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Level Up With Sharelle and Dani

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 2 seasons, 229 episodes, 7 hours 13 minutes
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We're here to help take your health, fitness and mindset to the next level. It's time to Level Up! IG: https://www.instagram.com/levelup_podcast_/ https://www.instagram.com/sharellegrant/ https://www.instagram.com/daniantonellos/ #LUWSD
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Ep 192 - Training Volume: Maximizing Gains, The Science of Reps, and Debunking Training Myths

In this episode, we explore the nuances of training volume, shedding light on the most effective strategies to maximize results. We break down the science behind reps and sets, debunk widespread training myths, and guide you through optimizing your workouts for enhanced results. Tune In: (00:00) - Demystifying Training Volume: The Path to Peak Fitness (12:05) - Quality Over Quantity: The Science of Effective Reps (24:39) - Busting Fitness Myths: What Works and What Doesn't (36:15) - Personal Insights: Sharelle and Dani's Fitness Journeys (48:30) - Practical Tips: Tailoring Your Workout to Your Goals Follow us on Instagram: Level Up: https://www.instagram.com/levelup_podcast_/ Sharelle: https://www.instagram.com/sharellegrant/ Dani: https://www.instagram.com/daniantonellos/
19/02/202454 minutes
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REWIND: Contraception, Women's Health & Steroid Use with Victoria Felkar.

New REWIND 🔁 Throwing it back to our previous episode with Victoria Felkar on contraception, women’s health & steroid use in women.  For those of you who love to geek out on the science of hormones and pharmacology🤓 listen to the full episode (Ep 95), where Victoria goes into great detail on this topic.  This REWIND covers how the contraceptive pill interferes with your hormones and cycle. Knowledge is power 💕🙏 Follow us on Instagram: Level Up: https://www.instagram.com/levelup_podcast_/ Sharelle: https://www.instagram.com/sharellegrant/ Dani: https://www.instagram.com/daniantonellos/ Victoria: https://www.instagram.com/victoriafelkar/
12/02/20249 minutes 28 seconds
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Ep 191 - Lessons from 2023: The Power of Saying No, Embracing Growth, and the Journey to Focused Success

In this episode of Level Up, we dive deep into the transformative lessons we've learned throughout 2023. As we step into the new year, we share our reflections on personal growth, the importance of focusing on a few key areas, and the unexpected strength found in the art of saying no. Tune In: (00:00) - Unveiling 2023: A Journey of Reflection and Growth (10:08) - The Illusion of Greener Grass: Unpacking Life's Realities (20:44) - Embracing the Mess: The Value of Getting Your Hands Dirty (29:54) - Commitment and Focus: The Art of Saying No (40:15) - Navigating New Horizons: Setting Intentions for Growth Follow us on Instagram: Level Up: https://www.instagram.com/levelup_podcast_/ Sharelle: https://www.instagram.com/sharellegrant/ Dani: https://www.instagram.com/daniantonellos/
05/02/202456 minutes 31 seconds
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Season Two Wrap Up! One key lesson we learnt this year.

Thanks for having us back for season two! What an amazing experience we had recording face to face again, just like old times.  We hear you all and appreciate all of the feedback and words of encouragement.  In this episode, we share one key lesson we each learnt this year and let you know that we will be taking a break over the holiday period, to work on bringing you an epic season 3 with some amazing topics and guests. Stay safe, enjoy the time with your loved ones and keep working towards your goals. Lots of love, Sharelle and Dani xxx Follow us on IG: Level Up: https://www.instagram.com/levelup_podcast_/ Sharelle: https://www.instagram.com/sharellegrant/ Dani: https://www.instagram.com/daniantonellos/
26/11/202323 minutes 27 seconds
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Ep 190 - Setting boundaries, society's new normal, and how understanding needs is critical to any relationship

In this episode, we delve into the importance of setting boundaries in any relationship, whether it be with your partner, friends, family or business. We explore how boundaries are evolving, the awakening of a new normal, the need for transparency of needs in any relationship and the many ways either setting, or not setting boundaries can affect your life. It’s time to Level Up! Follow us on Instagram Level Up: https://www.instagram.com/levelup_podcast_/ Sharelle: https://www.instagram.com/sharellegrant/ Dani: https://www.instagram.com/daniantonellos/
20/11/20231 hour 2 minutes 45 seconds
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REWIND: Stress Management Tips

In today’s rewind, we discuss the importance of embracing the short term stress that life presents, while also recognising the moments where you must fill your cup back up. We are human too and are always here to share our struggles to help you recognise you are not alone 🤗  To listen to the full episode see Ep 76. Managing Work Stress, Fatigue, PMS.
13/11/202312 minutes 40 seconds
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Ep 189 - Danielle Weber: Navigating Success: Balancing Ambition with Relationships, Structuring Business Growth, and Embracing Failures

