USA Taekwondo World Team Member, Sr. National Team Member, Jr. National Team Member, US Youth Olympic Qualifier
Do you feel that International Sport Achievers has helped you in your training and development?
Yes, by giving me something to help me focus on and keep from feeling “jumpy” between matches. Our team trainer/coach could not believe the change in my ability to relax yet be spot on ready when the next fight came up.
Do you feel that International Sport Achievers has helped you in other parts of your life?
Yes, in my High Performance and Advanced Placement classes I am very relaxed, focused, and confident. I still get tense when I feel short on time but I am able to regroup and not get so tense that I freeze up.
What services have you used with us?
I have been lucky enough to take advantage of:
- In person group session both physical and psychological
- Group Conference call team meditation sessions
- Group Conference call team sessions
- AME Testing (Several times)
- One on one Meditations
- Personal one on one sessions
- Personalized individual recorded Meditations
- Recorded for purchase TKD Meditations in various levels
So far all have been helpful in different ways but the service that has helped the most is One on One time with Ms. Cristerna and the recorded meditations. The meditations give me something to turn to no matter where I am.
Do you feel that International Sport Achievers helped give you the competitive advantage to win?
Yes, I do feel I have gained a competitive advantage by utilizing International Sport Achievers. In Egypt for junior Worlds I didn’t compete until the last day. Staying calm and relaxed all while being ready was no simple task. But I did and as a 15 year old, first time team member, half way around the world, I made it to the quarterfinals. Prior to that event, most tournaments were with the same kids I have been training with and competing against since I started. But most recently, I credit my Canada Open win to the mediations I did prior to first stepping in the ring. I used the relaxation ones to make sure I could get a good night sleep the night before and when I found out I got the bye, I used the active pre-fight meditation in place of an in-ring match. When I entered the ring the first time I felt like I had already been there.
Would you recommend other athletes train with us or use our services?
No - that way I can keep my advantage! But seriously YES I would have to recommend International Sports Achievers.
Why do you like working with us?
ISA has a laid back approach in getting the right information into your head. I have never felt uncomfortable unless it was part of the process to get past a difficult stumbling block.
What would you tell other athletes and coaches about International Sport Achievers?
Try it. The only risk is that you will better than you ever thought you could be!
Dr. Cristerna has effectively worked with hundreds of athletes beginning at 9-years old to prepare them to win spots on Olympic Teams, transition from professional sports to private life, and maximize their professional sports careers. Give her a call today to schedule your FREE 15-minute consultation: 312-382-8710 x150