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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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Michael Capiraso, President + CEO, New York Road Runners, On Building Community, Inspiring + Empowering People Through Running

When today’s guest signed up for his first New York City marathon in 1991, Michael Capiraso had no idea that he would run another 26 New York City marathons, nor did he know he would be President and CEO of New York Road Runners, the company that organizes this world famous marathon, The TCS New York City Marathon.  This is the magic of running!  You never know where it will take you but you can trust you will go places. All it takes is putting one foot in front of the other!

NYRR’s mission is to help and inspire people through running. Since 1958, New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization. NYRR’s commitment to New York City’s five boroughs features races, community events, free youth running initiatives and school programs, the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year, from children to seniors, with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to Run for Life. NYRR’s premier event, and the largest marathon in the world, is the TCS New York City Marathon. Held annually on the first Sunday in November, the race features 50,000 runners, from the world’s top professional athletes to a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners.

On this epiode of Marni on the Move, Michael and Marni sync up about where his journey with running began and where it has taken him. They talk about some of the amazing initiatives he is working on at New York Road Runners from the NYRR Virtual Racing Series powered by Strava which launched in 2018, to the organizations senior Striders program, the NYRR Youth Program, and The TCS New York City Marathon!

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Elizabeth “Corky” Corkum, Running Coach, Entrepreneur, and Competitive Athlete On Running For Fun, Career, and Life

When musical theatre major, Elizabeth ” Corky” Corkum, turned to running as a way to stay in shape in the competitive world of performing, she had no idea it would power her through a “quarter life crisis,” fuel her for career success in an entirely new industry and transform her life forever.  Now, 21 Marathons and 20 Half Marathons later, she has a 3:03:21 Marathon PR a 1:20:07 Half Marathon PR, and has coached thousands of athletes helping them achieve PR’s or simply run for fun.  Coach Corky is one of NYC’s top running coaches with a proven personal and professional track record of success. She is an entrepreneur with a private coaching business, Coach Corky Runs and is a running coach at Precision Run, the performance-based indoor running program and treadmill studio co-founded and created by David Siik and Equinox.

Bit by the running bug in 2010, Corky has run every distance from 5Ks to Ultra Marathons. She has coached thousands of athletes over the years through her own coaching business as well as top coaching jobs at Mile High Run Club, Nike, JackRabbit Sports, Run SMART (with Jack Daniels), City Coach MultiSport and the City Harvest NYC Marathon Charity Team,. She has also taught running seminars internationally, and has been a contributor to Runner’s World Magazine and Women’s Health.

Beyond her impressive PR’s and coaching, Corky has amassed some serious credentials and certifications: She is an RRCA Certified Running Coach, USATF Level 1 Certified Coach, ISSA Certified Personal Trainer and Specialist in Sports Nutrition, Red Cross CPR/AED Adult and Pediatric Certified.

On this episode, Corky and I sync up about where her journey with running began, her career and entrepreneurship, PRing, race recon and strategy, marathoning, preparing mentally and physically for races, and wrapping your mind around the comeback process.

As always, thanks for tuning in and all your great feedback on the podcast. I appreciate your DM’s and questions on social, and keep those emails coming!  If you like what you hear, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. It’s easy, scroll though the list of Marni on the Move podcasts on your app, click on Write a review. Share what you like about the podcast, your favorite episodes, what inspires you.  Tell your friends to listen, email them a link, post it on your social platforms and tag Marni on the Move, and spread the love! Also, sign up for our newsletter The Download, to find out about upcoming events and summits this summer, great deals, offers, and giveaways!

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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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David Allemann, On Co-Founder: On The Design, Tehnology + Story Behind The Ultimate Performance Running Shoe

David Allemann, is the Co-Founder of On, an incredibly cool performance running company that began with one professional athlete’s quest for the perfect shoe and a revolutionary idea!

Today that shoe concept and design has evolved into a worldwide running sensation and global brand. Their proprietary CloudTech® technology has shifted the paradigm for running sneakers and is a game changer for runners everywhere! This CloudTec® technology is engineered to deliver a soft landing followed by an explosive take-off. They are super light with great bounce! The company started in 2010 with three customers (also the co-founders, Olivier Bernhard, Caspar Copetti, and David), Now they have 5 Million customers around the globe. I may have been one of their first hundred when I discovered the brand back in 2011 at a triathlon event. Marni sync’s up with David about where and how it all began, the challenges along the way, On’s organic growth, the inspiration behind the brand and training that fuels him for success! Read More

Debora Warner: Founder, Mile High Run Club On Running, Art, and Entrepreneurship

Debora Warner is the Founder of Mile High Run Club, the first studio of its kind dedicated to running with both indoor classes and outdoor training, which launched in 2014.  Debora’s pioneering innovation has bridged the sport of running with boutique fitness creating a concept that appeals to both runners and the broader fitness community including everyone from beginner’s, elite and Olympic athletes, transforming the traditional solo treadmill training experience into a fun, energetic and empowering group session while making running accessible to the new-runner.

Debora and Marni sync up about running, of course! They talk about where it all began for Debora and Mile High Run Club, training tips and advice, going from the treadmill to the trails, insight on Mile High Run Clubs exciting new class “The Build,” a 45 minute full body strength class incorporating functional training with power and stability (a must for all runners), and the new studio coming soon!  Read More