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Four Pillar Fitness

90 EpisodesProduced by Phil HuestonWebsite

My name is Phil Hueston, and I am not your average pretty trainer. I've spent 20 years in the fitness profession and made enough mistakes to know I don't know squat. After working with high-level athletes, busy moms and dads, kids of all ages and even Autistic and special needs clients, I've learned… read more

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Happy Hour with Gideon Akande - Finance, Fitness and Authenticity

This week's Happy Hour features the one and only Gideon Akande!

Gideon is an in-demand fitness professional, coach and leader.

Based in Chicago, Giddy has had the opportunity to express fitness around the world and deliver an impact right in his own home town.

Winner of Men's Health's "Next Top Trainer" in 2015, Gideon is a passionate ambassador for health and fitness.

Author of the Riptensity program, he's also a NordicTrack Ifit Elite Trainer.

What you may not know about him is that he is also a Chicago Golden Gloves Boxing Champion and former Div.1 football player (Holy Cross.)

In this fun and enlightening interview, Giddy offers his insights, intuition and wisdom about becoming and being a fitness coach, where the profession is going and a range of other topics.

Listen in to hear:

> Why feeling like his "value proposition" didn't matter in his finance career changed his life for the better.

> Gideon's thoughts on managing fear - for both coaches and clients.

> Why you should surround yourself with people who lift you up and why you should run from naysayers and enablers of "good enough."

> How "casting a wide net" professionally has helped him succeed and be happier!

> Why authenticity and being polarizing might just go together.

> How a seemingly random Instagram DM led to a great relationship with a top company - and a trip to film fitness in Thailand!

> What about goat yoga? What about goat yoga boxing?

> What's unique about fitness in the city vs. the 'burbs.

> Is the future of fitness really about fusing disciplines?

> Why Life Saver gummies beat Haribo gummies hands down.

This one will have you learning and laughing all at once!

Give it a listen and be sure to share your thoughts!

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