“Success demands singleness of purpose.”

What’s Your Y?

Purpose is the most powerful motivator in life. It’s what gets you out of bed at 5am to lift weights before school or work. Every athlete has a unique sense of purpose and a compelling personal story behind it.

The YOLKED® “What’s Your Y” series brings those inspirational stories to light, as we share a behind-the-scenes look at what drives members of Team YOLKED to reach new heights in their personal and professional journeys.

Subscribe and get involved with our blog articles, videos, social posts and interviews with Team YOLKED® athletes all answering that one question, “What’s Your Y?”



"Fitness is a journey, a lifelong journey!" ~Reese Cates

Mar 10, 2023Angela Salveo

What's Your "Y" Interview with Reese Cates, Former Professional Bull Rider, CrossFit Coach My name is Reese Cates. I'm a former professional bull rider and now a CrossFit Coach.My athletic career started with...

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Beating a World Record in the Bench Press at 66

Beating a World Record in the Bench Press at 66

Mar 03, 2023Angela Salveo

Beating a World Record in the Bench Press at 66 and the Sophistry of Aging by Jack Maley, TeamYOLKED, World Record Holder in Bench Press "And then one day you...

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"Trust the process and you can succeed, becoming the best while doing it." ~Jarrod Cande

Nov 07, 2022Angela Salveo

What's Your "Y" Interview with Jarrod Cande, Pitcher, Colorado Rockies Organization My name is Jarrod Cande and I am a pitcher in the Colorado Rockies Organization. I attended Florida Southern college,...

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"With proper preparation, I don't need to rely on luck for promotions, PR's or recognition." ~Austin Barrette

Oct 13, 2022Yolked Powered by Fortetropin

What's Your "Y" Interview with Austin Barrette, former Division 1 Football- Virginia Military Institute. Outside Linebacker. Currently an infantry officer in the Army as well as a professional surfboard shaper in San...

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"They don’t know the hours I put in, the sacrifices, and they’ve never walked in my shoes." ~Terence Doston

Oct 10, 2022Yolked Powered by Fortetropin

What's Your "Y" Interview with Terence Doston, professional baseball player for the Milwaukee Brewers Organization Give us a brief background of how your fitness/sport journey has evolved? Fitness and sports has...

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"My "Y" is for the love of the game." Donald Dewees

Jul 24, 2022Yolked Powered by Fortetropin

What's Your "Y" is an interview series dedicated to documenting the incredible athletes that we meet and their stories. Where did they come from? What challenges have they overcome? How did...

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