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Strong By Design Podcast

Dec 26, 2018

Do you want to be fit and healthy, but don't have the time to go to the gym? Here's the thing, even if you only have a minute to spare you can transform your life and be healthy. Find out how on today’s episode as Coach Brian talks with Meredith Shirk. Meredith is a lifestyle coach, wife, mom, and founder of Svelte Training. They discuss the importance of movement and how short workouts can make a lot of difference in your health. Discover, among other things, how you can incorporate short workouts into your daily routine and make it works for you.


I want to be able to bend down and play with my daughter and not feel like, you know, my back’s gonna be thrown out.

-Meredith Shirk


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Time Stamps:

01:12 Meredith’s background in sports and how she came to build Svelte Training and where the name came from

05:19 Realizing the need for a kind of exercise for busy people who have little time but wants to be healthy

07:09 Why Meredith shifted from lifting and doing long workouts to one-minute exercises and what makes it works for her

10:48 Why short intense workouts are more effective and the best options for anyone especially busy parents

16:07 How to be successful doing short intense workouts

19:36 A great fitness workout applicable for aging men and women

23:55 Meredith's advice for people who have doubts about short workouts and think that going to the gym is the only effective way to be fit and healthy

25:46 Two ideas or mantras that Meredith instills in herself and in her clients

29:46 Looking at the future and not in the past to make a difference and transform your life


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