Trainer Talks

Jason Stella

Welcome to the ultimate destination for health, fitness, nutrition and well-being. Our podcast brings you the best educators and influencers in the industry, all of whom have had massive success helping trainers improve their skills and guide people to live a healthy and happy life. Each episode is packed with valuable insights and tips, and we cover four main categories: Live, Train, Eat, and Successful Health & Fitness Professional stories. Whether you want to improve your sleep, mental health, mindfulness, mobility, program design, exercise technique, biomechanics, nutrition, or supplementation, we've got you covered. Join us and discover the secrets of a successful and fulfilling life."

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Episode #89 - Ben Azadi - Keto Flex & Intermittent Fasting Cheat Sheet
Jan 3 2022
Episode #89 - Ben Azadi - Keto Flex & Intermittent Fasting Cheat Sheet
Join best selling author and founder of Keto Kamp Ben Azadi and Jason Stella discuss....1. What is Intermittent Fasting (IF) and why it works?2. The benefits you can expect from doing IF properly?3. How should it be performed?  Is it different for men vs. women?  Size of person?4. Explain the quote “Nobody dies from diabetes, They die from the degenerative diseases connected to it”5. What is the “The George Costanza Effect”6. What is Keto Flex and the three step process - Identify interference- Remove the interference- Allow your body to healOther topics discussed...1. Coffee…how should it be used, if at all during IF2. Best & Worst Fats..Why?3. What is inflamation and what are some of the worst foods that cause it?More about Ben• In 2008, Ben Azadi went through a personal health transformation of shredding 80 pounds of pure fat. Ever since, Ben Azadi, FDN-P, has been on a mission to help 1 billion people live a healthier lifestyle.  • Ben is the author of four best-selling books, Keto Flex, The Perfect Health Booklet, The Intermittent Fasting Cheat Sheet, and The Power of Sleep. Ben has been the go-to source for intermittent fasting and the ketogenic diet. • He is known as 'The Health Detective' because he investigates dysfunction, and he educates, not medicates, to bring the body back to normal function.  • Ben is the founder of Keto Kamp; a global brand bringing awareness to ancient healing strategies such as the keto diet and fasting.  • Ben is the host of a top 15 podcast, The Keto Kamp Podcast; and the fast growing Keto Kamp YouTube channel with over 125,000 subscribers. Social/WebWebsite: www.benazadi.com  Instagram: @thebenazadi  LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/benazadi/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/thebenazadi YouTube: www.youtube.com/ketokamp Clubhouse: @thebenazadi
Episode #88 - Brian Bradley - Pain, Performance myths, and how Posture is the circuit breaker for success -  The Egoscue Method
Nov 30 2021
Episode #88 - Brian Bradley - Pain, Performance myths, and how Posture is the circuit breaker for success - The Egoscue Method
Join Vice President of Brand Development and Strategic Programs for The Egoscue Method Brain Bradley and Jason Stella discuss.....How has having the belief of “Things happening for you vs. To You?” changed your life?Tools & skills he has learned from his regular and high profile (Tony Robbins, Connor McGregor, etc) clients that are essential for long term success. What are a few of the most important tips you can give Fit Pro’s? The importance of focusing on Mental, Emotional and Physical behaviors to become highly successful. What is Egoscue Method &How applying the methods can help people improve their success.Examples of a few vital Egoscue exercises to improve posture.  More about Brian. Brian is on a mission to help millions of people learn how to live healthier, pain-free lives and achieve complete fitness. A frequent speaker at industry events, he presents, consults, and conducts training with corporations, organizations, and nonprofits on the topics of chronic pain, healthy living, and high-level performance. His clients include the Tony Robbins Companies, Bulletproof Radio, YPO, the Seattle Study Club, the PGA, MLB, the NBA and the NFL. Brian has been studying “true” biomechanics and human anatomy using The Egoscue Method for 30 years.As the Posture-Pain-Performance coach and motivational speaker, he has spoken in more than 100+ countries, promoting a myriad of healthy principles for achieving success in all areas of personal and professional life. Brian believes that real and lasting change can happen when we commit to health as a lifestyle.  His postural training, fitness experience and engaging personality get people of all ages moving and digging deep to get their best results.  www.egoscue.com , IG: @TheBrianBradley @EgoscueMethod , FB: @TheBrian Bradley @TheEgoscueMethod
Episode #84 - Dr. Kelly Starrett - Improving Mobility & Recovery using Hyperice products
Oct 18 2021
