rETIRED NAVY SEAL, ENDURANCE ATHLETE
David Goggins is a Retired Navy SEAL and the only member of the U.S. Armed Forces ever to complete SEAL training, U.S. Army Ranger School, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller training. Goggins has competed in more than sixty ultra-marathons, triathlons, and ultra-triathlons, setting new course records and regularly placing in the top five. A former Guinness World Record holder for completing 4,030 pull-ups in seventeen hours, he was also the recipient of the 2018 VFW Americanism award and inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame in March, 2019. He’s a much-sought-after public speaker who's shared his story with the staffs of Fortune500 companies, professional sports teams, and hundreds of thousands of students across the country. He is also the author of the NYT Bestseller Can’t Hurt Me which was released in December 2018.
nfl superbowl champion
Omar Bolden is a Super Bowl 50 champ and former Safety for the Denver Broncos, where he played for four years in his early career. Since then, Omar has transitioned his career into a sponsored athlete, personal trainer, social media influencer in the fitness and fashion spaces, and undertaken his own entrepreneurial ventures in the fashion space, a long time passion of his. Omar has also gotten involved in entertainment, with his own fitness show with girlfriend Candice called “the ultimate fitness challenge” on the innovative and new Zeus network.
Most importantly, Omar loves to motivate and inspire everyone around him and ultimately feels this is his purpose, to motivate others to be the best they can be at whatever they do by being the best at everything he does. “To do that, I have to lead by example. I feel like I can reach and connect with more people through positivity and inspiration and that is why I feel like living a life of positivity is so important.” Hence, my slogan “Positive Living.”
MLL MVP, Gold Medalist Team USA
Rob Pannell is a professional lacrosse player and entrepreneur. As the first overall pick in the 2012 Major League Lacrosse draft, Rob has been an attackman for the New York Lizards for the past six years and on two world teams with Team USA. Most recently in July of 2018 he helped Team USA bring home the gold medal and was named to the All-World team for the second time. Also in 2018 Rob was named MLL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year.
Off the field, Rob is passionate about growing lacrosse and travels throughout the country hosting camps and clinics, most notably, the Attack Academy, a high intensity training program for offensive players. Rob is the founder of The PlayerStudio, a web-based training tool that allows lacrosse players to learn from the best players in the sport. Rob lives in New York City where he runs a fitness class at Project by Equinox called FOUR30. He is sponsored by New Balance, Warrior Sports and ROAR Beverage Co. and involved in the CityLax Foundation and One Love Foundation.
editor-in-chief of women’s health
Liz Plosser is the Editor-in-Chief of Women’s Health magazine, where she oversees the brand across its print and digital platforms, reaching an audience of 37 million women monthly. Liz has been in the wellness industry for 15 years, previously overseeing digital strategy as SVP of Content at Well+Good, and prior to that, serving as the Senior Director of Content & Communications at SoulCycle. She is the former Deputy Editor of SELF, and before that she helped earn Cosmopolitan its first-ever national magazine award at the helm of the global brand’s health coverage. Plosser was also the Editorial Director of CosmoBody, an on-demand subscription fitness channel. Plosser graduated cum laude from Princeton University, and is a marathoner, triathlete and boutique fitness–lover. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and three children.
founder of juice press
Marcus Antebi is a native New Yorker who founded Juice Press in the East Village of New York in 2010. Prior to Juice Press he founded a skydiving equipment, both retail and mail order, business called PIER Media. PIER Media produced several skydiving training films. He fought competitive thai boxing for several years and today at age 50, he considers himself an obsessive Yoga athlete. He is currently working on building a Yoga school, slated for a 2019 opening in New York.
Dr. Brent Hogarth
high performance coach
Dr. Brent Hogarth has received the American Psychological Association's gold-standard in education and training in both Sport and Clinical Psychology. He has provided mind-set training to D1 student-athletes at the University of Texas at El Paso, and currently at Lehigh University, along with counseled recovering addicts, creatives, and entrepreneurs. Hogarth specializes in high-performance psychology, integrating his years of international mindfulness training and sport psychology to guide high-performers to finding flow, self-control, and well-being.
