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43 | Using Respiration and Breath to Explore Your Movement Restrictions with Katie St. Clair

The Optimal Body

Health & Fitness

Are you a woman in the professional world but suffer from imposter syndrome? Join Dr. Dom and Dr. Jen as they interview Katie St. Clair – certified CSCS and CPT trainer – about her journey of finding her voice in her career.  Listen to this inspiring interview as Katie uncovers her experience with wanting to learn more in her field and gaining back the confidence to go after what she really wants in her career. If you feel as if you have been stagnant in your breath work, or just don’t know how to go about a breath work routine, tune in as Katie explains ways you can strengthen your respiratory system, as well as improve your overall movement quality; as well as the benefits from those routines. What You Will Learn in This Interview with Katie St. Clair: @katie.stclair.fitness 02:39 – What Katie’s mission is as a mom, or even a woman, in the fitness industry 05:48 – How relevant imposter syndrome is for women in our society 07:57 – What motherhood has taught Katie about time and opportunities 09:05 – What drove Katie to want to keep learning and educating others on fitness 11:59 – The courses that reignited Katie’s passion for fitness and connected the dots for her 17:44 – How Katie explains respiration, or breath work, to her clients 20:08 – Different positions you can try to strengthen your breath work and why they work 24:10 – How our body is connected and the benefits of working up the chain 28:02 – Katie’s basic assessment of Dr. Dom and his fitness background and individual physique 33:54 – Why it's so important to explore your body and strengthen internal cues About Katie St. Clair Katie is a certified strength and conditioning coach, certified personal trainer and owner of Katie St.Clair Fitness. During her over 20 years in the industry, she has worked with collegiate and amateur athletes and general population clients, in private and corporate settings. She is the creator of The Empowered Performance Program, a 12 week online educational seminar for movement professionals. As a lifelong athlete, she values the ability to move well at every stage of life and it is her passion to teach others how to optimize their life through quality movement. She takes an all encompassing approach that utilizes principles from many different systems, along with her own lens as a competitive multi sport athlete to create programming that supports an active lifestyle. Items mentioned in this episode include: Katie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katie.stclair.fitness/ Katie's Empowered Performance Program: https://www.katiestclairfitness.com/empowerdperformance Katie's Website: https://www.katiestclairfitness.com To see this episode's full show notes and check out the rest of Doc Jen's website, click here: www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode43 There is still time to get into the #GratefulForMyBody Challenge at only $1/Day! Sign up here:https://docjenfit.com/gfmb/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/TOBpodcast/message


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