AAP 008 Tanya Streeter, Free Diver Extraordinaire and Environmentalist, Shares Thoughts on Life, Kids, and Plastics

AAP 008 Tanya Streeter, Free Diver Extraordinaire and Environmentalist, Shares Thoughts on Life, Kids, and Plastics

 

Tanya Streeter free diver: life lessons from 500 feet below the surface

 

 

 

 

From 1997 to 2007, Tanya Streeter was a competitive free-diver and broke a HUGE 10 World Records. While she no longer free dives competitively, she now does work as a TV presenter and film maker, using her skill to promote ocean awareness. In this episode of Carter Physiotherapy’s Active Austin Podcast, we cover a broad range of topics from funny to touching to serious. Tanya is incredibly passionate about health, particularly where plastics are concerned. She now works to educate the public on the health risks of using, drinking from, and cooking with plastics, as well as how plastics impact the oceans around the world.

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In this episode, we chat with Tanya Streeter about:

  • How she got her start in free diving
  • What drove her to pursue world records and what she learned in the process
  • The role Tanya’s emotions play in her movement through life
  • How free diving differs as a sport than all others
  • The difference between physical and mental boundaries when free diving
  • Differences among schools/disciplines of free diving
  • The function of breathing in free diving, including “breathe up” and “last breath”
  • The training involved in free diving and the importance of each type: Land-based and wet
  • Why Tanya believes it’s better to progress slowly towards reaching deeper depths
  • Her struggles with static apnea
  • Safety protocols currently in place to prevent free diving deaths and Tanya’s black out during a competition
  • How to segment different aspects of life to fully be present in each (and the differences between men and women in doing so)
  • What brought Tanya and her husband to Austin
  • Why Tanya finds diving in Lake Travis scarier than diving in the ocean
  • One of her most stressful dives and the thought she had during the dive that lead her to first consider retirement from record events
  • How sponsorship changed her relationship with free diving
  • What Tanya means when she speaks about what she found at the end of the rope
  • Her passion for ocean conservancy and the threat of plastics in the water
  • Easy ways to expand on “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” to promote environmental progress and toxicity of products we use every day

 

Mentions

AAP 006: The Integrative Medicine Approach to Optimizing Your Health and Wellbeing – Interview with Dr Julie Reardon

AAP 006: The Integrative Medicine Approach to Optimizing Your Health and Wellbeing – Interview with Dr Julie Reardon

 

Julie Reardon on integrative medicine approaches

Dr Julie Reardon is a Harvard-educated physician specializing in integrative medicine. In this episode of Carter Physiotherapy’s Active Austin Podcast, she shares how examining the entire person in a holistic way gives a more-complete picture of how to achieve optimal health and wellness.

After years working in the “production model” of healthcare, Dr. Reardon shifted her practice to what’s known as “integrative medicine.” As a result, she is able to look at many factors of health to assess her patients. Therefore, she can create complete treatment plans that address diet, exercise, genetics, and other potential causes of disease and disorders.

In this episode, we discuss these integrative medicine topics with Dr. Julie Reardon:

  • Dr. Reardon’s education and history in the medical field that lead her to choose a different path and open an integrative medicine practice.
  • The difference between “functional” medicine and “integrative” medicine.
  • How integrative medicine is evolving and how that evolution can benefit you as a patient.
  • The reason first appointments with Dr. Reardon are lengthy.
  • Why her approach to initial evaluations is often called “narrative” medicine.
  • The most common issues she treats in her practice and how those syndromes are often interrelated with other common health issues.
  • How she incorporates traditional medical testing in her treatment plans, as well as the less-common tests she utilizes.
  • MTHFR gene testing and how methylation affects multiple processes in the body.
  • Why consulting “Dr. Google” can be dangerous.
  • Dr. Reardon’s LIVE IT philosophy.
  • How “leaky gut” can lead to auto-immune or inflammatory issues, and how you can test for it.
  • Gluten and casein sensitivities, the proteins involved, and the gut biome: How they all interact and how many factors can actually influence those sensitivities.
  • Actionable tips and steps that Dr. Reardon suggests to her patients
  • Supplements (and/or dietary changes) that Dr. Reardon has seen help many of her patients.
  • Why meditation is helpful to the healing process.
  • The 4-7-8 breathing pattern to decrease stress levels and improve a sense of wellbeing.

