The Offseason Podcast

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The Offseason is an exploration of athletic health, recovery, and performance told through the stories of athletes and their medical & training teams.

All Episodes

I loved this conversations and pulled so many useful tips out of it. There is so much fear and misinformation around training while pregnant and postpartum so it was so nice to have Brittany break this down. She is a wealth of knowledge and this is a must listen for everyone. 

May 24

48 min 55 sec

This episode I sit down with Justin Belanger, the host of High Button Sports podcast. We have some wicked conversations surrounding life after sport, interviewing the pros, and taking the initiative to get the job done. Always awesome to sit down with another podcaster and this guy has some great stories to share. 

May 11

1 hr 16 min

Season two starts out with Kenny Spracklin, an Athletic Therapist and performance specialist for pro and olympic athletes. Kenny created The Ranch, an unreal location for athletes to come and train both body and mind. Spracklin walks us through his training methods and what it takes to optimize performance both body and mind. We talk about Spracklin Magazine as he is able to showcase some of the amazing athletes he comes in contact with. Enjoy. 

Apr 26

1 hr 9 min

This episode I sit with Des Di Santo, a former ice hockey player who now brings the world of yoga to athletes. Des is keen on using the body's inner wisdom to tailor plans for athletes. This conversation was awesome, Des is extremely passionate about moving the body and leaning into adversity. We discussed her hockey career and one of the biggest team cuts that rocked her world. Enjoy. 

Feb 16

1 hr 46 min

This episode I sit with Athena Martinezz an MMA fighter of the Australian Open team. Athena has a powerful past that has shaped her unbelievable mindset. This girl experienced a really bad accident but she is the poster girl for positivity through adversity. This one is a great motivating listen.. check it out.

Jan 18

1 hr 10 min

This episode I sit down with Liam, he had a goal of running 100 miles in under 24 hours. We discuss what got him to this point, walked through the whole event, and what he has up his sleeve next. Liam was raising money for Big Brothers + Big Sisters, specifically the victims of the Portapique shooting in Nova Scotia. You can check out his journey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfdW22my5Fc

Jan 4

53 min 37 sec

This episode I sit down with an old friend Jon P. Chew. He gives us a glimpse of that alternate life of living in a ski down and getting to shred on the regular. Jon dreamed this life up and went after it. He has some awesome sponsors and has had some amazing opportunities to do what he loves to do. We talk about how you build up the nerve to rock a big jump and what goes into developing new ideas. It was so nice to catch up with a great guy. Enjoy.

Dec 2020

1 hr 1 min

This episode I sit with Connor Carrick, a defense for the New Jersey Devils, podcast host of the Curious Competitor, and mental health advocate. We chat everything from the best coffee to parenthood and all aspects of recovery in between. Connor has a fantastic insight as an athlete and human. He is continually looking to give back to his community and on a continual path of self growth.   

Dec 2020

1 hr 25 min

This episode I sit down with Ian, a strength and conditioning coach here in Nova Scotia. He has heavily entered the world of Esports and is looking to optimize performance in the gaming community. This one had a lot of info I had never considered and would be a big asset for all gamers to take a listen.

Nov 2020

1 hr 6 min

This episode I sit down with John Mayo of Mayo Bros Calisthenics. This guys puts his body through work from endurance bike rides to cold water therapy. He has a great mindset in training clients and we get in to some keys to the overall health of the clients you train. John discusses some of his adventures and the importance of recovery. Enjoy!  

Nov 2020

1 hr 16 min

This episode I sit down with Jordan + Roland from Designs for Sport, a new supplement line with the goal of bridging the gap between Naturoapthic/Functional medicine and athletics. This episode is jammed with insight on key factors to optimal performance and getting to the root cause of athletes health issues. 

Oct 2020

1 hr 24 min

This episode I sit down with Kristine Andali, a former pro CrossFit athlete. We chat under-recovery, losing her period, major injuries, and her comeback to weight lifting. We also get into the negatives of social media and that there is hope out there for female athletes. Thanks for tuning in! 

Sep 2020

1 hr 12 min

This episode I chat with Patrick Vellner. This guy has hit the podium 3 times in the Crossfit games and anointed the title second fittest on earth, he is hoping to become the first. He is also a Chiropractor and has a unique style to treating the body. Patrick is extremely insightful and shares some performance pearls with us. Enjoy. 

