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Addicted To Fitness Podcast

Commentary on current nutrition research, fitness product reviews, and interviews with professionals in the field of health and wellness. All that and more, every week, on the Addicted to Fitness podcast. If you'd like to learn more about Elemental Training Tampa, check us out on Facebook (facebook.com/ElementalTampa), Instagram & Twitter (@ETTampa) or head to elementaltampa.com. Music courtesy of Music ⓒ - Twin Musicom (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THZbmNwZMHs)
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Dec 25, 2017

On this week's Addicted to Fitness, Nick and Shannon take a look back on the year that was for the podcast. They feature highlights from episodes containing interviews, taste tests and product reviews to give new and old listeners a sample of how the podcast has evolved in the past year. Make sure to check out the show notes at elementaltampa.com for additional information about the topics mentioned in this episode.

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Dec 18, 2017

This week's episode of Addicted to Fitness features a twist on the standard health related New Year's Resolution. Nick and Shannon will explain why they'll be quitting, opposed to initiating, 12 supposed "healthy habits" in 2018. Don't forget to check out elementaltampa.com for additional information about the topics discussed in this week's episode. 

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Dec 11, 2017

This week's Addicted to Fitness has a very maternal theme. Nick and Shannon discuss several specific exercise benefits for mothers and outline the upcoming FIT MOMS program at Nick's home gym, Tampa Strength. If you're a mom in the Tampa Bay Area and are interested in taking ownership of your fitness in 2018, please visit tampafitmoms.com. Don't forget to check out elementaltampa.com for additional information about the topics discussed in this week's episode. 

Like & Follow the Addicted to Fitness Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com/addictedtofitnesspodcast). Support our sponsor by visiting hempcoffeeexchange.com & using the discount code ATF at checkout to get 20% off your order. Don't forget to please rate, review and share the podcast.

Dec 4, 2017

On this week's Addicted to Fitness, Shannon and Nick explore the different varieties of meal prep delivery services. They also review meals from Tampa based meal prep company Food4Thought_F4T. If you'd like to learn more about Food4Thought_F4T, visit their website food4thoughtf4t.com. Check out elementaltampa.com for additional information about the topics discussed in this week's episode. 

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Nov 27, 2017

This week's Addicted to Fitness features an interview with clinical hypnotherapist & owner of Essential Balance Holistic Wellness Center in Tampa, Florida, Hayden Sutherland. Nick asks Hayden about his recent experience at a Tony Robbins seminar, the misconceptions associated with hypnotherapy and how changing your unconscious mind can drastically improve your health. If you want to learn more about Hayden and his facility, visit essentialbalancetampa.com. You can also visit elementaltampa.com for additional information on the topics discussed in this week's episode

 

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Nov 20, 2017

We reach back into the ETT Wrap Show vault once again for this week's Addicted to Fitness podcast. Former cohost Tyler Knox and Nick discuss the premier running venue in Tampa, the UFC and how different body types can effect how a squat is performed. They spend the remainder of the episode answering several……interesting health questions from listeners. Check out elementaltampa.com for additional information on the topics discussed in this week's episode.

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Nov 13, 2017

Everyone's favorite nutritional trivia game returns on this week's Addicted to Fitness. Shannon and Nick test each others knowledge of the macronutrient (protein, carbs, fat) content of common Thanksgiving Day food items. Make sure you check out elementaltampa.com for additional information about the topics discussed in this week's episode. 

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Nov 6, 2017

On this week's Addicted to Fitness, Shannon provides a thorough review of one of the newest fitness trackers to hit the market, the Apple Watch Series 3. Nick and Shannon also discuss a recent study on the alarming increase in the worldwide childhood obesity rates over the last 40 years. Check out elementaltampa.com for additional information about the topics discussed in this week's episode.

 

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Oct 30, 2017

This week's Addicted to Fitness podcast discusses a health topic that evokes a wide range of emotions in those affected by it. Being that October is Miscarriage & Infant Loss Awareness Month, Shannon and Nick share their miscarriage experience with the hope of reducing the  stigma associated with it. Check out elementaltampa.com for additional information about the topics discussed in this week's episode.

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Oct 23, 2017

This week's Addicted to Fitness focuses on the importance of gut health. Nick and Shannon provide current research on the definition, cause and symptoms of "leaky gut" and discuss the benefits of adding probiotic supplements & foods to your diet. Don't forget to checkout elementaltampa.com for additional information about the topics discussed in this week's episode. Like & follow the Addicted to Fitness Podcast Facebook page and please rate, review and share the podcast.

