99 episodes

The D&D Fitness Radio podcast is the culmination of more than 50 years of elite coaching experience in sport, fitness and health by two individuals at the top of their professions: Don Saladino and Derek M. Hansen. Don and Derek speak with the world's top experts and performers to bring you the best information to enhance your health, wellness and human performance.

D&D Fitness Radio Podcas‪t‬ D and D Fitness Radio

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    • 4.8 • 33 Ratings

The D&D Fitness Radio podcast is the culmination of more than 50 years of elite coaching experience in sport, fitness and health by two individuals at the top of their professions: Don Saladino and Derek M. Hansen. Don and Derek speak with the world's top experts and performers to bring you the best information to enhance your health, wellness and human performance.

    Episode 099 - Doug Cook: The Gut Brain Guy

    Episode 099 - Doug Cook: The Gut Brain Guy

    In Episode 099, we talk about gut and brain health with Doug Cook. Doug is known as the gut-brain guy and starts with how he takes a holistic approach to all health and wellness issues, particularly when evaluating the impact of diet and nutrition. We discuss the impact of location and geography and how it can impact the microbiome of an individual, and can even impact the type of probiotics you choose to supplement your diet with depending on the local microbial ecosystem. Doug also touches on the key elements we may be missing from our diets, particularly as it relates to gut and brain health. He also identifies some of the things that can be negatively impacting our gut health including an abundance of processed foods and the consumption of alcohol. Other topics include food allergies, enzymes and food sensitivities, and essential fats and oils.

    Doug Cook is a Registered Dietitian & Integrative & Functional Nutritionist and former Certified Diabetes Educator with over 19 years of clinical nutrition experience. Doug practices a holistic and integrative approach providing science-based guidance on food and diet along with nutritional supplements where appropriate. His strength lies in his ability to explain complicated nutrition and scientific concepts in plain language which he then puts into everyday practical dietary advice. Doug helps clients by leveraging traditional and functional medicine to help people who aren't satisfied with the healthcare they've received.

    You can find out more information on Doug Cook via the following links:

    Website: https://www.dougcookrd.com/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/dougcookrd

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brain.health.nutritionist/

    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/dougcookrd


    The D&D Fitness Radio podcast is available at the following locations for downloadable audio, including:

    iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/d-d-fitness-radio-podcast/id1331724217

    iHeart Radio – https://www.iheart.com/podcast/dd-fitness-radio-28797988/

    Spreaker.com – https://www.spreaker.com/show/d-and-d-fitness-radios-show

    Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5Py2SSPA4mntNwYRm0Opri


    You can reach both Don and Derek at the following locations:

    Don Saladino:
    http://www.DonSaladino.com
    Twitter and Instagram - @DonSaladino
    YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/donsaladino

    Derek M. Hansen:
    http://www.SprintCoach.com
    Twitter and Instagram - @DerekMHansen
    YouTube - http://youtube.com/derekmhansen

    • 46 min
    Episode 098 - Taylor Coomer: Discussing The ABC's of CBD

    Episode 098 - Taylor Coomer: Discussing The ABC's of CBD

    In Episode 098, we speak with Taylor Coomer on the uses and benefits of CBD (cannabidiol) products for health and wellness applications. Taylor provides an overview of the uses of CBD products and the process involved in producing CBD based products. We also discuss the growth in the CBD industry and the differences between the types and quality of various CBD products on the market. Taylor also identifies the importance of producing an organic CBD product that is free of pesticides and other toxins. While quality research on CBD continues to emerge and individuals continue to report positive experiences with CBD products, large pharmaceutical companies are paying close attention to determine the impact of these products on their bottom lines.

    Taylor Coomer is the Chief Product Officer for WAAYB Organics located in the Greater Denver area. WAAYB produces CBD products derived from hemp. WAAYB oversees every step of the process, from planting to farming to harvesting to extraction to distillation to formulation, and then packaging. WAAYB Organics only uses industrial hemp that is grown organically and harvested by hand with care using USP Grade liquid CO2 to extract our full spectrum CBD Oil.

    You can find out more information on Taylor Coomer and his work at WAAYB Organics via the following links:

    Website: https://waayb.com/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/WAAYBOrganics

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onefarmbywaayb/



    The D&D Fitness Radio podcast is available at the following locations for downloadable audio, including:

    iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/d-d-fitness-radio-podcast/id1331724217

    iHeart Radio – https://www.iheart.com/podcast/dd-fitness-radio-28797988/

    Spreaker.com – https://www.spreaker.com/show/d-and-d-fitness-radios-show

    Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5Py2SSPA4mntNwYRm0Opri


    You can reach both Don and Derek at the following locations:

    Don Saladino:
    http://www.DonSaladino.com
    Twitter and Instagram - @DonSaladino
    YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/donsaladino

    Derek M. Hansen:
    http://www.SprintCoach.com
    Twitter and Instagram - @DerekMHansen
    YouTube - http://youtube.com/derekmhansen

