Lean Green DAD™ Radio

Brooke Maroth is a Marriage and Family Counselor in the Metro Orlando area. She is an active mother of four children along side her husband of 14 years. In fact, in a previous episode, we interviewed that husband, who is also a professional baseball player/coach. Brooke is dedicated to helping others find healing and balance from life’s most difficult challenges, encouraging her clients to “Love The Life You Live.” Connect with Brooke by visiting her website at www.BrookeMaroth.com. In this episode, Cory and Jenn talk with Brooke about conscious discipline, self-control as a parent and how to handle those tough situations in your life centered around your kids as you both grow together.


Jen Rulon knows what she's talking about when it comes to working out your body! As a seven-time Ironman triathlete and USAT Level I and Crossfit Level I Coach with a Master's Degree on Exercise Science, Jen has quite the background to be more than a good coach for anyone looking to do triathlons. While her resume speaks for itself, this episode takes the time to dive into the science behind training for triathlons and how an everyday Joe can get into this sport. Jen likes to remind triathletes that strength training is just as important as your swim, bike and run.

Direct download: Real_IronDAD_024__Triathlon_Coach_Jen_Rulon.mp3
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It’s not every day that you get to speak with a professional athlete. Especially one that nearly pitched a no-hitter game against the New York Yankees in their prime! Today’s guest is Mike Maroth. Mike’s professional baseball career spans over 28 years with six of those being in the major leagues. He was the starting pitcher for many of those games (over 100 to be exact), and after a few injuries, was forced to retire in 2011. He played many of his years with the Detroit Tigers and today he is still with the organization as a coach. He took some time out of his busy Spring Training schedule to speak to us about his time as a player in the big leagues, how he met his wife and contributor to Real IronDAD, Brooke, and how he balances his family life with a job that has him on the road many months out of the year.

Direct download: Real_IronDAD_023__MLB_Pitcher_Mike_Maroth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:53pm EDT

Eating out on a diet can be one of the toughest things you can do. Now, when I say the word diet, I hesitate because the word diet is so commonly used with those trying to lose weight. That is not what this episode is about. This episode of Real IronDAD Radio is about how to navigate through the social aspects of eating out when you might have a food allergy, intolerance, or some other choice you have made such as being gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan or many other things that are not exactly "main stream." If you are choosing to cut fat from your diet, this episode could definitely still apply to you, but I want to make sure to let you know that it is about more than just losing weight. Cory and Jenn will walk you through vegan and vegetarian resources and give some tips on how to make it easier for you to eat out with friends and family.

Direct download: Real_IronDAD_022__How_To_Eat_Out_On_A_Diet.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20pm EDT

Our guest today is a normal everyday joe. Or is he? Carter Wheeler is husband to Jill Wheeler who runs the Wellfit Institute in Naples. He is also a father of two girls. Having suffered from weight issues in his past, Carter decided he had had enough and decided to become a triathlete. What started as a biking journey turned into three half iron man races, several sprints and over 100 lbs. of weight gone! In this episode, I talk to Carter about his journey, being a dad and how he balances his busy career in real estate, his training and being a great dad. 

Direct download: Real_IronDAD_021__Carter_Wheeler_100lbs._Lighter.mp3
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Raw Food Levi is an inspiration to kids everywhere. Fueled by an incredible set of parents who care about the food they put in their bodies, this 11-year-old young man knows what it means to eat real food. In fact, his diet is entirely comprised of raw, whole food in its purest form and he has never known anything else. With an incredibly inspiring book for other kids to follow his lead, Levi is paving the way for kids everywhere to increase health and wellness for our youth across the world!

Direct download: Real_IronDAD_020__Raw_Food_Levi.mp3
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Tom Stroup is a true hero dad! After joining the army at the young age of 17, Tom soon became a father to his son. He made his family a priority event from a young age. He married his high school sweetheart and has continued a life of community service, fitness and overall health as a consistent part of his life. As a retired SWAT Commander of 32 years in Orange County, FL, Tom completed over 3,000 missions during his incredible career. You might recognize him from NBC's Hit Show "School Pride" in 2010 or his most recent television appearance as the coach for Nick Lashay in "Stars Earn Stripes" in 2012. In this episode, Tom talks about his new workout program you can do for free, his experiences on network television and his thoughts on how to live a healthy life!

Direct download: Real_IronDAD_019__SWAT_Commander_Tom_Stroup.mp3
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Jordan Woods-Robinson is an awesome dad! He also  just made his debut in AMC's extremely popular television series, The Walking Dead. Jordan plays the role of Eric, who is one of two men (Aaron is the other) in an intimate relationship on the show. While this is the first time a gay couple has been introduced on the show, the show continues grab audiences from around the globe with its strong relationships across its six seasons. In this episode, Jordan talks about his journey to the show as an actor, how he prepared for his first big scene and some inside info on his fellow cast mates!

Direct download: Real_IronDAD_018__The_Walking_Dead_Star_Jordan_Woods-Robinson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:47pm EDT

Jon Sanchez is a hero, but he is in disguise. Just like Clark Kent, his disguise enables him to fit in with lots of normal men out there, but he is anything but normal. Jon's disguise is that of a busy father of three, but he is a hero through and through. After six years of fighting fires and saving lives, Jon has seen quite a bit and helped so many people, but his most important job is being a husband to his wife and a dad to his three children. In this episode, John shares some advice that every family with young children can use including tips on CPR, two things every kid should know for the safety and a few others stories and pointers from his experience as a Firefighter with Lake County Fire Department in Central Florida.

Direct download: 99.5__First_Responder_John_Sanchez_-_Firefighter_Hero_Dad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20pm EDT

Every realtor says that the process of buying a house is one of the most stressful times in your life. With the right team on your side, your buying or selling process can a lot easier. Enter Kimberly Suedmeyer. I am proud to call Kimberly my real estate agent. I called her cell after a recommendation from one of my friends and she has been amazing ever since. Mrs. Suedmeyer had not done a podcast interview prior to our show and very rarely does public marketing as all of her work comes from referrals, so we are honored to have her on the show. If you are looking to buy or sell a house, Kimberly will provide you with some expert knowledge on how to set yourself up for success!

Direct download: Real_IronDAD_016__How_to_Buy_or_Sell_a_Home_with_Kimberly_Suedmeyer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37am EDT