Two Fit Crazies and a Microphone

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Two Fit Crazies and a Microphone Podcast

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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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Gregory Hannah - Assistant Director, Office of Disability Services - Villanova University/Founding Advisor, LEVEL - Villanova University - Episode 104

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Episode 104 – Gregory Hannah – Assistant Director, Office of Disability Services - Villanova University/Founding Advisor at LEVEL - Villanova University/Producer and Partner – Mission Possible with Eric Legrand

In Episode 104, you will hear from the one and only, Gregory Hannah! This is a special episode that we can’t wait for you to hear. From an unfortunate break of a foot led to a fortunate break in life, Episode 104 will have you

Greg is the Assistant Director, Office of Disability Services Villanova University where he’s spent the past 10 years trying to LEVEL the playing field and truly “Changing the Way People See Ability.” He is also a Founding Advisor at LEVEL (a Student group based on inclusion) where he’s helped shape one student’s vision into a group of over 100 members with over 50,000 hours of direct peer to peer support. Wai until you hear the incredible story of how he came up with the name for this group.

Greg has been featured by Tom Rinaldi for a NCAA Basketball College Game Day feature on two student managers with Cerebral Palsy and a Producer and Partner of Mission Possible with Eric Legrand, the six-part miniseries, which will be available on-demand on FoxSports.com. Mission Possible will feature Eric, a celebrity guest and everyday people living with different types of disabilities. This series is one of a kind as the host of the show is also living life in the face of adversity and using his platform to uncover stories of people who are living life to the fullest. A few of the celebrity guests on Mission Possible include, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who visited the Miami Heat Wheel Basketball team, Michael Strahan, who fitted Eric for a suit from his JC Penny line so Eric can attend a local high school prom with a Team LeGrand supporter living with Cerebral Palsy, Tom Brady, at the Patriots training camp, where Eric talked about football and overcoming everyday challenges and WWE star Triple H, who met up with Eric and Rohan Murphy, a Penn State wrestler with no legs who has become a Nike brand representative.

Greg is a Board Member, Team LeGrand of the Dana and Christopher Reeve Foundation and in 2018 created (alongside Eric) the annual Eric LeGrand Flag Football Tournament at Rutgers (to raise money for spinal cord research)

Publications:

■             Co-Author: (2016, February 11). On Their LEVEL: How Participation in a University Student Group Shapes Members’ Perceptions of Disability. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.

■             Co-Author: “Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges: Understanding How a Student Organization Attends to the Social Integration of College Students with Disabilities” Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability (JPED).

 

Born and raised in Manasquan, NJ. Currently live in Marlton, NJ with his wife Diana and 3 children aka “The Hannimals”.

Greg is an incredible human being that Brian was fortunate to have grown up with. Fortunately for the world, Greg has not only developed his previously non-existent left hand on the basketball court (a parting shot from Brian), he has developed many opportunities for those he’s touched and an infectious spirit for life that is bound to inspire you. We are happy to bring you this special Episode. Keep shining Greg!

 

In Good Health,

Two Fit Crazies  

www.twofitcrazies.com

 

Show Links:

Villanova Office of Disability Services: https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/studentlife/be_empowered/disability_services.html

LEVEL: https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/studentlife/be_empowered/disability_services/level.html

Mission Possible with Eric Legrand: https://www.foxsports.com/watch/mission-possible/video

Team Legrand: http://www.teamlegrand.org/

 

 

Jon Gallo - Celebrety Trainer/Croporate Wellnes & Safety Trainer/Owner/Author/Creator - Episode 103

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Episode 103 - Jon Gallo - Celebrity Trainer, Corporate Wellness & Safety Leader/Owner/Author/Creator

Owner: Results Fitness Academy, NJ 

Author: The Ultimate Guide to Joining a Gym  

Creator: Stretch and Flex Advantage, #SAFA 

 

 “The only way to achieve your results is to change your behaviors on a daily basis.” 

