“To live life ever forward, the only question that matters is, ‘How did you love?' How did you love your neighbor? How did you love yourself? At the end of the day, that's all I want in my wellness capsule. Love with movement, love with nutrition, love with my significant other, love with the present moment, but love with myself is hands down the most important.” – Chase Chewning
How can we let go of the past in order to live a life ever forward?
Wellness + Wisdom Episode 296
Veteran, Health & Fitness Coach, Founder of Ever Forward, and Host of Ever Forward Radio, Chase Chewning, shares the core aspects of living a life ever forward, explains how he became a top health and wellness podcaster, and discusses the future of conscious media.
Discover the power of saying ‘No,' to something that doesn't serve your soul in order to live a life you love.
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Understanding Our Emotional, Spiritual & Physical TraumasTo live life ever forward, the only question that matters is, 'How did you love?' How did you love your neighbor? How did you love yourself? - @ChaseChewning Click To Tweet
Listen To Episode 296 As Chase Chewning Uncovers:
How Josh inspired Chase to pursue hosting a podcast and his background story on becoming a health & fitness coach, motivator, and mentor.
- How podcasting has been a great way for him to explore himself and really do the deep work to better understand his story.
Taking a step back and re-evaluating where he's at with his business and provided the best form of assistance to clients.
Emotional, physical, and spiritual trauma he has experienced and worked through during the personal development process of his wellness journey.
- His impact on his millennial generation as a voice of conscious masculinity.
Why fitness and easy movements are the ultimate “gateway drug” to better health.
The fact that his first business coach meeting didn't even focus on his brand but who he truly is at his core.
How Josh felt unaligned with the wellness apps and technology brands of the fitness industry so much so that it affected both himself and the mission of Wellness Force.
Decline of his father's health until his death from ALS and the impact that his words and lessons of living a life ever forward had on Chase during that era.
- The three phases of intelligence: gathering information, applying what we have learned, and embodying the knowledge.
- Dating in this modern age and all of the weapons of mass distraction that are getting in the way of true connection.
Priming Your Personal Development
- How to begin priming your personal development right now in this modern world.
- The rule of thirds for the different types of people you should keep close to you in life.
- Importance of focusing on loving and respecting yourself at your core first before opening yourself to a romantic relationship.
- How his wife helped him to open up and share what was actually going on with him underneath the surface and the issues he needed to talk about.
The fact that the very first step for greater intelligence is just to have awareness.
Why relationships are the quickest way to break yourself open, reveal your blind spots, and grow with them.
- The different attachment styles we all have with the people in our lives in various areas of our lives.
- A period of time he went through to deeply reflect on who he was and what his role was to other people in his close circle of relationships.
What steps we can all do to get better at understanding our own stories by learning what we're good at and what we're passionate about.
The fact that many of the deep-set beliefs we have aren't even our own, they've been passed down to us from generations ago.
Power Quotes From The ShowHow can you fully love someone if you don't know who they are? Do you love yourself? If not, do you even know yourself? Start there. - @ChaseChewning Click To Tweet
Fitness Is The Gateway Drug To Wellness
“We want to feel better, we want our life to be better, and we're all seeking health and wellness but how do we achieve all of that? Where do we start? We figure that first, we have to lose weight, maybe by starting to run or go to the gym. It all starts with fitness. Fitness is the gateway drug to wellness. Fitness is the gateway drug to true happiness. Fitness is the gateway drug to everything we're seeking that we have no idea that we're even after. If we can get positive, physical results by working our bodies, what else can we achieve when we shift our mind?” – Chase Chewning
“All of these weapons of mass distraction when it comes to dating, being, and connecting allow us this false inability to create our own world because we can live in our phones, through social media, and can do whatever we want whenever we want. We can Amazon prime our life in every way possible. Honestly, is it our fault or society's fault? Is it conditioning? If I can do all of these things in my life with extreme pace and get an extreme result, why can't I get that in my real-life relationships?” – Chase Chewning
Do You Know Yourself?
“I was asleep for the first 29 years of my life. From 27 to 29, that's when I began to fully acknowledge that I needed to do something to change my life and work through my struggles. I didn't complete the inner work in two years, I began to become aware of my ego, toxic thought patterns, and what was no longer serving me that I needed to let go of in order to really understand what it means and to be able and allow myself to really love myself. I couldn't have done that any sooner in my life because I didn't know who I was then. How can you fully love someone if you don't know who they are? Do you love yourself? If not, do you even know yourself? Start there.” – Chase Chewning
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- Dr. Vernon Woolf
- Inside Out trailer
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- Tony Robbins
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About Chase Chewning
A Virginia native and Army veteran, Chase Chewning is a Virginia Commonwealth University alum, graduating from their Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science undergraduate program in 2013. Having completed his MS in Health Promotion from American University in Washington, DC he also holds the following credentials: ACE Certified Health Coach and TRX Certified Suspension Trainer.
A Life Of Wellness
Living a life of wellness has always been a part of him – since growing up eating fresh food from his grandparents' garden, playing baseball throughout school and enjoying time in the mountains surrounding his family's southwest VA home. After six years of active duty, Chase was medically discharged from the military due a string of injuries that ultimately required him to have bilateral reconstructive hip surgeries. After learning how to walk again, twice, exercise as medicine and healthy lifestyle modifications became his passion.
His Roles In The Fitness Industry
Chase has filled a variety of wellness roles since 2012; working in corporate fitness centers as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor, coordinating employee wellness programs, training in public gyms, running boot camps as well as working alongside physicians in clinical environments helping patients with specific medical concerns such as diabetes, high cholesterol, physical limitations and disabilities, weight-loss and overall healthy lifestyle modification.
His family creed of “Ever Forward” is not only tattooed on his arm, but it is also what he instills in his clients. He strives to show his clients how to take control of their lives by bettering their physical and mental toughness.