    • 56 min
    Episode 097 - John Callery: Opioid Update in the Pandemic Age

    Episode 097 - John Callery: Opioid Update in the Pandemic Age

    In Episode 097, we are rejoined by one of our earlier podcast guests, Mr. John Callery, to get an update on the state of the opioid crisis in America and the steps that have been taken to keep citizens safe, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. John updates us on the status of fentanyl in 2021 and the reasons behind its proliferation, as well as the challenges faced by the DEA in protecting the public from its sinister effects. We discuss the impact of COVID-19 and how it has changed the way drugs are used, trafficked and enforced. He explains how sophisticated the methods of the drug cartels can be with drug distribution and how they have adapted rapidly during this time. John also updates us on the role the DEA has played in monitoring the conduct of domestic pharmaceutical companies and their production and distribution of opiate-based medications. And, with almost 30 years of experience in the drug enforcement business, John tells us about his role as a technical advisor for major movies over the years that involve plots around law enforcement and illicit drug trafficking.

    Mr. John W. Callery has a total of 35 years of law enforcement experience and began his law enforcement career in 1984 as a Police Officer in the United States Air Force (USAF) for six years. For four of those years, he was detailed to the prestigious USAF Presidential Honor Guard at Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C., serving then President Ronald Reagan. Mr. Callery continued his law enforcement career as a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in 1992, initially assigned to the DEA Los Angeles Field Division (LAFD). Mr. Callery received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from the University of Maryland and a Master’s of Science in Counterterrorism-WMD from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 2007. He also holds a Master Certificate in Conflict Management from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza School of Business.

    As the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the San Diego Field Division (SDFD) he is currently leading the men and woman of the SDFD in concentrating on the opioid overdose death investigations, fentanyl laced drugs, Mexican Cartel operations and the enduring scourge of methamphetamine trafficking in the region. Mr. Callery is also a professional public speaker and has conducted hundreds of lectures around the globe on a myriad law enforcement and counter terrorism topics.

    You can find out more information on the work done by John Callery and the San Diego Division of the DEA via the following links:

    Website: https://www.dea.gov/divisions/san-diego/san-diego-leadership

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DEASANDIEGODiv


    The D&D Fitness Radio podcast is available at the following locations for downloadable audio, including:

    iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/d-d-fitness-radio-podcast/id1331724217

    iHeart Radio – https://www.iheart.com/podcast/dd-fitness-radio-28797988/

    Spreaker.com – https://www.spreaker.com/show/d-and-d-fitness-radios-show

    Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5Py2SSPA4mntNwYRm0Opri


    You can reach both Don and Derek at the following locations:

    Don Saladino:
    http://www.DonSaladino.com
    Twitter and Instagram - @DonSaladino
    YouTube - a...

    • 49 min
    Episode 096 - Bill Crudup: Running, Rock & Roll and No Regrets

    Episode 096 - Bill Crudup: Running, Rock & Roll and No Regrets

    In Episode 096, we are honoured to enjoy the company of Bill Crudup. Billy has been a long-time member of Drive495 in New York City and has shared more than a few intense and gruelling workouts under the close scrutiny of Don. We begin by speaking to Billy about his role as world class runner and legend, Steve Prefontaine, in the 1998 film, Without Limits. He outlines the training and preparation for the film and how they pieced together the numerous races required for depicting Prefontaine’s thrilling competitions. We then transition into Billy’s preparation for Almost Famous, where he played a skilled lead guitarist for an up and coming seventies rock band. Once again, Billy had to learn from some of the best in the world to create the illusion of guitar brilliance, piecing together memorable scenes for the movie. We quickly learn that Billy is a master in the art of taking brief moments in time and portraying himself as a world class performer throughout movies and television episodes. We even get to witness more of his acting and singing brilliance in the first season of The Morning Show, and anxiously await Season 2. And, all the while he still finds the time to fit his workouts into his busy schedule.

    Billy Crudup is an American film, theatre and television actor who is known for such films as Without Limits, Almost Famous, Big Fish, The Stanford Prison Experiment, Spotlight and Alien Covenant. More recently, Crudup has starred in the critically acclaimed Apple TV series, The Morning Show, receiving the Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role. Billy was born in Manhasset, New York, received his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina and his Master of Fine Arts degree at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.


    The D&D Fitness Radio podcast is available at the following locations for downloadable audio, including:

    iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/d-d-fitness-radio-podcast/id1331724217

    iHeart Radio – https://www.iheart.com/podcast/dd-fitness-radio-28797988/

    Spreaker.com – https://www.spreaker.com/show/d-and-d-fitness-radios-show

    Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5Py2SSPA4mntNwYRm0Opri


    You can reach both Don and Derek at the following locations:

    Don Saladino:
    http://www.DonSaladino.com
    Twitter and Instagram - @DonSaladino
    YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/donsaladino

    Derek M. Hansen:
    http://www.SprintCoach.com
    Twitter and Instagram - @DerekMHansen
    YouTube - http://youtube.com/derekmhansen

    • 1 hr
    Episode 095 - Don & Derek: Getting in the Groove for 2021

    Episode 095 - Don & Derek: Getting in the Groove for 2021

    Episode 095 is our first podcast of 2021 and Don & Derek spend the first part of the session with a discussion of how the early part of the year will continue to be difficult for gyms, travel, restaurants and other industries. But quickly our conversation transitions into the influence of music – particularly the music of the vinyl age – has influenced our lives and our memories of training and the motivation behind our training sessions. Whether it’s Don’s jukebox or Derek’s eighties record collection, the influence of music in our lives has been significant. Additionally, many of Don and Derek’s clients have also had a special connection to music that they discuss in this episode, and things take an interesting turn that gives rise to new podcast interview opportunities and a great start to 2021!


