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Carl Paoli

75 Podcast Episodes

Latest 25 Mar 2023 | Updated Daily

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43. Fear stops play - with Carl Paoli

Normalised Activity

We had the absolute pleasure of talking with Carl Paoli. What started as a conversation based on movement evolved to incorporate life, family, emotion and empathy. Starting where you are and working towards virtuosity and spiders doing handstands. We also touch on the programming of this year's games, including the story behind 'The Alpaca' workout, born out of CrossFit San Francisco many years ago.Carl has a vast and deep body of work. He started as a gymnast and found himself working as a subject matter expert in gymnastics for CrossFit HQ. He was based in the crucible that was CrossFit San Francisco working with and developing ideas at a rapid pace with CrossFit OG's Diane Fu, Kelly Starett and Adrian Bozman. Beyond CrossFit, Carl has written a New York Times bestseller in Freestyle Connection. Becoming a member of the Ownership Group of STRIKE MVMNT. Has his own Podcast - The Freestyle Way. To running the INTERFACE Experience, which is a four-week course designed by Carl, dedicated to guiding you towards Self-Mastery by diving deep into Emotional and Mental Fitness practices.And most importantly he is a good human.

1hr 42mins

19 Aug 2022

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#18 - Emotional Fitness w/ Carl Paoli


Hi CrewThis week James sits down with Carl Paoli. Carl first became known in the fitness & CrossFit sphere due to his vast knowledge in gymnastics and has since transcended this developing his own take - emotional fitness.As always crew if you enjoy the show please share it on social media and with your friends.Catch you next time. Get in touch:Website:  CrossFit BuaCarl Paoli Instagram @CrossFit Bua @James @Carl See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 6mins

1 Apr 2022

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Designing Life with Carl Paoli | On Our PRST Podcast

All About Your Benjamins™

This conversation with Carl Paoli is the perfect sendoff for The Pursuit--going forward The Pursuit can be found on it's own podcast channel, PRST. Carl is a legend in the CrossFit community and although I've moved on from being a crazy CrossFit junkie, I've continued to follow him. Recently I noticed more of his content talking about mindset, designing life, and other themes that complement what we discuss on the PRST.Tune in as we discuss the importance of exploring in life, how he helps people assign meeting to new spaces people have felt, his work as a coach helping individuals obtain autonomy, and more. I could have talked with Carl for hours and I'm already working on manifesting a trip to San Francisco to hang with him in person and even shoot a PRST short with him as the subject. Until that trip happens, I'll be joining his May Interface Experience and Insider Circle.Be sure to give Carl a follow and if what he says resonates with you, then you should check out his community and courses. Let's get to The Pursuit...https://youtu.be/-4hoH1PfPmgApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyFollow CarlFreestyleCarl's InstagramCarl's TwitterFreestyle YouTubeDisclaimer: Nothing on this blog should be considered advice, or recommendations. If you have questions pertaining your individual situation you should consult your financial advisor. For all of the disclaimers, please see my disclaimers page.

1hr 12mins

10 Mar 2022

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Carl Paoli: Designing Life | On Our PRST


In this special episode--the last of The Pursuit on All About Your Benjamins The Podcast and the bridge over to PRST--Carl Paoli shares what we should be considering as we design our lives for maximum happiness. Be sure to check out Carl's community and Interface Experience and follow him for tons of great content to help you on your Pursuit.

1hr 12mins

8 Mar 2022

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Carl Paoli - Bestselling Author and Movement Specialist

Invictus Mindset

On the Invictus Mindset Podcast this week, Bryce talks with Carl Paoli for the second time. He is a New York Times bestselling author and movement specialist. Carl is the founder of Freestyle Connection, dedicated to helping people design a life worth living through fitness and personal development. He shares how we need to disrupt the current state of balance in order to find a new one. Let’s go on a lifestyle and movement journey with Carl. (03:43): Letting Go(22:57): The Courage to Start(30:42): Emotional Intelligence and Fitness(53:51): Freedom of Movement and Freedom of Speech(1:02:36): Four Key Elements of Understanding Who We Are(1:10:29): Disrupt the Current State of BalanceRx Smart Gear: https://www.rxsmartgear.com/invictuspodcast (use code "INVICTUSMINDSET" to get 10% off full ropes and grips)Trident Coffee: https://tridentcoffee.com/discount/INVICTUS20 (use code "INVICTUS20" to get 20% off online and in TapRooms).

1hr 22mins

2 Mar 2022

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Carl Paoli: A Welcome and Unexpected Family


Carl Paoli and his wife Tonya adopted a teenager in 2013 and their lives completely changed. Now, their daughter has a son and they're experiencing all the excitement and joy of an infant in their lives for the first time. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 9mins

25 Oct 2021

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004: The Debrief - Carl Paoli

Limitless Athlete Podcast

In today's episode, Coaches Tom and Rachel discuss the Limitless Athlete Podcast with Carl Paoli and pull out the ways you can apply this to your own training and life. In particular, they discuss: The role of authenticity in being an athlete How to start your journaling practise How coaches can develop their mindset And much more besides


22 Oct 2021

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Life, in Retrospect with Carl Paoli | Ep. 109

The Active Life Podcast

Welcome back to The Active Life Podcast. Today on the show we have Carl Paoli. Carl is a return guest to the show. The last time he was on we discussed gymnastics training and his book ‘Freestyle Connection’. But life has changed a lot for him since then and this time around we discuss emotional fitness and the lessons he learned hosting seminars around the world.  In this episode; Being a grandfather at 40 Emotion Fitness What he learned coaching world class seminars Connect with  Intstagram: @carlpaoli www.freestyleconnection.com   Are you ready to Turn Pro? Connect with us! www.activelifeprofessional.com Dr. Sean @DrSeanPastuch Active Life Professional @activelifeprofessional


23 Aug 2021

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TBT: Lifestyle Design ft. Carl Paoli

The Michael Caz Podcast

One of the original CrossFit gymnastics experts, Carl Paoli, makes an appearance on the Brute Podcast this week, but instead of talking shop, Carl gets into some of his more recent accolades in lifestyle coaching. Carl shares his best tips for designing the life of your dreams, controlling your emotions and taking charge of creating your own reality. There’s a lot to be said about taking an active effort in pursuing your biggest passions, and this episode’s purpose is to guide you on the path to creating the life you’ve always wanted. Topics: 13:50 – Courage & authenticity 18:30 – 2013 hiatus & lessons learned 26:40 – Lifestyle design/life coaching 39:00 – Labeling emotions 56:50 – Creating a lifestyle Links: freestyleconnection.com Freestyle Connection Carl Paoli YouTube Books: Free+Style: Maximize Sport & Life Performance with 4 Basic Movements – Paoli

1hr 1min

21 Jun 2021

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Carl Paoli: Upgrade Your Personal Operating System

Invictus Mindset

Host Bryce Smith sits down with world renowned movement teacher Carl Paoli to discuss his background in gymnastics and the evolution of what he describes as skill transfer. They discuss his early days at San Francisco CrossFit where he created Gymnastics WOD which was one of the first online resources to teach gymnastics progressions. He has since written a New York Times best seller called Freestyle. Carl is currently leaning in to emotional fitness and has created a learning platform called Interface where he helps to redesign how people approach and think about their life and their movement practice to develop a greater level of emotional fitness. 

1hr 14mins

21 Apr 2021