In today’s episode, I’m chatting with Katya Souchitski all about breaking the mental health stigma and how she was able to overcome anorexia.
Tune in and be inspired by her story today.
Inside This Episode:
- How gymnastics helped Katya find her passion for fitness
- What a day in the life looks like for Katya
- Katya’s breaking point with anorexia
- Why Katya finally started opening up about her struggle with mental health
- What anorexia nervosa actually is
- Why it’s important to keep moving no matter what your progress is
- Why having a support system is key
- Why it’s your choice to decide if you want to live and overcome your struggles
My name is Katya Anastazia Souchitski. I was born in Los Angeles, CA, but come from a Russian Ukrainian family. I did Rhythmic Gymnastics for 11 years prior to going to college. I was able to go to various competitions including state, regional, and national championships. Once I stepped into college, I had to end my career as a gymnast to focus on my studies. Two months from now, I am graduating with a bachelor’s in Molecular and Cell Biology. I chose UC Merced because it was one of the newer schools in the UC system. I originally planned to transfer to another UC after my first two years but instead decided to finish my bachelor’s at this school due to several reasons.
Since I had such an amazing background with gymnastics, I found my passion for fitness. Once I got certified as an instructor, I started teaching classes and it was amazing to be able to inspire and change so many lives. I definitely see myself continuing my career in fitness in the future.
Once I finish my bachelor’s, I will take a gap year to work as a Physical Therapy Aide in the Los Angeles area, as well as finish my prerequisites for Physical Therapy school. One year from now, I hope to apply to Physical Therapy programs and began my journey to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy. By the time I am 27, I will hopefully have my license and begin my career in Physical Therapy.
I wanted to also mention that I just published my newly published book which is about my struggles with Anorexia Nervosa. This book is a great read for those struggling with eating disorders and need help recovering. With this said, advocating for Eating Disorders is a great passion of mine and I hope I can help many individuals struggling with various Eating Disorders.
Now that you know a little bit about me, I want to mention my long term goal. I plan to open my own business consisting of Eating Disorders Specialists, Fitness Trainers, and Physical Therapists. This a plan that is going to take a lot of work but I am sure that it will all work out.
If you would like to get any more information about my services, please visit my website: kasactive.com where you can find all my contact information, my services, blogs, vlogs, and more!