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124. Mohammed Iqbal, CEO of SweatWorks, On The Digitization of Fitness At Home, Endurance Training, and Racing

On this episode of Marni on the Move, I sync up with Mohammed Iqbal, the CEO of SweatWorks to get the inside scoop on what’s happening on the digital and at home fitness landscape, discover new innovations in the pipeline, and hear about the next wave of game changing technology. SweatWorks has been paving the way with the introduction of several ground-breaking technologies, since its inception in 2012, empowering some of the largest brands in the athletic event and fitness industries like Nike, CityRow, Strava, Myx Fitness, Spartan, Tough Mudder, Equinox, SoulCycle, and more

Over the past eight years, SweatWorks has grown from a single fitness app company to a multi-faceted, multi-discipline, digital agency with offices around the world.   SweatWorks has made the INC 5000 list as one of the fastest growing private companies four years in a row.  Mohammed is also one of the fastest CEO’s I know with his recent 5K race time of  18.22 at the virtual  Mercedes Benz Corporate Run where he won the Fastest Male CEO Award placing him 6th overall in the race. Mohammed runs the run and embodies the core values of his agency, staying healthy and active.

During our conversation, Mohammed offers a behind the scenes listen to how his company, SweatWorks has been helping  fitness brands sustain and build engagement through all digital means possible.   We talk about how COVID -19 is changing the fitness industry and how fitness apps are one of the most important pillars for having a unified digital fitness experience during and after the pandemic is dealt with and we chat about the history of fitness technology and how AI is the next wave of digital.

MENTIONS
Mohammed Iqbal will be speaking at the FitTech Summit on October 1 and 2 , 2020
https://fittechsummit.com
J.P Morgan Corporate Challenge
St. Jude Memphis Marathon
Crossing For A Cure

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82. Andrew Kalley: Running and Triathlon Training + Race Day Advice | Long Slow Distance

Andrew Kalley is one of NYC’s top triathlon, running, strength and conditioning coaches and an award winning runner and triathlete. In 2019 he came in 4th in his age group at Nationals, 2nd in his age group Ironman Augusta 70. 3 and beat his all-time run off the bike at Ironman World Championships in Nice with a 1:18 time.  Overall, Andrew has won at least 12 races in his career including Mighty Hamptons, New York City Triathlon, South Beach Triathlon, Stamford Triathlon, Mightyman Sprint and more.  He has qualified 8x for the ITU World Championship to represent Team USA.  All of which he does as part of the Full Throttle Endurance Team, one of the most impressive tri teams in the Northeast, which he has been part of for the past 12 years as a coach and athlete. Andrew is a lifelong athlete, native New Yorker, and a new dad. In his career he has coached thousands of athletes for multisport and endurance sports.  He certainly knows a thing or two about the purpose and concept of long slow distance.  On today’s episode, I sync up with Andrew to get some training and race tips for both running and triathlon.

TOPICS

  • Long Slow Distance: Going Long Slow to Go Long Fast
  •  Zone 2 Training
  • Time VS Miles
  • Learning to Trust in Your Training
  • The Winning Gear
  • Building A Base and Maintaining Fitness In The Off Season
  • Become a More Efficient Athlete + Optimizing Your Energy Systems
  • Triathlon + Running Strategy
  • Frequency + Consistency for Fitness Maintenance, Performance,  and Improvement
  • Race Day Mantras + Mindset

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@KalleyFitness on Instagram and Twitter
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Special thanks to Long Slow Distance series partners Mad Ritual, On, Roka, SaltStick, Nuun Hydration, and Navitas Organics.

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Mad Ritual has changed my recovery game in a big way!  Get ready to recover like a rebel with these awesome high quality CBD infused products!  Their CBD Balm is off the charts amazing! And I’m not the only one that thinks so, Mad Ritual has 100+ five star reviews. They also offer a terrific CBD infused total recovery supplements. Not just for athletes, the products are formulated to ease all of the aches and pains that come along with being an active human.  So, if you’re sore from life, Mad Ritual gets it. Founded by women, athletes, and active entrepreneurs, they are committed to helping active folks bring more balance to their lives. Shop with our code marnionthemove for 15% off your purchase.

