Strength, Confidence and Pain-Free Movement to Live Your Best Life

The Physical Freedom podcast in a weekly show with an unconventional approach to fitness, hosted by me, Jonathan Mead. It's about developing a lifestyle of pain-free movement and feeling your best in your body. Sound up your alley? Here's where you can subscribe:

What makes this podcast different?

Pulling from my 10 years of experience as a coach and having worked with hundreds of students from diverse backgrounds, I've seen that people are craving something deeper with their bodies.

Less pushing and grinding. More moving and feeling better.

Less shame and guilting. More moving because it feels good (it can take time to develop this).

Less compartmentalizing fitness into a box. And more integrating movement into your lifestyle.
Physical Freedom


The Power of Slowing Down with Rolfing Expert Mary Bond


Physical pain is often the reason people seek out body work, and it can also be the catalyst that leads them to greater body awareness.

As we discuss with author and certified Rolfing practitioner Mary Bond, body awareness is useful in learning your limits and capacities. By slowing down and learning to be present in yourself through your body, you give yourself time for more feedback to take place. 

We talk with Mary about our movement starved bodies in this digital age, and how our tunnel of awareness narrows with our constant connection to screens. We also get into everything from dancing and aging to somatic resilience and boxing with Parkinson’s.

It’s easy to constantly judge ourselves for what our bodies can’t do. But if we remained curious and interested, celebrating our movement capacity right now?

Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

The Breathing Book by Donna Farhi

Mary’s books

Mary’s website

Mary on IG

Subscribe for movement inspiration and practical challenges every week

Each week myself and leading movement experts deliver inspiration, strategies and challenges to help you make a real change in your body. And how to better enjoy the one you currently have.

This isn't about just hacking, it's about going deep to unlock your physical freedom so you can be your best self in the world.

Music by Muciojad from HookSounds

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  In this episode we explore a very simple question: How can you become a better ally to your body? In order to heal ourselves, to create true strength, we need to heal our relationship with ourselves, with our bodies. We need to dismantle the hierarchy and learn to let the information and signals not […]

Sex and Movement with Ev'Yan Whitney - Episode 011

  Ev'Yan is here to help you liberate yourself from shame and step into your erotic power. She's here to help you ask the big questions. Questions like... Why does our sexuality often get put last in our lives? Why is it the last frontier we look to liberate? What are the common blocks we […]

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Embodying the Strongest You - Episode 009

There's one thing I know to be certain. Wherever you're at it in life, you want more. And what you think you're capable of, whether with your body or in life, is just a small fraction of your true potential. When things get tough, we all have a choice. We can either collapse and make […]

Within Crisis There is the Greatest Opportunity - Episode 008

We're being cracked open right now. We're being reminded that we don't have as much control as we like to think. And perhaps most importantly, we're being reminded that one day, we will die. Of course, that reality is always there, but it's hard to not look at right now. Within this crisis and reminder […]

The Mindset You Need for Physical Freedom with Dr. Shante Cofield - Episode 007

It's not every day you meet someone as incredibly skilled, humble and generous as Dr. Cofield. She's been educating people for years on how to rebuild their foundations, reclaim their physical freedom and now, helps other coaches and teachers thrive making an impact in the world. If you're wanting to rebuild your body and wake […]

Integration, Deep Healing and Movement for Trauma Recovery with Jane Clapp - Episode 006

Is deep healing really possible with your body even if you've experienced trauma or injury? Or are you just left with to cope with whatever scars that life has given you? In this interview with trauma and movement expert Jane Clapp, we explore how to heal your body on a deep level and why it's […]

The Power of Labeling Yourself with Jon Yuen - Episode 005

Wait. Aren't labels supposed to be a bad thing? Well, maybe. But sometimes we're just afraid to really own what we want to be or know we are deep down. We're afraid of the expectations from others, we're afraid of really owning what we want, we're afraid of... ourselves. In this conversation with Jon Yuen, […]

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