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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

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Rethink, Reimagine, Adapt: How Life Time Has Evolved

With Life Time Founder Bahram Akradi
Season 8, Episode 17

Hear from the founder of Life Time in his featured Q&A session from the 2024 Sea Otter Classic Summit in Monterey, Calif., in April.

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No Limits: Making Fitness Accessible for All

With Sarah Winchester
Season 8, Episode 16

Those with a disability, injury, or other physical restriction may feel their fitness options are more limited than they are for others — but with some modifications and a shift in mindset, they can discover what they can do rather than what they can’t.

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How Functional Neurology Can Improve Fitness Performance — For Everyday Athletes and Professionals Alike

With Jeremy Schmoe, DC, and Vinni Lettieri
Season 8, Episode 15

Performing well in fitness endeavors takes consistent effort — yet even with persistent dedication, there may be underlying causes preventing you from performing at your best.

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Love, Purpose, and Genius: How to Tap into Yours

With Best-Selling Author Jasna Burza
Season 8, Episode 14

Life is stressful and trying at times, and it can leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and restless. Yet best-selling author Jasna Burza believes we inherently possess what’s needed to change how those difficult experiences impact our lives — and the lives of others.

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A Clearer View of Health: A Guide to Understanding Comprehensive Bloodwork

With Jim LaValle, RPh, CCN
Season 8, Episode 13

Learn about some additional blood markers you can have tested beyond the traditional panels and why they matter for painting a more complete picture of your current state of your health.

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Why Do You Need Electrolytes for Hydration?

With Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Season 8, Episode 12

Our bodies need electrolytes for a variety of reasons, but perhaps most importantly, because they help keep us hydrated and direct water where it needs to go inside the body.

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Harnessing Choice and Change to Live a Magnetic Life

With Author Amber Lyon
Season 8, Episode 11

In her book, You Are a Magnet, author and life coach Amber Lyon makes the case that our ability to choose and change creates opportunities for each of us to live a more satisfying, meaningful, and joyful life in the here and now — but we have to do so consciously and intentionally.

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Why Red-Light Therapy?

With Danny King, Master Trainer
Season 8, Episode 10

Red-light therapy uses different wavelengths of light to create some sort of impact — and when it comes to health, those benefits can include faster healing, reduced inflammation, muscle recovery, and more.

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A Guide to Eating and Exercising During Pregnancy

With Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Season 8, Episode 9

Understand the influence that eating and exercise habits have on a pregnancy, how an individual’s needs change in these areas during this time, and which efforts to prioritize to support the health of both mom and baby.

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An Integrative Approach to Mental Well-Being

With Brie Vortherms, MA, LMFT and Barbara Powell, MA
Season 8, Episode 8

Learn why taking an integrative approach to mental well-being can be a productive route to a more optimal state of mental-well-being, and gain tangible ideas for different practices and modalities that can help you feel and function better.

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Why Supplement With a Greens Powder?

With Anika Christ, RD
Season 8, Episode 7

A greens powder supplement is one straightforward way to up your intake of a variety of veggies and fruit.

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Why Trees Matter So Much — for the Health of People and the Planet

With Jad Daley and Sarah Emola
Season 8, Episode 6

From cooling and cleaning the air to improving our mental and physical well-being, the effects that trees have on our health are more powerful and wide-reaching than many of us may realize — or give them credit for.

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Why Escalating Density Training?

With Joe Meier, CSCS, PN2
Season 8, Episode 5

Escalating Density Training (EDT) is an approach to training that’s focused on density during strength training — and that can mean big results in a shorter period of exercise.

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Why Whey Protein?

With Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Season 8, Episode 4

Whey is considered one of the best sources of protein. Understand what whey is, its benefits to health and fitness, and how to choose a quality whey protein powder.

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Why It’s Worth it to Test for At-Home Food Reactions

With Katie Knafla, RD
Season 8, Episode 3

A registered dietitian explains what food sensitivities are, what the symptoms and causes are, and what’s involved in testing for them — and the advantages of doing so.

