“Great athletes have amazing mind-body connections that allow them to do these incredible feats and for most people, they don’t really realize that we can actually work on this capacity.” * In this episode, Johnny Gillespie, creator of Balanced Athlete and yoga teacher, shares his athletic background from middle school track to competitive hockey. He discusses his journey into yoga from how yoga healed his injuries to the path to becoming a yoga teacher. Johnny offers advice for those interested in teaching yoga, including the importance of being a student and listener. He explains how he developed the revolutionary movement form of Balanced Athlete. Lastly, Johnny offers practices to become a balanced athlete in one’s everyday life.
In this episode Lynsey Dyer, professional skier, She-Jumps co-founder, filmmaker, and visual artist, shares her athletic background from her relationship with skiing in her youth to how she began competing professionally. Lindsay discusses the experiences of fear, confidence, and fluidity when freestyle skiing. She explains the birth of the Girafficorn, the half giraffe, half unicorn mascot of She Jumps, an organization Lynsey founded that promotes the participation of girls in the outdoors through mentorship. Lastly, Lynsey reveals insight and information on Pretty Faces, her upcoming film that will be the first all female ski documentary.
In this episode we discuss Heather Anderson’s, experienced hiker, ultramarathoner, and record holder of the fastest self-supported Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) thru-hike (60 days, 17 hours, 12 minutes), numerous hiking endeavors she completed before her speed PCT hike, including the Continental Divide Trail, Appalachian Mountain Trail, and the PCT once prior. Heather reveals the challenges of her record-holding PCT hike, including a recount of her most difficult day and four encounters with mountain lions. She shares on her love of ultrarunning, including her most recent attempt at the Barkley 100. Heather describes her food/ nutrition philosophy and what trails are on her bucketlist.
In this episode we discuss Jessica Gumkowski, triathlete, yoga teacher, and massage therapist’s backgrounds, exploring the challenges she faced when encountering these disciplines. She shares her experiences on the power of meditating while racing triathlons. Jessica reveals how she balances her schedule by slowing down. Lastly, Jessica gives listeners the inside scoop on her plant-based nutrition, recovery regimen, and what races are ahead for her in 2014.
In this episode, Ryan DeBell, CrossFit athlete, chiropractic doctor, director of Pacific Sports and Spine, and founder of the Movement Fix, discusses his athletics background and how he was first introduced to CrossFit. Ryan shares his thoughts on CrossFit, from the difference between training and competing to what injuries are most common among CrossFit athletes. Ryan discusses he Paleo diet and his relationship with it. Lastly, Ryan reveals whats ahead for 2014 and advice for those interested in trying CrossFit.
In this episode we discuss Lucho Wagoneer, endurance-sport coach, accomplished triathlete and ultra runner, and Endurance Planet podcast coach’s background in athletics from playing high school football to his success as a two time All-American in track in college. Lucho shares the highs and lows of racing and training from his most mentally challenging marathons to his most memorable triathlon. Lucho gives the inside scoop about his life now: being a father, avid fisherman, talented cyclist, and sought-after endurance sports coach.