Tisha Abrea and Nikki B (Ep.36) – Founders, FOREher Sports

January 8, 2019

Episode 36 features the Founders of the new Foreher Sports which helps connect, educate, and inspire women on & off the golf course.

Ya’ll are going to love the dialogue in this episode and some of the fun we get into with Tisha and Nikki B around their friendship, partnership, reaching outside their comfort zone, and much more.

Find Foreher Sports online:

Website: ForeHerSports.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/forehersports/

Twitter: @foreher_co

Find Tisha Online:

Website: http://tishaabrea.com/

Instagram: @tishaalyn

Twitter: @Tisha_All_In

Find Nikki B Online:

Website: https://www.nikkibgolf.com/

Instagram: @nikkibgolf

Twitter: @nikkibgolf

For more episodes of the Just Get Started Podcast or learn more about the host, Brian Ondrako, check out https://www.brianondrako.com or find Brian on Instagram at @brianondrakoLastly, intro music compliments of https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music – Thank you!

Haley Hoffman Smith (Ep.35) – Author, Her Big Idea | Director of Community at NextGen

December 31, 2018

Episode 35 is on fire with Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Director of Community at NextGen, Hayley Hoffman Smith. Hayley brings a tremendous amount of insight into this episode and shares her early journey with starting a non-profit organization, writing books, and helping build a community of entrepreneurs.

About Hayley:

Haley Hoffman Smith is the author of Her Big Idea, a book on creativity, ideation, and women’s empowerment which debuted as a Top 3 Bestseller in Women & Business. She is a regular keynote speaker who recently spoke at Harvard, Yale, Microsoft, SoGal Ventures, and more. She has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, and the Washington Examiner, and writes for Entrepreneur and Thrive Global. A recent Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University, she wrote her honors thesis on how women develop their sense of self agency in entrepreneurship and venture capital. She is also the founder of the Her Big Idea Fund in partnership with Brown University’s Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, which awards grants to women who apply with BIG ideas. Having founded an international nonprofit for girls’ literacy and empowerment at age 18, she has harnessed her own self agency to surpass doubt surrounding her age and gender.

She is the Director of Community for Next Gen Summit, the premier entrepreneurship community of 5,000+ members, and sincerely enjoys consulting and connecting with other entrepreneurs. She cares deeply about identifying and obliterating the limits women feel in the pursuit of their ventures, so they may live in their full power and create their own BIG ideas.

Find Haley Online:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/haleyhoffmansmith/

Website: http://haleyhoffmansmith.com

Couple shout-outs on the episode:

New Degree Press where she worked with them to publish her book- https://www.newdegreepress.com

Link to her book, Her Big Idea -> https://www.amazon.com/Her-Big-Idea-Genheration-Entrepreneurs-ebook/dp/B07DJY56PN

Books she’d recommend:

Grit by Angela Duckworthhttps://www.amazon.com/Grit-Passion-Perseverance-Angela-Duckworth-ebook/dp/B010MH9V3W/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1546296992&sr=1-1&keywords=grit+angela+duckworth

The Creative Curve by Allen Gannetthttps://www.amazon.com/Creative-Curve-Develop-Right-Idea-ebook/dp/B075PVQ99T/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1546297026&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Creative+Curve

For more episodes of the Just Get Started Podcast or learn more about the host, Brian Ondrako, check out https://www.brianondrako.com or find Brian on Instagram at @brianondrako

Lastly, intro music compliments of https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music – Thank you!

Stephanie Newcomb (Ep.34) – Founder, UnleashedHF

December 26, 2018

Had a fun time speaking to Stephanie and understanding the path to her success and what keeps her ticking day in and day out. This gal has a great head on her shoulders and is head down in health and nutrition not only for herself but for her family and clients as well. Excited to see how she continues to push the envelope with her business and help people get in the best shape of their lives!

About Stephanie

Stephanie is a personal trainer and health coach based in Little Rock, AR. She is a certified ACE Personal Trainer and IIN (Institute for Integrative Nutrition) Health Coach with a passion for helping others learn the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

For Stephanie, exercise has always been her go-to “cure” for anything from sleepless nights to a bad mood. She firmly believes endorphins is the best medicine you can give your body—That and healthy, nutritious foods, of course.

As a wife and mom of 3 boys, setting a good example in terms of health has always been one of Stephanie’s top priorities. She strives to create healthy meals for her family every day and often shares her recipes on her blog. Even if her clients are solely there to exercise, Stephanie always talks to them about their diet before training even begins.

No matter what fitness level you are, Stephanie is eager and ready to help. She says the most important thing is to “just start.” As a personal trainer, Stephanie likes to keep her work outs fresh, so expect a variety of HITT, weight training, endurance training and Tabata.

