Welcome to the Live Better Podcast!
Join Bret Gornik and Jason Loebig as they interview each other and guests who are making an impact on the world, using wellness to fuel whatever they want to do in life, better. Whether you want to learn more about wellness, are navigating the process of following your dreams, or already found your purpose in life, this is the podcast for you.
Stay tuned as Bret and Jason share helpful tips, strategies and stories that you can apply to your own life to pursue your purpose.
Have the Best Day Ever!
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New episodes coming soon! Listen to our NEW trailer here and previous episodes below.
Episode #1: Bret Gornik - Live Better Co-Founder & Chief Optimization Officer
Bret is a thought leader in superfood nutrition, morning routines, data optimization and "big ideas." In this episode, we get into everything from spirit animals to favorite travel spots. Bret has a unique view point on life: Have the best day ever, every day (the Live Better motto). If he's not watching David Wolfe videos he's likely to be chef'ing up some delicious smoothie bowls or "going ham". No matter how much coffee you drink or sleep you get, it's tough to match his energy level and high spirit.
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Episode #2: Jason Loebig - Live Better Co-Founder & Chief Life Officer
Jason is a life-long fitness and adventure junky. In this episode, we here about some of Jason's favorite travel places (all over the world), who should be on your health "team", and how Tim Ferriss has shaped his learning habits. Jason has a unique background - with certification ranging from personal training and yoga to public accounting, he has a corporate foundation and a rebel outlook. If you can catch him in Chicago, you're lucky. If not, check the mountains...or lakes...or oceans.
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Episode #3: Abel James - "The Wild Diet" & "The Fat-Burning Man Show"
Abel James is the #1 best-selling author of “The Wild Diet”, podcast guru and creator of the “Fat-Burning Man Show”, top 10 App Developer, musician, entrepreneur, and health crusader. In this episode, we chat with Abel about how he started his business, myths about "dieting", his experience in the food industry, and how he's changing the world. Abel’s work has been featured in WIRED Magazine, Paleo Living, and various media outlets in business, technology, psychology, and health. Within its first year, Abel’s Fat-Burning Man Show rose to the #1 most popular health podcast in the United States and United Kingdom and went on to top the charts in more than 7 countries across the world.
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Episode #4: Cliff Hodges - CEO & Founder of Adventure Out
Cliff is an accomplished entrepreneur and outdoor guide (and holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree from MIT...); traveling the world to climb mountains, surf big waves, study with indigenous tribes, and lead groups of clients ranging from school groups to corporate executives to tap in to their true potential through wilderness adventures. At the heart of his management style and mission statement is the desire to cultivate environmental stewardship. Hodges has been featured in international publications such as Outside Magazine and Popular Mechanics, and has been featured on the National Geographic Channel.
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Episode #5: Adam Lowy - Founder of Move For Hunger
Adam represents the New York City Hub of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Community. In 2011 he was honored at the VH1 Do Something Awards for his commitment to creating social change. Adam was also honored in Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2014. By teaming up with relocation companies across the country, Move For Hunger is creating one of the nation’s largest year-round service programs. Movers offer to pick up the unwanted, non-perishable food items from those who are moving and deliver it to their local food banks. Adam founded Move For Hunger in the summer of 2009 after years of seeing so much food wasted when people move - he's been helping millions ever since.
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Episode #6: Marc Missioreck, Max 'The Body' Philisaire, & Massy Arias
This is a unique Live Better Show episode featuring an interview with Marc Missioreck, The Fit Expo VP of Sales & Sponsorships and selected answers from our podcasts with Fit Expo special guests Max "The Body" Philisaire (@maxthebody) and Massy Arias (@massy.arias). They are thought leaders, movers and shakers in their industry, and provide insight into their training, mindset, and approach to health & wellness. The Fit Expo provides a vast array of programming elements all under one roof including; Group Exercise, Fashion Shows, CrossFit, Parkour, Kids Zone, and the Healthy Eating & Living Pavilion...to name a few!
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Episode #7: Phil Heath - 5x Mr Olympia & IFBB Pro
Phil “The Gift” Heath is an IFBB Pro & 5-Time Mr. Olympia title holder (currently in pursuit of #6) looks towards the future in attaining more Olympia titles, hopefully breaking the all-time record of 8 Mr Olympia’s. Heath’s intention is to “represent the sport of bodybuilding in a way that many people can relate to while maintaining the respect the sport deserves. Phil is a prior D-1 athlete, playing basketball for University of Denver. He currently participates with the “Make it Fit Foundation” for increasing autism awareness, and owns Gifted Athletics, his apparel company.
