Unbroken Podcast 035: Rob Bernet

This episode of the Unbroken Podcast I interviewed Rob Bernet.  I enjoyed talking to him and left the interview feeling like I made a new friend. Rob is a graphic designer as his day job but understands the benefit of exercising and bettering himself. I’d be more than happy to look like Rob at his age.
Rob2When Rob was just a kid, he was small and skinny but tried out for football and, in his words, was not very good. So him and a friend on the back of a comic book saw an ad for a bodybuilding guide.  They ordered it and over the next year they really put some work in and gained some serious size and strength.  Rob found himself being on top of the players on the team the next year.  He went from being picked on to people leaving him alone.  That set the tone for the rest of life in aspects of fitness.

rob4Rob found CrossFit back in 2007 when it was still fairly new.  Just trying to figure out what to do with the workouts that were posted at crossfit.com.  In 2011, he thought he tweaked his back, but turned out he had a staph infection in his spin that caused some of his vertebra to fuse together. He had a fight for his life and was told that he might not even be able to walk again. Against the odds and due to his great physical shape and help of pure determination on his part, he is again in the gym killing workouts.  Rob even got 1st place in the Granite Games in the 50+ division in 2015!

Rob3Also very excited to announce that this episode was brought to you by Axom Performance.  Check them out for your all your rig needs.  Looking to upgrade the rig at your box or put something up in your home garage? Axom has what you need. Also, check out the rental rig they have to rent so you can  host that competition you have always wanted to do.  They also have some amazing apparel to buy for all your functional fitness needs.  Use the code “Unbroken” to get 10% off your apparel purchase!
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Unbroken Podcast 034: Seth Brown

This was a fun podcast.  Seth is the owner of Axom Performance.  He is a very down-to-earth guy, and you can tell he loves what he does.  I loved talking shop with him on the ins and outs of running a business that sells and rents rigs.
Seth 1I Learned a lot about what kind of need there is for rigs.  Not only for CrossFit gyms, but also Seth has seen more of the traditional gyms wanting to purchase a rig.  Schools and hospitals are also wanting rigs for their employees and students.
Seth 2Axom Performance also rents out rigs for competitions, and there is such a big demand for it. A weekend off for Seth is rare, because he is bringing his rigs to competitions.  He has met all kinds of people at those events.

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I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did recording it.

Unbroken Podcast 033: Cara Dee Stucke

So grateful that Cara said yes when I asked her to be on the podcast. Such a cool interview. This has been one of my favorite episodes by far.  Just hearing about some of the things she has overcome and her strength of will has inspired me so much.
CaraCara has lost over a hundred pounds and overcame cancer twice. We talked about how she had tried almost everything in the book to lose weight but nothing stuck.  Then, she found out she had cancer. In her mind, she felt like her weight was the cause of the cancer.  This put a fire under her to lose the weight. She has not looked back since.
cara3Love the story she tells about how she decided to bike a 300-mile race across Missouri because she saw a Groupon.  She had never done a race or even owned a bike at that time. Not only did she do the race, but she did it on a Walmart bike.
cara2She has just finished chemotherapy and is waiting to hear if she is cancer free. As of the recording, she had not heard yet, but I have great news.  She is in remission!  Hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did recording it!
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Unbroken Podcast 032: Tommy Barker

Tommy Barker was a blast to have on the podcast. He is super inspirational and an awesome guy.  Loved getting to know him better.  It’s not everyday you get to sit down with a ninja and talk shop!
tommy3Tommy owns two martial arts studios, Kicking It Martial Arts, and has been practicing it for over 30 years.  We talk about how he went from being an angry kid and almost being sent to military school to thriving with martial arts.
tommy2I know Tommy through CrossFit Republic, and we talk about how applying the tools he has learned through mentors and his coaches in life has made him into a better person and coach.  Every mentor and coach that he has had, either through martial arts or any other aspect of fitness, has made him into the person and coach he is today.
TommyHope you enjoy the episode.