Stephanie believes that health looks different on everyone, and that “God created us all in different shapes and sizes,” hence why she creates personalized plans for each and every client. She truly loves encouraging and pushing her clients to show them that they can do it and can achieve their goals no matter how high they’re set.

Find Stephanie Online:

Website: https://unleashedhf.com/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/unleashedhf/

 

For more episodes of the Just Get Started Podcast or learn more about the host, Brian Ondrako, check out https://www.brianondrako.com or find Brian on Instagram at @brianondrako

CrossFit Journey – 2018 Year in Review

December 24, 2018

2018 has been an incredible year for my health and fitness and I couldn’t have done it without the help of CrossFit.  The goals I set at the beginning of the year have been met and I am excited for the next chapter in my fitness journey come 2019.

2018 was a great testament that consistency wins.  I certainly didn’t see the big gains out of the box but after months and months of consistent hard work, reshaping my nutrition, and seeking out valuable advice, I was able to improve dramatically and reach new PRs along with become more technically savvy with some of the complex moves.

A couple notes to bookmark for the year end:

PRs

1 RM Split Jerk – 135 lbs (12-16-18)

1 RM Clean – 145 lbs (12-12-18)

1 RM OHS – 100 lbs (12-10-18)

1 RM Deadlift
– 307 lbs (12-20-18)
– 300 LBs (9-20-18)

1 RM Front Squat
– 175 Lbs (12-16-18)

1 RM Back Squat
– 200 Lbs (Nov)
– 170 lbs (7-9-18)

5 RM Back Squat
– 165 lbs (12-18-18)
– 135lbs (4-16-18)

Strict Pull-ups
– 8 (7-9-18)

Karen
14 LB Wall Ball – 8:19 (12-23-18)

14 LB Wall Ball – 9:20 (July)

14 LB Wall Ball – 9:40 (May)

I have some sights on huge gains next year but overall it’s that my body and mind are in the best position they can be in to crush each day.  I think that is the overall motivation so when I continue to age my body doesn’t break down and limit me.  That’s one of the big things that keeps me driving forward.

What about you?

Hope you all have written down your goals for 2019, both long and short term, and are focused to achieving them.

Have a great new year and start to 2019!

Brian

 

Nick Shaw (Ep.33) – CEO and Founder, RP Strength

December 18, 2018

Episode 33 features Founder and CEO of RP Strength, Nick Shaw. I had a blast learning about Nick’s journey and how he realized at an early age through high school athletics the importance of consistency was to achieving tremendous improvements in his overall athletic performance. Loving training and performance along with some serendipity led Nick to meet his Co-Founder and it’s been a steady trajectory upward since. It didn’t come without hurdles or many years of patience and Nick shares some of the early days of RP Strength and how they were able to scale and achieve the success they’ve found today.

About Nick:

Nick is the Founder and CEO of Renaissance Periodization, a training and diet services company for world-class athletes. Nick is also a competitive powerlifter and bodybuilder and has had the opportunity to work with numerous national level physique athletes as well as world class strength athletes. Nick holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan in Sport Management. Nick currently resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife and two kids.

As part of our team of coaches, Renaissance Periodization has 20 PhD’s in the fields of Sport Physiology, Sport Performance, Sports Nutrition and even Cellular/Molecular Biology with an emphasis in Nutritional Physiology. The RP team also has 7 Registered Dietitians on staff. Their combined knowledge is unrivaled in the industry, combining the academic credentials with world class athletes as the foundation of their company. Renaissance has worked with several all-time world record holders in raw powerlifting, Olympians, international medalists in weightlifting, multiple American record holders in weightlifting, several National Champions in weightlifting, as well as a large number of CrossFit Games athletes (including individual men and women, teams, and Master’s athletes) not to mention tens of thousands of everyday men and women looking to get into better shape.

Find Nick Online:

Personal Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/nick.shaw.rp/

RP Strength Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/RPSTRENGTH/

RP Strength Website – https://renaissanceperiodization.com

Link to their eBook – The Renaissance Diet 2.0

About the Host:

It’s hard to write these things about yourself but I’m just a very curious guy that wants to learn as much as I can about the world and the people in it. With a new found motivation many years ago to achieve certain goals and push beyond status quo, I wanted to speak with people that were breaking out of their comfort zones and try to capture how they were doing it and what insight could be shared to help others. I hope you all will continue along on the journey with me and share any feedback you have.

If you enjoyed this episode or others please consider leaving a review on iTunes or whichever Podcast platform you listen on.

