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Katie: Hello, and welcome to “The Wellness Mama Podcast.” I’m Katie from wellnessmama.com, and I’m so excited to lastly have the ability to share this episode with you. I’m right here with Travis Brewer or simply “ninja” as we known as him on my journey to Finland with 4 Sigmatic earlier this yr. Travis is a health ninja, an entrepreneur, who’s on a mission to unfold optimistic vitality by way of motion. His dedication to motion has led him to turn into a finalist on the hit TV present, “American Ninja Warrior” on NBC, the place my children had been aware of him, to carry out on the TV present, “Shark Tank” on ABC, in addition to on the World Calisthenics Championship Battle of the Bars.

He’s licensed as an teacher in animal move, Acroyoga, and was requested as a featured parkour teacher on “The Tim Ferriss Experiment” by Tim himself. As I discussed, I met him in Finland, the place he did handstands and backflips on just about all the things from sleds, to towers, to bridges. And on this episode, he talks about the advantages of motion for thoughts and physique, the significance of gratitude in day by day life, find out how to encourage children and adults to maneuver and play, and shares a whole lot of his inspiring tales by way of the final couple of a long time. I actually cherished this episode. I do know you’ll, too. And it’s one you’ll be able to positively take heed to with children. So, with out additional ado, let’s be part of Travis. Travis, welcome to the podcast. Thanks for being right here.

Travis: What’s up, Wellness Mama?

Katie: I’m so excited to lastly chat with you. We now have tried to schedule this a number of instances, and I can’t wait to share you with all of my listeners. And also you’re simply so enjoyable to speak to. We met in Finland, like I discussed within the intro, and have become quick buddies. And I feel there’s a lot enjoyable that we’re gonna speak about in the present day, however I’m simply so grateful you’re right here.

Travis: I’m so nice to be right here as effectively. Assembly you on that magical journey to Finland was such a magical expertise. And it’s been actually nice to know that our friendship is gonna proceed, not solely simply over the past couple of months this yr, however for years to return since you truthfully had been a life-changing reminiscence and expertise that I met, and it’s so superior. There’s little doubt in what you’ve constructed to date and so many individuals that you just encourage. It’s actually, actually magical, and I’m actually excited to share with the individuals who observe me on my journey as effectively to know extra about you. You actually simply want to succeed in as many individuals on this planet. So, thanks for being you.

Katie: Thanks. I really feel the very same means about you and so grateful for our friendship. And folks could know you, as I discussed, due to “American Ninja Warrior,” and all the numerous stuff you’ve achieved, however I feel that’s a enjoyable place to begin. So, are you able to begin with a narrative of the way you turned a ninja?

Travis: Yeah, completely. So, as a little bit child, I simply at all times did love simply, you already know, climbing, leaping, swinging, doing the entire issues. My mother stated she discovered me on the roof as quickly as I may begin crawling. And so, as an alternative of scolding that want, she enhanced it by placing me in gymnastics. And so, I did gymnastics as a little bit child and began doing, like, crew competitors as a result of the gymnastics coach on the time was like, “Wow. This man is a pure expertise.”

So, I did gymnastics competitors and was truly ranked regionally, and began competing for nationals, however realized that that wasn’t… My full ardour was simply going all-in on simply gymnastics. I actually wanna play quite a lot of sports activities. Rising up in Houston, Texas soccer was an enormous deal. So, in highschool, I switched and did soccer, soccer, lacrosse, the monitor, ended up truly being on, like, a state champion soccer crew, membership crew.

After which all I wanna do is play sports activities. However going into school, I ended up blowing out my knee. And over three years, I used to be rehabbing my knee. I tore my ACL, LCL, PCL, and all of the nerves in my knee and didn’t know actually…the physician, at one level, stated, “It’s possible you’ll or could not have the ability to stroll once more.” It was actually devastating, so I had to decide on a distinct path on life.

I ended up doing the fraternity factor, that wasn’t it, and acquired a job in business actual property afterwards, and labored in actual property for quite a lot of years and realized, “Hey, that is actually I don’t assume my true calling in life.” So, fortunately the market crashed in, like, 2008, 2009 and gave me a possibility to reevaluate what my ardour, and my calling, and happiness. I’d saved up some cash and had a little bit little bit of a nest egg to discover. And on the finish of the day, it was motion and in serving to others.

And so, by way of a motion and meditation follow, I noticed that I actually wanna simply encourage folks by way of motion. And so, I used to be like, “I’ll begin an attire firm known as the Constructive Impression Movement that provides again and makes a optimistic affect.” And so, I began designing these garments and simply form of understanding. And mainly, I began going to the native gyms in Los Angeles. There was a parkour gymnasium that had simply opened up, and I used to be coaching there.

And I might mainly simply emulate, go monkey see, monkey do with the very best particular person I noticed on the gymnasium. And at some point, there was this man who was there and he’s like, “Hey, have you learnt who that man you’re form of following round doing monkey methods with?” “I don’t know.” “Effectively, that’s Justin McGrath, the second farthest “American Ninja Warrior” ever.” And I’m like, “What’s “American Ninja Warrior?” They’re like, “Dude, it’s this TV present.

