DAVID JOU

Co-Founder & Brand Director

Manual Medicine, Endurance Athletics, Brand Initiatives

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MOTIVNY Polar Plunge

We’re back! We’ve been busy building new programming, outdoor events, and partnerships for our community to enjoy. First up, our annual Run To Plunge. Join us on 2/14 (yes, Valentine’s Day) when we’re hosting a long run to Rockaway Beach followed by a dip in the ocean and post-plunge festivities. Are you in?

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My Journal Posts

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ATHLETE HIGHLIGHT: Bel Canto Bootcamp

Long time clients of Michael, and community members originating all the way back from our Testing Grounds Pop-up!

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RECAP: Rockaway Summer Long Run

Our Annual Summer Long Run

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Local Guide 001: 10 Restaurants, Bars & Cafes We Love

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Local Guide 002: Our Favorite Women‑Owned Businesses

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Local Guide 003: Look Good, Feel, Good, Play Good

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Local Guide 005: AAPI-Owned

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Athlete Highlight: Jessie Zapo

We recently caught up with Jessie Zapo; adidas Runners NYC captain, running coach, art therapist, and Motiv athlete.

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Polar Plunge Run Recap

Read all about our latest and greatest Outdoor Event, the Polar Plunge Run.

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LOCAL GUIDE: Q&A WITH WILL OF GOOD THANKS

Q&A with Will of Good Thanks, a hip Australian coffee shop with healthy seasonal fare.

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Athlete Highlight: Tamara Pridgett

We recently caught up with Tamara Pridgett; sprinter, wellness advocate, writer, and now Motiv athlete.

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Black History Month: Athlete Highlight I

This month we are taking a moment to salute athletes who continue to make strides for a better tomorrow

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Black History Month: Athlete Highlight II

Check it out! Here’s our 2nd Athlete Highlight as we continue to celebrate Black History Month.

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ATHLETE HIGHLIGHT: ANWAR ISAACS

Anwar Isaacs, our first featured athlete and owner of Human Nature NYC, signed up for the 2020 Virtual NYC Marathon mere

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LESSONS I LEARNED THROUGH VIRTUAL PT

The onset of the pandemic forced businesses to shapeshift and adapt. For us, that meant our team had to pivot fully to V

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LOCAL GUIDE: Q&A WITH RAY OF WORTHWILD

In January of this year, MOTIVNY started a guide of our favorite local establishments.

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Q&A WITH FRANCISCO BALAGTAS AFTER TSP DIY

MOTIVNY athlete and Running Coach Francisco Balagtas embarked on a bold challenge called The Speed Project DIY. He set o

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WFH? 8 THERAPEUTIC EXERCISES FOR YOUR 8-HOUR WORK DAY

Here are some exercises that are great to do on the hour as a way to break up the day, maintain joint health, and encour

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PROJECT NO DAYS OFF: 1,000 DAYS COMPLETE, NO REST DAYS IN SIGHT

Running takes a balance of discipline and strength, physically and mentally. Running consecutively for 1000 days will ma

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Q&A WITH FRANCISCO BALAGTAS

Our resident running coach and race strategist Francisco Balagtas just landed the cover of Runner’s World in this Summer

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