The Ninjababes Podcast

The Ninjababes Podcast

Cara Poalillo Mack, a 3x American Ninja Warrior leads a discussion about females in the sport of ninja. She interviews female athletes within the ninja world about their personal stories, performance on the ninja course, and mindset practices.

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Jan. 7, 2022

The End of Ninjababes: Final Episode

This is the final episode of Ninjababes. I’ve been so honored and grateful to be a part of this community for the last 4 years. Ninjababes has been my passion project and a truly life-changing experience. I poured my blood, …

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Dec. 31, 2021

Can I Ninja While I'm Pregnant?! Back with Amy Harski- Ep 119

I’m back with Amy Harski to continue our discussion about pregnancy and post-partum training. We’re going to talk more about what’s actually going on during your pregnancy and what you need to know when you’re training while pregnant. Amy’s...

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Dec. 17, 2021

Preventing Abuse and Building Mentorship In Our Gyms with Neighborhoo…

Neighborhood Ninjas is a nonprofit organization and community outreach program. Their mission is to “increase access to ninja warrior training for low income and underrepresented groups while fostering community and connection.” Neighborhood...

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Oct. 22, 2021

Hormones and Training: How Can We Work Together Naturally?

Sarah Avery is a physical therapist who specializes in women’s health and pelvic floor rehabilitation. In this episode, we’re going to talk about the female athlete triad, how hormones can affect your performance, and how to properly fuel your...

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Oct. 15, 2021

Post-Partum Ninja Training

Chances are, you know someone in the Ninja community who is currently pregnant or has been pregnant during their career. My guest this week is Amy Harski, a pregnancy and postpartum coach. She works with athletes looking to stay fit …

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Oct. 8, 2021

Full Send Or Rest Up?! - Knowing When to Stop

Alex Katz is a Certified Personal Trainer with a Master’s Degree in Psychology and she’s super active in the ninja world as a competitor and coach, which gives her a unique, multidimensional insight and perspective in the Ninja world. Often …

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Oct. 1, 2021

Eating Disorder, Ninja, and Body Image with Emerson Muise

Emerson’s first exposure to ninja was when she had her 11th birthday party at a ninja gym, and she was instantly hooked. Inspired by the likes of Jessie Labreck and Kacy Catanzaro, she’s been training consistently for the last two …

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Aug. 27, 2021

How to Mentally Prepare for a Ninja Competition

Megan Budway shares her insights and practice for getting her mind ready for the ninja season! Megan describes what she has learned from “With Winning In Mind” by Lanny Bassham. She journals and mentally prepares for each competition by...

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Aug. 20, 2021

Rachel Degutz: Jersey Girl and Top Ninja Competitor

My guest this week is New Jersey’s Rachel DeGutz! Rachel discovered Ninja while she was in college studying to be a teacher. She followed a lot of ninjas on social media, listened to this podcast, decided to sign up for …

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Aug. 13, 2021

Chris Wilczewski and Michelle Warnky Buurma on National Ninja League …

We have a full house in the Ninjababes Studio today! I’m pleased to welcome Michelle Warnky Buurma, Chris Wilczewski, and Mary Leighton on the show today to discuss the National Ninja League and the changes made for NNL season 7. …

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Aug. 6, 2021

Cara Mack and Mary Leighton: What's Been the Response from the Commun…

Cara and Mary were honored to be presenters at the NNL World Championships to discuss a topic nearly two years in the making. Over the course of the competition, they presented the seminar 6 times. About 2 years ago, Cara …

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July 23, 2021

Addy Herman: 15-Year-Old Ninja Force

15-year-old Addy Herman is a former ANW Junior competitor who was one of the teen competitors featured in the current season of ANW13. In this episode, Addy shares her experiences with NNL, competing as a teen against adults, grip gauntlets, …

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