It’s on this, like, small little channel known as “G4,” but it surely’s an superior present. You’d be nice at it.” And I used to be like, “Okay.” “And so they’re filming right here in Venice this weekend, you need to test it out.” I lived in Venice, so I went and checked it out. And he was in a position to get me on as a walk-on, and I ended up… Final second alternative, didn’t realize it was gonna occur. He form of squeezed me in after everybody had form of certified.

They form of let a pair, like, lemmings run on the finish and simply to check this one impediment that had form of damaged, they usually had been making an attempt to repair it. And I beat this damaged impediment, and beat the course sufficient to qualify for, like, the semi-finals. And so they had been like, they’d already set their high 30, they usually didn’t assume anybody else would qualify. And so, I made it to the subsequent spherical, they usually had been like, “Wow. This man’s fairly good.” And that was eight years in the past. And I’ve been form of concerned with the present ever since, and it was simply actually a life-changing expertise.

Katie: That’s superb. So, my children are additionally very a lot concerned with that sort of motion and climbing all the things, leaping off all the things. For anybody who’s not acquainted, are you able to clarify what parkour is?

Travis: Yeah. So parkour is mainly the…it’s in all probability most fascinating. Like, the individuals who do the roof jumps or climb up partitions and bounce from one bar to a different or swing. Mainly, Parkour is the aspect of getting from level A to level B as effectively as doable. That might contain flips, or that might contain jumps, or twists, or rolls. And so, it’s mainly the artwork of simply with the ability to transfer as fluidly as doable.

After which additionally, lots of people are throwing extra methods into it, in order that they’re studying find out how to do, like, flip twists, double flips, and so forth. And so, it’s actually cool. If in case you have you by no means seen it, simply google parkour and probably the most superb movies will pop up. There’s a very cool man named Pasha the Boss or Jesse La Aptitude. They do some actually superior stuff.

Katie: Did you’ve stage fright? Like, simply leaping into one thing that quick with, like, virtually no time for psychological preparation?

Travis: Oh yeah, completely. The primary time I did “Ninja Warrior,” once more, I didn’t assume I used to be gonna get on the present. They’d run everybody the primary day, however the final 10 folks couldn’t run as a result of this impediment broke. So that they ran the final 10 folks the subsequent day, supposedly on the semi-final day. After which, in order that they wanted mainly some take a look at folks to form of simply make it run after which run these final official folks. And so, after these folks had run, they let only one or two folks go.

And I had no preparation. No, truly, like… There was possibly, like, 100 individuals who they might have selected from, and I form of acquired randomly chosen, and I needed to simply go instantly. And so, I mainly made the highest 30, however they do a reverse order. So, I simply squeezed in. So, actually, they had been not on time. So I ran, I made it, and certified, after which I instantly needed to run once more. And so, I used to be simply, like, actually catching my breath, and I needed to run once more. So, there was no actual alternative to even put together if I needed to. I used to be identical to, “Oh my gosh, simply go.” It was that, I wanna say battle or flight mode, the place you’re identical to, “Ah, simply go,” and you need to simply…that is the way you’re gonna react in a sure state of affairs.

And I feel it’s actually nice for any human to form of get ready for these sort of moments in any form of competitors or any form of, like, expertise the place, you already know, you need to react, not on simply psychological preparation, however simply on bodily capacity or simply response time as a result of, you already know, it’s exhausting to organize for that until you place your self in these conditions. However it actually will get to know who you’re, you already know, and a scary, or life or dying state of affairs, or simply an impediment, you already know, that you should overcome, that is the way you’re gonna react in sure conditions.

Katie: That is smart. And it form of goes together with one thing I’ve heard you point out in passing and likewise examine that you just’ve written about, which is your warrior philosophy. So, are you able to clarify what that’s?

Travis: Yeah, completely. On the earth of philosophy, it’s simply, you already know, find out how to stay, primarily like a peaceable warrior. So, it’s residing with the utmost integrity of selling peace but in addition, like, you’re conscious who can form of step in. So it’s not likely in search of the battle however in search of combating for the precise to be your finest or to be the very best round you. So, it’s a possibility to be a greater model of your self. You’re combating towards your self to be higher on daily basis. And so, utilizing that mentality of your thoughts, physique, and spirit, that every one is a stage you can stage up on daily basis is form of the sport. And it’s simply making an attempt to reset your basis of your backside line or increase your ceiling on daily basis you can step as much as the subsequent stage.

Katie: I really like that. And one other factor that I actually picked up on from you in Finland and have integrated in my very own life since then, and that you just speak about a lot is the significance of play. And I do know this can be a massive ardour for you, and it’s one thing, I feel, children naturally accomplish that splendidly till we prepare it out of them. And also you accomplish that a lot work to, not solely preserve children transferring and in contact with their our bodies, and studying by way of motion, but in addition to get adults to return and discover ways to play. So, let’s speak about a few of the ways in which you try this on this planet and a few ways in which we as dad and mom can encourage our children to maintain that going.

Travis: Yeah, completely. The artwork of play is so crucial. I feel we’re simply people, normally, and people might be any age. So, the aspect of play actually, I feel, invokes, not solely enjoyable however creativity. And taking part in open air can actually assist reconnect you to your thoughts and physique, which I feel connects you to your spirit as effectively. So, the power simply to play is one thing that I’ve discovered ardour in and wanna unfold all through the world.

