My Top 100 Podcast on how to live a high-performance life! I speak with experts in mindset, plant-based nutrition, sports science, and inspiring stories.
The Winning Mindset Behind Competition and Comparison with Jake Thompson – Sonya Looney
What if your main competition was with yourself and even with your bad habits? Jake Thompson, founder of the company Compete Every Day is on a mission to work with…
Mental Toughness with Joanna Zeiger PhD – Sonya Looney
Mental toughness training for athletes is a big game changer. Hear from World Champion Triathlete Joanna Zeiger on mental toughness techniques to improve athletic performance.
The Headspace of Olympic Medalist Mountain Biker: Catharine Pendrel – Sonya Looney
How would your approach to challenges change if you focused on giving your best effort for that moment instead of focusing what you wish the end result could be? 2016…
Taking Control of Your Health and Performance with Engine2Diet’s Rip Esselstyn – Sonya Looney
From firefighter to teaching people how to eat for health and performance.
Reggie MIller’s Path from NBA Hall of Fame to the Mountain Bike – Sonya Looney
An older episode at the beginning of Reggie Miller’s bike racing days just 1.5 years ago.
How to Be a More Confident Athlete with Lesley Paterson and Simon Marshall – Sonya Looney
Authors of The Brave Athlete, Calm the F*ck Down go deep on sports psychology.
Inside the Head of Tour De France Racer Tejay Van Garderen – Sonya Looney
Today’s guest is no stranger to the cycling world. He has finished 5th two times at the tour de France.
Josh LaJaunie: The Personal Power to Lose 220 Pounds, Change Your Life and Even Win an UltraMarathon – Sonya Looney
This man knows how to make big life changes and inspire people along the way.
Myths About Concussions with Dr. Steven Broglio, PhD – Sonya Looney
Learn the current research and recommendations around concussion.
Do Limits Live in Our Mind or our Body? Author Alex Hutchinson & his book Endure – Sonya Looney
How to train your mind to perform better and the science behind mental fatigue.
Thriving after a DNF in the ’08 Olympics with Magda Boulet – Sonya Looney
How do you engage in the perception of what you believe is possible? Magda Boulet continually raises the bar.
How to Sleep Better, Overcome Jet Lag, and the Latest in Sleep Research with Dr. Amy Bender – Sonya Looney
How much sleep do we actually need? What is the best way to fall asleep? How do you deal with jet lag?
The Pursuit of Less with Greg McKeown – Sonya Looney
How to cut through the noise and focus on what is important with author of the book Essentialism.
4x NBA Champion John Salley On Vegan Lifestyle, Food for Longevity, and Entrepreneurship – Sonya Looney
John Salley is a true champion: with a 15-year career in the NBA and 4 Championship titles on 3 different teams, he has accomplished a great deal in his athletic…
What Heart Health Actually Looks Like with Cardiologist Dr Joel Kahn – Sonya Looney
How plant-based diets prevent and reverse heart disease and create optimal health.
The Darkness of Injury and How to be and Athlete Mom with 5x National Mountain Bike Champ Rose Grant – Sonya Looney
What it takes to recover from injury and come back to win, all while being a mom.
How Embracing Pressure and Competition Powered Figure Skater Meagan Duhamel to Olympic Gold – Sonya Looney
Meagan Duhamel is the perfect blend of power, poise, flexibility, and grace on the ice. Body acceptance, mental toughness and more!
How Engineering Made Me a Better Mountain Biker and Entrepreneur – Sonya Looney
How my Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering taught me confidence and work ethic.
How to Decode People with Vanessa Van Edwards – Sonya Looney
Learn how to speed read people and read her book, Captivate.
Kikkan Randall Wins Olympic Gold and Survives Breast Cancer – Sonya Looney
From winning the first Olympic Gold in XC Skiing to beating breast cancer with Kikkan Randall.
Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics with Jeff Warren – Sonya Looney
How to stick with meditation, 6 mental muscles, and the power of equanimity with author and meditation instructor.
Win at Negotiation Every Time with Chris Voss – Sonya Looney
FBI Negotiator gives us tools and techniques on negotiation.
Kate Courtney is World Champion – Sonya Looney
Hear about Kate Courtney’s rise to becoming the 2019 World Champion.
Podcast Recess: Burn-Out, Goals & Habits, Self-Care with Sonya and Matt Ewonus – Sonya Looney
How to deal with and recover from burnout, self-care habits, dealing with cravings.
The 4 Keys with Andrew Sillitoe – Sonya Looney
How to have more clarity around your vision, the 4 keys for success, and taking responsibility for your actions.
How to Train for the Heat: Part 1 with Dr. Stephen Cheung – Sonya Looney
The science and physiology behind heat training and how to make it work for you.
How to Heat Train for Endurance Events with Balance Point Coaching – Sonya Looney
Practical blueprint for designing a training program for hot races.
Double Hip Surgeries, Expectations, and Comebacks with World Cup Cyclocross Racer Courtney McFadden – Sonya Looney
Recovery from injury, CX race strategies, the pressure of expectations, and rehab.
Lung Transplant and Blindness Avoided with a Plant-Based Diet: Kate McGoey-Smith – Sonya Looney
How to heal terminal diseases wtih lifestyle and diet.
