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Fitness Minus the B.S.

65 EpisodesProduced by Geoff EthersonWebsite

Listen to experienced coaches talk about the methods they use to help real people change their lives, minus all the bulls&$@ this industry is usually known for.

65 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

Get Comfortable, with being Uncomfortable

September 14th, 2021


Everyone wants their body to change, yet they aren’t will to make any changes in their habits. If you want to make teal changes, you are going to have to do some things that are uncomfortable. But there is hope….

Creating a Healthy Relationship with Food and Working Out (with Mallory)

August 11th, 2021


One of my online clients Mallory tells her story of how she went from training herself into the ground, eating next to nothing, and being completely frustrated with her body, to a new understanding about training and …

Calorie Dense Foods and How They Can Help You Lose Body Fat

July 29th, 2021


Calorie density is a topic that many people don’t understand. Everyone thinks that they have to eat a certain type of food or foods to lose body fat. In reality, you just need to better understand some basic principles.

Transformation Story (Denise)

June 30th, 2021


Our member Denise shares her awesome story about going from being completely unhappy with her body and how she felt, to down 45 pounds and on her way being in the shape of her life at 40!

Setting Up Your Annual Training Plan

June 23rd, 2021


Athletes train in seasons. Off season, pre season, and in season. You can set your training up the same way and take advantage of different times of year. Learn how to spend time building, cutting, and maintaining based …

9 Dieting Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

May 26th, 2021


There are countless ways to fail at fat loss. These 9 are the most common that we see at TI. This will help you prepare for and avoid them with your diet.

The Missing Piece of the Puzzle

May 5th, 2021


Here are some characteristics you should adopt if you are trying to lose some body fat and get in shape. How many do you have?

5 Things That Will Make or Break Your Fat Loss

April 21st, 2021


Too many people are delusional about what it takes to lose body fat and keep it off. Here are the 5 things everyone needs to know about before they get started.

The Art of Never Giving Up

April 7th, 2021


Mom of 3 and online client Emily talks about how she was able to navigate a cross country move, 3 kids, a husband in the military (on deployment), Covid and still manage to lose 40 pounds!!

Succeeding in the Face of Adversity

March 22nd, 2021


One of our online clients talks about her transformation and how she is keeping it off all during the Covid pandemic.

Creating Realistic Expectations

March 2nd, 2021


Setting up realistic expectations is extremely important to your success. Listen to how we help our clients set up their expectations, and help them reach their goal.

Why You Need to Meal Prep, and Why Your Excuses not to are Bullshit.

February 11th, 2021


I sit down with Carolyn Jones and Merrill Nordin to talk about how they have kept making progress for 10+ years. We talk meal prep, training and why …

Why Bootcamp May not be the Best Thing for You.

February 1st, 2021


I sat down with 2 of our members Linh, and Jo to chat about the difference between our program at TI, and some of the “Bootcamp” style training they have done in the past.

Training while Pregnant with Amanda Miramontes.

January 28th, 2021


I sat down with one of my members who is currently pregnant to talk about the pros and cons of working out during pregnancy. Lots of good stuff.

The “It works for me” mentality.

January 17th, 2021


“ It works for me” is a phrase often uttered by people in fitness. This podcast will discuss why that is not a valid reason to do something, and how to make better decisions.

Things That Will Sabotage Your New Year Resolution.

December 9th, 2020


Guest host Shannon and I chat about the mistakes that we are people make while starting a fitness resolution, and how you can avoid these mistakes.

How Much Weight Should You Use?

December 9th, 2020


This is a common question that we get every week in the gym. I will go over the basics on how to select proper weights and why it’s so important to your success.

Online Coaching and the Role it Plays in Your Success.

December 3rd, 2020


I sit down with two of our online coaches Marco and Shannan as we talk about how we have helped our clients during 2020 and how we can help you in 2021

Covid, Lifting Weights, and Your Immune System.

November 20th, 2020


This week I give you my two cents on how important exercise is to keeping you healthy in the midst of a global pandemic.

Youth Athletes and the Benefits of Strength Training w/Mika Jones

November 12th, 2020


Villa Park Athlete Mika Jones talks about her experience with our strength program over the last 5 years and how it has benefitted her performance.

Your Lifting Technique is Killing Your Gains.

October 15th, 2020


Technique is a word that’s thrown around in the gym a lot, but do you really know what that means? How much thought have you given to your technique, and if it is on par with what you were trying to accomplish in the …

How many days a week should you workout?