Like, majority of my exercises are play-based, within the sense you can gamify virtually any form of exercise. You realize, I’ve all of the respect on this planet for the individuals who go to the gymnasium and identical to get indignant or get mad and, you already know, kill themselves for, like, an hour. However my philosophy is, you already know, you’ll be able to have enjoyable with what you’re doing on the identical time. And so, including components, you already know, including methods, or human connection can actually be superb.

I’ve actually been fascinated with Acroyoga, which is a partner-based yoga, an acrobatic follow, the place you may get folks to actually simply, you already know, stand on your toes. Individuals can stand in your fingers. You are able to do, like, push-ups on high of one another, that form of stuff. So, it’s actually an adult-based play, and yoga, and acrobatic coaching expertise. I’ve additionally been doing a whole lot of calisthenics, which is mainly with the ability to transfer your weight effectively and successfully as doable. So, you’re not likely weight-training, it’s your pull-ups, it’s your push-ups, it’s your jumps, after which gamifying that.

In order that’s why I feel “Ninja Warrior” is available in so useful is mainly you should overcome obstacles. And we at all times have obstacles in life. That’s why I feel Ninja Warrior is so nice is since you mainly have a really troublesome impediment. You realize, 99.9% of us all fail finally on the present. So, when you fail, how do you react from failure? How do you prepare to get higher? How do you strategy a really troublesome state of affairs, actually, encompasses who you’re as an individual.

You realize, even in entrepreneurship, you already know, in operating a enterprise, there’s failures on daily basis. In {our relationships}, in operating a household, you already know, there’s gonna be issues that don’t occur as you need them to. However studying find out how to react to these conditions and take a distinct strategy is admittedly, like, a real key to life that we are able to by no means cease studying or can by no means be too good at. And that’s why I feel, like, impediment course coaching is so nice. It’s like set a really troublesome aim and discover ways to be higher at failing ahead.

Katie: I really like that a lot. And it jogs my memory of a few of my favourite quotes, one from Marcus Aurelius, that “The obstacle to the best way turns into the best way,” or like, as Ryan Holliday places it, “The impediment is the best way.” I imply, that’s very actually true in an impediment course. You need to get by way of the impediment to get to the top. However it’s such a metaphor for, such as you stated, all the things about life. One among our household motto is “You had been made to do exhausting issues.”

And our children right here say that on a regular basis. And it’s gotten me in hassle a few instances after they’re like gone cliff leaping or issues like that, they usually’re like, “Come on, mother.” And I’m like, “No, no, I’m good.” And so they’re like, “Mother, you had been made to do exhausting issues,” and I needed to do it. However I feel there’s additionally a very vital aspect to play that a whole lot of this era has misplaced, which is, it’s actually vital for, like, vestibular improvement and for primary psychological improvement for the children to be the other way up, and to have falls, and to study their very own boundaries, and to study threat evaluation.

And a whole lot of children don’t get to maturity having realized that. I do know that’s a deficiency I really feel like I’ve had and I’ve, because of you, been studying issues like handstands, and pull-ups, and simply issues that get me out of my consolation zone, however I really feel like play is a very enjoyable approach to truly construct on so many vital expertise. And it’s one which a whole lot of dad and mom possibly don’t prioritize in a world the place lecturers are extra forward-facing. So, what are some ways in which dad and mom can begin incorporating these enjoyable components of play and obstacles with household, and even for adults?

Travis: Yeah, completely. Once more, one of many components I touched on is, like, what you say with play. Like, what I really like to show in folks isn’t just to work out, however primarily, you already know, find out how to get the other way up and find out how to fall effectively actually is the inspiration for studying find out how to play. And, you already know, each grownup ought to know find out how to have that basis. And ways in which we are able to, as a household, or interacts in a playful means, once more, one of many locations I touched on was Acroyoga.

Acroyoga.org, or when you google Acroyoga, or Acropedia, there’s a bunch of various, like, methods to get into these various kinds of playful experiences. Or when you look on the Fb teams, there’s in all probability an Acroyoga group someplace in your neighborhood. There’s a bunch of people that educate all around the world. It’s actually superior. And that’s an all-ages, all-skill stage expertise the place you’re studying find out how to counterbalance or, you already know, push and pull, and bounce, and play collectively. In order that’s a very nice one. There are additionally a rising variety of ninja gyms and parkour gyms all the world over, and I completely recommend trying into a kind of.

There’s a bunch of Nationwide Ninja League as one other ninja league that’s in several gyms throughout the nation. I’m an enormous advocate of… In the event you wanna do impediment course coaching, take a look at a ninja gymnasium or take a look at these ninja leagues. These are tremendous cool. And people are actually all age teams. These are from six or seven years previous all the best way as much as 70-year olds. On Ninja Warrior, there are 70-year olds who’re doing these things. It’s fairly unbelievable. It’s simply a good way to play, prepare, grasp, swing, transfer. Like motion as a follow, motion is medication. Even to stroll across the block, find out how to roll, find out how to join with your loved ones by way of the artwork of motion, is tremendous vital. And I feel that stimulates us as people to be higher. With the beginning of my attire firm, it’s inviting folks to maneuver.

Yeah, mainly, the artwork of motion is so vital for people, and I feel that transferring is one thing that each one people ought to put focus extra into their life. You realize, folks could or is probably not turned on by understanding, however I feel simply even a motion follow is one thing that’s so inviting and a playful motion follow on high of that.

