Archive for the 'exercise' Category

Does staying discipline have to suck? No, but you'd never know if you'd look at how popular culture treats this important part of active living. This week, using a terrible bread a...

True, the financial investment of a contractual agreement with a gym gives some people a spark, but is it a solid solution for you? This week, I ask you to honestly audit your fitn...

How well do you take care of the machine? This week, I dig down with philosophical mental performance coach, Dr. Jason Brooks, about the often neglected necessity of recovery. Not ...

A forced divorce from fitness via injury might not just be physically painful, but it can make us a mental mess too. This week, I chat with Dr. Shayne Young of Active Health Instit...

What do chips and chocolate have to do with motivation? Let's take a look at two of the most attractive substances known to mankind to see where your fitness diet might be letting ...

Time to call B.S. on another toxic artifact of today's fitness culture. In this episode, Kelly jumps on a recent exercise physiology study in a scientific journal called Sport to d...

One secret to having more motivation lies in the moment. In this episode, learn how to tap into it with my favorite focusing exercise called the Yes Drill. Whether you're into lift...

So you've built a routine based on attractive "action"; activities that you like, but will this be enough? There's something else we need consider for the long-haul. What is it? Th...

In this special episode, Kelly fields three listener questions about struggling with her motivation to strength train, what Kelly does when he doesn't "feel like" exercising, and t...

You've seen them, those so-called "motivational phrases" that make you feel pretty awful about yourself. Today, I pluck 7 from the heap to reveal part of the troublesome mindset to...

Is your self-talk lacking self-compassion? This week, guests Dr. Shaelyn Strachan of the University of Manitoba and PhD Candidate Laura Meade of Kings College (London) break down t...

We won't always feel like exercising, but what can we learn from our lack of motivation? This week, Kelly gives 5 reasons (not excuses!) why most people don't feel like moving and ...

After a run through his home town, Kelly talks about the power of our fitness past to motivate us in the future. Tune in as he discusses what you can pull from your own history to ...

23 A Digital Kick

In the wake of last week's episode entitled "Poking the Pain", Kelly shares a favorite strategy that can provide a spark when you're mired in a fitness funk. In other digital news,...

There's a phenomenon few people use when exercising; it's called the Peak-End Rule. In this episode, I'll help you apply it so you can take more control of your motivation to move....

Strengthening your fitness motivation might mean making your routine more outdoorsy. This week, on location from the forest, Kelly discusses the biophilia hypothesis and its value ...

Fitness is FULL of numbers. But are they helping or harming your motivation? In this episode, Dr. Kelly Doell discusses the pitfalls of today's measurement culture, including when ...

Time to call BS on yet another cultural trend. Today's "no excuse" culture won't help you in the long run. In this episode, Dr. Kelly Doell deconstructs toxic "no excuse" messaging...

Every fitness journey starts with a first step. This week, Kelly interviews 3-time Boston qualifier (and run commuter) Jesse Blondin about the story behind her marriage to marathon...

The Exercise is Medicine movement may be accurate... but is it complete? This week I fill in the gaps about what prescriptive fitness is lacking to be an effective approach in the ...

Self-compassion, self-forgiveness, self-acceptance... these ideas are all the rage. On this week's episode, Dr. Kelly Doell puts a twist on one that will make you much more prepare...

Every wonder about the legacy of a rigorous high performance culture on an elite athlete? Describing her journey as "fit to fat to fit", former Canadian World Cup medalist turned p...

Feeling like a slacker? This week, Dr. Kelly Doell somehow uses a lasagna metaphor to breakdown how our beliefs about discipline may be hurting the sustainability of our fitness ro...

66 days... 21 days... which is it? It's hard to know exactly how long it takes to establish a healthy habit, but does the number really matter? This week, Kelly says no. Applying a...

05 Disrupt the Rut

Ruts happen. In this short episode, Kelly preaches action with a simple mental exercise to get you back in the game. All it takes is an image and a plan. What will yours be? *** ...

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