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244. Universal Habits and Practices to Make Your Body Work Better with Dr. Kelly and Juliet Starrett #WellnessWednesdays
Episode 24429th March 2023 • Be Well by Kelly Leveque • Kelly Leveque
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Today's guests are Dr. Kelly Starrett and Juliet Starrett, co-founders of The Ready State and San Francisco CrossFit and all around dynamic duo. Kelly Starrett is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling book, Becoming a Supple Leopard, Ready to Run, and The Wall Street Journal bestseller, Deskbound. In his career as a physical therapist, Kelly has worked with athletes and coaches from the NFL, MBA, NHL, MBL, and the US Olympic team. I've been following his work since 2014 and would consider Kelly to be the first functional physical therapist in practice where he merged activity, physical therapy, and holistic living together to not only improve and heal his patients, but to watch them thrive.

Juliet Starrett is an entrepreneur, attorney, author, and podcaster. She's also the CEO of The Ready State, the go-to mobility program for over 100k recreational and professional athletes, coaches, and personal trainers. She is the co-author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller, Deskbound, and was a professional whitewater paddler winning three world championships and five national titles. 

It's a pleasure to bring them both on the show today to talk about their newest book, Built to Move: the 10 Essential Habits to Help You Move Freely and Live Fully. The book offers an easy-to-use formula for basic mobility maintenance: 10 tests + 10 physical practices = 10 ways to make your body work better. It's been so fun to follow along their journey for so many years, and to finally talk to them about all the work that they have done together and the amazing power team that they are. I'm so excited to introduce them to you all and for their new book, which I know will be a helpful guide for anyone looking to overall feel physically and build sustainable habits for long term wellness. Enjoy my conversation with Kelly and Juliet!

We also cover…

00:05:00 — Revolutionizing Fitness & Physical Therapy 

• How Juliette saved Kelly’s life the first time they met 

• What they attribute to the success and longevity of their relationship

• How they started their careers and opened up the 21st CrossFit gym in the world

• Why they decided to combine their physical therapy practice & their CrossFit gym

• What’s not working in the traditional medical model to address injuries

• How function physio can be the bridge many people need to heal

00:34:00 — Functional Fitness for Everyone: Cutting through Industry Noise

• Common problems Dr. Kelly addresses in his practice

• Translating the overwhelming amount of wellness information for the general population

• The unfortunate truth about the health and fitness industry

• Shifting focus to supporting the everyday routines of normal people

• Anthony Vennare from Fitt Insider on the rise of obesity

00:43:00 — Setting the Standard for Longevity and Durability

• Minimum standards & physical benchmarks for people suggested in the book

• How our behaviors stack and influence one another

• Benefits of & their recommended minimum standard for daily walking

• How you create a durable body

• The Old Man balance test

• Setting up systems to support your goals

• The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf

• 10 vital signs noted in the book


• Instagram: @thereadystate and @suppleleopard 

• Juliet’s Instagram: @julietstarrett 

•  Website:

• Read: Built to Move: The Ten Essential Habits to Help You Move Freely and Live Fully by Kelly Starrett and Juliet Starrett

• Read: Becoming a Supple Leopard by Kelly Starrett

• Read: Ready to Run by Kelly Starrett

• Read: Deskbound by Kelly Starrett and Juliet Starrett

Connect with Kelly:


• Instagram: @bewellbykelly

• Facebook:

Be Well By Kelly is produced by Crate Media.

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