USA Biathlete Deedra Irwin loves putting in the work to improve herself. She's training for the 2020 winter Olympics in Beijing. We get into details of shooting and skiing, managing nerves, injuries and recovery, her supportive biathlon teammates, traveling, donuts (nutrition) and dogs.
Sarah Ditmars, kinesiologist, hockey coach, and personal trainer joins Hear Her Sports to talk heartbreak, who’s an athlete, breaking boundaries, fitting workouts into a already packed schedule, being an underdog, and nutrition. She is the 2017 Ontario Junior Hockey League Trainer-of-the-Year and recently introduced her Former Female Athlete Program. Long-form interviews with female athletes sharing secrets to speak up, live with power & confidence, and do amazing things.
Sophie Calabrese won GOLD medal in the Quad Scull at the CanAmMex Regatta in Mexico City this summer. She talks about the race, competing, the intense selection process, training, coaching herself, backwards treadmilling, how music and sports relate, the Head of the Charles, and not losing. This is an excellent episode to share with high school athletes or their parents, with rowers, and athletes that need just a little extra motivation to get a bit more from their sport. Sophie loves being competitive, loves being an athlete, and is pursuing elite rowing with real smarts.
Happy Thanksgiving Everybody. Welcome to Hear Her Sports! We are taking this week off for the holiday but will be back with a new episode next week.
Youngstown State Women's Rugby players, Laelae Amituanai and Hannah Hall join the podcast in Episode 47. We talk rugby, team bonding, training, aggression, strategy, nutrition, Chipotle, their two coaches and conditioning trainer, fundraising, and so much more about being a college athlete.
Jude Gerace, owner of Sugar Wheel Works, joins us in Episode 46. We talk wheel building, running a small business, being one of the few women in the cycling industry, mentors, getting involved in the community, bike riding, sustainability, Safe Routes to Schools, and a bit about puppies. Hear Her Sports Female where athletes share secrets to speak up, live with power & confidence, and do amazing things.
Cross Country Skier Alayana Sonnesyn is a first year pro with the Straton Mountain T2 Elite Team. In Episode 45 we talk about the transition from college to a professional athlete, pre-season training in New Zealand, ski techniques, good climbing tips, and goals for the nordic season and beyond to 2022 Olympics. Hear Her Sports podcast is long-form interviews with female athletes sharing secrets to speak up, live with power & confidence, and do amazing things.
Margo Burke is a funny, politically opinionated middle schooler. She also speed skates. In Episode 44 we talk training, skates, dry land training, value of sports, books, school, World War II, politics, and teamwork vs going at it solo.
Collette Smith is 1st African American female coach in the NFL, 1st female coach of the NY Jets, former player with NY Sharks women's professional football team, and founder of Believe N You, Inc. In Episode 43 we talk empowering black youth, girls and women, value of mentors, coaching, Up2Us, learning from family, loving herself through football, and National Women's Football Conference. Hear Her Sports podcast where athletes share secrets to speak up, live with power & confidence, and do amazing things.
Iris Slappendel, founder The Cyclists’ Alliance women’s sport union talks about current state of women's cycling, the needs of women athletes, and successes in the past six months, UCI, insurance, sporting ethics and safety. Episode 42 Hear Her Sports where female athletes share secrets to speak up, live with power & confidence, and do amazing things.
Benita Fitzgerald Mosley Olympic Gold Medalist in 100 meter hurdlers talks about role as CEO of Laureus, the power of sport to improve lives of youth and unite communities, also Tabata, USA Women's Hockey, and using biomechanics to improve performance and win Olympic Medals.
Alpine Climber and Integrative Wellness Coach Blake Cason shares her journey in climbing, preparing for upcoming trips, humility, ego, confidence, trying over and over, yoga, meditation, meal planning, nutrition, unanswered emails, saying no, and what coaching is all about.
Triathlete and coach, Kristen Lamb joins me this week. It was really fun to talk about her incredibly active childhood. Her mom coached at St. Lawrence University for 34 years, so Kristen was surrounded by amazing athletic role models from her mom to all the college athletes she saw training and competing. On Hear Her Sports, female athlete podcast, female athletes share secrets to speak up, live with power & confidence, and do amazing things.
