Hosted by Barton Guy Bryan

Season Two Focus:

Barton interviews Athletes and Performing Artist to discover how they show up for the biggest moments of their lives and how we can do the same!

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Season 2: Episode 25 Rosada Plummer

oin Barton Guy Bryan with Rosada Plummer as they talk about clearing distractions and negative things to stay focused. In this episode, Rosada shares how she became a bodybuilder, her struggles, and how she prepares mentally and physically for big competitions. She also breaks down her best practices to be more successful, focused, and at full potential.


Stick to the Routine

Bodybuilding takes discipline and focus on maintaining physique. Rosada competes in the bikini division, and it is all about symmetry; the shape of the body matters. The muscle tone should be defined, and in this division, they do certain poses: front, side, and back. These poses are where the symmetry is zoned in, and the muscle mass up top needs to be symmetrical to the muscle mass at the bottom. As for most physical competitions, participants are categorized according to age, height, and weight. To maintain her physique, Rosada sticks to her routine. Diet is an essential element in bodybuilding, so she spends time and energy in the kitchen preparing her meals as much as she spends time training in the gym. She says that balance plays a significant role in her day-to-day routine. Rosada is strict in counting her calorie intake to keep her weight at a level needed for her competition. Cardio training also depends on her physique, so she has to make adjustments from time to time. It takes commitment to become a bodybuilder. Rosada is one of the many who are more than just the muscle.


About Rosada Santiago-Plummer:

Rosada Santiago-Plummer is an IFBB professional bodybuilder in the bikini division. She's 36 years old, married and a mother of two amazing children. Besides bodybuilding she is a Life-coach and group fitness trainer. She has a background as a medical assistant with Associates Degree in Psychology. Rosada grew up in Southern California and is a devoted Christian.

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Team Casey’s Instagram: @official_team_casey

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Season 2: Episode 24 Brittany Conigatti

Join Barton Guy Bryan with Brittany Conigatti as they talk about the similarities and differences between soccer and broadway from the experiences of an athlete turned performer. In this episode, Brittany shares about the years of training, challenges, and the shaping obstacle she has gone through in the journey of how she made broadway her career.

About Brittany Conigatti:

Brittany is a born and raised New Yorker! She is a graduate of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, known to many as "The Fame School," where she was a Dance Major. Brittany continued her art studies at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, where she was an Integrated Major and then earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from The New School.

Brittany's latest journey has been being the Restager Choreographer for the 2nd National Tour of A Bronx Tale after being the Assistant Choreographer on the 1st National Tour of A Bronx Tale. She has found a passion for being on the "other side of the table" where she gets to be within the creative development of a show. This is all thanks to her mentor, Sergio Trujillo.

Landing her first professional job at 17 and feeling the rush of adrenaline, passion, family, and love, both on and off stage, Brittany knew Broadway would be her career! Along with performing on Broadway in A Bronx Tale (dance captain and original company member) and The Prom, Brittany has worked in the most prestigious regional theatres and traveled all over the nation and Canada performing with Broadway National Tours including Mean Girls, Matilda, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, and on the high seas with Rock of Ages. She can also be seen as Maria Ferraro in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Season 22.

Website: https://www.brittanyconigatti.com/

Instagram: @brittconigatti

Brittany talks A Bronx Tale on Broadway: https://youtu.be/u90i44KRbfg

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Season 2: Episode 23 - Bethany Shadburne

Join Barton Guy Bryan with Bethany Shadburne as they talk about why she stopped gymnastics and eventually shifted to CrossFit. In this episode, she shares her journey, and the lessons learned being an athlete going to that level. She also provides nuggets on simple, truthful reasons to stay healthy and effective in sports.

About Bethany Shadburne:

Bethany Shadburne is a top women’s CrossFit competitor who placed 9th (individual) at the 2019 CrossFit Games, her best performance. Shadburne also finished 16th in 2018 and 22nd in 2017, so she’s no stranger to the sport.

But before she was a CrossFit athlete, Shadburne was involved in gymnastics, bodybuilding, triathlons, and other similar activities. Then, in 2015, she found her love in CrossFit by participating in local contests, and in 2016, things started to look promising for her. Then in 2017, she won two competitions, ended up top 20 in the world, and finished 22nd at the CrossFit Games.

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Bethany’s Instagram: @Bethanycf

Bethany’s West Coast Classic 2021 Win - Click Here

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Barton tells stories from his past as an Opera Singer, learning to "let go", and find his authentic voice. he asks the listener to think of times they too showed up big in important moments. Goal: How can we level up our performance in the things we seek to improve on by bringing our authentic self and finding joy.

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Join Barton Guy Bryan with Michael Griffin as they talk about fatherhood, cupcakes, and his experience growing up playing football in Austin, for the Univ. of Texas, and in the NFL. In this episode, Michael explains why aspiring athletes must get up early, do the work in the gym, and be determined to be the best on their team.

Mindset to Stay In the Game

Much of the attention is given to the physical aspect of football since it is a contact sport. However, Michael always thinks of his back against the wall, which is traced back to his high school days. He explains that when he is in that position, he can see the goal and how he can get to it. Michael then questions himself if his goal outweighs the barriers and everything else. He says that it is easy to make every excuse possible on why he could not do it. So what does this have to do with the physical aspect? Well, Michael has to know the difference between hurt and injured. An injury would mean not being able to play, and with that, it gives a window of opportunity to another player to take his spot. Therefore, Michael has developed a sense of durability with the mindset to push himself hard while securing his place in the team. Due to this way of thinking, he played with a dislocated shoulder twice. He learned to adapt quickly instead of getting off the field in order to keep his position as a safety of the team.

