The EVOLVE Podcast, Personal Growth and Evolution
EVOLVE 47: Fit Over 40 With HKR Founders Melissa Pehrson and Lindsay Alviani

EVOLVE 47: Fit Over 40 With HKR Founders Melissa Pehrson and Lindsay Alviani

January 23, 2022

In episode 47 of The EVOLVE Podcast the founders of Utah Hiker Babes and HKR Apparel join Steve Cutler and W Myles Reilly to talk about what it means to stay fit over 40. 

 

Steve and Myles were joined by special co-host Kim Hartman who lost over 90 pounds in her 40s and has kept if off by changing her lifestyle and picking up boxing. 

 

Melissa and Lindsay (twin sisters) were born and raised in Cottonwood Heights Utah. They are the youngest of 7-kids.

 

Melissa lives in south jordan utah and has two children who are her world. She currently works as a credit advisor and helps people reach their goals of being a homeowner or other goals in life in regards to credit repair.

 

Mellisa started a hiking apparel company with her twin sister where they create custom hats for hiking and outdoor living.

 

Melissa has a passion for fitness and health. If she isn’t in the gym lifting weights, you can find her in the mountains and exploring new destinations while conquering those big peaks! 

 

Lindsay resides in Sandy, Utah with her husband and 3-kids. She is a co-owner in HKR apparel spends much of her time building their business and creating new products. She is also the founder of Utah Babes Hiking group and manages the group of 7,000 women. 

 

Lindsay enjoys mountain biking, hiking, running, and CrossFit. She also loves dogs and spending time with her family. 

 

No more excuses ladies...40 is the new 20 and the Hiker Babes are living proof that you can stay fit and healthy in your 40s. 

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Steve Cutler helps people and organizations Evolve to higher levels. As a coach and consultant Steve has helped hundreds of people and businesses improve processes and protocols that have led to skyrocketing performance. 

 

With over 20 years in health, fitness, tech and entrepreneurial ventures Steve brings a strong background in operations, marketing, sales, and financial performance. Currently Steve runs EVOLVE, a lifestyle clothing, coaching and consulting business. Steve is the host of the EVOLVE Podcast, a podcast that disrupts peoples lives leading them to greater growth and evolution. 

 

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EVOLVE SHORT: Building Your Accountability Tribe

EVOLVE SHORT: Building Your Accountability Tribe

January 21, 2022

It’s the third week of January and statistically up to 80% of people who set new year resolutions have already dropped off. Getting to your goals and hitting your resolutions doesn’t have to be that difficult. 

In this short Steve Cutler and W Myles Reilly talk about the importance of building the right tribe to hold you accountable to your goals. 

Who is in your accountability tribe? Drop us a note on our Instagram account for your chance to win an EVOLVE hat. 

 

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Steve Cutler helps people and organizations Evolve to higher levels. As a coach and consultant Steve has helped hundreds of people and businesses improve processes and protocols that have led to skyrocketing performance.

 

With over 20 years in health, fitness, tech and entrepreneurial ventures Steve brings a strong background in operations, marketing, sales, and financial performance. Currently Steve runs EVOLVE, a lifestyle clothing, coaching and consulting business. Steve is the host of the EVOLVE Podcast, a podcast that disrupts peoples lives leading them to greater growth and evolution.

 

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EVOLVE 46: Creating Beautiful Food with Chef Jim Barnhart

EVOLVE 46: Creating Beautiful Food with Chef Jim Barnhart

January 16, 2022

Chef Jim Barnhart has been honing his craft as a chef for the last 20+ years, and graduated at the top of his class as golden toque recipient of the Lorain County JVS Culinary Academy in 2004.

Chef Barnhart also holds an honorary culinary degree in modern gastronomy from the Escuela Internacional de Cocina, Valladolid, Spain where he spent the summer months of 2012 studying fine Spanish products and cuisine with some of the top chef of Spain.

Chef Jim Barnhart, a Northern Ohio native has worked in and stood at the helm of some of the top kitchen in the greater Cleveland area, working at the Ritz-Carlton Cleveland and Wyndham Playhouse Square Hotel, are amongst some of his recent endeavors. He is Currently the Executive Chef & Food and Beverage director of the Hotel at Oberlin and 1833 restaurant in Oberlin Ohio, Substitute Chef Instructor at the LCJVS, and Executive Chef for the Pam Faragher Culinary Foundation, which notably raised almost $200,000 in 3 years through an annual luxury seven course dinner for supporters, by LCJVS alumni practicing executive chefs from around the country.  

