Month: August 2019

BONUS EPISODE: Diane Shader Smith On Her Daughter Mallory’s Incredible Memoir About Living With Cystic Fibrosis, Salt in My Soul, and The Athleticism & Mindset That Powered Her Along The Way

Mallory Smith lived with Cystic Fibrosis until the age of 25.  She had a passion and talent for writing and the smart sense to keep a journal and document her life from the young age of nine.  Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Memoir is her story. Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the age of three, Mallory Smith grew up to be a determined, talented young woman who inspired others even as she privately raged against her illness. Despite the daily challenges of endless medical treatments and a deep understanding that she’d never lead a normal life, Mallory was determined to “live happy,” a mantra she followed until her death. Mallory worked hard to make the most out of the limited time she had, graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University, becoming a cystic fibrosis advocate well-known in the CF community, and embarking on a career as a professional writer. Along the way, she cultivated countless intimate friendships and ultimately found love.

On this episode, Host Marni Salup is joined by Co- Host Lori Mazor as they sync up with Mallory’s Mother, Diane Shader Smith, to discuss the incredible story of Mallory’s life despite her struggle with cystic fibrosis and a rare superbug, her passion and determination for living, how surfing, volleyball and swimming powered her through many hard times, and why Mallory left instructions for Diane to publish her work posthumously.

Salt in My Soul is an inspiring portrait of a brave young woman who did not allow herself to be defined by disease. Her words offer comfort and hope to readers, even as she herself was facing death. Salt in My Soul is a beautifully crafted, intimate, and poignant tribute to a short life well lived—and a call for all of us to embrace our own lives as fully as possible.

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Colin McCabe, Co-Founder, Chopt: From Building a Business To Running, Triathlon and Kiteboarding-There Is More In You Than You Know

When two college friends realized they could not survive on burgers and french fries alone! They set out on a quest for the perfect healthy meal. Thus Chopt was born. In 2001 Colin McCabe and Tony Shure changed the salad restaurant landscape forever.  Thanks to their unique spin with flavor forward ingredients and globally inspired recipes, Chopt Creative Salad Co. has grown to over 58 locations in 9 states. On todays episode, Host Marni Salup syncs up with Colin McCabe about where the idea and inspiration for Chopt began, the sports (TCS NYC Marathon, Ironman Triathlete, Kiteboarder) and training that fuel him for success,  how his race strategies and business philosophies align, and Chopts longtime mission and partnership with Non-Profit, Wellness in the Schools.

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Matt Wilpers, Senior Instructor, Peloton On Shifting Career Gears and His Global Mission To Empower People Through Fitness

Matt Wilpers is a globally renowned group fitness instructor and running coach thanks to his wildly popular fitness programs and classes on Peloton and his HBO’ run coaching gig with Lena Dunham for her popular TV show Girls, while coaching at Mile High Run Club.

For Matt, Peloton and his private coaching are not just his job. Fitness and sports have always been a way of life!  He was born into skiing. He grew up on the ski slopes, thanks to his mother who worked as a Ski Patroller throughout his childhood.  Flash forward  to his college years, Matt went on to be a NCAA Division 1 Cross Country + Track Athlete at Georgia State University and continued running recreationally after college when he moved to NYC to pursue a career in accounting.  But that all changed for Matt after a running injury forced him to switch gears…His coaching career really began when he signed up for his first spin class. It’s also when his bike and triathlon racing began.

Today, it is Matt’s single focus to use his passion and love of sports to inspire and empower people through being active.  He is a Senior Instructor at Peloton and has a private run coaching business to fuel runners for success.

Peloton is a global interactive fitness platform that brings the energy and benefits of studio-style

workouts to the convenience and comfort of home. With thousands of live and on-demand classes, taught by a roster of elite instructors, Peloton delivers real-time motivation and curated playlists from the world’s best artists. The brand’s immersive content is accessible through the Peloton Bike, the Peloton Tread, and Peloton Digital, which provide a full slate of fitness offerings, wherever you are.

Matt has been coaching runners and cyclists of all ability levels since June of 2008. He believes that a technical and hands-on coaching approach in combination with a fun and positive training atmosphere brings out the best performances in his athletes.

We talk about Matts love of sports and where athleticism began for him, his passion for coaching and helping others achieve their goals, his training philosophy, turning his love and passion into his career, his amazing classes and programs at Peloton, and of course we do a deep dive into Power Zone Training, FTP, TSS and more.

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Lauren Ramsey of KNOW Foods: 4x Ironman Triathlete, Hell on the Hill and 29029 Everest Finisher On Setting and Achieving Goals, Overcoming Challenges, and Fueling with Healthy Foods

Lauren Ramsey is a lifelong athlete from her early days majoring in dance in college to flash forward, four Ironman races, 29029|Everesting and Hell on the Hill and so much more.  It should come as no surprise that Lauren excels in her career as well.  She taught herself to code in college, when coding wasn’t a thing, went on to work in IT at 19, then Microsoft at 25, for nearly two decades, retired, launched her own business, and is now overseeing sales, marketing and operations at KNOW Foods.

KNOW Foods provides delicious healthful alternatives to many of your favorite foods. They aim to help curious eaters transition from standard supermarket fare filled with mystery ingredients to a real food diet. KNOW crafts alternatives that are better for you, yet still delicious — They offer  everything from cookies and cupcakes to chickpea pasta and grain-free bread, waffles, pancake mix, KNOW Better Syrup, KNOW Better Sweetener and more. Their grain-free, superfood-packed products complement all lifestyles, whether you’re experimenting with Keto or Paleo, or just want to clean up your snack routine.  Because their foods have low to zero impact on blood sugar and insulin, they’re great for diabetics and anyone who needs to keep a close eye on their metabolism.

On this episode, you will discover KNOW Foods, my new go-to for waffles, pancakes, chocolate chips. Lauren and Marni talk about how endurance sports are a metaphor for life, resiliency, overcoming obstacles, taking risks, and the very cool challenges Lauren has and is participating in. Lauren’s goal oriented, risk taking, driven personality and quick ability to switch gears and flow in life and sports is inspiring.  Setting goals and achieving them, whatever it takes, is in her DNA!  Get ready to be inspired, and, I think you may be signing up for your next challenge after listening to this episode.

KNOW Foods is offering Marni on the Move listeners 15% off at www.knowfoods.com. Simply head over to their website, shop away, use the code Marni15 upon checkout. I am obsessed with their protein packed waffles and chocolate chips!

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