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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.

All About Fitness Pete McCall & Glassbox Media

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 157 Ratings

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.

    Dr. Natalia Petrzela - Fit Nation

    Dr. Natalia Petrzela - Fit Nation

    Do you realize that once-upon-a-time, carrying a few extra pounds of fat was considered a sign of good health? How did we go from a culture that appreciated girth to one obsessed with being skinny? Why do we exercise the way we do? What societal forces influence the ways that we exercise? Dr. Natalia Petrzela is an Associate Professor of History at the New School in New York City and teaches about the history of the fitness industry; Fit Nation: The Gains and Pains of America's Exercise Obsession is her book that describes the origins of our obsession with fitness and how that has shaped our society (pun fully intended). Dr. Petrzela shares her insights on what has made exercise popular and what that means for our workout routines. It's all about the history of half-naked people getting sweaty on this episode of All About Fitness.

    Order your copy of Fit Nation today: https://amzn.to/40Vancj

    Stay up-to-date on historical insights and their context, follow Dr. Petrzela on Twitter: @nataliapetrzela


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    From mobility exercises that can improve your performance to high-intensity interval training that torches calories, learn how to design your own workouts from someone who has been educating personal trainers for 20 years; order a copy of Smarter Workouts: the Science of Exercise Made Simple
    https://amzn.to/3dBVfg4

    Learn how exercise, specifically high-intensity exercise, can slow down and mitigate the effects of the biological aging process and allow you to add YEARS to your life with Ageless Intensity: High Intensity Workouts to Slow the Aging Process
    https://amzn.to/3eYieSC



    Functional Core Training e-book
    This e-book explains how the muscles of your core work as a single unit and identifies the most effective exercises for making them stronger.
    https://amzn.to/3VL3EOp

    Dynamic Anatomy
    This e-book explains the difference between muscle and fascia, describes how different muscles function together to produce movement and identifies the most effective exercises for popular muscles like the hamstrings, shoulders and, of course, the glutes. 
    https://amzn.to/3XUZK7s


    Exercise for the Fountain of Youth
    This e-book explains the role that exercise plays in reversing many of the effects of the aging process and provides a simple, easy-to-follow workout program that can help you to use exercise to extend your lifespan. The prequel to Ageless Intensity.
    https://amzn.to/3gVRcg9

    (yes, these are my books, they are also affiliate links so a commission will be earned)
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 59 min
    Emily Rudow - Find Your Stride

    Emily Rudow - Find Your Stride

    What motivates you and why? Motivation is an elusive emotion; high achievers seem to have motivation seeping from their pores while slackers can barely be motivated to answer the door for the food deliver service. Motivation can be focused as a powerful force used to accomplish seemingly insurmountable tasks. Emily Rudow was motivated to make her mark on the world and set out to run a half marathon a day for a period of days. Find Your Stride is Emily's book that can help you to find motivation and purpose in your workouts. It's all about how motivate yourself to accomplish challenging tasks on this episode of All About Fitness.

    Create your own motivation to accomplish the goals you want in your life, pick up a copy of Emily's book, Find Your Stride, HERE: https://amzn.to/3YtB2ut

    Visit Emily's Blog: https://emilyrudow.com

    From mobility exercises that can improve your performance to high-intensity interval training that torches calories, learn how to design your own workouts from someone who has been educating personal trainers for 20 years; order a copy of Smarter Workouts: the Science of Exercise Made Simple
    https://amzn.to/3dBVfg4

    Learn how exercise, specifically high-intensity exercise, can slow down and mitigate the effects of the biological aging process and allow you to add YEARS to your life with Ageless Intensity: High Intensity Workouts to Slow the Aging Process
    https://amzn.to/3eYieSC



    Functional Core Training e-book
    This e-book explains how the muscles of your core work as a single unit and identifies the most effective exercises for making them stronger.
    https://amzn.to/3VL3EOp

    Dynamic Anatomy
    This e-book explains the difference between muscle and fascia, describes how different muscles function together to produce movement and identifies the most effective exercises for popular muscles like the hamstrings, shoulders and, of course, the glutes. 
    https://amzn.to/3XUZK7s


    Exercise for the Fountain of Youth
    This e-book explains the role that exercise plays in reversing many of the effects of the aging process and provides a simple, easy-to-follow workout program that can help you to use exercise to extend your lifespan. The prequel to Ageless Intensity.
    https://amzn.to/3gVRcg9