In Chef Barnhart’s free time he enjoys spending time with his Wife Megan and two daughters Makayla and Olivia. He often encourages them to engage with him in his many hobbies, such as foraging mushrooms, gardening, cooking off the cuff, and working on one of his jeeps.

 

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Steve Cutler helps people and organizations Evolve to higher levels. As a coach and consultant Steve has helped hundreds of people and businesses improve processes and protocols that have led to skyrocketing performance.

With over 20 years in health, fitness, tech and entrepreneurial ventures Steve brings a strong background in operations, marketing, sales, and financial performance. Currently Steve runs EVOLVE, a lifestyle clothing, coaching and consulting business. Steve is the host of the EVOLVE Podcast, a podcast that disrupts peoples lives leading them to greater growth and evolution.

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EVOLVE 45: Fitness Pro Turned Rapper/Hip Hop Artist David ”Alvi” Alvarez

EVOLVE 45: Fitness Pro Turned Rapper/Hip Hop Artist David ”Alvi” Alvarez

January 9, 2022

In this episode Alvi, David Alvarez joined Steve Cutler and W Myles Riley to discuss his evolution as a hip hop artist. After many years in health and fitness as a personal trainer and MMA coach David decided to try his hand in his true passion. 

 

Listen in to hear his journey and as a special treat David debuts one of his recent songs live on the podcast. 

 

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Email: Alvi4449@gmail.com 

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Steve Cutler helps people and organizations Evolve to higher levels. As a coach and consultant Steve has helped hundreds of people and businesses improve processes and protocols that have led to skyrocketing performance. 

 

With over 20 years in health, fitness, tech and entrepreneurial ventures Steve brings a strong background in operations, marketing, sales, and financial performance. Currently Steve runs EVOLVE, a lifestyle clothing, coaching and consulting business. Steve is the host of the EVOLVE Podcast, a podcast that disrupts peoples lives leading them to greater growth and evolution. 

 

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EVOLVE 44: Pastor and Natural Bodybuilding Legend Ron Williams Part 2

EVOLVE 44: Pastor and Natural Bodybuilding Legend Ron Williams Part 2

December 19, 2021

Our friend Ron Williams joined us for round 2 on the podcast! We were so excited to have Ron as our first returning guest to share more of his wisdom!

Ron Williams is one of the most decorated Natural Bodybuilders in the world.  By applying his knowledge of nutrition, fat loss, exercise physiology, muscle development, and body sculpting; Ron achieved the highest honor ever given in Natural Bodybuilding by becoming the sole recipient of the "Natural Bodybuilder of the Decade" award.  Ron has won over 250 titles in the Natural Bodybuilding arena, including being a seven-time winner of each of these top bodybuilding titles -- Mr. Natural Universe, Natural Olympia, and Mr. Natural World.  Ron was inducted into the International Natural Bodybuilding Association's Hall of Fame in 2008.

Ron has devoted his life to educating, inspiring, coaching, and encouraging people. As a nationally recognized motivational and inspirational speaker he has a unique connection with his audience that stems from his own personal journey of physical and spiritual transformation. The principles that Ron uses in his own life and teaches are easy to embrace, simple to understand, and straightforward in theirapplication. His unique approach to education and inspiring philosophy combines being healthy physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Ron's desire is to equip individuals with the necessary tools to live a life of being, healthy, happy, and whole.

Ron is the creator of the revolutionary workout machine, the Iron Chest Master™. This machine maximizes the development of muscle size and muscle strength, and completely defines and sculpts the chest, shoulders, triceps, and abdominals.

Connect with Ron:

www.yourchampionbody.com

www.ironchestmaster.com

www.ronwilliamsministries.com

Ron Williams YouTube Channel

Facebook: ronwilliamschampionlife 

 

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Steve Cutler helps people and organizations Evolve to higher levels. As a coach and consultant Steve has helped hundreds of people and businesses improve processes and protocols that have led to skyrocketing performance.

