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Did you move today?

Did you move today?

By Andrea M
The Did you move today? podcast's mission is to bring movers, doctors, and artists together. Our goal is to promote love for movement, art, and science.

When we think about movement we think about movement inside and outside the body. Why do we do this? Because no matter our race, language, country, and culture we live in a body and because Science and Art cannot be separated.

Did you move today? (english) As-tu bougé aujourd’hui? (french) Já te mexeste hoje? (portuguese) ¿Y vos te moviste ahora? (spanish)

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EP 63 Meet Marco Altini and Move with Him!

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EP 63 Meet Marco Altini and Move with Him!

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December 11, 2021
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November 12, 2021
EP 64 Meet Dr. Anne Cox and move with Her!
At its core, my research is fueled by wanting to help people WANT to move and live an active lifestyle. This type of motivation – the type that makes you really want to move – is referred to as autonomous motivation. The type of autonomous motivation that is most likely to sustain long-term physical activity behaviors is intrinsic motivation. When we are intrinsically motivated to move, we do so for the inherent rewards that come from moving such as enjoying the physical sensations or internal feelings of competence that come with engaging in physical challenges. My perspective is that if you are not intrinsically motivated to move, you simply haven’t been exposed to the right activity or the right physical activity environment. This has led to my recent interest in the role of mindfulness during physical activity. Mindfulness refers to open, nonjudgmental attention to the here and now and can include mental (e.g., thoughts) and physical (e.g., exertion, muscular sensations) objects of attention. Conceptually, paying attention to one’s current experience while moving seems a necessary prerequisite to actually enjoying being active. We can’t enjoy what we aren’t paying attention to, right? This is in contrast to many of the strategies individuals use to “get through” a workout such as listening to music or watching TV. Our recent research findings support the positive associations of mindfulness of one’s physical experience to intrinsic motivation for a particular bout of physical activity as well as more internal sources of motivation more generally. We are currently investigating how mindfulness during physical activity not only supports more intrinsic motivation but also contributes to a less objectified view of the self, thus improving body image. Please explore our lab website to learn more about what we are doing including our current projects and research blog. You can also listen to my podcast, Moving Mindfully, to learn more about how the research informs our practice.
August 22, 2020
EP 63 Meet Marco Altini and Move with Him!
MARCO ALTINI ​PhD cum laude in Data Science MSc cum laude in Computer Science Engineering MSc in Human Movement Sciences, High-Performance Coaching (4.0 GPA) Founder of HRV4Training ​ 10+ years of experience modeling physiological data (6+ in Holland, 4 in Silicon Valley) 50+ publications at the intersection between technology, health, and performance
August 15, 2020
EP 62 Meet Daniel Aslan and move with him!
Daniel Aslan is a second year PhD student in the Motor Control Research Lab at the University of Illinois. He is currently researching the neurological underpinnings of motor learning in people with neurological disorders. He has a BS and MS in Kinesiology from Humboldt State University. He is the previous lab manager for the Movement Analysis Lab  Department of Physical Therapy, at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. And has coached track for Ventura College. He recently published a paper in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, Titled 'Bicycling for Exercise Helps Maintain a Youthful Metabolic Cost of Walking in Older Adults"
August 01, 2020
EP 61 Meet Ana Maria Alvarez and move with her!
Ana Maria Alvarez is skilled dancer, prolific choreographer and masterful teaching artist who has achieved multiple accolades and awards for her dynamic works. Inspired by her upbringing, as a Cuban American, raised mainly in the Southeastern United States and the daughter of two labor union organizers/ educators, her work boldly traverses the world of social dance, political activism, community organizing and art making. She has had the pleasure of studying with and shaping her movement palate with master artists.  Alvarez received a Bachelors of Arts in Dance and Politics from Oberlin College and a Masters in Fine Arts in Choreography from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures. There her thesis work explored the abstraction of “Latin Dance”, specifically Salsa, as a way to express social resistance within the US immigration battle and became the impetus for founding CONTRA-­‐ TIEMPO Urban Latin Dance Theater in 2005. Alvarez is a two time grantee of NEFA National Dance Project (2014 and 2016), six time grantee of National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, five time grantee of the Center for Creative Innovation and the recipient of the 2015 Engaging Dance Audiences Grant administered by DanceUSA. She has been awarded and recognized for her work including the prestigious Mujeres Destacadas award in 2012 by LA Opinion, and most recently she earned a 2016 Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival Rainbow Award for her work “Agua Furiosa” Alvarez's work has been presented by over 30 venues including The Ordway (MN 2010, 2014), The Adrienne Arsht Center (FL 2015), Dance Place (DC 2008, 2010, 2016), Lincoln Center (NYC 2009), North Carolina State University Live (NC 2016), Jacob's Pillow (2008) Teatro Favorito (Cuba 2009) and University of Southern California's Voices & Visions (2015) among others. Alvarez and CONTRA-­‐TIEMPO were also invited to represent the best of American Contemporary Dance Abroad through DanceMotionUSA, a program of BAM and the US Department of State. Through DanceMotionUSA her work was shared throughout Bolivia, Ecuador and Chile. While in graduate school, (2002-­‐2005) Alvarez taught regularly at UCLA Lab School (then University Elementary School), where she learned about Reggio and developed a project based learning curriculum of ‘hip hop as social resistance’, that is still taught there today (by Jasmine Burgos). After graduating Alvarez was invited to teach as a full time faculty member and worked with researchers and colleagues to develop ideas a practices of integrating dance and poetry into Social Studies, Science, Mathematics. This work became the birth place of CONTRA-­‐TIEMPO’s School Residency Program that reached thousands of students all over Los Angeles in subsequent years. While continuing to build CONTRA-­‐TIEMPO’s School Residency Program, Alvarez was invited to teach and lead workshops for other educators by SmART Schools West, Creativity at the Core and Skirball Teachers Institute among others. By 2007 Alvarez and all of the CONTRA-­‐TIEMPO company members were teaching in over 25 different schools all over Los Angeles County. Alvarez continues to teach adjunct at UCLA's Department of World Arts & Cultures and UCLA Lab School.