On his spare time, Hogarth is busy in the gym training for his next Ironman Triathlon, or working on his upcoming book on The Dark Side of Flow.
fitness expert, performix house partner
Devon Levesque found fitness at an early age. His father, a professional bodybuilder, and mother, a fashion model, instilled a passion for health in him. Today he trains multiple players for the New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, New York Giants along with Fortune 500 business executives in New York City. A freak athlete from head to toe, Devon is able to personally create and test workout programs to accelerate his clients' fitness progress. Devon will be leading the team run across the Brooklyn Bridge.
founder and ceo of slt
Amanda Freeman is the Founder and CEO at SLT (Strengthen Lengthen Tone). SLT has 25 locations in NY, NJ, CT, MA and PA and over 175 instructors and staff. She is also the Co-Founder of Stretch*d, a one-on-one assisted stretch space that poses the question "Why stretch yourself, when we can do it for you?" to all kinds of tight New Yorkers.
A graduate of Duke University and Harvard Business School, Amanda began her career as a market researcher, consultant and trendforcaster at The Intelligence Group and CAA (Creative Artists Agency). In 2007, Amanda co-founded Vital Juice, a health and wellness daily e-newsletter focused on delivering the latest in trends, research and tips in the areas of fitness, beauty, nutrition and wellness. Having amassed over 250,000 subscribers in top-tier cities and growing at an annual rate of 150% a year, Amanda sold her stake in the company to Tasting Table in 2012.
Amanda started SLT in 2011 because of a personal quest for a group fitness workout that got her the results she was seeking...long and lean muscle-tone. She started Stretch*d in 2018 because she observed the drastically different approach clients had to self-stretching (avoid) and one-on-one stretching with a trainer (more, more, more).
Amanda is also an angel investor with a particular focus on female founded businesses and health and wellness brands. Her investments include: Female Founders Fund, The Wing, Carbon 38, Wthn, Talent Hack, Alma, The Wonder and 305 Fitness.
Brooke Baldwin is a Peabody Award finalist who anchors the 2 - 4 p.m. edition of CNN Newsroom. She is also the creator and host of CNN's Digital series "American Woman" which focuses on the stories of trailblazing women who have broken barriers in their respective fields and are now helping other women do the same. Baldwin came to CNN in 2008.
In addition to holding down two hours in the studio, Baldwin is often sent into the field to the biggest breaking stories in the US and around the world. She played a key role in covering the historic 2016 Presidential election.
In September 2015, she hosted an historic town hall in Washington, DC with 40 people who have all been touched by gun violence, including Sandy Hook, Aurora and WDBJ-TV. That interview landed Baldwin and her team a Peabody Award finalist nomination. Baldwin was nominated for an Emmy for her coverage of the NYC chokehold death protests in 2014. In 2013, she reported live from the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards and then the same month traveled to Washington to cover President Obama's second Inauguration. In the spring, for three weeks, Baldwin anchored extensive special coverage on the Boston marathon bombings. Over the next few months, she returned to Boston to interview survivors and anchored a special live show from Fenway Park during the World Series. Baldwin has also anchored from the field amid tornado debris in Moore, Oklahoma and from Cleveland, covering the release of three women held in captivity for a decade. Baldwin also joined CNN's Jake Tapper for special coverage of the historic government shutdown from Capitol Hill.
In 2012, she reported live from Newtown, Connecticut in the days following the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting. She was tapped to co-anchor the network's global coverage of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with Piers Morgan in London. In addition, she covered the 2012 Presidential election, anchoring her show from the Republican National Convention and participating in the network's primetime coverage of the GOP primaries. Baldwin also anchored breaking news coverage of the Arab Spring, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the Benghazi attack, the death of Osama bin Laden, and the crisis in Syria.
veteran, author, former st. louis rams wr
Daniel Rodriguez played for Clemson University’s football team after surviving the war in Afghanistan and leaving the military. He earned a Purple Heart and bronze star for his bravery. Daniel was honored with the Discover Orange Bowl FWAA Courage Award, the 2014 Armed Forces Merit Award and the American Hero Award by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. He is a former player from the St. Louis Rams and the author of “Rise: A Soldier, a Dream, and a Promise Kept.”
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