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The Life Time Talks Podcast

From getting more out of your workouts and nutrition to living a purposeful, authentic life, Life Time Talks dives deep into different topics to give you the information you need to achieve your health, fitness, and life goals.

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LATEST EPISODES

Renee Main

Why ARORA?

With Renée Main
Season 5, Episode 18   September 20, 2022

Becoming a grandparent, caring for aging parents, getting unfavorable health news, not moving the ways you used to — there are several points in our lives, especially when we get older, when age becomes a front-of-mind topic. To support older adults who want to be healthy and fit as they age, Life Time created the ARORA program. The co-founder, Renée Main, joins us in this mini episode to talk about its genesis and all that it offers to members.

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Frank Lipman

10 Rules for Aging Well

With Frank Lipman, MD
Season 5, Episode 17   August 26, 2022

Every second of every day, all of us are aging, and yet we often wait to address — or altogether avoid — age-related concerns about our health until we reach a certain point in our years or our capabilities begin to diminish. Frank Lipman, MD, shares 10 essential factors he’s outlined for aging well, emphasizing that it’s never too late — or too early — to start embracing them, and that it’s not as difficult as you might think.

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jason stella on making fitness progress

Insights From a Life Time Trainer: The Constants For Making Fitness Progress

With Jason Stella, CPT
Season 5, Episode 16   August 9, 2022

In this conversation with Jason Stella, CPT, PES, CES, we get his perspective on the constants of fitness that he’s seen over his 25-plus years in the industry, as well as where he thinks it’s headed. Plus, he shares what to look for to find a trainer who can best support you — and offers advice on shifting your mindset so you’re ready to make real, lasting change.

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Jeimy Bueno Prisby

Why Dance?

With Jeimy Bueno Prisby
Season 5, Episode 15   August 2, 2022

Dance is more than a physically beneficial form of fitness: It evokes happiness, mental relief, and social connection. In this mini episode, Jeimy Bueno Prisby explains why you don’t need to be a “dancer” to enjoy the advantages of moving your body.

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Kristin Neff

Why Self-Compassion is a Learnable Skill — and One We ALL Need

With Kristin Neff, PhD
Season 5, Episode 14   July 26, 2022

Self-compassion is a powerful tool for improving our own well-being and our relationships — yet cultural blocks often dissuade us from practicing this skill. In this episode, Kristin Neff, PhD, shares what self-compassion is, the strong, positive ways it can affect us (and others), and how we can start cultivating more of it in our daily lives.

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DeVentri Jordan

Why GameFace?

With DeVentri Jordan
Season 5, Episode 13   July 19, 2022

From a young age, sports offer a way to stay active and learn valuable life skills. For some, they become an ambition as they get older. In this mini episode, DeVentri Jordan, founder and national director of GameFace at Life Time, shares the ways this sports-training program helps people grow in athletics, whether they’re just getting introduced to sports or are aiming to compete at a high level.

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Sam McKinney

How to Balance Your Blood Sugar

With Samantha McKinney, RD
Season 5, Episode 12   July 12, 2022

It’s estimated that as many as one in three U.S. adults have impaired blood-sugar control — and most are unaware until disease diagnosis. This often means missing months or years of opportunities to intervene with lifestyle habits. Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, explains how blood sugar impacts nearly every aspect of our health and walks us through the many things we can do to better control it.

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Ben Johns

Becoming a Pickleballer

With Ben Johns
Season 5, Episode 11   June 28, 2022

Ben Johns is one of the top-ranked pickleball players worldwide, and at just 23, he has been labeled the “the present (and future) of pickleball.” In this episode, he joins us to talk about this inclusive and increasingly popular sport, including how he went from playing for fun to playing pro, what he thinks makes him a good player, and why the sport is so appealing for so many of us.

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Danny King

All About Heart-Rate Training: How to Use it to Maximize Your Fitness Efforts

With Danny King, Master Trainer
Season 5, Episode 10   June 21, 2022

Heart rate can be a powerful tool for building fitness and seeing results from your exercise regimen. Danny King, Master Trainer, shares what to know about heart-rate training, including what it is, how to use it in your workouts, and the ways you can identify the key metrics needed for yourself.