In this episode, we share a conversation with Danielle Weber. We discuss how to navigate the delicate balance between professional drive and personal relationships, uncovering the challenges of ambitious living. We delve into the strategic structuring of business for enduring success and discuss the importance of supportive networks. Join us as we share insights on maintaining independence while being in tune with loved ones, embracing failures as lessons, and setting boundaries to manage the demands of a high-powered lifestyle. It’s time to Level Up! Check out Danielle Weber on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daniellesartwork Follow us on Instagram Level Up: https://www.instagram.com/levelup_podcast_/ Sharelle: https://www.instagram.com/sharellegrant/ Dani: https://www.instagram.com/daniantonellos/
06/11/20231 hour 13 minutes 26 seconds
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REWIND: The Key to Effective Training for Building Muscle & Strength

Join us as we reveal the key to transforming your physique and enhancing your strength!  👉 Learn how a structured training program is the ultimate tool for unlocking your full potential. Whether you're a beginner looking to gain confidence in the gym or an experienced lifter aiming to break through plateaus, this episode will equip you with the knowledge and understanding you need to take your training to the next level.  If you liked this REWIND, listen to the full episode: Ep 79. Top 5 Training Mistakes Made in The Gym.
30/10/202313 minutes 9 seconds
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Ep 188 - The impact of social media on body image, unrealistic beauty standards, and the need for proper education in health & fitness

In this episode, we delve into the complexities and challenges of the fitness and wellness industry. We explore the impact of social media on body image, the pitfalls of quick fixes like diet pills, and the importance of authenticity in a world obsessed with perfection. Listen in as we discuss the dangers of unrealistic beauty standards, the need for comprehensive education on health and wellness, and the power of taking personal responsibility for one's actions. This episode offers valuable insights to help you navigate the often confusing landscape of modern fitness and wellness. It’s time to Level Up! Follow us on Instagram Level Up: https://www.instagram.com/levelup_podcast_/ Sharelle: https://www.instagram.com/sharellegrant/ Dani: https://www.instagram.com/daniantonellos/
23/10/20231 hour 6 minutes 1 second
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REWIND: Holly Baxter's recommendations on intuitive eating VS tracking macros.

Holly Baxter gives us her insight on how to know whether you should be eating intuitively or tracking your macros. Learn how to get back in touch with your body and natural hunger cues after a calorie deficit, including after a body building show. To listen to the full episode click here (Ep 51. Dieting Methods with Holly Baxter Norton). Please leave us a review to let us know what you think of today's REWIND episode xx Follow us on IG: Level Up: https://www.instagram.com/levelup_podcast_/ Holly Baxter: https://instagram.com/hollytbaxter Sharelle: https://www.instagram.com/sharellegrant/ Dani: https://www.instagram.com/daniantonellos/
16/10/20237 minutes 9 seconds
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Ep 187 - The make or break for online coaches, why your personal brand matters and the future of the coaching industry

In this episode, we dive deep into the world of online coaching, a rapidly growing trend in the digital age. We discuss the essence of online coaching, how it differs from personal training, and the importance of carving out a unique identity in a saturated market. Tune in to discover why clients choose coaches over coaching packages, the significance of investing in oneself, and the critical aspects of running a successful online coaching business. Whether you're an established online coach or just starting out, this episode offers practical advice to help you thrive in the industry. It’s time to Level Up! Follow us on Instagram Level Up: https://www.instagram.com/levelup_podcast_/ Sharelle: https://www.instagram.com/sharellegrant/ Dani: https://www.instagram.com/daniantonellos/
09/10/20231 hour 9 minutes 46 seconds
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REWIND: Unlocking Your Gym Potential: Tips to get the most out of your warm-up.

Throwing it back to when we looked back on our top training mistakes, so you don't have to! In this bite sized clip we talk in detail about the importance of warm ups. You'll learn the principles that we follow and how to adapt your warm up to your session to what your body needs. To listen to the full episode click here (Ep 79. Top 5 Training Mistakes.) Please leave us a review to let us know what you think of today's REWIND episode xx Follow us on IG: Level Up: https://www.instagram.com/levelup_podcast_/ Sharelle: https://www.instagram.com/sharellegrant/ Dani: https://www.instagram.com/daniantonellos/
02/10/20239 minutes 16 seconds
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Ep 186 - Our definition of success. Do we have a dark side? Defining luck. Our biggest failures. An idea or realisation that changed things for us.

