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We are replaying one of our most popular episodes for you this week! Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a lot of talk about whether or not wearing a mask during exercise is a safe thing to do. Amy and Brian breakdown the studies and science behind wearing a mask and oxygen intake, and reveal why The Exercise Coach program makes wea…
 
Today I'm talking to Dr. Michael Breus, better known as "America's Sleep Doctor." He and I have had many conversations about the science of sleep, and his useful tips have really helped me get into the best sleep habits of my life. In todays conversation, we're getting into "Chronotypes" which he details in his book, The Power of When and helps exp…
 
We are replaying one of our most popular episodes for you this week! In the midst of preparing for the upcoming National Exercise Coach Conference, Brian and Amy play a game of trying to name as many benefits of strength as they possibly can without repeating themselves. As you would expect of something as important to your long-term health and per…
 
We are replaying one of our most popular episodes for you this week! In part two of the interview with Dr. James Fisher, we explore what it takes to actually strengthen the lower back and why exercises like the deadlift are not effective in targeting your lower back muscles. Find out how some people can experience significant lower back strength ga…
 
Today, I’m talking to Dr. Vincent Pedre about healthy, happy guts! Your gut is the gateway to your health. Don’t you think it’s time to be the best ally you can be for your gut? It’s so easy to discount all those little health niggles we feel, but bloating after a meal, inconsistent poops, and any kind of pain down there are all signs that somethin…
 
We are replaying one of our most popular episodes for you this week! Brian Cygan and Dr. James Fisher discuss the origins of lower back pain and why the vast majority of Americans will experience some form of lower back pain in their lives. Learn about the root cause of lower back pain and why most treatments only deal with the symptoms and the pai…
 
We are replaying one of our most popular episodes for you this week! Amy and Brian break down the science behind pre-diabetes and how strength training is the most efficient and effective way to escape the negative feedback loop of insulin resistance, systemic inflammation, and weight gain. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed as pre-diabe…
 
We are replaying one of our most popular episodes for you this week! Brian Cygan and Amy Hudson break down the science of strength training and discuss why you don’t have to worry about getting bulky from exercise, and why strength training is the most effective way to get that toned, lean body you always wanted. Will two 20-minute workouts a week …
 
Today, I’m talking to my friend Natalie Jill, a fat loss expert and high-performance coach about the realities and myths around aging. You are never too old to improve your relationship with your body, lose body fat, get stronger, or pursue any goal you have! We’re getting into what “aging in reverse” actually means and how you can adopt this pract…
 
Brian and Amy explore a couple of articles talking about the impacts of weight loss vs. exercise on longevity, and discuss the myths surrounding losing weight and achieving optimal physical health. Learn why focusing on losing weight is the wrong goal, and why a proper strength training program is the best way to maintain fitness as we age. There i…
 
We are replaying one of our most popular episodes for you this week! Brian and Amy discuss the pros and cons of a smart scale and how using one properly can help you stay motivated and on track to hit your fitness goals. You will also learn how to avoid one of the most common mistakes people make with a smart scale that can derail them in the first…
 
Today I'm having a conversation with my pal, Dr. Shawn Tassone, MD, PhD who is double board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and uses an integrative approach to help his (primarily female) patients. He’s in practice in Austin, TX and is a hormone specialist, author, speaker, highly rated patient advocate, and creator of an integrative hormone…
 
We are replaying one of our most popular episodes for you this week! Amy and Brian settle the age-old debate of which one is better: free weights or machines? Learn about some common misconceptions about machines that prevent people from getting the fitness results they want in the timeframe they want, and why free weights can lead to reduced stren…
 
We are replaying one of our most popular episodes for you this week! Amy Hudson and Brian Cygan explain why that feeling of your muscles burning is exactly what you want to feel every time you go to the gym. Learn why muscle burn is one of the best indications that you’re exercising at the right intensity and without it, you won’t get the fitness r…
 
In part 2 of my conversation with Dr. Stacy Sims, we're diving into training and nutrition strategies for women leading up to and post-menopause, plus guidance for phasing your training if you're still having a regular cycle - and discussing 2 popular diet strategies - Intermittent fasting and Keto - and if they are effective for active women. Enjo…
 
