Stories of

This world is filled with heroes whose stories can inspire us all to achieve greatness. Stories of Strength tells the stories of some of the
world’s most amazing and inspirational individuals – showcasing strength, resilience and determination in the face of adversity. Join our host Jay Cardiello as he chats with guests who will motivate, uplift, and help you make a positive impact on the world. Presented by MuscleTech.


Season 2

Believing in Yourself with Lorraine Ugen

Lorraine Ugen is a professional athlete, business owner and the current British Long Jump record holder. Lorraine joins Jay Cardiello to chat about her experience as an athlete and discuss the impact sponsorships have on competing. Hear about her experience with starting her own clothing brand, called Unsigned, to sponsor herself and raise awareness and support for other unsponsored professional athletes.

JULY 5, 2022 | 43:04 | S2:E2

The Power to Stand with Chris Norton

Jay Cardiello speaks with Chris Norton, former American football defensive back who was paralyzed due to a tackle during the game. Despite being given 3% chance of ever regaining movement below the neck, he has continued to recover some sensation and mobility throughout his body. Chris discusses his journey what he is doing to uplift and motivate others who face similar situations.

JUNE 21, 2022 | 39:28 | S2:E1

Season 1

Redefining Strength Through Technology with EB Samuels

Fitness Director for Men’s Health Magazine, Eb Samuels, talks about some of the challenges he has faced throughout his career, finding connections between his interests in technology and sports, and learn how Eb is redefining strength through his training and writing.

FEBRUARY 1, 2022 | 38:25 | S1:E12

Refusing to Submit with Torrie Wilson

Wrestling Hall-of-Famer Torrie Wilson talks about personal struggles, coming back from an injury, and advice for dealing with what life throws at you.

JANUARY 25, 2022 | 16:03 | S1:E11

Staying Calm and Motivated with Military Pilot Andrew Malcolm

Jay Cardiello is joined by model, author, and military attack pilot, Andrew Malcolm. Listen as they discuss how his strength was tested when he was deployed to Afghanistan, why he decided to become a pilot, how he learned the complexity of flying a helicopter, the importance of staying calm, staying humble, and getting enough sleep!

JANUARY 11, 2022 | 25:04 | S1:E10

Breaking Barriers with Erik Weihenmayer

On the newest episode of #StoriesofStrength, Jay talks with adventurer Erik Weihenmayer – a man who has conquered Mount Everest, and all of the Seven Summits – the world’s seven highest mountains – and has kayaked the entire 277-miles of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon – despite losing his sight at the young age of 13! Erik brings his “No Barriers” message to our podcast for an episode you will not want to miss!

OCTOBER 26, 2021 | 37:35 | S1:E9

Aiming For The Stars with Alyssa Carson

This week Jay Cardiello talks with Mars hopeful Alyssa Carson, who shares how she’s chasing her dreams of being first person on Mars.

OCTOBER 12, 2021 | 26:00 | S1:E8


This week on #StoriesOfStrength we have gymnast Ellie Black who tells us about how she was able to stay resilient while battling injuries in Tokyo.

SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 | 26:25 | S1:E7

Hope, Growth, and Mental Health with Gracie Gold

This week on a brand new episode of #StoriesOfStrength Gracie Gold tells her story and we learn about how mental health awareness is becoming more prevalent in the athletic community.

SEPTEMBER 7, 2021 | 39:00 | S1:E5

From the Locker Room to the Boardroom with Leslie Osborne

This week our host gets to chat with entrepreneur and former professional soccer player Leslie Osborne!

AUGUST 24, 2021 | 30:00 | S1:E4

Eric LeGrand Finds Light through Paralyzing Darkness

This week Jay sits down with former Rutgers University defensive tackle, Eric LeGrand. During the 2010 College Football season, Eric suffered a paralyzing injury that fractured his C3 and C4 cervical vertebrae.

AUGUST 10, 2021 | 29:00 | S1:E3

Sky’s the Limit with Jessica Cox

This week our host Jay Cardiello is joined by Jessica Cox, the world’s first licensed armless pilot. Jessica was born with a rare birth defect that left her without arms.

JULY 27, 2021 | 26:00 | S1:E2

Ryan Hall and Facing Down Challenges

The struggles Ryan Hall went through when facing injuries and retirement, and what it took for him to turn around into the athlete that he is today….

JULY 13, 2021 | 37:48 | S1:E1

Inspirational tales that redefine strength

JUNE 23, 2021 | 00:54 | S1:TRAILER

Jay Cardiello

Jay Cardiello


Jay Cardiello is one of the most sought after and recognized health and wellness professionals in the world. He’s a strength and conditioning specialist to celebrities and professional athletes, a regular contributor to leading media outlets, a TEDx speaker and a published author.

Jay has worked with Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Seacrest, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Sofia Vergara, Julianne Hough, Kevin Love, Minka Kelly and teams in the MLB and NFL. He is the former Fitness Editor at Large for Shape, a regular contributor to Men’s Fitness, Star and OK! magazines, and a member of the Advisory Board for Muscle & Fitness.

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