Here’s where you can find me:

Website: https://www.brianondrako.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brianondrako/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianondrako

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/justgetstartedpodcast/

Thank you very much!

Brian

Justin Lafazan (Ep.32) – Co-Founder, Next Gen

December 11, 2018

Episode 32 features a young and impressive entrepreneur by the name of Justin Lafazan.  From an earlier age, Justin saw his Dad struggle through the 2008 Recession as a Mortgage Banker and vowed to pave his own way in life so that he never had to be impacted by other peoples decisions.  That drive has led him to create a company while still in high school, write a book, and start a 2nd company to bring together young entrepreneurs from all over the place.  Oh and he is only 22 years old!

I truly enjoyed this interview with Justin and excited for you all to listen in!

About Justin:

Featured in USA Today, Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post and Inc. Magazine, Justin (22) is an experienced entrepreneur, consultant, speaker, and best-selling author.

Justin is the co-founder of Next Gen, the premier community and conference for millennial entrepreneurs. Next Gen curates the brightest and most talented young founders worldwide, and provides them with resources for their personal and professional growth (funding, mentorship, vendor relationships, etc).

Next Gen Summit has developed into a must-attend event, winning various accolades including:

++ Forbes “1 in 5 can’t miss events”

++ Entrepreneur Magazine “1 in 7 of the best events for entrepreneurs under 30”

++ Entrepreneur Magazine “1 in 7 conferences that will level up your A-game”

In December 2015, Justin published his best-selling book, What Wakes You Up?, receiving endorsement from the founders of UGG, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Chuck-E-Cheese, and more.

Find Justin online:

Website: http://www.justinlafazan.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justinlafazan/

Next Gen Website: https://www.ngsummit.com

Next Gen Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/next_gen_summit/

 

About the Host:

It’s hard to write these things about yourself but I’m just a very curious guy that wants to learn as much as I can about the world and the people in it.  With a new found motivation many years ago to achieve certain goals and push beyond status quo, I wanted to speak with people that were breaking out of their comfort zones and try to capture how they were doing it and what insight could be shared to help others.  I hope you all will continue along on the journey with me and share any feedback you have.

If you enjoyed this episode or others please consider leaving a review on iTunes or whichever Podcast platform you listen on.

Here’s where you can find me:

Website: https://www.brianondrako.com  

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brianondrako/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianondrako

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/justgetstartedpodcast/

Thank you very much!

Brian

 

Lindsey Schwartz (Ep. 31) – Founder, Powerhouse Women

December 4, 2018

Episode 31 features the Founder of PowerHouse Women, Lindsey Schwartz.  Lindsey is the exact type of person that this podcast is geared toward.  Someone that wanted to make a change and had a different purpose in their mind then what they were doing at the time and decided to take the first step.

Her passion is breathtaking and wonderful to see how she has progressed her mission over the last few years and excited to see how she impacts the world in the future.

Find Lindsey Online:

Instagram 

https://www.instagram.com/llindseyschwartz/

https://www.instagram.com/powerhouse_women/

Website 

https://www.lindseyschwartz.com

http://powerhousewomen.co

Her Book – Powerhouse Woman – How to get out of your own way, fulfill your unique purpose, and live a powerful life

 

About the Host:

It’s hard to write these things about yourself but I’m just a very curious guy that wants to learn as much as I can about the world and the people in it.  With a new found motivation many years ago to achieve certain goals and push beyond status quo, I wanted to speak with people that were breaking out of their comfort zones and try to capture how they were doing it and what insight could be shared to help others.  I hope you all will continue along on the journey with me and share any feedback you have.

If you enjoyed this episode or others please consider leaving a review on iTunes or whichever Podcast platform you listen on.

Here’s where you can find me:

Website: https://www.brianondrako.com  

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brianondrako/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianondrako

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/justgetstartedpodcast/

Thank you very much!

Brian

Lindy Barber (Ep.30) – CrossFit Athlete | CrossFit Games Champion | Founder, LindyBarber.com

November 26, 2018

Had a phenomenal time speaking with CrossFit Athlete Lindy Barber about her incredible journey getting to the pinnacle of the CrossFit sport.  She takes us all the way back to childhood and discusses her active upbringing and how sport and fitness has always been a huge part of her life.  We go in depth on her battle with lower back issues and the incredible story of anguish and then perseverance to overcome the doctor’s prognosis and achieve her goals.  We also have a neat discussion around nutrition as well as her own fitness coaching business and the next chapter in her career.

