9 Elements Podcast Episode 6: Michael Chernow

Eric Hinman
Eric Hinman
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February 21, 2023
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Michael Chernow: Athlete, Entrepreneur, Kreature of Habit

Welcome to the 9 Elements Podcast brought to you by Restore Hyper Wellness. I’m your host, Eric Hinman. Each week, I sit down with trailblazers in the fitness, nutrition, and wellness communities, exploring how they optimize their daily lives for ultimate performance to do more of what they love.

I am a 5x Ironman athlete, brand builder, and someone who’s obsessed with health and wellness - structuring much of my day around fitness and recovery protocols. 

Michael Chernow is a New York-based restaurateur, entrepreneur, professional bodybuilder and practitioner of mindfulness. He’s also the creator of Kreature of Habit oatmeal, a high protein packed food that helps harness healthy habits from wake up to wind down. A devoted husband with two beautiful children, Chernow spends the majority of his time teaching them by example how to live a life of intention. And even on days when his dog wakes him up early, he knows the value of rest and how to properly optimize recovery.

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01:18 Habits are everything in my life, routine is everything.

03:11 Deal with bad stress by creating good stress.

04:20 Michael’s Background

05:00 Why Michael Works Out In The Morning

07:50 Michael’s Non-Negotiables Are…

09:30 How Michael’s Life Was Saved 

12:45 Michael’s Morning Routine

20:00 Freedom From Structure

23:00 Getting Better at Saying No

25:00 The Importance of Loving Your Children

27:00 Unpacking Childhood Trauma

29:00 Practicing Presence

32:50 Turning Pro In Bodybuilding

35:00 Prioritizing CrossFit Training

41:30 Eric’s CrossFit Regimen

47:00 Michael’s Restaurant Background

48:50 Deciding to Get Sober

51:00 Michael’s Life Plan

53:05 Michael’s Superpower Is…

54:15 Opening Seamore’s Sustainable Seafood

57:15 The Evolution of Kreatures of Habit 

1:01:25 How to Start Doing What You Know You Should Be Doing

1:03:00 Getting Time and Space To Connect The Dots

1:05:30 Accessing Flow State

1:07:50 The Business of Business is Storytelling

1:10:50 Michael’s Wind Down Routine for Sleep 

Connect With Michael Chernow

Michael Chernow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelchernow/

Kreatures of Habit on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/kreaturesofhabit/

To learn more about Kreatures of Habit: https://kreaturesofhabit.com/

To learn more about Michael’s restaurant ventures: https://michaelchernow.com/about

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