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The Bodies Built Better podcast

31 EpisodesProduced by Jackie TannWebsite

The Bodies Built Better podcast is for the health conscious, performance improving, rise to the challenge human, who is seeking ways to improve themselves in every possible way.We talk to experts, authors, coaches, athletes and inspiring humans about the best ways to train, rest, recover, and perfor… read more

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COACH ALYSSA CHANG - How to use neuroscience to improve your performance and get out of pain

December 6th, 2020


Alyssa Chang is a brain based health and movement coach helping clients get out of pain and discomfort. She teaches you what your body is trying to communicate with you and what those signs and symptoms look and feel …

STEVE MCKENNA - What it takes to Win in sport and life with Pro Triathlete Steve Mckenna

November 29th, 2020


An injury and change in perspective was all it took for Steve McKenna to once again, take up his love for running and try his luck at triathlons. In the short span of 12 months, Steve gained his long course pro license …

MINDY SIMPSON - The psychology of Sport and how to achieve your best and manage the lows

November 22nd, 2020


Mindy is a Registered Psychologist with extensive experience in performance enhancement within organisations and on the sporting field.  Having …

CHRIS TAYLOR - How do you start running? Remove all barriers of course...

November 15th, 2020


Chris has been a recreational runner for almost 30 years and with PBs like 2 hours 42 for a marathon and 1 hour 16 for a half marathon, he's sharing his passion and wisdom for running with his community. 

We discuss how …

ANGE FOSTER - How Heart Failure gave Ange a new lease on life ... and a side hustle that supporting small businesses

November 8th, 2020


Ange's positivity  in herself, her health, life and business would make you think she won the lottery. 

But in her early 30's she was diagnosed with …

ALEX HUTCHINSON - Redefining the limits of Human Performance

November 1st, 2020


"The essence of pushing to your limits in endurance sports is learning to override that instinct so that you can hold your finger a little closer to …

DR SUE JACKSON - FLOW- the most incredible high performance state you'll ever know

October 25th, 2020


If you could experience the highest level of performance and joy, would you want to learn how to achieve it? 

Ok, pretty obvious answer. We all …

INGRID NIELSEN- How exercise impacts "irreversible" diseases...

October 18th, 2020


At 73, Ingrid Nielsen is in the fittest and strongest shape of her life.  When you hear her talk about her training, you'd be forgiven to think she's …

CRAIG HARPER - Calling BS on the stories You tell yourself

October 11th, 2020


When it comes to human performance and potential, Craig Harper is a straight shooter and is drawn to the complexities and intricacies that make us …

GABRIELLE NANKIVELL - Searching for your identity in a global pandemic

October 4th, 2020


Gabrielle Nankivell is a dancer, choreographer and director and has performed and presented all over the world. Her career spans more than 20 years, and  has been built around her athleticism, artistic expression, a …

ESTHER GOLDSMITH - Improving performance and recovery by tracking your menstrual cycle

September 27th, 2020


To say I'm excited about this research is an understatement. Esther Goldsmith is a researcher and Exercise physiologist at Fitrwoman and Orreco. …

RYAN HURST - Training to be better at life

September 20th, 2020


The body is an incredibly powerful machine and it's GMB Fitness Co-Founder Ryan Hurst's mission, to help you explore what your body is capable of. A …

IZZI BATT-DOYLE - Proof you can get fitter, faster and stronger even after multiple injuries

September 13th, 2020


Today I chat with elite Australian distance runner, Izzi Batt-Doyle. 

With career highlights such as placing 3rd in the 10,000m at the 2019 NCAA Track & Field Championships, winning the 2019 PAC12 Conference …

SAM SPARVELL - Coping mechanisms and strategies to overcome injury, stress and shift work

September 6th, 2020


Have you ever driven past a horrific road accident and thought about how awful it would be to be the first responder at the scene. Well, for Sam …

DOC JEN FIT - The Importance of Mobility, Breathwork and Body Awareness, and how to attain it

August 30th, 2020


Dr Jen Esquer is a top-40 physical therapy influencer. With a Doctorate in physical therapy, she is ranked as one of the Best Fitness Trainers on IG by Shape Magazine. Her mission is to help those who are willing to …

MATT JONES - Self Defence; What you need to know right now.

