Travis Brewer Ninja Warrior on Movement & Play

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Katie: Hi, and welcome to the “Valence Mama Podcast”. I’m from Kelly, and I’m excited to finally be able to share this event with you. I’m here with Travis Brewer or just “Ninja” when we called him earlier this year on a trip to Finland with Four Sigmatic. Travis is a fitness ninja, a business person, on a mission to spread positive energy through movement. His dedication to the movement made him the final competitor of NBC’s hit TV show “American Ninja Warrior,” where my children were familiar with him, performing on the ABC show, “Shark Tank” on ABC. As well as in the World Calisthenics Championship Battle of the Bars.

She is certified as an instructor in Animal Flow, Iroquoia, and Tim applied for the “Tim Ferris Experience” as a prominent parkour instructor. As I mentioned, I met him in Finland, where he did handstands and back flips on everything from sleds, towers, bridges. And in this episode, she talks about the benefits of mobility for the mind and body, the importance of being grateful in everyday life, how to encourage children and adults to walk and play, and the previous two. Shares many inspirational stories over the decades. General Chat Chat Lounge I really liked the event. I know you will too. And this is something you can definitely hear with children. So, without further ado, let’s join Travis. Welcome to Travis, Podcast. Thanks for being here.

Travis: What’s up, ma’am?

Katie: I’m excited to finally chat with you. We’ve tried this many times, and I can’t wait to share it with all my listeners. And you have a lot of fun talking. We met in Finland, as I mentioned in the introduction, and became fast friends. And I think we’re going to have a lot of fun today, but I’m very grateful for it here.

Travis: I’m very good to come here, too. It was such a magical experience to meet you on this magical journey to Finland. And it was a real pleasure to know that our friendship will continue this year not only in the last months but also for years to come, because you honestly met me with life-changing memories and experiences, and this Is very amazing. There is no doubt that what you have created so far and that many people influence you. It’s really, really magical, and I’m really excited to learn more about you with the people who follow me on my travels. You really need to reach more people in the world. So, thanks for being you.

Katie: Thanks. I feel the same way about you and am so grateful for our friendship. And people may know you, as I mentioned, the “American Ninja Warrior”, and all that, but I think it’s a fun place. So, can you start with the story of how you became a ninja?

Travis: Yeah, of course, as a young kid, I’ve always just loved, you know, climbing, jumping, swinging, doing all the work. My mom said that as soon as I started to crawl she found me on the roof. And so, instead of scolding that desire, he got me into gymnastics and augmented it. And so, I did gymnastics like a little kid and started doing, like team competition. Because the gymnastics coach at the time was like, “Wow. This guy’s a natural ability.

So, I competed in gymnastics and was actually ranked regionally, and started competing for citizens, but realized that was not the case… My entire obsession was only in gymnastics. I really want to play a different kind of game. Growing up in Houston, Texas, football was a big deal. So, in high school, I changed football, football, lacrosse, track and did, in fact, a state champion football team, like a club team.

And then I just want to play games. But going to college, I blew my knee. And for over three years, I’ve been restoring my knees. I had torn my ACL, LCL, PCL, and all the nerves in my knees and didn’t really know… The doctor said at one point, “You probably won’t be able to walk again.” It was really devastating, so I had to choose a different way of life.

I ended up doing fraternity work, it wasn’t him, and then got a job in commercial real estate, and worked for several years in real estate and realized, “Hey, that doesn’t really matter to you. Calling in life. “So, fortunately, the market crashed like 2008, 2009, and I had the opportunity to double-check my passion, and my calling, and happiness. I had saved some money and A little nest egg was found to find it – and at the end of the day, it was in motion and helping others.

And so, through a movement and meditation practice, I realized that I really just want to motivate people through movement. And so, I was like, “I’m going to start a positive company with a positive company, that positive impact movement comes back and makes a positive impact.” And so, I started designing these dresses and doing just one type of work. And basically, I started going to a local gym in Los Angeles. There was a parkour gym that just opened, and I was training there.

And I basically just imitate, look at the monkey, do it with the best person in the monkey. And one day, this guy was there and he was like, “Hey, do you know who that guy with whom you do monkey tricks?” “I do not know.” “Well, Justin McGrath, the second-ever” American Ninja Warrior. “And I’m like,” What is an American Ninja Warrior? “They’re like,” Dude, this is a TV show.

It’s on, like, a little channel called “G4”, but it’s a great show. You will be very good at it. “And I was like,” OK. “” And they’re shooting in Venice this weekend, you should check it out. “I was living in Venice, so I went and checked it out. And it enabled me to walk, and I was finished … the last second chance, not knowing it was going to happen. Everyone qualified. After that it squeezed me differently.

They let a couple like this, such as the Lemmings, end up and only to try to overcome the obstacle that such a breakup had, and they were trying to fix it. And I beat that broken barrier, and I beat enough course to qualify for the semi-finals. And they were like, they’ve already set up their first 30, and they didn’t think anyone else would qualify. And so, I made it to the next stage, and they were like, “Wow. This guy’s awesome.” And that’s eight years ago, and I’ve been on the show ever since. , And it was truly a life-changing experience.

Katie: That’s amazing. So, my kids are also very interested in this kind of movement and everything, jumping. For everyone who is not familiar, can you tell what a parkour is?

TRAVIS: Yeah so Parkour is basically that … that’s probably the most interesting. For example, people who jump from the ceiling or climb walls and jump or swing from one to another. Basically, parkour is a factor to identify B more effectively than one point. It can include flips, or it can include jumps, twists, or rolls. And so, it’s basically just about moving as much as possible.

And then, a lot of people are putting more tactics into it, so they are learning how to do flip turns, double flips, etc. And so, it’s really cool. If you have never seen it, only Google Parkour and most amazing videos will pop up. There’s a really cool guy called Pasha Boss or Jesse La Flair. They do some really amazing things.

Katie: Do you fear the stage? Like, just jumping into something that doesn’t have much time for fast, like, mental preparation?

Travis: Oh, of course, the first time I did “Ninja Warrior” again, I didn’t think I would go to the show. They drove everyone on the first day, but the last 10 people couldn’t walk because the barrier was broken. So they understood the last 10 people the other day, on the day of the semi-finals. And then, so they basically needed some test people to run like this and then these last public ones. And so, after those people ran away, they only let one or two people go.

And I had no preparation. No, actually, like … maybe, like, 100 people they can choose from, and I kind of randomly get selected, and I get it right away. Had to go And so, I basically made the Top 30, but they do an reverse order. So, I was just under pressure. So, literally, they were behind schedule. So I ran, I drafted it, and qualified, and then immediately I. Had to run And so, I was like, literally holding my breath, and I had to run again. So, even there was no real opportunity to prepare. I was like, “Oh my gosh, just go.” It was that, I want to fight or the flight mode, where you’re just like, “Ah, just go,” and you’re just … that’s how you react to a particular situation.

