The Basics of Bulking – Podcast Ep. 40

The Basics of Bulking – Podcast Ep. 40


Welcome to the 40th episode of the Living Healthy Podcast, presented by LA Fitness.  

Master Trainer, Jordan Jones, sits down with us today to share his expert knowledge on bulking. Bulking is a phase of your nutrition and workout regimen where the goal is to build as much muscle as possible while gaining as little fat as possible. Our next episode on cutting will address how you can get rid of excess fat you put on during this phase.  

If you’re ready to put on muscle and all you need is that extra bit of guidance, tune in now to hear what Jordan has to say about the right way to make gains. 

How Are We Doing? 


This podcast should not replace any exercise program or restrictions, any dietary supplements or restrictions, or any other medical recommendations from your primary care physician. Before starting any exercise program or diet, make sure it is approved by your doctor.

Timecard Markers – The Basics of Bulking – Podcast Ep. 40 

Intro  

 0:01  

Introduction of Today’s Guest: Master Trainer Jordan Jones 

1:18  

What Got You into Weightlifting? 

1:30 

How Many Meals Do You Eat a Day While Bulking? 

3:44 

What are You Eating During Those Meals? 

6:03 

Do You Take Any Supplements While Bulking? 

7:15 

How Do You Know if You’re Behind on Your Protein? 

8:00 

Is There a Risk of Overdoing Your Protein Intake? 

9:14 

What Would Your Weekly Workout Consist Of? 

10:13 

Is Bulking for the Average Person? Why Bulk? 

11:45 

What Do You Do to Keep Hydrated? Are Electrolytes Important? 

12:51 

Is There Anything You Do to Prepare for Competitions? 

15:03 

How Do You Know if You’re Making Progress? When Do You Stop? 

18:13 

Is There an Ideal Ratio in Terms of Weight Gained and How Much is Fat? 

19:06 

What is the Biggest Obstacle While Bulking? 

20:33 

What Do You Really Need to Be Doing in the Gym to Bulk? 

22:54 

Actionable Advice 

25:58 

Outro  

27:22


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Corporate Fitness Challenge – Podcast Ep. 39

Corporate Fitness Challenge – Podcast Ep. 39


Welcome to the 39th episode of the Living Healthy podcast, presented by LA Fitness.  

Today we’re talking about an awesome challenge that we do every year at the LA Fitness corporate office. It’s become a way to get active during the workday and to meet people throughout the company we otherwise would never have known!  

Our hope is that, in sharing a bit about our corporate culture, we can shed some light on our passion for what we do and help you find new ways to add more activity to your workplace as well!  

Tune in now to hear how we get up, get moving, and get acquainted at the office.

How Are We Doing? 


This podcast should not replace any exercise program or restrictions, any dietary supplements or restrictions, or any other medical recommendations from your primary care physician. Before starting any exercise program or diet, make sure it is approved by your doctor.

Timecard Markers – Corporate Fitness Challenge – Podcast Ep. 39

Intro 

 0:01 

Sneak Peek into the Corporate Volleyball Tournament 

1:33 

Introduction of Today’s Guest: Deanna Mercurio 

2:27 

Deanna’s Fitness Background 

6:08 

What is the Corporate Fitness Challenge? 

8:37 

What are Some of the Events That Make Up the Challenge? 

10:37 

Which are the Crowd Favorites? 

18:09  

What Kind of Issues Does Sedentary Living Cause? 

20:44 

What are Some Examples of Week-Long Challenges? 

25:46 

What are a Few Exercises That People Can Do at Their Desk? 

28:10 

Are People Competitive with the Challenge? 

32:25 

How the Challenge Helps Develop Friendships 

34:42 

Actionable Advice – How to Start a Fitness Challenge at Your Workplace 

39:35 

Outro 

42:38 


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Elimination Diets – Podcast Ep. 38

Elimination Diets – Podcast Ep. 38


Welcome to the 38th episode of the Living Healthy Podcast, presented by LA Fitness.  

The Elimination Diet is not what it sounds like! It’s not about getting yourself to “go,” but actually about eliminating foods from your diet and slowly re-introducing them one by one. It’s a way to help identify which foods your body is sensitive to.  

We’re sitting down with our registered dietitian, Debbie James, to bring you the information you need to know about this interesting diet! Tune in now to hear all about it.

How Are We Doing? 


This podcast should not replace any exercise program or restrictions, any dietary supplements or restrictions, or any other medical recommendations from your primary care physician. Before starting any exercise program or diet, make sure it is approved by your doctor.

Timecard Markers – Elimination Diets – Podcast Ep. 38

Intro 

 0:01 

Introduction of Today’s Guest: Debbie James, RDN 

1:15 

What is the Purpose of an Elimination Diet? 

1:48 

Who Would Benefit Most from This Diet? 

2:50 

Is This Used with Children at All? 

3:49 

How Long Would a Person Have to Wait to See Whether It’s Working? 

4:39 

Is This Diet Tough on Our Digestive System? 

5:24 

What are Some of the Typical Reasons for Using This Diet? 

6:30 

Common Foods Associated with Allergies 

7:12 

Should You Eliminate 1 Food at a Time or Several?  

8:03 

How Might Someone Expect Their Body to React to the Diet? 

9:00 

How Do You Meet Your Energy Needs When You’re Eliminating So Much? 

