Strong By Design Podcast

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We believe that you are STRONG BY DESIGN. We believe you were made in God’s image to have a strong body, mind and spirit. The Strong by Design podcast is the #1 resource for strength, health, and fitness solutions in the world. Tune in for expert interviews, fitness tips, nutrition advice, free workout sheets, supplement giveaways all while being encouraged, inspired and entertained. Brought to you by Critical Bench who reaches over 30 million fans per month between our email newsletter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook. If you're interested in being a guest on the show or doing a collaboration please send an email to strongbydesignpodcast@gmail.comNew Episodes go LIVE every week on Wednesday and sometimes bonus releases on Saturday. So let’s get ready to unlock your potential and transform your life! read less
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Ep 347 Rule #7 Don't Freak Out Until I Tell You to Freak Out ft. Denis Phillips
3d ago
Ep 347 Rule #7 Don't Freak Out Until I Tell You to Freak Out ft. Denis Phillips
Denis Phillips' desire to be a television meteorologist began by seeing Santa on radar when he was 6 years old. It's true! Although, severe weather really hooked him. He is one of those crazies you'll see tied to a palm tree in a category 3 hurricane... doing a live shot... sideways.After stops in Gainesville, Providence, and Los Angeles, Denis finally ended up in Tampa. He says the Bay area offers all the challenges weather-wise he could ever hope for: severe thunderstorms, tropical storms, and plenty of opportunities to tie himself to a palm tree! LOLIn this episode, Jared and Denis dive into their mutual interest of severe weather. Later in the episode, Denis opens up about the challenges that come from being a 24-7 weather man, and balancing that life with also being a husband and father of six children. Denis loves his community, and is always working hard to keep them prepared for whatever weather will come their way.  "You need to listen to what the person you trust is saying, not just go on Facebook and read some blog or get some information that it's hard to put in context sometimes." - Denis PhillipsTime Stamps  1:01 - Welcome to the ‘Strong by Design’ podcast 1:28 - Meet today's special guest, Denis Phillips 7:11 - Discover what inspired him to become a Meteorologist 10:54 - Denis talks about their 'Fundraising Tumblers' 13:15 - Understanding the indications of a Tornado 17:48 - Denis shares the story of a guy who encountered a giant tornado 19:22 - Find out the motivation behind 'Rule #7' 23:39 - Benchmark of Career: He recounts the disastrous storm 'Charlie' that hit Tampa Bay  32:54 - El Niño vs La Niña: What is it and why is it happening? 37:32 - Denis on being transparent with his work-life balance 45:09 - Fun weather question: Does a Meteorologist have access to high-tech radar?  49:08 - Denis' advice to Dads: The importance of recognizing your child's personality  Resources:·       Support Rule #7 and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals: https://rule-7-stuff-2.creator-spring.com/ Connect w/ Denis:·       YouTube·       Facebook·       InstagramConnect w/ CriticalBench: · Youtube · Facebook · Instagram · CriticalBench.com · StrongByDesignPodcast.com
Ep 346 Seeds of Hope - Sowing Life, Love and Laughter ft. John Chalkias
1w ago
Ep 346 Seeds of Hope - Sowing Life, Love and Laughter ft. John Chalkias
Hope is still very much alive!Today’s special guest is the man behind the Seeds of Hope Children’s Ministry, John Chalkias (pronounced Chalk-Is). John might be one of the most inspiring men we’ve ever had on the SBD podcast which is a bold statement. His passion and love for children is truly remarkable. He and his wife Susan have 9 children of their own!In 1996 Seeds of Hope Children’s Ministry™ opened the first home for HIV/AIDS children in Thailand. Since that time, they have been involved in bringing aid to children in several countries. Their biggest projects are in Ndola, Zambia. The Buseko Children’s Home is the first and currently the only Home in Zambia specifically for HIV/AIDS affected or infected children.Seeds of Hope relies on the generous involvement from people like you, who are able to support the ministry through their gifts of time, money, prayer, or gifts in kind. Seeds of Hope Children’s Ministry exists to equip children and those in need to love and serve Jesus Christ while becoming healthy, educated, responsible members of society."I just want people to know that God's calling all of us... What happens if you answer those calls? Because we get them all the time. We just don't hear them."  -John Chalkias Time Stamps  1:20 –  Welcome to the ‘Strong by Design’ podcast 4:17 - Meet today's special guest, John Chalkias, Executive Director and co-founder of Seeds of Hope   9:44 - What led John to start the Child Sponsor program   14:42 - Failure to Thrive: John's heartbreaking experience in Thailand  20:14 - How a 'False Positive' HIV test impacts children neglected by society  22:06 - Saving the HIV Orphans in Africa  31:02 - John shares a shocking death story of an 18-month-old baby  33:07 - The Vision of Eternity: The  beauty of life after death  38:10 - Anti-Retrovirals (ARVs): What is it and how does it work?  39:09 - The importance of quality education in Zambia  40:36 - Be in a Relationship with God: How should we respond to God's calling?  49:07 - Discover how the school's Education and Scholarship program works  54:00 - John shares a motivational message about God's calling for you  54:50 - Get the books, 'Amazing Abundance' and 'You Too Can Have An Amazing Life'  55:17 - What's next for John Chalkias with Seeds of Hope Children's Ministry  1:02:13 - A powerful story of a little girl who came out of her shell  1:10:47 - Connect with John Chalkias and Seeds of Hope Children's Ministry  1:11:53 - John's book, The Eulogy (Proverbs 21:21): a story of two wicked brothers  Resources:·       Seeds of Hope Children’s MinistryConnect w/ John:·       YouTube·       Facebook·       InstagramConnect w/ CriticalBench: · Youtube · Facebook · Instagram · CriticalBench.com · StrongByDesignPodcast.com
Ep 345 Breaking the Cycle of Foster Care ft. Kathy Mize
21-02-2024
Ep 345 Breaking the Cycle of Foster Care ft. Kathy Mize
In this episode, Coach Tonya has the privilege of speaking with Kathy Mize, the CEO of Ready for Life, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing vital support, resources, and guidance to former foster care youth as they transition into adulthood. Ready For Life's mission is not just about giving these young adults a lifeline; it's about equipping them with the life skills and learning opportunities they need to thrive.Kathy shares an inspiring and deeply impactful conversation about the heart of Ready for Life's work … Youth Voice. She explains how Youth Voice has become the cornerstone of their organization's growth. The desire of these young adults is simple yet profound … to know that there is at least one person in the community who cares deeply about their existence.One of the most remarkable aspects of Ready for Life's work is their incredible 94% success rate. Kathy reveals how the organization supports young adults who are now raising their own children, helping them break the cycle of child abuse by providing invaluable parenting support and mentorship.Join us for an eye-opening conversation that sheds light on the extraordinary work of Ready for Life and the unwavering dedication of Kathy Mize. This episode is a powerful reminder of the importance of extending a helping hand to those who have faced adversity and the profound impact that a caring community can have on the lives of former foster care youth. It's an exploration of resilience, empowerment, and the enduring belief that every young person deserves a chance to flourish."We have learned to listen and hear what they have to say, hear what the needs are, hear what the barriers are... What can we help remove so you can be successful?" - Kathy MizeTime Stamps  1:03 –  Welcome to the ‘Strong by Design’ podcast  1:10 - Meet today's special guest, Kathy Mize  2:28 - Kathy on what prompted her to start the 'Ready for Life'  5:19 -Discover the reality of teenagers in foster homes after they turn 18  7:06 - Ready for Life's mission for foster children  9:05 - Learning Life Skills: The importance of listening to the Youth's Voice  12:21 - Ways to get involved with 'Ready for Life'  14:33 - Breaking the Cycle: How the program resonates with parenting  17:05 - Into the future: Kathy talks about the main goal of 'Ready for Life' in every community  19:18 - Lending a Hand: Ways to engage with foster care  21:52 - Kathy recounts a successful story about the journey of these foster young adults  25:25 - Kathy on why becoming a foster child is NOT a choice  28:00 - Ready for Life: Traditions and Boundaries  31:21 - Connect with Kathy and learn more about the 'Ready for Life' organization  Resources:·       ReadyforLifePinellas.org  Connect w/ Kathy:·       LinkedIn·       Facebook·       Instagram Connect w/ CriticalBench: ·       YouTube·       Facebook·       Connect w/ CriticalBench: · Youtube · Facebook · Instagram · CriticalBench.com · StrongByDesignPodcast.com
Ep 344 When did Jesus Leave the Government? ft. Pastor Anthony McDaniel
17-02-2024
Ep 344 When did Jesus Leave the Government? ft. Pastor Anthony McDaniel
