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The Activeist

By Flex & Flow
Live conversations with thought leaders about access and inclusivity in fitness and wellness.
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How to have hard conversations, better

The Activeist

How to have hard conversations, better

The Activeist

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Choose your own adventure
A conversation with Vasu Sojitra, an athlete for The North Face who is the first on so many mountain tops, ski runs, and more. Connect with Vasu: @vasu_sojitra on Instagram
31:18
January 25, 2021
Fresh starts
Two stories about what we leave behind and what we bring with us when we start over. Featuring Scrutch @oregonic.yoga and Laura Williams @braveheartranch.
34:07
January 18, 2021
Put yourself out there
A conversation with Kanoa Greene about the labels she embraces, and how she blazes trails for representation. Connect with Kanoa on Instagram: @kanoagreene 
27:37
January 11, 2021
Advocacy through movement with Jordan Marie Daniel
A conversation with Jordan Marie Daniel, founder of Rising Hearts and advocate for indigenous peoples, on the intersections between moving your body and creating movements of people. Connect with Jordan: Instagram: @nativein_la Instagram: @rising_hearts https://www.jordanmariedaniel.com/
41:21
January 4, 2021
F*** you, 2020
A special episode featuring the whole team, with some choice words for 2020 ... and some plans for 2021.
57:34
December 30, 2020
Everything changed with Laura Williams
Connect with Laura:  https://www.facebook.com/laura25/ Join us for free yoga:  New Year's Day at 5:30pm PT / 8:30pm ET: https://www.flexandflow.org/newyearyoga 108 Sun Salutations on Saturday, January 2 at 9:30am PT / 12:30pm ET: https://www.flexandflow.org/108
32:36
December 28, 2020
Best gift ever
Stories from the community about the best gift they’ve ever received. Featuring:  De Bolton @faithfueledmom Adina Crawford @deanietheyogini Brittany Phillips @brittanyantoinette Zoe Graman @zoegraman Kanoa Greene @kanoagreene Nic Randall @yoga.by.nic Ruby LaBrusciano-Carris @rubyoutside
20:05
December 21, 2020
Cookies are medicine
Rethinking rituals and finding magic in unexpected places with Zoe Graman. Connect with Zoe on IG: @zoegraman
29:19
December 14, 2020
It's better together
A conversation with HIIT & Flow master trainer Nicci Randall about commanding a room,  trusting your intuition, and finding connection. Connect with Nic on Instagram: @yoga.by.nic Join us for a free HIIT & Flow class: http://flexandflow.org/freehiit Use code PODCAST to save 20% on teacher training: https://www.flexandflow.org/hiittraining
35:12
December 8, 2020
Knowing when to let go with Kate Saul
A conversation with Kate Saul about how to know when it's time to let go—and the freedom that comes from those hard decisions. Connect with Kate on Instagram: @_kate_saul_
28:29
December 7, 2020
BTS with HIIT & Flow
The backstory of how HIIT & Flow - our custom workout blending cardio, strength, and flexibility - came to be. Mentioned in this podcast: Spider push-ups: https://youtu.be/MnJ5BMs2Vjs HIIT & Flow Teacher Training: https://www.flexandflow.org/hiittraining Use code PODCAST to save 20%
35:07
November 30, 2020
How to have hard conversations, better
The holiday season brings joy and ... the possibility of tense conversations with loved ones. We talked to Garrett Bucks, organizer and founder of The Barnraisers Project, about how to have challenging conversations with curiosity, empathy, and grace.  Connect with Garrett:  The Barnraisers Project: https://barnraisersproject.org/ The White Pages: https://thewhitepages.substack.com/ Instagram: @garrettbucks
24:31
November 23, 2020
Food freedom with Ali Bonar
Kween founder Ali Bonar on her recovery from disordered eating. Connect with Ali:  IG: @avokween @kweenandco and @kweencast  Website: https://kween.co/ Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/kweencast/id1511658074
33:52
November 16, 2020
Endurance
A conversation with endurance athlete Jared S. Blank on how navigating school with dyslexia trained him for running 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. Connect with Jared on Instagram: @jaredsblank
25:16
November 9, 2020
