WaveTalks: Fitness for Humans!

3Wave Fitness & K Borsuk, D Walkden, J Walesch

3Wave Fitness is fitness for humans, and our WaveTalk: Fitness for Humans podcast is where we prove our human-ness! This isn't a podcast for the deeper technical mumbo-jumbo of the industry, and this isn't a podcast that claims to give you the one trick to lose 1000kg/lbs before that hot date. This is where we discuss the topics that you want to talk about from a perspective that is informed, conscientious, and empathetic to the regular person's needs and wants. We are all on a journey, and part of that is our journey with the healthy (or unhealthy) body, and that ebbs and flows - so let's find some solace along the way and chat. You can find us on Patreon, where we have tiers that allow you to work with us if you'd like, otherwise we'd really appreciate your support and give you fun perks there like early access to videos and podcasts, swag when we get it in and tips, advice and a great community to help you along. https://www.patreon.com/3Wave_Fitness We also have a fun youtube channel that gets new material every week! Check it out, and be sure to like, share, comment and - of course - subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN2mCip71DTyxbH0n7B3BPg

S2:E3 - Halimah Beaulieu - Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant
We were so lucky to sit down with Halimah Beaulieu to discuss what EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) is and why it's a really pivotal time in history to be recognizing the need for this. It's very close to home for Halimah, who presents as Asian, and in the current climate, this became a calling to learn more about what EDI means and create opportunities for businesses and individuals to learn, adapt and grow in a more universally wholistic way. So what is EDI? Equity is defined as the removal of systemic barriers and biases enabling all individuals to have equal opportunity to access and benefit. To achieve this, individuals or companies must develop a strong understanding of the systemic barriers faced by individuals from underrepresented groups (e.g., women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous Peoples, racialized minorities, individuals from the LGBTQ2+ community) and put in place impactful measures to address these barriers. Diversity is defined as differences in race, colour, place of origin, religion, immigrant and newcomer status, ethnic origin, ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and age. A diversity of perspectives and lived experiences is fundamental to achieving understanding or equal opportunities to access and benefit. Inclusion is defined as the practice of ensuring that all individuals are valued and respected for their contributions and are equally supported. Ensuring that company employees or agents are integrated and supported is fundamental to achieving excellence. Oh, and one more thing: Halimah is an athlete who holds the BC record for the Steeple Chase, which is something that we didn't know a whole lot about. So we'll get you some new knowledge on what that's all about too! (You never know, you may just want to take it up after hearing about it!)
5d ago
1 hr 24 mins
S2:E2 - A life not limited by Crohn's Disease.S2:E1 - Marcus Da Silva - Attempting the Chin Up WR & how to contextualize challenge.We talk to a boxing / MMA coach about rolling with the punches.Intuitive Eating: a fireside chat with your body!Holy S*!% We got to chat with Georgia Ellenwood (Olympic Heptathalete), and she's awesome.Wavetalks Ep 17: Let's talk about nutrition...with a certified nutritionist! (guest: Sydney Shindle)WaveTalk Episode 16 - The one about the busted pelvis.Variety is the spice of life!Do you have a Pelvis? Then you need to hear this.Discussing goal-setting with a Clinical Counsellor is our best idea ever.
Today's podcast is an interesting one. You see we had the plan to do a podcast all about goal setting and we wanted to have a section about how you could know when you're goals were going off the rails or getting into the red-zone where you could potentially be setting yourself up for a bad time, so we reached out to one of the smartest therapists we know, Fiona Jeyachandran, to jump in to the podcast with some tips and tricks. But things don't always 'goal' to plan. You see, we started chatting with Clinical Counsellor Fiona Jeyachandran and she had so many good things to say that we - during the recording - were feverishly changing our discussion outline and picking her brain because of how amazing and intuitive she is with her answers. With over 30 years of experience and with specializations in trauma and addiction Fiona is no stranger to helping people with the struggles that we all face and then some. And she is so generous with her advice and tips for fostering and maintaining a healthy self view, which is tough to do in today's anxiety-ridden world. We also discuss what Intrinsic versus Extrinsic goals are and go into some depth about negative self-talk, which absolutely comes up when we're broaching our goals if we go even slightly off course, or sometimes even when we're staying neatly on-course! So have a listen and let us know what you think. Be sure to follow us on social media as we have a lot of fun content available through the week! And be sure to look at our other tiers if you're interested in working with one of our coaches! If you're interested in working with Fiona or would like to reach out to her, she can be emailed at fionajey@gmail.com or on her facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/manybrightblessings2U/ She's amazing, she's a New Westie and she does virtual sessions no matter where you are on this bright blue dot.
