The Fit Mess

  |   EP34   |   48 mins.

Fitness for Mental Health | Fit Mess Interview with Zach Tucker & Jeremy Grater

Many people (myself included) get into fitness for aesthetic reasons, and stay for the mental and emotional resiliency benefits.

Fitness is much more than appearance. In this conversation with the hosts of The Fit Mess, we explore the power of vulnerability, opening up, therapy, and the non-physical perks of exercise.

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Episode highlights

"Tired muscles quiet dark voices" Share on XIf you don't think you need a therapist, you do for reasons you don't yet know Share on XSome of life's most profound experiences may be the ones you're currently dismissing Share on X

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About Zach Tucker & Jeremy Grater

Zach Tucker, along with his wife and young daughter resides in Albany, NY. Zach has a passion for helping people define and meet their wellness goals. He thinks that every person is different and there is no one size fits all solution for someone’s wellness. He is on a mission to share his story and some of the tools that helped him on his own wellness journey. Zach is certified to teach yoga and Insanity® Live.

Jeremy Grater is a married father of two young girls and lives in British Columbia He’s spent the majority of the last decade experimenting with a variety of wellness tools to improve his mental health, lose 70 pounds and share what’s helped along the way. Jeremy is a certified REBT Mindset Life Coach. He’s also been in the broadcasting and podcasting business for about two decades.

Zach Tucker and Jeremy Grater are the founders and hosts of The Fit Mess. For nearly a decade, they have pushed themselves to learn more about their own physical, emotional, and mental health. This has created a passion for using their acquired knowledge to help others. As hosts of the show for over 2 years, they have had the opportunity to speak to a wide range of guests, including some of the biggest names in health and wellness. More info here.

Top things you’ll learn from The Fit Mess

  • Why we delay coffee ingestion for 2 hours after waking
  • The highly under-rated non-physcial benefits of exercise
    • One of the most powerful anti-depressents
  • Heath benefits of opening up and being vulnerable (especially for men)
  • Role of therapists and relationships to highlight your shadows
  • Getting started with fitness
    • Start simple with walking or rucking
    • 5 bad reps of an exercise today can take 10X as long to undo the faulty patterning (get a coach or skilled friend)
    • Don’t wait until Monday, use today’s excitement instead
  • How micro-habits lead to major successes
  • Stop trusting and start testing
    • Blood testing with InsideTracker (see my review)
    • Self-tracking with the Oura Ring, Biostrap (read my review), or other advanced devices
  • Get curious about what’s out there, what you don’t believe, what sounds crazy – and try it!
    • Question your lifestyle
    • Question your autopilot habits
  • Blood is the body’s equivalent of motor oil – problems often first show up in the blood
    • Gives you diagnostic codes for the low-hanging fruit to optimize
  • How often to eat per day
  • Using manifestation successfully
    • Mind Movies

Resources mentioned

  • Gear: Apollo Neuro wearable to alter the way you feel (read my review and use code URBAN to save)
  • Book: Lost Connections
  • Teacher: Tim Ferriss (4 Hour Workweek & 4-Hour Body books)
  • Teacher: Ryan Holiday
  • Teacher: Dr. Joe Dispenza’s (Becoming Supernatural book)
  • Videos: Mind Movies

This podcast is brought to you by

Nick Urban is a Biohacker, Data Scientist, Athlete, Founder of Outliyr, and the Host of the Mind Body Peak Performance Podcast. He is a Certified CHEK Practitioner, a Personal Trainer, and a Performance Health Coach. Nick is driven by curiosity which has led him to study ancient medical systems (Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hermetic Principles, German New Medicine, etc), and modern science.

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Music by Luke Hall

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