All About Fitness

All About Fitness is a free podcast that explores how exercise can successfully manage the aging process. From popular fitness programs to recently-developed exercise equipment, discover new trends and evidence-based solutions that can help you slow down the effects of time and stress on your body. No matter your age, learn how to burn calories, build stronger muscles and get YOUR best body straight from the people who conduct the research, invent the products and create the workouts that make you sweat. Host Pete McCall is a master personal trainer, education content creator and blogger for leading fitness organizations including the American Council on Exercise, Nautilus, StairMaster and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. In addition, he is the author of Ageless Intensity: Effective Workouts to Slow the Aging Process and Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple as well as multiple textbook chapters on exercise science. With extensive experience traveling around the world teaching workshops to personal trainers and group fitness instructors, Pete is an engaging host with the unique ability to translate the science of exercise for all to understand. The Quick Fit Tips deliver practical, actionable advice in under 15 minutes; while the interviews are in-depth, informative and engaging conversations with top health and fitness experts. New episodes are posted weekly; listen and subscribe to the All About Fitness podcast in order to learn how exercise can enhance your quality of life while extending your lifespan.

Health & Fitness
Alternative Health
Todd Durkin - Get Your Mind Right
Where do you find the motivation to achieve a challenging goal? Todd Durkin is a strength coach, fitness studio owner, author, podcast host and motivational speaker; he wrote his latest book, Get Your Mind Right, to share his principles for how to find the motivation to reach your goals. Todd has helped numerous athletes, including Drew Brees, perform at the highest level of competition and he can help you to pursue your dreams. This was meant to be a Quick Fit Tip of inspiration, but it turned into an engaging conversation on how a leading coach finds his own motivation and inspiration.
33 min
Thom Shea - Leadership Lessons from a Navy SEAL
Challenge, stress and change are all a part of life, it would be naive to think otherwise; do you have the skill and ability to overcome adversity? Have you developed strategies that allow you to successfully navigate stressful situations? On this episode of All About Fitness, retired Navy SEAL Thom Shea shares insights on how military special operators prepare to overcome challenges and shares his thoughts on how to become a more effective leader. This is a thought-provoking and inspirational conversation with one of our nations elite service members.
69 min
Aaron Quinn - Fitness for Firefighters
Depending on whether they work in an urban, suburban or rural environment, every fire department will respond to different types of scenes, but one factor remains constant, the men and women need to be in peak physical and mental condition in order to be able to perform their best. Aaron Quinn is a career firefighter with the Oakland, CA Fire Department who is responsible for developing the fitness programs for new recruits to his department. On this episode of All About Fitness, Aaron discusses the unique fitness needs of firefighters, provides his insights on the best workout programs for firefighters and what he does to ensure that the men and women of the Oakland Fire Department are ready and prepared to serve when duty calls.
66 min
Quick Fit Tip - How to Avoid Tearing Your Calf ...
Tearing the achilles tendon that connects the large calf muscle to the heel bone is a major injury that could derail your fitness efforts for up to a full year (depending on the severity of the injury and the healing period). This Quick Fit Tip covers the mechanism of injury for calf tears, it's one of the most common injuries for active adults and, more importantly, discusses strategies that you can follow to reduce the risk of having this type of injury. On this Quick Fit Tip it's all about how to NOT injure your calf when you're out being active and enjoying your favorite activities.
20 min
Dr. Jay Dawes - Training the Tactical Athlete
Fire fighters, law enforcement, first responders and military have something in common with professional athletes: they rely on their bodies to be able to perform their jobs and should have a high level of fitness to operate at their highest level of ability. An entire field of study has developed around helping these tactical athletes prepare for the ever-changing demands of their jobs. Dr. Jay Dawes is an Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University who conducts research on and consults with law enforcement and first responders. On this episode, Dr. Dawes talks about how the field of strength and conditioning has evolved to include tactical athletes, how they should prepare for the demands of their jobs and shares insights that he has learned from his years of conducting research on these high performing individuals.
53 min
Quick Fit Tip - Fitness for the Tactical Athlete
Over the past 20 years a whole new category of fitness has evolved: conditioning programs that meet the specific needs of military and first responders. Whether fighting a fire, working a car accident, dealing with an aggressive criminal or conducting combat operations in an urban environment, first responders and military personnel are often required to move like athletes so they should be doing the exercise programs that will prepare them for the demands of their job. Over the past decade or so, exercise programs for military and first responders have evolved to help these individuals train like the athletes that they are; this Quick Fit Tip introduces you to exercise for the tactical athlete, a brand new, and essential, category of fitness.
21 min
Tony Gentilcore returns - The Benefits of Stren...
Yes, consistent exercise is important, but the quickest way to get the results you want from your workouts is training like an athlete. Tony Gentilcore is a strength coach in Boston who helps his clients learn how to use fitness to achieve their best life. On this episode, recorded live at Tony's fitness studio, we talk about how to design the workouts that can maximize strength while minimizing injury. This conversation will provide great insights and information on how strength training like an athlete can help improve your quality of life.
