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
Fit Over 40 with Aimee Nicotera - Scheduling Ha...
What do you do to manage stress when life gets hectic? How do you make time for exercise when life happens at full speed and your schedule gets out of control? What can you do to gain control when life seems just a little overwhelming? On this episode of Fit Over 40, Aimee Nicotera joins Pete to talk about life hacks and how to make your needs a priority when your schedule allows little time for exercise. You will learn some helpful techniques and strategies for how to make your health and wellness a priority during the holidays or any time of year.
53 min
Thomas Myers - Understanding Your Body from the...
Thomas Myers is a soft-tissue therapist, educator and author of Anatomy Trains, a book that explains how your muscles and fascia work together to produce movement. On this special rerun episode of All About Fitness, originally recorded in 2018, Thomas talks about what makes the fascia and elastic connective tissue so special as well as sharing insights into the types of exercise that could help you to develop a body-wide network of strong, vibrant and injury-resistant connective tissue.
42 min
Sue Hitzmann - Self-care for Your Muscles
Sue Hitzmann is a manual therapist who created the MELT Method to reduce the amount of stress that accumulates in your muscles and soft-tissues during exercise so that you can get the results that you want from your workouts. Recorded LIVE at a fitness education event for the first time since 2019!!! - Sue provides insights on how our connective tissue is different than muscle and shares why it is so important to focus on self-care for your connective tissue so that you can achieve optimal health through movement. Learn all about how your body is designed to move on this episode of All About Fitness.
60 min
Fitness Over 40 with Aimee Nicotera - The Futur...
On this edition of Fitness Over 40 with Aimee Nicotera, we discuss how fitness has evolved, what that means for you and share our thoughts on how we will all be sweating differently in 2022 and beyond. Fitness Over 40 is a series of Facebook Live conversations that Aimee and I will be having to talk about all issues related to staying fit in our 40s and beyond; the purpose is to provide a different perspective on how to make exercise a part of your daily life.
37 min
Gerry Drefahl - How to Exercise Injury-Free
Gerry Drefahl is an athletic trainer, certified strength and conditioning coach as well as an entrepreneur involved in a number of fitness-tech companies; we talk about common gym injuries and, most importantly, how to avoid them. We also discuss the benefits of massage guns and foam rollers in addition to talking about the types of exercises and workout programs that could help you to stay injury-free. It's all about exercise and human movement on this episode of All About Fitness.
85 min
Quick Fit Tip - How to Avoid Common Exercise In...
23 min
Fitness Over 40 with Aimee Nicotera
Aimee Nicotera is a personal trainer, group fitness instructor and fitness educator (she teaches other trainers and instructors how to make people sweaty). On this episode, Aimee and I talk about how to encourage your kids to be active; Aimee has a young son and I have 2 daughters in elementary school. Issues covered in this episode include: which is better for young kids - sports or activities? How to help your kids develop physical literacy, how to model healthy behavior for your kids and what that means. This is a fun and engaging conversation that will help you identify ways that your entire family can be more active.
47 min
Jay Glazer - How to be Unbreakable
Jay Glazer covers the NFL for Fox; he is also a retired martial arts competitor who started the Unbreakable studio to help high performing individuals to train for success. Jay also started Merging Vets and Players (MVP), a program that holds conditioning workouts that double as support groups for both retired soldiers and athletes so these individuals can support one another in an effort to achieve optimal mental as well as physical health. On this episode, Jay talks about his experience in martial arts, how he leveraged that to start Unbreakable and discusses the impact that the MVP Program is having on helping veterans and retired athletes address their mental health.
50 min
Steve Cotter - The Benefits of Kettlebell Training
Steve Cotter is a former martial artist, the founder of the International Kettlebell Fitness Federation and the author of Kettlebell Training, a book that will teach you what you need to know to get a great workout using only 1 piece of equipment! Steve explains the benefits of using kettlebells, why kettlebells can be the perfect training tool for athletes (or people who want to move like them) and how to get started with a kettlebell workout program. On this episode, it's all about kettlebell training with author and instructor, Steve Cotter.
