The Yoga Pants Podcast

Sarah & Nicole

Welcome to The Yoga Pants Podcast. We’re your hosts Sarah Ratzlaff and Nicole DeBoom. We are two successful female business owners who have found strength, confidence and community through fitness and want to share that gift with you. Join us as we talk about what REALLY matters to active women. read less

47 - Best Skirts & Skorts for Tennis & Pickleball
Oct 27 2022
47 - Best Skirts & Skorts for Tennis & Pickleball
Hot on the tails of our "Best Leggings in the World" episode, we bring you some fun banter about our favorite court sports. Tennis has always been a Skirt Sport, but pickleball, while first created in the 60s is suddenly on fire and you must get the best gear to help you slam that tennis/badminton/ping-pong ball like a pro.  In this episode, we talk about the power of wearing products that were actually made for the game you play, and highlight the features we love about the court-specific styles Skirt Sports offers. Namely the POCKETS. The dual (both thighs), convertible (upper and lower pockets on the same pocket!), deftly hidden pockets that do exactly what you need to play with confidence.  Yes, this episode is pretty product-centric, but don't be fooled, we always sprinkle in some personal stories of triumph and tragedy as we go! Styles we recommend for tennis and pickleball: Triumph Skort "Everything about this skort is a triumph," says Sarah 😎Jaguar Skirt "Is it the Jag-WHAR or the Jag-YOU-are skirt," asks Nicole 😂Lotta Breeze Capri Skirt "Yes you have a pocket for your balls while playing in capris!"Eclipse Tank "Very forgiving around the midsection" agrees everyone everywhereAll In Long Bra "Most Comfortable Bra on the Planet" (future episode - not kidding) Time to get yourself some new skirts and skorts! Use code POD20 for 20% off now! Tune in weekly-ish to hear us riff on the topic of the moment. Now grab those yoga pants, get out there and get busy living your best life. See you next time!
42 - How it Started vs How it’s Going: The Story of the Skirt Sports Baton Pass
May 13 2022
42 - How it Started vs How it’s Going: The Story of the Skirt Sports Baton Pass
Two years ago, Nicole received an email from Sarah Ratzlaff, a follow up from six months prior when Nicole was looking to do a cross-promotion for her business Skirt Sports.  Nicole's response: "No I'm not looking for a cross-promotion right now, but if you want to buy my business, I'd love to talk." Thus began one of the most important relationships in both of their lives, and the framework for the baton hand-off of Skirt Sports was sparked. How it started: May 6, 2020 Nicole was sprinting down the finish chute, slapping hands, and dealing with all the emotions that arise when the end of a huge race is near.Sarah was sitting in the grassy field in the middle of the track watching the events unfold around her, thinking about which one she wanted to do next. How it's going: May 6, 2022 Nicole is chilling out on the high jump mat, recovering after her long race, cheering on her teammates as they zip around the trackSarah is sprinting lap after lap after lap. Working hard, pushing her limits & taking in all the support she can along the way.  When is the last time you took a snapshot of an important moment in time and analyzed what has changed since? It's easy to think that you're not really getting a lot done, but when you really start checking the boxes, you realize you've been more successful, busy and productive than you ever imagined.  Today: Take a moment to list out what you have done in the past two years. Personal. Career. Fun. You name it. Make your list. Take it in. And remember how amazing you are.
41 - Operation Smoothie: Refresh Your Palate
May 7 2022
41 - Operation Smoothie: Refresh Your Palate
Join the 7-Day Smoothie Refresh Challenge. It's free. It's delicious. It's just what you need right now. Did we mention it's FREE?! Before we dive into all things smoothie, Sarah and Nicole talk about what's really behind the smoothie - it's about prioritizing ourselves, making our health a priority, and doing it with the camaraderie of other active women who want to share tips, tricks and smoothie secrets.  Go to skirtsports.com or click right here to join. The Smoothie Challenge starts May 9th! Sarah & Nicole's Smoothies Tips: Freeze your fruit: Then you don't need to add ice & water it downSneak in frozen cauliflower for picky kidsGreens - esp neutral greens like spinach and kale - can go in pretty much every recipeLots of protein ideas: nut butters, protein powders, yogurt (esp greek yogurt), silken tofu, guavaAdd herbs like mint or cilantro - you can freeze herbs in ice cubes and pop into your smoothiesTo add some "oomph" that gives the smoothie structure and helps you feel full, try fresh avocado or cooked oatmealNicole mentions the best blender: She has this Ninja. It's held up for years and gets used every single day!Recipes:Sarah's fave: Cucumber-Pineapple-Celery - Listen to the episode for all ingredientsNicole's kitchen sink concoction - Sarah calls it the Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie: Greens, frozen fruit (mango is a good choice), yogurt, cooked oatmeal, almond extract, honey, cinnamon, unsweetened vanilla oatmilk As always use code POD20 on your next Skirt Sports or Momentum Jewelry order!
