Two Fit Crazies and a Microphone

We're Where It's At!

Two Fit Crazies and a Microphone Podcast

We are Where It's At!

With Personal Trainers/Coaches/Athletes Christine Conti and Brian Prendergast, aka Two Fit Crazies and a Microphone, discuss Fitness, Health, Nutrition, Running, Longevity, Vitality and Healthy People Doing Healthy Things. Guest Stars on the Regular!

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A Quick Dose of Fit and Crazy From The Land fo Misfit Toys - Episode 73

A vignette from the Two Fit Crazies and they continue to navigate the holiday season.

Pete McCall - Fitness Industry Leader/Educator/Author/All About Fitness Podcast Host - Episode 72

Episode 72 – Pete McCall – Fitness Industry Leader/Educator/Author and All About Fitness Podcast Host

The Pete McCall Swapcast

PMc Fitness Solutions, San Diego CA

All About Fitness podcast, Host

 

In Episode 72, the Two Fit Crazies conduct their FIRST EVER “Podcast Swap” (SwapCast) with the legendary Pete Mc Call. For those of you who don’t yet know of The Pete McCall, he is a frequently quoted fitness expert in publications such as the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Men’s Fitness, SELF, Glamour, US New & World Report, Shape, and more. Pete is a world-renowned fitness educator with a Master’s of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. He has worked for the top fitness leaders such as NASM and ACE while also serving as a Master Trainer for Core Health & Fitness. If that is not enough, Pete also hosts his very own podcast called All About Fitness. Be sure to check it out!

Brian, Christine, and Pete talk candidly about the dire need to educate people about the benefits of exercise. Wait until you hear about the latest study from Ball State. Did you know that NOT exercising is worse than smoking cigarettes? Yes! It is true! Pete shares some amazing facts and advice about how to feel better, live longer, and improve the quality of your life through movement. Gone are the days of scraping your lifeless body off the floor after grueling workouts. Hello active recovery days and improved cognitive function! Wait until you hear THE TRUTH with Two Fit Crazies and Pete McCall! Exercise is about enhancing the quality of your life, not just about your appearance.

Listen up!

Pete Mc Call is “Where It’s At!”

-Two Fit Crazies

Website: www.petemccallfitness.com

Podcast: All About Fitness  https://petemccallfitness.com/podcasts/ 

Facebook: Pete McCall                     

Instagram: @PeteMcCall_fitness

Twitter: @PeteMc_Fitness 

www.acefitness.org

#ACE #NASM #Shape #SCWMania #healthliving #AllAboutFitness

Peace on Earth Goodwill Towards Men (Except for the Self Proclaimed Guru) - The TFCs Navigate the Holidays - Episode 70

Episode 70

Peace on Earth Goodwill Towards Men (Except for the Self-Proclaimed Gurus) - The TFCs Navigate the Holidays

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”

-John Wooden

 

In Episode 70, the Two Fit Crazies will help you face the Bermuda Triangle of Holidays. This is what Brian refers to as the time between Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year. Stress levels are high, diets suffer, workouts are set aside, money is tight, sleep is at a minimum, and there is NEVER enough time in the day to get everything done. The holidays are supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, right?

On top of that, everywhere you look there are self-proclaimed “gurus” and “experts” on television, social media, and more that make unsubstantiated promises that have all the answers, so you can live YOUR BEST LIFE. They seem to have “it” all figured out. Do this. Eat and drink that. Buy this. In actuality, no one has it all figured out….and that’s okay! Christine and Brian offer their advice on how to identify and avoid being duped by false claims and how to embrace things, people, and ideas in life that brings you joy! There is not ONE thing in life that will solve all of your problems. Take a little something from everyone out there, and if you don’t believe us, go read some quotes from John Wooden!

Peace, Love, and Joy…to almost everyone!

-Two Fit Crazies

Brian's Kick Ass, PR, Philly Marathon Recap - Episode 69

Episode 69 – Brian’s Kick Ass, PR, Philly Marathon Recap.

Whenever a Fit Crazy puts their butt on the line, we get a recap. Ironman, marathons, birthday marathons, big events, Boston Marathon heartbreak? You name it. If there is a big Fit Crazy performance, you’re getting a Recap Show. And here in Episode 69, Brian and Christine give you just that.

Coming off his HUGE Philly Marathon 2 hour 48 minute 42 second (2:48:42), PR, Brian gives us the low down on his gigantic effort in the City of Brotherly Love. What did this guy just win an Oscar? You’d think the guy actually put the crack in the Liberty Bell! Too bad! It’s a Fit Crazy performance worthy of a Fit Crazy Recap!

Hear of the preparation, motivation, genesis of his love for running and all that went into making the run happen, including the inspirational run the day prior to the race by a very special cross-country team that he’s been lucky enough to be a part of this season.