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Paul Kriegler

Why Omega-3s?

With Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Season 5, Episode 9   June 14, 2022

Without sufficient intake of omega-3s, our health can suffer: We might experience more inflammation, our cell signaling may be inhibited, and our cognitive health can take a hit. In this mini episode, Paul Kriegler, RD, explains why omega-3s are so essential and offers advice on how we can support our bodies with optimal amounts of this fatty acid.

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Henry Emmons

Struggling With Stress: Why It’s So Prevalent + What You Can Do

With Henry Emmons, MD
Season 5, Episode 8   June 7, 2022

More so than ever, rates of stress are high: Many of us are experiencing it at great intensities and for far too long. Henry Emmons, MD, talks about the impact of stress on the body, including how it influences our wired responses and how it can trigger mental-health issues like depression and anxiety — and shares tangible things we can do in the short- and long-term to support our bodies in and when recovering from times of stress.

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Larry Fitzgerald

Going Beyond the Endzone

With Larry Fitzgerald
Season 5, Episode 7   May 31, 2022

NFL legend Larry Fitzgerald joins us to talk about his decision to step away from football on his own terms after 17 seasons, how he intentionally planned for life off the field, some of his most meaningful accomplishments, and the importance of philanthropy, mindset, and his values and beliefs.

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Danny King

Why Cold for Recovery?

With Danny King
Season 5, Episode 6   May 24, 2022

Cold plunges, cryotherapy, ice baths, cold application — the use of cold therapy for physical and mental gains has risen to popularity of late. In this mini episode, Danny King shares the benefits of cold therapy and tips for getting started if it’s something you’re looking to add to your regimen.

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Dr. Mondo

An Honest Talk About Mental Health

With Dr. Mondo
Season 5, Episode 5   May 17, 2022

Anxiety, depression, limited self-beliefs, perpetual feeling states — we all experience mental-health struggles, and what we often don’t realize is the effect they can have on every area of our health and wellness. Dr. Mondo joins us for an honest talk about mental well-being, including the role trauma plays and the power that comes from healing.

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Rob Glick's headshot with an image of a pool in the background.

Why Water Workouts?

With Rob Glick
Season 5, Episode 4   May 10, 2022

The water provides advantages not available from forms of land exercise, making it a valuable addition to anyone’s fitness regimen — whether you use it as an environment for low-impact movement, recovery, cross-training, or everyday fitness. In this mini episode, Rob Glick shares the benefits that working out in the water can offer, plus different ways you can include it in your routine.

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Pilar Gerasimo

How to Be Healthy in an Unhealthy World

With Pilar Gerasimo
Season 5, Episode 3   May 3, 2022

While many of us have the desire to be healthy, the unfortunate reality is that our culture is not set up to make it easy — and often makes it really hard. That does not mean it’s impossible, just that it requires intentionality. Pilar Gerasimo, health journalist, author, and founding editor of Experience Life, shares why her work is centered around helping people become “healthy deviants,” including tips for breaking against the norms of society so you don’t break yourself.

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Ajay Pant

Why Pickleball?

With Ajay Pant
Season 5, Episode 2   April 26, 2022

Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in America — but why? Ajay Pant shares the reasons the sport has exploded in popularity and what it is about the game that hooks players of all ages and experience levels once they give it a try.

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Paul Kriegler

Everyday Habits for Building Immunity

With Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Season 5, Episode 1   April 19, 2022

The topic of immunity has gotten a lot of attention because of the pandemic, yet our immune systems always need support so we’re healthy and strong at the metabolic level and prepared to fight off germs, bacteria, and other potentially compromising invaders. Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT, shares the lifestyle habits within our control that can build our immunity, including primary factors to be aware of and what might provide us with the greatest resilience.