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Ask the Dietitians: Your Nutrition Questions, Answered (Part Two)

With Anika Christ, RD, and Samantha McKinney, RD
Season 8, Episode 2

Which supplement ingredients should I avoid? What is considered “clean eating”? Are there healthy habits to never waiver on? Life Time dietitians answer these common nutrition questions — and more.

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Constant Change: How to Embrace it and Adapt

With Jamie Martin and David Freeman
Season 8, Episode 1

Although we often inherently feel resistant to change, it is a constant, and it’s valuable to see the potential it in so we can continue to adapt and grow.

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Caring for Caregivers

With Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, MSW
Season 7, Episode 20

Whether you’re in a position of caregiving for loved ones or in an industry in which it’s your job to do so, caring for others can take an invisible toll on one’s health. It’s made even more challenging by the lack or absence of societal systems to support caregivers.

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, MSW, explains the effects of caregiving, including the corresponding struggles you may experience — such as trauma, decision fatigue, and overwhelm. She also shares ideas for how caregivers can care for themselves and support their well-being.

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How to Thrive With Anxiety

With David H. Rosmarin, PhD
Season 7, Episode 19

Anxiety has been on the rise for the past several years — and it’s something that can range from feeling uncomfortable to debilitating for those who experience it. David H. Rosmarin, PhD, helps us understand why anxiety is a normal bodily response and how we can change our relationship with it to turn it into something that can actually help us thrive in our lives.

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Embracing Intuitive Training

With Ultramarathoner Courtney Dauwalter
Season 7, Episode 18

Ultramarathoner Courtney Dauwalter is no stranger to pushing her body and mind to the extreme — she’s done it time and again as she pursues ultra-endurance goals. To prepare for long races (many of which exceed 100 miles), she uses a method of “intuitive training,” an approach in which she tunes in and listens to the messages from her body and mind. In this episode, Dauwalter shares what led her to embrace this mode of training and how she consistently pushes forward in these big efforts — even when it feels hard.

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Living Well While You Live Long: The Growing Quest for Longevity

With Jeff Zwiefel and Jim LaValle, RPh, CCN
Season 7, Episode 17

Most of us, regardless of our age, are looking to optimize not only our lifespan, but also our health span. In recent years, this quest for longevity has contributed to a growing business with significant economic impact.

In this, episode, Jeff Zwiefel and Jim LaValle, RPh, CCN, discuss the lifestyle factors that contribute to a long and healthy life, as well as the growing body of resources and tools that can support this effort, including MIORA Performance and Longevity at Life Time.

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What Are Macros and Calories?

With Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Season 7, Episode 16

Macros and calories are often the focus for many individuals who are pursuing health-related goals, particularly those tied to body composition. Yet as straightforward as these essential elements of nutrition may seem, they are actually quite complicated and nuanced. Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT, helps us understand the differences between macros and calories and the roles they play in our health and well-being. He also offers insights for how to think about them when it comes to healthy eating.

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The Loneliness Epidemic: Why a Sense of Belonging Is Essential to Our Well-Being

With Henry Emmons, MD
Season 7, Episode 15

Labeled by the U.S. Surgeon General as an epidemic, loneliness is affecting our population at alarming rates and having a devastating impact on both our physical and mental health. In addition to contributing to the increased risks of heart disease, dementia, and stroke, lacking social connection has been proven to be as detrimental to physical health as smoking. Henry Emmons, MD, shares more about these health effects and offers some tangible steps we can all take to increase our sense of belonging.

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Why Active Metabolic Assessment?

With Anika Christ, CPT, RD
Season 7, Episode 14

The Active Metabolic Assessment, often referred to as an AMA, is a test that assesses your current fitness status and provides data that can inform your fitness program and make your workouts more efficient. Anika Christ, CPT, RD, explains what the AMA is, the data you get from it, why that information is important, and how to use it to tailor your exercise regimen.

