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Listen to the incredible stories of the heroes who inspire us to do great things. Our host Jay Cardiello will sit down with guests like Gracie Gold, Ryan Hall, and Leslie Osborne to discuss their inspiring journeys. Stories of Strength showcases the resilience and determination displayed by these astounding individuals. In our last episode, we will share the story of one exceptional, everyday hero that exemplifies our values of authenticity, courage, hope, and strength. Presented by MuscleTech.
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This time on Stories Of Strength, Jay is joined by a man with many talents - actor, comedian, and entrepreneur, Greg Davis Jr. - also known as Klarity! Klarity was one of the pioneers of short form internet comedy, amassing over 4 million followers on the original Vine app. From growing up in a tough neighborhood in Orlando, to working his way up in Los Angeles while trying to break out in entertainment, Klarity has seen it all. He sits down with Jay to share his enthralling journey, how he bounced back after Vine shut down and how he’s kept reinventing himself to achieve his dreams. This is an episode you do not want to miss!Follow UsTwitter @muscletech Instagram @muscletechTwitter @jaycardielloInstagram @jaycardielloPresented by MuscleTechwww.muscletech.com
On this episode of Stories Of Strength, Jay is joined by former NFL Wide receiver and Return Specialist who is currently the Team Ambassador of the New Orleans Saints, Michael “Beer Man” Lewis! Despite only playing football his freshman year of high school, Michael found great success playing flag-football in his early twenties while also working as a Budweiser truck driver. Before long, Michael was making his way through the various semi-professional football leagues throughout the country and getting invited to numerous Pro-Camps before making it to the NFL. Michael sits down with Jay to share his exciting journey from flag-football to becoming a New Orleans Saints Hall Of Famer, and so much more. This is an episode you do not want to miss!Follow UsTwitter @muscletech Instagram @muscletechTwitter @jaycardielloInstagram @jaycardielloPresented by MuscleTechwww.muscletech.com
On this episode of Stories Of Strength, Jay is joined by the CEO, Founder, and Chief Wellness Officer of Therabody, Dr. Jason Wersland! Therabody is a leading global wellness tech company rooted in science and technology. Their most well known product, the Theragun, is no stranger to the internet and has popped up repeatedly on social media in recent years, showcased by celebrities, professional athletes, and everyone in between. Dr. Wersland joins Jay to share his journey from a practicing chiropractor to an entrepreneur and discuss the growth and ongoing innovation of his wellness tech company. This is an insightful episode you do not want to miss!You can follow Dr. Wersland and learn more about his exciting journey on Instagram and Twitter.Follow UsTwitter @muscletech Instagram @muscletechTwitter @jaycardielloInstagram @jaycardielloPresented by MuscleTechwww.muscletech.com
On this episode of Stories Of Strength, brought to you by MuscleTech, host Jay Cardiello is joined by Jordan Greenfield, an Entrepreneur and the Founder of ‘Hoo.be,’ a creator-first, invite-only platform that helps creators stand out in the crowded digital world. He is also the founder of several other companies, one of which strives to help gen-z and millennials make a difference in the world, not to mention Jordan was also at one time a Professional Lacrosse player. He joins Jay to share his story and discuss how he is trying to make a difference for the next generation. You can follow Jordan and learn more about his exciting projects on Instagram and Twitter.Follow UsTwitter @muscletech Instagram @muscletechTwitter @jaycardielloInstagram @jaycardielloPresented by MuscleTechwww.muscletech.com
On this episode of Stories Of Strength, Jay is joined by Model, Actress, Entrepreneur, and Wildlife Warriors Ambassador, Ellie Gonsalves! Born and raised in Brisbane, Australia, Ellie is an accomplished entrepreneur and the Co-Founder of athleisure brand, 9186 Collective, as well as the NFT project 'Crypto Girl Originals & Crypto Girl Collectables' with her partner Ross Scutts. She sits down with Jay to share her story, talk about her definition of strength, coping with the suicide of a loved one, and even gives some insight into how she's become so successful in all of her pursuits. This is an episode you do not want to miss!You can follow Ellie and learn more about her incredible journey on Instagram and Twitter.Disclaimer: This episode deals with the topic of suicide.Follow UsTwitter @muscletech Instagram @muscletechTwitter @jaycardielloInstagram @jaycardielloPresented by MuscleTechwww.muscletech.com
Back in 2019, just a few months before the Rugby World Cup, Jesse Kriel had to undergo ankle surgery and then work tirelessly to recover in time for the competition, only to then injure his hamstring in the opening game, forcing him to the sidelines where watched his South African teammates go on to win the title without him. Since then he’s become a symbol of strength and recovery in the face of adversity and joins Jay Cardiello to talk all about his amazing journey and what it means to never give up.You can follow Jessie and learn more about his incredible journey on Instagram and Twitter.Follow UsTwitter @muscletech Instagram @muscletechTwitter @jaycardielloInstagram @jaycardielloPresented by MuscleTechwww.muscletech.com
