Meet the Mobility Maker

Today’s episode is jaw-dropping. While Dana has created a unique career as a mobility/breathwork/ and mind-body coach to some of the world’s best athletes in MLB, NFL, NHL, and the WWE, what makes this episode unique is Dana Santas bares her soul and shares her amazing story with us.

Dana grew up poor, living in an attic in upstate NY with dust-mites in her bed, mothered a child while in high school, and ultimately went on to get a college degree from the prestigious Tufts University. Since then, Dana has positively impacted thousands of pro and elite athletes and is now an author, speaker, and one amazing woman creating massive IMPACT.

Buckle-up for this one as we have a very deep conversation on building a career, life, and how you overcome tough times. Additionally, you will learn a few things about “urs truly” that you may not have heard before. Enjoy the show, and I hope it helps you “Live a life worth telling a story about” also. Without further ado…let’s go to the episode.

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More on the episode:

2:48 – Meet The Guru of Breathing
My special guest Dana Santas

4:02 – Working with the WWE
Why they are Dana’s favorite athletes to work with

8:05 – What Is Dana Best Known For

12:58 –  Breathing Is Our Most Fundamental Movement Pattern. 
Dana shares great tips!  Check out her book  – “Practical Solutions for Back Pain Relief.”

26:32 – The Greatest Lessons
Dana shares her greatest lessons from athletes she has worked with

31:56 – The Makings Of a Guru
What makes Dana qualified to be the guru of mobility and breathwork?

34:48 – Dana Shares Her Childhood Story
Bed bugs, Poverty, Depressed and Grey

40:02 – Working For A Better Life
It took a village to live a better life!

43:24 – Rubbing Elbows with Presidents
College to world traveler 

48:03 – Book Deal to Nervous Breakdown
My life was all for show.

50:45 – I’m Gonna do Yoga for Athletes

53:28 – What would the 8-year-old girl say to the woman you are today?

1:00:30 – Close

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More about Dana Santas:

Known as the “Mobility Maker,” Dana Santas CSCS*D, E-RYT, is a breathing, mobility, and mind-body coach in professional sports. She’s also a health & wellness expert for CNN, author of the book “Practical Solutions for Back Pain Relief,” inventor of the “Mobility Maker Bench,” and an international presenter on ways to breathe, move and feel better for performance enhancement and healthier, happier living.

Specializing in training athletes in MLB, NHL, NBA, NFL, MLS, PGA, WTA & WWE, Dana has nearly two decades of experience with thousands of athletes worldwide. She also has experience with more than 45+ teams, including the Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Rays, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Timberwolves, Orlando Magic, Houston Texans and many more.

She also proudly works with tactical athletes (military, special forces, first responders, and veterans), including previously serving as an exclusive mind-body coach to the Boston Fire Department, and currently serving as a wellness consultant to the Fairfax Criminal Justice Academy.

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