About Michael Griffin:

Two-time Pro-Bowler Michael Griffin’s stellar professional football career spanned ten seasons in the NFL, including stints with the Tennessee Titans, Minnesota Vikings, and the Carolina Panthers. Since retiring in 2018, Griffin’s focus has shifted to entrepreneurship, opening up a subsidiary bakery under the Gigi’s Cupcakes franchise outside of his hometown of Austin, Texas, with his life-long friends, fellow NFL standout Brian Orakpo and college classmate Bryan Hynson.


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Join Barton and Chris Issendorf as they talk about ultra marathon canoe racing. Chris is among the best in the world when it comes to canoe racing. In this episode, he dives into his mindset as an endurance athlete before and during a race. He digs into how he carves up the 35 hour Missouri River 340 into little races to keep his edge and focus.

About Ultra Marathon Canoe Racing

When it comes to canoe racing, endurance is everything. Chris explains that ultra marathon racing is a sport that lasts a minimum of eight to ten hours with some races lasting as many as hundred hours. A lot of training goes into building the mindset to keep going despite the pain and fatigue the body goes through.

About Chris Issendorf:

Born in New Jersey, Chris has always sought out tough challenges. As a young man, he worked on a fishing boat and learning the grueling skill of deep sea fishing, working long hours and pushing through days without sleep. He now lives in Dripping Springs, TX with his wife Shannon and his two children.

AuSable River Canoe Marathon 2021:

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About Adam:

Adam has performed principal tenor roles in opera houses throughout North America, Hawaii, and Japan. In July 2006, he completed a five-year artist-in-residency for Opera San Jose, performing over 32 roles. He has performed with the San Francisco Opera Chorus, San Francisco Symphony Chorus and is currently the tenor section leader at San Francisco’s St. Ignatius Church Choir. Adam is a certified Music Together™ teacher, teaching music to infants and toddlers in Marin County and San Francisco. He is a teaching artist for Pacific Actors & Singers Workshop, the San Francisco Opera Guild’s Book To Bravo, and Opera A La Carte educational programs with students in the 5th-12th grades. He is a voice student of Sheri Greenawald and Deborah Benedict.

Adam has written feature articles for San Francisco Opera’s production programs and the SF Opera Board of Directors quarterly newsletter Behind the Curtain. He has also written marketing and promotional copies for West Edge Opera in Berkeley, CA, and served as their press relations associate.


Opera and Sports

Performing onstage may look different from playing sports, but Adam says these two are similar. Physical conditioning is the same context for both, only differing on how these are carried out depending on where the training is focused. There are also similarities when it comes to mindset. One example is to be prepared for any mistakes. When unavoidable circumstances affect performance, a singer knows how to adjust and improvise. That is the same as a player changing strategy to increase winning chances. Like sports, singers also do warm-ups. The concept is all the same, and execution is the only thing that distinguishes one from the other.

Join Barton Guy Bryan with Adam Flowers as they chat about the similarities between performing arts and sports. Adam is a professional opera singer

, having performed principal tenor roles such as Rodolpho in Puccini's La Boheme, and Don Jose in Bizet's Carmen. In this episode, he shares his mindset strategies around showing up before a performance, what do do when things go wrong, and why it's important to always expect things to go wrong in live theatre.


Find out more about Adam at www.adamflowerstenor.com

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After a decade in high-performance sport, Taylor knows what holds many athletes back from realizing their true potential, and it’s not talent or intelligence. It is one’s relationship to their inner experiences like thoughts, emotions, and beliefs. Taylor seeks to empower athletes and coaches through building mindful awareness, acceptance, and aligning their actions with their values.

Taylor is a Certified Professional Coach and is trained in Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement. Taylor also produces a podcast, Mindful Sport Performance Podcast, with Drs. Keith Kaufman and Tim Pineau.

Taylor holds a B.A. in Psychology from Brown University, where he competed on the men’s D1 rowing team, consistently placing top three nationally. Taylor also earned an M.S. in Kinesiology from The University of Texas - Austin, during which time he competed in elite rowing.

Join Barton Guy Bryan with Taylor Brown as they chat about how powerful the mind shapes training, performance, and handling negative thoughts. Taylor is the founder and director of EnduroMind, a high-performance coaching program. In this episode, Taylor goes over his career as a rower and how he coaches Olympians on the mindset of performance. He also explains how to understand the stress and anxiety of the moment and have acceptance around it.


Austin Rowing Club - Row, Fit, Stetch Event will be in the Fall of 2021


Taylor's Website - Enduromind.com

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Brendan Hansen is a three-time World Record Holder and Olympic Gold Medalist. In 1999, Brendan won his first National Championship. A year later, he finished third in both the 100m and 200m breaststroke at the US Olympic Swimming Trials, narrowly missing the Olympic Team twice. However, that did not stop Brendan; it lit a fire in him that still pushes him today. Since then, he has become the only person in history to win all the breaststroke events all four years at the NCAA Championships. After qualifying for his first Olympic Team in 2004, he finally brought home a gold, silver, and bronze medal. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Brendan helped teammate Michael Phelps get his record eighth gold medal in a single Olympic Game, swimming the breaststroke leg in the 4x100 medley relay.

Brendan is an avid sportsman and outdoorsman spending his free time hunting, fishing, and wakeboarding. Brendan’s love for swimming makes him one of the most passionate speakers in the sport. He is the national spokesperson for the Leukemia Research Foundation and gives back to the community and the swimming community through youth clinics and motivational speaking.

Join Barton Guy Bryan with Brendan Hansen as they chat about looking at the silver lining of failure. Brendan’s mindset of failure has been honed since he started swimming with the help of the coaches he had. Because of this, it became the fire that drove his desire to be the best. In this episode, Brendan shares why every failure is an opportunity to learn and a powerful driver to achieve your goals.

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