Are traditional Judeo-Christian values being striped away from American culture? It sure seems that way.Even more to the point, does it feel like Jesus is being removed from our culture one school, one business and one person at a time?Today on Strong By Design, hosts Jared Haley and Chris Wilson speak with Pastor Anthony McDaniel about some truly sobering topics. If you want real talk, you are getting it in massive doses in this episode!Anthony believes that he must stand for what is right and true. He is known as the ‘Patriot Pastor’ on social media “engaging culture through the lens of scripture.” From the school board to abortion to divorce, Pastor Anthony is leading the fight to restore America’s Godly foundations."We have a rise in mega churches and large churches, and Christianity's in major decline." - Pastor Anthony McDaniel Time Stamps  00:58 –  Welcome to the ‘Strong by Design’ podcast1:05 - Meet today's special guest, Pastor Anthony McDaniel3:16 - Pastor Anthony recounts his journey rebuilding his own church5:29 - The Guiding Principles: Why we should read and follow practitioners6:10  - Pastor Anthony on the 'Culture Wars' in America8:55 - Understanding the power of 'Marketing and Capitalism' in building churches12:00 - REPENTANCE: The change of heart and mind14:31 - Discover ALARMING statistics in American churches19:56 - What are the two main passages of Spiritual Leadership?24:59 - Small groups: Are they helpful for the church?28:32 - Black Lives Matter: Pastor Anthony talks about the narrative of the 'Black Community'35:16 - How do Christians deal with those who depend on the government?39:15 - Deuteronomy 3:6: How do you make your home a sanctuary?43:31 - How do youths lose their faith later in life?47:59 - Pastor Anthony talks about the 'Florida Faith Foundation'52:06 - Why is Religious Freedom under attack?57:34 - Why is Abortion a religious freedom issue?59:55 - The impact of the abusive power of social media and tech industry monopolies1:01:18 - Biblical perspective: Pastor Anthony on the 'Immigration' issues1:04:32 - Understanding the misconceptions about the Gospel1:06:48 - The BALANCE of Grace and Truth: Three things that a church can do1:10:47 - What do we agree on, and disagree on? Let's come together for change  Resources:·        Florida Faith Foundations Connect w/ Pastor Anthony:·        Instagram  ·        FacebookConnect w/ Critical Bench: ·        YouTube·        Facebook·        Instagram·        CriticalBench.com·        StrongByDesignPodcast.comConnect w/ CriticalBench: · Youtube · Facebook · Instagram · CriticalBench.com · StrongByDesignPodcast.com
Ep 343 Breathing for Better Sleep ft. Zacharia Zenios
14-02-2024
Ep 343 Breathing for Better Sleep ft. Zacharia Zenios
Breathing for Sleep is the only routine that revives your #1 sleep nerve restoring healthy tongue posture and unlocks your ability to get deep, restorative sleep every single night!On today’s episode of the Strong By Design podcast, coach Chris Wilson sits down with the creator of the Breathing for Sleep program, Zachariah Zenios, also known as Coach Zach. Zach is a regular on the Critical Bench YouTube channel with over 1.1 million subscribers.Zach is a neurosomatic therapist, licensed massage therapist and yoga teacher, RYT 200, who has developed a breathing system unlike anything else you will find. Blending his unique education and technical skills, Zach has a keen understanding of the breath and its impact on the body and mind.If you are looking for enhanced mental clarity and focus, falling asleep within minutes of your head hitting the pillow, waking up feeling refreshed and energized and even reducing or ending your snoring, then this episode is for you. "Just because you're breathing doesn't mean you're getting enough oxygen in you." - Zacharia Zenios Time Stamps  1:20 –  Welcome to the ‘Strong by Design’ podcast3:51 - Meet today's special guest, Coach Zacharia Zenios7:14 - Coach Zach talks about how he developed the 'Breathing for Sleep' program9:43 - The importance of SLEEP11:20 - Understanding how the 'Power Breath' works15:22 - Voluntary vs Involuntary Control: Discover the different breathing patterns19;01 - Why do people have issues with breathing?22:46 - Glymphatic System: What is it and how does it work?26:31 - The correlation between breathing and REM sleep 33:54 - Find out WHY people's brains can't shut off38:16 - How modern music impacts our subconscious level of thinking39:17 - Proper Breathing vs Poor Breathing: What does it look like?49:06 - Natural ways to get quality sleep51:16 - How to do the 'Tongue Posture Trick' and its importance56:04 - Coach Zach shares a testimonial story of a 10-year-old boy who has poor tongue posture57:12 - Microcosmic Orbit: A Traditional Chinese medicine approach 1:02:27 - Why do people snore?1:07:00 - Coach Zach on the benefits of the 'Anti-Snoring Protocol' program1:11:21 - Where you can go to learn more about the 'Breathing for Sleep' program Resources:Breathing for Sleep (product coming soon!) Connect w/ Zach:InstagramFacebookConnect w/ CriticalBench:YoutubeFacebookInstagramCriticalBench.comStrongByDesignPodcast.comConnect w/ CriticalBench: · Youtube · Facebook · Instagram · CriticalBench.com · StrongByDesignPodcast.com
Ep 342 End the WAR with your Diet ft. BiOptimizers Matt Galant & Wade Lightheart
10-02-2024
Ep 342 End the WAR with your Diet ft. BiOptimizers Matt Galant & Wade Lightheart
