THE PHYSICAL FREEDOM PODCAST

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.
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CHECK OUT THE LATEST EPISODES

How a High Performing Mom Reclaimed True Strength in Her Body

Rebecca is an Embodied Breakthrough client who wears many hats. She’s a project manager, a mom of two kids and 3 animals, a painter and incredible writer who is working on her memoir.

But chronic pain began to interrupt her active lifestyle. From lower back and hip pain to migraines from neck and shoulder tension, she wasn’t feeling settled in her body. She did everything from yoga to rigorous kettlebell training. But something just didn’t feel right.

She felt stuck and knew what she was doing wasn’t working. Most importantly, she wanted a way to feel free and to know herself better.

“I was really oriented around, you know, you push yourself until it hurts and then you do a little bit more type sports, and if I wanted to see results, I started with so many sets, so many reps. And if I wasn't seeing it, do more, and I just wasn't even listening to myself.”

By working through the Embodied Breakthrough program, her lower back and hip pain has disappeared. She’s having more fun in her body, doing spinal flows, getting up and down off the floor in creative ways, and has is experiencing more easy in even just the daily tasks of life.

She’s learned skills like listening and curiosity to develop strength she didn’t think she had, and engaging her breath daily to calm her mind and find her center.

“What if I just ask myself, today what does my body feel like it wants, instead of just starting? And supporting that beginner's brain and curiosity, all the possibilities are open when you're in that space. I haven't decided how it's gonna turn out. I don't know how it's gonna turn out. And anything’s possible.”

Rebecca has been on a journey to discover that our body is our home.

She’s let go of the scorecard and is here to let you know that you, too, can choose to have a different relationship with your body through intentional movement and exploration.

“Today is the day you get to have a different relationship with your body, right now in this moment, by just being willing to. Willing to not have the answers, not knowing if you're going to do it right...just allowing yourself to be open to the learning experience, letting go of the scorecard and getting into just learning about yourself.”

Want to be the next success story?

Schedule a breakthrough call and we'll help you figure out exactly what's been holding you back with your body. Together we'll map out a game plan to get you back on track to becoming the strongest version of yourself.

You could keep researching and collecting information, or you could finally figure out what you most need to get your true strength and freedom back.

If you're ready to make your breakthrough...

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How Tiffany Redefined Strength and Fixed Her Foundations by Slowing Down

Tiffany is an Embodied Breakthrough client who has broken through artificial ceilings and is forming a whole new way of being in the world with her body. Like many others, Tiffany held childhood beliefs of not being cut out for athletic pursuits. But she discovered Crossfit a decade ago, and her ideas of what she […]

How Hollie Eliminated a Decade of Hip and Knee Pain and Reclaimed Her Physical Freedom

Hollie has a spirit and energy that can easily light up a room. But chronic pain and tension were keeping her feeling stuck and limited in her body. With a family history of arthritis and being told she would suffer the same fate, she felt pain in daily movement from the age of 16, often […]

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 […]

Recovering From Fitness Burnout with Kersten Kimura - Episode 014

  Taken too far, even a healthy pursuit like trying to get in better shape or eating healthy can become toxic. So, where do we learn to push ourselves to constantly do more, achieve more, BE more? How do we use overtraining to avoid difficult emotions or areas of life we’re unhappy with? In this […]

Taking Total Ownership of Your Health with Dr. Brett Jones - Episode 013

  Why can't we outsource our healing to someone else? What's the role of chiropractic work and other hands-on healing? Where do we have to take ownership for our own health and wellbeing? What's the truth about the Coronavirus and when do we go too far in trying to protect ourselves? These are the questions […]

Becoming an Ally to Your Body - Episode 012

  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 […]

Rewiring Your Nervous System for Pain-Free, Confident Movement with Todd Hargrove - Episode 010

  In this episode, I sat down with one of my movement teachers and mentors, Todd Hargrove. Todd is a genius when it comes to understanding how the body works, the science of pain, and how to move with more freedom. He's the author of one of my absolute favorite books as well, A Guide […]

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 […]

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