We are replaying one of our most popular episodes for you this week! Amy and Brian go into the science behind eccentric overload and why this little-understood movement is responsible for the incredible gains in strength Exercise Coach clients experience in their first six sessions. Find out what eccentric overload is and how to optimize your exerc…
 
We are replaying one of our most popular episodes for you this week! Brian and Amy explore the scientific research that shows that strength training is the ultimate exercise for combatting the aging process, getting into the best shape of your life, and how those principles are applied to every workout session at the Exercise Coach. Over the past f…
 
Today I am speaking to bestselling author, motivational speaker, mouth artist and all - round inspiration Henry Fraser. Henry's life completely changed when an accident on holiday left him paralysed from the neck down aged 17. Now, 10 years later he takes us back on his journey and shares how his experience has made him the person he is proud to be…
 
When it comes to exercise and nutrition, women need different strategies than men in order to take advantage of the unique physiology of the menstrual cycle and the stages of their life cycle due to shifting hormones and how they impact the body. Previous research on fitness and nutrition has largely been focused on male test subjects, leaving wome…
 
We are replaying one of our most popular episodes for you this week! Is strength training enough for longevity and quality of life? That’s the question Brian and Dr. James Fisher explore in the final episode of the What About Cardio? series. Learn about the difference between how athletes and the average person train and why achieving high levels o…
 
On today's episode I speak to hugely successful entrepreneur Ella Mills on her journey so far creating Deliciously Ella; the leading plant - based food company, a resource that helps you live better and make vegetables cool. We talk about what it is like to be the face of a brand, the work - life balance and boundaries she has established over the …
 
We are replaying one of our most popular episodes for you this week! In part 2 of this series with Dr. James Fisher, Brian and James discuss the downsides of cardio and why so many people can’t seem to resist binging after cardio exercise. Learn why cardio is important and useful when done right, and how it can lead to even worse health outcomes if…
 
Today's episode is something completely different to anything I have recorded before. We're leaving the dumbbells and calories behind and digging deep into who I am as a business woman, how I built a multi million pound business and the highs and lows along the way. I hope you guys enjoy this episode!…
 
Today I'm talking to Dr. Jill Carnahan, a functional medicine practitioner who has been treating me for mold exposure and the cascading symptoms that came alongside that - including weight gain, low energy, hormone disruption and more. Mold can disrupt our body’s natural detox pathways and places a heavier burden on our overall immune capacity. We …
 
We are replaying one of our most popular episodes for you this week! Dr. James Fisher answers the question once and for all, do we really need to do exercises like running, cycling, and swimming to improve our cardio? Find out the truth about cardio exercises and cardiovascular health and why you should get off the treadmill and start doing resista…
 
We are replaying one of our most popular episodes for you this week! Brian Cygan and Amy Hudson break down the age-old question of whether muscle really weighs more than fat and why the number on the scale can be very misleading when you’re trying to improve your health and fitness. When many people start a strength training program, they look at t…
 
On todays episode I speak to my skincare specialist Alara. Alara runs a hugely successful business, Facial Aerobics and has helped so many people feel more confident and happy in their skin. We talk everything from Alara's top product recommendations to how our body, nutrition, gut health and daily habits can impact our skin. I know you guys are go…
 
Welcome to the second season of The Betty Rocker Show! Thank you so much for being part of my community of awesome flawsome women who are rocking their health and fitness through their entire life. A lot has happened recently and I want to get you all caught up with this episode. Enjoy the show, and get all the resources and links mentioned in toda…
 
We are replaying one of our most popular episodes for you this week! Before you jump into your next exercise session, learn why what you’ve been told about stretching is completely wrong and how it can actually increase the odds of you getting injured. Brian and Amy explore some common myths regarding stretching before and after exercise and discus…
 
On this weeks episode I speak to the lovely Connie Simmonds who has been in the fitness industry for years but recently qualified as a life coach. Connie has a gorgeous daughter and we speak about the life changes after having a baby, finding your confidence again and getting back to business as a working mum.…
 
On today’s podcast I am going to go deep into how to achieve successful fat loss. I know it can be quite confusing and there is so much information available out there but it really doesn’t have to be daunting and when done correctly it can also be quite fun and extremely rewarding to see results and feel healthier and fitter.…
 