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Nastassia Smith

Why Signature Group Training? With Nastassia Smith

With Nastassia Smith
Season 4, Episode 16   March 22, 2022

Many people engage with group training programs for the community and accountability — and because, when designed based on science and research, they can offer fitness growth beyond what an individual might otherwise be able to achieve on their own. In this mini episode, Nastassia Smith shares the advantages of Life Time’s signature group training, and offers guidance if you’re considering giving it a try yourself.

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Reflection and Opportunity: How We’re Approaching Our Well-Being in 2022

With Jamie Martin & David Freeman
Season 4, Episode 15   February 21, 2022

Many of us set big goals — particularly around our health — each time we enter a new year. But how can we make sure they are sustained and continue to evolve throughout all 365 days? Life Time Talks cohosts Jamie Martin and David Freeman speak to the strategies that work for them and share how they’re personally approaching their well-being this year.

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Samantha McKinney

Why Magnesium?

With Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Season 4, Episode 14   December 14, 2021

Magnesium is one of the most prevalent minerals in the body, impacting how we feel and function every day — yet it’s also the second most common nutrient deficiency behind vitamin D. In this mini episode, Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, explains magnesium’s far-reaching role in our health and offers tips for making sure our bodies have optimal levels.

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Dr. Marty Makary

A Closer Look at Health Care

With Dr. Marty Makary, MPH
Season 4, Episode 13   December 7, 2021

Our health-care industry can be confusing and difficult to navigate — and it presents challenges when the lifestyle changes that can help manage or prevent illnesses aren’t considered. Marty Makary, MPH, offers a transparent look at the industry and underscores why lifestyle changes are such important factors in the quality of our health.

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Paul Kriegler

Is Intermittent Fasting Right for You?

With Paul Kriegler, RD, LD, CPT
Season 4, Episode 12   November 30, 2021

Intermittent fasting is referred to in various terms — 16:8, alternate-day fasting, 5:2, time-restricted eating. But even if you’re simply just choosing to wait to eat until your first hunger pang, this practice can result in some significant and positive health effects when done thoughtfully. Paul Kriegler, RD, LD, CPT, walks through the different methods of this dietary approach, including the benefits it can provide and guidance for those interested in trying it.

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Anika Christ

Why Vitamin D?

With Anika Christ, RD, CPT
Season 4, Episode 11   November 16, 2021

Vitamin D is the most common micronutrient deficiency — but it’s also one that we can prevent with relative ease. In this mini episode, Anika Christ, RD, CPT, explains why vitamin D is critical to our health, including its role in immunity, and offers ways we can make sure our bodies get optimal levels.

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Kathryn Coyle

Why Pilates?

With Kathryn Coyle
Season 4, Episode 10   November 9, 2021

Pilates is a system of exercise designed to train the entire body— from the core out — and it can offer benefits to nearly everyone, regardless of fitness ability or level. In this mini episode, Pilates expert Kathryn Coyle explains the far-reaching advantages of Pilates and offers tips for getting started.

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Nora McInerny

When the Hard Stuff Happens . . .

With With Nora McInerny, Author, Podcast Creator, and Public Speaker
Season 4, Episode 9   November 2, 2021

At one point or another in all our lives, we will all go through hard things. We typically can’t prepare for them and they can catch us off guard, and yet we often often judge ourselves for how we react or behave in those moments — and after. Nora McInerny, author, podcast creator, and public speaker, joins us in this episode to talk about how to cope during those times, the ways they shape and change us, and why we can never move on or go back, but we can move forward.

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Maggie Fazeli Fard

Why Kettlebells?

With Maggie Fazeli Fard, RKC
Season 4, Episode 8   October 26, 2021

Kettlebells are a ballistic tool that can be used for building strength, endurance, and mobility. They’re versatile and modifiable, and can benefit everyone, regardless of fitness level. In this mini episode, Maggie Fazeli Fard, RKC, senior fitness editor at Experience Life, shares the benefits of and tips for making kettlebells part of your fitness regimen.

