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EPISODE #79 : SARAH BLACKMOORE + OLIVIA VIVIAN

Olivia finished 6th place overall in the Grand Final of season 4 of Australian Ninja Warrior! In Grand Final Stage 1, Olivia beat the course for the first time! Season 4 was Sarah's first season competing on Australian Ninja Warrior.  Both ladies had a long history in gymnastics and share their reaction to the documentary, "Athlete A" and their personal stories with gymnastics and abuse.  They also discuss season 4 of Australian Ninja Warrior. 

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EPISODE #78: DR. FITNI DESTANI

Cara Poalillo and Dr. Fitni Destani, a professor at Keene State College who specializes in mental performance in athletes, talk about all things mindset and gender in ninja. We discuss how we can empower girls and women in our sport to reach their full potential in training and competition.  When should we be training and competing coed? Should we separate by gender? How can we best set female athletes up for success? 
 
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EPISODE #77: SARA HEESEN

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Sara Heesen and Cara Poalillo have a vulnerable discussion about the pressures they have felt related to how they portray themselves on social media and in person.  Cara and Sara Heesen talk about role models, expectations, and living authentically.  When should or shouldn’t you confirm to others’ views of you?  

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EPISODE #76: CASEY ROTHSCHILD

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Casey Rothschild and Cara reflect on the last 2 years of ninja and life. Today Casey shares all about:
*How she has learned to keep calm before competition and on the course
*Why it’s ok to want to WIN
*Casey’s career goals for the future
*What’s new happening with the Neighborhood Ninja mentor program
*What is Queer Ninjas Unite
 
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EPISODE #75: MAGGIE OWEN

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On today’s teen episode of The Ninjababes Podcast, teen host Marie Young interviews Maggie Owen about her time during quarantine and how she is crushing it as a ninja athlete.  
 
Maggie has competed in NNL Worlds for 4 seasons, she was a UNX Majors 2nd place winner, competitor on ANW Jr. season 1, and originally got the call to compete in ANW12.  Not all of those who were originally called for ANW12 were actually able to compete because of COVID and the limited number of athletes allowed on set. None-the-less Maggie explains her incredible reaction to being called to compete with her heros and how honored she has been to train at such a high level. 
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EPISODE #74: HOW DO WE CREATE INCREDIBLE GYM CULTURE?

Incredible gym culture: there is something so amazing about helping young girls feel strong.  How do we foster healthy gym environments? How to do support the females AND the males in such a way that we are working together to empower one another, promote safety, and produce stellar athletes?  It’s all here in today’s part 2 episode with Shelle Edge. 

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EPISODE #73: SHELLE EDGE

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In the world of ninja warrior most often men & women and boys & girls compete together and train together.  Is this always the best option? This is a topic that we have explored a lot on The Ninjababes Podcast.  Today Shelle Edge shares her perspective on girls and boys training ninja together and why she started a teen girls’ ninja program at her gym.  Shelle is from England, she is a personal trainer and a ninja coach, listen to her story today!

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EPISODE #72: GLORIA ORTA

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Gloria Orta talks with Cara Poalillo about her time on American Ninja Warrior season 12.  Her rookie year was filled with excitement as she hit the course for the first time, proving that dreams do come true.  Gloria, age 20, shares today about her experience coming to America as an immigrant and growing up with big dreams. She is passionate about building her future career around supporting the immigrant community, and inspiring girls to go after their dreams. 

Gloria’s Recommendations:

Netflix: 30 Minute Hug

Netflix: Immigration nation

Texas Civil Rights Project https://texascivilrightsproject.org/action/

www.HHS.gov

@gloriasofit

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EPISODE #71: REBEKAH CORNWALL

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Rebekah Cornwall is the singing ninja, but did you know that she is the strategy and technique queen?  She has spent hours reviewing skilled ninjas’ competition runs and obstacle work. Rebekah has an eye for technique and strategy.  Marie Young and Rebekah talk about her time on ANWJr. Rebekah explains her life-changing moment of standing on the ANW Jr. course for the first time. She shared advice for other teens. 

 

 
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EPISODE #70: BEING A BYSTANDERS OF ABUSE & VIOLENCE

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What does being a bystander of abuse mean? As a bystander what can you do to help stop a situation of sexual abuse or violence?   How can we normalize bystander culture like: checking in with friends, telling others when something seems wrong, and being respectful in talking to each other about our observations and feelings.  What can we do better at our gyms?  

Today Cara Poalillo and Rachel Stewart talk all about learning how to recognize red flags in situations and how to speak up and tell people when something seems “off”. We discuss ideas for gyms in making their environments more safe and building a culture of open communication. 

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