134 episodes

Weekly doses inspiration from badass humans who got through tough times, leaning into wellness as an outlet. From top CEOs to average Joes, Hurdle brings you their stories, the lessons they learned, and hopefully gives you the push you need to live a healthier, happier, more motivated life.

Hurdle Emily Abbate

    • Health & Fitness

Weekly doses inspiration from badass humans who got through tough times, leaning into wellness as an outlet. From top CEOs to average Joes, Hurdle brings you their stories, the lessons they learned, and hopefully gives you the push you need to live a healthier, happier, more motivated life.

    #HURDLEMOMENT: 5 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Buying Running Shoes

    #HURDLEMOMENT: 5 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Buying Running Shoes

    Ask and you will receive. “What sneakers should I buy?” is one of the most popular questions I get over email or in my DMs. Fun fact: There is no Goldilocks running sneaker that every single person should get, ASAP. However, there are a slew of popular mistakes that many consumers make when purchasing their next pair. I dive into what you need to know about purchasing your best pick, from sizing tips to science-backed suggestions. Plus: I reveal some of the go-to styles that I wear on the regular.

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    • 15 min
    91. Amanda Chantal Bacon, Founder Moon Juice

    91. Amanda Chantal Bacon, Founder Moon Juice

    Ashwagandha. Rehmannia. Maca. Pearl Extract. Try to say some of the ingredients on a Moon Juice label, and you may wonder if you’re speaking a foreign language. But in her 20s, the frequently used adaptogens were part of the all-natural puzzle that helped to heal Amanda Chantal Bacon of an autoimmune condition — inspiring her to create the cult-favorite brand. What started as a stand-alone fresh pressed juice bar in Venice back in 2011 is now a global holistic company, selling everything from medicinal mushroom, herb, and mineral dusts to skin care essentials everywhere from Sephora to Nordstrom.

    In episode 91, Amanda talks to me about what caused her to stop eating gluten at age 5 and what life was like during her teenage years as a New Yorker, traveling abroad to Italy, and culinary school in Vermont. She also tells me about the  situation surrounding that first Los Angeles shop, and the science that stands behind the products she’s selling that helps her shut out the non-believers. To anyone that’s ever had a gut feeling about doing something because it just feels right, this episode is for you.

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    #HURDLEMOMENT: Repeat After Me, 'I Am Enough'

    #HURDLEMOMENT: Repeat After Me, 'I Am Enough'

    I am valuable. I am important. Today, we’re practicing affirmations and working through a few exercises that reinforce your sense of self-worth. This week’s #hurdlemoment hinges on a quote that I read not all that long ago: “Don’t beg people to sit at the table with you.” Plain and simple: We all deserve to feel worthy, and today I’m chatting about how to better invest your time in the scenarios and individuals that build you up. Because once you own your worth, you're ready to vibrate at a higher frequency.

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    • 10 min
    90. Latoya Shauntay Snell, Runner & Body Positivity Advocate

    90. Latoya Shauntay Snell, Runner & Body Positivity Advocate

    Season two, episode one! Latoya Shauntay Snell calls herself a “recovering self defeatist.” Today, she’s thriving as a freelance chef, sponsored athlete, and writer. In episode 90, the Brooklyn native tells me about how she found a life drenched in sweat, leaving behind her days as an alcoholic in favor of running. We also chat about what it was like when she became viral sensation after speaking out against hecklers at the 2017 New York City Marathon, running through the emotional pain of multiple miscarriages, and how she handles unwelcome criticism that comes with being such a public person.

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    • 49 min
    #HURDLEMOMENT: 8 Life-Changing Lessons I Learned From Two Years of Hurdle

    #HURDLEMOMENT: 8 Life-Changing Lessons I Learned From Two Years of Hurdle

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HURDLE! Two years ago, Hurdle hit iTunes. In this combo anniversary/new year's episode, I’m giddily recapping eight of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned from the past 365 days behind the microphone, including some gems from fan-favorites including Joe Holder, Dorothy Beal, Tia-Claire Toomey, and more. A huge, huge thank you to all of the listeners, guests, and everyone else who helped to make my second year as a podcaster one for the charts (literally). 

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    • 14 min
    89. Robin Arzón, Peloton's VP Fitness Programming & Head Instructor

    89. Robin Arzón, Peloton's VP Fitness Programming & Head Instructor

    Take a quick peak at Robin Arzon’s Instagram, @robinnyc. It’s hard to imagine a time when activity wasn’t a part of her everyday life. After a near-death experience at age 20 when Arzon was held hostage at gunpoint in New York City’s East Village, she leaned into movement and running for the first time to help her process the trauma. Soon enough, the then-lawyer turned away from her conventional 9-to-5 with hopes to turn her passion for sweat into her career. That’s when she found Peloton. 

    Today, she’s the brand’s Vice President of Fitness Programing and Head Instructor, also author of the 2016 book Shut Up and Run, and a 26-time marathoner. In this repost of episode 28, the Adidas global brand ambassador gets honest about how tough times have shaped her perspective and helped her home in on her inner swagger. She also offers essential, actionable advice for runners of all levels on race day best practices and tips on how to take their stride to a whole new level.

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    @onepeloton
    @hurdlepodcast
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

Jenna Zae ,

Unlikely Fan

I am far from “athletic” anymore but I found this podcast on my search for someone to speak health education and encouragement into my mind while I was working every weekend. I am about to hit (what I expect to be) the best year of my life yet! I will be turning 30, graduating from nursing school, becoming financially stable, raising a brilliant kid, finishing my first book, and ...HOPEFULLY getting into a body that matches my mind. I’ve been rebuilding a life for me and my daughter since I was 25 and I’ve come a LONG way. Lots of intentional personal growth and development and healing and strengthening have gone down for me in these last 5 years, but it’s time for the physical health to get some attention too. When I found your podcast it clicked into place in my life like the right puzzle piece. I’ve recently taken steps (because of you) to invest some time and money into beginning a healthier lifestyle. I’ve conquered hurdles of healing, forgiveness, negative mindset, strengthening, empowerment, and education. The hurdle I face down now is my physical health... which I might just tackle with running. 😏 Never have I ever been a runner. But listening to Hurdle has lit a fire within that I’m curious about. I guess I’m blabbing.
Just meant to say thank you.
Keep hurdling. We need you. 🖤

arielleLDN ,

Getting stale

This podcast started out strong, but nowadays the host finds a way to steer every conversation away from the guests and back to her. We’ve heard whole episodes about her weight loss story and high school/college insecurities. We don’t need to keep hearing the same anecdotes in every interview, especially when interjecting guests with their own interesting stories.

BriShu73 ,

Extremely worthwhile podcast!

A very rare combination of inspiration and vulnerability. Emanating confidence, asking excellent questions, exuding integrity. Thanks Emily!

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