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A podcast for entrepreneurs who love 💪🏼 fitness. Hosted by Erick Arbé, a web developer, entrepreneur and CrossFit addict - each episode will dive into the minds of incredible developers, athletes, and everyone in between. With interviews from top athletes and business owners from around the world, it's his goal to bring short, concise, and useful information that you can immediately apply to your life.

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    Adam Wathan - Creator Series Part 2

    This is the second episode in the Creators Series where I chat with content creators from across the web. Adam Wathan is no stranger to creating products that provide real value for web developers. With the recent release of his latest book, we chat about how he co-wrote with another author, testing your ideas before launching them, and how he got his start as a self-employed full stack developer.

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    Scott Tolinski - Creator Series Part 1

    I sat down with full-stack developer, Scott Tolinski. He's the creator of Level Up Tutorials and host of the web development podcast, Syntax.fm. In our chat we discover what led Scott to start making video tutorials and how he grew his YouTube following to over 250K. He tells me about his break dancing career (super interesting) and what he's working on as a full time, self employed content creator.

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    Pricing, Building Businesses, and Coaching with Jason Blumer

    I sat down with Jason Blumer to chat about pricing, being a business coach, how to price your service based products, and much more on the top of being an entrepreneur. You'll pick up a lot of useful tips from Jason on the thought process behind being a good entrepreneur.

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    A Chiropractic Perspective with Dr. Andy Wright

    Talk about turning points in your life - Andy had a soccer injury in high school which is how he ended up at a chiropractor. But it wasn't his back that was hurting, it was his knee! The chiropractor instantly helped his knee feel better - and this was the turning point that made him say, "I want to do this". That single moment shaped the entire path for Dr. Andy Wright's life.

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    Mark Johnson, CTO of Pathwright, Developer, and Educator

    Education is something we all need, but few of us want to do. Mark Johnson's company, Pathwright, makes online education easy for anyone to do. We recorded this episode on Facebook Live and had a chat about how he and his twin brother built this successful company, how he continues to educate himself, and the business of education.

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    Will Stewart on Video, Marketing & Branding

    Will started as a web programmer back in the early 2000's. Then he discovered the power of video when it comes to marketing and branding. He's never looked back since. We dive into his incredible story with some really great insights toward the end of the show about living a productive life without stress. He also describes how he has built his client list and how he says no to the wrong clients.

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    Changing Habits Part 1 - Breaking Points and Motivation for Change

    We get a little deep in this episode - and I love it. Have you ever had a breaking point in life that made you completely change something about yourself or your situation? It was probably pretty tough right? Or maybe you're still thinking about something you want to change but can't get the courage to do it. Well, in this episode we get into all that and more.

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    SLEEP and What to do About it

    While we work on lining up our next interviews, I did a solo episode about sleep. I get into some fun (and horrifying) facts about lack of sleep and what you can do to fix it.

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    Dog Training and Fitness with Chris Buol of Off Leash K9 Training

    If you own a dog, this episode is especially for you. I sat down with Chris Buol, owner of local franchise Off Leash K9 Training and all around great guy. We talk about how he mixes his work with CrossFit and vice versa. Chris tells me the path that led him to dog training and a few things dog owners do (and don't do) that should be corrected.

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    Jem Young, Software Engineer at Netflix Talks Development, Fitness for Desk Workers, Life at Netflix and Much More...

    I sat down with Jem Young, Senior Software Engineer at Netflix. Jem also teaches programming and is co-host of a podcast called the Front End Happy Hour. We dive into all sorts of topics and really get into some great topics towards the end of the show. We discuss what it's like to work at Netflix, the millions of users that he directly affects each day, how to stay motivated and mentally healthy while working a desk job, and many other topics.

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    Noah Ohlsen, Fresh off Regionals Victory

    In this episode, I called up Noah Ohlsen to chat about his recent CrossFit Atlantic Regionals Victory and hear more about how he trains for competitions, his nutrition schedule and tracking, and his recovery process. We try to distill his favorite methods into something the everyday athlete can do in their own life.

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    CrossFit in the Olympics? Gretchen Kittelberger on Functional Fitness, Being a Lawyer, and the iF3.

    By 2028 it is Gretchen Kittelberger's goal to have functional fitness in the Olympics. How do you get a "new" sport into the Olympics? Very carefully. We dive into Gretchen's CrossFit Games experience, how she's a lawyer and actually worked for CrossFit, and how she created a non-profit organization to govern the sport of functional fitness. This episode almost turns into a "How I Built This" and it's an incredible story from a driven athlete.

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    Lindy Barber - From Breaking Her Back to CrossFit Champion

    Can you image breaking your back? Lindy can. In this incredible episode she shares her story of competitive fitness that she almost took too far. While performing a back squat she collapsed and was told she'd never lift again. Yet as we publish this episode, her team just won the Central Regionals event at the 2018 CrossFit qualifier.

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    Chris Coyier - From Employee to Entrepreneur

    If you've done any kind of front-end design or development in the past ten years, there's a good chance you ran across a blog article by Chris Coyier. Amongst other things, we talk about his relationship with CrossFit, how CSS Tricks got started, how CodePen got started, the power of blogging, how almost all his work is public, and things that have helped him along the way in his professional career.

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    Jack McDade on Statamic, Digital Products, Crypto, and CrossFit

    Jack McDade, founder of the flat-file CMS Statamic shares his story about the roots of his product, how he got into web development and the future of Statamic. We also dive into vacations, travel and about how he lost 60lbs! after starting CrossFit.

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    Carl Paoli on Recovery, Power Naps and Travel

    In this episode I talk with Carl Paoli - former gymnast, trainer, author and movement specialist. His unique outlook on fitness and life is truly interesting. He has coached some of the most elite athletes in the world and can still do a back handspring. His book is the basis for his Freestyle Connection Movement events that he gives all over the world.

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