78 min
Vance Hinds - How One Word Can Change Your Life
Vance Hinds is an attorney from Texas who used to weigh 475 pounds; like many people he struggled with the ability to stay on an exercise program until one day he finally 'flipped the switch' and made his health a priority in his life. Vance decided that one word would guide his mission to improve his health and 3 and 1/2 years later he has made remarkable progress. On this episode, Vance shares what motivated him to change his life; be ready to be inspired on how you can use exercise to change your life!
69 min
Quick Fit Tip - Men's Health, part 2
Life happens; it can be vey easy to become caught up in the demands of job and family and overlook little things like health and fitness. On this second Quick Fit Tip related to men's health, I share the results of my recent physical and, more importantly, talk about some of the changes I am making as a result. On this episode of All About Fitness, I share my experience to help you gain some important insights on action steps that you can take to improve your health.
17 min
Ron Williams - How to Live the Champion Life
In the game of life, it's not how you start, it's how you finish that really matters. Ron Williams overcame a challenging start to his life to go on to become an accomplished bodybuilder. A multiple winner of the Mr. Natural Olympia and Mr. Natural Universe titles, Ron achieved phenomenal success without having to resort to to the use of performance enhancing drugs. On this episode of All About Fitness, Ron shares his motivational story about how he overcame multiple challenges in his life to become a success when many would have relegated him to a life of repetitive failure.
74 min
Dr. Anthony Balduzzi - The Fit Father Project
Dr. Balduzzi shares about how the loss of his father motivated him to help others avoid the same tragedy. We talk about the mindset required to make health a priority in all aspects of your life and Dr. Balduzzi shares what he has learned from the participants in the Fit Father and Mother Projects that could help you to live a healthier life. This is an uplifting and motivational conversation about how to live your best life so that you can enjoy it with the ones you love.
78 min
Quick Fit Tip - Men's Health
Even if you workout regularly and watch what you eat, it's still important to make your health a priority. June is Men's Health month and this quick fit tip provides some ideas and insights on what you can do to improve all aspects of your health. Not only can healthy lifestyle choices help you to avoid disease, they can also enhance your quality of life as well as extend your lifespan; this Quick Fit Tip provides a few simple ways that you can achieve those outcomes.
16 min
Angie Asche RDN - Nutrition to Fuel Your Body
A healthy diet for an active body needs ALL macronutrients, specifically: protein for tissue repair, healthy fat to support physiological functions and carbohydrates to provide energy for high-intensity activities as well as supporting muscle growth....
69 min
Dr. Joan Ifland - Processed Food Addiction
How to free yourself from being addicted to processed food with Dr. Joan Ifland, the author of Processed Food Addiction
80 min
Pete Moore - Understanding the Finances of Fitness
45 min
Quick Fit Tip - Benefits of Periodization
Insanity = Repeating the same thing over and over yet expecting different results. The longer you follow an exercise program, the greater the risk of a plateau. Periodization refers to a structured workout program which alternates between periods of...
20 min
Melanie Webb - Working Out in Mother Nature's Gym
Where's your favorite place to exercise? Yes, a hard workout with friends at the gym can make you feel great, but when was the last time you took the time to get out in nature and use that as your gym? Not just exercising outside, but getting off the...
73 min
Sarah Bowmar - Fitness Innovator and Entrepreneur
The old proverb, "Necessity is the mother of invention" accurately sums up how Sarah Bowmar has evolved from a young woman interested in working out to being on stage as a fitness competitor to promoting fitness programs on social media to starting a...
63 min
Quick Fit Tip - The Relationship Between Sleep ...
The more that researchers study sleep, the more they learn about how important it is for optimal health. In a recent study published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers observed that adults between the ages of 50 and 70 who average less...
24 min
Quick Fit Tip - Nutrition
There are all sorts of gimmicks, tricks and fads that are marketed as nutrition solutions for rapid weight loss or muscle growth. Don't be misled by any of that hype, because it is the fuel for how your body functions, proper nutrition is essential...
7 min
Bobby Congalton - The Science of Developing Ath...
56 min
Katy Bowman - Movement is Counterculture
The relentless adoption of technology has resulted in a crisis: human movement is at an all-time low. Regular physical activity is essential for optimal health for ALL ages, but especially for children who crave activity. Exercise is physical activity...
83 min
All About All About Fitness - Trailer
Understand the purpose of the All About Fitness podcast
3 min
Mike Fitch - Creator of Animal Flow
Mike Fitch, the creator of Animal Flow discusses the benefits of bodyweight strength training.
68 min
Brandon Wagner and Marc Coronel - Getting Creat...
Fitness does not just take place within the four walls of a gym or studio or home, it can happen almost anywhere there is space to move. Brandon Wagner is a personal trainer from Tucson, AZ. Marc Coronel is a personal trainer who lives in Las Vegas,...
81 min