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Rob & Devon Dionne have been in the health and fitness world for over a decade. Devon is a Holistic Nutrition Counselor and GYROTONIC® Instructor. Rob is a certified personal trainer with NASM, holding advanced certification, CES, PES, MMA, and Weight Loss Specialist. He's also a level 1 Crossfit Instructor. This husband and wife team redefine what it means to be healthy in this fast pasted, hectic world we live in. The Open Sky Fitness Podcast is perfect for men and women who are trying to ...
 
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This episode is a little different, in this one Lisa From NC&L interviews me about how I get fat loss results with my nutritional coaching clients. We delve into my N1 Fat Loss Formula, practical tips, takeaways and also an unconventional but super beneficial practice that I’ve personally implemented into my life over the last year and a half to le…
 
Today I’m chatting with one of my amazing clients Alaina about how we changed her nutrition, movement, sleep and stress management habits in order to lose 25 lbs in 16 weeks! This is a super laid back casual convo that I think you’re going to get a lot of value from, enjoy! - 1-ON-1 COACHING Apply For Coaching SOCIAL Instagram YouTube TikTok Facebo…
 
If we’re talking about inflammation, we’re talking about leaky gut and if we’re talking about leaky gut, we’re talking about inflammation. In this episode Marcus is explaining what leaky gut is in understandable terms and exactly how to fix it so you can feel, look and perform your absolute best! - 1-ON-1 COACHING Apply For Coaching SOCIAL Instagra…
 
How often do you use the phrase ‘you only live once’ to justify decisions that aren’t serving you or your goals? Everyone is aware of the traditional definition of YOLO, however there is a second perspective that is often overlooked! In this episode Marcus is reframing the term YOLO so you can use it to your advantage and make amazing fat loss prog…
 
I’m SUPER excited to share this Animal-Based Reset episode with you because it’s been in the making for over 3 years! As you know, I have 2 autoimmune conditions (Eczema & Arthritis) as well as a stubborn digestion issue that I’ve been working on resolving. Fortunately, I’m feeling better than ever and I feel compelled to share exactly how I healed…
 
Vegetables are the bees knees right!? The more you eat the healthier you’re going to be, right!? Well not necessarily…many of my clients tolerate most vegetables just fine, however some of my other clients aren’t so lucky! In this episode of the podcast, Marcus is sharing his insights in regards to what veggies tend to cause issues for a lot of fol…
 
We hear all sorts of things about Dopamine, most of which aren’t actually even true…it’s a very misunderstood chemical! In this episode Marcus is chatting about what dopamine is, why a dopamine detox isn’t even physiologically possible and how to use this amazing chemical to your advantage when it comes to forming healthy fat loss behaviours! Enjoy…
 
Is it true…does muscle weigh more than fat? Also, just how fast can you gain muscle and how long does it take to lose a substantial amount of fat? In this episode Marcus is going to answer all of these questions and clear up the confusion for good! Enjoy! - 1-ON-1 COACHING Apply For Coaching SOCIAL Instagram YouTube TikTok Facebook…
 
I have complete control over my Eczema, however there was a time when I didn’t and to put it lightly…it sucked! So in this episode I’m outlining step by step how to go about finding out what is leading to your skin issue and how to resolve it once and for all! Enjoy! - 1-ON-1 COACHING Apply For Coaching SOCIAL Instagram YouTube TikTok Facebook…
 
Sober September turned into 6 months and I learned an absolute TON about myself. In this episode I’m outlining the pros, cons and just my overall experience physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I also included a few ‘aha’ moments that I had throughout the process. I hope that you find this episode helpful! - 1-ON-1 COACHING Apply For …
 
In this episode Marcus is outlining just how ineffective motivation is in terms of sustaining healthful eating and exercise habits long term. Also, he delves into what strategy to use instead of motivation if looking, feeling and performing your best on a consistent basis is your priority! Enjoy! - 1-ON-1 COACHING Apply For Coaching SOCIAL Instagra…
 
Why do we focus on negative feedback even when it’s heavily outweighed by positive feedback? Why does a single critical comment ‘stick with us’ even if we just received 10 positive ones? In this episode of the podcast Marcus is delving into the why behind this ‘flaw’ or ‘glitch’ in the human perspective. - 1-ON-1 COACHING Apply For Coaching SOCIAL …
 
I made ALL of the mistakes when I started my fitness journey, spun my wheels and wasted a whole bunch of money in the process so…in this episode I’m outlining the 5 key things (plus an additional bonus tip) that I wish that I knew before I started! This episode will save you a whole bunch of time, resources and most importantly, accelerate your pro…
 
I recently ran into a bit of a health issue and I learned a TON from it, the biggest thing being the role that oxalates can play in a ‘healthy diet.’ In this episode we’ve got an oxalate expert on the show in Sally Norton to chat about… -What the heck are oxalates? -Commonly consumed foods that are high in oxalate -The importance of calcium consump…
 
Eating some vegetables is good, so eating more is better…right!? Well, not necessarily! I recently dealt with a health issue that frankly had me stumped and the thing that was causing the issue was the last thing that I would have expected! Tune in to this week’s episode to find out what I learned and what you can learn, so you don’t make the same …
 