“Try to be the best you can be for other people and understand YOUR value…”  -Jon Gallo   

 

In Episode 103, the Two Fit Crazies welcome Jon Gallo to the show to talk about everything from starting out in the fitness industry to creating, managing, navigating, and marketing highly successful fitness businesses. Jon discusses how his childhood experiences watching his grandfather and dad work out inspired his love for fitness.  In addition to owning a construction company, presenting on television, and working as a DJ, Jon’s true passion for fitness lead him to compete in fitness shows, own gyms, and create his own programs such as Stretch and Flex Advantage, a corporate safety and wellness program. Jon also talks about how his journey took him from working with Bally’s, to linking up with Extreme Couture, to working with Derek Jeter’s programs in 24 Hour Fitness and more. Currently, Jon Gallo owns Results Fitness Academy in East Brunswick, NJ with his wife where they specialize in one-on-one training sessions that not only work on improving your physical state, but also your mental state through changing your behaviors.

Jon Gallo has a wealth of knowledge from decades in the industry!

Listen up!     

 

Two Fit Crazies 

 

 

Facebook: Jon Gallo 

Twitter & Instagram: @jongallofitness or @resultsfitnessacademy

LinkedIn: Jon Douglas Gallo 

Email: JonGalloFitness@gmail.com 

Websites: www.NowImFit.com  www.ResultsFA.com

Book: The Ultimate Guide to Joining a Gym  https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Guide-Joining-Step-Step-ebook/dp/B01MYFJC19/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=jon+gallo&qid=1558448663&s=gateway&sr=8-7

 

 

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Matt Long - Athlete/Survivor/Speaker - Episode 99

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Episode 99 - Matthew Long - ATHLETE-SURVIVOR- SPEAKER

Former NYC Firefighter

The Long Run, Author

Motivational Speaker, WME Speakers

Orangetheory Fitness Danbury, CT Franchisee

ATHLETE-SURVIVOR- SPEAKER

 

“Why did it happen...and why did I live?”

“...Turn your burners on and fire-up the human spirit!”

-Matt Long

 

In Episode 99, the Two Fit Crazies are left speechless from the most amazingly inspirational story of one man’s battle for survival after being hit by a 40-ton bus on the streets of New York City at 5:30AM on December 22nd, 2005. With a 1% chance for survival even after receiving over 68 units of blood, Matt Long was not about to give up. As a NYC firefighter, triathlete, marathoner, and IRONMAN at the time of the accident, Matt discusses how his elite fitness level “literally” saved his life. Although Matt champions an “I WILL” attitude, he also shares what it was like to wish his mother had prayed for him to die instead of having to endure the slow and painful process of rehabilitating a body that was practically sliced in two. Unbelievably, Matt not only survived the day he and his bicycle were crushed beneath the 10” space between a charter bus and the asphalt, but also recalls the mental journey to recovery! After more than 40 operations and years of rehabilitation, Matt has since returned to the New York City Marathon, IRONMAN Lake Placid, cycling, and even holds 8 world records for the indoor rower! Matt also discuss his inspirational book, The Long Run, as well as his love for public speaking engagements and why he decided to be a franchisee for Orangetheory Fitness. Prepare to be inspired!

 

Two Fit Crazies

 

Website: www.mattlongspeaker.com

Phone: Book Matt through WME Speakers 212-903-1400

Email: mattlongspeaking@gmail.com

Facebook: Matthew Long

Twitter & Instagram: @43long_matt

I Will Foundation: www.mattlongspeaker.com/pages/foundation

 

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Dr. Sebastian Gonzales - DC, CCSP, CSCS, RMSK Performance Sportscare/Podcast Host/Author - Episode 95

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Episode 95- Dr. Sebastian Gonzales DC, CCSP, CSCS, RMSK Performance Sportscare/Podcast Host/Author

“...fitness is the stepping stone toward the other result.”  “...physical therapy...the end goal is to be an athlete again, not just rehab…”  -Dr. Sebastian Gonzales     

 

