Jul 4, 2022
As the world of health, wellness, and longevity continues to
evolve, Eastern and Western philosophies continue to inform and
integrate with one another. This means we have a more holistic
approach to health, wellness, and longevity than we’ve ever had
Let us introduce you to Andy Chan, a Certified Strength and
Conditioning Specialist, Master Trainer, and educator who blends
Traditional Chinese Medicine with his training philosophy to help
clients build a more dynamic and balanced body.
His training philosophy was founded on the concept that harmony
between all aspects of life is a prerequisite to optimal health and
In this discussion, Chase and Andy talk about his book,
Dynamic Balance, and what it means to be a dynamic human
being both in the gym and in life. They discuss the
interconnectedness of diet, emotion, and fascia as well as how you
can apply the principles of traditional Eastern medicine to
strength training and conditioning. This is a fascinating “East
meets West” conversation that unveils simple, yet practical
strategies for intuitive eating, training, and living.
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- Andy breaks down his understanding of the mind body connection
and the philosophical aspect of movement, strength, and resilience.
He describes the poetry of the human body along with how you can
begin to understand the poetry of your own body.
- He details the Eastern approach to health and wellness,
including the relationship between Traditional Chinese Medicine
(TCM) and the fluidity of the human experience.
- What does it mean to have an imbalance in the body? Andy
explains how to find imbalances in your body and mind as well as
some key imbalances that are important to address. He also breaks
down the ying yang philosophy and relates that to imbalances you
may experience in the gym.
- Andy and Chase talk about why breathing (yes, breathing) is a
vital health and wellness practice. He touches on the role of
breath in decreasing stress, regulating the fight or flight
response, and even decreasing the rigidity of your muscles. Plus,
they explain why right before and after eating is a perfect time to
practice breath work.
- Embrace the yin. Embrace the rest and recharge period. “We are
born to sleep and we are born to recover,” Andy says. Rest and
recovery is essential if we want to reach the health outcomes we’re
- The #1 concept Andy says you can apply to your life today: Live
according to how you should be living, meaning eating and living
- Plus, Andy divulges the strategy he uses with clients for
practicing intuitive living and training.