And I think it’s really cool for any human being to be prepared for any kind of competition or for any kind of moment, like experience, where you know, you just have to No, you have to react. Physical ability or just at the time of reaction because, you know, it’s difficult to prepare for unless you put yourself in those situations. But it really does know who you are, you know, and a horrible, or life or death situation, or just a hindrance, you know, that you need to overcome, in some situations you Are about to react.

Katie: That makes sense. And this is the kind of thing that I heard you mention as you passed by and read about what you wrote about, which is your warrior philosophy. So, can you tell what that is?

Travis: Yes, in the world of philosophy, that’s just, you know, how to survive, basically like a peaceful warrior. Therefore, it is living with the integrity of promoting peace, in the same way, you know who can take what action. So it’s not really about fighting, it’s about fighting to be your best or to be right. If you are nearby, this is an opportunity for you to become a better version of yourself. Every day to be better. You are fighting against yourself. And so, using this mindset of your mind, body and soul, that there is one level you can equalize every day, it’s like a game. And it’s just trying to reset your bottom line base or raise your ceiling every day that you can go to the next level.

Katie: I like it. And one of the other things that I really picked up from you in Finland and have been involved in my own life since then, and that you talk a lot about what matters to the game. And I know it’s a great passion for you, and it’s something that, I think, kids naturally do so amazingly until we train them. And you do a lot of work, not only motivating children or staying in touch with their bodies, and learning through movement, but also for adults to learn how to go back and play games. For Also So, let’s talk about some of their ways in the world and some of the ways we as parents can encourage our children to keep going.

TRAVIS: Yes, playing art is very important. I think we are generally just human and human can be of any age. So, really the element of the game, I think, demands not only fun but creativity. And playing outside can really help you connect with your mind and body, which I think also connects you to your soul. So, just being able to play is something I’ve got a passion for and want to spread around the world.

As such, the majority of my workouts are play-based, in that you can identify any type of exercise to some extent. You know, I have all the respect in the world for people who go to the gym and get angry or go crazy like that and, you know, like kill yourself for an hour. But my philosophy is, you know, you can enjoy what you’re doing at the same time. And so, adding elements, you know, adding tricks, or human interaction can be really amazing.

I’m really a fan of Ac AcroYoga, which is a partner-based yoga, an acrobatic practice where you can literally get justice for people who, you know, can stand on their feet. People can stand in your hands. You can act like push ups on top of each other. So, it’s really an adult-oriented sport, and yoga, and acrobatic training experience. I’m also doing a lot of calisthenics, which is basically pushing your weight as efficiently and efficiently as possible. So, you’re not really doing weight training, it’s your pullups, it’s your push ups, it’s your leaps, and then you figure it out.

So that’s why I think “Ninja Warrior” is such an easy task, basically you need to remove the obstacles. And there are always obstacles in our lives. That’s why I think Ninja Warrior is great because you basically have a very difficult obstacle. You know, 99.9% of us all fail at the end of the show. So, once you fail, how do you react to failure? How do you train to be better? How you approach a difficult situation, in fact, involves who you are as a person.

You know, even in business, you know, running a business is a failure every day. In our relationships, in running a family, you know, things are going to happen that you don’t like. But learning how to react to these situations and take a different approach is, in fact, the key to life that we can never stop learning and never improve. And that’s why I think obstacle course training is so good. It’s like setting a very difficult goal and learning how to fail.

Katie: I love it so much. And it reminds me of some of my favorite quotes, one of which is Marcus Aurelius, who “becomes the obstacle in the way”, or, as Ryan Holiday says, “the obstacle course.” I mean, this is very literally true in an obstacle course. You have to go through obstacles to reach the end. But it’s a metaphor like, as you said, all about life. One of our family goals is “You were made to work hard.”

And our kids say it all the time here. And once it’s like jumping off a cliff or something like that, I get in trouble, and they’re like, “Come on.” اور میں اس طرح ہوں ، “نہیں ، نہیں ، میں ہوں اچھا ہے۔ “اور وہ اس طرح ہیں ،” ماں ، آپ کو سخت کام کرنے کے لئے بنایا گیا تھا ، “اور مجھے یہ کرنا پڑا۔ لیکن مجھے لگتا ہے کہ یہ ایک بہت اہم عنصر کھیلنا ہے کہ اس نسل کا بہت کچھ ضائع ہوچکا ہے ، یعنی ، یہ واقعی اہم ہے جیسے ، ویسٹبلر ڈویلپمنٹ اور بنیادی نفسیاتی نشونما کے ل kids بچوں کے الٹا ہونا ، اور گرنا ، اور اپنی حدود کو سیکھنے کے ل. ، اور خطرے کا اندازہ سیکھنے کے ل.۔

اور بہت سارے بچے یہ سیکھ کر بالغ ہو جاتے ہیں۔ میں جانتا ہوں کہ یہ ایک ایسی کمی ہے جس کی طرح میں نے محسوس کیا ہے اور میں نے آپ کا شکریہ ادا کیا ہے ، ہینڈ اسٹینڈس اور پل اپس جیسی چیزیں سیکھ رہی ہوں ، اور صرف ایسی چیزیں جو مجھے اپنے سکون والے علاقے سے نکال دیتے ہیں ، لیکن مجھے ایسا لگتا ہے جیسے کھیل ہے واقعتا so اتنے اہم مہارتوں کو استوار کرنے کا ایک واقعی تفریحی طریقہ۔ اور یہ ایک بات ہے کہ شاید بہت سارے والدین ایسی دنیا میں ترجیح نہ دیں جہاں ماہرین تعلیم زیادہ پیش پیش ہے۔ تو ، کون سے ایسے طریقے ہیں جن سے والدین کھیل کے ان تفریحی عناصر اور کنبے کے ساتھ حائل رکاوٹوں ، اور یہاں تک کہ بالغوں کو بھی شامل کرنا شروع کر سکتے ہیں؟

ٹریوس: ہاں ، بالکل ایک بار پھر ، میں نے جس حصوں کو چھوا تھا اس میں سے ایک ہے ، جیسے ، جو آپ کھیل کے ساتھ کہتے ہیں۔ جیسے ، میں لوگوں میں جو کچھ سکھانا پسند کرتا ہوں وہ صرف کام کرنا نہیں ہے ، لیکن بنیادی طور پر ، آپ جانتے ہیں کہ الٹا کیسے پڑنا ہے اور مؤثر طریقے سے کیسے گرنا ہے ، یہ سیکھنا سیکھنے کی بنیاد ہے۔ اور ، آپ جانتے ہو ، ہر بالغ شخص کو یہ جان لینا چاہئے کہ اس کی بنیاد کیسے رکھی جائے۔ اور ان طریقوں سے جو ہم بطور خاندانی طور پر ، یا ایک زندہ دل انداز میں بات چیت کرسکتے ہیں ، ایک بار پھر ، میں نے جن مقامات کو چھوا تھا ان میں سے ایک ایکرویوگا تھا۔

