• 01:20

    BEYONDtheCheers 3rd Anniversary Show

    in Sports

    Three years has gone by quickly for all of us at BEYONDtheCheers and we’ve enjoyed hosting many guests and entertaining our global audience with show topics and guests that appeal to athletes, sports and spectators - anyone involved in sport and athletics both inside and outside of play. To celebrate our third anniversary we’ve got our very first show guest, Silken Laumann returning, Dee Dee Trotter, and Jim Craig will join us on this anniversary special as well. we’re planning to feature key comments, controversy and our best bloopers from previous shows.
    Please know that you matter to us at BtC nd we are committed to bringing you the topics and conversations that will inform and educate you with each and every program. Be a part of our growing BtC family, lend your topics and ideas and join us on Facebook and Twitter as we bring you “Conversations inside and outside the world of sports and athletics.” Our LIVE anniversary celebration is next Wednesday, November 13th @ 7PM EST at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio. Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question, or email in advance.  

  • 01:01

    The World Cup Show BEYONDtheCheers with Kerrie Hopkins

    in Sports

    The World Cup is more than just a sporting event; even those of us with limited knowledge of the game can get into the spirit of things. What’s not to love about the drama, the action and spectacle of watching players from around the world compete?

    The World Cup is a tournament of 32 national soccer teams. In order to qualify to play, national teams compete in tournaments according to their FIFA confederations, of which there are six. 

    Kerrie Hopkins will share her insight into how teams really get along in the locker room and on the field as a personality profile expert and creator of Namezook.

    Kerrie of Namezook joins us LIVE at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio on Wednesday, July 23rd at 7PM EST. You can also listen each Friday at NOON to our repeat broadcasts on AMFM247. Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question, or email in advance. 


  • 01:09

    BEYONDtheCheers: Kids and Concussions Plus NHL Lockout Talk

    in Sports

    Obesity is a leading cause of preventable illness and death in North America. In recent years, the number of overweight people in industrialized countries has increased significantly, so much so that the World Health Organization (WHO) has called obesity an epidemic.
    In the United States, over 65% of the adult population is overweight. In Canada, about 40% to 60% of adults have a weight problem.
    Enter Diamond Dallas Page Yoga (DDP Yoga). This is not traditional yoga, it’s a hybrid workout that incorporates some traditional yoga movements that adds dynamic resistance, active breathing techniques and power movements.  
    This form of training is currently used by professional football players, as well as amateur wrestlers, and regular everyday people. DDP Yoga helps you to perform at optimum levels and improve their quality of life.
    Find out a viable alternative workout plan that has multiple benefits. We are joined by Diamond Dallas Page, former 3-time WCW World Champion Professional Wrestler LIVE Wednesday November 7th at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio. Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question, or email in advance.

  • 01:02

    Can Sport Exist Without Abuse and Bullying?

    in Sports

    The world of sports has been riddled with sexual abuse and incidents of bullying for many decades. These negative behaviors can come from coaches, peers, parents or anyone in contact with young athletes.

    Abuse in youth sports reveals itself in many different ways; emotional, sexual abuse, physical abuse, bullying, harassment and neglect.

    There are still too many unanswered questions that need to be addressed to be able to protect athletes from the unethical actions of offenders:

    What screening should be in place to prevent abuse?
    When should the sport organization enforce professional conduct?
    When are local authorities to be notified of possible criminal behavior? 
    Must the sport community wait until there is evidence of abuse before they take action? 

    As is true with many not-for-profit organizations, Safe4Athletes was born out of the personal experience of its founder, Katherine Starr.

    Discover the how to make sport a safe and positive experience for all athletes when she joins us LIVE at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio on Wed, Oct. 15th at 7PM EST. Our repeat broadcasts are Friday at NOON on AMFM247 or on demand at  iHeart Radio,  iTunes and  Stitcher.com.

  • 00:59

    Leigh Steinberg: Injuries Plaguing Sports

    in Sports

    Pro athletes remain in denial to the reality of their own injuries and the long term effects towards their overall health.

    Leigh Steinberg, one of the most influential persons in pro sports, has become increasingly vocal regarding the injury of players today. During his 30-year career, Steinberg has represented over 150 athletes in football, baseball, basketball, boxing and Olympic sports. 

    It’s no surprise that athletes are hurting themselves in a professional sport system that appears to turn a blind eye for the sake of big money.

    Teams are reluctant to keep their star players out of play for a length of time as this may hamper a playoff run, standings in the league or financial gain.

    Some people have forecasted the eventual death of football if the lawsuits, concussions and life altering injuries do not cease. The game itself is not likely to change but in order to save the athletes it has been suggested, by many league officials, that Neurologists have a place on the sidelines of every game for players of all ages. 

    Leigh Steinberg joins us LIVE at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio on Wednesday, October 8th at 7PM EST. Friday at NOON is our repeat broadcast on AMFM247 plus listen anytime at iHeart Radio.com.

  • 01:06

    From Children to the Pros: The Everchanging World of Concussions

    in Sports

    The professional leagues of many sports are not necessarily good places to find role models for young children.

    The way that some pros handle their injuries, including concussions, doesn’t in many ways promote what many parents, teachers and communities are trying to instill in our youth today.

