The Official Word
Anna Skaggs is a Doctor of Physical Therapy specializing in orthopedics, human movement, and sport and athletic performance. She is a former collegiate athlete, has raced in multiple triathlons and half marathons, is a former CrossFit athlete, and is now an expert at cross-training in her home gym. She is also a certified life coach, certified yoga instructor, and has spent years studying yogic philosophy, meditation, personal growth, and mindfulness. She has self-published an e-book, The Simple Cure to Neck and Upper Back Pain.
As a natural leader, Anna lives her talk and leads by example. She will not ask anyone to do something she hasn't tried herself.
Anna is a proud returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having served as a rural community health advocate in Benin, West Africa for two years, and she has traveled to 16 countries and lived in 7 states. She has now established roots and calls the High Rockies of Colorado home.
The Unofficial Word
Hi, I'm Anna.
I played team sports all through my years growing up and during that time I played on teams that never won a single game all season, and I played on teams that never lost a single game all season. Boy, did that teach me to not attach my self worth to external successes and failures!
Then after college for years I moved to places where I knew no one and was super lonely, and I lived in other places where I thrived and became a leader amongst my peers and colleagues. Those experiences taught me that the external world will throw me ups and downs. It's what I do with them, and how I stay balanced through it all, that determines how I feel in my inner world at the end of the day.
As it turns out, we have experiences; we are not our experiences. We have thoughts; we are not our thoughts. We have fears, but we have a choice about whether or not we let them own us or rather push on in spite of them. It's lessons like these that have helped shape me and influence how I navigate throughout the world and how I coach my clients.
Another thing about me: I thrive on growth. Don't get me wrong-- growth is really hard. It hurts sometimes. It's uncomfortable. Sometimes the ugly parts of me rear their heads when I am growing. (I might have yelled once or twice and said a few expletives, at no one in particular, after the um-teenth time of crashing when learning to ski, as one tiny example...) But growth is invaluable to me. I become a better version of myself when I push myself to grow. So all this talk on the home page about expanding beyond your boundaries? I mean it. Growth takes work, AND it's so rewarding. I love to experience it. I love to witness it in others. In fact, I can't think of much else that lights me up quite like being a part of the process with a client when they are pushing beyond the walls of comfort for a reward that makes them feel even more alive and are living a more aligned, authentic life on the other side of that growth.
Whether you know deep down that your heart is whispering for you to step into your power and there's no ignoring it anymore, or if you're ready to grow and push yourself to achieve your fitness goals, I'd love to help.