Next up in our "Gone Pro" series is one of our iON Fave's Olivia Ekpone! She shares how she evolved her career beyond the track by leveraging her skills and passions for health, wellness and athletics. What are your new career endeavors? As athletes, it’s safe to say that we somehow want to be involved with health, athletics, and sports. I graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in communications and journalism. I knew at one point in my life, I wanted to be a sports analyst
This week we feature an inspired sprinter who is not afraid to pay dues and do what it takes to defeat the odds and make it to the next level! Meet Brian Slater, sprinter of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Brian Slater, racing against the odds. What inspires you? Having the ability to inspire others in what inspires me. Even if it’s only one person.
Coming from a small division III college to having opportunities to represent my country is a fight and a blessing.
Knowing that what
This month we are excited to feature a fast rising track star and outstanding role model, Asha Ruth! This Rutgers grad has quickly made a name for herself as a member of an American Record setting relay team. Asha Ruth American 4 x 200 Record Holder What inspires you? What inspires me most is being able to inspire others. I train hard and at a high level to hopefully light a fire in other individuals who want to pursue their dreams, whatever it may be. The fruits of my labor
This month we are hyped to feature a Man of Steel, Strongman Billy Petrincyzk! Billy competes as a Disabled Strongman at events none other than the Arnold Classic! Check him out and follow his story! ~ A.D. Strongman, Billy Petricynzk What inspires you? Knowing that everyday is a day that I can improve and in doing so help pass on my 20+ years of training knowledge. What are your athletic goals for this season? My goal is to Place in the Top 3 in the seated category at the Ar
This week we take a moment to recognize our resident Physical Therapy Consultant, Dr. Arlaina Brown, DPT. Dr. Brown is an elite athlete herself who earned many championships and accolades as a junior as well as at the collegiate level while completing as a Sprinter at Arizona State University. We wanted to pick her brain a bit about how her experiences as an athlete helped equip her for performance in her profession as a Physical Therapist. What do you enjoy most about your p
New York born world class track athlete and member of the Puerto Rico National Team, Pariis Garciia shares her love for the land of her roots. My name is Pariis Garcia. I am 22 years old and I run for the Puerto Rican Athletics national team. I first competed for Puerto Rico during my junior year of college in 2015. It was also the year I began to notice great potential in myself as a track and field athlete. After winning the 2015 Big East Conference Championship in the 400m
It’s Monday… It’s one of the toughest days of the week. You already know that your weight room session is going to be tough with squats. On top of that, you know that your track coach wants you to do those repeat 500s, which you have been dreading to do all season. We all know it has to get done to be the best! Olivia Ekpone is a professional track athlete who works hard and knows the importance of preparation and recovery. So how do we recover sore muscles from those tough d