Maryam Sharifzadeh is the founder of Office Yoga, creator of the Office Yoga teacher training program & the Legacy LuLulemon Ambassador to name a few of her working titles. Maryam possesses a unique passion and drive that has not only allowed her to experience success in the yoga studio but in the business world as well. In this episode, Maryam discusses managing the dark side of the business world while maintaining the purity of the yoga practice. Maryam, Gina and Joe play a new Happy Apple game called “Nama-STAY or Namas-GO.” The gang gives their HAppy Apples. And Gina and Maryam pay tribute to a loved member of the HApoy Apple/Office Yoga family, Nasim Ghanadan.
This week on the Happy Apple Podcast: Gina and Joe sit down Tim Cole, the VP of events for Mascot Sports. Mascot Sports is a company that owns various running and fitness events in the Oakland. It is clear that Tim is a fitness enthusiast driven to build an active, celebratory community in Oakland. On the episode, Tim and Joe reminisce about their middle school and high school days spent in Castro Valley. Tim discusses the value of community as he discusses the growth and mindset of Mascot Sports. The gang plays a new favorite game “Sweet Baby Blue’s Thoughts.” And we all give out our Happy Apple Awards for the week!
Oakland Raiders Defensive End, Shilique Calhoun sits down with Joe and Gina for a Happy Apple conversation. Shilique discusses his upbringing in Jersey where he originally played tight end and was recruited to play basketball. We discuss his time spent with the MSU football program and where he was when he found out that he got drafted by the Raiders!
Next in the Happy Apple Hustle Series: Joe and Gina chat with Justine and Bryant Sharifi; the Founders and Owners of Perform for Life (ig: @performforlife. The couple shares secrets, Bay Area fitness culture and the GRAND OPENING of the 2nd location! … All whilst having to break for a shot and a workout.