113 episodes

The Athletes Podcast was created to learn and find out what the highest performing current and former athletes, nutritionists, and health experts do to excel in all areas of their lives and how they are making a difference. Join David Stark as he interviews and listens to the daily habits, routines, training, and experiences that some of the world's most impactful current and former athletes have to share!

The Athletes Podcast David Stark

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

The Athletes Podcast was created to learn and find out what the highest performing current and former athletes, nutritionists, and health experts do to excel in all areas of their lives and how they are making a difference. Join David Stark as he interviews and listens to the daily habits, routines, training, and experiences that some of the world's most impactful current and former athletes have to share!

    Anicka Newell - Canadian Olympic Pole Vaulter - Episode #110

    Anicka Newell - Canadian Olympic Pole Vaulter - Episode #110

    This week on The Athletes Podcast features Anicka Newell. Anicka is a Canadian track and field athlete competing in the pole vault. Started pole vaulting at age 16 after her high school track coach made her try it and she realized she was pretty good at it… 

    What we talk about:
    00:30 - NFL Playoffs
    02:04 - Will Tom Brady ever age?
    05:45 - Brooklyn Nets introduce the Netaverse
    09:17 - Who is Anicka Newell
    14:45 - Motivating factors after reflecting on the opportunities provided
    16:12 - Rio 2016 vs. Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the difference between the two
    18:52 - The Olympic Village experience
    22:45 - Week in the life for Anicka Newell
    29:14 - Biggest piece of advice for the next generation of athletes
    33:55 - Facing negativity, reframing your mindset, and the power of positivity
    38:20 - Why every kid should be in gymnastics

    • 40 min
    Todd Keirstead - Founder/CEO ParaGolf Canada - Episode #109

    Todd Keirstead - Founder/CEO ParaGolf Canada - Episode #109

    This week on The Athletes Podcast features Todd Keirstead. Todd is the Founder CEO ParaGolf Canada. He is a world leader for inclusion and diversity through the sport of golf. Todd was voted #1 Trick Shot of the year Golf Channel Sports Plays of the Year CTV Featured on ESPN, Sports Illustrated & TMZ. We had an amazing conversation and hope you enjoy this episode of The Athletes Podcast.

    What we talk about:
    7:00: Who is Todd Keirstead
    10:00: Todd talks about trick shots
    12:15: The fundraising that is part of the trick shots
    14:15: How Todd started
    18:05: The practice involved in the trick shots
    21:30: Todd talks about the current sport of adaptive golf
    28:00: Where does Todd see himself in the future
    27:30: Todd talks about the virtual open
    30:30:  Todds most memorable trick shot moments
    41:00: Playing with Johnny Bauer
    43:30: Biggest piece of advice to the next generation of athletes

    • 49 min
    Callen McGibbon - Founder/CEO Strength and conditioning coach - Episode #108

    Callen McGibbon - Founder/CEO Strength and conditioning coach - Episode #108

    This week on The Athletes Podcast features Callen McGibbon. Callen is the Founder/CEO  of REPerformance. A company to help build knowledge, understand and build confidence in youth to be active for life. Callen has also been a strength coach for nearly 20 years working at the Olympic level, NHL level, with active youth, and also served as Team Canada’s Special Olympics Power Lifting Coach. We had a great conversation to kickoff 2022 and hope you all enjoy episode #108 of The Athletes Podcast!

    • 52 min
    Erika Fiedler - Canadian National Pole Vaulter - Episode #107

    Erika Fiedler - Canadian National Pole Vaulter - Episode #107

    This week on The Athletes Podcast features Erika Fiedler. Erika is a Canadian pole vaulter who is looking to represent our nation in the upcoming Olympics in 2024. She won gold in the Silverston Invitational, silver in the Inferno Track and Field Festival, and medaled in many other events. We had a great conversation with her this week and hope you all enjoy episode #107 of The Athletes Podcast.



    What we talk about:
    1:30 Who is Erika Fiedler 
    3:15: Erika talks about pole vaulting 
    4:00: What's involved in pole vaulting
    8:30 How Erika chose what school to attend 
    12:20: What are heights/scores you time to reach when pole vaulting 
    14:50: Erika talks about her mentality in the sport 
    18:45: Erikas day-to-day schedule working full time and competing 
    21:15: Applying academic knowledge to sport 
    22:40: Integral parts that Erika has learned over the years
    24:00: The key workouts/techniques to pole vaulting 
    25:40: Erika’s long term goals 
    27:45: Biggest piece of advice to the next generation of athletes

    • 30 min
    Danielle Dube - Canadian National women's ice hockey goalie - Episode #106

    Danielle Dube - Canadian National women's ice hockey goalie - Episode #106

    This week on The Athletes Podcast features Danielle Dube. Danielle played for the Canadian National women's ice hockey team from 1994 to 1998 and from 2000 to 2002 as a goalie. On December 11, 2002, Danielle Dube became the third female goaltender to start in goal for a professional men's team. We had a great conversation with Danielle discussing everything she is doing in her life today and hope you all enjoy this episode of The Athletes Podcast.

    What we talk about:
    1:15: Who is Danielle Dube
    5:00: Danielle talks about playing men's hockey
    7:10: differences in hockey playing styles
    14:05: Tips on balancing a work/family/athlete life
    19:15:  Would knowing what you know now about mental health help earlier in your career
    22:30: Danielle talks about mental health
    24:30: Tips Danielle applies to get into a better state of mind
    27:15: Trends adopted by Danielle to stay motivated
    31:45: Comin back to hockey after retiring and becoming a mother
    35:15: Women vs men's sports relating to income
    39:55: Danielle's experience playing for the national team
    42:10: Best song before a game
    43:35: Biggest piece of advice to the next generation of athletes

    • 46 min
    Scott Malin - best-selling health and fitness expert - Episode #105

    Scott Malin - best-selling health and fitness expert - Episode #105

    This weeks episode of The Athletes Podcast features Scott Malin. Scott Malin is a best-selling health and fitness expert. Scott’s extremely popular fitness, rehab and nutrition videos have received over 11.5 million views on You Tube. Scott has an extensive background in personal training (National Academy of Sports Medicine), working with celebrities and athletes for many years. Scott has been featured on the news as a fitness expert and most recently appeared on ABC, KTLA News and KDOC TV. We hop you enjoy this episode of The Athletes Podcast.

    What we talk about:
    1:15: Who is Scott Malin
    6:45: Things people can do to improve physical health
    11:50: How athletes build a strong foundation
    18:15: How to activate the proper muscles during workouts
    20:15: How can athletes compensate to recover from muscle imbalances due to sport
    23:00: How do you know if your body is tight
    24:20: The notion of presence
    28:00: Scott talks about the systems he created
    31:00: How should can athletes keep their bodies functioning at 100%
    39:30: Biggest piece of advice to the next generation of athletes

    • 42 min

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