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Weekly doses inspiration from badass humans who got through tough times, leaning into wellness as an outlet. From top CEOs to average Joes, Hurdle brings you their stories, the lessons they learned, and hopefully gives you the push you need to live a healthier, happier, more motivated life.

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#HURDLEMOMENT: A Physical Therapist's Take on Navigating Popular Running Injuries

September 11th, 2019


I chatted all about injury in #hurdlemoment a few weeks back, but in today's episode I'm bringing in reinforcements. Meet Blake Dircksen: a physical therapist at Bespoke Treatments in Midtown Manhattan. We're focusing …

Episode 72: Betina Gozo, Nike Master Trainer

September 9th, 2019


These days, Betina Gozo makes a living with a side of sweat as a Nike Master Trainer. But not all that long ago, the Philippines-born bombshell was playing bass in a rock band. In episode 72, we talk about the workout …

#HURDLEMOMENT: Advice That Will Get You Through Your Next 'Bad' Run

September 4th, 2019


We all have bad runs. How you handle them mid-stride can make all the difference between quitting and sticking it out. In today’s #hurdlemoment — the first of a series this September dedicated to the slew of your …

Episode 71: David Thomas Tao, Editor & Co-Founder BarBend

September 3rd, 2019


I feel pretty lucky that I’ve found my way into a career that I feel truly passionate about. David Thomas Tao feels the same way. But the journey the …

#HURDLEMOMENT: 5 Reasons Why You're Failing ( + How To Turn Things Around)

August 28th, 2019


I’m not trying to be negative. Rather, this week’s #hurdlemoment is all about identifying common reasons that we lack follow-through. When was the …

Episode 70: Dr. Jen Esquer i.e. @DocJenFit, Physical Therapist

August 26th, 2019


Hurdle has been getting pretty personal lately and this week’s episode with Dr. Jen Esquer is no exception. Over the past few years, everything has changed for the physical therapist known as @docjenfit to her 545K+ …

#HURDLEMOMENT: Negative Self-Talk Doesn't Discriminate

August 21st, 2019


I was walking down the street the other day with Nike master trainer Kirsty Godso when we got on the topic of negative self-talk. Kirsty told me …

Episode 69: Autumn Calabrese, Beachbody Trainer

August 19th, 2019


Autumn Calabrese is a powerhouse. As a personal trainer who found fame crafting workouts and nutrition programming for Beachbody, Autumn once thought …

#HURDLEMOMENT: How To Protect Your Energy

August 14th, 2019


There are so many people, things, experiences and obligations that flux with our energy on the regular. If you’re not careful, you could be giving …

Episode 68: Jillian Michaels, Fitness Expert

August 12th, 2019


Jillian Michaels is a household name in the fitness industry, and she welcomed me into her home in Malibu with open arms. Surreal? A little bit. We …

#HURDLEMOMENT: How To Deal With Injury

August 7th, 2019


Being on the injured list sucks. In today's #hurdlemoment, I talk about the strategies that worked for me when I've had to take a step back in the past, the mental side of being down and out, and how to come back …

Episode 67: Tia-Clair Toomey, 3x 'Fittest Woman On Earth'

August 5th, 2019


Not all that long ago, CrossFit’s 3x “Fittest Woman On Earth” wasn’t working out at all. In 2011, she was enrolled in the nursing program at …

SPECIAL EPISODE: The Best & Worst Parts of Being a Runner

August 2nd, 2019


In Los Angeles last week I had the opportunity to sit down with Nike master trainer Kirsty Godso and model Catherine Li to chat all about the ins and outs of being a runner. The good stuff. The tough stuff. The parts …

#HURDLEMOMENT: What You Really Want To Know

July 31st, 2019


For this week’s #hurdlemoment, I’m answering 10 listener questions off-the-cuff. No script. No planning. Just genuine honesty. From what I eat before a long run and my favorite Hurdle guests to the hardest part about …

Episode 66: Matthew Morton & Conrad Sandelman, Co-Founders Cha Cha Matcha

July 29th, 2019


There was a time in Matthew Morton’s life when he was smoking three packs of cigarettes and downing up to 10 Red Bulls a day. That’s when his friend …

#HURDLEMOMENT: Healthy Travel Hacks From Two Women Who Are Constantly On The Go

July 24th, 2019


Teaming up with trainer Betina Gozo in Los Angeles for this week’s #hurdlemoment, where we’re dishing on our top healthy travel suggestions. From how to avoid germs on the plane to strategies for smarter eating, there’s …

Episode 65: Nicole Centeno, CEO & Founder Splendid Spoon

July 22nd, 2019


Nicole Centeno has always loved food. Even when she was working as a media buyer at Condé Nast and other big companies, she longed to turn her love …

#HURDLEMOMENT: The Most Powerful Word You're Not Saying Enough

July 17th, 2019


No. No. No. No. No.

