This show is all about badass women, and today’s guest Miranda Alcaraz is no exception. In fact, she is a long-time girl crush and arguably one of the most badass people we’ve ever had the pleasure of talking to. She is the co-founder and CEO of Street Parking, an online fitness platform, and community for those who can’t go to the gym. While this is her current project, Miranda has been in fitness for 20 years, starting at the age of 17. She has trained soldiers, run fitness classes, and even competed at the CrossFit Games three times. Now, a mom to almost two, she takes what she has learned and applies it to real people. In this episode, we learn more about her background and the incredible story of how CrossFit saved her life. She had an undiagnosed broken neck for over two weeks that was being kept in place by her muscle! Miranda also sheds light on how that incident along with becoming a mom changed her attitude to fitness. She went from thinking it was about looking a certain way to realizing that fitness encompassed more than that. It is about physical and mental well-being that filters into all aspects of your life. This mindset shift is what formed the basis for Street Parking, where Miranda seeks to make fitness accessible to real people. We also get stuck into Street Parking’s explosive growth, the power of community, and why we all need to rethink balance. Miranda was an incredible guest, who we learned so much from, and we know you will too. Be sure to tune in today!
Key Points From This Episode:
- Learn more about Rebellia Clothing and Chrystal’s motivation for starting the brand.
- Miranda’s GGB: Her goals, gratitude, and badassery.
- Find out more about Miranda’s fitness journey and how CrossFit literally saved her life.
- How the car accident shifted Miranda’s mindset around fitness and making it accessible.
- Why becoming a mom has changed Miranda’s perspective on fitness greatly.
- The problem with the fitness industry: that people have inaccessible role models.
- Learn more about Street Parking’s founding story and how the community has evolved.
- Why it’s a misperception that you need to be fit to do CrossFit.
- The ways that Street Parking has exceeded Miranda’s expectations and the power of community.
- How Miranda balances everything that she has going on in her life: it doesn’t exist!
- The origin story of ‘more than nothing’ that Miranda uses on her podcast.
“The people who actually need fitness the most are the people who are doing it the least.” — Miranda Alcaraz [0:13:22]
“Anyone who is overcoming life and making fitness happen deserves to be told, ‘Good job.’” — Miranda Alcaraz [0:29:39]
“Be okay with putting in the effort you have for that day.” — Miranda Alcaraz [0:33:07]
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