On this weeks episode, we play a card game by the "Diary of a CEO". We answer a series of thought-provoking questions, leading to discussions about vulnerability, connection, passion for work, the concept of luck, and the failures they cherish the most. We touch on the challenges of business, the importance of embracing mistakes, and the nuances of personal relationships. Throughout the episode, listeners are treated toThis one will bring you a blend of humour, introspection, and valuable life lessons. It’s time to Level Up! Follow us on Instagram Level Up: https://www.instagram.com/levelup_podcast_/ Sharelle: https://www.instagram.com/sharellegrant/ Dani: https://www.instagram.com/daniantonellos/ Please leave us a review to let us know what you think of our podcast xxx
25/09/202336 minutes 13 seconds
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REWIND: Sexual Health & Orgasms with Dr. Jolene Brighten

REWIND: Sexual Health & Orgasms with Dr. Jolene Brighten Throwing it back to when Dr. Jolene Brighten, the sex ed teacher we wish we had, educates us on the "taboo" topics of women's sexual health and orgasms. Make sure to also check out Dr. Brighten's amazing book titled "Is This Normal?" To listen to the full episode click here (Ep 176. Sex Ed with Dr. Jolene Brighten). Please leave us a review to let us know what you think of today's REWIND episode xx Follow us on IG: Level Up: https://www.instagram.com/levelup_podcast_/ Dr. Stacy Sims: https://instagram.com/drjolenebrighten Sharelle: https://www.instagram.com/sharellegrant/ Dani: https://www.instagram.com/daniantonellos/
18/09/202310 minutes 36 seconds
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Ep 185 - What you really need to know about nutrition to be successful. Energy balance is king. Calorie calculators are not coaches. Set yourself up for success, the importance of habits, organisation and environment. Relationship with food.Ep - 185

Let's talk nutrition! This week's episode of Level up we chat through the myths and misconceptions in the fitness industry. We explore the science and art of coaching nutrition, emphasising the importance of energy balance and the role of habits in setting oneself up for success. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, this podcast offers a framework tailored to your goals and experience. Join us as we discuss calorie tracking, flexible dieting, the significance of our relationship with food, and much more. With insights from experienced coaches, you'll gain a practical perspective on how to navigate the complex landscape of nutrition. It’s time to Level Up! Follow us on Instagram Level Up: https://www.instagram.com/levelup_podcast_/ Sharelle: https://www.instagram.com/sharellegrant/ Dani: https://www.instagram.com/daniantonellos/ Please leave us a review to let us know what you think of our podcast xxx
11/09/202355 minutes 28 seconds
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REWIND: The evolution of bikini competitions in the fitness industry. Then vs now!

In today's rewind episode, we are talking all thinks competing, turning Pro, the use of PEDs, fitness trends and much more! To listen to the full episode click here: Ep 139. How Bodybuilding and the Fitness Industry Has Changed Please leave us a review to let us know what you think of today's REWIND episode xx Follow us on IG: Level Up: https://www.instagram.com/levelup_podcast_/ Sharelle: https://www.instagram.com/sharellegrant/ Dani: https://www.instagram.com/daniantonellos/
04/09/202316 minutes 44 seconds
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Ep 184 - Dealing with self talk. Reframing your inner dialogue. Unleashing your inner cheerleader. Building self-awareness & confidence. Strategies for reframing your mindset.

On this week's episode of Level Up, we delve into the transformative power of self-talk and discover strategies to reframe your inner dialogue. In a world where negative self-talk is rampant, learn how to unleash your inner cheerleader, build self-awareness, and boost your confidence. From understanding the roots of our inner dialogue to practical steps for positive change, this episode offers a comprehensive guide to mastering your mindset. It’s time to Level Up! Follow us on Instagram Level Up: https://www.instagram.com/levelup_podcast_/ Sharelle: https://www.instagram.com/sharellegrant/ Dani: https://www.instagram.com/daniantonellos/ Please leave us a review to let us know what you think of our podcast xxx
28/08/202347 minutes 46 seconds
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Ep 183 - The art of glute training. Exercise selection and programming. Technique and quality of movement. Intensity and load management. Fuelling your body.

This week's episode is a deep into the world of glute training as we debunk myths, explore the science, and emphasise the importance of practical application. From understanding the anatomy of the glutes to the significance of muscle activation, this podcast sheds light on the essentials of effective glute training. Learn about exercise selection, the role of technique, and the importance of intensity and load management. Plus, discover how underfueling can impact your gains. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or just curious about glute training, this episode is packed with actionable insights. It’s time to Level Up!  Follow us on Instagram Level Up: https://www.instagram.com/levelup_podcast_/ Sharelle: https://www.instagram.com/sharellegrant/ Dani: https://www.instagram.com/daniantonellos/ Please leave us a review to let us know what you think of our podcast xxx
14/08/202359 minutes 44 seconds
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Ep 182 - What to expect for season two, reflecting & pivoting when something isn't working, overcoming the fear of change.

