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Addressing Body Image, Nutrition, and Strength Issues in Gymnastics Culture

Today in the podcast, I'm very excited to bring to you an interview I was asked to do with Nicole Ferrier on her podcast.  Nicole is a fitness professional with a bachelor's in exercise science and nutrition, a certified personal trainer,…
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Ellie Downie Discusses Her Elite Gymnastics Career, Longevity, and Mental Health

Today in the podcast, I am excited to have senior British artistic gymnast Ellie Downie.  Ellie from Notts Gymnastics Club has won multiple international medals and titles and is the All-around 2017 European gymnastics champion, the first…
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The Path Forward for Gymnastics Culture Toward Happier, Healthier Coaches and Gymnasts with Kim Shore

Today’s podcast is a great one, I sit down and have an incredible discussion with Kim Shore, who was part of Gymnastics Canada’s Safe Sport which I did a series of webinars for on gymnastics culture. We have talked a lot behind the scenes…
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How To Build Gymnastics Performance Teams

This week's podcast is a lecture that went out in my online membership group The Hero Lab, which is an online educational group for everyone in gymnastics; coaches, medical providers, strength and conditioning coaches, mental health providers,…
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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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The Food and Body Image Talk Gymnasts and Coaches Must Hear with Christina Anderson, RDN

In gymnastics, misguided nutrition advice, body image insecurities, underfueling, and negative mental health are still massive problems that gymnasts face. It doesn't matter the level, discipline, or age of athletes when it comes to this…
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An Honest Talk About Depression, Anxiety, Stress, and Mental Health in Gymnastics With Luke Carson

Mental health issues in gymnastics like depression, anxiety, chronic stress, and others are some of the most important, yet least discussed, topics in our sport. Between the perfectionism, unhealthy comparisons, constant critiquing that occurs…
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Is Insecurity and Fear of Social Judgement Driving Culture Issues In Gymnastics?

The Problem Changing gymnastics culture is by far the biggest conversation we are having in our sport. In my opinion, when you dig down to the real root issues two commonalities pop up: personal insecurities and/or fear of social judgment. These…
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An Honest Talk About Ego, Depression, and Anxiety in Gymnastics

In my experiences, there are a lot of people who focus on the technical and physical development of gymnasts. Most of their efforts focus on getting new drills, strength exercises, or progressions to help athletes get new skills or move up to…
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How Much is Too Much in Gymnastics? How Chronic Stress Impacts Young Athletes

Today on the blog I'm really excited to get out a new lecture that has been in the works for a while. It is one that I feel is the msot central topic currently facing gymnastics - how much is too much for young gymnasts? This podcast is from…