GenX Fit

GenX Fit

Gen-X-Fit with Cliff Saunders looks at fitness for everyone that's a Generation X'er. The fitness industry focuses on people in their 20's and 30's. It focuses on the Instagram influencers that aren't real. This podcast is about what's real, because you live a real life.

Episodes

January 13, 2022 16 min
After being cancelled by COVID as a live event last year, the Chevron Houston Marathon returns to live racing on Sunday. Wade Morehead of the Houston Marathon Committee joins Cliff to talk about what runners can expect in the 50th anniversary race.
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After being cancelled last year, the Houston Turkey Trot is back. Frederick Goodall with Baker Rhipley talks about what's in store for this Houston Thanksgiving tradition.
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Houston television reporter Jessica Willey is about to do something many distance runners dream of doing; run the Boston Marathon. So how did she balance her training while being a mom of three and working crazy hours? Take a listen to find out.
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August 19, 2021 17 min
Kimberly Evering changed her life completely, focusing more on herself and her fitness. She's done everything from running Spartan races to biking 500 miles across her home state of New York to raise money for cancer. She also runs 'Rock n Flow Yoga' in Virginia, where she's inspiring women of all ages.
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August 12, 2021 12 min
Texas A&M's Dr. Peter Murano is on a mission - to help men over 50 stay in shape. He's the man behind 'Old Man Muscle.' And he didn't get his start as a trainer until he was in his 60's!
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Natasha Epperson was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2007. She used fitness to reverse it. Now, she's turning back to her bike and her running shoes to beat it again.
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Earlier this year I talked about how I didn't miss the gym, and how happy I was with my results at home. Well, I am here to admit how wrong I was. Not only did I wind up missing the gym. But I got a wakeup call when I went back; the home workouts didn't do as much as I did to maintain strength. And finally, I will tell you why you might want to check out your local gym before going back to a big box gym.
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The biggest marathons in the country are all returning as in-person events later this year. Boston, Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles will all run in the fall, with different COVID-19 protocols in place. The Chevron Houston Marathon is returning to live racing, as well. And Muffy King with the marathon says they are hoping to have a full field of about 30-thousand runners lace up to 'Run Houston.'
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Dean Karnazes had a corporate job. Then, on his 30th birthday, he made a life changing decision. He gave that job up. Now he's 58, a full time runner (known as the Ultramarathon Man). He once ran 50 full marathons in 50 states in 50 days. He talks about that decision, his new book, 'A Runner's High,' and how COVID has impacted his routine.
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After being cancelled last year because of the pandemic, the Texas MS 150 is back. It runs this weekend, with some changes. Daniel Braden from Fleet Feet Houston will be part of a team riding from Houston to College Station this weekend, and he's doing it for a very personal reason.
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Don Muchow made a choice in 2004 to get more active. He'd been dealing with Type 1 diabetes for years and eventually started to compete in triathlons. Over the last year, he also made history. The 59 year old became the first person to run from Disneyland to Disney World. That's more than 2,800 miles, and about 32 miles a day, more than a full marathon every run!!
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We've all done it. We've all gotten into a routine and just kept it going, without challenging ourselves by stepping outside of it. This week, Cliff talks about something he did to get himself out of his normal, and what happened when he did. You should try it sometimes. You might surprise yourself.
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Former Marine George Hood is 63, and already holds multiple physical fitness world records, including the one for the longest plank. He's going for another one this weekend - most push-ups in an hour. He talks about how he prepared for this, how he decided to go for all of these records, and how he hopes to inspire you.
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We have started to see some live events, local races, return after a year of being impacted by COVID-19. But while some races are back, some local politicians are making last second decisions that aren't fair if you have signed up and spent money on a race.
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If you think Matt Kinztele of Texas was going to let a diagnosis of Parkinson's stop him, you are very, very wrong. Doctors told him one of the best things he could do for himself was to work out. Matt took their advice, in a big, big way.
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The fitness industry has been ravaged by COVID-19. While the national gym chains will survive, and maybe even thrive, smaller gyms are having difficulty keeping their doors open. That is, if they are allowed to be open at all. Ohio gym owner Dale King says the Health and Fitness Recovery Act deserves consideration from Congress.
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Galveston Marathon Race Director Jana Landry says there are a lot of new runners created by COVID. We could be in a second running boom. Landry also tells us how a smaller race like hers has survived through the pandemic to make it to the start line later this month.
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Justin Fitch was going down the wrong road in life. But it's never too late. He turned his life around when he was 31 by embracing personal fitness and faith. Now, at 37, he's helping others do the same thing. And he's doing it even though he has cystic fibrosis, and we are in the middle of a global pandemic thanks to a respiratory virus.
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Gerald Schattle has been on a fitness journey for years. The Houston area principal has lost 150 pounds, and did a lot of it through running. Not just small races either. Gerald just completed the Chevron Houston Marathon, and has his eyes set on a 50 mile race in April! He's using his journey to help students that have made some bad choices get back on track.
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Most races are still 'virtual' but there are live events that have returned. One of those is The Woodlands Marathon in the Houston area on March 6th. Race Director Willie Fowlkes has already done a live race as part of the Texas 10 Series, and talks about how this event will run and keep runners safe at the same time.
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