About Lindy:

Lindy Barber has a Bachelors in Exercise Science and has been competing in CrossFit for 7 years. She has been to the CrossFit Games twice as an individual (2013, 2015) and three times on a team with CrossFit Mayhem Freedom, winning the games in 2016 & 2018 and coming in second in 2017.  Lindy now resides in the northeast and is a full time fitness coach working with students both in person and online to help them with their overall fitness & nutrition.

Find Lindy Online:

Website: LindyBarber.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lindybarber/

Email: TrainingWithLindy@gmail.com

 

About the Host:

It’s hard to write these things about yourself but I’m just a very curious guy that wants to learn as much as I can about the world and the people in it.  With a new found motivation many years ago to achieve certain goals and push beyond status quo, I wanted to speak with people that were breaking out of their comfort zones and try to capture how they were doing it and what insight could be shared to help others.  I hope you all will continue along on the journey with me and share any feedback you have.

If you enjoyed this episode or others please consider leaving a review on iTunes or whichever Podcast platform you listen on.

Here’s where you can find me:

Website: https://www.brianondrako.com  

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brianondrako/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianondrako

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/justgetstartedpodcast/

Thank you very much!

Brian

Weeks 38-41: CrossFit Journey – Back and Hip Health

November 26, 2018

Now that I’ve gone to write these CrossFit posts once a month it’s giving me a chance to sit back and reflect a bit more on the bigger picture.  My life has changed a lot recently and it has made me have to alter my entire schedule and has completely shaken up my world.

However, when you have motivation followed by an intent to achieve certain goals nothing should keep you down.  You have to keep pivoting and make it work and do whatever it takes.

One of those areas is around your overall fitness health.  I’ve never seen a Chiropractor but with some encouragement from neighbors I decided to at least go to a sesh or two and see what they had to say.  It was quite an eye opening experience.  First, Dr. Staker and his staff are phenomenal and really know their stuff.  I knew I had a family history of back problems but didn’t realize until I got X-rays that my L4 and L5 vertebrae were fused together from birth.  Certainly explains a few things but Dr. Staker did compliment me on my overall back health and that I didn’t have too much to be worried about if I was smart about it.  My main issue was my right hip that was just overturned inward and probably why I felt imbalanced at times.

So, taking Doctor’s orders I’ve been stretching and foam rolling a ton over the past month and after a couple sessions recently he’s been pleased with the improvement in that hip and lower back area.  I have to say, I can definitely tell.  My workouts seem easier especially with my squat and I just feel I don’t have as much pressure in that area any longer.

Only time will tell but the morale of the story is this.  Don’t think you know it all.  If you are curious about something go seek out answers and find the truth as you never know how it might impact your life for the better.  I never thought I needed to go see a Chiropractor but my newfound knowledge will help me reach my fitness goals and give me overall better health in the lower back / hip region for years to come.

I hope you continue on your journey to better health and seek out wisdom in areas you might struggle or need more insight.

Keep grinding!

Case Kenny (Ep. 29) – Founder, Prsuit.com | Host, New Mindset Who Dis Podcast

November 20, 2018

Had a phenomenal conversation with Case Kenny on Episode 29 of the Just Get Started Podcast.

We get into an interesting conversation around his life and journey into growing his media company and we discuss the background of his Prsuit.com company and how using the thought around “perspective” is ideal for growing yourself and becoming fulfilled in life.  His consistency in putting out great content has helped him grow his audience to hundreds of thousands of readers and become a regular top 50 iTunes Podcast in just a few short months of starting it.

One of the things I enjoy about Case is how raw he is when speaking.  He believes what he says and isn’t afraid to share his opinions of the world and offer advice where he feels it could help others.  Putting yourself out there and being vulnerable can be difficult but once you build your confidence and understand that your voice can help motivate and inspire others it’s cool to see what can happen.  Enjoyed the chance to get to know Case a bit and know you all will enjoy this episode.

Find Case Online:

Instagram (Case Kenny) – https://www.instagram.com/case.kenny/

Instagram (Prsuit.com) – https://www.instagram.com/prsuit/

Website – http://prsuit.com/

 

About the Host:

It’s hard to write these things about yourself but I’m just a very curious guy that wants to learn as much as I can about the world and the people in it.  With a new found motivation many years ago to achieve certain goals and push beyond status quo, I wanted to speak with people that were breaking out of their comfort zones and try to capture how they were doing it and what insight could be shared to help others.  I hope you all will continue along on the journey with me and share any feedback you have.

If you enjoyed this episode or others please consider leaving a review on iTunes or whichever Podcast platform you listen on.

Here’s where you can find me:

Website: https://www.brianondrako.com  

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brianondrako/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianondrako

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/justgetstartedpodcast/ 

Thank you very much!

Brian