With over 20 years in health, fitness, tech and entrepreneurial ventures Steve brings a strong background in operations, marketing, sales, and financial performance. Currently Steve runs EVOLVE, a lifestyle clothing, coaching and consulting business. Steve is the host of the EVOLVE Podcast, a podcast that disrupts peoples lives leading them to greater growth and evolution.

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EVOLVE 43: Courage and Determination Through Over 90 Surgeries with Tyler Richey, MBA and CEO of Pongratz Orthotics and Prosthetics

EVOLVE 43: Courage and Determination Through Over 90 Surgeries with Tyler Richey, MBA and CEO of Pongratz Orthotics and Prosthetics

December 12, 2021

Tyler Ritchey was born and grew up in Chandler, Az and is the 2nd oldest of 6 siblings. Life was turned upside down for Tyler following a motor vehicle accident where he was struck while on foot, crossing a highway in Mexico City at the age of 21. The vehicle was traveling over 80 mph and took Tyler over 300 feet. He immediately lost his left leg below the knee, the use of his left arm and spent several days to over a week on life support and in a coma. He would spend the next month in the ABC hospital in Mexico, undergoing multiple surgeries to place orthopedic plates and steel rods to help stabilize him for the return flight back to Az.

Once home, Tyler continued to undergo many different surgeries, from joint replacements and reconstruction to several different kinds of plastic surgery that helped with road rash along his scalp and scarring deformities that restricted movement. Tyler has since undergone over 90 different surgeries and procedures these past 20 years.

He earned his degree in Prosthetics Degree from Northwestern University, has his MBA, and is finishing his Doctorate in Business. He was just recently appointed as CEO over Pongratz Orthotics and Prosthetics, who ironically, first met Tyler 2 months after his accident helping him learn to re-walk after they delivered his first prosthetic leg. He and his wife Kristi who is also from Arizona, currently live in Gilbert and have 4 children, Emma, Hailey, Lucy and Seth. He loves spending time with his family, in the gym, on walks, listening to 80’s music and watching movies with friends and families.

https://www.pongratzop.com 

Listen to this amazing episode as Steve Cutler and W Myles Reilly talk to Tyler about the grit and determination it takes to keep moving forward while battling the pain that comes with amputation and injury. 

 

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Steve Cutler helps people and organizations Evolve to higher levels. As a coach and consultant Steve has helped hundreds of people and businesses improve processes and protocols that have led to skyrocketing performance.

With over 20 years in health, fitness, tech and entrepreneurial ventures Steve brings a strong background in operations, marketing, sales, and financial performance. Currently Steve runs EVOLVE, a lifestyle clothing, coaching and consulting business. Steve is the host of the EVOLVE Podcast, a podcast that disrupts peoples lives leading them to greater growth and evolution.

 

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Teaser Trailer with David ”Alvi Verse” Alvarez

Teaser Trailer with David ”Alvi Verse” Alvarez

December 7, 2021

In our very first video podcast Steve Cutler and W Myles Reilly are joined by fitness professional turned musician, rapper and hip hop artist David Alvarez. 

David debuted his newest rap on the podcast. Stay tuned for the full episode!

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Steve Cutler helps people and organizations Evolve to higher levels. As a coach and consultant Steve has helped hundreds of people and businesses improve processes and protocols that have led to skyrocketing performance.

 

With over 20 years in health, fitness, tech and entrepreneurial ventures Steve brings a strong background in operations, marketing, sales, and financial performance. Currently Steve runs EVOLVE, a lifestyle clothing, coaching and consulting business. Steve is the host of the EVOLVE Podcast, a podcast that disrupts peoples lives leading them to greater growth and evolution.

 

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EVOLVE 42: Evolving Education w/Physicist & Educator Elaine Barnes, PhD

EVOLVE 42: Evolving Education w/Physicist & Educator Elaine Barnes, PhD

December 5, 2021

Elaine Barnes has been a teacher and molder of young minds for 27yrs. She did her Doctoral work at Ohio State University, and her Bachelors at Otterbien University in Westerville, Ohio. The students that sit before her come from all backgrounds and all communities. Currently she is a teacher of mathematics and physics in the Cleveland public school system.