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Episode #8: Jon Call aka JUJIMUFU - The Anabolic Acrobat
Jon is a 5'11" 240 pound beast that can not only lift over 400 pounds, but do a standing chair split with 100 pounds over his head and a slew of back flips and other martial arts tricking moves. His personality and humor are seconds to none.
We dive into his 500+ thousand Instagram followers, routines, and how to master so many skills. This dude is jacked and extremely intelligent. This episode takes place during the FitExpo event in Chicago and is worth listening to every second.
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Episode #9: Massy Arias - Creator of #MA30Day
Massiel “Massy” Indhira Arias is the exuberant CPT who is changing lives and inspiring a new generation of trainers. She sets the example for how adopting a healthy diet and active lifestyle can change individual lives mentally, physically, and spiritually. She has committed herself to a healthy life with which she herself has emerged from depths of depression and physical limitations to become the glowing motivational force she is to millions around the world. Massy Arias inspires women (at over 2 million Instagram followers!) to be strong and proud as her determination and dedication to building physical and mental strength sets an empowering trend in fitness lifestyles.
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Episode #10 Tom Malterre - Author of The Elimination Diet
Tom's energy lights up every room. His background in functional medicine and Chinese herbalism gives him an in depth understanding of how whole food nutrition plays an important role in everyday living. Author of The Elimination Diet and The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook, Tom took all of his knowledge and laid it out in a simple to read format. His ideas are found in the Origins documentary. This show is outstanding. Tom dives into topics ranging from herbs, to gut health, to simple tactics on how to live better.
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Episode #11: Leo Tropeano - Creator of Mugsy Jeans
Leo, former accountant, took a risk and ended up creating the most comfortable jeans ever. He has developed his brand through expert marketing tactics and a passion for "freeing your balls". Mugsy jeans are a slim fit with stretch. We get into quitting your "real" job, how to start a business, and how freaking hard it is to HAM.
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Episode #12: Bret Gornik + Jason Loebig - Co-Founders of Live Better
It's time to turn up! Bret + Jason quit their jobs, followed their passion, and started Live Better. Listen in to learn why and how they did it. They share their stories about understanding their passion, finding mentors, never slowing down, and always having the best day ever. Are you ready to make this leap of faith? If so, email, call, Facebook, or Instagram The Live Better Boys and they will help you crush your goals!
You own your life. So just do it.
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Episode #13: Lita Lewis - Fitness, Nutrition, & Lifestyle Expert
Lita is living proof that if you follow your dreams you can do whatever it is you want to do with your life. She had an incredible corporate job with high potential, but knew her dream was in fitness. She moved on and now is crushing life. Learn about her journey from Australia to New York to LA. Lita teaches young women to become the best version of them self, whether skinny or curvy frames, that “You Fit” is all about accepting, embracing and building strong minds, being healthy for life, finding inner balance and pursuing and accomplishing personal growth - Your best You!
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Episode #14: Jeana Anderson Cohen - Founder of aSweatLife.com
Jeana loves to workout and knows how important it is to always have a workout buddy. She wanted to help everyone she knew try new workouts, get stronger, and link up with people who share the same interests. Boom! aSweatLife started and Jeana has not looked back. Learn about her story and how building a community around fitness has helped her positively impact so many others!
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Episode #15: Dickie - Co-Founder of all things Maderas
It is one thing to follow your passion, but it is another thing to start a village! Dickie took his passion for creating and built the most epic resort/hotel/think tank/recording studio/surf camp/getaway in Nicaragua. Maderas Village is designed for people that travel with purpose. People that enjoy staying up late as much as they do waking up early. That really appreciate the art of living well.
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Episode #16: Mike Wasilisin - Founder of MoveU
MoveU is a thoughtfully crafted program to help every single person ever move better! Mike talks about how to move, why we move, and how they have turned a passive industry into something where you must take control of your life! This show is freaking hilarious, thoughtful, and deep! Enjoy.
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Episode #17 - Dr. Jen Esquer - Founder of The Mobility Method
Doc Jen gets into it all! How and why she started her own business. How to move. Why to move. The best ways to move. Jen has so much knowledge on the subject of rehabilitation and corrective exercises it's an absolute pleasure to talk about why everoyne should use their bodies to the fullest. She is an acro yogi and so much more! Check our her Instagram for so much education and actual ways to improve.
