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Ever Forward Radio with Chase Chewning

Welcome to EVER FORWARD RADIO! The podcast that brings you empowering messages and interviews from industry leaders of fitness, nutrition, mindset, entrepreneurship and personal development to help you life a life ever forward.

Jan 5, 2023

Hollywood fitness coach, Don Saladino, shares how he transforms actors into superheroes, his strategies for building a thriving fitness business, and the mindset you need to improve any aspect of your health and fitness.

From turning Hugh Jackman into Wolverine to helping a nearly 900 pound woman lose 500 pounds, Don has seemingly done it all. How has he gotten to where he is today? Discipline, consistency, and a whole lot of passion; the same ingredients you need to achieve your health and fitness goals!

Don has been a health and fitness coach to actors, athletes, and musicians for over 20 years. He has developed a reputation for training some of the biggest names in Hollywood for the big screen. Don is also a keynote speaker and fitness entrepreneur who has expanded from brick and mortar gyms to a thriving global online fitness empire.


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Key Highlights

  • Don speaks on the difference between training actors in order to change their bodies for movies and training everyday people for long-term health and wellness. He also details his strategy for training superhero actors like Hugh Jackman for Wolverine.
  • How can the everyday person to train like a superhero? Don emphasizes the importance of a high level of discipline, consistency, having a vision and a plan, and tracking your nutrition.
  • Don shares the most common misconceptions and mistakes people are making in their health and fitness journeys (and the key to overcoming them). 
  • What’s the key to looking and feeling your best? Is it diet? Is it training? It’s neither… it’s mental. What does that mean? Tune in to hear Don’s candid thoughts!
  • Don and Chase discuss his approach to training morbidly obese people (500+ pounds) and the emotional blockages that can arise for extreme weight loss clients.
  • Stay tuned for simple nutrition advice for those of you who want to become the Wolverine (but mostly for Chase). Plus, Don shares his very passionate reasoning behind why you don’t need to be in a caloric deficit to improve body composition.

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