Julie Foucher MD, MS is a four-time CrossFit Games athlete and family physician.
Her passion lies in bridging the gap between fitness and medicine to empower individuals to live healthier, more fulfilling lives. She brings you weekly content on Tuesdays alternating between expert interviews, short, practical reviews on a range of health and fitness topics, and stories of everyday individuals who have used lifestyle to overcome health challenges.
How to Build Mental Resilience with Dr. Lara Pence PH264
Dr. Lara Pence is a licensed clinical psychologist. She holds her doctorate degree in psychology and her masters in business administration. She is best known for her straight-forward approach to talking about mental health and the importance of building resilience in a society that prioritizes comfort and complacency over courage and challenge.
Dr. L works with executives, elite athletes, and entrepreneurs to elevate performance through curiosity and understanding of the mind/body connection. In addition to her clinical practice, she is the founder of Lighfbox, the Chief Mind Doc of Spartan Race, co-author of 10 Rules of Resilience: Mental Toughness for Families, and is part of the expert team on CNBC’s No Retreat: Business Bootcamp.
Resilience, Recovery + Performance with Kristen Holmes PH263
Kristen was a 3x All American, 2 x Big 10 Athlete of the year at the University of Iowa competing in both Field Hockey and Basketball and recently inducted into the Hall of Fame Class of 2021 and was a 7-year member of the U.S. National Field Hockey Team. Kristen blends her academic and applied background in athletics, coaching, performance technology, psychology, and exercise physiology to drive research, partnership, and product development initiatives to strengthen WHOOP as a leader in Human Performance.
Upgrade Your Language with Mark England PH262
Mark England is a TEDx speaker and co-founder and head coach of Enlifted. He has been researching, coaching and presenting on the power of words and stories for the past 15 years. Mark holds a Masters degree in education and was an elementary school P.E. teacher before getting into personal development. Through his coaching program and his public speaking engagements, Mark gives athletes and professionals the tools they need to translate their inner conversations to take control of their lives and perform their best.
You can connect with Mark via his website, his podcast, or Instagram @enliftedcoaches, and you can listen to his TEDx talk here: Identity vs. Process: Reinterpreting Failure.
Ep 101 - Building a Champion Mindset with Dr. Joe Janesz
Ep 84 - Chasing Excellence with Ben Bergeron
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Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice. I recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns.
Healthcare + Fitness for Indigenous Communities: Roger Boyer, PhD PH261
Roger Boyer II, PhD, is an American citizen, Canadian citizen, and a citizen of the Anishinabek Nation, which is an Indigenous nation of 1.7 million people that stretches across parts of Canada and the American Midwest.
Canadian Indigenous suffer from chronic disease at rates far higher than the national average, and Roger himself was once in danger of becoming part of this statistic. In 2017, he weighed nearly 400 lbs and was prediabetic and prehypertensive.
Tiny Habits to Create Behavior Change with BJ Fogg, PhD and Stephanie Weldy, MEd PH260
Dr. Fogg is the author of the New York Times bestselling book “Tiny Habits” and the director of the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford University. He has spent over 20 years researching and teaching insights about human behavior with a special focus on health and productivity.
Dr. Fogg and his colleague, Stephanie Weldy, M.Ed., recently joined me for a live Q&A-style webinar hosted by CrossFit Health which I’m sharing here. We had a great conversation focused on why celebrating small habits is the key to creating huge transformations.
CrossFit Health Tip - Caffeine for Athletic Performance with Mark Goodman, MD PH259
Caffeine: It’s likely the most widely used mood- and performance-enhancing drug.
However, have you ever noticed that some people are wired all day from one cup of coffee in the morning while others can drink it right before bed?
Interested in harnessing the performance-enhancing benefits of caffeine? Mark Goodman, MD, recommends you start by eliminating regular caffeine consumption. Then you can reintroduce a small amount approximately 60 minutes before your workout to observe its effect on your performance. Experiment with timing and dosage, and keep in mind that some individuals might experience a neutral or even negative effect, so it may take a few trials to find the best formula for you.
Motivating! It’s my favorite podcast. Thank you!
Dr. Julie and her knowledgeable guests dive deep into the cross section of CrossFit and healthy living, but it’s so much more than that! You’ll get heaps of inspiration from incredible individuals that know their stuff and really care about making a difference. It's a must-listen!
Champion on and off the Floor
It’s been amazing watching Dr. Foucher as both a CrossFit admirer and a Wild Health Fellow, and observing the emerging confluence of both areas could not be more beautifully exemplified.
Congratulations, Dr. Foucher, on creating a wonderful platform to demonstrate the future of healthcare, rooted in prevention and wellness.