Feels good, doesn't it? There's so much power of owning your no. Fact: Saying "no" more means that you accept that you are in the driver's seat of your own life. But why is it so hard to use this …

Episode 64: Don Saladino, Celebrity Trainer & Owner Drive 495

July 15th, 2019


The moment you start talking with Don Saladino, you’ll feel as though you’ve known him for years. It’s no wonder why big-name celebrities like Hugh …

#HURDLEMOMENT: Summer Running Tips Every Runner Needs To Know

July 10th, 2019


Man, is it hot out there. This week, I’m bringing Nike+ Run coach and ultramarathoner Jes Woods to hang with me for #hurdlemoment and chat about safe …

Episode 63: Jes Woods, Ultramarathoner & Nike+ Run Coach

July 8th, 2019


On any given day, you might find Jes Woods running 100+ miles in one fell swoop. But not all that long ago the Nike running coach and ultra …

#HURDLEMOMENT: The Secret To Happiness

July 3rd, 2019


Happiness is how you feel about yourself when you’re by yourself. It’s not something that should hinge on how someone else shows up for you or likes …

Episode 62: Jamie Chung, Actress

July 1st, 2019


“The Gifted”, “Big Hero 6”, “Gotham”. On the big screen, Jamie Chung is a stunner. And in person? Well, she’s one of the most delightful, refreshing …

#HURDLEMOMENT: These Few Words Can Change Your Life

June 26th, 2019


“All it takes is all you’ve got.” “You didn’t come this far to only come this far.” We all have phrases or quotes we look to when times get tough. In today’s #hurdlemoment, I’m sharing my go-to words of wisdom for the …

Episode 61: Adam Ross & Michael Pollak, Co-Founders Heyday

June 24th, 2019


Confession: I didn’t know a thing about skincare until give-or-take age 30. I’ve never been the kind of person who thought pricey facials or luxury …

#HURDLEMOMENT: F*#k Failure!

June 19th, 2019


This past weekend, I ran after a goal (literally) of conquering a mile in under 6 minutes. Spoiler alert: I ran it in 6:07. Rather than dwell on the negatives, I'm taking this race as an opportunity to reflect on the …

Episode 60: George Foreman III, Former Professional Boxer & Founder EverybodyFights

June 17th, 2019


If you ask George Foreman III what it’s like to grow up with a two-time heavyweight champion as a dad, he’s pretty humble about it—because that’s all he’s ever known. Graduating with a degree in business administration …

#HURDLEMOMENT: 7 Things Every Aspiring Marathoner Should Know

June 12th, 2019


About 0.5 percent of the U.S. population runs a full marathon. Zero. Point. Five. Which means that if you’re listening to this week’s #hurdlemoment …

Episode 59: Alex Morgan, Co-Captain U.S. Women's National Soccer Team

June 10th, 2019


The FIFA Women's World Cup starts this week (!!) so it felt like an appropriate time to share my conversation with U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team co-captain Alex Morgan. On episode 59, the California native and …

#HURDLEMOMENT: It's Time to Reevaluate Your Priorities

June 5th, 2019


Sometimes we all need to take a step back and evaluate. Feel like you’re stressed lately? Is something missing? Are you constantly frustrated? Hey, I’ve been there. One way to feel better: analyzing and committing to …

Episode 58: Anna Kaiser, Founder AKT

June 3rd, 2019


Kelly Ripa. Alicia Keys. Karlie Kloss. The powerhouse behind dance based cardio fitness and wellness brand AKT, celebrity trainer Anna Kaiser has some pretty impressive clientele. These days, she's on the brink of …

#HURDLEMOMENT: 30 Lessons I Learned By (The End Of) Age 30

May 29th, 2019


Invest in yourself. Let the past be the past. Silence is golden. In today’s #hurdlemoment, I’m offering up a little bit of wisdom in honor of my June …

