Sara and Cara share their memories from testing for American Ninja Warrior, and the rush they got from being on set and running the obstacles. Then Sara shares how set-backs she has experienced have made her stronger and how they have forced her to hone in on her mental strength. These girls discuss strategies for combating depressed thoughts, especially when related to injury or sickness, and how they have both overcome tough circumstances in recent years.
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Addie Wales is a yoga teacher and a ninja. She shares how yoga can be a benefit to ninja warrior by pacing your breathing, healping you find your inner calm, and training your balance. practice breathing techniques with Addie and Cara and optimize your shoulder mobility with Addie here: I want my shoulders ninja-strong!
Addie Wales carries a sense of calm that’s ready to take on any storm...
Today we talk with the director of the ninja non-profit, Neighborhood Ninjas, Alex Katz. She shares all about what this incredible organization does and how you can get involved! Ninjababes and Neighborhood Ninjas started around the same time last year, so we reminisce on the sequence of events of how we met and how our groups transpired.
Find out more about Neighborhood Ninjas here: https://www.neighborhoodninjas.org/
Zhanique Lovett is a personal trainer, a mom, a friend, a brave soul, and of course a ninja. Hear all about her perspectives as a personal trainer and a body confident woman. We talk about goal setting and how to get started in training whether you are far from fit or already an avid gym-goer. Cara and Zhanique share their history with disordered eating and body image, how they over came it, and how they see themselves now.
Sarah Schoback is a gym owner, a mom, in inspiring leader, a ninja warrior, a dorky-dance creator... how could you ask for anything more? Sarah explains in depth about experience and perspectives of raising strong girls and teaching them to be proud of themselves and to pursue their dreams in life without limitation. In this episode we discuss how to transform your own attitude for the better both on and off the ninja course. Sarah shares of her experience on ANW10 and some fun tidbits about living in Minnesota.
living out a limitless life...
and encourage others to do the same
Rachael Goldstein shares with us all about her experience on ANW and how she got her mind in the right place to not only have a competitive season, but have fun and relax in the process. We also talk in depth about how to deal with gnarly ninja rips on your hands and our process for self-care and healing with brands we love like Climb-On and Orbital Climbing's Boulder Balm. Plus, we share our love for health food stores and our favorite brands of protein bars, like Rachael's favorite right now, Rise Bars.
Abby Clark and Ninjababes host, Cara Poalillo, dive deep into what it means to be competition-ready for ninja. These ladies answer a lot of listener questions regarding National Ninja League, competing, and mental toughness in competition. Abby also shares her insights about transitioning from gymnastics to ninja and the negative judgment she dealt with early on in her athletic career as a "short" individual.
Face the first obstacle
of just getting out on the ninja course. Read the blog to learn how beginnings are foundational to someday reaching our best, both in the gym and out.
Natalie shares all the in and outs of her life's adventures. This girl has all the fun; she rides motorcycles, flies planes, and climbs all the things. Tune in to listen to Natalie talk about what it means to push past failure, not get hung up on expectations from others, & our take on relationships at this point in our lives.
Listen to Jen’s episode and allow her story to soak in to your brain space and encourage your dreams. Jen is a ninja, personal trainer, and creator of the Minneninja App, but years ago should would have never imagined accomplishing all that. In her story she explains how she found her true passion in life and broke out of her own self-limiting beliefs.
Meet three of the strong & energetic rookies from American Ninja Warrior Season 10! Danielle Malkin & Cara Poalillo competed in Philadelphia, & Jamie Ross competed in Minneapolis. Hear how they truly felt walking on to the ANW course for the first time, get the inside scoop on their training, quirks, & ninja-dreams.
Allyssa Beird & her mother Daria Beird share insight into their lives and what it takes to succeed on the ninja course. Allyssa Beird has competed on American Ninja Warrior seasons 8, 9, and 10. Daria competed season 10 as a rookie. Hear how they get past obstacles and even some of their fears and mishaps along the way.
Uncertainty can lead us
to a place of calm if you know the right strategy. Read the blog post to find how to make your own game plan for the course and your brain.
These are Barclay’s words of wisdom about her life journey that speak to me each day. Read more to find out what it means to have that internal pool of peace.
grace and grit can exist simultaneously
when you learn how to squelch out fears and live in freedom. Read more about how some women fear the fire, and some women become the fire.
confidently encompassing the inner truth that you are in control of the direction of your thoughts and actions to reach what you define as your goals, passions, dreams, and purpose. Read more to find out how to make it your own.