Phit for a Queen: A Female Athlete Podcast
The Female Athlete Triad

The Female Athlete Triad

February 11, 2022


Dr. Emily Kraus

Sports Medicine Physician | Clinical Assistant Professor


Dr. Emily Kraus is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford Children’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center. She is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) sports medicine and takes a unique approach to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports injuries. She serves as the Director of the Stanford Female Athlete Program focused on female-specific translational research to answer fundamental physiological and sports performance questions important to improving the health and performance of girls and women, including the topics of bone health, the Female Athlete Triad, RED-S, running biomechanics, and mental health. Dr. Kraus also serves as the Medical Director of the Stanford Children’s Motion Analysis and Sports Performance Lab, focused on cutting-edge biomechanics research with a strong clinical application.  

She is involved in multiple Stanford IRB-approved research projects, including The Healthy Runner Project, a multicenter prospective interventional study focused on bone stress injury prevention in collegiate middle and long-distance runners. She also has research and clinical interests in youth sports specialization, endurance sports medicine, injury prevention, running biomechanics, and adaptive sports. 

Dr. Kraus proudly grew up a 3-sport high school athlete in small-town Nebraska and is now an avid runner and cyclist, completing 9 marathons, including Boston Marathon twice and California International Marathon in 2019 with a time of 2:50. With staying physically active as one of her personal passions, she recognizes how sports participation plays a valuable role in the physical, emotional, professional, and social development of a child and adolescent and is committed to maintaining these ideals for the next generation of youth athletes.


So you know she's Legit:

Stanford University School of Medicine
Fellow, Sports Medicine Residency Program
2016 - 2017

Stanford University School of Medicine
Resident, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program
2013 - 2016

University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Medicine
2008 - 2012

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Nutrition Sciences
2004 - 2008


Therapist Supporting Athletes & Their Mental Health

Therapist Supporting Athletes & Their Mental Health

January 28, 2022


Elise Keoghan, LPC

Elise Keoghan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and enthusiast of intuitive and functional athlete training and nutrition. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas and her Masters in Counseling from St. Edwards University, and has Gottman Institute Couples Therapy level 1 training credentials. 

She also supports athletes at various levels from high school, elite club teams, D1 colleges, Ivy League, at the national level, to those who love including exercise in their life. 

Elise has been supporting clients since 2014.

"I am Intuitive Eating aligned and an advocate of the anti-diet movement, HAES aligned, I use a social justice lens to approach body politics and body liberation and encourage my clients in strengthening body trust and mind-body awareness.

I have enjoyed fitness all of my life, and competed in various sports throughout high school, college, and the years following. My longtime love for fitness and sports has given me a special passion for working with athletes, particularly with eating disorders, body image, relationship with exercise, after injury or loss, life after college or pro sports, around relationships, and with anxiety, depression, or suicidal ideation. 

I have a passion for working with Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) or those who grew up in homes with addiction or abuse process trauma and the many ways their home life has impacted them. 

I also have experience supporting clients around cross-cultural body image concerns. 

Professionally, I enjoy speaking engagements and educating on Athletes and Mental Health and Athletes and Eating Disorders. 

When I'm not at the office, I love to spend time with my nephew and niece, family, and friends, run local races with my siblings, be on the lake, weight lifting, boxing classes, listen to social justice podcasts, concerts, and stand-up comedy!"

So you know she's legit:

Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas

Masters in Counseling from St. Edwards University

Gottman Institute Couples Therapy level 1 training credentials. 

Customized mobility, recovery and injury prevention.

Customized mobility, recovery and injury prevention.

January 21, 2022


Jenni Tarma

ERYT500, RRCA endurance coach, CrossFit L1 trainer


Jenni Tarma is a lifelong athlete, endurance runner, RRCA Endurance coach, CrossFit athlete

and CF-L1 trainer, Yoga Medicine Therapeutic Specialist, and a full-time ERYT500 yoga

teacher. She specializes in working with an active population and coaches everyone from elite

athletes to weekend warriors looking to feel better in their bodies. She is the founder and CEO

of Kaari Prehab, a company that provides customized mobility, recovery and injury prevention/

recovery services for active folks of all varieties.


