Simple and Straightforward - by Lindy Barber

Simple and straight forward- My name is Lindy Barber. I am 28 years old, and I am currently a professional athlete who also runs her own online training business- remotely coaching and giving a weekly core training programming through my website.

A few things to know about me: I grew up playing sports but I also had my focus on becoming an international level soccer player. I love to sing in my car and I love to dance anywhere. I will always eat a cinnamon roll if it is around me, I will never eat tomatoes. I love to cook and I hate to be alone. If I ever get the chance to take a vacation, I will always choose to go lie on a beach somewhere and go snorkeling since I am not very outdoorsy and I have never thought camping sounded like any fun.

Who I am

I am a strong willed, stubborn, and independent woman with a huge heart that cries at commercials and will never apologize for being me. It's taken my whole 28 years to figure out even a slight understanding as to why I am the way that I am and why I'm so competitive in everything that I do.

What fuels me is the constant desire to get better. I always want to feel like I am improving myself and consistently working toward being the best version of myself that I can. I have always loved being active and involved in fitness from a very young age and I knew very early that fitness was the world that I wanted to, and needed to be a part of.

I am motivated by the people that look up to me, by the constant love and encouragement that I get from everyone around me and by the idea that I get to be an example for future generations. That, to me, is one of the coolest and best things that I get to be an example. I get a ton of e-mails and messages from you guys always asking how I have gotten to the place that I am today.

Things like:

How did you overcome your obstacles?
How do you keep pushing so hard every day?
What do you do when you feel mentally weak?

​Breaking through a mental block is a very personal thing. Everyone handles this differently and honestly I have to break through mental blocks in different ways depending on what the block is and what else is going on in my life at that time. Most of the time I just have to remind myself of what is most important. Why I am doing what I am doing? What is my reason for competing, for working so hard every day, for putting myself out there to the world? I have to remind myself that I get the opportunity to do what I LOVE every single day. There is no reason to be unhappy with that life.

I simply remind myself how lucky I am to have the life that I do and how privileged I am to be able to share both my successes and struggles with the world. The success would never be as sweet without the struggle and my life wouldn't be as great if I didn't get to share it with all of you.

Competing is one way that I get the opportunity to show you guys how I never stop fighting. How I KEEP fighting to prove to you guys that limitations don’t exist. I just LOVE competing. It does not take much for me to, "ramp up," because I get nervous week before a competition. I love the butterflies I get in my stomach, I love the adrenaline that takes over your body, I love hearing people scream for you to go faster, I love all of it.

I think it is so much fun to go out and compete in something that you have worked so hard for. I have gotten to the point in my life and in my competitive career that I no longer see it as just an opportunity to win. I see competing as an opportunity to show the hard work that I put in everyday and to re-light my competitive fire every time.

To me, being able to compete is a privilege that I am lucky to have every day, so it will always be something I look forward to, especially when it is on the Rush Club stage ;) The Rush Club stage is just SO MUCH FUN. The whole experience was a blast from the start to the end and I have loved it both times I have been able to be a part of it. The energy surrounding each of the duels just makes the whole experience awesome! The head to head format makes the whole experience that far more intense, in the best way, because it is only the two of you out there to prove what you've got. You know exactly where the other athlete is and there is nowhere to hide. I have had a blast competing on the Rush Club stage and I feel very lucky to be a part of the community.

Lastly, to all of my followers- THANK YOU. You will never know how much all of your support and love means to me. I read all of your comments and messages and encouragement and I cannot thank you enough for being in my corner through my crazy life. I love being able to share my story with you and I appreciate you following along with me. You are all possible of amazing things. You're strong enough to do it. So go do it.

You can find more information about my personal and general programming, as well as my background story, pictures, podcasts and video interviews on my website:

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