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Squeezing the Juice #1 | Vanessa Torres

Squeezing the Juice is a podcast and webinar series hosted by Kim Woozy & Ashley Masters featuring conversations with experts in skateboarding, fitness, nutrition, physical and mental health, creative culture and business. Their goal is to inspire, educate and empower our community by sharing our collective experiences, stories and backgrounds. Discover how to be the best version of you…with Squeezing the Juice!

Episode #1 kicks off with Vanessa Torres, one of the most influential skateboarders in history. Often referred to as the “reason why they started skating” by female skaters around the world, she has been raising the bar in women’s skateboarding for over 15 years. Vanessa was the first female skateboarder to win a gold medal at X Games in 2003 and was one of the first females to have a pro model board in the early 00s and has one of the top selling pro model boards for Meow Skateboards. Known for her laid back style and versatility in street and transition skating, nowadays, you can catch Vanessa judging and hosting on-air broadcasts for the top women’s contests around the world.

0:00 – Checking In
10:48 – Navigating life challenges
25:00 – Becoming an Olympic Skateboard Judge
36:41 – Longevity, Keeping it Real, Sobriety
1:14:18 – Self-Care, Being a Beginner, Creating New Habits
1:38:15 – Skateboarding is a Mini Version of Life
1:40:57 – Perfectionism, Having Patience, Vanessa’s legacy
1:50:01 – Acknowledgements