EP23-We're Responsible to Pave the Way with Anne Torrez


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Anne Torrez is a mom, an athlete, an entrepreneur, a coach and founder of Tri It Your Way, a triathlon training service. Anne discovered her brilliance and value as a human being through competing in the triathlon. In this episode, Anne discusses the transformation she’s undergone from being a very shy girl to becoming a focused, determined athlete and how her evolution fuels her compassion to help others do the same.

About Anne Torrez:

Speaker, coach, and athlete Anne Torrez Is the founder of Tri It Your Way, an online and in-person coaching program for triathletes who want to improve their performance and efficiency. She dabbled in various sports and activities when she was younger, my true road to fitness and racing began when she was in grad school. Anne felt unhealthy and unsatisfied with her energy and happiness levels. Anne began with picking up recreational running and trail biking, and learning more about how to eat more healthfully. On a whim, she signed up for a triathlon to challenge and motivate herself. Anne didn't know much about structured training, and didn't know how to swim, but after training for and racing her first triathlon she was hooked! Before discovering this sport, and had never found something that excited her so much or gave her such drive and motivation to excel.

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EP19-It's About Consistency Over Time with Laura Kebart

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Educator and entrepreneur, Laura Kebart, describes how her dedication to fitness and passion for education combine to create a life full of creativity, healthy activity, and service. Laura shares that the secret to the establishment and achievement both athletic and professional goals is consistency over time. Laura’s lifetime commitment to marathoning serves as the inspiration for all that she does - personally and professionally.

About laura Kebart: is a website and small business created by Laura Kebart, a certified (grades 6-12) middle school Language Arts teacher and M.Ed. dedicated to helping educators teach awesome lessons each day of the school year while still having a life outside the classroom for both themselves and their families.

Laura has spent nearly 20 years teaching English / Language Arts to grades 6-12 AND as in instructional coach. Now she serve super-crazy-busy Middle School ELA teachers who are sick to death of sacrificing their personal / family time prepping for class.

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EP17-Every Girl is Full of Power with Rhonda Fields


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Rhonda Fields is the Executive Director of the Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan. In this episode, she and Deb discuss the transformational effect that participation in athletics has on a girl, how teamwork opens one’s perspective of the world, and the joy she experiences when witnessing one of her girls crossing the finish line.

Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

Meeting twice a week in small teams, we teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.

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EP12-Risks are Worth It with Lindsay Leslie

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In this episode, Lindsay Leslie candidly shares how her connection with athletics saved her life. She shares how her past athletic experiences became the source she needed to pull on in efforts to find the strength to heal from a potentially devastating illness. Lindsay’s motto is “Once an athlete, always an athlete.” Lindsay discussed how sports gave her the confidence required to take risks in her craft, and in her life.

About Lindsay Leslie:

A diary keeper, a journal writer, a journalism major, a public relations executive—Lindsay Leslie has always operated in a world of written words. When she became a mom and began to tell her kids bedtime stories, Lindsay connected the dots to children’s literature. She likes to bring her unique outlook on life, quirky humor, and play with words to the page in picture books.

Lindsay has always been an athlete of some sort. She played basketball, ran track, and played volleyball up until her high school years, and then volleyball became everything. Lindsay played varsity as well as club during those years. She also competed in club athletics throughout college. As an adult, she completed both a sprint- and Olympic-distance triathlon, was an avid cyclist for many years, and is now into weightlifting and running. Being an athlete is an “everyday thing” for her, and it shows.


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EP05-Movement is Transformational with Lisa Hesse

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In this episode Deb and Lisa engage in a thoughtful conversation about body image, the mind-body connection, the transformational effect athletics has on girls of all ages. As a teen coming-of-age on the cusp of the passage of Title IX, Lisa shares how her life-long love of sport has served to be salvation for dark times in her life.

About Lisa Hesse:

Lisa is a national board certified professional health and wellness coach, yoga instructor, and personal trainer. She’s dedicated to assisting her clients in achieving their health and wellness dreams and creating sustainable, positive and strength based super powers of joyful living. Lisa’s a licensed exercise physiologist, certified personal trainer, cancer exercise specialist, yoga instructor, and certified running coach who lives and works in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


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