Ambreen Tariq, founder of Brown People Camping promotes greater diversity in our public lands and outdoors community. We talk about the positive impact of experiencing the outdoors as a kid, cooking outdoors, loving bad weather, car camping, a girl trip, photography, adventure, finding solutions to increase diversity in our public lands, gender, representation, capacity, saying no, and more.
Female athletes share secrets to live with power and confidence, speak up, and do amazing things in today’s changing world.
Stacia Suttles, aka The Natural is an amateur boxer on Team USA preparing for Olympics Tokyo2020. After getting to the finals in the New York Daily News Golden Gloves in the Barclays Center, Stacia returned to win the Golden Gloves twice in 2016 and 2017. She is also 2016 National golden gloves silver medalist, 2015 Metro Champion, 2016 USA National Champion, and 2017 International gold and bronze medalist. We talk about having an Olympic goal, being relatively new to the sport, coming back from losses, signing with a modeling agency, women in boxing, making weight, motivating others, and more.
Professional adventure athlete Liz Sampey explores the world by bike, ski, packraft, and whatever else necessary. She talks about how expeditions fit into her life, what is home, how she creates consistency even though she never really knows where she’s headed off to next, and her amazing new project Rise Aligned bringing movement and mindfulness to young people.
Liz has long been a competitor and adventure athlete. But it was when she quit her job to make a movie in Iceland that she focused on the unknown of exploring. In addition to that fateful Iceland trip, she has recently been to Guatemala, Peru, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. She is also a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a coach, and a writer.
Pakistani squash player Maria Toorpakai Wazir tells her story dressing as a boy to play squash, gender differences, gender equity, being strong, confident, education, Hollywood, value of sport and more on Hear Her Sports female athlete podcast.
LPGA golfer Megan Khang started playing when she was 5 1/2 years old. By 7, she was traveling and realized this is what she wanted to do for her life. It's a family effort with father coaching and caddying. We talk about being new to pro golf, working with her father, love of golf, top five goals on poster boards, training, money, her current caddie, the LPGA founders, Acai bowls, and much more. Hear Her Sports female athlete podcast covers women in sports. Each episode has inspiring thoughts to become a stronger person in mind and body.
Swim coach Noelle Singleton diversifying aquatics through images in #afrosimmers. She talks entrepreneurship, coaching, the importance of water, and health through meal prep and sleep.
Anya Alvarez joins Hear Her Sports to talk about her new venture Major League Girls. Her mission is to empower girls to live passionately on and off the field. We talk Olympic coverage, training, being strong, transitioning out of professional sports into a journalism career, Philadelphia, and tortilla chips.
Para Equitation Dressage rider Katie Jackson talks cancer, training, life balance, communication with her horses, competition, Olympics, taking care of herself, and happiness in her new life as an amputee.
Her horse, Royal Dancer loves being the center of attention. Katie Jackson aims for gold at the Tokyo 2020 ParaOlympics.
Katie is focused in her training as she pays attention to details and does everything necessary to continue to up her game in the next two years leading to Tokyo2020.
Pro Enduro Bike Racer Syd Schulz explains details of her sport - a cross between downhill mountain biking and endurance. She talks about competition, social media, sponsorship, training, go pro, writing, fear, self actualization, and offers some tips on riding with others.
Speed Skater Elena Rigas from Denmark qualified for the mass start event in Pyeongchang Olympics next month. She spoke about her training, tactics of the event, awesome trainging partners, the Olympics, the difference between inline skating and racing on ice, and, of course, breakfast.
Olympic Rower, Felice Mueller, is shaking things up in the single scull this year. She just won the Lotman Challenge, a 3-race series, and took home a big check. We talk about equal prize money (it was equal in the Lotman Challenge), Title IX, disliking rowing in high school because it was hard, her strong, female role models, and training. She has amazing words about preparing for the Olympics and the value of sport.
This episode is for young athletes and for parents of athletes. Felice has obviously thought a lot about her place in sport, the value of those before her, coaches, and what she’ll take away from a career in rowing.