July 11, 2020
EP 60 Meet Becky Powers and Move with Her!
Hey there! I am Becky Powers. I chose to become a Yoga Teacher because I love the inherent ability for the body to heal itself and I believe in the power of movement. My teaching is science based and backed by 12 years of experience within an orthopedic healthcare setting. I am an Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist by trade and have perfected over the years how to properly utilize movement and exercise to facilitate healing for the body. My healthcare training has taught me the science of stretching, biomechanics of body movement, and exercise dosing. My yoga career began 2 years ago when I completed a 200 hour YTT from the oldest Yoga training institute in San Antonio, Texas. I love combining the art of creating a beautiful yoga sequence with the science of exercise and movement. I believe in the inherent capacity of our bodies to heal through movement. I believe in the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and spirit. For these reasons, I am passionate and grateful for the gift of teaching yoga. My areas of interest include yoga to address chronic pain and arthritis; ergonomics for prevention of cumulative trauma; yoga for balance and fall prevention; neurorecovery including Parkinson’s disease, stroke, head trauma, and spinal cord injury; chair and wheelchair yoga; yoga for kids, yoga for kids with special needs, family yoga for parents and kids, pelvic health, and prenatal yoga.
June 27, 2020
EP 59 Meet Leah Bueno and Move with Her!
Leah Bueno is the owner of The Pilates Dancer and an Instructor Trainer for STOTT Pilates. Leah uses Pilates and the latest in movement science to help dancers prevent injuries and return to dance post injuries. As a former professional dancer who suffered many injuries, she is very passionate about finding the healthiest way to increase mobility and improve technique for dancers.  The Instagram account: Facebook: YouTube account: The Pilates Dancer
June 20, 2020
EP 58 Meet Lucia Figueroa and Move with Her!
Originally from San Salvador, El Salvador, is a principal dancer with Compañía Ballet de El Salvador since 2014. She is best known for her leading roles in the ballets of Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Carmen, and The Nutcracker. Last year she worked with Pasodos Dance Company in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, starring in two of the company's original works, Tango Woman Ballet and BaRock Ballet, which were taken on tour throughout the Balearic Islands. Lucia has performed in numerous International Ballet Galas as a guest artist in San Francisco, México, Nicaragua, Connecticut, and Ohio. She consolidated her dance education as a trainee with the Joffrey Academy of Dance in Chicago, and The Washington Ballet, among with other Summer Programs with some of the most prestigious ballet schools in the US, such as the American Ballet Theatre and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Lucia is the first Central American dancer to obtain the Solo Seal Award, the highest vocational examination of the Royal Academy of Dance from London.
June 13, 2020
EP 57 Meet Dr. Susie Gronski and Move with Her!
Currently specializing in men’s pelvic and sexual health, Susie Gronski, DPT is a licensed doctor of physical therapy, board-certified pelvic rehabilitation practitioner, international teacher, and creator of online and in-person health programs that help men with pelvic pain become experts in treating themselves. Her passion is making you feel comfortable about taboo subjects like sex and private parts. Social stigmas aren’t her thing and neither is medical fluff. She provides real advice, just like a friend who knows the lowdown down below. She’s determined to make sure you know you can get help for: painful ejaculation problems with the joystick discomfort or pain during sex controlling your pee Without being embarrassed… So, if you’re having some trouble ‘down there’, she’s the person to get to know. Learn more by visiting
June 06, 2020
EP 56 Meet Karen Miranda and Move with Her!
A wife, a doctor, and a baker.  @cakebytherapyk
May 30, 2020
EP 55 Meet Dr. Emily Scherb and Move with Her!