 

Oct 16, 2017

On this week's Addicted to Fitness, Nick and Shannon recap the birth of their first child. They also discuss how the 2017 Nobel Prize for Medicine relates to bringing home a newborn. Make sure you check out elementaltampa.com for additional information about the topics discussed in this week's episode. Like & follow the Addicted to Fitness Podcast Facebook page and please rate, review and share the podcast.

Oct 9, 2017

Author, podcaster and MMA gym owner & coach Dr. L.A. Jennings returns to the Addicted to Fitness podcast. Nick and L.A. discuss her venture into podcasting, the importance of the Mayweather-McGregor fight and possible solutions to corruption in combat sports. If you'd like to hear more from L.A., check out her podcast The Warm-up in iTunes and/or her book She's A Knockout: A History of Women in Fighting Sports. Make sure you head to elementaltampa.com for additional information on the topics discussed in this episode. Like & follow the Addicted to Fitness Podcast Facebook page and please rate, review and share the podcast.

Oct 2, 2017

To eat gluten-free or to not eat gluten-free, that is the question addressed on this week's episode. Nick and Shannon analyze the pros and cons of the gluten-free diet and share a list of gluten-free grain substitutes. Make sure you check out elementaltampa.com for additional information about the topics discussed in this week's episode and please give the podcast a rating and review on iTunes or the Addicted to Fitness Facebook page.

Sep 25, 2017

We open the ETT Wrap Show vault once again for this week's episode. Nick and former cohost Tyler discuss jiujitsu, Conor McGregor and the nutritional superiority of grass-fed beef. Head to elementaltampa.com for additional information on the topics mentioned in this episode and please rate, review and share the podcast. Original air date March 14th, 2016.

Sep 18, 2017

The importance of protein is definitely the underlying theme of this week's Addicted to Fitness. Shannon and Nick discuss the protein filled items they bought for their hurricane kit and taste test two newfangled protein supplements. Make sure you check out elementaltampa.com for additional information about the topics discussed in this week's episode and please give us a rating and review on iTunes or the Addicted to Fitness Facebook page.

Sep 13, 2017

Hurricane Irma prevented the release of Addicted to Fitness' health centric episode this week, but Nick & Shannon wanted to let listeners know their post hurricane status. They discuss storm preparation, emotional eating and several ways you can help Hurricane Irma victims. Check out elementaltampa.com for additional information on the topics discussed in this episode, including ways you can donate to the Hurricane Irma relief fund. Please rate, review and share the podcast.

Sep 4, 2017

This week's Addicted to Fitness is dedicated to a pair of recent boxing events. Nick critiques the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight as well as the celebrity boxing match between Elemental Training Tampa client Anthony "Spanish" Polichemi and former NFL pro Martin Gramatica. Check out elementaltampa.com for additional information about the topics discussed in this episode. Please head to the iTunes store and give the ATF podcast a rating & review.

Aug 28, 2017

This week's Addicted to Fitness features an interview and workout with the founders of the Seminole Heights Athletic Center, Marlo & Karen Tamayo. Marlo & Karen share their own personal fitness jouneys and explain how a workout group that started in their garage turned into all-inclusive community fitness center. If you'd like to learn more about the Seminole Heights Athletic Center you can visit shathleticcenter.com or check them out on Facebook. Don't forget to head to elementaltampa.com for additional information on the topics discussed in this week's episode. Please rate, review and share the podcast.

Aug 21, 2017

This week's Addicted to Fitness takes a closer look at the relationship between nutrition and postpartum depression. Nick and Shannon discuss the hormonal reasons for the baby blues and list which foods may help mitigate the symptoms. Check out elementaltampa.com for additional information about the topics discussed in this episode and email Nick at elementaltampa@gmail.com if you're interested in online personal training with ETT. Please rate, review and share the podcast.

Aug 14, 2017

This week's Addicted to Fitness features an interview with lifelong martial artist & founder of Amir Academy of Martial Arts in Saint Petersburg, Florida, Amir Ardebily. Nick asks Amir about martial arts training in Iran, immigrating to the U.S. during wartime and how Bruce Lee shaped his teaching approach. If you want to learn more about Amir, visit his academy's website amiracademy.com. You can also visit elementaltampa.com for additional information on the topics discussed in this week's episode and please vote for Addicted to Fitness as the "best local podcast" in the Best of the Bay contest at cltampabay.com. Don't forget to rate, review and share the podcast.