All in all, if feeling good makes you feel good, this one will make you feel good. We Love It When We’re Having The Best Time!!!!!

 

Please Enjoy!

Yours in Good Health!

Two Fit Crazies

 

Philadelphia Marathon:

http://live.xacte.com/templates/philadelphiamarathon.com/for-runners/ 

1983 NYC Marathon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llfcZUyTJGA

2018 NJSIAA M.O.C.:

https://nj.milesplit.com/meets/323626/results/621414/formatted#.W_jIJvZFzIU

 

 

Suzelle Snowden - President - Fit Bodies, Inc. - Episode 68

Episode 68

Suzelle Snowden - Fit Bodies, Inc. President

In episode #68, the Two Fit Crazies had a blast with Suzelle Snowden! Suzelle is the creator and president of Fit Bodies, Inc, a company that holds contracts with tons of high-end all-inclusive resorts across the Caribbean, South America, and soon-to-be in Europe. Have you ever been to Secrets? Club Med? Sandals? Beaches? Breezes? If so, then you would have come across a Fit Bodies Inc. fitness professional! And did you know they were staying there for free?

Suzelle shares her story of how Fit Bodies came to be after she jumped in to teach a step class for an injured instructor while on vacation in Jamaica. Fast-forward 20 years, Fit Bodies Inc. now has over 35,000 members and works with over 90 resorts. If you are a fitness professional who loves to share their passion for fitness, a teaching vacation is for you! Stay in high-end resorts, teach fitness classes in paradise, and bring up to 3 people for FREE!  WHAT?!?!

In addition, “Fit Crazy Christine”, a member of Fit Bodies Inc. since 2003, reconnects with Suzelle after 13 years and shares her own experiences staying in some of the best resorts in Jamaica and Mexico. Finally, the Two Fit Crazies get Suzelle to open up about her experiences running 50k to 100 mile races and the fact that she is also the head of the Jeff Galloway Training Program in her area! Seriously, Suzelle “walks the walk” and every fit pro needs to check out Fit Bodies Inc!

–Two Fit Crazies

 

Fit Bodies - Links and Info:

www.fitnessprotravel.com

www.fitbodiesinc.com

Suzelle@FitBodiesIn.com

Facebook: Fit Bodies, Suzelle Snowden

Instagram/LinkedIn: @FitBodies

#FitBodiesInc #FitBodies #FitnessProTravel #SuzelleSnowden #Jamica #Secrets #Sandals # Sunscape #Beaches #Breezes #ClubMed #Mexico #TeachingVacations #caribbean #Zumba #Aqua #Spin #Tennis #Yoga #golf

Data, Technology and Apps – The Best of Times? Or the Worst of Times? - Episode 64

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Episode 64 – Data, Technology and Apps – The Best of Times? Or the Worst of Times?

 

In Episode 64 Christine and Brian chat about the “Pros and Cons” and the necessity, or lack of, surrounding the incredible amount of technology, apps and tools, designed to benefit our health, at our disposal in today’s marketplace.

Are these advancements our greatest allies in achieving great health? Has the pendulum swung too far? Have we become too reliant on tech and data? What happens when our gadgets break (we’re looking at you Garmin)? Does common science lack common sense? With everything that’s out there now, what will they possibly think of next?

Find out what the Two Fit Crazies have to say on the topic here in Episode 64 of the Two Fit Crazies and a Microphone Podcast.

 

Yours In Good Health!

TFC

 

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Knowing Your Worth and the Value of Your Time - Episode 63

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Episode 63 - Knowing Your Worth and the Value of Your Time

 

In Episode 63 the Two Fit Crazies discuss, the commodities, time and money and how they relate to our health, our training and the life of professional trainers and coaches.

The two things most commonly heard when we speak with clients, potential or otherwise, is:

A.      “I don’t have the time.”

and

B.      Joining a gym or having a trainer and/or coach “is too expensive.”

 

In Episode 63, Brian and Christine discuss solutions for making this work. In addition, they discuss the reasons why the industry standards for trainers and coaches are as such and the reasons why clients should seek only the best.  

Whether it is money or time, be sure to spend it wisely!

 

Yours In Good Health!

The Two Fit Crazies

Julian Barnes - Co-Founder, Boutique Fitness Summit & The Boutique Fitness Podcast - Episode 62

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Episode 62 - Julian Barnes - Co-Founder, Boutique Fitness Summit & The Boutique Fitness Podcast

Fitness and Marketing Management Expert

Studied Law at UNC Chapel Hill & Undergrad Tufts University.

 

In Episode 62, the Two Fit Crazies have an awesome conversation with Julian Barnes, the co-founder of the Boutique Fitness Summit.  Julian, an expert in fitness marketing and management, reveals why he felt compelled to create the first business conference on the East Coast that delivers practical strategies and tech solutions to studio owner and general managers in the fitness industry. 

