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Richard Rodriguez

PARKOUR EXPERT
"Parkour is about expressing yourself in your movement. HICKIES play a huge role in that. Parkour can loosen up your laces from all of the impact from time to time, but with HICKIES laces, they stay snug and comfortable"

Hometown
Brooklyn, NY

Specialty
Parkour fitness

On weekends you can be found
vining around the city for places to monkey around

Favorite Movie of all Time
the Little Giants!

Favorite time of day to train
11am

A quote you live by
just keep swimming

Your personal mantra
stay active, find time to play!

Your favorite part about HICKIES
I'm constantly on the go. My fav post about Hickies is slipping my shoes on and off!

Dream vacation
island getaway

Favorite training technique
Parkour and resistance. This combo makes me feel super human

Favorite post-workout snack
grilled chicken and avocado with water

How did you get into fitness?
My older cousins were always easy stronger than I was. I had no older brothers so I made it my mission to catch up, if not, surpass them.



Ben Isabella

CROSSFIT TRAINER
"As a CrossFit athlete, HICKIES laces provide me with the comfort and efficiency I need to perform during workouts. HICKIES laces allow you to literally start the clock and go"

Hometown: Sayreville, NJ

Specialty: I am a PE teacher and CrossFit Box Owner

On weekends you can be found at: Working Out, Hanging out with Friends, Training Athletes

Favorite movie of all time: Dumb and Dumber

Favorite time of day to train: 5am
A quote you live by: "Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most"

Your personal mantra: "Perception determines happiness"

Your favorite part about HICKIES: I love working out in them

Dream vacation: Vietnam

Favorite training technique: Body Building

Favorite post-workout snack: Eggs and Bacon

How did you get into fitness? I was tired of being skinny. I started working out and was instantly hooked on making progress, getting stronger, and looking Fit.

Links: 
http://isabellafitness.com/
Instagram & Twitter: @Ben_Isabella



Ross Anti

HEAD AMBASSADOR/EAST COAST MASTER 
"If the shoelace represents the obsolete idea that world is flat with several limitations, HICKIES makes it crystal clear to all of us that the world is indeed round, multi-colored and limitless"

Hometown
Plympton, MA

Specialty
Strength/Conditioning, Mobility, Losing Body Fat and Race Performance Training.

On weekends you can be found
Traveling to gorgeous east coast nature, at a Harlem Jazz club or exploring NYC's unseen places.

Favorite movie of all time
I can't name one. Anything from Tarantino and Scorsese, Ocean's 11,12,13 and Dr. Strangelove

Favorite time of day to train
Whenever I can! 9am, ideally

A quote you live by
"Progress, not perfection"

Your personal mantra
Work the hardest, but also work the smartest.

Your favorite part about HICKIES
It's family. The smartest, most fun loving and creative family I'll ever have.

Dream vacation
No time limit. To visit and explore every country's most coveted natural wonder and ending the exploration with a meal at their most coveted restaurant/eatery.

Favorite training technique
Cross Training

Favorite post-workout snack
Smoothie (coconut milk, banana, cacao, kale, blueberries, almonds, cashews and cinnamon)

How did you get into fitness?
I had a burning interest in optimizing my quality life to LIVE LONG WELL. Now, I get to teach my clients how to do just that.

Links:
http://treasurebeach.tumblr.com/tagged/trips
Facebook: Fitness Trips in Rebel Terrain
Instagram and Twitter: @rossdanti



Mitchell Senat

STRENGTH CONDITIONING & NUTRITION EXPERT
I use Hickies because there is nothing that I can do that HICKIES can't.

Hometown:
Brooklyn, NY

Specialty:
strength training

On weekends you can found:
on my couch or at brunch

Favorite movie of all time:
Warriors

Favorite time of day to train:
noon

A quote you live by:
never judge a book by its cover

Your personal mantra:
love your fitness love your life

Your favorite part about HICKIES:
always a positive vibe at HICKIES

Dream vacation:
a trip thru south America

Favorite training technique:
Weight training

Favorite post-workout snack:
steak tacos

How did you get into fitness?
Wanted to change my life the best way possible



Rob Tressler

PRIMAL/PALEO COACH, PRIMAL CONDITIONING
"I think this product is great! Not only for the mere fact of it serving as such a simple method of putting on and removing shoes and taking away the annoyance of shoe laces coming untied, but also because it presents a very stylish, clean, professional and uniformed look."

Hometown:
Riverhead, NY

Specialty:
weight management, strength building, paleo (nutrition, lifestyle)

On weekends you can be found at:
either my girlfriends kitchen or my own cooking up some GOOD grub.

Favorite movie of all time:
Toy story. Not even embarrassed about it.

Favorite time of day to train:
8:30am

A quote you live by:
"the grass isn't greener on the other side, it's greener where you water it."

Your personal mantra:
this is life...learn to love it.

Your favorite part about HICKIES:
being part of a kick ass team of friends working towards something bigger than ourselves. (Plus the potential to hopefully travel a bit!).

Dream vacation:
I'd have to join Keith on this one, take a year or two off and travel the world.

Favorite training technique:
strength training closely followed by sprints.

Favorite post-workout snack:
a big steak and big serving of veggies.

How did you get into fitness?:
training for the police academy I followed around some of the trainers and volunteered to work the desk at the gym. Decided I really liked that and went to the American Academy of Personal Training instead!



Joshua Peters

OLYMPIC STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH
"Hickies is the best system of quick out the door and quick into a workout that I've come across. I'm a real shoe-aholic-snob, so I love the variety of customizable styies Hickies has available when i'm on the go!"

Hometown:
Honolulu Hawaii

Specialty:
Back health and barbell movement.

On weekends you can be found:
Painting canvases or sneakers in my Brooklyn art studio.

Favorite movie of all time:
3-Way tie between; Unbreakable, The Incredibles & Snatch

Favorite time of day to train:
7:30AM!

A quote you live by:
time is perishable.

Your personal mantra:
practice seeing daily

Your favorite part about HICKIES:
Hickies is reinventing sneaker & boot customization!

Dream vacation:
3-month artist residency in France or Japan.

Favorite training technique:
Olympic Weightlifting (the Snatch)

Favorite post-workout snack:
Coconut Flour (Paleo) Pancakes with fresh fruit.

How did you get into fitness?
I started on a red & black sand filled weight set at age 11.

Links:
joshua@strengthtospare.com
www.strengthtospare.bigcartel.com
www.instagram.com/strengthtospare