My name is Sonya Looney and welcome to my podcast. For those of you who don’t have any context on me, I’m a plant-based World Champion ultra endurance mountain biker. I travel the world and have met some incredible people with world class attitudes and ways of living that motivate me daily, and I want to share their paths of mastery with you. This is a podcast interviewing inspiring leaders across the categories of wellness, endurance fitness, plant-based nutrition, mindset, and entrepreneurship to help you unlock the best and healthiest version of yourself.

Podcast Episodes

My Journey as a Plant-Based Athlete and Creating Positive Change: My Speech at VegFest

This week’s episode is a speech I gave about my journey as a plant-based athlete at the San Francisco Veg Fest (called the World Veg Fest). It was my first time to a VegFest and first time speaking outside the bike world about my diet. I wanted to share it with you on my podcast. […]

America’s Rising Star Kate Courtney: Mountain Bike National Champion

Kate Courtney found her love for cycling with tandem bike rides with her father in middle school and enjoying blueberry pancakes after the ride. “It was really just a vehicle for pancakes,” she laughed. This was the beginning of 10x National Champion Kate Courtney’s career on a bike.  Who knew that the little girl pedalling behind […]

Secret Tips from the Pros with Mountain Bike Skills Legend Ryan Leech

“Once you start acknowledging, and looking at, and being honest with yourself the role that the ego plays in the sport, and it’s a big deal in mountain biking… once that starts to be addressed, then some smarter decisions can be made.” -Ryan Leech Ryan Leech is one of the world’s best Trials Mountain Bikers […]

The Most Powerful Influence in your Life is in Your Head: On Self-Compassion with Dr. Kristin Neff

The most powerful and most influential voice is the one in your head.  What does yours tell you throughout the day and how does it impact your actions and feelings? “The person inside your head that you’re with 24/7 is yourself. So you have to be your own supportive friend. I tell people you have […]

Even Olympians Overtrain | Slowing Down with Caroline Burckle

“There’s this perfect sweet spot of how much you can push before you pull back.  And I think knowing that and tapping into that is going to be huge. We can all have the navy seal mindset for life, you can have that mindset but at some point, you break; mental or physical, it doesn’t […]

The Secrets of Goal Setting with the 12 Week Year

  Goal setting is tricky. It’s most common around January 1 when people are setting their New Year’s Resolution. In fact, 92% of people who set them for the new year fail!  Here’s a post I wrote about goal-setting. We are told that we need to have a 5 year plan, find our purpose, and […]