9 episodes

Embrace the Animal is an attitude, the kind that champions growth through adversity by seeking the threshold of challenge in search of the highest self.

Embrace the Animal Joshua Valentine

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 6 Ratings

Embrace the Animal is an attitude, the kind that champions growth through adversity by seeking the threshold of challenge in search of the highest self.

    Embrace the Animal Episode 9 - Adirondack Ice Climbing with Gwen Forti

    Embrace the Animal Episode 9 - Adirondack Ice Climbing with Gwen Forti

    Entrepreneur, trad climber, and full-time single mom Gwen Forti prepares to make the jump from leading rock to leading ice. On the way up she shares her philosophy on the importance of grit, the value of failure, and how to balance the fine line between the responsibility of motherhood and the allure of risk.

    • 18 min
    Embrace the Animal Episode 8: Catskills Canyoneering with Jake St. Pierre

    Embrace the Animal Episode 8: Catskills Canyoneering with Jake St. Pierre

    Former cop and Himalayan Mountaineer Jake St. Pierre joins us to drop into the Devil's Kitchen, a steep and unstable waterfall canyon in the Catskill Mountains. Along the way, he share some of his many stories of surviving avalanches, saving lives, and the risk to reward nature of big mountain climbing.

    • 31 min
    Embrace the Animal Episode 7: Wilderness Parkour with Meiling "Meihem" Huang

    Embrace the Animal Episode 7: Wilderness Parkour with Meiling "Meihem" Huang

    In an attempt to begin exploring the upper limit of what modern athletes can achieve in practicing movement in a wilderness setting, American Ninja Warrior and parkour instructor Meiling Huang joins Embrace the Animal to turn Round Valley Reservoir into an outdoor obstacle course.

    • 16 min
    Embrace the Animal Episode 6: Bow Drill Fire with Eric Beck

    Embrace the Animal Episode 6: Bow Drill Fire with Eric Beck

    Entrepreneur, Strategy Coach, and fellow bushman Eric Beck travels from the dry altitude of his home in the Colorado Rockies to the sopping rain of the Northeast. When the rain subsides, we try our hand at beating the moisture by building a primitive friction fire using a bow drill. Along the way, we discuss how fire has impacted Eric's life, and how he uses his connection to primitive ways to empower entrepreneurs in our modern world.

    • 20 min
    Embrace the Animal Episode 5: Cold Weather Summit Run with Vic Ventura

    Embrace the Animal Episode 5: Cold Weather Summit Run with Vic Ventura

    As our cold exposure training builds, Vic Ventura and I test our ability to regulate our body temperature with controlled breathing by running to the summit of our local mountain almost completely exposed, wearing just Vibram Five Fingers and compression shorts. Along the way, we get some odd looks, a photo request, and a very affirming experience about the positive effects of cold training.

    • 8 min
    Embrace the Animal Episode 4: Cold Water Immersion Training with Dan Karl, Vic Ventura, and Gwen Forti

    Embrace the Animal Episode 4: Cold Water Immersion Training with Dan Karl, Vic Ventura, and Gwen Forti

    Team E.T.A. members Dan Karl, Vic Ventura, Gwen Forti, and myself head out into the winter wilderness of the Adirondack High Peaks, in search of the coldest water we can find. Our mission is to practice submerging ourselves in freezing water in a natural setting. It's a discipline that requires extreme focus, and when practiced in conjunction with controlled breathing exercises can unlock mental and physical benefits that once came naturally to our ancestors.

    • 11 min

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