178- Leveling Up Your Fitness Routine with Brian Keane

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

May 5, 2022

Building a consistent movement practice is an essential component to our overall health. However, to have a complete fitness routine, it requires more than just moving throughout the day.

Brian Keane is on the show to teach us how to build an all-around fitness routine which incorporates habit changes around eating, stress management, and sleep quality.

Brian is another podcaster, so we had a phenomenal conversation together to chat all about leveling up your fitness routine.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • What it was like to train for ultra endurance races in harsh conditions
  • The main foundations of a top-level fitness regimine
  • Ways to manage stress even when life is extremely stressful
  • How to improve sleep quality


  • [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast
  • [2:30] What is one of Brian Keane's most memorable fitness achievements
  • [11:00] How long did it take Brian to recover from his Achilles injury
  • [12:00] How well did Brian adapt to the temperatures in the Sahara when he did his ultra endurance race
  • [14:15] When Brian was a teacher, did it bother him seeing kids stuck in a chair all of the time
  • [16:30] What are some of the main components that make up an all-around fitness routine
  • [19:30] What are some good ways to manage your stress from work and find ways to relax when we live in a work-heavy culture
  • [24:30] If you are using an 80/20 approach, is it better to do an 80/20 every single day, or 80/20 on a weekly basis
  • [26:30] What are some early signs to pay attention to that are indicative of being overly stressed
  • [30:00] Does Brian use any wearables to track different health metrics
  • [32:30] How can people create better habits before bed to get adequate sleep
  • [37:15] You do everything right for your sleep, but then your little kid walks in at midnight. What can you do to improve sleep during those situations
  • [39:30] What is the optimal way to wake up in the morning
  • [43:00] What does Brian Keane's daily routine look like
  • [47:00] "I don't have time" should be switched with 'I can't prioritize that at this time"

Resources From This Episode

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Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

Learn More About Brian Keane

Brian Keane shares how important sleep, stress, and nutrition is for your fitness routine.

Brian Keane shares how important sleep, stress, and nutrition is for your fitness routine.

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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