ایکرویوگا ڈاٹ آرگ ، یا اگر آپ اکروئیگا ، یا ایکروپیڈیا کو گوگل کرتے ہیں تو ان مختلف قسم کے چنچل تجربات میں داخل ہونے کے مختلف طریقوں کا ایک گروپ موجود ہے۔ یا اگر آپ فیس بک گروپوں پر نگاہ ڈالیں تو ، شاید آپ کے پڑوس میں کہیں بھی اکروئیگا گروپ ہے۔ یہاں بہت سارے لوگ ہیں جو پوری دنیا میں تعلیم دیتے ہیں۔ یہ واقعی حیرت انگیز ہے۔ اور یہ ایک تمام عمر ، ہر مہارت کی سطح کا تجربہ ہے جہاں آپ سیکھ رہے ہیں کہ کس طرح مقابلہ کرنا ہے یا ، آپ جانتے ہیں ، دھکا دیتے ہیں اور کھینچتے ہیں ، اور کودتے ہیں ، اور ایک ساتھ کھیلتے ہیں۔ تو یہ واقعی ایک بہت اچھا ہے۔ پوری دنیا میں ننجا جیمز اور پارکور جم کی ایک بڑھتی ہوئی تعداد بھی موجود ہے ، اور میں ان میں سے کسی ایک کو تلاش کرنے کی تجویز کرتا ہوں۔

ایک اور ننجا لیگ کی حیثیت سے نیشنل ننجا لیگ کا ایک گروپ ہے جو ملک بھر کے مختلف جموں میں ہے۔ میں اس کا ایک بہت بڑا وکیل ہوں… اگر آپ رکاوٹ کورس کی تربیت کرنا چاہتے ہیں تو ننجا کا ایک جم چیک کریں یا ان ننجا لیگز کو دیکھیں۔ وہ بہت زبردست ہیں۔ اور وہ لفظی طور پر تمام عمر کے گروپ ہیں۔ وہ چھ یا سات سال کی عمر سے لے کر 70 سال کی عمر کے بچے ہیں۔ ننجا واریر پر ، وہاں 70 سال کے بچے ہیں جو یہ سامان کر رہے ہیں۔ یہ بہت حیرت انگیز ہے۔ یہ کھیلنا ، ٹریننگ ، پھانسی ، سوئنگ ، چلنے کا ایک بہت اچھا طریقہ ہے۔ بطور عمل نقل و حرکت ، تحریک دوائی ہے۔ یہاں تک کہ بلاک کے گرد چہل قدمی کرنا ، کس طرح رولنگ کرنا ہے ، نقل و حرکت کے ذریعے اپنے کنبے سے کیسے جڑنا ہے ، یہ بہت اہم ہے۔ اور میں سمجھتا ہوں کہ ہمیں انسانوں کی حیثیت سے بہتر تر بننے کی ترغیب دیتا ہے۔ میری ملبوسات کمپنی کے آغاز کے ساتھ ہی ، یہ لوگوں کو منتقل ہونے کی دعوت دے رہی ہے۔

ہاں ، بنیادی طور پر ، نقل و حرکت کا فن انسانوں کے لئے بہت اہم ہے ، اور مجھے لگتا ہے کہ حرکت کرنا ایک ایسی چیز ہے جس میں تمام انسانوں کو اپنی زندگی میں زیادہ توجہ دینی چاہئے۔ آپ جانتے ہیں ، لوگ کام کرتے ہو by ہوسکتے ہیں یا نہیں کر سکتے ہیں ، لیکن میں سمجھتا ہوں کہ یہاں تک کہ ایک تحریک مشق بھی ایسی چیز ہے جو بہت ہی دعوت دینے والی ہے اور اس کے اوپری حص movementے میں چلنے والی تحریک کی مشق ہے۔

کیٹی: مجھے یہ پسند ہے۔ اور میں نے فن لینڈ کے بعد سے آپ کی سفارش پر اکروئیگا کرنے کی بھی کوشش کی ہے۔ اور خاص طور پر ، جیسے اس کے بہت سارے عناصر موجود ہیں ، لیکن ایک جہاں سے میں زمین سے پوری طرح سے اٹھ گیا ہوں اور میں ، جیسے ، کسی کے پاؤں کے توازن پر ، پہلی بار 12 سیکنڈ تھا ، میں ایسا تھا ، “نہیں ، نہیں ، میں یہ نہیں کرتا۔ میرے پاس اعتماد کے مسائل ہیں۔ میں اس طرح زمین سے نہیں اترتا۔ “لیکن یہ حیرت انگیز تھا۔ اس کے جانے کے بعد ، میں تقریبا almost ایک جیسے بہاؤ کی حالت میں تھا۔

اور یہ واقعتا، ایک حیرت انگیز تجربہ تھا ، اور میں اسے دوبارہ دل کی دھڑکن سے کروں گا۔ لیکن ہاں ، ان تفریحی چیزوں میں سے ایک میں نہیں سوچتا کہ زیادہ تر لوگوں نے واقعی کوشش کرنے کا سوچا ہوگا اور وہ اب ہر جگہ دستیاب ہیں۔ میں گیئرز کو بھی تبدیل کرنا چاہتا ہوں اور پائ موومنٹ کے بارے میں اور تھوڑا سا اور بات کرنا چاہتا ہوں اور نام کہاں سے آتا ہے۔ کیونکہ فن لینڈ میں ، ہمیں پتہ چلا کہ آپ اور میری ایک اور مشترکات ہیں ، وہ یہ ہے کہ ہم دونوں بیوقوف ہیں اور ہم دونوں مینسا ہیں۔ اور مجھے پائی پسند ہے ریاضی کی ٹائی ان کی وجہ سے۔ تو ، کیا آپ وضاحت کر سکتے ہیں کہ وہ نام کہاں سے آیا؟

ٹریوس: ہاں ، آپ کا شکریہ۔ آپ جانتے ہو ، صرف ایک قسم کی ڈائیونگ کرنا ، آپ جانتے ہو ، زندگی میں میرا مقصد کیا ہے؟ آپ جانتے ہو ، جائداد غیر منقولہ ملازمت سے محروم ہونے کے بعد ، میں واقعی اندرونی طور پر دیکھنے میں بہت زیادہ توجہ مرکوز کرتا ہوں۔ اور اسی طرح ، میں نے مراقبہ کی مشق شروع کی۔ اور واقعتا، ، یوگانند کی لکھی ہوئی “یوگنی کی آٹوگراف” کے نام سے ایک کتاب ہے ، اور یہ وہ کتاب تھی جس میں اسٹیو جابس نے لوگوں کو اس کی موت پر پڑھنے کی سفارش کی تھی اور اس کے جنازے میں دی تھی۔

