125 episodes

Helping you to stop wishing for change and start making it happen.

Zach Tucker and Jeremy Grater are the founders and hosts of The Fit Mess. For nearly a decade, they have pushed themselves to learn more about their own physical, emotional, and mental health. This has created a passion for using their acquired knowledge to help others. As hosts of the show for several years, they have had the opportunity to speak to a wide range of
guests, including some of the biggest names in health and wellness.

The Fit Mess Jeremy Grater & Zach Tucker

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 39 Ratings

Helping you to stop wishing for change and start making it happen.

Zach Tucker and Jeremy Grater are the founders and hosts of The Fit Mess. For nearly a decade, they have pushed themselves to learn more about their own physical, emotional, and mental health. This has created a passion for using their acquired knowledge to help others. As hosts of the show for several years, they have had the opportunity to speak to a wide range of
guests, including some of the biggest names in health and wellness.

    Beating Burnout: Author Julie Wald On The 4 Things You Should Focus On If You Are Experiencing Burnout

    Beating Burnout: Author Julie Wald On The 4 Things You Should Focus On If You Are Experiencing Burnout

    Our guest is Julie Wald, Founder, and CEO of Golden and author of “Inner Wealth.” ABOUT THE EPISODE You’re a high achiever who’s smart, hardworking, and successful—so why don’t you feel optimized on the inside? Whether it’s stress, chronic pain, or time management issues, you’re feeling dangerously close to burnout. You want to cultivate a happier, healthier life, but you’re overwhelmed by the sea of options and where to begin.
    What you need are powerful practices that you can easily implement to heal what's broken, nurture inner and outer wellness, and live your best life.
    That’s what Julie Wald is offering: a framework for integrating the most impactful wellness practices into your life in a way that feels natural and doable for your busy schedule. Her book, “Inner Wealth” is built around the four pillars of wellness—movement, stillness, touch, and nourishment.

    In this episode, we talk with her about how the four pillars enable you to create a self-care plan that meets your needs. This is not a formula or a prescription; it’s a recipe, and you can decide how much of each ingredient you want to add to live a happy, healthy life that is reflective of who you are.

    What We Discuss with Julie: Managing stress and burnout  What are the “4 pillars of wellness?”  Why do people get stuck trying to incorporate self-care into their lives How to push yourself into action instead of waiting for motivation Simple things you can do to avoid burnout How to recover if you’re already burned out Like this show? Please leave us a review here – even one sentence helps! Post a screenshot of you listening on Instagram & tag us so we can thank you personally!
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    • 31 min
    How To Heal From The Effects Of Childhood Trauma As An Adult with Michael Unbroken

    How To Heal From The Effects Of Childhood Trauma As An Adult with Michael Unbroken

    Our guest is Michael Unbroken, host of the Think Unbroken podcast. ABOUT THE EPISODE Most of us have some kind of trauma in our past. Usually during childhood…and to varying degrees. But in some way, it has changed the way we think and feel about ourselves and the world around us. 
    Sometimes, we can’t help but feel broken. Trauma can shatter our sense of security and overwhelm our coping skills leaving us feeling isolated, ashamed, and afraid to reach out for help. But reaching out for help doesn't make you weak. It means that you're human and you're trying your best and it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. 
    That’s according to our guest this week. We’ll talk with Michael Unbroken, host of the Think Unbroken podcast about the mess of a life you were given and how to start cleaning it up.

    What We Discuss with Michael: People shit on “childhood trauma” and say get over it, it’s the past - how damaging can it be? Why Mindset is Everything.  There are no shortcuts, there is hard work and on the backside of that is getting your life back. Why people tend to resist how much control they can take in life Why we spend too much time avoiding bad things even though they are part of, and maybe the more important parts of this journey. How do you flip the switch before hitting rock bottom? Are you ever “better” or is this a long game?  How you can start to begin to heal! Find accountability and support with The Fit Mess Facebook Community. Join an intimate group taking their well-being to the next level today, by CLICKING HERE.
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    IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE, CHECK OUT:  How to Let Go of the Past: Tips on Releasing Trauma with Ashra Bennett

    • 48 min
    How To Find Balance In Your Life To Achieve Better Health And More Happiness With Meghan Pherrill

    How To Find Balance In Your Life To Achieve Better Health And More Happiness With Meghan Pherrill

    Our guest is Meghan Pherrill-Gordon, creator of Balance by Meghan.
      ABOUT THE EPISODE Meghan Pherrill-Gordon suffered for a long time with depression, anxiety, OCD, and suicidal thoughts. One day she decided enough was enough and she wanted more out of life, so she started to work on herself internally, loving herself more, and taking up yoga. 
    After noticing the miraculous changes she made in her life, she knew she had to share her gift with others. She supports her clients by empowering and teaching them to connect to their mind, body and soul. She does this by teaching them how to care for and nourish their bodies, how to calm their mind and manage their thoughts, and how to invite more wellness into their lives as a form of self-care and self-love. 
    She also shares her inspiring story and supports your yoga, spirituality, health, and wellness journey on her own podcast, Balance Your Life!
    What We Discuss with Meghan: How yoga helped her overcome many of her mental health challenges Why it’s not true that you “can’t meditate” What is Human Design?  Why sometimes it’s important to combine holistic practices with western medicine Self-development tools that DON’T work Find accountability and support with The Fit Mess Facebook Community. Join an intimate group taking their well-being to the next level today, by CLICKING HERE.
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    • 51 min
    American Ninja Warrior Jessie Graff Shares How You Can Face Your Fears And Become Your Own Superhero

