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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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LIVE from NYC: How To Adopt An Athletic Mindset For Life, Career, + Training with Andia Winslow, Andrew Kalley, Louis Sagar, and Murray Hidary

Today’s episode is all about mindset and intentions across athleticism, career, fitness, and wellness.  You will hear from former podcast guests (on new topics) including top professional and elite athletes, Andia Winslow and Andrew Kalley, and entreprenurs and founders Murray Hidary and Louis Sagar and learn how they  leveraged thier athletic mindset to empower them with the perseverence, focus, and dedication to succeed in their career, the strenth and flexibility to power through severe life illnesses and overcome family loss.  From triathlon, golf and running to CBD, music, and meditation you will be inspired and motivated to get started on your next athletic or entreprenurial endeavor.

This was the first Marni on the Move LIVE panel which took place at world renowned athletic complex and NYC gym, Chelsea Piers Fitness.Panel guests include:Professional Athlete-Golfer and Runner, Andia Winslow, who has been building her career as a successful on-air personality and voice over talent over the past several years, Andrew Kalley, an winning Elite Athlete, triathlon coach and personal trainer at Chelsea Piers Fitness with his own portfolio of clients at Kalley Fitness, Louis Sager, the CEO of The Alchemist’s Kitchen , and Murray Hidary, piianist, entrepreneur, creator of MindTravel, a musical meditation and experience.

It truly was a magical evening. We were on the deck outside, overlooking the Hudson. The event began with the panel, where listeners got to experience first-hand,, what it was like to be part of the podcast with digital wireless headsets almost as if they were in the room where it happens, thanks to Murray Hidary of MindTravel. Following the panel, Chelsea Piers Fitness talented and popular yoga teacher, Danielle Prager led a vinyasa style yoga class to the music of MindTravel and Murray continued to play trugh savasana into the night.

While all of this sounds wonderful and amazing, the episode audio is a little rough at first. Like a true entrepreneur, I had a vision and took a big risk, my first time recording a live event at this venue and really set the barre high. We were outside, recording digitally, no wires, with some technical interference and signals and occasional helicopters in the background.  My audio engineers are terrific. But it’s not the same as being in the studio so I wanted to prepare you for a few glitches here and there. However, it’s a really inspiring and empowering conversation and can maybe plant some seeds for you as we move into the New Year!

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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

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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OOFOS CEO + Co-Founder, Lou Panaccione: The Athletic Footwear Industry Pioneer On Impact Absorbing Technology, Finding a Cure For Breast Cancer, and the ElliptiGO

Lifelong athlete, Lou Panaccione is the CEO and co-founder of OOFOS, the revolutionary athletic recovery footwear brand with a simple mission: to help people feel better. From recovering aching feet to finding a cure for Breast Cancer, his goals and commitment to this mission are incredibly inspiring. Read More

World Famous Actor Isiah Whitlock Jr On The Road From A College Football Scholarship to Spike Lee’s New Hit Film BlackkKlansman and the Four Decades of Hollywood In Between

Isiah Whitlock Jr. is a world famous actor whose career in Hollywood and the theater spans over four decades. He is currently appearing in the new Spike Lee film BlackkKlansman and has a new Netflix series, The Good Cop coming out Fall 2018.  You may know Isiah from his popular roles starring in HBO hit series The Wire as Senator Clay Davis or in Veep as General George Maddox.  He has also appeared in several Spike Lee films including 25th Hour, She Hate Me, Red Hook Summer, and Chi-Raq. Whitlock Jr has also made appearances on Cedar Rapids, Law + Order, Cagney + Lacey, Pete’s Dragon, Lucky 7 and so much more.

Marni sync’s up with Isiah about how he went from a football scholarship in college to acting, his love of wine and baseball, working out and exercise fueling him for success, his Kickstarter Campaign and Bobblehead business and famous catch phrase “Sheeeeeeeee-it” and what’s next.

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Dylan Lauren, Founder and CEO of Dylan’s Candy Bar On Imagination, Innovation, and Inspiration

Nearly two decades ago my  next guest pioneered creating the world’s largest candy store, confectionery emporium and lifestyle brand, Dylan’s Candy Bar. Dylan Lauren merged her love of art, fashion and pop culture with candy and has innovated the way we see and experience candy today. Her story is empowering and inspiring as she pursued her lifelong dream to do what she loves. She transformed her creative vision into a reality and continues to innovate every day.

If you haven’t already been, Dylan’s Candy Bar transports you to a modern day version of Willy Wonka’s factory from the moment you enter with its pop art installations—such as the iconic oversized lollipop tree, candy cane columns, dripping chocolate shelves, kaleidoscopic candy wallpaper and candy-embedded staircases— even I can’t resist.

