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Better Than Fine With Darlene Marshall

27 EpisodesProduced by Darlene MarshallWebsite

We all know what it's like to just be "ok." Through exploring ancient traditions and modern science we can learn how to find what it means to truly thrive in the intensity of today's world. Host Darlene Marshall is an expert in wellness and well-being. A wellness coach with a decade of experience co… read more

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Kelly McGonigal: Movement & Handling Stress

October 6th, 2022


In this special episode of “Better Than Fine,” host Darlene Marshall is joined by her featured guest, health psychologist, best-selling author, and …

NASM All-Stars: Optima 2022 Roundtable

September 29th, 2022


Never have all six of our incredible NASM Podcast Network hosts appeared on one show together.

Until now.

Join Wendy Batts, Angie Miller, Darlene Marshall, Marty Miller, Ken Miller, and Rick Richey for this unique, …

Allison Brager: Sleep, Resilience, & Your Brain

September 22nd, 2022


As an active member of the armed forces, a competitive CrossFit athlete, and a neuroscientist, Allison Brager knows a lot about resilience. In her …

What is Orthorexia?

September 15th, 2022


Can eating be too clean? How can a focus on what's healthy become unhealthy? What happens when we take good and bad food labeling too far? 

On this episode of the “Better Than Fine” podcast Personal Trainer, Wellness …

Dr. Mallory Fox: Mindful Movement

September 8th, 2022


Mindfulness is everywhere and there are several different ways to practice, so how about mindful movement? 

On this episode of the “Better Than Fine” …

Listener Request: Restarting After a Break

September 1st, 2022


It happens to us all: life gets stressful, something unexpected happens, or we head out on vacation with the best of intentions. 

Eventually, …

Changing Your Mindset From Fixed to Growth

August 25th, 2022


Mindsets are powerful, encompassing beliefs that shape perception and behavior. Mindsets focusing on growth and feedback have been shown to lead to …

Steve Myers: Training, Coaching, & Finding the Right Fit

August 18th, 2022


Some people in fitness call themselves "trainers", but others go by "coach." What's the difference? Why does it matter what you call yourself? Or, if you're a client, which is right for you? 

In this episode of the …

How to Build Mental Toughness

August 11th, 2022


When life presents its inevitable challenges do you rise up, seeing them as an opportunity to grow? Or do you find yourself ducking under the covers? 

In this episode of “Better Than Fine,” host Darlene Marshall shares …

Erin Lotta: Harmful Weight-Focused Marketing

August 4th, 2022


"Lose 10 pounds in 10 days." "Beach-body ready." "Sculpt your summer abs." 

Weight-focused marketing is rampant in fitness and wellness, but research …

Tasha Edwards: Diversity in Wellness

July 28th, 2022


One major criticism of wellness is its classism and lack of accessibility. 

In this episode of "Better Than Fine," host Darlene Marshall is joined by featured guest, Tasha Edwards, certified personal trainer, wellness …

Unsticking Motivation

July 22nd, 2022


We all want to feel motivated, maybe even inspired, to take care of our wellness. But sometimes we just can't get moving. If you're struggling or feeling stuck, this episode is for you.

On this “Better Than Fine,” host …

Is Wellness the New Fitness?

July 14th, 2022


It seems like wellness is everywhere, but is it here to stay?  

In this episode of the “Better Than Fine” podcast, host Darlene Marshall explores trends in the fitness and wellness industries and if wellness really is …

Leona Brandwene: Many Kinds of Wellness

July 7th, 2022


Why is wellness often vague, commercialized, and difficult to define? Is wellness always evidence-based? What about when wellness seems ideological …

Bodily Autonomy on Your Wellness Journey

June 30th, 2022


Most people hate being told what to do, instead wanting enough information to make their own decisions. Yet, often in fitness and wellness, the …

Emotions Are Information

June 23rd, 2022


How do you perceive your feelings and what are they trying to teach you? 

In this episode of the “Better Than Fine” podcast, host Darlene Marshall shares the lessons emotional research can teach you about your own …

Wellness Overwhelm

June 16th, 2022


 Is wellness starting to feel like a chore? 

Maybe you've been striving to be MORE well, MORE optimized, MORE productive, and really you just can't handle one more thing? 

In this episode of the “Better Than Fine” podcast …

Toxic Positivity

June 9th, 2022


Are you or someone you love obsessed with positive thinking? Have a mantra or an intention setting practice for every day of the week? Or does that phrase "no bad days" make you break out in a stress rash? 

In this …

Scott Barry Kaufman: Your Unique Intelligence

June 2nd, 2022


 Many people believe that you're either smart or you're not. Creative, or you're not. Have purpose, or you don't. 


Much of Scott Barry Kaufman's career has been about unlocking the potential that lives in each of us. In …

Movement for Wellness

May 26th, 2022


Does exercise sometimes feel like it's just not for you? You realize it’s good for you but the reasons you've been taught don't seem to resonate, and maybe there's more to movement than exercising. 

In this episode of …

Combatting Imposter Syndrome

May 23rd, 2022


Do you ever feel like an imposter? Like you've managed to fool everyone around you and any moment they might discover the truth? 

In this episode of …

Pain Academy

May 19th, 2022


So often we take how we move for granted. How we carry our posture, how we walk, and the movement habits we have day to day. Most people only run …

Cory Muscara: Stop Missing Your Life

May 5th, 2022


These days it feels like meditation and mindfulness are everywhere. Classes, apps - even a Netflix special.

But is all the hype around productivity …

Self-Care 101

April 28th, 2022


What is "self-care"? It feels like every social media influencer and daytime talk show host has products to recommend, but are those helping us take better care of ourselves?

In this episode of, NASM Certified Wellness …

Finding Reliable Wellness Information

April 21st, 2022


“Wellness” has become a popular trend. Coaches, trainers, psychologists, even celebrities, are putting out information on Instagram, blogs, podcasts, …

Living Your Best Life: Self-Actualization

April 14th, 2022


Are you one of those people who rolls your eyes when someone says they are, "living their best life?"

At the same time, you still care about wellness …

Self-Compassion: Giving Yourself a Break

April 12th, 2022


Everyone deserves compassion, support, and understanding when they struggle. 

Well, everyone but you, right? 

In this NASM Podcast Network premiere episode of the "Better Than Fine" podcast, host, and NASM CWC and CPT, …

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