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Samantha McKinney and Lindsay Ogden

Straight From the Coaches: Your Health & Fitness Questions, Answered

With Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT & Lindsay Ogden, CPT
Season 4, Episode 7   October 19, 2021

What do I do if I’m not seeing results? How often do I need to exercise? How many calories should I be eating? Life Time coaches Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, and Lindsay Ogden, CPT, join us to answer the most common health and fitness questions they hear from our members — including these ones and more.

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Danny King

Why Recovery?

With Danny King, Master Trainer
Season 4, Episode 6   October 12, 2021

The better and faster you can recover, the more progress you can ultimately make with your fitness — and the healthier you’ll move and feel. In this mini episode, Danny King, Master Trainer at Life Time, explains the difference between system and muscle recovery, and the ways we can optimize our efforts for each.

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Samantha McKinney

Thyroid Health: How to Identify Imbalances + Tips for Support

With Samantha McKinney, RD
Season 4, Episode 5   October 5, 2021

Thyroid issues are prevalent: An estimated one in seven people are affected, with even more suffering from an imbalance — and many not even aware that their thyroid is behind their symptoms. Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, shares the signals our thyroid might be sending us, the tests to ask for, and the lifestyle habits we can implement in our daily lives to nourish and support our thyroids.

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Eric Jeffers

Why Meditation?

With Eric Jeffers
Season 4, Episode 4   September 28, 2021

Just as you train your body, it’s important to also train your brain. Meditation is a powerful tool we can use to become more aware, compassionate, and focused — in as little as a few minutes a day. In this mini episode, Eric Jeffers, yoga and meditation Master Trainer at Life Time, explains the strength of meditation and offers simple tips anyone can use to get started.

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Dr. Drew Ramsey

Building Mental Health Through Nutrition

With Dr. Drew Ramsey
Season 4, Episode 3   September 21, 2021

Of all the calories we eat each day, 20 percent are used by our brains — so it’s no wonder there’s such a strong connection between our nutritional habits and mental-health status. Drew Ramsey, MD, psychiatrist, author, and mental-health advocate, joins us to explain this relationship and teach us about the food choices that best support our brains and mental well-being.

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Paul Kriegler

Why Hydration?

With Paul Kriegler, RD
Season 4, Episode 2   September 14, 2021

Our bodies are 70 percent water, so maintaining a healthy body starts with sustaining healthy hydration habits. In this mini episode, Paul Kriegler, RD, explains why proper hydration is so essential for our health and how we can make sure we’re optimizing our water intake.

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Coach Anika's headshot on a background image of various healthy foods and exercise equipment.

A Holistic Approach to Health — and Weight Loss

With Anika Christ, RD, CPT
Season 4, Episode 1   September 7, 2021

When it comes to building optimal health — including goals like losing weight — fitness and nutrition are often the two main factors that are associated with results. But there are many other lifestyle behaviors that influence your ability to reach and sustain your goals. Anika Christ, RD, CPT, joins us to take a comprehensive look, offering strategies for better health as a whole — and weight loss as a byproduct.

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Desmond Howard

Being Coachable

With NFL Veteran Desmond Howard
Season 3, Episode 15   July 6, 2021

In sports and in life, the ability to be coachable is a helpful trait that can take you far. NFL veteran Desmond Howard shares his inspiring insights and personal experience around why being coachable matters — and ways to open yourself up to it.

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Cliff Edberg

Fueling for Your Workouts

With Cliff Edberg, RD, Master Trainer
Season 3, Episode 14   June 29, 2021

Fueling for workouts can be tricky: How we do it depends on a lot of individual factors, and it can take time to learn what does or does not work for us. Cliff Edberg, RD, Master Trainer at Life Time, breaks down what we need to know about pre- and post-workout nutrition, and offers general guidelines we can start with to then hone in on what’s best for us.

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Kemma Cunningham

Living in Your Light

With Kemma Cunningham, Group Fitness Performer
Season 3, Episode 13   June 22, 2021

At any stage, making a life change — and focusing on the pursuit of health and fitness — can be challenging. Kemma Cunningham, a Life Time group fitness performer, shares her journey to do both, and offers her advice for others looking to find what sparks excitement and purpose in them.

