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The Bledsoe Show

The show formerly known as "Bledsopia" On this podcast, you’ll learn from thought leaders who are dedicating their lives to being a positive force for your physical, psycho-emotional and spiritual health. Your host, Mike Bledsoe, seeker of truth & perpetual student, spotlights premier thought leaders in the fields of emotional & intellectual expansion, behavior change, sexuality & alternative medicine that empower you with the tools and inspiration to transform your mind, body, & spirit. Every week, this is your opportunity to get downloads from exceptional people that will guide you to the connections between your own source, to live your best life & enjoy the process.
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Jul 23, 2018

Liz Germain NSCA-CPT, Pn1, is the co-founder of Super Sister Fitness, a master trainer, and a YouTube marketing expert. She teaches entrepreneurs how to use YouTube and video marketing to generate highly targeted, organic leads for their business.

Before she started helping other businesses with YouTube marketing, Liz was expertly trained as part of UCLA’s Fitness Leadership Program, and worked for several years as a Physical Therapy Aide in Santa Monica, California.

Liz has an extensive background training special populations and elite athletes, and she is a pro at putting together programs for women of all fitness levels.

In this episode, we dive into marketing in the fitness industry: Why a lot of great coaches are broke, common mistakes made by coaches trying to make money online, who you should listen to and who to tune out, how to engage with the average person, how to spot snake oil salesmen on the internet, what companies can track on the internet, how to get paid by YouTube, and much more.

Jul 16, 2018

Adee Zukier Cazayoux is founder and CEO of Working Against Gravity, who is also known as the “Barbell Gypsy”. You can find Adee weightlifting, bobsledding, powerlifting, or competing in the NPGL or the CrossFit open. In 2016, she took a Bronze Medal at the Canadian National Weightlifting Championships. Adee was recently featured on The Strong Coach — Coaching Culture w/ Adee Cazayoux — 3.

Michael Cazayoux, Adee’s husband, is co-founder of Brute Strength, and host of Brute Strength Podcast.  At the age of 17, Michael moved from a small town in Louisiana to Utah for drug rehabilitation. It was that experience that led him to fall in love with CrossFit and helping others through coaching and mentoring. Prior to coaching multiple CrossFit Game athletes, Michael competed and became a back-to-back Affiliate World Cup Champion in 2012 and 2013 with his team “Hackspack.”

In this episode, Adee and Michael Cazayoux open up about their relationship and share their keys to a strong and healthy relationship. We dive into why quality of the relationship is the foundation for the rest of their life, how insecurity in a relationship will cause insecurity in business, how to be sensitive to your partner’s needs, how to be in a relationship with a successful partner, when to shut your mouth, intimacy vs sexual desire and how to cultivate each in your relationship, how to have a healthy fight, and more.

Enjoy!

-Mike

Jun 7, 2018

Marco Längst is a yoga teacher, who devoted himself entirely to the practice and teaching of yoga. Marco developed his own program as a result of his experience suffering from back and shoulder pain for years. His own body and own experience with pain were his best teachers.

As a yoga teacher and Thai massage therapist, Marco developed the concept of yoga therapy to effectively and permanently relieve his clients of pain. Being a yoga teacher means liberating people from physical ailments to him.

Marco’s mission is to teach yoga as a tool to experience life in the abundance that it has to offer. To open the door to a philosophy that supports and accompanies your whole life, and to increase satisfaction, health, freedom and happiness.

In this episode, Marco shares with us his journey from bodybuilding and functional fitness, into becoming a yoga practitioner and teacher. Marco explains how yoga has changed his life perspective, and empowered him to see beyond the physical. He also goes into why you should be aware that you’ll die soon, and much more.

May 28, 2018

Matt Walrath (@groceryninja) is the owner of nutrition coaching company, Beyond Macros. He has helped everyone from CrossFit Games athletes to busy parents get leaner, stronger, and perform their best through a habit-based approach to nutrition coaching.
Matt also writes about behavior change, including how to fuel an athlete for less than $7 per day, on his personal website. As an athlete, Matt was a three-time All-American lacrosse player in college, and has competed at the CrossFit Games California Regional with his team, Paradiso CrossFit.
In this episode, Matt shares with how breaking his leg changed his life trajectory, how iboga helped him expand his horizons, his view on eastern vs. western medicine, why nutrition is more than food, and much more.

May 24, 2018

Alex Strenger is a pedicab driver in Austin, TX, who is currently running for mayor. He is a former MMA fighter and substitute teacher, and he has some very creative ideas on how to improve the city

In this episode, Alex shares with us his creative plan to help Austin’s housing problem, as well as his creative plans for teachers and cops. We also learn why people are flocking to Austin, why the sharing economy is creating new problems, and more.

May 21, 2018

Brooke Ence is an elite CrossFit athlete, a movie star, a social media star, and owner of ENCEwear, an apparel brand. Resilient, relentless and real, Brooke is a Utah native, who was raised by two hard-working and driven parents. She grew up doing gymnastics, softball, swimming and dance alongside her three older siblings. 

Fast-forward to 2015, Brooke placed 1st in the CrossFit California Regionals, and went on to place 14th at the 2015 CrossFit Games in her rookie year. Since then, Brooke’s built a following for her reputation as an elite competitor and her passion for inspiring others to achieve their goals. 