Dr. Emily Scherb received her graduate training at Washington University in St. Louis where she focused on learning human movement as a system. She continues to be involved with education as a fellowship mentor and as a provider of continuing medical education. Her focus as an educator is on circus and aerial artists. As a clinician, Dr. Scherb uses a thorough evaluation process to focus on the underlying cause of symptoms and to recognize patterns of movement that can cause or perpetuate injury. Her unique background in movement as a dancer and aerialist and teacher uniquely prepare her to address all of your aches, pains, and movement questions. She is comfortable with a challenge and has worked with many patients who have not seen results with traditional physical therapy due to her unique approach centered on patient education and movement training for a long-term solution.  Dr. Scherb is the author of the book Applied Anatomy of Aerial Artists and works with professional and pre-professional circus artists through her positions as Resident Physical Therapist at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts and as the Company Physical Therapist for Acrobatic Conundrum, a contemporary circus company. IG @thecircusdoc
May 23, 2020
EP 54 Meet Dr. Erik Groessl and Move with Him!
Dr. Groessl is an Associate Professor in the UCSD Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, and he is a Principal Investigator in the VA San Diego Health Services Research and Development unit. He has served as Center Director of the UCSD Health Services Research Center since 1999. He received his Clinical Psychology Ph.D. in 1999 from the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program with a specialization in behavioral medicine/ health psychology. Dr. Groessl conducts research in the general areas of: • Integrative Medicine • Cost-effectiveness • Health-related quality of life • Patient self-management • Veterans and military health Currently, he is completing an NCCIH-funded R34 study comparing two types of yoga for military personnel with chronic low back and neck pain.  He also is leading a 2-year VA-funded randomized feasibility trial studying the benefits of yoga combined with mantram repetition for veterans with chronic pain and PTSD.  Finally, he is a co-investigator on a large VA Cooperative Studies Program project (The SCEPTER Study) that will compare yoga to other non-pharmacological treatments for chronic low back pain in veterans.
May 16, 2020
EP 53 Meet Rogelio Gomez and Move with Him!
I was born in the US, but I grew up in El Salvador, the country I actually consider where I am from. There, I spent 15 years at the Lycée Français to get my Baccaleauréat in 2011. Afterward, I went back to the US and got a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from LSU in 2015. As most of us early graduates, I integrated the workforce as an Automation and Controls Engineer in Pittsburgh, where I spent exactly 1 year and 1 month on the job. I decided the engineering industry wasn't really for me and went back to school in 2016 and got an M.Sc. in Chemistry from Paris Descartes University in 2018, in Paris, France. These were two intense years of university studies, preparing the group for research, in one of the most beautiful cities around the world nevertheless. Finally, I got a grant in Marseille to pursue a three year Ph.D. program in Bioinorganic Chemistry at Aix-Marseille University, which will finish next year, fall 2021.
May 09, 2020
EP 52 Meet Adriana Cortez and Move with Her!
Adriana Cortez es una Salvadoreña de 27 años que desde muy pequeña inició su carrera artística bailando ballet clásico y estudiando teoría musical en la cual se especializó en el canto y el piano. Es actriz, bailarina y cantante. Esto la llevo a apasionarse tanto que decidió estudiar Teatro Musical (2015-2019) en la universidad Oral Roberts en Tulsa, Oklahoma. Durante sus estudios llegó a tener papeles protagónicos como Ilona Ritter del musical de broadway “She Loves Me” y papeles en obras como The Glass Menagerie, Star Spangled Girl, Harriet the Spy, entre otros. Al terminar su carrera se mudó a Dallas, TX donde obtuvo trabajo de actriz en una compañía latina llamada “CaraMia Theatre.” Al terminar esa producción, decidió regresar a El Salvador por la necesidad que vio que tiene el país de formarse en el TeatroMusical. A su regresó trabajó en producciones como “Coco” (Macholah), la adaptación de Hairspray llamada “Despeinados” (Lolek artes), “Anastasia, una vez en paris” (Innova Producciones) entre otros.
May 04, 2020
EP 51 Meet Angelique Velazquez and Move with Her!
I began my career as a personal trainer in a full-service gym, understanding my clients’ fitness goals, creating customized workouts, and helping them achieve their personal milestones. Once I began adding Pilates exercises into their routines, my clients wanted more and I quickly learned why Pilates is so effective. This started my journey to become a certified Pilates instructor. My clients include individuals of all ages and fitness levels, from athletes preparing for competition, to new moms, to seniors wishing to remain active and age without pain. My specialty, however, is tailoring exercise for special needs individuals dealing with limitations such as cancer and those with neurological disorders. My clients also include those with post hip or knee replacements, spinal fusions, and rotator cuff surgery. I love seeing how Pilates help my clients meet their goals in a gentle way. My education includes: Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology: Humboldt State University Certified Pilates Instructor in all equipment: Stott Pilates (Level 2) Certified Personal Trainer: American College of Sports Medicine Cancer Exercise Specialist: American College of Sports Medicine Trained in Pilates-based education for Neurological Disorders: Neuro Rehab Studio Certified Rock Steady Boxing Instructor IG: @vidasanastudio
May 02, 2020
EP 50 Meet Dr. Linda Bluestein and Move with Her!
