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A Mid-Year Reflection

With Jamie Martin and David Freeman
Season 6, Episode 23   June 13, 2023

Many people put a lot of stock in goal-setting at the start of a new year, but it’s important to also check in with ourselves at various points throughout the year: What’s working? What did I learn? What did I achieve? What should I stop? What should I start?

In this final episode of season 6, Jamie Martin and David Freeman consider what they’ve learned from this season’s episodes and personally reflect on changes and challenges they’ve experienced in the first half of the year.

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How Humans Are Wired for Compassion

By Henry Emmons, MD and Aimee Prasek, PhD

Our brains are wired to care for others, even when it may seem like too much to ask.

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How to Start Using Body-Neutral Language

By Elizabeth Millard

Many of us inadvertently use language that reinforces the idea that thinness is better. Here’s how to speak with compassion.

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What Is Body Neutrality and How Can I Embrace It?

By Elizabeth Millard

Why trading affirmation for acceptance can be freeing.

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How Positive Emotions Supercharge the Effects of Exercise

By Andrew Heffernan

Psychologist Kelly McGonigal, PhD, on how a joyful approach to exercise can help people reach their fitness goals more easily.

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How Olympian Mechelle Lewis Freeman Is Helping Others Find Their Strength

By Jill Patton, FMCHC

The Olympian, coach, and TrackGirlz founder is inspiring top-level athletes and the next generation to trust their potential and pursue their passions.

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The Mind-Body Connection: Tapping in to Mindfulness Through Movement

With Jessie Syfko
Season 6, Episode 21   May 9, 2023

The mind-body connection refers to how our thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, and feelings either positively or negatively influence our physical bodies — and vice versa. It can be a truly powerful resource to tap into. In this episode, Jessie Syfko explains more about this connection, the benefits it provides, how we can grow it, and the integral relationship it has to our fitness efforts.

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Savoring: The Key to Forgotten Happiness

By Henry Emmons, MD and Aimee Prasek, PhD

When we fully notice and appreciate something, we create a pathway to joy.

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4 Steps to Let Go of Guilt and Shame

By Jessie Sholl

Brené Brown, PhD, suggests that embracing our vulnerability can help us develop “shame resilience.” Learn how.

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Why Fitness Competitions?

With Danny King, Master Trainer
Season 6, Episode 18   April 4, 2023

The term “fitness competition” often conjures images of bodybuilding events, but it’s much more encompassing than those, including 5Ks and marathons, powerlifting meets, obstacle course races, and more. Danny King, Master Trainer, explains why he thinks everybody — at any fitness or experience level — can benefit from participating in a fitness event.

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Uncovering the Illusion of Separation

By Henry Emmons, MD and Aimee Prasek, PhD

Do you feel cut off from others and even yourself? When we begin to understand our interconnectedness to everything, our natural powers of healing thrive.

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Seeking Awe

By Bahram Akradi

The founder and CEO of Life Time on the importance of finding awe.

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Finding Strength in Partnership

With Brian McKinney, CPT, and Roshini Rajkumar
Season 6, Episode 17   March 28, 2023

Working with a coach or personal trainer can boost your fitness efforts and help you make meaningful progress toward your goals. Sometimes, however, we overlook how powerful the partnership can be, including the gains that go beyond physical fitness. In this episode, we hear the firsthand experience of Life Time member Roshini Rajkumar and her coach Brian McKinney, CPT, how they get the most out of their experience working together, and what to look for in your own trainer-client relationship.

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Navigating Transitions

By Jamie Martin

Experience Life‘s editor in chief shares how coaching her daughter’s baskteball team reminded her how difficult transitions can be on the court — and in life.

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Women at Work: Insights, Wisdom, and Advice

By Callie Fredrickson

Five Life Time Work leaders share their advice for women who are looking to both thrive in their careers and achieve balance.

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Real Presence

By Jamie Martin

Experience Life‘s editor-in-chief on how to shush your inner taskmaster and invest in self-care.

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The Trials and Tribulations of the Everyday Athlete

By Sarah Tuff

We often push our bodies to their limits — and that’s not always a good thing. Here’s how to balance athletic pursuits with respect for your body, your mind, and your loved ones.

Bahram Akradi, the founder, chairman, and CEO of Life Time — Healthy Way of Life.

Pain: A Positive Perspective

By Bahram Akradi

Bahram Akradi, founder, chairman, and CEO of Life Time, shares his thoughts on reframing our perception of pain.

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Strength Train to Build Mental Muscle

With Konnor Fleming, Alpha Master Coach
Season 6, Episode 11   February 22, 2023

Most people think about the impact of strength training on their physique — but sometimes it’s the mental benefits that can offer the greatest gains. Konnor Fleming, Alpha Master Coach, explains the advantages of a well-designed strength program, particularly the connection to mental and emotional health, and how those results can come from Alpha programming.

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Planning, Preparation, and Practice: Why Programs Matter for Progress

With Jamie Martin and David Freeman
Season 6, Episode 6   January 31, 2023

A month or so into the New Year, it’s common for people to fall off their goals. Often this isn’t for a lack of want or will, but rather not having the right program in place. Life Time Talks cohosts Jamie Martin and David Freeman share how they’re personally approaching their own aspirations this year, explain the reasons why having a program can be a game-changer, and offer considerations to help you move forward on your own plan. 

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