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Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Awakening to Your Authentic Self

With Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Psychologist and Best-Selling Author
Season 3, Episode 12   June 15, 2021

Do you do things for the image of it or because it feels right to you? Psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Shefali Tsabary explains that people — especially women — are often conditioned to sacrifice authenticity for goodness, putting others before themselves. She breaks down why and how this happens, as well as ways we can pursue a more free and true version of ourselves.

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Darryl Bosshardt

Salt’s Place in a Healthy Diet

With Darryl Bosshardt of Redmond Real Salt
Season 3, Episode 11   June 8, 2021

Salt is one of those nutrition topics that causes a lot of confusion: Is it good for us — or not? Darryl Bosshardt of Redmond Real Salt joins us to cut through the misconceptions, explaining the essential role of salt in our health, and how the good/bad conversation really boils down to what form of salt you’re eating and the foods it’s attached to.

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Ebenezer Samuel

The Science of Strength

With Ebenezer Samuel, CSCS, fitness director of Men’s Health
Season 3, Episode 10   June 1, 2021

Fundamental muscle and strength is something we all need. Ebenezer Samuel, CSCS, fitness director of Men’s Health, joins us to delve into the science of strength, including what it does for our physical health and other aspects of our well-being. He shares how to make strength training more accessible and create a quality workout plan, regardless of our fitness level or experience with this type of training.

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Chef Ryan Dodge

Farmers’ Markets, Gardens, and Eating Fresh

With Chef Ryan Dodge
Season 3, Episode 9   May 18, 2021

Spring offers new opportunities for embracing fresh, locally grown produce. Chef Ryan Dodge joins us to explore the importance of these whole foods, as well as ways we can get more of them into our diet, whether we grow them ourselves or shop for them at a local farmers’ markets.

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Jeanne Rosner

Cultivating Ikigai: A Tool for a Happy, Fulfilled Life

With Jeanne Rosner, MD
Season 3, Episode 8   May 11, 2021

“Ikigai” is defined as a reason for living — and it’s a tool Jeanne Rosner, MD, uses in her own life to nurture a greater sense of purpose. In this episode, she talks about this Japanese concept and how it can help us live longer, more satisfying lives. Plus, she offers guidance for finding our personal ikigai and suggestions for easy ways to cultivate it in our daily lives.

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Marcus Samuelsson

The Importance of Food Heritage

With Chef Marcus Samuelsson
Season 3, Episode 7   May 4, 2021

Food provides a window into our culture. Celebrated chef Marcus Samuelsson talks about the soul of American food, specifically Black food traditions, and how the origins of what and how we cook both influences and connects us.

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Barbara Powell

Opening Up to Vulnerability

With Barbara Powell, MA, MindCoach
Season 3, Episode 6   April 27, 2021

The ability to be vulnerable — and show up as our real, authentic selves — is central to our well-being. Barbara Powell, MA, MindCoach with Life Time Mind, dives into the power of this raw emotion and debunks the myths surrounding it, including how it’s connected to our other emotions and why it’s OK if it doesn’t feel entirely comfortable to us.

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Kaisa Keranen

Inspired to Move

With @KaisaFit
Season 3, Episode 5   April 20, 2021

Movement can take many shapes and forms outside of structured workouts. Kaisa Keranen, CPT — AKA KaisaFit — flips the script on common perceptions of fitness, including explaining the power and benefit that comes from moving our bodies often and in ways that feel good and bring us joy.

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Ingrid Fetell Lee

Bringing in Joy

With Ingrid Fetell Lee
Season 3, Episode 4   April 13, 2021

Ingrid Fetell Lee, designer, blogger, and author, joins us to talk about joy: what it means to seek joy, how it relates to our other emotions, and ways to make joy more tangible and real so we can bring more of it into our daily lives and physical spaces.

