The PTC Podcast
Eighteen months ago Caroline shattered both her feet, her pelvis and her spine when she fell 7 metres unharnessed from a climbing wall after the peg she was holding onto gave way. In an inspiring episode, this gifted yoga instructor joins Keith & Matt following her recent thirteenth major surgery to put her broken body back together. Listen to Caroline’s fascinating story as the guys only scratch the surface in what they hope will be the first of many episodes with Caroline as she nears the end of this life changing period of her life. To connect with Caroline in response to this episode and can see some of the images relating to her accident, check out her Instagram @caroline_d_leon and read her blog www.alifeofenergy.com/health-guide.
**Apologies for the volume bugs and random sound changes in this episode following some microphone issues. Aside from one cut out around 12 minutes, nothing in the episode has been edited out or intentionally omitted.**
Meet The PTC’s newest new team member and Strength & Conditioning Coach, South African born Roan Kotze. Keith & Matt get to know Roan and discuss his background and how he found his way from playing professional rugby in Johannesburg to working as a personal trainer in Dubai via University in South Wales. The guys discuss some tricks of the trade and how new developments and tools used in professional rugby can transfer into screening and monitoring non-professional gym-junkies and youth athletes in Dubai. With the 2017 Crossfit Open happening at the moment, the guys delve into the good, the bad and the ugly of Crossfit. Enjoy
Keith & Matt catch up after the fresh start to 2017 and recap how the new year has gone so far. Matt explains his new lease of life and explains the benefit he has found from eating only one meal a day and aswell as giving his body an extended break from lifting weights. The guys talk about the sudden affect of the recent poor weather in Dubai and discuss why they think people tend to fall ill around the same time. It’s been a while since our last Podcast so the guys also talk about future guests they hope to have on and promise to release more more frequently. We hope you enjoy The PTC Podcast.
Listen to Keith & Matt chat with Tommy Wingrove (from IFA Sport and Adastra Sports Academy) and The PTC youth development coach Kris Greene about the work both are doing developing young football players and athletes in Dubai to compete in the highest leagues and competitions around the world. Tommy explains the challenges that young boys and girls face when travelling to professional sports colleges and clubs in the US & Europe to continue their careers. From growing up without jumpers for goal posts in the desert oasis to becoming successful footballers and students at Division 1 Colleges in the US. Kris highlights what to look for in adolescents as they mature to maximise their potential and rise their baseline abilities. We hope you enjoy.
Join Keith & Matt again as this time they meet with Adventurati-Explorer Fadi Hachicho. Fadi is the founder of Adventurati Guided Tours, an activity based tour company that takes amateur explorers and adventurers hiking, climbing, camping, canyoning and back to nature to rediscover the outdoors in a region of the world predominantly associated with being a barren and dry wasteland. In this episode of the podcast Fadi discuss’s with the guys what lead him to make the change from a desk job to risk his life in sink holes in Alaska, learn to live off glacier melt water only to then return to the desert. Listen to him share his expertise and knowledge to expose his guests to nature’s beautiful characteristics for coast to coast around The UAE & The Sultanate of Oman.
Join Keith & Matt as they talk to fellow PTC founder Nic “Coach Nic” St-Maurice about his background, growing up in Montreal and his journey from running track at McGill University to Men’s Health Middle East Cover.