May 21 2021
47 mins
Sugar Addiction: We weigh in on the sugar debate.
In this episode we discuss what sugar is (literally - we'll talk about what the various types are), and what it's dietary importance is. We start by giving you a baseline understanding of what the chemical components of sugar are as well as some of the forms that are most common or popular in the foods that we eat. This includes understanding what High Fructose Corn Syrup really is, and the effect it has on the body. From there we talk about the mechanisms at play in our current understanding of addiction, and how sugar fits into the framework of that understanding. This can help to empower your own struggles around diet by contextualizing what's happening. And finally we talk about some things that you can do to mitigate your sugar intake that respect your body and your own mental processes. References: https://sugarscience.ucsf.edu/sugar-metabolism.html#.YHCt0BRuea9 (https://sugarscience.ucsf.edu/sugar-metabolism.html#.YHCt0BRuea9) https://www.pbs.org/food/features/5-sugars-sweeteners-everyone-know/#:~:text=Some%20fans%20and%20manufacturers%20also,has%20a%20GI%20of%20105 (https://www.pbs.org/food/features/5-sugars-sweeteners-everyone-know/#:~:text=Some%20fans%20and%20manufacturers%20also,has%20a%20GI%20of%20105) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4819855/ (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4819855/) https://www.media.uzh.ch/en/Press-Releases/2021/Fat-production.html (https://www.media.uzh.ch/en/Press-Releases/2021/Fat-production.html) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31058204/ (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31058204/) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2235907/ (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2235907/) https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00394-016-1229-6 (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00394-016-1229-6) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2732004/ (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2732004/) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3004012/ (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3004012/)
Apr 14 2021
29 mins
Circadian rhythm and seasonal ebbs and flows.3Wave tackles Spot Reduction & Target Training - clickbait or truth?
Oh dear. How does one write a description for such a clickbaity topic without becoming part of the clickbait? Well, by being as forthright as possible, I guess. This podcast is all about spot reduction (aka: target training). And we're discussing this from the wider cultural standard definition that states that you can do a bunch of exercises in an area of the body to burn away the fat and reveal the muscle underneath... There is a massive market for this throughout North America that preys upon the desire to look better because you are not good enough as you are now. The "if you don't get this thing you won't fix the problem you didn't know you had until we revealed it to you just now" marketing trope that was especially pervasive through the former decades leading up to now. We all were exposed in media to the notion that even the have-nots were always attractive in rags-to-riches or ugly duckling stories - and when they did that first reveal of the new, hotter, better version of the protagonist or character it solves all of their problems. We live in a world of problems. We all have a bunch of problems. And for some of us these types of beauty standards become a way to solve, but then ultimately add to our list of problems and prey on our deeper psychological insecurities. So let's discuss that a little bit. Then let's pivot to what aesthetic goals are in the wider context of fitness goals and how we can repurpose this to become less performative or extrinsic and become part of your self-care plan. How is this possible without being totally hypocritical? Well here's where a lot of the modern-day fitness pioneers dive deep into the idea that you can use targeted training of an area for things other than just trying to look a certain way. You can use target training to rehabilitate, train for a sport, alleviate pain or discomfort, etc. This has to be within the wider context of a balanced training regime, and an understanding of the technique as a part of a whole range of techniques at the disposal of your training professional or your own volition. And finally, it wouldn't be a 3Wave podcast without looping back into the idea of self-care and making sure that you're taking care of yourself, because you deserve to be happy and find your way that works for you on this journey! You can always reach out to us at 3wavefitness.com or info at that website! Enjoy!
Mar 14 2021
37 mins
We've got your back... and your front. Let's talk Balance!
Feb 28 2021
20 mins
Shoulders: With great Range of Motion comes great responsibility.Is sitting the new smoking?...all we need is just a little... (Patience)Is 12 minutes of exercise all you need?Holidays: Stress, Anxiety & Indulgence - what to do!