    We usually rely upon the concussion knowledge of the athlete in order to recognize when something is wrong. However, many (up to 70% of high school football players) will not admit when they are concussed. Some will continue to play and unfortunately for some, they may unknowingly suffer from either post concussion syndrome or second impact syndrome.

    Don Brady, PhD, PsyD, NCSP is a licensed clinical and school psychologist. He has presented papers on subtle brain injury for over 20 years and has personal experience with concussion.

    We are joined by Don Brady LIVE at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio on Wednesday, September 17th at 7PM EST. You can also listen each Friday at NOON to our repeat broadcast on AMFM247 or listen anytime on iHeart Radio or iTunes on demand and at Stitcher.com. Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question, or email our guest in advance.

  • 01:02

    NCAVA: Building Positive Athlete Role Models and Reducing Violence

    in Sports

    The full impact of violent encounters is often extreme for victims and can affect them for the rest of their lives. The campus environment combined with the culture of big time college athletics can be seen as a devastating mix, especially since one in five women on campus will experience a sexual assault or an attempted rape.

    Athletes are often seen as role models and leaders in their communities. They can have a huge influence towards minimizing violence and improving societal standards.

    National Coalition Against Violent Athletes (NCAVA) is dedicated to a concept of sports, as an activity, that promotes positive life skills in athletes so that they develop into respectful, productive role models. 

    Their mission is eliminate off-the-field violence by athletes, through the implementation of prevention methods that develop positive leadership potential of athletes within their teams and their communities. 

    Katherine Redmond Brown, founder of the NCAVA joins us LIVE at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio on Wednesday, October 1st at 7PM EST. Listen to our repeat broadnast on AMFM247 or at anytime on iHeart Radio or iTunes

  • 01:01

    Spygate Scandal: The Story that the NFL Doesn’t Want to Tell

    in Sports

    The NFL has long been the number one spectator sport in the United States.This marketing machine continues despite the number of skeletons in their closets.

    The 2007 Patriots were caught up in a videotaping controversy, dubbed Spygate, where the Patriots were caught capturing signals of defensive coaches on film which happened more than once. After an investigation, Patriots head coach Belichick was fined $500,000 by the NFL, the maximum fine allowed and the largest ever in league’s 87-year history.

    “Spygate: The Untold Story”, author Brian O’Leary examines the full extent of the scandal.

    Bryan O’Leary joins us LIVE at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio on Wednesday, September 24th at 7PM EST. You can also listen each Friday at NOON to our repeat broadcast on AMFM247 or listen on iHeart Radio or iTunes

  • 01:01

    Tai Chi: An Ancient Art in a Modern World with Sifu Romain

    in Sports

    Tai Chi makes your brain bigger, keeps you on your toes, and helps you shake off stress effortlessly. World Champion and United International Kung Fu Hall of Fame inductee Sifu Romain has been studying and training in Kung Fu for 34 years. He is the owner and master instructor of the Edgewater Kung Fu Academy in New Jersey and founder of the online training program Tai Chi for Healthy Living.

    Find out how Sifu Romain can make your life better

    through martial arts (Kung Fu and Tai Chi)
    tips on how to deal with bullies at school, office and life  

    We are joined by Sifu Romain at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio on Wednesday, August 27th at 7PM EST. Each Friday at NOON our repeat broadcast is on AMFM247 or listen anytime on iHeart Radio or iTunes and Stitcher.com.

  • 01:01

    Sports Sense: Benefits of Breakthrough Thinking in Athletics

    in Sports

    Whether you are a sports hobbyist or a top professional athlete, the mental component is what differentiates those who are continually frustrated from those who succeed.

    Gene Jones is an expert on breakthrough thinking and creator of the Triviation® method.

    “Breakthrough thinking is an essential element in all sports endeavors”, he says. How many times has it been heard that an athlete or team has to “get over the hump” to win a championship, or that one athlete or team has a “mental edge”?

    Breakthrough thinking is defined as thinking that facilitates an athlete’s ability to reach new levels of awareness and clarity, which leads to what is called the ‘flow’ state.

    Gene Jones is our LIVE guest at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio on Wed., September 3rd at 7PM EST. Listen each Friday at NOON on AMFM247 or anytime on iHeart Radio,  iTunes or Stitcher.com. Call 1-877-357-2448 to ask a question or email our guest.

  • 00:56

    Concussions: Dealing With the After Effects

    in Sports

    Concussions are completely different than other injuries. When you facture a limb, there's recovery time gauged by how you feel and your ability to return to activity. Most injuries require rest or immobilization, however some activity may be possible with limitations. 

    Concussions are an invisible injury unlike any other. 

    Wendy Clawsey suffers from post concussion syndrome. She can't completely escape the effects of what happened on the ski slopes nearly six years ago. There are many others, like her, who continue to suffer. Wendy has authored a book called, “Concussion” to share her invisible illness and the process of fighting her way back to full recovery. 

    Wendy joins us LIVE at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio on Wed., Sept. 10th at 7PM EST. Listen Fridays at NOON to our repeat broadcast on AMFM247 or anytime at iHeart Radio iTunes and Stitcher.com. 

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