“The emotional content, the emotional factor is something we have to bring back into an enjoyment. We have got to destress the body and allow the physical stress to start to melt. And once we can start to clear it, it’s amazing how the tissues start to respond.” * In this episode, Ian O’Dwyer, performance movement specialist, director of OD on Movement, and co-founder of PTA Global, tells the story of his movement background, from raising horses throughout his childhood to playing Australian rules football. Ian discusses lessons learned from co-founding PTA Global, a leadership company focused on professional fitness development. He offers advice on empowering clients in the fitness industry to see themselves as their own healers. Ian reflects on the role of emotional stress in athletic performance, and in turn, provides insight on the importance of recovery in order to move and live optimally. Lastly, Ian reveals upcoming ideas and projects he is working on.
“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 Amber Sayer, exercise physiologist, personal fitness trainer, competitive distance runner, and certified lifestyle & weight management coach, shares her background in running from how she found running in middle school to her success in high school, on national and international levels. Amber discusses her battle with anorexia, which she wrote about in her memoir entitled PR:A Personal Record of Running from Anorexia. She offers her thoughts on the connection between eating disorders and distance running and what helped her heal. Amber reveals her relationship with running now, upcoming changes in her life, and her inspirations.