In Episode 95 of Two Fit Crazies & a Microphone podcast, we had a blast talking with Dr. Sebastian Gonzales of Huntington Beach, California. Dr. Gonzales, an accomplished Sports Chiropractor and Human Movement Specialist, shares how his experiences rehabilitating childhood injuries lead him to re-evaluate the goals of physical therapy. Dr. Gonzales believes that we first need to examine why we believe we are injured or why we believe we “can’t” do something. Only then, we can begin to “unravel the yarn” and work towards standing and lasting results.  Dr. Gonzales also offers a unique perspective on the state of therapy and the way in which you should view rehabilitating injuries. Dr. Gonzales also gives out some awesome tips from his latest book, I Will Beat Back Pain as well as awesome advice from his podcast, RESTORING HUMAN MOVEMENT!

Check it out!     

Two Fit Crazies

www.twofitcrazies.com

 

For More on Dr. Gonzales:

Website: www.p2sportscare.com  

Email: info@p2sportscare.com 

Podcast: Restoring Human Movement Podcast 

Youtube: Sebastian Gonzales 

Twitter: @PerformanceHB 

Instagram: performancehb   

And here’s a FREE GIVEAWAY compliments of Dr Gonzales:

FREE Low Back Mini Guide - Use code for free download: "Twofit"

https://www.p2sportscare.com/product/low-back-mini-guide/

 

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Todd Durkin - Internationally Recognized Strength, Speed & Conditioning Coach/Trainer - Episode 88

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Episode 88 - Todd Durkin - Husband & Father of 3 

Fitness Quest 10 San Diego, CA Owner/Founder 

Named Top 100 Greatest Health and Fitness Influencers of ALL-TIME! 

Internationally Recognized Strength, Speed & Conditioning Coach/Trainer

Trainer to NFL Great Drew Brees 

Author of 44 DVD’s and The IMPACT Body Plan, The WOW Book

Under Armour, Head Training Advisor

IDEA/ACE Personal Trainer of the Year Recipient 

Contestant on NBC’s tv show, STRONG

Keynote and Motivational Speaker. And the list goes on and on and on!   

 

“You can’t change anything on the outside until you change the inside.” 

“Run at the fear! Attack it!”  -Todd Durkin   

In Episode 88, 13-years after Christine first moved to the Jersey shore and heard of this living legend, the Two Fit Crazies got fired up talking with a true “fire-breathing dragon” by the name of TODD DURKIN. Todd, a native to the Jersey shore, opens up about overcoming incredible adversity through his ability to run at fear, remain purpose-driven, and view his experiences as part of his necessary journey to find his purpose. In this incredibly moving episode, Todd explains how his obedience and drive propelled him from an under-privileged boy in Brick, New Jersey to one of the top 100 greatest health and fitness influencers of all time! Todd discusses the importance of “filling up your well” and taking care of yourself on a physical, mental, and spiritual level. This, Todd proclaims, is one of his keys to success and remaining grounded.

Todd also talks about what it is like to train top NFL and MLB players as well as the people he looks to for strength and guidance. From training pro-athletes, giving keynote speeches, writing books, recording live social media content, and inspiring the world, Todd Durkin is a truly amazing human being. This episode will inspire you to “RUN AT YOUR FEAR!”     

 

Enjoy! 

Two Fit Crazies 

 

For more on Todd Durkin:

Twitter: @todddurkin 

Instagram: toddurkin or fitnessquest10 

Facebook: Todd Durkin or Fitness Quest 10 

Website: www.todddurkin.com or www.doseofdurkin.com      

 

 

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Brittany Citron - PROnatal Fitness, Founder - Episode 87

Episode 87 - Brittany Citron - PROnatal Fitness, Founder 

 “Inspired by Love, Informed by Science” ™   

“Empowering women to train better for an event of a lifetime …. a major athletic event, motherhood.”  -Brittany Citron   

In Episode 87, the Two Fit Crazies had a blast learning all about PROnatal Fitness with founder, Brittany Citron! After years of working in the corporate world, Brittany’s unyielding passion for fitness and health eventually lead her to “challenge the norm” when it comes to pre and post-natal fitness. With two kids of her own, Brittany saw a gap in the medical and fitness industry with regards to exercising both before and after delivery. Brittany explains why both doctors and fitness professionals alike tend to give misinformation, or no information at all, to pregnant women about the importance of exercise.  Brittany created PROnatal Fitness to bridge this gap. If you are a personal or group fitness trainer, or simply want to learn more about the do’s and don’ts of pre and post-natal exercise, this episode is for YOU! Let’s all learn LIIT!  …. Labor Intensive Interval Training!        

