| | EP 425 – Colleen Fotsch, From Burpees to Bobsleds

Author / John

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When you’re a lifelong athlete like Colleen Fotsch [@colleenfotsch], you’re all too familiar with hard work. This week we hear all about her most recent performance endeavor…women’s bobsledding. This isn’t just your weekend pick-up bobsled race or local club bobsled team. No. We are talking about the US National Team bound for the Beijing Olympics in 2022. Join Power Athlete Radio in congratulating this incredibly accomplished athlete on making the ranks. From collegiate swimming, to CrossFit, to bobsledding, Colleen says she feels right at home in this new sport and can’t wait to dedicate her training to seeing USA medal.

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Former collegiate swimmer, coach, and CrossFit athlete, Colleen Fostch [@colleenfotsch] joins us this week to talk bobsled training. Hell yeah, this functional phenom is putting her training to the ultimate test by trying out for the national team. If all goes to plan she’ll be competing at the Beijing Olympics with the best of them in 2022. Hear all about her preparation, mindset, and the learning curve she had to overcome in order to be competitive in this niche sport.

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Follow Colleen’s journey to Beijing on IG @ColleenFotch.


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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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