87 min
Quick Fit Tip - The Science of Longevity
Currently in the United States, the average lifespan is approximately 78 years-old; scientists are studying the aging process, what can influence it and how we might able to extend our lifespan. Recently the Washington Post ran an article on Longevity that addresses many of the topics about aging that scientists are currently studying. This Quick Fit Tip is a review of that article which identifies what you could be doing to slow down how the passage of time effects your body.
32 min
Dr. Jeremy Loenneke - How Blood Flow Restrictio...
Dr. Jeremy Loenneke is an Associate Professor of Exercise Science at the University of Mississippi who studies muscle fiber physiology. As one of the leading researchers on the topic of blood flow restriction, Dr. Loenneke has conducted a number of studies on how blood flow restriction stimulates muscle growth; we discuss his findings and he offers his insights into how BFR can be implemented into your workout programs. This episode is all about the science of how blood flow restriction causes muscle growth.
64 min
Quick Fit Tip - Self Care and Blood Flow Restri...
Self-care is important; whether that's taking a few minutes a day for quiet meditation, going to the doctor for an annual visit or turning off your devices to enjoy some screen-free time with family or close friends. The first part of this Quick Fit Tip discusses the benefits of self-care and why it's important to make your health needs a priority. The second part of this Quick Fit Tip discusses the science of blood flow restriction training and how it could help accelerate the results from your strength training workouts. This Quick Fit Tip reviews a few simple ways to use exercise to enhance your quality of life.
13 min
Debra Atkinson - There IS Life After 50
Men over the age of 50 experience andropause and women over the age of 50 go through menopause. The good news is that exercise can help reduce the effects of these age-related change in our bodies. Debra Atkinson is an educator who hosts the Flipping 50 podcast and runs online fitness programs for women experiencing menopause. On this episode, Debra talks about the changes a woman will experience in menopause, the types of exercise that could help manage those changes and provides important insights on how guys can be supportive during this stage in a woman's life.
54 min
Quick Fit Tip - Smarter Workouts
It doesn’t matter what type of exercise you do, but if you want the benefits from your efforts, the two most important things are being consistent and exercising to the point of mild discomfort. The one common denominator from any type of exercise is that it will stimulate a response from your endocrine system which produces hormones, the chemicals that control how cells function. This Quick Fit Tip, straight from Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple, will help you to understand more about the hormones that are responsible for controlling how your body functions.
19 min
Tony Horton - Age is Only a Number
Now in his 60s, Tony Horton is a ball of energy and loves to challenge himself with a variety of workouts that includes his new passion of crushing obstacle courses. On this episode, Tony shares how he got started in the fitness industry, how he evolved to become one of the most influential personal trainers and how he maintains a high level of fitness at an age when most people are slowing down. This is a riveting and motivational conversation that will help you to realize that age is only a number and that you are the only obstacle that can limit what you are able to achieve.
72 min
Kathy Smith - How to Stay Fit and Look Great at...
Kathy Smith has been a fitness icon ever since MTV actually played music videos; she has promoted the benefits of an active lifestyle through books, exercise videos, TV shows and now a podcast. On this episode, Kathy shares her insights for how she has used exercise to take control of the aging process, the workouts she credits with giving her the strength to maintain an active lifestyle (and look amazing while doing it) and how you too can use exercise to live your best life no matter your age. This is an inspirational and riveting discussion with one of the true titans of fitness.
77 min
Quick Fit Tip - The Secret to Successful Aging
Aging is inevitable, it WILL happen, but HOW you age is up to you. Over the past 10 years of studying how exercise affects the aging process I have written blog posts and articles, delivered presentations at conferences all over the world and started this podcast to share what I have learned in an effort to help others learn how exercise can slow down the effects of time. My latest book, Ageless Intensity - High Intensity Exercise to Slow the Aging Process is the culmination of this work; in the book you will learn will how exercise slows down aging, and, more importantly, the types of exercise that you should be doing to add years of high-quality living to your life. This Quick Fit Tip is a preview of Ageless Intensity and how to use exercise to achieve successful aging while extending your lifespan.
13 min
Dr. Gil Blander - Understanding Your Body from ...
