Ordinary Champions Podcast
Former Biggest Loser Contestant, Austin Andrews, discusses Weight, Body Image, Faith and Overall wellness with guests and sometimes, himself.
info_outline Biggest Losers Megan Talks about Discovering Worthy 05/24/2020
Biggest Losers Megan Talks about Discovering Worthy Megan (@Iamhoffy) joins Austin to talk about her journey to discovery worthiness in the journey of health.
info_outline 027 Rob from Biggest Loser overcomes injury and disappointment to stun audiences 04/21/2020
027 Rob from Biggest Loser overcomes injury and disappointment to stun audiences Biggest Loser returned for a 10 episode season that saw many stories lived out in front of the cameras. Austin sits down with Rob, the first contestant eliminated, to talk about life before, during and after the show and Rob doesn't disappoint. So much can be learned from life, and Rob has a ton to teach! Rob talks about his coaches Steve Cook and Erica Lugo, his castmates and overcoming the emotional setbacks of his past.
info_outline Austin Andrews Talks Losing Friends, Coronavirus and the need to come together OCP 26 03/27/2020
Austin Andrews Talks Losing Friends, Coronavirus and the need to come together OCP 26 In a time of loss, fear, pain, and helplessness, we need to come together, to hope and to lift our heads up. Be encouraged by this raw recording, and know that you are not alone in this.
info_outline 025 Sandy Zimmerman, the American Ninja Warrior, talks Mindset, Injuries and overcoming. 09/20/2019
025 Sandy Zimmerman, the American Ninja Warrior, talks Mindset, Injuries and overcoming. I cannot explain how powerful a conversation this was with Sandy! The American Ninja Warrior mom was the first mom to ever complete a qualifying city course also becoming the first mom to climb the 14.5-foot warped wall. Her triumph on the show is just a new cause for celebration when looking at all this woman has overcome simply looking to inspire others in their personal journeys. Take a listen and be inspired by this amazing story.
info_outline 024 Cristina Lost 200 lbs naturally and talks about her empowering journey 09/17/2019
024 Cristina Lost 200 lbs naturally and talks about her empowering journey Cristina, AKA @GringafitAF, joins Austin and talks about her loss of 200 lbs and the journey to freedom in her life.
info_outline 023 TheRealSlimSchumie- Weight Loss Surgery Woman with a heart for uplifting others Shares her STORY and Laughs! 09/06/2019
023 TheRealSlimSchumie- Weight Loss Surgery Woman with a heart for uplifting others Shares her STORY and Laughs! Chelsea, AKA TheRealSlimSchumie, joins Austin and talks about Weight Loss Surgery, Serving others, and Seagulls... Yeah, the seagulls part was a surprise to us too, but it sure made way for a bunch of laughs! Enjoy today's podcast!
info_outline 022 Fitness, Foster Care, Sex Trafficking and a Florida Community and Organization Changing Lives 08/06/2019
022 Fitness, Foster Care, Sex Trafficking and a Florida Community and Organization Changing Lives Today I speak to Jamie Bond with Place of Hope, a Family Foster Care and Child Sex Trafficking organization focused on uplifting students. Also on this chat is Greg Kino, a leader of the West Palm Beach local chapter of FaithRX. We talk about Place of Hope's mission, their use of fitness with the children and students in their influence and the ability to overcome with the right community supporting us.
info_outline 021 Fat Mannequins, Weight Loss Culture and The Need for Clothing 07/19/2019
021 Fat Mannequins, Weight Loss Culture and The Need for Clothing Beckah, on Instagram as PhitnessPrincess, is back to talk about the Telegraph Article focused on the gargantuan fat mannequin in Nike Stores. We talk about how the article affected us while also emphasizing the best possible perspectives on this controversy!
info_outline 020 Rachel's journey to sobriety, Encourages Mental Health tools like naps! Ordinary Champions 07/09/2019
020 Rachel's journey to sobriety, Encourages Mental Health tools like naps! Ordinary Champions Rachel is today's guest and dives into her journey to sobriety. Her college years featured her life as a blackout artist who's now retired from that life and encouraging others to think critically about the decisions they make for themselves. Follow her on Instagram @Shotstoshakes and enjoy her musings as she challenges your preconceptions!
