The Better Health Bay Area Podcast
From Barefoot Running to Carbon Plates: Everything Shoes with Chris Schenone

From Barefoot Running to Carbon Plates: Everything Shoes with Chris Schenone

January 24, 2020

Chris Schenone is a small business owner and avid runner local to Campbell. Chris has owned and operated Running Revolution for the last 19 years, providing shoes and running gear (along with his wealth of knowledge) to runners in the South Bay. If you haven’t been in to his store, there’s a good chance you’ve seen him running around local trails getting in his own miles, or supporting local athletes at races in the region.

Beyond helping runners find the perfect shoe for their running style (a complicated task by itself), Chris can also give you the scoop on the local running scene and how running tech has changed over the years.

Dr. Kevin Vandi sat down with Chris to get as much of his expertise as he could – from common shoe questions to business advice and his own experience as a seasoned runner.

In this episode, Chris shares:

  • How Running Revolution got started and how it’s evolved to the community resource it is today
  • The current trends in running shoe technology and his best tips for finding a good fit
  • His take on the Next Percents, Nike’s most recent shoe innovation
  • His advice for budding runners and business owners

 

Plus, he busts common shoes myths -- and more!

If you’ve ever had a question about running shoes, this episode is for you.

 

Here’s how you can find Chris and Running Revolution:

Website: http://runningrevolution.com/

Email: info@runningrevolution.com

Facebook: The Running Revolution

Phone: (408) 374-9310

Address: 511 E. Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA 95008

 

Breathing Deeper: Pilates and Stress Reduction with Tammi Rose

Breathing Deeper: Pilates and Stress Reduction with Tammi Rose

November 19, 2019

Tammi Rose is an instructor and co-owner of Premier Pilates of Los Gatos. This local studio specializes in small group and individual sessions, making sure to cater to each person’s unique challenges and goals. Tammi is certified with both Polestar and Pilates Method Alliance and brings nearly 20 years of experience to her training sessions.

When she's not teaching Pilates at the studio or enjoying time with her family, you can find Tammi teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction classes at El Camino Hospital. She teaches this 8 week long course at El Camino hospitals in Los Gatos and Mountain View. In addition to group classes, she also holds individual coaching sessions on request.

In this episode, Tammi shares:

  • How she got her start as a Pilates instructor (it’s not what you might expect)
  • Her client-focused approach when coaching Pilates
  • What Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction actually is (and who it’s for)
  • Her outlook on stress and its role in our lives

 And so much more!

 

For further information on the people and programs called out in the episode, check out these resources:

Premier Pilates of Los Gatos Website: http://premierpilateslg.com/index.html

Premier Pilates of Los Gatos Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/premierpilateslg/

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: https://www.mindfulnessprograms.com/

Tammi’s Email: tammiSrose@gmail.com

Tammi is available for one-on-one mindfulness coaching or to answer any questions you might have about her services, philosophy, or other programs referenced in the podcast.  

Everything Ultra: Training, Nutrition, and Mindset with Decorated Ultra-Runner Bree Lambert-Sanders

Everything Ultra: Training, Nutrition, and Mindset with Decorated Ultra-Runner Bree Lambert-Sanders

September 24, 2019

Bree Lambert-Sanders is a prolific ultra-runner residing in the South Bay Area of California. For more than a decade, she’s trained for, competed in, and conquered races from 50k to 100milers. Her accomplishments include being three-time women’s national trail champion of the Tahoe Rim 100, 2016 USATF Female Masters Ultra Runner of the Year, and being nominated for FCA Bay Area Pro Athlete of 2019, among others. She recently qualified for the 2020 Boston Marathon. 

Now, while still maintaining an active competition schedule, she coaches athletes towards their goals, whether it’s the initial steps in a health journey or conquering an ultra — for the first or fifth time. Dr. Kevin Vandi was lucky enough to snag some of her valuable time, tips, and tricks from her wealth of experience. 

In this episode Bree shares:

  • How Bree got her start in ultra running, and the injury that played an unlikely catalyst in her coaching path
  • What sets her apart as a running coach and personal trainer
  • How she personally prepares for ultra races, including training, nutrition, and her mental focus
  • What her race plan looks like, including all the questions a rookie ultra runner might be too nervous to ask 

And much more!

 

The nutrition Bree mentions in the episode can be found at:

https://www.honeystinger.com

 

Here’s how you can get in touch with Bree:

Website: https://livewellfinishstrong.com

Email: bree@livewellfinishstrong.com

Facebook: Bree Lambert - Live Well. Finish Strong.

Instagram: @catchthebreez

Twitter: @catchthebreez

Triathlon Training With Ed Torres of Silicon Valley Triathlon Club

Triathlon Training With Ed Torres of Silicon Valley Triathlon Club

June 28, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Kevin Vandi sits down with Ed Torres, president of Silicon Valley Triathlon Club (SVTC),   who shares his inspiring journey in the world of triathlons and what it means to be part of a welcoming, encouraging, and supportive team.  

In this Episode Ed shares...

1. His truly unique "bet" into doing triathlons...(and how he lost 90lbs!)

2. What it's like to be "new to the sport"...and why you don't have to be in perfect shape to start

3. How to overcome the fear of swimming in open water for the first time

4. Why having a triathlon club was so important as support during his first year of training

5. His inspiring retelling of completing his first triathlon

6. How Silicon Valley Triathlon helps athletes of all fitness levels and skills with their "new to the sport" program and tied levels of training with top level coaches 

7. His favorite triathlons and his most embarrassing race moment 

And much more! 