Former ballet dancer, integrative medicine physician and Board-Certified Anesthesiologist, Dr. Linda Bluestein, has a special interest in treating and educating dancers, gymnasts, acrobatic artists and other athletes at increased risk of hypermobility disorders and is the founder and host of the podcast, “Bendy Bodies with the Hypermobility MD”.  This popular podcast covers a wide range of topics related to joint hypermobility and hypermobility disorders and includes interviews with specialists with diverse areas of expertise. Dr. Bluestein also founded and is a former cohost of the podcast “Hypermobility Happy Hour”, the first podcast to focus exclusively on issues related to hypermobility disorders and is a contributing author for the book, “Disjointed – A Book About Hypermobile EDS/HSD”, coming out in early 2020. Through her private practice, Wisconsin Integrative Pain Specialists, Dr. Bluestein has helped people from all over the country live better lives, especially dancers and those with hypermobility syndromes.  As a leading specialist in connective tissue disorders such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS), she helped to create the first online EDS CME (Continuing Medical Education) program. Dr. Bluestein, a highly sought after international and invited speaker, is at the forefront of research on pain, hypermobility and dance medicine.  She completed her anesthesiology residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine after receiving her Medical Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine and is a member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, the Performing Arts Medicine Association, and the Resources Committee for the Dance Healthy Alliance of Canada.  She has written and lectured extensively on the topics of pain neuroscience, chronic pain, and hypermobility disorders. Dr. Bluestein repeatedly receives top reviews from medical students for her teaching abilities and is a member of the clinical faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Central Wisconsin where she also serves as the Course Director for the RISHI Healer’s Art Program.  More information about Dr. Bluestein can be found on her website, IG: @hypermobilitymd
April 25, 2020
EP 49 Meet Dr. Brooke Winder and Move with Her!
Brooke Winder, PT, DPT, OCS Doctor of Physical Therapy Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy Pelvic Health Specialist Brooke is a Southern California-based physical therapist specializing in orthopedic and pelvic floor health for dancers. She also serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Dance at California State University, Long Beach, where she Coordinates the Bachelor's degree program in Dance Science and teaches courses in Anatomy, Injury Prevention, Wellness and Pilates. She is a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, Performing Arts Medicine Association, and Performing Arts Special Interest Group of the Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy. Brooke provides backstage care for touring professional dance companies, physical therapy services for summer dance intensives, and community workshops to dancers and dance educators. She is also passionate about educating the dance world about pelvic floor issues such as incontinence, prolapse, and pelvic pain, and empowering dancers to know how to address these symptoms. She has previously published in The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, and Orthopedic Physical Therapy Practice magazine. She has presented research at venues such as the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science Annual Conference and the Performing Arts Medicine Association International Symposium. Brooke earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Chapman University. She is a Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, a Certified Pilates instructor through Body Arts and Science International, and a former professional dancer with Orange County-based Backhausdance. IG: @drbrookewinderpt
April 18, 2020
EP 48 Meet Dr. Manuel Rivera Castaneda and Move with Him! (Español)
Para unos es el Dr. Manuel Rivera Castaneda pero para mí es simplemente mi papá.   Medico Cardiólogo Intervensionista Médico Cardiólogo Ecocardiografista Médico Cardiólogo Hemodinamista  Miembro de la Sociedad Salvadoreña de Cardiología Miembro de la Sociedad Latinoamericana de Cardiología Intervensionista Miembro de American College of Chest Physicians Miembro fundador del Instituto Salvadoreño del Corazón Graduado de Médico en La Universidad Evangélica de El Salvador. Estudios de especialización en La Universidad Claude Bernard, Lyon, Francia Hospitales Cardiológico Louis Pradel y Hospital Saint Joseph Lyon, Francia. 
April 13, 2020
EP 47 Meet Sarah Wolff and Move with Her!
I am a classically trained professional ballet dancer and ballet teacher, passionate about perpetuating the art form and educating dancers in a holistic, healthy and fulfilling manner. I am a native of Northern Michigan where I now teach and direct the ballet program at Dance Arts Academy. I graduated from Canada's National Ballet School and danced with The National Ballet of Canada for 8 years, BalletMet for one year, and have been a freelance performer based in NYC and now in Traverse City, MI. The stage is my source of freedom and understanding, while teaching is a deeply rewarding passion I plan to explore for life. @sarah_elena_wolff and FB I am Sarah Simon Wolff.
