“As Latinas, we don’t have opinions, we set standards.” Former lawyer Robin Arzón turned her new found passion for fitness into becoming the Peloton head instructor and VP of Fitness Programing. In a freewheeling chat with host and Emmy Award winning journalist Lilliana Vazquez, Arzón talks about race conversations within the LatinX community, what she’s learned from her parents, staying original and overcoming uncomfortable situations. Robin Arzónn lives by the rule that there is nothing any one person cannot accomplish so long as you stay authentic to yourself, your values and your focus: “I believe focus is the antidote to fear, and the catalyst to change.”
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: Hey guys, it's Lilliana Vazquez for MAKERS. And I'm so excited to be with all of you today. We have such a special treat. I'm so excited because-- look at these fun filters. OK, we're going to have so much fun today, you guys.
We are going to be joined by I think one of the most incredible women that I have gotten to know and met in the last few years. Her story is inspiring. She also happens to be an incredibly inspiring Latina. And her name is Robin Arzon. You guys probably know her. In case you're into Peloton or the fitness world, she is leading the charge for so many women who really want to take control of their physical fitness.
And just inspiring them with her playlist, her personality, and just her journey in general. So I'm going to bring Robin in, in just a second. But before we do that, I just want to say that a lot of you were expecting to see Dyllan McGee, our incredible founder and leader. Dyllan has very generously shared this platform with me, MAKERS@Home, To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and Latinx heritage Month. I am so grateful and so thankful for this opportunity.
MAKERS has always been a leader in celebrating Latinx voices. And for Dyllan to allow me to share this platform, and step into very big shoes for the month, is really such an honor and such a privilege. So Dyllan, thank you. And I hope you guys are excited for today's conversation and the conversations we'll be having for the rest of the month celebrating and highlighting incredible Latinx voices.
OK. Let me get Robin in here. Because she is the star of our show. And we want her in here as soon as possible. OK. There she is.
ROBIN ARZON: Hi. Oh, it's so good to see your face. Hi everybody. Thank you for tuning in.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: I am so excited to have this conversation with you. You and I have been sharing some fun platforms lately.
ROBIN ARZON: I know. It's such a privilege. And isn't it-- when you meet someone that you didn't know before, aren't you like, how did I not know this person? You know? So it's nice that we get connected.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: Well thank you for being here. I know you are a very busy woman. And I have to tell you, Robin. So I shared that I was going to be moderating this conversation with you today. I got so many DMs from people being like, "You're kidding."
Like, here's the thing, I've interviewed some pretty big people. And when I put your name out there, I mean, you have such loyal and an incredible audience of people that just rally around everything that you do. Because, I do think that there's an authenticity in the way that you connect to people. And yes, it's about physical fitness, but it's not just about that. What is the magic of this connection that you feel with your riders and your audience?
ROBIN ARZON: Aw. Well thank you for acknowledging that. Because it does, honestly, so for folks who don't know, I am a head instructor Peloton. It's a connected fitness company. We sell a bike, a tread and we have a digital app. And yeah, the folks who train with me, ride with me, all the kind-- run with me. It's a really visceral experience.
If you've ever had one of those aha moments, and I certainly have, in a workout class, it's that. But, I find that it tends to go a little deeper. Because I think what the Peloton instructors do so well in bringing to the wellness space, is not only credibility, of course, as a fitness expert.
But that the anchor is a passion. And it's anchored in storytelling. And I'm always bringing a little bit of, you know, my hustle, my grit. And sometimes it's my vulnerability to the bike.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: And I love that you do that. Because I think you really are touching on something that is beyond just like, getting in shape and working out, to stay healthy. It's a way of living for you and there's a purpose to that. And I think that's what's so incredible about what you've done.
So now, you at one point said you were kind of a self-proclaimed non-athlete. And I can't even imagine that version of you. So how do you go from non-athlete to being one of the foremost and leading voices in the fitness world today?
