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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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Alexandra Sharpe-Keene, Spa Director at The Peaks Resort + Spa On Skiing,Telluride and Doing What She Loves

Alexandra Sharpe-Keene has an eye for discovering and curating great beauty and wellness products, treatments and therapists.  She is also an avid skier, snowboarder and runner, which is why she is at her dream job as Spa Director of The Peaks Resort + Spa in Telluride, Colorado!  Alexandra has been doing what she loves since the day she graduated from college!

As a child, Alexandra always dreamed of being a journalist. When she graduated from college, she immediately got a job working at one of the top newspapers in the UK, The Yorkshire Post,  but when her best friend called and invited her to come live and work at the Italian Ski Resort of Courmayeur, she didn’t think twice.  She followed her passion and went with the flow.  Alexandra packed up for her adventure and never looked back! Throughout her career, Alexandra has worked at some of the most prestigious resorts and spas including Topnotch Resort and Spa in Vermont, The Calistoga Ranch—an Auberge Spa—in California, and now at The Peaks Resort & Spa in Telluride.

On today’s episode Alexandra and I talk about where her hospitality adventure began, her love of beauty products and wellness, box canyons and spiritual vortex’s, the sports that fuel her for success, her world renowned husband, Bud Keene, snowboarding pioneer and Olympic Snowboarding Coach including Gold Medalist Shaun White, and her adorable Boston Terrier, Barnaby.

We also give a shout out to some of our fave brands Lord Jones, Tata Harper, Naturopathica, and Telluride Glow.

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