Talkin' Grit

Talkin' Grit

By GritCycle
You are listening to Talkin' Grit. We are fitness professionals covering everything from the latest health and wellness trends, entrepreneurship, and ALL things GritCycle.
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Meet Jaclyn Sanchez//Instructor and Co-Founder of One For The Road

Talkin' Grit

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Meet Instructor Mindy Sartori - Give Good Grief
Meet our Instructor, Mindy Sartori.  In addition to leading a kick booty class, Mindy is the Founder of Give Good Grief.  Listen to hear why this business is so important to her and how it's evolving during the COVID-19 crisis.  For more on her company, visit https://www.givegoodgrief.com/.  Follow us on Instagram: @MindyBindy23 @GiveGoodGrief @GritCycle @SmartyCassie
11:35
April 9, 2020
Meet Jaclyn Sanchez//Instructor and Co-Founder of One For The Road
Meet Jaclyn Sanchez!  Jaclyn teaches in multiple GritCycle studios. She, along with her fiance, Justin, are the co-founders of One For the Road.   For more info, check them out here ----> https://www.onefortheroadca.com/ Follow us on Insta at: @OneForTheRoad.CA @jacc_ @GritCycle @SmartyCassie
17:52
March 3, 2020
Meet Nancy Choi//House of Carbonadi
Meet Nancy Choi, CFO and Co-Founder of House of Carbonadi. House of Carbonadi vodka can be found at Hi-Time Wine Cellars, Total Wine & More, Pavillions Newport Coast, and will be featured at this year's Grit Gets Lit. For more information on House of Carbonadi, subscribe to their newsletter here ---->  https://houseofcarbonadi.privateclubs.co/ Follow us on Instagram: @HouseOfCarbonadi @GritCycle @TheGritGuru @SmartyCassie
25:19
December 10, 2019
"I can't come to your class....I might die."
Cassie grabs the mic and walks people through what they will feel after doing their first class at GritCycle.  If you have a friend who wants to try a class but is afraid that they "might die", be sure to send them this episode.  Follow us on Instagram at: @SmartyCassie @GritCycle 
12:56
November 13, 2019
Meet Reid Carver, Founder of IPSTUDIO
Matt sits down with Reid Carver, the founder of IPSTUDIO.  IPSTUDIO is changing the way boutique fitness studios build their websites.   To learn more about IPSTUDIO, go to: https://ipstudio.co/ Follow us on Instagram: @ipstudio.co @gritcycle @thegritguru
17:43
November 5, 2019
Instructor Wellness//Charmaine
Meet Charmaine! Char teaches in Monarch Beach, Costa Mesa, and Ladera Ranch. Follow us on Insta: @CharShetler @SmartyCassie @GritCycle 
13:01
October 17, 2019
Meet Ursula Braeger
Ursula Braeger is easily one of the chicest guests on the podcast to date.  In this episode, we learn about her work ethic, the fashion biz, and some of her local OC fave spots.   Follow us on Insta: @ursulabraeger @GritCycle @TheGritGuru @SmartyCassie
23:15
October 3, 2019
Meet Steven from Pop Pie Co.
We are excited to introduce you to Steven from Pop Pie Co.  They are located on 17th Street in Costa Mesa.  (right in front of GritCycle Costa Mesa!) Follow us at: @EatPopPie  @GritCycle @SmartyCassie @TheGritGuru
27:55
September 26, 2019
Meet Charleen Galvez - The Quirky Blender
Charleen Galvez is the owner of Nekter Juice Bar in Anaheim Hills.  She's also a lululemon Ambassador and superstar Gritty.  Follow us on Instagram at: @thequirkyblender @GritCycle @TheGritGuru @SmartyCassie 
25:56
September 13, 2019
Tips for Sweaty Hair with Toni DeMatteis
You just finished the best class ever and now your hair is sweaty.  What do you do?  We tapped one of our fave riders, Toni DeMatteis from Lavender Salon, to give us her top tips on how to save a sweaty head of hair.   Here fave dry shampoo is by Prive and you can get it at Lavender Salon.   Follow us at: @hairbytonid @thegritguru @smartycassie @gritcycle.