اور اسی طرح ، میں نے کہا ، “یار ، اگر اسٹیو جابس کو یہ کتاب اہم معلوم ہوئی ، تو شاید مجھے اس کی جانچ پڑتال کرنی چاہئے۔” لہذا ، اس کتاب کو پڑھتے ہوئے ، یہ یوگی جو امریکہ آیا تھا اور بنیادی طور پر اس خود کو حقیقت بنانا اور خود کو سیکھا رہا تھا۔ احساس کی مشق. اور بنیادی طور پر یہ دیکھ رہا ہے کہ آپ کا زندگی کا مقصد کیا ہے؟ آپ دوسروں کے ساتھ اس کا اشتراک کیسے کریں گے؟ اور چونکہ میں تھا ، آپ جانتے ہیں ، دو ماہ کی عمر میں ، مجھے صرف چڑھنا ، کھیلنا ، اور چلنا پسند تھا ، اور اسی چیز کو میں بانٹنا چاہتا تھا۔

اور ، اس روحانی مشق میں ، میں اس طرح تھا ، “میں دنیا کے ساتھ بھی بغیر کسی چیز کو بانٹ سکتا ہوں ، آئیے ، ہپی ڈپٹی ، اور کیلیفورنیا کو بھی ، باقی دنیا کے لئے ، کہیں گے۔” تو ، روح کا کیا مطلب تھا؟ میرے نزدیک یا کائنات کا میرے لئے کیا مطلب ہے وہ ہے ، جو آپ جانتے ہیں ، ہمیشہ بدلا ہوا ، ہمیشہ بڑھتا ہی جارہا ہے۔ اور اسی طرح ، میں پائی ، پائی کی مشابہت استعمال کرتا ہوں ، یہ آپ جانتے ہو ، کبھی نہ ختم ہونے والی تعداد ، ایک ایسی علامت جسے لوگ پوری دنیا میں پہچان سکتے ہیں۔

اور پِی کے انیجیئلز کا استعمال کرتے ہوئے ، میں جانتا ہوں ، آپ کو معلوم ہے کہ ، ایک مثبت توانائی ہے اور I کو اندرونی توانائی کے طور پر استعمال کرنا ہے جو ہمارے اندر موجود ہے اور اس مثبت توانائی کو پوری دنیا میں لوگوں تک پہنچا رہا ہے یا پھر ہم آہنگی کا استعمال کرتے ہوئے ، پائ کے جیسا کہ مثبت اثر میں ہم پوری دنیا میں نقل و حرکت کے ذریعہ کس طرح مثبت اثر ڈالتے ہیں؟ لہذا یہ برانڈ پائ موومنٹ ہے ، اور ہم آرٹ کی نقل و حرکت کے ذریعہ مثبت توانائی پھیلا رہے ہیں اور مثبت اثر ڈال رہے ہیں۔

اور خاص طور پر ، ہم ایکٹویئر ڈیزائن کرتے ہیں۔ یہ امریکہ میں بنایا گیا ہے ، اور ہم سیارے کو واپس دینے اور اس کے احترام کے ل do بہت ساری چیزوں میں نامیاتی یا ری سائیکل مواد کو استعمال کررہے ہیں۔ اور یہ بھی کہ ، لوگوں کو واپس دینے کے ل non ، ہم اپنے غیر منفعتی کو 3.14٪ عطیہ کرتے ہیں یا ایک طرف رکھتے ہیں۔ اور ہمارا غیر منفعتی دنیا بھر میں زیادہ سے زیادہ نقل و حرکت کے پارک بنائے گا۔ میرے لئے زندگی کو بدلنے والا ایک بہت بڑا تجربہ ، جب میں نے وینس ، کیلیفورنیا میں سانتا مونیکا میں اصل پٹھوں کا بیچ ، اور پٹھوں کا بیچ پایا ، اور صرف یہ کہ تندرستی کی ثقافت باہر گھروں میں ایکروبیٹکس کھیلتی ہے اور یہ اس جماعت کو لوگوں کو اکٹھا کرتا ہے ، اور اس کا جو احترام ہے ، وہ نہ صرف زمین کا بلکہ اکٹھا ہو کر کھیل رہا ہے۔

اس نے واقعی میری زندگی کو تبدیل کر دیا ہے اور میں جو کچھ کرتا ہوں اس کا ایک مرکزی نقطہ ہے۔ اور میں اس طرح تھا ، “میں دنیا بھر میں اس کی مزید چیزیں دیکھنا پسند کروں گا۔” لہذا ہم ایک طرف ہوگئے… ہم واقعی جمیکا گئے اور جمیکا میں ایک نینجا کھیل کا میدان ، تحریک کا میدان بنا دیا۔ ہم ایک پروٹو ٹائپ کو حتمی شکل دے رہے ہیں تاکہ ان آؤٹ ڈور موومنٹ پارکوں میں سے زیادہ تر پوری دنیا میں مختلف مقامات پر پہنچ سکے۔ اور ہم واقعتا just ایک مشن ، اور ایک برانڈ ، اور لوگوں کی ایک ایسی جماعت ہے جو ہم خیال ذہن رکھتے ہیں ، جو صرف ایک مثبت نفسیاتی ذہنیت کے ساتھ متحرک رہنا چاہتے ہیں اور اسے کھیلنا پسند کرتے ہیں۔ آپ جانتے ہو ، صرف حرکت میں زندہ دل رہنا صرف برانڈ کی اخلاقیات ہے۔

اور ہم واقعی یہ دیکھ کر بہت شکرگزار ہیں کہ چوٹی کے “امریکن ننجا واریر” کے بہت سارے حریف ، بچوں سے لے کر بڑوں تک ، پچھلے دو سالوں سے انہیں شو میں پہنے ہوئے ہیں۔ ڈریو ڈریچل نے ابھی “امریکن ننجا واریر” جیتا۔ مبارک ہو ، ڈریو۔ وہ اب تک دوسرا شخص تھا جس نے “امریکن ننجا واریر” کا مکمل مرحلہ چار مکمل کیا تھا۔ ہم نے حقیقت میں صرف ایک سنسان تعاون کیا۔ آپ اسے چیک کر سکتے ہیں۔ اس کے پاس اس کا اصلی زندگی کا ننجا لوگو ہے۔ اور ، آپ جانتے ہو ، وہ کھیل کے لئے اتنا بڑا وکیل تھا اور ، آپ جانتے ہو ، دنیا بھر میں کسی ایسے شخص کے طور پر پہچانا جاتا ہے ، جس نے واقعتا ہی اس فن کو لیا ہے ، آپ جانتے ہیں ، ننجا واریر اور اس سے کامیاب زندگی بنوائی۔