October 8th, 2020


Here is a very detailed talk on how to determine how many days a week you should be working out, and how to get the most out of them.

My 2 Cents on Cheat Days

September 30th, 2020


I still get asked a lot about cheat days, and what I think about them. Well, here is exactly what i tell my clients about cheat days...

7 Things to Get the Most Out of Your Training

September 21st, 2020


I am always shocked that people who have been training for years still don’t know some of the most fundamental things about training. I have outlined …

The Cardio Myth

September 8th, 2020


Is cardio really necessary for fat loss? How much should you be doing? What about gaining muscle? Should You do cardio for that? I answer all these …

Your Excuses Suck

August 13th, 2020


Hey, if you are unhappy with your body, then there is only one person that can change that, and we both know who that is. Consider this tour kick in the ass to get started.

Everything you Need to Know About Our Program at TI

August 3rd, 2020


I take a DEEP dive into how we developed our program at Train Insane, and all the different things that went into it. Strap in, there is a lot of info.

Everything You Need to Set Up Your Training Program

June 23rd, 2020


I give you all the basics on how to set up a successful weight training program. From how many days, to exercise and weight selection, and even sets …

Creating a New Normal

May 7th, 2020


While everyone talks about the aftermath of the Corona Virus, and what the “new normal” will be, It gave me an idea. I try to get people to create a new normal with their habits everyday. That is the key to long term …

Talking Fitness With My Son

April 29th, 2020


I decided to interview my 7 year old son Colton about what he has picked up about nutrition, exercise, and anything else fitness related. Interesting …

Nutrition Meeting with Hannah (my wife)😬

April 18th, 2020


I sat down with my wife Hannah to have an honest talk about quarantine life, take out, nutrition, and how set yourself up for success during this weird time.

What You Need to Know About HIIT Training.

February 25th, 2020


The fitness industry has leaned toward this type of training for a long time now. While it serves a purpose, it is not the only or even the best way for everyone to train.

Have You Outgrown Your Gym?

February 20th, 2020


I sit down with one of our members that took a leap of faith and left her Bootcamp style gym to give weight training a try. Here is what she had to say.

6 Week Challenges SUCK! (Coach Geoff’s Rants and Observations)

February 18th, 2020


My unedited opinion of 6 week challenges in the fitness industry, and why they are doing more harm than good. Buckle up.

Why Fad Diets are Unnecessary

February 18th, 2020


I sit down with Merrill Nordin to talk about Keto, Fasting, Cleanses, Paleo, and more. (i also accidentally invent the Girl Scout Cookie Diet.

Are You Sabotaging Yourself?

February 11th, 2020


So many people fail to reach their goals because of self sabotage. Find out how you can change this, and start creating habits to help you succeed, instead of betting yourself to fail.

Don’t Give Up

January 29th, 2020


How your unrealistic expectations are sabotaging your success.

Setting You Up For Success in 2020

January 15th, 2020


Here is what I am coaching all my clients to do this year in order to succeed at their fitness goals.

Holiday Party (or any party) Survival Guide.

December 17th, 2019


We talk about some strategies that you can use to have fun with your friends and family, and not regret it afterwards.

How to Use Motivation

November 27th, 2019


Motivation is never permanent. Most people fall of their goals because they “lose motivation.” In this podcast I discuss motivation, and how to take the proper steps to make sure you don’t lose it.

Your Boring Workout Needs to Change

November 13th, 2019


One of the most common complaints I hear from people is that they are bored with their workouts. Well, why don’t you change them? The answer is that most people don’t know how. I talk about some ways to change things …

Your Choices are Keeping you Fat (Coach Geoff’s Rants and Observations)

October 29th, 2019


We all have choices to make. Some people choose to exercise, and stay on top of their calorie intake, and some don’t. What you may not realize is, that by choosing to put off your health and fitness, you are only making …

A Look Inside Our Nutrition Program

October 21st, 2019


I podcasted an actual nutrition meeting with myself and 4 of our members. This is what goes on during our meetings. Lots of good stuff, support, and laughs.

Redefining Success

October 14th, 2019


I sit down with Sarah, Shannon, and Pertle to talk about, the All or Nothing Mentality, Redefining what Success means to you, thinking about long term success instead of Right Now.

The TI Mafia Podcast

October 11th, 2019


Geoff and Marco go over our current training phase, how you can get the most out of it, and some teasers about this year’s Battle of the Best.

