Phit for a Queen: A Female Athlete Podcast
Creating Confidence as a Female Athlete

Creating Confidence as a Female Athlete

October 8, 2021


Shay Haddow is an expert coach and speaker on confidence and mindset for female athletes. Having worked with hundreds of youth female athletes and college teams from across the country, she’s empowered girl athletes to build unshakable confidence so they can live and play to their fullest potential. 

As the host of the Alpha Girl Confidence Podcast, and Author of She the Confident, Shay is widely regarded for her insights on confidence and mindset by parents and coaches around the country. 

After overcoming her own struggles with confidence throughout her club and collegiate soccer career, Shay knew that it was her life's purpose to provide female athletes with the mentorship that she wished she had when she was younger. 



Shay has dedicated her life to empowering female athletes of all ages to uncover their greatest superpower of all, allowing them to break free from their limitations and achieve their biggest dreams, on and off the field or court.

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So you know she's legit:

 Utah State University 
Master of Education (MEd) Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

2013 - 2015 

Utah State University 

Utah State University 
Bachelor's degree Kinesiology and Exercise Science 

2011 - 2014 

Virginia Commonwealth University 

Virginia Commonwealth University 
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

2010 - 2011 

Longterm health of female athletes

Longterm health of female athletes

September 24, 2021



Traci Carson is a three-time University of Michigan alum, and most recently completed her PhD in Epidemiology at the Michigan School Public Health. Her dissertation research focused on mental health and eating disorders in collegiate athletes. Currently, Traci lives in Brooklyn, NY with her dog Lucee where she is working as a postdoctoral research fellow at NYU Population Health Sciences. In her free time, she enjoys cycling around NYC and exploring all the coffee shops the city has to offer.

So you know she's legit:

MPH, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health (2017)
B.A., School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan (2015)

Athlete blood test

Athlete blood test

August 6, 2021


As a life-long athlete since the age of three, Dr. A’nna has always been fascinated by how different foods impact our body. She started experimenting with different foods before, during and after track practices, which led her to three State Championships as a competitive runner. By 18 years old, A’nna was working in a research laboratory and published her first scholarly article in a peer-reviewed journal. Her classes and research at Cornell University were an outlet to expand and explore her curiosity of nutrition. Dr. A’nna took that curiosity and passion as far as academically possible, earning a PhD, conducting randomized controlled research trials, and as she says, “never stops learning.”

Dr. A’nna brings a wealth of knowledge into conversations with clients to help them live a high performance lifestyle by blending cutting-edge research with first-hand athletic experience. She actively listens to clients to understand their challenges and meet their needs. Dr. A’nna appreciates and respects that everyone has a different background and goals. For the detail oriented, Dr. A’nna creates a custom algorithm to calculate macronutrient needs and uses biomarker data to guide recommendations. But regardless of how broad or detailed your preferences are, she helps everyone feel confident with their nutrition. As the only combined PhD/Registered Dietitian in the world with all Ivy League degrees, Dr. A’nna is truly unique in her ability to help clients achieve their best.

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So you know she's Legit:

Dr. A’nna graduated top of her class, Summa cum laude from Cornell University with a double major in Nutritional Sciences and Exercise Physiology. After receiving her Bachelor’s in Science, she was accepted into the only combined PhD/RD position where she simultaneously completed her PhD and dietetic internship to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

Dr. A’nna received world-renowned training from experts in the field of human nutrition, molecular and integrative physiology and psychology. She conducted multiple randomized, controlled trials at Cornell University during graduate school and as a Clinical Associate Translational Metabolic Investigator at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


Why Perfect Women Shrink

Why Perfect Women Shrink

July 23, 2021

Iona (she/her/hers), is the author of #1 Best Seller Ghost - Why Perfect Women Shrink, and the creator of The Blacklight Method, her signature coaching framework.

Her mission is to help high achieving struggling women stop shrinking their bodies, worth, and power. How? Vulnerability, creativity, and breathwork. Why? Because everyone loses when brilliant women play small. This world needs your gifts.


So you know she's Legit:

Lady-thletes: (some of) The trials and tribulations of female athletes.

Lady-thletes: (some of) The trials and tribulations of female athletes.

July 9, 2021


Always playing sports as a kid, this former athlete-turned-author has experienced the range of challenges that girls face throughout their sports journey. Emily Williams, in writing her debut novel “Lady-thletes” discusses how to face problems head on with tips and tricks for players to try to overcome their own challenges. As a coach, she has been able to have this as a dialogue with her players, but is excited to be able to broaden the reach with her book.


“Everything is Connected.”

“Everything is Connected.”

June 25, 2021


Melanie Connell has been a licensed Physical Therapist for 20 years with certifications in Manual Therapy and Nutritional Health Coaching. After 18 years in practice, she set out to start her own clinic in Costa Mesa, CA.

"I launched my clinic with a very clear mission: to provide a remedy for athletes sidelined by persistent pain and injuries.  My own health journey of infertility, hormonal issues, hypothyroid, and migraines led me to search for holistic practitioners that:

If there is one thing I preach to all my patients, it is that “Everything is Connected.” 