August 23rd, 2020


Today Matt and I chat about the cold hard truth about self defence. What does it mean to protect yourself and your loved ones and the hard questions …

PATRICK O'LEARY - How to get out of pain and back to the things you love to do

August 16th, 2020


This episode is so much more than I can fit into a little title. We cover everything from identifying pain and the causes,  when to see a Physiotherapist, overuse injuries in cyclists, how to set up your bike, technique …

STEPH LOWE - Effective sports nutrition and MAF training

August 9th, 2020


Steph Lowe, founder of The Natural Nutritionist, breaks down what a fat adapted athlete is and why it's such a powerful thing you can do for your …

KEVIN FERGUSSON - 4x World Triathlon champ delivers on a 3 year promise to help a mate become an Iron Man

August 2nd, 2020


Kevin Fergusson is a legend of the Triathlon community. From competing in 5 Iron Mans in one year for his fundraiser, Iron 5 for 55, to racing alongside the pros in Kona.

Kevin has incredible stories and memories and …

DR KELLY STARRETT - Corona virus, transferrable movement and the adaptable athlete

July 26th, 2020


Dr Kelly Starrett founder of The Ready State and author of Supple Leopard ( and many more excellent books), takes the time to chat with me about mobility for all types of athletes, transferable movement and training and …

JORDANNA LEVIN - How to manifest the life you want

July 19th, 2020


Jordanna shares her incredibly powerful manifestation equation so that you can live the life you want. Her philosophy and practice is simple and …

SPUTNIK - Running, adventures and making a difference

July 12th, 2020


If you ever want to cry with laughter, listen to Sputnik tell a story. His running feats and adventure tales are so incredibly inspiring (and hilarious depending on his experience), that you'd be inspired to think …

MATT JONES - How to protect your Spine from injury

July 5th, 2020


"Neutral spine,"  "suck your belly button in,"  are terms you often hear, but are they doing more damage than good?
Today,  Matt Jones, Founder and Head Coach of ISOHEALTH ( Australia's leading self defence and …

CAITLIN CADY - How to improve your health, happiness and brain function through Meditation

June 28th, 2020


“I believe you were born to shine that light of yours. And I'm here to remind you of your magic.”

Caitlin’s long road to health and happiness saw her enduring chronic illnesses for over 10 years. Out of pure necessity …

MARK EVANS - 2 x SANFL Premierships, a full time job and a global pandemic

June 21st, 2020


How do you win back to back premierships? 

Sturt Football Club forward Mark Evans, takes us through the highs and lows of a gruelling training …

LEE TROOP - The Mental Side of Sports Performance

June 14th, 2020


Lee Troop, Australia's very own marathon legend with personal best times of 2:09:49 and 1:01:00 for a half marathon chats with me about his career highs and lows, what he's learnt from self coaching,  the importance of …

ANNA LIPTAK - Smashing stereotypes and running marathons all over the world

June 9th, 2020


Anna Liptak takes us on a journey of becoming fit and successful despite all the obstacles. Her incredible journey starts with 2 babies, the pursuit …

KIT LAUGHLIN - How Stretch Therapy enhances your health, wellbeing and performance

May 28th, 2020


A million reasons why you should start Stretch Therapy

Stretch Therapy Founder Kit Laughlin takes us on a deep journey of what it means to practice …

MEREDITH GASTON - How To Cultivate The Art Of Wellbeing

May 28th, 2020


How the Art Of Wellbeing Can Enhance your Life

Wellbeing activist, author and illustrator Meredith Gaston talks about the different ways you can bring wellness into your life.

The Art Of Wellbeing encompasses more than …

DR PERRY NICKELSTON -How to go from weakmode to #beastmode by taking care of your Lymphatic System

May 27th, 2020


Why You Need To Take Care Of Your Lymphatic System

If you truly want to improve your health, mental clarity and athletic performance, then getting to …

Welcome to the Bodies Built Better podcast!

May 27th, 2020


Hello amazing human! I am your host, Jackie Tann and I am so happy to have you here!

This is a super quick intro episode which will tell you who the heck I am, AND exactly what you can expect this season.

I have the …

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