info_outline 019 Sarah McGee talks Weight Regain, Perspective and Negative Thought Loops- Ordinary Champions 06/27/2019
019 Sarah McGee talks Weight Regain, Perspective and Negative Thought Loops- Ordinary Champions Sarah (AKA @SarahMcGee on insta) CRUSHES this podcast with wisdom about the journey of weight regain and health. She opens up about her own journey of regaining the weight as well as what perspective shifts have helped her to refocus on the journey, even redefining the journey itself. This is one, you don't want to miss.
info_outline 018 Keto Mom opens up about her stroke, her childhood trauma, Her Weight Loss Surgery and her last suicidal thoughts in 2018- Ordinary Champions 06/24/2019
018 Keto Mom opens up about her stroke, her childhood trauma, Her Weight Loss Surgery and her last suicidal thoughts in 2018- Ordinary Champions This episode with Jenn is a special one. She opens up about her life in ways shes never shared publicly, and she does so with courage and the hope to help others. Listen as Jenn and I talk about everything from her childhood to her stroke, Her divorce, and her weight loss while also being open about the darkest times shes experienced suicidal thoughts... This is Jenn aka @Evil_Keto_Genius on Instagram.
info_outline 017 Meat will KILL YOU? 10k Steps a Day BOGUS? Genetics on Blood Sugar? -Ordinary Champions 06/14/2019
017 Meat will KILL YOU? 10k Steps a Day BOGUS? Genetics on Blood Sugar? -Ordinary Champions This is a SOLO episode of The Ordinary Champions Podcast. Recorded Live on Facebook, I do chat a bit with some of the live commenting folks that showed up during the broadcast BUT, this is this weeks episode! 1) Update on my Health Journey! Plus talking about Stories: 2) Red Meat "linked" to Early Death (Fact or fiction?) 3) 10K steps a Day (BOGUS or Fact?) 4) Genetics and Blood Sugar (New Research)
info_outline 016 Jeremy Lost 200 lbs after a MASSIVE regain- Ordinary Champions 06/08/2019
016 Jeremy Lost 200 lbs after a MASSIVE regain- Ordinary Champions This is Jeremy, on Instagram as @JeremyRochford and we talk for a long time... We talk about his journey to lose 200 lbs and keep it off for 15 years. We talk about several tangents including music, weight loss philosophy as well as weight regain after losing 100lbs in high school! This is a great one folks!
info_outline 015 Single Mom loses 150 on both Vegan and Carnivore- Ordinary Champions 05/28/2019
015 Single Mom loses 150 on both Vegan and Carnivore- Ordinary Champions MEET Ashley, on Instagram as @Ashlosinglbs! We talk about her journey to lose over 150 lbs over the last 6 years. She opens up about her dabbling in veganism for 18 months, her current carnivory and the faith in her journey as well!
info_outline 014 Fighting Fibromyalgia, Losing Weight and Slow Progress- Ordinary Champions 05/21/2019
014 Fighting Fibromyalgia, Losing Weight and Slow Progress- Ordinary Champions Today, I sit down with Crystal, on Instagram as @BeastModeKitty, and we talk about her journey to lose over 60 lbs over the last 7 years. She opens up about her fight with chronic pain (fibromyalgia,) calorie counting, the will to get back up after struggling and staying focused on the big picture and not rushing the process. Enjoy!
info_outline 013 Biggest Loser Return Announcement- Ordinary Champions 05/18/2019
013 Biggest Loser Return Announcement- Ordinary Champions Biggest Loser is coming back in 2020 and needs to adopt some new strategies to survive in a new climate of society.
info_outline 012 The Return From Hiatus- Ordinary Champions 05/15/2019
012 The Return From Hiatus- Ordinary Champions Ordinary Champions is coming back, but first, let's explain where we have been and what is coming next! Austin dives into the crazy of his own life as well as the health complications in his family that have all contributed to a delayed second season of Ordinary Champions. All that being said, the wait is over. The return is imminent.
