We love the fitness and wellness community in Edmonton. There truly is not other place on Earth where the community comes together and supports one another like we do in YEG.
We're excited to partner with Chris Liddle - co-owner of Invigorate Training - to introduce you to some of the people doing their part to make the YEG Fitness community what it is today. The Lifestyle Chase is all about what we see that makes our city special.
The Lifestyle Chase is a podcast that focuses on guests who are on the pursuit of a balanced lifestyle. We can only be our best when we are happy and fulfilled, the journey to get there is not always so straightforward. Each episode is set up to leave us with something valuable that we can take into our own lives and at the very least we learn something new about someone that we never knew about.
We hope you'll follow along and if you have someone you'd like featured on a future episode, send us a message at email@example.com
Episode 22 - Ryan Jones
When Ryan Jones was an Edmonton Oiler he was one of my favourite players. From asking for cookies in exchange for autographs to getting the flight staff to scare Linus Omark on the plane, Ryan is a fun guy on anyone's team.
We talked about what molded him into the individual he is and some of the obstacles he faced along the way. He spoke of how sometimes when something really frustrating happens it changes your life in a way you would never have expected but never want to have had happen any other way.
Lots of hockey player shoutouts and I may have dropped a few names myself, so that means you'll obviously have to listen to hear if we talked about you. You just never know.
As always, what really helps me in spreading my message is sharing these episodes on social media and heading over to iTunes to give me a 5 star review.
Anyone from the hockey world that is listening to this episode, please also go listen to Episode 18 with Tracey Kalbfleisch when you get a chance.
Let me know what you think. These podcasts are available on Spotify, iTunes/Apple Music, and Google Play. Thanks for listening!
Episode 21 - Bradley James
Bradley James is a really good human being. He has met a lot of friends in various aspects of his life and from just starting to really get to know him I can tell I'll want to keep him close as one of mine.
In this episode we talk about everything from his high school experience to his time at the U of A. We talk about the difference between living in Toronto vs living in Edmonton as I know a few Edmontians have made that big move in 2018.
We chat about people who have really impacted him and we spend a lot of time chatting about Lululemon as well.
Honestly, we could have totally made this episode 3 hours long. I'm a fan of this guy, as I am of all of my guests.
You might also get to the point where you want to reach out to him, so I'll just leave this here https://www.bradleyjamesentertainment.com/
Before you click away, I need your help! If you have enjoyed my podcast so far, please help me with my ratings on iTunes and maybe even leave a nice review. I have some awesome people like Sean Freeman (Official Hype Man) who have supported me by sharing the episode in their story as they listen. This is huge for the growth of this passion project of mine. I really want to leave a positive impact and I'll need your support to do so.
I am sure you will enjoy this episode as much as I did. Thank you for listening!
Episode 20 - Chelsey Jensen
This episode was really fun because Chelsey is just such a genuinely positive person. Like anyone she burns out and has bad days but her attitude encourages people to show up with their best foot forward as often as possible.
Attitude and Gratitude are our buzzwords on this one. #Grateful.
Something I have always admired about Chelsey's attitude is that she has able to take on every opportunity she has been offered with the right attitude. It's gotten her a lot of really amazing opportunities very quickly in her career and will continue to help her as she adapts alongside a constantly changing industry.
We chat about all kinds of things with a big focus on social media platforms like Instagram and LinkedIn. We also chat about some people who have really helped her show up in life and the exciting experiences she has had through meeting the people she's surrounded by. It's all about finding happiness and we both agreed that happiness does not come from nice cars and big houses.
If you ever want to play a pickup game of Shinny, give Chelsey a shout. She's always ready to go. Call me up too if you do. I need someone that can teach me how to stop.
Make sure to give this one a listen. I really appreciate when people leave a 5 star review on iTunes or share the Episode on social media. It helps me build an audience and spread my positive message to more people. Hope you enjoy! Thank you for listening!
Episode 19 - Jordan Jeske
Episode 19 is with a guest that I planned to host from the start. He's a rock solid dude both literally and figuratively.
Jordan Jeske has appeared on 3 other podcasts already, so you will be able to hear a lot of his story and get a different perspective by giving his name a good old fashioned google on the ol' iTunes. I guess that would be a search though.
In any case, Jordan has always demonstrated a great deal of integrity and has a pretty big heart. Not mentioned in this episode are his initiatives to support causes close to his heart. He goes above and beyond for a lot of meaningful causes.
Jordan and I spend a lot of time talking about family, goals, and just the art of being a trainer and a normal happy friendly human being at the same time.