So you know she's legit:

Melanie Connell PT, MPT, MTC, CHC

a Non-Diet Dietitian

a Non-Diet Dietitian

June 18, 2021


Fiona is Director of The Mindful Dietitian and lives in Melbourne, Australia. She has been practicing as a Dietitian for over 20 years primarily in the areas of eating behavior, eating disorders, body image, sports nutrition & education/training. Fiona is a committed Health At Every Size ® and Weight Inclusive Dietitian spending most of her working week supervising other Dietitians, or running training events for Dietitians and health professionals. 

She is the host of the Podcast “The Mindful Dietitian” and a Sports Dietitian, consulting at The Australian Ballet School and national sporting organizations. Fiona also teaches across Masters Level Dietetic training programs at several different Universities in Melbourne specifically in Counselling Skills and Weight Inclusive Approaches in Dietetics. 

Fiona is a committed mindfulness practitioner and Yoga Teacher.  Bringing a particular emphasis on embodiment, mindful eating, trauma-informed approaches, and body image into her work and training.  

Collaborating with EDRDpro in their upcoming training series on Binge Eating Disorder 

Eating Disorders in Sport Online Training for Dietitians 

Vitamin A to Z the book: 


So you know she's legit:

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy training (2005)

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (2013)

  • Mindfulness-Based Self Compassion training (2015)

  • Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (2015)

  • Yoga Teacher Training (2016)

  • Supervision training for clinicians (2014)

  • Australia New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders Exec (current)

  • Association for Size Diversity & Health Board Member (2016-17)

  • MSc (Nut & Diet), APD

  • Accredited Sports Dietitian (ASD)

  • Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)

Still I run

Still I run

June 4, 2021


Sasha Wolff is the founder of "Still I Run" – Runners for Mental Health Awareness. "Still I Run,"is a community of warriors promoting the benefits of running for mental health and was founded in 2016 after Sasha discovered the benefits of running after a brief hospitalization for depression and anxiety. "Still I Run" began as a Facebook page and website and has evolved into a non-profit with over 13,000 people in the community. When she isn’t working on growing "Still I Run," Sasha works full time as global communication professional for a furniture manufacturer in Michigan. She is raising her two young daughters with her husband, Greg. In her “spare” time she runs for her mental health, enjoys Lake Michigan, and spends time with her family and friends. 



Our Mission

Still I Run is a community where people can share their experience of dealing with depression/anxiety etc. through running or any other type of physical activity. We encourage one another to take time out of our busy lives to run for our mental health. Through various programs we offer, we hope to educate others about running for mental health, raise mental health awareness, provide encouragement to others, and help people experiencing hardship get started in their running journey.



You don’t have to stop running

You don’t have to stop running

May 21, 2021


Stephanie Mundt is a physical therapist & running coach in Scottsdale, AZ. Her business Volante PT & Performance specializes in helping recovering female runners return to training & competition without fear of re-injury. Steph was a distance runner in high school & college, struggling with an eating disorder that contributed to repetitive bone stress injuries. She hopes to transform & improve the management of running-related injuries in females to foster a greater sense of resiliency & empowerment among these athletes. 

"The fear of being told to stop running has kept me & runners I know from getting help when aches or pains pop up because running is so much more than a form of exercise. It’s a way to unwind from the day or week, to push yourself harder and further than you ever thought possible, and a space where you can be truly free.  But the good news is this: with many running-related injuries, you don't have to stop - you may just need guidance in modifications while your body adapts & heals."



Instagram: @drsteph_volantept 

Facebook: Stephanie Mundt 

WE Run FB Community 

Two Women Running Their Mouths Podcast 

So you know she's legit:


Volante PT & Performance 

Scottsdale, Arizona 

Physical therapy & run coaching: helping runners overcome setbacks so they can get back to training & racing at their highest level. 

University of Southern California 

Doctor of Physical Therapy - 2017 

Arizona State University 

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) 

Kinesiology and Exercise Science 

2008 – 2012 

Eat-in a way that supports your physiology, training, and lifestyle.

Eat-in a way that supports your physiology, training, and lifestyle.

May 7, 2021


Heidi Strickler is a Registered Sports Dietitian (RD/RDN), Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), and Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist (METS), with a Master’s in Sports Nutrition (MSc) from Liverpool John Moores University in England. Although she is based in Seattle, WA, she works virtually with athletes worldwide. Heidi specializes in endurance athletes, female athletes, plant-based athletes, RED-S & amenorrhea. 

Heidi believes that all foods fit, and loves educating and empowering her clients to eat in a way that supports their physiology, training, and lifestyle, brings them joy, and makes them feel confident and powerful, and ultimately optimizes not only performance but overall health and well-being. 

Heidi brings her personal experience into her practice, including years spent as a high-level endurance athlete, as well as her own struggle with an eating disorder and amenorrhea in an athletic world where disordered eating behaviors and body types are normalized. 

Heidi continues to compete at a high level in trail racing and ultra-distance events. She also loves snowshoe racing, cross country skiing, road and mountain biking, and doing anything and everything in the mountains. SHe does not go a day without a strong cup of coffee, and her favorite foods are peanut butter, dark chocolate, spicy Mexican food, donuts, sushi, and smoothie bowls. 

So you know she's legit:

Registered Sports Dietitian (RD/RDN)

Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD)

Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist (METS)

Master’s in Sports Nutrition (MSc) from Liverpool John Moores University in England

Contact Heidi:

Instagram: @hkstrickler_sportsrd


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Work with Heidi:


Website coming soon!


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