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Welcome to the 10.0 Podcast by Train Like A Gymnast - a podcast for formerly competitive gymnasts, dancers, and cheerleaders to come together as a community to realize they’re not alone. Together, we go farther. My name’s Danielle Gray and I’m the founder of Train Like A Gymnast here to help you become the best version of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. On Ten-O I sit down with Olympians, Cirque du Soleil artists, former elites and collegiate athletes, stunt performers, and fitness professionals to show you that you’re not alone. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/trainlikeagymnast/support

10.0 Podcast by Train Like A Gymnast Train Like A Gymnast

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Welcome to the 10.0 Podcast by Train Like A Gymnast - a podcast for formerly competitive gymnasts, dancers, and cheerleaders to come together as a community to realize they’re not alone. Together, we go farther. My name’s Danielle Gray and I’m the founder of Train Like A Gymnast here to help you become the best version of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. On Ten-O I sit down with Olympians, Cirque du Soleil artists, former elites and collegiate athletes, stunt performers, and fitness professionals to show you that you’re not alone. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/trainlikeagymnast/support

    Serena Pergola & Danielle: Finding Your Silver Lining After Abuse & Anxiety In The World Of Gymnastics

    Serena Pergola & Danielle: Finding Your Silver Lining After Abuse & Anxiety In The World Of Gymnastics

    In this episode, Serena and I discuss the following:


    What is your background in gymnastics? (1:30)
    What was your career ending injury? (2:18)
    What do you think gymnasts always feel the need to push through the pain? (3:55)
    Did you ever question if you were actually sick or hurt based on your coaches reaction? (5:34)
    How should a coach speak to a child in order to make sure that the child knows that they will be respected and believed? (7:21)
    How can a parent better understand their child or gymnastics culture? (10:30)
    Would you still have done gymnastics if there were no competitions? (12:27)
    What aspects of gymnastics makes us fall in love with the sport? (14:32)
    What inspired you to write this book? (17:20)
    Why do you have the specific passion of helping others find the silver lining? (21:55)
    How do you feel like gymnastics can be healthier? What does USA Gymnasts currently do or should do now?
    What does it mean to train like a gymnast? (30:39)
    How can listeners contact you? (32:23)

    Contact Serena at spergola@umich.edu 

    UPCOMING EVENTS:

    Digital Summit: Join our next virtual event on YouTube Live and join others from around the world who love to train the same way you do and learn from Olympians, trainers, acrobats, stunt performers, and former gymnasts, all in one day! Learn more at www.trainlikeagymnast.com/summit.

    2020 Lake Tahoe Retreat: Surround yourself with likeminded people, do the deep holistic work to become your best self, and actually EXECUTE the strategies you learn that will transform your life to the next level. Improve your life and the lives of all those around you! Learn more about this gymnastics and personal development experience here!

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    If you’ve loved everything in this episode or about our podcast in general, we'd love to hear from you! We may even shout you out in a future episode! If you want to enter, just leave us a 5-star review and send us a screenshot to team@trainlikeagymnast.com!

    • Want to join our #TLAGTeam and get access to private calls like this?

    If you're a former gymnast, dancer, or cheerleader who loves to train like a gymnast still, we'd love to see your application! Head to www.trainlikeagymnast.com/team to apply! 

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    Buy Serena's Book, "The Silver Lining" on Amazon



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    • 35 min
    Andrea Orris and Danielle: Surviving Abuse and Relearning To Love Gymnastics

    Andrea Orris and Danielle: Surviving Abuse and Relearning To Love Gymnastics

    In this episode, Andrea and I discuss the following:


    What is your background in gymnastics? (0:57)
    What is your opinion on the engrained gymnastics culture and what is happening in the gymnastics world today? (4:20)
    How did Athlete A personally affect you? (7:27)
    Why didn’t you tell your mom that you threw up at the gym? (15:06)
    What can parents do if they know that their child’s coach might be manipulating their thoughts? (20:03)
    If you had a daughter who was experiencing something similar, what would you want her to do at practice or what would you do? (22:42)
    How can gymnasts stand up to their coach and have a voice? (24:06)
    How can survivors of this abuse regain their confidence and a healthy perspective towards themselves and gymnastics? (25:24)
    How can coaches develop hard working and successful athletes without being taken advantage of or coaching in fear of being accused? (27:06)
    What still needs to be done in the sport of gymnastics? (30:07)
    What does it mean to train like a gymnast? (35:37)
    Is there anything else that you want to share to our listeners? (36:47)

    UPCOMING EVENTS:

    Digital Summit: Join our next virtual event on YouTube Live and join others from around the world who love to train the same way you do and learn from Olympians, trainers, acrobats, stunt performers, and former gymnasts, all in one day! Learn more at www.trainlikeagymnast.com/summit.

