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Join me, Emily Abbate, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for a good time. Hurdle is a wellness-focused podcast where I sit down with inspiring individuals to talk about everything from their big wins to how they’ve gotten through some of life’s toughest moments. On the show, you can expect vulnerability, motivation, and candid discussions with everyone from top athletes to aspiring entrepreneurs on what it really takes to follow your passions. My mission is simple: To inspire you to be your best self, move with intention — and have some fun along the way. Tell me: What's your #hurdlemoment?

Hurdle Emily Abbate

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Join me, Emily Abbate, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for a good time. Hurdle is a wellness-focused podcast where I sit down with inspiring individuals to talk about everything from their big wins to how they’ve gotten through some of life’s toughest moments. On the show, you can expect vulnerability, motivation, and candid discussions with everyone from top athletes to aspiring entrepreneurs on what it really takes to follow your passions. My mission is simple: To inspire you to be your best self, move with intention — and have some fun along the way. Tell me: What's your #hurdlemoment?

    #HURDLEMOMENT: CBD 101: An Expert Answers Your Frequently Asked Questions About CBD

    #HURDLEMOMENT: CBD 101: An Expert Answers Your Frequently Asked Questions About CBD

    An estimated 64 million Americans have tried CBD in the last 24 months. So, today I'm having an expert come in to answer your CBD-related questions, appropriate for the week of 4/20. Meet Max Poling, the Director of Innovation at Beam. We talk about what is CBD, what are the benefits, what happens when you use it topically versus ingest it, what some of the biggest CBD myths are, and how much a standard serving size is (+ more!).

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    Hurdle Book Club! We’ll be reading The Art of Gathering, and meeting on Zoom on April 21. To register, click here.

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    156. Renée Rouleau, Celebrity Esthetician & Skincare Expert

    156. Renée Rouleau, Celebrity Esthetician & Skincare Expert

    Renée Rouleau is a pink-haired warrior. You may recognize her name from an episode we did a few weeks back, answering your biggest skincare questions. I was really excited to record this with her as well because man, this woman has had her fair share of hurdles — personally and professionally — especially over the last few years. For episode 156, Renée explains how she got into the skincare industry and the challenges she conquered becoming a direct-to-consumer business and ultimately shifting her operations from Dallas to Austin. She explains why she decided to become an esthetician over a dermatologist, and how that decision has paid off. She also talks openly about the loss of her late husband Florian to cancer in 2018, who was the Chief Operating Officer at her company as well as her best friend and partner in life. She shares what life’s been like since then, and how she’s managed to move on and find happiness with her new normal. We also joke about Dr. Pimple Popper, she tells me why she's excited about Clubhouse, and explains the difference between blackheads and whiteheads. 

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    Renee’s Skincare Blog
    #HURDLEMOMENT: Your Biggest Skincare Questions Answered

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    Hurdle Book Club! We’ll be reading The Art of Gathering, and meeting on Zoom on April 21. To register, click here.

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    5-MINUTE FRIDAY: A Life-Changing Move (& A Lot Of Emotions)

    5-MINUTE FRIDAY: A Life-Changing Move (& A Lot Of Emotions)

    The last week was a lot. I finally found my next home, an apartment in Brooklyn after almost a month of looking and a hole lot of "maybe" options. Today for 5-MINUTE FRIDAY, I'm telling you a story about how much my new home means to me, and detailing what apartment hunting (and applying!) was like. 

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    CELEBRATE: Des Linden’s 50K World Record
    READ: “How to Create a Happier, Healthier Living Space During Springtime” from Shape
    SUPPORT: Birth Queen
    SNAG: Tops and Bras for 20 Percent Off at Athleta
    A follower brought this sale to my attention yesterday, which is notable because Athleta rarely goes on sale. Linking my three favorite tops and bras, here:
    Vapor Scoop Tank
    Conscious Crop (I wear this with skirts all spring and summer)
    Ultimate Bra
    WATCH: Before the Flood 

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    Hurdle Book Club! We’ll be reading The Art of Gathering, and meeting on Zoom on April 21. To register, click here.

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    #HURDLEMOMENT: Essential Financial Wellness Tips With 'The Budget Mom' Kumiko Love

    #HURDLEMOMENT: Essential Financial Wellness Tips With 'The Budget Mom' Kumiko Love

    Money can feel a little awkward to talk about sometimes. So, I'm calling in the reinforcements! Just because Tax Day got the scoot from April 15 to May 17 doesn't mean we can't start talking $ now. This week for #HURDLEMOMENT, I'm chatting with Kumiko Love, AFC, better known to her massive social media following as "The Budget Mom." Love talks me through her best-practice tips for better financial health, from tracking your spending and creating a budget to planning for retirement and maximizing your earning potential. TRUST ME, this is one episode you don't want to miss.  

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    UPCOMING
    Hurdle Book Club! We’ll be reading The Art of Gathering, and meeting on Zoom on April 21. To register, click here. 

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    155. Akin Akman, Coach & Co-Founder AARMY

    155. Akin Akman, Coach & Co-Founder AARMY

    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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    140. Angela Manuel-Davis, Co-Founder AARMY

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

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    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!

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    5-MINUTE FRIDAY: Are You 'Good' At Being Alone?

    5-MINUTE FRIDAY: Are You 'Good' At Being Alone?

    I was recording an episode yesterday with a friend who happens to be a well-known yoga instructor. She said something during our session that stuck with me. “You, out of almost anyone I know, are the best at being alone.” She expanded a little more on the subject. As she did, I felt tears well up behind my eyeballs. Tears that I fought back as I took a deep breath and continued on with our discussion. Once she was done with her thought, I thanked her for the compliment. Then I told her my truth (which I'm sharing with you in today's 5-MINUTE FRIDAY).

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    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
    32. Ryan Flaherty, Senior Director of Performance at Nike
    READ: “5 Women of Color Changing the Face of Therapy” from TODAY
    WATCH: WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn
    READ: “How to Reboot Your Brain After a Year of Stress” on Well+Good
    LISTEN: Trained: “Joelle D’Fontaine, Getting in Step — With Yourself”

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

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    UPCOMING
    Hurdle Book Club! We’ll be reading The Art of Gathering, and meeting on Zoom on April 21. To register, click here. 

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