Mi-Fit Podcast


The Mi-Fit Podcast hosted by DJ Hillier, Fitness Coach, Business owner, and CrossFit Games athlete. Physical fitness and podcasting are two of his life passions and his goal is to train, educate, and inspire those who want to improve their general health. These podcasts are designed to help everyone... from the occasional gym member trying to improve their overall wellness to the fitness enthusiast. The episodes capture a wide spectrum of topics including training, coaching, nutrition, entrepreneurship, relationships, and mindset. Follow the show on Instagram at “The MiFit Podcast,” and subscribe to his newsletter at www.djhillier.com.
How to Think Like a Roman Emperor with Donald RobertsonLife of a Champion Beyond The Crossfit Games with Tasia PerceveczBecoming a Professional Coach with Jason LeydonExploring the Limits of Human Performance with Alex Hutchinson
This week on The MiFit Podcast i’m accompanied by Alex Hutchinson. Alex is a sports science journalist, author of the book Endure- which explores the science of endurance and the real limits of human performance, and former competitive runner for the Canadian national team. Alex has devoted his professional life to researching and finding out why some athletes quit while others can continue as well as decipher how much of human performance is dictated by the mind vs. the body. Alex’s elite level background as well as his experiences along side some of the best runners in the world have given him tremendous insight and knowledge in this area and I am so excited to share it with you all. Topics-Falling in love with endurance training-Stumbling upon a PR that catapulted a new career-Reflecting upon the Breaking2 marathon record-Understanding the Central Governor -Using RPE to overcome mental barriers-The relationship we have with pain and how it differs from person to person-The importance of your inner voice-Seeing that thirst is often times a perceived limitShow References:Alex on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sweatscience?lang=enAlex’s blog: https://alexhutchinson.netAlex’s best selling book ENDURE: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/endure-alex-hutchinson/1126647022Breaking2 Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26VhcxatsmsIf you enjoyed this show be sure to leave a rating and review as that helps this show grow tremendously. Thank you all for the continued support - Enjoy the show!
Nov 9 2021
1 hr 11 mins
How to Cultivate Deep, Meaningful, and Long Lasting Relationships with Michael and Adee CazayouxBuild Mental Resiliency with Brian “Tosh” Chontosh
This week I am honored to chat with retired Marine Officer, Brian “Tosh” Chontosh. Brian has received several awards including the Navy Cross for his heroic actions during the 2003 Invasion of Irag. Tosh has been a high achieving leader for a large part of his life and is now pursuing the ultra endurance arena where he challenges his comfort zone and continually re-negotiates the question “Who Am I?”Tosh’s skillsets, knowledge, mental fortitude, kindness, and vulnerability are all very admirable traits that he displays to the maximum. If you are interested in improving your mindset from one of the most badass dudes on the planet, this episode is for you.Topics-Who is Tosh and how did he find himself in CrossFit?-Reflecting back on working with some of the fittest athletes in the world-How Tosh’s ideas on leadership has evolved from the Marines to now?-How to view the idea of quitting a task-Building your inner voice and staying focused on the task at hand -“Excellence is delicious”-“The Mind is to Body as 10 is to 1”-“Hard Men do Hard Shit and without struggle there can be no progress.”-Attempting to row 3500 miles across the Atlantic OceanShow referencesThe Hard Way video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgE4SZ89DQUCrooked Butterfly: https://www.crookedbutterfly.com/who-we-areDone to Shut up and Row: https://www.teamshutupandrow.comIf you enjoyed this show be sure to leave a rating and review as that helps my show grow tremendously and also makes my day. Thank you all for the continued support. Enjoy the show!
Oct 26 2021
1 hr 28 mins
Using Stoicism to Become Unbeatable with Michael Tremblay
This week on The MiFit Podcast I welcome back my friend, Michael Tremblay. Michael is a PhD graduate in Philosophy, an incredible writer, co-founder of Stoa Meditation (an app that combines mindfulness practice and Stoic theory), as well as a competitive BJJ Black Belt.Ever since being introduced to the Stoic philosophy in 2016 i’ve become very passionate about learning as much as I can and finding ways to apply it to my daily life. Michael is an incredible source of knowledge who has put in hundreds and hundreds of hours on ancient philosophy, specifically moral education of the Stoics, and does a fantastic job teaching people of all different walks of life. Michael, similar to me, is passionate about sport and has written several articles about the similarities the sport has to Stoicism. Topics-What is the Stoic Philosophy?-Why have high performers taken into Stoic Philosophy more in the past 5 years?-How chaos teaches the dichotomy of control-Seeing obstacles as opportunities -How difficulty teaches us how to gain freedom in our lives-How to Stoics handle praise and ego?-How do Stoics view stillness?-Top 3 most impactful stoic quotesReferences in the showMichael’s papers: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michael-Tremblay-2Michael’s app: https://stoameditation.comMichael’s website: https://www.tremblaymichael.comIf you enjoyed this show be sure to leave a rating and review, both of those help my show grow tremendously! Thank you all for the continued support. Enjoy the show
Oct 19 2021
1 hr 19 mins
