Think Fit. Be Fit. network

Think Fit. Be Fit. network

A Podcast Network Dedicated to Effective Thinking for Potent Exercise. Our current offering consists of three shows that will help bring your limitless fitness potential within reach by teaching you how to think outside the box and into the undertones of exercise. Our network helps to uncover how the fitness industry has misled us and that you shouldn't rely on diluted or shallow information for potent exercise. Think Fit. Be Fit. is released on Mondays and Fitness for Consumption is released on Wednesdays. Peach Pit Fitness is released on the first Monday of every month. This ongoing conversation about the nuances of training will help trainers, coaches and fitness lovers connect deeper to their exercise and the process of exercise science. Let's create a new conversation about exercise!

Episodes

May 2, 2022 58 min

The idea that we are synched is fascinating and HRV research is telling this story….

In episode 7, join us for a unique conversation on heart rate variability. HRV has substantial health implications regarding the ability to adapt to stressors and has been shown to be altered in many cardiovascular and neurological disorders. We will take you deeper into the trend, share how you can get an inside look into your training with HRV, a...

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The fitness industry has tried to wrongly convince you that checking off a list of exercises is the same as gaining and applying scientific knowledge…  Since you are here, you know that there is something more to gain by thinking for yourself and being empowered by fitness. The trainer toolbox interview for this season of TFBF is with George Grose, an Exercise Professional that works with clients and a published author on eccentric...

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April 18, 2022 51 min

This episode of TFBF features a pioneer in manual therapy Greg Roskopf. As the author of the Roskopf Principle and The Jumpstart into MAT book and the founder of Muscle Activation Techniques, he not only developed the MAT program but also created a curriculum for this technique that has been taught to students all across the globe. 

 

Greg has devoted his career to the study of the “cause and effect” of the muscular system and how ...

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We're at the end of another season of Fitness for Consumption and we're excited to round up the valuable information shared by our hosts, GG and PJ, and their esteemed guests.

 

The team at Fitness For Consumption works hard to help us develop an understanding of essential fitness concepts and highly complex issues.

 

Their content cracks the structure of many fitness gurus that trap their audience into a dogmatic belief. A...

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In this week's episode of The Peach Pit, Meredith and Jennifer talk about Turkish Get Ups and unpack many of the assumptions surrounding them. They discuss the current kettlebell training industry, the origins of the Turkish Get Up, and the limitations of using one exercise movement to achieve your strength and fitness goals.  

Nicki Naab-Levy shares why she teaches Turkish Get Ups, the benefits of utilizing them in warm-ups, a...

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The trouble with movement screens and the skill-based solution of the Athletic Movement Assessment

If you exercise, you’ve probably done some type of assessment, whether it’s blood pressure, a functional movement screen, or a bootcamp instructor screaming in your ear while you attempt to hang on to a treadmill going 12 mph at a 10% incline.

What made that screen meaningful?  How was that information used to help you achieve your go...

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Kaleen Canevari is the Founder & CEO of Flexia, a personalized Pilates experience and smart reformer. Nikki Naab Levy has experience in Fitness Marketing and is a Pilates instructor with a passion for helping people learn how to move better. Nikki and Kaleen talk about how Flexia is making Pilates more accessible and the importance of integrating strength training with Pilates.  Kaleen, Nikki and Jennifer discuss how we can hig...

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Melanie Webb is an author, wildlife biologist, performance coach, and the founder and creator of WebbWell, a fitness and wellness app focused on bringing the beauty of nature into virtual workouts. Webb is pioneering a  customized approach to health with adventure fitness and performance coaching, amid mother nature.   

Jennifer invited Melanie to talk about the creation of her fitness app, WebbWell, and her passion for using techn...

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Ben Dragavon has over a decade of experience training with a variety of clients from professional athletes to everyday people. In this episode, Ben unpacks what it means for him to talk about mental and physical health, as well as the importance of being vulnerable.

This episode also talks about how data collection is important, but it's only a part of the larger picture. "There is always another layer that can you use, to ...