Resources

AAP 005: Simple Ways to Improve Performance in Sport and Life – Tim Zeddies, sports psychologist

AAP 005: Simple Ways to Improve Performance in Sport and Life – Tim Zeddies, sports psychologist

 

Having the right mindset is arguably one of the hardest parts of attaining success. Furthermore, this is true regardless of which field you work in or which sport you play. That’s why today’s guest, sports psychologist Tim Zeddies, PhD, has devoted his career to helping athletes of all ages and abilities reach their full potential.

Tim first spent 10 years as the team Psychologist at University of Texas athletics. After that, he shifted to private practice. Moreover, he chose to focus on helping anyone who’s looking to improve their performance in sport and in life … from professional athletes to weekend warriors.

In this episode of Carter Physiotherapy’s Active Austin Podcast, we cover a ton of actionable strategies and techniques that can improve your results, even if you’re NOT an athlete!

 

Specifically, we chat with sports psychologist Tim Zeddies about:

  • What brings athletes to seek his help and the common mental hurdles he helps them overcome
  • Similarities he sees in many athletes and how his customized services help them resolve (and even use) anxiety and fear
  • The approach he uses with athletes to detoxify their beliefs and help them become the best they can be
  • How confronting unconscious fears allows athletes to become better at their sports or events
  • Using visualization to help athlete clients develop “muscle memory” in the brain to allow for better performance during the actual event
  • The reasons it’s important for athletes to visualize failure as well as success
  • Why athletes who balance inward and outward focus are often playing at a higher level than those who don’t balance their focus as well
  • Teaching a client to “think twice” to improve interactions with other people
  • Benefits of starting small and with a lower bar
  • Digging into how people’s motivation can lead to over-training and injury
  • Aging gracefully as an athlete
  • Making exercise a social event to improve motivation and the sustainability of healthy habits

Resources mentioned in this episode:

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AAP 004: Pam LeBlanc of the Austin American-Statesman – on 14 years of covering fitness, health, and adventure in and around Austin

AAP 004: Pam LeBlanc of the Austin American-Statesman – on 14 years of covering fitness, health, and adventure in and around Austin

 

Pam LeBlanc, Austin American-Statesman: covering fitness, health and adventures in AustinPam LeBlanc is quite literally the perfect guest for this podcast because no individual has come even close to producing the amount of content, stories, and experiences she has on fitness, health, and adventure in and around Austin.

After shuffling around to different newspapers in Texas, she ended up at the Austin American-Statesman in 1998. After 6 years, she pitched a regular fitness column to her bosses. They were skeptical but gave her a 6-month window to prove there were enough stories to keep it going. However, the Fit City column was a hit. Moreover, even 14 years later, Pam is still writing fitness and lifestyle articles and inspiring thousands of Austinites to stay active and healthy with all our city has to offer!

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In this episode, Pam LeBlanc and I chat about these fitness-related topics:

  • “Hammack camping”–One of her most recent research trips
  • Some of her favorite experiences in 14 years of covering activities, fitness, and health in Austin.
  • How she chooses readers to take part in certain experiences with her
  • Why she loved a 15 day hiking trip on the John Muir trail–despite some serious challenges
  • Her favorite back-packing trails and swimming holes in Central Texas
  • Some of the most unique activities she’s done and reported on
  • How one of her columns lead to a…significant…purchase
  • What she means by “Get your hair wet!” and “pocket adventures”
  • Why she bikes to work every day
  • Her favorite stories to write
  • The importance of accountability partners (or pets!)
  • Why she talks about fitness like something she loves and not as a “work out”
  • What she has coming up in her year of adventure!

