Sports & Recreation
34: Shannon Miller, the Most Decorated American Gymnast of All Time - "Every moment matters."
In this episode of Keep Moving Forward I interview 2x US Olympic gymnast, member of 1996 Magnificent 7 US Gymnastics Team, entrepreneur, and conqueror of ovarian cancer, Shannon Miller.
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From being an olympic gymnast, to becoming the most decorated American gymnast in history, to creating her own lifestyle brand, to conquering cancer, Shannon Miller has done it all. From the discipline and mental strength instilled within her through her years as an athlete, Shannon knew she had what it took to harness those teachings into becoming an entrepreneur. She created Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Health and Fitness for Women in July 2010 utilizing her knowledge as an athlete and as a wife and mother to guide women through their own healthy journeys. In January 2011, Shannon had to bring together everything she’d learned as a gymnast and through the mantra of her own company to save her own life, as she was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer. As she had her entire life, Shannon pushed through and kept moving forward, never letting her situation get the best of her. Today, she has successfully defeated cancer and continues to help other women stay aware of how to best take care of themselves and live a healthy lifestyle.
In conjunction with her lifestyle brand and in being an advocate for health and wellness in women and children, Shannon recently opened the online store for her brand new women’s fitness clothing line: Salto. I can’t thank her enough for the opportunity to speak with her about her journey. Having been a gymnast throughout my adolescent years, I grew up idolizing this woman not just because of her success as a US Olympian, but because of the driven, hardworking, and genuine person that she is. I hope that you enjoy my interview with the unbeatable Shannon Miller.
If you would like to learn more about Shannon, you can read her memoir “It’s Not About Perfect”, you can visit http://shannonmiller.com/, and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter all @ShannonMiller96. You will definitely want to check out her fitness apparel line Salto. Like everything else she does, her athletic-ware is a “perfect 10.” Don’t forget, if you enjoy my podcast and the content that I give to you each week, please consider becoming a patron at https://www.patreon.com/keepmovingforward.
Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
154: Ryan Fenton, Director of Global Rights Acquisitions and Partnerships at FloSports, and former Clemson T&F athlete - “I am going to do this, and I will figure it out when I get there.”
153: Russ Tanner, Branch Manager/Loan Originator at PrimeLending, and former UGA football player - “The things that survive you are the people you impact.”
152: Emily Pappas, Founder of Relentless Athletics - “We don’t develop players, we develop athletes.”
151: Rhonda Vetere, Author, Global C-Suite Executive, Top Female Executive in Technology, Mentor, Speaker, Triathlete, and Coach - “You can’t manage a team if you are not taking care of yourself.”
150: Blake McLemore, CEO/Co-Founder of Train Collegiate and former collegiate Baseball Player - “Why not change the narrative for student athletes?”
149: Anna Sparks, Founder and CEO of Sparks Systems and former Ole Miss Soccer Player - “Meet people where they are at.”
148: Jackie Hutt, Certified Sports Life Coach at Playmakers and former collegiate tennis player - “Relationships are the most valuable thing.”
147: Mitchell Switzer, Director of Cross Country/ Track & Field at Bryant University - “I didn’t question it...I loved coaching and this is what it was going to take to make that happen.”
146: Larry Byrnes, ABAC Head Golf Coach and Former Professional and Collegiate Athlete - “God’s timing is the right timing.”
145: Winston Gibbs, Realtor and Former Shorter University Golfer - “Faith, Family, Work.”
144: Morgan Reynolds, Licensed Associate with Lotus Property Investments and Former University of Georgia Gymnast - “Someone who works hard and brings the next girl along with her.”
143: “Murph” - Road to Get an Interview with The Rock, 2018
142: Patti Tveit Milligan, Registered Dietitian and former Collegiate Gymnast - Leave a legacy for the next generation
141: John Daniel Gibbs, Financial Advisor and former Collegiate Golfer - “Let it shape you and move on.”
140: Tracy Spears, Founder of Exceptional Leaders Lab and former US National Team Softball Player - “There is no plan B.”
139: Landon Beck, AAA Pitcher for the Saint Louis Cardinals - "“Everything you are doing today is going to help you for your future.”
138: Kandace Hudspeth, Director of Marketing at OPEX Fitness - “You can either jump in, or you can sit back and wait for the next opportunity.”
137: “If we do our jobs as coaches, we should help you want to live a more inspired life.” - My interview with the CEO of OPEX Fitness, Jim Crowell
136: “My role changed from that of child to that of an adult. From athlete to volunteer.” - My interview with the first amputee athlete to run a marathon, Dick Traum
135: “I want to be remembered as the person who was always in your corner.” - My interview with Founder of PosiFITly Fun Babes and former D1 gymnast, Morgan Sparacio
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