Aug 7, 2017

On this week's Addicted to Fitness, Shannon and Nick taste test 3 different "naturally" flavored zero calorie beverages. They also discuss their recent experiences assisting in two very different group training scenarios. Check out elementaltampa.com for additional information about the topics discussed in this episode and please vote for Addicted to Fitness as the "best local podcast" in the Best of the Bay contest at cltampabay.com. Don't forget to rate, review and share the podcast.

Jul 31, 2017

Social media is full of pictures and articles lately about the benefits of items made with charcoal. Nick and Shannon analyze several categories that advertise the benefits of activated charcoal to determine if their health claims are legitimate or not. They also discuss the op-ed piece about the American Heart Association's recent advisory against saturated fats from investigative journalist Nina Teicholz. Check out elementaltampa.com for additional information about the topics discussed in this episode and please vote for Addicted to Fitness as the "best local podcast" in the Best of the Bay contest at cltampabay.com. Don't forget to rate, review and share the podcast.

Jul 24, 2017

This week's Addicted to Fitness takes an in-depth look into liquid calories. Nick and Shannon share the positive & negative aspects of juicing and discuss whether or not moderate alcohol consumption can provide any health benefits. Check out elementaltampa.com for additional information about the topics discussed in this episode and take advantage of Elemental Training Tampa's free fitness consultation offer by emailing Nick at elementaltampa@gmail.com. Don't forget to please rate, review and share the podcast.

Jul 17, 2017

Opening up the ETT Wrap Show vault once again for this week's Addicted to Fitness podcast. Shannon and Nick talk about their date night at a UFC event and how podcast listeners like their eggs. Check out elementaltampa.com for additional information on the topics mentioned in this week's episode and please rate, review and share the podcast. You can also provide feedback and/or schedule a free fitness consultation by sending an email to elementaltampa@gmail.com. Original air date April 18, 2016.

Jul 10, 2017

This week's Addicted to Fitness podcast features an interview with author, motivational speaker and popular YouTube personality Jaret Grossman. Nick and Jaret discuss the development of the Muscle Prodigy fitness brand, how wrestling shaped Jaret's work ethic and what to look for when searching for a life coach. You can learn more about Jaret Grossman by visiting jaretgrossman.com or mp45.com. Additional links for Jaret and the other topics discussed in this episode will be in the show notes at elementaltampa.com. Please rate, review and share the podcast and email Nick at elementaltampa@gmail.com to schedule your free fitness consultation. 

Jul 3, 2017

That's right, your favorite nutritional trivia game is back with a special Independence Day edition. Nick and Shannon test each other's nutritional knowledge of foods popular in 1776 and discuss the recent USA Today article about coconut oil. Check out elementaltampa.com for additional information about the topics discussed in this episode and take advantage of Elemental Training Tampa's free fitness consultation offer by emailing elementaltampa@gmail. Don't forget to please rate, review and share the podcast.

Jun 26, 2017

This week's Addicted to Fitness podcast is all about food! Nick and Shannon discuss the top 10 dietary sources of iron and give their review of meals from Tampa based meal prep company Metabology. If live in the Tampa area, and are interested in learning more about Metabology's meal prep service, visit metabology.co and follow @metabology on Facebook and Instagram. Also check out elementaltampa.com for additional information on the topics mentioned in this episode.

Jun 19, 2017

This week's Addicted to Fitness is "on-location" for Nick's first Dexafit DXA body composition scan. The operator of Dexafit Tampa joins Nick to explain how the DXA scan can tell you the amount of fat, lean mass and bone you have with 98-99% accuracy. If you're interested in learning more about Dexafit's services, visit dexafit.com and/or follow @dexafittampa on Facebook and Instragram. Don't forget to check out elementaltampa.com for additional information on the topics mentioned in this episode including Dexafit Tampa's "Commit to Fit" summer challenge.

Jun 12, 2017

Former Addicted to Fitness cohost, Tyler, joins the podcast to talk about how becoming a dad affects your fitness. Tyler and the dad to be, Nick discuss sleep deprivation, Foundation training and how having a newborn can impact your diet. Check out elementaltampa.com for additional information on the topics discussed in this week's episode and make sure to follow Tyler (@tallblondemonsta) on Instagram. Please rate, review and share the podcast.

Jun 5, 2017

This week's Addicted to Fitness podcast features an interview with strength coach & educator Steve "Coach Fury" Holiner. Nick and Coach Fury discuss kettlebell training, the benefits of working with a sandbag, Vin Diesel movies and the Coach's "Die Mighty" mission statement. You can learn more about Coach Fury by visiting his website coachfury.com. Additional links for Coach Fury and the other topics discussed in this week's episode will be in the show notes at elementaltampa.com. Please rate, review and share the podcast.

