What up, Get Up Nation? My name is Ben Biddick, the Host of the Get Up Nation Podcast and Co-Author of Get Up: The Art of Perseverance with former Major League Baseball player and CEO of Lurong Living, Adam Greenberg. Recently I had the honor and privilege of speaking with Gwen Lawrence. You may have seen her on the Better Man Television Show, which she co-hosts with Brian Jones, read her book Body Sculpting with Yoga, or heard how she serves professional sports teams and countless others with her program called Power Yoga for Sports. Her unique ability to read bodies helps her analyze any imbalances and asymmetry that can lead to injury. She’s helped elite athletes like Alex Rodriguez and Plaxico Burress prevent injury and enhance their performance. Her clients include the New York Knicks, the New York Yankees, the New York Rangers, the New York Giants, David Letterman, Regis Philbin, Coach Larry Brown, UN Secretary General Kofi Anon, Kathie Lee and Frank Gifford, Kate Hudson, the New York Redbulls—the list goes on and on. You can access a detailed list, training opportunities, testimonials, tips, T-shirts, at her website Gwen Lawrence.com. You will also find some blog posts that give a window into how Gwen has achieved such success.
In March of 2018, Gwen described on her blog how she does not believe in regret. A survivor of unspeakable childhood sexual abuse, Gwen wrote “I believe I have a purpose to fulfill” and embraces her journey that “has ups and downs of learning, creating, discovering, disappointment, and great highs.” She also describes how people “can’t appreciate or even conceive of a high or an accomplishment unless they have felt the lows.” She describes how the adversity in her life has made her “tough as nails” and “aware of her surroundings.” She’s developed “peak, finely tuned intuition,” and a ferocious sense of protection for her family and those she cares about. Listen to this episode of the podcast to learn how powerful it can be when we refuse to be a victim.
Music: "Awaken" by Ethan Rank and “When Stars Align” by Always Dreaming
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