ROBIN ARZON: Yeah. I was allergic to exercise. I used to be a-- I'm a reformed lawyer. So I definitely had a lot of chapters to my story. I was the arts and crafts kid. I was, you know, I played like, violin for a hot minute. You know, so I had a lot of things of my childhood that were very enriching. But it wasn't movement, it wasn't sport.
And the transition really happened when I started to own the pen to the story that I was writing. I mean, as a journalist, I'm sure you can appreciate that. It's inserting yourself into the story with intentionality, and a little bit of bravery. Because I think a lot of women are taught to live the noun that's ascribed to them.
Like live the title. You're a daughter, you're a mother, you're a partner, you're a-- and those are very important things. But they don't necessarily come-- the agency that requires us to own the pen to the story that we're writing, requires us to ask ourselves, what questions do we want to answer with our actions?
And I had to get very real with myself when I was a lawyer working 80 hour weeks. And I realized, gosh, I fell in love with this running thing. I love running marathons. How the hell am I going to monetize it? So I had to bet, I had to bet on myself, really. And recreate myself as an athlete, as an adult.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: Now, I think making that transition is, aside from risky, it takes a lot of bravery. And I always say, listen, like I've not had a linear path myself. And I don't think that your journey has been linear as well. But, I always say, if you're going to jump, jump with a parachute. Right? And that parachute does not have to be like, the safety net of, you know, having $100,000 in savings.
It doesn't have to be what you think it is. So for you, what made you willing to take that jump? In other words, what was your parachute?
ROBIN ARZON: Well, I do, I agree with you. I couldn't agree more. That the path-- we're not taught that the path to success is a winding road or is a very circuitous path. And when we have this like, Wizard of Oz analogy in our heads from when we're four years old. And it's like, oh, we're just going to walk on the road and we're going to get to the thing. No.
So that was an illusion I had to dismantle for myself. And then, you know, the parachute piece of it was doing an honest assessment. Like a gut check, honest assessment, of where I was and where I wanted to be. And that is tough, right? Identifying our passions and identifying our goals. It's not always easy.
So, I was a lawyer. And I thought, OK, what's my skill set? I can read, I can write, I have advanced degrees, I have a growing network. And I'm deciding now I'm going to bet on myself. So I created a 10 minute calendar appointment with myself every single day. And during those 10 minutes I would like, shoot off an email to somebody in my community in wellness.
I would, you know, ask for a five minute informational interview with an editor at a magazine. And I was completely unknown at the time. Nobody knew who the hell I was. So the grace of a lot of these folks is very humbling to me now. It's just like, wow, they had the time of day for me.
But that was where I allowed my curiosity to lead. But it was in bit-sized pieces that was a little less risky until I made the final leap. And of course, I believe like that change requires a financial audit, a spiritual audit, a values audit. And I mean, that two year process was like, who the hell am I and how am I going to leap?
So yeah, I mean I literally did an audit of my finances, of my spirit, and my values. And then I was ready. But you're never ready.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: And I think that's a testament to discipline, right? You're a disciplined person. And at the end of the day, like, you have to have that discipline yourself before you expect other people to help you do that. Right? You gotta own every step of the way. And I love how you did it in bit-sized pieces.
I think oftentimes when we see goals, and we see what we want for ourselves, we don't break it down into small, actionable steps. We think, well, how am I going to get from 0 to 100? And I always think when I talk to people like you, and a lot of the women in the MAKERS network, that's not how it happens.
You know? It's these little digestible, snack-able success moments that you're like, oh, I did that well. Let me move on to the next one. Let me move on to the next one. And I love that you just gave that piece of advice. Because it can feel so, so overwhelming to try to tackle it all be like, well, if I don't have it in a month or in six months, it wasn't worth going after. And that's absolutely not true at all.
ROBIN ARZON: Right.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: One of the things I want to talk about is we are celebrating Latinx Heritage Month here at MAKERS Women. And you and I got to be a part of a very important conversation on colorism within the Latinx community. And you had such interesting things to say about this. Tell us a little bit about your parents and how you find your Latina in everything that you do.
