The Dad Strength Podcast

Michael Watts is a seasoned performance coach, father of 2, and a master when it comes to breath work. Mike has worked extensively with athletes at the highest levels, including English Premier League Clubs and National Teams in China and England. Central to his operating philosophy is functional breathing, recognizing its crucial impact on recovery and overall athletic performance.

In this episode, we get into what inspired Mike to get into coaching, some of his thoughts around how breathing and movement can be incorporated into parenting practices or everyday experiences, get an understanding of how our body's systems operate in stressful situations, and get a demonstration from Mike in using functional breath work to recenter, relax, increase focus, or ratchet up performance. So take a slow, deep breath and let's get into it. 


Title music by Daniel Ross
Additional music by Mike Ford and Jeremy Glenn
Edited by Jeremy Glenn

What is The Dad Strength Podcast?

There is no strength like dad strength. It is quiet, patient, and persistent. Some would say stubborn, dammit. Dad strength rarely makes the highlight reel. It exists in the in-between spaces....The times when nobody—except maybe your kid—is watching.

The Dad Strength Podcast was created to support and encourage the best in dads like you. Authors, entrepreneurs, artists, and experts from all over share their wisdom with us. We discuss 360º health, doing work that matters, and—of course—fatherhood. These conversations are fun, informative, and always emphasize action and understanding.

The Dad Strength Podcast is hosted by Geoff Girvitz. Geoff is a father, fitness expert, and curious fellow. Based in Toronto, he has been featured in Vice, GQ, and multiple exercise publications. He is known for innovation and real-world success in the fitness industry. Now, Geoff is pointing a wide-angle lens at health and parenthood. Workouts and nutrition are just part of the program. He will be looking at relationships, critical thinking, motivation, and discipline. In short, anything you need to earn the mug that says “*World’s Greatest Dad.”*

“I want to be Mr. Rogers for men over 30,” says Geoff. “There is so much noise and confusion out there.” We *all* need a community devoted to the best we have inside of us. The Dad Strength Podcast is here to make the world a better place through our roles as fathers and as men.