Resources and Activities Mentioned in the Show:

AAP 003: From Corporate Misery to Growing a Fitness Community in Austin: Talking Nutrition, “Healthy” Alcoholic Drinks, And Earning Your Shower with Jess Martin

AAP 003: From Corporate Misery to Growing a Fitness Community in Austin: Talking Nutrition, “Healthy” Alcoholic Drinks, And Earning Your Shower with Jess Martin

 

Jess Martin: growing fitness community in AustinFounder of the hugely popular Stronghorn Fitness, Jess Martin shares a ton of useful advice and stories in this episode of Carter Physiotherapy’s Active Austin Podcast. We chat about everything from growing a fitness community in Austin to the nutrition and workouts that keep him looking the way he does … including his favorite “least un-healthy” social beverage.

 

In this interview, Jess Martin discusses these topics related to health and his fitness community:

  • How his fast business growth was almost too fast for it’s own good
  • Expanding from humble beginnings (4 people in their first camp!) to 9 trainers, 6 locations, 2 fitness centers downtown, yoga, run groups, etc.
  • Why they continue to offer more classes and fitness options all the time, at one price
  • How they coordinate and partner with In Sweat We Trust to provide events, races, fundraising, and community building
  • His favorite fitness contests and activities that he’s done
  • The diabolical Kettlebell Burpee Hell (1.0, 2.0, and 3.0)
  • Which diet he prefers to keep the body running optimally
  • Why he focuses on coaching, motivation, and form during classes and boot camps instead of working out himself
  • What he does to stay fit and feel his best
  • An approach for drinking socially to “drink healthy”
  • His biggest tip to get (and stay) on track to be healthy
  • How he works with exercise newbies
  • What he means when he says, “Earn your shower.”

Resources and Mentions

AAP 002: Alex Earle of Austin Fit Magazine – Stories of an Ever Changing Decade of Fitness and Activity in Austin

AAP 002: Alex Earle of Austin Fit Magazine – Stories of an Ever Changing Decade of Fitness and Activity in Austin

 

Alex Earle, Austin Fit Magazine: future of Austin fitness and wellnessWelcome to the first episode of Carter Physiotherapy’s Active Austin Podcast! To kick things off, we’re talking with Alex Earle, co-owner of Austin Fit Magazine. To that end, I visited him at Austin Fit’s headquarters for this interview back in March. (More importantly, I got plenty of kisses from his dog, Cooper.)

Alex was the perfect person to discuss the history of fitness, health, and activity in Austin. During the past 15 years, it’s been an ever-changing landscape, and Alex shares it all in this informative and entertaining episode.

In this episode, we chat with Austin Fit Magazine’s Alex Earle about:

  • What Alex considers the “saving grace” of his family’s move to Austin when he was 16
  • How Austin Fit Magazine became a family (and dog friendly!) business
  • How workout trends, from cross-fit to boot camps to yoga, affect business at Austin Fit Magazine.
  • The rise of fitness bootcamps in Austin … even attracting companies from out of state to start new camps.
  • How Camp Gladiator changed the business model of fitness bootcamps
  • How the explosion of the running community in Austin lead to the rise and fall of the running-specific magazine produced by Austin Fit
  • Why the “loyalty” factor and the “Keep Austin Weird” sentiment has faded as Austin has grown, and how convenience is superseding the “buy local” concept when most are looking for gym and athletic activities.
  • What fitness businesses have adapted to changes over time and had incredible success because of their ability to adapt.
  • How the Austin fitness scene has changed for both businesses and fitness events
  • What he thinks is the current hottest topic in Austin fitness right now (hint: It’s NOT a type of workout)
  • Alex’s top 3 tips for people who struggle with motivation and consistency with working out and doing the right things for their health and fitness.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

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