We are replaying one of our most popular episodes for you this week! Is it safe for seniors to perform high intensity strength training? The question is actually “is it safe for them not to?” Brian Cygan and Amy Hudson discuss the science behind strength training and why high intensity, whole effort exercise is one of the best ways to prevent the i…
 
On this weeks episode, we have the amazing Chloe Madeley. Chloe is a 4 time best selling author, fitness coach & nutritionist. We have a super similar view on fitness and what it means to be the fittest, healthiest & happiest version of yourself, so as you can imagine, we got on like a house on fire! Chloe has really had to prove herself in the fit…
 
We are replaying one of our most popular episodes for you this week! One of the most common questions we get at the Exercise Coach is “Is exercising twice a week really often enough?” Listen in as Brian Cygan and Amy Hudson explore why whole effort exercise twice a week is not only enough, it’s the optimal amount you need to achieve the best fitnes…
 
Zara McDermott shot to fame after being on Love Island in 2018. After coming out of the villa, Zara was unfortunately the victim of a very public revenge porn scandal, which has now lead to her speaking out on this huge issue and working with the BBC on multiple documentaries to help to resolve and raise awareness to it.…
 
We are replaying one of our most popular episodes for you this week! Learn why strength training is the foundation to rebuilding bone strength and bone density and why osteoporosis isn’t a permanent sentence. Amy and Brian break down the research around bone density and strength training, what exercises you should do to strengthen the most vulnerab…
 
In this weeks episode, I talk to the amazing Emilia Thompson, who uses her platform to share some really helpful and interesting information about distorted eating, how we can improve our relationships with food, how important sleep is and so much more. We have a really powerful chat about toxic diet culture and how we hope it is slowly improving.…
 
Trigger warning - this episode contains stories, language and information that some may find triggering. Eating disorders are not spoken about enough and there are so many layers, toxic habits and things that go on, that so many people don't even know about. In this bonus episode, I talk about my past experiences with binge eating, chewing and spit…
 
We are replaying one of our most popular episodes for you this week! Learn about why systemic inflammation is known as the silent killer, why inflammation creates a vicious cycle that very few people escape as they get older, and how you can be one of the few who do. Brian Cygan and Amy Hudson reveal why muscle quality matters more than movement qu…
 
Susie Ma is the incredible owner of a brand that I love, find super inspiring and is really leading the way with its sustainability standards - Tropic Skincare. Tropic began when Susie and her mum would make their own soaps & scrubs to sell at Greenwich Market. Since then, she has now grown exponentially to a team of over 400 employees and to be th…
 
We are replaying one of our most popular episodes for you this week! Brian and Amy dig into the top five reasons why people can’t begin or stick with the average fitness program and why those barriers don’t exist over at the Exercise Coach. Learn what’s holding you back from making strength training a regular part of your life and why the Exercise …
 
This is a subject that a year ago, or maybe even 6 months ago, I would have never publicly spoke about? But why not! Sex is a huge part of our lives and relationships and is so important to feel comfortable enough to discuss! So on this episode, we have an amazing sex therapist called Kate Moyle to give us the lowdown on having great sex, pleasurin…
 
Learn how a little-known principle in exercise determines whether you get the fitness results you are looking for, or you just spend some time moving weights up and down at the gym. Find out why the dose-response to exercise is what you should really be paying attention to, and how it can guide you to easier fitness gains in a shorter amount of tim…
 
You probably wouldn't believe me if I told you that this was actually the first time me and James had met in person... but it was! I have followed and been in contact with James for such a long time, that I felt like we already knew each other, which is why I think this chat was so good and perfect for the first episode of season two of my podcast!…
 
We are replaying one of our most popular episodes for you this week! Amy Hudson and Brian Cygan reveal the truth behind the fitness industry and why you don’t need to spend hours at the gym every week in order to stay fit and healthy. Learn the science behind the 20-minute workout and how you can achieve optimal health benefits by doing the right w…
 
Dr. James Fisher answers the question “Why does muscle really matter for weight loss?” Find out why muscle mass should be a vital component of your weight loss strategy and why dieting without strength training is a recipe for long term disaster for your body. There is a direct connection between your body’s muscle mass and its metabolic effectiven…
 
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