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How Do I Rest — Really? Understanding the 7 Types of Rest

With Barbara Powell, MA, NBC-HWC
Season 7, Episode 13

Rest is essential to our health and wellness, yet it often gets pushed to the side in favor of other things that require our time and attention. Importantly, it’s not just physical rest we need: There are six other types that contribute to our overall well-being.

In this episode, Barbara Powell, MA, NBC-HWC, joins us to first explain the signs and symptoms of under-rest to watch for. She then delves into the seven versions of rest we need, and for each, the micro, macro, and habitual ways we can get more rest so we can perform better and live life more fully.

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The Downsides of the Sweet Stuff: All About Sugar and Sugar Alternatives

With Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Season 7, Episode 12

Sugar is everywhere, and — as with so many things — too much of it is detrimental to our health and well-being. While this is common knowledge for many, most of us are still consuming well more than is recommended, and the topic has gotten even more confusing in recent years with the proliferation of artificial and natural sweeteners. Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT, explains the body-wide health effects of sugar, the pros and cons of the various types of sweet sources, and how we can be more mindful about sugar’s place in our diets.

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Workplace Burnout Is Real: Signs, Symptoms & How to Take Action

With Henry Emmons, MD
Season 7, Episode 11

Professional burnout rates are at an all-time high across many industries — and our always-on culture certainly contributes to the rising issue. Henry Emmons, MD, joins us to talk about how to recognize if you’re experiencing burnout, what causes it to occur, and the short- and long-term solutions you can try for relief.

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Leaning on a Breast Friend: How Two Women Supported Each Other Through Their Breast Cancer Journeys

With Jayme Zylstra and Becky Attard
Season 7, Episode 10

Breast cancer affects one in eight women in the United States every year, and 2.3 million women worldwide. Every breast cancer story is different, and in this episode, we’re highlighting two — and sharing how these two women connected along their journeys to become “breast friends” and irreplaceable sources of support for one another.

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Ask the Dietitians: Your Nutrition Questions, Answered

With Anika Christ, RD & Samantha McKinney, RD
Season 7, Episode 9

Is there an ideal diet? Do I need to be taking supplements? What should I eat before and after exercising? Life Time dietitians Anika Christ, RD, and Samantha McKinney, RD, join us to answer the most common nutrition questions they hear from members — including these and more

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Ask the Trainers: Your Fitness Questions, Answered

With Makoto Matsuo, CPT & Sarah Pope, CPT
Season 7, Episode 8

What’s the right exercise routine for me? How often should I be working out? How can I make progress when I’m starved for time? Life Time trainers Makoto Matsuo, CPT, and Sarah Pope, CPT, join us to answer a few of the most common fitness questions they hear from members.

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Why Collagen?

With Anika Christ, RD
Season 7, Episode 7

Collagen is something of a buzzword in the nutrition world of late, yet this nutrient has always been important to our overall health. As our eating patterns have steered toward processed and convenience foods over the past 60 years, our dietary needs for collagen have increased — hence the growing interest in collagen supplementation. Anika Christ, RD, explains what collagen is, its role in our body, and its advantages for health. She also offers guidance around supplementation and supporting your body’s natural production of this nutrient.

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A Vision for Success — in Life, Fitness, and Beyond

With Shark Tank's Daymond John
Season 7, Episode 6

Daymond John, entrepreneur and Shark Tank investor, has a story that features years of sacrifice, hard work, and perseverance — and that resulted in a rewarding and highly successful professional life. In recent years, John has put those same attributes to work as he’s invested in his personal health and well-being. In this conversation, he speaks to overcoming setbacks, approaching goal setting, and his health journey and current regimen, and shares insights that anyone can apply to their own lives.

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The Stages of Menopause + How to Support Your Body

With Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Season 7, Episode 5

Menopause is a normal physiological process that affects every woman at some point in their life, yet it’s only as of late that it’s being discussed more openly. Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, discusses what happens to our bodies during menopause and its various stages, the symptoms one can expect and why they occur, and the lifestyle habits and behaviors we can implement to support our bodies during this transitional time.

