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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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Olivia Karas on NCAA Gymnastics, Michigan, and Challenges of Commentating

Today on the podcast I am very excited to bring you another wonderful episode with former collegiate gymnast Olivia Karas. Former J.O gymnast, Oliva studied at The University of Michigan graduating with a bachelor's degree in Communication…
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Megan Skaggs on Florida Gymnastics, Managing NCAA, and the Tiny Bows Project

Today on the podcast I am joined by Megan Skaggs a recently graduated student-athlete at the University of Florida,  where she competed for the Gators. A former US National Gymnastics Team member, Megan represented the US internationally…
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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…