Ever wonder how fitness trends catch fire? Or whether popular exercise equipment and workout programs are based on actual science? Learn everything you wanted to know about exercise straight from the people who invent the products and create the workouts that make you sweat. Working with iconic fitness organizations including the American Council on Exercise, Nautilus, Stairmaster and the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Pete McCall is an educator, blogger and media spokesperson who has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Men’s Health, Shape and many other media outlets. With experience traveling around the world teaching workshops to personal trainers and group fitness instructors Pete is an engaging and interactive speaker with the unique ability to teach the science of exercise in an irreverent way that’s easy-to-understand.
Being in good shape is much more than just losing weight or achieving a specific look—it's about living life to it’s fullest and All About Fitness is here to help you make that a reality. The Quick Fit Tips deliver practical, actionable advice in under 15 minutes; while the interviews are in-depth, informative discussions with top health and fitness experts who share their insights about how exercise can enhance your quality of life.
Quick Fit Tip - Benefits of Periodization
Insanity = Repeating the same thing over and over yet expecting different results. The longer you follow an exercise program, the greater the risk of a plateau. Periodization refers to a structured program that alternates between periods of high, moderate and low intensity exercise in order to maximize the benefits of rest and recovery. Learn how periodization can benefit you; top performance coaches use periodization to help athletes prepare for competition, if it works for them, it will work for you!
Melanie Webb - Working Out in Mother Nature's Gym
When was the last time that you used the outdoors as your gym? Not just exercising outside, but getting off the grid and out into real nature. Melanie Webb is a personal trainer with a background in biology who grew up exploring the wilderness of Utah. Melanie specializes in taking her clients outside to leverage the power of nature and has written about the benefits in her book, Adventures in Mother Nature's Gym. On this episode she describes the emotional and physical benefits of outdoor exercise.
Sarah Bowmar - Fitness Innovator and Entrepreneur
On this special Mother's Day episode, the founder of Bowmar Nutrition, Sarah Bowmar talks about how her career has grown from influencer to business owner, what it takes to start a brand new supplement company that stands out in a crowded market and shares how she makes time for her family, business, various charities as well as her own personal workouts. This is an engaging and motivational conversation with an emerging leader of the fitness industry.
Quick Fit Tip - The Relationship Between Sleep and Brain Function
The more that researchers study sleep, the more they learn about how important it is for optimal health. In a recent study published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers observed that adults between the ages of 50 and 70 who average less than 6 hours of sleep per night had a 30% HIGHER risk of developing dementia and losing cognitive function. This Quick Fit Tip reviews the research and provides insights about why proper sleep is such an important part of a healthy lifestyle.
Bobby Congalton - The Science of Developing Athletes
Bobby Congalton is a strength coach and a founder of 1RM Performance, a conditioning facility in San Diego, CA. Bobby works almost exclusively with high school athletes and the results are amazing; many have progressed from playing in high school to competing on a college team. In addition, a number now play at the professional level. Bobby shares how the conjugated method helps his athletes succeed and his secret for identifying whether or not an athlete has what it takes to play at the highest level.
Katy Bowman - Movement is Counterculture
The adoption of technology has resulted in a crisis: human movement is at an all-time low, however, there are still ways to add healthy, and necessary, physical activity to your daily habits. Katy Bowman is a biomechanist and author; her latest book, Grow Wild, presents a number of solutions to help the whole family move towards better health by adding more activity to daily habits. Learn how simply moving more often can enhance your life and what you can do to achieve that.
Alway looking forward to your podcast, I learned a lot since following you. Thank you!
Always a great listen!
I always learn something new!
Such a sound and practical approach to fitness. The real deal. Something about listening to a certified guy who trains trainers makes me feel like I am getting insider information. Thanks, Pete!