 

Elaine’s life has not been one smooth path to becoming a teacher. Elaine realized early on in her life that she would have to carve out her own path and be guided by her own internal compass. She has evolved many times and through many incarnations to arrive at a place in her life where she is educating young minds, and getting her students to realize their own evolutionary journey.

 

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The EVOLVE Podcast is produced by Steve Cutler, all rights reserved. The mission of the EVOLVE Podcast is to empower people to disrupt their lives to EVOLVE their body, mind, soul and tribe.

 

Steve Cutler helps people and organizations Evolve to higher levels. As a coach and consultant Steve has helped hundreds of people and businesses improve processes and protocols that have led to skyrocketing performance.

 

With over 20 years in health, fitness, tech and entrepreneurial ventures Steve brings a strong background in operations, marketing, sales, and financial performance. Currently Steve runs EVOLVE, a lifestyle clothing, coaching and consulting business. Steve is the host of the EVOLVE Podcast, a podcast that disrupts peoples lives leading them to greater growth and evolution.

EVOLVE 41: The Promise to the One with Jason Hewlett

EVOLVE 41: The Promise to the One with Jason Hewlett

November 21, 2021

Having delivered thousands of presentations over 2 decades, Jason Hewlett is the only speaker in the world teaching leadership in a performance of uncanny musical and comedy impressions, utilizing the legends of stage. “The Promise” is a keynote speech that feels like a show, with proven processes and immediately implementable takeaways to transform your business and leadership skills.

Jason is the author of the Facebook post entitled, “I Saw My Wife at Target Today”, which has been seen by more than 100 million people. A recent, and one of the youngest inductees in the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame, his talks inspire leadership from the perspective of a Promise, while giving attendees an engaging, entertaining, and educational experience all in one.

With over 2,000 presentations for Fortune 500 companies and clients such as American Express, Delta Airlines, the Salt Lake Olympics, Experian, NuSkin, Younique, Coca~Cola and Wells Fargo, Jason Hewlett is your go-to solution for a keynote, entertainment and emcee.

Credentials

•Inducted into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame, one of the youngest ever inducted with the CPAE Council of Peers Award for Excellence

•Invited to be part of a Middle East Tour in support of the US Military in Kuwait, Afghanistan & Africa •Author of “The Promise To The One”

•Recipient of the National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America, awarded to only 800 men in the history of scouting (Jason has also earned the Eagle Award)

•Recipient of the prestigious Star Award from the SCERA Center for the Arts

Jason’s hobbies include hiking in the mountains, writing music, playing with his kids, and staring at his wife. His greatest accomplishments all live within the walls of his home. He is a husband to the most beautiful woman in the world, Tami, and Dad to four incredible young children who serve as his inspiration and help deliver material for his presentations. As a family, the Hewlett’s donate over 20 hours per month in community service, volunteering, mentoring, outreach, and philanthropy to worthy causes in their home state of Utah.

EVOLVE 40: Going To Law School After 40 w/Emily Mabey

EVOLVE 40: Going To Law School After 40 w/Emily Mabey

November 7, 2021
Emily Mabey is an attorney who, went to law school at age 40. A mother of 4 she is now a practicing attorney and former freelance writer and editor. 
 
Emily says that “for as long as I can remember, I have liked stories—mostly stories about real people. I remember my mom getting frustrated that I didn’t want to read all the fantasy books my sisters were reading. She thought it meant I didn’t like to read. But then once she told me, “Emily, I have finally realized you are reading a lot—you’re just reading all the magazines in the bathroom.” She was right: National Geographic,  Sports Illustrated,Time, Newsweek, People. That’s what I was reading. From then on she made sure we had lots of good magazines, and suggested historical fiction or non-fiction to me instead of fantasy.
 
I always liked to ask a million questions. It was insatiable with me. I felt like I was good at conversation. (Which I always felt was a weird talent, because how do you show that to the judges in the Miss America pageant?! Hold fake conversations with manaquins? That’s how I thought about it when I was younger.) And people said I liked to argue, though I always felt indignant about that. How unfair! I just like to discuss things! People always said I would be either a journalist or an attorney. I hesitate to say I always liked to write, because I feel like people always misunderstand that. They think that means you find it fun to sit down and write. I know few people who do. In fact, it’s an agonizing experience for a lot of writers. It’s more like I always felt a need to write. It was like if I didn’t write an experience down, in my journal, or in a note to someone, or nowadays a text or email or journal app, I didn’t yet understand what had happened. It’s as if I process by writing, or at least by thinking the words aloud in my head. 
 
