Group 4 Created with Sketch.
Vurbl Verified Station

The Bodies Built Better podcast

The Bodies Built Better podcast is for the health conscious, performance improving, rise to the challenge human, who is seeking ways to improve themselves in every possible way.
We talk to experts, authors, coaches, athletes and inspiring humans about the best ways to train, rest, recover, perform and overcome challenge and adversity on and off the field.
You CAN achieve optimal health and wellbeing and we are going to give you the strategies so you can crush your limitations, reconnect with y… Continue Reading >>
The Bodies Built Better podcast is for the health conscious, performance improving, rise to the challenge human, who is seeking ways to improve themselves in every possible way.
We talk to experts, authors, coaches, athletes and inspiring humans about the best ways to train, rest, recover, perform and overcome challenge and adversity on and off the field.
You CAN achieve optimal health and wellbeing and we are going to give you the strategies so you can crush your limitations, reconnect with your body and discover your extraordinary potential. << Show Less
Featured Audio
MELISSA WU - Success as an Olympic Athlete Whilst Overcoming the Challenges of Sport and Life 4x Olympic athlete Melissa Wu, shares her incredible story. Starting her career in diving at 10years old, Melissa made her Commonwealth Games debut at 13years of age, walking away with a Silver medal in the 10m synchronised diving and finished 5th place in the individual 10m platform.
Having just recently won a Bronze at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, we talk about this incredible achievement and why it's so special at this time in her career.
We dive (pun always intended ;) into the challenges throughout her long career and how she has overcome injury, bullying, low self confidence and the impact her sisters death has had on her and her family.
An open and honest conversation, Melissa Wu is a breath of fresh air. Not only has she got her eyes set on the 2022 Commonwealth Games, but she also coaches youth athletes through her family business Hrdkaw Strength, providing scholarships and educational programs and is passionately helping and supporting the upcoming generation of divers through her Academy; Australian Diving Academy which she co-owns with 2016 Olympic Diver Kevin Chavez. And on top of all that, she also has her own activewear label Havoc Athletic.
We also chat about her incredible time on Channel 7's SAS Australia, where she famously face plants after exiting a gas filled shed.
Melissa is an absolute powerhouse and this conversation will not only give you an insight as to what it means to be competing with the best in the world, but it will inspire you to work as hard on your mindset training as you do on your physical training.

Where to Find Melissa:
Instagram: @melissapaigewu
Instagram Weightlifting page: @hrdkawstrength
Instagram Activewear label: @havokathletic
Website: www.havokathletic.com.au
Newest Audio
MELISSA WU - Success as an Olympic Athlete Whilst Overcoming the Challenges of Sport and Life 4x Olympic athlete Melissa Wu, shares her incredible story. Starting her career in diving at 10years old, Melissa made her Commonwealth Games debut at 13years of age, walking away with a Silver medal in the 10m synchronised diving and finished 5th place in the individual 10m platform.
Having just recently won a Bronze at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, we talk about this incredible achievement and why it's so special at this time in her career.
We dive (pun always intended ;) into the challenges throughout her long career and how she has overcome injury, bullying, low self confidence and the impact her sisters death has had on her and her family.
An open and honest conversation, Melissa Wu is a breath of fresh air. Not only has she got her eyes set on the 2022 Commonwealth Games, but she also coaches youth athletes through her family business Hrdkaw Strength, providing scholarships and educational programs and is passionately helping and supporting the upcoming generation of divers through her Academy; Australian Diving Academy which she co-owns with 2016 Olympic Diver Kevin Chavez. And on top of all that, she also has her own activewear label Havoc Athletic.
We also chat about her incredible time on Channel 7's SAS Australia, where she famously face plants after exiting a gas filled shed.
Melissa is an absolute powerhouse and this conversation will not only give you an insight as to what it means to be competing with the best in the world, but it will inspire you to work as hard on your mindset training as you do on your physical training.

Where to Find Melissa:
Instagram: @melissapaigewu
Instagram Weightlifting page: @hrdkawstrength
Instagram Activewear label: @havokathletic
Website: www.havokathletic.com.au
#58. LUCY BARTHOLOMEW- Running Beyond Limits World class Trail and Ultra Runner Lucy Bartholomew joins me to chat about her extraordinary adventure in the Australian Outback in April 2021. Filmed and documented by Bryan Hynes, Lucy completes the 231km Larapinta trail with true grit. An honest journey of not only the physical toll, having gotten lost on the trail (she totalled 250km), but also the mental battle filled with doubt, fear and fatigue.
With 54hours of running and only 3 minutes of sleep, Lucy proves that whilst anything is possible, it comes with a cost.
We also had the chance to chat about her incredible work with schools and sharing her story in hopes to inspire and a healthier, more body positive generation.

Where to find Lucy
Check out the Film here: Running Out
Website: www.lucybartholomew.com
Instagram: @lucy_bartholomew
#57. LEWIS HATCHETT- Defying the Odds to Become an Elite Athlete If you have ever wanted to achieve something but thought you couldn't, it was too hard, or you weren't skilled enough, then take a leaf out of Lewis's book because he is the epitome of defying all the odds in achieving his dream of playing professional cricket. Born with Poland Syndrome, Lewis's parents were told he would never play sport.
Ever!
But hard work, determination, true grit, and a willingness to keep learning and practicing, Lewis not only played almost all kinds of sports growing up, but he went on to fulfil his ambition of becoming a professional cricketer. Lewis shares the physical and mental challenges, how he overcame self doubt, what he wish he started earlier in his career and how he wants to help other athletes achieve their goals.
Be inspired by Lewis's incredible story.

