132: Chad Austin on How to Start and Maintain An Exercise Program

Oct 26

Chad Austin is a personal trainer, speaker, and the owner of Priority Fitness in Overland Park, Kansas. Priority Fitness’s name was inspired by his best selling book, Make Fitness A Priority: How to win the fight against your excuses.

Chad was inspired to focus his speaking and writing on long term health after seeing so many people reach their short term fitness goals only to fall back into bad habits. He is passionate about helping people who can’t find time for fitness to learn how to stop making excuses, so they can make it a priority in their lives.

Chad expertly helps steer people away from the desire for instant gratification and helps them make changes that lead to long term fitness, not just temporary success.

Chad knows firsthand the power that exercise can have in transforming your mental and physical health, and through his public speaking engagements, books, personal training programs (both in-person and online), and 6-week challenges, he is making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

In this episode, Chad Austin talks about:

  • Short term goals vs long term success
  • Why health and fitness isn’t a priority for most people
  • Mindset for improvement
  • Best time of day to workout
  • #1 excuse to not workout
  • Balancing time while adapting to change
  • Keeping consistency as a top goal
  • Problems with 6-week fitness challenges
  • Breaking up with the mindset of “going back to where I started”
  • Focusing on the “what’s next”
  • Difficulty of moving into maintenance plans
  • Best exercise plans for goals
  • Breaking fitness plateaus
  • Nutrient timing for energy and recovery
  • The Fit List test
  • Fitness for mental health
  • The “why fuel”
  • Working with a fitness coach/trainer
  • The personal trainer experience

Featured Guest

Chad Austin


Priority Fitness

About the Author

Kate Jaramillo: Creator of Ketogenic Living 101, 102, Straight-Up Wellness & Keto Living Coach Certification. Wellness Advocate & Badass.