InsideTracker is a company that tests specific biomarkers in your blood to provide you with data about how your healthy lifestyle is affecting your body. InsideTracker is used by elite athletes to ensure that they are achieving the highest level of performance possible for their respective sports. You too can use the test to access to the same information on the best nutrition, exercise and lifestyle interventions for your body's needs. Dr. Gil Blander researches the biology of aging and, more importantly, applies his discoveries into new ways of detecting and preventing age-related conditions. On this episode, learn all about the benefits of quantifying your body's health with Dr. Gil Blander, the Chief Science Officer for InsideTracker.
47 min
DeMarcus Ware - What it takes to be a Super Bow...
DeMarcus Ware was a first round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys who helped the Denver Broncos win Super Bowl 50. Since retiring from the NFL DeMarcus has earned a personal training certification and now runs 3 Volt, a fitness studio near Dallas, TX. On this episode of All About Fitness, DeMarcus talks about his reaction to being drafted by the Cowboys, the amount of work it takes to be an elite professional athlete and how you can train to achieve your highest level of performance.
26 min
Roy Holmes - Preparing to Succeed in Profession...
Exos is an organization that provides fitness solutions for all types of clients from corporate wellness centers to military special operators. While Exos serves many clients, the organization specializes in helping elite athletes prepare to compete at the highest levels of their respective sports. Roy Holmes is a Performance Manager at the Exos facility in Carlsbad, CA and runs the draft academy program that helps college football players prepare to play in the NFL. On this episode of All About Fitness, Coach Holmes talks about how an athlete can prepare to earn a scholarship, the types of training that goes into preparing for the combine and, most importantly, how you can apply the lessons of the pros to your own life so that you can achieve your highest level of performance.
60 min
Quick Fit Tip - The Benefits of Training like a...
The human body was made to move and in order to get the best results, your workouts programs should feature different types of movement to engage ALL of your muscles, not just one or two at a time. This Quick Fit Tip uses the start of gridiron football season to review and discuss the benefits of training like an athlete and why you should add speed, agility, reactivity and quickness (SPARQ) exercises to your workout program
22 min
Olivia and Jim Karas - Confessions of a Divisio...
Olivia Karas fell in love with gymnastics and pursued her passion to the point of earning a scholarship to the University of Michigan where she helped the team win multiple Big 10 championships. Her father, Jim Karas, is a personal trainer and best-selling author who works with an exclusive clientele in Chicago. Father and daughter collaborated to write Confessions of a Division 1 Athlete in order to share their stories about what it takes to ascend to the highest levels of a challenging and competitive sport which requires years of grueling practice to achieve success. On this episode of All About Fitness, Olivia and Jim share some of their insights on how to navigate the process from regional to elite competition, in addition, they provide valuable perspective on the role a parent should play when a child is motivated to compete.
66 min
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
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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
Quick Fit Tip - Creative Exercise Solutions
From improving health to burning calories to growing muscle to slowing down the aging process, exercise provides many important benefits. However, there is not one single type of workout that you should be doing, rather, performing a variety of...
19 min
Jack Thomas - Host of the Fitness Business Asia...
78 min
Dr. Jim Stray-Gundersen - The Benefits of Blood...
Dr. Jim Stray-Gundersen explains how to get big muscles without using heavy weights by using the Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) system.
52 min
Robert Linkul - Strength Training for the Fount...
Strength is the ability of muscles to generate force against an external resistance. Strength training is often thought of as being for the young and fit, however, over the course of the aging process, the human body can lose up to 10% of muscle mass...
65 min
Elisabeth Halfpapp, Fred DeVito and Tricia Murp...
For years the prevailing wisdom on exercise for older adults has been that as we get into our sixties that we should 'slow down' or 'take it easy' and maybe not do so much exercise. Nothing could be further from the truth, as we age we need to remain...
69 min
Dr. Norman Lazarus - How to Age Well
Aging is going to happen, there is nothing that can be done to stop or reverse the passage of time; HOWEVER, there is a growing body of evidence to suggest that regular exercise can be the means for slowing the aging process and maintaining optimal...