17:20
September 11, 2019
Are You Sweating Out The Summer?
Cassie and Marina, the Monarch Beach Studio Manager, talk about all the ways to sweat out the summer with GritCycle.  Follow us on Instagram at: @SmartyCassie @MarinaFelicia @GritCycle
09:46
August 24, 2019
Instructor Wellness//Sammy Torres
In this series, we talk with the GritCycle Instructors about their wellness practices.  Meet Sammy Torres.   Follow us on Instagram at:  @HashtagSammyT @GritCycle @SmartyCassie  @TheGritGuru
10:38
August 13, 2019
Meet Jeni Castro//Bronzed Bunny//Coffee Dose
Meet Jeni Castro!  She's the owner/founder/creator/Boss Bunny of Bronzed Bunny and Coffee Dose.  She's got Grit and we dig her! Learn more about Bronzed Bunny and Coffee Dose: https://www.bronzedbunny.com https://www.coffeedose.cafe/shop/ Follow us on Insta: @the_boss_bunny_ @BronzedBunny @CoffeeDoseCafe @GritCycle @TheGritGuru @SmartyCassie
34:43
August 1, 2019
Meet Mikhail Alfon//Blue Light Media
We loved speaking with Mikhail Alfon from Blue Light Media in the GritCycle HQ offices.   To learn more about Mikhail, check out his website.  To learn more about Blue Light Media, go HERE.  Listen HERE for Bre's podcast. Follow us on Instagram! @miqk @gritcycle @thegritguru @smartycassie
31:14
July 30, 2019
Instructor Wellness//Hanna Yorke
In this series, we talk with the GritCycle Instructors about their wellness practices.  Meet Hanna Yorke.  She tells about a secret Trader Joe's skincare tip and more! Follow us on Instagram at:  @HannaYorke @GritCycle @SmartyCassie  @TheGritGuru
14:28
July 25, 2019
Meet Toni Graham/Huntington Beach's Asst. City Manager/Energy+Sustainability Manager
Meet Toni!  She is the City of Huntington Beach's Assistant to the City Manager and the City of Huntington Beach's Energy and Sustainability Manager. GritCycle is now a Huntington Beach Sustainable Green Business and member of the California Green Business Network. We were excited to learn everything that we did during the process and invited her in to get some other insight into living sustainably.  For more info on this program visit: https://greenbusinessca.org/  and https://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/business/sustainable-business-certification-program/ Follow us on Instagram: @GritCycle @SmartyCassie @TheGritGuru 
18:38
July 23, 2019
Matt and the Staff and the Oval Table
Matt sits down at the Oval Table with staff from each of the GritCycle studios!   Meet ~ Kaya from GritCycle Long Beach Amanda from GritCycle Huntington Beach Alyssa from GritCycle Ladera Ranch Heather from GritCycle Monarch Beach  Torey from GritCycle Costa Mesa Steph from GritCycle Anaheim Hills Follow us on Instagram at: @GritCycle @TheGritGuru @SmartyCassie
22:35
July 17, 2019
Meet Alex Young//RYTE Sport
Meet Alex Young.  He is the founder of RYTE Sport.  To learn more about RYTE Sport, visit: https://rytesport.com/ Follow us on Instagram at: @RYTE.sport @GritCycle @TheGritGuru @SmartyCassie
22:34
July 9, 2019
Meet Coach Tulin
Meet Coach Tulin! Her mantra is “fit has no size” and is dedicated to bridging the gap between those that are plus size and the health and fitness industry. Follow us on Insta at: @CoachTulin @GritCycle @TheGritGuru @SmartyCassie
35:22
July 3, 2019
Boots On The Ground at The Gritty Up
Steph and Lauren take control of this episode!  This episode was recorded at this year's Gritty Up Ride at Lido House Hotel.  We raised over $430,000 for the John Wayne Cancer Foundation.  Follow us on Instagram: @GritCycle 
37:32
July 2, 2019
Meet Bre Thomas! Founder/Chef of Nutrivenience and GritCycle Instructor
Bre Thomas is the founder of Nutrivenience and a GritCycle Instructor.   For more info, go to https://www.nutrivenience.net/  Follow us at: @bre_thomas @nutrivenience  @thegritguru @smartycassie @gritcycle 
