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  1. 574. Improving Your Health and Fitness with Stick Mobility: A Conversation with Dennis Dunphy Darian Parker 34:28

In this discussion, Dr. Parker talks with Dennis Dunphy, co-founder of Stick Mobility, about the birth of the fitness system and its evolution since it was launched back in 2015.

Dennis was born in Seoul, S Korea and feels extremely lucky and fortunate to have been adopted by a loving family when he was just 3 years old. His formative years were spent in Buffalo, NY where he first became interested in fitness. Dennis soon became passionate about helping people move better, team sports, travel and of course eating great food. He moved to San Jose, CA in 1997 to begin a new chapter in his life, what better place to feed his passions than in the San Francisco Bay area. Dennis’s first endeavor in his professional career, and in the fitness world, began in 1999 at 24-HR Fitness. He holds an extensive background in several modalities such as kettlebells, Animal Flow, Indian Clubs, and mace training to name a few. It didn’t take him too long to quickly realize that he needed to break out of the corporate gym setting and start his own business, Diamond Physique. He is going on 17 years of doing something that he absolutely loves. His greatest reward comes from the gratification he receives from helping other people improve themselves both physically and mentally. He helps people enjoy a better quality of life – there is no better reward. His journey has led to an ever increasing knowledge of the human body and how all the body’s systems work in unison. Stick Mobility is a result of that journey. Neal and Dennis are proud to bring you a system that will revolutionize your life.

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Time Stamps:

00:01 Introduction and Background of Stick Mobility

00:34 The Journey and Growth of Stick Mobility

02:10 The Importance of Mobility and Stability in Fitness

03:46 The Role of Mobility in Aging and Independence

06:30 The Challenge of Promoting Mobility to the Younger Generation

09:03 The Shift in Perspective Towards Mobility

09:21 The Importance of Active Mobility Work

10:52 The Difference in Discussing Mobility with Trainers vs General Population

11:59 The Connection Between Stick Mobility and Body Awareness

15:24 The Role of Consistency and Effort in Mobility Training

17:41 Turning Deficiencies into Strengths

18:08 The Role of Psychology in Training

18:49 Walking the Talk: Demonstrating Exercises

19:12 The Importance of Consistency and Effort

19:50 Learning from Different Cultures: The 90 90 Position

20:20 The Journey to Enjoying the 90 90 Position

21:02 The Importance of Mobility in Athletic Populations

21:19 The Role of Stick Mobility in Recovery

23:05 The Importance of Availability in Professional Sports

26:49 The Role of Mindset in Injury Recovery

28:04 The Correlation Between Mobility Work and Injury Reduction

29:44 The Importance of Ground Work

32:28 Learning More About Stick Mobility

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Dr. Darian Parker earned his Ph.D in Sports Education Leadership with an emphasis in Behavior Modification from UNLV. He earned his Master and Bachelor degrees from James Madison University in Kinesiology. Dr. Parker is the Co-Owner of Epic Leisure Management LLC., the Owner of Parker Personal Training LLC and the Host of Dr. D's Social Network Podcast. Dr. Parker is a certified personal trainer through the NSCA. During Dr. Parker's career he has served several roles in the fitness and wellness industry. He has worked extensively in both the academic and private club sector as a Director of Education for a Career College, General Manager of a high end luxury residential fitness club and National Director of Fitness for a global leisure management company.