info_outline 011 Randy Budzinski- He Promised his mom on her death bed that he'd get healthy. And he has.- Ordinary Champions 04/03/2018
011 Randy Budzinski- He Promised his mom on her death bed that he'd get healthy. And he has.- Ordinary Champions Randy talks to us about his journey towards health and his goal to become a police officer. Touching moments in this conversation brought tears to Randy's face as he recounted the death of his mom, the promise he made to her, and the battle he is in for his family and health.
info_outline 010 The Eat Now, Diet Later Problem- Ordinary Champions 03/31/2018
010 The Eat Now, Diet Later Problem- Ordinary Champions There will always be time, right? Well, wrong. We must act now because tomorrow isn't promised to us. This isn't meant to be a scare tactic, its meant to recognize, the best way for tomorrow to be better is by taking action today. Let's talk about it.
info_outline 009 All Or Nothing: Success or failure, no in between.- Ordinary Champions 03/31/2018
009 All Or Nothing: Success or failure, no in between.- Ordinary Champions Today's podcast dives into a discussion on the idea of all or nothing mentalities. They aren't rare, in fact, if most of us boil down our decisions we will see examples of this destructive behavior. The question is, what do we do about it?
info_outline 008 The Salvation Army Starts a Grocery Story and the World Stole My Sleep- Ordinary Champions 03/30/2018
008 The Salvation Army Starts a Grocery Story and the World Stole My Sleep- Ordinary Champions Today, we talk about losing sleep and what the repercussions are on our health. Also, we also talk about the news of the Salvation Army starting a grocery store to help feed fresh food to a food desert.
info_outline 007 Childhood Obesity is on the Rise PLUS Listener Questions- Ordinary Champions 03/29/2018
007 Childhood Obesity is on the Rise PLUS Listener Questions- Ordinary Champions Austin discusses several elements in the latest Childhood obesity stats and proposes a few thoughts and actions we can take. Also, also addresses a few listener questions as we continue to push the limits for how to involve OCP Listeners with the podcast!
info_outline 006 Beckah Phitnessprincess Talks Weight Loss and Regains- Ordinary Champions 03/25/2018
006 Beckah Phitnessprincess Talks Weight Loss and Regains- Ordinary Champions Beckah is a champion who has fought through all of the ups and downs. From discovering she needed to lose weight to conceive to regaining weight after her pregnancy, Beckah has fought her way towards health and is a beautiful embodiment of the champions spirit.
info_outline 005 Lauren Lost 200 Pounds- Ordinary Champions 03/23/2018
005 Lauren Lost 200 Pounds- Ordinary Champions Lauren shares how she cut her BMI from 80 to below 40, lost 200 lbs total and learned to be the best mom she could be through the journey. Celebrate her journey with me as she describes the process of change!
info_outline 004 Worst Month EVER- Ordinary Champions 03/21/2018
004 Worst Month EVER- Ordinary Champions After a full month of the health journey in 2018, listeners weigh in with their biggest fears, frustrations, and needs. Austin does his best to encourage as well as inform for the struggles we are all experiencing.
info_outline 003 JD Comet Lost 150 pounds- Ordinary Champions 03/18/2018
003 JD Comet Lost 150 pounds- Ordinary Champions DJ, after being rejected by Biggest Loser and in the midst of experiencing trouble in his marriage, had to go on an emotional journey of self-worth to shed 150 pounds and regain his value. He tells his story while also expressing tips for the journey and even calls out Austin Andrews, the Ordinary Champions Host, on "Self Defeating Words." This interview worth a listen, to say the least!
info_outline 002 New year, New Me?- Ordinary Champions 03/15/2018
002 New year, New Me?- Ordinary Champions I talk about my big goals for the past year, how I FAILED to hit those goals and how I needed to change my mentality when it comes to my health journey moving forward. Also, I talk about DJ Khaled as the new Weight Watchers Spokesperson and I ramble about the "Top Diets List" for 2018- Buckle your seat belt, it's a good one!