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On running shoes offer runners the perfect mix of design and function, Running in On is a game changing experience thanks to their proprietary Cloudtec ® Technology, you really do feel like you are running on clouds, whatever your shoe preference is.  Discover and learn more from Co-Founder David Allemann was a guest on the Marni on the Move podcast, tune in and find out more.  Shop On!

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I’ve been wearing Roka wetsuits for triathlon for the past five years and they have been a terrific for my swimming speed and comfortability.  When I learned they were expanding beyond wetsuits and goggles and introducing eyewear, I immediately got a pair of their sunglasses, which I have been wearing for the past four months. No matter how hard I try, I can’t shake them off my head, which is great since I am always on the move.  All Roka products are high tech, performance focused, with functional design. Behind the brand, are founders and athletes designing product for athletes, like themselves. Learn more on the podcast with Co-Founder Kurt Spenser. Shop with our code MARNI for 20% off at https://www.roka.com. This is not applicable for optical use.

SaltStick Caps, Buffered Electrolyte Salts

SaltStick Caps are my go-to for training and racing.  They reduce heat stress, muscle cramping, and maintain electrolyte levels. SaltStick offers the ONLY electrolyte capsules, liquid add-ins and chewable tablets that were formulated to closely resemble the electrolyte profile lost during activity: sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Use the code marni20 for a 20% discount at checkout when you visit shopsaltstick.com. Please note this is only available to people with a U.S. mailing address and will expire on 12/31/2019.

Nuun Hydration

My other go-to fueling and hydration resource is Nuun Hydration. I simply add their hydration tablets to my handheld water bottle. It tastes great, there are lots of amazing flavors. I’m currently obsessed with their Watermelon Sport Hydration and The Blackberry Vanilla REST.  Nuun began as the first company to separate electrolyte replacement from carbohydrates. It is a healthy, hydrating beverage without all of the extra sugar and additives.  Nuun Hydration uses clean ingredients that are non-GMO, gluten free and vegan.

Navitas Organics

For nearly a decade, I have been using these plant based superfood ingredients, adding them to smoothies, including their all in one organic essential superfood blends with proteins, greens, probiotics and enzymes for post workout recovery or simply for breakfast or an afternoon snack. I also add their Maca for Adaptogens, Camu Camu for extra Vitamin C, and Cacao.  Navitas Organics offers an incredible line of CBD infused ready –to-drink wellness shots-restore, calm, focus and bliss and a delicious line of Superfood Lattes. Head over to their website and stock up. Tune in and download the Marni on the Move podcast episode with Navitas Organics Founder and CEO, Zack Adelman to hear more.  Shop https://navitasorganics.com  and get 25% off your first purchase with the code MOVE25 upon checkout.

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81. Matthew Futterman On Marathoning, Writing, and Unlocking the Secrets Of Speed | Long Slow Distance

Matthew Futterman is the Deputy Sports Editor of The New York Times, a 24x Marathoner and author of the incredible, page turning book, Running to The Edge: A Band of Misfits and The Guru Who Unlocked The Secrets of Speed.   It is the inspiring story of the visionary running coach Bob Larsen, one of America’s greatest running coaches, his foray into the nuances of distance running and uncovering the secrets of speed, meshed with the captivating stories behind Larsen’s runners, The Jamul Toads and American Olympians Meb Keflezighi and Deena Castor.  Running to the Edge offers a look into the science, techniques, history of running. Inspired by his passion and connection to running, Matthew weaves his personal narrative into the book as he shares the story of compelling story of Bob Larsen and his winning, game-changing athletes.

On today’s episode, Matthew and Marni sync up about runninng, his foray into journalism, and the inspiration behind his book. We talk about some of the lessons and insight he gained while writing the book from altitude training to speed and distance tips, the 60’s and 70’s fringe running culture and the original running boom and 1976 National Cross Country Championships, the event that changed American running forever.

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@Matthew Futterman on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
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Special thanks to Long Slow Distance series partners Mad Ritual, On, Roka, SaltStick, Nuun Hydration, and Navitas Organics.

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39. 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

17. 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

14. 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