Episodes
Jonathan Lee is a cyclist, certified coach, and the host of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast presented by TrainerRoad. He is the Communications Director for TrainerRoad where they focus on using AI to make cyclists faster.
Published 03/24/22
Rich Froning has dominated the title of “Fittest Man on Earth'' by winning four consecutive CrossFit Games men’s titles, and five Affiliate Cup Championships. The former firefighter from Cookeville, Tennessee, took up CrossFit in 2009 and made his Games debut a year later, finishing second overall. In 2014, after his fourth consecutive win, Rich stepped away from the individual competition to focus on his growing family, only to come back a year later starting a run of six additional podium...
Published 03/10/22
As a founder and the CEO of Vari, Jason McCann’s mission is to help companies create environments that elevate people. A lifelong entrepreneur, Jason has more than 30 years of experience building and running successful companies. He learned the importance of putting the customer first early-on while working in his mother’s hair salon as a child.Jason co-founded VariDesk in 2013, and the brand quickly became synonymous with sit-stand desks. Under his leadership, the company grew at an...
Published 02/24/22
Stuart McMillan is the co-owner and CEO of ALTIS. He has been a professional coach for over 28 years, and has worked with professional and amateur athletes in a variety of sports - with the focus being on power and speed development.Stuart is an accredited S&C and Sprints Coach, and has spent most of the last two decades working in these two domains. He has personally coached over 70 Olympians at 7 Olympic Games; over 30 of whom have won Olympic medals.Stuart has worked as part of NGBs in...
Published 02/10/22
Jim is a lifelong innovator who has always been one of those people who thinks differently. He believes balance training has sharpened his ability to make new neural connections and see the possibilities and pathways that others miss. Originally Jim was simply looking for a way to maintain his own athletic performance well into his 90s. But the SlackBow Balance Training System he developed turned out to be a key to whole body and mind fitness that was even more revolutionary than he could...
Published 01/27/22
Dan Clark previously worked as a website and app developer. When he switched careers from building an advertising agency, he came across Brain.fm. In his first session, he bought an account and was so excited after a week of use, he decided he needed to be part of the company. After calling 12 times, he finally landed a job and worked the first month for free. Fast forward to present-day and Dan’s now the CEO of Brain.fm and has been included in the Forbes 30 under 30 in 2019. Dan is always...
Published 01/13/22
Bianca is one of the best big wave Surfers in the world. A true warrior, she is recognized for many victories including winning equal pay and access for all athletes in professional surfing. Notable recent surf victories include a podium finish at the 2021 XXL Big Wave Awards for biggest paddle of the year, 2X winner of the Puerto Escondido CUP in 2018 + 2019, and Bianca is the first woman in history to win a big wave competition in 2014 at Nelscott Reef in Oregon.Lookout for an upcoming...
Published 12/30/21
Dean Pohlman has made a name for himself as the go-to internet yoga instructor for men and those interested in improving their fitness with yoga. His first internationally published book, Yoga Fitness for Men, was published in 2018 and has since been translated into French, German, and Mandarin. His second book, Yoga for Athletes, was internationally published in December 2021. His DVD series, Body By Yoga, includes multiple top-10 best-selling programs made for all fitness levels, and his...
Published 12/16/21
Rachel Balkovec is in her second year as a minor league hitting coach with the New York Yankees. She is the first woman (alongside Rachel Folden of the Chicago Cubs) to hold that title in the history of professional baseball. She is one of 4 women that are in uniform in 2021 in various roles with Major League clubs. Rachel joined the Yankees in 2019 after completing her second master’s degree in biomechanics in the Netherlands where she served as an apprentice hitting coach for the national...
Published 12/02/21
Chris Kresser M.S., L.Ac is the founder of Kresser Institute, the creator of ChrisKresser.com, and the New York Times best selling author of The Paleo Cure and Unconventional Medicine. He is one of the most respected clinicians and educators in the fields of Functional Medicine and ancestral health, and has trained over 1,500 practitioners and health coaches around the world in his unique approach. Chris was named one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness by Greatist.com,...
Published 11/11/21
David Joyce is an internationally recognized leader in human performance, strategy and decision making. He holds Masters degrees in both Sports Physiotherapy and Strength & Conditioning, as well as an MBA. He has worked with hundreds of elite athletes, including multiple world and Olympic champions and in multiple sports around the world.Nowadays, Dave’s focus has shifted much more towards enabling major sporting organizations, corporations and start-ups navigate through the choppy seas...
Published 10/28/21
Christopher McDougall is a former war correspondent and the author of Born to Run, the most popular book ever written about the sport of running. McDougall has also explored the ancient art of the hero in Natural Born Heroes and animal-human partnerships in Running with Sherman. He’s currently on a new project that involves big waves, deep bruises, and the occasional shark.•This episode of The Ready State Podcast is sponsored by LMNT, our favorite electrolyte drink mix. It was created based...
Published 10/13/21
Brett Bartholomew is a keynote speaker, performance coach & consultant, best-selling author, and Founder of Art of Coaching™. His experience includes working with members of Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. Special Forces, and sporting organizations and professional athletes. Brett is also a self-published, best-selling, author of Conscious Coaching: The Art & Science of Building Buy-in. Taken together, Brett has coached a diverse range of athletes from across 23 sports worldwide, at...