ROBIN ARZON: Oh my gosh. I am a proud Latina. I am half Cuban, half Puerto Rican. I am the first generation born in the United States. My mother, a cubana, taught herself English by watching PBS and then put herself through medical school. My father from Puerto Rico and the South Bronx, put himself through law school.
So I really was able to witness their grit, their claiming of their space in the world. Even when that space was like, this big. It was like, if you're going to give me an inch, I'm going to crack my way through that door. And that was a beautiful example for me.
And I like how multilayered and rich the community is. And how important-- Now we're being given, I think, the tools and the literacy to have the necessary conversations about colorism and anti blackness in the Latino community, Latinx community. Because it's stuff that I know I didn't grow up talking about in my household. And that's embarrassing to say for someone who grew up liberal, forward thinking, you know, educated. In all the ways that I am proud of how my parents raised me.
That is actually, a lot was-- a lot was said by omission. You know? So the absence of the conversation is very loud to me now. So I'm doing-- I'm getting educated. I'm having conversations. I'm speaking to the black friends in my life, and especially the Afro Latinx friends. And being like, oh, how was this? Was it for you?
And I even have family members, darker skin, black and brown. And I'm like, wow. Like-- it was a privilege that I didn't even have this conversation with you. My own privilege, that I need to acknowledge. So I think we have to start digging into those uncomfortable places.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: Yeah, and I think that's what this has done for so in Latinx community. I think people forget that when you are part of this community, a, this is a global community. We come from hundreds of countries. Even though we might be united in the language, if you hear my Puerto Rican dad talk Spanish, versus my Mexican mom, sometimes they don't understand each other.
ROBIN ARZON: So true.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: Is this same true in your house?
ROBIN ARZON: Oh my God. Well, you know-- There was an interesting dynamic between the Puerto Ricans and Cubans, right? But then, we have family in Spain. And I remember, I went, I spent a summer in Valencia. And they thought I was like-- I mean, I mean, I speak in half. The words are cut in half. I mean, the staccato it's crazy. So like, the [SPEAKING SPANISH] and all that. I was like, hold up.
So yeah. So in that respect, the nuances and the beautiful richness of-- even, you go in one country, you go to drive 50 minutes and it's a different-- There are different ways to express, and move, and cook. And so that, I think, was a beautiful example from a young age of like, ask the questions, observe the story. Because you just-- it's more than like, a bio or a blurb in a book. One history book will never capture the richness of the Latinx community.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: That is so true. And I think that's what I'm discovering, as well as, I go through this journey. And you said the word, omission, and it's so true. So much of the Afro Latino history, and the culture and the richness of being indigenous has been erased. And we didn't learn that. And that is our fault and our duty to make up for now. Right? As we move into this next generation.
And as we start to tackle this in our own world. Because, I know people think, well like, what can I really do? Right? I do this, or I do that. There's actually so much that you can do. Even if it's like, simply getting behind like, a local community college or university, and making a contribution so that they teach Latinx history at these places.
There's so many things. What would you say is one of the most important lessons that you learned from your Cuban mom? And then most important lesson you learned from your Puerto Rican father? Because, I imagine those are two different lessons that came together beautifully in you.
ROBIN ARZON: They were. And you know, my dad had much-- more of his upbringing happened in the United States. So I think he had more of a-- my father is, I think, more pragmatic. Both more pragmatic and more creative. So he was the one who would work with his hands. And he was the one who would ask the big questions.
You know? He actually asked my mom, like, she was originally going to apply for nursing school. And he is like, you should be an M.D. You know? And then she, of course, ran with it and did all the work herself. But he was always a dream big kind of person. And he was very involved in community activism and La Raza.
So he kind of planted those seeds for me, of how to be a Global Citizen. How to be a Global Citizen honoring our personal histories, but knowing that it doesn't stop there. That we are shades of unity interlinked. So that I got from my dad. And from my mom, I mean, she's like the biggest superhero in my life. I could speak about my mother for hours. But she always taught me to stay weird, be original. Like own it.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: Yes. I love stay weird. I love that.