Katie: I really like that. And I’ve additionally tried Acroyoga at your suggestion since Finland. And particularly, like, there are such a lot of components of it, however the one the place I acquired fully picked up off the bottom and I used to be, like, balancing on high of somebody’s toes, the primary 12 seconds, I used to be like, “No, no, I don’t do that. I’ve belief points. I don’t get off the bottom like this.” However it was superb. After I let go of that, I used to be virtually in, like, a flow-type state.

And it was actually, like, a tremendous expertise, and I might do it once more in a heartbeat. However yeah, a kind of enjoyable issues I don’t assume most individuals would actually ever thought to attempt they usually’re accessible in all places now. I additionally wanna swap gears and discuss a little bit bit extra about Pi Movement and the place the title comes from. As a result of in Finland, we discovered that you just and I’ve one other commonality, which is that we’re each nerds and we’re each Mensa. And I really like Pi due to the mathematics tie-in. So, are you able to clarify the place the title, the place that got here from?

Travis: Yeah, thanks. You realize, simply form of diving deeper into, you already know, what’s my goal in life? You realize, after I’d misplaced my job in actual property, I actually put an enormous focus on trying internally. And so, I began a meditation follow. And actually, there’s a ebook known as “Autobiography of a Yogi,” written by Yogananda, and this was a ebook that Steve Jobs had beneficial folks learn on his deathbed and gave to his funeral.

And so, I stated, “Man, if Steve Jobs discovered this ebook vital, possibly I ought to test it out.” So, in studying that ebook, it’s this Yogi who got here to America and mainly was educating this self-actualization and self-realization follow. And it’s mainly trying inside what’s your goal in life? How do you share that with others? And since I used to be, you already know, a few months previous, I cherished simply climbing, and taking part in, and transferring, and that’s what I needed to share.

And, in that religious follow, I used to be like, “How can I share this to the world with out getting too, let’s name it, hippy-dippy, too California out right here, for the remainder of the world?” So, what spirit meant to me or what the universe meant to me is one thing that’s, you already know, ever-changing, at all times rising. And so, I exploit the analogy of Pi, Pi being that, you already know, unending quantity, a logo that individuals can acknowledge all around the world.

And utilizing the initials of Pi, I needed to unfold, you already know, a optimistic vitality and utilizing the I as the inner vitality that we’ve got inside and spreading that optimistic vitality to folks all around the world or utilizing the analogy, once more, of Pi as in optimistic affect. How will we make a optimistic affect by way of motion all through the world? So the model is Pi Movement, and we’re spreading optimistic vitality and making a optimistic affect by way of the artwork of motion.

And particularly, we design Activewear. It’s made in America, and we’re utilizing both natural or recycled supplies in a whole lot of the stuff that we do to provide again and respect the planet. And likewise, to provide again to folks, we donate or put aside 3.14% to our nonprofit. And our nonprofit will go and construct extra motion parks all around the world. An enormous life-changing expertise, for me, is when I discovered the unique Muscle Seaside, and the Muscle Seaside in Santa Monica, in Venice, California, and simply that tradition of health play acrobatics open air and the neighborhood that it brings folks collectively, and the respect it has, not just for the land but in addition coming collectively and taking part in.

That actually has modified my life and is a focus for what I do. And I used to be like, “I might like to see extra of this around the globe.” So we put aside…we truly went to Jamaica and constructed a ninja playground, motion playground out in Jamaica. We’re finalizing a prototype to assist get extra of those out of doors motion parks to totally different locations all around the world. And we actually simply wish to have a mission, and a model, and a neighborhood of people who find themselves like-minded, who simply wish to transfer and stay with a optimistic psychology mindset and that simply like to play. You realize, simply being playful in motion is admittedly simply the ethos of the model.

And we’re actually grateful to see that a whole lot of the highest “American Ninja Warrior” opponents have been carrying them on the present for the final couple of years, from children to grownup. Drew Drechsel simply gained “American Ninja Warrior.” Congrats, Drew. He was solely the second particular person ever to finish the total stage 4 of “American Ninja Warrior.” We truly simply did a pant collaboration. You possibly can go test it out. He has his real-life ninja brand on there. And, you already know, he’s such an enormous advocate for the game and, you already know, acknowledged worldwide as somebody who’s simply actually taken the artwork of, you already know, Ninja Warrior and made a profitable life out of it.

And it’s actually cool that we’re on this age of social media, Instagram, YouTube, the place you actually can do what you need. Like, after I graduated school, these choices weren’t accessible. And by chance, it didn’t cease me from persevering with to do what I wanna do and proceed to observe that dream or listening to my inside information of, “That is what my ardour is.” It’s been actually stunning to see social media has been in a position to assist improve and join a neighborhood like that all around the world, and we’re in a position to share and join different folks. And it’s so stunning to see folks, now greater than ever, with the ability to simply observe no matter they’re calling is in life and actually discover neighborhood round it.

Katie: I really like that you just introduced up Muscle Seaside as a result of we acquired an opportunity to go to there earlier this yr with our children, truly, they usually thought it was the very best playground that they had ever seen of their total lives. And I feel issues like these form of motion parks, such as you’ve talked about a number of instances, they’re the antidote to so many issues in society in a number of methods. Like, everyone knows most individuals aren’t transferring sufficient and we’re too sedentary. And as an alternative of understanding, that makes it actually simply play, which I feel is a large step towards making folks extra more likely to do it.

