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About The Gladiator Way

Hosted by Dan “Nitro” Clark, former American Gladiator, NFL player, bestselling author, speaker, fitness fanatic and heart attack survivor.  The goal of The Gladiator Way is to share inspiring stories from the most brilliant minds in health, fitness, entrepreneurship, psychology, entertainment and spirituality to help you Commit, Crush, Conquer and "Nitro Up" your life to unleash your best and most authentic self.  You’ll love Dan’s easygoing, conversational style as he digs in deep with guests to give you the tools, ideas, and inspiration to live The Gladiator Way.

Dan's expertise has been featured on Good Morning America, Today Show, ESPN, and Entertainment Tonight, Extra, Access Hollywood, as well as in the pages of Time Magazine and Sports Illustrated.


RECENT EPISODES

33: Dan “Nitro” Clark | Discussing Racism, Inequality and Black Lives Matter

In this episode, Dan “Nitro” Clark sits down with two of his lifelong friends, Mel Black and Frank McFadden, to discuss racial inequality, social injustice and George Floyd. The purpose of this episode was for Dan to get a deeper understanding from two of his best friends on their experience growing up African American in the USA.

32: Bonnie St. John | Olympic Athlete – Rhode Scholar – 7x Author

Named “One of the 5 most inspiring woman in America” by NBC news, Bonnie was first African-America ever to win medals in the Winter Paralympics. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard, earned a Rhodes Scholarship, served as the director of the White House National Economic Council, and is a bestselling author of 7 books. On this episode Bonnie we dive into the principles, strategies and tactics of micro-resilience, and explore how a 5-year-old amputee ends up winning Olympic skiing medals.

31: Camille Leblanc-Bazinet | The “Fittest Woman on Earth” Talks Motivation – Championship Mindset – Training and Motherhood.

former CrossFit professional athlete, Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, shares tools, tips and strategies that helped her become “The Fittest Woman on Earth,” build a successful business, and maintain a thriving marriage. By striving to leave people better than she found them, obtaining her degree in chemical engineering, and becoming a world champion, Camille truly embodies the Gladiator Way. Camille hails from Quebec, Canada and currently lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and former guest on the podcast, Dave “Thundrbro” Lipson.

30: Dave Lipson | Former Professional Baseball Player – Founder of Thundrbro Training System

Dave “Thundrbro” Lipson sits down with Dan this week. They do a deep dive into what it takes to pack on muscle, lose body fat and transform your body. Dave has a background in professional baseball strength and conditioning. He’s known as the trainer’s trainer and has also trained entertainment celebrities, professional MLB and NFL athlete and Crossfit Games champions.

29: Dr Joshua Partnow | COVID-19 Advice from an ER Doctor on the Frontline

Dr. Joshua Partnow, an ER Doctor in Los Angeles at a hospital with one of highest number of COVID 19 cases in California, sits down with Dan this week. They do a deep dive into what it’s like on the frontlines battling COVID, what you can expect if you come in for a test, why COVID is extremely different than the flu, the biggest mistake you’re making when wearing a mask, travel advice, getting back to the gym, best practices to keep you safe and much, much more.

28: Dr Jeff Spencer | Former Olympian – Founder of Championship Blueprint

On this episode Dan sits down with Dr. Jeff Spencer. Jeff is a former Olympian and over the last 40 years has worked with some of our generation’s most successful icons: Tiger Woods, U2, Richard Branson, 40 Olympic Gold medalist, just to name a few. In this episode shares how to build a championship mindset.

27: Mary Maddux | World-Renowned Meditation Teacher

On this episode Dan sits down with meditation teacher Mary Maddux. Mary has been meditating for over 40 years and has worked with thousands of people worldwide. She is also the co-creator of the uber-popular Mediation Oasis podcast and apps.

25: Barry Shore | The Godfather of Joy

On this episode Dan sits down with Barry Shore, the Godfather of Joy. Barry woke up at 55 years of age, completely paralyzed. Barry shares how he went from paralyzed to being the Godfather of Joy whose “Smile Now” movement is being embraced globally and by celebrities like Oprah, Wayne Dyer and Matthew McConaughey.

23: The Gladiator and The Geek

On this episode Dan sits down in the studio with Producer Jason DeFillippo to discuss the holidays and how they had vastly different experiences. Dan and Jason share tips and tricks on how to handle depression during the holidays that translate into every area of your life. They also discuss the books they read over the break and talk about what lay ahead for the show in 2020.

22: Dan Clark | The Mind Pump Interview

Sal, Adam & Justin from The Mind Pump podcast interview Dan on this episode. Dan shares some fascinating stories from his past such as how Dan found ways to become bigger, faster, stronger on the outside after a tragic event in his early life, his introduction to steroids, how he finds the beauty in his scars, and how he became “Nitro” on American Gladiators plus many more.

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