Saturated fat, cholesterol, LDL, HDL…what the heck actually causes heart attacks and heart disease? In this episode of the podcast we’ve got Dr. Kendrick on the show to clear up the confusion around a topic that is so misunderstood and allusive. Specifics include… -Malcolm’s theory of what causes heart disease -What’s the deal with cholesterol? -Wh…
 
If you feel like food has a bit of a grip over you or perhaps even dictates a fair number of your day to day decisions, this is the episode for you! Marcus is outlining the strategies that he has used both with his clients as well as with himself to create food freedom! It’s an incredibly liberating feeling to work food around your day and not your…
 
Have you ever noticed that sometimes the macronutrients on a food label add up to more total calories than what’s listed on the label? Similarly, have you ever looked at a food package that stated to have ‘only 5g of net carbs’ and yet when you looked at the calorie label on the back, the product contained far more carbohydrates than that? In this …
 
Does weight loss on its own disrupt or dysregulate the menstrual cycle? Is losing your menstrual cycle unhealthy? Can restrictive diets lead to infertility? In this episode Marcus is outlining the 4 key factors that influence the menstrual cycle and fertility in regards to weight loss, as well as weight gain! I hope that you find this episode usefu…
 
It’s that time of year again…when healthful habits tend to take a back seat to treats and alcohol! In this episode Marcus is outlining 10 practical and actionable tips to implement this holiday season in order to set yourself up for success. These tips cover nutrition, movement, sleep, stress management as well as a few bonus tips around how to dea…
 
Andy is back on the podcast and this episode doesn’t disappoint, it’s absolutely packed with incredible information! Specifics include… -How Andy became passionate about the brain and behaviour -You want to implement a new behaviour? Start here… -The sleep and learning relationship -Do night owls really exist? -Why you forget words when you haven’t…
 
What are the differences between men and women when it comes to fat loss? Do they require different strategies, foods or portions? How about rate of losses, do they differ between the sexes? Can men lose fat faster than women or vice versa? In this episode Marcus is delving into everything that you need to know in regards to fat loss as both a man …
 
‘I’m not disciplined,’ ‘I need to be more disciplined,’ ‘I wish that I was more disciplined,’ how many times have you said these statements? We often tend to think that discipline is something that you’re either born with or you’re not and fortunately that’s not the case, discipline can be built! In this episode Marcus is outlining a simple and str…
 
Why does fat loss slow down the more and more you lose? Is there a way to continue to progress at a faster rate or do we simply have to accept that it’s a ‘fast out of the gate and slow to the finish’ phenomenon? In this episode Marcus is explaining the most common mistakes that he comes across in regards to assessing rates of fat loss and why folk…
 
One of the loves of my life is on the show today and we're talking all about how to make personal growth actionable! Specifics include: -What’s the difference between breathwork and meditation? -How to start your personal growth journey -Where people pleasing comes from -How experiences are stored in the body -Accountability vs. the blame game -Is …
 
The concept of pre and post workout nutrition can be confusing due to all of the conflicting information out there, so in this episode Marcus is delving into exactly what, how much and when to eat around your workouts in order to maximize fat loss! Fortunately, it’s far more simple and straightforward than you may have been lead to believe, enjoy! …
 
I LOVE coffee, I drink multiple cups every single day…but how much is too much!? In this episode of the podcast, Marcus is outlining exactly how to figure out how much coffee and caffeine is the right amount for you personally because genetic caffeine detoxification rates do differ between individuals! Tune in to find out for yourself! - 1-ON-1 COA…
 
Patio season is an absolute blast, however summertime can take a toll on ya from an alcohol and lifestyle standpoint, so I decided to give up booze completely for 30 days! To say that I learned a bunch is a wild understatement, so in this episode I’m going to share 10 insights that I had via September sobriety! I hope you find it useful! - 1-ON-1 C…
 
You’ve likely heard the term ‘metabolic damage’ referred to in relation to lack of weight loss results as a response to low calorie dieting however, is it real? Can your metabolism actually incur damage from not eating enough food!? If so, is the damage permanent? In this episode Marcus is explaining the origins of the term metabolic damage, why it…
 
‘I just want to be happy.’ ‘I just want you to be happy.’ ‘I’m happy if you’re happy.’ What if our hyper-focus on happiness is a flawed perspective, being that happiness is just one of many emotions that we experience on a day to day basis? In this episode Marcus is delving into happiness as a life goal, as well as how and why you may want to alter…
 
The supplement industry is massive, we’re talking $150+ billion massive, but how do we separate the hype from what actually works? In this episode Marcus is delving into how he approaches supplements for fat loss, muscle gain and health with his clients as well as what his personal supplement regime is! Creatine, fish oil, collagen, vitamin D, fat …
 
Do you feel anxious on Sunday even though you logically know that there is no reason to be? The Sunday Scaries are incredibly common and in this episode Marcus is delving into the why behind Sunday anxiety, how he eliminated his and exactly how you can too! Fortunately, you have a lot more control in in the matter than you might think, have to list…
 
