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Arshad Bahl, CEO + Founder Amrita: On Turning Tragedy Into Triumph

Arshad Bahl is the Founder + CEO of Amrita Foods,  the protein and energy bars that fuel my training and everyday life! His path to entrepreneurship was organic, literally and figuratively, and incredibly inspiring. He spent the first part of his career working in  corporate consulting and marketing, but when his son was diagnosed with autism and severe gastrointestinal issues at the age of two, his life and career were changed forvever. Arshad and his wife did a ton of research and immediately started their son on an aggressive gluten-free and dairy-free nutrition program. The nutritional changes helped heal his gastrointestinal issues, which allowed for better absorption of nutrition, which in turn made it easier for him to focus on other necessary therapies. Within three years, their son was in a mainstream classroom and was doing well both academically and socially.

After his son’s nutritional changes and gastrointestinal recovery, Arshad became convinced that plant-based nutrition was the right approach for managing inflammation. The significance of reducing one’s allergen load (such as consumption of gluten, dairy, nuts, soy, oils, preservatives, and chemical-containing non-organic foods) to help the body recover from daily stresses became apparent. Arshad became dedicated to developing snacks free of these damaging ingredients. In 2012, Amrita was officially launched.  What began as a few pop-ups starting at farmers markets got picked up by Whole Foods and today is in over 1000 doors nationwide.

Arshad is  an incredibly savvy founder and entrepreneur with a seriously awesome product. The protein and energy bars are delicious and packed with superfoods and healthy ingredients like Quinoa, Chia Seeds Dates Coconut Oil Sea Salt Maple Syrop, Cranberries, blueberries and more. They are dairy-free, gluten free, and vegan .

On today’s episode, Arshad and Marni talk about where his entrepreneurial journey began, food as medicine, healthy fueling for athletics and life, and he shares some great career and business insight and wisdom on building a brand, direct to consumers sales, influencer marketing and more.

Amrita is offering Marni on the Move listeners $10 off for anyone to get started. Use the code JUMPSTART upon checkout at www.amritahealthfods.com

For our athlete listeners, if you would like to be an Anrita Ambassador and are willing to wear Amrita for racing and training, Free Kit + 25% off all year, email us and we can connect you with Arashad.marnionthemove@gmail;com.

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Lucy Danziger, Hinted CEO + Founder: On Reaching Your Goals, The Role Shopping Plays in Your Life, and Why Everyone Needs a Wish List!

Hinted Founder + CEO, Lucy Danziger, wants to take the guess work out of gift-giving and empower you with the tools to get everything you’ve ever wanted! Thanks to her game-changing social shopping platform and app, Hinted, you can make a wish list of anything you want from a pair of shoes to a new watch, a vacation, your next triathlon bike, your favorite charity or even a puppy! Great for every occasion-Christmas, birthday’s, weddings-it’s like a registry for life.  You can share your list with friends and family and discover recommendations from celebrities, influencers, and Hinted Ambassadors.  It’s is the social shopping app that lets you keep track of what you want as you shop, saving items and experiences to as you shop.

Empowered by nearly two decades in publishing at Conde Nast including 13 years at the helm of Self Magazine as editor-in-chief, and prior to that at Women’s Health and Fitness, Lucy is no stranger to creating and curating great content. For years, she has been advising on terrific products, telling stories, building audiences, helping brands drive sales and attract consumers. Lucy grew Self.com to more than 6.5 million visitors per month (that’s more than  40 million page views per month!).

On this episode, Lucy Danziger offers Marni on the Move listener’s a few hints into the future of gift buying, creating wish lists, social shopping  and new media thanks to her pioneering venture, Hinted. Marni syncs up with Lucy about her vision behind innovating Hinted, her mission to create a sustainable shopping platform and her “No Returns” campaign, growing her audience and brand, key entrepreneurial lessons, and her fueling sport of choice:triathlon! Get ready to be empowered, motivated and start hinting!

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Antonio Rodriguez: The Psychic Next Door

Are you ready to explore another realm?

Antonio Rodriguez is well known for his talents as a psychic medium. With over five decades of experience, ever since he can remember, Antonio Rodriguez has felt a connection to the other side. From a young age, he had a heightened sense and feeling of the energy when he walked into a room. Not knowing what it was or how to discuss it. He brushed it aside and moved on with life. Today, Antonio is embracing his natural talents and gifts embarking upon his career as a professional psychic medium. Read More

Patrick Lemieux: On Pro-Cycling, Rice Cooker Meal Prep, and Living an Athletic Life with Wife and 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Gwen Jorgensen

Patrick Lemieux is a former pro-cyclist turned triathlon and running advance team specialist and meal prep expert for Professional Triathlete and Runner, 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist, Gwen Jorgensen, also his lovely Wife. Patrick and Gwen met on a bike ride, he proposed on a bike ride and the couple have shared a life of athleticism every since. On today’s episode Marni and Patrick sync up about cycling tricks-of-the-trade, his ingenious on-the-road rice cooker meal prep strategies and recipes, and his love and dedication to Gwen and their son Stanley.