I am an athlete. I did not just wake up one morning and decide that I wanted to post workout videos on Instagram with the intention of gaining a large following, sign a sponsorship deal, and make a career out of fitness. To be honest, creating my business was never my plan. It all happened because this is undeniably in my blood.
Athletics have been the biggest part of my life since I can remember. I grew up playing soccer, basketball, and track. I eventually went on to compete as a D1 hurdler and heptathlete for the University of Oregon. Coming from a very small town, sports were what I lived for. I can full-heartedly say that sports have made me who I am today. Sports built my character, confidence, respect, discipline, grit, ambition, perseverance, leadership, and so much more.
The set of skills that I have accumulated through my athletic career has ultimately led me to the success I have had with 1st Phorm and in all aspects of my life. I worked incredibly hard to become the captain of each of my teams. I strived to be a positive example and a strong leader always. Letting my teammates down was never an option for me, and I will continue to carry that mentality with me for the rest of my life.
I named my business “CPT Fit Co.” not only because of my initials, but because it also stands for the word, "Captain". Now that I no longer participate in sports, I view my life as the big game or race day. I wake up every single morning focused and driven to do my best. Sure I make mistakes, but I’m constantly practicing what I need to improve on, while letting go the things I can’t control.