ROBIN ARZON: I think she's always leveraged her difference. You know, she was often the only Latina in most of her communities, especially professionally. And you know, she has an accent, and she has a way she rocks things. And she has a very expressive dress and mannerisms, and all the stuff. And she's like, yeah I'm here. So that kind of swag is intoxicating. When you grow up with that, it's hard to ignore it.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: And how lucky that you had that. A lot of people don't. Do you feel like you bring that same kind of like, swag by association, into your classes?
ROBIN ARZON: It's the air I breathe. I don't know any other way. I do not know any other way. When I started running, I would show up to races in like a bold red lip, four finger gold rings. Like, the winged eye. Like, because I just had to show up as myself.
And not at all swagger is aesthetic. But I develop the moniker, sweat with swagger. Because I was like, I'm going to show up as myself, unapologetically, and then my people will find me. I will find them. And that's-- that's how we do things around here.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: Listen, I will say this, you know, you work in a visual medium and I do too. And I think the biggest lesson that I learned, and I didn't learn it until very late in my '30s, is that you can't go on TV, you can't sit in front of a camera and pretend to be somebody that you are not.
ROBIN ARZON: Amen.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: One thing that transacts is authenticity. And the person sitting on the other side of this camera watching you, if you are inauthentic for a second, you will lose them. But if you are willing to come vulnerable and like you said, like unapologetic about who you are. Like, the connection and the take away from that moment, and that relationship is just like 10-fold.
It's really such a powerful thing. So how do people that are maybe kind of like, new. Not just in fitness, but like new to, new to a job, new to a role, new to something they're doing in their community.
How do they channel and how do they find that confidence? Because you're like dripping buckets. Like, you have it. You have so much of it. So what's a good exercise that people can do to find that kind of confidence in themselves?
ROBIN ARZON: I think preparedness is huge. I like to learn the rules, and then I break them. I learn the rules and then I decide which ones don't apply to me. So I think part of it is preparedness. Right? It's doing your research. It's, you know, who is going to be seated at the table? Who's seated at the table where you'd rather be?
How are you willing to lead wherever you stand or sit? I think, so there's kind of a basic skill building education piece that I think is critical. And not necessarily a traditional, I've got to have a college degree, this, this, or that. But it's like, do you have the knowledge to drop on people who doubt you? And that Is key.
So there's an education piece. And then I think there is, you know, the confidence piece comes in ritualizing enough discomfort to know, I've lived. So I originally had discomfort everyday.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: Go back to that. What is ritualizing in discomfort mean? Because, I think I know what it means. But I need to hear you explain it to me and to all these people in this chat right now. By the way you guys, thank you so much for being here with Robin and I. This means the world to us.
We're here at MAKERS Women, MAKERS@Home. But we are celebrating Latinx Heritage Month. And we're kicking our conversation off with Robin. So explain what you just said.
ROBIN ARZON: So when I describe ritualizing discomfort, an obvious thing that comes to mind is, of course, movement. If you get uncomfortable in a 20 minute workout, you're going to be much harder to knock down, energetically or literally, when you have faced the challenge that you set up for yourself. That is incredibly powerful.
That's an internal conversation that nobody can navigate but you. So that's, that piece. But I think there are a lot of entry points. Right? So even if fitness isn't your thing, is it like, picking up the 500 page-- is it finally reading "Ulysses"? Is it like, taking the cooking class? Is it asking the guy out or the girl out? Is it, you know, is it wearing the red jacket when everybody told, no, we only wear black? Like, those are the little moments that might seem insignificant.
But if you make it matter, you make it happen. And I think the way you make it happen is by getting uncomfortable enough so your psyche, your spirit knows, I've got this. You can't tell me anything. When I workout-- I had a barbell on my back this morning that weighs more than me. You can't tell me nothing. You can't tell me nothing about my day, you can't.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: I love you.
