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My purpose is to help people live a Happy and Healthy life. I am an expert personal trainer and coach. I am the creator and owner of the now famous gym called Breaking Bars Training Center. In my pod cast, I interview people from all walks of life to learn about their experiences in success as well as what they have learned from their failures. I have had great talks with so many wonderful people on this pod cast. I have interviewed NFL Hall of Fame Defensive Back Brian Dawkins, World Class ...
 
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Chad Mathis is a Personal Trainer from Watonga, Oklahoma. Prior to graduating there in 2011 within the top 5 of his entire class, he played football and also ran Indoor/Outdoor Track in which he was a 4x State Qualifier and 2x State Champion Sprinter in 2010 and 2011 and went on to be a NAIA National Qualifier for Southern Nazarene University. In 2…
 
This is part two of our original discussion on feminism. In this episode we talk about more about females in the fitness industry and the perceptions that accompany. Please enjoy! In the1st episode, I got to discuss Feminism in the legal profession and the History of Women's Rights with my friend Grace Van Dyke. Grace is 28 years old and has been a…
 
What an inspirational story this man has. I am glad to call him a friend. We talk candidly about growing up as a fat kid, his traumas, and why and how he has overcome and become the man he is today. It's awesome to talk with him about his trials and tribulations. He opens up and shows his vulnerability to the world in this amazing episode. We talk …
 
A native of southern California, born and raised in San Diego, Josh Cinnamo was born with a congenital limb deficiency of his right arm. Cinnamo played on the football team at Morse High School and was a dual sport athlete at Luther College where he competed on the football and track teams. Cinnamo has competed in several arenas including various C…
 
In these trying times, we all need direction and focus. Sometimes it's something really simple that gives us purpose and reminds us to have faith and believe that everything is going to be alright. For me it is the number 66. Please listen to this episode and think deeply about what is said. Thank you for listening and for your support. Support the…
 
Once strictly a producer, the South Carolina-based Mo Beatz was driven to expand his skill set due to impatience with his rhyming collaborators. He developed a flow that complemented his sparse, booming, and melodic beats geared for the streets, though he continued to work with other rappers. Just over half of the tracks on Introduction of da Paper…
 
So my name is Brittany and here’s my story!! I’m 30 and I live in Michigan and I do live with my parents,I used to be embarrassed to say that because I felt in society’s eyes I should have my life together but I’m learning to care less what people would think. ⁣ ⁣ I’m the only one in my family that’s born with deformities on my hands and feet so I …
 
In this episode, Kathryn and I talk about On-Line Training with the Train Heroic Program. We take a pretty dive into all of the awesome features of the program itself. Kathryn has been using Train Heroic for several years now. Kathryn Alexander: -M.Ed., Exercise Physiology, The University of Texas at Austin -B.S., Kinesiology, Louisiana State Unive…
 
In this episode, I get to talk shop with YouSsef Salloum. What a cool conversation with this gentleman. Youssef is from Lebanon. Here are some topics we cover during: -Music (obviously) -Learning to Play Guitar -The Important of Fitness -Family -The Lebanon Civil War -America, The Land of Opportunity Please enjoy! Thank you Youssef for everything! …
 
This episode of Boss Talk features Rebecca Dankewich. Rebecca is a single mother of three boys. Rebecca is a very high level content creator on Tic Tok. She has a massive following. She's closing in on 100,000 followers and a million likes. Rebecca and I talk about her life and her struggles with trauma, divorce, and the daily grind of being a sing…
 
In this episode of the pod cast, I sat down with Brandon Lilly. This was a real and raw conversation. Brandon is mostly known throughout the world as one of the most fierce and competitive power lifters on the planet during his prime. Brandon has traveled the world and was once a part of Westside Barbell. These days Brandon spends his time living h…
 
I had a fun conversation today on the pod cast with James Sanders. James is an avid outdoors man, archer, bow hunter, and all around great guy. He loves to BBQ when he's not serving the country on active duty. Here are some things we talked about in this episode. -Family Life -Bow Hunting -Archery -Military experience -Cameron Hanes -Breaking the s…
 
In this episode, I pod cast with Mr. Doug Gainey. Doug Gainey Promotions organizes an annual festival called Drift Jam. Drift Jam is a Non-Profit Organization that supports Operation HomeFront. "I take my job as a music promoter very seriously. I make your event, concert or show my priority to publicize and make sure it exceeds your wildest expecta…
 
This episode is powerful. Brian Mance and I talk about his fight to beat neurosarcoidosis. Neurosarcoidosis is a very rare disease that left him completely paralyzed within a matter of hours from first onset. We discuss Brian's life, his traumas, and his fight to defeat this rare disease. Brian is the lone survivor of his immediate family at only 3…
 
This was a cool episode to record. Adam and I talk about garage gyms, we do some quality reviews and comparisons on various pieces of equipment and the companies that create these pieces. We talk about the evolution of his concept from a side gig to a full blown business that he makes a living at doing it full time now. Some people that were mentio…
 
