42 min

Turning Your Failures Into Your Biggest Wins: With Sandy Zimmerman (8x American Ninja Warrior‪)‬ Girls Talk Healthy Aging

    • Mental Health

Let’s dive in as hosts Alli Kerr and Shawna Kaminski sit down with the remarkable Sandy Zimmerman, an American Ninja Warrior Champion, Ted X Speaker, teacher, coach, and now full-time inspirational speaker. Sandy's journey from a challenging childhood in the foster care system to becoming an eight-time American Ninja Warrior is nothing short of awe-inspiring.
 
Sandy opens up about her difficult upbringing, sharing how she navigated poverty and the foster care system, all while battling shyness and a fear of public speaking. Despite these obstacles, she found her passion in teaching and coaching, dedicating 20+ years to shaping young minds. Yet, she couldn't shake the feeling that there was more to life than what she was experiencing.
 
Everything changed when Sandy discovered Ninja competitions. Despite her initial reservations, she took the plunge and found herself hooked, uncovering a buried confidence she never knew she had. Her journey culminated in a bold decision to apply for American Ninja Warrior, a decision that would change her life forever.
 
As one of the oldest female competitors on the show, Sandy defies stereotypes and expectations, proving that age is no barrier to achieving greatness. Her tenacity and perseverance propelled her to become an eight-time American Ninja Warrior, solidifying her status as a force to be reckoned with in the world of extreme athletics.
 
But Sandy's story doesn't end there. Drawing from her experiences, she embarked on a new chapter as a TedX Speaker, using her platform to inspire others, particularly women, to break free from the confines of a "good" life and pursue greatness.
 
In this candid conversation, Sandy shares valuable insights and lessons learned along her journey, offering practical advice on overcoming fear, embracing challenges, and living life to the fullest. Tune in to this episode of Girls Talk Healthy Aging to be inspired and motivated to conquer your own obstacles and pursue your wildest dreams.
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Check out Sandy here: https://www.sandyzimmerman.co

Let’s dive in as hosts Alli Kerr and Shawna Kaminski sit down with the remarkable Sandy Zimmerman, an American Ninja Warrior Champion, Ted X Speaker, teacher, coach, and now full-time inspirational speaker. Sandy's journey from a challenging childhood in the foster care system to becoming an eight-time American Ninja Warrior is nothing short of awe-inspiring.
 
Sandy opens up about her difficult upbringing, sharing how she navigated poverty and the foster care system, all while battling shyness and a fear of public speaking. Despite these obstacles, she found her passion in teaching and coaching, dedicating 20+ years to shaping young minds. Yet, she couldn't shake the feeling that there was more to life than what she was experiencing.
 
Everything changed when Sandy discovered Ninja competitions. Despite her initial reservations, she took the plunge and found herself hooked, uncovering a buried confidence she never knew she had. Her journey culminated in a bold decision to apply for American Ninja Warrior, a decision that would change her life forever.
 
As one of the oldest female competitors on the show, Sandy defies stereotypes and expectations, proving that age is no barrier to achieving greatness. Her tenacity and perseverance propelled her to become an eight-time American Ninja Warrior, solidifying her status as a force to be reckoned with in the world of extreme athletics.
 
But Sandy's story doesn't end there. Drawing from her experiences, she embarked on a new chapter as a TedX Speaker, using her platform to inspire others, particularly women, to break free from the confines of a "good" life and pursue greatness.
 
In this candid conversation, Sandy shares valuable insights and lessons learned along her journey, offering practical advice on overcoming fear, embracing challenges, and living life to the fullest. Tune in to this episode of Girls Talk Healthy Aging to be inspired and motivated to conquer your own obstacles and pursue your wildest dreams.
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Join Our Facebook Group for updates and additional resources: 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/330434366004030
Thank you for listening, following, & downloading the Girls Talk Healthy Aging Podcast. We are so appreciative and would love your feedback and ideas for future episodes. Big Thanks if you have taken the time to give us a rating or review. It means the world to us!
Email us at: sapodcast23@gmail.com
Follow & Message Shawna on Instagram: @shawnakaminski
Follow & Message Alli on Facebook & Instagram: Alli Kerr and @allikerrfitness (respectively)
Check out Sandy here: https://www.sandyzimmerman.co

42 min