What is wrong with the DIET industry today? There is massive confusion at every turn. That goes for the average person and even knowledgeable experts. Which way is the healthiest, most sustainable way to eat? Do I go Keto, Carnivore, Vegan, or something else?  Are elimination diets a good idea? What about detoxing or intermittent fasting? What works?! What do I do?!! No wonder why people are so incredibly confused about which road to travel to find optimal and long-lasting health. Information OVERLOAD. Today on the SBD podcast we have two of the brightest minds in the world of nutrition when it comes to making sound nutritional choices, the founders of BiOptimizers, Matt Gallant and Wade Lightheart. We discuss all these topics and more as we dive into their latest seminal work,  The Ultimate Nutrition Bible, possibly the greatest nutrition resource available today! Matt Gallant is a kinesiologist with a degree in the Science of Physical Activity and the CEO/Co-Founder of BIOptimizers. He has been a strength and conditioning coach for multiple pro-athletes, a self-defense instructor, and has over 18 years’ experience formulating supplements. He has been successfully following a mostly ketogenic diet for over 30 years. He is also a serial entrepreneur who has built over 14 profitable companies.Connect w/ CriticalBench: · Youtube · Facebook · Instagram · CriticalBench.com · StrongByDesignPodcast.com
Ep 339 Raising Up Our Boys to be Men ft. Mark Hancock
31-01-2024
Ep 339 Raising Up Our Boys to be Men ft. Mark Hancock
Being a boy in our culture today has changed dramatically from decades ago.It used to be all about adventure, exploration, independence, and fun. Bike riding, baseball games, climbing trees, hide and go seek and showing up dirty, hungry, and exhausted when the sun went down.Today young boys are met with gender confusion, that they do not have to be boys if they do not want to be and that dads are not necessary in the home to thrive.ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!??This is absolutely and utterly terrifying as a man… to think that boys are growing up in an age that is telling them that men do not really matter, are not even necessary to flourish and can decide to be women if they want to be.Thank God for men like Mark Hancock and Trail Life USA, an organization on a mission to save the next generation of boys, raising them up to be productive, hardworking, courageous young men. We need more Kingdom men like Mark to stand boldly and to strengthen our young boys helping them to rekindle that adventure, exploration, and excitement of their youth.Today Mark and host Chris Wilson talk about what he is doing with Trail Life USA, what their vision and mission are and how he and his amazing group of men and women are changing the world one boy at a time. And Mark is another Brave Books author too! Learn more about his terrific new book, Too Much Tubular. "The boys come for the adventure opportunities, but what they're also getting is character and leadership opportunities." - Mark Hancock Time Stamps  00:52 –  Welcome to the ‘Strong by Design’ podcast  1:21 - Meet today's special guest, Mark Hancock  7:32 - Mark recounts his journey 10 years ago at Trail Life USA  8:53 - The First Miracle: Finding a venue for 1,200 people in 63 days  10:00 - What separates Trail Life from the Boy Scouts?  13:55 - Trail Life USA: Discover the mission and vision of the Brotherhood   16:53 - Mark reveals the secret about Trail Life   21:08 - Giving back to the Next Gen: Ways to engage with Trail Life  25:03 - Biblical Masculinity vs Toxic Masculinity: Understanding the difference  32:36 - Why women don't want a man in this day and age  36:06 - Discover what age you can join 'Trail Life' and 3 distinct programs  42:27 - Learn more about Mark's new BRAVE book "Too Much Tubular"   49:12 - Mark shares what's next for him with Trail Life   52:16 - Connect with Mark Hancock and learn more about Trail Life  52:51 - Trail Life Motto: Colossians 1:10  Resources: ·         TrailLifeUSA·         BRAVE Books – Too Much Tubular  Connect w/ Mark:·         LinkedIn·         Facebook Connect w/ CriticalBench: ●      Youtube●      Facebook●      Instagram●      CriticalBench.com●      StrongByDesignPodcastConnect w/ CriticalBench: · Youtube · Facebook · Instagram · CriticalBench.com · StrongByDesignPodcast.com
Ep 338 Healing the Invisible Wounds of War ft. Anna Tanzilla
27-01-2024
Ep 338 Healing the Invisible Wounds of War ft. Anna Tanzilla
In our latest episode, Coach Tonya had the honor of speaking with Anna Tanzilla, the Chief Operating Officer of Camaraderie Foundation. Anna's role encompasses the crucial responsibility of leading and supporting the agency's mission, which is to provide healing for the "invisible wounds of war" experienced by Military Service Members, Veterans, and their families.Camaraderie Foundation's work is nothing short of remarkable, with an impressive 89% success rate in providing counseling, emotional, and spiritual support to those who have served our country. During our conversation, Anna delves into the vital work that the foundation does, shedding light on how they have become a beacon of hope for those grappling with the emotional and psychological toll of military service.Anna discusses