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Barbells & Brothers with Troy Ismir

The Barbells & Brothers podcast is a spiritual gym that helps men LIFT & STRENGTHEN their SPIRIT. We do this by learning to accept our humanity and believing in our divinity. If you are feeling stuck playing it safe in your life and are unfulfilled, this show will inspire you to get out of your comfort zone and start to take a chance on yourself so you can get out of quiet desperation and start to live a life of divine inspiration.
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Dec 23, 2019

In this last podcast of 2019 I talk about my one word for 2020, COURAGE.  We will explore what it means to be courageously vulnerable and I will challenge you to come up with your own one word.  

I will also talk about the re-branding of the Spiritual Warriors Unite podcast into the Barbell and Brothers podcast.  You can learn more here.  https://www.barbellsandbrothers.com/

Dec 10, 2019

With the holidays and the New Year coming up I thought this would be a good time to release a compilation of five of my top interviews for nutrition and weight loss.  This podcast contains several experts that I have interviewed over the years.  Give a listen for some inspiration, encouragement and knowledge to make some transformational changes for 2020.  

Dec 3, 2019

This is a compilation of five of my top interviews for nutrition and weight loss. 

Nov 26, 2019

My guest today on the Spiritual Warriors Unite podcast is Julio Anta.  Julio owns Anta's Fitness and Self Defense, one of South Florida's most successful and recognized martial arts and fitness centers.  Julio is a martial arts and fitness instructor and also is an international competitive bodybuilder.   Julio's scripture of choice was Habakkuk 2:2-3.  "Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.  For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false.  Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay."  

Nov 12, 2019

God designed men to conquer.   We need challenges in our lives.   If we don’t have challenges we get soft and bored and that is never a good combination.   Revelation 3:21 states, “The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.”

I believe one of the biggest battles I see men face is one of complacency.  Not living life to the full, both in our spiritual walk and our physical being.  We have gotten soft physically, mentally and spiritually. 

In this episode of the Spiritual Warriors Unite podcast you will learn about why having a BHAG is important and how to set a BHAG that excites and scares you.  

Nov 5, 2019

If you are like me you ask yourself this question all of the time, "Can I really make a difference in this world?"  Listen to this podcast to hear my story of how the journey to impacting one million men's lives starts with one.   

Oct 29, 2019

In this episode I share my story of how I go from a personal trainer to a fitness minister.  Our life can change in an instant.  The question is can we find purpose in our pain?

Jul 31, 2019

In this podcast episode I talk about getting caught in the trap of trying to prove ourselves over and over again.  I will discuss ways to overcome getting caught up in trying to win approval through performance.  

Jul 23, 2019

In this podcast I talk about three strategies we can use in our daily lives to go from surviving to thriving.  

Jul 16, 2019

My guest on the Spiritual Warriors Unite podcast is Pastor Caleb Cox.  He is the director of Respond Ministries at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fort Collins, Colorado and he is also a CrossFit coach  at Fort Collins CrossFit.   We talk about how being in community can be a transformative experience when surrounded by people with a common vision and goal.  

Jul 9, 2019

In this podcast I share my story of what led me to get my first tattoo.   It’s a personal internal commitment to myself that I will live my life boldly and with courage.  It’s a commitment to myself that I am willing to get out of my comfort zone so I can make a difference in the world that I am called to make.  That I am willing to show up big and not shrink back. 

Jul 2, 2019

My guest on the Spiritual Warriors Unite podcast is Jeremy Couch.  Jeremy is the Executive Director and Assistant Professor of Leadership at Palm Beach Atlantic University, a premier Christian university in Central Florida.    He is also a speaker, podcaster, leadership blogger and coach.  We discussed what it means to have a growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset.  Jeremy shares some of his favorite books and personal development and how we can always be learning and growing.  You can listen to his podcast here.

Jun 25, 2019

My guest on the Spiritual Warriors Unite podcast is Dr. Steve Hoke.  He is a leader development and strategic life coach.  We get into a discussion of what characteristics make an effective leader, why we should look to Jesus as our leadership role model and we also talk about some practical things we can start doing today to develop our leadership skills.  

Jun 18, 2019

Does life really have to be so “hard?”  Does it always have to be a struggle?  It seems in my own personal and professional life I have become really good at making things hard.   I have always been hard on myself.  I have always demanded perfectionism of myself and when I don’t live up to my own expectations I beat myself up mentally and yes sometimes even physically.  Damn, that’s a hard way to live life, no pun intended.  This podcast will show us a new possibility of looking at life.  It doesn't always have to be hard and a struggle.  Sometimes we just forget to have fun and laugh.  

May 22, 2019

In this episode of the Spiritual Warriors Unite podcast I invite a new possibility of a way of seeing church.  Church isn’t just a place to go to check the box for our Christian duty.  It’s a place where we come alive and our dreams, purpose and passion are born and realized.  It’s a place where we can be authentic, vulnerable and share our story.   It’s where we are seen and heard.  It’s where deep community is formed.  It’s where we go to become who God created us to be so we can go out and change the world.  To me this is church.

May 7, 2019

My guest on this episode of the Spiritual Warriors Unite podcast is Susan Neal.   Susan is an author, speaker, and certified health and wellness coach whose background in nursing and health services led her to seek new ways to educate and coach people to overcome health challenges. Her passion and mission are to improve the health of the body of Christ.

Susan lost her own health with ten medical diagnoses and two surgeries from an abscessed tooth. After her doctors did all they could for her, she used her nursing background and Gods wisdom to reclaim her health. Now she wants to help others regain their health as well.

Susan is the author of six books and numerous DVDs and decks. Her most recent book series Healthy Living Series is providing readers with knowledge so they can fight to reclaim their health and ideal weight.  

Apr 24, 2019

In this podcast you will learn how to go from living a life of quiet desperation to living a life that makes you feel fully alive.  

Apr 2, 2019

In this episode of the Spiritual Warriors Unite podcast you will learn how to get out of quiet desperation and live a life of passion and fire.  

Feb 22, 2019

In this episode I interview Chris Dowling.  Chris is the director and co-writer of RUN THE RACE

Chris is a writer, producer and director known for his work on such films as WHERE HOPE GROWS and PRICELESS and the television series Repo Games.

In RUN THE RACE, two desperate brothers sacrifice today for a better tomorrow.

Reeling from his mother’s death and his father’s abandonment, Zach, an All-State athlete, finds glory on the football field, working to earn a college scholarship and the brothers’ ticket out of town.

When a devastating injury puts Zach—and his dreams—on the sidelines, David laces up his track cleats to salvage their future and point Zach toward hope.

In theaters February 22nd, RUN THE RACE shows what’s possible when you run to—instead of from—the overwhelming love of God.

 

 

Jan 24, 2019

In this episode I interview Erinn J. Campton.  She is the author of the newly released book "A Love so Mighty:  A true Story of God's Transforming Presence.  Erinn has written elaborate tales since the first time her mother handed her a crayon. She walked with Jesus even before then and could not imagine a life apart from Him. Her best days are spent in a cuddle pile with a little boy and three semi-naughty canines while her soulmate is nearby tinkering in his garage. Born and raised in Northern Colorado, she is closest to our Lord when sitting on a mountain beside a river with a cup of coffee in one hand and a book in the other. 

Jan 17, 2019

In this episode I discuss how we can increase our energy level by changing our internal state of being.  When we go from being stuck in negative emotions to living from a place of joy, gratitude and appreciation our energy level and outlook on life improves dramatically.  The only way to change our life is to change our energy.  

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