24:19
July 2, 2019
Gritty Up 2019 Recap
Thank you, GritCycle Community!!!  We have raised $430,000 for the John Wayne Cancer Foundation.  A record!   It was an amazing event and we sat down with the Head of All Things Gritty Up, Katie Frome.   You can still donate! Go to ----------> DONATE
17:16
June 4, 2019
Meet Amy from blum//OC's Premier Cannabis Dispensary
Matt and Cassie sat down with Amy from blum.  Yes!  We are talking cannabis.  If you have kids, you might want to wait until they are in school to listen. :) To learn more about blum, visit their website: https://www.letsblum.com/  Follow us on Instagram! @letsblum @gritcycle @thegritguru @smartycassie
23:53
May 15, 2019
Meet Vanessa + Victoria from Ekam Pilates
This episode features Matt's better half, Vanessa Bourne and her business partner Victoria du Roure of Ekam Pilates.  Learn why Pilates is such a great complement to indoor cycling.   www.ekampilates.com Follow us on Instagram: @EkamPilates @GritCycle @TheGritGuru @SmartyCassie
23:44
May 14, 2019
Ethan Wayne//John Wayne Cancer Foundation//Gritty Up 2019
Cassie and Marisa talk with Marisa's brother, Ethan Wayne, about the John Wayne Cancer Foundation and this year's Gritty Up.  For more info on JWCF, go to: https://johnwayne.org/ For info on The Gritty Up, go to: https://gritcycle.com/gritty-up Follow us on Instagram: @JoinJohnWayne @GritCycle @MarisaGrit @SmartyCassie
19:55
May 11, 2019
Kelli Collins//Brain Tumor Survivor//Master Instructor
Listen to Kelli's story about surviving a stroke and a brain tumor.  To learn more about the Same You Charity that she talks about go to:  https://www.sameyou.org/ Follow Kelli on Instagram at @Kelli_Grit.  For more info on Gritty Up 2019, go to: https://gritcycle.com/gritty-up
21:31
May 9, 2019
Gritty Up Spotlight//Alyssa
We want to shine the spotlight on people raising money for this year's Gritty Up.  Alyssa works in our Monarch Beach studio.  Raising money for the John Wayne Cancer Foundation is very important to her.  Listen to this special episode and then make a donation to her Gritty Up fundraising page HERE: https://donate.johnwayne.org/fundraiser/1980082 To learn more about the Gritty Up, please go to: https://gritcycle.com/gritty-up
16:17
April 26, 2019
Lisa Mikelson - Master Instructor//Gritty Up Season
Meet Lisa Mikelson.  Lisa is one of GritCycle's Master Instructors.  She's also a Founding Instructor.  In today's episode, she walks us through her husband's cancer diagnosis and it changed her for the better.  For more info on this year's Gritty Up to benefit the John Wayne Cancer Foundation, go to https://gritcycle.com/gritty-up Follow us on Instagram at: @LisaMikelson @GritCycle @TheGritGuru @SmartyCassie
36:18
April 24, 2019
Meet Steph from SIFT Bakery
We loved this episode with Steph D'Alessandro of SIFT Bakery.....and not just because she brought us baked goods!   Find her NOW on Instagram at @SIFT.Bakery. You can find us at: @GritCycle @SmartyCassie @TheGritGuru
18:34
April 21, 2019
It's Gritty Up Season with Marisa and Katie
Listen to learn about The Gritty Up!  This year is going to be bigger than ever. Check it all out HERE: https://gritcycle.com/gritty-up Follow us on Instagram for all of the deets! @GritCycle @MarisaGrit @SmartyCassie
20:09
April 18, 2019
Meet Kaitlin Honeycutt - Master Instructor
Kaitlin is a Master Instructor at GritCycle.  Today she talked about The Phoenix, her sobriety, her upcoming Karma Ride and her favorite tattoo.   For more info on The Phoenix: https://thephoenix.org/ For more info on the Karma Ride at GritCycle Costa Mesa on April 28th: https://gritcycle.com/event/karma-ride-for-the-phoenix-2/ Follow us on Instagram: @KaitlinHoneycutt @TheGritGuru @SmartyCassie @GritCycle 
21:55