the unique challenges faced by our service members and veterans, emphasizing the importance of recognizing and addressing the invisible wounds that often go unnoticed. Through counseling, emotional support, and providing a network of incredible volunteers, Camaraderie Foundation offers a lifeline to those in need.The episode highlights the profound impact of the foundation's work, as Anna shares stories of transformation and resilience from those who have benefited from their services. Join us for an inspiring conversation that celebrates the extraordinary work of Camaraderie Foundation and the dedication of individuals like Anna Tanzilla who are committed to healing the invisible wounds of war. This episode is a tribute to the resilience of our service members, veterans, and their families and serves as a reminder of the importance of supporting those who have sacrificed so much for our country.  "You have to heal everything that's going on. You can't just heal that little one piece and expect it all to get better." - Anna TanzillaTime Stamps  1:00 – Welcome to the ‘Strong by Design’ podcast  1:06 - Get to know today's special guest, military veteran, Anna Tanzilla  3:27 - Discover the driving force behind her 'Camaraderie Foundation' involvement   6:05 - The Underlying Agenda: Anna shares their main mission   11:12 - Anna shares a wonderful story of one of the families they helped  16:33 - PTSD: Understanding the impact of trauma on mental health  18:23 - Anna talks about the scope of their organization  20:36 - Do people seek more counseling over holidays?  22:08 - Best Statistic: The power of surveys  24:39 - Anna shares how they need funds to get the counseling  26:28 - Where you can go to connect with Anna Tanzilla and learn more about 'Camaraderie Foundation'  28:38 - Anna talks about her plans for 'Camaraderie Foundation' expansion  Resources: ·       Camaraderie Foundation Connect w/ Anna Tanzilla:·       LinkedIn·       Facebook Connect w/ CriticalBench: ●      Youtube●      Facebook●      Instagram●      CriticalBeConnect w/ CriticalBench: · Youtube · Facebook · Instagram · CriticalBench.com · StrongByDesignPodcast.com
Ep 337 I Almost Lost My Family to Rock 'n' Roll ft. Rockstar Pastor Stephen Christian
24-01-2024
Ep 337 I Almost Lost My Family to Rock 'n' Roll ft. Rockstar Pastor Stephen Christian
Stephen Christian Arnold is an American singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band Anberlin, as well as the vocalist of his acoustic side-project Anchor & Braille. Many of the albums in the Anberlin discography have peaked in the top ten on various Billboard charts. Currently, Stephen is serving as a campus pastor for Grace Family Church in Clearwater, FL.  On this episode of the Strong By Design Podcast, Jared and Stephen discus the need for intentional boundaries in various areas of life. Regardless if you are in a band, leading a church, or leading your family, boundaries play an crucial role in being successful or burning out. Listen and learn from Stephen's wisdom and experience in creating healthy boundaries.   "No matter what your profession is, I pray you have success but I also pray that you are the same person before the success." - Stephen Christian  Time Stamps   00:52 – Welcome to the ‘Strong by Design’ podcast  1:21 - Get to know today's special guest, Pastor Stephen Christian  5:11 - From lead singer to Pastor: The intentionality of separating spaces  11:07 - Pastor Stephen recounts his music band journey   13:36 - The most asked question: How do you style your hair?  17:30 - Career vs Family: The importance of creating a 'Healthy Boundary'  27:05 - Pastor Stephen on how he learned from his mistakes the hard way  30:55 - How do his children react to band music?  32:15 - Pastor Stephen's hardest moment of his entire life  35:01 - Why you can't put real life on hold  38:52 - The importance of hearing other people's stories of overcoming failures  42:21 - Understanding how to develop leadership with boundaries  50:00 - Open-door Policy: Find out its disadvantages over advantages  55:05 - The Holy Spirit, Leadership & Money: Why is it important and how does it all work together? Resources:Grace Family Church - Clearwater Connect w/ Stephen:FacebookInstagramInstagram - AnberlinYouTube - AnberlinConnect w/ CriticalBench: YoutubeFacebookInstagramCriticalBench.comStrongByDesignPodcast.com Connect w/ CriticalBench: · Youtube · Facebook · Instagram · CriticalBench.com · StrongByDesignPodcast.com
Ep 335 The 5 C's of Credibility ft. John Streitmatter
17-01-2024
Ep 335 The 5 C's of Credibility ft. John Streitmatter
