The Life Athlete Podcast with Peter Shmock
By Life Athlete
You don’t have to get old. Follow the principles of the Life Athlete—where pain is not gain, where less is more—and attain your ideal fitness, for life. A way to strengthen and quiet your mind so your mind and body work together toward your goals. A “thinking man’s athlete,” Peter Shmock developed his Life Athlete program—a plan and practice for maximum achievement, fitness, and confidence–by constantly evolving it over his decades long commitment to fitness and helping people become their best as a two-time Olympic athlete, strength and conditioning coach for the Seattle Mariners and University of Oregon Athletic Hall of Fame member. In this Podcast, Peter brings in guests and friends who are leaders in the fields of health, fitness, athletics and business who will help you follow the principles of the Life Athlete: a better way to stay fit, have more energy, and perform better in day-to-day life.
||CleanEp. 27: How all good movement comes back to dance with Elia Mrak||Elia Mrak is a gifted dancer, a teachers teacher of human movement and thought leader on how to enjoy moving and being in your body over a lifetime. In this episode Elia shares more of his counter intuitive wisdom about the power and relevance of...||12/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 26 : Finding greater ease and vibrancy in life with Jonathan Marshall||From his education at Stanford, Harvard and through his own internal explorations, Jonathan Marshall found his niche helping people in the role of psychotherapist, executive coach and leadership trainer. With his passion and toolbox of skills he...||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp: 25 Optimal and Essential Skin Protection for the Outdoor Athlete with Dr. Brandith Irwin MD||Dr Brandith Irwin is a dermatologist who practices in Seattle Wa. She’s been on Oprah and the weekend Today Show. She’s an accomplished physician and on a mission to help people have their best skin ever and for their lifetime. One of her missions..||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 24 Author of Changing the Game : Making youth sports sane and fun again with John O'Sullivan||John O’Sullivan, a former high level soccer player and youth coach says youth sports are broken. He’s on a mission to change how youth sports become a ultra competitive , adult centered enterprise that has taken the fun and ‘play’ out of...||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 23: A Sports Icon’s Tips for Optimizing Body/Mind Potential with Sue Bird||Sue Bird is a sports icon. She’s now the oldest starting player in the WNBA, and the Seattle Storm star wants to keep playing at the highest level possible. She played college ball at the University of Connecticut and, during her time there, they...||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 22: How she broke the barrier: Becoming the first female head trainer in MLB history with Sue Falsone||Sue Falsone broke a huge barrier when she became the first female head athlete trainer in the history of MLB. Her story of how she went from a consultant to the Los Angeles Dodgers to the head trainer position is not only inspiring, but a testament to..||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 21: Pushing Beyond Limits and Setting a World Record with Joe McConaughy||Joe “Stringbean“ McConaughy is an ultra marathon runner. Who would have thought that with only one ultra marathon event under his belt he’d be prepared break a world record in his next ultra event. But he did. On August 31st, 2018, he destroyed...||3/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 20: Discovering A More Powerful Way to Learn to Become Better with Mac Wilkins||Mac and I were teammates on the University of Oregon track team in the early 70s and shared the legendary coach and inventor of the Nike shoe, Bill Bowerman. A gift to both of us. Mac’s resume is impressive. He was a 4 x Olympic team member as...||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 19: How to Eat Healthy Without So Many Do's and Don'ts with Elena Razmpoosh||What a pleasure to speak with Elena. Not just because she espouses eating fresh and natural foods. And not because she believes in food as being the life force that makes us ready to meet each day healthily and more vibrant, which she does. It’s...||2/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 18: The Key To Well Being and Success Throughout the Day with Marjolein Brugman||One day in 1995 Marjolein was out for her daily run when her life took a dramatic turn for the worst. She was hit by a car. Her rehabilitation, as you can imagine was long and arduous but in time she recovered, in part due to her...||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 17: Optimizing Human Performance & Energy Through Diet & Supplementation with Ryan Munsey||In this episode, I get to talk with Ryan Munsey on a subject I’ve always been interested in: optimizing human performance and energy through diet and supplementation. It’s a highly debated subject, but I think Ryan helps make it more precise and...||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 16: How To Cope with Perfectionism, Anxiety Attacks and Permission to Rest with Dr. Perpetua Neo||Perpetua is an executive coach, mentor and psychologist. She received her Doctorate in clinical psychology from the prestigious UCL and a Masters from Cambridge. She works mostly with high achieving women helping them become who they can they truly...||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 15: Finding Meaning in Life Beyond Material Goals with Dave Phillips||Decades ago Dave Phillips accomplished some epic endurance events, like skiing 83 hours continuously to water skiing over 2000 km with a buddy. These intense and painful physical feats were performed to help raise money and awareness for some notable...