    The D&D Fitness Radio podcast is available at the following locations for downloadable audio, including:

    iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/d-d-fitness-radio-podcast/id1331724217

    iHeart Radio – https://www.iheart.com/podcast/dd-fitness-radio-28797988/

    Spreaker.com – https://www.spreaker.com/show/d-and-d-fitness-radios-show

    Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5Py2SSPA4mntNwYRm0Opri


    You can reach both Don and Derek at the following locations:

    Don Saladino:
    http://www.DonSaladino.com
    Twitter and Instagram - @DonSaladino
    YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/donsaladino

    Derek M. Hansen:
    http://www.SprintCoach.com
    Twitter and Instagram - @DerekMHansen
    YouTube - http://youtube.com/derekmhansen

    • 52 min
    Episode 094 - Brett Bartholomew: Thriving in the Business of Improvement

    Episode 094 - Brett Bartholomew: Thriving in the Business of Improvement

    In Episode 094, we re-connect with Brett Bartholomew in the final few weeks of 2020 after having first interviewed him just under three years ago. Brett has since expanded his reach, now working with corporations and business clients, in addition to his regular work with athletes, throughout the year. We talk a lot about the concept of coaching and communicating in modern times, dealing with adverse scenarios and maintaining high quality contact with all clients. We also discuss the concept of maintaining compliance of our interventions so that any positive changes are durable and last the test of time. The sustainability of buy-in is important for longevity of both performance and health. And, finally, we identify the key qualities that separate ourselves from other coaching experts in the world, as there is no shortage of experts these days. How do we continue to remain unique, genuine and effective on a daily basis? These are all important issues when we find ourselves in the business of improvement.

    Brett Bartholomew is a strength and conditioning coach, author, consultant, and Founder of Art of Coaching. His experience includes working with athletes both in the team environment and private sector along with members of the United States Special Forces and members of Fortune 500 companies. Taken together, Brett has coached a diverse range of athletes from across 23 sports world-wide, at levels ranging from youth athletes to Olympians. He’s supported numerous Super Bowl and World Series Champions, along with several professional fighters in both professional boxing as well as the UFC. As an advisor/entrepreneur, Brett has proudly served as a teammate and supporting partner in the strategic growth of two separate performance companies. He is a highly sought-after consultant and mentor for many world-wide. His work and expertise has been featured in numerous media outlets such as ESPN, FOX Sports, Inc. Magazine and Outside Magazine.


    You can find out more information on Brett Bartholomew via the following links:

    Website: https://artofcoaching.com/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coach_brettb/

    Twitter:https://twitter.com/Coach_BrettB


    The D&D Fitness Radio podcast is available at the following locations for downloadable audio, including:

    iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/d-d-fitness-radio-podcast/id1331724217

    iHeart Radio – https://www.iheart.com/podcast/dd-fitness-radio-28797988/

    Spreaker.com – https://www.spreaker.com/show/d-and-d-fitness-radios-show

    Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5Py2SSPA4mntNwYRm0Opri


    You can reach both Don and Derek at the following locations:

    Don Saladino:
    http://www.DonSaladino.com
    Twitter and Instagram - @DonSaladino
    YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/donsaladino

    Derek M. Hansen:
    http://www.SprintCoach.com
    Twitter and Instagram - @DerekMHansen
    YouTube - http://youtube.com/derekmhansen

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Stacey Shapiro ,

Excellent podcast and very informative!

I am loving this podcast! Don & Derekt pack every episode with tons of amazing content, guests, and interviews that will motivate, uplift and inspire you. I highly recommend!

Marisa J2 ,

LOVE IT!!

These guys are awesome!!! They offer amazing insight and information that is really helpful for listeners!

Trackstarr829 ,

The total package for fitness and wellness!

I cannot praise this podcast enough for sharing the RIGHT message when it comes to overall health and wellness! I love how they are consistent with their message that you have your own unique needs when it comes to a workout program, a nutrition program, and practices that you should add into your daily life. What works for others won’t necessarily work for you. They are committed to providing the information you need to step back and evaluate your own life. They also provide the tools to help you adjust your approach and continue to progress on your wellness journey. Small, manageable steps are the name of the game for long term success and a higher quality of life. I love how they remind us that listening to your body, focusing on sleep, and respecting yourself and your needs are absolutely key. Keep up the great work guys! We need more influencers like you!

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