Building Resilient Athletes, Part 3: Creating Harmonious Passion with Positive Psych Practitioner Leona Brandwene

September 12, 2023 by
Photo Credit: Kay Wiese

In the 2017 documentary, “Fittest On Earth: A Decade Of Fitness,” Games reporter and announcer Rory McKernan described being an athlete at the CrossFit Games as “basically a mental illness”. 

While it might seem hyperbolic and overstated to an outsider, those inside the sport of fitness know the sacrifice and dedication it takes to make it to the CrossFit Games. 

What once started as a backyard fitness competition in 2007 has now ballooned to a multi-million dollar seven-day event requiring most athletes to train full-time, year-round to even just qualify. 

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