Co-hosted by Marcus Filly, founder of Functional Bodybuilding and CEO of Revival Strength, and his business partner and CMO, Satya Inayat Khan. New episodes are released on Fridays covering training, nutrition, lifestyle, and the mindset of the Thinking Athlete. Want to submit a question or podcast topic? Email us or leave a voice message on Speakpipe.

Latest episode

Should Staying Lean Feel Easy?

If you’re past the point of an aggressive weight loss plan, you may be wondering what it takes to sustain a lean physique. Does it have to be a daily struggle with hunger, cravings, and food prep, or should it feel like a breeze? Let’s get real – and talk about what it really takes to make minding your nutrition a long term habit.

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Being in Pain to Train

We all expect that training in the gym will be less comfortable than sitting on the couch. But where’s the line between discomfort and pain, and is “no pain no gain” really true? If you’re working with injuries feeling vulnerable due to age and inactivity, we dig into relating to pain when it comes to

Make Cardio Less Hardio

The best kind of aerobic training is NOT the kind that makes you part ways with your breakfast or pound your joints to a pulp. Learn the FBB Formula for Cardio Success and you too can learn to love aerobic work. Cardio is a skill that can be progressed without pain or boredom, and lead

Stretchy and Flexy

You might think of mobility work as a separate activity from training – but we’re here to show you how to get into beautiful back squats and other compromising positions by strength training in end ranges of motion. Tap into these tips to make some gains, prevent injury, and feel amazing in and out of



Marcus founded Revival Strength & Functional Bodybuilding after 6 appearances at the CrossFit Games and decades of coaching athletes remotely and in person. He enjoys coffee, mountain biking, and wearing matching pajamas with his family.


Satya joined Revival Strength & Functional Bodybuilding in 2016 to develop and launch online training programs after a freelance career in web development and marketing. She enjoys snatching, roller skating, and 1960's advertising books.