The Orange Shoe Podcast
By Scott Michel
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The Orange Shoe PodcastNov 19, 2021
Ep:089 | Travis Mills | Bounce Back
In this special Veteran's Day episode, I get to talk with Travis Mills. At the age of 25, Travis Mills had both of his arms and legs amputated from an IED explosion while serving in Iraq. We covered his "Never Give Up Never Quit attitude in Episode 67. In this episode, Travis gives us an update on how his Foundation is continuing to help wounded and injured veterans and first responders. We also discuss Travis' newest book, "Bounce Back." I've read that adversity is a horrible thing to waste. Throughout my conversation with Travis, his light-hearted attitude and playful nature shines through as he relays a message that we all can serve, despite the problems we might be facing. I hope you enjoy Travis' perspective on life and service as much as I did.
Ep:088 | Lisa Jaster | Delete the Adjective
In this special Veteran's Day episode, I get to talk with Lt. Colonel Lisa Jaster. Lisa was one of the first 3 women to pass Army Ranger School. We get to take you through Lisa's journey in her book, "Delete the Adjective." Throughout the book, Lisa is faced with numerous situations that I think we'd all agree were less than ideal and fair. My take away from my conversation with Lisa and her book, is that life isn't going to be fair, period. Waiting for the situation to be fair wastes valuable time that you could be devoting to achieving your goals. Lisa's resolve to complete Ranger School is admirable and gave me a new perspective on how much we can accomplish if we just roll up our sleeves and get to work. I hope you enjoy this episode.
Ep:087 | Drago Dzieran | The Pledge to America
In this special Veteran's Day episode, I get to talk with Drago Dzieran. Drago immigrated to the United States in 1984 with ten cents in his pocket after being a political prisoner in Communist Poland. We cover Drago's story in his book, "The Pledge to America." My takeaway is that with hard work, determination, and a will to overcome, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to if you live in America. Drago came to America, not speaking English and started working to pay his rent as a janitor at a local church. Fast forward a few decades and Drago has retired after a career in the Navy Seals, he's married and has a family and works as a software engineer. As Drago says over and over, his story is only possible in America.
Ep:086 | Dr. Pat McBride | Why People Shouldn't Die from Heart Disease
Join Dr. Pat McBride and Orange Shoe as we discuss why heart disease shouldn't even be a top ten killer of Americans (currently, heart disease is the #1 killer of Americans) Through simple and effective proactive screening and lifestyle changes, heart disease can be greatly reduced if not completely eradicated from the American vocabulary. We hope you enjoy this episode.
Disclaimer: This episode is not meant to diagnose or treat any conditions, consult with your primary care doctor for your own personal needs.
Ep:085 | Dr. Katie Schmitt | Youth Mental Health and Wellness
Join Dr. Katie Schmitt and Scott as we dive into what our youth can control when it comes to maintaining a health mental state. We know we all navigate the ups and downs of life, but this journey can especially hit our adolescent population hard. Join us as we dive into this topic on the Orange Shoe Podcast.
Ep:084 | Book Review | "Built to Move" by Kelly and Juliet Starrett
In this episode, Tom, Kelly, Sean, and Margo of Orange Shoe Waunakee review the book Built to Move. They discuss the 10 "Vital Signs" that Kelly and Juliet recommended everyone be doing to live a long healthy life.
Ep.083 | Client Highlight | Clint Satyavelu | 1 Year & 100lbs Lost
In this episode, you are introduced to Clinton who is a client at Orange Shoe Pewaukee. Just over a year ago Clinton decided enough was enough when it came to his health. He made a pact with his wife that if she did the diet with him he would do the working out with her. The rest is history :)
Ep.082 | Michelle Dubis | Life's Too Short To Eat Sh*tty Food
In this episode, you are introduced to Michelle Dubis. Michelle is a chef and owner of Dubis Cooks. You’ve tried the meal-kit services, eaten the flavorless “healthy” food, and ended up in the drive-thru line. Again and again. Life’s too short to eat sh*tty food. Let Chef Michelle show you how to make grocery shopping, cooking, and eating enjoyable.
You can set-up your free consultation and connect with Michelle on Instagram @dubiscooks or her website www.dubiscooks.com
Ep.081 | Andrea Russell | Ayurveda: Anything Can Be Medicine or Poison
In this episode, you are introduced to Andrea Russell who is a Āyurvedic health practitioner, neurovascular integration therapist, yoga therapist, and meditation teacher. If you have always wanted to understand more about Ayurveda and its practices then this is the episode for you.