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Why Dynamic Stretch?

With Danny King, Master Trainer
Season 7, Episode 4

Dynamic Stretch is Life Time’s unique approach to one-on-one, assisted-stretch sessions — but what does this protocol actually entail? And how is working with a stretch specialist different than stretching on your own? Danny King, Master Trainer, explains Dynamic Stretch and the support it delivers for improved function, mobility, and performance.

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How to Keep Your Brain Healthy as You Age

With Edward Park, PhD
Season 7, Episode 3

Our brains age just like the rest of our bodies, and just like it’s important to care for our bodies so we can move functionally well for as long as possible, it’s also essential to do everything we can to maintain and support healthy brain function as the years pass by. With the current absence of effective treatment options for most neurological diseases, prevention really is the best treatment for them, and it’s never too early — or too late — to start. Edward Park, PhD, explains what to know about normal and abnormal brain aging, as well as the lifestyle strategies we have control over to support our brain health and help reduce the risk of decline and disease.

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A 5-Step Plan for Starting a New Workout Routine

With Lindsay Ogden, CPT
Season 7, Episode 2

Getting into a workout routine can be difficult, especially if you’re new to it or have hit pause for a while. Lindsay Ogden, CPT, shares her secret steps for success that anyone can follow to begin — or begin again — and that can set them up for consistent and long-lasting fitness progress.

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Be Your Own Best Health Advocate

With Ryan Sutter
Season 7, Episode 1

A Lyme disease diagnosis and accompanying body-wide pain and debilitating fatigue led Ryan Sutter — firefighter, endurance athlete, and Bachelorette alum — to take action to find answers, treatment options, and a path toward wellness. In this episode, Sutter shares his health journey, as well as advice for pushing through challenge, fighting health obstacles, and advocating for your well-being.

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A Mid-Year Reflection

With Jamie Martin and David Freeman
Season 6, Episode 23

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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Live, Work, Play: Bringing a Healthy Way of Life In to All of Your Spaces

With James O’Reilly and Eric Padget
Season 6, Episode 22

Our wants and needs in our work and home environments have changed, with many of us prioritizing health-supportive features now more than ever. In this episode, James O’Reilly, president of Life Time Work, and Eric Padget, senior director of real estate for Life Time Living, share how health can be better integrated into spaces and how Life Time has responded to this desire with the offerings of Life Time Work coworking spaces and Life Time Living apartment homes, respectively.

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

With Jessie Syfko
Season 6, Episode 21

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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Why Lunges?

With Alec Blenis, CPT, CSCS
Season 6, Episode 20

Lunges are a fundamental movement for strengthening muscles from your waist down. Yet because they appear easier to perform than they actually are, many people do too many too soon and end up discouraged or with lower-back or knee injuries. Alec Blenis, CPT, CSCS, explains why this move is a staple in strength and conditioning programs and how to add lunges into your routine in a safe and beneficial way.

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Allergies, Sensitivities, Intolerances: All About Food Reactions

With Samantha McKinney, RD
Season 6, Episode 19

Adverse reactions to many foods are on the rise, and while allergies are often more easily identifiable, sensitivities and intolerances typically are not. Regardless, they can all cause troubling effects in the body. Samantha McKinney, RD, explains the differences between food allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances, what the common food offenders are, how to spot signs of a reaction, and —  in the case of the latter two — why those signs are often symptoms but not the root cause.

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Why Fitness Competitions?

With Danny King, Master Trainer
Season 6, Episode 18

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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Finding Strength in Partnership

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

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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Why Massage?

With Zac Ellis
Season 6, Episode 16

Many view massage as a luxury or splurge — but some experts argue that it’s an investment in your health and wellness and deserves to be part of your routine. Zac Ellis, certified massage therapist, explains why he suggests adjusting your perceptions around massage, the benefits that can be reaped from the practice, the different types of massage modalities, and how to get the most out of a session.

