48 episodes

I have one goal: to help you think differently about exercise so you can move more of your body, more often, in more and more interesting ways. None of us want to exercise harder or longer to get good results (we have jobs, families, and lives) we want to exercise smarter not harder, and we want to have fun while doing it.

Here’s the thing, none of us wants to exercise harder or longer to get good results – we have jobs, families and lives. We want to exercise smarter not harder, and we want to have fun while doing it.

As I, Coach Brock Armstrong (formerly the Get-Fit Guy), begin the second half of my first century on this planet (I am 50 on Aug 3), I will use my background in Cognitive Behavioural Theory, endurance sport, and a lifelong love of movement to help you move through this world with ease, now and later in life. This podcast isn’t about getting skinny, ripped or jacked – but it is about being fit, capable, healthy and happy!

Whether you were fit when you were younger and let it slide, you never found a fitness program that worked for you, or you are just tired of working so hard to stay fit, it’s about time to get your second wind.

A little bit about me – as a child and teen, I was always active and fit but in my 20s, after an injury forced me to leave my career as a professional ballet dancer, I kind of started coasting. Then in my 30s, things got worse. I got a government desk job, gained weight, drank more than I should, allowed depression and a generalized anxiety disorder to grow, and then had a major heart-health scare. The culmination of all this caused me to wake up and begin to seriously focus on my overall health.

After that, and through my 40s, I made a point of working for prominent wellness gurus (like Dave Asprey, Monica Reinagel, Katy Bowman, Mark Sisson, Ben Greenfield, Mark Divine, and Abel James) and used everything I learned from them to turn my health and fitness around. I also took courses, acquired certifications, and became a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy practitioner.

Now, heading into my 50s, I am focusing on continuing to improve (not fall apart) — and I want to bring you along on my journey through podcast episodes, interviews, articles, and videos sharing everything I know (and am still learning).

I am not a millionaire. I am not genetically gifted. I am just like you, simply doing the best with what I have. I am an easy-going Canadian, who is easy to talk to, doesn’t fall for fads or false hype, and focuses on non-intimidating but effective ways to get and stay healthy and fit.

So if you are ready to move more of your body, more often, in more and more interesting and satisfying ways, subscribe to the Second Wind Fitness podcast where ever you listen to audio.

Second Wind Fitness with Brock Armstrong Brock Armstrong

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

I have one goal: to help you think differently about exercise so you can move more of your body, more often, in more and more interesting ways. None of us want to exercise harder or longer to get good results (we have jobs, families, and lives) we want to exercise smarter not harder, and we want to have fun while doing it.

Here’s the thing, none of us wants to exercise harder or longer to get good results – we have jobs, families and lives. We want to exercise smarter not harder, and we want to have fun while doing it.

As I, Coach Brock Armstrong (formerly the Get-Fit Guy), begin the second half of my first century on this planet (I am 50 on Aug 3), I will use my background in Cognitive Behavioural Theory, endurance sport, and a lifelong love of movement to help you move through this world with ease, now and later in life. This podcast isn’t about getting skinny, ripped or jacked – but it is about being fit, capable, healthy and happy!

Whether you were fit when you were younger and let it slide, you never found a fitness program that worked for you, or you are just tired of working so hard to stay fit, it’s about time to get your second wind.

A little bit about me – as a child and teen, I was always active and fit but in my 20s, after an injury forced me to leave my career as a professional ballet dancer, I kind of started coasting. Then in my 30s, things got worse. I got a government desk job, gained weight, drank more than I should, allowed depression and a generalized anxiety disorder to grow, and then had a major heart-health scare. The culmination of all this caused me to wake up and begin to seriously focus on my overall health.

After that, and through my 40s, I made a point of working for prominent wellness gurus (like Dave Asprey, Monica Reinagel, Katy Bowman, Mark Sisson, Ben Greenfield, Mark Divine, and Abel James) and used everything I learned from them to turn my health and fitness around. I also took courses, acquired certifications, and became a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy practitioner.

Now, heading into my 50s, I am focusing on continuing to improve (not fall apart) — and I want to bring you along on my journey through podcast episodes, interviews, articles, and videos sharing everything I know (and am still learning).

I am not a millionaire. I am not genetically gifted. I am just like you, simply doing the best with what I have. I am an easy-going Canadian, who is easy to talk to, doesn’t fall for fads or false hype, and focuses on non-intimidating but effective ways to get and stay healthy and fit.

So if you are ready to move more of your body, more often, in more and more interesting and satisfying ways, subscribe to the Second Wind Fitness podcast where ever you listen to audio.

    Something is Always Better Than Nothing - final episode

    Something is Always Better Than Nothing - final episode

    The final episode of Second Wind Fitness. A little reminder to always choose movement, whenever you can because no matter what your goals are - something is always better than nothing. 

    • 10 min
    Don't Lose Your Balance

    Don't Lose Your Balance

    Balance is something we don’t think much about after we learn it (as a child) or start to lose it (as a senior), but balance is crucial to healthy living. Personally, as part of my getting "too fit to fracture" protocol, I am focusing on maintaining my balance more and more. This is why and how.

    --Buy Brock a coffee (and support this show) at https://BrockArmstrong.com/coffeeStart your Amazon shopping adventure at https://BrockArmstrong.com/amazon

    • 20 min
    The Five Most Excellent Movements

    The Five Most Excellent Movements

    There are five excellent movements you can do almost anywhere and at any time to help keep you strong and fit—no gym memberships or stretchy pants required. Those five excellent key body movements which I would love to see all of us modern-convenience-loving, chair-dwelling, workaday grumblers incorporating into our lives are: Push-ups, Pull-ups, Squats, Planks, Rotations (don't worry, I will explain).

    --Buy Brock a coffee (and support this show) at https://BrockArmstrong.com/coffeeStart your Amazon shopping adventure at https://BrockArmstrong.com/amazon

    • 23 min
    Making More Time for More Movement

    Making More Time for More Movement

    Just because you lead a full and busy life doesn’t mean you have to let your physical fitness go out the window. In this episode, I am going to inspire you with many ways that we can build more movement and exercise into any busy day - and yes I do mean without hitting the gym/studio/track.

    • 19 min
    Common Excuses Not To Move More - Busted!

    Common Excuses Not To Move More - Busted!

    There are many (and I do mean many) excuses our brains come up with to not move more but in this episode, I will tackle the most common excuses we all give to avoid exercise - and give my best rebuttal to each.

    • 25 min
    Low-Stress Ways to Stay Active on Vacation

    Low-Stress Ways to Stay Active on Vacation

    I just got back from a sunny getaway (it's what we Canadians do at this time of year) and you know what, I'm going to say it: We should all take a break from work and getting away is a great way to do that. But getting away doesn't have to mean getting away from our physical fitness goals.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Lstachowski ,

Terrific podcast

I’ve been following Brock for years now, and he’s my go-to for common sense fitness advice. This podcast is a great resource for those new to fitness as well as seasoned fitness veterans. Especially if you are interested fitness information that is safe and effective.

'ol tippecanoe ,

I look forward to each new episode

Brock has an honest thoughtful approach to fitness. No hype here just clear evidence based advice and guidance. Thank you!

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