Team Renon Podcast

Garett and Jessica are gym owners and high-level trainers, together they have nearly 20 years of health and fitness experience.
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Oct 10, 2015

After a long hiatus, Garett and Jessica are back too discuss all things fitness. In this episode they talk about their gym's current 10-week challenge and why a challenge (in general) maybe exactly what you need to get you over that fitness "plateau".

Garett and Jessica also discuss why weight gain can be common at different times throughout your fitness journey. 

Then the conversation suddenly takes a turn toward to the zombie apocalypse (again). What 5 exercises/equipment would Garett and Jessica use during the apocalypse? 

Lastly Garett and Jessica talk about 5 factors that prevent people from reaching their goals.

Key words: Team Renon Podcast, zombie apocalypse, 10-week challenge, 2.0 Next Level fitness


Aug 19, 2015

Today the Team Renon Podcast is proud to have Josh Cannaday as a special guest… James Harrison went on social media telling the world that he made his young boys return their participation trophies. In this episode Garett, Jessica, and Josh discuss this topic as well as the current trend of kids and even adults feeling entitled.

The topics then move on to constructive criticism. Finally, the podcast is wrapped up by discussing the hip hinge clinic and the upcoming 21-day habit hack!

Key Words: James Harrison, Hip Hinge Clinic, Garett Renon, Jessica Renon, Josh Cannaday, Trophy Kids, Annual Trophy Sales, 21-day habit hack, 2.0 Next Level Fitness, #harrisonfamilyvalues, Team Renon Podcast

Aug 2, 2015


Is it possible to go too far?

From Monkeys to cyborgs--In this episode we talk about everything from the 1000-lb club, to Ninja training, to Movnat, to the progression of the human race, FatWater, and even Damns.

Damnation documentary:

Lily drone:

Movnat equipment:

Sapiens book: 


Key Words: Lily drone, Movnat, Fatwater, Ninja training, 1000-lb club, Nature, Damnation, Nature documentary, human zoo, bulletproof coffee, MCT oil, bio hacking, Sapiens, abs


Jul 13, 2015

The Story of Al Hemmen, CKO’s “mascot” and how he randomly showed up to the gym and his appearance brings up the topic of “fate” or “something bigger”.

Onism strikes again. Garett and Jessica talk about how they used Onism durning their last weekend get away!


Lastly should you eat and train like a bodybuilder if you fitness goals are just to lose a few pounds?


Keywords: Al Hemmen, CKO Seattle, Fate, Onism, Eat like a bodybuilder, House boat, Lake Washington, fasting, juice cleanse, multiple meals a day, train like a bodybuilder


Jun 29, 2015

Are Puff Daddy and Snoop Dogg proof that we are living in the Matrix? In this episode Garett and Jessica discuss how P-Diddy changed the game when it comes to kettlebells. The Garett Finds out an interesting fact that he uses as proof that we are living in a simulation because “you can’t make this stuff up”!

What’s the newest trend in the fitness world? The answer, small group training. Garett and Jessica discuss why semi-private training just maybe the best way to get in shape!

Lastly, tent cities, are they helping people or are they a burden to the surrounding areas? Garett and Jessica talk about a tent city that is ½ a mile away from their gym.

Key words: Kettlebells ,Tent City, Semi private training, Small group training, Why Small group training is the best, Best fitness trends 2015, crime rates, Life is a simulation,

Jun 15, 2015

Should you be taking a calcium supplement? Well did you know that The United States has one of the highest rates of osteoporosis in the world, despite also having one of the highest calcium intakes? If you are concerned about bone health taking calcium should be the least of your worries. In this episode Garett and Jessica talk about how to achieve optimal bone health using diet and exercise. 

The conversation then takes a turn to talking about breaking our addiction to stuff. Garett and Jessica share personal stories about times they spent money on life changing experiences.

The somehow they start talking about “Johnny Law”, asking if cops get a bad rap?

Key Words: Calcium supplementation, MacTech, Natural Stacks, Police Brutality, Bone Health, Bulletproof Conference, Garett's Book,

Jun 8, 2015

If you had to choose between having the ability to fly or be invisible, what would you choose?  In this episode Garett and Jessica discuss this topic and what your answer may say about you! Also is it possible to be a true “hero” if you choose to be invisible?

