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104 Rose Wetzel - Becoming a professional runner and American Ninja Warrior

Virtual School Assembly

Rose Wetzel is an American Ninja Warrior finalist and professional obstacle course racer. In this episode she talks about growing up in a large family, going across the country for college, and becoming a professional athlete in her 30s. She also recaps her experience with American Ninja Warrior and gives some great advice on setting goals.


5 Apr 2021

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Ep68: How to Go From Couch to the (Spartan) Course | with Rose Wetzel, ANW

Optimize Yourself

Rose Wetzel is a 2-time American Ninja Warrior finalist, a professional obstacle course racer, a personal trainer, and a new mom (as if she wasn’t running around enough already). She has spent her whole life pursuing athletic endeavors including trying out for the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials (coming just seconds short of making it), and she has literally run hundreds of Spartan races and other brands of obstacle course racing in her career. She is so good that she actually makes a living as a professional racer, something very few are able to accomplish. Rose and I chat today not about what it’s like being a kick-ass elite-level obstacle course racer (even though she is indeed a badass), but instead she and I discuss what it takes for someone who wants to run their very first Spartan race. Beyond just the physical side of training (which we touch upon), we dive much deeper into the mindset you need to develop to get over the fears and apprehensions that so many people face when thinking about registering for an event they most likely aren’t capable of finishing...YET. We talk about how to set the right goals and create a “Diversified Portfolio of Motivations” so no matter how you perform at the race (or during any given day of training) you are set up for success instead of failure. And we talk about how to focus on small progressions every single day rather than much larger goals. If you’ve ever been on the fence and thought to yourself, “Man it sure would be cool to run something like a Spartan Race, but I’m not ready yet. Maybe SOMEDAY…” then this is the conversation to inspire you to get off the couch and onto the course! Want to Hear More Episodes Like This One? » Click here to subscribe and never miss another episode Here's What You'll Learn: How Rose became one of the top female obstacle course racers in the world Learning to enjoy pushing yourself out of your comfort zone Reminding yourself that everyone has improvements to make The importance of focus and a dedicated mindset in a sport like obstacle course racing Confronting your fear by breaking daunting tasks into bite-sized pieces Rose's race injury and how she pushed through the pain to finish despite it Planning and preparing for your obstacles before they surprise you Setting performance goals, not weight goals Sign up for the race first, then let your fear drive you to prepare you for it Useful Resources Mentioned: RoseWetzel.com Stackit Mamas Facebook Page Our Generous Sponsors: This episode is made possible for you by Ergodriven, the makers of the Topo Mat, my #1 recommendation for anyone who stands at their workstation. The Topo is super comfortable, an awesome conversation starter, and it’s also scientifically proven to help you move more throughout the day which helps reduce discomfort and also increase your focus and productivity. Click here to learn more and get your Topo Mat. Guest Bio: Facebook|Twitter|Instagram Growing up in Seattle in a family of nine kids (could you imagine?!), Rose loved the feeling of running outside after tackling piles of dishes and laundry. Her love for running grew, and it landed her a track scholarship at Georgetown, where she met wonderful women she still calls her best friends, over a decade later. After college, Rose fulfilled a childhood dream of working at a summer camp before starting her own personal training business in order to encourage others to reach their health and fitness goals, while she tried to make the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials. After coming up a couple seconds short in the 800 meters (half mile), Rose took a friend’s advice and tried a totally new challenge – an obstacle course race! A perfect match for her running background, strength skills, and love of adventure, Rose became a professional obstacle course racer (thanks to sponsors like Clif Bar), running up mountains in Spartan Races around the country and flying through obstacles on the hit show American Ninja Warrior. A year and a half ago, Rose and Tim, her husband, welcomed Baby Taylor Joi into the world, and after moving from Seattle to Boulder for more mountains and Ninja gym training options a couple months later, Rose battled post-partum depression for many months, finally emerging from the condition mentally stronger than ever. Her physical fitness recently caught up as she started the Spartan season strong last month, finishing Top 3 at the first Spartan National Series race, just one minute behind the reigning Spartan World Champion. She looks to race hard all year and inspire the moms out there to continue to chase their dreams if they so desire, and remember to make self-care a priority, through her Stackit Mamas program for new moms. Show Credits: This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, and the show notes were prepared and published by Elyse Rintelman. The original music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Joe Trapanese (who is quite possibly one of the most talented composers on the face of the planet). Note: I believe in 100% transparency, so please note that I receive a small commission if you purchase products from some of the links on this page (at no additional cost to you). Your support is what helps keep this program alive. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

1hr 6mins

10 Apr 2019

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300: Rose Wetzel: Shameless Ninja Warrior