ROBIN ARZON: That is the kind of confidence that is not for sale.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: I literally, like, I love what you're saying. And it's so true. I just had this experience earlier this. Week because I had to have one of those conversations with someone. And I think a lot of times, especially women, we have this desire to be liked.
Right? We have this desire to please. But you have to walk out of that moment and say, at what cost? Right? At what cost do I need to be liked by other people? Because if it's at the cost of me being myself, it's not worth it.
ROBIN ARZON: So true.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: Like, there's no way you can do the math on that transaction where you end up winning. Like it's a zero sum game unless you are walking in saying, you can't tell me nothing. That's it.
ROBIN ARZON: It's true. And when you think about-- so I think that there's a balance. Right? So yes, of course, it's like, understanding how your actions are affecting others. It's leading with compassion, all that stuff. But if somebody has taken up residency and between your ears and they are paying rent, that's just a bad financial decision. Like, no.
So I think --the-- and our energy is finite, our energy is like a bank. And it's renewable, but it also can be depleted really quickly. So I think that we have to focus on our energy as currency, as well as all the ways that we should be financially literate and all that stuff. Because I think that's the foundation for actually all the other dollar signs and whatever else.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: I could not agree more. I think if you figure out a way to make that transaction work, everything else will fall into place. I have to ask you about the very exciting news that you shared with us. Congratulations, mama.
ROBIN ARZON: Thank you. I am pregnant with my first little . Baby we are calling the baby, [SPANISH], even though we-- [SPANISH]. We don't know what the--
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: [SPEAKING SPANISH]
ROBIN ARZON: Yeah, [SPEAKING SPANISH]. I just can't wait to raise a powerful, amazing, kind human.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: We are so, so excited for you. What are some of the things that you're looking forward to most about [SPEAKING SPANISH]?
ROBIN ARZON: You know, I look at my role as a parent as a guide. I think that I believe in kind of, past lives and all the ways that our souls can have experienced each other in past lives. And I have a feeling, I've probably known the soul that's coming before. And I really see myself as a guide.
And I want to guide and allow that person, give them a toolkit, the superhero toolkit, to believe superheroes are real. And also step into the spotlight. I think when we step into our own individual spotlights, the world is illuminated. So I want to pass that power on to my baby.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: I cannot wait to meet this little man or this little woman. I mean talk-- what a gift and what a blessed child. I can't wait to see you as a mom. Is there anything that makes you afraid? I know that for a lot of women, especially for you, your career, you have to be so present in so many ways.
When you got that news were you like, oh my goodness, what am I going to do? Because, I mean, listen, I have a feeling that like up until that day that [SPANISH] decides to like make an appearance, you're going to be on the screens, pushing people, running. like, you're going to be doing what you can.
ROBIN ARZON: Yes, that's my goal.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: Is it going to feel in any way foreign to you to have to take a little bit of time off when you have to, like, be present physically and emotionally for this other person that is so far outside of you?
ROBIN ARZON: I know.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: Do you think about that at all? Because like, you seem to have it all under control. But I know that, as I've watched my friends transition into this role, one of the most beautiful things is seeing them make space for this gift in a way that they never thought, in their hearts and in their brains, they could make space like this for.
ROBIN ARZON: I welcome the change. I welcome it. You know? Most of the parents, all the parents who I know just say that, in addition to this unprecedented love, there is a presence and there's a focus. And I find power in focus. I believe that focus is the antidote to fear. I believe focus is the catalyst for change.
And so my next level, I think, lives in this baby. But I also am still going to be me. And I was raised by a mother who had a career. And she hustled, and she did her thing, and we were just fine. You know? So I think there's a--
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: More than fine.
ROBIN ARZON: Thank you, more than fine. And yeah, my sister is a rock star as well. And my mother really showed that as an example to us. So I think, like, listen, I know I'm going to have the mom guilt and I know I'm going to have days where I'm just like, I'm the worst. But I also know that I'm made for this. I am, I really firmly believe that I am made for this.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: You absolutely are.
