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12 Jul How To Make Training Easy And Effortless (Part I)

(#248) Let's call this a "pillar episode" here on the podcast as we dive into the psychology of your training. This is part 1 of a 2-part podcast series for all serious fitness enthusiasts. And coaches, you'll benefit from this, too. In this episode, we'll discuss the first critical step you must do to make your training easy and effortless (no I'm not kidding, but you have to listen to the context and how this works). If you struggle with motivation, drive, or even consistency, then this week's show (and next week's Part II) is a "must listen to." And, even if you're training is solid, I'd still highly recommend the actions in the next 2 episodes to keep you driving forward. This important exercise is very important with your training and fitness goals - in the short-term and long-term.
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06 Jul 5 Important Life Lessons From Our European Vacation

The picture above is amazing, right? This spectacular view comes from the mountains of Santorini, Greece. I was fortunate to be there recently and witness this “live and in-person.” The picture doesn’t even come close to the experience. My wife and I have been wanting to do a trip like this for a decade, maybe more. We had been saying, “Someday, we’ll take a big trip to Italy and Greece.” You could say that Italy and Greece are our “dream” destinations because my family is from Italy and my wife’s family is from Greece. I've been fascinated by these countries and have always wanted to travel to them. About a year ago, we decided that someday was going to be sooner rather than later. We pulled the trigger, putting our thoughts into action.
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06 May Sometimes You Have Take A Step Back To Move Forward

(#246) In this short episode, I'll tell you why it's a good idea to take a step back when you want to move forward with something. That's exactly what I'm doing with the podcast right now. I'll tell you the 4 reasons why the podcast is 'off schedule' these days - and why this is actually a good thing. Sometimes you have to take a step back, when you want to take a BIG step forward. I'll give you 3 examples of how this approach can apply to anything. For the latest on The Rdella Training Podcast, take a listen to this week's episode.
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19 Apr Jason Pak – Creating A Better Experience In The Fitness Industry

(#245) Fitness professional Jason Pak joins the show this week to discuss his no-nonsense approach to helping people achieve their fitness goals.

Jason and his wife Lauren opened Achieve Fitness Boston in 2012 after realizing that there were not enough gyms out there who truly cared about their members' success.

Their mission is to create a better life experience for as many people as they can, and they are laser-focused on making a positive impact on the world.

Jason's professional certifications include being an NASM Certified Personal Trainer, StrongFirst Team Leader (SFGII, SFL, SFB), Certified Functional Movement Screen Specialist (FMS), and USA Weightlifting Certified Sports Performance Coach.

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11 Apr Katie Gould – What It Takes To Own A Successful Gym Business

(#244) Katie Gould is a highly successful gym owner in Philadelphia. She's the founder of KGStrong, which was recently voted the "Best of Philly" and she caught my attention because of her unique approach to health and fitness in the gym business. Katie's approach blends strength training, kettlebells, and yoga to unite a passionate community of fitness enthusiasts. She is a StrongFirst Level II instructor, FMS certified specialist,  yoga practitioner, and more. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast, coach or gym owner, you'll get interesting new insights about training and what it takes to be successful in the fitness industry. In this week's session, here's some of what you'll learn:
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29 Mar How To Overcome Low Back Pain (The Pain-Performance Matrix)

(#243) How do you return to training following an injury? In this week's episode, I'll share the exact framework and mindset I use to get back to pain-free performance. Many years ago, I had a devastating low back injury that changed my life. I'll share the impact of that injury and how it made me think differently about my training approach in the long term. While I was able to fully return from that injury and train at a high level, I have had an occasional tweaks throughout the years. How I approach those tweaks can be explained through the Pain-Performance Matrix. While I share specifics around dealing with low back pain, this simple model can be applied with any minor injury to return to full pain-free performance.
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24 Mar The 3 Training Rules That Matter Most

Over the years, I’ve thought a lot about my rules for training that I try to live by. The goal is to have something tangible and useable I can apply during each training session.

My rules have evolved from many down to 3 simple and unbreakable rules that apply for both short-term and long-term training success.

These rules are very basic concepts that allow me to train at a high level over a long period of time, which we could define as high performance.

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