Episode 22. Kevin "K-Rod" Roddy

Episode 22. Kevin "K-Rod" Roddy

Kevin Roddy has been a mixed martial artist since 2005 with over 30 professional fights in the Feather Weight Division, Kevin has fought for Bellator,Strikeforce and M-1 Global. Born and raised at the Jersey Shore, Kevin hails from Bricktown, NJ and started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2002, as a Black Belt Kevin is the co-owner of Asbury Park Jiu-Jistu. The world of martial arts is filled with politics and if you train a one school it is highly frowned upon that you train at other schools. Kevin and his partner Ian Clark opened APJJ with an open door, no politics policy welcoming anyone and everyone to training at their school because when everybody does better everyone does better! In this episode we discuss coming up through the underground ranks of MMA fighting for ticket sales, cutting weight and what inspired opening a no politics school. I apologize in the delay of getting this episode out I had to clean up the sound before I posted this gem of an episode. Enjoy my friends.

you can follow Kevin on social media at
@whatsakrod Instagram
@asburyparkjiujitsu Instagram
asburyparkjj.com

Episode 21. Adam Schuknecht

Episode 21. Adam Schuknecht

"In fact I was better at being a contractor than I would have been a baristia or running a coffee shop." Meet Adam Schuknecht owner of City on a Hill Coffee & Espresso. After 12 years in law enforcement Adam had a calling to be back in the mountains, in 2013 he packed up a euro van in Iowa and headed to Colorado to find a forever home for him and his family. After a few weeks of exploring Adam discovered Leadville, called his wife and told her to start packing. Since then Adam has taken over the reigns at City on a Hill Coffee & Espresso and has been responsibe for bringing high quality coffee to the highest city in America. If you'd like to purchase the beans from Nicaraqua head over to https://cityonahillcoffee.com

Episode 20. Fritz Howard

Episode 20. Fritz Howard

Fritz Howard is the man behind the brand Melanzana. From humble beginings in 1994 living in a Teepee and a small shop off main street with a few sewing machines and a vision to create, Fritz founded Eggplant Mountain Gear. To his surprise in those first years people came in a bought his hand made products. Fast forward 24 years later and Melanzana has become one of the most popular brands for through hikers and mountain enthusiasts world wide.  

https://melanzana.com
Instagram @melanzana_leadville

Episode 19. Coree Woltering

Episode 19. Coree Woltering

How does a guy go from running the 400m/800m in college to finishing 25th at the Super Bowl of Ultra Running The Western States 100? Meet Coree Woltering he's a speedster from Ottawa, Illinois with a 2:26 marathon PR, he's also a 2 time qualifier at the 70.3 World Championships, he runs for Inov-8, Darn Tough Socks, Down to Run, Rabbit Clothing, Saftey Skin, Sword Performance, Vicia Energy Bars and Squirrels Nut Butter. In this episode we discuss moving up in distances, taking up triathlons, moving to the marathon then to ultra's, running WS100 and the benefits of racing in a speedo.
You can find more about Coree over at his blog https://coreewoltering.com and you can find in on social media @coreewoltering

Episode 18. Brody Longo

Episode 18. Brody Longo

Episode 18 of Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze w. Brody Longo owner of Slinging' Ink Tattoo in Pt Pleasant, New Jersey. Back in 1994 when I got my second tattoo, I walked into Slingin' Ink Tattoo terrified of the two hulking gentlemen at the front of the shop and as it turns out Brody was in the process of going through his apprenticeship. A year into tattooing Brody was met with the opportunity to take over Slingin' Ink. 24 years later and 1,000's of tattoo's Brody and his crew at Singin' Ink are still holding it down on Arnold Ave. In Point Pleasant Beach. In this episode we discuss geting into tattooing, what it's like being and apprentice, being a business owner, what makes a good tattoo v. a bad one and of course we get into a little fitness/crossfit talk. Enjoy my friends!!!!

https://www.slingininktattoo.com

Instagram @ brody13 & @slingininktattoo

 

Episode 17. Jason Jeffirs

Episode 17. Jason Jeffirs

I met Jeffirs in the fall of 2016 at the lululemon Elevation Run Camp, where we ran to the highest points of Alabama, Georgia, & North Carolina. We instantly connected through Ultra's, tattoos, beards and trucker hats. He's a super rad dude livin' that ultra life on the trails and the river, down in the Bayous of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He's a Veteran and currently the manager of Fresh Junkie. Check him out on Instagram @ runnyink

Episode 16. Marty Owens

Episode 16. Marty Owens

Marty and I go way back to our days as counslers at the Running Works Cross Country Camp. As it turns out Marty and I have more in common than coaching and racing as masters athletes, we both deal with depression from time to time. After 15 years at the helm of the Susquehanna University Men's and Women's Cross Country and Track & Field teams Marty decided to step away and take some time to work on himself. In this episode we discuss coaching, life, self improvement and what's in store for the future. Marty has his own Triathlon coaching business (http://triduath40.wixsite.com/triitcoachingservice) and has been very open on his blog discussing dealing with dipression (https://tiredofracingslow-needmotivation.blogspot.com/?m=1)