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Samantha McKinney

How to Maximize Your Metabolism

With Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Season 3, Episode 3   April 6, 2021

Metabolism is more complex than simply being “fast” or “slow” or controlled by exercise. There are many things we can do in our daily lives to optimize it. Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, shares how to build the foundation for a healthy metabolism, as well as ways to dig deeper if you’re not seeing results or feeling your best.

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Lindsay Ogden

Habit Hacking for Health: A 4-Step Plan

With Lindsay Ogden
Season 3, Episode 2   March 30, 2021

Results are a lagging indicator of our habits. Lindsay Ogden, CPT, nutrition coach, walks us through her four-step process — what she calls the IPTR method — for developing lasting health habits, so you have the know-how and a tactical plan to go after your goals.

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David Pettrone Swalve and Lindsay Frey Palmquist

A Talk About Inclusion and Having Courageous Conversations

With David Pettrone Swalve and Lindsey Frey Palmquist
Season 3, Episode 1   February 17, 2021

“When we start conversations — uncomfortable, courageous conversations — that’s what leads to change.” Join us for this talk about inclusion, diversity, having real conversations, and the work we can do to better ourselves and our communities.

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Jen Elmquist

A Holiday Unlike Any Other: Tips for Navigating the Season

With Jen Elmquist, LMFT, director of Life Time Mind
Season 2, Episode 14   December 1, 2020

There are a lot of reasons the holidays can be challenging — especially this year. Jen Elmquist, LMFT, director of Life Time Mind, offers a toolbox of tips for handling the holidays in the midst of a pandemic, from changing traditions to complicated relationships to coping with all the other emotions we’re feeling as we approach the season.

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Mechelle Lewis Freeman

Uncommon Courage

With Olympian Mechelle Lewis Freeman
Season 2, Episode 13   November 24, 2020

In this episode, Olympian Mechelle Lewis Freeman shares her story of drive and commitment as she trained for the Olympics — and how she applies those same characteristics to the work she does today. She also offers advice we can all follow around owning our own path, staying true to our core beliefs, overcoming setbacks, and having the uncommon courage to go after what we want.

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Frankie Ruiz

Get Your Run On

With Coach Frankie Ruiz
Season 2, Episode 12   November 17, 2020

Regardless of your age, speed, geographic location, or economic status, running can be a lifelong sport. Coach Frankie Ruiz, co-founder of the Life Time–Miami Marathon, shares his top tips for training, whether you’re a new runner or getting back into it.

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Headshot of Dr. Jeremy Schmoe.

Protecting Our Brains: TBIs, Concussions, and Everyday Healing

With Dr. Jeremy Schmoe
Season 2, Episode 11   November 10, 2020

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are most often connected to sports-related trauma, yet nearly half occur in everyday life from incidents such as slips, falls, and even infections. The good news: There’s hope for healing. Jeremy Schmoe, DC, joins us to talk about how to identify abnormalities and the ways we can better support our brains.

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Fostering Diversity in Health and Wellness

With Chrissy King
Season 2, Episode 10   October 27, 2020

After first joining a gym to “get skinny,” Chrissy King, now a fitness coach, found a new sense of strength and power from exercise, which also challenged and changed her self-narrative. She speaks to us about her passions: fitness and strength training, body liberation, redefining what healthy means for you, and welcoming all people into the health and fitness space.

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Becca Rigg headshot.

A Life Time Transformation Story With Becca Rigg

With Becca Rigg
Season 2, Episode 9   October 20, 2020

Transformations — no matter how big or small — are hard. Life Time member Becca Rigg shares the game-changers that helped her overcome obstacles and become healthy, happy, and fit for the long run.

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Headshot of Paul Kriegler.

Pour a Glass? The Pros and Cons of Wine

With Paul Kriegler, RD
Season 2, Episode 8   October 13, 2020

Is wine really a healthier choice when it comes to alcohol? Learn about wine’s effects on our health and get advice for how to choose healthier wines — plus tips for which ones pair best with certain foods.

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Headshot of Anika Christ.