Published 09/29/21
Annie Thorisdottir is a two-time CrossFit Games Champion. After only a couple of months of CrossFit practice, Annie competed in the 2009 CrossFit Games where she famously performed her first muscle-up mid-competition. Her 1st place wins came shortly after in 2011 and 2012 making her the first female athlete to ever win the CrossFit Games twice. Of her eleven Games appearances, she has podiumed six times. Annie took a break in 2020 to have her first child and was back at it placing 3rd in...
Published 09/15/21
Hayley Hollander and Scott Hopson are the co-founders of Pivotal Coaching - a global development company empowering people to fulfill their greatest potential.   Scott is an internationally recognized leader in human performance, coaching and education. In a career spanning 25 years his work has impacted over 100,000 coaches and leaders in more than a 100-countries world-wide. At the heart of his extensive leadership work is the ability to empower and develop people by making the complex...
Published 09/02/21
Mike Sinyard is the founder and CEO of Specialized Bicycle Components. Mike was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 1988. The StumpJumper mountain bike was added to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s collection in 1994.   Mike’s journey begins in the summer of 1973 when he sold his VW van for $1,500 and cycled around Europe. During his travels, he connected with Cinelli and Campagnolo, Italian bike component manufacturers, to establish an import-business...
Published 08/19/21
Anastacia Maggioncalda is the Head of Production for the Creative Studio at LinkedIn.   Anastacia was a photography and cultural anthropology student at Sarah Lawrence College in New York and after graduating, worked as a producer and studio manager alongside fashion photographers in New York. After transitioning to commercial work, she led production at both Shelter Films and Crossroads Films.   Anastacia made the move to the west coast and the agency side of things working with such brands...
Published 08/04/21
Selema Masekela is a beloved commentator, journalist, host, and Emmy nominated producer best known for his work across VICE, E!, ESPN/ABC, Nat Geo, Red Bull Media House and beyond. A relentlessly curious narrator of the human experience, he thrives as a Black man who has historically been ‘the only’ in the spaces of action sports and entertainment. The son of South African jazz legend and activist Hugh Masekela, Selema‘s roots are as South African as they are New York City and San...
Published 07/21/21
Kate Courtney is a professional mountain bike racer for the Scott-SRAM MTB Racing Team. She is the reigning UCI World Cup Overall Champion, the 2018 World Champion in women’s cross-country mountain biking, and a member of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team. Kate has also earned multiple Continental and National Championship titles. She is a member of the USA Cycling National Team and a Red Bull Athlete.   Kate grew up in Marin County, California, at the base of Mount Tamalpais, the birthplace of...
Published 07/08/21
Soman Chainani’s debut series, THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL, has sold more than 3 million copies, been translated into 30 languages across 6 continents, and will be a major motion picture from Netflix in 2022. Each of the six books in the series — THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL, A WORLD WITHOUT PRINCES, THE LAST EVER AFTER, QUESTS FOR GLORY, A CRYSTAL OF TIME, and ONE TRUE KING — have debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list. Together the books have been on the print and extended lists for...
Published 06/24/21
Anya Fernald is the co-founder of Belcampo, a farm-to-table supply chain complete with regenerative farm, full service butcher shops, and restaurants. She is an entrepreneur, chef, and agriculture expert. And when we say “entrepreneur” there isn’t enough time in the day to go over all of the incredible things Anya had founded and done in her career prior to Belcampo. From founding a cheese co-op in Italy that led to micro-financing and investing in small family businesses, to founding Live...
Published 06/09/21
Matt Vincent is a traveling strength athlete, two-time Highland Games World Champion, and founder of HVIII Brand Goods. Through his travels, Matt was lucky enough to spend time with exceptional people who were chasing strength, fulfillment, and personal growth in every imaginable way. In Matt's first book, Training Lab, he spelled out the philosophy of “The HVIII,” and tried to capture the spirit of self-improvement through self-loathing. This idea would serve as the spark that led to HVIII...
Published 05/27/21
Stan Efferding is the founder of the Vertical Diet and is an IFBB Professional bodybuilder and World Record Holding Powerlifter. He is one of only 10 men in the world to ever total over 2,300 pounds raw in competition. Stan holds the title as the Worlds Strongest Bodybuilder. Stan studied Exercise Science at the University of Oregon and has been training high school, Collegiate, and Professional athletes for over 25 years. Stan conducts seminars all over the country for various sports and...
Published 08/20/20
Robb Wolf is a former research biochemist and the 2X New York Times/WSJ Best Selling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired To Eat. Robb has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top ranked iTunes podcast, books and seminars.   Robb has functioned as a review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism (Biomed Central) and as a consultant for the Naval Special Warfare Resiliency program. He serves on the board of Directors/Advisors for:...
Published 08/12/20
Jen Widerstrom is a world-renowned fitness trainer, published author, and Fitness Director of SHAPE Magazine. She is well known for her work as a trainer on the American television series The Biggest Loser. Before that, she appeared on American Gladiators, as the female gladiator Phoenix. Jen most recently founded GetUP, a CBD supplement company, continues to coach athletes of all stripes including leading monthly carb cycling challenges through her site Widerstrong.com. Juliet has personally...
Published 08/06/20