Episode 15.  Dylan Capwel & Allie Wilson

Episode 15. Dylan Capwel & Allie Wilson

Heading into this week's NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships I had the opportunity to chat with Monmouth University's 800m standouts Dylan Capwell and Allie Wilson. For Dylan this will be his 6th trip to the Big Dance and for Allie it will be her first trip to Eugene with one more year of elegibity remaining in her collegiate carreer. The NCAA's kick off on Tuesday in Eugene best of luck to Allie, Dylan, Coach Tarello and Coach Joe! #FlyHawksFly

Episode 14. Joe Compagni

Episode 14. Joe Compagni

Joe Compagni is the Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach at Monmouth University. Over the last 23 years Joe's teams have one 52 conference title in the NEC & MAAC conferences. Monmouth has won 19 conference titles, 1 ECAC Championship and 1 IC4A Championship in the last five years. Joe has coached 218 men's and women's individual track titles in NEC competition, 259 All-East honorees at the IC4A/ECAC Championships, and 104 NCAA East Regional Track and Field Championship Qualifiers, 88 MAAC individual champions, while seven athletes have earned a total of nine All-American citations. For this Joe has won NEC, MAAC, and NCAA Regional Coach of the Year 53 times. Compagni also been honored as a USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year seven times. He's had a tremendous impact on my running and coaching over the years and I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to catch up with Joe before he heads down to Florida next week for the NCAA East Regioanl Championships.

Episode 13. Brock Stoltz

Episode 13. Brock Stoltz

Brock Stoltz is the owner of BA Athletics Inc. based in Lancaster, PA. Brock is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to sports performance and health and wellness. As an athlete Brock is a life long wrestler, BJJ prationer and as I come to find out a golfer as well. We talk being a business owner, coaching, training, education, and even dive into a little about life philosophy as aging athletes. Enjoy!

InterWebs: http://baathleticsinc.com
Twitter @ baathleticsinc
Facebook: BaAthletics
Instagram: baathleticsinc

Episode 12. Steph Winsor

Episode 12. Steph Winsor

Bringing you some feminine energy in this episode of Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze! Step is an amazing Yogi based in NYC as she works on her masters at the Sprituality Mind Body Institute at Teacher College, Columbia University. I recenlty attended one of Steph's workshops in Denver on Yoga for Anxiety & Stress Reduction and it was an amazing experience that allowed me clear some of the stress and gave me some new tools help with the day to day noise that rumbles between my ears. I apologize for some of the sound issues early on but we got through it and I hope you do as well. Enjoy!!

Episode 11. Chris Tarello

Episode 11. Chris Tarello

Had the opportunity to chat with my brother from another mother, Monmouth University Middle Distance Coach Chris Tarello. Chris and I met way back in the day when he was an athlete running for Rider University and was running for Monmouth University. Chris has been turning heads at MU since his arrival 10 years ago and his passion and intensity is second to none and it shows in his athletes on and off the track. In this episode we discuss life, coaching, recurting, and getting athletes to buy in and believe in the proces

Episode 10. Mike Delatorre

Episode 10. Mike Delatorre

When I think of the people that have made a huge impact on my coaching in the strength and conditioning world Mike "D" is at the top of the list. If it weren't for Mike and his coaching my Crossfit Journey might not have ever happened. I met Mike in the fall of 2010 and his passion and drive was so infectious that I was willing to drive 90 minutes to train with him and learn from him. LIke I said if it wasn't for MIke I may never have set of on this journey that has taken me all over the country. Enjoy!!!

Episode 9. Damon George

Episode 9. Damon George

Damon George is the North American Sales Director for Upper Cut Deluxe https://www.uppercutdeluxe.com/us/ based out of Oceanside, California. Damon's the big brother I never had and truly lives the "be all in" lifestyle. He was an intergal part in me fullfilling my maifest destiny and leaving the comforts of everything I ever knew at the Jersey Shore to set off on this journey that is still ever evolving. In this eposide we discuss Damon's own manifest destiny journey of growing up in Florida, moving to California, the ups and downs of business in the surf and skate industry, being a father and staying healthy mentally and physically along the way. He's a rad human and I hope you appreciate this converastion as much as I did. No matter where I am in the world I know and can pick up the phone and connect with Damon as if we were back in OSide in 2011 standing on the patio gazing at the starts contemplating life, it's meaning and all that it has to offer.

Instagram @Rocco123

Episode 8. Billy "B-Ray" Perkins

Episode 8. Billy "B-Ray" Perkins

Kids get yourself a pad and pen for this one, because were going deep on this installment of Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze. Meet Billy Perkins he's a lifestyle and movement coach based in San Diego, California. When we met at the end of 2010 we were both for a lack of better term endurance meatheads. Since then we've both gone down our own spritual paths in a quest to find the meaning of life. In this episode we discuss depression, what defines us as humans, working with plant medicines, and the journey of Billy writing his book. To date this is the longest episode I've recorded and we could have kept going. I am truly grateful for this conversation with Billy. I hope you all appreciate it as much as I do.  