If you would like to learn more about Andrea and everything she has to offer check out her website at the link below.
Ep.080 | Book Review | Outlive by: Peter Attia
In this episode, Tom and Scott sit down and chat about Peter Attia's new book Outlive. The word "Longevity" is very buzzworthy right now so we wanted to take a deeper dive into the topic and what means for our day-to-day.
Ep.079 | Alex Meehan | OS Brookfield Client Highlight
In this episode, you are introduced to Alex Meehan of Orange Shoe Brookfield. Alex overall has lost over 100 lbs and says he is "NEVER GOING BACK"!
I hope you enjoy getting to know Alex as much as I did!
Ep.078 | Brittany Fladeboe | OS Waunakee Client Highlight
In this episode, you are introduced to Orange Shoe-Waunakee client Brittany Fladeboe. Brittany has been with Orange Shoe for 1 year and in that year has lost over 60lbs, eliminated the scare of blood pressure medication, drastically cut down on her migraines, and is kicking ass in the gym.
She talks all about her journey and the extreme ownership that went into making the necessary changes needed to get the results she wanted.
Hormone Intelligence by Aviva Bromm
Ep.077 | Sean Casey | Prescription Drugs & Nutrient Depletion
In this episode, you are introduced to Sean Casey of Hometown Pharmacy. Sean chats about Hometowns Pharmacy's mission to help inform and educate their patients to help them get off of prescription drugs.
Foundational Six Supplements
4 Key Pillars to Health
ADD & ADHD
Common Prescription Drugs and What Nutrients They Deplete Our Bodies of.
Use the link below to claim your FREE nutrient profile!
Ep.076 | Ph.D. Travis Triplett | Importance of Strength Training
In this episode, you are introduced to Ph.D. Travis Triplett. She is a professor of the Physiology of Exercise at Appalachian State. She has written and been a part of over 100 published research studies in regard to strength training and its benefits. A lot of her studies focus on the importance of strength training for women in regard to bone density as we age.
Ep.075 | Dr. Kirk Parsley | Sleep is the Elixir of Life
In this episode, you are introduced to Dr. Kirk Parsley. Doc Parsley is a former Navy Seal who experienced some of the highest levels of sleep deprivation. Through his personal experience as well as working 1-on-1 with his patients he came to the conclusion that sleep above all else is the most important thing to living a long healthy life.
You can learn more about Dr. Kirk Parsley and the importance of sleep by heading to his website www.docparsley.com
Ep.074 | Aviva Brill | Copilot For Wellness
In this episode, you are introduced to life coach Aviva Brill. She is the owner of Copilot for Wellness and works one-on-one with clients to help them improve the quality of their day-to-day lives.
"Tired of feeling exhausted, frustrated, and resentful; Unfulfilled by just checking boxes and going through the motions; Needing more time and not knowing where or how to find it; Wanting to do things that are important to you and never doing them; Wishing you were not always last on the to-do list".
You can connect with Aviva by visiting her website www.copilotforwellness.com
Ep.073 | Thorne Supplements | Why Did Orange Shoe Partner With Thorne?
In this episode, Tom talks about Orange Shoe's recent partnership with Thorne Supplements.
https://www.thorne.com/u/ossp (OS Sun Prairie)
https://www.thorne.com/u/orangeshoepewaukee (OS Pewaukee)
https://www.thorne.com/u/orangeshoemadisondowntown (OS Downtown)
https://www.thorne.com/u/OSFitchburg (OS Fitchburg)
https://www.thorne.com/u/PR787565 (OS Brookfield)
https://www.thorne.com/signup/customer?affid=PR819567 (OS Parkridge)
https://www.thorne.com/u/OSW (OS Waunakee)
Ep.072 | Planning Your Perfect Day | Drivecast
In this short-form episode, Tom brings you his new segment to the Orange Shoe podcast "Drivecast". Some of my best ideas and thoughts come to me while I drive but I often forget about them once I get to my destination.
I decided to start using the "Voice Memo" app on my phone to record my thoughts and ideas. I hope you enjoy :)
Ep.071 | Onward Madison Physical Therapy
In this episode, Tom sits down with Matt, Jacob & Dan from Onward Physical Therapy to chat all things PT. Onward is all about getting people out of pain so they can get back to doing the things they love.
