What it Takes to be an Olympian


Guest Opportunity: Alexis Love — Olympic Hopeful, Team USA Track & Field Athlete and Resiliency Analyst

It probably crossed the mind of virtually every one of the millions of viewers watching the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio: “What if it were ME going for the gold?” Until now the idea of competing at the Olympics has seemed an impossible dream for all but a few.

You may not make it your first time, but it may surprise you to know that if you start preparing soon, you could be among the athletes competing in the 2020 Olympics.

Alexis Love uses her experiences to elaborate on how to be resilient in the chase of your dreams and your goals. While being a competitive runner, Alexis has shown the ultimate desire and perseverance needed to compete for Olympic Gold. Her past experiences and obstacles have done nothing but push her even harder to take hold of her ultimate goal. Now she is opening up to share her story with others who are trying for the same sense of accomplishment. Come hear her story now! Here is just a sample of the topics she can discuss……..

* What has your path dealt you on your way to success?
* When things do not go our way, how do we stay focused and happy?
* What are some of the biggest obstacles you have faced on your way?
* How do you deal with the ups and downs of life?

Meet Alexis Love:
Alexis Love is a Team USA Track and Field Athlete currently training full-time to become the fastest woman in the world. She was born and raised in Palmetto, Florida and is a product of area schools.

From Palmetto High School Alexis went on to attend Murray State University on a full-ride track scholarship. While attending Murray State, she broke numerous records and had the opportunity to compete at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials. As a professional athlete, she is currently training under a new program in Clermont after running in her second U.S. Olympic Trials last year, 2016. Alexis is also a journal writer and avid reader. Away from the track, she enjoys being a mentor and giving back to her community.