April 11, 2019
Meet Roxanne from Meet The Source
Dang it, Matt!  He made Cassie laugh so hard that this podcast almost didn't happen.  Meet Roxanne...the creator of Bliss Balls by Meet The Source.  You can purchase Bliss Balls at all GritCycle studios.   For more info, follow us at: @MeetTheSource @GritCycle @TheGritGuru @GritCycle 
25:34
April 4, 2019
Meet Tera Stephens - TReSs Apothecary + Salon
Meet Tera Stephens of TReSs Apothecary.  She's rad and she's got GRIT.  To learn more about TReSs, visit their website.  Follow us on Instagram: @Tressapothecary @Tera_Tressapothecary  @GritCycle @TheGritGuru @SmartyCassie
28:02
March 5, 2019
Meet Team Hero!
One of our original goals for Talkin' Grit was to highlight people in the GritCycle Community who are doing great things.  Today, Cassie sat down with Luke Hatfield, Jack Retting, Rachel Spataro, Braham Duncan, and Peyton Peterson to talk about Team Hero.  Team Hero is raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.   You can out more here: https://events.lls.org/ocie/ociesoy2019/lukehatfield You can send them a donation via Venmo: @TeamHero You can sign up for the ride at GritCycle here: https://gritcycle.com/event/karma-ride-for-lls/ Upcoming Events: Sun 3/10 - Softball @ NHHS Wed 3/27 - Mom’s Bingo @ Skosh Monahan’s Sun 3/31 - Grit Ride Follow us on Instagram! @lls_teamhero @GritCycle @SmartyCassie
15:27
March 5, 2019
Meet Taylor and Jenny from The Bold Revolution
Meet Taylor and Jenny from The Bold Revolution.   In this episode, they refer to Rachel Hollis, the author of "Girl, Wash Your Face" and "Girl, Stop Apologizing."   Follow Taylor at @TaylorMadeTasty, Jenny at @ThisIsWildCard, and The Bold Revolution at @TheBoldRevolution. Follow us at @GritCycle and @SmartyCassie.
21:51
March 2, 2019
Meet Webb Travis - Personal Trainer
Matt and Cassie are back with a new episode of Talkin' Grit!  In this episode they talk with Webb Travis.  Webb is a personal trainer in Newport Beach, CA.  He also works with clients via his distance training programs which can be found on his website.   We talk about Kacey, Webb's wife.  You can hear her episode here.  Follow us on Instagram at: @WebbTravisPT @GritCycle @TheGritGuru @SmartyCassie
20:35
February 26, 2019
Meet the Ladies of the Sojourn Foundation
Marisa sits at the table to interview the women behind the Sojourn Foundation.  Learn more about the ladies and Sojourn at https://www.sojourn-foundation.com/.  Follow us on Instagram at: @GritCycle @MarisaGrit @sojourn_foundation
19:57
February 2, 2019
Meet January's Instructors of the Month!
Matt sits down at the Oval Table with January's Instructors of the Month.  Meet Amanda F. from Monarch Beach, Matt R. from Anaheim Hills, Carina from Long Beach, and Molly from Costa Mesa. Follow us on Instagram: @GritCycle @TheGritGuru 
19:26
January 15, 2019
The Last Episode of 2018! Our Favorite Memories
We asked GritCycle staff and instructors for their favorite 2018 memory and we compiled them into this episode.   Thank you for listening!  Have a safe, fun, and happy New Year. Find us on Instagram at @GritCycle. www.gritcycle.com
10:46
December 30, 2018
Meet Candice B. - This Fitness Wife
Meet on of our favorite GritFluencers, Candice B. aka This Fitness Wife. In today's episode we talk to her about what it is like being an "influencer" in today's social media landscape.   You can follow her on Instagram at @ThisFitWife. Follow us at: @GritCycle @TheGritGuru @SmartyCassie www.gritcycle.com
22:58
December 29, 2018
December Instructor of the Month Round (Oval) Table
Meet December's Instructors of the Month! Monarch Beach - Matt @TheGritGuru Costa Mesa - Nicci @NicciMorris_ Anaheim Hills - Samantha @SamLovesSweets Long Beach - Sammy @HashtagSammyT Don't forget to follow @GritCycle !
