Interviewing the most exciting people in the fitness Industry, telling the best stories and having a blast doing it!
We talk live with Syndicate Crown podium finisher Cole Greashaber.
Paige talks about her hockey career and how long trips to be able to play with her mom developed a bond between them that still exists today. Paige's mom still proudly displays shirts at competitions that say Paige's Mom. Paige has gone through some life transformations over the past year and it has translated into nothing but good things on the competition floor. After a very Consistent weekend at the Syndicate Crown she firmly planted a spot for herself to the CrossFit Games.
We talk to Fee about coffee, Doing podcasts at Panera. How she fought through illness at the MACC last year to finish 7th, We ask her about being in a semifinal two years in a row that had the #1 Seed moved into her semi, we find out more about her relationship with Scott and is she known at Aunt Fee? and we finish up with how she is prepared for the Granite Games, her big idea for the future and how much she loved her Power Monkey Camp experience
We Talk everything from Dogs to Ice Cream with this amazing young star in the CrossFit World. We talk about her move to Georgia, rooming with Sara Sigmundsdottir, Noah Ohlsen being the Crazy Cousin and her daily showdown with Travis Mayer. She shares some rough surgeries and mental hurdles being an elite gymnast caused, plus so much more.
We sit down with one of the most impressive athletes I have every researched and oh ya her son in 5 time Fittest on Earth Mat Fraser! We talk about her amateur and Pro figure skating days and the inovations her and her husband Don brought to the sport, we talk about being a doctor, and a mother and how that can blend together. Mat is one tough competitor and he gets it straight from his Rock Star Mom! Check out this bonus Mother's Day Edition of The Clydesdale Fitness & Friends
Danielle was named one of the most Athletic CrossFitters in the sport we talk about was this a blessing or a curse, We talk about the epiphany she had after finishing the 2021 CrossFit Games that God had a plan for her, and she changed a lot about what she was doing away from the gym. We also talk R.A.A.D., Karaoke, Dogs and Semifinals. We interviewed Danielle 18 months ago and again today. There is a noticable differenne in her overall and that is scary. Look out CrossFit World, Danielle is coming.
We have a chat with the man himself Armen Hammer! We talk about being a Dad and how that has changed his life. We discuss why he has stepped back from CrossFit the organization, yet still embraces the community and the methodology. We look back at the relationships he built in Austin with Chase, Kyle and Cliff. Will SAN every air again? and what does the future look like from a media standpoint.
Jake grew up playing action sports and found that playing traditional sports never gave him the joy that training did, so CrossFit was the perfect spot for him, we discover how he got connected with Mat Fraser and HWPO and we finish up with some shenanigans with Cooper Marsh!
Back again is our old friend Justin Cotler and we go through all of his athletes and what he is looking for going into semifinals. He also has an agressive travel plan as he has athletes at each and every one.
Alex sits down with us and talks about growing up in a difficult but loving situation, how someone took a chance on her and it has paid off so much. We talk about getting married at 18 to her love Jake and how they support each other. Alex has grown while under the tutulidge of Justin Cotler and the Underdogs Coaches. This year Alex took a huge step by finishing 14th in North America in the Quarterfinals and is poised to make some waves at Semis. Take a listen to this smart beyond her years athlete.
Colten talks to us about training for the Granite Games and eventually the CrossFit Games. We talk about how last year he was so focused on making the Games that he trained to get there, and not necessarily compete at the Games once he was there. His girlfriend Ally has stood by his side for over 3 years and has now made a Semifinal herself on the CrossFit Kilo II team. She talks about how it is impossible not to get fit working out with Colten. We look at the journey she took to get to this point and what the future looks like. We also talk about wedding dates? Home building? and Secret Equipment building.
Kelly Stone has been one of our favorites from the beginning of this podcast, She is so smart and articulate about all that is going on in the sport of CrossFit and uses that to examine where she is at and how to get better, Her Fitness is out of this world, from going to the Games twice on a team, finishing 8th at a very stacked West Coast Classic last year and improving tremendously through this years Open and Quarterfinals. She is on a pace to kick down the door to Madison and show everyone what she has. We also talk family, home remodels and so much more.
We talk with Ricky Garard and his Coach Justin Cotler about why it was the right fit to come together, Ricky talks about how hard it was to wait 4 years to make his return, and how meeting his now girlfriend Michelle was a big help to him at the time, he also shares how a supportive familty and community helped his as he went back to do class workouts. We also explore how being a rugby player can help with the mindset of CrossFit. Plus so much more.
