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#65 - Nick Fowler On Starting The Climb, The Color Code Test & Massif Athletics

Massif Athletics founder Nick Fowler changed the course of his life the first time he saw El Capitan and said, “I want to climb that.” His goals shifted from attending the San Francisco Art Institute to climbing full-time.

Nick starts by telling us a little bit about himself, then he goes on to the story about how he starting climbing. After that, he talks about the different types of fun you can have, and about his achievements in the realm of climbing. We then ask ask him how he is able to trust himself when free climbing, as well as the circumstances that make him scared when he’s up there.
We ask Nick about what got him into fitness, and then he talks about his morning routine. We then ask him how climbing connects to managing a gym. He talks about Massive Athletics. Nick tells us about the importance of stress in training, and the value of getting good quality sleep and shares a few tips on how to do that.
We ask Nick about what excites him about his athletes, as well as what he did in order to start making progress. Nick talks about How to Win and Influence People, a particular book that helps him when dealing with people. He then talks about personality tests and shares about the Color Code Test.
Nick tells us more about working with athletes both young and old, and about the high level athletes they have in their gym. He also shares with his the mindset practices he teaches to his athletes and as well as how he motivates them.
For anyone whose goal it is to be a high level athlete, this conversation is surely going to be one that’s worth a listen to. Another great episode, guys!

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Show Notes:

  • Tommy's tribute. [04:05]
  • Nick tells a little bit about himself. [05:40]
  • A story of how he started in climbing. [10:10]
  • Types of fun. [16:55]
  • Nick’s climbing achievement. [19:10]
  • How do you trust yourself in free climbing? [23:40]
  • Circumstances that made him scared in climbing. [29:50]
  • What got you into fitness? [32:45]
  • Nick’s morning routine. [34:40]
  • How does climbing to managing a gym connect? [36:55]
  • What is Massif Athletics? [43:00]
  • The importance of stress in training. [45:35]
  • The significance of sleeping. [50:00]
  • Nick gives some little tips on how to have good quality sleep. [53:00]
  • What excites you from your athletes? [55:05]
  • What did you do in order to progress? [58:45]
  • Nick’s particular book that helps him in terms of dealing with people? [1:02:40]
  • Talking about personality tests. [1:06:45]
  • Nick shares about the Color Code Test. [1:11:28]
  • Working and training with young and old athletes. [1:14:00]
  • Do you have high level athletes in your gym? [1:18:10]
  • What are your mindset practices that you teach to your athletes? [1:21:20]
  • Motivating the athletes. [1:25:40]
  • What is next for Nick? [1:29:19]
  • 6 from 6 [1:30:40]
  • Where is your favorite travel destination? [1:31:20]
  • What is your dream destination? [1:32:15]
  • If you are on a desert island, what are three things that you would bring? [1:33:07]
  • What are the things that you do in your downtime? [1:34:40]
  • Who is your biggest role model? [1:35:10]
  • When you invite three people to dinner, who would they be? [1:36:35]

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Your weekly podcast exploring fitness, adventure and life. Hosted By Bill Kerr and Tommy Ahern, AdventureFit Radio focuses on bringing you interesting interviews from all realms of fitness, adventure and life in general.