The Heart of a Fighter | Motivation Stories

31 EpisodesProduced by Coach Johann Francis

When you've got HEART there's no room to hate. Cut it up with coach Johann Francis, CSCS about the stuff we LOVE in Fitness. MMA & FIGHTING | RAP IMPRESSIONS

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Quitters ALWAYS Prosper | New Year's Resolutions anyone?? #21

March 7th, 2019


This is for all the QUITTERS out there: you're WINNING.

Allow me to clarify.

Everyone who is out there trying to quit the disgusting habits they …

What's Next for the Heart of a Fighter Show????

December 6th, 2018




I've been working my ass off trying to develop my business and scale but would never ghost you!

Your coach has been brainstorming and as a …

Let's Talk Rap #4 | Lil Wayne "THA CARTER V" | Tha Best Creative Rapper Alive

October 1st, 2018


Yo guys, remember these are impressions and not reviews. We focus on the feel and vibes of the art as it happens and so it's stream of consciousness. With that preamble out the way. Let's listen to some real music!

We …

FIRED UP Monday Motivation #3 | Be Flexible through the Chaos!

September 24th, 2018

Fired Up #3 Monday Motivation Staying Flexbile makes you better at challenges.

Forget staying comfortable for too long. That shit's just an exucse to avoid doing better and working harder! Instead, focus on being …

#18 You Gotta Reach your Physical Potenial | Football players do | Serena Williams and Female Expression (as explained by a dude)

September 18th, 2018


6:45 American football players max their potential physically

8:00 What about you????

8:49 Growth involves every part of emotional, spiritual and …

FIRED UP Monday Motivation #2 | Record the Good Stuff in Life!

September 10th, 2018

FIRED UP Monday Motivation #2 Record the Good Stuff in Life!


The weekend's over! And I know you feel inspired. If not, then I got you.... let's talk about how to come back to feeling good.

Too often we remember all of …

#17 Get Back UP! | How to make a comeback!

September 7th, 2018



1:35 Trip ups happen among your fitness and physical journey - it's natural. Especially when you travel for work frequently.

4:00 We do things to keep us moving which betrays our reasons to get in shape like smoking, …

Let's Talk Rap #3 | Eminem "KAMIKAZE" | The Shady Masterclass rap album impressions

August 31st, 2018

Eminem "KAMIKAZE" | The Shady Masterclass rap album impressions

Yo guys, remember these are impressions and not reviews. We focus on the feel and vibes of the art as it happens and so it's stream of consciousness. With …

#16 FItness as We Age | Based on Ninja Warrior, Who are the Fittest Humans????

August 28th, 2018


3:35 Imagery and imagining the moment of victory

5:07 The History of American Ninja Warrior

8:05 Who are the Fittest People on the Planet????? is it …

#15 How Working Hard Can KILL Us | Stop with the Stress Already

July 27th, 2018

You're Working Way Too Hard, Aren't You?

7:22 My Trainee Tyson works hard for his family

9:45 The a la carte perks of working in big companies

14:00 Companies are able to put more pressure on employees because of tech …

LET'S TALK RAP #2 | Eligh "LAST HOUSE ON THE BLOCK" | E.L.I.G.H. , Remember the Name!

July 17th, 2018

Let's Talk Rap is Back so let's chop it up a bit. Eligh's "Last House on the Block" knocks - here's my impressions.

Yo guys, remember these are impressions and not reviews. We focus on the feel and vibes of the art as …

#13 AKA: The Best MMA School in the World | Cormier's Fighter Spirit

July 11th, 2018

Let's Talk Fights

Here's our first ever Let's Talk Fights as we recap DC's victory, and why AKA is the best MMA Gym on Earth!


1:20 Fighters are Born

3:10 Bisping is relentless

6:05 DC is the definition of a champion

#12 How to Workout HARD with NO MACHINES | OLD SCHOOL is the way to go

June 27th, 2018

Exercise Machines Suck

So stop doing them so much. It's part of the gym culture to rotate about these machines which do not mimic real life …

#11 The President hates Fitness...or what?? | Does Trump actually represent our fitness ideals?

May 30th, 2018



Our president might hate fitness

But can you blame a septagenarian who's eaten fast food most of his life for having little regard for a fitness lifestyle? Really. Trump never explains how he came to the conclusion …

#10 PED's Are Really Just not Horrible | "Cheating" VS. Work Ethic

May 23rd, 2018

PED's mean increase Performance....right?

Not in the least.

Think about it - your prescrition for asthma  or ADHD is classified as a performance enhancer in the gym and in sport. What the hell? Let's have a sit-down and …

#9 SIX Rules of Junk Food to Live (or die) By | 5 Hr Energy is the Worst "food" product on the market

May 15th, 2018

So when can we eat junk food, truly, and be guilt-free??

I present my "Junk Food" Rules in 6. Remember, these are occasional, guilt-free times to …

FIRED UP #1 | Always ask "What the (fill in the blank) is Next?!"

May 14th, 2018

"What's Next!?" answers the reason you're getting out of bed in morning.

Which helps you decide where you put your energy.

This is a new series, "Fired Up" where I get you all juiced so you can get after IT. We'll talk …

#8 Get Out of YOUR Way | Great Talent Doesn't have to Fail!

May 9th, 2018

Even Great Talents... Flop

Truly talentened athletes have to keep working hard and appreciate the power of an ironclad work ethic. In fact, any …

#7 3 Tips for Badass Women in the Gym | Female Bodybuilding discussion | Girls who Lift Episode

May 1st, 2018

Women in the Gym used to be just Bodybuilders, now they do it all

Women who workout hard develop the gym culture, enhance the gym experience and …

#6 The Millennials in the Gym Episode | Orange Theory is Brilliant for Fitness

April 30th, 2018

Millennials workout differently in the gym

According to lots of worthy articles, this generation is more likely to pay hundreds per month for elite-level fitness. We talk about my surprise when my hyper-"millennial" …

#5 How to Quit Smoking! (the Easy/Hard way) | Bad diets recap

April 18th, 2018

Stop Smoking Cigarettes the Easy/Challenging Way - (at least know what it takes)

One of my trainees told me the best remedy for cigarette addiction …

#4 Super Bowl fall from Grace??? | Why we still (or never will) watch Football ft. Danielle Duffy

February 4th, 2018


Baseless halftime shows, intermittent gameplay which can lack flow for viewers, waning popularity in Pop Warner and less parody self-mutilate …

#2 Keto Diets Don't Work (for you), Staying on your Path, Apartment rents

January 30th, 2018

Of course Paleo Diets & Keto Diets don't work (for you).

You're not a competitive athlete and/or it isn't preseason. Instead of answering every attempt at weight loss and body fat loss with "skip sugar," think …

#1 Smoking Weed & Working Out, My Fitness Stories FitBits, Heart Rate | 1st EPISODE!

January 24th, 2018


This is the Heart of a Fighter podcast's premier episode!! Welcome. Today let's speak on weed & working out, FitBits, Target Heart Rate and shopping for trainers This is where your spot for motivation in fitness …

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