Best known for his roles in the films American History X, Remember the Titans, John Q, The Wolf of Wall Street, Without a Paddle, and several of Kevin Smith's films, as well as television hits like Boy Meets World and My Name Is Earl. Actor Ethan Suplee was just 24 years old in 2001 when he found himself standing on a freight scale at a shipping center as part of a humiliating detour before checking into a treatment center for drug and alcohol addiction. Since then he’s become an icon of recovery and transformation and sits down with Jay Cardiello to talk all about his incredible journey, the importance of getting help, and what it means to be an inspiration to others.You can follow Ethan on Instagram, Twitter, and don’t forget to check out his podcast American Glutton.Follow UsTwitter @muscletech Instagram @muscletechTwitter @jaycardielloInstagram @jaycardielloPresented by MuscleTechwww.muscletech.com
On this week’s episode of Stories Of Strength, our host Jay Cardiello speaks with someone who is continually inspiring and helping others. Joining us is Shaun Weiss, who you might remember as Greg Goldberg in the 1992 Disney Comedy the Mighty Ducks. Shaun hasn’t had an easy go at life since his stint as a child star, having grappled with addiction. Despite this, Shaun is on the path to recovery and joins Jay to share his story and hopefully inspire others to find help and achieve recovery. So press the play button and get ready for an inspiring episode this week on Stories of Strength, presented by MuscleTech.
This week on Stories Of Strength, our host Jay Cardiello is joined by a truly inspirational person, one of the youngest 2-sport professional athletes in history with bodybuilding and wrestling. It’s Mr. Pec-Tacular himself, Jessie Godderz! Jessie is on the show to share the story of his journey and discuss mental health awareness as an athlete. Hear about how he got his start and what inspired him to become a two sport professional athlete. Not to mention, you’ll get to learn first hand how mental strength and mental health play a role in competing as a professional, and how those things are starting to be addressed more and more today in the athletic community. So press play and make sure you are ready to be inspired and enthralled with this episode of Stories of Strength, presented by MuscleTech.  Follow UsTwitter @muscletech Instagram @muscletechTwitter @jaycardielloInstagram @jaycardielloPresented by MuscleTechwww.muscletech.com
On this episode of Stories Of Strength, we are celebrating women in business, some of their amazing achievements, as well as some of the ways they are pushing the boundaries. Our host Jay Cardiello speaks with two women who are transforming their love of athletics and comfort into a business and pursuing their dreams off of the court, Susan Walvius and Michelle Marciniak. After Coaching Division 1 basketball for 21 years, and experiencing the evolution of fabrics in athletic wear, Susan and Michelle had the idea to make bedding and sleepwear out of athletic performance fabrics to optimize sleep quality, in the same way athletic apparel keeps you cool, dry and more comfortable. The duo are here to share their story and give a little bit of insight into how they made the transition from athletics to business. So hit play and join us for this insightful episode of Stories of Strength, presented by MuscleTech.Follow UsTwitter @muscletech Instagram @muscletechTwitter @jaycardielloInstagram @jaycardielloPresented by MuscleTechwww.muscletech.com
On this episode of Stories Of Strength, our host Jay Cardiello sits down with Merryl Tengesdal,  a retired Air Force Colonel who was the first and only African-American woman to fly the United States Air Force’s U-2 spy plane. Born in the Bronx and raised by a single mother, Tengesdal was obsessed with Star Trek and exploring the final frontier. Hear about how her love of space, Captain Kirk and adventure has led her down a path of breaking barriers and inspiring others along the way. The duo discuss overcoming obstacles, self reliance and resilience. Learn about her journey after the Air Force as well, becoming a fitness professional and helping others pursue their own goal of strength. So hit that play button and get ready to be inspired and enthralled with this episode of Stories of Strength, presented by MuscleTech.Follow UsTwitter @muscletech Instagram @muscletechTwitter @jaycardielloInstagram @jaycardielloPresented by MuscleTechwww.muscletech.com
Jeff Struecker is an author, pastor, and United States Army Ranger Hall of Famer whose involvement in ‘The Battle of Mogadishu’ in 1993 was portrayed in the movie Black Hawk Down. Today, Jeff joins host Jay Cardiello on Stories of Strength to discuss his definition of strength, what it is like to come to terms with dying, and much more. The pair speak about Jeff overcoming a crippling fear he had, and Jeff tells the story of how he ended up enlisting for the hardest job in the Army. Jeff talks about the Battle of Mogadishu and his mindset during that night, as well as some of the other battles he fought in and how they tested his resilience. Listen as Jeff recounts the moment he realized his career was becoming greater than his faith, and how he was inspired to use his experiences to serve others through the church once he retired from the Army. Jeff discusses the military lessons that make great civilian leaders and how listeners can find strength during difficult times. Plus, Jeff talks about the process of writing his award-winning books and starting his podcast, Unbeatable. Hit play and get ready to be inspired by this incredible episode of Stories of Strength, presented by MuscleTech.Follow UsTwitter @muscletech Instagram @muscletechTwitter @jaycardielloInstagram @jaycardielloPresented by MuscleTechwww.muscletech.com