Episode #84 - Dr. Kelly Starrett - Improving Mobility & Recovery using Hyperice products
Join Founder of The Ready State, Author of Becoming a Supple Leopard: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance and Hyperice product expert Dr. Kelly Starrett and Jason Stella discuss.....Why Stress, muscular dysfunction and pain is prevalent now more than ever & Self Care seems to be a growing trend.The top 3 most common locations to use the Hypervolt?How often and How long should you use a Hypervolt for best results.The different benefits of all Hyperice products on Mobility and RecoveryNormatec - Dynamic Air CompressionVenom - HeatVyper - VibrationCore - MindfulnessHyperice - Ice CompressionMore about KellyKelly is a coach, physical therapist, author, and speaker. Along with his wife Juliet, Kelly is co-founder of The Ready State. The Ready State began as Mobility|WOD in 2008 and has gone on to revolutionize the field of performance therapy and self-care. Kelly received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2007 from Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, California. Kelly’s clients include professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB. He also works with Olympic gold-medalists, Tour de France cyclists, world-and national-record-holding Olympic lifting and power athletes, CrossFit Games medalists, ballet dancers, military personnel, and competitive age-division athletes. Kelly is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers Becoming A Supple Leopard and Ready to Run. He is also co-author (with Juliet) of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Deskbound. His latest book, Waterman 2.0, offers water-sport athletes a comprehensive guide to optimized movement and pain-free performance. Kelly and his work have been featured on 60 Minutes, The View, The Joe Rogan Experience, CBS Sports, Outside Magazine, Men's Health, Men's Journal and dozens of other podcasts, magazines, and books — including Tim Ferriss' The 4-Hour Body and Tools of Titans. On top of co-founding The Ready State, Kelly and Juliet also started San Francisco CrossFit and StandUpKids together. Founded in 2005, San Francisco CrossFit was the 21st CrossFit affiliate in the world. And StandUpKids is a non-profit dedicated to combating kids' sedentary lifestyles by bringing standing and moving desks to low-income public schools. To date, StandUpKids has converted 95,000 kids from sitting to standing. Earlier in their careers, Kelly and Juliet also co-founded a kayaking camp for children with HIV called Liquid. In his athletic career, Kelly paddled whitewater slalom canoe on the US Canoe and Kayak Teams. He lead the Men’s Whitewater Rafting Team to two national titles and competed in two World Championships. In his free time, “KStar” likes to spend time with his wife, Juliet, and two daughters, Georgia and Caroline. He also loves to mountain bike, paddle, and sauna. And while Kelly claims to only “tolerate” the ice bath, according to Juliet he actually likes that, too. www.thereadystate.com
Episode #83 - BOSU Inventor - David Weck & Weck Method Program Director - Chris Chamberlin
Oct 12 2021
Episode #83 - BOSU Inventor - David Weck & Weck Method Program Director - Chris Chamberlin
Join David Weck, the inventor of the BOSU® Balance Trainer and founder of WeckMethod, Chris Chamberlin the Director of Programming at WeckMethod & Jason Stella discuss.....How his education has been innovative and cutting edge and challenges the norm.How has his products and Weck Method education provides real world value focusing on human improvement, not just exercise.  What caused him to think differently & Why he believes the BOSU has been so polarizing.What he believes is the most mis-understood aspects of using the BOSU.Why he has developed other products to improve people's performance.What the Weck Method is and the science to that backs up his methods.https://www.weckmethod.com/ https://www.instagram.com/weckmethod/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/savageprotocols/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/thedavidweck/?hl=enMore about David• David’s influence reaches millions of people across the globe. From world class athletes to disabled individuals regaining the ability to walk, • David has been helping people achieve better functional fitness for the past 29 years.• Among his many inventions, David is very excited to be launching ProPulse® Speed Trainers and SoleSteps - both of which serve David’s stated mission which is making “Every Step Stronger” for everyone.More about Chris Chamberlin is the Director of Programming at WeckMethod. • He has a over 13+ years experience coaching in the Health and Fitness Industry and a lifelong passion in the pursuit of movement mastery. • Chris has worked with all varieties of people including world class athletes. • He is now honored with the role of innovating and educating others in his life long passion in Health and Fitness.
