BHP 003: Whole Life Challenge | Andy Petranek
Episode #3 of the Better Human Project features Crossfit LA founder and Whole Life Challenge co-creator Andy Petranek.
Andy Petranek has been a health and fitness leader, inspirer, and coach for over 25 years. He was a United States Marine, a sponsored athlete (Red Bull) in the endurance, team, obstacle sport of adventure racing, founded one of the original 10 CrossFit Affiliates in the world, CrossFit Los Angeles, and is the co-founder of the Whole Life Challenge, a world-wide, 6-week, online and in-your-life game you play with friends and family to improve your daily fitness & well-being habits.
Andy’s been largely responsible for nurturing the growth of the WLC from it’s inception to the global phenomenon it’s become today, with over 135,000 world-wide. He’s been repeatedly praised for his unique ability to inspire others to access their courage, joy and community to “do the impossible.” He’s been featured in Outside Magazine, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, Muscle & Fitness, and Greatist.com.
Each week, thousands of people tune in to his podcast (The Whole Life Podcast), where he talks to exceptional people about their experience and expertise in one of the WLC’s 7 Daily Habits – nutrition, mobility, exercise, sleep, hydration, well-being, reflection.
We’re honored to have Andy on The Better Human Project.
What You’ll Hear From Andy Petranek on Episode 3 of the BHP:
Why Marching Band All-Star Andy Petranek gave up a music scholarship to join the Marines – and what it taught him about how to be a leader
How his transition to the Marines kick started Andy’s fitness standards
Did not want fitness not get in the way of training
Marine corps was Andy’s guidebook on how to be a man
Why we need to stay open to learning and growing; Keep our horizons broad
The idea of Going Right -->
How Andy’s foray into eco-challenge adventure races helped pave the way for Crossfit LA and the TV show Survivor
Setting realistic goals: If a goal is so far out of reach, it becomes silly
Andy on Mindset: It’s about the “willingness to entertain the notion to go that far…”
People know what they think they want, not want they need
Develop the culture by defining team values; uniting under a common mission or values
How the attitude of “Align yourself or get the fuck out” helps create the right culture in communities and organizations
What is the Whole Life Challenge and why has it been so successful?
Action originated service where you can learn
Point system based on accountability and personal responsibility
Life change doesn’t happen in 6 weeks; Cultivating a mindset
The AP Happy 9-1-1 Playlist
Andy’s Top 2 Tips to Be A Better Human (Check your ego at the door and be humble)
Andy Petranek (@andypetranek) · Twitter/Instagram
Andy Petranek – Whole Life Challenge
Books From This Episode
Go Right Book by Logan Gelbrich @GoRightBook on Twitter
Logan Gelbrich (@functionalcoach) • Instagram/Twitter
Mark Burnett (@MarkBurnettTV) | Twitter
Greg Glassman (@CrossFitCEO) | Twitter
David Durante (@davedurante) • Instagram
Tim Ferriss (@tferriss) · Twitter
Michael Stanwyck (@MichaelStanwyck) | Twitter
Gretchen Rubin (@gretchenrubin) · Twitter