The Shameless Mom Academy

As the founder of Stack-It! Mamas, Rose Wetzel loves empowering women when they feel most vulnerable – after giving birth (at least that’s when SHE felt most vulnerable). A personal trainer and professional athlete (obstacle course racing, specializing in Spartan Races and American Ninja Warrior), Rose has to stay fit for her livelihood (getting paid to work out sounds nice, right?), but after a post-delivery complication/emergency surgery set her back many months, she had to start from scratch to rebuild her fitness, while working through postpartum depression, and worrying about her husband’s rare cancer returning. (It hasn't!) She tried all the tools in her trainer toolbox, but when she didn’t get efficient results, she got creative…until one day something clicked. In fact, it worked so well that not only did she get her strength and career back on track, but she realized her new calling: to focus on helping women feel fit, energetic, and confident after having a baby, AND make sure their results lasted. Her new method, call the Stack-It! Method flips traditional fitness on its head - helping you restore your energy through self-care routines that involve habits other than working out - like baths and rest! Rose and I worked together as personal trainers years ago, and the minute I found out she was pregnant, I told her she had to come on the show one day.  I could not be more excited to share her story with you for our 300th episode! Listen in to hear Rose share: How being the youngest daughter of 9 kids shaped her life Her rock bottom postpartum moment she took to Facebook live to share with the world How she clawed her way out of postpartum depression and back to the podium The impact of childbirth and motherhood on the life of a professional athlete Her mindset resets around not reaching her biggest goals in the last year How she’s preparing for her upcoming year of racing and American Ninja Links Mentioned: Join my Plan & Prep Pajama Party: Pajama Party Connect with Rose: Rose Wetzel Join the Stack-It! Mamas FB group Follow Rose on Facebook Follow Rose on Instagram Rose’s husband Tim’s Blog: Race Sherpa Rises


9 Jan 2019

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ROSE WETZEL, OCR/ Ninja Warrior - Wolfpack Ninjas

Wolfpack Ninjas

Rose passionately uses her platform as an athlete to educate others about health and fitness, and she seeks to encourage and empower people to be their very best. She enjoys being a role model for children, especially for young girls, by showing them how to be strong and confident in our society. Rose also has a strong desire to increase awareness around the topic of mental illness, as it affects... Source


27 Dec 2018

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#134 - Rose Wetzel on Obstacle Racing and Motherhood

Dirt in Your Skirt - The Podcast

Rose Wetzel is back on the podcast! This time around we are talking about balancing motherhood and her career as a professional obstacle course racer. Rose has been a professional obstacle racer for years on the Spartan Pro Team, competed on American Ninja Warrior more than once, and is sponsored by some incredible companies. Getting to chat with Rose is always a pleasure as she is honest, raw, and shares how she feels. We talked about why she choose to let the Spartan Up Podcast into her delivery room, changing poopy diapers, and how some setbacks during childbirth made her change some of her athletic goals and timelines. Finally, we touched on travel, racing, and parenthood. All that and more this episode. If you missed Rose the first time on the podcast you can find her on Episode 25. Other Articles Referenced: http://rosewetzel.com/it-was-never-about-the-six-pack http://www.racesherparises.com Follow Rose Online:  Website: http://rosewetzel.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/runningrosie Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rose-Wetzel-602541086461407/ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rosewetzel One on One Coaching:  Do you want to weave together your inner passions in sport and life and have them reflected in your outer world? Are you feeling stuck in life and need a boast? Do you have trouble managing balancing family, work, and personal ambitions? Do you just need someone to help you take the next step? My Life/Sport Alignment Coaching is here for you!  Sign up for your free session. Http://dirtinyourskirt.com/coaching Show Supported by:  Four Sigmatic - http://www.foursigmatic.com Use code: DIYS to save 10% on your order Full Shownotes:  http://www.dirtinyourskirt.com Join the Facebook Group:  http://www.dirtinyourskirt.com/tribe Support the Show: http://www.dirtinyourskirt.com/support 

1hr 12mins

30 Oct 2018

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94 - Rose Wetzel Embraces the Starting Line

