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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Dec 6, 2016

In this episode Garett talks to Kettlebell Master Jeff Sokol about the power of the Kettlebell, living life with passion, the law of attraction, and even about their “man crush” Zar Horton. Jeff a fitness coach, a Strong First Team Leader, and founder of Sokol Strong. If you are excited about life, this is the podcast for you! 

Show notes:

Follow – Sokol Strong Facebook page

Jeff website: Sokol Strong


Nov 11, 2016

In this episode Garett talks to CKO/2.0 Member Jen Rash about the 2016 PresidentialElection. This most recent election is one that will definetly go down into the record books as the most insane election ever. Garett and Jen don’t waste anytime and start the podcast off full throttle. Enjoy! 

Jen Rash grew up in El Paso, TX and moved to Seattle in 2002 to attend UW where she studied Communications. She has been a member at both CKO Kickboxing Seattle and 2.0 Next Level Fitness for just over 1-year. Over the course of this year she has become “much stronger”, and “much saner” (her word). Jen is a Senior Account Manager at PRR (, which is a full service communications firm in downtown Seattle. Jen has worked on everything from the SR 99 Bored Tunnel, to the Surprised by Shoreline campaign - 

Nov 1, 2016

In this episode Garett talks to Fitness Coach Anna Willard about kettlebells, breathing, meditation, overcoming injuries, and how to improve the overall quality of your life. Anna is a level 1 certified kettlebell instructor in both, StrongFirst (SFG) and Strength Matters (SMK), Level 2 FMS (Functional Movement Screen), and Ground Force method. This podcast is highly informative and inspirational!

Show notes: 

Follow - Coach Willard Facebook page

Books - The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive by Jim Afremow

Oct 19, 2016

In this episode Garett talks to personal training superstar Nikki Vaughan about all things fitness. Nikki is wellness specialist/personal trainer in the Seattle area who is also a triathlete and avid horse rider who regularly compete in Eventing. Eventing is the only sport where men and women compete on equal terms. Garett and Nikki talk about what’s it’s like leaving a high paying “corporate” job to become a fitness trainer. In addition Garett and Nikki discuss the importance of goal setting, the trainer/client relationship, motivating clients, the media’s effect on body image and much, much, more. This podcast was a lot of fun!

Show notes:

Nikki K Fitness

Oct 13, 2016

In this episode Garett talks to long time CKO Kickboxing Seattle member Jeff Cornell about what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur. Jeff Cornell is an award winning tattoo artist in Seattle and is also the owner of Hidden Hand Tattoo Shop. Hidden Hand has been a highly successful shop for nearly 10-years. Garett and Jeff talk about what it takes to run a small business and the importance of taking it “one step at a time”. If you are curious about the keys to success, this is the podcast for you.

Show notes:

Hidden Hand Tattoo Shop

Tao at work: On Leading and Following by Stanley M. Herman



Oct 9, 2016

In this episode Garett talks to long time CKO Kickboxing Seattle member Christina Srour about the idea of the growth mindset. The growth mindset is based on work by Dr. Carol Dweck who coined the terms “fixed mindset” and “growth mindset” to describe the underlying beliefs people have about learning and intelligence. This idea is being applied to school age children, which is how Christina came across the idea. This conversation is interesting.

Show notes: 

Growth Mindset website

Oct 6, 2016

In this episode Garett interviews Dawn Ford who is the owner of the Seattle Barkery. The Seattle Barkery is a mobile dog Food truck and coffee bar that specializes in handcrafted dog treats! The Conversion covers everything from healthy food for dog, the adventures of being a small business owner, and even the keys to overall happiness. If you are a fan of dogs, a healthy lifestyle, or small business this podcast does not disappoint!

Show notes:

The Seattle Barkery – Website

Seattle Barkery Facebook page – Give them a like

Dogwood indoor dog park – The Seattle Barkery has a location inside of this indoor dog park.

Seattle Food Truck Builders – According to Dawn these guys are the best in the business!

Devils play Ground – Documentary

BlackFish - Documentary

Oct 3, 2016

In this episode Garett interviews 2.0 Next Level Fitness’s newest personal trainer Kristina Willson. The conversation starts off about the importance of goal setting then quickly turns into a discussion about the state of our health care system and our current Presidential candidates. This interview is a lot of fun! 

Show notes:

Michael Moore article “Trump Is Self-Sabotaging His Campaign Because He Never Really Wanted The Job In The First Place

Recommended Documentary with Noam Chomsky - Requiem for the American Dream

Key Words:

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Women's Health, Fitness, Deadlift, pull-ups



Sep 30, 2016

In this episode of the Team Renon Podcast Garett interview’s Josh Cannaday CKO Seattle/2.0 Next Level Fitness’s Gym Manager. In this episode Josh and Garett talk about everything from facing your biggest fears, to Quantum mechanics, to drinking AYAHUASCA in the jungles of Peru. This podcast is not to be missed.

Show notes:

To learn more about Josh’s rock and roll days here is a link to his band Hills of Elysium. Check out this interview here to see what motivated him creatively, spiritually or emotionally and to see some great photos wearing “guy liner”? Trust me, it is worth it!

Book “Life after Life” by Raymond Moody

Book: On Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins

Book: You are the Placebo by Dr. Joe Dispenza

AYAHUASCA documentary. You can stream it free here:

Jul 2, 2016

Podcast Episode 25. The bad news - we have been MIA for nearly 9-months! The good news - We are BACK!!!

So this podcast is all about Rehab, not for drugs and alcohol but rehab for your body and even your mind. In this podcast we had special guest Dr. Mike Smith of Kinetic Sports Rehab - . And we talk about why Kinetic Sports Rehab is not your average "physical therapy" office. We also talk about common fitness injuries, the importance of glute-activation exercises and the importance of quality over quantity.

Book Recommendation:

Boundaries for Leaders by Henry Cloud

You Are the Placebo by Dr. Joe Dispenza