Partner Spotlight: The Rest and Recovery Podcast
By: Christine Bean
This week, we caught up with Scott Shortmeyer of The Rest and Recovery Podcast. Scott recently interviewed MightyMeals co-founder Dan Graziano on Episode 41: Nutrition Gap, Accessibility to Healthy Eats & Supporting First Responders with Dan Graziano.
How did The Rest and Recovery Podcast get its start?
Scott: I ran cross-country and track and field in high school growing-up in New Jersey. In my 30’s, I started playing indoor sports, running half-marathons and triathlons while my kids were little. As a business professional and father of three, still having personal fitness goals, I was trying to keep everything in proper balance. The podcast stems from my own personal experience in burnout. Between being an active father, balancing work and athletics, I never really focused on the rest element and I basically imploded. I realized that I was not caring for myself effectively, and there was a large gap in the wellness and rest aspect of it. I launched the podcast in March 2020; the mission is to educate, empower, and enable wellness through the use of proper and effective methods to ensure rest and recovery.
How did you connect with MightyMeals?
Scott: I discovered MightyMeals a few years ago through my blog, Gluten Free Northern VA. I linked-up with Dan over social media, and we immediately clicked. Nutrition and sleep are very important elements of our podcast, so MightyMeals fit right in. Dan discussed with me why he launched MightyMeals due to the gap that he saw with his clients as a personal trainer. Dan and his partners wanted people to optimize their life, whether it was fitness, being a good parent, or a solid employee. On the podcast, Dan and I talked about MightyMeals from a business standpoint, the quality of the ingredients, how they source and why they source that way. Dan is on a mission to make MightyMeals the top meal prep company in the nation, and it is clear to me that he is well on his way.
What’s your favorite MightyMeal?
Scott: We are big fans of mexican food in my household, and the Chicken Enchilada Casserole does not disappoint. It has the perfect amount of spice to give a punch of flavor without burning you out.
About Scott & The Rest and Recovery Podcast
Scott is a long time endurance athlete, 20 years Business Professional and married with three girls and the Host of The Rest & Recovery podcast.The creation of the podcast came from his personal experience with sleep issues and burn-out leading to depression.
The podcast brings to the listeners actionable information from some of the foremost professionals and experts on the best ways to help you rest & recover. Scott’s hope is that you can bring your best self to life in your fitness pursuits, marriage, or as a parent to ensure your one life is lived well.
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