You can find Billy's writting @https://billyperkins.blog and on Instagram @billybrain

Here's a sample of Billy's writting that really resoniated with my own life
CONTAINED
Most days, at least lately, I sit in solitude justifying my existence in her life.
Each day grows increasingly harder to justify than the last.
I don’t always feel worthy – of her. Of the life we share.
I’d like to be something more than what I experience myself to be, do something extraordinary. Make more money. Overcome the sadness of reality.
Maybe I will do these things.
I worry I won’t. I worry its too late for me.
I worry she’s contained by an illusion of maybe.
I share this with her. She listens. When I am done, she points out how we are all contained within an illusion of maybe.
It sounds different when she says it. As it rolls off of her tongue, maybe sounds like hope.

Episode 7. Evan Berti

Episode 7. Evan Berti

In a world of ease and instant gratification this kid gets it. At 23 Evan Berti realized he needed to be challenged he needed to suffer. Enter the H.U.R.T 100 miler one of the hardest ultra marathons in the world! https://ultrarunning.com/featured/dealing-with-a-dnf/ 
Things didn't go as Evan hoped in Hawaii but he was determined to get a buckle and later that year he finished the Javelina Jundred https://ultrarunning.com/featured/javelina-jundred-slingshots-23-year-olds-life-into-overdrive/ along the way he even completed an Ironman and ran a marathon in a suit. Enjoy my conversation with fellow Jersey Shore native!!!

Instagram & Twitter @EvanBerti

Episode 6. Mike "Mal" Malinconico

Episode 6. Mike "Mal" Malinconico

In anticipation of this weekend NCAA Division 1 National Championships I bring you Mike "Mal" Malinconico. Mike's a Jersey guy living in Austin, TX working for FloWrestling. We met Mike back in 2007 on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City when he was the wrestling coach at Middlesex CC and the owner Rhino Wrestling Club. Mike has coached countless state and National Champions at all levels and his approach to coaching wrestling was like nothing I had ever seen before. NowMike's living the wrestling dream traveling the country providing content for FloWrestling.  

https://www.flowrestling.org/articles/6054527-behind-the-dirt-binge-watch
Twitter @_MikeMal_
Instagram @mikemalinconico

Episode 5. Craig Segal

Episode 5. Craig Segal

Friends meet Craig Segal, he is an enterpreneur, a business owner and a social media juggernaut. Craig's been the head honcho over at Runner's High Freehold in Monmouth County, New Jersey for the last six years. I met Craig when he was a young lad tearing up the high school scene winning State Titles representing the Holmdel Hornets. We stayed in contact while he wasa student-athete at Villanova University running for the Legendary Marcus O'Sullivan. We connected when I was coaching at Monmouth University and Craig was woking on his masters, finishing up his remaining year of eligibility. Post collegiately we worked together for several years and I'm proud to say I guided him to a 2:25:09 marathon. Through those years we had countless conversation about the sturggles in finding happiness working for someone else, punching a clock and sitting at a desk for hours on end. In the winter of 2012 Craig decided to he was going to take the leap of faith and go out on his own. It hasn't always been easy but six years later and Runner's High Freehold has become the primer speciality running shop at the Jersey Shore. This is Craig's Journey.

http://www.runnershighnj.com
https://www.facebook.com/RunnersHighNJ
https://www.instagram.com/runnershighnj/
https://twitter.com/RunnersHighNJ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5f246IW2W0&list=PLC68C5AC31C84379C

Episode 4. David Gamburd

Episode 4. David Gamburd

Meet David Gamburd, he is the Vice President of Global Sales for Alta Andina an apparel and lifestyle brand committed to conserving the environment, traditions and heritage of the Andean Indigenious people. When I met David he was living in Denver working for Solar City and although he was successful David felt complacent and wanted more. David and his fiance sold everything (including his DJ equiptment), gave up their apartment and hit the road. From Denver to Southeast Asia to Ecuador this is David's Journey. In this episode David discusses his work with Alyce Blum (https://www.alyceblum.com) and how impactful she was in helping him with his vision and starting his journey and his meditation work with our good friend Step Winsor to help deal with depression, stress and anxiety (https://blissology.com/teacher-feature-steph-winsor/) . In addition to all these awesome things in he's free time David has been know to mix a set or two hear and there, check out David's mixes on MixCloud https://www.mixcloud.com/The_BigBird/

Episode 3. Stong Mind w. Steve Vitti

Episode 3. Stong Mind w. Steve Vitti

What can I say about Steve Vitti, He's had a huge impact on my mindset. There are things that Uncle Steve has said to me that have stuck with me for years and I use on a regular basis. If you've ever heard me say "better than most" or a "vibe is a vibe is a vibe" it's from this guy right here. Here's a little coffee for you soul.