Where to find Lewis:
Website: www.lewishatchett.com
Instagram: @lewishatchett
Instagram: @sportyogi
You Tube: Lewis Hatchett
You Tube: Sport Yogi
#56. STEPHANIE SCARMINACH - Our Body's Response to Trauma and How to Manage it Have you ever wondered why you reacted a certain way? That something, someone, or somewhere made you feel off, uneasy and simply put, scared? In this epsiode Stephanie Scarminach of Stephanie Somatics explains why we feel these things and how we can manage it. Stephanie is a body-focused mental health practitioner and supports her clients through Somatic Healing. She has an MA in Clinical and Mental Health: Somatic Psychology and blends this with her own intuition and flavour to help clients around how our bodies carry trauma and guide clients toward themselves and healing.
We talk about how our body stores past traumas, coping mechanisms, anxiety, trusting your gut and everything in between!
Where to Find Stephanie:
Website: www.stephaniesomatics.com
Instagram: @stephaniesomatics
#55. JACQUI SHEARS- Good Gut Health and Auto-immune Disease On this episode I chat with principle Nutritionist and The Integrative Health Objective founder, Jacqui Shears. We get back to the basics of what gut health is, what it means to have a "good gut" how the digestive system works, how what we eat can be the cause of our illness and so much more. Jacqui is an Integrative Nutritionist and foodie at heart. Jacqui applies evidence-based Nutritional Medicine philosophy to work preventively and aims to educate and empower clients to lead a healthier, more fulfilled life while addressing the root cause of her client's health issue.
Jacqui makes Gut Health easy to digest (Queen of Puns is back! lol), and more importantly, informative and practical so that you can start making small positive changes right now to improve your health and wellbeing.

Where to find Jacqui:
Website: https://www.integrativehealthobjective.com.au/
Instagram: @tiho.nutritionist
Instagram: @theintegrativehealthobjective
#54. DAN VAN ZANDT- Everything You Need to Know About Stretching and Flexibility You need to Stretch. Period. As a Flexibility Researcher, Dan Van Zandt talks about the science behind why you need to stretch, when you should stretch, how often, how long and what type of stretching will fast track your flexibility! Yep, everything you need to know about stretching will be answered in this EPIC conversation.

Where to find Dan:
Website: www.flexibilityresearch.com
Instagram: @felxibility.research
53. TRENT FALSON- Managing Mental Health, Spine Surgery, and the Setbacks Along the Way Professional Lifeguard and Bondi Rescue TV Star Trent Falson is a veteran when it comes to facing uncertainty in stressful situations. For almost 20 years he has been rescuing people and in some cases bringing them back to life. And whilst he has trained all his life on how to physically and mentally prepare for these situations, what he hasn't prepared for is what happens when he can no longer do the job he loves. After major neck surgery, Trent talks us through the physical and mental challenges that come along with being stood down from work, unable to surf or train and his journey managing the pain and rehabilitation on what he hopes will be his comeback to the job he loves most.

Where to find Trent:
Instagram: @trentfalson

Need to talk to someone:
Beyond Blue
52. NICOLAI MORRIS - Building Better Athletes and Bridging the Gap For Women In Sport Strength and Conditioning Coach Nicolai Morris talks us through her S&C journey through AFL, Rugby, and Hockey with New Zealand High Performance and her experience as a female S&C Coach in a male dominated industry. Nicolai has a way of articulating the inequity of the industry objectively and talks about how we can create more opportunities for female coaches and athletes to bridge the gap.
We also get some great insights on what it takes to become an elite performer and the mindset, work and commitment required. Want to challenge your skills and improve performance? We talk about all the skills and movements you should be including in your program and how they will improve your body awareness and overall performance.

Where to find Nicolai:
Instagram: @nicolai_morris
Instagram: @womeninsport__


Sponsor:
Heavily Meditated is your down-to-earth meditation app for getting high on life.
heavily meditated app
#51. JARROD WALSH - Why You Need Passion and Self Awareness to Perform at Your Best Jarrod Walsh is generous, kind, supportive and bloody good at what he does. A sports and corporate MC and once a Nova radio announcer, Jarrod knows all to well what impact nerves, anxiety and questioning your self worth can do to your mental wellbeing. Sharing his story of how he has overcome bullying, ego's in the workplace, his father walking out on his family and being made redundant after 16 years, Jarrod's values, world view and commitment to being a better friend, father, husband and person, show why he's arguably the best at what he does.
An honest and down to earth chat about how to build self awareness to keep showing up and performing at your best, whether that's on the track, oval, court, boardroom, corner office or out in the backyard with your kids.
If you want to learn the art of communication, check out Jarrod's website and course:
Website: https://www.jarrodwalsh.com.au/
Instagram: @walshjarrod
Facebook: @jarrodwalshmc
Twitter: @jarrodwalsh

Sponsor:
Heavily Meditated is your down-to-earth meditation app for getting high on life.
heavily meditated app
Load More Audio