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American Ninja Warrior Video & Overflowing Gratitude

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Happy to report that I got my American Ninja Warrior application & video submitted by the deadline, 3/15/13. Had tons of fun filming footage & ended up with way more than I had time for. The max time limit for the video was 8 minutes & I squeaked in just under that at 7:58.

Some lessons I learned:

- People are so amazingly supportive. The hardest part was sharing my story & letting the Internet have it. Putting myself out there was super scary yet I felt totally expansive at the same time. The responses I've received have lifted my heart so unbelievably high; I'm so full of gratitude & appreciation.

- I'm NOT into video editing. The bulk of my time was spent learning how to use iMovie on my Mac & the Splice app on my phone to piece things together. There are still some sound issues but it's not the end of the world so I'm good LOL.

- It's time I took the next step in sharing my passion to the world. I want to help people love fitness & their bodies! Not exactly sure what this looks like yet, but I plan on researching personal training certifications, talking to current trainers/coaches/gym owners/etc., & start brainstorming ideas on my personal brand. Who knew it'd be so hard to fill in the blanks:

I'm the ___________ that can help you _____________.

If you're a coach, group X instructor, personal trainer, gym owner or employee, blogger or vlogger, please please please let me know! I'd love to pick your brain for a quick 15 minute phone call, or through email.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PKCTTS 4/4/2013 2:18PM

    Wow . . . just wow! Good Luck.

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FABAT402009 3/31/2013 10:04AM

    I love that show! Good luck and have a blast!!

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JUSTFOXXY 3/24/2013 4:42PM

    Girl you are a rock star! If I hadn't seen it I don't know if I would have believed it. I can only imagine what your former self would say to you right now. This was super motivating to me because of your non athletic background. And you did it anyway. I have never seen pullups and pushups look so effortless. Amazing job. emoticon

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OJ_2_OK 3/22/2013 4:55PM

    z you are truly amazing. I loved your video.

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SEAWILLOW 3/21/2013 9:08AM

    Awesome...very proud of your accomplishments!

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LUCYLU22 3/20/2013 3:36PM

    Awesome video! You have done amazing work! Best wishes to you on the show!

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FITGIRL15 3/20/2013 1:37PM

    Awesome video, Z! You ROCK! You have got some ABS of steel!!!!

Thanks for sharing the video with us, you are a shoe in!!! Good Luck!

PS... I'm a Group fitness instructor with 13 + years experience emoticon

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CBAILEYC 3/20/2013 10:43AM

    Fabulous video Z! Fabulous YOU!
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LYNNANN43 3/20/2013 12:08AM

    I laughed! I cried!

But mostly was in AWE!!!!!!!! emoticon

You are our SPARK WARRIOR!!!!! emoticon

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APED7969 3/19/2013 11:33PM

    Awesome video! I am so impressed with your level of fitness!

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HILLRUNNER 3/19/2013 7:09PM

    You know how much I admire nd respect you Z!!! So proud of you!! Here's to your amazing journey!!!

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MICHIGANLORI 3/19/2013 5:36PM

    OMG...I love it!!! I watched the entire video and I'm super impressed. You are an inspiration.

The video was well done. Good luck.

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PIXIEMOM13 3/19/2013 2:52PM

    I'm at work, so can't watch the video in full yet or with sound (that will have to wait until I'm downstairs away from the public and on my dinner break)... but I did watch the first few seconds.... holy CRAP you are sooooo strong and fit! I feel like a definite weak sister in comparison.

Can't wait to see/hear the entire video..and I hope you make the show. I haven't seen the American Ninja Warrior show, but my husband and I used to watch the Japanese version... our son when he was younger would giggle his butt off when a contestant got knocked into the water. ;)

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CHARLIE215 3/19/2013 2:48PM

    Good luck. I hope you make the show.

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