Tyler Haney is the founder and CEO of activewear label Outdoor Voices. An athlete herself, Tyler designed her brand to “sponsor recreationals, not professionals.”

Watch as Tyler forgets the pressure and breathes in the fresh air with Photographer Natalee Ranii-Dropcho along the west side piers.

What is your biggest fear?

Failure. People become paralyzed to take risks and pursue what they’re passionate about because they’re afraid of failing, but they also underestimate how much more successful they’ll be if they’re doing something they truly love. And snakes.

What do you do during your downtime?

Recreation, baby! I jog, play basketball, and take my dog Bowie for walks. I’ve recently been trying to play a lot more tennis.

Favorite places to eat in NYC?

Dimes, Lucien, Estela, Sant Ambroeus.

Favorite places to go out in NYC?

169 Bar.

Any secret spot?

I love going to Swat Bar for karaoke. But now it’s not a secret anymore, is it?

What is your biggest inspiration?

I’m inspired by happy people, and I’ve found that the happiest people are those who are regularly active and willing to trying new things.

“The happiest people are those who are [...] willing to trying new things.”

Any exciting upcoming project?

My team and I are working on a few really exciting things right now, but it’s all still in the top secret stage. Stay tuned!

If you could go back in time: what era would you choose?

I’m fascinated by space travel, so I would say the 1970s' NASA’s Space Exploration era. To travel into completely unchartered territory must have been so neat. There were 6 successful lunar landings through the Apollo program.

What song do you immediately dance to?

Ja Rule, “I’m Real.”

5 things you couldn’t live without?

My dog Bowie, for starters. He’s my ultimate sidekick. Past that, I’d say water, really fresh, in-season fruits and veggies—I love radishes right now, saltines, and a good night’s sleep.

What are your favorite sports?

To play: soccer, tennis, basketball, and jogging. To watch: baseball (my favorite pastime), college basketball (go KU), and college football (Longhorns).

A day can’t be perfect without...?

Trying something new. I like to be a beginner at a lot of things.

If you could change something in the world today, what would it be?

I’d institute a 4-day-work week to make more time for recreational activities. I’m a big believer that you’ve got to move your body for your mind. I think creating a structure where people have the opportunity to move, play, and travel more would ultimately increase productivity.