James talks about how his focus is now on having fun, he explains how him and his girlfriend Paige have made a check list of things they want to do and just started scheduling. James is now focusing on Semi-Finals but still looking at it as something to do for fun. We also talk about all the programs and books he has out! James is also a inventor of the Tiny Timer which is one of the coolest things out there. We also learn about James building and Air B&B with no prior experience 🤣 We finish with James telling us about breaking bones in his back and still competing in an Iron Man Triathlon 5 days later. I hope you enjoy this incredibly fascinating human!
Crystal tells us why she wanted to start an app that dealt with Mobility, but in a more complete sense of recovery. She wanted to factor in stress relief, sleep and make this a holistic approach. We talk her fitness journey from soccer to bad ass weight lifter and CrossFitter. We then get into her being sick for the last two years and finally on the road to recovery. What they did to her physically, mentally and spiritually. Her story is a remarkable one and you should check this one out.
The Crew talks with Mat Fraser and Matt O'Keefe about how they formed their relationship, that has become one of complete trust and now business partners, best friends and family. We dive into the mindset of a champion and the dual personality that Mat had to wrestle with to be successful. We dive into HWPO what the plans are for the future, why they developed their own app, Mat's coaching venture and the role O'Keefe plays today with this. Plus a ton of laughs and fun throughout the hour. HWPO the Book https://www.amazon.com/HWPO-Hard-Work... HWPO Web Site https://www.hwpotraining.com/
The Crew breaks down the events of the weekend that lead up to Anikha Greer not being abyle to move on to Semi-Finals. This is not a black and white world, there is a lot of grey and an athlete with a clean record, Never been penalized in 4 years for movement standards, always complied with no argument of being forced to Online Semi last year, missing out on a year during the teen divisions because of a change of rule, She is always the one on the bad end of a rule change. The CrossFit Games determine the Fittest on Earth not the most technology savvy! Her workout was done timely, her video was posted on YouTube timely using the WOD Proof App so it is time stamped and score recorded. They paperwork got lost in the mail. Are you kidding me! Check out the full interview here.
Scott sits down with Matt to discuss his collegiate baseball career with the Univeristy of Utah, how he found CrossFit and how it gave him that competitive thing in his life. We talk about his wife and his job at UPS, Why he decided to go with Brute Strength and how that has changed his expectations and he is doing things that keep surprising him and his coach. Plus a lot more.
Charlie and Scott Sit down with Chase and discuss growing up in West Virginia, Collegiate Wrestling, and being an Academic Wizard. Chase discusses how he went into local TV Ad Sales and finally getting a dream opportunity with Flo Elite where he met Armen Hammer and Kyle and Cliff and formed what would be known as Scale as Needed. We talk about Chase's journey with these guys and how they eventually left Flo Elite. Chase is now with C4 Energy doing marketing. We finish off with some opinions of what and where CrossFit is plus a few other things thrown in.
Scott sits down with Caroline Lambray and Jeff Adler. We talk to them the week they were allowed to open CrossFit Wonderland. We also talk about Jeff having a pretty awesome off-season, with a Podium finish at The Rogue Invitational, a 4th Place finish in Dubai and then Caroline hit the stage at Wodapalooza. Jeff gives his input about the new facination with the elimination events. Do you think Jeff is wearing his cowboy gear from The Rogue Invitational? and so much more!
Scott has a facinating conversation with Cooper that spans everything from studying at Oxford where he played Lacrosse and got to hang out in the Harry Potter Castle to owning a mobile Donut business that required some shenannigans, tp working with some of the best and brightest stars in the CrossFit Space. Just an amazing comversation with so much more
James tells us about growing up in a very poor section of New York, going to school in New Jersey because of his football ability however, still facing racism and struggles while being given favors to get on the football field. He talks about the depression he felt while people came out of the woodwork with handouts, and how he overcame all of this to become one of the best coaches in the Fitness industry and growing his strength through faith.
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CrossFit Faru's co-founder, Wesley Gold is the Law Enforcement Officer for the Grumeti Reserve and manages 100+ anti-poaching scouts on the ground in Tanzania and oversees the efforts to reduce poaching in the area. Kristen Chandler shares what the anti-poaching scouts go through in a day, how dangerous their job is and how CrossFit is preparing the scouts to be more prepared doing their jobs. The next big push is to get an L1 done out to the Serengeti so that the scouts can get the qualification and that will give them consistency.
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Scott had the opportunity to talk with Arielle and Dillon Lowen and Emily and Kyle Rolfe, all at the same time. While there was discussion about Wodapalooza, The Rogue Invitational, the new sponsorships and the offseason. This interview went completely unscripted and most of the time off the rails but made it the most fun, wacky and crazy interview ever done on this podscast. If you want to have an hour of fun... Check this one out!