Julian shares amazing advice that EVERY business owner should know in order to make their studio the most successful through effective marketing strategies, software products, customer service, social media, and more.  Julian also expounds on his theory that boutique fitness studios should look to the martial arts dojos as an effective way to operate their business. If you are a studio owner or general manager, you do not want to miss this episode.

Catch the next Boutique Fitness Summit in DC on November 2nd, 2018 or in a city near you in the near future! Register at www.bfsconferences.com!

 

Let’s Get Fit Y’All!!!

Two Fit Crazies

 

 

For More Information on Julian and Boutique Fitness Summit:

www.bfsconferences.com

www.boutiquefitnessconsultants.com

Podcast: The Boutique Fitness Podcast

Email: admin@bfsconferences.com

Facebook: Boutique Fitness Summit

Instagram: @boutiquefitnesssummit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Jason Karp - Author - REVO2LUTION RUNNING LLC and RUN-FIT, LLC - Episode 61

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Episode 61 - Dr. Jason Karp - REVO2LUTION RUNNING LLC and RUN-FIT, LLC

 

World-Renowned Running Coach, Best-Selling Author, 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, Creator of REVO2LUTION RUNNING ™, International Speaker, USATF Level 1 certified coach, 2013 U.S. Half-Marathon Team-World Maccabiah Games.

In Episode 61, the Two Fit Crazies catch up with world-renowned running expert, coach, and author, Dr. Jason Karp.  Dr. Karp talks about his latest adventures and newest programs currently sweeping the U.S. and beyond. Dr. Karp even gives us a sneak peek into his amazing new group of Revo2lution Running elite athletes.

Dr. Jason Karp also stresses the importance for all trainers, coaches, and running enthusiasts alike to learn the science and physiology behind designing the most efficient workouts. He harps on the fact that one must poses extensive knowledge of VO2Max, stroke volume, cardiac output, running form, etc.. to design or complete a running program that will produce the optimal results.

The Two Fit Crazies also get into it with Dr. Karp about his theory that strength training has no scientifically proven benefits in improving running. Dr. Karp expounds on how performing sports specific training methods is the only true way to reach your specific running goals and why his training methods work!  Whether you are a running enthusiast, a trainer, a coach, or simply someone who wants to improve their fitness, check out Episode 61!

 

www.Run-Fit.com

www.Revo2lutionRunning.com

Facebook: Revo2lutionRunning & Jason Karp

Instagram: Jason Karp

 

 

 

 

 

 



What's Holding You Back? - Episode 58

On Episode 58 of the Two Fit Crazies and a Microphone Podcast, Brian and Christine recap an awesome Episode 57 with the great fellas from Pure Focus Sports Club. What a great time that Episode was. Old school gym owners discussing the ins and out of power lifting and body building! It’s a classic!

From there they lead into their topic du jour. “What’s Holding You Back?” It’s an interesting topic in that it is something that we hear often and know all too well.

I/You/We know that I/you/we should be doing something differently, but just don’t always do that thing that I/you/we know that we should be doing. Something is holding you back from doing what must be done.

So, What Is It? What Is Holding You Back?

The answer is yours. It’s personal. If we were playing Family Feud, the most common answer on the board would Fear. Fear runs deep and wears many hats. Fear can be associated with danger. Fear is anxiety. Fear is uncertainty. Fear is societal pressures or judgement. Fear can be monetary. For all to many, fear is most often connected to failure. Fear of Failure is a gigantic deterrent to many. All of this is enough for many to do the worst thing, which is nothing.

Making Changes in life, career, relationships, diet, activity, lifestyle, performance, etc. is rarely done on a whim. Conclusions are made long before action is taken. We know what needs to be done. In Episode 58, the Two Fit Crazies ask you to dig deep any proclaim that “thing” that is getting in the way of you and your next stage of living your best life. Again, the answers are yours. But know that there is gold on the other side of doing what you know is best.

So, what is it? What is holding you back?

Let Us Know! We Got You Back

With Love!

Two Fit Crazies!!!!

 

Also, PLEASE DONATE to help Kirsten race with her dad! Details on donation page and in Episode 48.

Please, as always, be sure to subscribe to Two Fit Crazies and a Microphone on iTunes or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. We appreciate the support and it goes a long way in helping us share our message of health and fitness

WTF? - AKA - What The Fifty? - Episode 50

Celebrate Good Times, Come On!

It's Episode 50!!!!!!!

Listen in as the Two Fit Crazies celebrate and discuss their favorite moments, guests and topics from the first 50 Episodes of the podcast.

Wonder Woman vs. Ironman - Christine's Amazing Ironman Recap - Episode 49

Listen in as Christine provides a full recap of her AMAZING Ironman performance in Lake Placid. True to form, Christine firmly secures her spot as an All Time Great "Fit Crazy"!
High Five Christine!!!!!!!

