It’s super easy for us as entrepreneurs and go-getters to take the same approach that we do in our business into every aspect of our lives whether it’s food, raising your children, exercise, etc. Whatever it is, we do it with a level of swift efficiency and in an effort to maximize our results.
In this episode, we’re talking all about exercise… but through the lens of a completely different philosophy than one we’ve explored before on this podcast. My guest today, Samantha Kellgren, is an expert at building out exercise, fitness, and movement plans that actually align with our intuitive need to move. She emphasizes that it is not about “How do I go harder and faster every time?” But instead, about building a movement plan that connects to our needs at any given moment that actually enables us to fall in love with exercise again and acknowledges the rest and restoration that our bodies need to be able to perform at their best.
This was a fascinating conversation (and timely as we head into the new year!) I know you’ll enjoy this one just as much as I did!
[1:24] About today’s episode with Samantha Kellgren!
[2:42] Welcoming Samantha to the podcast!
[3:26] Samantha shares about her journey with health, exercise, and her career.
[7:28] Why working harder and faster every workout is not what we should be striving for.
[8:42] The importance of intent and mindset when it comes to movement.
[9:36] How to begin building a healthier mindset around exercise and movement.
[11:49] Samantha speaks about the importance of varying the intensity of your workouts and movement.
[15:24] How Samantha works with her clients with regards to restoration and recovery.
[17:16] The role of exercise plays in our menstrual cycle.
[20:39] Samantha shares her recommendations for building out your ideal movement plan going into the new year!
[24:24] Samantha’s suggestions to those who do not like movement at all or think it’s not for them.
[27:30] The importance of looking at the big picture to discover what it is that you want when it comes to movement, exercise, and your health.
[29:09] Samantha’s key performance indicators!
[32:33] Where to find Samantha online!
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More About Samantha Kellgren
Samantha Kellgren is a health and mindset coach who believes that focusing on joy will change your world. She works one-to-one with clients to help them achieve balance, and wake up confident and excited each and every day.
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“Exercise is a stress relief until it crosses over into becoming a stress if you don’t do it.” — Samantha Kellgren
“Any form of movement is going to be beneficial to your body.” — Samantha Kellgren
“Just try new things! We get very set in our exercise routines … but even just going on YouTube and trying different styles of workouts … ’cause you might be surprised!” — Samantha Kellgren
“You want to write down what’s most important to you. And when you cross that line, that’s when you have to take a step back.” — Samantha Kellgren
“Just commit. Just commit to today… and then go from there. Start real slow. You’re not making a commitment to do this five days a week. Just start with one day.” — Samantha Kellgren
“It’s really surprising how we talk to ourselves. You really do create your reality and … your happiness.” — Samantha Kellgren