Stories of

Listen to the incredible stories of the heroes who inspire us to do great things. Our host Jay Cardiello will sit down with guests like Gracie Gold, Ryan Hall, and Leslie Osborne to discuss their inspiring journeys. Stories of Strength showcases the resilience and determination displayed by these astounding individuals. Presented by MuscleTech.


Season 1

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

Henry Cavill on Being a Real-Life Superhero

This week Jay Cardiello sits down with Henry Cavill. Find out what drives this actor throughout his life and his philosophy outside of the world of film too.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 | 25:00 | S1:E6

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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