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Finding Your Sweet Spot

A show about real people with real stories of discovering that optimal space when it comes to their health and wellness, and how their core values influence their decisions concerning activity, nutrition, and self care. My hope is that there are others who can relate in some way to these examples, and the stories shared here can help those who are on their own journey to finding their sweet spot.

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Leading With A Focus On Health
"Even if it's just 20 minutes a day, I feel better 20 minutes later."Bob Page had never lifted weights until he was in his 60's. Once he started he didn't look back...and is stronger, more flexible, has more energy, and just overall feels healthier these days.Which is a good thing, because he needs them all to help run the University of Kansas Health System. Listen to how this husband, father, grandfather, daily exerciser and CEO (of one of the largest employers in Kansas City) utilizes just 20-30 minutes of exercise a day to manage stress, improve his golf game, and try to be the best version of himself through his exercise consistency and constant pursuit of progress.For more about Bob:WebsiteProud But Never Satisfied - Bob's book on the 10 transformative actions for organizational success LinkedInFor more about Heffner Wellness:WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedInSources:Take Me Out to the Ballgame Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
21:50 12/18/23
The Power of Encouragement
“So why get up and work out at 5am, why pack my lunch the night before, why make sure I get in to bed?  Because...Why not?”Billy Hofacker didn’t have a lot of prospects coming out of school, but he did have an internal drive to try and reach his full potential. It was just hidden deep down within him. And then he received the encouragement from a major influence in his life that turned everything around. Listen to how how Billy utilized his core values to get out of a mountain of debt, to run multiple successful businesses, and to help others reach their full potential as well.For more about Billy:WebsiteFacebookInstagramBilly's Book Lose Weight and Feel GreatFor more about Heffner Wellness:WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn
24:45 5/7/23
Consistency, Creativity, Community
"In order to get agreeable results, you sometimes have to do disagreeable things."Gilad Janklowicz was a rising star in track & field and the decathlon, and on his way to becoming an Olympic athlete. Then one day, everything changed.Listen to how this aspiring athlete dealt with the end of a dream, overcame adversity, and turned into an exercise icon that created one of the most well known health & fitness shows to date. Gilad's television show Bodies In Motion has been going strong for 40 years now, and has helped countless numbers of people get into better shape... ...and it almost didn't happen. For more about Heffner Wellness:WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedInFor more about Gilad:WebsiteFacebookInstagramSources:Tuna.voicemod.net*special thanks to Nick Heffner for contributing to the music in this episode
22:25 4/12/23
Staying Focused and Not Giving Up
"Don't Give Up."Jill Stoppel-Davis grew up to be a competitive rower in college, a certified personal trainer and aerobics instructor, a physique competitor on the stage, and an entrepreneur running her own fitness studio. How did she go from being a self proclaimed "band nerd" bullied as a school kid to a self made small business owner  that continues to be a pillar of the health & fitness community?By knowing when to quit, and when to not give up.Listen to how Jill navigated corporate burnout, a career change, a mindset shift of her health, and the obstacles many women face when trying to start a business. And how she never gave up on her goals and dreams.For more about Heffner Wellness:WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedInFor more about Excel Wellness:Website FacebookInstagramLinkedInSources:Tuna.voicemod.net*special thanks to Nick Heffner for contributing to the music in this episode
21:23 3/9/23
Finding Joy By Getting Uncomfortable
"Not all money is good money, and you're going to need to get uncomfortable to get comfortable and be happy."Moving from Bermuda to the United States when he was 9 years old, Trevor Wells was on the path he had envisioned as an athlete going through college. He was living the dream and his future was bright.Then he got sick, the trajectory changed, and those dreams were postponed.What followed were twists and turns on a road that led to the life he has created, the people he has impacted, and the willingness to make hard decisions for his mental health.For more about Heffner Wellness:WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedInFor more about Trevor and his Personal Training Business:InstagramFacebookLinkedInFor more about Amazing Athletes:WebsiteSources:Tuna.voicemod.net
17:41 1/31/23
Acquiring Education, Invoking Discipline, and Taking Ownership
