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039- Fitness to IMPACT Character | Dream Chasers | Barbara Gederian Muckel | Xcel 2 Fitness – NWIndiana

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05/11/18 • 32 min

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Mark Borst, owner of Versatile Real Estate Solutions and Co-Founder of Impact Club and

Today’s Host of the Tri Town Advice Givers Podcast, interviews Barbara Muckel, the Executive Director of Xcel 2 Fitness – NWIndiana. Barbara discusses her passion for getting involved in X 2 Fitness, what the program entails, how it is beneficial to young boys, and what the surrounding community can do to get involved.

Time-Stamped Show Notes

  • 00:50 – Barbara is a native of northwest Indiana, she has been involved in Xcel 2 Fitness for two years, and prior to that: Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana where she coached and is now a board member.
  • 04:28 – Xcel 2 Fitness is a six-week program with 12 sessions that uses the fundamental skills of fitness: speed, agility, balance, and strength to build character using a curriculum that changes every season focusing on leadership, goal-setting, and teamwork
  • 06:20 – At the end of the 6-weeks, they host the Dream Chaser Challenge Obstacle Course Race that is the boys compete in as a team.
  • 15:35 – Xcel 2 Fitness boys have to do community involvement initiatives like cleaning their school or making cards for veterans to give back to their community.
  • 17:51 – Barbara physically goes to as many schools as she can during the off-season with packets of information.
  • 19:19 – There is a registration fee, but no boy will be turned away do to financial hardship and she goes to businesses for sponsorship.
  • 20:04 – Barbara has several people that assist on the board and volunteers.
  • 23:11 – Obstacles that Xcel 2 Fitness faces is finding sponsors and donors, and getting people to volunteer to be coaches.
  • 27:40 – “Prime to Perform” is a book about creating a culture for business that is one that Barbara read and she also enjoys Tim Ferriss’ podcast and books.
  • 29:42 – Barbara loves running outside and working out at Studio Bar, she loves spending time with her son, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
  • 31:49 – Barbara’s Muckel’s contact information:

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