In this episode, I do an in person pod cast with one of my best friends, Mr. Joe Patterson. Joe spent 13 years in SC prisons before being released 2 years ago. He is finally free of all paperwork and the watchful eyes of the SCDOC. Now he is facing some issues with PTSD. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a real thing. This episode is real, raw, and…
 
In this episode, I pod cast with Nordine Taleb. Nordine is a professional mixed martial artist and 7 year veteran of the UFC. Nordine fought in the UFC 13 times over those 7 years. During this episode: We discuss -his early life and education in France -his fighting career -his experience on the Ultimate Fighter -BJ Penn -His goals in life and his …
 
In this episode, I sit down with my long time friend Bert Sorin. Not only is Bert one of the coolest guys on the planet, he's a highly successful business man, a soundly articulate and sought after speaker in both the strength and conditioning world and the world of hunting. Bert travels the world to hunt and experience the great outdoors. You coul…
 
In this episode, I get to discuss Feminism in the legal profession and the History of Women's Rights with my friend Grace Van Dyke. Grace is 28 years old and has been a practicing attorney now for four years. Here are some topics we discuss during this episode. Please enjoy! -Grace's Experience as a practicing attorney -Discrimination in the Legal …
 
Alyssa Hoffman quit a Fortune 500 job, moved onto a bus, and sold her possessions to manage the band Wayland. She was an educator for Great Clips and traveled the country teaching hairstylists the brand and found her “way” with Wayland. She the oldest of six children and grew up in a one income household, one bathroom, four girls to a bedroom. It w…
 
In this episode I pod cast with Abagail Broyhil. Abagail attended Appalachian State University on a theater scholarship. Now she is a full time school Counselor. She also competes as an athlete in Strongman competitions. We cover a lot of ground during this episode dealing with her career as a counselor. We focus on the issues that she as a counsel…
 
In this episode I get to talk shop with Coach JL Holdsworth. JL Holdsworth is a world champion powerlifter, published author and former University of Kentucky strength and conditioning coach. With over 30,000 hours of practical experience and competition best lifts of a 905 lb. squat, 775 lb. bench press, and a 804 lb. deadlift, JL is no doubt one …
 
In this episode I sit down with Mr. John Damon. John played football for Tom Coughlin at Boston College. He has been in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and gym owner now for over 30 years. He currently works closely with companies like Sorinex to Design some of the most unique home gyms in the world. John and I talk about the process of …
 
I had a lot of fun doing this episode. I met Tracy Johnson on a plane returning from California in the Summer of 2019. It was fate that we met. Her story is as amazing as she is. Tracy homeschooled all three of her amazingly successful children. Tracy is also a writer by trade. She currently lives in Pendleton, Oregon. She has so much knowledge to …
 
In this episode of Boss Talk I talk with my friend Justin Blatnik. Justin is wide open! He's a coach, personal trainer, Highland Games Athlete, an avid Bowhunter, and he's the owner of an amazing gym in North Carolina called Strength Empire Gym. Justin spent time with the Carolina Panthers Strength and Conditioning program as an intern there for tw…
 
In this episode, I get to cast a pod with an old Army buddy of mine. Thaddeus Gillespie and I were paired together by our Drill Sergeant as Battle Buddies during Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, SC. We have been life long friends ever since. Please enjoy this conversation as we discuss hunting, fishing, a few old times at basic an…
 
In this episode, I talk shop with my friend Caleb Lindsey. Caleb is a performance coach and owns MT Performance in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. We talk about his background in strength and conditioning. We talk about the nature of this business today and the impact that Sorinex Exercise Equipment has had on the world of human performance. Caleb is doin…
 
In this Episode I get to talk shop with my friend Brandon Langlois. Brandon is a 35 year old IT software developer from Louisiana. He’s a loving husband and father of 1 girl. He got into fitness shortly after being diagnosed with Type II Diabetes and has managed it for over 9 years with diet and exercise alone. He has competed in 7 Powerlifting com…
 
In this episode, I am honored to have Ms. Ingrid Marcum as a guest on Boss Talk. Please enjoy this episode as we discuss Ingrid's career, post career, her dogs, her wellness, and her favorite beers. It was a fun episode! Thanks Ingrid you are amazing! Ingrid began her athletic career as a gymnast at the local YMCA before she was 2 years old! She co…
 
In this episode, I get to talk to my good friend Zamia Cohen. This is Zamia's second appearance on Boss Talk. She's the owner and operator of her company Good Human Fitness. She's a veteran personal trainer and nutrition coach. She travels the globe and spreads Goodness and cheer wherever she goes. She recently traveled to the beautiful state of Mo…
 
In this episode, I get a chance to talk to a good friend and colleague in the strength game. Laroy Warner is a personal trainer and coach in Greenwich, Connecticut. He has an all SORINEX facility. I really love his training ideas and principles. We also talk shop about the Sorinex family, equipment, and Summer Strong. Thanks Laroy for your time. Pl…
 
