“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33 NIV
These inspirational stories show us there is great power in misfortune! In fighting to overcome, these individuals have overcompensated to become SUPER versions of themselves, and their fatefully focused work is HEROIC!
“There are heroes among us. Not to make us feel smaller, but to remind us of what makes us great.”
What is so wrong with YOU that could lead you to greatness? Your story is needed. It's time to rise and become the SUPERHERO you were meant to be!
Adam Ward - Exercise is My Medicine
This week on They Became Super Heroes Podcast, I’m joined by my good friend Adam Ward. In this episode we’ll be getting into the definition of true strength. Adam has been living with Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. Adam shares a few of his personal stories on what it’s been like growing up with CF, learning how to find success through struggle, and even some of the biggest lessons he’s learned along the way.
02:00 - What is cystic fibrosis
10:30 - Statistics
15:00 - Growing up with CF
23:00 - Suffering to Success
51:30 - Lessons from surfing
1:00:00 - Giving back to those with CF
Caroline Bond - "Find Your Voice"
Welcome to another episode of They Became Super Heroes Podcast. This week I am interviewing CrossFit coach, Caroline Bond. Caroline was a former D1 soccer player and now a certified Adaptive Athlete Trainer. Caroline found her true passion for helping others through health and fitness and now she is here this week to talk about her early struggles after losing her hearing, and the steps she took in order to reach her true potential while she encourages her athletes to do the same. Enjoy the show.
04:30 - Cochlear Implant
09:45 - Working with adaptive athletes
24:15 - Coaching cues
37:00 - Recommendations for coaches working with adaptive athletes
40:20 - A day in the life as an adaptive athlete
50:45 - Lessons learned
59:00 - Adjusting to the cochlear
1:01:45 - “The 5 Second Rule”
The 5 Second Rule - Robbins
Zionna Hanson - Grace with a Barbell
This week on They Became Super Heroes Podcast, I’m speaking with Ziona Hanson, founder of the Barbells For Boobs organization. In this episode we’ll be encouraging people to take action against breast cancer as well as resources for individuals who’d like to support this great cause. We’ll be talking about a few personal stories which led to the founding of Barbells For Boobs, what the organization stands for, why we should start bringing together medical professionals with fitness professionals, and an exciting announcement of the Allyson Lyle Weightlifting Hall. For more information be sure to check out the link(s) below! Enjoy the show.
20:30 - Founding story of Barbells For Boobs
25:00 - Medical industry vs fitness industry
34:15 - Resources
38:15 - October is Awareness Month
51:01 - Autism in kids
55:00 - Balance is key
59:00 - Barbells For Boobs & Weightlifting
1:09:30 - Allyson Lyle
Michael Cazayoux - From The Brutes of Addiction to Brute Strength
This week on They Became Super Heroes Podcast, I’m joined by my good friend Michael Cazayoux. At only 28 years old, Michael is Co-Founder of Brute Strength, and the host of the Brute Strength Podcast where he’s leading breakthrough conversations with elite athletes, coaches, entrepreneurs, and though leaders from around the globe. When Michael was younger he struggled with multiple drug addictions that almost led him to suicide. This episode is a beacon for anyone going through personal struggles. We’ll be getting into some ways on conquering your mind, overcoming challenges, staying committed, and taking control of your life. Addiction isn’t easy, but it is beatable. For that, I introduce to you Michael Cazayoux.
07:20 - Mike’s addiction
12:15 - Sleep & longevity
16:15 - Where do addicts fall short?
19:20 - What was treatment like?
29:25 - Depression & drug use
33:40 - Overcoming suicidal thinking
36:40 - Resources for those dealing with depression
42:00 - Hardest part of rehab/ simplicity
The Power of Full Engagement - Tolle
Project Purple - A Son on a Mission
This week on They Became Super Heroes Podcast, I’m speaking to Vin Kampf and Dino Verrelli of Project Purple. Project Purple is a non-profit organization created to raise awareness, support patients and families affected by the disease and fund research efforts to defeat pancreatic cancer. In this episode we’ll be going into some personal stories including Dino’s experience during and after losing his father to cancer in 2011 and his promise to never give up on defeating the disease. We’ll also be getting into some of the ways CrossFitters are contributing to this great cause. This is a heartfelt episode you’re sure to enjoy, for more on how you can show your support please visit projectpurple.org/, enjoy the show.
Topics of discussion:
14:00 - The pancreas
19:30 - The Whipple Procedure
26:10 - Project Purple
41:45 - “Push Pull for Pancreatic Cancer”
47:40 - Running a non-profit business
53:15 - Hot box
1:03:00 - Upcoming events
Tina Hurley - "Less Leg, More Heart"
This week on They Became Super Heroes Podcast, I’m joined by former gymnast and D1 Cheerleader, Tina Hurley. In 2016, Tina underwent a below-knee amputation after being diagnosed with a rare blood vessel condition, Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome. Her story is one of adaptation, pursuit, and inner happiness. In this episode we’ll learn about her rare condition, what you should know about limb loss, adaptive athlete foundations, and how she was able to overcome all feats and rise about expectations while living life under her own terms. If there is one thing to take away from this one, it’s to never give up no matter what life throws at you! Be sure to check out the links below for more on adaptive athlete foundations and how you can help support!
10:02 - What to know about a loss of limb
15:30 - Struggles for adaptive athletes
22:30 - Helping other amputees
39:40 - Adaptive athlete foundations
51:20 - Pre & Post leg amputation
Challenge Athletes Foundation
Adaptive Training Foundation
Adaptive Training Alliance