April 11, 2020
EP 46 Meet Innova and Move with Them!
Directoras artísticas de Innova Producciones, compañía enfocada en brindar nuevas propuestas artísticas a El Salvador.
April 04, 2020
EP 45 Meet Subinuer and Move with Her!
Subinuer is a scientist in a Pharmaceutical company at Illinois. She got her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from University of Illinois at Chicago. During her Ph.D., her research was focused on colloidal and interfacial science. She also has interest in natural medicine, women’s health, diet & exercise on health. @subinur_ilshat
March 28, 2020
EP 44 Meet Erica Hornthal and Move with Her!
Erica is a licensed clinical professional counselor and board-certified dance/movement therapist.  It is Erica’s compassionate nature and gentle person-centered approach to therapy that allow her clients to feel supported and validated; mind, body, and soul.  Erica is the founder and CEO of Chicago Dance Therapy, a group practice founded in 2011.  As an expert on the intersection of movement and mental health, Erica has appeared in publications, podcasts, live news, and radio including WGN, NBC, The Chicago Sun Times, The Chicago Tribune, Buzzfeed, Bustle, NBC News Better, Reader’s Digest, Prevention and as a columnist for Dance Informa Magazine, 30 Seconds, and Thrive Global. Find her at 
March 21, 2020
EP 43 Meet Dr. Manuel Rivera Maza and Move with Him!
Dr. Manuel Rivera Maza is a cardiologist in Saint Louis, Missouri and is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish and French.
March 14, 2020
EP 42 Meet Dr. Kara Patterson and Move with Her!
Dr. Patterson is a physiotherapist, an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and a Scientist at the KITE Research Institute (University Health Network). She practiced clinically as a physiotherapist in the neurological field in Canada and the US before completing her PhD at the University of Toronto and postdoctoral training at McGill University. Dr. Patterson leads the RELEARN lab (  which strives to advance neurorehabilitation practice in order to improve mobility outcomes for people living with neurological conditions and in particular stroke. Her research interests include understanding how balance and gait are altered after stroke and the development of novel rehabilitation strategies including rhythm-based interventions and dance. Dr. Patterson holds a Heart and Stroke Foundation Clinician Scientist award and her work is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
March 07, 2020
EP 41 Meet Pivot Dancer and Move with Them!
Pivot Dancer in an online community connecting dancers, dance educators, dance parents and health care practitioners with science and experts in the field.  Pivot Dancer brings science into the studio without geographical or financial barriers.  We do what we do to provide a safe forum for the sharing of stories, experience, and expertise.  We do what we do because we are passionate about dance and health. Instagram, Youtube Pivot Dancer, Website
March 01, 2020
EP 40 Meet Dr. Neha Gothe and Move with Her!
Dr. Gothe is the Director of the Exercise Psychology Lab ( at the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. Her specific research training and expertise is in conducting social cognitive theory-based exercise interventions to promote physical activity and assess cognitive aging. Her research agenda has focused on developing randomized clinical trials (RCTs) to promote physical activity engagement, including non-traditional modes such as yoga, with the goal of improving health and quality of life outcomes. You can access her published work at
December 21, 2019
EP 39 Meet Dr. Naiman Khan and Move with Him!
Dr. Naiman Khan’s research interest is in the area of Nutritional Neuroscience. Our laboratory utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to integrate knowledge in the disciplines of dietetics, body composition, and cognitive neuroscience to understand the interactions between lifestyle behaviors (e.g., diet and physical activity), abdominal adiposity, and cognitive and brain health in the pediatric and adult population. The knowledge gained from this work is used to develop effective behavioral or environmental strategies of mitigating the detrimental effects of obesity and metabolic risk on measures of physical and mental health.
November 23, 2019
EP 38 Meet Greg Youdan and Move!
Greg Youdan is a PhD Student in Kinesiology at Teachers College, Columbia University specializing in Motor Learning and Motor Control. He is an adjunct instructor and the lab manager for the Neurorehabilitation Research Lab working with Dr. Lori Quinn. Greg was also a professional dancer and pilates instructor prior to his entry into movement research.  Greg Youdan, Human Movement Scientist Twitter and Instagram @GregYoudan
November 18, 2019
November 15, 2019
November 15, 2019
EP 37 Meet Prasha Sarwate and Move with Her!
Born and raised in India, Prasha Sarwate Dutra completed two engineering degrees and later landed a leadership position in manufacturing in Rhode Island, USA. She believes that STEM Needs Women, Women Need STEM and to support that she created a weekly podcast, Her STEM Story. Through one on one interviews with people from around the world, her mission is to close the voice gap in STEM fields. In these conversations, Prasha focuses on pivots, struggles, education, careers, and accomplishments. Her dream is to create a diverse and inclusive world for all minorities in STEM fields. Prasha is passionate about mentoring women in STEM, building supportive communities. She loves to speak at events to inspire women and motivate organizations to support diversity and inclusion efforts. Work with Prasha by emailing her at Follow her on Linkedin @prashasarwate and Twitter @prasha88.