75 min
Dr. Daniel Levitin - How to Achieve Successful ...
Successful aging is the process of aging free from disease while maintaining optimal cognitive and physical performance. Dr. Daniel Levitin was originally a musician but ended up with a PhD in cognitive psychology and is an expert in the field of...
40 min
Quick Fit Tip - Successful Aging
Chronological aging is the length of time that you have been alive and began the moment you were born. Biological aging refers to the normal degradation of cells, tissues and organs that occurs as a result of the passage of time. Successful aging is...
17 min
Dr. Herman Pontzer - How We Burn Calories, Lose...
The Paleo diet is based on the foods our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate as they roamed the land looking for sustenance, but is it the ideal nutrition plan for the twenty-first century human?  Is there any difference between how a hunter-gatherer...
66 min
Dr Sylvia Tara - The Secret Life of Fat
This may sounds crazy but fat is an essential component of our bodies and, in fact, could be considered an organ. Yes, having too much fat could be extremely bad for you and cause a number of chronic diseases, but your body does need some fat to...
68 min
Katee Sackhoff - The Fitness Habits of a Hollyw...
Katee Sackhoff is an actress who won a Best Supporting Actress award for her role on the television show Battlestar Galactica and is known for her commitment to her craft which includes maintaining the fitness it requires to look great on camera....
83 min
Gunnar Peterson - Personal Trainer and Strength...
There are many ways to exercise, some are extremely effective while others simply may not be a good use of your time. Gunnar Peterson is a Los Angeles-based personal trainer and strength coach who works with high profile clients whose time is worth...
45 min
Shannon Fable - From Fitness Instructor to Fitn...
The ONLY place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. Success is based on a number of factors including hard work, the ability to network with others and timing. Shannon Fable has had many roles over the course of her fitness industry...
62 min
Alex Hutchinson - The Curiously Elastic Limits ...
The human body is capable of amazing feats of performance. From lifting extremely heavy weights to running for incredible distances we are constantly pushing the limits of what the human body can do. In his book Endure, award-winning journalist Alex...
56 min
Dr. Martin Gibala - The Benefits of 1-Minute Wo...
Going back to the early 1900s, interval training has been used by athletes to develop the fitness required for their specific sport. As a result, most of the research conducted on high intensity interval training (HIIT) was focused on how it benefits...
42 min
Quick Fit Tip - 7 Benefits of High Intensity In...
Which do you think would provide better results from a workout? 30 minutes of running on a treadmill at a steady pace, OR running on a treadmill as fast as possible for 20 seconds, taking a 10 second break and repeating 7 more times for a total of 4...
24 min
Marcelis Branch - Pro Football Athlete
Watching a sport on television is easy, all you have to do is tune in, sit down and pay attention. Playing a sport at the highest level as a professional athlete is a whole different story, it requires motivation, drive, an amazing level of...
61 min
Dr. Debby Herbenick - The Connection Between Ex...
Managing a healthy bodyweight, adding lean muscle mass, enhancing cardiorespiratory efficiency, reducing the risk of developing a chronic disease are among the numerous benefits from regular exercise; however, one of the most important benefits is...
51 min
Dr Diana Hoppe - Healthy Sex Drive, Healthy You
Exercise. Nutrition. Sleep. Meditation. These are all components of health and wellness, but what about sex? Does sexual intercourse, more specifically great sex, play a role in supporting optimal health and wellness and if so, how? who specializes...
35 min
Quick Fit Tip - The Health Benefits of Great Sex
There are many components of wellness: exercise, nutrition, sleep, mindfulness and good sex. Yes, that's right, good sex is an important component of achieving and maintaining optimal health. You can crush your workouts, dial in your nutrition, get...
15 min
Dr. Stuart McGill - Strength Training from the ...
If you have had back pain or deal with a 'bad back,' you are not alone, hundreds of thousands of people experience some sort of back pain. Dr. Stuart McGill spent more than 30 years researching biomechanics of the human spine and has developed the...
81 min
Rebecca Rouse - Athlete, Coach and Founder of S...
There are many ways to workout, your individual needs and personal goals will determine the most effective kind of exercise for you. Explosive strength training with barbells and kettlebells can provide numerous benefits and could produce the results...
