I met Travis Brewer on my trip to Finland with Four Sigmatic, and let’s just say he made an impression! Forget the subfreezing temperatures and snow everywhere… Travis did handstands and backflips on pretty much everything… from sleds to towers to bridges!
Outside of Finland, Travis is literally a fitness ninja who is on a mission to spread positive energy in the world by inspiring people to move. His incredible skills led him to become a finalist on the hit TV show “American Ninja Warrior” on NBC, “Shark Tank” on ABC, and the World Calisthenics Championship Battle of the Bars.
This is an episode kids would love as well, so have them listen in!
Episode Highlights With Travis Brewer
- How Travis found his real passion… and came to be known as a ninja!
- The fascinating discipline of “Parkour” (kids will like this one!)
- What our bodies learn through play (and why it’s not just for kids)
- What Acroyoga (partner-based yoga) is like…and why Travis chose an alligator for a partner once! (he’s crazy!)
- How to learn mental toughness for overcoming obstacles in life and business
- Places you can go to get more movement
- A different way to approach bodyweight exercise
- The world records Travis has beaten
- And more!
Resources We Mention
Books Travis Recommends
- Autobiography of a Yogi
- Stealing Fire
- Books by Tim Ferriss
- The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra
- Conversations With God
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