Here is a lady who has two top podcasts in two different categories, health and business. And let me make an admission up front: I was expecting a hard-charging, authoritative personality. I personally vet the guests we have on The Ziglar Show, but occasionally I’ll get a strong recommendation from someone for a guest and end up talking with them when I don’t have a lot of personal exposure with them. Well, Chalene Johnson exceeded my expectations. Truly. She’s incredibly down-to-earth and authentic, and what I found was it’s the reason she has such massive influence. We recorded the main interview in about an hour, and our Habits interview in about 30 minutes. Then…we continued talking about mutual interests and experiences amidst health and wellness and personal development for another hour and half.
Chalene is a giant in the health and wellness industry. She’s had over 20 million downloads of her podcasts, is the NY Times bestselling author of the book PUSH. Tens of millions of people around the globe have transformed their bodies and their lives with her help, and her fitness programs have been featured in gyms and on TV for more than 12 years. Check this out, she holds the Guiness Book World Record for having starred in the most…fitness videos. Chalene has designed several number-one ranked fitness and diet programs for industry giants, including Beachbody, the creators of p90x, Insanity, Turbo Jam, and more.
But this is really interesting. Several years ago, Chalene began to suffer a steady decline in her health that included debilitating brain fog, mood swings, and chronic pain and injuries. This led her to question the diet and fitness industries’ definition of health. She taught herself to read scientific studies, as well as how to search for, find, question, and evaluate research. The story just begins there…it’s a massively intriguing show. Towards the end of the show you’ll hear us talk about a brand new program she’s launched that I am a fan of. It’s at 131method.com and she’s out to debunk dieting and the idea there is any one program that fits everyone. I’m in 100% agreement. It’s a very personal strategy and she helps with this at 131method.com. Join chalene at 131method.com for your own health progress journey. And, of course, you can connect with all Chalene is offering at chalenejohnson.com.