Drink Up? The Pros and Cons of Coffee

With Anika Christ, RD
Season 2, Episode 7   October 6, 2020

Is coffee good for you? Bad for you? Something in between? Anika Christ, RD, joins us to talk about how coffee can be part of a healthy nutrition plan, so long as you keep a few key considerations in mind. Plus, she shares some of her own good-for-you coffee drinks.

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Headshot of Dan Buettner.

The Blue Zones Habits for Longevity

With Dan Buettner
Season 2, Episode 6   September 29, 2020

Buettner joins us to talk about the Blue Zones — places around the globe with the highest populations of longest-living individuals — and the Power 9 healthy-lifestyle habits they have in common, plus ways we can begin to incorporate these behaviors in our own lives for increased longevity and vitality.

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Connecting to Your Untamed Spirit

With Best-Selling Author Glennon Doyle
Season 2, Episode 5   September 22, 2020

Earlier this year, Glennon Doyle’s latest memoir, Untamed, quickly became a No. 1 New York Times bestseller. Doyle joins us to speak about her book, about the transformative power of imagination and grief — and being the true you in this world.

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Gunnar Peterson headshot.

Real Fitness Perspectives — From the Basics to Innovation

With Gunnar Peterson
Season 2, Episode 4   September 15, 2020

Gunnar Peterson has trained everybody — from professional athletes to high-profile celebrities to everyday exercisers. In this episode, we talk about his long-time experience in the industry, including the staples he uses in his programming to help people reach their goals and perform their best.

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Headshot of Samantha McKinney.

Taking Care of Your Gut: Why It’s Critical to Health + How to Do It

With Samantha McKinney, RD
Season 2, Episode 3   September 8, 2020

The gut is often considered the gatekeeper to our overall health — and imbalances many times surface in surprising ways. Samantha McKinney, RD, discusses its far-reaching impacts and shares daily lifestyle strategies we can use to support our gut health.

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Headshot of Brie Vortherms.

How Anxiety Manifests + Tools For Managing It

With Brie Vortherms
Season 2, Episode 2   September 1, 2020

Tingling fingers. A nervous stomach. Distractedness. Did you know these can all be signs of anxiety? In this episode, Life Time MindCoach Brie Vortherms, MA, LMFT, speaks to how our bodies react to anxiety and offers useful practices we can all use to feel better in those moments.

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Headshot of NFL veteran Tim Hightower.

The Ongoing Pursuit of Purpose and Why It Matters

With Tim Hightower
Season 2, Episode 1   August 25, 2020
Purpose is critical to our sense of meaning and happiness. NFL veteran Tim Hightower discusses how his focus on purpose has guided him and offers advice we can all follow for pursuing our own purpose-driven lives.
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A close up of a person washing carrots over a colliander in the sink.

The Power of Veggies: How to Eat More and Make Them Taste Great

Season 1, Episode 16   April 29, 2020

Julie Brown, RD, the nutrition and assessments program manager at Life Time, joins us to discuss the many health benefits of vegetables, and to share her favorite cooking tips and best tricks for squeezing more veggies into your meals and snacks.

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Assortment of supplements and foods to boost immunity.

Boost Your Immune System: Tips for Nutrition, Supplements, and More

Season 1, Episode 15   April 26, 2020

Get advice from Tom Nikkola, vice president of nutrition and virtual training at Life Time, about the eating and lifestyle choices that can compromise immunity, as well as how we can optimize our nutrition to help build this system. Plus, he shares some bonus tips for exercise and sleep.

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Father and son playing with a basketball at home.

Parenting in the Time of Coronavirus: Advice, Tips, and Tricks

Season 1, Episode 14   April 22, 2020

Our guest and mom of three, Krystel Reierson, curriculum and events manager for Life Time Kids, offers advice for talking about the virus with your children, as well as tips and tricks for keeping them entertained while you’re all at home together.

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Woman breathing looking peaceful.

How to Build Mental Resilience During Difficult Times

With Jen Elmquist
Season 1, Episode 13   April 13, 2020

Jen Elmquist, MA, LMFT, director and co-creator of Life Time Mind, shares ways to protect your mind and body, as well as some simple mental exercises you can do if you feel overwhelmed with stress or worry.

