Introducing The Get Up And Code Podcast!

I’m very excited to announce a brand new podcast Iris Classon and I have put together called “Get Up And Code!”


I’ve always wanted to do a podcast, but I’ve been looking for the right topic and right co-host and I believe I have finally found both.

Get Up And Code! (Developer Podcast About Fitness And Nutrition)

Podcast website:

iTunes link:!/id646958161logo300x300

Even though I spend a lot of time talking about code and programming, fitness and nutrition are a big part of my life.

I’ve been lifting weights and running for about 18 years.  Over the course of that time, I have learned quite a bit about gaining muscle, losing weight, running and many other topics—mainly from my own mistakes in those areas.john-fit (Mobile)

Iris Classon, my co-host, is clinical dietitian and international personal trainer who also does bodybuilding (on the fitness scale), ultra running and extreme sports.  But, if you are reading my blog, you probably know her as that pink haired coder and Telerik evangelist.iris_classon_fitness (Mobile)

We decided that our shared love for all things code and all things fitness is probably also an overlap that many other programmers and IT professionals have as well.

So, we decided to do something that hasn’t been done before—create a fitness and nutrition podcast targeted at the IT industry.

An experiment

Neither of us hosted a podcast before, although we’ve both been on Hanselminutes and I’ve been on The Tablet Show a couple of times.

This will be a bit of an experiment and things might be a bit rocky at first, but I am sure we’ll find our way.

If you’d like to support us in our efforts, please spread the news, follow @GetUpAndCode on twitter and like our Facebook page!

About the author

John Sonmez

John Sonmez is the founder of Simple Programmer and a life coach for software developers. He is the best selling author of the book "Soft Skills: The Software Developer's Life Manual."

  • Awesome, I’ll be sure to check it out. Two subjects near and dear to me also.

    • Same here. Just got the first episode and looking forward to listening.

  • FrenkyB

    Had Iris managed to unlock the car? I hope keys were not in it ))

    • jsonmez

      The workout was to open the car without using the keys!

  • mike_poole

    Did you ask Rob C. if you could do this? He’s kind of a big deal. Stay Classy!

    • jsonmez

      At first I didn’t get it, but then I got it. LOL. :)

      • mike_poole

        Keep smiling :)

  • Quang

    when I search for your podcast, your station is the only one talking about coding, the rest is about how to have a good sex. What a surprise!

    • Quang

      I get it back. Your stations is about fitness, not code. The surprise remains, thou.