The conversation then moves to a question about proximity and convenience. Is it possible that a gym can be too convenient? Well Garett and Jessica have a real life story about a person that took 3-years to finally step through their gym door all while working right next door.


Finally Garett and Jessica discuss a health fair they attended which was located at a supplement shop.  If you are curious about supplements this is a must listen!

Key words:

Radio lab podcast, Superpowers, Superheros, Aaron Brothers, Supplements, CILTEP, Bulletproof coffee, MCT oil, gym excuses, Garett Renon, Jessica Renon, Best supplemetns to take


May 25, 2015

In this episode Garett and Jessica once again discuss the role of social media and how it effects our lives. Will we have any privacy left? And, Is it really a bad thing if we no longer have any privacy?

But before they get into the topic of privacy Garett and Jessica discuss a fascinating documentary titled Planet Earth. After watching the documentary Garett is convinced that penguins are dumb!

The conversation goes back to social media and all the pressures associated with being constantly connected.

Lastly, Garett talks about the “House Keeper study”. The result of this study is nothing short of amazing!

Key Words: Harvard House Keeper study, Facebook, Social media privacy, are we losing our privacy, Planet Earth, BBC documentary, Penguins are dumb, Nature, mindfulness, Surgeon General recommendation for exercise

May 18, 2015

What is an acceptable amount of time to respond to an email, texted messages or Facebook messages? In this episode Garett and Jessica discuss why Jessica removed Facebook from her phone. The question is then asked if not being constantly connected had negative consequences?

Have you heard of the word Onism? Well the discussion goes from Facebook messages to this word. Listen to what to find out what it means.

Lastly find out why the Advocare tent was more popular than the CKO tent.

Key words: Facebook, Facebook messages, how much time do I have to respond to an email, Onism, email, Advocare, constant connectivity, Garett Renon, Jessica Renon, Team Renon Podcast, Healthy life experiment

May 4, 2015

In this episode of the Team Renon Podcast, Garett and Jessica discuss their views about the Mayweather Pacquiao fight, which leads to the discussion of glorifying violence, head trauma, and the love of combat sports.

Then the podcast takes a turn and Garett and Jessica talk about Oreos and school lunches.

Lastly, Garett rants about people pointing the wrong way…

Key Words: Oreo cookies story, School lunches.  Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Jon Jones, UFC, Boxing, Head Trama, worlds fattest girl.


Apr 20, 2015

Yes, we just made that statement! But it is true, and in this episode we (Garett and Jessica) discuss how your posture can affect your entire life. Also Garett makes a couple of “failed” attempts to bring Jessica into a philosophical debate about gym distraction and another debate about being popular or the best. This is a great episode and the information about changing your posture is mind-blowing! 

Key words: Resting bitch face, Resting bitch face makes you a bitch, Gym distractions, Popular or the best, Posture and happiness, depression, posture and depression, Garett Renon, Jessica Renon, Mp3, Music at the gym, workout music, Stink eye

Apr 13, 2015

Is there such a thing as an easy workout? If you do experience an “easy” workout whose fault is it, the trainer’s or your own? In this episode Garett and Jessica discuss this topic as well as laying out the characteristics of what makes a good/bad trainer and also what makes a good/bad class participant. Also Garett and Jessica discuss their opinions about a North Korean documentary and apply their lessons learn to the health and fitness world. Lastly, Garett rants about old blenders having too many buttons!

Key Words:

North Korea, Bad Group Fitness instructors, Vitamix, How to be a good student of fitness, hard workouts, easy workouts, Garett Renon, Jessica Renon, 2.0 Next Level Fitness, Skykomish river

Mar 29, 2015

Binge eating, unethical doctors, bad breakfasts, self-responsibility and self-sabotage! In this episode Garett and Jessica plunge deep into the world of health/fitness ethics, asking questions such as when to say when to a friend? And what is the responsibility of a doctor when a client asks for the elusive “get out of jail free card”? This is a definitely a must listen!

