Archive for “July, 2015”

Critically Acclaimed Chef Gio Osso on Mastering Your Craft

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Welcome to another Healthy Primate Podcast! This week we feature a candid discussion with critically acclaimed Chef Gio Osso.

His restaurant Virtù Honest Craft has been celebrated as one of the top 20 “Best New Restaurants” in the U.S. by Esquire Magazine immediately upon opening in 2013, as well as nominated by the prestigious James Beard Foundation for “Best New Restaurant” in 2014.

We are live in his restaurant and discuss Gio’s journey of becoming a world class chef. From his days as an athlete, touring musician to operating on 3 hours of sleep while in school and working.

One thing that you catch in our discussion is Gio’s passion to do better. He never settles and continues to strive for being the best he can be and helping others to achieve that same goal.

 

Topics we discuss:

  • The Journey to Rock Star Legend
  • Culinary School and the Art of Operating on 3 hours of Sleep
  • Experience & Experimenting with Cuisine
  • The Business
  • Following Your Heart, Execute Your Passions
  • Virtu – To Achieve Greatness
  • The World Takes Notice
  • The Good The Bad The Food Critic
  • The Oscars Come Calling – James Beard
  • Farm to Table

You can learn more about Chef Gio Osso at the below:
Website: http://virtuscottsdale.com/
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/VirtuScottsdale
Twitter: https://twitter.com/VirtuScottsdale

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Thank you again for listening.

Cheers,
Kolby I The Healthy Primate

 

A juice Recipe That Will Boost Your Immune System – Juicing with Noah

This week’s episode of Juicing with Noah we focus on a juice that is great for boosting your immune system. We have a guest host today, Mr. Bay Max from Big Hero Six. If you like our show, please LIKE, Share and leave comments below.

Citrus Crisp (1 Serving)

5 Apples
1 Orange
1 Lemon w Rind
1 Lime w Rind
* Be sure to properly clean and wash your fruits and vegetables prior to juicing

Thank you for the support!

Cheers!
Noah & Kolby
The Healthy Primate

Quote of the Day

“If you limit your choice only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.” ~ Robert Fritz

In our podcast series we interview top athletes, industry experts & world class professionals. I ask the following two questions every week:

  • “Why do you think people don’t follow there dreams?
  • “What do you think holds people back?”

The answer we get almost every single time is one word – FEAR. People are afraid to take a risk to do what they love. They are afraid of the outcomes, afraid of failure, afraid of ridicule, afraid of acceptance.

This week what choices will you make that get you closer to doing what you love? How will you punch fear in the face?
Cheers,

The Healthy Primate

 

The Journey of a Legend: The Brian Mackenzie Interview Part 2

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Welcome back to part 2 of our interview series with Coach Brian Mackenzie. He is a NY Times Best Selling Author, founder of Crossfit Endurance, raced in 30+ ultra marathons and is considered a leader in endurance and functional training. You can see all of Brian’s accolades on Part 1 of this series which I highly recommend you go listen to.
We are giving away an autographed copy of his books, Unbreakable Runner & Power Speed Endurance. Please click on the Podcast Series for full details.
Part 2:
  • The Process of Writing A NY Times Best Selling Book
  • Power Speed & Endurance & Unbreakable Runner
  • Do your Own Research
  • Define Success
  • Laird Hamilton Connection
  • 3Fu3L – The Evolution of Protein Supplements
  • Thoughts on the Supplement Business
  • Training Mask & The Art of Breathing to Improve Performance
  • Do What you Love
  • Rapid Fire Questions
We hope you enjoy this as much as we enjoyed putting it together.
Cheers,
The Healthy Primate

Quote of the Day

“When you make a choice, you change the future.”

~ Deepak Chopra

 

When you look at the people you admire or look up to, you will find one common trait. They all started the journey with one step. They took one step towards the goal they had set. What goal will you set this week? What steps will you take to achieving that goal? How will your future change because you started that journey?

Have a great week!

Cheers,

The Healthy Primate

5 Quotes that Work Because I Used a Picture of Steve Jobs

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5 Quotes that Work Because I Used a Picture of Steve Jobs

  1. Get off your ass and stop being lazy
  2. Don’t talk about the things you want, get up and go do them
  3. It’s your fault that your job sucks – change it
  4. The are huge piles of money and freedom behind that brick wall disguised as work
  5. Say Please, Thank You and How Can I Help every day

Go kick today in the face and take names.

Cheers!

