What Happens When All You Know Is Ripped Away with Natalie Saimeri

Natalie’s Journey – My dad was my coach. I was born into the sport and it was my life. – Was the only sport I knew and did. Until senior year high school was on a hip hop team haha but we don’t have to talk about that.

Natalie’s Journey

– My dad was my coach. I was born into the sport and it was my life.

– Was the only sport I knew and did. Until senior year high school was on a hip hop team haha but we don’t have to talk about that.

– Freshman year, the day before my first college meet I was pulled into the coaches office and said I couldn’t compete. Then said I couldn’t travel with the team. All year. Because of my SAT scores. That was a devastating time

– Captain of the team my senior year college

– After college I was ready to start new. Do something other than gymnastics. Little did I know I would go downhill fast.

– A few months of partying going crazy after gymnastics I found myself sitting at a crossroad…. literally in my car. Saying “now I know why people kill themselves” (this might be too harsh to say but I can reword it.) basically I thought to myself that I had no reason to be on this earth. I didn’t know anything but gymnastics.

– I didn’t really focus on my studies because I went to college for gymnastics basically. So I had a hard time getting a job

– Finally got some help. Got myself together. Moved from CT to Boston and new life began.

– Remembered the determination, drive and skills I had that I used in my gymnastics to helps be successful. Then used them towards a line of work

– I found my purpose. Helping other former athletes through their transition into life after sport.

– I am here today!

– Get in touch with Natalie: 

Instagram: @iamready_coaching

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