Two Fit Crazies and a Microphone

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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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The Return of Dr. Jason Karp - Running Coach, Creator of Rev02lution Running™ Certification, 8x Author, IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year - Episode 110

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Episode 110 - The Return of Dr. Jason Karp - Running Coach, Creator of Rev02lution Running™ Certification, 8x Author, IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year

Round 3 - Elite Running Coach, Creator of Rev02lution Running™ Certification, 8x Author, IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, Chocolate Milk Advocate, Run-Fit Kenyan Running Camp Director 2020! 

  “Kenyans have an intense desire to be good...they try to become the best in the world...this is their way out of poverty...great runners are celebrities there...”   -Dr. Jason Karp   

 

In Episode 110, the Two Fit Crazies welcomed back Dr. Jason Karp to the show for the third time! Obviously, the Fit Crazies love speaking with the incredibly intelligent Dr. Karp about the latest developments in exercise science to improve all aspects of running. This time, Dr. Karp speaks about his newest endeavors such as: enrolling in  an MBO program at San Diego State, coaching an elite team of Rev02lution Running  athletes from around the globe, writing another book about how physical activity,  specifically running, affects sexual behavior, and creating a Run-Fit Kenyan running  camp after his experience training at the High Altitude Training Camp in Iten, Kenya.  Needless to say, whether you are an avid runner or just looking for ways to improve your health and fitness through walking or running, Dr. Jason Karp dishes out all the science about how running WILL improve your life. This episode will not disappoint!  Brian and I have a great time learning about the benefits of “more sex” in relation to  improved athletic performance (we try so hard to be mature about this) and Dr. Karp  delves into what he learned from running with the Kenyans and submerging himself in  their culture. Get certified as a REV02LUTION Running coach or learn more about attending his Kenyan Running Camp at www.run-fit.com or www.REV02lutionrunning.com   

 

Run On!

Two Fit Crazies

 

Website: www.run-fit.com or www.REV02LUTIONRunning.com   

Facebook: jason karp or revo2lution running 

Twitter: @DrJasonKarp 

Instagram: @drjasonkarp @revo2lutionrunning 

LinkedIn: Jason Karp 

Sheera Goren, Co-Founder & CEO of Zygo - Episode 109

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Episode 109 - Sheera Goren, Co-Founder & CEO of ZYGO 

“...be SWIMSPIRED!” 

“...I wanted to create the Peloton of swimming!” 

“...we are dealing with a passionate population.”  -Sheera Goren 

 

In Episode 109, the Two Fit Crazies are WOWED by Sheera Goren, the co-founder and CEO of Zygo, the first wireless headset for underwater streaming audio and live coaching. Whether you are a swimmer or non-swimmer, Zygo is going to revolutionize all water sports with its ability to transmit sound through a specific frequency that penetrates water. Swim coaches can instruct swimmers mid-stroke while surfers, stand-up paddle boarders, crew teams, can receive real-time coaching. Sheera reveals how her past experiences playing soccer at the University of Michigan, attending law school at UCLA, and working in the world of hospitality law all lead her to the creation of Zygo. As a non-swimmer who wanted to dabble in the world of triathlon, like Fit Crazie Christine, she was lost when it came to finding the right training groups to learn to swim. Sheera talked about how she created her own swim groups rather than attend intimidating Masters groups or take water aerobics classes with “older” populations. She further explains how she wanted to create “the Peloton for swimming” with Zygo and give people the ability to listen to podcasts and music as well as receive live and recorded coaching. You will not want to miss this episode!   Pre-order your Zygo today for 10% off at www.shopzygo.com and use the code BACKER for an additional 10% off!     

Two Fit Crazies

 

Website: www.shopzygo.com  

Facebook: Zygo

Instagram: @zygogram 

 

Pre-order your Zygo today for 10% off at www.shopzygo.com and use the code BACKER for an additional 10% off!     

Jesse Itzler - Entrepreneur/Author/Endurance Athlete - Building Life's Resume - Episode 100

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Episode 100 - Jesse Itlzer – Entrepreneur/Author/Endurance Athlete 

New York Times Best-Selling Author, Living With a Seal & Living With Monks  

Owner, NBA Atlanta Hawks

Cofounder, Marquis Jets & Former Partner, Zico Coconut Water 

 

 

“Get your feet in the door and then figure it out! Ride the momentum!” 

“Welcome the unknown and learn from it!”  -Jesse Itzler 

 

Happy 100th Episode/Birthday/Anniversary! We f’ing made it!

In this episode, the Two Fit Crazies go BIG as they welcome the AMAZING Jesse Itzler! Jesse joins the best “party” in the world to shed some light on how to build your “life’s resume.” Through Jesse’s ability to think BACKWARDS, he then was able to “write the end of the movie...but then you just have to write the script.” This seemed to work for Jesse Itzler since he first made a name for himself as a rapper on MTV in the 1990’s. Since then, Jesse went on to write the theme song for the New York Knicks, found Marquis Jets, own Zico Coconut Water, and even own the Atlanta Hawks. Although Jesse’s “life resume” is super impressive, Jesse is someone who “walks the walk.” He is a true giver and believes in the power of relationships, but he also believes that, at the end of the day, we all want the same thing: “we want to feel good!”

