Jan 22, 2019
Shara is a strong voice for
positive body image, strength and fitness for a full life, and
women finding their voice in a male dominated sport. She talks with
Carrie about her career in the UFC and MMA, how she went through,
and overcame the results of years of extreme training, and ways she
pushes herself to the limit both in fitness and business. She talks
of the watershed moments that stood out as a sign she was on the
right path, of her strength and conditioning coaching career,
challenges that arise, and why we shouldn’t be afraid to share our
What You’ll Hear in This Episode:
Shara would describe the MMA world, and the ways she has had to
adapt and evolve over the past 10 years.
battle with weight loss and body issues, and her realization that
happiness doesn’t come from comparing herself to
intense and extreme training and diet that came with Shara’s
experience in bodybuilding competition.
- Shara’s complete metabolic burnout that
uprooted her entire present life and made her focus more on a
balance and restorative health.
decision to leave office life and renovate her own studio for
skills that Shara feels are crucial for good leadership in fitness
her first fighter, Travis, helped Shara forge a path for future
success, and gave her the necessary confidence to train other
way Shara thrives and commands respect as a female in a male
behind the scenes look at what goes on in a fight and the watershed
moments along the way in UFC that showed Shara how far she had
courageous and vulnerable 90 minute speech Shara gave for the
National Strength and Conditioning Association that exposed every
mistake she made in her career.
we should stop letting social media define how we look and how our
fitness should be.
body dysmorphia even affects men, and the ways Shara implements
cutting weight in a healthy way with her trainees.
always been the helping person.”
perfect business model is to give the client what they deserve with
no pressure sales.”
can’t put up my hand and ask for special treatment because I’m a
girl. You have to blend in.”
had to find the happy medium and figure out how to bring out the
best of my fighters.”
boring would this world be if we all looked the same?”
The Starvation Study That Changed the World
UFC Performance Institute
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