BONUS: Keep your head up
An election-day bonus episode, sharing takeaways from a recent workshop on political wellness as we head into election week.  Watch the full workshop here: flexandflow.org/workshops
39:26
November 3, 2020
No silver bullets with Natalie Silver
Political organizer Natalie Silver talks to us about the value we can all bring, how to navigate tough conversations, and how to recalibrate your understanding of success.
40:34
November 2, 2020
Defying Expectations with Devann Murphy
A conversation with adaptive athlete Devann Murphy about defying expectations, over and over again. Connect with Devann: https://www.instagram.com/adk_handcyclist/
27:49
October 26, 2020
Political Wellness with Amelia Howe
Amelia Howe: https://www.instagram.com/ameliahoweee/ https://www.instagram.com/outdooradvocacy/ Mentioned in this podcast:  Intersectional Environmentalist: https://www.instagram.com/intersectionalenvironmentalist/ 1 in 1,000 Black Americans are dying from COVID-19 https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/live-blog/first-presidential-debate-trump-biden-n1241282/ncrd1241499#liveBlogHeader
29:00
October 19, 2020
Sports bra stories
Stories in honor of breast cancer awareness, in honor of boobs everywhere, and in honor of a surprisingly recent invention that gives us so much freedom to move and run and jump and go. Stories by:  Ruby @rubyoutside Amelia @ameliahoweee Nic @yoga.by.nic Lauren @lauren.irick Anna Lynn @lynnrogers2008 Kate @_kate_saul_
19:07
October 12, 2020
Ordinary is extraordinary
A conversation about the challenge of acknowledging and honoring your limits, and how the drive to be extraordinary shapes our paths.  Mentioned in this episode: The recording of the Activeist Workshop Bikini BTS is here: flexandflow.org/workshops Episode 105: Enoughness with Lauren Irick The ultrarunner who just couldn't quit: https://longreads.com/2020/09/08/out-there-on-not-finishing
13:37
October 5, 2020
This is what we're doing now
A conversation with Lynn Rogers, an Ironman triathlete who found herself inexplicably paralyzed from the chest down. Lynn shares her story of recovery, triumph, defeat, with remarkable clarity and grit. If you are able, please consider donating to help Lynn get the medical care she needs—and to make sure her first Ironman isn't her last.  Lynn's fundraising link: https://givebutter.com/1wBhcJ We'll be hosting two benefit classes for Lynn on October 7 and 10. Please join us on the mat to help support one of our own.  Big thanks to Erica Agran (@ericaagran on Instagram, and ericafinds.com) for introducing us to Lynn. 
49:44
September 28, 2020
Enoughness with Lauren Irick
A conversation with pro bodybuilder Lauren Irick @lauren.irick about training, competing, and the indirect road to recovery.
36:27
September 21, 2020
Rewrite the narrative with Lakayana Drury
A conversation with the founder of Word is Bond, an organization dedicated to rewriting the narrative between young black men and law enforcement, about storytelling, listening, and expansion. Connect with Lakayana and Word is Bond:  https://www.mywordisbond.org/ Digital community archive: https://www.mywordisbond.org/communityarchive https://www.instagram.com/wordisbondpdx/ https://www.instagram.com/lakayana/
36:36
September 14, 2020
Training during quarantine
A conversation with three athletes in the Flex & Flow community about how they approach training and motivation during the pandemic. Featuring: Mireille Sine @mireille.sine Jean Rigatti @jean3483 Anna Jurken 
19:48
September 10, 2020
Taking Up Space
Excerpts from a live workshop about bodies & taking up space, featuring: Tasha Edwards @hiphealthychick Autumn Meyer @awholestory Sandrell Bentley @naturalflydiva Missy Boser @gettingfittofindmyself To join future workshops live, please visit flexandflow.org/join
27:03
August 27, 2020
Race, inclusivity & access in fitness and wellness
A recording of a live Activeist workshop featuring panelists Tasha Edwards @hiphealthychick, Brittany Giles @fitxbrit, Tiffany Henness @coachhenness, and Katrina Pilkington @fittykat_, in a conversation about racial justice, fitness, and how to show up and speak up.  To join live monthly Activeist workshops: http://flexandflow.org/join
52:36
July 29, 2020