D&D Fitness Radio Podcast
Summary: The D&D Fitness Radio podcast is the culmination of more than 50 years of elite coaching experience in sport, fitness and health by two individuals at the top of their professions: Don Saladino and Derek M. Hansen. Don and Derek speak with the world's top experts and performers to bring you the best information to enhance your health, wellness and human performance.
In Episode 009, we record our session directly from the 2018 NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. All 32 of the NFL's teams are in Indianapolis to assess and evaluate potential draft picks for the 2018 season. Not only are teams looking at the physical abilities of athletes, but also their cognitive abilities, overall health, psychological profiles and their ability to handle the pressure of being in one of the most physically and mentally demanding sports in the world. It's an extremely high stress environment where athletes and executives are under a lot of pressure to perform - whether that means performing well in their tests, or choosing the right players to enhance the team for 2018 and beyond.Don Saladino and Derek Hansen discuss the parallels with the training and fitness requirements of people who are not competing for a NFL roster spot. Talent and physical ability is important, but we should not discount the value of attitude, discipline and character in the process of achieving health and fitness goals. While we would all like to train like professional athletes, we cannot hope to improve unless we adjust our mindset around fitness, health and exercise.The D&D Fitness Radio podcast is available at the following locations for downloadable audio, including: iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/d-d-fitness-radio-podcast/id1331724217https://www.iheart.com/podcast/dd-fitness-radio-28797988/Spreaker.com – https://www.spreaker.com/show/d-and-d-fitness-radios-showYou can reach both Don and Derek at the following locations: Don Saladino: http://www.DonSaladino.com Twitter and Instagram - @DonSaladino YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/donsaladino Derek M. Hansen: http://www.SprintCoach.com Twitter and Instagram - @DerekMHansen YouTube - http://youtube.com/derekmhansen
Episode 008 of the D&D Fitness Radio Podcast speaks with social media sensation and tech entrepreneur, Jeremy Jauncey, about his inspired work with Beautiful Destinations. Jeremy was a high-speed, world-class rugby star who eventually found his way into the fast-paced world of technology, data analytics and, ultimately, international travel. He discusses the importance of well-managed fitness, health, wellness, nutrition and recovery for travellers and vacationers. The tourism industry is just starting to realize the importance of not only providing passive rest and recovery options for visitors, but also active strategies for improving physical fitness, addressing mental health needs and teaching individuals how to live a healthy, active lifestyle. Jeremy shares his personal recipe for staying at the top of his physical and mental game while on the road, visiting some of the most spectacular destinations on the planet.Beautiful Destinations is an award winning creative agency behind the largest travel community on social media. More than 13.5 million people in 180 countries turn to Beautiful Destinations on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat to get a deeper look into the world’s most spectacular locations. The company works with some of the world's highest quality brands, governments and charities to help them generate a return on digital media through “social-first” content and visual storytelling. Beautiful Destinations has also expanded their social media presence to include Beautiful Cuisines, Beautiful Hotels, Beautiful Matter, Beautiful Apparel, Beautiful Menswear and Beautiful Homes – which have a combined following of approximately 20 million.More information on Beautiful Destinations can be found on the company website at:https://www.beautifuldestinations.com/Other social media channels include:Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/beautifuldestinations/https://www.instagram.com/beautifulhotels/https://www.instagram.com/beautifulcuisines/https://www.instagram.com/beautifulmatters/https://www.instagram.com/beautifulapparel/https://www.instagram.com/beautifulmenswear/https://www.instagram.com/beautifulhomes/Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/BeautifulDestinations/SnapchatbdestinationsbcuisinesYouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC08NS8fyPpkYgnhj69fMXLgThe D&D Fitness Radio podcast is available at the following locations for downloadable audio, including: iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/d-d-fitness-radio-podcast/id1331724217https://www.iheart.com/podcast/dd-fitness-radio-28797988/Spreaker.com – https://www.spreaker.com/show/d-and-d-fitness-radios-showYou can reach both Don and Derek at the following locations: Don Saladino:
In Episode 007, we speak with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon about the issues around nutrition and your metabolism. While everyone is searching for the most effective ways to lose weight and look better, there are key fundamentals that apply to each individual to ensure that you are eating right for your body, but also your gut and brain health. We discuss diet and exercise, intermittent fasting, alleged food allergies and many other topics related to health and nutrition.Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is a fellowship-trained nutrition and cognition physician who specializes in muscle-centric medicine. As co-leader of The Ash Center for Comprehensive Medicine in Manhattan, she utilizes a truly integrated background to restore and invigorate this organ of longevity. Her deeply personalized approach emphasizes the health of muscle itself.To this end, Dr. Lyon leverages cutting-edge science to precisely fine-tune metabolism, balance hormones, and transform body composition. Through advanced nutritional interventions, metabolic and genetic testing, and behavioral action plans, she leaves no stone unturned. And by establishing a strong partnership with each patient, the success achieved is long lasting.Trained as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine who is board certified in family practice, she also completed two years of study in psychiatry at the University of Louisville. Her formal education culminated in nutritional science and geriatrics research at Washington University in St. Louis.Dr. Lyon currently directs her attention to the interface between brain health and body composition optimization. She is uniquely situated to finally bridge the gap between the research and patient care arenas, for she possesses the necessary vision to translate the latest information available into life-altering results for her patients.You can find more information about Dr. Lyon at the following locations:http://www.ashcenter.com/https://www.drgabriellelyon.com/And on social media at:https://www.instagram.com/drgabriellelyon/https://www.facebook.com/doctorgabriellelyon/
Episode 006 of the D&D Fitness Radio Podcast covers the very sensitive topic of male hormones and the influence of diet, fitness and other factors related to the lifestyles of men. Our guest, Ali Gilbert, discusses the approach she has taken in her presentations to and consultations with male golfers on the subject of managing their health and fitness through a greater understanding of their unique endocrinology. We cover topics such as blood testing, diet, sleep, exercise and many other issues that impact the health, fitness and sexual “performance” of active men.Ali Gilbert specializes in men’s physiology and hormone optimization. Ali graduated from Springfield College with a degree in Applied Exercise Science where she played varsity soccer all 4 years. She is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA, & a level 3 TPI certified golf fitness professional and power coach. Ali is a partner in a company called Greenwich DX Sports Labs and has access to all types of diagnostic tests that allow her to truly understand the depth of men’s physiology in relation to health and performance.More information on Ali Gilbert can be found on her website at:http://metabolicgolf.com/Ali can also be followed on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook at:https://www.instagram.com/metabolicgolf/https://twitter.com/metabolicgolfhttps://www.facebook.com/metabolicgolf/
In Episode 005 of the D&D Fitness Radio Podcast, we speak with Jeff Krahel, CEO and Co-Founder of Playbook Technologies Inc. Jeff outlines the features of Playbook, a smartphone app designed to bring creators in the fitness, health and wellness industry together with a community of users that want fresh, innovating and high quality advice to improve their performance and quality of life. Trainers, instructors, coaches, influencers and athletes can all provide content on Playbook and connect with their followers in a direct, authentic, fun and convenient manner. Don Saladino has been a creator on Playbook and shares his experiences in using the app to help support his clients with their fitness and wellness goals.More information on Playbook can be found at the following location:https://www.playbookapp.io/Jeff Krahel can be found on Instagram and Twitter at:https://www.instagram.com/jeffkrahel/https://twitter.com/JeffKrahelThe D&D Fitness Radio podcast is available at the following locations for downloadable audio, including: iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/d-d-fitness-radio-podcast/id1331724217IHeartRADIO – https://www.iheart.com/podcast/966-D-and-D-Fitness-Radios-sho-28797988/Spreaker.com – https://www.spreaker.com/show/d-and-d-fitness-radios-showYou can reach both Don and Derek at the following locations: Don Saladino: http://www.DonSaladino.com Twitter and Instagram - @DonSaladino YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/donsaladino Derek M. Hansen: http://www.SprintCoach.com Twitter and Instagram - @DerekMHansen YouTube - http://youtube.com/derekmhansen