On this episode of the Strong By Design Podcast, Jared and John discuss the 5 C's of credibility. How are we valued as ‘credible’ in a space of leadership? Is this an area that we can develop?The reality is, in order to be an effective leader, you have to be able to shape your credibility with those around you. Listen today as John gives insight into what this can look like practically for you. John R. Streitmatter, MBA, is a Director at the Leadership Research Institute (LRI).  He serves as an executive coach, trusted strategic advisor, and facilitator to leaders to enable them to clearly articulate a future vision and strategy, and then engage their followers to achieve it.  John is known for his ability to synthesize discussion to the essence and integrate seemingly disparate data and points of view together into agreement and action. "It takes a long time to build up a good credibility balance. It can take a few poorly taken, poorly thought out steps to wipe out lots and lots of your credibility balance." - John Streitmatter  Time Stamps  01:02 – Welcome to the ‘Strong by Design’ podcast1:51 - Get to know today's special guest, John Streitmatter4:00 - The leadership transition: John recounts his journey to 'Leadership Research Institute'7:40 - The currency of Leadership and influence: The importance of Credibility11:29 - Discover the Three things of 'Credibility Bank Account Balance'14:30 - Understanding the asymmetrical risk of Credibility18:56 - What makes people follow people: The 5 C's of Credibility explained23:57 - Managerial and Technical Competence: The importance of knowing your GOAL31:38 - 'Composure of Credibility': How to respond to situations rather than reacting to situations   41:55 - John on how to determine whether someone has credibility44:40 - Be fully Present: The importance of validating Connect w/ CriticalBench: · Youtube · Facebook · Instagram · CriticalBench.com · StrongByDesignPodcast.com
Ep 334 AGELESS Knees- Solve the Real Root Cause of Knee Pain ft. Christopher Ohocinski
13-01-2024
Ep 334 AGELESS Knees- Solve the Real Root Cause of Knee Pain ft. Christopher Ohocinski
If you're suffering from nagging or even crippling knee pain, we have a possible solution for you that does not involve surgery. Today on Strong By Design, we are joined by Christopher Ohocinski, a Certified Athletic Trainer who has been working with athletes young and old for over a decade. During that time, he has developed techniques and methods that have helped resolve knee pain for active men and women. Chris Wilson hosts as the two Chris’s talk about crazy EMT stories, passion for helping people, and understanding the REAL root cause of chronic knee pain. It doesn't matter how old you are, how severe your knee pain is or if arthritis runs in your family. The Ageless Knees program is a gentle routine designed to bring instant relief to your painful joints while also helping to jump start your #1 knee stability nerve to strengthen your knees for good.    "If you think that just taking a pill is going to give you positive results, it's just NOT going to happen." - Christopher Ohocinski     Time Stamps   1:16 – Welcome to the ‘Strong by Design’ podcast  2:55 - Get to know today's special guest, Christopher Ohocinski  6:00 -  Chris shares what inspired his fitness pursuits  10:33 - Discover a bizarre incident that stands out to him during his time as an EMT  Connect w/ CriticalBench: · Youtube · Facebook · Instagram · CriticalBench.com · StrongByDesignPodcast.com
Ep 333 Tap Into Your Potential ft. Dr. Sabrina Starling
10-01-2024
Ep 333 Tap Into Your Potential ft. Dr. Sabrina Starling
Frustrated with your employees or team members? Tired of hiring people who don’t show up and fully tap into their potential?  Our guest today on Strong By Design can change that for you in 2024 and beyond!If you're being honest, most businesses face hiring challenges and get stuck in the same hiring / firing cycle over and over again with the same underperformers, suffocating their business and the ability to tap into their full potential.Never one to accept status quo or back down from a challenge, Dr. Sabrina Starling’s ‘How To Hire The Best’ series grew from her desire to solve the toughest hiring challenges interfering with her client's growth and profitability.This is a CAN’T MISS episode for business leaders looking to take their team to the next level! "They didn't have a work-life balance problem, they had a lack of good employees’ problem." - Dr. Sabrina Starling Time Stamps   1:20 – Welcome to the ‘Strong by Design’ podcast  4:34 - Get to know today's special guest, Dr. Sabrina Starling  6:53 - Dr. Sabrina talks about her podcast 'Profit by Design'  10:44 - The creation of her book 'How to Hire the Best' and discover how to know you've hired the right person  17:56 - The importance of establishing your CORE VALUES  22:50 - Dr. Sabrina shares her tips on how to identify your company's core values  Connect w/ CriticalBench: · Youtube · Facebook · Instagram · CriticalBench.com · StrongByDesignPodcast.com
Ep 332 We are ALL Angry People, Stop Shaming Yourself and Others ft. Brownyn Schweigerdt
06-01-2024
Ep 332 We are ALL Angry People, Stop Shaming Yourself and Others ft. Brownyn Schweigerdt
