[Listen] How to be More Like Your Dog

Welcome to the Daily Distance a new daily series from the creators of #WeGotGoals. In these short episodes, we’re bringing you one daily goal you can set for yourself during this chaotic time- one actionable thing you can do to move your body, connect with a friend, prioritize your mental health, get some work done, and practice a little bit of self-care. 

In this podcast episode, Kristen hears from Tim Cohen, co-founder of Ethos Training Systems in Chicago. He’s got a ton of movement-related certifications under his belt, and he’s a Kinstretch black belt—so it’s no wonder he recommends starting your day with some gentle stretching to warm up your limbs. In fact, Tim shares that humans are the only animals that don’t automatically stretch in the mornings.


  • Ethos is leading virtual Kinstretch classes at 8am and 12pm on Instagram Live here (You can also slide into their DMs for info on virtual training!)
  • Tim’s morning mobility routine (bonus: clocks in at less than nine minutes)
  • More about Tim’s gym, Ethos

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About Kristen Geil

A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Kristen moved to Chicago in 2011 and received her MA in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse from DePaul while trying to maintain her southern accent. Kristen grew up playing sports, and since moving to Chicago, she’s fallen in love with the lakefront running path and the lively group fitness scene. Now, as a currently retired marathoner and sweat junkie, you can usually find her trying new workouts around the city and meticulously crafting Instagram-friendly smoothie bowls. Kristen came on to A Sweat Life full-time in 2018 as Editor-in-Chief, and she spends her days managing writers, building content strategy, and fighting for the Oxford comma.