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Are you looking for a high energy, in yo' face, push thru the pain, explode thru the weight,"WITNESS MY FITNESS" podcast? Well, THIS ISN'T IT! If what you ARE looking for is inspiring conversations with regular people who have attained exceptional results, then you are in the right place! Do you want to better understand how to train as your body ages through the decades? How something that worked in your 20's could actually be keeping you from excelling in your 40's. I'll introduce you to s ...
 
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“My voice is the one that has power” This episode is full to the brim of positivity. Stayc talks candidly about the abuse she suffered but in her own words says "If it wasn't for the dark stuff I wouldn't be succeeding in the things I do". Well, what doesn't Stayc do?? She is an all rounder of fabulousness. In 1996 Stayc was told she had 8 weeks to…
 
Do you people please? If so, you could find yourself in a relationship with a narcissistic person and if you are - then this episode is a MUST listen to. If you know of anyone who is in a relationship with a narcissist then have them listen to this. I talk about how to spot a narcissist and then how to deal with a relationship with one. Please reac…
 
Struggling to like what you see in the mirror? Do you suffer from Comparitus? If you struggle with self loathing or not liking your body then how do you start being confident with your body? Listen to this episode and I give a few tips and tricks. We start small and build up - I do not expect you to just wake up one morning and love your body. Shar…
 
"You are an act of love from thousands of generations before you" Today' s episode is a very interesting chat with Ulrika Ullis Karlsson who is a Feminine Leadership Coach, Author, Yoga Therapist & Teacher Her website is: www.ulliskarlsson.com 12 years ago, Ullis was completely burnt out and deeply depressed. She was also being suicidal. With only …
 
This is a bonus episode - I talk about exercising as a plus size and why are the exercise programmes out there only geared towards people who can move the same way or who are slim. I have found that as a plus size - my body does not move the same way or as quick as it can. We need to start having exercise classes or gyms who accomodate all body sha…
 
Do you consider yourself a lucky or unlucky person? This is the discussion on this episode. I dig into a book called 'The Element: How finding your Passion Changes Everything' by Ken Robinson Fascinating book and it got me thinking - is luck a mindset? Can you turn being unlucky on its head? I also touch upon Shiny Object Syndrome Enjoy! The views,…
 
This is a trigger warning! Some may find the subject distressing and if you are suffering please seek help. "We don't always get better when we see the light but when we feel the heat" From the depths of his own alcoholism to the humbleness of being a saviour to others - my guest Tom Gentry talks about how alcohol took a grip on his life, his heali…
 
Do you have limitations that are keeping you stuck and small? I have just discovered some hidden ones and I am having to navigate them and to smash them in order to not just live my life but to take it to a higher decible! In this short episode I talk about why you may limitations and how to start chipping away or smashing them. Life is for living …
 
"Me Time is the Best Survival tactic" We talk about how Emely's love for food, nutrition and flavour became part of her Cancer treatment and how you can set up your own Urban Garden with just a small space. Her passion oozes out in this chat and you get to hear about a secret recipe! https://easyurbangardening.club/ As the 6th generation female che…
 
This episode is all about Body Acceptance and how to start your journey from Loathing your body to body Acceptance to liking your body to loving your body. I talk about Health at Every Size Giving yourself a break around food and weight Intuitive eating My story and journey So, if you are struggling with contstant feelings of failure around food, d…
 
"You know, everyone's journey is different. I think a lot of it is trusting instincts." Thinking of starting acting? Or dabbling? Tim gives some great tips. www.lacasting.com/timsimek1 You have to listen to the end as there is a gate crasher who steals the show! I had an enviable task of sitting with Tim Simek, great actor, producer and director to…
 
Meet Marie, my co-host for today's episode. She is a Human Design Consultant for Businesses. I stumbled (in a Universe kind of way!) across Human Design a couple of years ago and it has been an amazing tool for me to use in my life. I studied it but I learn by living. Marie went to a Human Design Bootcamp and has learnt how to read charts and to te…
 
Meet Dr Amy Novotny - an expert in not only overcoming trauma using breathwork and posture but in teaching everyday people to overcome anxiety and stress. She shares her own childhood trauma and how she healed from it. Brave, articulate, interesting and she knows her stuff you get big info bombs all the way through. https://pabrinstitute.com/ She a…
 
Candid, raw and honest, story about my near sexual encounter plus Are YOU having your best sex ever? NO? Me neither........ Questions for you to get honest about why not and if you are - then, it is still worth a listen! Have a listen and share, subscribe and download or write to me. Let me know what you think. Of course - check out my website and …
 
