Show Notes

Postural Restoration and your Asymmetrical Body, w/ DPT Dan Houglum.

In this episode you will hear from Doctor of Physical Therapy Dan Houglum. Dr. Houglum works with adults and athletes of all backgrounds, helping them to decrease pain, bounce back from injury, and most importantly, move better. Dr. Houglum utilizes PRI (Postural Restoration Institute) techniques in his practice, and today you will learn all about those modalities and the theories behind them, as well as how they link to other aspects of your body and life.

  • Your body is asymmetrical: what that means and what to consider when it comes to exercise and injury.
  • How your body positioning (posture) links to other systems: mood, respiration, energy, etc.)
  • What should you consider when you are experiencing pain, tightness, or discomfort?
  • The power of movement and exhalation.

You can find Dr. Houglum at the following:

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Control of your life through control of your schedule, w/ your host.

Todays episode is the last of 2020! I will be ending the first season with a solo episode discussing the importance of owning your schedule. Are you on the boat or in the waves? Identify your starting points and listen in to my step by step process for starting and following a calendar.

In this episode you will hear:

  • How to prioritize all your activities, including your family and social time.
  • This is not about being over strict, this is about control! Learn how to build confidence in making decisions through a template that is created by you.
  • A step by step process that you can start immediately.

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Youth athletes, injuries, and prevention w/ DPT Kayla Fujimoto Epperson.

In this episode you will hear from physical therapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach Kayla Fujimoto Epperson. Kayla, a former collegiate Tennis player, experienced her own serious injuries throughout her career. Her early experience in the realm peaked her interest in rehabilitation and working with athletes of all ages. Kayla now owns her own clinic in St. Charles Illinois and specializes in rotational and overhead athletes.

In this episode you will hear:

  • The impact of injuries on young athletes
  • Kayla’s approach to rehabilitation.
  • Kayla’s personal injury story.
  • What is the proper age for a youth athlete to start strength training?

You can find Kayla at:

Her business instagram

Breathe Ezy: Life, Loss, and Entrepreneurship w/ Lindsay Ezykowich.

In this episode you will hear from Lindsay Ezykowich, the former Forbes event coordinator who was educated through the highly respected Disney Business school. Lindsay is a connector of people. I was connected to Lindsay through a personal connection of ours and since then have met some amazing people through her. Recently, Lindsay lost her father to Pulmonary Fibrosis. Since her loss she has combined her talents of connection and business to form Breathe Ezy Fitness, the charity group that connects people and brings awareness to and supports the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

In this episode you will hear:

  • Lindsay’s background, including Disney, Starbucks, and Forbes.
  • Why you never give up or wait! Her advice to upcoming career professionals.
  • How she handled the loss of her father and what her charity means to her.

You can find Lindsay at:

Her personal Instagram

Her Breathe Ezy Fitness IG

Success is a moving goalpost. Appreciating life w/ Ryan Chen.

In this episode you’ll hear the story of Ryan Chen. Ryan would experience what many would call their worst fear. During a snowboarding trip he would over-rotate and fall during a jump, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. Listen to Ryan’s depiction of how he handled this event, and eventually rebounded to the success he has, including starting a business, ending up on the Forbes 30 under 30 list, and traveling more than ever. Ryan is a true inspiration, and this episode comes at the perfect time with Thanksgiving just the day after we go live.

You can find Ryan at the following:

His personal Instagram

His company site: Neuro

His LinkedIn page: Ryan Chen

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Stress and the Human Body, w/ your host, Mike Ricchio

Today I bring you the truth about “stress”. Stress is good! It is a defense mechanism, it’s how we learn, it’s how we wake up in the morning. Stress is a normal and necessary response system by the human body Stress is great, until it isn’t. Until we experience chronic stress, and use negative coping mechanisms to combat stress. Today you will hear the difference between those coping mechanisms and the positive ones.

You will hear:

  • What is stress exactly?
  • Why do we need to deal with it?
  • How big is your stress bucket?
  • How fast is your stress faucet?

Follow me at the following sites to learn more:

Personal instagram

MAR Health & Performance IG

Lifestyle as Medicine Facebook page

The Law of Attraction, w/ Andrew Kap

Today I sit with Author Andrew Kap to discuss his book, “The Last Law of Attraction Book You’ll Ever Need to Read”, and the powerful content within it. In this book Andrew defines the Law of Attraction and walks us through the path towards actionable results. Whether you are familiar with the concept or not, you are in for a helpful hour.

Where you can find Andrew Kapp:

Andrew’s YouTube page

Link to Amazon and the book

Crossover episode w/ comedian Joe Kilgallon.

This episode we change things up a bit and take the opportunity to team up with friend, comedian, and fellow podcast host, Joe Kilgallon. Joe is a fantastic comedian, a father to two boys and a husband. He has an appreciation for his health, habits, and how they attribute to his success. I really enjoyed recording this one. Many laughs ahead for you, as well as some great tips and takeaways as always. Enjoy, and check out Joe’s materials at the links below.

Where to find Joe:

IG podcast page

Joe’s personal IG page

Joe’s YouTube page

Materials we spoke about today:

David Goggins book

Taking the leap: Mom and entrepreneur w/ Beverley Simpson.

In this episode you will learn from Beverley Simpson. Mom, entrepreneur, marketing guru and former fitness manager. Beverley talks through her journey of being a mom and leaving a comfortable job to chase her dream and a better situation for her children.

You will hear:

  • What motivated Beverley to leave her job and start her own business.
  • Her work with post postpartum mom and her personal experience with the 4th trimester.
  • How she got into marketing and the philosophies behind her strategies.

You can follow Beverley at:

Her Instagram

Her website

Her facebook

The Brain, Energy, and Caffeine w/ Kent Yoshimura

Today we are honored to hear Kent Yoshimura talk through energy, caffeine and brain function. Kent’s background is in cognitive neuroscience and he is the co-founder of Neuro gum and mints (a product I sincerely love and use myself. You may have seen Kent and his co-founder Ryan on Shark Tank and the Forbes 30 under 30 list.

In this episode you will hear:

  • How the brain functions in terms of energy and learning new skills.
  • Caffeines roll in brain and body function.
  • What is “energy”.
  • Specific takeaways on how to best use caffeine and which forms to avoid.

You can find Kent at:

Neuro website

His personal Instagram

Neuro instagram

We also touched on the following:

Check out the “Bigger, Stronger, Faster” documentary on Netflix

“The Brain That Changes Itself” by Norman Doidge