Power Monkey Podcast 209 - Fee Saghafi

With the CrossFit Games Open right around the corner, we wanted a Games athlete on the podcast to shine a spotlight on the athlete experience. Fee Saghafi joins us today, an athlete whose journey is peppered with meaningful anecdotes that resonate well beyond the gym. Listeners will undeniably enjoy her infectious energy and uplifting spirit. 

Fee thrives on the community aspect of the sport and finding ways to connect with people. Whether it is through coaching, getting involved in non-profits, or finding ways to connect through social media. Fee's passion is helping people.

We can't wait to watch and cheer Fee on this season as she strives for yet another Games appearance.

Fee's IG: @fee.saghafi




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Podcast Transcript:

  • 00:00:16: Introduction with Ice Barrel partnership and cold therapy benefits.
  • 00:00:48: Hosts and guest introduction, focusing on CrossFit background and life changes.
  • 00:03:24: Humorous athlete connections and Charles Barkley's golf swing.
  • 00:04:23: Competitive spirit in sports and reflections on personal growth.
  • 00:06:41: Impact of moving and adjusting to new cities on training and life.
  • 00:07:28: Training camp dynamics, adaptation, and development.
  • 00:09:34: Community's role in athlete development.
  • 00:10:41: Balancing athlete life with personal relationships.
  • 00:12:15: Athlete-coach relationship insights.
  • 00:14:27: Discussing marriage, relationships, and balancing training with personal life.
  • 00:17:57: Mental health, seeking support, and extending beyond athlete identity.
  • 00:19:42: Life outside the gym and personal interests.
  • 00:22:49: The value of self-dates and personal reflection time.
  • 00:24:34: Competition and setting personal goals beyond winning.
  • 00:26:24: Sports as a medium for personal growth and sharing gifts.
  • 00:29:22: Plans for fitness clinics and community contributions.
  • 00:31:17: Purpose over success in sports.
  • 00:33:14: Preparation for the competitive season.
  • 00:36:09: Community involvement and fitness's role in relationships.
  • 00:37:50: Fitness clinic plans and affiliate support.
  • 00:39:05: Reflections on competition's significance and personal motivation.
  • 00:40:58: Personal motivation and redefining success.
  • 00:43:19: Sports as a platform for sharing gifts.
  • 00:45:02: Personal drive as an athlete.
  • 00:47:55: Importance of relationships and community in athlete development.
  • 00:49:07: Mental health support for athletic performance.
  • 00:51:37: Pursuing hobbies outside the gym.
  • 00:53:28: Readiness for the season and training environment support.
  • 00:55:18: Community engagement and development project plans.
  • 00:57:46: Family movie night recommendations.
  • 00:59:35: Personal movie preferences and childhood memories.
  • 01:01:07: Social media platforms for following guest's journey.
  • 01:02:19: Closing remarks and gratitude.