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Episode #18 - Dr. Jacob Harden - Myodetox Chiropractor
Dr. Jacob Harden is helping you live pain free one minute at a time! His Instagram videos are cataloged in a way to help you with any movement pattern you need. He is super a genuine and passionate guy and his mission is heart felt. In you have any questions, he is always down to answer his dm's. Get out his live seminars all over the world. Get up and get moving.
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Episode #20: Carl Paoli - Movement Specialist, Author (FreeStyle), Str/Ke MVMNT, Crossfit, Gymnastic
Carl is one of the best teachers ever. He teaches much more than movement. He teaches the celebration of movement. Whether trying to do your first forearm plank or handstand, he will break it down to the basics and help you get there. He is the author of Freestyle which is a moment based book breaking down moment. He enjoys Crossfit, gymnastics, and multiple other types of movement. A valued invested in Str/ke MVMNT he looks to build this business to help people move better. Check out his movement seminars all over the world.
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Episode #21: Jay T. Maryniak @JTM_FIT - Type 1 Diabetic, Fitness Allstar, Recovering Addict, NASM - CPT
Jay is the prime example of using health and fitness to truly progress. Jay suffered from serious drug and alcohol addiction ad a super young age and turned to working out to find the answers. He masters a large variety of movement practicing from martial arts , to cross fit, to body building, to gymnastics, to mobility, and has now created a full moment program that encompasses just about everything. He was one of Men's Health Top Instagram accounts 2017 and continues to amaze everyone whit his athletic accomplishments.
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Episode #22: F3 Co-Founders Tim Whitmire aka OBT & David Redding aka Dredd
F3 — Three Fs stand for Fitness, Fellowship and Faith — traces its roots to a men's free, participant-led boot camp workout held outside. OBT & Dredd dive into the mission and credo of F3, how to get involved, and why they do what they do. This workout is about creating a community through working out.
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Episode #23: Eric Hinman - Serial Entrepreneur + Investor, Crossfit + Endurance Athlete, Life Badass
Eric lives his life through health and wellness. He schedules his days for unlimited success. A two time Kona Ironman athlete, founder of business from insurance to a fast casual restaurant, this guy does it all. He breaks down the idea of adding value to the world on a super high level while making sure to take care of yourself as a priority.
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Episode #24: Alex Silver-Fagan - Creator of Flow Into Strong, Nike Master Trainer, Author, & Model
Alex demonstrates how to make an impact on the world through action. She trains clients, coaches group workouts, writes books, travels the world, and leads by example. Her personality lights up a room! She has dealt with depression and is always willing to lend a hand for anyone who needs help. Using health and wellness to fuel herself, she turned that into an amazing career. This story is one for the books.
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Episode #25: JJ Thomas - Olympic Medalist, Shaun White's Snowboard Coach, Surfer, and So Much More
JJ Thomas mastered the art of snowboarding as a professional and Olympic medalist in half pipe and then brought his love and passion to the sport as a coach. As Shaun White's personal snowboarding coach he created the path for him to conquer Olympic gold in the 2018 games! This guy has the most positive outlook on life, competition, and love for others. Please enjoy.
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Episode #26: Jason & Bret - The Live Better Retreat
Jason and Bret lay out the Live Better Retreat. This immersive week will light you up, build you up, and make you rethink why you do things. This episode goes into wellness travel, how to optimize your time on a trip, and why to focus on your well-being while you are on the road. If you are thinking about attending a Live Better Retreat, take a listen.
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Episode #27: Andy Hnilo - CEO & Founder of Alitura Naturals
Andy was involved in a serious car accident which would have put most people's life on hold and he used that experience to drive him to create the best line of skin care products out there. After his accident, he used the highest quality ingredients from the earth to create products that helped heal his skin and build up his life force. Then he created a business around these products which is booming. He is a true bio-hacker and incredible athlete. He preaches building up your skin from the inside out and you'll learn just how he does that in this episode. This is so much more that beauty products, this dude is crushing it.
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Episode #28: Bobby Maximus - Author, UCF Vet, & Gym Owner
Every. Damn. Day.
Bobby breaks down how just showing up is 99% of the battle. Get into a place that will help you succeed and you will succeed. Bobby's new book is about using mental and physical training to maximize your potential. After a career in the UFC, Bobby dealt with defeat and triumphs to build himself upaong those around him. We talk about the importance of self talk and actionable workshops you can do to increase your performance.