In Episode 004 of the D&D Fitness Radio podcast, we sit down with Brett Bartholomew – coach and author of the book, “Conscious Coaching.” Although Brett’s book primarily deals with his experiences in working in the physical preparation and sport performance field with college and professional athletes, he covers a variety of subjects that readily apply to everyday aspects of relationships, organizational behavior, education and mental health. We cover everything from achieving “buy-in” from athletes and clients, to identifying your strengths and weaknesses, and dealing with “psychopathic” behaviors in high achievers in sport and business.Brett Bartholomew is a strength and conditioning coach, author, consultant, and founder of the performance coaching and consulting company, Bartholomew Strength. His experience includes working with collegiate teams, professional teams, businesses, and individual clients. Taken together, Brett has coached a diverse range of athletes from across 23 sports at levels ranging from youths to Olympians. He’s supported Super Bowl and World Series Champions, along with several professional fighters, including those competing in the UFC. He has also worked with members of the United States Special Forces community. His coaching and speaking has spanned the globe, from China to Brazil and numerous other stops in between.Brett is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) where he holds both their CSCS*D & RSCC*D distinctions. He is a proud graduate of Kansas State University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, where he obtained a Master of Science in Education in exercise science with an emphasis on motor behavior, cueing, and attentional focus in human performance.For more information on Brett Bartholomew and his projects, you can visit the following websites:http://www.ArtofCoaching.comhttp://www.BartholomewStrength.comBrett can also be followed on social media at the following locations:https://www.facebook.com/coachbrettbhttps://www.instagram.com/coach_brettb
Continuing along the theme of exploring the basics and developing foundational qualities for performance, health, fitness and wellness, Don Saladino and Derek Hansen sit down with Dr. Belisa Vranich to discuss the importance of and the biomechanics of proper breathing. While some people may consider breathing a natural activity that we shouldn't have to learn, Dr. Belisa identifies the key elements of breathing that may not be present in our daily routines. The stress of life has created a situation where our nervous systems have become accustomed to thriving in a sympathetic and exhausted state. This trend has spawned a greater incidence of anxiety, depression, chronic pain and fatigue that plagues modern society. Dr. Belisa identifies strategies for facilitating recovery and regeneration through biomechanically appropriate breathing techniques and protocols.Dr. Belisa Vranich is a renowned clinical psychologist, public speaker, and the author of Breathe: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve your Mental and Physical Health (St. Martin’s Press/Hay House). Belisa is also the Director of Breathing Science at The Ash Center for Comprehensive Medicine in New York City.To find out more information about Dr. Belisa Vranich or purchase her book, "Breathe", please visit the following links:http://www.thebreathingclass.comhttp://www.instagram.com/drbelisahttp://twitter.com/DrBelisahttps://www.amazon.com/Breathe-Revolutionary-Program-Improve-Physical/dp/1250106427/
In Episode 002, Don and Derek sit down with Jeff Zeilstra of Fatigue Science to discuss the importance of sleep and how individuals can better manage their sleep in the modern world. Jeff works closely with professional sports teams on how to manage sleep and optimize both health and performance throughout the year. Fatigue Science's technology is based on decades of research developed by the US military, where poor sleep can be the difference between life and death. The same goes for industrial applications where the operation of complicated, heavy machinery requires skill and alertness for relatively long shifts. Poor sleep and fatigue can negatively impact intellectual performance and physical skills. Jeff provides some tips on how to better manage sleep and improve human performance.Jeff Zeilstra can be found on Twitter and Instagram @jeffzeilstra and more information on Fatigue Science can be found at fatiguescience.comFor more information on the content presented in this episode, please check out the blog article posted by Jeff Zeilstra below:https://www.fatiguescience.com/blog/sleeping-aids-and-high-performance-athletes/
Our very first podcast involves a discussion around setting fitness and performance goals for 2018. Don Saladino and Derek Hansen discuss not only their own professional experiences with clients and athletes, but also their own fitness goals and challenges heading into 2018. Whether Don is working with Hollywood's top actors or Derek is advising an NFL team or player, many of the same concepts and approaches apply. Listen in as Don and Derek debate the merits of setting realistic and achievable goals for the New Year.