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The Bear Essentials

The Bear Essentials

The goal of this podcast is to be positive, informative, interesting, entertaining and maybe even inspiring to some people.

Recent Episodes

Cinderella Man - The Joey Angelo Interview

Feb. 1, 2023

On this episode I speak with professional mixed martial artist and bare-knuckle boxer, Joey "The Cinderella Man" Angelo. Tune in as we discuss the life of a combat sports professional and how he balances that while working a…

Muay Thai Life - The Jorden Jones Interview

Jan. 25, 2023

On this episode I interview Muay Thai fighter and trainer Jorden Jones. Jorden has trained and fought in Thailand. He is also my Muay Thai trainer and played a big role in me regaining my health and fitness.

Iron Man Fighting Cancer - The Ronald Smith Interview

Jan. 18, 2023

Today's guest, Ronald smith was just 6 days out from competing in an "Iron Man" competition. He was about to embark on what some say is the toughest day in sports. The devastating diagnosis he received would break most peopl…

Dream Big - The Dave Bradley Interview

Jan. 10, 2023

Dave Bradley was born and raised in Manchester, England. Dave is highly experienced when it comes to dealing with people in the business and sporting world. He was a professional soccer player for 14 years, playing for Manch…

Punch King Fitness - The Jeff Wallace / King Lei Interview

Jan. 4, 2023

FITNESS REIMAGINED The first & only premier training facility of its kind! Offering a variety of classes led by experienced instructors with exclusive, state of the art Punch King equipment & performance metrics tracking tec…

Fighter: Defying The NHL Odds - The Aaron Volpatti Interview

Dec. 21, 2022

This is one of the most inspirational comeback stories in professional sports. Today's guest on The Bear Essentials, Aaron Volpatti, was never supposed to play in the NHL. As an average, undersized youth hockey player, Aaron…

About the Host

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Charles Wallace

Husband / Father / Professional / Podcaster

My name is Charles Wallace and I hit my rock bottom 3 years ago at age 47. I am not a tall man, 5’5 and I was tipping the scales at 264 pounds. I was dealing with heart issues and on numerous medications that ultimately were just enabling me to continue with my self destructive behavior.

Finally, I decided to take control of my life and build healthy habits that have allowed me to lose over 75 pounds and be medication free.

I know that there are a lot of people out there who are in the same predicament I was, so I decided to start this podcast with the goal of changing people’s mindsets and helping motivate them to get their life back. I want people to know it isn’t hopeless and that they can do whatever they set their minds to.

Professionally, I have been in the healthcare data analytics field for 30 years. During this time I have developed a diverse skill set that has helped me be an extremely effective leader and build very successful teams. I am now looking to use those skills to help motivate, inform and hopefully inspire people.