135: “I want to be remembered as the person who was always in your corner.” - My interview with Founder of PosiFITly Fun Babes and former D1 gymnast, Morgan Sparacio

November 7, 2018
In the 135th episode of Keep Moving Forward I interview Founder of PosiFITly Fun Babes and former D1 gymnast, Morgan Sparacio.
“I want to be remembered as the person who was always in your corner.” Dedicating her life to making others lives better through fitness, Morgan Sparacio is without a doubt that person who is and always will be in your corner. Using her lifetime of gymnastics training to help guide her, Morgan knows what it takes, both mentally and physically, to succeed in your goals. So, she created her own fitness platform, PosiFITly Fun Babes to achieve just that.
I am so grateful that she took the time to share her story with us today, and I hope you all enjoy my interview with Morgan Sparacio.
To learn more about Morgan follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
To stay up to date on all things KMF, head on over to my website, http://keepmovingforward.us/, and subscribe to my newsletter. I’ll send you the latest updates and resources to help you continuously move forward.
Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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134: “Be someone who wasn’t afraid to tell his story.” - My interview Host of The Untold 98 Percent Podcast, Matt Mounier

October 31, 2018
In the 134th episode of Keep Moving Forward I interview Mortgage Broker and Host of The Untold 98 Percent Podcast, Matt Mounier.
 
“Be someone who wasn’t afraid to tell his story.” One of the most challenging pieces of any transitional life period is allowing yourself to properly grieve. As athletes, it is easy to simply keep pressing onward, setting our sights on the next goal, the next accomplishment. But Matt Mounier realized he needed to allow himself to be sad about his basketball career coming to an end before he could truly move on and be successful in the next phase of his life. As he journaled about the struggles he faced in “the real world” he came to realize that he was not the only former athlete who experienced these difficulties. So, he began sharing his story so he could help others in that same stage of life.
 
I am honored to have found yet another incredible individual who is so honed in on the mission of continuously moving forward, and I am very excited to help share his story with you guys. I hope you enjoy my interview with Matt Mounier.
 
To learn more about Matt, subscribe to his podcast on iTunes and follow him on Facebook and Instagram.
 
To stay up to date on all things KMF, head on over to my website, http://keepmovingforward.us/, and subscribe to my newsletter. I’ll send you the latest updates and resources to help you continuously move forward.
 
Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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133: “I went to the place where I knew I could get better.” - My interview with US Judo Olympian and entrepreneur, Mike Swain

October 24, 2018
In the 133rd episode of Keep Moving Forward, I interview US Judo Olympian and entrepreneur, Mike Swain.
 
“I went to the place where I knew I could get better.” Doing whatever it takes to reach the next level is just part of Mike Swain’s DNA. Recognizing what he needed to do to get better, Mike would simply dive headfirst into that exact challenge. From Judo champion to Team USA coach, to entrepreneur, Mike continuously goes wherever he needs to reach the next level. Taking on every new challenge, facing head on any obstacle...he will not be stopped.
 
I learned so much from him and I hope you are all as inspired as I am with the story of Mike Swain.
 
To learn more about Mike, visit http://www.mikeswainjudo.com/ and follow him on Facebook.
 
To stay up to date on all things KMF, head on over to my website, http://keepmovingforward.us/, and subscribe to my newsletter. I’ll send you the latest updates and resources to help you continuously move forward.
 
Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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132: “I want to live a life that does not reflect myself.” My interview with Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, and Co-Founder at FTF Warrior, Lisa Vande Vegte

October 17, 2018
In the 132nd episode of Keep Moving Forward, I interview Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, and Co-Founder at FTF Warrior, Lisa Vande Vegte.
 
“I want to live a life that does not reflect myself.” Being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease as a teen changed Lisa’s perspective on life and gave fitness a whole new meaning. It no longer was just about competing, it was about living a life where she did not have to depend upon medication to feel good. Together, her and her husband Matt run the FTF Warrior platform to help those with auto-immune diseases live life to the fullest.
 
I hope you all enjoy my interview with Lisa Vande Vegte.
 
