The Challenge Podcast
How Chris Forden Built a Community with Strangers Online

How Chris Forden Built a Community with Strangers Online

January 23, 2020

Chris Forden

with Coach Steve & Coach Helen

Chris Forden is an Army veteran and Top 10 Max Challenge Finalist. He embodied the word community by organizing physical training meetups, with all of his group members ultimately achieving Top 10-50 in Max and Maxine challenges.  

Today, Chris sits down with us to discuss why community and connection is so incredibly important when it comes to fitness. Hear his advice for how you can start making fitness connections that will make staying on track that much easier. Also, learn how you can start making more connections and lean into the community Max and Maxine Challenges have to offer.

“If you ask for help, there's someone out there that's willing to give it to you. And once you get that help, possibilities endless” - Chris

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How to start an in-person training group.
  • What role community plays in success. 
  • How you can build up momentum with new habits.

Connect

Follow Chris Forden on Instagram @chrisforden

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For more information about the Challenge visit:

www.maxchallenge.com.au

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Play Your Way to Fitness with Dale Sidebottom

Play Your Way to Fitness with Dale Sidebottom

January 20, 2020

Dale Sidebottom is the founder of Energetic Education - a mix of fitness and play. He grew up in country Victoria playing a variety of sports, he became a PE teacher, then a Personal Trainer, and he found that adults just don't play anymore. 

In this episode, you’ll discover

  • Why adults don't play anymore
  • How to incorporate play-based mindfulness into your life
  • A guide to make boot camps fun
  • Easy ways to build rapport with strangers with play
  • Learn about the first Challenge Retreat in Bali

Resources Mentioned

Connect 

Find Dale at @dalesidebottom on Instagram and Twitter

Find The Max and Maxine Challenge

On Apple Podcasts

On Facebook

On Instagram @maxchallenge and @maxineschallenge

 

For more information about the Challenge visit:

www.maxchallenge.com.au

www.maxineschallenge.com.au 

Platinum Case Study with Rose Kemp and Helen Booth

Platinum Case Study with Rose Kemp and Helen Booth

December 27, 2019

Rose Kemp, 50, has shifted her mindset and taken control of her nutrition as a Platinum Challenger. After recently completing our 12 week challenge with Coach Helen, Rose is ready to jump right into the next, with a positive outlook and improved strength. 

A transplant from Burnie, Tasmania, Rose and her family maintains a potato and cattle farm, runs 2 businesses and trains in competitive dressage— all while making the Platinum challenge work best for her. In this episode, you’ll hear how, with Coach Helen’s guidance and support, Rose shifted her mindset and overcame major hurdles. She shares the challenges that have affected her fitness levels, nutrition and life and how they were able to work through them.

In this episode, you’ll discover

 

  • How Platinum Challenger Rose used the challenge to change her eating habits.
  • The key to staying positive despite adversity. 
  • How Rose moved beyond making comparisons.
  • A weekly breakdown of a Platinum Challenger’s experience.

 

Resources Mentioned

 

 

Connect

 

Find The Max and Maxine Challenge

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On Facebook

On Instagram @maxchallenge and @maxineschallenge

A Beginners Guide to Running with Laura-Jane Hilditch

A Beginners Guide to Running with Laura-Jane Hilditch

December 20, 2019

Running, either you love it or you hate it.

In this episode, Coach Steven Eskaf interviews Running Coach and Osteopath Laura-Jane Hilditch. LJ runs a Running Clinic at The Osteopathic Clinic in Altona, Melbourne and has an interest in short distance running like the 100m and the 400m sprints. 

If you want to start running, this is the episode for you.

Coach Steve asks LJ the following questions:

  • How do you start running?
  • What does a good running program look like?
  • What are the common mistakes people make when they run?
  • Top running tips and cues
  • How to treat common running injuries like shin splints and heel pain
  • What are the best running shoes?

Follow LJ @lj.the.osteo on Instagram

Want to have your running assessed by LJ? Visit her clinic http://theosteopathicclinic.com.au/

 

How to use Pilates to Transform Your Body with Di DallOglio

How to use Pilates to Transform Your Body with Di DallOglio

December 13, 2019

Can pilates help you lift weights?

Di DallOglio is a Pilates and Yoga instructor and owner of Emerald Pilates in Melbourne Victoria. 

Listen to hear how she uses Pilates and Yoga to enhance her own training and make her body feel great at the young age of 50. 

Di explains the neuromuscular connection, and how to use Pilates principles to improve your body awareness, posture, and performance. 

Follow Di @emerald_pilates or visit her website https://emeraldpilates.com.au/

Cooking Tips with Challenge Chef Rob Franklin

Cooking Tips with Challenge Chef Rob Franklin

November 29, 2019

Not sure how to cook?

Join Coach Steve as he interviews the Challenge Chef - Rob Franklin. 

Rob has over 10 years of experience as a chef and is the owner of Xplosive Custom Macros. 

Listen to hear all-out meal prep tips and the chop and shop, how to chop an onion, how to white poach a chicken, how to tell if you have a good fry pan and the best herb and spice mixes!

Follow Rob @explosivecustommacros

Don't miss out on this delicious podcast!

Injury Prevention and Pain with Daniel Wood the Osteopath

Injury Prevention and Pain with Daniel Wood the Osteopath

November 26, 2019

Can the body heal itself? 

Join Coach Steve as he interviews Osteopath Daniel Wood. Daniel has been an Osteopath for 10 years and is fascinated by the human body. 

In this episode, Daniel explains how we get injured and what we should do if we are experiencing pain. 

 

Follow Daniel on Instagram @geelong_osteo

Meet the Challenger Series - Mark Lees

Meet the Challenger Series - Mark Lees

November 22, 2019

Welcome to the Meet the Challenger Series!

Meet some of our most active Challengers and find out why they started the Challenge, what they struggled with and what their big wins are. 

In this episode, Coach Steve interviews Max's top 10 finisher, Mark Lees! 

Listen to hear how Mark overcame the challenges of the front squat, early mornings and meal prep to become a role model for his 2 boys.

Designing Your Nutrition Plan After The Challenge with Lan Pooley

Designing Your Nutrition Plan After The Challenge with Lan Pooley

November 19, 2019

Wondering how to structure your nutrition after the Challenge? 

Join Coach Steve and the Max and Maxine Nutritionist Lan as they breakdown reverse dieting, setting nutritional goals and how to stay on track during the holiday break.

Follow Lan @superlan13 or @fullfitment

Meet the Challenger Series - Luke Morris

Meet the Challenger Series - Luke Morris

November 15, 2019

Welcome to the Meet the Challenger Series!

Meet some of our most active Challengers and find out why they started the Challenge, what they struggled with and what their big wins are. 

In this episode, Coach Steve interviews Max's top 10 finisher, Luke Morris!

Listen to hear how Luke balances family life, work-life, moonlighting and getting into the gym.

"Don't be the person congratulating the others, wishing that you finished"