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pro athletes

I'm An Olympian. Here's How I Use Social Media To Train Better

When athletes post their workouts to social media, it is easy to get caught up in comparing yourself to others—a potential recipe for overtraining,...

Dr. Joanna Zeiger
May 22 2016

How To Stay Tough When You Want To Quit

Ultra-endurance athletes Hillary Biscay and Rich Roll reveal how they eat, train, and build mental toughness to achieve peak performance.

September 14 2014

How To Believe In Yourself When No One Else Does

Ironman champion Hillary Biscay explains how she went from being a terrible age-group swimmer to a world-class professional athlete. In this talk, she...

August 3 2014

Why You Shouldn't Hack Your Life

Sure, it's trendy to hack your life, your diet, or your job. But ultra-endurance athlete Rich Roll says focusing on quick fixes actually diminishes...

July 20 2014

Ironman Champ Hillary Biscay On How To Stay Strong When You Want To Quit

Ironman champion Hillary Biscay has finished 66 Ironmans in her career, and at some point in every single one of them she has wanted to quit and cry....

June 11 2014

15 Signs You're A Recovering Swimmer

Recently we went down a rabbit hole reading Mike Gustafson's Twitter feed, a brilliant homage to competitive swimming. It stirred up some nostalgia...

August 8 2013

Confessions Of An Insecure Olympian

There’s a story about two young fish swimming. They see an older fish who stops and asks: “Hey boys! How’s the water?”

Jamie Silverstein
May 17 2013

Why Yoga Will Make You Great At Your Sport

When I was a little my parents were really into the Chicago Bears, or as we Illinois residents referred to them, Da Bears! Jim McMahon was the pretty...

Tara Stiles
February 8 2013

I Got My Family To Eat Vegan and Gluten Free This Xmas And They Enjoyed It!

It was our mission to show everyone how good meals can taste while still being kind to the environment and our animal friends.

Hillary Biscay
December 30 2012

How Athletes Can Win with Yoga

Yoga is great cross-training for our whole life: it gives us exactly what we practice, across everything we do.

Michael Taylor
November 28 2012

3 Ways Yoga Can Improve Your Golf Game

These three foundational components of golf can all be cultivated through a dedicated yoga practice.

Daina Wasserstrom
August 7 2012

Why All Olympians Are Yogis

The Olympics appear to also be a physical practice. But above all, being an athlete in the Olympics means having a strong mind-body connection and a...

Jenniferlyn Chiemingo
August 1 2012

Yoga as a Sport & The Olympic Games

"A thought is an arrow shot at the truth; it can hit a point, but not cover the whole target. But the archer is too well satisfied with...

Marina Chetner
June 29 2012

3 Anti-Injury Yoga Poses for Cyclists

Any repetitive movement has the propensity to create injuries. In the more than ten years of coaching, fitting people to bikes and guiding luxury...

Jacob Young
June 19 2012

Why You Need to Read 'Finding Ultra' by Rich Roll

Even if you aren’t dreaming of completing an endurance race, you’ll still be blown away by Rich Roll's account of his transformation from an...

Colleen Wachob
May 24 2012

Why Every Athlete Should Do Yoga

I wish I had discovered yoga during my prime swimming years back in the 1980’s.

Rich Roll
May 15 2012