Your Holiday Attitude Adjustment (Coach Geoff’s Rants and Observations)

October 8th, 2019


The holidays seem to bring out the adult version of “Senioritis”. They stop working out, start eating more calories, and arrive at January first …

The TI Mafia Podcast

September 18th, 2019


This episode is for YOU the TI member to keep you up to date with what is going on at TI. Find out what’s going at the gym and do t miss out on the fun.

Stop Dieting During the Holidays (Coach Geoff’s Rants and Observations)

September 18th, 2019


Deciding to diet during the holidays is like taking a vow of celibacy before you go on spring break. Sure you could do it, but why not wait until you …

You Don’t Have to Eat Healthy...(Coach Geoff’s Rants and Observations)

September 10th, 2019


You are not fat because you don’t eat healthy enough. I talk about why this common misconception is robbing people of their ability to lose body fat and get healthy.

Stop Going Through the Motions (Geoff’s rants and observations)

August 24th, 2019


Too many people are just going through the motions with their Fitness routine. They half ass their workouts and nutrition and then wonder why they haven’t lost 20 pounds in 3 weeks. You have to put in the effort to get …

Why Do You Want the Cheapest Gym?(Coach Geoff’s Rants and Observations)

August 17th, 2019


Many things should go into your decision to join a gym. Cost should be on the list, but definitely not number 1. Here’s why...

Why Monday Workouts Kick Your Ass (Coach Geoff’s Rants and Observations)

August 13th, 2019


Ever have a bad Monday workout? It’s got nothing to do with Monday, and everything to do with your weekend. Here’s how you can fix it.

Why You Need a Massage Yesterday with Sarah Autry

August 8th, 2019


I sit down with TI’s in house massage therapist Sarah Autry to talk about the importance of massage. Why you need one, what they do, how they relieve pain, and much more.

You Do You: why comparing yourself to other people is actually keeping you from reaching your goals

July 25th, 2019


I sit down with Hannah Etherson and Merrill Nordin to talk about the down falls of comparing yourself to other people in the gym, and in general. How this can lead to a lot of problems in your fitness journey.

The Value of Having a Coach with Nicole Marquez

June 25th, 2019


Nicole (mom of 2) talks about her experience working with Train Insane in our online program. Nicole comes from an athletic background, is a crossfit …

Real Talk About Bikini Competitions with Nina Sellers

June 13th, 2019


Nina (mom of 2) talks about her experience with her first bikini competition. We talk training, nutrition, and what it takes to get on stage.

Fit Shaming

May 13th, 2019


I sit down with Jessie, and Kayla to talk about Fit Shaming, and the stigma behind females, fitness, muscles, and more.

How to Maintain Your Fat Loss Results.

April 29th, 2019


This week we talk about maintaining your fitness results. Most people are either gaining weight or losing weight, but forget about the importance of …

“Un-Funk” Yourself

April 11th, 2019


This week I sit down with my wife Hannah to talk about how to “un-funk” yourself. How to break out of those times in your life when motivation is low, and working out is the last thing on your mind.

The Protein Epidode

March 15th, 2019


Geoff and Marco talk about everything you want to know about protein. How much, how often, can you eat too much, protein supplements, and the dreaded protein farts.

Discovering Your Inner Bad Ass with Kirsten Almario and Brittany Arabi.

February 22nd, 2019


I sat down with Brittany Arabi and Kirsten Almario to talk about their journey from just wanting to get in better shape, to competing in bikini and weightlifting competitions.

Yo-yo Dieting, Cardio, and Fitness Misunderstandings

February 18th, 2019


I sit down with Coach Marco Perez B.S. Kinesiology, and one of our members Autumn Emmons to discuss Misconceptions about dieting, fat loss, cardio, …

How to Deal with “Mom Guilt” and the Gym.

February 13th, 2019


I talk with Hannah Etherson and Merrill Nordin about how they deal with the “mom guilt” and the gym. How do they justify the time they spend at the gym away from their kids?

Bikini Competitor Angelia Formisano talks with me about Women and Weightlifting.

February 1st, 2019


Angelia talks women and weightlifting and all the nonsense that goes with it. Learn about her own journey to get fit and her struggle to overcome her misconceptions.

Reignite Your Motivation to Workout

January 28th, 2019


What do you do when fitness motivation fades in February? How do you get back on track? Well, start with this podcast.

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