Jenni has multiple advanced certifications in anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, and is a

lead teacher in the Carolina Yoga 200hr teacher training program, where she has mentored

dozens of new yoga teachers. She is also a senior teacher in the Yoga Medicine 500hr program,

where she has created continuing education courses on specialty topics like neuromechanics,

hypermobility, and teaching yoga to weightlifting athletes.


She is an enthusiastic writer who has contributed articles to Yoga Journal, Healthline, Weight

Watchers, OpenFit, Reebok, Thrive Global and Yoga Medicine ’s online forum among others,

and recently released an e-book on hamstring tendon injuries.


So you know she's legit:

CEO and Founder at Kaari Prehab


Berklee College of Music

2000 - 2002

Sevenoaks School


International Baccalaureate, Art, Music, Economics, English Literature, Russian, Chemistry.International Baccalaureate, Art, Music, Economics, English Literature, Russian, Chemistry.

1998 - 2000

WIN for KC

WIN for KC

January 7, 2022



Stephanie, born and raised in Kansas City, earned her Bachelor of Science in Sports Management from Rockhurst University in 2013, as well as her Master of Business Administration in 2016. In 2011, while an undergrad, Stephanie interned at the Kansas City Sports Commission as the WIN for KC intern. Her love for the organization kept her coming back for two years while finishing school. Then, in 2013, she was offered a full-time position as an Events Coordinator, and she has been here ever since!

Currently, as Assistant Director for WIN for KC, she oversees logistics and planning for all WIN for KC events including the annual Women’s Sports Awards Celebration and Camp WIN.

Outside of work, Stephanie’s love of sports continues as she coaches girls basketball and officiates all levels of women’s lacrosse. Additionally, she serves as a member of the Connext – the young professionals' board of NonProfit Connect. Most recently, she welcomed a son – Logan – in June of 2019 with her husband Bryce Scovill.

I help ACLers turn their heartbreak story into an epic success story.

I help ACLers turn their heartbreak story into an epic success story.

December 31, 2021


Stephanie Allen PT, DPT, OCS


Steph has been a practicing physical therapist since 2014 and has been at Boston Physical Therapy & Wellness for the past 4 years.


She specializes in and absolutely loves ACL rehab in all its shapes and forms and has recently started her own virtual coaching business, ACLResolve, specifically for individuals who are navigating this injury.


Steph is also the co-founder of CALU, a mentorship and continuing education platform for students and new graduates within the musculoskeletal rehab realm. Steph is passionate about continued learning and demands a higher standard of care in the musculoskeletal rehab industry. 

So you know she's legit:

Ithaca College
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Field Of StudyPhysical Therapy/Therapist
2007 – 2013

Ithaca College
Doctor of Physical Therapy Field Of StudyPhysical Therapy
2007 – 2013

Licenses & certifications

Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC)
Issuing authority Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning
License Issued 2018

American Physical Therapy Association
Orthopedic Certified Specialist
Issuing authority American Physical Therapy Association
license Issued Jun 2015

American Red Cross
American Red Cross
license Issued Jan 2013 Expired Jan 2015

Treating Athletes with Eating Disorders

Treating Athletes with Eating Disorders

December 17, 2021


Kate Bennett, PsyD


Kate Bennett, PsyD, founded Athlete Insight, PC with one goal in mind: To serve the psychological needs of athletes.  Dr. Bennett combines her experiences as an athlete, coach, and psychologist to bring a unique perspective to her practice.  Blending the culture and demands of sport with her psychological expertise, Dr. Bennett designed Athlete Insight to meet the clinical and performance needs of all athletes.  

Dr. Bennett approaches therapy with an empowerment-based model. She believes that individuals are hardwired to thrive; however, Dr. Bennett also recognizes that obstacles interfere with satisfaction and success at times. She utilizes athletes' natural strengths to support them in achieving personal goals, facilitating new insights and skill-building throughout the process. Dr. Bennett strives to empower athletes to thrive in life and sport.

