The Travelling Wellness Show

Not any old Health & Wellness podcast!! Join Clinical practitioner Shannon Brenton, as he packs up his clinic and hits the road full time to connect with Australia's most experienced & influential talents in the health & wellness space. Combining with many of the people Shannon has worked with over the years, these are the stories often never told. Bare boned truths, industry secrets & the personal experiences of industry leaders that most never get to hear from. Educational, inspirational & entertaining, the outcome is a thought provoking collection of conversations aimed at equipping the average person with the tools & perspectives required to live a better life in modern times. This Podcast is proudly brought to you by PSE Supplements.
RSS Feed
The Travelling Wellness Show



All Episodes
Now displaying: Category: nutrition; health
Sep 12, 2017


At the basis of any health protocol lies action. This is the part where you come in and begin putting theory in its place.


“To Know but not to do is not to know?” 

-Stephen Covey


On this episode of The travelling Wellness Show, Mike and Myself provide the framework from which all great body's are ultimately spawned. There is enough science to keep you interested, enough experience to make things happen and passion for days.

I go into a lot more detail around the nutritional requirements that you must implement for results, and the scientific validation for doing so.

As promised Mike has been busy in the gym with a friend, to bring you the exercises below which frame up many of the push and pull variations that Mike discusses throughout this 2 part muscle building series. These exercises alone will take you far and work within any periodised training plan. We ultimately advise that you seek the guidance of an experienced trainer in your area, particularly if you are not confident in the execution of correct exercise form. Otherwise build slowly up, beginning with your own personal form review in front of a mirror to make sure you are mimicking the correct techniques before picking up any weight. There are also hundreds of regressive movements for those people not capable of achieving those below without pain or mobility concerns. Another reason to work with a local fitness professional.

Podcasts such as this are simply a labour of love which I can only hope you pick up and run with. After 17 years sitting full time in front of dysfunctional and diseased people, let me assure you that prophylaxis is always the best option. Don't wait until it happens to you, and don't let disease dictate the terms of your existence.


Sep 4, 2017


Building muscle isn't just for the ego-conscious. The generation and maintenance of an adequate level of skeletal tissue will directly influence what type of life you lead in later years....


“Your muscle is your furnace for burning body fat. If you carry a reasonable amount of muscle you're simply going to expend more energy?” 

-Mike D


Welcome to Episode 22 of the Travelling Wellness Show where on today's show I find myself on the Queensland Sunshine coast speaking with fitness trainer and IFBB pro bodybuilder, Mike Debenham.

Now I go back a bit with Mike, and don't wish to scare anyone off by selecting a bodybuilder to have todays conversation with. To put it simply, Mike knows a thing or two about building muscle and uses his 30 years of experience to influence the lives of people from all walks. Sure he comp preps other male and female competitors for the stage, but this only serves as a reminder that if the serious muscle accumulators reach out to Mike for help, you can too!

This is a two-part show, firstly framing up Mike as your coach as well as the primary reasons that all people should be concerning themselves with maintaining the precious resource we call muscle. On this episode we get to know Mike personally and set the stage for epsiode 23, which is essentially the meat & potatoes of how to gain more muscle via the fundamental movement & nutritional principles.

Key factors of learning include

  • Basic physiology and functions of skeletal muscle
  • General principles of skeletal muscle generation
  • Primary mistakes made when trying to increase lean tissue mass
  • Hormone and gene expression modulation
  • Nutrition 101; the absolute requirements for muscle growth
  • Primary movement patterns for best results
  • Exercise 101; what should I be doing & how often should I do it?


"The amount of guys like mid 30's that I see, who can't even life a small lawn mower into the back of their ute is simply alarming"

-Mike D


Now here's the best part for all the newbies, mum's and dad's & other assorted folk that feel like it's all too hard and not possible for them. THIS MINDSET IS SELF-LIMITING & FRANKLY COMPLETE BULLSHIT! You can do this, you can still lead a normal life, you can still eat and drink the things you like and the exercise part won't take more than 90 minutes out of your entire week!!

Feeling confused or overwhelmed at the thought of it all?? Well thanks to Mike D, we have photographed all the primary exercise movements for you & will make them available on the episode 23 web page next week. We have your back on this, and urge you all to take your life into your own hands and make a move towards a better you.

Growing Muscle is both an art and a science and will influence the whole of your life, rather than simply how you look. That's just a great side-effect!

Enjoy this 2 part series and feel free to reach out for assistance


 More information on Mike’s can be found here
Feb 12, 2017


As the age of connectivity continues to throw reality in our faces, the world seems to be going mad for everything cruelty free. We've all seen the images of animal slaughter & the often inhumane processing standards that serve food up onto our daily plate. And with awareness comes responsibility, and with responsibility we must question sustainability for the good of the planet.

For Episode 9, we chew the fat with two guys who are industry leaders in the world of plant based living, and observe the cause and effect of their individual decisions.

Sel from BSKT and COCOWHIP has created a business model around his lifestyle and it's paying handsomely, as consumers reap the rewards of wholesome, tasty and sustainable food products.

Jason Clarke from Brisbane based performance centre Perform 360 however, is living proof that a move to plant based living is possible for an athlete. A fact that many condemn as unachievable.

So it's time to open your mind to what most consider incomprehensible, while we learn from two guys who seem to be doing just fine without animals in their lives.

Please enjoy