May 29, 2017

This Addicted to Fitness episode debuts on Memorial Day, which is considered by most to be the unofficial start to summer. With that in mind, Shannon and Nick share several reasons why it's important to eat seasonal produce and which seasons you can expect to see certain items. Check out elementaltampa.com for additional information on the topics discussed in this week's episode. Please rate, review and share the podcast.

May 22, 2017

This week's Addicted to Fitness definitely has a theme. Nick and Shannon share the health & fitness lessons their moms bestowed upon them and they reveal the biggest announcement in the history of the podcast. Make sure you head to elementaltampa.com for additional information on topics mentioned in this episode and please rate, review and share the podcast. 

May 15, 2017

This week's Addicted to Fitness podcast features an interview with the CEO & Founder of the organic grocery delivery service Growing Rootz, Carlen Garmon. Nick and Carlen discuss holistic health coaching, controlling health conditions with whole foods and how fitness competitions could cause emotional eating. You can learn more about Carlen by visiting facebook.com/growingrootzmama and if you live in the Tampa Bay Area, you can purchase products from Carlen at growingrootz.net. Additional information including links to learn more Carlen will be up on the show notes at elementaltampa.com. Please rate, review and share the podcast.

May 8, 2017

The 50th episode of Addicted to Fitness focuses on different methods you can use to increase your longevity. Nick and Shannon discuss how core training, collagen, walks in the woods and other often overlooked practices can help add years to your life. Check out elementaltampa.com for additional information on the topics mentioned in this week's episode and please rate, review and share the podcast.

May 1, 2017

On this week's Addicted to Fitness, Nick recaps his recent trip to see a functional medicine practitioner and Shannon describes the origin of "unicorn" foods. After discussing where unicorn foods came from, Nick and Shannon discuss how the unicorn frappuccino isn't the most unhealthy thing Starbucks has ever sold. Head on over to elementaltampa.com for additional information on topics mentioned in this episode and please rate, review and share the podcast. 

Apr 24, 2017

Opening up the ETT Wrap Show vault once again for this week's Addicted to Fitness podcast. Shannon and Nick discuss biking around Key West and training for an upcoming obstacle course race. This throwback episode also includes Shannon trying Exo cricket flour protein bars for the first time. Check out elementaltampa.com for additional information on the topics mentioned in this week's episode and please rate, review and share the podcast. Original air date May, 9th 2016.

Apr 17, 2017

On this week's Addicted to Fitness, Nick and Shannon discuss their respective experiences with two different types of allergy testing. They also review an annual report that ranks the produce with the highest and lowest pesticide contamination. Make sure to check out the show notes on elementaltampa.com for additional information on topics discussed in this episode. We'd also appreciate it if you rate, review and share the podcast. Send any feedback you have about this or any episode to elementaltampa@gmail.com.

Apr 10, 2017

In an attempt to answer a listener's question about the recent "bulletproof coffee" phenomenon, Nick and Shannon taste and discuss the pros and cons of 4 different types of fattened coffee drinks on this week's Addicted to Fitness podcast. Head on over to elementaltampa.com for additional information on topics discussed in this week's episode and please rate, review and share the podcast.

Apr 3, 2017

This week's Addicted to Fitness podcast features and interview with Juice Plus+ Sales coordinator Elise Rosato-Devin. Nick and Elise discuss Pure Barre training, spinning, fitness competition and how Juice Plus is trying to provide adults and children with a legitimate whole food supplement. You can learn more about Elise by visiting elise1.juiceplus.com and if you live in the Tampa Bay Area, you can take one of her spin classes at Soho Cycling. Additional information including links to learn more about Elise will be up on the show notes at elementaltampa.com. Please rate, review and share the podcast.

Mar 27, 2017

On this week's Addicted to Fitness podcast, Shannon and Nick give their definition of "crutch" foods and describe how they can be detrimental to your diet. They also discuss a recent article from Martha Stewart Living on the benefits of eating a diet consisting of more whole, seasonal ingredients. Head on over to elementaltampa.com for additional information on the topics mentioned in this episode and please rate, review and share the podcast.

Mar 20, 2017

It's back! For the second year in a row, Nick discovers how long it takes to burn off the calories contained in several Girl Scout cookies. Shannon does the play-by-play while Nick feverishly works out in an attempt to beat last year's time. Check out episode 6 of Addicted to Fitness to hear last year's challenge then head to elementaltampa.com for this week's show notes. Please rate, review and share the podcast.

