In this episode, Jim and Karen speak with Arden Martin, co-founder of The Spring Meditation in NYC. Arden and her partners are meditation teachers who specialize in Vedic meditation. Arden explains how she found meditation, a recent trip to India to study the practice, and how she educates others on the benefits and practice of Vedic. Arden also shares how her and her husband, Chris, are using elimination communication with their 7-month-old son Jesse.
Jim & Karen talk with Gene Sobol, a triathlon and running coach who has a unique approach to building the sport through affordable access to coaching and training plans. Gene talks about his triathlon background, including the obstacles he’s overcome to be successful in the sport. Plus he tells us his favorite way to recover after a long ride, his pre-race breakfast, and whether he shaves his legs or not!
Jim & Karen speak with Cory Comitale, Fitness Director at Infinity Athletics in Albany, NY. Cory operates group fitness classes where each person has their own individual program. He’s also just one of two people locally who are certified in fascial stretch therapy. We discuss this and why he feels working with an older clientele is the most rewarding.
Jim & Karen talk with Darryl Partridge, an amputee, Spartan racer, and personal trainer. Darryl explains what led to him losing his leg, how it’s reshaped his life for the better, and the ways he’s helping others in similar situations to his.
Jim & Karen discuss end of life planning with bioethics expert Dr. Benita Zahn. As well as ethics in the medical industry and how to know if your doctor has your best interests at heart.
Karen sits down with USAT coach and triathlete Kristen Hislop to discuss the Women for Tri initiative, as well as being female athletes and businesswomen.
Jim & Karen recap Jim's 31 mile charity run on his birthday with explanation of his nutrition strategy, mental training, and his finish line emotions.
We recap the Ragnar Relay, a 193.1 mile journey from Saratoga Springs, NY to Lake Placid, NY and interview the runners from Van #1.
In our first episode we introduce ourselves, discuss triathlon, nutrition, Jim’s weight loss transformation, and goal setting.