Youth Sports & Recovery, Education is Key and Electro-Fitness with McKenna Smet & Josi Pinheiro

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Episode 35

In the latest episode I speak with McKenna Smet and Josi Pinheiro of Elie Wellness Performance & Recovery where there mission is to bring personalized fitness training and a broad list of recovery options to enable their clients to have the highest quality wellness journey.

Topics Discussed:

– Rise of Youth Sport Injury

– Recovery for the Everyday Athlete

– Broad Spectrum of Recovery Modalities

– Full Health Lifespan Span

– Education Foundational to Recovery Support

– Prescriptive Recovery

– Bridge the Gap

– Fun & Functional Support Youth Sports

– Communication is Key

– Trusted Relationship Enables Growth

– Understand Your WHY in Fitness Goals

– Mental Game Important to Recovery

– Electro-Fitness


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Josi – The Future is Faster Than you Think

McKenna – The Checklist Manifesto


Josi – Ted Talks, BioHacking

Favorite Rest & Recovery:

Josi – Infrared Sauna

McKenna – IV Therapy or Massage Therapy

*Anything discussed in this episode is not medical advice and you should always check with a health professional prior to taking any actions.

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On The Rest & Recovery Podcast, you will learn from some of the foremost professionals and experts on the best ways to help you rest & recover. My hope is that you can bring your best self to life in your fitness pursuits, marriage, or as a parent to ensure your one life is lived well. The idea of the podcast came from a personal mission to help bring my best self to all things in my life.

My initial goal was to improve on my fitness pursuits as an endurance runner. However, as I began to examine the various components of my life, I realized some of the challenges started with some bad habits dating back to my 20’s. I would just keep going to work, college, and into late nights with friends with little sleep or consideration for the effects it was having on my body, mind, and spirit. It would always catch up with me and I would end up sick. This didn’t really stop over the years…the burn-out…it just occurred for different reasons.
Yes, I matured…a little… yet now I was married and a growing family with 3 little girls, a corporate job and still trying to pursue endurance sport’s goals. Up until a few years ago, I burned out in every way possible - physically and emotionally and mentally to the point I went into a season of ambiguity, indifference under performance devolving into depression. Since then, I have been on a journey to reclaim my life for myself and my family. This helped me learn about a variety of influencers that can help enable the proper level of rest and recovery to ensure I could show up with strength and stability.

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