 

Enjoy!  Two Fit Crazies 

www.twofitcrazies.com

 

For more on PRO

Website: www.Pronatalfitness.com 

Twitter: @pronatalfitness  

Instagram: pronatalfitness 

Facebook: PROnatal Fitness

 

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Colin Dingelstad - Beyond Social Conditioning - Episode 86

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Episode 86 

Colin Dingelstad - Beyond Social Conditioning, Owner/Director - Swalmen, Netherlands   

“Just do something! Try something simple...celebrate it!”  -Colin Dingelstad   

In Episode 86, the Two Fit Crazies took a trip to the Netherlands! We wish!  Instead, we had a great interview via ZOOM with an amazing transformational coach by the name of Colin Dingelstad. Colin joined us live from Swalmen in the Netherlands to share his story and perspective about the current state of health and fitness. Colin, a very successful transformational coach and owner of Beyond Social Conditioning, first became interested in learning about successful habits and improving “the self” while reading self-help books as a teenager. Although his goal at the time was to score more dates, his passion for improving the quality of life for himself and others was long-lasting. In this episode, Colin revealed his own “secrets to success” by going “beyond social conditioning” with each of his clients. He asks them to reflect deeply about their life through analyzing their movement, health, mindset, and more.  While Colin speaks about the current state of fitness and health in the Netherlands and the U.K., his messages about the importance of laughing, smiling, and happiness, are universal!      

 

Enjoy!  Two Fit Crazies

 

Website: www.beyondsocialconditioning.com     

Twitter:@CDingelstad  

Instagram: colindingelstad 

Facebook: Colin Dingelstad 

 

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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

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

 

 

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.

Irene Lewis-McCormick - Fitness Educator/Author - Episode 38

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Episode #38 - Irene Lewis-McCormick

International Fitness Educator, 30-year Fitness Veteran, Twice Published Author, Faculty at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and SCW Fitness, Director for Octane Fitness, Orange Theory Coach,  RYKA Fitness Ambassador, Master Trainer for: TRX, Savvier Fitness, Power Systems, SCW Fitness Education, JumpSport, and KnotOut. Certifications include: NSCA, ACE, AFAA, ACSM, AEA, and YogaFit. IDEA Fitness Presenter of the Year Nominee 2018.

In episode #38 of Two Fit Crazies and a Microphone, the spunky and super intelligent Irene Lewis-McCormick walks us through HER rise to fame in the cutthroat fitness industry.  From teaching aerobics classes in small studios….and yes thongs and headbands were totally cool, to starring in dozens of workout videos, Irene is the real deal! She not only discusses some valuable tips to be more successful in the fitness world, but also how to effectively retain clients and foster relationships in any career.

Irene delves into her life as a professor at Drake University and shares some eye-opening experiences about the next generation of fitness professionals.  (Don’t worry! It’s not all bad!) Irene also discusses the importance of strong communication skills and being able to have the ability to “Train to Transfer!”

As the author of The HIIT Advantage and A Women’s Guide to Muscle Strength, Irene is also an expert on properly training the body, especially the woman’s body, by using HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts as well as safe and effective strength programs. Her knowledge base is amazing and her 30+ years of experience makes her a true leader in the fitness world!

Irene has her hand in just about EVERYTHING in the fitness industry….and we even got a little plug for Orange Theory Fitness in there!

Thank you for listening in on Episode 38!

Two Fit Crazies and a Microphone

 

Web: www.irenemccormick.com

Instagram: @irenemccormick3

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Irene-Lewis-McCormick/e/B006JG44IS

Orangetheory Fitness: https://www.orangetheoryfitness.com/

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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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