The Yoga Pants Podcast

The Yoga Pants Podcast

Welcome to The Yoga Pants Podcast. We’re your hosts Sarah Ratzlaff and Nicole DeBoom. We are two successful female business owners who have found strength, confidence and community through fitness and want to share that gift with you. Join us as we talk about what REALLY matters to active women.

Episodes

January 27, 2023 21 min

Money has always been a taboo topic. Most of our decisions are made with money in mind, yet we don't feel comfortable talking about it with people outside our close-knit circles, usually just within our immediate families. Yet when we keep our money concerns private, it can create stress, insecurity and feelings of hopelessness. Our goal today is to crack open the door and encourage all of us to be more open about this previous...

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Today we talk all about coaches. When we look back and think about the people who have played impactful roles in our lives, coaches always stand out. But at some point, after our youth athletic careers are over, most of us never work with coaches again. That's what we explore today including:

  • Examples of great coaches in our lives
  • The best coaches expect a lot from you - which in return teaches you to expect a lot from yourself
  • G...
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    Get ready to shut your eyes and go for a ride! Today your ride is a throwback to 1988 - you get to swim the 100 yard breaststroke with Nicole DeBoom! 

    The backstory: Sarah believes strongly that visualizing your success is one of the keys to achieving it. Whatever you believe is what will come true. But learning how to use visualization to get there takes practice. Today we do a deep dive into what it feels like to visualize a one ...

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    Welcome back to a very fun episode of the Yoga Pants Podcast. Today we talk all about happiness. Turns out it's pretty simple. You just need 4 things. 

  • Something to do
  • Someone to love
  • Something to look forward to
  • Some way to give back
  • If you want to read more about Dan Buettner's research on this topic, check out The Blue Zones of Happiness. We certainly love this outlook and whenever things feel off, it makes it much easier to...

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    This topic is perfect for the holidays. While some of us are able to find and connect with our people during this time of year, many others go through huge waves of loneliness - from loss, distance or pandemics. While we want it to be a time of connection, it is often the opposite. 

    Instead of feeling despondent and helpless, we share some ideas on how you can take action and find your people. 

    1) Think about your current core beli...

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    Today we have some fun talking about the girls & sharing a product that is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

    Meet the Skirt Sports All In Long Bra!

    Okay, "all cup sizes" is an impossible task so for the sake of this episode, let's say A to E cups.

    Today we talk about:

  • Boobs: how they're all different but they have one thing in common - they want a comfortable bra to support them!
  • The All In Long Bra in all its...
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    It's that time of year! Time to shop for all the people you love (go ahead and throw something for yourself in the mix too). Meaningful gifts make all the difference. If you have a runner (or athlete of any kind) on your list, listen to these ideas. 

    And please share your own! The more ideas the better, so post your comments here or pop over to social and send us a note!

  • The Gift of Fitness: Garmin (Sarah wants a new one!)
  • The G...
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    Ready to get your at-home fitness game on?! Today Nicole shares some awesome workout hacks that anyone can do. This episode was inspired by Sarah who simply wanted to know how Nicole operates her fitness regime with the added bonus of identifying some exercises that will help others. And once Nicole got rolling, she couldn't stop. In addition to some bigger picture concepts like how you are motivated & encouraging women to...

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    Hot on the tails of our "Best Leggings in the World" episode, we bring you some fun banter about our favorite court sports. Tennis has always been a Skirt Sport, but pickleball, while first created in the 60s is suddenly on fire and you must get the best gear to help you slam that tennis/badminton/ping-pong ball like a pro. 

    In this episode, we talk about the power of wearing products that were actually made for the game yo...

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    September 29, 2022 28 min

    Sometimes you stumble across something so special you can't imagine life without it. That is what happens when you step into any of our Skirt Sports leggings for the first time.

    Today we deconstruct:

  • The feminine ideal: Yes these leggings make us dig deep!
  • The fabric
  • The high waist
  • The pockets
  • Why flattery is not a bad thing!
  • Time to get yourself the best leggings in the world! Use code POD20 for 20% off now!

