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217: Staying Fit After 40 with Dr. Anthony Balduzzi l The Fit Father & Fit Mother Project

Oct 23, 2023 | Season 3


We're excited to bring you this conversation with Dr. Anthony Balduzzi, the visionary behind the Fit Father and Fit Mother projects. In this episode, he shares his personal journey into the world of health & fitness, what inspired him to help families get healthy, his top nutritions tips, thoughts on choosing sleep over exercise, his personal daily routines, and more. If you are over the age of 40 and struggling to stick with a healthy routine, this episode is for you!

Dr. Anthony Balduzzi, the founder and CEO of the Fit Father Project and Fit Mother Project, experienced a pivotal moment in his childhood when he watched his own father work relentlessly, only to succumb to illness and pass away at the young age of 42. Anthony was just 9 years old at the time. This life-changing event inspired him to dedicate his life to helping busy fathers and mothers aged 40 and above lose weight, build muscle, and improve their overall health for the well-being of their families.

As a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in Arizona, Dr. Balduzzi also holds dual degrees in Nutrition and Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his academic achievements, he is a former national champion bodybuilder. Through his unwavering commitment and efforts, Dr. Balduzzi has successfully helped over 60,000 families across more than 100 countries through his Fit Father and Fit Mother Programs.


0:51 Welcome to the show!

1:26 Pop Quiz of the Day

5:11 Today’s episode

6:49 Dr. Anthony Balduzzi’s Bio

7:53 Welcome him to the podcast!

8:52 His childhood and introduction to fitness

12:49 Finding Naturopathic medicine

13:33 Inspiration behind the Fit Father/Mother Project

16:31 Making programs & change actually stick

20:40 How to get started

22:32 How to stay the course after 30 days

25:58 * Blue Cannatine *

28:08 Why we don’t need that much exercise

29:48 Using data quantification for certain individuals

31:35 Essential exercise equipment

33:24 Learning by observation

36:38 * Sleep Breakthrough *

38:08 Why start at 40?

41:53 How to stay educated as consumers

42:43 Sober-curious movement & Addictions

46:40 Addressing gut & mental health

49:02 His top nutrition tips

50:05 Our favorite go-to breakfast options

52:05 Stages of health journeying

54:19 Avoiding snackimg

56:01 Benefits of Fasting

58:28 Choosing exercise over sleep

1:02:49 His morning & evening routine

1:07:43 His final piece of advice

1:10:00 Where to find him

1:10:38 Thanks for tuning in






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