Here's how you can get in touch with Silicon Valley Triathlon Club:

Website: www.svtctriclub.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SVTRICLUB/

SVTC FREE 2-Week Club Trial:  Email membership@svtriclub.org

 

Thanks for listening! 

 

Scalp and Neuro-Acupuncture Rehab With Dr. James Lu

Scalp and Neuro-Acupuncture Rehab With Dr. James Lu

May 20, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Kevin Vandi sits down with Dr. James Lu who is the co-owner of Zhu's Neuro-Acupuncture and Rehab Center in San Jose.  Dr. Lu is an acupuncturist, physical therapist, world-wide educator, and national Chen Tai Chi champion!  For over 20 years, Dr. Lu has been in the medical profession blending Eastern and Western techniques in a unique and profound way.  It was a pleasure having him on the show, enjoy!

In this Episode Dr. James Lu shares...

1. His unique background as a physical therapist and acupuncturist

2. The novel approach of using scalp acupuncture DURING rehab to help neurological and other pathologies

3. How acupuncture can help movement, headaches, and even GI issues!

4. How learning kindness and empathy from Dr. Zhu influences his practice today 

5. The extensive education and training Dr. Lu does around the world and how clients come from around the world to visit him at his practice

6. How practice and love for movement helped Dr. Lu become a Tai Chi champion  

And much more! 

Here's how you can get in touch with Dr. Lu:

Website: http://www.scalpacupuncture.org

Email: james@drjameslu.com

Phone: 408-885-1288

Location: 2254 N 1 st Street San Jose, CA 95131

Thanks for listening! 

 

Power Skating and Hockey Fitness With Cathy Andrade

Power Skating and Hockey Fitness With Cathy Andrade

April 16, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Kevin Vandi sits down with power skating expert Cathy Andrade, owner of Power Hour and now Extra Hour.  Cathy has been a Bay Area staple in the hockey community helping skaters improve their mechanics, power, stride length, and overall performance.  She recently opened Northern California's first synthetic off-ice training facility called Extra Hour.  

In this Episode Cathy shares...

1. Her background in figure skating and her start in hockey power skating 

2. Her unique take on power skating training and breaking down a skill to its component parts

3. How she started her coaching program Power Hour and how it evolved over the last 20 years 

4. The opening of her brand new off-ice synthetic hockey skating and training facility Extra Hour

5. How she uses a skating treadmill to train skating mechanics

6. How she is integrating data to skating and hockey performance 

And much more! 

Here's how you can get in touch with Cathy: 

Website: www.extrahourtraining.com 

Email: cathy@cathyspowerskating.com

Location of Extra Hour: 190 Martha Street San Jose

Thanks for listening! 

 

Staying Fit After 40 With Exercise Physiologist Becky Williamson

Staying Fit After 40 With Exercise Physiologist Becky Williamson

March 17, 2019

In this episode, owner of lifeSport, exercise physiologist, and recently published author Becky Williamson talks everything fitness and health with Dr. Kevin Vandi.  Becky has been helping Bay Area residents keep fit and healthy for the last 25 years and she shares her philosophy on the best ways to live an active, pain-free, functional life!  

In this episode Becky shares...

- How she specializes in helping people aged 40+ keep active, mobile, and strong

- Her background in exercise physiology and how that impacts her fitness program development 

- How her clients benefit from each other's inspiration to reach their goals 

- Her recently published book "The 6 Rules Of Fitness For Life"! 

- Her take on fitness "fads" and what she finds most important for a functional life

and much more...!

Here's how you can get in touch with Becky: 

email: becky@lifesportfitness.net 

Website: https://bootcampinsanjose.com

Check out her book"The 6 Rules of Fitness For Life" on Amazon

If you're interested in learning more about working with Becky, she offers a free consultation to see if her lifeSport fitness program is right for you.  Just send her an email and inquire!

Thanks for listening! 

Running Wisdom and Advice From Running Coach Naomi Morita

Running Wisdom and Advice From Running Coach Naomi Morita

March 6, 2019

Running coach, and co-founder of the Bay Area's Hydration Running Team, Naomi Morita sits down with Dr. Kevin Vandi to discuss all things running.  Listen to Naomi's journey into running, her best races and what she's learned from the not so strong races, how she manages her "mental game" during long races, how she uses mechanics and strengthening drills to keep her and her team fit and free from injury, and hear her HUGE news about her career and future in running! 

In this episode you'll find out...

- How every runner chooses to run from different reasons

- How running outside can support running training AND stress relief

- The importance of celebrating your victories in training and performance after races

- Not every run is a "great run" and the mental strategies to overcome doubt 

- Naomi's BIG reveal about her career change!

- Hydration Running Team and how they use social events to improve their running community

- The important difference between having an "in-person" running coach vs. online program

- How Naomi overcame a chronic knee injury to her 1/2 marathon PR

and much more...!

 

You can get in touch with Naomi and to learn more about her coaching and Hydration Running Team at: 

email: naomi@mkinetic.com

Instagram: windsurfnerd

website: https://www.coachnaomi.com

 

FREE Hydration Team Track Workouts: Thursday nights 6:30 pm at Stanford Track

Thanks for listening!

 

 

 

 

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