“The little things are the big things. If you do the little things well, they will become the big things in the long run.” * In this episode, Greg Ux, wellness practitioner and creator of Deluxe Life, shares his athletic background from placing fourth in the NH state decathlon in his senior year of high school to studying athletic training, strength, and conditioning. Greg explains how his work as a wellness practitioner is beyond the limits of a personal trainer. He discusses the challenges he has faced in founding Deluxe Life, his health company, centered on fitness, well-being, and lifestyle. Greg reflects on the power of dreams, visions, and inspirations in the development of his personal wellness philosophy and business model. Lastly, Greg reveals exciting projects and events for Deluxe Life.
In this episode, I discuss the inspiration, purpose, and details behind the Revolution Why Immersion with change makers, Emma Huvos, Greg Faxon, and Izzy Darby. Revolution Why is a retreat for growth-minded millennials who want to question their relationship with their work, health, food, and other people. It will include workshops on yoga, meditation, plant based cooking, and deliberate living. The immersion will feature speakers, opportunities for hands-on learning, community building, and skill sharing. Most of all though, it means leaving more connected to yourself and others, revitalized and ready to spread the revolution. Even if you are not a millennial, I encourage you to listen to this episode since Emma, Greg, and Izzy explore important questions for everyone to reflect on in regards to living a fulfilled life. Revolution Why will be held on October 9-12, 2015 at the Riverside Project, a beautiful 80 acre property on the banks of the Shenandoah River in Charles Town, West Virginia (90 minutes outside of Washington, DC). If you are interested in joining Revolution Why, visit revolutionwhy.com and sign up to be on our email list to learn about when registration opens. Lastly, if you want to know my why behind Revolution Why, check out my past ROO blog post on runningonom.com. Let’s start a revolution together!
In this episode, Joe Holder, health and wellness coach, creator of the Ocho System, and community manager for Health Warrior, discusses his background in athletics, from playing track, football, and basketball in his youth to focusing solely on football during his time at the University of Pennsylvania. Joe reflects on how the Ocho System’s wellness philosophy was born out of his experience healing two injuries during college. He offers advice on how to overcome mental barriers in changing one’s relationship to exercise. Joe explains his role as the Community Manager of Health Warrior and the importance of traveling in his work-life balance. He reveals how he unplugs from his busy schedule and provides insight on eating healthy on a budget. Lastly, he shares details on his own training and exciting developments for 2015.
In this episode, Lisa Chase, yoga teacher, runner, and writer, recounts how she began running in high school and in college, discovered yoga as an outlet from the competitive world of running. Lisa explains what inspired her to enroll in a yoga teacher training and how to know if you are ready for a teacher training. She reflects on the impact of Bhakti Yoga and numerous influential yoga teachers on her path. Lisa discusses how pregnancy has impacted her running and yoga practices. She explores the meaning behind Quinoa, Kale and Exhale, her blog, and the role of Vegetarian cooking in her family’s life. Lisa provides insight for runners interested in yoga from her recently published Ebook, “Yoga for Runners.” Lastly, Lisa expresses excitement for welcoming motherhood in 2015.
In the episode, Ellen Fitzgerald, cofounder of Mother Juice, and Will Jackson, manager of Mother Juice, discuss why they started Mother Juice from its beginnings as a juice and smoothie food truck in Boston to the logistics of turning it into an actual storefront. They both reveal how they got into juicing: Ellen’s grandmother’s influence on her and Will trying to pursue his now girlfriend. Ellen and Will explain Mother Juice’s recipe and menu development and the challenges of starting a business. They reflect on who has inspired Mother Juice’s food philosophy. Ellen shares her perspective on why Boston has a surprisingly few amount of vegetarian/vegan eating spots. They discuss how Mother Juice is cultivating a community that is changing lives. Ellen provides insight on why people are afraid of food labeled as vegetarian and vegan and how Mother Juice is trying to overcome this. Lastly, they preview Mother Juice’s plans for 2015.
In this episode, Marissa Vicario, health and nutrition coach, blogger, and creator of MWAH, Marissa’s Well-Being and Health, recounts her journey into health and how she reinvented her palate. She provides insight on how people can change their relationship to food. Marissa explains why she became a health coach and chose The Institute for Integrative Nutrition to study at. She offers a story of transformation of one of her clients and the three pillars of her coaching philosophy. Marissa reflects on her favorite ways to stay active and how she practices self-care on a daily basis. She explains what holistically hot means, a phrase she coined. She shares wise words from her inspiring grandmother and lastly, details on Marissa’s upcoming events and projects.