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Make Your Life’s Dream a Reality, No Matter Your Situation with Steph Hammerman-Roach

Episode Summary –

Changing your lifestyle to fit your own passions and dreams can be extremely empowering. When life throws us unexpected circumstances, such as an illness or other serious issues, how can we find a way to pivot and still create a meaningful life? It is possible to reinvent ourselves while maintaining our sense of identity, purpose, and fulfillment. With some creativity and determination, adapting to new circumstances can lead to new opportunities that bring a sense of joy and personal growth.

It's important to stay focused on what you're passionate about, even when life throws you a curveball. Struggles are not the end of the world, but instead should be viewed as opportunities for growth. It may not always be easy and it may hurt, but by pushing through these times, you will find your true strength and uncover your potential.

“Always start a business based on what you are passionate about.”

In this episode, Steph Hammerman-Roach shares her inspiring story of overcoming health conditions, surviving cancer and transforming into the world’s first CrossFit Level 2 trainer with cerebral palsy. She has also been signed by Nike as their first sponsored adaptive athlete from 2018 to 2022 – an incredible achievement after all she has been through! Hear Stephanie's story and learn more about how she changed the game.

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Key Points from the Episode:
[02:12] Steph’s backstory and her journey of surviving cancer.
[06:24] How Steph got inspired to enter the fitness space.
[10:36] How Steph connected with Nike.
[12:08] Steph’s superpowers have been hallmarks of her success. The best “pinch me” moments that Steph is always proud of.
[16:48] Steph's greatest challenges and how she overcame them.
[19:10] Why everybody needs to love their bodies.
[25:22] What does working from your happy place mean to Steph?
[26:13] Steph's advice to people wanting to start their own business.


About Steph Roach –
Steph Hammerman-Roach is the world's first CrossFit Level 2 trainer with cerebral palsy. Nike signed her as their first sponsored adaptive athlete from 2018 to 2022. Hammerman, known as Steph or The Hammer, grew up in

Merrick, New York, and graduated from Kennedy High School in 2008. Hammerman went on to study for a master's degree in college student affairs at Nova Southeastern University and an undergraduate degree from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. Steph began her career as a child model with a feature for Toys R’Us. She was a special guest commentator as a toy reviewer on CNN by age 6 and was a columnist for WE magazine at 10.

At the age of 30, Hammerman had been featured on Good Morning America, CNN, in Shape, People, and on the YouTube channel CrossFit. Hammerman has been involved in fitness since 2012.

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About the Host –

Belinda Ellsworth is a Speaker, Trainer, Best-Selling Author, and Podcaster

She has been a professional speaker, mover, and shaker for more than 25 years. Having built three successful companies, she has helped thousands of entrepreneurs make better decisions, create successful systems, and build business strategies using her “Four Pillars of Success” system.

Belinda has always had a passion and zest for life with the skill for turning dreams into reality.

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