Thank you for giving this one a listen, and if you enjoy, I really appreciate it when people help get the word out there.
Episode 18 - Tracey Kalbfleisch
It's amazing what can happen in a person's life and how they can be tested. It's inspiring when a person's hero is their child.
Episode 18 was with Tracey Kalbfleisch sitting down on a couple mats in the middle of her studio at Sculpted Finery in Sherwood Park.
Get your old hockey sticks over to Peyton Kalbfleisch and place an order to support his passion and cause. All of the contact info is in the podcast and I am hoping they'll be able to get a website up soon. I gave them some tips haha.
I could tell you all about this episode and how we covered the topics of fitness, health, family, kids, social media, bullying, mental health, motivation, tough moments. I could tell you that this was one of the heaviest year's of Tracey's life. Or you could listen.
This one was really good. It will leave an impact on anyone.
Episode 17 - Rob Clark
Rob Clark is someone I consider to be a very close friend. He is definitely an individual with a lot of depth to his story and a great human at that. Rob is someone I like to call "good people". You know his heart will always be in the right place and for that reason he has had a lot of big hearted people gravitate into his life. You get to learn that Rob is not just the Edmonton Oilers Anthem Singer, and he actually has about 46 other things that he does.
We talk about a charity that is really important to Rob and his family and the link to get more info or support it can be found at https://www.casaservices.org/ .
Let me know what you think! I always greatly appreciate the shares these episodes get through social media and the 5 star ratings on iTunes so I just want to say thank you for all of the support!
Episode 16 - Amber Kupina
For this episode I wanted to enlighten my listeners on energy healing and what Amber does.
Amber Kupina has been creating a community where people can be comfortable with the idea of working on themselves. Her style of healing is very reliant on the people involved being open to the process.
We hang out with Frank and Shaggy, and talk all about healing and how it is integrated into her life and the lives of those around her.
Amber lives a very balanced lifestyle staying fit and eating nutritiously and has some very exciting goals planned for her future. We held her accountable on a few of them so give it a listen so you can call her out.
Make sure to give this one a listen, and let me know what you think.
As always, all the shares on social media and five star ratings on iTunes are helping me build the audience for this project. My goal is to help more people to be better people through hearing the stories of others.
Episode 15 - Patrycia Rzechowka
Patrycia is extremely busy, but she made time for this on short notice and I think it says a lot about the kind of person she is. I really enjoyed chatting with her and I think that's an amazing thing about being the host of this podcast.
In this episode we talk about how MS has affected her life and how she makes the most of every opportunity that happens to her. There is a lot of really good conversations you'll want to hear.
I think of all the people I know, Patrycia does one of the best jobs of being a good human being. This episode talks a lot about her life with MS but it's the kind of conversation that anyone can be a part of.
Being grateful for opportunity, feeling your emotions, needing community are all important takeaways. This was another one where a bunch of people got shout outs.
If you are enjoying these podcasts, it really makes my day to see them get shared on social media. Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy this one.
Episode 14 - Michael Cameron
As you will soon catch on, we were running for this whole podcast. Literally, running. Michael is a pretty cool guy who is up to some amazing things. He is successful in his business but life has shown him the true pursuit of happiness and he spends his days working on his commitment to #makebeautifulshithappen .
You're going to learn more about his story, but there's a lot that we didn't get to talk about so make sure that you check out www.mikecameron.ca
In addition, we didn't get a chance to talk about this but for two years in a row now, Mike has organized an Ignore No More Run. It's worth looking up. This past year it was in support of the SAIF society.
We learned today that if you want the podcast to be shorter than an hour, you just have to make it a running podcast.
Episode 13 - Farha and Naheed Shariff
Farha and Naheed have seen me completely reinvent myself over the years and chase my goals relentlessly. They are huge supporters in my life and so it was really fun to spend some time with them and the kids (AND FUSCHIA!!) for this podcast.
Farha is a high performing individual with her Doctorate in Education. When she isn't educating at the University of Alberta, she unwinds and gains clarity through instructing and coaching spin and boxing at Cyclebar and Champs boxing studio.
Naheed has done very well for himself as a businessman and accountant. With a balanced approach geared towards making the people around him perform at their best, he has found a lot of success in creating strong teams and being innovative as often as possible.
We talk about everything from fitness to family to the tough things that life throws at us, the tough decisions and the fact that Naheed has more shoes than Farha.
Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy this one!
Episode 12 - Kristina Botelho
Have you ever took a big jump in your life simply based on a strong self belief? A gut feeling?