In this episode, Jesse shares his insight on the importance of fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness as it relates to happiness and success. Even after living with David Goggins for a month and then living with monks, Jesse continues to crave new experiences. He has created events, or “Experiences,” for others to quit the mundane and invest in themselves. Climb mountains, camp in the wilderness, and BUILD THAT LIFE RESUME!  Hear more from the AWESOME Jesse Itzler and find out about how to register for an upcoming event or workshop on Episode 100!  

 

Two Fit Crazies 

 

Jesse Itzler lives in Atlanta with his wife, Sara Blakely, Founder of Spanx, & his 4 young children.

Website: https://jesseitzler.com

Books:  Living With A Seal  Living With The Monks

Facebook: Jesse Itzler 

Twitter: @jesseItzler 

Instagram: @jesseItzler 

LinkedIn: Jesse Itzler   

 

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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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Two Fit Crazies Boston Marathon Recap - Episode 98

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Episode 98 – The Two Fit Crazies Boston Marathon Recap!

“If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.” ... Kathrine Switzer

Gather ‘Round! The Two Fit Crazies sit down for their recap of the 2019 Boston Marathon!  Christine and Brian, once again, had the great fortune of running the greatest marathon in the world! Find out where this marathon ranks for them both in running and life!

How did Christine fare coming off her unfortunate DNF in the rain soaked 2018 Boston Marathon?

Was Brian able to beat his previous best time or Boston PR?

What went well?

What went not so well?

What’s it like spending time amongst the greatest runners in the world, Jimmie Johnson, Joan Samuelson and 28,000 of our closest friends?

 

And, of course…

…THE PHOTO SEEN AROUND THE WORLD!

Hear It All in Episode 98!!!!!

 

Thank you Boston From the Bottom of Our Hearts!

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Roberta Groner - World Class Runner/Full Time Nurse/Mother of Three - Episode 96

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Episode 96 – Roberta Groner – World Class Runner – Full Time Nurse – Mother of 3

In Episode 96 the Fit Crazies have the honor of rapping with the ridiculously fast and remarkably humble Super Mom, Roberta Groner, age 41, of Randolph, NJ. Literally, just 2 hours off the plane home, Roberta gives us the low down on her phenomenal, news making 2:29:06, 5th place performance against a world class field at the Rotterdam Marathon.

To put it simply, Roberta has a story for the ages. After competitive high school and, albeit shortened, collegiate careers, running went away. Roberta spent the next decade building her career in nursing and starting a family. But a flame was rekindled after joining some office cohorts and running the Pittsburg Half Marathon just 10 years ago. This led to a marathon in Chicago and an impressive 3-hour 12-minute (3:12) debut. But she was just getting started, a Sub 3 hour run in her second marathon was followed by races in the 2:40’s and then a true burst onto the scene with her 2:37 victory at the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon in 2016. Just Flying!!!!

All of this, along with a 2:30:38, 3rd place finish at the California International Marathon in 2017 has stamped Roberta’s place among the nation’s and world’s elites.

In fact, we’d bet that if the 41-year-old, full time nurse, divorced mother of three had rubbed a lamp and was granted running wishes, Roberta probably would have sold herself short in what she wished for.

What’s it like to run a 2:29 and an IAAF/Olympic Standard?

At 41 years of age, while still working full time and a divorced mother of three, how does she fit it all in?

What are the differences in training blocks as she continues to grow as a runner?

What is it like working with a new coach in Steve Magness?

Do her boys know how cool their mom is?  

What are her nutrition and recovery routines like?

What is her advice for and/or secret to success?

And most importantly; What’s Next???? #KFG

 

Whatever your role in athletics or fitness or life, Roberta’s story is not to be missed!

Get Your Inspiration Here, In Episode 96!

 

Let’s Roll!

Two Fit Crazies

 

 

Follow Roberta’s Path Here:

Instagram: bad_boys104

Twitter: @Marathongirl245

Facebook:  Roberta Pickens Groner

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Bart Yasso - The Mayor of Running - Episode 81

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Episode 81 – Bart Yasso - The Mayor of Running

“Never limit where running can take you.” Bart Yasso

In Episode 81, the Two Fit Crazies had the honor of speaking with the great Bart Yasso. Affectionately known as the “Mayor of Running”, Bart goes deep into his journey and life in running. Recently retired after 21 years at Runner’s World where he held the title of Chief Running Officer, Bart takes us from his first run in “cutoff jeans and a Budweiser t-shirt” to the “world’s toughest footrace” through Death Valley to a 5k in a nudist colony. And an interview with Bart would never be complete without getting the lowdown on the famous workout created by and named for him – the Yasso 800s, stating that “There isn’t a day that someone doesn’t mention Yasso 800’s.”

Bart is an incredibly genuine person with a passion for running and life. It felt like we were old friends catching up after some time apart. An inspiration to all that cross his path, we hope that you enjoy this episode as much as we did.

 

Yours in Fitness (and running),

Brian and Christine – The Two Fit Crazies

 

#yasso800s #badwaterultramarathon #deathvalley #mtwhitney #barebunsrun #kauaimarathon #runnersworld #mcm #bluemile #algonquin50k #cooasttocoast #thefabricofamerica #inspiration #mylifeontherun #ambyburfoot #bostonmarathon #newyorkmarathon

 

Bart Yasso:

Website: http://bartyasso.com/

Instagram: @bartyasso

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bart-Yasso-118295040323/

Twitter: @bartyasso