What happens when you're unwilling to settle for anything less than your crazy ideas? You make them your reality. Without Compromise showcases extraordinary people whose dedication to a healthy, active, and productive lifestyle has driven their personal success and positively impacted those around them. A podcast produced by Athletic Brewing Company - Beer brewed without compromise.
Find out more about our award-winning non-alcoholic beer at athleticbrewing.com.
Hosted by Mason Gravley
Alex Dyson: Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker & Athletic Brewing Ambassador
Alex “Armadillo” Dyson is here to give us his halfway point update from the Appalachian Trail. His original plan was to leave much earlier in the spring, but I think we all understand why that wasn’t as doable in 2020.
He’s joining us near Harpers Ferry, which is recognized as the symbolic halfway point of the trail. He actually called us from a mountaintop after a long day on the trail. You’ll hear the wind, birds, and even a train in the background during the call. Talk about a mid-adventure interview!
Follow Alex for the rest of his journey on Instagram. He posts some incredible shots!
Follow Alex on Instagram: @mediocremountaineer
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Ambassador Stories: Biggest Achievements
As we all know, this year hasn’t gone to plan, and when plans fall apart we have a choice in how we want to view it. Will it be an obstacle that keeps us from achieving our goals or an unforeseen path, maybe even a shortcut, that perplexingly leads to them?
Today’s episode features a handful of stories from Athletic Brewing Ambassadors who have decided to take the changes 2020 has thrown their way and turn them into dynamic and powerful stories within their journey.
We hope you enjoy and find inspiration to keep moving forward and to always strive to #DoMoreWithLess.
Find out more about our ambassador program and our award-winning non-alcoholic craft beers at AthleticBrewing.com
Ryan Kempson: Endurance Athlete
Growing up in the woods of Vermont, Ryan felt very comfortable with a lack of “rules” as he and his brother, Matthew, explored the forests, played in the mud, and generally lived free-range.
Ryan’s athletic pursuits eventually led him to the basketball court where he would spend his high school and college years excelling in the sport at a high level. The combination of being comfortable outdoors and the agility that basketball demands led Ryan to excel in the up and coming sport of obstacle course racing and even growing into being a professional in the sport.
Like many professional athletes, Ryan has faced near career-ending injuries, adjustments in focus, and changes in passions. He has since returned his focus to the outdoors and recently accomplished the fastest-known-time of climbing all five of Vermont's 4,000 ft peaks and connecting them by bike!
No matter what sport Ryan decides to focus on, it’s clear that he lives a life Without Compromise and continues to share what he knows with his students and mentees.
To find out more about Ryan:
Without Compromise video series on YouTube.
Michael Shipp: Community Builder
What many of us have learned in 2020 is that community is crucial to our survival and our success. Some of us crave it because we need it, some of us strive for it because it fills us up. For Mike, community is what he thrives on and what he continually builds towards because he’s seen the value of it in his own life and what combining community and athletics can do for everyone.
Find out more about Perfect Timing Multisport and how you can be involved in what Mike is building by clicking on the link.
Mike's Instagram: @shipphappens215
Julie Engler: Athletic Brewing Ambassador & Coast-to-Coast Rider
Today we’re doing another update from our ongoing coast-to-coast bike relay from our Connecticut to our San Diego brewery.
Athletic Ambassador, Julie Engler, joined the ride for our Wyoming portion. The route she’s riding is much different than the one she trained for. Find out what it has been like for her to learn to let go of plans and take on adventures, wherever they might lead.
You can find out more about our cross-country journey here.
You can find out more about and donate to Julie’s fundraising efforts for Wyoming Pathways here.
Bonus Episode: Continuing Without Compromise
We have had a ton of wonderful experiences on this Coast to Coast adventure, but it hasn't been all fun and games.
In the middle of the journey, we had an incident that has caused us to rework our trip to make it safer and more beneficial for everyone involved.
Listen in to hear what happened and what we're doing about it!
A blog version of the story here.
Find out more about Athletic Brewing here.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Amazing and inspiring podcast
This podcast is so inspiring! As someone who recently took a step back from booze, Athletic Brewing has saved me! The beer is delicious and I don’t feel like I’m missing out. A healthy lifestyle is important to me, so I love these interviews with other people who believe fitness and wellness go together. The host is very engaging too.
I’m always looking for new podcasts. I’m drawn to interview style podcasts where I can hear stories that inspire me to do more and to do better. As an Athletic Brewing fan, I love learning about other people who pair wellness with their fitness goals. And the host is super engaging!
It’s real and motivating.
This is a great podcast! The authenticity of the guests is real and relatable. This has rekindled my training and efforts and jump started other endeavours of mine!