No stranger to adversity, Brooke’s returned to elite competition this year after undergoing spinal surgery in March 2017. Beyond the box, 2018 is set to be a big year for Brooke. 

Building on her breakout appearances as an Amazon woman in the blockbuster Wonder Woman and Justice League films, she’s already been nominated for a Shorty Award, launched her own apparel brand, ENCEwear, that nearly sold out its launch collection in 24 hours, and is partnering with Paleoethics to debut her own protein line.

In this episode, Brooke opens up about her childhood and overcoming insecurities. She takes us through her experience growing up LDS Mormon, how she got teased as a child for having bigger biceps than boys, how she overcame an injury both physically and mentally, and much more. 

May 14, 2018

Aaron Alexander CR, LMT, CPT is an accomplished manual therapist and movement coach with over 13 years of professional experience. He is the founder of the Align Movement, an integrated approach to functional movement and self-care that has helped thousands of people out of pain and into health.

Aaron also hosts the top-rated Align Podcast featuring the biggest names in movement and wellness. His clients include Hollywood celebrities, Olympic/professional athletes and everyone in between. He teaches workshops and speaks at events all over the world.

In this episode, we dive into why you sometimes need to remove supplements rather than add more, how diversifying your training and movements can improve your performance in your specific sports, why fasting is healthy for you, how eating poop can make you healthier, and much more.

Enjoy!

 

-Mike

 

P.S. This is Aaron’s third time on the show. Check out the other two episodes he was featured on: Aaron Alexander: Finding Flow and Feeling Connected #44 and Aaron Alexander on Language & Movement, Trauma Effects Posture #16.

May 10, 2018
 

Johnny Blackburn is a professional coach, speaker & facilitator who empowers clients, organizations and audiences to discover and then live from their deeper Presence. 

Residing in San Diego, CA, he is a highly respected authority on human embodiment, connection and professional performance. Blackburn’s original background in management consulting, Master’s degree in Psychology and more than 1500 client-coaching hours as a professionally certified coach with the International Coach Federation all combined with extensive professional development training make him a highly sought after guide to greater levels of presence, openness and thriving.

Personally, Johnny enjoys many forms of movement, martial arts, surfing, dancing Tango, being outdoors, reading, learning, laughing, preparing and eating delicious slow food, local community gatherings, traveling the world, going to festivals, having authentic conversations with friends, loved ones & “strangers”, and being still.

In this episode, Johnny gives us the best explanation of what Presence means, and explains why people want to have Presence in their life. We also cover why you need to deeply connect to your physicality, how you can use technology for embodiment, and much more.

May 7, 2018

Max Shank is owner and head coach at Ambition Athletics, where people become muscular ninjas. He is also a teacher of world class coaches and athletes and has taught 100+ courses around the world

Max is also creator #5minuteflow and has written 3 books: Ultimate AthleticismSimple Shoulder Solution, and Master the Kettlebell.

I like to experiment and explore the human condition. Fitness is my primary method of developing life-altering skills. In addition, I’ve picked up guitar, piano, and drums as an adult. 

In this episode, Max shares with us why he is focused on athleticism rather than strength, what it means to be strong enough, why we all need to work more easily, how 5 min a day of practice can make a huge long-lasting impact, and much more.

May 3, 2018
David Steel is Founder and CEO of EveryoneLinked, an innovative marketing and recruiting company that partners with organizations to best optimize their strategic use of LinkedIn.

David is a LinkedIn expert, who also wrote a comprehensive book on LinkedIn as a tool for personal and professional marketing, building relationships, lead generation, and sales.

David is also a big blockchain advocate and a part of four nonprofit organizations: The Greatness Foundation, The Soul School, Conscious Humanity, and Honor Foundation. He was also Co-Founder and CEO of the US Green Chamber of Commerce.

In this episode, we dive deep into blockchain. We talk about why blockchain will shift the way the world works, why it can make everybody’s lives much better, what lies ahead in our future, and much more.

Apr 30, 2018

Christmas Abbott is a professional athlete, a CrossFit Games competitor, anolympic weightlifter, and NASCAR Pit Crew. She is also a branding advisor, working with individuals and teams to craft their own unique brand, helping them to put their best foot forward and share their passion with others.

Christmas is also a transformational guru, creator of Christmas Abbott Nutrition, Oxygen Magazine Trainer Challenge Head Trainer, Badass Body Diet Creator, online fitness foach, motivational speaker, keynote speaker and national bestselling author.

In this episode, Christmas opens up about her pregnancy and her relationship with Ben Bunn. She also shares her experience participating in the TV show Big Brother, why 2017 was a tough year for her, and much more. 

Apr 23, 2018

Kyle Kingsbury is a former football player (Arizona State), a retired American professional mixed martial artist (UFC six years), and currently Director of Human Optimization at Onnit and host of The Onnit Podcast. 

While fighting at the highest level, Kyle became fascinated with nutrition, performance, and recovery. Since his MMA retirement, his focus has shifted to learning more about longevity, plant medicines, and inner peace.

In this episode, we cover Kyle’s path from college football, to MMA fighting to joining Onnit as Director of Human Optimization. We learn about shamanic tobacco, the power of plant medicine, various types of mediation, and much more.

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