Join 60kg powerlifting gym owner Heidi Dehnel and her influential guests for an intimate, off-the-cuff conversations about training, family, business and owning who you are. The Future Is Female Powerlifting shares heartfelt and hilarious stories of successful women across the world. Asking how they made it, the challenges and opportunities they faced along the way, the lessons they’ve learned, the insights they’ve gained and what advice would they would give a woman looking to powerlift. New episode every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.
Fatphobia, Weight Bias & Taking Up Space with Kanoelani Patterson
Fat, Black, Hawaiian, Activist, and Licensed Master Social Worker advocating for social justice for children & marginalized communities. Kanoelani Patterson is not quite about who she is and what she stands for. In a time when the standard of health & fitness are still surrounded by ideals of becoming smaller, Kanoelani claps back. As a... Read More
Peeing During Your Lifts? Pelvic Floor Health w/ Dr. Brianna Durand
There is one question I am consistently asked as a coach, “Is peeing during my lift normal?”. Today we’re going to clarify just that. I am joined by the fabulous Dr. Brianna Durand who is not only a Physical Therapist who specializes in treating orthopedic and pelvic floor conditions but is also a competitive powerlifter... Read More
World Record Deadlift Holder Whitney Baxley
Never really into the gym, Whitney Baxley’s husband bought her a membership hoping she would grow to enjoy it. After canceling her membership because of a lack of attendance, Whitney realized she wanted to stick with the training. Urged by her husband Nate, and now coach, Whitney fell in love with the process and soon... Read More
Empowering Women One Rep At A Time with Brittainy Chown
From a 140lbs collegiate track athlete worrying about getting too big, to loving and accepting her body as she gained the weight & strength, Brittainy Chown’s mindset has come a long way. And so has her purpose. Succession planning towards being a colligate track coach, Brittainy’s career took a turn when she decided that being... Read More
The Main Event Project: "We're Not Just A Side Show"
Taking the powerlifting community by storm, the ladies of the Main Event Project are here to make an impact for years to come. Comprised of Elite powerlifters Tara Duncan, Leah Reichman, Allison Hind, and Amber Hansen, MEP is a non-profit organization focusing on empowerment, education, and most importantly, equality for women in sports. Beginning first... Read More
Redefining Powerlifting & Autoimmune Illness with Christie Hoffmeyer Chappell
A devoted athlete throughout her young life, Christies life slapped her in the face when she suddenly gained 30lbs over the summer at just 15 years old. This dramatic and unusual weight gain led her to discover she had Hashimotos disease, an autoimmune illness that plagues the body with numerous symptoms such as fatigue, aches... Read More
I’ve switched from listening to music to listening to this podcast during my cardio workouts, it’s that great. I’m usually nodding along or laughing and learning so much. I’ve recommended it to several friends who workout but don’t powerlift; Heidi and her guests offer so much insight and guidance, I think it can benefit women who do any work in the gym. I’ve enjoyed every episode I’ve listened to so far, but the one that hit me hardest was Ep. 59 with Dr. Vanessa. It’s a game changer! Totally changed how I think about my lifts. Start listening now!
Wealth of knowledge
I’m so glad I came across this podcast as a novice powerlifter. Heidi is so easy to listen to. I’ve learned so much and been inspired by the stories and missteps of Heidi and her guests. Love the “what as I thinking?” segment. Always excited to listen to each new podcast.
Love love LOVE this podcast!
I'm a beginner powerlifter training for my first meet this winter. This podcast has been such a huge part of my training and prep. I listen to episodes on the way to the gym and hearing all of the interviews with these incredible women has been so motivational and inspirational and has given me extra hype before my training sessions. Thank you, Heidi for this gem of a podcast!