Episode #81 - Dr. Ashley Lucas - The Ultimate Weight Loss secrets
Sep 20 2021
Episode #81 - Dr. Ashley Lucas - The Ultimate Weight Loss secrets
Join Dr. Ashley Lucas, author of the book "The Ultimate Weight Loss Secrets" and Jason Stella discuss....Why you view weight loss as an addiction recovery process? Why she believes that weight gain isn’t our fault?Why we experience the yo-yo phenomenon? Why is weight loss so much more complicated than calories in and out?    Why is a holistic approach to weight loss, behavioral therapy, essential for successful weight lossCarbohydrate tolerance levels?How does stress impact weight loss? What causes cravings and hunger and what should you do to get rid of those?Questions to consider regarding the behavioral work associated with weight loss!More about Ashley....PhD in Sports nutrition and chronic disease and is also a Registered Dietitian (RD).  She helps those who have failed over and over again with previous weight loss attempts to finally find long term success!She comes to the field of nutrition and weight management with a unique background as she was previously a professional ballet dancer. Her career was constantly met with injury and a struggle to meet the required ballet-specific body type. As a result, she retired from her professional dancing career, understood the importance nutrition played in her own athletic performance, and started along her path to becoming an expert in the field of nutrition and wellness. Following 15+ years of research and clinical practice,   Her approach focuses on metabolic wellness, inflammation reduction, and behavioral/emotional support that creates profound sustainable transformation in the body and mind. Facebook for Dr. Ashley Lucas: Dr. Ashley Lucas @DrAshleyLucas Dr. Ashley Lucas Instagram: @Dr_AshleyLucas Facebook: PHD Weight Loss @PHDWeightloss Twitter: @PHD_WeightLoss Instagram: @phdweightloss
Episode #75 - Byron Katie (The Work) - A simple process that will change your Life
Aug 2 2021
Episode #75 - Byron Katie (The Work) - A simple process that will change your Life
No matter what the situation, our minds have a tendency to think negatively.  For most, it spirals into self – sabotaging, thoughts, feelings, then actions. Almost everyone in the world has struggled with this.  When our thoughts and feelings take us to a dark place, causing us to react in ways that become detrimental to our health and relationships.  Today’s guest is going to talk about a “simple yet powerful practice” of LOOKING DEEPLY INTO THE CAUSE OF ALL SUFFERING AND HOW YOU CAN END IT, called The Work.Join Byron Katie and Jason Stella discuss....The story on how she came up with “The Work”Meeting Your Internal Wisdom,What is the process?Q1. Is it true?Q2. Can you absolutely know that it’s true?Q3. How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?Q4. Who would you be without that thought?The TurnaroundWhy is it vital to go through The Work and ensure you Write down the information, opposed to just thinking it through the process?What are the most common road-blocks that people face when going through The Work?Everything you need to do The Work is available to you free on this website.The Judge-Your-Neighbor Worksheet and other downloadables are available by clicking the  in the top right corner of every page of this website.The Judge-Your-Neighbor WorksheetA guide for putting mind on paper. Modified versions for children and teens are available as well.https://thework.com/
Episode #73 - Kilo Strength Society's Stephane Cazeault- Most overlooked strength training variables
Jul 20 2021
Episode #73 - Kilo Strength Society's Stephane Cazeault- Most overlooked strength training variables
Join Kilo Strength Society Founder and former Charles Poliquin educator Stephane Cazeault and Jason Stella discuss......His history and the influences that have brought you to where you are today?List and rank order all the variables within a strength training programWhat  the most overlooked exercise variables?Some of his favorite types of program schemes for the general population who wants to lose weight and improve general health?Corrective Exercise……..Can you explain Structural Balance and why its so importantYou have evolved the information you have learned over the years.  Can you explain how?Step by step processRules  More about Stephane.... He has spent the last 25 years perfecting his work. He has a strong formal academic foundation, earning a bachelor's degree in exercise science from the University of Montreal. Stéphane published his first book, 66 Strategies to Program Design in 2016 which shared insight into his philosophies on training which led to a following of elite coaches from around the world eager to learn more. In his career Stéphane has personally trained professional athletes in football, baseball, and hockey. Here are some of the athletes he worked with from the NFL, MLB and NHL: Steven Jackson, James Butler and Mark Clayton (St. Louis Rams); David Freese, Chris Carpenter and Matt Holliday (St. Louis Cardinals); Dennis Wideman (Calgary Flames) and Mike Green (Washington Capitals). Stephane is now focused on impacting and helping as many Strength Coaches and Personal Trainers as possible. He specializes in providing the tools and information for coaches to immediately understand and apply to their programming and periodization. Stéphane's passion is program design. His program design is carefully structured with every possible component taken into consideration to ensure the trainee and coach reaches and exceeds their goals, making his work a combination of both science and art. www.kilostrengthsociety.com www.kilolife.com IG @kilostrengthsociety FB https://www.facebook.com/KILOstrength... YouTube https://www.youtube.com/kilostrengths...
