Athlete On Fire

Is running a skill? Our guest says it is and he has over 35 years of research to prove it.  We go back in time to when and where the Pose Method originated.  You'll hear how our guest spent Saturdays on top of a train headed for the beach.  He shares inspiring stories of how he got his start as an athlete as a high jumper.  He still holds records to this day.  We talk about his inspiration for his newest book, The Running Revolution, and he even tries to teach us how to say some running related phrases in Russian.  Hang out with us, get inspired, and learn more about something we all can do, run better.  Listen through the end to find out how to win a free book or apparel!  Enjoy this inspiring Athlete On Fire!

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I had never played that one before so why not give it a shot?  I did, and got a new scar to show for it.  Of course, I could tell you the new sport I tried out this weekend but then you would have no reason to listen to the show!  I talk about the newest Athlete On Fire sponsored podcast for Active Entrepreneurs and what our goal is for it.  I share stories from a good friend that is moving on from Colorado. From helping me race direct around the country to foam deals that seemed more like drug deals.  Camping with our boys and road trips to Idaho, I give him a proper podcast send off!  Hope you enjoy the behind the scenes look at Athlete On Fire in this episode of the Weekend Warrior Show!

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Artist. Teacher. Speaker.  These define our guest who takes us on his journey to where he is now as an unlikely business owner in Seattle.  We find out why keeping some traditions and letting others go is important as he says it best, "how do we take the beauty of the past for our present."  An academic in all things martial arts he shares a condensed history of the origins of the sport he loves. How he went from 5 to 60 students and why he is vested in each student.  We learn some great mental tips for competing and overall training philosophy.  Plug those earphones in for another inspiring Athlete On Fire.

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"At the end of the day, you have to be a fighter." If any quote summed up an athlete more than this we haven't seen it.  Inspired as a young athlete on a ranch in Texas by none other than the Karate Kid movie, today's Athlete On Fire has gone on to do some amazing things in the sport of MMA.  Cast on the first season of the Ultimate Fighter show and having early succes in UFC launched our guest to athletic heights but there was adversity. A health scare led to a comeback.  His comeback led to starting a MMA gym in the homeland of Muay Thai, Thailand.  He shares his vision for his gym and what has inspired him along the way.  Why he does what he does and how anyone is welcome to come train with him in Thailand.  Enjoy this episode of Athlete On Fire.

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After a long summer of traveling the world and doing what he does best, run really far, Brendan is back home in the Blue Mountains of Australia and he is putting his stamp on the running community as usual.  After an impressive showing at the Western States Endurance Run and racing at UTMB he is already excited to go back and see if he can improve. He shares what it is like to race at a high level for everyone who will never have a chance to do so.  He dives in to a couple things he did wrong and how he is going to improve.   

Re-energized after getting home he relaunched his coaching business and is excited to help other runners reach their goals, no matter what level.  He has also partnered up and started Trail Kids, a great movement to get kids in Australia, well, moving.  Listen to a humble elite athlete as he reflects on the summer that was all about running and see if he gives you any ideas on starting your own movement!

The CoolDown is all about sitting down after a long run, a tough game, a great workout and talking about everything that is being an athlete.

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The Weekend Warrior Show is all about sharing the behind the scenes of Athlete On Fire and alot happens on weekends around here.  From producing 20+events this yeah to raising a young family with two self employed parents life is exciting and we are here to share it with you.  This episode takes us to Boulder Colorado for a Rocky Mountain Brew Run and a quick interview with chef and head brewer Ian Clark of BRU Boulder.  We also have some thank you from the iTunes reviews, thanks so much.  Lastly, we are finally launching a new project and we are giving you access to give some feedback.  We love it and hope you do too!  Enjoy this newest installment of Weekend Warrior with Scott Jones on the Athlete On Fire station!

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Our guest is a triathlete and endurance coach that has had a lifetime of adversity in one year.  Two labral repairs and a life changing diagnosis. While watching the Super Bowl she noticed blurry vision. She went to the doctor soon after to learn of the disease she would have.  She informs us of both of the issues and tries to explain how she is moving forward.  We also go over competing at a high level for endurance athletes and some of the tips and tricks she coaches her athletes to perform at a high level.  Plug those head phones in on your next run or ride and take a journey with our newest guest on the Athlete On Fire show.

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What is a worthy journey?  Do we deserve second chances?  Is it ever too late to become who youmight have been? Is it too late to become an athlete?  These questions and more are answered in today's powerful and inspiring story of redemption. Our guest was on the streets, homeless.  He stole. He hurt people closest to him and he was in and out of jail numerous times.  He even shares all of his mugshots in his speaking presentations these days.  It all came to a sudden and extreme halt, he tried to take his own life.  Needless to say, he failed.  He was tired. He found a magazine in prison that showcased the Ironman in Kona, HI.  This was the trigger for the rest of his life.  Listen how he turned it around and how he is so much more than just an athlete.  Enjoy this episode of the Athlete On Fire show!

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"Outwork me." This is the quote of our guest and we would be surprised if you could.  He had severe spinal stenosis that led to staff infection and had to have back surgery to fix it all. He came back. Slow at first but all he wanted to do was move.  He wanted to run at all times and it continues today.  This elite obstacle racer is a first generation Mexican-American who spent his childhood playing video games.  He is spreading his energy and insight to inspire others to get out there and challenge themselves to be great.  Our guest is a passionate, young athlete and you'll want to go move after listening to his story on this episode of Athlete On Fire!

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