Lorraine Ugen is a professional athlete, business owner and the current British Long Jump record holder. Today, Lorraine joins host Jay Cardiello on Stories of Strength to chat about her experience as an athlete and discuss the impact sponsorships have on competing. The duo speak about Lorraine overcoming a difficult injury and coming back to compete in the sport she loves. Hear about her experience with starting her own clothing brand, called Unsigned, to sponsor herself and raise awareness and support for other unsponsored professional athletes. Not to mention, learn about her definition of strength and what has motivated her to bet on herself and chase her dreams. So press that play button and get ready to be inspired by this exciting episode of Stories of Strength, presented by MuscleTech.  Follow UsTwitter @muscletech Instagram @muscletechTwitter @jaycardielloInstagram @jaycardielloPresented by MuscleTechwww.muscletech.com
This week on Stories Of Strength, our host Jay Cardiello speaks with someone who is truly an inspiration. Joining us is Chris Norton, former American football defensive back who played Division III football for Luther College Norse, before becoming paralyzed due to a tackle during the game. Despite being given 3% chance of ever regaining movement below the neck, he has continued to recover some sensation and mobility throughout his body. Today Chris is here to discuss his journey and learn about what the Power to Stand really means. Hear about what Chris is doing with the Chris Norton Foundation and what he is doing to uplift and motivate others who face similar situations. So make sure to hit that play button and get ready for a truly inspiring episode this week on Stories of Strength, presented by MuscleTech.Follow UsTwitter @muscletech Instagram @muscletechTwitter @jaycardielloInstagram @jaycardielloPresented by MuscleTechwww.muscletech.com
Hear stories from everyday people pushing the envelope of what is possible. Host Jay Cardiello speaks with guests like Merryl Tengesdal, Chris Norton and Jeff Struecker to discuss their successes and the sometimes unconventional journey to their goals. Stories of Strength will highlight their resolve in the face of challenges and redefine how you view strength. Presented by MuscleTech.Follow Us: MuscleTech: IG - @muscletech Twitter - @MuscleTechJay Cardiello: IG - @jaycardiello Twitter - @JayCardielloPresented by MuscleTechwww.muscletech.com
On today’s episode, our host Jay Cardiello speaks with EB Samuel, Fitness Director for Men’s Health Magazine and Head of Training Innovation for Flexit Fitness. EB has been a certified trainer for more than a decade and has seen the space change drastically. He’s trained with both NFL and track athletes, and prior to working with Men’s Health Magazine, he was a sports and technology columnist for the New York Daily News. Today he is here to tell us all about his journey both in life and fitness and how he is using his training, as well as writing, to redefine strength. You will get to take a look at some of the challenges EB has faced throughout his career and learn a bit about how he has found strength along the way. Together the duo discuss how EB’s interest in technology plays off his interest in sports and how he has discovered connections between the two. If you love video games like EB but also think about fitness, you will get some insight into the lifestyle adjustments a person can make to have the best of both worlds! They even touch on the idea of fitness in the metaverse! Learn about what the main differences between HIIT (high-intensity interval training) and other forms of metabolic conditioning like crossfit are and which one could be the best suited for you. Exercise and fitness are important components to living a happy and healthy life. This week Jay and EB touch on a wide variety of topics to help you believe in yourself and redefine strength! Hit that play button and join us for another episode of Stories Of Strength, brought to you by MuscleTech. Follow Us: MuscleTech: IG - @muscletech Twitter - @MuscleTechJay Cardiello: IG - @jaycardiello Twitter - @JayCardielloPresented by MuscleTech www.muscletech.com
Welcome back to Stories Of Strength, a podcast where we share personal and inspirational tales that redefine strength, presented by MuscleTech. On today’s episode, Jay Cardiello is joined by model, fitness competitor, blogger, and legend of the WCW and WWE, Torrie Wilson. On today’s show, she tells us what it was like working in such a high-energy industry and how she “learned the ropes” despite not watching much professional wrestling as a kid. She tells us the harrowing story of the injury that forced her into retirement and who she would hypothetically wrestle if she ever returned to the squared circle. Torrie gives advice for people struggling with anxiety and details the breathing exercises that helped her cope with the stress of the ring. Wrestling is by no means an easy career and Torrie walks us through how traveling made the work especially difficult. Plus, how she managed to overcome and deal with many of her personal struggles and her story of personal strength that led to her eventually being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.  Follow Us: MuscleTech: IG - @muscletech Twitter - @MuscleTechJay Cardiello: IG - @jaycardiello Twitter - @JayCardiello Presented by MuscleTech www.muscletech.com
