Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach Kris Wilkins and client Liz Haefner, give listeners an inside look into the coach/client relationship as Kris coaches Liz through her personal journey. The pair provide a practical yet light-hearted solution-focused discussion, while deconstructing common and often toxic beliefs and trends in the world of health and fitness.
Kris and Liz bring on experts in the field of health and fitness as well as talk with and answer questions from listeners.
The Nutrition Mechanic with Dina Griffin
Kris and Liz have on special guest Dina Griffin MS, RDN, CSSD, CISSN, METS II, Owner and Founder of https://nutritionmechanic.com/ (The Nutrition Mechanic).
As a Sports Dietitian and athlete herself, Dina understands the many challenges that athletes encounter. Whether your goals include improving your daily and training nutrition strategies, devising a solid competition day nutrition plan, or managing a health condition, she works to carefully understand your goals, challenges, and unique you. She will strategize with you to overcome obstacles, explore “opportunity areas,” optimize all aspects of your nutrition, and meet or exceed your goals in a realistic and healthful manner. Okay, we do try to have fun along the way - this process isn’t supposed to be dreadful or seen as a chore!
Read more about Dina’s athletic background, education, and professional activities (including podcasts, publications, and more) https://nutritionmechanic.com/about-dina. If you want to check out a few other current random Dina tidbits, check out her NOW page, https://nutritionmechanic.com/now.
Defying the Darkness with Dylan Sessler
Kris and Liz have on special guest https://dylansessler.com/home (Dylan Sessler), author of Defy the Darkness and host of the podcast https://anchor.fm/the-dylan-experience (The Dylan Experience).
Dylan is an empath, survivor, mental health advocate, speaker, and US Army Veteran. He is a survivor of parental suicide, PTSD, child abuse, bullying, war, life-changing injuries along with depression and anxiety. In 2015, he became a suicide attempt survivor. He has since overcome his PTSD, depression, and anxiety through intense self-awareness, learning, and focused self-empathy. He has spent his life learning how to understand and overcome the hardest things humans have to face.
Fitness Beyond the Binary
Kris and Liz have special guest Meghan Crutchley M.Ed., CPT, PN2 (they/them)
Meghan Crutchley is a writer, speaker, entrepreneur, and non-binary health coach whose work is centered in improving the health outcomes of the queer community. In addition to their private coaching practice and the habitqueer community they founded, Meghan is a queer health advocate working to make fitness more inclusive by educating fitness professionals, coaches, and businesses on issues around queer health, and helping businesses create more inclusive environments and policies. To facilitate this work Meghan created the first certification of its kind for coaches in the health and fitness space, Fitness Beyond the Binary: coaching gender-diverse clients, to educate and empower an industry that has a long history of excluding the queer community.
Meghan currently resides in Stamford, CT. and enjoys kettlebells, mountain biking, and hiking on the weekends with their wife Carrie, and their power chihuahuas Violet and Sebastian.
https://www.amazon.com/Life-Isnt-Binary-Beyond-Between/dp/1785924796 (Life Isn't Binary- Meg-John Barker and Alex Iantaffi)
https://www.amazon.com/Evolutions-Rainbow-Diversity-Gender-Sexuality/dp/0520260120 (Evolution's Rainbow- Joan Roughgarden)
https://www.instagram.com/athleteally/?hl=en (Athlete Ally Instagram)
https://shop.hrc.org/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwsdiTBhD5ARIsAIpW8CJAIPW1sX6mF-syXk2SE71lg7P2USNPZrmWUkk6bG3NnoTlD0VUF6EaAhvQEALw_wcB (The Human Rights Campaign)
Setting Up Foundations is Critical for Deep Health
Kris and her client Liz discuss going back to the foundations to build on deep health.
How To Find the Right Workout for You
Kris and Liz discuss how to find the right workout and how to stay consistent with a routine.
What We Can Learn From Ancient Philosophy
Kris and Liz discuss the importance of understanding philosophy and have on guest Liz Emmett-Maddox, Professor of Moral Philosophy at Georgetown. Liz has also taught critical thinking skills to high school students in the Waldorf education systems.