“I don't believe we find a purpose. I think a purpose finds us.” Check out the show notes - https://sophfree.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Show-notes.docx Dean Fox is my next interview / chat. His tale is so compelling and raw but could happen to anyone. His story is all about how he went from becoming bankrupt, staring death in the face, contempl…
 
Easter is nearly upon us! Does this time of year fill you with horror as all the shops push Easter eggs on us? You may struggle with a food disorder like me, once you start you can't stop a binge, then it is Christmas!!! If we manage to stop the self hatred and guilt starts? - well I am here to recognise you and help you enjoy a guilt free Easter! …
 
Terri is an absolute gem and I was so fortunate to sit down and have a chat with her. Her positivity radiates and her smile is infectious. She talks about her tough childhood with feelings of suicide at just 8 years old! Then only a few years later her boyfriend gets murdered - how has she got through all of this? Well listen and find out. This is …
 
In this episode I talk about finding freedom and how feeling trapped can suck! We have all experienced our freedom taken away from us recently with lockdowns but what if being trapped was self imposed and part of a sabotage pattern? That is my discovery recently. Okay, Sophie, what next? How do I find freedom when I feel trapped? Well.....I answer …
 
Imagine, giving up the chance to earn over 1.5 million dollars. Would you? Cheryl did just that. She chose to live for her son who was born with a disability and instead of pawning him off to a special school and give him the treatment the doctors recommended, she fought for him to have a life of normalcy and independence. She look at his treatment…
 
I love this subject! Lets start thinking how we can be more authentic in our own lives. This is a huge passion of mine and it has been an incredible learning curve for me - to live more authentically. Listen to how you can tell if someone is not being authentic Listen to how you can be more authentic Listen to why you are not being authentic! Power…
 
Meet Stefan, a successful businessman who had to fight for his children after becoming a widow. Rewind a few years his struggle began with not only having to battle his inner demons to fight for his family, geographically and financially despite being thousands of miles away from them, but also with his business partner who betrayed him. He finally…
 
Your inner fraud or imposter can be a blessing or a curse! It can help you move forward by healing what is causing you to feel a fraud or it can keep you hopeless. Fraud or imposter syndrome can keep you in a mediocre life, or a job you hate or the shackles of should......I want you to break free - to heal your wounds so you can get your dream life…
 
How I lost over 200 lbs in weight overnight! Why my lockdown waist is growing All or nothing is not the new norm Sugar is addictive......but you already knew that! Childhood messages suck! If you are struggling with body issue, weight issues, self confidence then give this episode a listen. This is however, a trigger warning is attached to this epi…
 
I had the absolute pleasure to sit down with Ruben Madera to talk about life, his journey, surviving his rock bottom and then how he has got to his 5 years sobriety with strength, courage and a love of life. He is an actor, lover of magic and new experiences, jack of all trades and a new fan of hiking! Speaking with such vulnerability but also insp…
 
We are all diving deep right now to find our inner strength in these tough times. How come some people cope better with trauma and life events? How amazing is the human spirit when it comes to overcoming adversity? These questions are asked and I talk about how I get through and what keeps me going. I am also excited to announce that I am starting …
 
Do you try to change your mindset when you are being negative? Do you say affirmations everyday but it feels more like you are saying them on autopilot rather than FEELING the words? This is a quick, spur of the moment (thank god I am not on video) half episode that tackles exactly that - why, it is not as easy as just BE POSITIVE. I talk about aff…
 
Life is not over if you are still single and have reached the big 40! So, what if you find you are? Well, there are ways to fill your time and having the right mindset is crucial. I talk relationships, being single, why it is good to wait rather than fill your time with the wrong person. Hear about one of my biggest dating disasters (and yes, there…
 
What is a core, soul wound? Is it just another fancy empty phrase that is thrown out there? Well, yes and no! Yes because it has just been 'thrown out there' by ME!! And no........ it is very real, the wound is instrumental in you sabotaging your life and dreams. The frustration and pain it causes is very real. I explain what the wound is, how it c…
 
Join me as I learn the ins and outs of doing my first Spartan Race from registering for the event to mastering the spear throw, to learning about the Spartan Kids Foundation and that there are many different ways to be a Spartan racer! I'll introduce you to fellow first time racers, a 4 time trifecta athlete, a few elite racers, as well as a couple…
 
To learn more about Christopher's Haven click the link below Christopher's Haven To donate something from their Amazon Wishlist click the link below: Amazon Wish List If you would like to support my fundraising efforts for Christopher's Haven, here's a link to my Crowdrise Page Bryan's Fundraising Page Thank's for coming along with me and 23 other …
 
Come on up to Sugarloaf with me for The Sugarloaf Charity Summit, and Its mission is to raise a mountain of money to fight cancer! This year the event benefited three organizations that are working to improve the lives of Mainers fighting cancer, The Dempsey Center, The Maine Cancer Foundation, and The Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center at Frankli…
 