Episode 57: Omar 'Crispy' Avila, U.S. Army Veteran & Paralympic Powerlifter

May 27th, 2019


He was given a 30 percent chance of living. Suffering burns to 75 percent of his body, this was nothing that Omar “Crispy” Avila imagined when he joined the U.S. Army as an infantryman in 2004. On May 14, 2007, his life …

#HURDLEMOMENT: So You Want To Start A Podcast

May 22nd, 2019


I knew absolutely nothing about podcasts when I decided that I wanted to create one. It’s been a wild ride, but I’d like to think that after 18 …

Episode 56: Sjana Elise Earp, Yoga Instructor & Blogger

May 20th, 2019


Spend 5 minutes with Sjana Elise Earp, and it’ll feel as though she’s your new best friend. The warm, welcoming yogi brings her kind, bubbly …

#HURDLEMOMENT: 5 Easy Strategies for Working Out When You Don’t Want To

May 15th, 2019


Sometimes, hitting a workout feels great. Other times, it feels like climbing Mount Everest. I’ve come a long way from my time despising fitness …

Episode 55: Kenny Santucci, Fitness Coach & Former Reality TV Star

May 13th, 2019


Chat with Kenny Santucci and you’ll immediately realize a few things: he’s clearly from Jersey, got an affinity for fitness, and a no BS sort of guy. These days, the former reality star is spending his days coaching and …

#HURDLEMOMENT: What It Really Means To Be An Entrepreneur

May 8th, 2019


You can be whoever you want to be if you’re willing to put in the work. And while being your own boss can be a blast, it also comes with a fair share of challenges. For the past couple years, I’ve been building a brand …

Episode 54: Leila Janah, CEO & Founder Samasource & LXMI

May 6th, 2019


Let me tell you: Leila Janah is unlike anyone I’ve ever met. She’s compassionate, bold, and a total powerhouse leading up two large (very different) …

#HURDLEMOMENT: 6 Habits Of Happy People

May 1st, 2019


We all have this idea in our head of what it’s going to take to be happy. Maybe it’s a dream apartment, that perfect job, or ideal partner. But the truth is that happiness starts from within. In today’s #hurdlemoment, I …

Episode 53: Paddy Spence, CEO Zevia

April 29th, 2019


When Paddy Spence lost his brother unexpectedly in 1995, his entire world changed. He pivoted jobs, decided to give up sugar (and hasn’t looked back since), and re-evaluated the “important” things in life. In episode …

#HURDLEMOMENT: 4 Tricks to Eliminate Negative Self-Talk

April 24th, 2019


The beginning of 2019 was a little rough for me. To everyone else, it looked like I was living my best life. Traveling from Spain and Paris to Austin and Los Angeles; working hard and living it up. I was struggling. …

Episode 52: Tia-Clair Toomey, 'Fittest Woman On Earth'

April 22nd, 2019


Not all that long ago, CrossFit’s “Fittest Woman On Earth” wasn’t working out at all. In 2011, she was enrolled in the nursing program at Queensland …

#HURDLEMOMENT: 7 Strategies To Be Your Most Productive Self

April 17th, 2019


We all have 24 hours in a day (including Beyoncé). It’s normal to wonder how you can make the most of them. Ever since embracing life as a freelance …

Episode 51: Kathrine Switzer, Running Icon

April 15th, 2019


Happy Marathon Monday! If you’ve never heard of running legend Kathrine Switzer, then you’re in for a treat. Not only because she has a stellar 2:51:37 marathon PR (for comparison, I ran my first HALF marathon in …

#HURDLEMOMENT: How To Start (And Stay) Running

April 10th, 2019


Today, I’m a certified run coach and seven-time marathoner. But not too long ago, I could barely run a mile without wanting to pass out. In today’s …

Episode 50: Joe Holder, Nike Master Trainer & Performance Consultant

April 8th, 2019


Listening to Joe Holder talk is fascinating. Not necessarily because of the vocabulary that he uses—which is admittedly impressive—but because he’s …

#HURDLEMOMENT: 5 Hacks To Help You Become A Morning Person

April 3rd, 2019


Mornings are pretty polarizing, right? Either you love them and fully embrace the phrase “the early bird gets the worm,” or you’re more of a snooze …

Episode 49: Daina Trout, CEO & Co-Founder Health-Ade

April 1st, 2019


Seven years ago, Daina Trout, her husband, and her best friend launched Health-Ade with $600 in their pocket. Today, more than 120,000 bottles of the brand’s 14 flavors (with five more to launch this year) are brewed …