However you additionally stated certainly one of my favourite issues, which is that it’s a neighborhood there. And I feel that can also be an actual antidote to so many issues that we’re seeing in our world is there’s an absence of actual neighborhood with actual folks. Like, there’s tons of on-line communities however there’s that lack of actual human interplay, actual human connection, and actual human contact, which is one other beauty of these motion communities, and play, and Acroyoga, is that you just’re interacting with different folks.

So, you guys have an unbelievable neighborhood that you just’ve constructed into this. Do you’ve any ideas for folks fostering that in their very own areas? As a result of that’s one thing I’ve now additionally present in my space, but it surely took work and it took form of constructing. So, are there any ideas you’ve for people who find themselves making an attempt to foster that in their very own lives?

Travis: Yeah, with that, the one beauty of on-line communities are there are actually nice methods to make use of on-line communities to additionally meet up in particular person, you already know. I join with some folks on Instagram, for instance, which are simply, you already know, loving both what I do or I discover inspiring what they do. And so, after I journey and meet, it’s an ideal alternative to share the artwork of play and what we’re doing. Like I stated, additionally, there are ninja gems, actually, you already know, in all 50 states now, and ninja warriors. And, you already know, Germany, Australia, totally different components, you already know, like, Europe, Asia, like there’s competitions, and the present is all around the world.

You realize, I’ve flown out internationally for various experiences, you already know, within the Caribbean to Australia simply to carry out, or compete, or meet and greet. It’s on the market when you begin trying. And likewise, I assure you if you wish to be, you already know, the one who spearhead one thing in your neighborhood as effectively, I assure you that there’s, you already know, folks by way of meetup or totally different organizations who would actually be concerned with stuff like that. It’s actually just like the… It’s not a fringe underground factor anymore. There actually is… You realize, any main and small metropolis throughout America has some kind of motion on Ninja Parkour, group meetup of their space now. It’s actually superior, or Acroyoga.

Katie: Yeah, for positive, Acroyoga. I feel, you’ll be able to even simply Google that. I discovered it in my space, even. Let’s discuss a little bit bit extra in regards to the significance of body weight train. You talked about that you just did a whole lot of that over, like, lifting weights. So, my questions could be, what are the advantages of body weight particular train, and is it secure for youths to do? I do know that query is gonna come from dad and mom who’re listening. And I do know I’ve heard, like, you already know, children ought to elevate weights earlier than too younger of an age, however can they safely do motion involving their physique weight at a younger age?

Travis: Oh, completely. So, body weight coaching or calisthenics coaching is admittedly, I feel, a a lot safer means of coaching than weights. I virtually strictly use body weight coaching. And why I feel that’s so efficient is it truly is, like, you already know, if I’m studying how a lot I can bench press or what number of pushups I can do, push-ups are gonna be far more related to what I’m doing in a day by day life. Working on your pull-ups, working on the power to climb, working on the power to swing, bounce roll, makes a lot extra sense than how a lot I can deadlift or how a lot I can squat. Like, this stuff had been designed, you already know, for soccer, and like, you already know, changing into an even bigger, and quicker, and stronger.

However, you already know, not all of us are gonna be linemen in NFL. Like, you already know, I feel studying find out how to climb a rock-climbing wall might be or climb a tree is gonna be far more, like, efficient in your day by day life than…until you actually are simply making an attempt to be knowledgeable soccer participant. So, I actually assume that it’s positively a more practical means of coaching. And likewise, it enables you to be extra related. I see lots of people who focus on weight coaching of their mobility. You realize, Hunter Health can let you know all about particular coaching with that. That, like, you’re tremendous hyper-focused on one aspect of your physique and that energy, and it actually doesn’t a holistic strategy to transferring your physique. And so, I actually assume that calisthenics, yoga, and a playful follow is admittedly what retains us more practical as people.

Katie: I positively agree. And I’ll put a hyperlink to Hunter Health within the present notes as effectively as a result of he’s one other good friend from Finland, who we each love.

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Katie: I feel additionally one thing I observed in Finland and that I’ve observed in watching “American Ninja Warrior” is that a part of what makes it so enjoyable and inspiring is that you’re exhibiting folks what’s doable, and also you’re inspiring them to attempt issues that possibly they hadn’t thought of that their physique may do. And I feel that there’s one thing actually simply superb within the human expertise when that occurs.

It’s like the primary time that, I consider, was Roger Bannister ran a sub-four-minute mile. Nobody thought they might do it. After which as quickly as he did, so many extra folks did. And so, you guys doing these unbelievable issues, even on TV or in your native communities, it exhibits children that their our bodies are in a position to do this stuff, and it’s actually inspiring. I additionally know from Finland, there have been so many tales that you’d inform me, and I might be like, “No.” And also you’d be like, “Right here’s an image.” So, I wanna undergo a few of your enjoyable ones only for inspiration, when you don’t thoughts, beginning with, what are in all probability the strangest locations you’ve ever achieved a handstand?