اور یہ واقعی اچھی بات ہے کہ ہم سوشل میڈیا ، انسٹاگرام ، یوٹیوب کے اس دور میں ہیں ، جہاں آپ واقعی وہ کام کرسکتے ہیں جو آپ چاہتے ہیں۔ جیسے ، جب میں نے کالج سے گریجویشن کیا تھا ، وہ آپشنز دستیاب نہیں تھے۔ اور خوش قسمتی سے ، اس نے مجھے وہ کرنا جاری رکھنے سے نہیں روکا جس سے میں کرنا چاہتا ہوں اور اس خواب کی پیروی کرنا جاری رکھوں یا میری اندرونی ہدایت نامہ سنوں ، “یہ میرا جنون ہے۔” یہ دیکھنا واقعی بہت ہی خوبصورت ہے۔ پوری دنیا میں اس طرح کی کمیونٹی کو بڑھانے اور مربوط کرنے میں مدد کرنے کے قابل ، اور ہم دوسرے لوگوں کو اشتراک اور مربوط کرنے کے اہل ہیں۔ اور لوگوں کو دیکھنا بہت ہی خوبصورت ہے ، اب پہلے سے کہیں زیادہ ، زندگی میں جو کچھ بھی کہتے ہیں اس پر عمل پیرا ہوسکتے ہیں اور واقعتا it اس کے آس پاس کی کمیونٹی تلاش کرتے ہیں۔

کیٹی: مجھے پیار ہے کہ آپ نے پٹھوں کے بیچ کو پالا ہے کیونکہ اس سال کے اوائل میں ہمیں اپنے بچوں کے ساتھ وہاں جانے کا موقع ملا ، اور ان کا خیال تھا کہ یہ کھیل کا بہترین میدان ہے جو انہوں نے اپنی پوری زندگی میں دیکھا تھا۔ اور میرا خیال ہے کہ اس طرح کی نقل و حرکت والے پارکس جیسی چیزیں ، جیسے آپ نے متعدد بار ذکر کیا ہے ، وہ معاشرے میں کئی طریقوں سے بہت ساری پریشانیوں کا تریاق ہیں۔ جیسے ، ہم سب جانتے ہیں کہ بیشتر افراد کافی حرکت نہیں کر رہے ہیں اور ہم بہت بیڑے ہوئے ہیں۔ اور اس سے باہر کام کرنے کی بجائے ، یہ لفظی طور پر صرف کھیلتا ہے ، جو میرے خیال میں لوگوں کو اس کے زیادہ سے زیادہ امکان پیدا کرنے کی طرف ایک بہت بڑا قدم ہے۔

لیکن آپ نے میری ایک پسندیدہ چیز بھی کہی ، وہ یہ ہے کہ یہ وہاں کی ایک کمیونٹی ہے۔ اور مجھے لگتا ہے کہ یہ بھی بہت ساری پریشانیوں کا اصل تریاق ہے جسے ہم اپنی دنیا میں دیکھ رہے ہیں کہ حقیقی لوگوں کے ساتھ حقیقی کمیونٹی کا فقدان ہے۔ جیسے ، بہت ساری آن لائن کمیونٹیز ہیں لیکن اس میں حقیقی انسانی تعامل ، حقیقی انسانی رابطے ، اور حقیقی انسانی رابطے کا فقدان ہے ، جو ان تحریک برادریوں ، اور کھیل ، اور ایکروائیوگا کے بارے میں ایک اور بڑی چیز ہے ، یہ ہے کہ آپ دوسرے لوگوں کے ساتھ بات چیت کر رہے ہیں۔ General Chat Chat Lounge

لہذا ، آپ لوگوں کے پاس ایک ناقابل یقین کمیونٹی ہے جو آپ نے اس میں بنائی ہے۔ کیا آپ کے پاس اپنے علاقوں میں لوگوں کی پرورش کے لئے کچھ نکات ہیں؟ کیونکہ یہ وہ چیز ہے جو مجھے اب اپنے علاقے میں بھی مل گئی ہے ، لیکن اس نے کام لیا اور اس نے ایک طرح کی عمارت بنائی۔ تو ، کیا آپ کے پاس ایسے لوگوں کے لئے کچھ نکات ہیں جو اپنی زندگی میں ہی اس کو پالنے کی کوشش کر رہے ہیں؟

ٹریوس: ہاں ، اس کے ساتھ ، آن لائن برادریوں کے بارے میں ایک سب سے بڑی بات یہ ہے کہ آن لائن برادریوں کو ذاتی طور پر ملنے کے ل use واقعی بہترین طریقے ہیں ، آپ جانتے ہو۔ میں انسٹاگرام پر کچھ لوگوں سے رابطہ کرتا ہوں ، مثال کے طور پر ، یہ تو آپ جانتے ہیں ، میں اپنے کاموں سے پیار کرتا ہوں یا مجھے ان کے کاموں سے متاثر ہونا پڑتا ہے۔ اور اس طرح ، جب میں سفر کرتا ہوں اور ملتا ہوں تو ، یہ کھیل کا فن اور ہم کیا کر رہے ہیں اس کا اشتراک کرنے کا ایک بہترین موقع ہے۔ جیسا کہ میں نے کہا ، یہ بھی ، ننجا جواہرات ہیں ، لفظی طور پر ، آپ جانتے ہو ، اب تمام 50 ریاستوں میں ، اور ننجا جنگجو ہیں۔ اور ، آپ جانتے ہو ، جرمنی ، آسٹریلیا ، مختلف حصے ، آپ جانتے ہو ، جیسے ، یورپ ، ایشیا ، جیسے مقابلہ جات ہیں ، اور یہ شو پوری دنیا میں چل رہا ہے۔

آپ جانتے ہو ، میں مختلف تجربات کے لئے بین الاقوامی سطح پر روانہ ہوا ہوں ، آپ جانتے ہو ، کیریبین میں صرف کارکردگی کا مظاہرہ کرنے ، مقابلہ کرنے ، یا ملنے اور مبارکباد دینے کے لئے آسٹریلیا گیا تھا۔ اگر آپ دیکھنا شروع کریں تو یہ وہاں سے باہر ہے۔ اور یہ بھی ، میں آپ کی ضمانت دیتا ہوں اگر آپ بننا چاہتے ہیں تو ، آپ جانتے ہو ، وہ جو آپ کے پڑوس میں بھی کسی چیز کی رہنمائی کرتا ہے ، میں آپ کو اس بات کی ضمانت دیتا ہوں کہ ، آپ جانتے ہیں ، میٹ اپ یا مختلف تنظیموں کے ذریعہ ایسے افراد جو واقعی اس طرح کے سامان میں دلچسپی لیتے ہیں۔ General Chat Chat Lounge یہ واقعی کی طرح ہے… یہ اب کوئی زیر زمین چیز نہیں ہے۔ واقعی میں ہے… آپ جانتے ہو ، پورے امریکہ میں کسی بھی چھوٹے اور چھوٹے شہر میں ننجا پارکور پر کسی نہ کسی طرح کی نقل و حرکت ہوتی ہے ، اب اپنے علاقے میں گروپ میٹنگ۔ یہ واقعی حیرت انگیز ہے ، یا ایکرویوگا۔