#HURDLEMOMENT: How to Live a Life You Love

March 27th, 2019


No one has the perfect life, but you have the opportunity (key word: “opportunity”) to get pretty darn close. In #hurdlemoment—my new bite-size series launching today—I offer easy-to-digest tips and strategies to get …

Episode 48: Bec Donlan of Sweat With Bec, Personal Trainer

March 25th, 2019


If you want to build your booty, Bec Donlan is your girl. After relocating to the U.S. from Australia six years ago, the personal trainer built a name for herself as the designer of derrieres with a splash of fun (she …

Episode 47: Jeff Provenzano, Skydiver

March 18th, 2019


Jeff Provenzano studied at New York City’s School of Visual Arts, but the last thing he wanted to do after college was get a job in graphic design. …

Episode 46: Denyelle Bruno, President & CEO Tender Greens

March 11th, 2019


Denyelle Bruno was born to stand out. The California native realized a couple of life-shaking things in her teen years: that she was a lesbian and had natural passion for leadership. Today, the President and CEO of …

Episode 45: Luke Milton, Celebrity Trainer & Founder Training Mate

March 4th, 2019


The second you meet bubbly personal trainer and Training Mate founder Luke Milton, you’ll want to be his best friend. It’s no wonder he attracts great celebrity clientele like Khloe Kardashian, Elle McPherson, Rachel …

Episode 44: Rachel Drori, Founder & CEO Daily Harvest

February 25th, 2019


In 2015, Rachel Drori was hangry. Working at Gilt Groupe, she didn’t have enough time to recipe plan and cook healthy meals every single day. Come 3 p.m., she’d grab whatever was available for convenience sake—like a …

Episode 43: Alex Williamson, Chief Brand Officer Bumble

February 19th, 2019


There’s no better way to describe Alex Williamson than kind. The Chief Brand Officer at Bumble has had more than her fair share of #hurdlemoments. From dealing with her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis to finding out …

Episode 42: GT Dave, Founder & CEO GT's Living Foods

February 11th, 2019


Today, GT Dave is often referred to as the “king of kombucha.” But in late 1994, he was brewing small batches of the fermented tea in his parents’ kitchen. At the time, his mom was diagnosed with a highly aggressive …

Episode 41: Marcus Antebi, Founder Juice Press

February 4th, 2019


At age 15, Juice Press founder Marcus Antebi entered a 3-month drug rehab program, and he’s been sober ever since. In episode 41, the Brooklyn native tells me about how he leaned into athletic interests like skydiving …

Episode 40: Hurdle LIVE feat. Jessy Dover, Adam Kallen, Marah Lidey & Naomi Hirabayashi

January 31st, 2019


Forty. Episodes (!!!). This live pod comes from a discussion I had last week in collaboration with WeWork Labs, featuring past Hurdlers Adam Kallen …

Episode 39: Carolyn Kylstra, Editor-in-Chief SELF

January 28th, 2019


To say that Carolyn Kylstra has had an impressive career path as a journalist would be a total understatement. From stints at Men’s Health and …

Episode 38: Marah Lidey & Naomi Hirabayashi, Co-Founders Shine

January 22nd, 2019


When we feel like we’re waiting for instructions (gimme a sign!) we can forget our power. That’s just one example of the you-got-this texts that more than 2 million Shine users receive on a daily basis. App co-founders …

Episode 37: Hurdle LIVE feat. Sarah Larson Levey & Nichelle Hines

January 18th, 2019


Special episode alert! Live from the Tory Burch store on Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles, I’m sitting down with Nichelle Hines—the chief ride officer at Cycle House—and Sarah Larson Levey, the founder and CEO of Y7 Studio. …

Episode 36: Ethan Agarwal, Founder & CEO Aaptiv

January 14th, 2019


In 2013, the now-CEO was working as a consultant — tired, traveling constantly, and 40 pounds overweight. Fitness wasn’t a priority for him …

Episode 35: Ali Feller, Host Ali on the Run Show

January 7th, 2019


Ever since she was a young girl, Ali Feller had her heart set on working in the publishing industry. Not just any job in publishing, though: Editor-in-chief of a teen dance magazine, perfect for someone who grew up on …

Episode 34: 8 Life-Changing Lessons I Learned From 365 Days of Hurdle

December 31st, 2018


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HURDLE! Exactly one year ago today, Hurdle hit iTunes. In this combo anniversary/year-end episode, I’m giddily recapping eight of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned from 365 days behind the …

