasgow’s Paleo Challenge Seminar.
September 14, 2013. Steph’s article, Ask a CrossFitter, is published on CaliforniaPaleoKitchens.com.
September, 2013. Steph’s recipe for Ki