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What Is Inflammation?

With Gregory Plotnikoff, MD
Season 6, Episode 15

Inflammation is a natural bodily response that is essential in acute circumstances — we need it to happen we get a paper cut or if we’re fighting a head cold. Its harmful effects occur, however, when it becomes chronic and systemic. Functional-medicine practitioner Gregory Plotnikoff, MD, shares what to know about inflammation, including what causes it, how it impacts our health, ways we can test for it, and proactive steps we can take in our daily lives to tame it.

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What to Know About Nutritional Supplementation

With Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Season 6, Episode 14

There’s a lot of confusion around supplements, leaving many wondering, “What supplements should I take?” or “Do I even need to take any at all?” Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT, shares the top supplements he recommends for most everyone, why supplementing is perhaps more important now than ever, and the importance of quality and how to identify the best options.

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Sprints, Strength, and Balance: A Look at Ultra Fit Training

With Mechelle Lewis Freeman, Olympian and Ultra Fit Coach
Season 6, Episode 13

The blend of sprinting with strength and balance work makes Ultra Fit training unique in its ability to improve your functional fitness and push you to your athletic limits. It’s also why Bahram Akradi, the founder and CEO of Life Time and developer of this format, describes Ultra Fit as one of the “most efficient, effective workouts.” In this episode, track and field Olympian and Ultra Fit Coach Mechelle Lewis Freeman digs into the science behind the training and explains how it’s designed to challenge your body and brain through every stage of life.

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Why Ultra Fit?

With Hayley Akradi, Ultra Fit Coach
Season 6, Episode 12

Ultra Fit is a signature group training format at Life Time that combines sprint interval training with strength and stability work — and was designed with a competitive athlete in mind. But what is the class like? What results does it elicit? And how does it differ from other training programs? In this mini episode, Hayley Akradi, Ultra Fit Coach and national program ambassador, shares what’s good to know about this format.

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Strength Train to Build Mental Muscle

With Konnor Fleming, Alpha Master Coach
Season 6, Episode 11

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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Why Alpha?

With Konnor Fleming, Alpha Master Coach
Season 6, Episode 10

Alpha is a signature group training format at Life Time that’s centered around Olympic-style lifting and metabolic conditioning. But what is the class like? What results does it elicit? And how does it differ from other training programs? In this mini episode, Konnor Fleming, Master Alpha Coach, shares what to know about this format.

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The Importance of Heart-Rate Zone Training

With Omaur Bliss, GTX Coach
Season 6, Episode 9

Understanding your heart-rate zones allows you to approach your fitness efforts in a more personalized way — working at the right intensity level and tapping into the right fuel source for your body at the right time. Omaur Bliss, GTX Coach, explains more about the benefits of this type of training and the ways it’s integrated into GTX programming.

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Why GTX?

With Omaur Bliss, GTX Coach
Season 6, Episode 8

GTX is a signature group training format at Life Time that’s a 50/50 blend of cardio and strength. But what is the class like? What results does it elicit? And how does it differ from other training programs? In this mini episode, Omaur Bliss, GTX Coach, shares those details and more about this format.

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Why Gravel Racing?

With Kristi Mohn and Michelle Duffy
Season 6, Episode 7

Gravel racing has seen an upswing in popularity and participation in recent years —  but why? In this mini episode, Kristi Mohn and Michelle Duffy, who work on the Life Time Athletic Events team, share more about this sport, how it’s different from other types of cycling, and why it’s something more people — from casual riders to professional athletes are taking part in. 

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

With Jamie Martin and David Freeman
Season 6, Episode 6

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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How Much Protein Do I Need?

With Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Season 6, Episode 5

If you ask any of the Life Time dietitians — including this episode’s guest, Paul Krieger, RD, CPT — they’ll note that one of the most important things you can do for your nutrition is make sure you’re consuming enough quality protein. Kriegler explains why this macronutrient is so critical for health, and he shares how much protein you need, what animal and plant sources are the best, and ways to support your body in properly digesting and absorbing it.

