100 episodes

Being a fit dad takes commitment, effort, discipline, and enthusiasm. At the Fit Dad Fitness podcast, hosted by Michael Ashford, it's all about encouraging fathers to live an active, involved, healthy life with their children.

Fit Dad Fitness Podcast Michael Ashford - Fit Dad

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 52 Ratings

Being a fit dad takes commitment, effort, discipline, and enthusiasm. At the Fit Dad Fitness podcast, hosted by Michael Ashford, it's all about encouraging fathers to live an active, involved, healthy life with their children.

    In the face of loss, accept the reality and embrace the support, with Brian Thorburn

    In the face of loss, accept the reality and embrace the support, with Brian Thorburn

    This week's guest is finding ways to take a pain no parent wants to imagine and turn it into something greater and bigger for others.
     
    Brian Thorburn, at the time of recording this interview, was just months removed from the passing of his son, Jax, who lost his battle with brain cancer.
     
    To help carry Jax's legacy of strength and fight forward, Brian is continuing to build the company he and Jax envisioned as a way not only to inspire but also to lift others up.
     
    Check out IMSTRONG at https://www.imstrong.us and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/imstrong.us. 

    • 46 min
    Understanding our biomechanical faults so we can set ourselves up for success, with Dr. Tim Maggs

    Understanding our biomechanical faults so we can set ourselves up for success, with Dr. Tim Maggs

    What is biomechanics and how does it affect our performance?
     
    This is what this week's guest, Dr. Tim Maggs, and I discuss in this week's episode. Dr. Tim discusses how everyone is born with biomechanical faults, and that being proactive about addressing those issues can set us up for far better results and longevity. 
     
    Check out Dr. Tim's work at drtimmaggs.com or view the research he referenced at biomechanicalanalytics.com. You can also email Dr. Tim at drt@drtimmaggs.com. 

    • 33 min
    Even busy dads can run obstacle course races, with Jerry Bair

    Even busy dads can run obstacle course races, with Jerry Bair

    This week's guest, Jerry Bair, runs the website https://busydadsocr.com. OCR stands for Obstacle Course Race, so as you might expect, that's what Jerry and I chat about in this episode.
     
    Jerry details his own experiences with OCR and how he came to love it, and why he now has turned his attention to helping other busy dads train for their own obstacle course races while balancing all that the life of a father throws at them.
     
    Jerry has created an eBook, Busy Dads Can Run Obstacle Courses Races Too, which is available on his website. He's also written a blog on his personal website to provide more information on the mental side of challenges like OCR: http://jerrybair.com/why-busy-dads-today-intentionally-face-challenges-like-spartan-races/

    • 49 min
    Fitness and health is a 'lifetime project,' with Dr. Brodie Ramin

    Fitness and health is a 'lifetime project,' with Dr. Brodie Ramin

    Dr. Brodie Ramin is a primary care and addictions physician based in Ottawa, Canada, and the author of a new book titled "The Perfect Medicine: How running makes us healthier and happier."
     
    In his medical practice, Brodie uses exercise as a tool to improve the physical and mental health of his patients, and as his book title suggests, he's a big fan of running and the benefits it provides.
     
    The former distance runner in me had a great time chatting with Brodie about this subject — from the right "dose" of running to how running is scientifically proven to improve so many health factors.
     
    Check out Brodie's work at https://www.brodieramin.com where you can also order his book. Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/brodieramin.

    • 56 min
    A glimpse into the world of a parent of an autistic child, with Gary Martinez

    A glimpse into the world of a parent of an autistic child, with Gary Martinez

    Admittedly, I don't know a whole lot about autism. But thankfully, there are people like Gary Martinez willing to educate people like me.
     
    Gary is the parent of an autistic child, and in this week's episode, he and I chat about his experience — from the initial diagnosis to treatment protocols to the roles movement and nutrition have played.
     
    So many thanks to Gary for joining me this week to share his experience and knowledge.
     
    Check out Gary on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/gary_martinez_jr and on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/719underdog. 
     
    Many thanks to Bald Beard Bros for sponsoring this week's episode. Go to https://baldbeardbros.com and use the code FITDAD30 for a 30% discount.

    • 42 min
    Make time for your health now or be forced to down the road, with Dr. Michael Hartle

    Make time for your health now or be forced to down the road, with Dr. Michael Hartle

    As a former powerlifter and semi-professional football player who is now a chiropractor, Dr. Michael Hartle has a simple message for you: put your health as a priority now to save yourself way more time, money, and energy down the road.
     
    This week on the show, Dr. Michael and I discuss what taking care of yourself now looks like, from making sure you have adequate mobility to eating right to letting go of your ego when lifting weights and instead focusing on technique first.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

cjnieset ,

Amazing Podcast!!!

Thank You Michael for your amazing work!!! Great content and it is delivered in a great way!!!

Stacey Shapiro ,

Not just about fitness: interesting interviews and inspiring stories

This is a fantastic podcast for espeiclaly for dads but such a great listen for moms too- to get the inside scoop on how dads are feeling and what they are thinking. The focus is on fitness but so much eles about life is covered along the way. Aweome interviews with interesitng people and inspriring stories!

kyle_sometimes_fitness ,

Great podcast and content for dads and parents

This podcast is great. You can tell that Michael has put the work into studying his craft on fitness and health. If you are looking for someone to guide you through the ups and downs, this is 100% beneficial to you.

Top Podcasts In Health & Fitness

You Might Also Like