Energising Life with AKR Fitness
Episode 40: Principles vs. Methods

Episode 40: Principles vs. Methods

February 7, 2022

In this episode, Lynsey, Zatto and Mike chat about putting principles before methods when it comes to your health and fitness.

The team also summarise the main themes over the seasons and Zatto shares her story and how she came to be a coach at AKR.

Episode 39: Addicted to Pizza w/Stevie Taylor

Episode 39: Addicted to Pizza w/Stevie Taylor

January 31, 2022

In this episode, AKR member Stevie joins Mike and Zatto to chat about his fitness journey.

Stevie shares how he always wanted to lose weight but wasn't able to. He was intimidated by gyms and found himself stuck in unhelpful eating cycles and drawn into wacky diets.

This is Stevie's story and how he turned it around.

Episode 38: How to Protect Yourself from Misinformation & Fads

Episode 38: How to Protect Yourself from Misinformation & Fads

January 24, 2022

In a follow on from Episode 36 about how your own brain fools you, Mike joins Lynsey and Adam to chat about how an understanding of science can help you protect yourself from misinformation and fads.

Adam also shares a little of his background and how he came to join Team AKR.

Episode 37: The Right Side of the Balance Point w/Chris Gray

Episode 37: The Right Side of the Balance Point w/Chris Gray

January 17, 2022

In this episode, AKR member Chris joins Adam and Lynsey.

Chris chats reflects on the double-edged sword that being a highly driven person can be.

He chats about motivation, burnout and a shift from being highly goal-orientated to finding ways to enjoy the process in work, life and in fitness.

Episode 36: Fooled By Your Own Brain

Episode 36: Fooled By Your Own Brain

January 10, 2022

In this episode, Mike and Lynsey chat about the various ways your own brain fools you on a daily basis.

Learn about heuristics, biases and fallacies so you can be a better thinker and better protect yourself against misinformation, particularly in the health and fitness world.

Episode 35: Strong Grandma w/Mhairi MacMillan

Episode 35: Strong Grandma w/Mhairi MacMillan

January 3, 2022

In this episode, AKR member Mhairi joins Lynsey and Matt to chat about her journey.

Listen in as Mhairi shares:

  • How your 50s can be a difficult time for women.
  • Giving up smoking. How she got into strength training.
  • Taking up running and achieving her first half marathon aged 60.
  • Dealing with injuries.
  • And more!
Episode 34: The Power of Reflection (+ Looking Forward to 2022)

Episode 34: The Power of Reflection (+ Looking Forward to 2022)

December 27, 2021

In this episode, the team reflect on the last year (or two!) and begin to look forward to 2022.

Coach Matt also joins the podcast for the first time and shares a little of his background.

Episode 33: Listener Questions: How to Stop Emotional Eating & More…

Episode 33: Listener Questions: How to Stop Emotional Eating & More…

December 20, 2021

In this episode we answer some more listener questions. Also Fabio joins the podcast for the first time and shares a little of his background.

Look out for discussion around:

  • I eat because I'm unhappy but then I'm unhappy because I eat.
  • How can I stop myself feeling a bit intimidated by being around fitter people?
  • How do you keep moving forward in the fitness journey?
  • How do you learn to allow yourself to take a day off from the gym?
  • If you could gain one skill instantly, what would it be?

Book mentioned: The Happiness Trap

Episode 32: Coping with Injuries and Overcoming Setbacks

Episode 32: Coping with Injuries and Overcoming Setbacks

December 13, 2021

The team wrap up Season 4 with a discussion of injuries and setbacks, sharing personal experiences and lessons you can use in your own life.

Mentioned in this episode:

Book:

  • What Happy People Know by Dan Baker

 

"The Three Ps":

  • Is it personal?
  • Is it pervasive?
  • Is it permanent? 
Episode 31: Fitness And The Festive Season

Episode 31: Fitness And The Festive Season

December 6, 2021

The festive season can be a challenging time for a number of reasons. In this episode, the team chat about Christmas and what it means for your fitness.

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