In this episode, Coach Tonya sits down with Bronwyn Schweigerdt, a licensed psychotherapist who has achieved remarkable success in helping individuals break free from the shackles of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and even psychosis. Her unique approach revolves around the profound healing power of anger and its transformative impact on one's mental health and relationships.Bronwyn, armed with a master's degree in counseling and another in nutrition, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the conversation. She is not only a licensed psychotherapist but also a public speaker and author, making her a formidable advocate for mental health and emotional well-being.Our discussion centers on the often-overlooked role of anger in our lives. Bronwyn sheds light on why our relationship with anger is fundamental to our mental health and the quality of our relationships. She also shares with us, how the process of reconnecting with this often misunderstood and suppressed emotion, often reveals  its potential as a catalyst for profound healing and transformation.Bronwyn Schweigerdt's expertise and passion for healing are evident as she provides practical guidance on navigating this complex emotion and using it as a tool for personal growth and healthier relationships. This episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of their emotional landscape and a path to greater mental health and resilience.   "Humans are messy. We feel all kinds of feelings at one time, and why do we feel the need to judge our feelings?" -Brownyn Schweigerdt   Time Stamps   1:11 – Welcome to the ‘Strong by Design’ podcast  1:22 - Get to know today's special guest, Brownyn Schweigerdt  2:20 - Brownyn recounts her journey of why she became a therapist  5:48 -  The pressure to not be Authentic: Why do we need to stop judging our feelings  13:17 - Stored Emotion: What is it and where does it come from?  15:12 - Why there's no such thing as an angry person  17:40 - The root of ANGER: Discover how to unroot it permanently  Connect w/ CriticalBench: · Youtube · Facebook · Instagram · CriticalBench.com · StrongByDesignPodcast.com
Ep 331 Rooted in Wonder: Finding God in Creation ft. Eryn Lynum
03-01-2024
Ep 331 Rooted in Wonder: Finding God in Creation ft. Eryn Lynum
Eryn Lynum's passion is to inspire and equip others to make the most of family time, and utilize the rich resources in nature to teach your kids deep truths about God.  Using her certification as a Master Naturalist alongside her degree in Biblical studies, Lynum encourages families to step outside together and discover all the connections between God’s written Word, the Bible, and His natural revelation through creation! In this episode, Jared and Eryn discuss intentional parenting through the use of God's creation. There is so much available to us through the world God has created for us to live in. Listen and learn how you can apply these techniques in your life, and continue to build a strong family.   "When we learn about what God has created, we start seeing it all around us. It means more to us." - Eryn Lynum   Time Stamps   1:13 – Welcome to the ‘Strong by Design’ podcast  1:49 - Get to know today's special guest, Eryn Lynum, the author of the book ‘Rooted in Wonder’  2:42 - Eryn recounts her family's journey to knowing God  7:14 - Discover why she responded ‘thank you’ to 'I love you'  11:45 - Eryn talks about how she came up with the idea of 'Nurturing your family's faith through God's creation'  13:01 - What are the two ways of God's revelation  16:15 - Understanding how 'Recency Bias' connects to finding God and creation  21:02 - The Invasive of Technology: Eryn shares her testimony of how she utilized God's creation for her family  25:22 - 936 Pennies: Eryn on how to intentionally invest in your children's personal growth  29:46 - The importance of implementing RULES fConnect w/ CriticalBench: · Youtube · Facebook · Instagram · CriticalBench.com · StrongByDesignPodcast.com
Ep 330 The Power of Saying NO ft. Katie Krimitsos
30-12-2023
Ep 330 The Power of Saying NO ft. Katie Krimitsos
In this episode, Coach Tonya sits down with the super-fabulous Katie Krimitsos, the creative force behind the Women's Meditation Network.  Katie's journey is an inspiring testament to the transformative power of saying "NO" to what no longer aligns with your authentic self and embracing life on your own terms. The Women's Meditation Network, a podcast and resource hub, is a haven for all women and those who find resonance in its message. Katie's mission is to provide a safe space for women to explore meditation, mindfulness, and personal growth while fostering a sense of community and empowerment. During our conversation, Katie shares the story of her journey, how prioritizing herself was such a huge catalyst for where she is today. Listeners will be captivated by Katie's candid account of finding her voice and creating a life unapologetically her own. The heart of our discussion centers on the Women's Meditation Network and its profound impact on its listeners. Katie's passion for meditation and personal growth shines through as she discusses how her podcast has become a powerful resource for women seeking mindfulness, resilience, and self-discovery. Join us for an insightful conversation that explores the importance of authenticity, self-empowerment, and the role of podcasting in connecting and inspiring women from all walks of life. Katie Krimitsos's journey is a testament to the transformative power of embracing one's true self and creating a life that resonates with purpose. This episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking inspiration and guidance on their path to authenticity and fulfillment.   "Our job in this world is to get to know ourselves very well. Because when we do that, we then start designing a life that we create." - Katie Krimitsos   Time Stamps  Connect w/ CriticalBench: · Youtube · Facebook · Instagram · CriticalBench.com · StrongByDesignPodcast.com
