Welcome to Feature Friday, where I will introduce you to some of my amazing sisters in fitness. If you missed my first few posts in the series, just click on the Feature Friday category to the right to see all of the amazing women I have featured. The ladies featured in this series rise above the fitness industry BS of quick fixes, detoxes, cleanses and/or working out for hours every week in order to achieve results. I am confident that you will find them encouraging and inspirational to your fitness journey.
Today I'm honored to introduce you to Jordan Raye of Alpha Maiden. Jordan was inspired to become a coach because she has gone through a diverse set of life experiences that made her feel weak and like she didn't have control over her life. When she discovered she could take control of her life, get healthy and strong, she became passionate on wanting to help women do the same.
Her passion is helping women find their physical and mental strength again. The one thing she wishes all women would practice when it comes to their health is patience and consistency. Not jumping on sensationalized diets hoping that "this one is the right diet."
For her health means balance. Not restricting foods and dieting to where we feel like we can't sustain that lifestyle. Healthy means being able to move well, enjoy life with family and friends and feel strong and happy. Her signature programs include a variety of individualized coaching programs for her clients in a distance format.
Her greatest success as a coach include achieve self-efficacy and self-confidence. It is the biggest honor when a client tells you that they feel confident and capable to go workout or try a new physical activity.
So who is Jordan outside of being a fantastic coach? Check out her answers to some of the questions I asked her.
What is your favorite book?
Unbeatable Mind by Mark Divine, and the Dark Tower Series by Stephen King
What is your favorite quote?
"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves."
What is your favorite thing to do for a workout?
Deadlift, Hip Thrust and Pull-ups!
What is one thing/quirk no one knows about you?
When I was a little kid I wanted to be a cowboy when I grew up. I made my parents call me "Hoss."
What do you like to do in your free time?
Horseback riding, shoot guns, outdoorsy stuff as much as possible, self-defense courses
If you jive with Jordan's personality (she's pretty fabulous), be sure to follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
I am a wife, mom, grandma & former professional “diet and exercise hopper" who understands the challenges of being 40lb overweight after having children & the damage repeated sense of failure can cause to your confidence and self-esteem.