Mar 13, 2017

Ever wonder what's the best time of day to workout? Nick and Shannon make their case for morning exercise on this week's Addicted to Fitness podcast. They also get into intermittent fasting, pro-inflammatory foods and Nick explains why he thinks Oprah is a walking contradiction. Head on over to elementaltampa.com for additional information on the topics mentioned in this episode and please rate, review and share the podcast.

Mar 6, 2017

We find out on this week's Addicted to Fitness podcast that yoga training is a lot like Fight Club. Even though she can't give Nick too many details, Shannon shares how her first yoga training weekend went and what she's looking forward to at the next one. They also talk about running, Facebook Live workouts and exercises for people with knee pain. Don't forget to head to elementaltampa.com for additional information on the topics mentioned in this episode and please rate, review and share the podcast.

Feb 27, 2017

If you've yet to use google to translate the title of this episode, this week's Addicted to Fitness was recorded during a recent trip to Mexico. Nick and Shannon talk about 30 day challenges, couples massage and the difference between cryotherapy and chiropractors. Head on over to elementaltampa.com for additional information on the topics mentioned in this episode and please rate, review and share the podcast.

Feb 20, 2017

Coffee lovers, hemp advocates and everyone in between will love this week's episode of the Addicted to Fitness podcast. Shannon and Nick have an in-depth conversation with the creators of a innovative ground coffee blend that incorporates the nutritional benefits of both coffee and hemp. If you are interested in learning more about the Hemp & Coffee Exchange visit hempcoffeeexchange.com/ and/or follow @thcexchange on Instagram. Don't forget to head to elementaltampa.com for additional information on the topics mentioned in this episode and please rate, review and share the podcast.

Feb 13, 2017

Nick and Shannon are off enjoying a little Mexican vacation but didn't want to leave you all without your weekly dose of the Addicted to Fitness podcast. This throwback episode features discussions about mudruns, cricket flour and gut health. They also read responses from listeners about their preferred protein choices. Head on over to elementaltampa.com for additional information on the topics mentioned in this episode and please rate, review and share the podcast. Original air date April 8th, 2016.

Feb 6, 2017

This week's episode features the return of everyone's favorite nutritional trivia game, The Macros Game. Play along with Nick and Shannon as they test each others nutritional knowledge of items they picked up on a recent trip to the grocery store. Don't forget to check out the show notes at elementaltampa.com to learn more about the topics discussed in this week's episode and please rate, review and share the podcast.

Jan 30, 2017

On this week's Addicted to Fitness podcast, Nick and Shannon share which smartphone apps they find most beneficial when it comes to health and fitness. They also list and describe several other health and fitness apps provided by listeners. Make sure to check out the show notes at elementaltampa.com to learn more about the apps mentioned in this episode and please rate, review and share the podcast.

Jan 23, 2017

On this week's Addicted to Fitness podcast, Shannon and Nick explore the benefits of heart rate training and provide a review of the Fit Bit Charge 2.0 fitness tracker. They give you the inside scoop on why gadgets like this fitness tracker can help you stay accountable to your New Year's health resolutions. Check out the show notes at elementaltampa.com to find out more about the topics mentioned in this episode and please rate, review and share the podcast.

Jan 16, 2017

This week's Addicted to Fitness podcast features an interview with bodybuilder and author Aaron Reed. Nick and Aaron discuss the intricate world of competitive bodybuilding, being a self taught nutritionist and how his past health conditions led to the development of the Supernatural Lifestyle book and meal prep service. You can learn more about Aaron by visiting his website eatlikeaaron.com and don't forget to check out the show notes at elementaltampa.com for more information on the topics discussed in this episode. As always, please rate, review and share the podcast.

Jan 9, 2017

This week's Addicted to Fitness podcast is "on location" at US Cryotherapy Tampa for Nick and crew's first whole body cryotherapy (WBC) session. In this episode, you'll find out the health benefits associated with WBC, how this form of cryotherapy is different from the cryotherapy Nick experienced in a past episode of the podcast and hear participants' reactions to standing in a room at 170 degrees below zero for three and half minutes. If you are interested in learning more about WBC visit uscryotherapy.com and/or follow @uscryo_tampa on Instagram. Don't forget to head to elementaltampa.com for additional information on the topics mentioned in this episode.

Jan 2, 2017

To ring in the New Year, Nick and Shannon take a look back on the year that was for Addicted to Fitness. They feature highlights from episodes containing interviews, taste tests and product reviews to give new and old listeners a sample of how the podcast has evolved in the past year. Make sure to check out the show notes at elementaltampa.com to find out more about the topics mentioned in this episode and please rate, review and share the podcast.

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