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Why 1-2-12?

With Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Season 6, Episode 4

While many are tempted by the latest eating fad or trendy diet, the team at Life Time has long maintained that sustainable, healthy food habits are based on a few foundational practices. In this mini episode, Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, introduces us to 1-2-12, Life Time’s new nutrition system that offers a framework nearly anyone can use to improve their eating behaviors.

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How to Detox With Whole Foods

With Anika Christ, RD, CPT
Season 6, Episode 3

“Detox” is a long-debated topic: Some associate it with deprivation, while others think the practice is not necessary because of our body’s natural detoxification systems. Anika Christ, RD, joins us to clear up the confusion, and explains how to detox your body with a whole-foods approach that feels far from depriving — and that can support nearly everyone in feeling and functioning better.

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What Is Self-Care, Really?

With Brie Vortherms, MA, LMFT, and Barbara Powell, MA
Season 6, Episode 2

“Self-care” is a term that gets tossed around a lot, but what is self-care, really? In this episode, Brie Vortherms, MA, LMFT, and Barbara Powell, MA, of Life Time Mind talk about it in a way that may be new to you — and explain why they think it should be rebranded as “performance recovery.” They share the 12 types of self-care and three categories of ways to integrate it into our lives so we can better support our health and well-being.

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Why Dynamic Personal Training?

With Anna Taylor, CPT
Season 6, Episode 1

Dynamic Personal Training is Life Time’s unique philosophy around a fully engaged approach to training — but what is it exactly? And how is it different from other one-on-one training programs? Anna Taylor, CPT, explains Dynamic Personal Training and the unique experience — and elevated results — it delivers to members.

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Why ARORA?

With Renée Main
Season 5, Episode 18

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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10 Rules for Aging Well

With Frank Lipman, MD
Season 5, Episode 17

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

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

With Jason Stella, CPT
Season 5, Episode 16

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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Why Dance?

With Jeimy Bueno Prisby
Season 5, Episode 15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Why Water Workouts?

With Rob Glick
Season 5, Episode 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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A Holistic Approach to Health — and Weight Loss

With Anika Christ, RD, CPT
Season 4, Episode 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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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Protecting Our Brains: TBIs, Concussions, and Everyday Healing

With Dr. Jeremy Schmoe
Season 2, Episode 11

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

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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A Life Time Transformation Story With Becca Rigg

With Becca Rigg
Season 2, Episode 9

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

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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Drink Up? The Pros and Cons of Coffee

With Anika Christ, RD
Season 2, Episode 7

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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The Blue Zones Habits for Longevity

With Dan Buettner
Season 2, Episode 6

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

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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Real Fitness Perspectives — From the Basics to Innovation

With Gunnar Peterson
Season 2, Episode 4

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

With Samantha McKinney, RD
Season 2, Episode 3

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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How Anxiety Manifests + Tools For Managing It

With Brie Vortherms
Season 2, Episode 2

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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The Ongoing Pursuit of Purpose and Why It Matters

With Tim Hightower
Season 2, Episode 1
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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The Power of Veggies: How to Eat More and Make Them Taste Great

Season 1, Episode 16

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

Season 1, Episode 15

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

Season 1, Episode 14

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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How to Build Mental Resilience During Difficult Times

With Jen Elmquist
Season 1, Episode 13

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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Coach Anika’s Top Tips for Healthy Eating at Home

Season 1, Episode 12

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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Making the Most of Your At-Home Workouts

Season 1, Episode 11

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

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

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

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

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

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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Woman tying tennis shoes.

Motivation for Fitness and the Ways We Can Move

Season 1, Episode 4

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

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

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

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

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Jamie Martin

Editor in Chief of Experience Life magazine

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@jamiemartinel

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David Freeman, CPT, CCP, PES

National Director of Alpha at 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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