A Ballerina's Journey with Strength featuring Diana Sorokova

Diana Sorokova is a ballerina and strength trainer, and in today's episode, she joins me to talk about her journey and experiences, how she got into strength training, and how she helps others do the same. We also talked all about dancers and how she is able to help them get better with regards to being strong and being healthy as well since being a performer can be very demanding both physically and mentally.

We also broke down the types of dancers, their training and needs, and the things you as a trainer need to consider while working with dancers dancers. Then, Diana shared her experience with general population clients and how her app B.STRONG works.

Diana and I dive into:
- The challenges you encounter in training dancers.
- The impact of strength training to a hyperflexible and hypermobile dancers
- The recovery process for dancers, and the reasons why dancers seek help.
...and more!

   

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An Osteopath's Journey with Dr. Dani Antonellos

Today we have the brilliant Dr. Dani Antonellos joining us from Australia, and we talked all about her journey as an osteopath and what bought her into that practice. We also tackled the differences between a physio and an osteopath as well as the crossover between physical therapy and personal training.

Dani shared with me about her teaching practices, including what makes it stand out from other trainers. We talk about how is she educating both clients and other fitness professionals, and we dive into the topics of Bracing, Hip Hinge and Breathing. She also shares with me how she manages her own pain and her experience in growing her business during the pandemic.

You'll hear Dani talk to me about:
- Everyday movements you should pay attention to.
- Understanding core training.
- When to know when you need to change or continue a program.

   

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Dr. Dani Antonellos...

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The PT Profit Formula Experience

Coaches, I started the PT Profit Podcast in June 2020 after I kept telling my clients, "You need to get on a podcast! Go out and promote yourself on a podcast!"

Ultimately, I wanted to give my clients a platform to share their exciting programs and a resource for them to continue learning because if you're hanging out with me, chances are you are interested in messaging and excited about the science of training. I also want to thank all of you for being part of this amazing journey.

I thought the most fitting way to celebrate this milestone on the PT Profit Podcast would be to give an inside look at the PT Profit Formula itself. Today, three of my clients are joining me to talk about their fitness journeys and how the PT Profit Formula's group coaching program has impacted their business. Solana Lewis, Crystal Thomas, and Dhana Harrelson share their thoughts on how valuable the community setting has become to them. They also shared what they learned and discoveries they...

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Building the Durable Athlete with Cristian Plascencia

Joining me today is Cristian G. Plascencia, co-founder of The Durable Athlete. Currently based out of Austin, Texas, Cristian's experience being a patient at a physical therapy facility led to what is now his life-long passion. I often say, "Either you are going to get the lesson that you need or the success that you want," and that personal mantra of mine further resonated as I talked with Cristian.

Cristian talks all about how he defines and classifies "athletes," and we have a great discussion on both mobility and breathing. We also break down burn out and how to avoid letting that get the best of you.

You'll hear us dive into:
- The two components that define "mobility."
- Breathing practices.
- Burn out and how to push through.

   

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About Today's Guest

Cristian G. Plascencia is the the Co-Founder of The Durable Athlete and has spent spent his whole life trying to find the best...

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A Performer's Guide to Being Stage Ready with Jonathan Munoz

Today we have my good friend Jonathan Munoz joining us on this all-new episode of the PT Profit Podcast. Jonathan is a coach who works with stage performers, and he talks us through how he assesses performers and what makes that different from assessing a standard gen-pop client. In this episode, we also talked about prioritizing performers' fitness over aesthetic goals and what to focus on while training. Sometimes instead of aiming to hit the choreography that they feel is not yet perfect for them, a performer might instead look at honing in on the intermediary steps that get you from Point A to Point B. 

As a former performer myself, recording this episode was a treat! There are so many misconceptions that performers tend to live by, so I was pumped to break those down with Jonathan. Performers don't just need to attend classes specific to their skill. Performers are athletes, and so few of them recognize that fact. Jonathan and I talk about...

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The True Impact of Fitness with Alan Shaw

"Every person that comes into Rhapsody, whether they're a member or not ... I think I can say, hands down, they would say, 'Man, they are probably the most welcoming community that I've been a part of.' And that's purposeful."

