kelsey cocoTell me a little about yourself and your background?

My name is Kelsy, and I am a Chiropractic Sports Medicine student in Houston, TX.

What aspect of fitness do you enjoy the most?

I love the health and fitness industry because it is forever changing. The science-based practices are always being updated. There is always a new, bigger and better way to improve our training and recovery.  The human body is a fascinating thing, and fitness allows me to explore that.

How long have you been into fitness?

My whole life. I started dancing ballet pretty much soon after I started walking, and continued exploring fitness from there.  Dance was the first “sport” I took part in, but I always say horses were my first love. I adored riding and being outside and how being active made me feel. Then in high school I started running cross country and lifting weights.

How did you get into fitness?

As I mentioned before, it has always been a part of my life, family and social events. I come from a very athletic family so it is no surprise that fitness is something that comes naturally to me.

What was a turning point for you to take it seriously?

I have always taken fitness seriously, almost to a detriment.  In college, I started doing serious long distance runs, and developed disordered eating behaviors. It was an extremely low point in my life, but after working through those issues I was able to find acceptance for my body and learn how to fuel it properly so that it functions at its highest ability.

How has fitness impacted your life?

Fitness has impacted my life profoundly – I have seen the highs, the lows and everything in between. I’m not sure who I would be today if I hadn’t gone through those experiences.

What words of advice or encouragement would you like to give to someone who is just starting out or would like to start but doesn’t know where to begin?

If you are just starting out learning how to be healthy, remember: we all had to start somewhere. Even though fitness has always been a part of my life, I have at points taken it to unhealthy extremes, which were important teaching moments in my journey. Remember: every mistake and failure is a learning experience!

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