    2020 Lake Tahoe Retreat: Surround yourself with likeminded people, do the deep holistic work to become your best self, and actually EXECUTE the strategies you learn that will transform your life to the next level. Improve your life and the lives of all those around you! Learn more about this gymnastics and personal development experience here!

    FREEBIES:

    • Month-Long Follow Along Workout Calendar

    • Want To Win A FREE Coaching Session With Danielle?

    If you’ve loved everything in this episode or about our podcast in general, we'd love to hear from you! We may even shout you out in a future episode! If you want to enter, just leave us a 5-star review and send us a screenshot to team@trainlikeagymnast.com!

    • Want to join our #TLAGTeam and get access to private calls like this?

    If you're a former gymnast, dancer, or cheerleader who loves to train like a gymnast still, we'd love to see your application! Head to www.trainlikeagymnast.com/team to apply! 

    FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL:

    Train Like A Gymnast Instagram (#TrainLikeAGymnast) 

    Train Like A Gymnast Website 

    Danielle's Instagram

    Andrea Orris' Instagram

    Danielle helps athletes regain confidence in their identities so they can show up as their best self in all areas.

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    • 41 min
    Emily Presnell Lee & Danielle: What Really Happens On A TLAG Retreat?

    Emily Presnell Lee & Danielle: What Really Happens On A TLAG Retreat?

    In this episode Emily and I discuss the following:


    What is your background in gymnastics and fitness? (0:28)
    This time last year, where were you mentally and emotionally? (1:50)
    Do you feel like our coaching sessions helped guide to figure out how to use your strengths? (5:52)
    How long was the gap between leaving your former agency and getting signed with SLU? (8:04)
    How long were you with your former agency? (10:16)
    Which coaching session helped you the most with your mindset? (10:55)
    What was your retreat experience like? (14:14)
    What was your biggest takeaway or memory from the trip? (16:27)
    What would you want others to know about Train Like A Gymnast retreats? (18:03)
    What successes have you had since the retreat? (19:58)
    Have you picked up any new habits? (20:45)
    What are you looking forward to by the end of this year or 2021? (21:29)
    Since the retreat, has your outlook and perspective towards calisthenics and bodyweight movement changed? (22:48)
    What does it mean to train like a gymnast? (25:00)

    UPCOMING EVENTS:

    Digital Summit: Join our next virtual event on YouTube Live and join others from around the world who love to train the same way you do and learn from Olympians, trainers, acrobats, stunt performers, and former gymnasts, all in one day! Learn more at www.trainlikeagymnast.com/summit.

    2020 Lake Tahoe Retreat: Surround yourself with likeminded people, do the deep holistic work to become your best self, and actually EXECUTE the strategies you learn that will transform your life to the next level. Improve your life and the lives of all those around you! Learn more about this gymnastics and personal development experience here!

    FREEBIES:

    • My 20 FAVORITE At-Home Gymnastics Drills

    • Want To Win A FREE Coaching Session With Danielle?

    If you’ve loved everything in this episode or about our podcast in general, we'd love to hear from you! We may even shout you out in a future episode! If you want to enter, just leave us a 5-star review and send us a screenshot to team@trainlikeagymnast.com!

    • Want to join our #TLAGTeam and get access to private calls like this?

    If you're a former gymnast, dancer, or cheerleader who loves to train like a gymnast still, we'd love to see your application! Head to www.trainlikeagymnast.com/team to apply! 

    FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL:

    Train Like A Gymnast Instagram (#TrainLikeAGymnast) 

    Train Like A Gymnast Website 

    Danielle's Instagram

    Emily Presnell Lee's Instagram 

    Danielle helps athletes regain confidence in their identities so they can show up as their best self in all areas.

