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Season 5 – Episode 10: Dai Manuel

Dai Manuel

Formerly Chief Operating Officer and partner of Fitness Town Inc., he helped his teams help his clients in 8 retail stores and 2 commercial divisions. Raised in Bowmanville, Ontario, he is now travelling with his 2 children and loving wife, Christie, from Vancouver, B.C. With his rare spare time, he is an active member of Toastmasters and when not honing his public speaking skills, he lives out his passion for writing and sharing best health and fitness practices as the editor of

Dad, Lifestyle Mentor, Nutrition & Fitness Coach, Keynote Speaker, Pro Blogger, and author of the Whole Life Fitness Manifesto. As well as a digital thought leader and lifestyle mentor empowering people to lead a ‘FUN’ctionally fit life through education, encouragement and community. Dai models his work on the basis of 5 pillars (4 actually, plus a roof): Fitness, Family, Finances, and Faith with an overarching roof of ‘FUN’ built on a rock-solid foundation of health. Dai is also a dad, dating his wife, a founding partner and former COO of Fitness Town Inc, keynote speaker, award-winning blogger, Podcaster, CrossFit athlete, co-founder of the #YVRDads support group for fathers, a BC Children’s Hospital Grind For Kids Ambassador, and published author of the Whole Life Fitness Manifesto.

BOOKS: CRUSH IT – Social Media – Gary Vee

Dai Manuel’s Whole Life Fitness Manifesto: 30 Minutes a Day for a Healthier Body, Mind and Spirit

A colorful, dynamic blend of inspiring philosophy and practical workouts that anyone can follow to enhance physical and mental well-being for life. In this book, trainer, motivational speaker, father, and entrepreneur Dai Manuel offers a plan that anyone can follow to create health and wellbeing in both mind and body. Is it possible to get physically fit without taking care of the other aspects of you? Sure. But it’s much harder to get going and keep going, and much less fun. Loaded with concrete workouts, meditation exercises, nutrition advice, and personal development prompts, this book provides the tools to create a “FUNctionally fit”

The highest reward for our toil is not what we get for it but what we become by it. … Mistakes are not failures. They are proof that we are making an effort. When we understand that, we can more easily move out of our comfort zone, try something new, and improve. … Improvement demands a commitment to grow long after the mood in which it was made has passed.” — John C. Maxwell

“Don’t be on your deathbed someday, having squandered your one chance at life, full of regret because you pursued little distractions instead of big dreams.”

Treatment with infrared light therapy is simple and painless. Flexible pads, each containing multiple infrared lights, are placed directly on the skin over the area of pain or injury. Energy from the lights penetrates beneath the skin and is absorbed by deep tissues.

Hosts best choice: DPL II Light Therapy System

The DPL II red & infrared LED light therapy system covers the largest treatment area in this list, and contains 96 infrared bulbs (880 nm), 32 dark red bulbs (660 nm), 32 red bulbs (630 nm) and 32 amber bulbs (530 nm).

DPL Panel System Pros:
Large treatment area
2-panels – can be attached to any area with the Velcro strap
Hands-free operation
Timer and auto shut-off
Easy to use

Not a great fit for travel due to size
May not feel comfortable directly on skin.

TO WATCH: In 2009 Bronnie wrote an online article called Regrets of the Dying about her time as a palliative carer. Working with dying people and developing close relationships with them during their last weeks resulted in raw, honest conversations about life and death, including what the patients wished they had done differently.

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