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Helping Gymnasts With Anxiety, Depression, and Mental Health Struggles ft. Dr. Marcia Faustin, MD

Today I believe we have one of the most important podcasts produced by Shift, a discussion with Dr. Marcia Faustin about athletes' mental health.    ⚠️ Trigger Warning ⚠️ In this episode, we discuss heavy content around…
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Should Gymnasts with Back Pain Wear A Brace?

Today on the podcast, I'm very excited to bring to you something a little different. Presentation from one of my recent students, Alea Penner, a former gymnast who has just graduated from Duke Physical Therapy School, and also coaches gymnastics.  She…
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State/Regional Meet Preparation and Summer Strength

Today on the podcast, we are bringing you the second installment of our monthly Office Hours, a free Zoom meeting for Hero Lab members to ask questions, talk about various problems they’re dealing with and also discuss current trends happening…
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Helping Parents & Coaches Navigate Competitive Gymnastics Together

Today on the podcast, I have some awesome information to help parents wrap their heads around competitive gymnastics. My good friend and crowd favorite Eva Shute Director of Gymnastics Operations and I sat down to address a frequent request…
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How to Have Your Best Competitive Gymnastics Season Part 2 – Pre Season

Today on the podcast is part two of the four-part series that has been highly requested by my online group The Hero Lab, about how to get the most success out of the competitive year in gymnastics. Planing for the gymnastics competitive year…
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Olympian Kyle Shewfelt on The Gold Medal Path, Positive Coaching, Body Image, and Mental Health in Gymnastics

Olympian Kyle Shewfelt on The Gold Medal Path, Positive Coaching, Body Image, and Mental Health in Gymnastics This week on the podcast I am so grateful to talk with three-time Olympian Kyle Shewfelt.  Kyle is the 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist…
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Overcoming Mental Blocks, Perfectionism, Communication Issues, and Cultural Problems with Becca Grady

This week on the podcast I’m excited to talk with a licensed mental health counselor and also a nationally certified counselor Becca Grady who works with all walks of life and in particular gymnasts.  She shares her experience on mental…
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Gymnastics Canada Hosts Culture and Coaching Development Webinar with Dr. Gretchen Kerr and Dr. Dave Tilley

Today on the podcast I’m very excited to share the second part of a super popular webinar series with Gretchen Kerr, a University of Toronto researcher. We were very grateful and fortunate to be asked by Gymnastics Canada to have a discussion…
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Kerry Bair RD on Helping Gymnasts Have a Better Relationship with Food and the Roles of Coaches and Parents

Today on the podcast I’m very excited to have registered dietitian and nutritionist Kerry Bair, who’s been really forward-thinking and outspoken in gymnastics culture. Making sure we're giving the best advice on what can we do to fuel…
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A Hard Conversation about Ethics and Morals in Gymnastics with Thomas Elder

Today on the podcast I’m very excited to bring you a thought-provoking and important conversation about cultural change, morals, and ethics of coaching with Tom Elder.  Former assistant coach for the University of Pennsylvania and the…