ROBIN ARZON: And I will, I will handle it as it comes. And the only way-- I think, the best piece of advice so far that I've been given is that, your baby knows you. Like, the world we create, for better or for worse, is the synergy that is going to be created in this baby's life. And that relationship, I think, I think I'm going to be straight up and real from the jump. And it's like, mommy has an empire to build. So.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: Literally, exactly what-- mommy has an empire to build. She's well on her way to building. But let's just be very clear, there is an empire to construct and you are in the mix. OK, now, I've got to ask this question because so many people ask this of me to ask of you. How do you pick your playlist? And are we going to get more Latinx music? Because we love when you throw down some Selena, Ricky Martin.
ROBIN ARZON: Oh my God. Yes. OK, plenty more Latinx coming. Then we have more to celebrate for Latinx History Month. So these next few weeks at Peloton are going to be lit. So there's that. So for sure, stay tuned. And, how do I make my playlist?
So I believe that, you know, like energy is currency. And if people are spending part of their energy and part of their time bank with me, I want to serve from a fitness perspective, from an entertainment perspective, from a life advice perspective, and from a vibe perspective. So I try to-- sometimes feel like I'm channeling when I'm play listing. So part of my life is kind of part DJ. And it really is using the music to support that story arc.
And you know, like, I have a HIIT ride tonight and the beats are driving. And it's like, I have a rock moment, I got a hip hop moment, I've got a pop moment, I've got like, a diva moment. And all those moments layered together makes such a rich 30 minute experience. So it really is part of the storytelling. It's just as important.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: And I love that you use the word, storyteller. Because I think people often, like, forget how much of a role we have in whatever thing we do as storytellers. Right? Like you, you control that narrative. You're the one in charge of putting out that message about you. And you do it so beautifully, on so many different levels.
I don't know where you find this energy. I wish I could make like, Robin snacks, like gummy but something, and take a damn Robin vitamin at the start of every day. Because I can't tell you, we would all take them. And this is important to me because, I am someone who is not proud of my lack of physical fitness.
If someone hasn't taken your class. If somebody is afraid. Because oftentimes, like you said, it's a fear of starting something new. It's a fear of getting uncomfortable. It's a fear of not being good at something. How would you motivate someone today to go out tomorrow and try one of your classes? Or try taking a walk around the block? Whatever that small nugget is. How do you inspire people, and what would you say to someone who maybe hasn't connected with fitness in a long time? What's like, your one push to just go out there and do it for yourself?
ROBIN ARZON: Start with one. Start with one squat, start with one pedal stroke, start with one block. Start with one. That's how I started. And it is daunting. Especially in the age of Instagram where you're like, oh my gosh. Everybody's got a six pack, their five minute mile. They've got a million business, they got-- like, what? So it does feel like a lot, and I totally get that.
So A, it's finding something that you're curious about. Not everybody-- of course, I love spin. But not everybody is going to fall in love with cycling. Not everybody is going to fall in love with the dance class. Not everybody is supposed to be doing yoga. You know, it's not a one size fits all industry.
So the beauty is that you can get curious about how you want to move your body, and then you start with one. You start with something. Start with 10 minutes. Make a calendar appointment with yourself for 10 minutes of movement and get curious about what your potential is. Nobody is establishing the standard but you.
I think that, you know, especially as is Latinas, like, we don't have opinions, we set standards. Like we don't have opinions, we establish boundaries. So start with establishing those boundaries in the way you move, in the way you fuel. I go to bed at like 9 PM. I say no to most things.
And it's because, right now I'm in a season in my life where I am choosing to do that. And I will also submit to folks watching, the next time you say you don't have time to work out, replace that sentence, "I don't have "time", with "it doesn't matter."
And see how it feels. If it really-- If that feels OK to you, then that's the right decision, and own it. But do it with intentionality. Because when we're, giving away our power like we are like dollars at a-- club or something.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: I was going to say, at a strip club.