Episode 33: Mark 'The Cobra Snake' Hunter, Photographer

December 24th, 2018


In his early 20s, Mark Hunter was known as a thriving photographer nicknamed “The Cobra Snake”. He was a fixture in the New York and L.A. party scenes, traveling all over the country and world to snap everyone from …

Episode 32: Ryan Flaherty, Senior Director of Performance Nike

December 17th, 2018


Ryan Flaherty’s got, from my point of view, one of the most awesome jobs in the world. The Senior Director of Performance at Nike spends his days doing everything from crafting content for the Nike Training Club app, …

Episode 31: Jessy Dover, Co-Founder & Creative Director Dagne Dover

December 10th, 2018


Break-ups suck. Arguably, break-ups suck even more when you’re an entrepreneur working tirelessly to launch your own business. Jessy Dover was grinding long days with her two Dagne Dover co-founders, when she returned …

Episode 30: Colleen Quigley, Olympian & Pro Runner

December 3rd, 2018


It was only a matter of time until Hurdle had a hurdler (of sorts) on the podcast. Colleen Quigley didn’t grow up dreaming of going to the Olympics …

Episode 29: Andy Puddicombe, Co-Founder Headspace

November 26th, 2018


A Christmas morning car accident was the #hurdlemoment that changed Andy Puddicombe’s life forever. Looking to process sudden loss, he went to Asia to study as a Buddhist monk. After 10 years of practice, Puddicombe …

Episode 28: Robin Arzon, VP Fitness Programming & Head Instructor Peloton

November 19th, 2018


Take a quick peak at Robin Arzon’s Instagram, @robinnyc. It’s hard to imagine a time when activity wasn’t a part of her everyday life. After a near-death experience at age 20 when Arzon was held hostage at gunpoint in …

Episode 27: Kirsty Godso, Nike Master Trainer

November 12th, 2018


Listening to Kirsty Godso talk will ignite something awesome in you. Appropriate, since the Nike Master Trainer calls herself (and others who are willing to work hard to elevate the energy of everyone around them) a …

Episode 26: Caspar Coppetti, Co-Founder On Running

November 3rd, 2018


In just 8 years since their debut in 2010, On Running has become one of the fastest growing running shoe brands, now featured in more than 5,000 running specialty shops across the globe. In episode 26, live from Paragon …

Episode 25: Randy Hetrick, Founder TRX

October 29th, 2018


Former Navy SEAL Randy Hetrick made the first version of the popular suspension trainer, TRX, during a deployment in 1997. The veteran went on to …

Episode 24: Neha Gandhi, COO & Editor-in-Chief Girlboss

October 22nd, 2018


Neha Gandhi has quite the impressive resume. With editorial jobs at Seventeen, Harper’s Bazaar, and Refinery 29 under her belt, she was excited when the opportunity came her way to join the Girlboss team in mid-2017. …

Episode 23: Hurdle LIVE feat. Dr. Jason Wersland, Michael Chernow, and Dan Churchill

October 12th, 2018


I sit down with past Hurdle guests Dr. Jason Wersland, Michael Chernow, and Dan Churchill for the second-ever Hurdle Live. We chat about everything from how to keep your health in mind when on the road to best practices …

Episode 22: Joey Gonzalez, CEO Barry's Bootcamp

October 8th, 2018


Joey Gonzalez has what he likes to call a “CEO Cinderella story.” At first intimidated to walk through the doors of Barry’s Bootcamp soon after …

Episode 21: Ruth Zukerman, Co-Founder Flywheel Sports

September 24th, 2018


Having “co-founder of SoulCycle and Flywheel Sports” on your resume is kind of a big deal. This week, I sit down with Ruth Zukerman, Creative …

Episode 20: Hayden Slater, Founder Pressed Juicery

September 10th, 2018


Before Hayden Slater started cult-favorite Pressed Juicery in the back of a small cupcake shop in West Los Angeles, he was a recent NYU graduate …

Episode 19: Nicole Winhoffer, Celebrity Trainer

August 27th, 2018


Nicole Winhoffer’s helped A-listers like Stella McCartney and Madonna get in top shape. But she wasn’t always a personal trainer. As a teenager, …

