Ally Love truly does it all.
The Brooklyn Nets host, Peloton instructor, model, and dancer has her hands full. Between hosting games and teaching classes, Ally founded #LoveSquad, a lifestyle movement where she shares her own journey to success and encourages others in the health industry to do the same. She stays busy, but in ways she finds truly fulfilling—and we can only hope to have our priorities as straight as Ally in 2019.
Read on for Ally’s take on representation, her multi-hyphenate career, and what makes her tick.
You’re a part of the “slash generation.” You’re a host for the Brooklyn Nets, Peloton instructor, model, and entrepreneur. What do you love about pursuing multiple ventures at once?
I love that I am able to create a career that works for me. All of these tracks are a great combination that provide me with my dream job, and they all intersect with community.
Your business, Love Squad, aims to empower women who work in sports and fitness. Tell us more about your goals for the company.
Love Squad is founded on inclusivity and diversity. We believe that it is important to cultivate spaces that champion women, by providing conversations and experiences that affect women’s professional and personal lives and, ultimately, provide tools, answers, and opportunities that will create positive change. I hoping that in 2019 we grow more awareness around our brand, create bigger and more impactful events, as well as partner with larger brands to provide one-of-a-kind events and conversations.
What’s been the biggest surprise or highlight of your career to date?
I’d say the the highlight of my career was founding Love Squad. I never thought of myself as an entrepreneur, it was almost scary in fact; But it organically became a part of my message, and what I was seeking - it was clear that I needed to continue to build, define, redefine, and create something that makes myself, makes people, and the world better.
Do you feel like female representation in sports has improved in the last few years? Why or why not?
I think it has improved, while we have more to go, I am proud of the conversations around women in all rooms where decisions are being made, especially where those decisions directly affect us. Women are amazing athletes, high-level professionals, political officials, and members of society. Love Squad will continue to initiate conversations around women, that are not just for women - but for everyone to contribute to.
What about your job makes you feel the most fulfilled?
I’m fulfilled by the vast community that I get to encounter everyday, whether that’s in person, via social media, or through on-camera media. Establishing, building, and cultivating relationships that result in exchanges of stories, information,, knowledge, and processes to make the world better, is what I live for.
What advice do you have for other “slash generation” women who want to do it all? How do you invest yourself equally in all of your business ventures?
First, identify what “all” means to you, create a road map to get those things, understand the cross-section of those things, and understand that you cannot apply equal energy to each track - so being conscious of your immediate goals and operate accordingly.
What does a typical day look like for you?
There is no typical day! lol…most times each day includes some type of live on camera component and interaction with many people - which are the through-line within my career.
When you hit a bump or hurdle in your career, how do you find new roads + switch gears to find success?
I slow down, ask friends for advice: because most times a hurdle means I may not be seeing the forest from the trees because I am in too deep, and I don’t get too down on myself…as this is expected when you’re building a career.
Whose career really inspires you?
Michelle Obama, Elaine Welteroth
What are you most excited for in 2019?
I’m excited that our events for Love Squad are growing! We are able to impact a larger community - we are able to inspire, motivate, and encourage more people through conversations and experiences.