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    • 32 min
    Leilah McCarthy & Danielle: Adult Gymnastics Training & Competitions

    Leilah McCarthy & Danielle: Adult Gymnastics Training & Competitions

    In this episode, Leilah and I discuss the following:


    What has your experience been like so far on the TLAG Team? (0:17)
    What is your background in gymnastics and where are you today? (0:53)
    Does NAIGC still exist today? (8:39)
    What do you do for work? (9:33)
    What is the process like to find a club with adult gymnastics? (10:10)
    What would you say to those who are close to retiring from gymnastics? (11:24)
    How do you find the time to train with a full time job? (14:26)
    What can someone do if they don’t have a lot of time but still love and want to do gymnastics? (15:39)
    What do you do when you start to lose flexibility or skills? How do you stop from feeling frustrated?  (17:13)
    What does it mean to train like a gymnast? (22:50)
    Do you have any last words for our listeners? (25:16)
    Where can our listeners get a hold of you or follow your gymnastics journey? (28:25)

    Where To Find Adult Gymnastics:


    Just Like Fine Wine...Adult Gymnastics Facebook Group  
    NAIGC

    UPCOMING EVENTS:

    Digital Summit: Join our next virtual event on YouTube Live and join others from around the world who love to train the same way you do and learn from Olympians, trainers, acrobats, stunt performers, and former gymnasts, all in one day! Learn more at www.trainlikeagymnast.com/summit.

    2020 Lake Tahoe Retreat: Surround yourself with likeminded people, do the deep holistic work to become your best self, and actually EXECUTE the strategies you learn that will transform your life to the next level. Improve your life and the lives of all those around you! Learn more about this gymnastics and personal development experience here!

    FREEBIES:

    • My 20 FAVORITE At-Home Gymnastics Drills

    • Want To Win A FREE Coaching Session With Danielle?

    If you’ve loved everything in this episode or about our podcast in general, we'd love to hear from you! We may even shout you out in a future episode! If you want to enter, just leave us a 5-star review and send us a screenshot to team@trainlikeagymnast.com!

    • Want to join our #TLAGTeam and get access to private calls like this?

    If you're a former gymnast, dancer, or cheerleader who loves to train like a gymnast still, we'd love to see your application! Head to www.trainlikeagymnast.com/team to apply! 

    FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL:

    Train Like A Gymnast Instagram (#TrainLikeAGymnast) 

    Train Like A Gymnast Website 

    Danielle's Instagram

    Leilah McCarthy's Instagram

    Danielle helps athletes regain confidence in their identities so they can show up as their best self in all areas.

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    • 31 min
    Jess St. John & Danielle: Conquering Mental Blocks In Sports & Unhealthy Relationships With Food

    Jess St. John & Danielle: Conquering Mental Blocks In Sports & Unhealthy Relationships With Food

    In this episode, Jess and I discuss the following:


    What is your background in gymnastics and cheer? (1:08)
    What was your experience with mental blocks? (3:20)
    How did mental blocks affect your career and life in general? (4:02)
    What do you think mental blocks have cost you and taught you? (5:56)
    As a gymnast, you were taught to hide your emotions and push through pain. How has that mentality influenced you? (7:56)
    Did mental blocks trigger your unhealthy relationship with food or did your unhealthy relationship with food trigger your mental blocks? (9:40)
    What were you doing that made you have an unhealthy relationship with food? (11:07)
    What made you realize that your relationship with food was unhealthy and how did you improve it? (12:08)
    What did you learn through experiencing mental blocks, struggles, and unhealthy relationships and how have you become a better person? (12:58)
    As a coach, what is your philosophy for helping athletes overcome their mental blocks? (16:33)
    What does it mean to train like a gymnast? (22:36)

    UPCOMING EVENTS:

    Digital Summit: Join our next virtual event on YouTube Live and join others from around the world who love to train the same way you do and learn from Olympians, trainers, acrobats, stunt performers, and former gymnasts, all in one day! Learn more at www.trainlikeagymnast.com/summit.

    2020 Lake Tahoe Retreat: Surround yourself with likeminded people, do the deep holistic work to become your best self, and actually EXECUTE the strategies you learn that will transform your life to the next level. Improve your life and the lives of all those around you! Learn more about this gymnastics and personal development experience here!

    FREEBIES:

    • My 20 FAVORITE At-Home Gymnastics Drills

    • Want To Win A FREE Coaching Session With Danielle?