You can check them out at www.onwardmadison.com
Ep.070 | Ask Your Trainer | Chicago Edition
In this episode, Tom sits down with Paul (Andersonville), Yasmeen (Andersonville), and Ken (Lakeview) to answer questions submitted by their clients. They also provide their answers to the following 2 questions.
What is something good to "go a little overboard" on?
What's something you could benefit from caring less about?
Ep.069 | OS Veterans Frank, John & Tom | Honor Month
In this episode, Orange Shoe's Frank Eyeson, John Mckiddy and Tom Slaten talk about their military service during Orange Shoe's November Honor Month.
Ep.068 | Veteran-Lisa Jaster | Delete the Adjective
In this episode, you are introduced to Army Lt. Col Lisa Jaster. Lisa was one of the first 3 women to graduate from Army Ranger School.
Ranger school is a grueling 61-day school from which only the Army's most physically and mentally tough soldiers graduate.
Lisa has also written a book about her Ranger School experience titled "Delete the Adjective". Lisa proves that your merit should always trump your labels.
You can learn more about the book at the link below.
Ep.067 | Travis Mills | Never Give Up, Never Quit
In this episode, you are introduced to Travis Mills. Travis is the president of the Travis Mills Foundations and 1 of 5 quadruple amputees to survive their injuries sustained in combat. Travis talks about all the highs and lows he faced and what Never Give Up, Never Quit means to him.
His foundation helps veterans recalibrate from their injuries by spending a week with their families at their retreat center in Maine. All donations go to help make this retreat 100% FREE for the veterans and their families.
You can make a donation to the Travis Mills Foundation at the link below.
Ep.066 | Ask Your Trainer | OS Downtown Edition
In this episode, Tom sits down with Ryan and Mallory from OS Downtown to answer questions submitted by their clients.
Ep.065 | Paul Rogus | Support Operation Delta Dog
In this episode, Tom chats with Paul Rogus from Orange Shoe Andersonville. Paul is participating in the Three Piece Suit Football Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct 15th in Boston, MA. Paul will be wearing a full 3 piece suit and playing a tackle football game!
This fundraiser raises money for Operation Delta Dog. They take in homeless dogs and train them to be service animals for disabled veterans.
If you would like to donate and support Paul please use the links below:
Purchase Raffle Tickets- https://tinyurl.com/kewjzsj6 (please make sure to mention Paul Rogus when purchasing)
Operation Delta Dog- https://operationdeltadog.org
You can follow Paul on Instagram and see highlights from the event @fitnessnbeer91
Ep.064 | Orange Shoe Corporate Habits Program | Sean Geffert
In this episode, Tom chats with Orange Shoe's Corporate Habits Director Sean Geffert. Sean explains what Orange Shoes' 8-week habits program is, what it's based on, why it is credible, and how a company can get started and offer this to their employees!
Ep.063 | Ask Your Trainer! | Sun Prairie
In this episode, Tom sits down with John, Laura, and Jenna from Orange Shoe Sun Prairie to answer questions submitted by their clients!
Ep.062 | Ask Your Trainer Waunakee | Everybody Farts
Ep.061 | If You Believe, You Can Achieve
In this episode, Scott, Katie, and Tom talk about self-efficacy. How truly believing in yourself plays a huge role in actually accomplishing your goal.
Ep.060 | Ask Your Trainer | OS University Ave
In this episode, Tom is joined by 3 trainers (Bryce, Maggie & Eden) from the University Ave Orange Shoe location as they answer questions from their clients.
Ep.059 | You Only Fail If You Quit
In this episode, Scott, Katie, and Tom discuss the idea that the only way you indeed fail is if you quit altogether.
Ep.058 | Why 6-week, 21 Day, 6 Hour Challenges Don't Work!
In this episode, Scott, Katie, and Tom jam on the question "Can you see life-changing results from quick fix 6-week, 21 days, 6-hours to a six pack challenges?".
Ep.057 | Jordan Syatt | Author of The Book "Eat It"
In this episode, you are introduced to author and coach Jordan Syatt. His book "Eat It" just came out and I couldn't recommend it more for anyone looking for the no-bullshit approach to weight loss.