In this episode, I have the pleasure of talking shop with my friend Kenya Crooks. Kenya is the World's greatest weight loss expert. Kenya has trained world famous celebrities to include Toni Braxton and many others that are mentioned in this episode. As a singer, Kenya reached the finals of American Idol and gained a ton of fame as a cast member of…
 
This episode of Small Talk is an introduction to a much larger pod cast that will be done at a later date with Mrs. Marjorie Robinson Fleming-Saunders. This series of pod casts focuses on an UNKNOWN HERO named Mr. Billie S. Fleming. Mr. Fleming died on May 8, 1992 at the age of 69. He was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a …
 
In this episode, Kathryn and I talk training. Kathryn's experience is second to none! M.Ed., Exercise Physiology, The University of Texas at Austin B.S., Kinesiology, Louisiana State University ACE certified Fire Service Peer Fitness Trainer NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist 15 years as certified personal trainer Kathryn has a deep passion fo…
 
Annette Zapp, CSCS, CISSN A 16-year veteran of the fire service, Zapp holds the rank of Lieutenant and owns FireSQFitness, a coaching business dedicated to the physical and mental health and wellness of fire fighters worldwide. She earned a master’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine …
 
Jason has worked in the Strength and Conditioning industry for the past ten years. He joined the team at Athlete’s Arena four years ago after previously starting his career on the high school level the six years prior. As a true believer that experience is the best knowledge Jason has used every opportunity possible, and with great appreciation, to…
 
In this Episode, I sit down with Dr. John Lesaine. A native of Manning, SC and a Newberry College alumnus, Dr. Lesaine has taught in the Department of Sport Professions since August 2012. Before entering the classroom, he coached women’s basketball on the college level for eight years, including two stints at Newberry as a student assistant (2004-2…
 
In this episode, I get to share some time with Alex Molden. Alex was the 11th overall pick in the 1996 NFL Draft. He played 8 seasons in the National Football League. He is now working as a Leadership and Personal Development Coach. He is a successful motivational speaker and runs an amazing pod cast called THE SHARK EFFECT. Alex and I go into deta…
 
In this episode, I get to spend some time talking with my good friend Juliette. Juliette is a rockstar in the fitness industry. She has been training her body since the age of 15. She has worked for various companies as a fitness athlete to include Muscle Monster Energy. She currently lives in Orange County, California and is a single mother to thr…
 
In this episode, I get to sit down with my friend Anthony Looney. We talk about his strength and conditioning philosophies and how they developed. Other topics we touch base on include RPR (Reflexive Performance Reset, Covid-19, Train Heroic, Online Training, and Sorinex Exercise Equipment. Good talk with a Great friend. Thank-you for your time Ant…
 
This is a pod cast I have been waiting on for a while. Reco Simms is the unorthodox owner and CEO of Blacklist Industries. We talk about his business, his love for guns, tattoos, travel, and most importantly his son Isaiah and family. Enjoy! Blacklist Industries Firearms Parts Manufacturer Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make…
 
In this episode, I had the honor and privilege to pod cast with my good friend and former player Malliciah Goodman. We talk about his life growing up with a single mom. We discuss his time at Clemson with Coach Dabo Swinney and his career in the National Football League. Malliciah is currently a Sheriff's deputy in Anderson, South Carolina and has …
 
In this episode, I get to talk to Zachary Marrs. Zach invented the Marrs Bar. The Marrs Bar is a revolutionary piece of the strength training equipment. The Marrs bar is gaining steam in brick and mortar gyms around the country. It is a favorite of the Legendary Louie Simmons at Westside Barbell. Please enjoy this Pod Cast! Support the show (http:/…
 
This was a very fun episode. I got to cast a pod with my friend Coach Kim Wise. Kim is the wife of a farmer. She's a veteran teacher/educator of 28 years. She is also TOP LEVEL Beach Body coach. She currently lives in Iowa. Please enjoy! Subscribe and leave a 5 Star review! Support the show (http://cash.app/$thefitboss)…
 
In this episode, I get to catch up with a former football player of mine, Chef Adam Williams. Adam has been a Professional Chef for over 17 years. He currently lives and works in New York City. Adam also runs a restaurant consulting firm. Adam's career has been extraordinary since he left Manning, South Carolina to pursue a career in the Culinary i…
 
It was my great honor today to sit down with Coach Danny Ford. Coach Ford was the youngest head football coach to ever win an NCAA College Football National Championship with the Clemson Tigers at the age of 32. He won 5 ACC Conference Championships while at Clemson. He was also the National Coach of the Year and the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Yea…
 
In this episode of Boss Talk, I get to sit down with Matt Price. Matt was named to the NCAA All-Decade Team by Sports Illustrated. He won two NCAA rings as a member of Ray Tanner's Gamecock baseball teams. Matt was an All-American every year during his college career and enjoyed several seasons as a professional baseball player. He has an amazing f…
 
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