155. Akin Akman, Coach & Co-Founder AARMY Hurdle

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Akin Akman may be a fitness coach, but he's really aiming to make an impact on your mind. The now-Chief Fitness Officer and co-founder at AARMY learned about the importance of movement and mindset from a young age. At 7, he was training to become one of the top players on the tennis court at IMG Academy. His coach, Nick Bollettieri, told him that he had the potential to be the best and go pro — until, he got injured. Devastated at first, Akman reflects on that #hurdlemoment today with gratitude because it put him on the path to where he is now.

In episode 155, Akin shares the details surrounding the first Spin class he ever taught in Miami, and how he ended up moving to New York and joining the team at Soul Cycle, selling out 30+ classes each week within minutes. He talks about how "Akin’s Army" came to be, and the challenges that came hand-in-hand with launching AARMY shortly before a global pandemic. Plus: His take on a champion’s mindset, how he defines purpose, and what he’s looking forward to in the year to come.

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@akiniko
@aarmy
@emilyabbate
@hurdlepodcast

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
140. Angela Manuel-Davis, Co-Founder AARMY

OFFERS
Athletic Greens | Head to AthleticGreens.com/hurdle to get a year’s receive the FREE D3/K2 wellness bundle with your first purchase.
Green Chef | Head to GreenChef.com/90hurdle to get $90 off your first month plus free shipping on your first box! Use code “90hurdle” at checkout.
Beam | Go to BeamTLC.com and use code "HURDLE" at checkout for 15 percent off.

CHECK OUT: HURDLE SESSIONS
All past Sessions are now available on the Hurdle website.
NEWLY LAUNCHED: Goal Setting Workshop

JOIN: THE *Secret* FACEBOOK GROUP

SIGN UP: Weekly Hurdle Newsletter

UPCOMING
Hurdle Book Club! We’ll be reading The Art of Gathering, and meeting on Zoom on April 21. To register, click here. Please only register if you're definitely going to show, as there is a capacity limit!

ASK ME A QUESTION: Leave me a voice message, ask me a question, and it could be featured in an upcoming episode!


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Akin Akman may be a fitness coach, but he's really aiming to make an impact on your mind. The now-Chief Fitness Officer and co-founder at AARMY learned about the importance of movement and mindset from a young age. At 7, he was training to become one of the top players on the tennis court at IMG Academy. His coach, Nick Bollettieri, told him that he had the potential to be the best and go pro — until, he got injured. Devastated at first, Akman reflects on that #hurdlemoment today with gratitude because it put him on the path to where he is now.

In episode 155, Akin shares the details surrounding the first Spin class he ever taught in Miami, and how he ended up moving to New York and joining the team at Soul Cycle, selling out 30+ classes each week within minutes. He talks about how "Akin’s Army" came to be, and the challenges that came hand-in-hand with launching AARMY shortly before a global pandemic. Plus: His take on a champion’s mindset, how he defines purpose, and what he’s looking forward to in the year to come.

SOCIAL
@akiniko
@aarmy
@emilyabbate
@hurdlepodcast

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
140. Angela Manuel-Davis, Co-Founder AARMY

OFFERS
Athletic Greens | Head to AthleticGreens.com/hurdle to get a year’s receive the FREE D3/K2 wellness bundle with your first purchase.
Green Chef | Head to GreenChef.com/90hurdle to get $90 off your first month plus free shipping on your first box! Use code “90hurdle” at checkout.
Beam | Go to BeamTLC.com and use code "HURDLE" at checkout for 15 percent off.

CHECK OUT: HURDLE SESSIONS
All past Sessions are now available on the Hurdle website.
NEWLY LAUNCHED: Goal Setting Workshop

JOIN: THE *Secret* FACEBOOK GROUP

SIGN UP: Weekly Hurdle Newsletter

UPCOMING
Hurdle Book Club! We’ll be reading The Art of Gathering, and meeting on Zoom on April 21. To register, click here. Please only register if you're definitely going to show, as there is a capacity limit!

ASK ME A QUESTION: Leave me a voice message, ask me a question, and it could be featured in an upcoming episode!


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Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message

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