The Healthy Primate

 

Meditation – It’s Not Just for Stinky Hippies

In our podcast series I have the opportunity to interview industry leaders, top performers, athletes and entrepreneurs.

The first question we ask is focused on how people start the day – the first 60 minute routine.

Without fail I hear the same types of answers.

1. Some type of physical activity (remind me to tell you about the Richard Branson story)

2. Read or Study

3. Meditation

If top performers follow a recipe for what makes them great, how could I not try to attempt to emulate some aspects of these practices? Meditation was the one missing building block from my daily routine. When I thought of meditation I immediately thought of a some dude in dreads stinking of patchouli oil. Or a calm monk on the tibet mountain side sitting and chanting for hours.  As closely as I resemble neither of these characters I was a bit turned off by it all. That all changed when I actually started doing basic mediation to start the day. There was one thing that made this super easy for me. It starts as only 10 minutes a day for 10 days. I was I was turned on to the app Headspace. 

At Headspace we believe there is nothing more important than looking after the health of the mind, so we’ve made it our mission to get people everywhere to look after this precious resource by sitting to meditate for a few minutes a day, everyday. When this simple activity is considered no more strange than taking a shower, we’ll have achieved our aim.

For thousands of years, meditators have claimed many benefits for their practice. Our experience, and that of Headspace members, suggests that regular mindfulness practice, through meditation, is an effective treatment for stress, worry, lack of focus, relationship problems, addictions and more. It leads to peace of mind and wellbeing, greater focus and creativity and better relationships.

By using the Take 10 series, a free 10 day guided introduction into meditation – I feel a huge difference. You can read all kinds of benefits of meditation. Here at the top 3 things I noticed after just a few sessions:

  1. Stress Levels Decreased
  2. My ability to Respond vs React Increased
  3. Mental Clarity Increased

As a natural sceptic on most things health related – I have to say that although I went in with an open mind, there was a bit of doubt in the back of my mind. This is not uncommon as I think most people in general are a bit skeptical. Below is a great graphic that outlines some of the biggest misconceptions of meditation.

 

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– Source: www.happify.com

Here is what I can say – after meditating now for 30 days, I mentally feel stronger and emotionally in balance than ever before.

We all have busy schedules. It’s not about finding time, it is about making time. Making time for the things that are important.

Here is a snap shot of my morning routine. 

  1. Wake up at 6:15AM
  2. Drink 32 ounces of ice water with a pinch of Himalayan salt.  I do this to kick start my metabolism and to hydrate first thing
  3. Stretch for 10-15 minutes
  4. Meditate for 10 minutes
  5. Read for 30 minutes
  6. Work Out: 30-40 minutes of cardio with 30-40 minutes of strength & conditioning
  7. Kick the day in the ass

Get your mind right!
Cheers,

The Healthy Primate

 

 

Quote of the Day

“There are two primary choices in life: accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.”  ~ Denis Waitley

As you start the week- what decisions and choices will you make to get closer to happiness? If there are things that are causing you stress, pain or unhappiness, only one person can change these patterns. This person is you.

Have an awesome week!

Cheers,

The Healthy Primate

 

Juicing with Noah – Peach Blast

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Join for another episode of Juicing with Noah. This week attempt to make Peach Blast.

It is filled with Vitamin A & C. Aimed at increasing your immune system and keeping you healthy. We recommend that you wear safety gear when working with a juicer. Noah came prepared. We have a special guest this week. Stay tuned for an ending to remember.

Peach Blast – Good for Mental Clarity

Apples – 2 large
Carrots – 10 medium
Lemon – 1
Orange – 1 large
Peaches – 2 large

Cheers,
The Healthy Primate

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NY Times Best Selling Author & Fitness Revolutionary – The Brian Mackenzie Interview PT1

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This week we feature a two part interview series with Coach Brian Mackenzie. He is a NY Times Best Selling Author, founder of Crossfit Endurance, raced in 30+ ultra marathons and is considered a leader in endurance and functional training.
He has been featured in Competitor Magazine, Runners World, Men’s Journal, ESPN, The Economist, and contributed another NY Times Best selling book by Tim Ferris’ – The 4-Hour Body.

We dive deep into Brian’s experience in building a business and his thoughts on functional fitness as well as the importance of building a community.

Part 1:
  • Daily Routine
  • Skateboarding & Surfing
  • Starting a Business
  • Differentiating Your Business Model
  • The Elon Musk Effect
  • Mentors
  • Scaling Other Aspects of his business & building a community
  • CrossFit – Functionality, Personal Responsibility & the Future