Inspiration from fitness, yoga, and health pioneers.
Beyond obesity hysteria, fitness hype, and health misinformation, I aim to host a deeper conversation. Each podcast will feature an interview with a teacher, scholar, or doctor of modern movement medicine. These leaders inspire movement everyday and I’m curious about what inspires them.
Our stories are as important as our actions. Hopefully these conversations will transform both.
Dr. Mark Cheng: A passionate teacher, skilled trainer, talented clinician and all-around bad ass. With years of martial arts training, he brings movement education to his pratice as a doctor of Chinese medicine. He directs the Chung-Hua Institute of Chinese Orthopedic Medicine, is a senior kettlebell instructor for StrongFirst, and leads functional movement trainings around the world. We discussed:
- Intelligent training, injury prevention, and the role of a trainer.
- His unique professional combination of Chinese medicine and movement education.
- The success of his Tai Cheng series.
- How fatherhood has changed his perspective and training.
- The undeniable influence of Tupac Shakur.
As a visionary yoga teacher, movement aficionado, and anatomy scholar, Jill Miller created Yoga Tune Up®. When I hatched the “Leaders of the Movement” idea, I knew she would be a fascinating listen for both students and teachers. Our conversation covered:
- Her path of overcoming eating disorders with yoga.
- Finding your body blind spots.
- Uncovering new depths of the core.
- The emerging understanding of fascia.
- The convergence of yoga and fitness.