Anyway, that is all prelude to explain part of the reason I am where I am today. Why I have evolved the way I have.
 
I felt that need to write, but I didn’t know what to do with it. When I was in the groove, I was good: I had one high school teacher call me in and accuse me of plagiarism for a paper about The Scarlet Letter. She didn’t think a student could have written it. But when I wasn’t in the groove, I wasn’t in the groove. I didn’t want to focus on writing, or major in it. I thought this meant I wasn’t a real writer. My ideas only flowed when there was a real story to tell, or ideas to discuss. I wasn’t someone who sat down and wrote fiction for fun. That made me feel like an imposter. In college I majored in and loved American Studies. It was a really broad field that gave me all kinds of things to think and read and write about, from history to government to literature. But when I graduated from college, I still felt that imposter syndrome. I know most people thought I would go to law school. But I really fought that idea. I didn’t want to go do what everyone expected me to; I didn’t feel like anyone really understood me. I think we all feel that way. I decided if I ever wanted to know if I really had the stuff as a writer, I had to study it in grad school. I wanted to challenge my creative side once and for all. So I put together a portfolio and applied for two writing masters programs in Boston—one in journalism and one in creative writing. When I toured the programs, I realized my lack of desire to confront people or make them uncomfortable ruled out the journalism program:) 
 
After my masters in Writing and Publishing from Emerson College (I graduated in 2000; there were some experiences there that had a profound effect on me), I worked as a freelance writer and editor for about 15 years. I think it was a really important part of my life. I learned what I liked and didn’t like about the writing world. It was kind of a crappy time to enter it, because it was a time when long-form journalism and the world I loved was being overtaken by bloggers with no experience. Pay was way down, and desire for quality or experience was way down. It was discouraging. I did a lot of editing and found I had a real knack for it; but I was never satisfied. I wrote a lot of bios of people, and also felt dissatisfied. Ultimately, over many years, I realized what I wanted was a voice and a reason to have one. I was purpose-driven. It was a flexible gig for a mom, but I was never satisfied.
 
Throughout this time, I was raising a family as the primary caregiver. We were living through some really tumultuous times in that regard. We had two bio kids, then a baby who died, then adopted two girls from Ethiopia, and then had a failed adoption, then adopted a boy at birth from Flint, Michigan. By 2015 and early 2016, I felt like I had lived through hell. I was facing the fact that, after six gut-wrenching years, hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars in counseling, our adoption was failing. Our girls did not want to live with our family. My perception of myself as a mother was in the toilet. As I got used to the idea that I would have to move out of their way and let them have another path, I started looking earnestly for a more fulfilling path for myself outside of home. I needed to separate my love for my kids from my desire to be fulfilled. Not put that pressure on my family. I am a spiritual person, so I prayed my guts out while I researched everything. I thought I wanted a PhD—maybe to teach. I kept thinking of one line from a talk in my church about mothers banging on the windows of heaven. That was me. I was banging. I was desperate for answers for help. Law school had always been in the back of my mind, but I had fought it. I thought it wasn’t creative enough. I had taken the LSAT 10 years earlier, but I had never felt good about going to school and had let my score expire. Then one day I realized, “I need to find my people. A PhD is lonely and I need a cohort.” I decided to apply, but told my husband not to pressure me to go. I studied for and took the LSAT, and got a significantly lower score this time. I didn’t even take the LSAT until after the application deadline had passed. But my parents and a friend encouraged me to apply anyway, as a trial run. So I submitted my application in mid-July. I got an acceptance call from the dean of admissions over the phone while I was driving kids to soccer—less than a week after I applied! I had just a month to prepare before law school started! At the time I had five kids at home, with my youngest being 5 and my oldest 16 (I know:) Different from the 4 total I have now). 
 
My first day was two days after my 40th birthday. It changed my life and fulfilled me in so many ways I could never have anticipated.”
 
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