32:19
December 4, 2018
Meet Heidi Trevino - Client Highlight
Today, Marisa and Cassie sat down with OG GritCycle client, Heidi Trevino. She shares how she used the power of intention and exercise to change her life. Follow us on Instagram at: @MarisaGrit @HeidiTrevino @SmartyCassie @GritCycle
19:48
November 24, 2018
November Instructor of the Month Round Table
Meet November's Instructors of the Month! Costa Mesa - Cassie @SmartyCassie Monarch Beach - Hillary @Hillaholt Long Beach - Andrew @AndrewVo_ Anaheim Hills - Kelsey @KelsMarieJay Follow Matt at @TheGritGuru and GritCycle @GritCycle
46:21
November 13, 2018
Meet Monica Wise, Founder of L*SPACE
Monica Wise is the Founder of L*SPACE. Cassie and Matt talk to her about the swimwear biz, entrepreneurship, and growing a team with Grit. Follow us Instagram: @LspaceSwim @GritCycle @TheGritGuru @SmartyCassie
16:46
October 30, 2018
How Marisa and Matt Met & What Makes Matt Tear Up
Do you know where Marisa and Matt met? And...we love it when our big guy gets emotional. Find out why in this episode. Follow us on Instagram at: @GritCycle @MarisaGrit @TheGritGuru @SmartyCassie
20:57
October 28, 2018
Social Media and Stuff
Follow us on Instagram at: @gritcycle @thegritguru @smartycassie
21:16
October 26, 2018
Staff Round Table!
Meet our Studio Managers. In this episode, we gather around the HQ table and learn a bit more about the Studio Managers. Follow us on Instagram: @GritCycle @TheGritGuru @SmartyCassie
26:02
October 9, 2018
Meet Kacey Taormina - Boss Babe
Meet one of our fave Riders, real estate mogul, mom, wife, and Bravolebrity, Kacey Taormina. To learn more about Kacey, go to her website here: https://www.compass.com/agents/la/kacey-taormina/. Follow us on Instagram at: @KaceyTaormina @GritCycle @TheGritGuru @SmartyCassie
26:02
October 2, 2018
Meet Sam Baumler - Our Favorite Physical Therapist
Sam touches on some of the things that you can do in the Saddle Room to make your workouts more efficient and effective. Sam and ProsportPT have a special offer for GritCycle clients. For more info, check out their website. https://www.prosportpt.com/ Got a question for Sam? Send them to us via Instagram. Follow us: @ProsportPT @SamiBaum @GritCycle @MarisaGrit @SmartyCassie
25:21
September 26, 2018
Meet Eric Beach - Matt Bourne Super Fan
Today we sit down with Eric Beach, political consultant, Dad, and Matt Bourne super fan. Follow Eric on Twitter at @EricBeachGOP Follow us on Instagram at: @GritCycle @TheGritGuru @SmartyCassie
20:30
September 18, 2018
Meet Jen Schroeder of Jen Schro Catching & The Packaged Deal
It's true! Cassie has a bit of a Girl Crush on this episode's guest. Listen and learn about Jen Schroeder. More about Jen: http://jenschrocatching.com/ https://packageddeal.com/ Follow us: @Jen_Schro @GritCycle @TheGritGuru @SmartyCassie
24:19
September 7, 2018
Meet Chef Tay from Taylor Made Cuisine
Meet Chef Tay from Taylor Made Cuisine. Want to try Taylor Made Cuisine? Chef Tay is offering a promo code for our listeners. Use promo code "GRIT15" for 15% off. https://www.taylormadecuisineinc.com/ Follow us on Instagram at: @littlecheftay @GritCycle @TheGritGuru @SmartyCassie
17:59
August 29, 2018
Talkin' Grit with Teddi Mellencamp from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
We grabbed Teddi Mellencamp from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and asked her about finding GRIT in her life. Follow us on Instagram at: @GritCycle @TheGritGuru @SmartyCassie @TeddiMellencamp Learn more about Teddi's business at www.allinbyteddi.com
03:00
August 27, 2018
Seven Tips for Breaking into the Fitness Industry
So...you think you want to be a fitness instructor? Here are seven tips to help you with the audition process and beyond. Follow GritCycle on Instagram at @GritCycle, Matt at @TheGritGuru, and Cassie at @SmartyCassie.