In addition to thousands of edible treats and activities, there are also candy-inspired lifestyle products. From stationery to technology, toys, jewelry to handbags, scented body lotions to sweaters. There are Ice Cream & Dessert Parlor, Candy Cocktail Bar and Party Rooms offering a wide variety of themed events for all ages

Since its inception and flagship opening in New York City, Dylan’s Candy Bar has expanded to US locations such as Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and East Hampton. Also in luxury boutiques, department stores, and premium hotels nationally and internationally. Dylan’s Candy Bar plans to continue expanding worldwide.

Dylan’s love of candy paralleled by her passion to help animals of all kinds.  She launched Dylan’s Candy Barn, a platform with the mission is to help every animal lead a happy life and find a home-sweet-home by hosting adoption events, granting funds to rescue organizations, and creating awareness campaigns.

And last but not least, ever since I have known Dylan, which is probably also nearly two decades, she has been super athletic, into fitness and training and followed an incredibly healthy diet mixed with candy, of course!

Fueled by exercise, fitness, and her love of candy, Dylan is all about balance and always has been.

On this episode of Marni on the Move, Dylan and Marni met up at  her newly designed office to reconnect and sync up about everything from our shared love of animals, being a founder and  entrepreneur and the innovative Dylan’s Candy Bar, her current fitness “go-to” and her adorable children Cooper Blue and Kingsley Rainbow.

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Emmy Award Winning Meteorologist and Marathoner, Amy Freeze, of WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News

You may have seen today’s guest reporting the weather on WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News Saturday and Sunday Morning, possibly while running the TCS New York City Marathon, her name, Amy Freeze.  Amy is an Emmy-Award Winning Meteorologist, Endurance Athlete, Runner, and also the Mother of four athletic and talented children. She does it all!  Marni and Amy sync up about what fuels her and how she gets it done!  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.

Adam Deutsch: College Athlete, Buffalo Handler, and University of Colorado Junior on Running with Ralphie, Exploring Career Ideas and Malcolm Gladwell

Adam Deutsch is a college athlete and a Junior at University of Colorado Boulder.He is part of one of the greatest traditions in college sports, running with the buffalo, specifically a buffalo named Ralphie.  On this episode, Adam and I sync up about what it’s like to be a buffalo handler. He offers a glimpse into game day, training,  and the mindset it takes to run with Ralphie. We touch upon the care taking and diet of this prized buffalo and how much she is loved!   In addition to excelling in athletics, Adam is a sociology major and just declared his minor in business.   As my youngest guest to date, Adam offers listeners a fresh perspective on college and career at an early stage of his, not knowing exactly what he wants to be, but he’s exploring and figuring it out, and he seems to be on the right track!  Adam shares tips and advice on selecting a university and a few books that have inspired him along the way.

 

Mats Skott: Swimrun, Endurance Adventure Racing, and ÖTILLÖ

Mats Skott is the co-founder and race director of the one of the worlds most challenging endurance adventure races, ÖTILLÖ. He is an adventure sport aficionado and pioneer. ÖTILLÖ is a race that brings the sport of open water swimming, trail running, and rock climbing together, in a totally unique way. He and his team have put the sport and movement of Swimrun on the global map! Marni syncs up with Mats about everything Swimrun from the beautiful, exhilarating courses to the cool gear, and the mindset of racers, and of course, where it all began. Read More

Gwen Jorgensen Olympic Gold Medalist, Professional Triathlete, Runner and New Mom

On August 20, 2016, on the hot sunny beaches of Copacabana, in Rio, Brazil, one woman changed the course of sports history, setting a new record in Triathlon and becoming the first American athlete to win the gold medal for Triathlon at the 2016 Rio Olympics.  Her name, Gwen Jorgensen! Read More

Andia Winslow: On Golf, Running, and Voice Over

You may have recently seen Andia Winslow gracing billboards for Nike, in campaigns for REI, in the windows of Hearst Media HQ in NYC or perhaps you have heard her voice on an Alvin Ailey, McDonald’s, PBS or eBay commercials.

Andia Winslow is a Professional Athlete-Golfer and Runner, Voice Over Artist, On-Air Host, Fitness Entrepreneur, and Wellness Advocate.

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Jahi Joiner on Swimming, Martial Arts and Where They Converge

Jahi Joiner is one of the top swim instructors and the Aquatics Director at the renowned training and sports facility in NYC, Chelsea Piers Fitness.  He is also an avid martial artist and boxer and employs his years of training and zen-like phillosophy when approching swimming and life! On this episode Marni syncs up with Jahi about his journey into sports, his love of martial arts, his unique  approach to swimming, and how you can apply them to your own swimming practice,training and life.

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Welcome + Triathlon Race Debrief with Athlete Lori Mazor

Welcome to Marni on the Move. I’m your host, Marni Salup. On each weekly episode I sync up with interesting, innovative movers and shakers and connect with them about life, career, exercise and wellness while showcasing their story.  On this episode I connect with triathlete, CEO + Founder of Synthetivity, Lori Mazor to do a race debrief from our recent triathlon, Ironman 70.3 Austin, I get schooled on musical theatre, and we reminisce about our open water swim in St. Croix.

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