Welcome to The Rebel Health Tribe Podcast – Episode 15: Steph Gaudreau: Strength, Purpose, Drive. Michael and Joe will be joined by Steph in this highly inspirational and motivational podcast. In this episode, we will be discussing the lack of guidance and transparency in the Health and Fitness industry on how to achieve the fit body goal we all see on social media. It is time to move beyond “strong is the new sexy” into a more healthful and multifaceted approach to reaching your personal best. We will learn how Steph went from high school teacher to blogger to Paleo “Guru”, allowing her to enjoy autonomy and creativity, while helping others. She even shares some tips and tricks on how she gets those epic food photos and how to conquer the meat shots. There will also be awesome hacks for scheduling your day for maximum efficiency! Michael (opposite of Type A personality) will show how these techniques have even helped him on a daily basis. So tune in and get your pen and paper ready because this episode will have you marking down ideas for improving your own daily schedule for increased productivity!
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Steph Gaudreau combines a formal education in biology / human physiology (BS Biology—Human Physiology), 12 years of science teaching experience (MA—Education and National Board Certification), holistic nutrition training (Certified Holistic Nutrition Practitioner), and an unabashed love of tasty Paleo food (human with taste buds) on her blog, Stupid Easy Paleo. She also writes at StephGaudreau.com.
Steph’s mission is to spread the word about how to make simple, tasty recipes to help people in their quests to just eat real food. She wrote the best-seller The Paleo Athlete: A Beginner’s Guide to Real Food for Performance in 2014, and her award-winning book, The Performance Paleo Cookbook: Recipes for Eating Better, Getting Stronger & Gaining the Competitive Edge (Page Street Publishing, 2015).
Steph’s recently taken to the airwaves with her chart-topping podcast, Harder to Kill Radio, where she interviews experts in fitness, nutrition and mindset about how to build unbreakable humans, and she’s the creator of the wildly successful Women’s Strength Summit.
In addition, Steph’s an international speaker on the subjects of nutrition and strength training, giving talks at PaleoFX, AHS, and AHS New Zealand. Steph’s been recognized in the media by publications such as Outside Magazine, Triathlete and SELF, has appeared on ESPN Radio, and her blog was named by Greatist as one of its 60 Must-Read Health, Fitness and Happiness blogs of 2015. Scroll down to see more media appearances.
Her dedication to learning the finer points of sport is evident in her numerous coaching certifications such as USA Weightlifting Level 1 and multiple CrossFit disciplines, including Level 1. She’s competed in everything from endurance mountain biking to CrossFit (competing on a team at the SoCal Regionals in 2013) and now weightlifting where she earned qualification to the American Open in 2014. In addition to competing, Steph coaches weightlifting at CrossFit Fortius in San Diego and has coached CrossFit in gyms reaching from Scotland to SoCal.
She lives in San Diego with the loves of her life, her Scottish husband Z and her cat Ellie. When she’s not lifting heavy stuff, you can find her tending to her beehive, standing on the dining room table to get the perfect food photo shot, and reading nerdy science books.
Michael Roesslein, MS, FDN, HLC
One co-founder of Rebel Health Tribe, Michael holds a Masters Degree (MS) in Exercise Science & Health Promotion, is a Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, and Certified CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach. He founded Natural Evolution Holistic Health in 2009, and co-founded Rebel Health Tribe in 2014. Michael brings plenty of real-life experience into his practice and work, having faced his own internal struggles and health issues over the last decade. His laid back and honest style have made him a popular speaker, teacher, and guest at conferences, events, and health summits. Michael has also studied under several world-class natural health and functional medicine practitioners – many of whom you will see appearing on Rebel Health Tribe blogs, podcasts, webinars, and interviews! Originally from the Chicago, Illinois area, Michael now lives in San Diego, California and was recently married to his inspirational and beautiful wife, Mira. Together, they have two dogs (Marley and Nica), and a cat (LuLu). Michael has a 16-year-old son (also Michael – but not a junior!), who lives in Illinois but visits them in San Diego often!
Joe Rignola, FDN, HHP
One co-founder of Rebel Health Tribe, Joe is the author of the best-selling books The Definitive Way to Go Gluten Free and Sow: Planting the Seeds for Health, Well-Being, and a Superhero Life. He has also hosted several successful online-based events, such as the Primal Cooking Workshop! Joe battled personal health challenges for much of his life; challenges that included severe digestive issues, blood sugar problems, and depression. This led him to seek standard medications for these ailments, which brought along debilitating side affects, and forced him to seek alternative means for his health. It was through these means that Joe was finally able to take control of his health, and implement a holistic wellness approach that transformed his entire life. With this new life came immense amounts of gratitude. Joe decided to walk away from a successful business venture, and went back to school so that he would be able to teach others how to transform their own lives. Now, as a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, and Writer, he is able to give the gift of a healthier, happier, and more sustainable life to people all around the globe. Some of Joe’s favorite activities include writing, film making, cooking and spending time with his family. His main form of exercise is keeping up and playing with his four-year-old son. Joe lives in the State of New York, 45 minutes outside of Manhattan, with his beautiful and supportive wife, Marissa, their ever-inquisitive son, Mason, and a new addition on the way soon! (May, 2016)
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