The Art of Negotiation with Brandon VossOvercoming Difficult Coaching Situations with James Hobart
Oct 5 2021
1 hr 30 mins
Troubleshooting the Snatch & Clean and Jerk with Jared EndertoMaster the Mental Game with Brian CainBasketball Strong with NBA Performance Coach Mike GCulture, Coaching, and CrossFit with Max El-HagThe King of Fitness with Kelley StarrettLeading with Character with Dr. Jim Loehr
This week on The MiFit Podcast I chat with Dr. Jim Loehr. Dr. Jim Loehr is a world-renowned performance psychologist and author of 17 books, including his most recent, Leading with Character, which also comes with The Personal Credo Journal: A Companion to Leading with Character. He also co-authored the national bestseller The Power of Full Engagement.From his more than 30 years of experience and applied research, Dr. Loehr believes the single most important factor in successful achievement, personal fulfillment, and life satisfaction is the strength of one’s character. He strongly contends that character strength can be built in the same way that muscle strength is built—through energy investment. Dr. Loehr has worked with hundreds of world-class performers from the arenas of sport, business, medicine, and law enforcement, including Fortune 100 executives, FBI hostage rescue teams, and military special forces. Today’s show takes a deep dive into self development, aligning your inner and outer voices, and becoming the person you want to be.Topics-What does it mean to repurpose sport to build character?-The X’s and O’s of character development-“Who you become as a result of the chase is the most important thing”-Identifying your hidden scorecard-Creating intention and purpose to what you are doing-The impact of the story we tell ourselves -The impact of journaling and creating a personal credoFollow Dr. Jim on Linked In and purchase his book on his website at https://www.jim-loehr.com—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————SAVE 15% OFF AT LEGENDS BY USING CODE MIFIT215 AT CHECKOUT!
Jul 20 2021
1 hr 9 mins
Negotiation Mastery with Chris Voss
This week on The MiFit Podcast I chat with former FBI top hostage negotiator, Chris Voss. Chris is one of the preeminent practitioners and professors of negotiation skills in the world. He is the founder and principal of The Black Swan Group, a consulting firm that provides training and advises Fortune 500 companies through complex negotiations. Chris currently teaches at the University of Southern California and also Georgetown University. Voss is also the co-author of the best selling book Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if your life depended on it. Chris is an incredibly talented individual who has years of experience at the highest level making pressure filled negotiations with some of the biggest threats around the world. He has now taken what he learned from the FBI and wants to share it with anybody who is interested in learning how to become a master of negotiation.Topics-Preparing for the FBI hostage team-3 Components of communication-Difference between sympathy and empathy-Labeling emotions-Tactical empathy-No is better than yesFollow Chris on Instagram at @thefbinegotiator and take his master class at https://www.masterclass.com/classes/chris-voss-teaches-the-art-of-negotiation?utm_source=Paid&utm_medium=AdWords&utm_campaign=CV&utm_content=Instructor-%7Bkeyword%7D-US_BM&utm_term=Aq-Prospecting&gclid=Cj0KCQjwxJqHBhC4ARIsAChq4auI9ni6e62r5-6ltM9MHB5EzNYY3lyiudeiutU1HxaSQf9sng-MKUQaAnaVEALw_wcB——————————————————————————————————SAVE 15% OFF AT LEGENDS BY USING CODE MIFIT215
Jul 13 2021
1 hr 2 mins
Strong Women Lift Each Other Up with Molly Galbraith
Jul 6 2021
1 hr 12 mins
Becoming a Competitive Masters Athlete with Brannen DormanTurn Pro with Dr. Sean PastuchThe Champion’s Mind with Jim Afremow
This week on The MiFit Podcast I chat with highly sought-after mental skills coach, Jim Afremow. Jim is the author of best selling books The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive and also The Champion’s Comeback: How Great Athletes Recover, Reflect, and Reignite.For over 20 years, Dr. Afremow has assisted numerous high school, collegiate, recreational, and  professional athletes. Major sports represented include MLB, NBA, WNBA,  PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, NHL,  NFL, and the UFC. In addition, he has mentally trained several U.S. and international Olympic competitors. He served as the staff mental coach for two international Olympic teams, the Greek Olympic softball team and India’s Olympic field hockey team. He served as a senior staff member with Counseling Services and Sports Medicine at Arizona State University, and as a Mental Skills Coach and the Peak Performance Coordinator with the San Francisco Giants MLB organization.Jim is a brilliant and talented individual who is passionate about helping others achieve peak performance and personal  excellence, and reach their true potential.Topics-Being a Champion doesn’t require being an athlete-“If you can spot greatness in others, then you have greatness inside of you.”-Lessons learned from Michael Jordan’s “Last Dance” documentary-4 C’s of Mental Toughness-3 P’s of Peak Performance-Overcoming self-doubt-Ego Oriented vs. Mastery Approach-Peak Performance and a pile of sand-Train like No.2 and compete like you’re No.1Follow Jim on Instagram at @jimafremow and his website https://goldmedalmind.netAlso, purchase his book The Champion’s Mind at https://www.amazon.com/Champions-Mind-Great-Athletes-Thrive/dp/1623365627/ref=asc_df_1623365627/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312149988622&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=4519809878065764526&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9019498&hvtargid=pla-333067440690&psc=1USE CODE MIFIT215 TO RECEIVE 15% OFF AT LEGENDS!
Jun 15 2021
1 hr 5 mins