39 - The Art of Change
Apr 22 2022
39 - The Art of Change
Episode deal: Use code POD20 for 20% off skirtsports.com There will be times when we add something new to our lives. Whether we choose to add it, it is forced upon us, or someone else dictates the new-ness, we must adapt to the change or face a life of misery and suffering! Nicole recently got a puppy. Her last puppy was 20 years ago when she and Tim were 30, with boundless energy and no child! When their child was born 10 years ago, Wilder literally joined this world a dog-whisperer. It was obvious she NEEDED a dog. Last year, they decided on a french bulldog due to Instagram reels of love and cuteness (not really, but kind of!). On Christmas, they committed. Pickle DeBoom joined the family in April.  And all hell broke loose!  Nicole asked Sarah to help guide her through this stage of newness, of change, of adding something to a perfectly happy life that has the power to create angst, imbalance, and fear of constant accidents on the carpet!  As they talked, it became obvious that Nicole's puppy counseling far transcends that experience. The lessons and advice apply to anyone who is facing change in their lives.  Notables: The plan is great in concept but a flexible mindset is the key to success since plans rarely (or never!) go accourding to plan!It's important to eliminate an attachment to outcome.The beginning: It feels like chaos. You don't have the skills, routine or bandwidth to deal at first. Meltdowns are to be expected.How do we persevere? How do we not "return to sender" when times are tough? STICK-TO-IT-IVE-NESS! Persistence is key. Literally - hang in there - it will get better! The truth is you have 3 options: Send it backIncorporate it into your lifeUse it as an opportunity to carve a new path, a new Identity, a new exciting future.It's up to you.
38 - Playing Bigger with Sara Dean
Apr 15 2022
38 - Playing Bigger with Sara Dean
Sara Dean is mindset, business, and leadership coach for moms.  She is also the creator and host of the Shameless Mom Academy Podcast, a top rated podcast with over 3 million downloads. Her biggest passion is helping women own their space.  After enduring a long infertility journey, and then a full blown identity crises following the birth of her son, Sara took her background in psychology/health/ wellness and rebuilt her identity – one step at a time. Today, Sara motivates and inspires women to stop shrinking and start growing in every aspect of their lives.  She is on a mission to inspire women and moms, in particular, to live bigger, bolder, braver #everydamnday. Sara has built 3 successful businesses in the last 18 years.  She built and recently sold an award winning gym in Seattle.  Her podcast is a top rated show in iTunes, with listeners in over 140 countries.  She leads a private online community of thousands of Shameless Moms.  In addition to leading her international army of Shameless Moms, Sara coaches other Shameless Mama business owners to build thriving business they truly love.   Today we talk about what it means to Play Bigger Without Asking for Permission. It's an important topic especially in light of last week's conversation about imposter syndrome.  Notables: Women have historically tried to shrink their bodies which carries over to their minds.  Sara's goal is the opposite; to help women take up space We ask for permission partly because it has been modeled that way - women have been trained to ask for permission before we allow ourselves to do things Own your superpower: Be really clear about what we're good at. Say it out loud. How do you identify your superpower? It's often what we're naturally good at, what feels easy to us. It's okay to pick the easy thing, Give yourself permission to not be good at everything. For moms who are raising boys: What do we do to help them support strong girls and women? Sara says, "Model the behavior we want them to see. Help them make space for others' experiences." To find more Sara Dean, go to Shameless Mom Academy, check out her 4.5 million downloads & going podcast, and join her free Shameless Mom facebook group.