||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 14: Using Your Mind to Guide Your Goals with Mariner's Hall of Famer, Jamie Moyer||Jamie Moyer had a dream like career in Major league Baseball. As a starting pitcher he spent 25 years in the Big Leagues and played on 9 different teams. By the end of his career he had amassed 269 wins and an ERA of 4.25. A rare and remarkable...||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 13: Reach the Next Level of Performance with performance coach Lindsey Wilson||This week I talk with Lindsey Wilson, a dynamic and passionate mental training coach and principal of Positive Performance. She consuls athletic teams, individual athletes and organizations how go beyond their mental roadblocks to become who they can...||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 12: Holistic High Level Physical Performance with Oceans Seven swimmer, Antonio Arguelles||On Thursday August 3, 2017, Antonio Arguelles completed the Northern channel swim from Northern Ireland to Scotland. This was his 7th and last channel swim to complete the Oceans Seven: the 7 hardest channel swims in the world. The equivalent in the...||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 11: The Secret to Kicking Ass Every Day with Sean McCormick||I had a bromance with Sean the moment I met him. Talented, present and passionate but most of all I was drawn to his energy and ethos of life. He lives his life with a central mantra in mind : help people become their best and most authentic selves....||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 10: Reaching Your Physical & Mental Potential with Mariner's Hall of Famer, Dan Wilson||Any time I get hang out with Dan Wilson, or Dan the Man, as his former Seattle Mariner teammates would call him, It’s a super stoked day for me. Dan spent 11 years with the Seattle Mariners as their All Star catcher and by the time he retired in...||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 9: Movement as a way to Personal Transformation with Dr. Jeff Haller||I’ve known Jeff since the early 90s when he owned a studio in Seattle called Inside Moves. It was home to one of his passions, Aikido, in which he was very accomplished, yoga classes, as well as his work as Feldenkrais practitioner. And as...||8/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 8: How To Stay Aerobically Fit with Dr. Robert "Brownie" Schoene||Dr. Robert Schoene, aka Brownie, is a man of many talents and a vast reservoir of knowledge. Professionally, he teaches students, residents, fellows in training, athletes, and patients with heart and lung disease the importance of understanding...||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 7: Finding Passion in Lifelong Learning with 4 time MLB All-Star pitcher, Mark Langston||Mark Langston, a 4-time All-Star pitcher and 7-time Gold Glove winner, played the game he loved for 16 years with the Seattle Mariners, California Angels, Montreal Expos, San Diego Padres and the Cleveland Indians . Mark and I first crossed paths when..||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 6: Living A Life Steeped In Purpose with Creative Director for WhereNext, Gregg Bleakney||Gregg Bleakney has a story that’s worth listening to. Why? Because his life thus far, has never about playing it safe and staying inside the box. Gregg is man of high passion for creating a life steeped in purpose, expansion and internal integrity....||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5: Why 100% Effort is Not Sustainable w/ 5x National Championship Climbing Coach Tyson Schoene||Tyson Schoene grew up in a climbing family in Seattle. He is a lifelong athlete who spends much of his time in the mountains and running trails around the northwest. He currently runs the 5-Time National Champion Vertical World climbing team....||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: How to not Outsource our Responsibility to Ourselves with guest Garth Stein||This week I sit down with Garth Stein, New York Times bestseller and author of Racing in the Rain. I read Racing in the Rain, and not only enjoyed it but it spoke to me on a deeper level. The main character in the book Is Enzo, a dog. Enzo’s...||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Meditation for this Millennial with guests Tay and Val||Tay and Val are two gifted women started a journey a few years ago to travel by bike around the world spreading their message of “Living your Dream”. During their travels, little did they know it, the universe would connect them with many...||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Ginny Gilder||Ginny Gilder is a two time Olympian in rowing, co-owner of the WNBA Seattle Storm basketball team as well as an entrepreneur, author of Course Correction: A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX and a leader in the fight for women’s..||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Elia Mrak||Welcome to the Life Athlete podcast. Our guest today is Elia Mrak. He performs, directs, teaches and dedicates himself to the power of dance. His practice fuses Breakdancing, Qigong, Flying Low and the sacred ritual of dance. He has performed, taught,..||6/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Highly recommend listening. Peter and his guests offer valuable nuggets of wisdom to help anyone improve his/her life. Thanks for sharing your personal experiences.
Inspiring and grounding at the same time
I really enjoy Peter's calm confidence. It's inspiring to slow down and learn from his experience. I can't wait to hear future episodes.
Pete is all you need!
I have been working with Pete for over 10 years and he is absolutely incredible! He is always in touch with his mind and his body and has helped me learn what it means to be a life athlete! When I heard he was starting a podcast I was ecstatic! You NEED to check out his book as well "The Way of the Life Athlete"