There are a very specific set of habits that all of my most successful clients integrate and implement in order to achieve awesome results…and in this episode, I’m going to outline all 7 along with some bonus insights around aspects that you might have thought would matter a lot in regards to fat loss, that in fact don’t. If you’re serious about ge…
 
There’s a big difference between lifespan (how long you live) and healthspan (the quality of your years) so in this episode of the podcast, Marcus is delving into not only how you can live a longer life, but also how you can add life to your years. We all want to be active and fully functioning versions of ourselves for as long as possible, have a …
 
A calorie deficit is a calorie deficit whether you eat snickers bars or salmon right!? Well, yes and no…in this episode Marcus is digging into how to set your diet up for both the fastest and most sustainable fat loss results long term because it turns out that there is a better and a worse way to structure your approach. Hint hint…a calorie isn’t …
 
When was the last time that you watched or listened to the news and felt better after…? Ya, me neither! In this episode of the podcast Marcus is talking about why he stopped consuming mainstream media news and what he now does instead to stay informed, all the while keeping his mental health on track! - 1-ON-1 COACHING Apply For Coaching SOCIAL Ins…
 
What constitutes a ‘healthy’ vs. ‘unhealthy’ relationship with food? What is the definition of a ‘binge’ and what’s supposedly an appropriate amount of food to eat in a sitting or in an hour or in a day? In this episode of the podcast, Marcus is exploring what a ‘healthy’ relationship with food is from an evolutionary context as well as a modern da…
 
3 years ago I got rid of 90% of my ‘stuff’ and it was truly one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made. Minimalist living isn’t for everyone, however I do think that most of us would feel more content with fewer things than we currently have. In this episode, I’m chatting about what minimalist living has taught me over the last 3 years… - 1-ON-1…
 
Ever come back from a vacation and feel like you need a vacation because ya overdid it on the food and/or booze front!? In this episode Marcus is outlining exactly how you can avoid vacation weight gain and return from your getaway feeling rested, recharged and on track with your health and fitness goals! - 1-ON-1 COACHING Apply For Coaching SOCIAL…
 
We’ve all experienced peaks and valleys when it comes to feeling motivated to achieve our health and fitness goals. In this episode, Marcus is explaining why motivation is so often misunderstood, how to use it to your advantage and when to rely more heavily on other tools that can actually be more effective! - 1-ON-1 COACHING Apply For Coaching SOC…
 
What if I told you that you can have complete control over the appearance of your skin? No breakouts, no pimples, no acne, no psoriasis and no eczema…well, you can! In this episode Marcus is outlining the 5 key factors that impact the appearance of your skin and exactly how to implement them for a glowing and healthful look! - 1-ON-1 COACHING Apply…
 
I’ve got good news, your hobbies can support your fat loss goals and they don’t even have to be fitness related ones necessarily! Aside from food and drink, there are all sorts of hobbies and interests that you can get into that can support your fat loss progress because there are tons of things that can ‘fill you’ and satisfy your cravings that ha…
 
We all know what it’s like to be in a rut and let’s be honest, it sucks! You may not be in a rut right now (at least I hope) however, you will be again at some point or another because life ebbs and flows. In this episode Marcus explains a straight forward 3-step process outlining exactly how to get out of that rut and start thriving again! - 1-ON-…
 
There is all sorts of fancy tech out there these days that claim to tell you how many calories you’re burning via your workouts, but are they accurate? In this episode Marcus is outlining how to determine how many calories you’re burning in your exercise sessions as well as throughout the day and how you can use that information to reach your fat l…
 
I get asked all the time about the relationship between marijuana and fat loss, so I decided to dedicate an episode to it! In this episode I’m outlining whether or not marijuana is impacting your fat loss efforts in relation to how it may influence your nutrition, movement, sleep and stress management behaviours. Enjoy! - 1-ON-1 COACHING Apply For …
 
Let’s be honest, the weight loss maintenance stats aren’t all that pretty, but that doesn’t mean that you have to be one of those statistics. In this episode, Marcus is outlining his simple and straightforward 3-step approach to maintaining your fat loss results and avoiding weight regain so you can avoid the yo-yo setup and stay lean once and for …
 
Allergies suck…but fortunately, you’re not ‘stuck’ with your allergy-like symptoms for the rest of your life. There are very concrete and specific things that you can implement in your daily life in order to mitigate your allergy-like symptoms or perhaps even get rid of them completely without the use of over-the-counter drugs like anti-histamines.…
 
“I eat really healthy, but I just can’t seem to lose weight!” I think we’ve all heard this statement at some point in our lives, or perhaps we’ve even said it ourselves. In this episode of the podcast Marcus is outlining 4 reasons why we’re not all that great at assessing how much we eat, how to truly find out how many calories you’re consuming as …
 
I looked in the mirror on April 18th 2020 and realized that my ‘muscle building phase’ had gotten a little bit out of hand, I was ‘softer’ than I typically like to be so I figured, let’s switch gears and get in the best shape of my life! In this episode I outlined exactly what I did to lose 30 lbs of fat in 6 months from a nutrition, exercise, slee…
 
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