Ep: 9 Adrian Konstant & Jason T Green: Fable Forest Films

From filmmaking to triathlons, the barrel is full on this episode. We host Adrian & Jason of Forest Films for a lovely chat about sticking with your commitments and following through.

You can listen to these boys on their own podcast on iTunes/GooglePlay/Stitcher - "First Frames First"
as well as follow along with their film projects at youtube.com/fableforestfilms

Fable Forest Films: @fableforestfilms
Dr Jen Forristal: @mydrjen
Dave Inglis: @dinglis14
Timothy Muza: @timothymuza
Polar Retreat: @polarretreat

Timothy Muza
Ep: 8 Robert MacDonald: Team "I Will"

With nine broken vertebrae, a dislocated spine, 11 broken ribs, a broken scapula, a punctured lung, a lacerated kidney, and no sensation below his waist, doctors gave Robert MacDonald a 5% chance of ever walking again. Two years later, he completed a half marathon and three years later he completed his first full marathon. -teamiwill.ca/learn

Rob shares his back-story, his commitment to recovery, and how he took the phrase “I will”, from a daily mantra to one of the fastest growing charities in Canada.

You can check out charity, the stories, and the marathon at teamiwill.ca

Robert MacDonald: @robmac1986
Team “I Will”: @teamiwillcanada
Dr Jen Forristal: @mydrjen
Dave Inglis: @dinglis14
Timothy Muza: @timothymuza
Polar Retreat: @polarretreat

Timothy Muza
Ep: 7 Just the Hosts. Reviewing your Game-Film

As Winter moves to spring, and the first season of the Polar Retreat comes to a close, we three hosts of the Finnish Parliament sweat out a host episode. We reflect on the previous months and review our “Game-Film”, reflecting on the plays, moves, successes, and failures of our work and personal lives.


Dr Jen Forristal: @mydrjen
Dave Inglis: @dinglis14
Timothy Muza: @timothymuza
Polar Retreat: @polarretreat

Timothy Muza
Ep: 6 Scott Leith. The Psychology of human habits

Scott Leith is a PhD of Experimental Psychology and a full-time data scientist at of the nations leading fitness chains (you can probably guess which one). He is exploring the why of human habits as they relate to working out, setting goals, and meeting daily challenges.

Scott Leith: N/A
Dr Jen Forristal: @mydrjen
Dave Inglis: @dinglis14
Timothy Muza: @timothymuza
Polar Retreat: @polarretreat

Timothy Muza
Ep: 5 Adam Dejong: Cross-Fit Champion

Adam is a fitness coach, a gym operator/owner, and a cross-fit competitor on the world stage. Being raised as an athlete from a young age, Adam was instilled with a “harder better faster stronger” outlook on daily life. We talk about how this “never give up, must go faster” mentality has evolved into his current mindset of understanding when to back-off and know your limits to achieve longterm goals.

You can check out the space he hosts and the incredible humans who he coaches at Limitless Performance.

Adam Dejong: @coach_adj
LP: @limitlessperformance
Dr Jen Forristal: @mydrjen
Dave Inglis: @dinglis14
Timothy Muza: @timothymuza
Polar Retreat: @polarretreat

Timothy Muza
Ep: 4 Michelle Dejong: Living The Fit Life

Michelle is a fitness, nutrition, and mindset coach with a focus on empowering Women in their healthy lifestyle goals. Her reach through the gym she co-owns and operates impacts hundreds of Men and Women in the Waterloo region.

In the Barrel we unpack her history and approach to healthy living. The struggles of starting her own business, and the unique offerings of Limitless Performance.

Michelle Dejong: @ml_dejong
Dr Jen Forristal: @mydrjen
Dave Inglis: @dinglis14
Timothy Muza: @timothymuza
Polar Retreat: @polarretreat

Timothy Muza
Ep: 3 Lara Johnson & Craig Haney; Boxing for Charity

Lara & Craig are both community staples in the tech/business ecosystem of Waterloo region. Their accomplishments and contributions are many and varied. Most recently they are strapping on gloves and raising funds in support of Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre and McMasters Children’s Hospital. They are joined by 14 other brave Women & Men who are training for 13 weeks to step into the ring for the first ever Champions for Charity event.

In the Barrel we dive into their very different approach to adopting this new skill, the support system from family and friends, and moments of vulnerability that have popped up for them both mentally and physically.

To show your support of their efforts, or to buy a livestream ticket visit:
events.hamiltonhealth.ca/

*As mentioned in the podcast, the organizing team is looking into providing other viewing options as tickets are sold out.

Craig Haney: @craigahaney
Lara Jeffery Johnson: @lara009
Dr Jen Forristal: @mydrjen
Dave Inglis: @dinglis14
Timothy Muza: @timothymuza
Polar Retreat: @polarretreat

Timothy Muza
Ep: 2 Jessica Kuepfer. Orienteering Your Active Life

Jessica Kuepfer is a public relations manager, endurance athlete, and a sponsored ambassador for New Balance Canada. She joins us in the barrel during a very icy & cold evening to talk about Adventure Racing, the importance of finding your community through shared activities, and her experience with the Polar Retreat

To follow along with Jessica on her next adventure, or to seek out her posts on healthy active living, you can click that follow button on her instagram: @lacesandlattes


www.lacesandlattes.com

Dr Jen Forristal: @mydrjen
Dave Inglis: @dinglis14
Timothy Muza: @timothymuza
Polar Retreat: @polarretreat

Timothy MuzaComment
Ep: 1 Steve Beattie. The Importance of Breath.

Steve Beattie is a Canadian Wilderness Guide, Personal Trainer, and most prominently a certified Wim Hof Method teacher. He joins us in the barrel during the lunch-hour of our monthly Classic Polar Retreat to talk about the importance of understanding breath, and how it can relate to your life philosophy.

Steve operates out of Toronto, and has also been invited to host his workshops worldwide. To find a workshop being hosted near to you or to get in contact about hosting your own workshop with Steve, you can reach him at breathinginnature.com.

Steve Beattie: @breathinginnature
www.breathinginnature.com

Dr Jen Forristal: @mydrjen
Dave Inglis: @dinglis14
Timothy Muza: @timothymuza
Polar Retreat: @polarretreat
Note: Dave had to sit this episode out, he was busy hosting our retreaters during the lunch-hour.

Timothy Muza
Introduction: What is the Polar Retreat?

Welcome! Jenn Forristal, Dave Inglis & Tim Muza swing open the door of the barrel sauna, ladle some water on the hot lava rocks, and relax into conversation surrounding: self-care, the states of polarity, and intentionally putting ourselves in vulnerable situations to better our understanding of self.

On this episode we dive into the Polar Retreat, the community we are building, and our goals for this podcast ongoing.

Timothy Muza