"This question also leads us into some big announcements that we have, because we realize that there is a huge gap between all the information that you’re getting from the fitness world and the wellness world out there, and medical care. And we’ve been living in both of these worlds. We’ve been living in the fitness world through CrossFit, we’ve been living in the medical world through our training for the past ten years, and we see that there’s a huge gap, and we feel like that is really our purpose and our position is to fill that gap, to bridge that gap. So, that being said, today we are launching a brand new website which is bringing together all of the different things that we’ve been working on over the past few years in such a way to help bridge that gap.” - Drs. Dani Urcuyo & Julie Foucher-Urcuyo
Daniel Urcuyo is a board certified family physician and has completed his training with the Institute for Functional Medicine. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Microbiology and completed his medical school and residency training at the Cleveland Clinic. Dani is also a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, co-founder of the TRAIN with Julie Foucher program, and a former CrossFit Games team competitor.
Dani also happens to be my husband, the person that introduced me to CrossFit, and my business partner! We first met in college (over an episode of Grey’s Anatomy!), and as we progressed through our medical training, we both shared a frustration with the inability of the conventional medical system to address root causes of disease. After witnessing the power of lifestyle to improve overall health via our time in the CrossFit affiliate, we knew we wanted to practice a different kind of medicine: one that harnesses the power of lifestyle and is rooted in communities.
In this episode, I’m excited to give you a peek behind the curtain to learn more about Dani as we talk about how we met, answer listener questions, and make a big announcement about the improvements coming to Pursuing Health and our vision for the future!
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Disclaimer: This podcast is meant to share the experiences of various individuals. It does not provide medical advice, and it is not a substitute for advice from your physician or health care professional.