17 episodes

Whether it’s women’s fitness, enhancing strength training mentality or picking apart the latest exercise fads, Jennifer Schwartz and Meredith Mack share actionable insights and questions that will inspire more perspective and respect for fitness trends past and present.

With a combined 35 years of experience in the fitness industry, Jenn and Meredith will be your guides in a new commentary on how fitness shapes our lives with their knowledge of and experience in exercise mechanics, strength training for women, anatomy, injury and how the body adapts

This monthly podcast is part of the Think Fit. Be Fit. podcast network that supports the listeners by promoting an autonomous and thoughtful fitness approach. We invite our listeners to join us on a journey to the rarely spoken of intelligence in exercise. This network is a gathering place for ongoing conversations about all the things that create more health expansion, self- growth opportunities and all the things in exercise that are beyond the surface level form.
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Whether it’s women’s fitness, enhancing strength training mentality or picking apart the latest exercise fads, Jennifer Schwartz and Meredith Mack share actionable insights and questions that will inspire more perspective and respect for fitness trends past and present.

With a combined 35 years of experience in the fitness industry, Jenn and Meredith will be your guides in a new commentary on how fitness shapes our lives with their knowledge of and experience in exercise mechanics, strength training for women, anatomy, injury and how the body adapts

This monthly podcast is part of the Think Fit. Be Fit. podcast network that supports the listeners by promoting an autonomous and thoughtful fitness approach. We invite our listeners to join us on a journey to the rarely spoken of intelligence in exercise. This network is a gathering place for ongoing conversations about all the things that create more health expansion, self- growth opportunities and all the things in exercise that are beyond the surface level form.
www.thinkfitbefitpodcast.com

    Exercise Variations We Love and Hate

    Exercise Variations We Love and Hate

    In this episode of Peach Pit Fitness hosts Meredith and Jenn discuss exercises that are often overhyped and may not be the best for everyone. They share a story about a client who experienced a back spasm during a single arm fly exercise and discuss the importance of choosing exercises that are appropriate for an individual's goals and physical condition. They also highlight the potential risks of exercises like curtsy lunges and triceps kickbacks and suggest alternative exercises that may be more effective and safer.

    Topics discussed:
    Choosing exercises that are appropriate for an individual's goals and physical condition.Exercises that involve balancing or unstable surfaces may not always be the best choice, especially for individuals with joint issues or pain.Machines can be a valuable tool in strength training and may offer more controlled and efficient resistance compared to free weights.Exercises that violate the natural structure of the body, such as curtsy lunges, may increase the risk of injury and may not provide significant benefits compared to alternative exercises.




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    • 52 min
    Exploring Gender-Neutral Fitness: Breaking Down Barriers and Embracing Inclusivity

    Exploring Gender-Neutral Fitness: Breaking Down Barriers and Embracing Inclusivity

    In this episode of Peach Pit Fitness hosts Meredith and Jenn speak with guest Rachel Garmon, a personal trainer with ten years of experience in the industry. Rachel specializes in corrective exercise and specialty movements and also competes in Olympic lifting. Jenn, Meredith, and Rachel discuss how non-binary athletes are navigating gendered sports and the important role of acceptance as we all explore this new space. They also discuss the role of hormones and how scientific research is reshaping the cultural perception of gender in sports. 
    Rachel Garmon on instagram 
    Decolonizing Fitness



    Topics discussed:
    Gender-neutral fitness trends.Creating inclusivity in fitness spacesHormone restrictions in sportsIntersex people and cultural differencesAcceptance in sports and athleticsDecolonizing fitness



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    • 54 min
    From Jazzer-size to Buns of Steel: Revolutionary Women in Fitness

    From Jazzer-size to Buns of Steel: Revolutionary Women in Fitness

    In this episode of Peach Pit Fitness hosts Meredith and Jenn discuss the book ‘Let's Get Physical’, by Danielle Friedman. The book explores the history of women in the fitness industry and exercise culture. Jenn and Meredith reflect on their own experiences with exercise and discuss the pioneering women who helped reshape the world through fitness. They also talk about the power and impact of physical activity and the importance of finding a community that resonates with you. 
    Let’s Get Physical: How Women Discovered Exercise and Reshapedthe World by Danielle Friedman

