The “Mind Body Podcast” brings together professionals from around the world to discuss topics relating to a 360 approach to fitness, health, and wellness. Each week we focus on a topic relating to fitness and exercise, sports performance, rehabilitation, and everything in between! In this episode of the Mind Body Podcast (“, the panelists include Kris Eiring (licensed psychologists), Colleen Hathaway (chiropractor specializing in mind-body techniques), and Andrea Oh (strength and conditioning coach, published fitness author and presenter, and editor-in-chief of TodaysFitnessTrainer.com).
As a continuation to the previous podcast, “Mind Body Podcast Episode 1 – Awareness and Mindfulness”, the panelists discuss activities and techniques to apply mindfulness and awareness to everyday life, workouts at the gym, or in a sporting environment.
As a licensed psychologist in Wisconsin, Kris’ focus is in the are of sport psychology. She has a private psychology practice where she see a variety of athletes, such as golfers, runners, soccer players and hockey players. The majority of her clients are people who want to improve their mental game. Typical issues might include helping athletes learn techniques for relaxation or focus. She teaches a lot of breathing exercises and the idea of mindfulness in sport. Based on her experience, her philosophy she recognizes there is more to the mental game than just being mentally tough. People also need to be mentally smart and fully aware.
Colleen graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 1993 with a B. S. in Corporate Fitness Science and Athletic Training, where she also played basketball and was the starting point guard on the 1991 NCAA Championship team. She then attended Northwestern College of Chiropractic from 1993-1997 and has been in private practice for 17 years. Her practice incorporates principles of gentle chiropractic and mind-body techniques, including light touch energy work. Essentially, she works with the body’s innate wisdom by helping remove interferences from the nerve system. Removal of this interference brings balance and harmony to the mind, body and spirit allowing for optimal performance.
Andrea graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Physical Education degree, majoring in Sports Performance and Exercise Physiology. During that time she played varsity women’s volleyball (winning four consecutive National Championships). With two decades of experience in the fitness industry, she has become a “Jane of all trades” as she worked her way from an entry level fitness instructor to owning and operating clubs/studios, consulting fitness education organizations, fitness equipment manufacturers, and innovative technology-driven companies in the industry. She currently consults several fitness-based clients, is a published author and presenter, and is the editor-in-chief of www.TodaysFitnessTrainer.com.