کیٹی: ہاں ، یقینی طور پر ، اکرویگا۔ میرے خیال میں ، آپ صرف گوگل ہی کر سکتے ہیں۔ مجھے یہ اپنے علاقے میں بھی مل گیا۔ آئیے جسمانی وزن کی ورزش کی اہمیت کے بارے میں تھوڑی اور بات کریں۔ آپ نے تذکرہ کیا کہ آپ نے بہت زیادہ کام کیا ، جیسے ، وزن اٹھانا۔ تو ، میرے سوالات ہوں گے ، جسمانی وزن سے متعلق مخصوص ورزش کے فوائد کیا ہیں ، اور کیا یہ بچوں کے لئے محفوظ ہے؟ میں جانتا ہوں کہ سوال والدین کی طرف سے آنے والا ہے جو سن رہے ہیں۔ اور میں جانتا ہوں کہ میں نے سنا ہے ، جیسے ، آپ جانتے ہیں ، بچوں کو کم عمر سے پہلے ہی وزن اٹھانا چاہئے ، لیکن کیا وہ چھوٹی عمر میں اپنے جسمانی وزن میں شامل تحریک کو محفوظ طریقے سے کرسکتے ہیں؟

ٹریوس: اوہ ، بالکل لہذا ، وزن کے مقابلے میں باڈی ویٹ ٹریننگ یا کیلیسٹینکس ٹریننگ واقعی ہے ، تربیت کا ایک زیادہ محفوظ طریقہ۔ میں تقریبا سختی سے باڈی ویٹ ٹریننگ کا استعمال کرتا ہوں۔ اور مجھے کیوں لگتا ہے کہ یہ اتنا موثر ہے کہ یہ واقعتا ہے ، جیسے ، آپ جانتے ہیں ، اگر میں یہ سیکھ رہا ہوں کہ میں کتنا دباؤ ڈال سکتا ہوں یا کتنے پش اپس کرسکتا ہوں تو ، پش اپس اس سے کہیں زیادہ متعلقہ ہوں گے روز مرہ کی زندگی میں کرنا آپ کے پل اپس پر کام کرنا ، چڑھنے کی صلاحیت پر کام کرنا ، سوئنگ ، جمپ رول کی صلاحیت پر کام کرنا ، اس سے کہیں زیادہ سمجھ میں آتا ہے کہ میں کتنا ڈیڈ لیفٹ کرسکتا ہوں یا کتنا اسکویٹ کرسکتا ہوں۔ جیسے ، ان چیزوں کو ڈیزائن کیا گیا تھا ، آپ جانتے ہو ، فٹ بال کے لئے ، اور اس طرح ، آپ جانتے ہو ، بڑا ، اور تیز تر اور مضبوط ہوتا جارہا ہے۔

لیکن ، آپ جانتے ہو ، ہم سبھی NFL میں لائن مین نہیں بن سکتے ہیں۔ جیسے ، آپ جانتے ہو ، میں سوچتا ہوں کہ چٹان چڑھنے والی دیوار پر چڑھنے کا طریقہ سیکھنا شائد ہے یا درخت پر چڑھنا اس سے کہیں زیادہ کارآمد ہے ، جیسے آپ کی روز مرہ زندگی میں موثر۔… جب تک کہ آپ واقعی فٹ بال کے پیشہ ور کھلاڑی بننے کی کوشش نہ کریں۔ لہذا ، میں واقعتا think سوچتا ہوں کہ یہ یقینی طور پر تربیت کا ایک زیادہ موثر طریقہ ہے۔ اور یہ بھی ، یہ آپ کو زیادہ سے منسلک ہونے کی سہولت دیتا ہے۔ میں بہت سارے لوگوں کو دیکھتا ہوں جو اپنی نقل و حرکت میں وزن کی تربیت میں مہارت رکھتے ہیں۔ آپ جانتے ہو ، ہنٹر فٹنس آپ کو اس کے ساتھ مخصوص تربیت کے بارے میں سب کچھ بتا سکتا ہے۔ اس طرح ، آپ اپنے جسم کے ایک عنصر اور اس طاقت پر انتہائی زیادہ توجہ مرکوز کرتے ہیں ، اور یہ واقعتا آپ کے جسم کو منتقل کرنے کے لئے ایک جامع نقطہ نظر نہیں رکھتا ہے۔ اور اسی طرح ، میں واقعتا think یہ خیال کرتا ہوں کہ کیلیسٹینکس ، یوگا اور ایک چنچل پریکٹس واقعتا وہی ہے جو ہمیں انسانوں کی حیثیت سے زیادہ موثر رکھتا ہے۔

کیٹی: میں ضرور مانتا ہوں۔ اور میں شو کے نوٹ میں ہنٹر فٹنس کا لنک بھی دوں گا کیونکہ وہ فن لینڈ سے تعلق رکھنے والا دوسرا دوست ہے ، جسے ہم دونوں پیار کرتے ہیں۔

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Katie: I think also something I noticed in Finland and that I’ve noticed in watching “American Ninja Warrior” is that part of what makes it so fun and encouraging is that you are showing people what’s possible, and you’re inspiring them to try things that maybe they hadn’t considered that their body could do. And I think that there’s something really just amazing in the human experience when that happens.

It’s like the first time that, I believe, was Roger Bannister ran a sub-four-minute mile. No one thought they could do it. And then as soon as he did, so many more people did. And so, you guys doing these incredible things, even on TV or in your local communities, it shows kids that their bodies are able to do these things, and it’s really inspiring. I also know from Finland, there were so many stories that you would tell me, and I would be like, “No.” And you’d be like, “Here’s a picture.” So, I wanna go through some of your fun ones just for inspiration, if you don’t mind, starting with, what are probably the strangest places you have ever done a handstand?

Travis: Well, you got to see probably one of my most memorable handstands of all time, was when we were in Finland, we had the opportunity of seeing the Northern Lights, which, I mean, as you know, was one of the most amazing experiences I had ever seen in my life. You know, there’s no guarantee that we would get to see them, and we were really, you know, in that region for a couple of days. And, you know, I think our second night there, you know, we were able to see the lights. That was just crazy. And so, I was like, “We’re staying in an igloo, we’re watching the Northern Lights, I have to do a handstand on an igloo.”