    (yes, these are my books, they are also affiliate links so a commission will be earned)
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Dr. Shannon O'Grady - The Chemistry of Nutrition

    Dr. Shannon O'Grady - The Chemistry of Nutrition

    There is a famous saying that abs are made in the kitchen; what it means is that no matter how hard you exercise, if you are not following a proper nutrition protocol, you may not get the results that you want. The purpose of the food we eat is to provide specific nutrients that we need for optimal health and performance. The nutrients themselves cause a number of chemical reactions in the body that could either increase lean muscle mass or torch unwanted fat. Dr. Shannon O'Grady, the Chief Product Officer for Gnarly Nutrition, describes the benefits of supplements and how they support your exercise efforts. Dr. O'Grady explains the chemistry behind nutrition and which supplements could help achieve certain results. It's all about the science of supplements on this episode of All About Fitness.

    To learn more about Gnarly Nutrition, visit www.gognarly.com


    From mobility exercises that can improve your performance to high-intensity interval training that torches calories, learn how to design your own workouts from someone who has been educating personal trainers for 20 years; order a copy of Smarter Workouts: the Science of Exercise Made Simple
    https://amzn.to/3dBVfg4

    Learn how exercise, specifically high-intensity exercise, can slow down and mitigate the effects of the biological aging process and allow you to add YEARS to your life with Ageless Intensity: High Intensity Workouts to Slow the Aging Process
    https://amzn.to/3eYieSC



    Functional Core Training e-book
    This e-book explains how the muscles of your core work as a single unit and identifies the most effective exercises for making them stronger.
    https://amzn.to/3VL3EOp

    Dynamic Anatomy
    This e-book explains the difference between muscle and fascia, describes how different muscles function together to produce movement and identifies the most effective exercises for popular muscles like the hamstrings, shoulders and, of course, the glutes. 
    https://amzn.to/3XUZK7s


    Exercise for the Fountain of Youth
    This e-book explains the role that exercise plays in reversing many of the effects of the aging process and provides a simple, easy-to-follow workout program that can help you to use exercise to extend your lifespan. The prequel to Ageless Intensity.
    https://amzn.to/3gVRcg9

    (yes, these are my books, they are also affiliate links so a commission will be earned)


    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple, Chapt 4, part 2

    Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple, Chapt 4, part 2

    Why do you do the exercises in your workout program? Why do you add certain exercises to your routine, but not others?Not all strength-training exercises are the same or produce the same output; in this section of Smarter Workouts, you will learn why it is so important to perform exercises for the way that your body is designed to move. In addition, you will learn the one movement pattern that ALL muscles are involved in performing; it's all about strength training for the way you move on this episode of All About Fitness.


    Dynamic Anatomy
    This e-book explains the difference between muscle and fascia, describes how different muscles function together to produce movement and identifies the most effective exercises for popular muscles like the hamstrings, shoulders and, of course, the glutes. 
    https://amzn.to/3XUZK7s


    From mobility exercises that can improve your performance to high-intensity interval training that torches calories, learn how to design your own workouts from someone who has been educating personal trainers for 20 years; order a copy of Smarter Workouts: the Science of Exercise Made Simple
    https://amzn.to/3dBVfg4

    Learn how exercise, specifically high-intensity exercise, can slow down and mitigate the effects of the biological aging process and allow you to add YEARS to your life with Ageless Intensity: High Intensity Workouts to Slow the Aging Process
    https://amzn.to/3eYieSC



    Functional Core Training e-book
    This e-book explains how the muscles of your core work as a single unit and identifies the most effective exercises for making them stronger.
    https://amzn.to/3VL3EOp


    Exercise for the Fountain of Youth
    This e-book explains the role that exercise plays in reversing many of the effects of the aging process and provides a simple, easy-to-follow workout program that can help you to use exercise to extend your lifespan. The prequel to Ageless Intensity.
    https://amzn.to/3gVRcg9

    (yes, these are my books, they are also affiliate links so a commission will be earned)
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 23 min
    Rick Richey - 2023 Fitness Trends, part 2

    Rick Richey - 2023 Fitness Trends, part 2

    Dr. Rick Richey is a physical therapist, personal trainer, massage therapist, studio owner and fitness educator and podcast host for NASM, one of the largest personal training certification organizations in the fitness industry. On the second half of the conversation, Rick shares his insights on the latest trends, we discuss what you can do to build more physical activity habits into your lifestyle and we offer tips for how you can use exercise to enhance your quality of life. It's all about how to use fitness to achieve freedom on this episode of All About Fitness.