Episode 18: Dr. Jason Wersland, Creator TheraGun

August 13th, 2018


You’ve seen basketballer Kyrie Irving reach for it courtside and CrossFit’s ‘Fittest Man on Earth’ Mathew Fraser use it in the gym. In episode 18, I sit down with TheraGun creator Dr. Jason Wersland, D.C., the creator …

Episode 17: Gunnar Peterson, Celebrity Trainer

July 30th, 2018


Khloe Kardashian. Jennifer Lopez. Sofia Vergara. As personal trainers go, Gunnar Peterson has a mega impressive roster of celebrity clientele—past and present. Also the Director of Strength and Endurance for the Los …

Episode 16: Amy Purdy, Snowboarder & Paralympic Medalist

July 16th, 2018


“You can be anything you want to be, whenever you want to be it,” Paralympic medalist and snowboard champ Amy Purdy told me last month in Colorado. A …

Episode 15: David Siik, Creator Precision Running at Equinox

July 2nd, 2018


Some people hate spending time on the treadmill. And at one point, David Siik was one of them. But when the former college track athlete didn’t make …

Episode 14: Deena Kastor, Marathoner & American Record Holder

June 18th, 2018


When champion marathoner and New York Times best-selling author Deena Kastor arrived in China for the Beijing Olympics in 2008, she was ready to crush the competition. But 3 miles into her race, the pro felt something …

Episode 13: Liz Plosser, Editor-in-Chief Women's Health

June 4th, 2018


The second you meet Liz Plosser, you'll likely strategize exactly how to be her best friend. The editor-in-chief of Women's Health Magazine has got a can-do attitude that's contagious, exemplified by her early morning …

Episode 12: Dan Churchill, Chef

May 21st, 2018


Dan Churchill’s got an impressive resume: chef for Under Armour, published author, TV star, and founder of a soon-to-open New York City restaurant, Charley St. But it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the …

Episode 11: Candice Huffine, Model & Founder Day/Won

May 7th, 2018


Candice Huffine has been breaking down barriers for years in the modeling industry. Landing magazine covers from Italian Vogue to Elle, the body positivity advocate never let fear or doubt stop her in her career. When …

Episode 10: Golden Harper, Founder Altra Footwear

April 23rd, 2018


Golden Harper grew up around running. Working at the running store his father opened in the Utah mountains from a young age, the track athlete and …

Episode Nine: Whitney Tingle & Danielle DuBoise, Founders Sakara Life

April 9th, 2018


Almost 10 years ago, Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise were both at their own self-described rock bottoms. Tingle, beside herself dealing with persistent cystic acne. DuBoise, in the hospital after years of yo-yo …

Episode Eight: Chinae Alexander, Lifestyle Content Creator

March 26th, 2018


Chinae Alexander isn’t afraid to speak her mind. Something that could be a little unnerving when 138,000+ people are following her every move on …

Episode Seven: Sadie Lincoln, Founder Barre3

March 12th, 2018


This year, Barre3—a studio exercise program that blends ballet with yoga and pilates—celebrates its 10-year anniversary. In 2008, Sadie Lincoln, the …

Episode Six: Adam Kallen, Co-Founder Jane Motorcycles

February 26th, 2018


Today, Adam Kallen owns a thriving brand called Jane Motorcycles based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. But 20 years ago, he was graduating law school by …

Episode Five: Sarah Levey, Founder Y7 Studio

February 12th, 2018


When Sarah Levey and her husband Mason opened yoga hotspot Y7 Studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, back in 2013, they were simply looking to create a safe, judgement-free environment for flows. Fueled by hip-hop beats, …

Episode Four: Michael Chernow, Restaurateur

January 29th, 2018


When the co-founder of NYC favorite eatery The Meatball Shop was 23 years old, he was swinging bottles as a bartender at Frank Restaurant and living …

Episode Three: Fred Santarpia, CDO Conde Nast

January 14th, 2018


When Conde Nast’s Chief Digital Officer Fred Santarpia was a teenager, he was bullied endlessly. After a particularly harsh episode landed him …

Episode Two: Alex Silver Fagan, Nike Master Trainer

December 31st, 2017


At age 18, now-Nike trainer and fitness model Alex Silver Fagan was swinging bottles at a night club in the lower east side. A visit to see family in Florida turned into her #hurdlemoment, an eye-opening realization …

Episode One: Emily Abbate, Creator Hurdle

December 31st, 2017


Today I’m a wellness writer and editor, certified personal trainer, run and Spin coach. But 10 years ago as a college freshman, I was drastically …

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