Key words: Dermatology, French toast, pancakes, Bad doctors, health care alliance, Self-sabatoge, boring workouts, fun exercise ideas


Mar 29, 2015

Are Abs (crunches, sit-ups, etc) exercises bad for you? Are there better and safer ways to get that elusive 6-pack? In this episode Garett and Jessica discus the negative effects of back rounding, and suggest some really amazing alternatives, if fact one of the alternatives you could be doing right now as you read this sentence…Also are you a fitness snob? If you are unsure listen in as Garett and Jessica talk about the most common traits of a fitness snob.

Key words: Best abs exercises, how to get a stronger core, best core exercises, fitness snob, crossfit, Bruce Lee, Movement fix, Dr. Debell, CKO kickboxing, 2.0 fitness, Garett and Jessica Renon

Mar 21, 2015

In this episode Garett and Jessica discuss the mood altering effects of exercise and diet. They also discuss how to best combat overtraining. Which then leads into a discussion about physical therapy, the importance of listening to an expert and gender roles. Lastly no podcast is complete without discussing the deep meaning of the Rocky soundtrack and finally Garett rants about the ineffectiveness of local governments.


Key words:

Eye of the tiger, Rocky Soundtrack, Physical therapy, SADS, Depression, percentage of women in physical therapy, Tom Selleck

Mar 2, 2015

Are Girl Scout cookies healthy? Well the girl scouts are definitely promoting the “healthy” properties of their in hopes to push more sugar into the market. In this episode Garett and Jessica call for the Girl Scouts to get rid of the cookies and to move on to healthier options. Then they discus what qualities a good trainer should possess. Then they ask the question, is being healthy bad for your relationship? The answer may surprise you. Lastly what happened to all the worlds’ quicksand, Garett is on a mission to find quicksand?


Keywords: Girl Scout cookies, Beef jerky, quicksand, qualities of a good trainer, fitness and relationships, Epic bars, vegan thin mints.

Feb 9, 2015

There is a lot of shaming going on, is this because of the anonymity of the Internet or is this a self reflection of low self-confidence? In this episode Garett and Jessica discuss the latest fit shaming article and then Jessica yells at Garett for being a “shame-er” of low self-confidence. Also kids in the gym, yes or no? Should the gym be your alone time? What about girls becoming bulky? Both Garett and Jessica hope to finally put an end to this ridiculous myth? What about those superbowl commercials, or better yet what do the movies that were promoted during the SuperBowl say about us as a society?  

Keywords: Fit Shaming, Fat Shaming, Fast and Furious 7, Terminator, Girls gone strong, All Kinds of Gainz, PHD-player hating degree, Rocky 4, Rambo 6, Garett Renon, Jessica Renon, Team Renon, 2.0 next level fitness, Abby Pell, Maria Kang, Jen Sinkler, Fit mom, No excuses,    


Jan 26, 2015

How are gym relationships similar to personal (dating) relationships? Is it acceptable to cheat on your gym with another gym? In this episode Garett and Jessica talk about How to deal with your gym once the honeymoon phase wears off. Also Garett brings up a story about sugar addiction that you will have to hear to believe. And last but not least, has the flu become stronger or have humans become weaker?

Keywords: How to break-up with your gym, Brain Rules, Flu, sugar addiction, choosing a gym, fitness excuses, Garett Renon, Jessica Renon


Jan 19, 2015

What are your thoughts on people who are chronically late all the time? In this episode Jessica and Garett discuss, their gym’s 40 in 40 challenge, CINCO Saturday, the pros and cons of workout clothes, spending your time and money on experiences instead of material things, and why being on time actually means you are late.


Keywords: 40 in 40 Challenge, CINCO Saturday, Chipotle, consumerism, Lulu lemon, Under Armor, Best workout clothes, overtraining,


Jan 5, 2015

On this podcast: Where did Garett’s butt go? And, Would you train with a trainer that has hurt himself on many occasions? Listen as Jessica and Garett discus the credibility of a trainer that has suffered numerous injuries, the differences between discomfort and pain, and the why movement should be mandatory.

Key words:


Garett’s Butt, Best practices of personal trainers, FMS, Mindfulness, injuries, fitness, office job, sedentary lifestyle, weak core, Jessica Renon, ACL tears, Lat tendon tears