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152: Patrick Vellner: CrossFit, Hard Work and “We are Not Machines”

152: Patrick Vellner: CrossFit, Hard Work and “We are Not Machines”

October 30, 2019

Meredith Atwood (@SwimBikeMom) and her co-host, ten-year old Stella (@Wods4Kids), interview CrossFit Games podium athlete and all-around nice guy, Patrick Vellner.

Vellner says, "[As a] part time chiropractor in Nanaimo, Canada, I have an extensive sports background and have been competing in Crossfit since 2013. I made it to the games for the first time in 2015 on Team Crossfit Plateau 2 and have since been back in 2016-2019 to compete as an individual finishing on the podium 3 times. Crossfit has been a great way for me to challenge myself and escape from my studies while also being a great outlet for my competitiveness."

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133: Notes on Nonsense: Waiting is Bullsh*t

133: Notes on Nonsense: Waiting is Bullsh*t

September 2, 2019

Notes on Nonsense: Waiting is Bullsh*t

A new type of weekly episode with Meredith Atwood: part life-hacks, part truth-telling, and a celebration of the countdown to the new book, Year of No Nonsense.

The Year of No Nonsense is available now for pre-order, and is available everywhere on December 17th.


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124: Anna Woods: SheStrength (Returns to the Same 24 Hours Podcast)

124: Anna Woods: SheStrength (Returns to the Same 24 Hours Podcast)

July 29, 2019

Where Are They Now?  Anna Woods (First appearance - Episode 2) is back!

An interview with the amazing Anna Woods, founder of SheStrength.  

As mentioned in the Episode, the Importance of Core Stability, called Dynamic Neuromuscular Stability, - Anna learned it through rehabbing her own shoulder with Dr Jared Shoemaker, InMotion Spine Muscle Joint —www.inmotionsmj.com 

Her story:

"I am a wife and mom of 3. We have 2 girls and a boy. We adopted my son, who rocks an extra chromosome in 2011 from Ukraine, through Reece's Rainbow.  My online training with adults with special needs changed my world so much that it lead us to the adoption of a child with special needs. Shortly after adopting him, my oldest daughter was diagnosed with high-function asperger's, sensory processing disorder and anxiety.  Which leads me to my passion for home fitness.  I have always been an athlete and after tearing my ACL my last year of college softball I had to learn how to "train for life," and not train for whatever my coach told me we should do. And first that was physical therapy...from there I attended a Strong Women's conference and learned about the amazing affects strength training could have on the elderly and frail adult woman..and my life was changed! I changed my degree to Exercise Science from Art...and the rest is history. 

"I opened my own fitness business online and in my basement in 2007, after we moved to rural Kansas.  I had worked in a gym setting all through college and after but knew I wanted to stay home with my kids more than anything, so entrepreneurship was the only way I saw to do it all.  That lead to working in retirement communities teaching my strength training programs I designed and that lead to working with adults with special needs in their homes and day service provider's.  And eventually I, myself, got into CrossFit, powerlifting, olympic lifting, and built my own garage gym from scratch metal, buy sell, trade sites, Craig's list, and garage sales.  I started competing heavily in this region and was winning alot.  But people couldn't believe I trained at home by myself...so they dubbed me the name "home gym." And it stuck.  People didn't know the struggles I had to deal with at home, relating to stress with a husband who worked crazy hours leaving me a single mom most days and nights...dealing with out of control behavior's with asperger's, and physical and emotional struggles with a child who spent his first 2 year's in an orphanage.  I NEEDED to workout. I NEEDED something just for me.  And I HAD to workout at home when I could find time.  Or needed an escape.  My workouts became so much more for me than a quest for a banging bod.  

"And I began to form this concept in my head of empowerment.  That we have to give ourselves permission to take time for us.  That we have to make ourselves a priority.  And that we need accountability to that.  And in all of my 14 years of working in this industry I had never seen such a promotion or product.  So I made my own: sheSTRENGTH.

"A journey to empowerment. Mindset training.  Community. Vulnerability.  Strength.  Belief.  Courage.  And so much more.  But I want women to know its okay to want more for themselves in life. 

"And so that is my mission now.  To help women find their sheSTRENGTH.  Most usually the unlikely athletes, who don't feel they deserve to feel and look better, who are so far lost in their lives, kids, family, and needs of others they have lost sight of who they are and what they love."

Photo: Justin Lister Photography 

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Stacy “Bama” Burr:  Best in the World, Champion’s Mindset, and What Ellen & Oprah Have to Do With EVERYTHING

Stacy “Bama” Burr: Best in the World, Champion’s Mindset, and What Ellen & Oprah Have to Do With EVERYTHING

June 19, 2019

Stacy “Bama” Burr began Powerlifting in the fall of 2014 and never looked back. Stacy is currently the All Time World Record holder in the 148 class across the board in both sleeves and wraps. Her 1,333 lbs total at 148 gave her a 620 Wilks which ranks her as the #2 female Powerlifter in the world.

  • ATWR TOTAL FOR CLASSIC RAW DIVISION1435 lbs (Squat: 565 / Bench Press: 320 / Deadlift: 550)
  • ATWR TOTAL FOR RAW DIVISION1245 lbs (Squat: 463 / Bench Press: 281 / Deadlift: 501)
  • WEIGHT CLASS 148 lbs
  • WILKS SCORE 668
  • TRAINING FACILITY Bad Dog Barbell
  • LOCATION Darlington, SC

Stacy played Division II Softball and has won various academic and athletic awards. She earned her degree from Coker College in Physical Education with a specialization in Exercise Science in 2014. She even presented research at the national level with the American College of Sports Medicine in 2014. While attending Coker she also earned her Personal Training certification through the National Council on Strength and Fitness in 2013. In 2014-2015 she served as an Assistant Strength Coach for the softball team at a local high school. One of Stacy’s goals is to be well versed in many different areas in order to help reach the needs of more people. Stacy served an internship underneath a Crossfit instructor and has also done her fair share of OCR races and running events before she fell in love with the sport of Powerlifting. 

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