Travis: Effectively, you bought to see in all probability certainly one of my most memorable handstands of all time, was once we had been in Finland, we had the chance of seeing the Northern Lights, which, I imply, as you already know, was one of the superb experiences I had ever seen in my life. You realize, there’s no assure that we might get to see them, and we had been actually, you already know, in that area for a few days. And, you already know, I feel our second night time there, you already know, we had been in a position to see the lights. That was simply loopy. And so, I used to be like, “We’re staying in an igloo, we’re watching the Northern Lights, I’ve to do a handstand on an igloo.”

So, getting in a position to, not solely do a handstand on an igloo whereas Hunter Health is sitting on the igloo as effectively was nonetheless in all probability certainly one of my most memorable ones of all time. One other one being, I had acquired a cellphone name, my buddy, Trendy Tarzan is an superior man. You also needs to observe when you wanna be impressed by parkour, ninja, and Acroyoga. He’s a finest good friend of mine and Trendy Tarzan on Instagram. And we get a cellphone name, and he’s like, “Hey, we’ve acquired these folks from Turkey, from Istanbul, who wanna movie a Toyota business, they usually want some loopy, you already know, ninjas and Acroyogi’s to return and do some cool parkour stuff.”

And so they’ll fly us on the market. However they’ve this trick, you already know, they need us to do these cool methods on the truck. You realize, run up the truck, bounce on it, flip off it, that form of stuff. I’m like,” Yeah, we are able to try this.” And so they’re like, “Are you able to handstand on a transferring automotive?” And I’m like, “Yeah, we are able to handstand on a transferring automotive.” Like, “Effectively, we’ve got this stunt driver who can drive it up a ramp and get it on its facet to wheels and stability the automotive. Do you assume you may do a handstand on that?”

I’m like, “I don’t know if that’s doable.” And I attempted to Google it. I had by no means seen anybody do that earlier than, so I didn’t actually have a visible, like, reference. There’s positively not how-to video on find out how to do a handstand on a transferring automotive on two wheels. And so, I used to be like, “Effectively, you already know, I can test it out after I get there.” And so, after doing a few take a look at runs, this man was not very constant in any respect, which didn’t assist with the potential of making this factor occur. However after a few days of testing, he acquired extra constant, and I acquired extra snug with simply being sideways in a automotive.

And lengthy story quick, we discovered the precise window, and I construct up the arrogance to do this. And I did a handstand on the Toyota truck whereas it’s bouncing on two wheels. And it’s also possible to click on the hyperlink, and you’ll see a hyperlink to that video. However I feel I’d by no means seen any of us try this ever on this planet, so could be one of many first individuals who ever achieved that. So, that was fairly memorable.

After which additionally the tallest constructing on the time in Los Angeles, on the sting of the Grand Canyon, and likewise, like, these have been memorable experiences but in addition simply, like, get into handstands with folks all around the world has been actually superb as effectively, you already know, stunning sunsets, stunning buildings, and so forth., even simply on, like, lifeguard towers and stuff. However simply the power to get the other way up and know your limits and with the ability to create artwork is one thing I’ve been tremendous passionate, the place discover, in a bizarre means, I discover my Zen.

Katie: And if I’m remembering, there was additionally on an alligator? Did that occur?

Travis: Oh, yeah. Essentially the most harmful has ever achieved. Individuals ask me on a regular basis, and, you already know, like I stated, I’ve achieved, you already know, tall buildings and transferring automobiles. However probably the most harmful one ever, I used to be in Ghana, Africa, serving to with generosity water, restore water to areas of the nation that don’t have operating water. And whereas we had been there, we went to this place the place that they had an alligator farm. And so they had been these alligators that we had been with.

And I used to be like, “Man, I actually, actually wanna do a handstand over an alligator,” which is sort of harmful as a result of, you already know, my head is admittedly near his head as effectively. However I used to be in a position to efficiently do a handstand over an alligator and can in all probability by no means try this once more. However that was in all probability probably the most harmful handstand I’ve ever achieved simply because there was not a lot…it was a partner-based motion. I needed to belief my accomplice simply as a lot as I can belief myself.

Katie: Wow, yeah, no. My most harmful handstand ever is, like, towards the wall in my bed room the place there’s no hazard concerned. So, that’s superb. Like I stated, there’s so many aspects to your persona. You additionally, if I’m remembering accurately, have a few world information. So, you gotta inform that story as effectively.

Travis: Oh, yeah. So, I used to be doing an activation with this firm known as WORLDZ with a Z, they usually convey collectively a whole lot of superb leaders, and CMOs, and CEOs, and so forth. And I used to be educating at this occasion. And after educating the occasion, the subsequent yr, they’re like, “We would like you to return again, however we attempt to break a world report yearly. Do you assume you may break a world report? We now have Guinness World Information coming.” And I’m like, “Yeah, I feel so.”

They’re like, “Mainly, you’ve, like, two days to determine it out.” And I used to be like, “Oh, my gosh.” So, I began researching simply handstand information, you already know, CrossFit information, various kinds of gymnastics information that I believed had been doable. And I actually needed to, you already know, clearly break a report, however I additionally needed to share the expertise, you already know, with a accomplice or good friend. I used to be actually making an attempt to consider, like, a bunch one which might be achieved as effectively. So, I discovered one which was tremendous distinctive. I discovered one, primarily, that concerned stability in a plank place.

