Episodes
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Published 04/19/24
Published 03/29/24
Welcome to The Catalyst 5-Minute Friday, where our host and VP of Brand, Danielle Bitts, breaks down wellness tips in five minutes or less. Today we're discussing breath, and how you can instill just a few healthy habits to get the most out of the 20,000 breaths you take in a day.
Published 03/29/24
Jeff Medina is a board certified licensed acupuncturist specializing in the practice of Nei Jing. Together we break down the full body benefits of acupuncture. From bone, muscle and tissue health to sleep, digestion and fertility disruptions, acupuncture has the ability to restore function and bring blood flow to stagnant areas of the body. Whether you're an athlete seeking optimal performance, or seeking help with unresolved symptoms, acupuncture may be the treatment missing from your...
Published 03/27/24
Welcome to The Catalyst 5-Minute Friday, where our host and VP of Brand, Danielle Bitts, breaks down wellness tips in five minutes or less. Today we’re discussing the top four ways to break free from your weight loss plateau.
Published 03/22/24
Kenny Santucci has been building fitness communities and helping New Yorkers get STRONG for the past 20 years. Today he joins us to chat about overcoming gymtimidation, the importance of surrounding yourself with likeminded individuals and how community can serve as the building block to a healthier future.
Published 02/08/24
Tired of bad sleep? Today we’re breaking down the top ways to optimize sleep performance. From learning about healthy sleep hygiene, to understanding what daytime habits may be wreaking havoc on your deep sleep, this covers it all. Joined by Todd Anderson; athlete, performance coach and founder of Dream recovery, this episode provides science-backed findings on what can help you get the sleep you’ve been dreaming about for years. This episode is presented by Dream Recovery. Defeat bad...
Published 01/03/24
Kira Stokes is a health and wellness expert based in New York City, with over 25 years of experience in the fitness industry. A graduate of Boston College with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Health Sciences, Kira's core business is a mix of her award-winning KSFIT app, KSFIT FUEL and KSFIT gear. In addition to running her own 7-figure company, Kira is a celebrity personal trainer. Kira holds multiple certifications such as NASM-CPT, NASM-PES, NASM-WFS, FRCms, Pre & Postnatal, and...
Published 12/11/23
Meet Josh Whalen, the founder of Blokes, a metabolic health company that's changing the way we view and act on men's health. Together, he and his wife Katy, founder of Joi, are reshaping how we as a society measure a healthy lifestyle. In today's episode we're breaking down the definition of metabolic heath, testosterone and the role it plays in the bedroom, life and performance, and why anti-aging has a seat in the top health discussions around the world today. We'll also touch on how...
Published 11/15/23
Nikki Davila is a Registered Dietician who specializes in weight loss. Today we chat through the key components for dropping weight and beating plateaus, where fasting can be beneficial, why carbs are for everyone and breaking the habit of emotional eating.
Published 10/19/23
Dive into why pelvic floor health pertains to both men and women, and how it impacts athletic performance, sexual performance and everyday health. We'll also cover breathing techniques based on lifts and load, as well as progressing powerlifting through complementary strength work. Kristen Lettenberger is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach based in New York City with Bespoke Treatments. She specializes in postpartum health and pelvic floor therapy.
Published 09/26/23
Gabe Snow is a New York City strength & conditioning specialist with a B.S. in psychology and neurochemistry. Over the last 10+ years he's worked with humans from all walks of live and has coached them to lead with a mind-first approach within training and fitness. Gabe's studies in both movement and neurology have allowed him to create a unique approach to programming, focused on longevity and built on a foundation of both physical and mental strength. Today's episode breaks down time...
Published 08/09/23
Ebenezer Samuel, C.S.C.S., is the fitness director of Men's Health and a certified trainer with more than 10 years of training experience. We sat down to talk muscle building in the kitchen and in the gym, how to determine which rep schemes are best for your goals, and how to train for your decade of life.
Published 06/06/23
Rachel is a licensed mental health therapist here in New York City as well as a professional fitness coach. Her main focus in mental health treatment is building habits in order to grow mental resilience while addressing the physical and spiritual side of a person's being. She has been featured in Women’s Health as a mental health expert, was hired by Nike to speak on the mind-body connection, as well as by Athleta, as a Mental Health Advisor for their women’s online community.
Published 05/03/23
In today's convo we talk about Dan's goal of helping people live better, longer and the tools one can use in their daily regime to help lower the risk of injury and expand the pursuit of longevity.
Published 03/20/23
Stefi Cohen is a 25-time world record holding powerlifter, the first woman to deadlift 4.4 times bodyweight (120lb pulling 545lbs in 2019), and owns an impressive 507 pound squat PR and 242 pound bench PR. The athlete has recently taken up boxing, and enters her fifth professional fight this month. Listen in as we talk all things training, nutrition, recovery along with how she hopes to make a positive and lasting impact on women and girls pursuing professional athletic careers.
Published 02/15/23
Today we're joined by James Newbury- 4x Australia’s Fittest Man, 5th Fittest Man at the 2019 CrossFit Games, renowned hybrid athlete, participating in both Ironman and Strongman- on the same weekend, now, Bodybuilding.com Athlete.
Published 02/03/23
The man, the myth, the legend, Shaquille O'Neal sits down for us during a shoot to talk all things fitness, basketball and life.
Published 02/02/23
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Published 10/22/20
An up-and-coming motocross racer from a motocross family, Austin Naylor had his sights set on the pro circuit until a horrific motorcycle crash changed everything. With shattered feet that left him bedridden for five straight months, a dejected Naylor started slipping back into bad habits of drinking and smoking to cope with his new reality. Believing he could never do the things he wanted to again, it wasn't until he barely recognized himself in a photo that Naylor realized how truly...
Published 07/23/20
Coming from an athletic upbringing playing college baseball, Chad Belding got serious about hunting after the sudden death of his father in 2006. After teaming up with trainer Matt Pendell, Belding learned to approach hunting with the same mentality as any elite sport. Using chaos training, systemic breathing exercises, visualization techniques, and the tenacity of a dedicated athlete, Belding mastered the skills needed to excel on the hunt and avoid the kind of injuries and physical setbacks...
Published 07/08/20
Growing up, LaDawn Latawiec stayed active enough to hide her weight. Rather than try to be one of the "skinny girls," her niche became being that one friend who could eat everything on the table. As an adult, Latawiec turned to closet binging, locking herself in her room and eating everything in sight—until one insensitive joke made her realize her unhealthy habits were not so secret anymore. Motivated to transform her lifestyle as much as her body, Latawiec learned how relying on food for...
Published 06/24/20
As an experienced strength coach with a master's degree in exercise physiology and three decades of experience working with top athletes, Greg Roskopf knows what it takes to train better and feel less pain. As a pioneer of muscle activation technique, or MAT, Roskopf understands tolerance levels and overtraining and how chronic inflammation alters communication between your nervous system and your muscles. He now trains trainers and therapists across the country to apply his techniques and...
Published 06/15/20
For someone who doesn't watch a lot of TV, Kaged Muscle athlete and doctor of osteopathic medicine Kaleb Redden—aka Doc Thor—is going to be spending quite a bit of time on it. That's because this Hemsworth doppelganger is a contender on NBC's upcoming "Titan Games," a series where everyday heroes and professional athletes battle it out in epic physical challenges to find out who will reign supreme. The show is hosted by none other than Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and as excited as we are to...
Published 05/23/20
Episode 94 - Scott Herman on Pushing Limits, Nuclei Overload, and Why We Hate Having to Rest by Nick Collias, Heather Eastman & Krissy Kendall, Ph.D.
Published 05/18/20