The end result:

Confidence - Excellence - Happiness - Health - Resiliency - Success - Values-based Action


Dr. Bennett is the author of Treating Athletes with Eating Disorders: Bridging the Gap between Sport and Clinical Worlds. Dr. Bennett integrates her experiences in sport and mental health to provide a comprehensive resource for all healthcare providers who support athletes with eating disorders.

Traditional sport psychology interventions are translated into clinical action to help therapists align with the athletic identities of individuals recovering from eating disorders. From diagnosis and neurobiology to athletic identity and excellence, this book covers a range of topics to help readers build their own toolboxes of creative and clinically sound psychological interventions.


So you know she's legit:

Kate Bennett, PsyD, is the founder and director of Athlete Insight, PC. Her professional career began at Indiana University, where she earned a BS in Kinesiology and Athletic Training. 

Dr. Bennett earned her EdM in Counseling and Sport Psychology at Boston University. 

During her coaching career, Dr. Bennett coached several state and national champions as well as earned two national championships herself. 

Over time, Dr. Bennett recognized her desire to help the whole person rather than focus solely on performance. She returned to graduate school to specialize in the treatment of athletes and eating disorders at the University of the Rockies. 

Dr. Bennett completed her practicum at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Counseling Center, and her pre-doctoral internship at the Western Washington University Counseling Center. She then completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the Eating Disorder Center of Denver (EDCD) and continued on as a primary therapist. 

In collaboration with EDCD, Dr. Bennett combined her clinical expertise and sport experience to launch the ELITE Program, a treatment program designed specifically to treat elite athletes struggling with eating disorders. She is an integrative therapist, working from a humanistic foundation and incorporating other therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and EMDR. Dr. Bennett is a clinical sport psychologist, licensed in the state of Colorado.

Out and Back with Hillary Allen

Out and Back with Hillary Allen

December 3, 2021


Hillary Allen

Hillary Allen was ranked #1 in the world sky running series when she fell 150 feet off a mountain ridge.

Hillary’s career as an endurance athlete has not been straightforward. Through injury, setbacks, and unexpected challenges, Hillary’s had to re-think what she considers impossible. Early in her career, Hillary earned the nickname “Hillygoat” when she proved her ability to run fast on steep, technical mountain terrain –  a style of running known as Skyrunning.  

Since then, she has raced all over the world, racking up wins and course records, establishing herself as one of the best mountain ultra runners in the world. In 2017 she had a life-threatening accident, where she fell 150 feet off of a ridge-line during a Skyrace in Tromsø, Norway. She was told she would never run again.

After several years of rehab and recovery, Hillary made a full recovery and returned to elite-level racing, racing some of her longest and most challenging events post-accident. She maintains the belief that ‘your best athletic days are ahead of you if you’re willing to work hard for what you love.’


Hillary also studies and teaches science, using her master's degree in neuroscience and physiology, and structural biology. She is also a trail running coach and a gravel cyclist.


So you know she's Legit:

UC Denver School of Medicine

2011 – 2016 

Coe College
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Field Of Study 

2006 – 2010


November 19, 2021


Katie Spada RDN, LDN

Founder Spada Strong Nutrition LLC

Fellow Former Athlete!

Here to help you finally feel confident, all while breaking free from the stress of dieting, counting, and tracking! Katie is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN/RD) and founder of Spada Strong Nutrition LLC. For 11 years, her life was completely focused on her career as a competitive synchronized swimmer. She ate, slept, and breathed synchronized swimming. After college, she hung up the goggles and was quickly flooded with questions about her identity after sport.

"I no longer identify as a synchronized swimmer, so who was I? I no longer had structured workouts daily, so what do I do? I no longer had fueling stations available, so most importantly, WHAT DO I EAT?"

Even as a “soon-to-be RD”, I was struggling with my nutrition and body image. It’s not easy to go from an elite-level athlete into NARP life after sport (I feel you!). So many changes occur, including how you need to fuel your body and probably how you feel about your body too. I’m here to help!