    Tune in weekly-ish to ...

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    September 22, 2022 21 min

    "It's a rejuvenation of your soul."

    The ZOOMA Amelia Island Run Series is so much more than crossing the finish line (though that's a huge part of it). Amelia Island is a magical place that you must experience in your lifetime! Here are 5 reasons we love it so much. 

  • The view. The ocean offers peace & happiness. 
  • All the fun stuff! Welcome party. Fashion show. Yoga & more.
  • The history. It's one of the olde...
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    September 15, 2022 23 min

    We're back! With a new name and an even more candid format. 

    The truth is - we were asked to change our name by another organization with the same name. We took it as a sign that we needed to mix things up. So we took the summer off and came back swinging.

    Welcome to The Yoga Pants Podcast!

    Today we talk all things NAME, because when you change something as big as your name, it's not a small ask. 

    We share why we chose The ...

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    She did it again! Sarah Ratzlaff officially acquired She RUNS This Town (originally named Moms RUN This Town), a national organization of over 500 women’s running clubs with a goal is to motivate, inspire, celebrate, and encourage ALL women in ALL stages of life. Originally founded by Pam Burrus, She RUNS This Town has been helping women connect for over 10 years.

    Today we talk WHY? 

  • Why Sarah felt SRTT would make the perfect addit...
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    Two years ago, Nicole received an email from Sarah Ratzlaff, a follow up from six months prior when Nicole was looking to do a cross-promotion for her business Skirt Sports. 

    Nicole's response: "No I'm not looking for a cross-promotion right now, but if you want to buy my business, I'd love to talk."

    Thus began one of the most important relationships in both of their lives, and the framework for the baton hand-o...

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    Join the 7-Day Smoothie Refresh Challenge. It's free. It's delicious. It's just what you need right now. Did we mention it's FREE?!

    Before we dive into all things smoothie, Sarah and Nicole talk about what's really behind the smoothie - it's about prioritizing ourselves, making our health a priority, and doing it with the camaraderie of other active women who want to share tips, tricks and smoothie secrets. 

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    How do you cope when you're going through a tough time? Sarah and Nicole riff on their personal strategies to help turn things around when they're struggling. Listen now to their top-10 strategies. 

    Cheat sheet here:

    1) Change your mental channel. Use a mantra or power word to help.

    2) Talk to a therapist

    3) Talk to a friend

    4) Call a help line.

    5) Delete negative self-talk.

    6) Write down a compliment someone pays you and p...

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    April 22, 2022 38 min

    Episode deal: Use code POD20 for 20% off skirtsports.com

    There will be times when we add something new to our lives. Whether we choose to add it, it is forced upon us, or someone else dictates the new-ness, we must adapt to the change or face a life of misery and suffering!

    Nicole recently got a puppy. Her last puppy was 20 years ago when she and Tim were 30, with boundless energy and no child! When their child was born 10 years ag...

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    April 15, 2022 50 min

    Sara Dean is mindset, business, and leadership coach for moms.  She is also the creator and host of the Shameless Mom Academy Podcast, a top rated podcast with over 3 million downloads. Her biggest passion is helping women own their space. 

    After enduring a long infertility journey, and then a full blown identity crises following the birth of her son, Sara took her background in psychology/health/ wellness and rebuilt her identity ...

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    Skirt Sports deal: Use code POD20 for 20% off

    Today we talk about imposter syndrome: What it is, why we suffer from it, how to stop feeling like a fraud and own our true power. 

    Notables:

  • Imposter syndrome is when you doubt your abiities and feel like a fraud
  • Sarah felt it throughout her career, possibly stemming from the fact that she was told not to shine her light so bright
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    One day Nicole was writing a long text, and her daughter looked up and said, "What's wrong mom? Are you crying?" It turns out Nicole's texting face looks like she's either super sad or has to go to the bathroom! 

    Our expressions speak a thousand words - the key is to make sure they're speaking the words you want. Today we talk about how our expressions matter, and how sometimes we have no idea what expressio...

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