10:27 

Can You Create an Allergy by Eating Something Too Much? 

12:26 

What’s the Difference Between Being Allergic and Intolerant? 

13:18 

Is There a Way, Over Time, to Become Tolerant to Something You are Intolerant to? 

15:40 

Actionable Advice 

17:33 

Outro 

18:45 


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Understanding Yoga and Meditation – Podcast Ep. 37

Understanding Yoga and Meditation – Podcast Ep. 37


Welcome to the 37th episode of the Living Healthy Podcast, presented by LA Fitness.  

Most people who haven’t tried Yoga or Meditation aren’t sure how they feel about it or what the intention behind the breathing and movement really is. John was a skeptic who, after 2 yoga sessions, found how mentally freeing the practice could be. He has spent the last 10 years not only practicing yoga but teaching classes here at LA Fitness! 

So, what turned John from being a skeptic who thought Yoga made no sense, into an instructor dedicated to sharing the experience? Click to listen in and hear his story! 

How Are We Doing? 


This podcast should not replace any exercise program or restrictions, any dietary supplements or restrictions, or any other medical recommendations from your primary care physician. Before starting any exercise program or diet, make sure it is approved by your doctor.

Timecard Markers – Understanding Yoga and Meditation – Podcast Ep. 37 

Meditative Intro 

 0:01 

Introduction of Your Hosts: Andrew Gabell and Brittany Welch 

2:20 

Introduction of LA Fitness Yoga Instructor: John Lyman 

3:17 

About John – What Introduced Him to Yoga? 

4:58 

What is the Ultimate Goal of Yoga? 

7:56 

Do You Have Any Tips for Beginners or People Who Struggle with Stillness? 

9:24 

How Does Yoga Help You Organize Your Thoughts? 

11:57 

What’s Your Approach in Your Class? 

13:47 

What’s the Best Way for Someone New to Experience Yoga? 

16:30 

Brittany’s Mythical Moment –  

Does Yoga or Meditation Increase Your Extra Sensory Perception? 

20:24 

Using Visualization to Get to a Meditative State 

24:14 

What Other Ways Has Yoga Impacted Your Life? 

25:42 

How Long Does It Take to See the Benefits of Yoga? 

29:13 

Have Any of Your Class Members Felt That Yoga Has Significantly Impacted Their Life? 

31:01 

Actionable Advice 

36:17 

Outro 

38:10 


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Beverages and Your Body – Podcast Ep. 36

Beverages and Your Body – Podcast Ep. 36


Welcome to the 36th episode of the Living Healthy podcast, presented by LA Fitness. We’re back and we’re kicking off the new year with a host of fresh new topics! 

When we think about our nutrition plan, we often focus on what we eat. What we drink is just as important! Today we’re talking about everything from your daily water intake to what you drink before and after your workout. We even get into some myth busting during “Brittany’s Mythical Moment.”

Is cow’s milk still a necessary staple? Are recovery drinks actually doing anything for you? What is kombucha and what does it taste like? Tune in now to soak up all the good info! 

How Are We Doing? 


This podcast should not replace any exercise program or restrictions, any dietary supplements or restrictions, or any other medical recommendations from your primary care physician. Before starting any exercise program or diet, make sure it is approved by your doctor.

Timecard Markers – Beverages and Your Body – Podcast Ep. 36   

Intro 

 0:01 

Introduction of Registered Dietitian, Debbie James 

2:54 

WATER 

How Much Water Should We Be Drinking Daily? 

3:34 

How Does Drinking Water Affect Our Health? 

6:05 

What Happens When You Don’t Get Enough Water? 

6:57 

Should You Have Water or Gatorade Before a Workout? 

9:33 

COFFEE 

Can You Fit Coffee into a Healthy Lifestyle? 

11:28 

What are the Best Additives for Your Coffee? 

12:53 

Coffee Later in the Day 

14:37 

TEA 

Is Green Tea a Metabolism Booster? 

16:38 

How to Tell if Your Beverage is Too Hot to Drink 

20:01 

Brittany’s Mythical Moment – Is Carbonation Weakening Your Bones? 

20:54 

MILK 

When are Non-Dairy Milks Good Alternatives to Dairy Milk? 

24:56 

What is the Benefit of Non-Dairy Milk? 

25:45 

Is Cow’s Milk Still Important? 

27:24 

SODA AND ENERGY DRINKS 

What Happens When You Drink Soda Every Day?  

29:10 

Are Diet Soda Additives Bad? 

31:01 

How Do Energy Drinks Work in Our Body? 

34:03 

What are Some Tips to Help Cut Back on Soda and Energy Drinks? 

35:35 

KOMBUCHA 

What’s in Kombucha? 

37:32 

Taste Test 

38:14 

Why Drink It? 

38:37 

Why Drink It? – Recap for Andrew Who Wasn’t Paying Attention 

41:18 

EXERCISE AND HEALTH DRINKS 

42:24 

Pre-workout Drinks – Drink it or Steer Clear? 

42:42 

Is it Bad for You or for Your Heart? 

43:30 

Recovery Drinks – Do They Help or is it Just Marketing? 

44:44 

MEAL REPLACEMENT DRINKS 

46:08 

Which Ingredients to Look for 

 48:25 

Actionable Advice 

49:33 

Outro 

50:27 


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