16:58
August 26, 2018
Seven Myths About Being an Indoor Cycling Instructor
These are the top seven myths about being an indoor cycling instructor and why they aren't true! Follow GritCycle on Instagram at @GritCycle, Matt at @TheGritGuru, and Cassie at @SmartyCassie.
15:22
August 24, 2018
Seven Ways to Stay Accountable
Cassie gives her top seven tips to stay accountable to any goal you are trying to achieve. Follow Cassie on Instagram at @SmartyCassie GritCycle at @GritCycle Tell a friend!
09:22
August 23, 2018
Karma Ride Highlight - Lion's Heart Service
We let Lion's Heart Service highjack our podcast this week! GritCycle Co-Founder, Marisa, is our guest star. Lion's Heart Service will be hosting a Karma Ride at GritCycle Anaheim Hills. To learn more about them, visit them here: https://lionsheartservice.org/ Follow them on Instagram at @LionsHeartService Marisa at @MarisaGrit Cassie at @SmartyCassie To sign up for the Karma Ride, visit: https://www.gritcycle.com/reserve/index.cfm?action=Workshop.events
16:55
August 22, 2018
Meet Lee from Neat Nutrition
We were excited to meet Lee Forster from Neat Nutrition. Find out more about Neat here. https://www.neat-nutrition.com/ Follow Neat Nutrition on Instagram at @neat_usa, GritCycle at @GritCycle, and Cassie at @SmartyCassie.
11:06
August 22, 2018
Seven Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Class
Listen as we share seven ways to get the most out of your classes at GritCycle. We mention Brian MacKenzie. You can learn more about him HERE ---> https://powerspeedendurance.com/ Follow Brian on Instagram at @_BrianMacKenzie Follow Matt at @TheGritGuru, Cassie at @SmartyCassie, and GritCycle at @GritCycle.
17:52
August 20, 2018
Meet The Ai Pono Chef
Meet Chef Gene, celebrity chef and founder of AiPono Meals. For more on Ai Pono Meals: https://aiponomeals.com/ Follow: Chef Gene at @TheAiPonoChef GritCycle @GritCycle Matt Bourne @TheGritGuru Cassie Piasecki @SmartyCassie
19:22
August 18, 2018
The 7 Day Challenge!
Join the 7-day challenge at GritCycle. Watch Matt run the Newport Beach Wellness Week Obstacle Course live! Tickets available here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/newport-beach-wellness-week-family-day-tickets-46590614783 Follow Us: Matt at @TheGritGuru Cassie at @SmartyCassie GritCycle at @GritCycle
28:02
August 15, 2018
Meet the Guys from Mary Joe
Our Riders love Mary Joe Brand cold brew coffee. Meet Rob and Ryan, the founders of Mary Joe. Learn about why drinking coffee with CBD helps you to create better days. Mary Joe Brand https://maryjoebrand.com/ Follow them on Instagram at @MaryJoeBrand Follow GritCycle at @GritCycle Matt at @TheGritGuru Cassie @SmartyCassie
20:00
August 11, 2018
Episode 1
The very first episode of Talkin' Grit! Find us on Instagram at: @GritCycle @TheGritGuru @SmartyCassie
16:49
August 4, 2018