EP_011: Vishal Patel of Nuun Hydration

What’s up Kinetic nation! Welcome back to episode eleven. Leading this conversation, we have Christine McHugh. She is joined by Vishal Patel. Nicknamed the Professor of Electrolytes, Vishal is the in-house nutritionist for Seattle based, Nuun Hydration, and focuses his efforts on product innovation and educational content. Like our episode with Loka, this conversation for all the runners and endurance athletes. So laces up your shoes, put in your headphones and enjoy this episode during a long run.

 

On this episode, Christine and Vishal discussed:

  • The biggest gamble Vishal made in pursuit of his passion

  • His principles of nutrition

  • The role hydration has in activity and competition

  • Best post workout and recovery strategies for men and women

  • Vishal’s thoughts on fasted training

  • The concept of hyper-hydration

  • What a nutrition expert eats everyday and his thoughts on prebiotics

 

 

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EP_010: Loka Murphy of Seattle Greenlake Running Group

Welcome back Kinetic Nation. On this episode we have Seattle’s own Loka Murphy joining. Loka is the founder of Seattle Greenlake Running Group, which is Seattle’s biggest volunteer-based running community that nows has over 7,000 members on Meetup.com. Loka is joining by our CSO and devoted member, Christine McHugh. If you are a runner, especially if you live in the 206, you are not going to want to miss this episode. In fact, this is a great conversation to listen to during a run.

On this episode, Christine and Loka discussed:

  • What drew Loka to running

  • Reassessing goals when you hit a plateau

  • The importance of creating our own version of competitiveness

  • What drew Loka to the Vegan Diet and the difference he felt

  • His goals for the upcoming Lake Sammamish Half and bucket list race

 

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EP_009: Tyler James Wall of Mov Within (Part 2)

Welcome back! On this episode, our Mindset master, Tyler James Wall will be taking you through part two of his mindfulness series titled, Mov Within. This episode will walk you through body scan meditation to help you become more in-tune with your body and decrease physical and emotional tension. Therefore, save this podcast for when you get home or when you are in an environment that is quiet and allows you to tap into self awareness. Trust me, this series is powerful and should be practiced often. Enjoy!

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EP_008: Evan Arbour of Soul Cycle

Welcome back and Happy New Year!

On this episode we have Evan Arbour, senior instructor of Soul Cycle in Bellevue, Washington. Born and raised in Main, Evan moved to New York City to eventually join the Soul Cycle team. Fast forward two years later, Evan was presented with the opportunity to move Seattle to help launch Soul Cycles first location in the Pacific Northwest.

He is one of the most genuine, caring and authentic people I know and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have him on as a guest.

On this episode, we discussed:

  • His journey from New York to Seattle

  • How he stays true to his values and authentic self

  • How he’s using social media to share his story

  • Advice he would give to young professionals

  • Where he sees himself a year from now

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EP_007: Sami Sweeney of Pure Barre

Welcome back! On this episode we have Sami Sweeney, owner and operator of six Pure Barre studios in the greater Seattle area. Born in Seattle and raised in Idaho, Sami turned her passion for strength, dance and the power of personal connection into one of Seattle’s biggest fitness communities. A Puget Sound Business Journal 40 Under 40 honoree and Fitbit Ambassador, Sami introduced Pure Barre to Seattle in 2010 and built her 6 locations with over 50 team members on the principles of being present, involved and leading by example. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or an owner that is looking to take the next step, you need to listen to this podcast and follow Sami’s journey.

On this episode, we discussed:

  • How Sami found Pure Barre

  • Differences between leaders and managers

  • How she communicate Pure Barre’s vision on a regular bases to a team that is spread out

  • How to decide between two seemly equal candidates when hiring

  • Where she sees herself a year from now

  • How she is able to balance being a owner and a new mother

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EP_006: Tyler James Wall of Mov Within

Welcome back! This is another special episode because today, our Rehab rockstar and Mindset master, Tyler James Wall will be taking you through part one of his mindfulness series titled,  Mov Within. If you are driving or working out, do yourself a favor and save this podcast for when you get home or when you are in an environment that is quiet and allows you to tap into self awareness. Trust me, this series is powerful and should be practiced often. Want to improve your sleep quality, mindset and even identify where you might be holding tension? This is the episode for you.

 

How To Find Tyler:

Instagram: Tyler James Wall

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EP_005: Josh Henkin of Ultimate Sandbag Training

Welcome back to Kinetic Life. On this episode we are joined by Josh Henkin, the creator and CEO of Ultimate Sandbag Training. He is also the creator of  Dynamic Variable Resistance Training. Josh has developed the US Army Special Forces Recruiting Battalion Fitness Preparation Program and he is a consultant to professional and collegiate sport programs. Josh and I had a great discussion via Skpe. So much so that the conversation went a little long that I had to edit out the introduction so it could be uploaded. Therefore, we are jumping right into the good stuff.

 

 

On this episode, Josh and I discuss:

  • How Josh became the creator and CEO of Ultimate Sandbag Training

  • How he got introduced to fitness

  • How he developed his business mindset and philosophy

  • Advice he would give to young entrepreneurs in fitness

  • How he stays motivated and what the future looks like for Ultimate Sandbag

 

How to Find Josh:

Instagram: Ultimate Sandbag Training

Facebook: DVRT: Ultimate Sandbag Training

Online: Ultimate Sandbag Training

 

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EP_004: Sally Bergesen of Oiselle

Welcome back to Kinetic Life. This is a special episode because today, our Chief Strategy Office,  Christine McHugh, is stepping up to mic as our guest host.  Christine started her career as a barista with Starbucks when she was 19 and there were only 37 locations worldwide and grew to Vice President Customer Service and Operations Services during her illustrious 27 year career with the world’s leading coffee retailer.

On this episode, Christine is talking with Sally Bergesen, the owner and CEO of Oiselle. A woman’s running apparel company based in Seattle, Washington. A company that is for woman and by woman, Oiselle believes in the transformative power of sport and celebrating the sense of freedom. If you are an entrepreneur or running enthusiast, you’re not going to want to miss this conversation.

In this episode, Christine and Sally discuss:

  • A reflection back on the last 10 years of Oiselle

  • The coming together of two passions

  • Finding the right time to leave your job and go all in on your new venture.

  • Working through pain points as your company grows

  • The mission of the “Bra’s for Girls” program

  • What running means to Sally?

  • Advice to new runners

  • What the future holds for Oiselle

How To find Sally:

Instagram: Sally Bergesen

Instagram: Oiselle

Online: Oiselle

Giving Back: Bras For Girls

 

 

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