Wayne Cornett - Dad/Runner/Hero - Episode 48

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Episode 48 -Wayne Cornett

“I’ll Run For Kirsten Until She Can!”

Father of 3

Runs for his daughter Kirsten

Team SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy)

 

In Episode 48, the two fit crazies had the honor of speaking with a beautiful soul by the name of Mr. Wayne Cornett. His story WILL restore your faith in humanity. This father of 3 talks candidly about how his daughter’s SMA, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, diagnosis, a disease that causes death for most infants before the age of two, changed his life forever. Fit Crazy Christine recounts her first meeting with Wayne at the New Jersey marathon, to his new mission to raise enough money for a racing push chair so that Kirsten can “race with her daddy.” This interview is both touching and inspiring. Let’s help Wayne race with his daughter! And let’s remember that running is about so much more!

GO FUND ME “Kirsten’s Race! SMA Push Chair” is waiting for YOU!

 

Go Fund Me:

Kirsten’s Race! SMA Push Chair! ($5,000 Goal: Purchases the push chair)

Learn more about SMA at www.CureSMA.org

 

-Two Fit Crazies

 

 

Gregory Andrus - Author/Photographer: Portraits of the Jersey Shore - Episode 46

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Episode 46 - Gregory Andrus – Author/Photographer: Portraits of the Jersey Shore

In episode 46, Gregory Andrus drops by the Two Fit Crazies podcast studio for one of the most powerful episodes yet! Andrus discusses how abuse, alcoholism, depression, homelessness, and a near-death experience lead to his new mission in life; prove to people that THEY MATTER! Defying the odds and surviving a bullet to the head, Andrus realized his life was just beginning. In his recent book, Portraits of the Jersey Shore, Gregory Andrus continues his quest to show compassion and empathy to others. This episode will change the way you look at life! Mental health matters! You matter!

Enjoy!

 

Website: www.portraitsofthejerseyshore.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/portraitsofthejerseyshore/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/portraitsofthejerseyshore/

 

 

Josh Sprague - Orange Mud - Episode 39

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Episode 39 - Josh Sprague – Orange Mud

Orange Mud Owner/Creator, Creator of Over 13 Different Hydration Packs Featured in Runners World Magazines, 2x Ironman, Ultra-Runner, Mountain Biker, Country Boy…

In episode #39, Two Fit Crazies and a Microphone sit down with Josh (Clay) Sprague, the creator and owner of Orange Mud.  What the Hell is Orange Mud? We will get to that…….. Josh discusses how growing up in Kansas and how his love for adventures lead him to achieve his dreams of building a company around what he loves! Not only is Josh a badass endurance athlete, but also a genius when it comes to solving problems about how to carry hydration! 

Josh’s discusses all about his state-of-the-art ergonomic hydration packs that feature “no-bounce” hydration as well as some of his other awesome products such as his transition and seat wrap cover. We want all of these products!!!!

 Enjoy episode #39 and check out Orange Mud!

 

Here’s To Going Long!!!!

Two Fit Crazies

 

For More On Orange Mud:

Website: https://www.orangemud.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/orangemud

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orangemud/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/orangemud

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/theorangemud/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUHukQIKyzO9k0W2qxoFvhg

Dr. Abby Bales, DPT, CSCS - Pelvic Floor Specialist - Episode 34

Episode 34 – Dr. Abby Bales, DPT, CSCS

In Episode 34, Fit Crazies Brian and Christine get some help in navigating the waters of exercising, both during pregnancy and postpartum, with the amazing Dr. Abby Bales! 

Dr. Bales is a New York State board certified physical therapist and owner of Reform Physical Therapy in New York City. Reform PT specializes in treating and training pregnant and postpartum female athletes of all levels. Abby is a graduate of NYU's Doctorate of Physical Therapy program, a pelvic floor certified physical therapist, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, a run coach, 9 time marathoner, loving wife to a Marine and mother of two youngsters. As such, she offers a very unique perspective and supreme level of expertise. 

Abby is dedicated to helping women stay as active as they want to be during a very unique time in their lives. As a mother and an athlete, Abby understands the emotional and physical needs of women to be active both during and after pregnancy, the desire to return to high levels of performance, and the complexity of fitness and motherhood.

We have a great conversation. There really is something for everyone to take home from this episode. Moms. Moms to be. Fellow Trainers. And yes, even you fellas. Get out your notebooks! And be sure to visit the Reform PT Instagram page for Dr. Bale’s exercise series. 

Thank You Dr. Bales for sharing your expertise!

Word To Your Motha!

Two Fit Crazies and a Microphone! 

 

For more information on Dr. Bales and Reform PT NYC:

Website:  https://reformptnyc.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reformptnyc/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reformptnyc/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReformPTNYC

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