Today we’d like to introduce you to Joslynn Corredor.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Joslynn. So, let’s start at the beginning, and we can move on from there.
I ran D1 for Oregon State University and was used to being coached since I was a child.
Part-way through college, I stopped running, and when I was no longer on the team, I felt lost. In order to retain the athlete identity that had defined me for so long I started training myself, and in doing so saw results that I honestly hadn’t had previously. This got me interested in training others as well.
From there, I started training students and faculty in the Rec Center on Campus at Oregon State. In school I began to switch my interests from Pre-Physical therapy towards Strength and conditioning; majoring in Exercise Sports Science. As I got close to graduating and trying to decide what would do next, I decided I wanted to work with D1 athletes as a Strength Coach.
I needed an internship to graduate, so I decided to apply to the Olympic training center in Colorado Springs. Well, life is funny. I did not get the internship at the Olympic training center, so I found myself at a climbing gym in Boulder as my backup internship. In 2014, I moved to Boulder, CO and knew little about climbing but fell in love with it. Some would call it an obsession. I found myself looking everywhere for training.
However, it wasn’t that easy, climbing isn’t the same as other sports let alone collegiate sports programming. So I explored and discovered what worked best for clients I worked with at the time. I learned quickly that the best thing for climbers, like collegiate athletes, was not getting injured.
I took a break from training climbers in 2016 to do a strength and conditioning internship at CU Athletics where I got to work with all of the sports teams. From the football, basketball, volleyball, and cross-country teams to dance and skiing.
During the internship, however, I found myself yet again comparing all sports movements to climbing. I only grew more thirsty to train outdoor athletes. After the internship, I continued to work at the climbing gym, where I started a training program oriented female climbers.
After several years, I found myself outgrowing the gym setting, being the only female strength coach and I didn’t have any motivated mentors. I felt stuck. In 2018, I found out I had a gene mutation, (BRCA1) that would change the route I was on.
Fast forward later in that year after many appointments I got a prophylactic [preventative] double mastectomy. I then took 2018 to recover, and decide what I wanted my new route to be. I decided I wanted to work with both post-mastectomy women and outdoor athletes. I felt more motivated than ever before, and I had the time to brainstorm.
In 2018, I created my own company “BodyenRoute” where my mission is to be the stepping stone for anyone looking to get back to sports as well as continue to push clients in their interests while remaining uninjured.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
No, definitely not. Being a woman in this industry is difficult. At CU I learned pretty quickly people, even other male strength coaches, we’re not going to take me seriously unless I went above and beyond. In my own business as a trainer, I also realize the extra the effort and quality of work I have to put in to be taken seriously as a woman of color. And getting double mastectomy a year ago.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with BodyenRoute – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
My business is all about keeping your body en route to success. I would say my niche is working with clients that want to continue doing their sport without injury regardless of age or experience level. I want my clients to have confidence that they are moving well and can exert their bodies when doing the sport they love. I am most proud when a client is able to stay en route for their sport and remain uninjured, it lets me know I’m doing my job.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Continuing to serve clients in the Denver-Metro area and clients all over the world via online training. I would like to continue being an advocate for breast cancer prevention and prophylactic mastectomies. There’s also a huge lack of resources for women who have undergone mastectomies and want to return to an active lifestyle, and I’d like to do more work providing information on how to get your body back after a mastectomy.
- 1 session in-person $150 includes FMS, YBT test
- 2 session per month $295 monthly, includes two in-person sessions, FMS, YBT test online training and contact monthly
- 3 session per month $350 monthly, includes three in-person sessions, FMS, YBT test online training and contact monthly
- 4 sessions per month $400 monthly, includes four in-person sessions, FMS, YBT test online training and contact monthly
- 6-8 sessions also available
- Online Only $195 per month includes individualized programming monthly based on phone consultation and contact monthly
- Website: BodyenRoute.com
- Phone: 9494563274
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: bodyenroute
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