So, think about you’re on these medication BOSU balls, on the medication balls that transfer round, proper? So, you’ve 4 medication balls. You will have one on every hand, one on every foot. After which from there, you discover your stability level, you get right into a plank, and you then elevate up one hand. So, you then’re in a plank, which is with one arm raised. So it’s a three-point plank, and you then’re additionally making an attempt to stability your self on the ball. And I used to be in a position to beat the world report. They’d an adjudicator come down, and we videotaped it, and there was an enormous crowd round, and was in a position to beat the world report by I feel 20-something seconds, which is fairly loopy.

After which I discovered one other world report, which was known as a accomplice push-up. Now, think about, like, you’re within the push-up place after which you’ve one other accomplice who’s 180 from you. So, mainly, your toes are touching one another and your fingers are out reverse of your toes. After which from there, you elevate your toes up and you place them on one another’s again. So, you’re making actually, like, a human bridge, neither certainly one of your toes are touching the bottom.

They’re simply on one another’s shoulder blades, kind of. After which from there, you do synchronized push-ups. And I feel the world report was set by two skilled crossfitters on the time, and I feel the report was 27 or 28. And we had been in a position to unofficially do 34. However then after they got here again, they formally counted 31 of them, I feel, to be official. So, we set a brand new world report doing accomplice push-ups with my good friend Cesar Sosa, and he’s an superior man. It is best to positively observe him on Instagram as effectively. He simply modified his… Match Like Sosa is his new Instagram, so take a look at Match Like Sosa.

However we set that report as effectively. And so, yeah, that was distinctive and fairly loopy expertise. After which you need to positively take a look at Ninja Natalie. She simply set a world report as effectively for the rope climb at Muscle Seaside. Ninja Natalie on Instagram is an expensive good friend, and he or she set a world report as effectively for the quickest, I feel, quick rope climb. And he or she is simply an unbelievable human who’s simply utilizing the artwork of play and motion to encourage the world. So, yeah, it’s been fairly loopy to know that buddies all through the neighborhood are setting the usual of playfulness and energy on the identical time.

Katie: I really like that. And I needed to ensure, towards the top, we alter focus a little bit bit and talked about one other factor that I’ve absolutely built-in in my life since Finland impressed by you, which is, little day by day reminders of gratitude. And I feel this additionally ties into Pi and three.14. So, are you able to speak about gratitude in your day by day life and your gratitude reminder?

Travis: Yeah, completely. You realize, and simply going deeper into, like, you already know, the purpose of life, we at all times have good days and unhealthy days. You realize, nobody’s life is ideal, however there’s magnificence in understanding the nice in all the things that we do. So, a gratitude follow is a good way to do this. And regardless of how unhealthy your day is, let’s say you’re sitting in site visitors, otherwise you’re sick, or it’s simply not your day, however there’s at all times a lesson to be realized, or there’s at all times one thing nice inside that state of affairs. So, as an alternative of a day by day reminder, what I’ve achieved is you decide a time that’s related for you.

For me, I exploit 3:14, which is, you already know, the primary three digits of Pi, and I’ve a day by day reminder that goes off at the moment. And each time I’m doing invitations and alternative to simply take a minute of gratitude. And so, you already know, I might be actually in Finland with Wellness Mama, and Hunter Health, and Paleo Chef, having the time of my life. We simply acquired achieved, you already know, seeing some reindeer, and I’m actually grateful for that, or I actually may simply be, you already know, sitting in site visitors in LA and be, you already know, like, “Why am I sitting on this site visitors? However at the very least I’m in LA, at the very least I’ve a automotive, at the very least, you already know, like, I’m in a position to be respiration. I’m in a position to transfer.” You realize, like, there’s at all times a possibility to take a possibility to precise gratitude.

And so, I feel when you begin that follow, it’s actually superior to see, you already know, the universe or spirit form of, like, possibly educate a lesson or level an individual or an expertise that you should study in that day at the moment. And it’s been actually superior to simply have that mindset and mentality, and I encourage everybody to simply attempt it. Attempt it for every week and see how your life adjustments when you prefer it or not. And I inform just about anybody who’s round me, at that second, when my alarm goes off at 3:14, and I’m grateful to say that individuals have additionally adopted that follow.

And these folks stay in several time zones all around the world, so I usually will get a message, you already know, at 5:14, 7:14, you already know, like 11:14 from buddies the world over be like, “Hey, I’m simply considering of you. I’m actually grateful for you, or I’m actually grateful for this expertise.” So, decide a time that’s related for you. It might be 11:11, it might be, you already know, 7:11, it doesn’t actually matter, however simply decide a date and time that’s related for you and begin a gratitude follow. And, I feel it’ll convey pleasure into your life.

Katie: Yeah, I adore it. It’s a enjoyable reminder. And, like, you already know, that if it goes off and I’m in a bunch some place else, I’ll ask all people else what they’re grateful for as effectively. And it’s enjoyable to form of, like, shake folks up at first, like what? However simply the complete focus and the vitality of the group to all people simply be thankful for a second, it’s superb.

Travis: Yeah, it’s additionally excuse for no matter your alarm goes off. You possibly can shift it to them.

Katie: And for households, like one other factor we do is, at dinner timer, as a result of we attempt to make household dinner a precedence, we’ll ask the children what they’re grateful for as effectively, which is, you already know, for anyone’s who has children, that’s time to check-in and make it a part of your day by day routine that means.