Based on my proven 5 pillar framework, I help take you from confused and frustrated, to confident and FREE in life after sport! No more questioning what to eat. No more questioning how much to eat. No more staring at your closet with utter frustration! Nope! Through The POWER Program, you will learn how to fuel yourself as a former athlete (no diets, no counting, no tracking required!) and improve body image so you can THRIVE in life after sport. I’d love for you to join my team!

So you know she's legit:

Northeastern University

Degree NameMaster of Science - MS

Nutrition and Fitness

Ohio State University

Degree NameBachelor’s Degree-Cum Laude

Field Of StudyHuman Nutrition


The Whole Athlete Initiative (the WAI)

The Whole Athlete Initiative (the WAI)

November 5, 2021


Samantha Arsenault Livingstone is an Olympic gold medalist, high-performance consultant, speaker and mental health activist. At home in the classroom, Samantha spent six years teaching high school science and coaching swimming. After a near-death experience with her then 12-month-old daughter, Samantha knew it was time to pay forward all she'd learned about achievement, mental illness, rising from failure and finding happiness.

In 2016, Samantha founded Livingstone High Performance and the Whole Athlete Initiative (the WAI) in response to the mental health crisis impacting adolescents across the globe. LHP provides pillars of support to organizations, teams, and individuals to elevate mental health and improve performance.

Samantha holds a master's in education and is a certified instructor of Mental Health First Aid and facilitator of Mindful Sports Performance Enhancement.

In 2020, Samantha co-founded WholeHealth Sport to equip coaches and parents with the training, skills and support needed to change the narrative, culture and game regarding mental well-being in sport.

Samantha was a member of the U.S. National Team, 1999 U.S. Pan Pacific Team and 2000 U.S. Olympic Team.  As an 18-year-old, she stood atop the Olympic podium in Sydney, Australia after swimming the lead-off leg of the record-setting 4 x 200 Freestyle Relay. Post- Olympics, Samantha battled an eating disorder, depression and shoulder surgery. With the help of an amazing mentor, she rose from the rubble stronger, happier and healthier, ending her career as a 7 x NCAA All-American. To close out her career, Samantha led her teammates to the 2005 National Championship title as the co-captain of the Georgia Bulldogs.  

She was named the 2005 NCAA Georgia Woman of the Year and is a recipient of the 2005 NCAA Top VIII Award given to student- athletes for their success on the fields and courts, in the classroom and in the community. She earned the Joel Eves award at the University of Georgia for earning the highest GPA of all student-athletes in her graduating class and was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America 1st Team.  She was a recipient of post-graduate scholarships from both the SEC and NCAA.

Samantha resides in Berkshire County, Massachusetts with her husband and four daughters. You can learn more about Samantha and her offerings at

All-inclusive nutrition for peak performance

All-inclusive nutrition for peak performance

October 22, 2021


Briana Butler

Pro Athlete Dietitian
Co-Owner of @power_portions 
Former WNBA player

Briana Butler is a registered dietitian nutritionist and former professional athlete serving the Houston area. Upon retirement from the WNBA and overseas basketball, Briana followed her passion for health and sports by pursuing a career in performance dietetics, believing from experience that nutrition efforts and performance are congruous. 

Since switching careers, Briana has worked with collegiate, professional, and health and wellness clients in private practice and under world-renowned brands, empowering them to reach their goals while including foods they love. Above all, Briana finds purpose in being a wife to her husband Brice and full-time mom to her children Braiden and Liana.

Follow Briana on Instagram at @theathletitian
So you know she's legit:
Power Portions Meal Preparation, LLC
Nov 2015 - Present
Houston, Texas Area

Gatorade Sports Science Institute - Consultant Dietitian
NBA G League
Sep 2018 - Mar 2020

Culinary Sports Performance Intern
Dallas Cowboys
Dec 2017 - Dec 2017

Performance Nutrition Intern
Jan 2016 - Aug 2016

Sports Nutritionist
Southern Methodist University
Mar 2016 - Apr 2016

WNBA (Women's National Basketball Association)
May 2012 - Jul 2015
• WNBA 35th Draft Pick by Washington Mystics.

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