64 minutes | Jun 29, 2021

Olympian Kyle Shewfelt on The Gold Medal Path, Positive Coaching, Body Image, and Mental Health in Gymnastics

This week on the podcast I am so grateful to talk with Kyle Shewfelt the 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist on Floor. He has had an enormously successful career at the world stage and Olympic stage. But I wanted to have Kyle on after reading his book where he talks about the things in his career that were important for his success. Kyle shares how he was able to deal with mental health concerns, body image concerns, and how he handled the pressure of getting up through the ranks along with the support of his coach.    We DISCUSS; that Olympic medals should be won in an environment that’s collaborative, nurturing, kind and respectful. Not one of fear and control.   DEALING with feelings of burnout as a teenage gymnast and knowing that you are not alone.    The IMPORTANCE of a collaborative coach-athlete relationship.   Kyle's EXPERIENCE with body image and how he learned to fuel his body for success.   The IMPACT of commentators in our sport.   ALSO…   The BENEFITS from seeing someone for your mental health and what it did for Kyle and his career.   Please check out and go buy Kyle's book to learn more about his amazing career. It's called make it happen. It's one of the best reads I've ever had. https://www.kyleshewfelt.com/book    RELATED EPISODES: An Honest Talk About Mental Health, Depress, and Stress in Gymnastics with Luke Carson - https://shiftmovementscience.com/lukecarson/ Chellsie Memmel Discusses Her Elite Gymnastics Comeback! - https://shiftmovementscience.com/chellsiememmel/ Courtney McGregor Discusses Gymnastics Culture Change, Elite/NCAA Career, and Achilles Injuries - https://shiftmovementscience.com/courtneymcgregor/ Bridget Sloan On Keeping Young Gymnasts Healthy, NCAA/Olympic Success, and CrossFit - https://shiftmovementscience.com/bridgetsloaninterview/
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