September 07, 2019
EP 36 Meet Travis Pollen and Move with Him!
Travis Pollen is a personal trainer and PhD candidate in Rehabilitation Sciences at Drexel University. His research interests focus on core stability, movement screening, and injury risk assessment in athletes. His work focuses on bridging the gaps between rehabilitation and performance as well as between research and practice. Facebook: Instagram: Twitter:
August 03, 2019
EP 35 Meet Jules Mitchell and Move with Her!
Jules Mitchell MS, CMT, ERYT500 is a Las Vegas based yoga teacher, educator and massage therapist. Her unique approach incorporates her extensive study in biomechanics with the modern application of yoga asana to help teachers develop their craft and empower them with education. Jules’s methods intend to achieve ease in movement through deliberate loading, thus her teachings integrate numerous modalities, balancing the somatic aspects of yoga with the most current exercise science. She leads workshops and continuing education courses worldwide, providing yoga schools with the most current research in biomechanics. Jules is the author of Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined, available now through Handspring Publishing. She is also adjunct faculty at Arizona State University where she serves as the yoga consultant on various research studies.  If she’s not teaching workshops at your favorite local studio any time soon, you can access a variety of her programs online.  @julesyoga   IG: @julesyoga Twitter @julesyoga youtube: julesmitchellyoga
July 27, 2019
EP 34 Meet Anastacia Holden and Move with Her!
  Anastacia Holden joined The Joffrey Ballet in 2005 following two seasons as an Arpino Apprentice.  Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Ms. Holden was first interested in international folk dance and started ballet at the local YMCA at the age of seven. She began serious study with Judy Rice at the University of Michigan and later continued her training under Prima Ballerina Maniya Barredo in Alpharetta, GA. Since joining the Joffrey, Ms. Holden has enjoyed performing in many ballets including: Cinderella (Spring Fairy); Cloven Kingdom; Don Quixote (Amore); Giselle (Peasant Pas de Deux);The Green Table (the Young Girl); Infra; In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated; La Bayadère (Gamzatti); Maninyas (first Pas de Deux); Night; The Nutcracker (Sugar Plum, Clara); Othello (Bianca); " with my heart;" Swan Lake (Cygnets, Pas de Trois); Tarantella; and Viva Vivaldi. She has originated roles in works by Nicolas Blanc, Donald Byrd, Val Caniparoli, James Kudelka, Jessica Lang, Edwaard Liang, and Stanton Welch, and she has been honored to dance in numerous works by Joffrey co-founders Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino. In 2010, Ms. Holden co-founded the non-profit Embarc, a three-year program that provides community-driven, experienced-based learning opportunities to low-income high school students to inspire and prepare them for college and career success. Her other interests include reading, travelling, cooking and crochet. @anastaciaholden 
July 20, 2019
EP 33 Meet Katy Lush and Move with Her!
Katy Lush, the owner of Chicago River North Pilates and Lush Living has been teaching Pilates, GYROTONIC® and Restorative Exercise for the last 20 years. She helps busy women develop a workout routine to achieve their highest fitness potential and reduce pain, by gaining strength, flexibility, and balance. Facebook: Personal-@ktstriebinger CRNP-@crnpilates Lush Living-@lushlivingbykaty IG: Lush Living-@thekatylush Website: and Blog:
July 13, 2019
EP 32 Meet Carrie Collins and Move with her!
Chicago based trainer, Carrie Collins has worked for over 11 years to redefine the word Flexibility. Using the revolutionary method, Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching, Carrie explains how our muscles interact with each other and the brain to unlock tightness and release tension permanently. Ig: CarrieStretchChi Facebook: StretchChi Website:
June 15, 2019
EP 31 Meet Somos Arte and Move with them!
"Somos Arte: The Creative Movement of El Salvador is a documentary highlighting a contemporary wave of art in El Salvador. The film will shine a light on the stories behind the artists who have pushed various art forms to national prominence. The documentary takes you into the heart of this movement with exciting interviews, behind the scenes footage, and an exclusive look into the lives of these artists. With this project, we hope to showcase an important movement in contemporary Latin American culture, putting El Salvador’s creatives in the spotlight at a pivotal time for the region." Follow them on instagram @somosartedoc and FB Somos Arte - Documentary  Thank you Marcela Vega, Jonathan Barrera, and Erick Sanchez. 
June 04, 2019
EP 30 Meet Erika Gomez from S64 and Move with her!