44 min
Dana Brooke - Life of a WWE Diva
Athleticism takes many forms, you don't need to play a sport to be an athlete; to paraphrase legendary strength coach Vern Gambetta, athleticism is a combination of precision, grace, timing and coordination. As an athlete, Ashley Sebera went from...
32 min
Dr. Brad Schoenfeld - The Science of Muscle Growth
Muscles do two things: they lengthen and shorten. Yes, lifting weights with your muscles causes them to become stronger, get bigger and change their appearance; however, increasing muscle size and doesn't happen by accident, it takes a lot more than...
42 min
Quick Fit Tip - Different Types of Strength Tra...
Have you ever wondered why bodybuilders and powerlifters look so different? Bodybuilders have large, well-defined muscles while powerlifters are often extremely strong but lack the same definition as their sculpted counterparts. The fact is that not...
24 min
Ebenezer Samuel - Fitness Director for Men's He...
No one is born knowing the right way to exercise. Various ways of learning how to work out include asking friends for advice, watching videos on social media, listening to podcasts (like this one) or purchasing a fitness-based magazine. Magazines can...
43 min
Quick Fit Tip - The Benefits of Strength Training
There are 3 fundamental laws of physics: Inertia - a body at rest stays at rest unless acted upon by an outside force; Force = Mass x Acceleration; and for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. All three apply directly to strength...
21 min
Dr. Natalia Petrzela - How We'll Do Fitness in ...
Let's kick off 2021 with the OFFICIAL historian of the All About Fitness podcast, who is an Associate Professor of History at the New School in New York City and a co-host of the Past Present podcast. Dr. Petrzela studies contemporary American...
61 min
Quick Fit Tip - Fitness Goals for 2021
It's (finally) a new year, that means it's time to set some new health and fitness goals. Having goals can help you stay focused on an exercise program and on this episode you'll learn some great insights on how to set practical and obtainable goals...
18 min
Dr. Tim Noakes - Benefits of a High Fat Diet
There are many gym sayings that are much more myth than fact; however, two common nutrition-related sayings are 100% accurate: you can not out-train a bad diet and abs are built in the kitchen. There is not one single diet that works for every...
47 min
The Top Fitness Trends for 2021
This episode of the All About Fitness podcast reviews the top fitness trends that will be making you sweat in 2021. The pandemic has disrupted the fitness industry, on this episode you will learn how the industry is adapting. The most important change...
25 min
Kira Stokes - The Origin Story of a Celebrity T...
Sure, being a fitness instructor SOUNDS glamorous. Who wouldn't want to make money while becoming famous for helping celebrities develop the bodies that get them multi-million dollar roles? It's important to note that while possible, that level of...
46 min
Coach Mike Boyle - Strength & Conditioning for ...
This is a special rerun that is actually two interviews with strength coach Mike Boyle edited into one double-length episode. Mike Boyle is a Boston-area strength coach who has helped college teams win national championships, professional athletes...
92 min
Professor Fabio Comana - How Exercise Changes Y...
Use light weights for a lot of reps to tone your muscles. Cardio exercise is for fat burning. Lift heavy weights to get big muscles. These are common gym myths and while each is based on a modicum (thanks SAT prep) of fact the reality is how exercise...
59 min
Professor Fabio Comana - the Science of Fat Bur...
What is the most effective way to burn calories for weight loss? Can exercising early in the morning help burn more fat? How does what you eat influence the hormones that build muscle and burn fat? Originally recorded in December of 2016, this...
59 min
Understanding the Hormones that Produce Results...
Hormones influence a number of different cellular functions, however, they only interact with specific receptor sites. Hormones control physiological functions including: energy metabolism - how the food we eat gets turned into muscle activity (i.e....
27 min
Holiday Fit Gift Guide with Tricia Murphy Madden
Yes, the Holiday season is upon us which means two very important things: a chance to slow down from the usual frantic pace of life to spend time with loved ones and close family AND the insanity of 2020 is almost behind us. This has definitely been...
55 min
DeMarcus Ware - From Professional Football to F...
