Purpose Driven Movement

Purpose Driven Movement

Shape your fitness journey on the Purpose Driven Movement Podcast. Join fitness leaders Tarek and Vanessa as they ignite conversations with the world's leading health, fitness, and wellness experts. Each episode shares actionable insights and battle-tested knowledge to propel you towards your fitness career goals. This podcast isn't for the faint of heart. It's for fitness professionals and enthusiasts who crave to level up and dominate the game. We'll dissect groundbreaking ideas, share inspiring stories, and spread positivity in the fitness industry. Subscribe now and join the movement!

Episodes

July 2, 2024 41 mins

How does the autonomic nervous system influence our well-being? In this conversation, Vanessa and guest Jessica Maguire, an expert in neuroscience, neuroplasticity, and vagus nerve stimulation, discuss the various states of the nervous system, including hyperarousal and regulation, emphasising the importance of self-regulation and proactive care. They explore how different types of exercise impact the nervous system and stress arou...

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How can a fitness centre offer more than just a workout? In this engaging episode, Sam Merza, National Fitness Manager and Business Development Manager at Total Fusion share the innovative journey of creating a fitness hub that integrates physical exercise, mental wellness, and community building. You’ll learn about Total Fusion’s unique approach to combining fitness with holistic wellness, the importance of community in member ret...

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Ready to supercharge your training? Vanessa and guest Rhys James, the Training & Education Specialist at Technogym, dissect the intricate components of performance. They explore physiological, biomechanical, psychological, and social factors that significantly impact overall well-being. Discover how cutting-edge technology, including AI and wearables, amplifies your training experience and heightens self-awareness. And don’t mi...

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Curious about the power of a holistic approach to health and fitness? In this enlightening podcast, David Liow, founder of the Holistic Movement Coach Programme, shares his wisdom on the interconnectedness of our body’s systems, the significance of client autonomy, and the transformative impact of coaching. He discusses the importance of sleep, the power of consistent habits, and the role of coaching in facilitating meaningful chan...

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Are you ready to explore the world of hypermobility? In this enlightening episode, we sit down with Dr Ashton Wilson, a dedicated Osteopath and Director of ALPHA Sports Medicine & Osteopathy. She shares her expertise on hypermobility, a complex yet often misunderstood condition. You’ll learn about the challenges faced by hypermobile individuals, the significance of stability training, and the emotional impact of misdiagnosis. D...

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Curious about the power of your breath? Join us in a conversation with Rory Warnock, a renowned breathwork specialist and ultramarathon runner. We delve into the science of breathwork, exploring its profound impact on mental and physical health. Learn about the benefits of nasal breathing, a simple yet powerful tool for wellbeing. Discover how breathwork plays a crucial role in managing stress, promoting relaxation, and enhancing m...

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Curious how breathing exercises and staying fit can make you and your clients feel younger, even as you get older? In this enlightening podcast episode, internationally renowned strength and fitness expert, John Brookfield, shares his unique journey. Known for his multiple world records and the creation of the globally used Battling Ropes Training System, John introduces us to his Rise + Restore system. He discusses the profound im...

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Curious how naturopathy and nutrition can enhance your health and fitness? In this episode, Vanessa introduces Kira Sutherland from Uberhealth. As an Australian Naturopath and Sports Nutritionist with over 25 years in clinical practice, Kira shares her wealth of knowledge on the importance of supplements, the role of self-motivation, and the influence of social media on the fitness industry. She also provides practical tips on how ...

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Curious about the world of bodybuilding and fitness training? Join Ben Siong, the Director and Head Strength Coach at Australian Strength Performance, as he shares his insights with Vanessa in this enlightening podcast episode. Learn about the sacrifices involved in bodybuilding, the art of periodization training, and the importance of breaking down divisions in the fitness industry. Discover how trainers can understand these tools...

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Ever wondered if eating fat makes you fat or if carbs after 6 pm lead to weight gain? Join coach Tarek and seasoned fitness educator Stu Gatherum as we uncover the truth behind common fitness myths - and why these common misconceptions may potentially inhibit your client relationships. In this episode, Stu shares valuable insights for both trainers and clients navigating the ever-evolving fitness landscape. From discussing the chan...

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Join host Vanessa and expert guest Rodney Corn, Director of Eleiko Education, as he shares valuable insights into the crucial role of recovery in achieving fitness success. Gain practical insights on effective recovery methods tailored for fitness professionals and fitness enthusiasts. From the importance of rest days to advanced recovery techniques, Rodney shares a holistic approach that goes beyond just the workout. Elevate your ...

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Stuck in a fitness rut and dreaming of a career that inspires others?  Feeling lost in a sea of online certifications and wondering if you're truly prepared for the real world?  This podcast episode with guest Bekk Millwood, a seasoned fitness industry recruiter, is your wake-up call! Dive into the booming Australian fitness scene, where world-class facilities and cutting-edge approaches are changing the game. Bekk tells all a...

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Ready to supercharge your workouts for women in your classes or sessions? Dive into this podcast episode where host Vanessa speaks with Nardia Norman about optimising exercises to elevate your fitness game for women. Get insights on managing pain in clients dealing with endometriosis or PCOS, and discover the secrets of training during the menstrual cycle. Explore the impact of hormones on exercise performance and master the biopsy...

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Discover the transformative power of physical education as a vital element in comprehensive learning with host Tarek and special guest Steve Cotter. Steve, a pioneer in kettlebell training, shares insights on the trinity of mind, body, and breath, emphasising the urgent need for a balanced, physically capable society. Dive into their captivating discussion about the challenges of modern living, the importance of play in intuition d...

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Do you wish you better understood the concept of tensegrity in the body, and how emotions and mental state play a part in you and your client’s fitness journey? Then press play on this fascinating episode with host Vanessa Leone and founder of Feel SOMA Ian O’Dwyer. The two dive into important topics relating to movement, fascia and overall wellbeing. You’ll learn about how emotions and physical motion are intertwined and underline...

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Do you think about longevity when it comes to fitness? In this podcast episode, host Tarek welcomes a special guest, Sebastian Ellis, to explore the science and art of living a better, healthier, and more satisfying life as the years roll on - and teaching others to do the same. Learn why longevity isn't just about adding years but about finding joy, fulfilment, and keeping our bodies strong as we age. Sebastian shares a refre...

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Did you know, as a fitness professional in Australia, 43% of your potential clientele is a mum? So if you’re not learning about women’s health pre- and post-natal, you’re missing a vital opportunity in your clientele base. In this fascinating podcast episode, host Vanesas Leone speaks with expert guest Jen Dugard, founder of MumSafe™️, creator of Safe Return to Exercise™️, and author of How to Love your Body as much as your Baby. W...

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Have you sharpened your mental skills lately? Join co-host Tarek Chouja and expert guest Jay Hedley in this episode about the hidden power of mental stamina. Learn how honing your mental prowess can create a profound shift in both you and your clients. From conquering high-pressure scenarios to combatting limiting beliefs, this episode will inspire you to sharpen your mental skills and empower your clients to do the same. You'...

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Are you a group exercise instructor? Whether you are a CrossFit coach, a yoga instructor or any other fitness-style leader in a group setting, your role as a group exercise leader is more pivotal than you may think. In this explorative episode, co-host Paul Meldrum takes the reins, asking thought-provoking questions of co-host Vanessa Leone. In this...

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Explore the constantly evolving space of injury prevention in this episode with host Tarek Chouja and guest Ulrik Larsen, an experienced sports physiotherapist. You’ll hear a fascinating conversation diving into the importance of finding the missing links in movement patterns and how to correct muscle imbalances for improved resilience and injury prevent...

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