I really enjoyed getting to chat with Kristina because she has a strong sense of self belief which has been a very empowering characteristic for her. She is also really good at being herself which is extremely important.
She balances her business, her family, and maintains an active and healthy lifestyle all while always striving to be better. We talk about the dragon that burnt up the yellow brick road, and we talk about the new Netflix series called "Hey It's Me KB" where they don't ever show KB until the last episode of the 9th season (kind of like a new How I Met Your Mother). I kid - I kid. Let's face it though, we'd all watch the show, I mean you're listening to this podcast because of the KB and Co Instagram account. Let's be honest! haha
I think you knew this was going to be a good episode, so I hope you are already giving it a listen. Let us know what you think!
Episode 9 - Dao Haddad
Dao is someone who can light a fire under your ass without even trying. The best part is it comes natural to her. It's all about being accountable to the fact that you have a potential that you are in control of. It is up to you to be the change you want to see. Sometimes life throws us into a situation where we have to grit our teeth and just move forward. If every day is a step forward then we are unstoppable. Dao is definitely someone who I consider to be unstoppable and absolutely someone who is creating the change that she wants to see in the world. She has a really good perspective on life and an attitude that enables her to be an enabler of others. You should listen to this one. You should also go to her boxing class.
Episode 8 - Shane Fennessey
The very first podcast I got to be a part of was Shane Fennessey's City of Champions. He helped me launch mine and has been a big supporter in all of my ventures this past year.
Shane is one of my favourite people because what you see is what you get. Put him in any room with a variety of people whether they are well known celebrities or someone you have never heard of. Place him in any sitation, whether it's his first time trying it or it's something he is good at and he is just himself. He's very respectful of others and strives to consider what another person could be feeling in a situation. His mom did a great job raising him.
Shane is no stranger to career transition, he embodies what it is to be chasing a lifestyle and for that reason you should definitely give this one a listen. Make sure to also check out his podcast, City of Champions.
I need to mention, "Making Coco: The Grant Fuhr Story" was just released and Shane was the co-producer. It's a pretty big deal to be able to see your name on www.IMDB.com amidst so many other big names. With quite a few projects on the horizon, you should definitely have Shane on your radar if you don't already. He was also recently on the cover of YEG Fitness magazine, so ladies, he's not just an ambitious lifestyle driven thoughtful good friend, he also takes really good care of himself. Just saying, if you can catch up to his hustle
Glad I got the chance to sit down with Shane for another session of "Chris and Shane shoot the shit at Shane's place", I'm sure he'll be back for another episode down the road.
Episode 7 - Tim Gourlay
This episode features the founder of Fitset, Tim Gourlay. Fitset is essentially a multi-studio gym membership that enables people to try a variety of different studios and classes around the city. Tim was one of my supporters for my Goal Crushing Event earlier this year and it's always fun working together with him on different things. I ran into some technical difficulties with two different micro usb cables on this one so we have some extra banter but what kind of podcast would this be if we didn't admit when things didn't go as planned? Fun fact, this episode was recorded in the middle of the old Sears store at Kingsway Garden Mall. Also, Tim streamed it on Intagram Live, so we had that going for us. Enjoy this very authentic episode and be sure to subscribe!
Episode 6 - Layne Mitchell
This episode was good. REALLY GOOD. Any parents of young kids or even just fitness enthusiasts should really listen up because Layne has a daily routine that is worth learning a thing or two from. His journey that essentially thrust him into making healthy lifestyle choices makes you think twice about what we are eating or how we are spending our time in our lives. It's easy to eat shitty food when you can get away with eating shitty food. It's easy to make excuses and say we are too busy, not only with our nutrition and fitness but also in our relationships with loved ones. More and more we are finding people are getting health complications physically and mentally and it all comes down to how we are treating our body. From the radio to lifestyle to Layne's ongoing pursuit towards being the best dad he can be, Layne shares it all. You're going to love the audio quality on this one. Helps when you get to record it at Sonic 102.9. Thanks Layne!
Episode 5 - Ruhee Kassam
Episode 5 with Ruhee Kassam was done in her Audiology studio. But the microphone was sitting on top of my laptop, so that's why you hear the weird buzzing noise. An otherwise flawless audio experience.
Ruhee is someone that has seen me go through a TONNE of personal growth and when you listen to this episode, you'll learn that personal growth is the name of her game. She's all about that self awareness, self-love, attitude and an incredibly authentic human being. Also, you should see her Drake challenge video.
We gave a lot of shoutouts to local businesses and inspiring people we both know. You're going to want to give this one a listen. It has a really good message that should resonate with you.