Category: Health
  • Wounded Warrior: The Battle Back Home with “Big Sarge”

    January 31st, 2014 | BY: | IN: Coach

    William Hansen reached out to WinForever, after attending a WinForever workshop a couple years back. He works with wounded Veterans in the Sacramento area. He works as a coach, helping Veterans get ready to do the Tough Mudder, and getting them off the couch and back into life.

    Big Sarge’s life was forever changed when his convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) while patrolling in Iraq. Despite the severity of the incident, Big Sarge was soon back at work diffusing IEDs. It wasn’t until he was discharged months later that doctors diagnosed him with fractured vertebrae and a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The powerful painkillers prescribed by his doctors left him sedentary, depressed, and triggered nearly 100 … Read More

  • Dove Real Beauty Sketches

    April 18th, 2013 | BY: | IN: Health

    Women are their own worst beauty critics. Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. Dove is committed to creating a world where beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety. So, they decided to conduct a compelling social experiment that explores how women view their own beauty in contrast to what others see.

    This video defines what we think of ourselves. Check out the whole video experience: http://dove.com/realbeautysketches and join the conversation at: #wearebeautiful

    And don’t forget: YOU are more beautiful than you think!… Read More

  • Yogi trains like a Washington Husky

    August 24th, 2012 | BY: | IN: Health

    Pac-12′s newest football analyst Yogi Roth is making things happen up and down the West Coast before the college football season kicks off.

    He spent some time with Steve Sarkisian and the Washington Huskies up in Seattle this week.

    But he got something he didn’t bargain for when the Huskies head strength and conditioning coach Ivan Lewis decided to put Yogi through some drills. Speciffically, his drills emulated that of star sophomore wideout Kasen Williams.

    Take a look and check out how Yogi held up.

    Follow us on Facebook and Twitter as we continue to inspire a community of individuals to perform at their best every day.Read More

  • Sarah Attar innovates Saudi Arabian culture while in London

    August 9th, 2012 | BY: | IN: Health

    It’s a moment that will live in Olympic history. There are an abundant of amazing stories living in London these couple weeks. But we’ve got another amazing one here for you right now. Yesterday, we saw 19-year-old Sarah Attar become Saudi Arabia’s first female track Olympian.

    Attar raced in the women’s 800-meter. She finished in last place, more than 30 seconds slower than her nearest competitor and 44 seconds behind the first place finisher. But even then, Attar said it was an honor to be able to represent her country on the grandest stage.

    “It is a historic moment,” Attar said. “I hope it will make a difference. It is a huge step forward. It’s a really incredible experience.” It … Read More

  • Learn from Losing

    August 8th, 2012 | BY: | IN: Competitor of the Month

    Today marks the inaugural post from our new Competitor of the Month program. Throughout August, you will hear from Brett Hughes:

    Professional Lacrosse player. 2-time All-American and NCAA Champion, University of Virginia. Entrepreneur. Philanthropist. Traveler. Life speaker. Co-founder, Another Best Day. Co-founder, Lacrosse the Nations. President, Lacrosse the Pond

     

    It’s something we all hate to hear, because it typically comes on the heels of a losing effort by you or your team. I challenge you to do more than just learn from the film, about the wrong steps you took, the ball you shot which you should have passed, the employee you hired that you should have been more patient on, and so on.

    Recently, … Read More

  • Wall Street to Olympics in four years: Evelyn Stevens

    July 30th, 2012 | BY: | IN: Health

    In this new series, we will profile Olympic athletes daily–and share them with you. We won’t pick every gold medal winner. Instead, we will bring you the most inspiring stories and the most interesting paths of some unique athletes. This is Part 1. #WFUSA

    Evelyn Stevens, Women’s Cycling

    Evelyn Stevens has gone from Wall Street investment banker to Olympian in just four years. In 2008, while working on Wall Street, Stevens bought a bike, with the help of a more-active friend.

    Stevens, who started riding in Central Park in 2008, says she was thrilled simply to be representing the U.S. ”To live out your dream and your passion, for me, that’s just enough as it is,” she said. After her … Read More

  • 14-year-old Slader Bark competes to complete annual 22.1 mile paddleboard race

    July 10th, 2012 | BY: | IN: Health

    On an early Sunday morning in June, a 14-year old was about to embark on an incredible feat. The weather was misty, cloudy and overcast.

    But it was Father’s Day 2012. And it was the annual Rock 2 Rock paddleboard race.

    The race covers 22.17 miles in the Pacific Ocean, beginning in Isthmus, Catalina and finishing at Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro.

    For 14-year-old Slader Bark, this was just another paddleboard race. This was the third time Slader embarked on the Rock 2 Rock race. However, this was his first time doing it solo. In previous years, he was part of a team, meaning he and another competitor would switch off racing while the other was in boat beside … Read More

  • A simple Rwanda recap–We must have an impact

    July 5th, 2012 | BY: | IN: Health

    Yogi Roth is currently in Rwanda, Africa on a mission to witness those who truly compete for life on a daily basis. Yogi has a desire to seek exploration and understand the language of the world. 

    As this adventure comes to a close I cannot help but smile as my fingers glide across this keyboard in the middle of Kigali, Rwanda.

    At 12 years old I had a dream to enter this nation and quench a curiosity sparked by violence and my lack of understanding for it. That desire to seek this nation grew as I did and finally, at 30 years old, was able to walk into this country at 2am two weeks ago and leave with friendships, memories … Read More

  • Winforever wraps up Nike Workshop tour in Los Angeles

    June 26th, 2012 | BY: | IN: Business

    The final Nike Winforever Workshop on this year’s tour was another great success.

    Hosting over 250 coaches, competitors, business executives and more, Winforever continued its mission to inspire as many people as possible and get them to maximize their potential.

    This workshop took place in the historic Montalban Theater in Hollywood. It proved to be an incredible setting. With the lights dimmed, Winforever was the showcase—as if on a Broadway play. And, as always, it was streamed live across the country.

    The two-hour workshop covered everything from self-discovery to helping coaches finding a philosophy to understanding the importance of practice. The seminar touched on creating a better coach, and more importantly, a better you.

    Beside Pete Carroll, there was plenty … Read More

  • Louis Zamperini and Pete Carroll headline inaugural Always Compete Speaker Series

    June 19th, 2012 | BY: | IN: Business

    I am still on an emotional high after Saturday’s Evening of Inspiration with two incredible competitors, Louis Zamperini and Pete Carroll. Taking place in the always-intimate GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live, this was one of the best events we at Winforever have ever put on.

    On a Saturday night on Father’s Day weekend, we couldn’t have wished for a greater crowd. They were so engaged, and listened so intently to every word—especially coming from the lively, but soft-spoken Zamperini. He is 95 years old now.

    On the stage were two of the most competitive people I have ever met. Louis, a Southern California native, was an Olympic track star who went to war during World War II. He was one … Read More

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