So, getting able to, not only do a handstand on an igloo while Hunter Fitness is sitting on the igloo as well was still probably one of my most memorable ones of all time. Another one being, I had got a phone call, my buddy, Modern Tarzan is an awesome guy. You should also follow if you wanna be inspired by parkour, ninja, and Acroyoga. He’s a best friend of mine and Modern Tarzan on Instagram. And we get a phone call, and he’s like, “Hey, we’ve got these people from Turkey, from Istanbul, who wanna film a Toyota commercial, and they need some crazy, you know, ninjas and Acroyogi’s to come and do some cool parkour stuff.”

And they’ll fly us out there. But they have this trick, you know, they want us to do these cool tricks on the truck. You know, run up the truck, jump on it, flip off it, that kind of stuff. I’m like,” Yeah, we can do that.” And they’re like, “Can you handstand on a moving car?” And I’m like, “Yeah, we can handstand on a moving car.” Like, “Well, we have this stunt driver who can drive it up a ramp and get it on its side to wheels and balance the car. Do you think you could do a handstand on that?”

I’m like, “I don’t know if that’s possible.” And I tried to Google it. I had never seen anyone do this before, so I didn’t really have a visual, like, reference. There’s definitely not how-to video on how to do a handstand on a moving car on two wheels. And so, I was like, “Well, you know, I can check it out when I get there.” And so, after doing a couple of test runs, this guy was not very consistent at all, which did not help with the possibility of making this thing happen. But after a couple of days of testing, he got more consistent, and I got more comfortable with just being sideways in a car.

And long story short, we found the right window, and I build up the confidence to try this. And I did a handstand on the Toyota truck while it’s bouncing on two wheels. And you can also click the link, and you can see a link to that video. But I think I’d never seen any of us do that ever in the world, so might be one of the first people who ever done that. So, that was pretty memorable.

And then also the tallest building at the time in Los Angeles, on the edge of the Grand Canyon, and also, like, those have been memorable experiences but also just, like, get into handstands with people all over the world has been really amazing as well, you know, beautiful sunsets, beautiful buildings, etc., even just on, like, lifeguard towers and stuff. But just the ability to get upside down and know your limits and being able to create art is something I’ve been super passionate, where find, in a weird way, I find my Zen.

Katie: And if I’m remembering, there was also on an alligator? Did that happen?

Travis: Oh, yeah. The most dangerous has ever done. People ask me all the time, and, you know, like I said, I’ve done, you know, tall buildings and moving cars. But the most dangerous one ever, I was in Ghana, Africa, helping with generosity water, restore water to regions of the country that don’t have running water. And while we were there, we went to this place where they had an alligator farm. And they were these alligators that we were with.

And I was like, “Man, I really, really wanna do a handstand over an alligator,” which is quite dangerous because, you know, my head is really close to his head as well. But I was able to successfully do a handstand over an alligator and will probably never do that again. But that was probably the most dangerous handstand I’ve ever done just because there was not much…it was a partner-based movement. I had to trust my partner just as much as I can trust myself.

Katie: Wow, yeah, no. My most dangerous handstand ever is, like, against the wall in my bedroom where there’s no danger involved. So, that’s amazing. Like I said, there’s so many facets to your personality. You also, if I’m remembering correctly, have a couple of world records. So, you gotta tell that story as well.

Travis: Oh, yeah. So, I was doing an activation with this company called WORLDZ with a Z, and they bring together a lot of amazing leaders, and CMOs, and CEOs, etc. And I was teaching at this event. And after teaching the event, the next year, they’re like, “We want you to come back, but we try to break a world record every year. Do you think you could break a world record? We have Guinness World Records coming.” And I’m like, “Yeah, I think so.”

They’re like, “Basically, you have, like, two days to figure it out.” And I was like, “Oh, my gosh.” So, I started researching just handstand records, you know, CrossFit records, different types of gymnastics records that I thought were possible. And I really wanted to, you know, obviously break a record, but I also wanted to share the experience, you know, with a partner or friend. I was really trying to think of, like, a group one that could be done as well. So, I found one that was super unique. I found one, essentially, that involved balance in a plank position.

So, imagine you’re on these medicine BOSU balls, on the medicine balls that move around, right? So, you have four medicine balls. You have one on each hand, one on each foot. And then from there, you find your balance point, you get into a plank, and then you lift up one hand. So, then you’re in a plank, which is with one arm raised. So it’s a three-point plank, and then you’re also trying to balance yourself on the ball. And I was able to beat the world record. They had an adjudicator come down, and we videotaped it, and there was a huge crowd around, and was able to beat the world record by I think 20-something seconds, which is pretty crazy.

And then I found another world record, which was called a partner push-up. Now, imagine, like, you’re in the push-up position and then you have another partner who is 180 from you. So, basically, your feet are touching each other and your hands are out opposite of your feet. And then from there, you lift your feet up and you put them on each other’s back. So, you’re making literally, like, a human bridge, neither one of your feet are touching the ground.

They’re just on each other’s shoulder blades, more or less. And then from there, you do synchronized push-ups. And I think the world record was set by two professional crossfitters at the time, and I think the record was 27 or 28. And we were able to unofficially do 34. But then when they came back, they officially counted 31 of them, I think, to be official. So, we set a new world record doing partner push-ups with my friend Cesar Sosa, and he’s an awesome guy. You should definitely follow him on Instagram as well. He just changed his… Fit Like Sosa is his new Instagram, so check out Fit Like Sosa.

But we set that record as well. And so, yeah, that was unique and pretty crazy experience. And then you should definitely check out Ninja Natalie. She just set a world record as well for the rope climb at Muscle Beach. Ninja Natalie on Instagram is a dear friend, and she set a world record as well for the fastest, I think, short rope climb. And she is just an incredible human who’s just using the art of play and movement to inspire the world. So, yeah, it’s been pretty crazy to know that friends throughout the community are setting the standard of playfulness and strength at the same time.

Katie: I love that. And I wanted to make sure, toward the end, we change focus a little bit and talked about another thing that I’ve fully integrated in my life since Finland inspired by you, which is, little daily reminders of gratitude. And I think this also ties into Pi and 3.14. So, can you talk about gratitude in your daily life and your gratitude reminder?

Travis: Yeah, absolutely. You know, and just going deeper into, like, you know, the point of life, we always have good days and bad days. You know, no one’s life is perfect, but there is beauty in understanding the good in everything that we do. So, a gratitude practice is a great way to do that. And no matter how bad your day is, let’s say you’re sitting in traffic, or you’re sick, or it’s just not your day, but there’s always a lesson to be learned, or there’s always something great within that situation. So, instead of a daily reminder, what I’ve done is you pick a time that’s relevant for you.

