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Thanks for being here at The Local Table, friends! Get ready to dive into this week’s episode because we’re talking about shifting your fitness mindset with Karon Hawkins of KronicFit. Karon is an NYC native living in Pittsburgh, working as an online and in-person coach specializing in biomechanics and nutrition. After completing his B.S. in Information Systems at Carnegie Mellon University and working as a Cybersecurity Analyst for a year, he decided the corporate world wasn’t for him. His new journey began after being accepted into the Masters of Science in Health and Physical Activity at the University of Pittsburgh where he completed his degree in a year. From training people for free online and in-person locally to creating a full-time business internationally, Karon has expanded his coaching reach all around the world and is excited to keep helping people move and feel better one session at a time.
Growing up, Karon’s passion was always dancing and movement. In fact, he’s been a dancer since he was 13. Unfortunately, he was severely bullied for his entire school career, but dance remained an escape for him. He learned to be resilient during his time on a football team, where he was knocked down constantly, but always got back up; both physically and mentally.
After his time in dance, he discovered more of the fitness world. He combined fitness with health and nutrition, and began seeing incredible results. So much so, that Karon started training his friends for free at their request. The results were so great, that his friends insisted on paying him. And that was the start of his business.
But he soon realized that he didn’t charge enough for lessons and was struggling financially, while burning out. After some time, Karon realized his value, began charging his worth and started to really truly build his business to where it is now. He feels that passion used to be the drive behind his business and entrepreneurial spirit, but now it’s purpose. He knows what he’s teaching is so important and they want to change the world and teach people how to be masters of their own physiology.
“You’re going to fail and you’re going to get knocked down, but you just got to keep getting back up” – Karon
Karon has three major tips to shifting your fitness mindset:
Remember: The process is the prize. If you keep your eye on the prize, you miss the journey of the process. Just making a 1% difference today, is how we make a big impact overall.
“It’s so simple, but it’s not easy” – Karon
Karon feels most of the fitness world is building a dependency on itself to sell, but the way Karon approaches fitness is by looking at the big picture. He uses the practice of Flobility, which focuses on learning how everything affects your spine. If you’re interested in shifting your fitness mindset and ready to learn more, Karon is offering listeners of The Local Table Podcast a FREE mini series of the practice!
You can listen to the episode below! You can also check out other episodes of The Local Table Podcast on Spotify and iTunes! If you missed the show notes from last episode, you can check the post here!
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