#60: Joy Victoria – General Fitness & Finding The Right Trainer/Coach

Joy Victoria of Fitness Baddies

This is episode 60 of Evil Sugar Radio. In this episode, we interview Joy Victoria of Fitness Baddies. Joy is a Personal Trainer, training people both in person and online.

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Episode 60 Overview

Here’s an overview of what we’ll be talking about in this episode:

  • 1:00 – Are you a trainer? What do you do?
  • 1:20 – What are the main topics and most controversial topics on your blog?
  • 2:30 – What’s your training philosophy?
  • 3:30 – What’s your background in sports and fitness?
  • 5:00 – What methods do you use in training? Strength, metcon, cardio?
  • 6:40 – What is the difference between strength training and metabolic conditioning?
  • 8:00 – What do you recommend in terms of nutrition?
  • 9:25 – Is your typical client a beginner?
  • 10:20 – What do you suggest for beginners? How do they find a good coach?
  • 12:30 – If a beginner comes and has vague goals like “I want to get stronger” or “I want to tone up,” how do you work out a plan for them?
  • 15:10 – Regarding Facebook and other social media, what do you find most frustrating about health and fitness information?
  • 18:00 – What was the theme of your sugar article that you said was so controversial?
  • 23:40 – Do you have any thoughts on counting calories or macronutrients? Are there any trends in the diet industry that you think are good or encouraging?
  • 27:15 – What are your thoughts on high-fat, low-carb diets? What about for beginners and/or women?
  • 32:30 – How do you help your clients manage their expectations?
  • 36:25 – What do trainers need to know about training women?
  • 40:00 – How do you program rest and recovery, deloading, and full breaks? What about differences for beginners, intermediates, etc?
  • 43:40 – You had an article called “Fitness For Dummies: Actually Practical Tips”. Can you give a brief overview of that?
  • 49:55 – If you could suggest some positive advice to the fitness industry, how can the industry do better?
  • 51:00 – How do people find out what you’re up to?

Music Credit

Intro music from Baba Brinkman’s Revenge of the Somatic. Purchase any of Baba’s music at http://bababrinkman.bandcamp.com/