179 episodes

As a personal trainer and health coach, carrier of a brutal genetic disorder, and busy father of 2 boys, Coach Alex VanHouten knows the struggle of cutting through the garbage of the nutrition and exercise industries. 3 years ago he founded Defining Dad Bod to help busy dads change their bodies from obstacles to assets in the pursuit of manifesting their best. His podcast "Defining Dad Bod" is a listener-supported enterprise that puts out practical content every week to help listeners use cutting-edge science and behavioral psychology to do everything from shedding body fat and choosing the right supplements to increasing testosterone naturally and improving familial health.

Every episode will help you build a stronger self, family, and community through healthy nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle change! Subscribe for a new episode every Sunday!

Defining Dad Bod Alex VanHouten

    • Fitness
    • 5.0 • 55 Ratings

As a personal trainer and health coach, carrier of a brutal genetic disorder, and busy father of 2 boys, Coach Alex VanHouten knows the struggle of cutting through the garbage of the nutrition and exercise industries. 3 years ago he founded Defining Dad Bod to help busy dads change their bodies from obstacles to assets in the pursuit of manifesting their best. His podcast "Defining Dad Bod" is a listener-supported enterprise that puts out practical content every week to help listeners use cutting-edge science and behavioral psychology to do everything from shedding body fat and choosing the right supplements to increasing testosterone naturally and improving familial health.

Every episode will help you build a stronger self, family, and community through healthy nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle change! Subscribe for a new episode every Sunday!

    S3 E29 - The Sniper Mind | David Amerland

    S3 E29 - The Sniper Mind | David Amerland

    What can snipers teach us about pursuing betterment, weight loss, or health?

    Author and analyst David Amerland has poured 10,000 hours into mining the powerful tactics utilized by snipers to do superhuman things and making them accessible to us normal humans.

    Listen in as he and Coach Alex VanHouten discuss his awesome book!

    David Amerland’s Book | The Sniper Mind
    The Sniper Mind - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1250113679/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1250113679&linkCode=as2&tag=definingdadbo-20&linkId=3a5c3e9860085f453c982f4444ac1ded

    Our Main Sponsor - The Better Daily Group
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    Faithful40 Challenge
    Faithful40 FAQ - https://definingdadbod.squarespace.com/s/faithful40.pdf

    Last Year’s Conversation With David Amerland On Defining Dad Bod
    ‎Defining Dad Bod: 138 - Fitness Is A RIGHT - David Amerland from DAREBEE on Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/138-fitness-is-a-right-david-amerland-from-darebee/id1303273193?i=1000499157122

    This information is meant to be actionable information to promote health and well-being and not to be used to diagnose or treat medical symptoms or conditions.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    S3 E28 - Take The "Thin Test" | Dr. David Randelstein

    S3 E28 - Take The "Thin Test" | Dr. David Randelstein

    So many “weight loss” products in the world are just caloric deficits dressed up as something new.

    Join coach Alex and Dr. David Rendelstein in a conversation about the REAL obstacles that make REAL weight loss difficult.

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    Take The Thin Test

    Thintech Weight Loss - FREE Business Analysis (ftbs.biz) -

    https://www.ftbs.biz/wconnect/wc.dll?dtU00000000~ACC_VIEW~44~THINTEST~~&REFERRER=drdavidrendelstein@gmail.com

    This information is meant to be actionable information to promote health and well-being and not to be used to diagnose or treat medical symptoms or conditions. 

    • 56 min
    S3 E27 - The Devils in the Default | 5 Ways To Exorcise Your Health And Fitness In 2021

    S3 E27 - The Devils in the Default | 5 Ways To Exorcise Your Health And Fitness In 2021

    As 2021 gets underway, Coach Alex get’s real about the MOST important tip/trick in the health and fitness world.

    The Devil’s In The DEFAULT

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    The TRUFit Series

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    This information is meant to be actionable information to promote health and well-being and not to be used to diagnose or treat medical symptoms or conditions. 

    • 30 min
    S3 E26 - Hope | A Very Merry Christmas From Defining Dad Bod

    S3 E26 - Hope | A Very Merry Christmas From Defining Dad Bod

    A Very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    “Hope”

    By Alex VanHouten

    (Music - “Who We Want To Be” By Tom Day)

    Printable PDF

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    • 8 min
    S3 E25 -15 Ways To Make Yourself HARDER TO KILL

    S3 E25 -15 Ways To Make Yourself HARDER TO KILL

    Given the state of the state right now this may be the most important episode we've ever done.

    Practical, clear, actionable things you can start doing this week.

    You'll thank us later.

    #1 - Cardiovascular exercise

    #2 - Mind your poop

    #3 - Increase plant biodiversity

    #4 - Adequate Vitamin D

    And more!

    Get the full printable infographic HERE:

    “15 Ways To Make Yourself Harder To Kill” -

    Also - better cardiovascular fitness:

    https://Betterdaily.disciplemedia.com/folders/8

    12 Weeks of Dietitian-written Meal Plans

    https://betterdaily.disciplmedia.com/folders/3

    Other episodes referenced in this show:

    Vitamin D: ‎Defining Dad Bod: S3 E13 - Sunshine In A Pill? | What You Need To Know About Getting Vitamin D on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/s3-e13-sunshine-in-pill-what-you-need-to-know-about/id1303273193?i=1000499157033)

    Sleep: 83 - What No One Ever Taught You About Your Sleep — Defining Dad Bod (https://definingdadbod.com/blog/83)

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    This information is meant to be actionable information to promote health and well-being and not to be used to diagnose or treat medical symptoms or conditions. 

    • 24 min
    S3 E24 - Upgrade Your Healthy Holiday With These Pro Tips!

    S3 E24 - Upgrade Your Healthy Holiday With These Pro Tips!

    Tis the season to be healthy!

    Can you really have your health and eat your pumpkin pie too?

    Why yes. Yes you can.

    Join Coach Alex VanHouten as he shares his personal Pro Tips for maintaining - and even improving - health through the holiday months!

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    This information is meant to be actionable information to promote health and well-being and not to be used to diagnose or treat medical symptoms or conditions. 

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Ruffdog113 ,

Fantastic podcast about health!

This is one of my favorite go to Podcast to get the latest information about health and fitness from a wide range of topics! Alex does such a great job of breaking down complicated subjects into very simple takeaways that help both me and my clients.

jan af ,

Episode 139- intermittent fasting

Alex is my go-to guy! Whenever I want accurate and intelligent information on health and fitness, he is the first source I consider. His guests and his personal research on topics are always so helpful. I feel blessed to know him personally!

Jeffgt9 ,

Powerful story of passion

Alex’s origin story is an inspiring one where life pushed him into his calling of supporting the world in one of the most valuable wealth’s we can embody. The wealth of health. He is a genuine, compassionate, wise, straight shooter who will walk along side you and sharpen your physical and mental iron along the way. He has his life and health challenges like each of us and can help guide you through those as they come up. I challenge you to connect with Alex and experience why he can and will do more for your health than Anyone or any other program you have tried in the past. 👊💛💪

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