Physical Preparation Podcast

The Physical Preparation Podcast

The Physical Preparation Podcast is a one-stop-shop for trainers, coaches and athletes, where I’ll interview the best and brightest in our industry. Please subscribe via one of the links below to get updates for every new show!

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Recent Podcasts

David Sutton on Communication and Relationships Across Cultures

David Sutton has been delivering Strength & Conditioning and Sport Science support for over 21 years. He has a unique track record of working in 16 different sports at the elite level and maximizing the physical preparation of athletes worldwide. In the UK, David—a known positive disruptor—worked with the Northants County Cricket Club and helped […]

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Erica Suter on Building Humans First, and Soccer Players Second

Ever since she was in middle school, Erica Suter has been strength training, and her love of athleticism was encouraged and supported by her parents. Soon, Erica played collegiate soccer while studying at John Hopkins University, where she was recognized as an Outstanding Female Athlete. Erica eventually played soccer semi-professionally in Brazil, where she also […]

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Jason Feariheller on Building Multi-Directional Speed and Power

How do athletes reach their fullest potential? This is the question that got Jason Feairheller deeper into the world of physical preparation. Jason – Strength Coach and Co-Owner of Function and Strength in Bridgeport, PA – began specializing in speed and agility training at Lightning Fast Training Systems, where he trained high school, college, and […]

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Lou Schuler on Writing, Communication and Media in the Fitness Industry

  Lou Schuler is a journalist, author, presenter, and Editorial Director of the Personal Trainer Development Center. You could say Lou wasn’t the fastest or strongest kid on the block when he was young, but that didn’t stop him from getting into working out when he was 13 years old. His passion for health & […]

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Nick Grantham on Being Brilliant at the Basics and the Lost Art of Coaching

Considering the fact that Nick Grantham grew up in a sporty family, it’s no surprise that sports plays a prominent role in his life. He started playing football, and rugby, until he found Taekwondo, for which he competed internationally. After six years of working in banking & insurance, Nick’s passion for Taekwondo led him to […]

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Yoeri Pegel on Physical Prep, Player Development, and Creating Connections

Yoeri Pegel didn’t come to the world of physical preparation with an exercise science background. He went to Universiteit van Amsterdam in the Netherlands, where he studied business economics. But that didn’t stop him from following his passion for sports. He took his first steps in coaching by going to a local public gym, where […]

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Dr. Teddy Willsey on Bridging the Gap from Rehab to Performance

Ever since he was young, Dr. Teddy Willsey had always been interested in bodybuilding and science. This interest led him to the University of Pittsburgh’s Exercise Science program, and later to the Old Dominion University, where he completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. In 2016, Teddy pushed his passions further and founded Healthy Baller […]

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Matej Hocevar on Training Adults, Sports Science and Movement Culture

Matej Hocevar is the Owner and Co-founder of VigorGround and the Head of Strength and Conditioning at NK Olimpija Ljubljana. For years, Matej has been helping people develop their physical performance and has worked with clients from all walks of life, from national and youth athletes to general population and senior clients. His passion for […]

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The BIG Coaching Q&A Episode

Career development, continuing education, and program design: These are three KEY areas in coaching. But they could be a little overwhelming for everyone! From side-hustlers who want to coach full-time, to coaches who want to take their program to the next level, people raise a lot of questions about these topics: How do you design […]

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Maria Mountain on Building Elite Ice Hockey Goalies

Maria Mountain began her career working as a trainer in a fitness center and worked her way up to become an Exercise Physiologist, Strength & Conditioning Coach, and founder of Goalie Training Pro. In 2005, she opened her strength and conditioning company, Revolution Sports Conditioning (RSC), where she worked with athletes of different sports. Committing […]

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Steffan Jones on Speed, Power and Stiffness in Cricket Bowling

Steffan Jones is a former professional fast bowler for Somerset, Northamptonshire, Kent, and Derbyshire County Cricket Clubs. As a graduate of Sports Science at Loughborough University, Steffan has always been driven to take ownership of improving his physical capabilities. This led him to do his own research on human performance, coaching himself to be the […]

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Alex Wanee on Success and Setting the Standard in Professional Motorsports

Alex Wanee is the Performance Director at PitFit Training, a motorsports performance training facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. After recovering from an illness that caused him to drop out of school, Alex discovered his passion for helping athletes realize their full potential. Inspired by this discovery, Alex began working in the human performance industry while he […]

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Matt Johnson on Building People, Teams and Culture in College Hoops

Matt Johnson’s passion for physical preparation started with a failure when he was 15. Despite his love and talent for basketball, Matt didn’t make it to the Junior Varsity team, so Matt sought out to make himself stronger. Along this journey, he met and trained with Lee Taft, and eventually earned his Master of Science […]

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Karen Smith on Reaching YOUR Strength Potential

Karen Smith has been a Strength Coach and Personal Trainer for over 20 years. Karen specializes in kettlebell and bodyweight training and is currently a Master Instructor for StrongFirst. In the two decades of her career as a coach, Karen has trained students of all fitness levels, from beginners to US Special Forces. She has […]

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Aaron Guyett on Habits, Rituals, and Discipline

Aaron Guyett is an entrepreneur, educator, retired Marine Corps Staff Sargeant, and devoted husband and father. Aaron founded the Innovative Results Fitness Playground after he served at the Corps, and, after becoming a Battle Ropes Master Coach for Onnit Academy, founded Battle Ropes Education, now part of Living.Fit. Aaron is dedicated to developing “leaders of […]

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