Interview with Catherine Christmas (@catherinebpage)

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

Yes! I felt empowered when I started weightlifting, so much so that it became a goal of mine to help more women across the world find a love for the barbell. I started traveling and attending gyms across the Middle East and felt that the next best move was to train women in other countries to become badass lifters.

Can you share the most interest in exciting happened to you since you started doing this?

Since I started training women worldwide, I’ve successfully led athletes to compete in their first ever lifting competition to having a woman win several fight titles. Lifting helps athletes of all sports, so it’s so fun to watch my athletes succeed at something they put their mind to – whether it be boxing, sprinting, soccer, or just lifting.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?

We all want to achieve perfection, but in reality – we are always learning and growing. Know the strengths and weaknesses of each individual athlete and this will help you to help them grow even more in their sport. Ultimately, this will save you time and have a more enjoyable experience as a coach.

None of us can succeed without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?

My mother was my biggest inspiration. She always told me that if I put my mind to something, I can achieve it. I don’t have a specific story to share regarding this, but I do have the support of my mother which means a lot to me.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?

Empowering women to believe in themselves and know their strengths has always been a vision of mine when I was making a decision on what career I want to focus on. It’s my athletes’ smiles and tears of joy that push me to help more women realize their potential.

Do you have a favorite “written Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

“The biggest competition is myself. I am not looking to follow others or pull them down. I’m planning to test my own boundaries.” – Rain. The more I focus on myself, the more that I realize this quote rings true. I am much more motivated when I set a goal and push toward that, but only for me – not for others.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

You can follow me on Instagram: @CatherineBPage or Youtube:

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