    From mobility exercises that can improve your performance to high-intensity interval training that torches calories, learn how to design your own workouts from someone who has been educating personal trainers for 20 years; order a copy of Smarter Workouts: the Science of Exercise Made Simple
    https://amzn.to/3dBVfg4

    Learn how exercise, specifically high-intensity exercise, can slow down and mitigate the effects of the biological aging process and allow you to add YEARS to your life with Ageless Intensity: High Intensity Workouts to Slow the Aging Process
    https://amzn.to/3eYieSC



    Functional Core Training e-book
    This e-book explains how the muscles of your core work as a single unit and identifies the most effective exercises for making them stronger.
    https://amzn.to/3VL3EOp

    Dynamic Anatomy
    This e-book explains the difference between muscle and fascia, describes how different muscles function together to produce movement and identifies the most effective exercises for popular muscles like the hamstrings, shoulders and, of course, the glutes. 
    https://amzn.to/3XUZK7s


    Exercise for the Fountain of Youth
    This e-book explains the role that exercise plays in reversing many of the effects of the aging process and provides a simple, easy-to-follow workout program that can help you to use exercise to extend your lifespan. The prequel to Ageless Intensity.
    https://amzn.to/3gVRcg9

    (yes, these are my books, they are also affiliate links so a commission will be earned)
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 50 min
    Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple, Chapt 4, part 1: Core Strength

    Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple, Chapt 4, part 1: Core Strength

    If you think that planks and crunches are the only core exercises that you need to do, then think again; on this episode of the audio book for Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple, we transition from mobility into strength training, specifically strength training for your core muscles. This episode identifies the muscles that control movement in the core region of your body and identifies the fundamental approach that you should follow when designing an exercise program to strengthen your core muscles. It's all about developing a foundation of core strength on this episode of All About Fitness.

    Muscles discussed include:
    transverse abdominus, gluteus maximus, latissimus dorsi, hamstrings, adductors, shoulders (yes, your shoulders are part of your core); to learn more, pick up a copy of the Dynamic Anatomy e-book


    Dynamic Anatomy
    This e-book explains the difference between muscle and fascia, describes how different muscles function together to produce movement and identifies the most effective exercises for popular muscles like the hamstrings, shoulders and, of course, the glutes. 
    https://amzn.to/3XUZK7s


    From mobility exercises that can improve your performance to high-intensity interval training that torches calories, learn how to design your own workouts from someone who has been educating personal trainers for 20 years; order a copy of Smarter Workouts: the Science of Exercise Made Simple
    https://amzn.to/3dBVfg4

    Learn how exercise, specifically high-intensity exercise, can slow down and mitigate the effects of the biological aging process and allow you to add YEARS to your life with Ageless Intensity: High Intensity Workouts to Slow the Aging Process
    https://amzn.to/3eYieSC



    Functional Core Training e-book
    This e-book explains how the muscles of your core work as a single unit and identifies the most effective exercises for making them stronger.
    https://amzn.to/3VL3EOp


    Exercise for the Fountain of Youth
    This e-book explains the role that exercise plays in reversing many of the effects of the aging process and provides a simple, easy-to-follow workout program that can help you to use exercise to extend your lifespan. The prequel to Ageless Intensity.
    https://amzn.to/3gVRcg9
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

BP Writer ,

Consistently terrific health and fitness podcast!

Pete McCall consistently hosts some of the most knowledgeable guests who provide expertise on a wide variety of health and fitness topics. Pete’s upbeat style makes learning to live healthier and longer even more fun. The “Better Fitness Through Sleep” podcast with foremost sleep expert, Dr. Craig Heller, Stanford University, was fantastic. Everyone should listen to this podcast to understand what happens during sleep and why adequate sleep is critical to us maintaining good health and performance.

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Thank you

Glad you’re back sharing information that’s important, smart and comprehend able.

Not In My Mid-to-late-27s ,

Knowledgeable Host + Guests with different perspectives

Pete is a very knowledgeable fitness professional. I like that he has guests from different backgrounds that provide their own perspectives on fitness. Rather than being just some dude who works out himself and tries to sell you supplements, Pete is the real deal, providing science-based health and fitness tips to help you be able to do what you want to do, when you want to do it.

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