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76: Scott McGee — On Grit, Resilience, and Having an Unconquerable Soul

By December 10, 2016Podcasts
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Scott McGeeScott McGee is a police officer, serving in Santa Monica, California as a detective, beat officer, and member of the SWAT team. He’s one of three hosts of the popular CrossFit-related podcast the WODCast Podcast. He’s also recently created a blog called The Sisu Way where he writes regularly. And he’s a husband, plus the father of two awesome boys.

Scott’s physical presence is awesome. He’s imposing — driving a black SUV with tinted windows, wearing all black clothes and black sunglasses. At 6’4” and muscular, his presence is immediately confronting. If you looked no further, you might think you were in for trouble when you saw him pull up.

But if you take the time to get to know this man’s man, you quickly see that his heart, spirit, and commitment to serving others are as large and imposing as his body. He’s a big softy who will go above and beyond, do whatever it takes, and go to the ends of the earth and back to support someone else or to ease someone’s way.

Scott McGeeScott lives out this mission both as a police officer — where he is called upon to help others, regardless of their opinion of him — and as a father — where he was challenged with a son who had to fight every step of the way just to be born.

Scott doesn’t know the words “quit” and “surrender.” He’s a survivor and a leader, someone who pulls you up just by his presence in your life. He’s got a lot to give to the world, and he tells a lot during this podcast that will touch, move, and inspire you to never give up.

It was such an honor to have him on the show and it is an honor to call him a friend. Welcome, Scott McGee. Enjoy!

Andy Petranek Whole Life Challenge

Links Mentioned

Follow Scott on Twitter.
Follow Scott on Instagram.
The Sisu Way — With Scott McGee.
Tushy — A simple and effective bidet attachment for home toilets.
Wodcast Podcast — Podcast about elite fitness featuring some of the biggest names in CrossFit.
Sal Masekela — Profile of the sports commentator and television host.
“Fran” — Men’s Fitness article on the legendary CrossFit WOD.
Jocko Podcast — Hosted by the former Navy SEAL officer.
Gretchen Rubin — Podcast from the New York Times bestselling author on happiness.
Apgar Score — What does an infant’s Apgar score mean?

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Andy is what you’d call a modern day Renaissance Man: a former professional trumpeter who attended the Eastman School of Music; a snowboarder, mountain biker, surfer, kayaker, outrigger paddler, mountaineer, and former Marine (Gulf War veteran); a professionally sponsored adventure racer; and the oldest participant to qualify for and participate in the CrossFit Games at the age of 43.

Andy is a certified CHEK Practitioner and holistic lifestyle coach. He holds a spectrum of certifications from CrossFit and is also a Vivobarefoot certified running coach. He has trained as a Zen buddhist and graduated with a Master’s degree in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica.

Andy founded CrossFit LA one of the first and most successful CrossFit training centers in the world and the first to be featured in national media. He is the co-founder of the Whole Life Challenge, Inc, currently its president, and is also a consultant and life/business coach. Andy lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Julia, and son, Dashel.