Ep 329 Why I wrote a letter to my kids every day since they were born ft. Jody Maberry
27-12-2023
Ep 329 Why I wrote a letter to my kids every day since they were born ft. Jody Maberry
Jody Maberry has hosted and produced more than 1,300 podcast episodes with nearly 3 million downloads. Podcasting has given Jody the opportunity to share the stage with a Governor, best-selling authors, well-known executives, and the Director of the National Park Service. Specifically, he has worked with executives from Disney, the FBI, and other organizations across a variety of industries. On this episode, Jody shares about his experiences as a park ranger. More importantly, Jody expresses his intersectionality to be an invested, caring father and husband. Host, Jared Haley, and Jody enjoy an enlightening, and applicable conversation from parenting, to board games, do daily letters written to Jody's children. This is an episode you are not going to want to miss!  "I hope it will be a gift they treasure someday..." - Jody Maberry   Time Stamps   1:06 – Welcome to the ‘Strong by Design’ podcast  1:35 - Get to know today's special guest, Jody Maberry  3:24 - Jody shares his involvement in the 'Creating Disney Magic' podcast  6:41 - From Park Ranger into a Podcaster: Jody recounts his career shift to podcasting  8:15 - Discover the unbelievable moments in a Park Ranger's life  12:16 - Into the wild: Jody's most memorable wildlife encounter  15:00 - The spark behind his podcasting journey  21:17 - Jody talks about his daily podcast devoted to his son  26:48 - Family fun time: Best games for kids and parents to play together!  34:01 - The power of spending quality time as a family  43:43 - Jody on why he writes letters to his kids every day  51:20 - Where you can go to connect with Jody Maberry  Resources:Connect w/ CriticalBench: · Youtube · Facebook · Instagram · CriticalBench.com · StrongByDesignPodcast.com
Ep 328 5 Things Jesus DID NOT Say (Christmas Special)
23-12-2023
Ep 328 5 Things Jesus DID NOT Say (Christmas Special)
Jesus said a lot of things for us to remember and live by... however, sometimes people confuse his messages... Today hosts Jared Haley and Chris Wilson talk through 5 things that Jesus did NOT say and shed some light on what he actually said and meant.By the way, Merry Christmas to you and thank you for listening to our Strong By Design podcast show! We are honored to have you as a listener. May you share this special time of year with family and friends as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior.  "It's not, 'you do you and I do me.' It's actually deny yourself and follow Jesus."  Jared Haley Our 'official notes' in preparation of this conversation are below, as promised! 1) Follow Your Heart // Follow Me Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. - Matthew 16:24      The heart is deceitful above all things      and beyond cure.      Who can understand it?          Jeremiah 17:9 2) Be True to Yourself // Deny yourself and follow  For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin. - Romans 6:6 3) Believe in Yourself // Believe in Me Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;  and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” - John 11:25-26 4) Live Your Truth // I am Truth Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. - John 14:6 5) As Long as You are Happy, it is okay. // I will make your joy complete. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.  - John 15:11 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? - Mark 8:36   Time Stamps 00:53 – Welcome to the ‘Strong by Design’ podcast (Christmas Special 🎅)  4:53 - Jesus is the Truth: Leaning NOT on our understanding  06:04 - Why Jesus DID NOT say 'Follow Your Heart'  9:11 - The unspoken wisdom: Why Jesus never said 'Be True to Yourself'  15:57 - Why you should rely on Jesus rather than on yourself  19:49 - The importance of questions and doubts in spiritual growth  22:55 -  Why Jesus never said 'Live Your Truth'   28:10 - Discover what Jesus said instead of 'As Long as You're Happy'  33:02 - Understanding the true meaning of happiness through Philippians 4:7  Connect & Follow Jared and Chris:  Jared's Instagram Chris's Instagram  CoConnect w/ CriticalBench: · Youtube · Facebook · Instagram · CriticalBench.com · StrongByDesignPodcast.com