Olympic Inspiration: Reaching Your Potential
Do the Olympics have you feeling inspired? These driven, determined, strong, and amazing athletes sacrifice so much and overcome an unbelievable amount of obstacles to become the best in the WORLD at their sport. They push themselves past all limits and have expectations for themselves far beyond what any of us could imagine. I don’t know about you, but I get goose bumps every time I watch an USA athlete win Gold and hear the National Anthem play as the American flag is raised.
(Pictured above: The weight room at the US Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY)
I was able to get a small taste of what this might be like through my short 3-year Bobsled Career for Team USA. I never competed in the Olympics, but I had the opportunity to represent USA and compete in several North American Cup races, European Cup races, and even a couple World Cup races. I trained at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY alongside several Olympic Medalists. I was able to witness first hand what it takes to be the very best.
(Pictured above: Driving my sled in a North American Cup race in Calgary)
One thing I experienced myself and observed about every athlete training at this level is that they have a whole team supporting them. Nobody gets there by himself or herself. They have strength & conditioning coaches, athletic trainers, dieticians, psychologists, chiropractors, massage therapists, doctors, mentors, and so much more to help them compete at the world-class level. There is truly a team behind every team.
(Pictured above: My mom, Elana Meyers Taylor – 2x Olympic Medalist, Former Teammate, and Inspiration, and me holding her Silver Medal from Sochi)
As I have transitioned into my career in Workplace Wellness, I provide my clients with their very own support team to help them win their version of an Olympic Gold Medal and be the best in their world. You see, no matter what career path you have chosen (much like no matter what sport an athlete is competing in), to be the best that you can be, you have to first be in good physical shape. If you are constantly fighting off sickness and not taking care of your body, it is very unlikely that you are productive in your job and are reaching your potential.
One way I help clients reach their potential is through the 8-Week Body Transformation Challenge. Clients get a customized Remote Personal Training program with exercise support as well as Nutritional Guidance from the best Registered Dietician I know – Mary Sabat of Bodydesigns. Clients are coached by us and held accountable to ensure they reach their goals. Diet and Exercise are the absolute best ways to transform your body and reach true optimal health.
The next 8-Week Body Transformation Challenge begins on Labor Day. If you are motivated and ready to reach your potential, I invite you to join us! The challenge is going to intense, fun, and effective. If you are ready to perform at your best then this challenge is for you. We are here to serve you and be your support team as you strive towards your Gold Medal – let’s do this!
Megan Hill is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and the founder of A Stronger Workplace, LLC. She has her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Auburn University in Health Promotion. She was also a member of the Auburn Gymnastics Team and Auburn Track & Field Team before becoming a member of the US Women’s Bobsled Team. Megan founded A Stronger Workplace in 2014 and now uses her education combined with her athletic experience to educate and motivate other’s to live healthy lifestyles.