Athlete On Fire

Let’s get stoked for snow!  Listen in as we chat with some badass snow enthusiasts about what to look forward to this year.  We talk gear tips, training tips, uphill skiing, skimo racing, backcountry adventures, and of course weather predictions.

Joel Gratz – meteorologist who tells us where to find the pow over at

Jon Kedrowski “Dr. Ski” – author, ski mountaineer, and geographer.  Check out his book about camping on top of all of Colorado’s 14ers.

Joe Howdyshell – all-around badass who helps people achieve their fitness goals at Summit Endurance Academy

Henrik Førland Lampert – editor of FREESKIER Magazine

Kimberly Beekman – editor of Skiing Magazine

Dispatch is a partner of Athlete On Fire and is reporting on all thing adventure in Colorado.

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Category:Dispatch Radio -- posted at: 10:08am MDT

It's one of the weirdest team-ups out there...but for some reason beer (well, alcohol in general) and fitness seem to go together just like peanut butter & jelly. 

I, for one, enjoy a good brew every now and does every other Average Joe out there. But there are some questions we should probably be asking before we start chugging away, don't you think?

With that under consideration...I ventured back to the Foolproof Brewery to talk to the President of the company - Nick - about all things beer. 

In This Episode:


- Foolproof Brewing Company - where it came from & why it's so awesome

- What's really IN that beer, and how do flavors happen?

- What's up with the lack of "Nutrition Facts" labels...and what would be ON them?

- Why do Beer & Fitness go together so well?

- What are the real benefits and negative effects? When & how often should I drink?

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In this episode Alex recalls his horrifying experiences on Mount Everest and what it’s feels like being caught in the two worst disasters on Everest. This is a must listen to; he even gets me to shut up for a moment!!

Alex is honest and humble, for someone who’s only 21 and who’s job is as a public speaker having turned his stammer into his strength and overcame. Persistence, resilience and determination are a few words that come to mind when describing Alex.

THPP is a part of the Athlete On Fire network!

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Category:THPP -- posted at: 10:46am MDT

Today I bring you Gina Parris. Gina has been a motivator in the field of personal development for over thirty years. She began studying, applying and teaching on high performance as a teenager. When she was not speaking or training as a competitive athlete, she was honing her sales skills at a specialty menswear boutique where she was a top performer. She even gave her first paid speech at 16 year old.

It’s been Gina’s life’s work to help people to reach their God-given potential and to turn their stress into strength. She’s a Tony Robbins certified Strategic Intervention coach and her clients include top athletes, coaches & sports parents, as well entrepreneurs and other professionals.



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Category:Success Through Failure -- posted at: 11:58am MDT

Steven is surprised about something he didn't plan for for his first marathon. You will probably be able to relate.  That and more from his first marathon.  Liza and Scott are just here for comic relief today.

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Category:Becoming Ultra -- posted at: 5:52pm MDT

We had the opportunity to get to know the humble badass Lauren Jones, based in Colorado. She is passionate about endurance and educating like minded outdoor adventurists and we talk about nutrition, training, and the passion to adventure.

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Category:Ultra Dirt -- posted at: 4:05pm MDT

So THIS Is Fitness:12 - Welcome Back, Dingbat

Every once in a while the universe has to remind us that yes, we do in fact live in the real world. There are rules you play by, things you do and do not do. Even if you can achieve something as incredible as a 100 mile endurance run finish...a half-marathon can still take you down under the right circumstances (i.e. if you’re being stupid). Simple rules do still apply - they are, after all, RULES.

Now that Darrell has come out the other side of his big 100 miler’s time to figure out what happens next. Join Darrell as he talks about avoiding PMS (not what you think), keeping your mind right, and working with what your body gives you.

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Category:So This Is Fitness -- posted at: 10:16am MDT

STIF:11 - The Best Is Yet To Come

It is absolutely stunning what the human body is capable of. At a certain point, though, the body will go...the body can do it...and it's up to the mind to complete the task. This is the battle ultramarathon runners endure as they push the limits of human capability. Darrell has just discovered exactly what that battle is like.

Completing a 100 mile ultramarathon changes your perspective on things. Join Darrell as he delves into how it went, what it all means, and what happens next. 

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So THIS Is Fitness is a proud part of the Athlete On Fire network!

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Category:So This Is Fitness -- posted at: 2:42pm MDT

Today I bring you Philip McKernan. Philip is an inspirational speaker, writer & filmmaker who works with entrepreneurs and business leaders all over the world. When people are seeking clarity about their future or want to move through roadblocks, seen and unseen, they call Philip. He helps people get clear on who they are and where they need to go. He helps them transition in their personal and professional lives so people feel aligned in all areas of life. He has worked with the Canadian Olympic Team, The Pentagon and has shared the stage with speakers like the Dalai Lama and Richard Branson.

We love having Jim and the Success Through Failure Show as a part of the Athlete On Fire network.

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Category:Wrestling With Success -- posted at: 12:33pm MDT

Wayne is the founder of the popular music website has

worked in radio production and digital media. His passion is Music and we delve

into this and many more topics during our chat. Wayne epitimises why I love doing

this podcast, he’s one of the brave ones that’s followed his passion and is now

building a career in it.


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