AOF:181 Daniel Hayes Boxer, actor, athlete.

Our guest played college basketball and modeled as a young athlete for some of the biggest brands in the world.  An invite to a boxing gym, that he actually hated, spurned the athlete he is now.

We talk a lot about how to control and regulate emotion and adrenaline in sport from visualization to practicing the mental game.  He gives a great plank challenge for anyone to try out too.

Tons of energy, tons of passion.

 

Official Bio:

Daniel Hayes is a top ranked middleweight boxing prospect and Trinidad & Tobago’s boxing ambassador.

 

Growing up Daniel played a wide variety of sports ranging from Soccer, Basketball, Football, Track and Field, Baseball and Swimming. At just 8 years old he started playing basketball and continued playing throughout college. At 16 he was already a certified lifeguard and a highly recruited athlete in multiple sports. In his senior year of high school he was recruited to play basketball for several NCAA Division 1 and 2 schools.
Hayes however decided to attend Thompson Rivers University where he and his childhood best friend were offered athletic scholarships. College proved to be quite a defining time for Hayes. He started as a Kinesiology major but after just one single acting course, he discovered his love and passion for acting and switched his major to Theatre.

Hayes was no stranger to the camera; he had been a published print model since the age of 17. It wasn’t long after his revelation that the acting gigs began pouring in. Hayes landed his first commercial with And1, which was quickly followed by a well-known television ad with Nike.
Eagerly seeking to develop his craft, Hayes began studying at The Second City and Groundlings, schools who boast of alumni including Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell, Seth Rogan and Steve Carell. Hayes added to his training by studying at The Ivana Chubbuck Studio that has trained Hollywood’s elite such as Halle Berry, Brad Pitt, Terence Howard and more. Currently on his World Championship journey, Hayes fights out of the world famous Wild Card Boxing Club, home to superstar world champions Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto.

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AOF:180 Jim Walmsley “Off days are contagious.”

To be able to listen to someone at the top of their respective sport give advice as to what is helping them succeed and to be able to apply it to anyone at any level is what the Athlete On Fire show is all about.

We have done this very well on today’s show. Whether it’s a mental or physical concept, every athlete will be able to take away something interesting to apply to themselves.

On The Show

  • How does he approach running the Grand Canyon?
  • Why did he finish the race after taking a wrong turn at mile 92?
  • What drives him?
  • What is his race strategy coming from high altitude?
  • What mental tricks does he use when competing?
  • His thoughts on days off.
  • Why he is learning French

Links to learn more about Jim

  • His awesome Instagram account
  • A recent Runner’s World article about him
  • About the Western States wrong turn we talk about
  • His Strava Feed.

Enjoy the show!

Jim doing what he does best.

There may be no walking but there sure is ballet in the Grand Canyon!

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Why would you run THAT far?

Maybe you have thought about doing something that just seemed insane, or epic, or scary, or just like the adventure you need.  We all have.  It may be starting a business or traveling somewhere exotic or, it may be running a really really long distance, just to feel the pain a little bit.

Or for these reasons:

  • I want to hurt
  • I want to remember
  • I want to push myself.

If you can relate, you might like this most recent episode from the podcast.

 

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AOF:178 How his passion for gymnastics is helping athletes of many different sports.

Today’s guest is a passionate gymnast and he has a story to tell about how his passion brought him back to the sport he loves after some down years. He also talks about the tenets the sport teaches that are good for just about any athlete.  Our first gymnast for the Athlete On Fire show!

 

 

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Zac Cromwell – Gratitude is everything

Zac Cromwell has quietly gone about his journey in endurance, making many friends along the way. Harnessing his love and skills in rock climbing towards that of endurance events, he understands what it means to keep going.

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Jon Townsend – Running is a reward, not a punishment.

Jon is a long-serving writer for These Football Times and the Original Coach and is the author of the upcoming book “It’s Just a Ball: Exploring the Complexities of a Simple Game”.

 

Jon, a supporter of Liverpool Football Club and AFC Ajax, is based in the U.S. and is involved in promoting grassroots football and specializes in player development writing and coaching. He is the co-founder of Year Zero Soccer, a non-profit grassroots football organization that is partnered with TFT.

 

His work has been featured on the Guardian Sport Network, Inside Soccer, NSCAA Soccer Journal, White Lines Magazine, and Spartan Magazine.

 

Cookie of Team SISU caught up with him recently a they draw the parallels between running, football (soccer), training and what athletic ability and training means in modern times.

 

Listen

Twitter: @jon_townsend3

http://www.farpostfooty.com

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AOF:177 Ever dream of living in the mountains?

Living in the mountains.   

 

The thought of this is what has forced people from every inch of the globe to pack up and find their home in their dream place.  But, once they got there the work dried out and they reluctantly moved back to where they could make a living.

 

Aryn Schlicting has a solution for all of you dreamers out there.  Be a pro.  Start your career or continue it in the mountains and use her website to do it!

On the show:

  • What was her journey to living in the mountains of Colorado
  • How did life change before and after having a family in the mts
  • What is a perfect day, including work, in Vail, Colorado
  • What is her site, Mountain Careers all about?

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Nick Waddell has a lengthy and impressive background in the military. For fun, he crawls through sand and mud, hikes long distances and carries heavy things for no apparent reason. Nick is an endurance athlete.

But what makes him tick and why would someone want to do these kinds of things when they don’t need to?

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AOF:176 Three unique workouts, coincidence, and the magic in numbers.

On the show:

  • Three unique workouts to give you some variety early in the year.  Be sure to scroll down to check them out!
  • The launch of Becoming Ultra Season 4.
  • The coincidence of numbers, especially 62.
  • What Roger Maris, the golf majors, and the Green Packers have in common.
  • A new podcast and curriculum for fitness professionals.
  • A simple challenge for the new year, forever.

 

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AOF:175 Laura Messner on the key to happiness, OCR myths, and a fitness test you can try today.

This OCR athlete wants to star in the theatre.  Huh?

 

Yep, and like many endurance athletes she got hooked just by trying it out like the rest of us.

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