Aug 2020

1 hr 32 min

This episode I sit down with the amazing Karen Furneaux, Olympic kayaker. This gal is a wealth of inspiration and such a powerful female role model. We chat elite nutrition, the head space to make it, writing a book, and how she made it. I hope you learn some good stuff in here! 

Jul 2020

53 min 14 sec

This episode I sit down with Brian Stever, the co-host of Sick Boy Podcast and a paddler, lifter, and yogi. This guy is such a beauty and a wonderful storyteller. If you have not checked out Sick Boy Podcast it is a must! Brain is broadcasting live from a van on this one so please forgive some of the sound quality issues. 

Jul 2020

1 hr 18 min

This episode I chat with the extremely knowledgeable Sylvie Tetrault. She works with some of the best athletes out there and is right hand to Gary Roberts. We discuss being a female in a male dominated industry, how important analytics are, and her in depth understanding of the recovery process. Sylvie has such a passion for performance and recovery and is also doing everything in her power for female athletes. This was an awesome chat with a girl I look up to in the field.     

Jun 2020

1 hr 4 min

On this episode I sit down with Dana + Kyle Jackson. Kyle plays on the Halifax Thunderbirds Lacrosse team and Dana was a gymnast. These two moved to Halifax and are doing amazing things for youth lacrosse and the city of Halifax. I had no idea the extent of travel involved in lacrosse and the training that goes along with it. Dana also gives us insight into the back end of a lacrosse business and how community involvement is key. These two were lovely to chat with and I hope you enjoy.  

Jun 2020

1 hr 6 min

Episode #10 I sit down with Dr. Fergus Connolly who is a thought leader for team and human performance. Fergus is so insightful and we cover so many topics but really highlight the importance of taking care of the health (both mental and physical) of athletes. This episode is so insightful and applicable to both business and sport. Fergus is on another level... check it out. 

Jun 2020

1 hr 13 min

This episode I sit down with Christine Fader. She is a world masters BJJ champ and an absolute beauty as an athlete and person. Christine is amazing when it comes to skin care and gives us a little breakdown on athletes skin care routines. She was also diagnosed with the rare condition of Primary Ovarian Insufficiency.. take a listen. 

May 2020

1 hr 4 min

In this episode I sit down with my buddy Mike Barbour. Mike played in the Maritime Jr League and then moved into his business lifestyle. Mike has been integral to the growth of many business along with his own ventures including GoodStuff Coconut water and his new venture Harvest. Listen up to hear some tips on entrepreneurship and what he has up his sleeve next.

May 2020

55 min 1 sec

 In this episode I sat down with Brad Sullivan, this guy has quite a story. We chat biohacking, supplements, and his family life. Brad chats about his MMA career and what it was like in solitarty confinement in a maximum security prison. We discuss where mental toughness comes from and how to overcome some tough life circumstances. Enjoy. 

Apr 2020

1 hr 6 min

This episode I sit down with Maria Radelich who is a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist. This girl is a wealth of info and sheds some insight on how the pelvic floor will impact your performance. We chat why men need pelvic floor assessments too and how hormones impact your performance. Enjoy 

Apr 2020

1 hr 8 min

Today I sit down with TJ Grant a former UFC fighter. We chat about how he got to the UFC, how a major blow to the head really set him back and his plans on opening up his own MMA gym to educate young athletes. 

Mar 2020

58 min 22 sec

In this episode I sit down with Antoine Mason of the Halifax Hurricanes and we cover a whole host of topics. We talk about his sports career and the major impact the death of his father, NBA star Anthony Mason had on him. We chat about his pre-game routine, his body work crew, and how he keeps such a positive head space through it all.

Mar 2020

1 hr 20 min

This episode I sit down with Chris Kelades #1 Canadian Flyweight MMA fighter for M-1 Global. We chat weight cuts, fight nutrition, what its like to fight over in Russia, and guiding future athletes in the sport.    

Feb 2020

58 min 48 sec

This episode I sit down with Mel, a regional level Cross-Fit competitor and a national level Olympic weightlifting competitor. She was dealt the card of breast cancer and we talk about how this has impacted her life and how she was unknowingly preparing her whole life for this.

Feb 2020

1 hr 39 min

This episode I sit down with former NHLer TJ Galiardi, we chat nutrition, injuries, what hes up to now, and some crazy stories along his career. 

Jan 2020

1 hr 3 min