Run This World with Nicole DeBoom Podcast

Rose Wetzel is a runner, Spartan athlete & American Ninja Warrior participant. She ran at Georgetown, then pursued elite running post college until she got into Spartan racing and became one of the best Spartan athletes in the world. A couple years ago she started appearing on the American Ninja Warrior show. And then in the middle of her rising athletic career, Rose decided it was time to become a mama.Her baby Taylor is now 9-months-old and Rose is experiencing the reality of sleepless nights, a cross country move to Boulder, Colorado, and a tough return to fitness, made tougher by a difficult birth experience. In a nutshell, she has taken a leap of faith and is currently living in the somewhat uncomfortable place between adventure and security.I loved this interview for many reasons. Rose is real, she’s open, she lets us in to her life, to her process, and even to her mind when she’s on the starting line. Today we talk about:Growing up in a huge family of 9 kidsHow she got into Spartan & American Ninja WarriorChildbirth: What she wanted and what she got!Athletic recovery from a difficult birth: the reality of how long it takes to get healthyToughnessPerformance goals vs Outcome goalsThe Starting LineTim Sinnett's cancer journey: follow him on racesherparises.comI love this episode with Rose. It’s easy to share when you’re on top of the world. It’s not as easy when you’re struggling. One of my favorite takeaways is Rose’s centering exercise. It’s what she uses to help her find peace and clarity on the starting line. I think we can use that exercise throughout our lives and throughout our days. We don’t have to be giving birth to remind ourselves to welcome the sensation. The point is that it’s important to stop fighting and start embracing.Thanks for listening - now get out there and Run This World! Have a great workout and we'll see you next week.

24 May 2018

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Rose Wetzel | TomGirl Episode 37

TomGirl with J.J. Jurgens

It’s TomGirl with host J.J. Jurgens. Rose Wetzel tears up every course she races on, whether it’s an obstacle course, Spartan Race or on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior! A true force in fitness, Rose joins host J.J. Jurgens to talk about her career, how she keeps that infectiously positive attitude and how she uses her platform as an athlete to encourage and empower people to be their very best.  RSS Feed: http://abtvtest.wpengine.com/aftershows/tomgirl-afterbuzztv/feed/ ABOUT TOMGIRL:  AfterBuzz Tv's TomGirl is a brand new vodcast series hosted by JJ Jurgens, covering all aspects of sports, entertainment, fashion, and adventure! Each week, tune in on TomGirl Tuesdays LIVE or listen on iTunes or any other podcast location, to find conversations with leading members of the community. Follow JJ Jurgen on Twitter @JJJurgens and the show's official twitter handle at @TomGirlTV!Follow us on http://www.Twitter.com/After --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tomgirltv/support


13 Mar 2018

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Episode #75: Margaret Schlachter And Rose Wetzel On How To Work Hard & Play Hard.

Obstacle Dominator

Author and content-creator, Margaret Schlachter talks about her take on how to have a successful career in the OCR industry.  In this episode, you'll discover! -How Margaret balances writing, coaching, adventure and racing... -Margaret's current focuses in OCR... -How Margaret's ideas about competing have changed as OCR has evolved over time... -Rose and Margaret get into the details of Survival Run Nicaragua... -And much more! Links from this episode: Mud Run Guide Dirt In Your Skirt Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now...Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)


12 Jun 2017

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#025 - Rose Wetzel - Professional Obstacle Racer, American Ninja Warrior, and Spartan Racer

Dirt in Your Skirt - The Podcast

Rose Wetzel is one of the best-known females in the sport of obstacle course racing. She is one of the top athletes on the Spartan Race competitive circuit, often featured on NBC broadcasts. Additionally, she has been an American Ninja Warrior competitor twice and made it to the finals in Vegas.  Rose joins the podcast this week to not to talk about past races but instead talks candidly about how she became a professional athlete. She talks about growing up in a family of eight children and how her whole life has been training for obstacle racing.  This is a uniquely candid conversation with Rose and gets deep into growing up in her family, talking about what her siblings mean to her and the lengths she has gone to protect them. This is truly a rare interview digging deep into what makes Rose tick.  Download and listen today and learn more about what makes Rose Wetzel the woman she is today beyond the public figure on television and commercials.  Show Sponsored by:  Four Sigmatic - http://www.foursigmatic.com Use code: DIYS to save 10% on your order Mistobox Coffee Club - http://mbox.coffee/Y9FA Use Code: Y9FA to save $10 on your subscription Full Shownotes:  http://www.dirtinyourskirt.com Join the Facebook Group:  http://www.dirtinyourskirt.com/tribe Support the Show: http://www.dirtinyourskirt.com/support

1hr 3mins

27 Dec 2016

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Post-Workout Interview with Rose Wetzel, aka., Wonder Woman

The Natural Running Network Live

Anyone who knows Elite Spartan Pro Rose Wetzel, aka., Wonder Woman knows she is intense. Trust me; I have had the great fortune of training her. Rose, loves to push and loves competition. Whether it be American Ninja Warrior, Obstacle racing or Track & Field she can’t get enough. We thought it would be fun to do a post-work out recap to discuss the application of Over-Speed in what many fondly refer to as “The Secret Lab”. We also discuss her recent Track & Field competition at The Stanford Invitational where she bested her previous scholastic records at 800 meters with a blistering 2:10, plans for upcoming Spartan Racing and more.  www.naturalrunningnetwork.comIf you had not seen the videos of Rose Running intervals at 20 mph be sure to visit https://www.facebook.com/naturalrunningnetwork/to find this and others.


8 Apr 2016