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Woman washing greens in a kitchen sink.

Coach Anika’s Top Tips for Healthy Eating at Home

Season 1, Episode 12   April 15, 2020

Many of us are struggling with healthy eating choices while we’re at home — but it doesn’t have to be so hard. Coach Anika Christ, RD, offers practical tips and meal ideas that can make it easier.

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Woman doing an at home workout.

Making the Most of Your At-Home Workouts

Season 1, Episode 11   April 12, 2020

Danny King, personal trainer and national manager of team development at Life Time, offers advice for maximizing your at-home workouts — no matter your starting point.

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5 Tips for Better Work-From-Home Productivity

Season 1, Episode 10   April 8, 2020

In an effort to social distance and slow the spread of COVID-19, many of us have transitioned to working remotely. James O’Reilly, president of Life Time Work, offers his top five tips for keeping your days and space productive, engaging, and healthy.

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Sleeping During Stressful Times

Season 1, Episode 9   April 5, 2020

Having trouble falling or staying asleep? Henry Emmons, MD, discusses the importance of sleep for our immune systems, fighting off infections and our mental health — and offers tips for getting more sleep during this stressful time.

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5 Nutrition Myths, Debunked

Season 1, Episode 7   March 9, 2020

Julie Brown, RD, and Ryan Dodge, LifeCafe executive chef, debunk five of the most common misconceptions around healthy eating. You’ll learn whether all calories are created equal, if you can out-train a bad diet, the truth about low fat, and more.

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Community and How We Connect to the World

Season 1, Episode 6   March 2, 2020

In our increasingly digital world, the way we connect with others has changed — but the positive effects of a support system have not. Justin Reis, co-creator of Life Time’s AMP cycle format, talks about the communities he’s built, and how we can create more meaningful connections.

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Why Healthy Eating Doesn’t Need to Be Boring

Season 1, Episode 5   February 24, 2020

In this episode, we cover nutrition challenges, meal planning and grocery shopping, and how to find healthy balance with guests Julie Brown, RD, and Ryan Dodge, executive chef for Life Time’s LifeCafe nationwide.

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Motivation for Fitness and the Ways We Can Move

Season 1, Episode 4   February 17, 2020

Maggie Fazeli Fard, fitness coach and senior fitness editor at Experience Life, discusses moving for your unique body and motivations, the importance of mechanics and consistency, the components of a well-rounded exercise routine, and why fitness is about so much more than aesthetics.

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Why Sleep and Stress Management Are Non-Negotiables

Season 1, Episode 3   February 10, 2020

While many aspects of our health are interconnected, two in particular play a major role in how we feel and function: sleep and stress. In this episode, integrative psychiatrist Henry Emmons, MD shares why they’re essential and offers tips for managing both.

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The Power of Mindset in Your Health and Life

Season 1, Episode 2   February 3, 2020

Jen Elmquist, a licensed mental health professional and the creator of LT Mind, discusses how our mindset is where real, lasting change begins — whether you’re working on your health, fitness, relationships, or career.

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Introducing Life Time Talks

Season 1, Episode 1   January 20, 2020

Life Time Talks is the new podcast from Life Time. In the first episode of our inaugural season, you’ll meet our hosts and get a rundown of what to expect from future episodes.

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Your Hosts

Jamie Martin Bio Photo

Jamie Martin

Editor in Chief of Experience Life magazine

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@jamiemartinel

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David Freeman

National digital performer brand leader for Life Time

@freezy30

We’d Love to Hear From You

Have thoughts you’d like to share or topic ideas for future episodes? Email us at lttalks@lt.life.

The information in this podcast is intended to provide broad understanding and knowledge of healthcare topics. This information is for educational purposes only and should not be considered complete and should not be used in place of advice from your physician or healthcare provider. We recommend you consult your physician or healthcare professional before beginning or altering your personal exercise, diet or supplementation program.

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