Come with me as I try to shave two minutes off my 5K time at the Thomaston Trek to benefit Trekkers, an organization that builds kids through adventure, travel, and mentorship. I try to chase down a super casual high school freshman, meet students, alumni, staff, and an ambitious 7-year-old lobsterman and am there to offer a helping hand to a fello…
 
Join me as I tackle 5 miles on the newly open rail trail in Belfast, Maine. This scenic flat gravel trail follows the passagassawakeag river, crosses wooden bridges and ends at the historic Belfast Railroad Depot. The day started out cold and overcast, but by race time the sun was out in full effect and the temperatures soared in the sunshine of th…
 
This week I finally was able to sit down with Mark Walter the founder of Sun Multisport events. Mark organizes triathlons of various lengths, a Farm based trail running series and the Race Mania Summit and Expo for endurance athletes and that happens annually in March. When Mark isn’t coordinating events he’s putting in miles getting ready for a fu…
 
In this episode we head to the Camden SnowBowl for five nights of ski racing under the lights with my team of mostly first time ski racers. I'll introduce you to my team, and we'll meet the coaches, the competition director, as well as a few of our fellow racers. We'll talk gear, the secret to success on the slopes, and how having a take no prisone…
 
Just a quick update on what's been happening between the shows. It's been a while since the last episode so I just wanted to catch you up with what I've been working on and what is in the works for the summer racing / event schedule. It's going to be a very busy four months- and well the fall is going to be busy too- it's all just getting started w…
 
I caught up with Theo Berez- the Penobscot Bay YMCA's Wellness director to discuss her role in helping people find lifelong fitness. We discuss designing programs for young skiers to helping a 92 year old rehab after knee surgery, and just about everything in between. Theo shares her philosophy on training the athlete first, then train for the spor…
 
This was one of those events that if you like to ski, and you believe kids and their families need to have access to recreational opportunities in the winter then this event needs to be on your calendar for next year! The Winterkids Downhill 24- That’s 24 consecutive hours of Skiing at Sugarloaf. Now, Sugarloaf doesn’t have any night skiing- so to …
 
Join me and 680+ runners and a Sasquatch, as we make our way around Cape Elizabeth Maine in the Maine Track Club's Mid-Winter 10 mile Classic. I'll introduce you to a few of the folks that I met along my way. I'll also share what worked and didn't work with my "just going to run it approach" to the course. We'll discuss how staying consistently act…
 
A brief recap of the shortest month of the year. More to come on the Maine Track Clubs Mid-Winter 10 mile Classic- Coming in Episode 9 I was fortunate to sit down with Hannah Dreissigacker and Nils Coons at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center and talk about Nordic Skiing, competing at the Olympics and how to make skiing a part of your lifelong fitness pr…
 
Join me as I learn about what Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation does to make the mountains and the rest of Maine accessible for all of us. I spoke with the program staff about the scope of the program, volunteers about how and why they got involved and had a little fun out on the snow. Click here to learn more or to connect with Maine Adaptive S…
 
I invited a couple of friends over to talk about fitness goals in 2018. We dive into the world of triathlons from getting off the couch to qualifying for the Ironman World Championships. Connect with David for Triathlon Coaching at: Coachdavidmac@gmail.com or at Superfly Coaching Check out some of the products David is using while he trains and com…
 
The Drouthy Bear Set the Pace 5k Come along with me on a 3.1 mile New Year's Day run to benefit One Community, Many Voices. You'll experience a frosty 5k from the comfort of wherever you are right now as well as meet some fellow runners. The 5K happened on New Years Day, and so we look at the fitness goals we have set in the past, and the ones on t…
 
The 10th Annual Polar Bear Dip and Dash Join me and we'll brave the arctic temps and howling winds of Portland's Back Cove on this 3.1 mile New Year's Eve Day run to benefit the Naural Resources Council of Maine. You'll experience a frosty 5k from the comfort of wherever you are right now! Very warm Thank-yous go out to Gabby, North, Felicity, Elis…
 
Join Dick Chasse, an American Mountain Guides Association trained rock climbing, alpine, and ski guide as we try to climb Katahdin in the winter. I tagged along with Dick and a group of new and returning guides from Acadia Mountain Guides on their winter staff training. Dick shares many of his tricks and secrets with us to make your next trip out i…
 
Episode #001 Ryan Howes of Ryan Howes Health and Northern Vertical Climbing Guides It's January and that means Resolutions... Don't let this year be like all the others- You start out with the best of intentions, but by the end of January you are either fed up, bored, injured or all three! Join me as I sit down with Ryan and learn how transformativ…
 
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