This week we interview Mike Douglas, the owner of Crossfit Pandemic. Noah and Mike go way back to when Mike made the decision to get out of Mortgage and into Health and Wellness. We dive deep into Mike's story of how he got there, how the pandemic has effected not only him and his business, and also where Mike is going now. Some of Mike's achievements in Crossfit 2017 Crossfit Regionals 2018 Granite Games 2021 Qualified for The Fittest Experience 4th Fastest American on the 1K Row and 23rd in the world You can find Mike and Crossfit Pandemic on instagram and Facebook@mike___douglas@crossfitpandemic
Over the past months, the arts and entertainment sector has suffered at the hands of COVID. Anyone involved in live performances stopped dead in their tracks. We hear about starving artists and musicians living in their car between gigs. Fortunately, to support the arts in Mississauga, we have the Mississauga Arts Council and today we speak with Mike Douglas, the executive director.
Few skiers have had such a lasting impact on their sport like Mike Douglas. From Olympic-caliber bumper to freeskiing pioneer to ski design innovator to influential filmmaker, Whistler’s. Douglas has been at the forefront of skiing for more than 25 years. There’s a good reason everyone calls him “the Godfather of Freeskiing.” He pushed his young moguls skiers — like Vincent Dorian, J.P. Auclair, J.F. Cusson and Shane Szocs — into “snowboard parks” in the mid 1990s, where the crew became known as the New Canadian Air Force. Their FIS-dissing trickery chafed against international rules that forbid mogul skiers from getting inverted. Douglas and his crew designed their perfect ski, which became the Salomon 1080 and changed skiing. Douglas has spent his life exploring skiing from the perspective of athlete, coach, ski designer, instructor and filmmaker. Tune in as the Godfather holds court. 3:57: Moving to Whistler for a quick year before university, Douglas signs up for moguls contests and ends the season ranked third in British Columbia. 5:00: Making a run for the Lillehammer Games in 1994, Douglas works with the Canadian Freestyle Team. 5:25: Bad habits plagued his early skiing. The worst? The heavy head. “The world slows down the farther you look.” 8:00: Started coaching in Whistler Blackcomb, teaching the next generation of mogul skiers. 9:15: Top athletes were grating under the strictures of FIS mogul skiing. Snowboarding was blowing up. Skiers wondered why they couldn’t do that same tricks as snowboarders. 10:30: Back then, if you wanted to change a trick, it took two years to win FIS approval. “Meanwhile we were watching snowboarders innovating every week.” 11:10: Douglas and top bumpers started poaching the snowboard-only terrain parks after moguls practice. 12:04: The skills from mogul skiing transferred to the park. Balanced at speed. 13:20: Trial-and-error skill development in the park predated trampolines and airbags. 14:32:: The creation of the Salomon 1080. “We knew we needed a ski that was different.” 19:45: Absorbing the fire he sparked in freeskiing. “Every day I see something ridiculous that melts my brain.” 22:18: Longevity on skis comes from a drive to keep moving and keep improving. 27:10: Almost every day on the same skis and boots. 29:44: The technology that enabled the one-ski quiver. 31:35: Lessons from 18 years teaching at Chile’s Superstars Camp. 33:35: Three most basic principles of skiing. Simple is better. “If you can do those three things you can ski well anywhere." 36:16: Seeking the secret to longevity and “The Fountain of Youth” in Japan with Everest skier Yuichiro Miura and his son Gota. 39:50: Step by step. “You got to have a goal.” 42:28: Notching wins for the climate as a driving force behind Protect Our Winters Canada. Motivating skiers to write 23,000 letters to the government, forcing a coal mine expansion to undergo intensive environmental review. “We may have saved 15 million tons of carbon dioxide from going into the air every year.”
Pastor Mike Douglas sat down with Spencer and shared some great stories about walking with Jesus, Chef Bob, and the first year of Fellowship Youth Camp. Support the show (https://revivalforourday.org/give-online-2/)
If you're a skier you are going to love this weeks sode! Simon sits down with the legendary Mike Douglas to go over what a skiing career looked like way back in the day, how Covid is changing the game and where skiing came from...Did we mention this guys designed the twin tip ski everyone uses today...#Legend
This week Tom & Zeus review and discuss KISS' legendary appearance on the "Mike Douglas Show" in 1974. They cover the Gene Simmons legendary sit down with Mike Douglas and his special guest comedian Totie Fields, and KISS' legendary performance of the KISS Klassic, "Firehouse." They also discuss the appearance of the Kissing Kontest winners and discuss their achievement in SIOL fashion. The guys also rank this appearance with the other TV appearance of KISS, that they have reviewed so far on the podcast.Proud Member of the Pantheon Podcast click below to see the website:Pantheon Podcast NetworkPlease Email us comments or suggestions by clicking below:ShoutItOutLoudcast@Gmail.comPlease subscribe to us and give us a 5 Star (Child) review on the following places below:iTunesPodchaserStitcheriHeart RadioSpotify Please follow us and like our social media pages clicking below:TwitterFacebook PageFacebook Group Page Shout It Out LoudcastersInstagramYouTubePlease go to Klick Tee Shop for all your Shout It Out Loudcast Merchandise by clicking below:SIOL Merchandise at Klick Tee ShopPlease visit Adam & Eve and enter code “LOUDCAST” and select almost any one item for 50% off and then Adam and Eve loads on the FREE STUFF! Enter code “LOUDCAST” at checkout and get 10 tantalizing FREE gifts! A sexy item for him, a special gift for her and a 3rd item you’ll both enjoy! And….6 FREE spicy MOVIES! PLUS FREE SHIPPING! Just enter the code “LOUDCAST” at checkout.https://www.adameve.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mike Douglas // Godfather of Freesking // Activist
The Lawless Podcast
What to say about Mike Douglas he has dedicated himself to doing more for skiing than anybody, literally shaping the sport of freeskiing. He produces a lot of film and short pieces that push the narrative of action sports and blend it with meaning and purpuse. He continually pushes forward in all areas of his life. Notably, his work with Protect our Winters Canada is what has captured my heart as of late. Enjoy one of Whistler's favourite people.
Mike Douglas Interview | Holmlands Adventure Podcast | S1 E6
Holmlands Adventure Podcast
It was our pleasure to be joined for episode six of the Holmlands Adventure Podcast by the man commonly known as the "Godfather of Freeskiing" Mike Douglas - well regarded as one of the most influential freeskiers of all time.Along with the members of a crew known as the "New Canadian Air Force", Mike pioneered modern freestyle skiing and developed the first high-performance twin tip ski with Salomon back in 1997.After helping Salomon develop the "1080", the New Canadian Air Force began jumping and filming in traditionally snowboarder dominated terrain parks - pushing and creating new boundaries for the sport.Since that time Mike has won dozens of awards for his skiing, and has more recently added film making to his resume. Based in Whistler, British Columbia, his company -Switchback Entertainment - produces multi award winning documentary adventure films; and are the team behind the hit web series Salomon TV.Mike chats with Holmlands Founder Cameron Hall about his incredible career on and off the slopes; sharing some personal memories of friends he's lost along the way; as well as discussing his current role as Chair of the Board of Directors for climate change group, Protect Our Winters Canada.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/holmlands-adventure-podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.