Season 2 Ep 1 is now LIVE! In this first episode, we talk about what to expect in this next season and what we learnt in the break around refining processes when you come to a cross roads in life. Lots has changed and many lessons have been learned since we started this podcast and we look forward to sharing this new chapter with you all. We are so excited to be back! It’s time to Level Up!  Follow us on Instagram Level Up: https://www.instagram.com/levelup_podcast_/ Sharelle: https://www.instagram.com/sharellegrant/ Dani: https://www.instagram.com/daniantonellos/ Please leave us a review to let us know what you think of our podcast xxx
01/08/202345 minutes 45 seconds
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Ep 137. When to Stay in Your Lane as a Personal Trainer

Ep 137. Staying In Your Lane As A Personal Trainer As a new trainer, it’s important to test out areas of coaching that you enjoy, but you mustn’t try to wear all the hats. We understand that social media brings about pressure for trainers to know it all, but when it comes down to it, the key is in being able to delegate and refer out when needed to allow more time to master your specific craft. In today’s episode, we discuss the scope of practice as a Personal Trainer and include what you can VS can’t do regarding nutrition, training and mindset. Please leave us a review to let us know what you think of our podcast 😊  xxx https://www.instagram.com/sharellegrant https://www.instagram.com/daniantonellos #spotify #podcaster #podcast #luwsd #leveluppodcast #fightorflight #personaltrainer #pt #tra
11/07/20221 hour 9 minutes 4 seconds
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Ep 136. When Life Throws you Curveballs

Ep 136. When Life Throws You A Curve Ball This episode is a reminder for those going through tough times, to know that you’re not alone and you can get through the hardship. We discuss the importance of forgiving yourself for how you react to situations. It may not be logical and purely out of survival mechanisms. Other people around you may be in this state too. We share a bit of education around the five different survival pathways and how each can show up. These being fight, flight, freeze, submit or attach. It’s super powerful to be able to understand your own states and that of others. We also discuss personal situations in which we have noticed being in these states and what we do to deal with it and self-regulate and help seek comfort. Please leave us a review to let us know what you think of our podcast 😊  xxx https://www.instagram.com/sharellegrant
04/07/20221 hour 1 minute 34 seconds
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Ep 120 Q&A: Cardio, Making Gains, Glute Tips and DOMS

In today’s Q&A style episode, we discuss all things training. We were asked our cardio recommendations, how many days a week one should train lower body, how to “feel” your glutes and how to avoid DOMS...if you can. Please leave us a review to let us know what you think of our podcast 😊 xxx https://www.instagram.com/sharellegrant https://www.instagram.com/daniantonellos
14/03/202255 minutes 16 seconds
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Ep 108. Slowing Down Without Guilt

We are well and truly in the festive season 🎄 For high achievers, slowing down can be hard and followed with feelings of guilt. 

In today’s episode we give you a permission slip to slow down and celebrate the highs and lows of the year that was.  “Slowing down” looks different for everyone and can be done on your terms. 

Now is a great time for reflection and planning for the year ahead. Remember, there’s no such thing as wasted time, just time.

Enjoy the rest of 2021 in a way that allows you to feel happy and healthy.  

Merry Christmas listeners! Lots of love 💕  Please leave us a review to let us know what you think of our podcast 😊  xxx 
https://www.instagram.com/sharellegrant

https://www.instagram.com/daniantonellos
20/12/202140 minutes 34 seconds
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Ep 87. Our Current Experiences Of Lockdown

What a time it is! Back in the depths of Lockdown, we share the highs and lows of our experiences and how we are getting through the days. Just a gentle reminder that you are not alone in your experience and there is help if you need it 💕 Sending love to everyone. If you haven't already, please listen to ⚡️🎙 Ep 46. The Longest Lockdown in The World; Normalization and Neuro Education with Michelle Baty. IG: https://www.instagram.com/levelup_podcast_/ https://www.instagram.com/sharellegrant/ https://www.instagram.com/daniantonellos/ Please leave us a review to let us know what you think of our podcast 😊  xxx
26/07/202137 minutes 59 seconds
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Ep 86. Changing Directions, Opportunity & Adversity

Just when we think we have a nice routine happening… boom… something shakes it up! It’s been an interesting past two years to say the least. Today we speak about how it’s ok to change your direction in life, whether it is your career, relationships or environment. 

Saying “No” to opportunities, yields bigger and better opportunities. It’s not always about saying “Yes.” We discuss how we cope with adversities and we stress the importance of listening to your gut feeling when it comes to making decisions. Every challenge presents a new opportunity if you have a growth mindset.  IG: https://www.instagram.com/levelup_podcast_/ https://www.instagram.com/sharellegrant/ https://www.instagram.com/daniantonellos/ Please leave us a review to let us know what you think of our podcast 😊  xxx
19/07/202143 minutes 38 seconds