Episode 26: Speak Your Patients’ Language
Functional Medicine Field: What You Will Learn:
- The principles Funk uses to help his clients achieve their fitness goals
- How Funk’s fitness regimen aligns with the functional medicine field
- Why Funk’s communication style can help FM providers better connect with their patients
- What practitioners can do to help their patients understand the clinical side of their treatment strategy
- How to work with patients to undercover their driving ‘why’ for treatment
- How to help men better fulfill their role as patriarchs by improving their health
- Nutritional products that Funk recommends to men over forty who want to boost testosterone
Funk Roberts is the owner of Funk Roberts Fitness Inc., the Over 40 Alpha Brotherhood, and Funk Supplements Inc. On top of being a successful serial entrepreneur in the functional medicine field, Funk is also a certified metabolic trainer and former professional volleyball player. Funk is the author of Rapid Body Makeover, and also has a new book coming soon called “Over-40 Shred.” In this episode of The FM Shift, Funk joins us to share his journey and talk about what we can do to help our patients see the big picture when it comes to treatment.
In Layman’s Terms
Funk may not be a practitioner, but he employs many of the values and principles that we live by in the functional medicine field. He understands the clinical nature of functional medicine, but his main goal is to help men over forty get shredded. He has been successful in doing so by communicating complex medical information to average people so they can understand it and use it to their advantage. Clinicians have a lot to learn from the way Funk communicates with the male patient population, and they can apply the same tactics in their own practices.
Connecting the Dots
Through Funk’s journey, he made it abundantly clear that practitioners in the functional medicine field have to take a different approach to address the issues facing men over forty. There has to be a connection between the topic of testosterone and the issues the patients are coming in with. That way, the patients can understand the potential treatment options in a way that is more important to them. A lot of practitioners are big proponents of testing. But Funk offers an entirely new way to take that clinical data and make it meaningful to the patients.
About Funk Roberts
At 51 years old, Funk Roberts is the owner of Funk Roberts Fitness Inc. – The Over 40 Alpha Brotherhood and Funk Supplements Inc.
Funk’s dedicated mission is to help over 1 million men in their 40s,50s,60 and beyond to regain their manhood, boost testosterone, build their best body and live a healthy, happy, and productive life.
As Funk turned 40 years old, he struggled with having low testosterone, being overweight, and having a puffy, pudge muscle look. After a ton of research, trial and error, and putting it into action, Funk has developed a training and lifestyle system for men over the age of 40 who want to get into the best shape of their life.
In 2010, Funk transformed his own body from a puffy 215lbs to 185 lbs lean, ripped, and over the past ten years has been able to maintain his body, health, and youthfulness naturally.
He is a former Professional Beach and Indoor Volleyball Player turned Certified Personal Trainer, Certified MMA Conditioning Coach (MMACA) NESTA, Certified Master Metabolic Trainer, Nutrition Specialist, Core Conditioning Specialist- NESTA, Kettlebell Training Specialist, TRX Approved, Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach.
He is also the creator of Over 40 Alpha Membership for Men Over 40, which is a monthly membership website with over 5000 members, dedicated to helping men over 40, 50, and 60 excel in, health, fitness, weight loss, business and life through new monthly workouts, programs, nutrition info, exclusive products, motivation, master classes, community and more.
Funk is an Amazon #1 Best Selling Co-Author for ‘Rapid Body Makeover” and has appeared as a Fitness and Celebrity Expert on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX TV affiliates.
Funk has created over 100 Fitness programs, eBooks along with workout videos and is currently about to release new Follow Along Workout DVD’s
He has partnered with NESTA (National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association) to create and launch his Metabolic Conditioning Coach Certification Course, which will teach and certify Personal/Bootcamp Trainers and Coaches using HIIT and metabolic training. This course has become the most popular certification in the NESTA Library.
Funk also currently works with UFC Canada, Australia, and New Zealand in Athletes and Fighter Relations and writes articles for MMA, BJJ, and Muay Thai magazines, online fitness websites and is part of the Onnit Academy.
With over 20 years’ experience, he has helped over 1 million fitness enthusiasts, combat fighters, trainers, and coaches reach their fitness goals and improve athletic performance through over 100 online metabolic workout programs.
Through his experience training and fighting a Muay Thai fight in Thailand at the age of 40 years old (with a 2nd round knockout ring), he can transfer his training and success to other combat athletes around the world.
Each week Funk reaches over 1 million combat athletes, fitness junkies, and trainers worldwide through his email subscriber list, social media, YouTube channel, and online programs.
Funk has helped fighters prepare for battle in most of the major MMA and Combat promotions including UFC, OneFC, Bellator, WSOF, KSW, Glory Kickboxing, RFA, AFC, Lion Fight, K1, ADCC, Grapplers Quest and many other organizations making him one of the strength and conditioning leaders in the combat sports community.
Funk Roberts Fitness training systems maximize your ability to improve the many physical attributes needed as a combat athlete, including explosiveness, strength, power, cardio, anaerobic system, muscular endurance, core strength, balance, agility, speed, mobility, and flexibility.
Funk has also created Metabolic Training systems that help people burn fat while building muscle, getting fit and ripped. He reaches over 70,000 regular folks from all fitness levels looking to use his workouts to get into the best shape of their lives.
Funk runs yearly fitness seminars at world-renowned Tiger Muay Thai and Fitness Academy in Thailand and trains UFC fighters through his conditioning sessions. Funk has just launched a NEW Over 40 Alpha Fitness Camp in Toronto June 2020 for men over 40
At 51 years old, Funk lives in Toronto with his amazing and beautiful wife Angela and is the father of two adult boys Cassian and Stefan.
He runs a successful 7-figure online fitness business and supplement company, still trains in Muay Thai, and continues to be a model and ambassador for men over 40 around the world.
How to Connect with Funk Roberts:
- Website: www.over40alpha.com
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/funk-roberts-73981a12/?originalSubdomain=ca
- YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/FunkRoberts
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/funkrobertsfitness
- Twitter: @funkmma