In today's episode of the PT Profit Podcast, I had the privilege of speaking with Alan Shaw of Rhapsody Fitness in Charleston, SC. We talk all about the pure humanity of fitness and the sense of belonging that can be fostered. Given a lot of what's been going on in the world over the past year, it was so fantastic to talk to Alan about an organization that fully embraces that and strives to better their community.

We get into sales. We get into training. We discuss staffing, clients, and what it would take for Rhapsody to expand. And we talk about attitude, outreach and truly seeing each other and supporting each other as human beings.

You'll hear Alan and I discuss:
- How important authenticity is from the front desk to coaching to...

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A Closer Look at Women’s Wellness with Meghan Barrington

In this episode, Meghan Barrington joins me to discuss a variety of topics regarding women's wellness, looking at them through her unique lens. Meghan grew up doing all sorts of outdoorsy activities, played volleyball, and has a background in bodybuilding, and I jumped at the chance to talk about how a woman's body works and how it should be taken care of. We touch on how she intends to blend her various areas of expertise to educate her female clients on how to live better in their daily life.

Meghan & I dive into:
- The problem with kids specializing too early in sports.
- Sleep hygiene and what it means to run as an optimal human.
- How pelvic floor work can apply to women, men, athletes, and artists.

This is a great episode that everyone should check out, particularly though if you are dealing with female clients!

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About Today's Guest

Meghan Barrington is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Baylor University. She is a...

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Position, Breath, and Gait with Dr. Keaton Worland

Welcome back to a brand new episode of PT Profit Podcast!

Do you think you move "normally?"

Really though, what even is that? Normal?

Today on PT Profit Podcast I am talking to Dr. Keaton Worland, a physical therapist and strength trainer. Keaton ruptured two discs and fractured his back in college while pursuing a degree in orthopedic medicine. During this episode, we talk about how his injury happened, building trust and confidence in his patients, and pushing limits.

In this episode, Keaton and I talk about:
- How Keaton assesses clients and patients.
- What he looks for when he observes a person's walk.
- How some people try to manage gravity.
...and so much more!


About Today's Guest

Dr. Keaton Worland is a doctor of physical therapy in Saint Louis, MO, but he is more than just a therapist.  Keaton works as a therapist, performance coach, and as a clinical mentor.  It isn't the various hats that set Keaton apart from his field. It is his unique...

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How To Program for Your Clients with Todd Bumgardner

Welcome back to another episode of PT Profit Podcast, Coaches! Today we are discussing what it takes to create an effective program for your clients.

In this episode, Strength Faction's Todd Bumgardner will share his experience in making a program. Where do you start? How do you program for a variety of skill levels? How do you take care of yourself and keep from burning out as your business gains success?

In this episode, you'll hear Todd and I discuss...

- How to create effective programs for both new and seasoned clients.
- How to create buy-in for clients.
- Both the main components and marketing for programming.

...and more! Do not miss this wide-ranging interview that covers both training and marketing.


About Today's Guest

Todd Bumgardner is a co-founder and CEO of Strength Faction, a mentorship program for fitness professionals that is dedicated to helping coaches and trainers create their own path in the fitness industry. He is also the co-owner and Director of Staff...

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All About the Food with Erin Murray

In today’s episode, Erin talked to us about a myriad of topics ranging from the science of food and neurochemical dynamics of behavior to how we can break down really complicated nutritional and chemical processes without overwhelming clients -  and therefore improve client adherence. In short, I really felt that in this episode Erin captures the “art of science” if you will, and I’m sure this is one you won’t want to miss.

 In this episode you’ll learn:
- How to inspire clients to adhere to behavior change
- Tips for battling misinformation and regulating the food culture your client (and many trainers) struggle with
- The microbiological reasons why gut health affects the entire body and why the approach to everyone should be different


About Today's Guest

Erin Murray is a nutrition, health, and strength coach that that splits her time between clients and academia. Her passion for science and whole foods directs much...

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