Ep.056 | Joe Paul | Own Your Choices
In this episode, I introduce you to my good friend Joe Paul. We served together in the Army and bonded over our passion to serve not only our country but our clients as fitness professionals. Joe shares his perspective on some common fitness questions as well as plays along with some fun made-up client scenarios I present him.
Ep.055 | The Stories You Tell Yourself Are Holding You Back!
In this episode, Tom talks about how our limiting beliefs and stories we tell ourselves daily are preventing us from reaching our health and fitness goals.
Ep.54 | Stop Stepping On The Scale!
In the episode, Tom talks about common metrics used to gauge success in the gym. He also covers some overlooked metrics that he believes if you put more of your focus on you would see better results and would actually enjoy the process!
Ep.053 | Book Review | The Power of Positive Leadership
In this episode, Scott, Katie, and Tom review the book "The Power of Positive Leadership" by Jon Gordon
Ep.052 | How to Supercharge Your Results!
In this episode, Tom talks about how you can start supercharging your results by making some small tweaks in 4 areas of your life.
Ep.051 | Book Review | Switch by Chip and Dan Heath
In this episode, Scott, Katie, and Tom review the book Switch by Chip and Dan Heath.
Ep.050 | Do You Slash The Other 3 Tires?
In this episode, Tom uses an analogy he learned from another trainer that illustrates the all-or-nothing principle that so many of us struggle with.
Ep.049 | Book Review | Happiness Advantage
In this episode, Scott, Katie, and Tom review the book Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor.
"I believe this is one of the best books ever written" Katie Michel
Ep.048 | Dr. Allison Niebes-Davis | Psychologist
In this episode, you are introduced to Dr. Allison Niebes-Davis who is a Psychologist in Downers Grove, IL.
She provides insight into multiple topics such as happiness, gratitude, and meditation.
She also shares with you daily practices she recommends that all her clients do to live a more fulfilling life!
"Be Gentle With Yourself"- Dr. Allison
Check out here website www.drallisonandassociates.com
Ep.047 | Book Review | Lifespan Part 2/2
In this episode, Scott, Katie, and Tom bring you part 2 of their 2 part series reviewing the book Lifespan by David Sinclair.
Ep.046 | Book Review | Lifespan Part 1/2
In this episode, Scott, Katie & Tom bring you part 1 of a 2 part series where they review the book Lifespan by David Sinclair.
Ep.045 | Client Highlight | Matt Agnew
In this episode, Tom introduces you to Orange Shoe-University Avenue client Matt Agnew. Matt is a husband, father, dentist, and triathlete who has completed multiple ironmans.
After a small surgery to remove a rib he was told he had a minor heart condition and this really affected his mindset when it came to working out.
Fast forward a couple of years and working out at Orange Shoe Matt is back to training for the 2022 half ironman in Door County!
Ep.044 | Why Orange Shoe Will Be Around In 100 Years
In this episode, Tom, Katie & Scott talk about why Orange Shoe will be around for the next 100 years!
Ep.043 | Laura Behrends | Beneblends
In this episode, Tom chats with Laura Behrends who is the owner of Beneblends.
Beneblends is a Madison-based açaí bowl, smoothie, and juice bar. All the ingredients in their products are 100% natural. So no artificial powders or syrups.
Laura also donates $1 from every bowl sold to help fund research for chronic disease!
She also shares a coupon code to receive $2 off your purchase!
You can check Beneblends out via their website www.beneblends.com or Instagram @Beneblends
Ep.042 | Julie Murphy Agnew | Lifecycle Health & Well-Being
In this episode, Tom introduces you to Julie Murphy Agnew who is the owner of Lifecycle Health and Well-Being. She is also a newly published author of the book "In It Together" that you can purchase now!
You can connect with Julie via:
Ep.041 | Building Your Powerhouse! | With Guest Host Katie Michel
In this episode, Katie talks about how strengthening up your powerhouse muscles can help alleviate pain and prevent future injury.
She also talks about what core exercises women should and should not do during pregnancy and post partum.
Ep.040 | 5 Things Our Most Successful Clients Do | Part 5/5 Accountability Partner
In this episode, Tom and Katie bring your part 5 of our 5 part mini-series "the 5 things our most successful clients do at Orange Shoe".
Part 5 talks about the important role an accountability partner can play in helping you reach your goals!