ROBIN ARZON: Or like, you know, at a garbage sale or a yard sale. When we say, we're allowing other people to take our power, when we're taking ourselves out of the narrative. And I think we take ourselves out of the narrative when we say, I don't have time. I can't do this. You're choosing not to do it. At least make it a choice from a place of intention and power.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: It's so true. You really-- I mean it's so honest and it's so true. I know I've got to wrap up. But before I let you go, because we are celebrating Latinx Heritage Month here at MAKERS, and Dyllan taught me this. We believe in advocates, not just allies. How can everybody watching this, and everyone that is a fan of yours, do one thing tomorrow, or one thing today, to be an advocate of the Latinx community?
ROBIN ARZON: , Oh I love that.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: Just one little thing. Because you said, "It starts with one." Right?
ROBIN ARZON: It starts with one. You know, we're on a social media platform and I believe the more people who step into the light, the world is illuminated. So throw shine on someone you love. So it could be someone in history, it could be a Latinx artist. It could be-- you know, whoever it is, like, let's start to celebrate each other. Let's engage in that storytelling.
Because it is through stories that we get out of statistic and into emotion, and into change and evolution. So I think the one small thing you can do is celebrate somebody in your life. With a tweet, with a like, with a comment, with a text. Because that kind of shine the world needs right now.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: I could not agree more, you guys. From Robin, you heard it right now. Help celebrate Latinx Heritage Month by shining a light on somebody in this community. It can be a relative. It can be a neighbor. It can be a teacher. It can be Robin herself.
It doesn't matter who it is, just take a moment. Because, seriously, those moments reach so many people. You don't even realize it. Robin, you are a delight. Thank you so much for being here.
ROBIN ARZON: So nice to see you. Oh my gosh. Thank you for inviting me. This was my honor, truly. It was beautiful engage.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: Thank you. The energy, and I know that you have inspired so many people to go out and do it. Whether it's a workout class or whether it's starting a new business. I appreciate you. We value you so much here at MAKERS. And I hope I get to talk to you again very soon.
ROBIN ARZON: Thank you.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: And congratulations.
ROBIN ARZON: Bye everybody. [SPEAKING SPANISH] Take care.
LILLIANA VAZQUEZ: All right guys, so Robin just stepped out of the chat. Thank you so much for being a part of our conversation. Before we go, I want to do a couple of housekeeping things. Number one, of course, we want to say thank you to Robin. I want to also give you guys the opportunity to check out my podcast on MAKERS Women.
It's called "DNA of a MAKER" where we get the opportunity to chat with women just like Robin, who are completely turning passion into action. And sharing those stories and how they got there. I think you'll be surprised to understand their stories a little bit better. And it's really just an incredible half hour podcast.
Add it to your playlist. It's called "DNA of a MAKER". And last but certainly not least, I also want to encourage you guys to pay attention to October 27th on PBS. The MAKERS documentary, "Not Done" releases on October 27th on PBS. You can see it there, and it is not something that you are going to want to miss.
Put a calendar alert in there right now. Send it to your friends. Tune in together, watch it. Because this is the kind of content that is so necessary right now. And you will not want to miss it.
So thank you guys for being here today. I will be back next week. We have an incredible slate of talent, Latinx talent to share with you all month long, as MAKERS celebrates Latinx Heritage Month. I'm going to be talking with Tanzina Vega. She is the journalist and host of, "The Takeaway". I've got Tanya Saracho. Oh my God. Incredible playwright and also the creator of "Vida" on Starz.
We have Karla Martinez de Salas. She Is the editor in chief of Vogue Mexico. Talk about revolutionary. And we also have Daniela Diaz, who is on the campaign trail right now for CNN covering this critical election. So stay tuned, we will see you for more segments here at MAKERS@Home.
Thank you for joining me. And Dyllan, thank you always for being my champion, and for being so supportive of this celebration of Latinx Heritage Month all month long. I am so grateful to you and to the entire team at MAKERS for giving us this opportunity. [SPEAKING SPANISH] I will see you guys soon. Bye.