I grew up in Venezuela and had the opportunity to attend Brown University, two experiences I believe helped shape me into the open minded and curious person I am today. I dove into the world of entrepreneurship in 2017 when I founded S64, a clothing brand made specifically to empower and celebrate petite women (5’4” or under). In addition to being passionate about growing my business, I’m a human rights activist, I lead an active lifestyle, and always make time to nurture my relationships with family and friends. If you are Petite and into fashion you are going to love this! You can follow @s64petite on Instagram/Pinterest or check
May 18, 2019
EP 29 Meet Jermaine Frazer-Phillips from Ontrafeed and Move with Him!
Join Jermaine from Ontrafeed. We talk about commitment,  goals, and kids!? Ontrafeed is a platform that brings entrepreneurs together. Jermaine is from Connecticut originally, learned sales in New York, a hustler, and his family is from Jamaica! Follow him on instagram and FB @ontrafeed  
May 11, 2019
EP 28 The WHY behind Did you move today?
The Did you move today? podcast's mission is to bring movers, doctors, and artists together. Our goal is to promote love for movement, art, and science.  When we think about movement we think about movement inside and outside the body. Why do we do this? Because no matter our race, language, country, and culture we live in a body and because Science and Art cannot be separated. Did you move today? (english) As-tu bougé aujourd’hui? (french) Já te mexeste hoje? (portuguese) ¿Y vos te moviste ahora? (spanish)
May 05, 2019
EP 27 Meet April Whitney and Move with her!
April Whitney is a certified fitness and nutrition coach, an expert in petite women's health, and the founder of, a growing platform for petite female empowerment. April serves her community primarily through online services and programs such as her signature course, The Petite Power Program. She also sponsors local community events and campaigns that promote body positivity and inspire confidence among women of all shapes and sizes. As a coach and fellow petite, April's mission is to educate and empower women all over the world to step into their power, and show up with the confidence to share their vibes, no matter their size.
April 27, 2019
EP 26 Meet Dr. Rivera, my mom, and Move with Her!
My mom, Dr. Sonia Rivera Maza, is a Medical Doctor in Physical and Medical Rehabilitation and Cardiac Rehabilitation. She believes that Art and Science cannot be separated. Meet the coolest mom and move with Her! A BIG THANK YOU TO REMY FOR THE NEW MIC. I'll be using it on my next episode! 
April 21, 2019
EP 25 Meet Steven and Move with Him!
Steven Schroeder is honestly one of the most inspirational humans. He inspired me to start sleeping on a mat and practice non-attachment. Thank you very much Steven! You can find him at Moksha Yoga Chicago.
April 13, 2019
EP 24 Meet Emily and Move with Her!
Emily is a wellness coach, nutrition fanatic, yoga instructor and believer in you, your heart, and your power! For more about Emily, health and wellness tips, and some positive inspiration with colorful profanity, follow her on social media @intuitivefruit, visit her website at for more on her back story and coaching inquiries. You can also e-mail her at
April 06, 2019
EP 23 My best-friend Carmen!
Here is a tiny episode of my conversation with one my best-friends, Carmen, and I think everyone needs a friend like her. ❤️ “I don’t like the concept of Failure (...)as long as you are going in the right direction you are fine(...).” We had to keep it short because we were having some issues with the signal.
February 10, 2019
EP 22 Mover
This episode is about Immigrants.
January 27, 2019
EP 21 Meet Sonia & Eddy and Move with them!
In this episode Sonia and Eddy talk about love. They both believe that movement is love. For them love could be challenging but also beautiful. Self love is very important but sharing with people is also possible. Thank you to both of you!
December 08, 2018
EP 20 A bed?! Yes I have a bed now.
The day that I got rid of my bed. Thank you Steven and Carmen!
December 02, 2018
EP 19 Meditation
Meditation with Andrea. Take some time to breathe and relax.
November 17, 2018
EP 18 Meet Melina and Move with Her!
Melina, is a medical school candidate, dancer, yoga instructor. Her personal mission is to facilitate mind, body wellness through movement. Instagram @melialalala @the_pie_project
November 10, 2018
EP 17 Recap. Meet Héctor and Move with Him!
This is a recap. of what I’ve learned from Héctor Martinez. He has been practicing breaking since 2001. He is a part of Brazilian Jiujitsu Gracie in San Salvador, El Salvador. He is currently a student of Yoga Therapy and Movement Integration. You don’t want to miss this tiny recap.
November 03, 2018
EP 16 Meet Hector and Move with Him! (Spanish)
Héctor Martínez. Bailarín de Breaking desde el 2001. Integrante de Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gracie San Salvador. Actualmente estudiante de Yoga Terapia e Integración Emocional en la escuela budista Mahajrya.
October 27, 2018
EP 15 Meet MakeIm Kirton and Move with Her!
I am a personal trainer and fitness instructor. I do what I do because I love helping others meet their goals. Also because I love how fitness is a self awareness journey. Fitness forces you to hold yourself accountable mentally, physically, and spiritually. You can reach out to me on my Instagram @makeim_kesomba.