For me, I use 3:14, which is, you know, the first three digits of Pi, and I have a daily reminder that goes off at that time. And whenever I’m doing invites and opportunity to just take a minute of gratitude. And so, you know, I could be literally in Finland with Wellness Mama, and Hunter Fitness, and Paleo Chef, having the time of my life. We just got done, you know, seeing some reindeer, and I’m really grateful for that, or I literally could just be, you know, sitting in traffic in LA and be, you know, like, “Why am I sitting in this traffic? But at least I’m in LA, at least I have a car, at least, you know, like, I’m able to be breathing. I’m able to move.” You know, like, there’s always an opportunity to take an opportunity to express gratitude.

And so, I think once you start that practice, it’s really awesome to see, you know, the universe or spirit kind of, like, maybe teach a lesson or point a person or an experience that you need to learn in that day at that time. And it’s been really awesome to just have that mindset and mentality, and I encourage everyone to just try it. Try it for a week and see how your life changes if you like it or not. And I tell pretty much anyone who’s around me, at that moment, when my alarm goes off at 3:14, and I’m grateful to say that people have also adopted that practice.

And these people live in different time zones all over the world, so I often will get a message, you know, at 5:14, 7:14, you know, like 11:14 from friends across the world be like, “Hey, I’m just thinking of you. I’m really grateful for you, or I’m really grateful for this experience.” So, pick a time that’s relevant for you. It could be 11:11, it could be, you know, 7:11, it doesn’t really matter, but just pick a date and time that’s relevant for you and start a gratitude practice. And, I think it’ll bring joy into your life.

Katie: Yeah, I love it. It’s a fun reminder. And, like, you know, that if it goes off and I’m in a group somewhere else, I will ask everybody else what they’re grateful for as well. And it’s fun to kind of, like, shake people up at first, like what? But just the entire focus and the energy of the group to everybody just be grateful for a second, it’s amazing.

Travis: Yeah, it’s also a good excuse for whatever your alarm goes off. You can shift it to them.

Katie: And for families, like another thing we do is, at dinner timer, because we try to make family dinner a priority, we’ll ask the kids what they’re grateful for as well, which is, you know, for anybody’s who has kids, that’s a good time to check-in and make it part of your daily routine that way.

Travis: Oh, yeah. I was gonna say, you know, with my partner, Little Beast Mode on Instagram, she is a wonderful soul. We teach Acroyoga, and movement, and play together, but she had the idea of starting a practice of doing three things you’re grateful for before you go to bed every night. And so, that’s been a really enjoyable practice as well that I love sharing that way to do it. You know, either start your day or end your day with that practice as well.

Katie: I love that too. And, as we get close to the end of our time, a couple of questions that I love to wrap up with. The first being, if there is a book or a number of books that have really impacted your life, if so, what they are and why?

Travis: Yeah. “Autobiography of a Yogi” is one book that really transformed my life. Also, how to get into flow states or just flow research, in general. So, Steve Kotler and Jamie Wheal are two inspirations in my life, and they wrote a book called “Stealing Fire,” which I definitely recommend. It’s a great book. I had the opportunity to work with Tim Ferriss, and knowing him, and working on his TV show, “The Tim Ferriss Experiment,” and also the books that he wrote, I can definitely attest to him being an amazing person. And he really thoroughly researches everything that he does.

So, anything by Tim Ferriss is really awesome. And then there was a book called “Conversations with God,” which I think was a beautiful, like, a spiritual and death book, getting to know who you are better. And then “Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” by Deepak Chopra. Again, another amazing human. And it’s crazy how the world works. I’ve been reading this guy’s books for years.

And then one day, someone on his team found out what I do on social media, just sharing what I love, and they asked me to be a part of his app called Jiyo, which is a mindful, curated community group online, which I definitely recommend looking at Jiyo, and got to meet him, and was even asked to be a human hologram on stage with him speaking on the art of mindfulness one time.

And it’s really crazy to, not only just be reading his books and everything, and I get to meet him to actually meeting him and him living up to every expectation of being such a wonderful advocate to mindfulness and the research of living a happy spiritual life. He’s awesome as well. So, those are the people that really inspire me, and I really think they’re doing great stuff in the world in the books that they write as well.

Katie: Such great recommendations, and I’m with you on all those. Tim Ferriss’s “4-Hour Workweek”, I think, changed the trajectory of my adult life and led to “Wellness Mama.” So, very grateful for him. And yeah, Stephen and Jamie’s, “Stealing Fire” is a fascinating read. I’ll make sure I’ll link to all the books that you mentioned in the show notes at So, if you guys are exercising or driving, don’t worry about writing them down. Just head over to the show notes. And Travis, lastly, any parting advice you wanna leave with listeners today, and where can they find you to stay in touch?

Travis: Yeah, honestly, my parting advice, make a positive impact in your movement and anything that you do. In general, movement can be anything that you love. I mean, it literally can just be walking the dog. It can be running a marathon. It really doesn’t matter what it is, but find a movement practice and get outdoors and connect with other humans or connect with yourself, is truly an obstacle and an opportunity that will never get old.

It’s something that will always find benefit in what you do. You can never be too good at that, and understand that there are always gonna be obstacles in life. So, it’s how you approach the obstacle before, during, and after is really the skillset that, you know, you need to learn as a human or as a ninja, whatever you wanna call yourself. And, you know, don’t take yourself too seriously. Learn how to play and you will find joy in all the things that you do.

You can find me at is my website, as well as is my Instagram. And those are probably the easiest ways to get in touch with me. And thank you for anyone who continues to follow my journey. We will be continuing to promote a lot of the movement that we do. And the website for my apparel company is or And, we’ll do a special discount code for all the listeners here as well because we really wanna say thank you to everyone that is following the Wellness Mama because she really does know some of the best things in the world and we just wanna share that health and wellness to you guys. So, thank you, so much.

Katie: Thanks so much, Travis. I’ll make sure the link and the discount code are in the show notes. My kids and I both love the ninja pants, actually my husband too. The whole family wears them. They’re so comfortable. My kids just wish they made them in, like, size three-year-olds, but we all love it. I’ll make sure the links are there. You guys can check them out. They’re truly probably the most comfortable pants in the entire world. And Travis, I love you for being here. I really appreciate all that you’re doing to inspire kids and adults to move in the world and to share gratitude, and I’m so grateful that you shared time with us today.

Travis: Well, thank you so much Wellness Mama. You truly are such an amazing, amazing soul. You know, I consider you my spiritual mama. You’re so great in everything that you do, and I really am excited to continue to be friends and work together for as long as I’m playing around on this planet. So, thank you.

Katie: Thank you. And, in that spirit of gratitude, thank all of you for listening and sharing your most valuable asset, your time, with us today. We’re so grateful that you were here. and I hope that you will join me again on the next episode of “The Wellness Mama Podcast.”

If you’re enjoying these interviews, would you please take two minutes to leave a rating or review on iTunes for me? Doing this helps more people to find the podcast, which means even more moms and families could benefit from the information. I really appreciate your time, and thanks as always for listening.

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