All About Fitness is a free podcast that explores how exercise can successfully manage the aging process. From popular fitness programs to recently-developed exercise equipment, discover new trends and evidence-based solutions that can help you slow down the effects of time and stress on your body. No matter your age, learn how to burn calories, build stronger muscles and get YOUR best body straight from the people who conduct the research, invent the products and create the workouts that make you sweat.
Host Pete McCall is a master personal trainer, education content creator and blogger for leading fitness organizations including the American Council on Exercise, Nautilus, StairMaster and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. In addition, he is the author of Ageless Intensity: Effective Workouts to Slow the Aging Process and Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple as well as multiple textbook chapters on exercise science. With extensive experience traveling around the world teaching workshops to personal trainers and group fitness instructors, Pete is an engaging host with the unique ability to translate the science of exercise for all to understand.
The Quick Fit Tips deliver practical, actionable advice in under 15 minutes; while the interviews are in-depth, informative and engaging conversations with top health and fitness experts. New episodes are posted weekly; listen and subscribe to the All About Fitness podcast in order to learn how exercise can enhance your quality of life while extending your lifespan.
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!