Welcome back to Stories Of Strength, a podcast where we share personal and inspirational tales that redefine strength, presented by MuscleTech. In today’s episode, Jay Cardiello is joined by model, author, and military attack pilot, Andrew Malcolm. Listen as they discuss how his strength was tested when he was deployed to Afghanistan, why he decided to become a pilot, how he learned the complexity of flying a helicopter, the importance of staying calm, staying humble, and getting enough sleep! Andrew takes us through how he believes the dictionary definition of strength leaves a bit to be desired. He also talks about how he goes about setting goals for himself before he sets off on deployments and the benefits to getting one’s mind oriented on goals. Plus, hear how Andrew motivated himself to continue getting up early and hitting the gym even after coming off of a 12-hour shift. This is an episode you don’t want to miss! Hit play and get ready for some excitement with this episode of Stories Of Strength, brought to you by MuscleTech! Follow Us: MuscleTech: IG - @muscletech Twitter - @MuscleTechJay Cardiello: IG - @jaycardiello Twitter - @JayCardielloPresented by MuscleTech www.muscletech.com
Time for another episode of Stories Of Strength, a podcast where we share personal and inspirational tales that redefine strength, presented by MuscleTech, and this week Jay Cardiello is joined by none other than Adventurer, Author, Athlete and Activist Erik Weihenmayer! Erik is the first person without eyesight to reach the summit of Mount Everest as well as complete the Seven Summits from around the world, being featured on the cover of Time magazine for the achievement. At the time he was one of only one hundred and fifty mountaineers to have completed this, and the only one to do it without vision. In 2005 Erik co-founded the non-profit organization No Barriers, an organization that helps people of diverse backgrounds and abilities develop a ‘No Barrier’ mindset - to attack challenges head-on, problem solve, build winning teams, and serve others. Their tagline reads, "What’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way." He is here today to talk about his journey as a mountaineer, his time up on the mountains, and some of the work he is doing to help people innovate their way through barriers. As a motivational speaker, Erik works hard to spread his No Barrier message and encourage others to live life to the fullest. Hear first hand his story and what inspired his love of adventure and the outdoors. Not to mention learn a bit about how he would prepare before setting out on a big climb or adventure! From climbing high into the Himalayas to kayaking the entire two hundred and seventy-seven miles of the Grand Canyon, Erik is living his No Barrier lifestyle to the fullest and is inspiring others to do the same! This is an episode you can’t miss so hit play and get ready for some excitement with this episode of Stories Of Strength, brought to you by MuscleTech! Follow Us: MuscleTech: IG - @muscletech Twitter - @MuscleTechJay Cardiello: IG - @jaycardiello Twitter - @JayCardielloPresented by MuscleTech www.muscletech.com
Welcome to another episode of Stories Of Strength, a podcast series where we share personal and inspirational tales that redefine strength, brought to you by MuscleTech! This week Jay Cardiello got the chance to speak with a truly inspirational young woman who is turning her passion and childhood dream into a reality. Meet nineteen-year-old Alyssa Carson. She is the youngest person to graduate from the Advanced Space Academy and Advanced PoSSUM Academy, which officially certifies her to go to space and become an astronaut trainee. Ever since she was a child, Alyssa has been fascinated by space and the stars above, constantly asking questions even as a toddler. Hear first hand the journey of how she discovered a love of space and a little bit about the people who helped her along the way. Being the only person to have attended every single space camp offered throughout the United States and the world, Alyssa’s story is quite remarkable. From being a brand ambassador for Gap to speaking at NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Mission (MER) 10 panel at just twelve years old, she has become an icon and a role model for young women everywhere. She is an example to pursue your dreams, never stop believing and reach for the stars. Listen as Alyssa discusses her future plans and her goal of one day making the journey and traveling to Mars to become the first person to walk the surface of the red planet. Not to mention we get to hear about the training and certification that goes into being able to achieve such a feat in this day and age. So what are you waiting for? Hit play and get ready for an exciting episode of Stories Of Strength, presented by MuscleTech. You do not want to miss it!Follow Us: MuscleTech: IG - @muscletech Twitter - @MuscleTechJay Cardiello: IG - @jaycardiello Twitter - @JayCardielloPresented by MuscleTech
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