Episode 26 - Who Inspires Me

With the tragic death of Rich Piana this week, I was led to think about the other people like him who have inspired me over the years. I discovered Rich a few years ago when I started seriously considering bodybuilding but he really motivated me to do my best at everything from and entrepreneurship mindset. I wanted to be better, happier and eventually wealthier and his story kept pushing me further. Rest in peace big man, your words will live forever.

There are many who inspire me but in this episode I talk about Chris Jericho, Gene Simmons, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. All come from different walks of life and inspire me for different reasons but all for great ones.

Originally broadcast on Facebook.com/thedizzyparker

Episode 25 - Learning From Our Past (New Civil War)

The "Unite the Right" Rally in Charlottesville, VA has sparked a lot of unrest in our country. This rally was not about race (as it seems) but about preserving our nation's history. It became a battlefield from parties of the "alt-right" and Antifa (the alt-left) and has reminded me that we are all only human and that we don't always recognize that so we turn to violence, hatred, and bigotry. There are no Nazis or white supremacists holding down our nation, but there is a controlling body who wishes to see us torn apart. Don't allow The Party to become Big Brother. George Orwell forewarned us.

Originally broadcast on Pawling Public Radio.

Episode 23 - Setting Goals

If you aim to live a happy fulfilling life, you probably have some things you'd like to achieve. I am all about setting goals; and being a personal trainer, I work with goal-setters every day. I literally get paid money to guide people to achieving their own life goals and it is a wonderful experience.

In this episode I'll give you my personal story from the early days to where I am now AND where I plan to go in the future. I also have a little tale of a guy that I train who made some lifting goals that can be applied to YOUR life. He wanted to deadlift, and found a LIFE lift [cue rimshot and boos]. And then finally, what is your eternal goal?

Originally broadcast live at Facebook.com/thedizzyparker

Episode 22- Depression

With the news of the death of Chester Bennington of Linkin Park along with the fatal accident of David Z from Audio Adrenaline, this week's episode took a bit of a more somber tone. It led me to ponder life a bit more deeply than usual and I wanted to address the topic of depression. It can lead some to do great things such as art and helping the world, but it could lead others down darker paths, such as is speculated in Chester's death. Suicide is never the answer.

I hope to be able to shed a little light in the wake of that darkness. There are also other topics that came up such as eating disorders and anxiety. Therapy can help, but sometimes all it takes is a kind word or a motivating friend. Together, we are unstoppable, Words have power.

Originally broadcast on Pawling Public Radio in New York.