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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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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…
 
Stress…we’ve all got it and it’s here to stay to one degree or another, but is it actually causing us to gain weight? In this episode Marcus is outlining the ins and the outs of the stress and weight gain relationship, whether the two are correlated or in fact that stress itself is a causative factor in weight gain and lastly, how you can stay fit …
 
Robb Wolf is back on the pod to chat all things autoimmunity! We dug into a whole bunch of cool facets such as… -How does dis-ease develop? -Where to start with an AI condition -Why some folks get certain conditions and not others -Autoimmune links to depression, anxiety, brain fog and cognitive impairment -Often overlooked advantages of AI conditi…
 
The fat loss process can be very frustrating, so in this episode Marcus is outlining a simple and super straight forward step by step process to turn your frustration into satisfaction. If you find yourself spinning your wheels, repeating the same patterns and feeling disappointed with your lack of progress, this episode is for you! - 1-ON-1 COACHI…
 
Does implementing a weekly treat meal actually boost your metabolism, result in faster fat loss and mitigate metabolic slowdown? In this episode Marcus is clearing up all the confusion on what cheat meals do, what they don’t do and whether they are the right fit for you in order to help you reach your goals quicker and more effectively! - 1-ON-1 CO…
 
Everyone at some point or another has experienced back pain, but there is a fundamental difference between acute (short term) pain and chronic (long term) pain. In this episode of the podcast Marcus is outlining the two most common mistakes that he sees on a regular basis when trying to relieve back pain and exactly what steps to take in order to b…
 
Thinking is a developed skill and I’m a fan of the way Dr. Mike Israetel approaches a number of topics, so I thought I’d have him on the podcast to chat about how to approach thinking itself! Specifics include… -How Mike approaches various topics from a 30,000 foot view -Being aware of the Dunning Kruger effect and knowing when to shut up -How to i…
 
Do carbs make you fat? Does eating more fat make you burn more fat? Does insulin cause fat gain? These are some of the most common questions that pop up when comparing low carb high fat diets to high carb low fat diets. In this episode Marcus is breaking down what the terms ‘low carb high fat’ and ‘high carb low fat mean,’ along with which approach…
 
We’re all well aware that if we don’t exercise enough we can run into health issues, however if we exercise too much we can create problems for ourselves as well! Working out too much will not only impair your health, but it will slow down your fat loss and muscle building progress over the course of time. In this episode Marcus is discussing 5 sim…
 
Today we’ve got part 2 of the Q&A chat I had with my amazing client and friend Karmen DeCamillis. This one is more business related, topics discussed include: -How did you I know a career in nutrition was right for me? -Mistakes I made when I started my business -What it was like coaching my first few clients -In hindsight, what would I change abou…
 
Today I’ve got a Q&A episode for ya with my amazing client Karmen DeCamillis, topics discussed include: -What are the most common struggles I see among my clients -Is it possible to lose weight and gain muscle at the same time? -Does muscle weigh more than fat? -Does nutrition change as we age? -How long should you rest between workouts? -Pre and p…
 
Do you experience joint pain!? If so, there are three primary factors to identify and consider in order to remedy it! There is a physical component via movement patterns, a planning aspect involving scaling of your activity/exercise, as well as a massive nutrition input. Marcus is outlining how to identify which aspects you need to look at, as well…
 
For years I was one of those people who woke up, threw a pot of coffee on and got to work immediately, however recently I changed it up. As of late I’ve had a bit of a ‘slower morning’ and got in the habit of journaling and I’ve got to say, it’s been absolutely incredible for my mental health as well as my sense of well-being. In this episode I out…
 
Do you find that healthy food tastes bland, boring and generally lacks flavour? If so, I’ve got good news, you can change that! You can shift your taste buds in a way in which you actually prefer the taste of healthy food over treat-like processed food. In this episode Marcus outlines exactly how to go about rewiring your taste buds to enjoy health…
 
It’s a new year so you’re probably looking into making some healthy changes, but how should you go about it? Should you change everything all at once or would it be better to make smaller changes over the course of a larger time frame? In this episode Marcus outlines the pros and the cons of both approaches and how to find out which approach is bet…
 
We’ve all experienced it, the dreaded 5-10 lbs holiday weight gain from all of those tasty meals, desserts and of course, alcohol! Then the first week of January rolls around and you’re ready to get back to ‘real life,' however you’re bloated, lethargic and playing from behind. In this episode Marcus outlines 10 simple yet effective strategies to n…
 
Body fat levels, muscle mass, skin health, brain chemistry, sexual function…it’s all determined by your hormones right!? Sort of…but what determines your hormonal status? What tells your hormonal system what to do? Can you tell your hormones to lose fat and build muscle? Who’s controlling these things we call ‘hormones’ or do they just have a mind …
 
You’re rolling along, dropping pounds on the weekly and then all of a sudden the weight loss just stops! You were losing so consistently, you seemingly didn’t change a thing, however why the lack of progress? Weight loss plateaus happen to everyone at some point or another, however there is a tried and true way to sidestep them and continue getting…
 
How many calories does a workout actually burn? How about a walk? If you have to choose between the two for the sake of time and efficiency, which one is going to yield you better weight loss results? This episode dives into the 3 main factors to consider when comparing workouts to walks for fat loss. Also, Marcus covers how he prioritizes differen…
 
How much should you weigh? Is there an ideal bodyweight based off of your height, weight or your current BMI? How about body fat percentage, does that factor in? In this episode I explain how to determine your healthy bodyweight based off of how you’re looking, feeling and performing all within a sustainable lifestyle context. Listen and enjoy! 1-O…
 
What if I told you that there was only one formula that you’d ever need to know to get the results that you’re after, whether it be your career, finances, fitness or your relationships? I’ve got good news, fortunately you don’t need to reinvent the wheel, you can use this 3-step method for better results in absolutely anything that you choose to ta…
 
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