To learn more about Lisa, visit https://www.ftfwarrior.com and follow FTF on Facebook and Instagram. To hear Matt’s interview, tune in to episode 131 to learn more about the Vande Vegte’s journey. To stay up to date on all things KMF, head on over to my website, http://keepmovingforward.us/, and subscribe to my newsletter. I’ll send you the latest updates and resources to help you continuously move forward.
 
Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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131: “I want to help other people who otherwise might not have been able to be helped.” - My interview with founder of FTF Warrior, Matt Vande Vegte

October 10, 2018
In the 131st episode of Keep Moving Forward, I interview creator of FTF Warrior, Matt Vande Vegte.
 
“I want to help other people who otherwise might not have been able to be helped.” Being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at a young age never stopped Matt Vande Vegte from being the best him he could be. From collegiate athlete, to model, to entrepreneur, Matt’s journey to help and his heart for diabetics has brought him on the path he is on today with his brand FTF Warrior. I hope you all enjoy my discussion with Matt Vande Vegte.
 
To learn more about Matt and FTF Warrior, visit https://www.ftfwarrior.com/ and follow along on Facebook and Instagram. Furthermore, tune in to next week’s episode to hear Lisa Vande Vegte’s story as she’s gone through her own athletic journey that lead her to FTF Warrior.
 
To stay up to date on all things KMF, head on over to my website, http://keepmovingforward.us/, and subscribe to my newsletter. I’ll send you the latest updates and resources to help you continuously move forward.
 
Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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130: “I want to be remembered as someone who served athletes in whatever part of their journey they are in.” - My interview with creator of the Her Sports Story Blog Bethany Crouch

October 3, 2018
In the 130th episode of Keep Moving Forward I interview creator of the Her Sports Story Blog, and Former D1 Gymnast, Bethany Crouch.
 
“I want to be remembered as someone who served athletes in whatever part of their journey they are in.” Bethany Crouch has dedicated her life to the betterment of the student athlete; and as the Student Athlete Development and Academic Success Coordinator at her Alma Mater, she does just that every single day. Wanting to expand her reach and use her own expertise as a former collegiate athlete to help students outside of her direct scope in Sacramento, Bethany created Her Sports Story, to help all the former athletes, just like her, to make a successful transition out of the sporting world and into “the real world.” If that sounds familiar, it is probably because you’ve heard me say it about a million times with regards to the mission of Keep Moving Forward. I am so grateful for the chance to connect with Bethany and share the story of a young woman who’s mission in life is aligned with my own. I hope you all are as encouraged as I am by the journey of Bethany Crouch.
 
To learn more about Bethany, visit https://www.hersportsstory.org/ and follow along on Instagram.
 
To stay up to date on all things KMF, follow every episode and post along on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. If you guys enjoy Keep Moving Forward and want to tell me so, I would love for you to leave me a review on iTunes. And if you really like my show and would like for me to give you a shout out at the beginning of my next episode, you can donate as little as $1 to my podcast and become a loyal patron at https://www.patreon.com/keepmovingforward.
 
Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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129: “I believe that everyone has the opportunity to live a better life. You just have to want to.” - My interview with founder of Body by Jessica and former professional dancer, Jessica Schatz

September 26, 2018
In the 129th episode of Keep Moving Forward, I interview founder of Body by Jessica and former professional dancer, Jessica Schatz.
 
“I believe that everyone has the opportunity to live a better life. You just have to want to.” As a former professional dancer, Jessica finds her joy in helping athletes rehabilitate themselves and develop the mental fortitude to keep moving forward, no matter the obstacles they might face. Noting that “there were times where it was just about powering through”, Jessica understands firsthand that the mind requires just as much, if not more, strength development than the physical self.
 
Jessica has dedicated her life to inspiring others to feel better, function better, and live better, and I am thankful that she shared her story with us today. I hope you all enjoy my interview with Jessica Shatz.
 
To learn more about Jessica, visit https://www.jessicaschatz.com/ and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
 
To stay up to date on all things KMF, follow every episode and post along on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. If you guys enjoy Keep Moving Forward and want to tell me so, I would love for you to leave me a review on iTunes. And if you really like my show and would like for me to give you a shout out at the beginning of my next episode, you can donate as little as $1 to my podcast and become a loyal patron at https://www.patreon.com/keepmovingforward.
 
Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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128: - Jarryd Wallace, Team USA Track and Field Paralympian - “I got to a point where I felt like I had nothing left…and the Lord met me there.”

September 19, 2018
In the 128th episode of Keep Moving Forward I interview Team USA Track and Field Paralympian, Jarryd Wallace.
 
“I got to a point where I felt like I had nothing left...and the Lord met me there.” When Jarryd Wallace lost his leg, his identity went with it. Not knowing who he was without track and field, Jarryd felt aimless and struggled to find his worth outside of his sport. He felt as if he had nothing...but that is where God met him.
 
Taking it literally one step at a time, Jarryd regained his strength, discovered his value, and pursued a dream that had long been on his heart, just in a new form. Jarryd’s story is one I have been hoping to help share for a long time, and I am honored to have this opportunity. I hope you all enjoy my interview with none other than Paralympian, Jarryd Wallace.
 
To learn more about Jarryd, follow him on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. In his pursuit to continue to educate the world on disabilities and prosthetics, Jarryd is an integral member of the team launching the documentary Race to Tokyo, as we approach the Olympics in Tokyo 2020. To learn more, visit https://www.racetotokyo.com/ and follow along on Facebook and Instagram.
 
To stay up to date on all things KMF, follow every episode and post along on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. If you guys enjoy Keep Moving Forward and want to tell me so, I would love for you to leave me a review on iTunes. And if you really like my show and would like for me to give you a shout out at the beginning of my next episode, you can donate as little as $1 to my podcast and become a loyal patron at https://www.patreon.com/keepmovingforward.
 
Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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127: “I was given a second chance in life, so I am going to work on behalf of the young people who don’t have a voice.” - My interview with Kwame Johnson

September 12, 2018
In the 127th episode of Keep Moving Forward I interview the President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, and former track and field athlete, Kwame Johnson.
 
“I was given a second chance in life, so I am going to work on behalf of the young people who don’t have a voice.” Kwame Johnson wants to be for the next generation exactly what they need him to be. He wants to create a generation of leaders ready to inspire the next, ready to be the voice for those who do not have a voice. And through the journey he’s been on, and where he is now, he has done and continues to do just that.
 
This former track and field athlete lives fully into the mission he is called into, and you are sure to be inspired by his story. I hope you all enjoy my interview with Kwame Johnson.
 
To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, and to learn more about becoming a Big, visit https://www.bbbsatl.org/. You can follow BBBS on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
 
To stay up to date on all things KMF, follow every episode and post along on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. If you guys enjoy Keep Moving Forward and want to tell me so, I would love for you to leave me a review on iTunes. And if you really like my show and would like for me to give you a shout out at the beginning of my next episode, you can donate as little as $1 to my podcast and become a loyal patron at https://www.patreon.com/keepmovingforward.
 
Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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126: “Whatever you allow in your presence becomes your standard.” - My experience at the CrossFit Level 2 weekend in Atlanta, Georgia

September 5, 2018
In the 126th episode of Keep Moving Forward, I discuss my experience at the CrossFit Level 2 weekend in Atlanta, Georgia.
 
“Whatever you allow in your presence becomes your standard”, this was the mantra of the weekend when I went to CrossFit Atlanta at the end of July to earn my Level 2 training certificate. This weekend opened my eyes to what it really means to set a goal, reminded me to always remember my “why”, and recentered my thinking as to why I do what I do every day with the mission I believe I was given through Keep Moving Forward.
 
“Embrace adversity - it’s the only thing that makes you better. Focus on your effort - talent is a sugar-coated lie. Choose excellence - every decision you make moves you closer or further away from your goals.”
 
To stay up to date on all things KMF, follow every episode and post along on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. If you guys enjoy Keep Moving Forward and want to tell me so, I would love for you to leave me a review on iTunes. And if you really like my show and would like for me to give you a shout out at the beginning of my next episode, you can donate as little as $1 to my podcast and become a loyal patron at https://www.patreon.com/keepmovingforward.
 
Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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