Natalie Holloway, Co-Founder of BALA, on Serendipitous Timing, Shark Tank, and Her Pandemic Recommendation

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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. 

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Natalie Holloway, the co-founder of BALA, knows a thing or two about timing—you’ll hear it in the story of how she appeared on Shark Tank. And with time being top of mind during the pandemic, she’s recommending that you use some of this extra time to pick up a hobby, whether that’s fitness, learning a language, or launching your side hustle.


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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.