    If you’ve loved everything in this episode or about our podcast in general, we'd love to hear from you! We may even shout you out in a future episode! If you want to enter, just leave us a 5-star review and send us a screenshot to team@trainlikeagymnast.com!

    • Want to join our #TLAGTeam and get access to private calls like this?

    If you're a former gymnast, dancer, or cheerleader who loves to train like a gymnast still, we'd love to see your application! Head to www.trainlikeagymnast.com/team to apply! 

    FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL:

    Train Like A Gymnast Instagram (#TrainLikeAGymnast) 

    Train Like A Gymnast Website 

    Danielle's Instagram

    Jess St. John's Instagram 

    Danielle helps athletes regain confidence in their identities so they can show up as their best self in all areas.

    Intro/Outtro Music: Creative Minds from Bensound


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    • 28 min
    Laura Kummerle, DPT & Danielle: Exploring New Passions, Overcoming An Eating Disorder & Finding Balance

    Laura Kummerle, DPT & Danielle: Exploring New Passions, Overcoming An Eating Disorder & Finding Balance

    In this episode, Laura and I discuss the following:


    What is your background in gymnastics and how did that get you to where you are today? (0:56)
    How did you decide to reintroduce gymnastics movement into your training? (2:17)
    What would you say to people who choose exercises based on what they think they should do, not based on what they enjoy doing? (3:45)
    What is your training philosophy and style for yourself or when working with your clients? (5:10)
    Why should we be grateful for pain? (10:04)
    Have you been on American Ninja Warrior? What are your goals for Ninja training? (11:28)
    What part of Ninja training lights you up the most? (12:55)
    How did you build a gym in your apartment? (13:31)
    What was your experience with an eating disorder? (16:18)
    What made you finally change and try to beat it? (17:51)
    What do you learn to forgive yourself? (20:51)
    Did you recover on your own or did you have an external source help you? (21:54)
    What does it mean to train like a gymnast? (24:33)
    If listeners want to reach out to you, how can they contact you? (25:33)

    UPCOMING EVENTS:

    Digital Summit: Join our next virtual event on YouTube Live and join others from around the world who love to train the same way you do and learn from Olympians, trainers, acrobats, stunt performers, and former gymnasts, all in one day! Learn more at www.trainlikeagymnast.com/summit.

    2020 Lake Tahoe Retreat: Surround yourself with likeminded people, do the deep holistic work to become your best self, and actually EXECUTE the strategies you learn that will transform your life to the next level. Improve your life and the lives of all those around you! Learn more about this gymnastics and personal development experience here!

    FREEBIES:

    • My 20 FAVORITE At-Home Gymnastics Drills

    • Want To Win A FREE Coaching Session With Danielle?

    If you’ve loved everything in this episode or about our podcast in general, we'd love to hear from you! We may even shout you out in a future episode! If you want to enter, just leave us a 5-star review and send us a screenshot to team@trainlikeagymnast.com!

    • Want to join our #TLAGTeam and get access to private calls like this?

    If you're a former gymnast, dancer, or cheerleader who loves to train like a gymnast still, we'd love to see your application! Head to www.trainlikeagymnast.com/team to apply! 

    FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL:

    Train Like A Gymnast Instagram (#TrainLikeAGymnast) 

    Train Like A Gymnast Website 

    Danielle's Instagram

    Laura Kummerle's Instagram 

    Danielle helps athletes regain confidence in their identities so they can show up as their best self in all areas.

    Intro/Outtro Music: Creative Minds from Bensound


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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

Monirat ,

Inspiring, informative, mind clearing

If you love movement and fitness and would like to relax and listen to a podcast that is inspiring, informative, and takes your mind away from everything, you will most definitely enjoy this. Host and creator Danielle Grayfit is so sweet and down to earth. Great topics and interviews.

Susancher ,

Love it!

This is a informative, interesting, and helpful podcast. There are a lot of health and fitness topics relevant to anyone. Hope you come back for Season 2!

Tworld Axis ,

DG’s Train like a gymnast

This podcast is so informative, covering a multitude of topics that correlates with every aspect of a beginner to advanced workout regiment, it is highly recommended ! Strength, flexibility, and attitude adjustment for individual growth , confidence and lifelong good habits and health.

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