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.
Work and train bloody hard and have fun doing it, with Matthew Januszek
Matthew Januszek co-founded (with his own father) Escape Fitness and turned it into a global brand. In this week's conversation, Matthew and I discuss what it was like building his business, and how he had dealt with the highs and lows along the way.
Matthew recalls how, most recently, he approached the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, describing his go-to course of action to check in with himself first before he tackles challenges and tough situations.
During the pandemic, Matthew has become an advocate for at-home training and maintaining physical and mental health to persevere in the face of life's challenges, and he and I also discuss how business and fitness have changed for him as he has approached 50.
Follow Matthew at https://www.instagram.com/matthewjanuszek.
Take the leap, get rid of the fear, and have a fantastic day every day, with Todd Lamb
Todd Lamb is a former Army and SWAT Team leader whose deep desire to help his wife combat health issues lead him into entrepreneurship.
In our conversation, Todd and I discuss the power of visualizing success, even in the moments where positivity is hard to come by. We also dive into his business journey, of course, his fitness, and his passion for flying helicopters.
Check out Todd's work at https://www.instagram.com/purelife.organics.
Thanks to Tonal for sponsoring the Fit Dad Fitness Podcast. Check out the world's smartest home gym and get $250 off your purchase at https://www.tonal.com.
Be the dad you wish you'd had, with Sebastian Paz
Sebastian Paz describes himself as a man dedicated to taking care of people with a desire to serve and give back.
He credits this drive to watching his mother leave behind a promising career in their native country of Colombia to move to the United States when Sebastian was 15 years old in order to give her children a better life.
Despite some bumps and struggles along the way, Sebastian, now a father of two, has made good on his calling by serving in the military, by currently working as an emergency room nurse, and by co-founding VetWod, an organization dedicated to helping other service members overcome PTSD and other mental health struggles.
Connect with Sebastian at https://www.instagram.com/seb_felipe, and check out both VetWod (https://www.instagram.com/vetwod) and Street Parking (https://www.instagram.com/streetparking).
Be sure to check out my new podcast, The Follow-Up Question, at https://www.thefollowupquestion.com/ or wherever you listen to your podcasts.
Thanks to Tonal for sponsoring this week's episode. Go to https://www.tonal.com to check out how the Tonal system uses electromagnetic weight to provide up to 200 pounds of resistance for your home gym. Use the code FITDAD for $100 their smart accessories.
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A Father's Legacy Part 2, with Jakk Gerard
This is Part 2 of a 2-part series exploring the impact a father has on his children even after he's gone.
In this episode, Jakk Gerard recounts dealing with the untimely passing of his father and how it affected him mentally, and how the gym provided him the sanctuary he needed to recover. He turned a simple goal into what has now become a workout streak of 1,200 straight days.
Connect with Jakk at https://www.instagram.com/jakk.gerard.
A Father's Legacy Part 1, with Dr. Meghan Braun of Body Mechanics PT
This is Part 1 of a 2-part series exploring the impact a father has on his children even after he's gone.
In this episode, Dr. Meghan Braun joins the show to talk about losing her father at an early age and how her father's continued influence has helped propel her throughout her time as a college athlete and now in her career as a physical therapist.
Connect with Dr. Braun at https://www.bodymechpt.com and follow her on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsi29nCnJ3NlfIvebN8mC4w.
It's so much better on the other side of fear, with Jason Goggans
Jason Goggans was getting by as an overweight police officer in 1999 when an on-duty incident that could have cost him his life delivered the wake-up call he needed.
After losing nearly 40 pounds, other people started to notice his transformation and began seeking his advice on all things fitness
and nutrition. Jason fell in love with helping people create a sustainable healthy life for themselves, and in 2003, he left police work to open up his first gym.
In this episode, Jason and I backtrack through his journey and get into his fight against the gimmicks, fads, lies, and misinformation that are so prevalent in the health and fitness space.
Connect with Jason at https://www.jasongoggansfitness.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jason.goggans.
Customer ReviewsSee All
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!
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.
Fantastic content and host
Michael has a big heart for helping Dads show up best for themselves and their kids!
Keep up the great work brother!