In order to play at the highest level of their respective sports, professional athletes train to be in peak physical condition all year round, there is NO off-season, but what happens when the career is over and they are no longer being paid to...
34 min
Shana Verstegen Returns
When was the last time that you set a goal that pushed you out of your comfort zone? Do you need competitive goals to ensure that you give it your all when you exercise? Shana Verstegen is a personal trainer, fitness manager, fitness educator,...
49 min
Quick Fit Tip - The Fitness Benefits of Fear
When was the last time you did something that frightened you? Doing something scary can get us out of our comfort zone which is where real change and growth takes place. This Quick Fit Tip discusses the benefits of fear and what that can mean for your...
9 min
Matteo Franceschetti - Technology for Better Sleep
We've all heard of athletes getting in trouble for taking performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). The primary purpose of PEDs is to help athletes recover quicker so they can do more training. What if there was a way to boost your performance that didn't...
44 min
John Buultjens - Executive Producer of The Ride
John Buultjens had a challenging start to life but turned things around thanks to his adoptive parents AND his love of riding BMX bikes. On this special episode of All About Fitness, John shares his story of going from juvenile detention to working...
37 min
Dorian Yates - How a 6 time Mr. Olympia Trains ...
The sport of bodybuilding requires an amazing level of commitment to train and prepare for a competition let alone to win one. Becoming a professional bodybuilder takes the ability to adhere to a strict regimen for both exercise and nutrition....
43 min
Dr. Craig Heller - All About the Science of Sleep
Nutrition, exercise and sleep are the key components of optimal health. Yes, you may workout everyday and count every single calorie yet if you're not paying attention to your quality of sleep, you may not get the results you want from your exercise...
53 min
Quick Fit Tip - Top Benefits of Sleep
What to know any easy, painless, calorie-free way to boost the results from your workouts? GET MORE SLEEP! This Quick Fit Tip identifies top benefits of sleep that could help improve your health and fitness.   Join Pete for 30 min. HIIT Workouts...
23 min
Dr. Sara Bird - All About Your Gut Microbiome
Do you ever make decisions based on your 'gut feeling?' Have you ever noticed how your stomach may react to different foods? Are you looking for that one special thing that can take your fitness to the next level? Well, it's time to understand more...
71 min
Quick Fit Tip - The Benefits of Tracking Your H...
Smart watches can measure how many steps you take. Heart-rate monitors can tell you how fast your heart is beating while you exercise. Rings and mattresses can monitor your quality and length of sleep. All of these devices link to apps on your smart...
16 min
Dr. Skylar Pond - The Benefits of Chiropractic...
The human body is made up of a number of different joints and all of them must work together as an integrated system in order for you to experience optimal pain-free movement. If certain joints like the hips or the upper-spine don't function...
63 min
Dr. Jen Esquer aka DocJenFit - The Benefits of ...
Run two laps then sit on the ground to stretch for 5-10 minutes. If you grew up playing sports this sound like a familiar method of 'warming-up' before practice or a game. Motor units are the connection between the muscular and nervous systems. The...
61 min
Josey Greenwell - Accidental Fitness Star
"Change is the only constant in life," was an observation first made by Greek philosopher Heraclitus. Many of us may now be working in careers that were not in our initial plans when we first set out in life. Josey Greenwell is currently a Lead...
68 min
Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo - Fitness for your Mind
The strongest muscle in the body is often overlooked by most exercise programs. Spending hours a week in the gym can make muscles strong, yet it is the brain and the thoughts it generates that determine what you are able to achieve. Emotions and...
60 min
Quick Fit Tip - the Definition of Fitness
Some people want to become stronger, others may want to add muscle size, while many others may want to lose weight. Why do you exercise? What does fitness mean to you? What is your motivation for making yourself sweaty? This Quick Fit Tip provides a...
17 min
Frances Largeman-Roth RDN - Delicious Nutrition...
There are only 24 hours in a day and in that limited time we need to sleep, work, exercise and consume the proper nutrition for our bodies. A balanced diet is essential for optimal health and to support efforts in the gym, yet it can be a challenge to...
71 min