“It’s not easy, but it’s so worth it.”Chris Hodgdon comes from a lineage that embodies a strong work ethic, exemplifies discipline, and illustrates true grit when it comes to a family business that has lasted for 75 years and is still going strong. He couldn’t always say the same about his health & fitness. Hear how Chris utilized proper exercise and nutrition to go from “out of shape” to a consistent exerciser, how taking ownership of his health relieved him from years of debilitating back pain, and how working out for the past 20 years allows him to continue doing what he loves all around the world.For more about Heffner Wellness:WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedInFor more about the  Hodgdon company:WebsiteSources:Tuna.voicemod.net - sound effects/audio clips (Pirates of the Caribbean, Transformers)
16:03 1/12/23
Finding Balance After The Extreme
Candice McField competed at the highest level of natural figure competitions around the world for many years. Then she retired, and had to discover how her sweet spot of exercise and diet were changing...and what balance now looked like in her life.Listen to Candice's  journey from a college athlete discovering strength training to a world class figure competition professional, and how she has utilized her core values to discover her ever changing sweet spots of health, as well as help others be the best they can be.For more about Heffner Wellness:WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedInFor more about Candice McField Fitness:WebsiteAs For Me And My Body - Candice's bookFacebookInstagramFigure Competitions VideoISSA How to Get Started in Fitness Competitions
20:55 12/26/22
Harnessing the Power of Mindset
From an early age, Greg was mesmerized by what he saw on television...a man named Jack Lalanne doing feats of strength and inspiring millions to live a healthier lifestyle. Fitness burned deep in his core, and he dreamed of following in the exercise icon's footsteps. That dream was almost shattered before he was even able to reach for it.Listen to how Greg Justice overcame the odds to open Kansas City's original personal training center in 1986, how he harnessed the power of mindset to fulfill his dreams, and how he continues to inspire others through Jack Lalanne's legacy.For more about Heffner Wellness:WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedInTo learn more about AYC Health & Fitness:WebsiteScriptor PublishingEndlessRopePride & Discipline: The Legacy of Jack Lalanne
21:21 12/1/22
A Finding Your Sweet Spot Update and A Gift For You
A BIG THANK YOU to the Finding Your Sweet Spot community!I am blown away by the response it has gotten...downloaded in 45 countries and counting!Take a listen to see where the podcast is headed, learn about how you can be featured on the podcast, and collect the gifts waiting for you below:Click HERE to send in your health questions for future episodesClick HERE to get your Core Values Checklist and discover the key to finding YOUR sweet spotFor more about Heffner Wellness:WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn
05:08 11/22/22
A Daily Practice of Discipline
"I exercise because I walk a lot."Growing up on a farm, Dalyn had been active all of her life...especially when it came to walking. Listen how a nudge from a friend helped her discover a whole new world of exercise experiences, how daily practices have led to consistency with her workout regimen for over 20 years, and the one thing she did and would NEVER do again when it comes to her health.For more about Heffner Wellness:WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn
22:02 10/20/22
Singing a New Tune to Health
Neil enjoyed late nights in the spotlight as an opera singer early in his career. Later on, the spotlight shined bright on his family's health struggles and the path he was taking. Find out how Neil turned things around and created his own path toward a healthier sweet spot.For more about Heffner Wellness:WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedInFor more about Neil:Performing the Siciliana from Cavalleria RusticanaFor more about Ovations Digital:WebsiteInstagramFacebookForbesResources:Orange Free Sounds Sound Effects
21:31 10/6/22
Introducing: Finding Your Sweet Spot
It's a show about real people with real stories of discovering that optimal space when it comes to their health and wellness, and how their core values influence their decisions concerning activity, nutrition, and self care. My hope is that there are others who can relate in some way to these examples, and the stories shared here can help those who are on their own journey to finding their sweet spot.For more about Heffner Wellness:WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn
03:06 9/26/22
A Battle With Obesity
Lisa had been bigger since she was a child. Then the health problems started to add up. Find out how Lisa found her new sweet spot...and how it saved her life.For more about Heffner Wellness:WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedInFor more about Lisa:FacebookInstagram
24:16 9/26/22