    American Ninja Warrior Jessie Graff Shares How You Can Face Your Fears And Become Your Own Superhero

    ABOUT THE EPISODE They've broken all kinds of records. They are champions in every way. They push to perform to their full potential, and some can even claim to be the finest in the world at what they do. Elite athletes devote their entire lives to achieving the highest levels of success.
    Then there's the rest of us.
    But, how can we apply the same passion and dedication to achieve similar levels of success in our own lives?
    In this episode, we try to answer those questions with help from a superhero. Jessie Graff is a "modern-day Wonder Woman." Graff is the first woman to complete stages 1 and 2 of American Ninja Warrior's Las Vegas finals.
    She is also an accomplished stuntwoman in Hollywood. She's worked on films such as G.I. Joe, Transformers, Wonder Woman, and Alita: Battle Angel (to name a few). She’s also worn a famous red cape while performing some heroic stunts on the TV series Supergirl.
    Listen to find out why you don't have to have superpowers to be the hero of your own story.


    What We Discuss with Jessie: Jessie's best piece of advice for reaching seemingly impossible goals. How she stays motivated, even when injured. The key to overcoming whatever hurdle you come across. How she discovered the stuntwomen's profession and became encouraged to pursue it. How she uses a mindset shift to avoid disappointment. How she prepares mentally and physically for each challenge. Various levels of dedication are required for training in order to gain strength and experience while being safe. Lessons she learned from her mother, which she applies to Ninja training. Like this show? Please leave us a review here – even one sentence helps! Post a screenshot of you listening on Instagram & tag us so we can thank you personally!
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    • 47 min
    Austin Kleon Shares Why You Should Steal Like An Artist If You Want To Be Creative

    Austin Kleon Shares Why You Should Steal Like An Artist If You Want To Be Creative

    ABOUT THE EPISODE The Great Resignation may have you wondering what else you can do with your life. If you've been wanting to tap into your creative side - you'll definitely want to pick up: STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST!
    2022 marks the 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY of this groundbreaking book. In 2012, bestselling author Austin Kleon brought us his manifesto on unlocking creativity. And in the ten years since, Kleon has become one of the most important voices in creativity and the book remains a must-read with more than a million copies in print worldwide!
    In this episode, he shares 10 transformative principles that can change your life! He also discusses actionable steps that changed the face of self-help, teaching millions to find the space they need to unlock their imaginations and do the work. 
    What We Discuss with Austin: 10-year edition - what’s new in the book? 10 transformative principles he wishes he could give to his 19-year-old-self.  How can we embrace influence instead of running away from it? Imposter syndrome is real, just show up every day. How to practice productive procrastination by bouncing between projects. Why geography is no longer our master. How to build your online community. Why you should always strive to be nice. Why creativity is subtraction: Choose what you leave out.
    Like this show? Please leave us a review here – even one sentence helps! Post a screenshot of you listening on Instagram & tag us so we can thank you personally!
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    • 35 min
    How Your Habits Can Help Shape You Into the Person You Want to Become with Donna Zajonc

    How Your Habits Can Help Shape You Into the Person You Want to Become with Donna Zajonc

    ABOUT THE EPISODE We often think of habits as something that just “happens” to us. But the reality is that habits create our lives. They define who we are and play a huge role in our success. That’s why it’s so important to understand how habits work and how they can help to achieve goals.

     

    Habits direct our focus and determine the energy we use on a daily basis. The energy we spend is then used to fuel our behaviors and decisions. This often goes unnoticed because our behaviors and decisions feel automatic.

     

    But what if your habits could show you the way to being the person you want to be?

     

    This week we’re joined by Donna Zajonc. She is a master coach and educator. Donna has the ability to transform people’s lives. She can help them release the inner blocks that keep them stuck. In this episode, she’ll help us answer the question her new book poses: “Who do you want to be on the way to what you want?”

    What We Discuss with Donna: What is the Drama Triangle and how is it useful to people? What is The Empowerment Dynamic and how can one apply it for a more whole and healthy mindset? Why it is important to learn from reactive habits and what the myriad benefits of properly translating the lessons learned from observing them are What learning to be a coach has taught her about herself and how that transformed her own life first, and then the lives of her clients Why the titular question of the book is key to a personal development journey How coaching should always be used to augment psychology and psychiatry rather than replace them How judgments can offer direct insights into the spaces within the mind that need healing Like this show? Please leave us a review here – even one sentence helps! Post a screenshot of you listening on Instagram & tag us so we can thank you personally!
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Maxi.W.G. ,

Austin Klein Episode—loved.

I just finished Austin’s Steal Like an Artist and one thing you hit on in this episode that wasn’t mentioned in the book but was so relatable is the idea of the transmission of energy that occurs when you put your work out there or go to see another’s work. I always feel more inspired when I know someone responded to my work, or when I go to watch someone else put their work out for public consumption. It’s like a marketplace for sharing and giving energy which was a great reminder to myself of the value of continuing to share and experience art.

Gloria (Gage) Dykstra ,

Phenomenal resource

As a trauma therapist, a person who lives with recurrent depression and a longtime runner, this podcast is such a salve. Jeremy and Zach are vulnerable, authentic and genuinely interested in sharing the ways they have found peace & growth. They do so without ego, and with full openness to their own healing.

IndianaFamilyMed ,

Practical tips for physical and mental wellness

I enjoyed listening to the Ryan Holiday episode. It was good to hear how a stoic would respond to the ongoing pandemic. I also liked the tips on journalling and exercise.

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