I've always been obsessed with the idea of gaining control over my mind and using it to influence my body. After seeing the VICE special on Wim Hof, I immediately started using his method to begin to control my breathing and my reaction to temperature extremes. I'm still nowhere near Wim Hof's ability to withstand swimming under polar ice or climbing Mt. Everest wearing nothing but shorts-- but I could feel a change happening within me and I knew I had to speak to him in person. Wim is really on to something here- unlocking the mind's potential to control bodily functions may sound like science fiction, but I think you'll change your mind after listening to this interview. Enjoy, and let's spread the message so more people can benefit from the Wim Hof Method!
Our guest… Dr. AnnMarie De Mars is truly an Elite MANIAC! Besides being the first American woman to win an Worlds gold medal in Judo, she’s been a judoka since she was 12 and coached since she was 14. She’s also the co-author of Winning On the Ground: Training and Techniques for Judo and MMA Fighters (featuring Ronda Rousey and Kayla Harrison), among other books, and — oh, yeah — the mother of MMA sensation and definitely-a-judo-techniques-expert-in-her-own-right, the aforementioned Ronda Rousey.
-LIBERATION AND ENLIGHTENMENT, GET NAKED, FIND A MOUNTAIN TOP, HIT PLAY, SQUEEGEE YOUR THIRD EYE AND PREPARE TO BLAST OFF INTO THE GREAT UNKNOWN WOMB OF THE UNIVERSE AND ENJOY!
For the past 17 years I've made my career out of designing and teaching group fitness kickboxing classes. Many of my classes consist of up to 100 people, who range in fitness levels from beginner to advanced-- all in the same class. Obviously this exposed some challenges and hurdles that I needed to overcome in order to keep my classes at the highest quality possible.