Travis: Oh, yeah. I used to be gonna say, you already know, with my accomplice, Little Beast Mode on Instagram, she is a superb soul. We educate Acroyoga, and motion, and play collectively, however she had the thought of beginning a follow of doing three stuff you’re grateful for earlier than you go to mattress each night time. And so, that’s been a very satisfying follow as effectively that I really like sharing that approach to do it. You realize, both begin your day or finish your day with that follow as effectively.

Katie: I really like that too. And, as we get near the top of our time, a few questions that I like to wrap up with. The primary being, if there’s a ebook or quite a lot of books which have actually impacted your life, in that case, what they’re and why?

Travis: Yeah. “Autobiography of a Yogi” is one ebook that basically reworked my life. Additionally, find out how to get into move states or simply move analysis, normally. So, Steve Kotler and Jamie Wheal are two inspirations in my life, they usually wrote a ebook known as “Stealing Fireplace,” which I positively advocate. It’s an ideal ebook. I had the chance to work with Tim Ferriss, and realizing him, and dealing on his TV present, “The Tim Ferriss Experiment,” and likewise the books that he wrote, I can positively attest to him being a tremendous particular person. And he actually totally researches all the things that he does.

So, something by Tim Ferriss is admittedly superior. After which there was a ebook known as “Conversations with God,” which I feel was a ravishing, like, a religious and dying ebook, attending to know who you’re higher. After which “Seven Non secular Legal guidelines of Success” by Deepak Chopra. Once more, one other superb human. And it’s loopy how the world works. I’ve been studying this man’s books for years.

After which at some point, somebody on his crew discovered what I do on social media, simply sharing what I really like, they usually requested me to be part of his app known as Jiyo, which is a aware, curated neighborhood group on-line, which I positively advocate taking a look at Jiyo, and acquired to fulfill him, and was even requested to be a human hologram on stage with him talking on the artwork of mindfulness one time.

And it’s actually loopy to, not solely simply be studying his books and all the things, and I get to fulfill him to truly assembly him and him residing as much as each expectation of being such a beautiful advocate to mindfulness and the analysis of residing a cheerful religious life. He’s superior as effectively. So, these are the folks that basically encourage me, and I actually assume they’re doing nice stuff on this planet within the books that they write as effectively.

Katie: Such nice suggestions, and I’m with you on all these. Tim Ferriss’s “4-Hour Workweek”, I feel, modified the trajectory of my grownup life and led to “Wellness Mama.” So, very grateful for him. And yeah, Stephen and Jamie’s, “Stealing Fireplace” is an enchanting learn. I’ll ensure that I’ll hyperlink to all of the books that you just talked about within the present notes at wellnessmama.fm. So, when you guys are exercising or driving, don’t fear about writing them down. Simply head over to the present notes. And Travis, lastly, any parting recommendation you wanna depart with listeners in the present day, and the place can they discover you to remain in contact?

Travis: Yeah, truthfully, my parting recommendation, make a optimistic affect in your motion and something that you just do. Typically, motion might be something that you just love. I imply, it actually can simply be strolling the canine. It may be operating a marathon. It actually doesn’t matter what it’s, however discover a motion follow and get open air and join with different people or join with your self, is really an impediment and a possibility that may by no means get previous.

It’s one thing that may at all times discover profit in what you do. You possibly can by no means be too good at that, and perceive that there are at all times gonna be obstacles in life. So, it’s the way you strategy the impediment earlier than, throughout, and after is admittedly the skillset that, you already know, you should study as a human or as a ninja, no matter you wanna name your self. And, you already know, don’t take your self too severely. Discover ways to play and you will discover pleasure in all of the issues that you just do.

You will discover me at travisbrewer.ninja is my web site, in addition to travisbrewer.ninja is my Instagram. And people are in all probability the best methods to get in contact with me. And thanks for anybody who continues to observe my journey. We will likely be persevering with to advertise a whole lot of the motion that we do. And the web site for my attire firm is pimovement.com or pimovement.ninja. And, we’ll do a particular low cost code for all of the listeners right here as effectively as a result of we actually wanna say thanks to everybody that’s following the Wellness Mama as a result of she actually does know a few of the finest issues on this planet and we simply wanna share that well being and wellness to you guys. So, thanks, a lot.

Katie: Thanks a lot, Travis. I’ll ensure that the hyperlink and the low cost code are within the present notes. My children and I each love the ninja pants, truly my husband too. The entire household wears them. They’re so snug. My children simply want they made them in, like, dimension three-year-olds, however all of us adore it. I’ll ensure that the hyperlinks are there. You guys can examine them out. They’re actually in all probability probably the most snug pants in the complete world. And Travis, I really like you for being right here. I actually admire all that you just’re doing to encourage children and adults to maneuver on this planet and to share gratitude, and I’m so grateful that you just shared time with us in the present day.

Travis: Effectively, thanks a lot Wellness Mama. You actually are such a tremendous, superb soul. You realize, I contemplate you my religious mama. You’re so nice in all the things that you just do, and I actually am excited to proceed to be buddies and work collectively for so long as I’m taking part in round on this planet. So, thanks.

Katie: Thanks. And, in that spirit of gratitude, thank all of you for listening and sharing your Most worthy asset, your time, with us in the present day. We’re so grateful that you just had been right here. and I hope that you’ll be part of me once more on the subsequent episode of “The Wellness Mama Podcast.”

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