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Episode #29: Sam Pogue - Dir Strategic Partnerships at Onnit, Fitness Break Room Podcast, Sports Performance Coach
Sam is the perfect mix between positive, knowledgable, and functional. His story starting as a gym manger to now being high up at Onnit, Jake Arrieta's trainer, and founder of Fitness Break Room and Be Less Fat shows how the grind pays off. Sam currently travels the country growing the Onnit brand while recoding podcasts with trainers on how they \are where they are, today. Listen in to learn about where wellness is going and why getting just a little bit better each day is the key to success.
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Episode #30: Eric Leija aka Primal Swoledier - Onnit Sr. KettleBell Coach, Personal Trainer, & Savage
Eric is swole to say the least! This guy is the end all be all for kettlebell exercises. Check out his Instagram for the best kettlebell and animal flow exercises and routines in the world. He put all his work into an online course which is everything you need from the basics to the most advanced moves in kettlebells. This dude is an all out type of guy in all aspects of life as we get into what got him into training and how he continues to be creative with his flows. Find Eric coming to your city to teach his next course or when you are on your next trip to Austin at the Onnit Gym.
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Episode #31: Jacquelyn Umof - @actionjacquelyn - Yogi, Movement Expert, Epic Individual, & Online Coach
Jacquelyn has always loved to move her body. She found her calling through coaching and dance. She led groups through dance and other types of movement. With a goal of reaching more people, she took her skills online and created actionable programs to improve posture, gain mobility, practice more yoga, and feel better. Jacquelyn chats through her career progression, her life story, and her outlook on the best day ever.
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Episode #32: Marcus Filly - Founder of Functional Body Building, Owner of Revival Strength, Trainer, Online Coach, & Athlete
Marcus believes in creating rhythm in one's life through movement, mindfulness, and positivity. He complete in crossfire, started his own very successful gym, creating the idea around Functional Body Building, and continuing to improve daily. He combines strength, mobility, and energy to optimize results. This episodes focuses on how the ideas of his method translate in the gym and in the rest of life. You can meet him in person in San Rafael, Cali or online with his amazing workout and nutrition program.
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Episode #33: Darren Rovell - Business & Sports Broadcaster at The Action Network, Marathon Runner, Dad, and Author
Darren was the first to dive into the true business behind sports. He opened the world's eyes to the behind the scenes. He uses dedication and hard work to create his best life. He has to marathon under his belt while being a father and husband. He reports all the biggest sporting events all over the globe. During this episode, we share his story, how he keeps his systems running, his deep dive into all the stories he uncovers, and his persona strategies to live an amazing life.
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Episode #34: Ryan Munsey - Author, Speaker, Podcast Host, & Life Coach
Ryan has tested everything he preaches on himself first. His first book, Fuck Your Feelings, is a neuroscientist-based exploration of why some people succeed and others do not. His podcast, The Better Human Project, explores how people crush life. This episode is incredible and we can't wait to hear what you think!
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Podcast: Better Human Project
Episode #35: Betina Gozo - Nike Global Master Trainer, Dance with Mweyne Foundation Founder, Women's Health Magazine, Rockstar, & Motivator
We met Betina years ago through the Nike network and she has just crushed it ever since! She recently started the Dance with Mweyne Foundation which aids special needs in developing nations. She is a Nike Master trainer and runs women's wellness programs out of her home gym in California. She is a musician, "surfer", athlete, and incredible human being. Please enjoy.
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Episode #36: Remy Park - @veggiekins, Holistic Nutritionist, Sober, Recipe Developer, Vegan, Process Master, and Crusher
Remy is truly a professional. In this episode we dive into actionable ways she stays organized, prioritizes tasks, schedules meetings, runs multiple businesses, and always has time for golden hour to shoot photos. She shares her story about being sober, quitting her job, and becoming a vegan. This is a special show geared around upgrades, movings forward, and respecting the body as the vessel to put good into the world. Enjoy.
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Episode #37: D'Juan Woods- @woodsfit, Retired NFL, Ultimate Athlete Bootcamp Co-founder, Personal Trainer, and Coach
D'Juan shares his whole story. This is a truly special episode. D'Juan opens up about his injuries, his recovery both physically and mentally, his struggles after ending his NFL career short, and how he turned it all around to be one of the best coaches out there. He co-founded the Ultimate Athlete Bootcamp. He continues to push everyone though social media and online coaching. During this show we really learn about how mindset and overcome anything that is thrown your way. D'Juan has a super powerful way of delivering information. This is the best ever.
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