| | EP 374 – Gladiator, Coach, Exceptional Human, Jen Widerstrom

Author / John

1 hr 57 min listen

Leading Through Coaching

You may recognize Jen Widerstrom [@JenWiderstrom] as coach on The Biggest Loser or Phoenix from American Gladiators, but that doesn’t even scratch the surface of WHO Jen is. This week the fellas chat with the former collegiate hammer thrower and learn about her meandering journey through strength and conditioning. As impressive as Jen’s resume is, her ability to reference great movies is what piques our interest. Find out how she’s been taking stock of her life in 2020 and recalibrating her own goals for the future.

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This week we go big-time with former American Gladiator and The Biggest Loser Coach, Jen Widerstrom [@JenWiderstrom]. If you thought she was impressive before, give this episode a listen. Jen explains that throughout the ebb and flow of the industry, technology, and her personal life, she has come to expect that HOW she impacts others through coaching will change. What she has never lost sight of is her WHY. Learn how Jen is able to tackle the mental complexities around nutrition with her clients and why she thinks that the quarantine has only reinforced peoples’ basic need for a team connection. And finally the fellas discuss what is to become of this year without the PA Symposium or Sorinex Summer Strong.

Empower Your Performance

Jen is awesome. If you agree, you should check her out on instagram @JenWiderstrom or go to www.Widerstrong.com . You also heard correctly, you can have Jen as your very own training coach! You heard a little about her community, check it out on our preferred platform, TrainHeroic. Just Search TeamJen to join!

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.


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