April Zilg is a professional paddle boarder, whose journey went from living an unhealthy lifestyle to pursuing professional sport. In this episode April talks about being patient in your pursuit of success and not expecting overnight results, how to build a strong aerobic foundation – including her experience with aerobic deficiency syndrome, and the importance of journalling. We also speak on planning a family as a female athlete, pursuing passion over money, and much more.
Andrea Hopelain is the SVP of Global Brand management at EA Sports and brand innovator’s top 100 women to watch. Andrea shares how her soccer experience has helped her succeed in business, how she manages her energy and mental health while crushing it at work and at home, how the growth of F1 and women’s sports are impacting e-sports, her experience with things like imposter syndrome and being a woman in a male dominated industry, and much more.
Reina Iizuka is the first woman to play Canadian University football. In this episode we talk about growing up playing with the boys, her recruiting and college experience, being a woman in sports, her ACL recovery, transition to pro rugby, nutrition and more!
Sophia Jensen is an 8x world champion in canoe and 2024 Olympic hopeful for Team Canada. In this podcast we talk about body image as a female athlete, eating for performance, her training schedule and experience trying to qualify for Tokyo 2020(1) amidst all the lockdowns, how she manages her mental health on the road, and tips to stay motivated and keep pushing for your dreams.
Val Whiting is a former collegiate and professional basketball player. She played center for the Stanford Cardinal women’s basketball during her four years of pre-med study at Stanford and went on to be part of the ABL and then the WNBA during the early years of the league.