October 20, 2018
EP 14 Meet Carrie Pokorney and Move with her!
Carrie Pokorney is a yoga teacher, energy worker, strange bird, and flower child. She teaches pre / post natal, yin, & restorative yoga, works with Reiki energy, and practices womb healing. She strives to experience life to its fullest and her main goal is a deep belly laugh every single day. You can find her teaching her yin & restorative flowy dream yoga weekly at Shiva Shack in Bucktown Thursday nights at 6:00P.M. @carriepinecone
October 13, 2018
EP 13 Meet Meagan Lombaer and Move with Her!
I am a plant based chef and aspiring yoga and meditation teacher. I do these things because I want to see people being fulfilled by what they eat and what they do with their bodies. Eating more plants is one of the best things you can do for your body and the environment. @radlarder
October 06, 2018
EP 12 Meet Shante Cofield. The Movement Maestro. and Move!
A physical therapist, turned entrepreneur, known to most folks as The Movement Maestro. Social Media @themovementmaestro
September 29, 2018
EP 11 Meet DocJenFit and Move with Her!
Jen Esquer is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and movement enthusiast. She has two online programs, The Mobility Method and The Optimal Body, that are improving lives globally. Jen’s vision is to empower others to continue to move and live a pain-free, active lifestyle. website: @themobilitymethod IG @docjenfit Youtube docjenfit
September 22, 2018
EP 10 Meet Hiral Vyas and Move with Her!
An explorer at heart, a yogi soul full of love and enthusiasm for life. A spiritual seeker, always inquisitive (asking too many questions or seeking too many answers) but and admirer of good things, seeking joys in little things. Yoga gives me freedom, it means real joy to me, and every practice leaves me a little more content (in my skin and mind both). I developed a love for teaching yoga only after experiencing its true magic, myself. Yoga chose me, thats why I feel I should spread and give what I have so that it gets multiplied. Yoga is my journey, it defines a major part of me and its a choice I love to live. @yogainchicago
September 15, 2018
EP 9 Meet Lauren Ritchie and Move with Her!
Lauren Ritchie, creator and host of The Dance Podcast, is a dance educator obsessed with connection and community. After a rough transition from the competitive dance studio into the professional world of dance, Lauren has dedicated her life to sharing knowledge and training that empowers dancers. She is developing mental skills training for dancers by applying her Grad studies, Coaching Accreditation and Yoga certification to the book that will help build powerful dancers, teachers, and humans. Insta: @lauren_m_ritchie @thedancepodcast Online:
September 02, 2018
EP 8 Meet Marceia Scruggs and Move with her!
Marceia L. Scruggs is a graduate of both Columbia College Chicago’s Dance and Women’s/Gender Studies departments. Native of Chicago’s South Suburbs, Marceia holds great passion for writing, performance, and sociopolitical storytelling. IG _marceialynne
August 26, 2018
EP 7 Meet Carrie Collins and Move with her!
Chicago based trainer, Carrie Collins has worked for over 11 years to redefine the word Flexibility. Using the revolutionary method, Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching, Carrie explains how our muscles interact with each other and the brain to unlock tightness and release tension permanently. Ig: CarrieStretchChi Facebook: StretchChi Website:
August 18, 2018
EP 6 Meet Matthew Uohara and Move with him!
I am a movement coach, and primarily work with professional athletes during their off-season. I am in this field because it allows me to, selfishly, discover more about myself every day. The good and the bad 😉 My social media contact is: @leadersofmovement
August 11, 2018
EP 5 Meet Laura Spicuzza and Move with her!
Laura Spicuzza runs Dance to Evolve in Chicago. She has spent her entire life dancing or teaching dance. Her passion is dance to create happiness. Social Media: @dancetoevolvechicago
August 05, 2018
EP 4 Meet Carmen García and Move with her!
Originally from Mexico, Carmen is a young filmmaker and entrepreneur who is passionate about cultures from all over the world. She has lived in India, China, US and Mexico and believes that in order to achieve better life conditions and opportunities for everyone around the globe, it is important to create bridges that allow for members of different cultures to bond over their similarities and obtain a comprehensive understanding their differences. She believes that in today's world, understanding these cultural differences is key to generating opportunities for growth, change and ultimately, for the benefit of every party involved. Besides working as a filmmaker, her biggest goal is to create an agency that specializes in creating such bridges.
July 28, 2018
EP 3 Meet Melanie Tull and Move with her!
I'm constantly moving, whether in thought, physically, or emotionally. I use yoga and meditation to stay grounded, & to generally remain calm. However I’m a comedian at heart - I love to laugh, with you & about me, likely something I said that made no sense … at first! I’m known to break out in song, about making a smoothie or what my husband is wearing. Meet Mel! @themeltull
July 14, 2018
EP 1 and 2 Did you move today?
What is this all about?
May 05, 2018