In this episode, Renee and Austin Baillie, runners and co-founders of Recharge Sport, discuss the importance of athletic recovery for athletes of all levels. Renee is a professional marathoner and Austin is an accomplished runner and massage therapist. They explain their running backgrounds, from recounting their first races to the lessons they learned from Mark Wetmore, their coach at the University of Colorado.
In this episode, Jay Dicharry, expert in biomechanical analysis, physical therapist, and director of the REP Lab, explores what it means to develop your inner athlete so that you can perform at your best, stay uninjured, and live your healthiest life. Jay explains how he became interested in the art of running injury-free: from his technique-driven background as a competitive swimmer to being an injury-prone high school cross country runner.
“The emotional content, the emotional factor is something we have to bring back into an enjoyment. We have got to destress the body and allow the physical stress to start to melt. And once we can start to clear it, it’s amazing how the tissues start to respond.” * In this episode, Ian O’Dwyer, performance movement specialist, director of OD on Movement, and co-founder of PTA Global, tells the story of his movement background, from raising horses throughout his childhood to playing Australian rules football. Ian discusses lessons learned from co-founding PTA Global, a leadership company focused on professional fitness development. He offers advice on empowering clients in the fitness industry to see themselves as their own healers. Ian reflects on the role of emotional stress in athletic performance, and in turn, provides insight on the importance of recovery in order to move and live optimally. Lastly, Ian reveals upcoming ideas and projects he is working on.
“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.
Greg Faxon is a consultant, accomplished Spartan Racer, blogger, and positive psychology enthusiast. In this episode Greg explores what it means to live deliberately. Greg explains his background in obstacle racing as a natural transition from his years of high school and collegiate wrestling. Greg found obstacle racing while in his undergrad at Wesleyan and has had success at Spartan Racing, competing in Spartan World Championships in 2013. He discusses his training and what he thinks about when racing. Greg then explores interesting phenomena within positive psychology and how this intersects with his work as a marketing consultant for HawkPartners. Lastly, Greg discusses mentors who have inspired him and what he is looking forward to for 2014.