Episode #72 - Kristen Holmes - Tracking stress & recovery to achieve your Health & Fitness Goals
Jul 12 2021
Episode #72 - Kristen Holmes - Tracking stress & recovery to achieve your Health & Fitness Goals
Join Whoop VP of Performance Science - Kristen Holmes and Jason Stella discuss........What is Whoop and your Mission is to “Unlock Human Performance” ?Why are HRV, RHR, respiratory rate & Sleep Performance the best indicators of performance readiness?How do these 4 dictate someone's readiness to perform?What is "strain" and how does whoop use the "strain coach" to help dictate your daily workout intensityHow has the whoop score helped improve health & well-being?What is the relationship between respirtatory rate and Covid 19?How can listeners get a discount on the product and service?Kristen Holmes Bio• Vice President of Performance Science at WHOOP, Kristen Holmes drives thought leadership by engaging with industry leading researchers and partners to better understand individual and team biometric and performance data across high stakes verticals. • Kristen also works with hundreds of the best tactical, professional, surgical teams, and NCAA Athletes/Teams in the world helping them interpret WHOOP data to optimize training, recovery, and sleep behavior. • Kristen was the Head Field Hockey Coach for more than a decade at Princeton University, during which time she won a National Championship and was named National Coach of the Year and Ivy League Coach of the Year. • Kristen graduated from the University of Iowa where she was a 2x Big 10 Athlete of the year, including being a 3x All-American in Field Hockey and Big 10 Champion in Basketball.Social and Web• www.whoop.com• @whoop on all channels ; • @kristen_holmes2126 on Instagram: • Kristen Holmes on Linkedin
Episode #71 - Ian O'Dwyer - Using Self Care tissue management & Play to improve health & well-being
Jul 7 2021
Episode #71 - Ian O'Dwyer - Using Self Care tissue management & Play to improve health & well-being
In this first episode of the the LifeTime Talks - Training podcast join host Jason Stella and PTAG and Feel SOMA co-founder Ian O'Dwyer discuss......What he learned about motion from working with horsesThe four self applied applications to help improve performance How and why using "Play" with your clients to improve their health and well-being.How he has used in session observation to adjust programming.How he found working with bony sections led to easier tissues changes. Explaination of what needs to be included when discussing "Tissues"Explains how to do 3 mobilizations that are "must do's" to help people move and feel better.How to connect better with your clients! Ian O’Dwyer guides clients to optimal performance, identifying positive mindset and movement patterns.  He coaches the human being, not the human body. Ian is a husband, father, brother and uncle; family and friends are precious to him. He has over 25 years in the Health and Fitness Industry as a Sports Conditioner and Coach, Personal Trainer, Body Worker, International educator, Presenter and Mentor. He owns and runs OD on Movement Performance Studio, consulted and educated for PT on the Net, Co-Founded PTA Global and is now Co-Founder of SOMA along with great friend and long-time colleague Rodney Corn. Ian has a unique observation and appreciation of the body in motion. Many years of extensive conditioning and rehabilitation through sport combined with spending time with global ground breakers in the industry, has authorized Ian to evolve effective movement solutions and systems. This has lead Ian, to evolve techniques and applications that empower clients and coaches with solutions to everyday issues, enabling them to regain responsibility for their own wellbeing. Creating a freedom to enjoy the experience of life and accomplish whatever goal required. In his journey, Ian has also delivered over 650 workshops worldwide. His ability to facilitate the cutting edge science and research on many topics into practical solutions has empowered wellness professionals to lead their clients to more efficient and effective results.www.feelsoma.com Instgram : feel.soma FB: feelsoma