    Topics discussed:

    The crucial role of female-specific research in sports and exercise in advancing women's healthHow social media and fitness intersect with the concept of feminism The importance of finding a communityBonnie PruddenThe power of nostalgia to provide insight and inspirationEvolving Fitness Through Feminism

    Check out this former episode on Research in Women's Strength and Fitness: watch on YouTube

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    • 49 min
    Think Fit Be Fit Podcast Network - Think Fit. Be Fit.

    Think Fit Be Fit Podcast Network - Think Fit. Be Fit.

    A podcast network dedicated to delivering potent fitness advice, expert opinions, and a holistic approach to health. Hosted by coach and trainers including Jennifer Schwartz, Meredith Mack, Gregory Gordon, Dr Paul Juris, and others!
    Think Fit Be Fit
    Impact Your Fitness
    Peach Pit Fitness

    • 2 min
    Exploring Full Range of Motion: Squat and Knees Over Toes Guy

    Exploring Full Range of Motion: Squat and Knees Over Toes Guy

    The internet has a lot to say about full depth in our squats. In this episode of Peach Pit Fitness, Meredith and Jenn explore the varying opinions on squats circulating the internet today and talk about full range of motion. They share what is important to consider when advising clients and why it is essential to consider how they can execute movements while bearing a load with their body weight. Meredith and Jenn also argue that what's important is how the body gets to the position, rather than the position itself.
    Let’s Get Physical: How Women Discovered Exercise and Reshaped the World by Danielle Friedman



    Topics discussed:
    Full Range of Motion Squatting: Exploring Definitions and NuancesDebunking the Myth of Not Going Over Your Toes in ExerciseThe difference between a baby's body and an adult's body when it comes to squattingKnees Over Toes Guys and other internet fitness herosHip Flexor StrengtheningThe Impact of Women's Exercise Clothing on Fitness Culture


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Risk/Benefit Analysis of Lower Body Training Exercises

    Risk/Benefit Analysis of Lower Body Training Exercises

    In this episode of Peach Pit Fitness, Meredith and Jennifer discuss lower body myths and explore whether or not there are bad exercises or inefficient exercises. They break down specific body exercises and discuss how certain movements affect particular muscle groups. Meredith and Jenn also share how to create a continuum of risk-benefit and efficiency-inefficiency in your exercise program to help people assess which exercises are best for them. 
    19 Exercise Equipment Fads from the 90s: Ultimate Nostalgia List

    Topics discussed:
    Peach Pit Fitness explainedIs there such a thing as a “bad exercise”?A risk-benefit analysis of lower body exercises such as step-ups, leg curls, and booty bandsPelvic stability Perfectionism and accessing the risks and benefits of exercises 90’s fitness nostalgia 



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    Your best training is only a breath away! Our affiliate NeuroPeak Pro just released their one-of-a-kind training device for breath training, stress reduction, and peak performance. Learn more and purchase the NTEL Belt here!

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    • 1 hr 1 min

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jennimpact ,

Vibrant and honest

De clutter your brain from fitness influencers and get real info about exercise with this show. Love the vibe too!

Sadchad ,

Simply the best!

Honestly been fan from not only first episode but always supported Meredith Mack for long time. It only podcast truly follow with all my heart and look forward to every month. The content on this show is amazing. Informative, every week different topic, love fact nothing scripted just go with ebb and flow of life, add both personnel sense of humor keep it fresh, and most love that yell genuine people both Jenn and Meredith speak from the heart. The fact both been in the industry words of wisdom been there and done it. I get SO sooo much out of each reposted. It podcast not help but fall in love with the more u listen. I not meet either Jenn or Meredith in real life. They be the most fun, honest, and good times be around in the gym or life.

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