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If you’ve been attuned to conventional fitness wisdom, at some point you’ve been advised to avoid certain exercises, like leg extensions, at all costs.  Why?  Because of the noxious shear stress that may damage your knees.  Do you too have the Fear of Shear?

Shear is a type of force that arises when adjacent structures move in opposing directions, and frankly, it occurs in most joint motion. So, if that’s the case, why does its pre...

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Season 3, Episode 7: Center of Attention

The Center of Mass and Movement Efficiency

Don't miss this VISUAL podcast: Watch the YouTube

Raise your hand if you’ve heard this before; the center of mass of a body, and its current relationship to a line of force, will have a significant impact on how efficiently that body moves.  If you’ve heard it, it very well may have been from us, about two episodes ago in The Forest Through The ...

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Dr. Lauren Fisher prepped for eight months to hike the Grand Canyon from rim to rim. The transformative and spiritual journey made her fall in love with movement again.

 

Jennifer invited Lauren to talk about this journey and how she learned that having a goal gives her structure and helps her discover her why. Lauren also talks about the importance of being psychology informed and how it plays out in your exercise.

 

 Topics discu...

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The maintenance of your muscle system is paramount. Sleep, energy, movement and quality of movement can be improved by working with muscle.

Jennifer invited her friend Lauren Eirk to discuss what strength and muscle has to do with her philosophy, her program called Fitness Integrated Science and how she teaches yoga teachers to work with muscle and improve muscle to be more functional on a holistic viewpoint.

Lauren also talks abou...

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February 7, 2022 50 min
Today, Jennifer and Meredith discuss The Smith Machine, shedding light on this versatile piece of equipment.

 Topics discussed:

  • The history of the machine and why it was invented
  • Who this could be beneficial for and when and what circumstances could it be beneficial for them
  • How it’s been modify and how we can modify it for our benefit
  • The main structural points and maintenance of The Smith Machine
  • The place where the Smith machine shi...
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    Trauma infused work is a promising new holistic approach that is popping up in yoga, therapy and wellness. This conversation isn’t fully about the trauma-informed trend, it’s a delightful mix on being open to different tools for holistic living and an upcoming community event at Jennifer’s studio in Virginia. 

    Jennifer invited her friend and colleague Christina Kauffmann to discuss yoga informed trauma, the Sacred Spaces book, CBD,...

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    This conversation is about where healthy habits originate and it’s deep. It goes beyond the biological stuff that is weight loss, food management and health psychology.

    With the development of neuroscience, psychology and how our gut chemicals and health play into how we construct our reality, Holly and Jennifer have a very good question for all of us to ask- how does the mind impact our fitness?  

    This conversation is deep, philos...

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    Season 3, Episode 7: The Whole Truth

    Practice makes perfect, right?  Well that depends on the nature of the skill and the type of practice.  So when it comes to acquiring a motor skill, it’s possible you haven’t heard the whole truth. Conventional wisdom usually doesn’t distinguish between types of practice, other than more is better. In the Motor Learning world there are many different ways we define & design practice routines...

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    There’s a spectrum of emotions that come with exercise.  Some of the times those emotions happen in small spaces where cycling and expensive candles intersect.

    Today Jennifer and Meredith are sharing optics and wisdom on this huge element in the fitness industry, Group Exercise.  

    Topics discussed:

  • History of group exercise
  • The community element of group fitness
  • How Bootcamp falls short
  • “Joy of Movement” and Health Psychology
  • Building ...
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    We began this season with a declaration; we would be covering fitness through the very particular lens of motor skill acquisition.  As it’s been a couple months since episode one dropped, let’s define skill again; the consistent achievement of a goal, under a variety of conditions, with an economy of effort.  Thus far we’ve spent a good amount of time talking about approaching our workouts with a strategic intent on varying conditi...

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    What happens when an Athletic Trainer realizes concussion protocols and muscle system care is extremely outdated in fighting sports?  They innovate from their experience, knowledge base, ask questions to find a new path forward.  

    This episode might be short but it deserves to be on it’s own because Jenn and Arash Ranjibaran (AJ) of The Athletic Training Institute discuss the very important topic of concussions and fighter specific...

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