Ultra Queen Stacey Shand: Badwater, Ultraman, Double Anvil and the Ultra Endurance Mindset – Sonya Looney
Stacey Shand ran over 100 marathons, but she has raced Ironman Triathlons, podiumed at Ultraman, 2x Badwater won Double Ironman Triathlons and more!
Level Up Your Life & Exploit Your Brokenness with Dan Waldschmidt – Sonya Looney
How to stay motivated, have accountability, the power of choice, and extreme behavior.
Tackling the Cape Epic Mountain Bike Stage Race – Sonya Looney
The Cape Epic is an 8-day Mountain Bike Stage Race across the terrain surrounding Capetown’s greater mountains. Here is my 2019 experience.
Demystifying Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture with Dr. Paula Woodward – Sonya Looney
Paula Woodward is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Learn all about acupuncture and how it works.
Is Passion a Bad Thing? The Passion Paradox with Brad Stulberg – Sonya Looney
How to find the right balance with passion and hard work. Brad Stulberg’s book and work as an author and coach is amazing.
Plant-Based for Athletes with World Famous Dietitian Brenda Davis – Sonya Looney
Brenda Davis is one of the top authorities and dietitians in plant-based nutrition. This episode is focused on athletes.
Shred Girls with Molly Hurford – Sonya Looney
Keeping girls in sports through Molly’s book, Shred Girls.
Everything is F*cked with Mark Manson – Sonya Looney
Mark Manson is a NYT best-selling author on his books The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and his newest book.
How to Prepare for a Mountain Bike Stage Race – Sonya Looney
How to train for a mountain bike stage race, how to pick a stage race, mental training for a stage race, and how to recover between stages
WHOOP CEO Will Ahmed on Unlocking Human Performance – Sonya Looney
Uncover the secrets your body is telling you, learn about how Whoop is the most innovative biotracker, and how to sleep better.
How to Train for Altitude with Dr. Stephen Cheung – Sonya Looney
Everything you need to know about training and racing at altitude with Professor and Environmental Physiologist, Dr. Stephen Cheung.
Sufferfest Beer Company’s CEO Caitlin Landesberg – Sonya Looney
Creating a new category of craft beer, female entrepreneurship, setbacks in business, and defining success with Caitlin Landesberg.
From Dealing Cocaine and Living on the Streets of New York to a Punk Rocker Changing Lives – Sonya Looney
From juvenile to AWOL from the navy, to Punk Rock star, Hare Krishna monk to Ironman and so much more. Don’t miss this episode!
The Science of Meditation with Dr. David Vago – Sonya Looney
Cognitive Neuroscientist, Dr. David Vago teaches us about how the brain changes with meditation, how to manage anger, and contextualizing mindfulness.
Range with David Epstein: Is it Better to be a Generalist or a Specialist? – Sonya Looney
An interview with David Epstein about his popular book, Range.
The Core 4 with Steph Gaudreau – Sonya Looney
The Core 4–Eat Nourishing Foods, Move with Intention, Recharge Your Energy, and Empower Your Mind
How to Design Your Personalized Race Nutrition Plan with GU Energy Lab’s Roxanne Vogel – Sonya Looney
Learn how to eat for performance during your race, how to eat for recovery, what supplements to take, and hydration & caffeine strategies.
Is Your Brain Slowing You Down with Dr. Stephen Cheung – Sonya Looney
Theories of how your perception relates to motivation, fatigue, motivational self-talk, and when to quit.
Optimize your Gut Health with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz – Sonya Looney
Everything you need to know about what to eat to have a healthy gut, decoding cravings, and how diseases start in the gut.
Inside Tracker: Taking a Selfie from the Inside via Bloodwork for Athletes – Sonya Looney
Inside Tracker’s Jonathan Levitt on common deficiences, recovery tips, inner age, and optimizing health.
My Keynote: Inspire Your Ride – Sonya Looney
My keynote at the Inspire Your Ride Event.
Rinny Carfrae: Ironman World Champion, Mother, Super Inspiring Person – Sonya Looney
Rinny Carfrae is a 3x Ironman World Champion and a mother. Learn about her race strategies, how she deals with expectations and pain, what it’s like to be an athlete…
The Four Mindsets for Success with Ryan Gottfredson PhD – Sonya Looney
Your mind is your greatest ally. Learn about Fixed vs. Growth Mindset, Open vs. Closed Mindset, and Prevention vs. Promotion Mindset.
The Compelling Saga of Alison Tetrick: Work Ethic, Perspective, and Identity – Sonya Looney
Dirty Kanza winner Alison Tetrick tells you about work ethic, going all in, and how to redefine yourself after a crash.
Your Plant-Based FAQs – Part 1 – Sonya Looney
Your questions answered!
Your Plant-Based FAQs – Part 2 – Sonya Looney
Plant-based questions from you!
It’s Not Just About Money – Joline Godfrey – Sonya Looney
Joline Godfrey has been a pioneer in the movement to increase financial intelligence among young people. Godfrey’s revolutionary tools are for everyone.
Living and Striving from a Happier Place with Coach David Roche – Sonya Looney
Accomplished runner, coach, and author David Roche teaches us how to be happier, find value in the process instead of results, and love ourselves more.
Katie Arnold on Grief, Her Book Running Home, and Ultra-Running Life Lessons – Sonya Looney
Katie Arnold is the winner of the 2018 Leadville 100 Trail Run and incredible author of Running Home, a memoir and grief and finding yourself.