Hello all! My name is Brittany Martinez and I am so excited to be here with you!
I love the idea of Sport and Performance Psychology coming out of the shadows because it is such an important part of the athletic world. I get kind of nerdy when prompted (honestly, even when I am not prompted) to talk about the role psychology plays in sports. I’ll save you all the gushing and overwhelming passion that I have, but just know, I could discuss this topic for hours with ridiculous overuse of hand gestures. This is the part where I tell you a little bit about me so here we go!
I was born in Washington but raised in Northeastern Wyoming for majority of my childhood. After graduating High School, I decided that I had enjoyed the small-town life enough, packed up and moved to Salt Lake City. I absolutely loved it, but my schooling ended up taking me to Montana to finish my bachelor’s degree in psychology. Shortly after graduating from Montana State, I moved to Denver, Colorado in pursuance of my master’s Degree in Sports and Performance Psychology. Unfortunately, Denver wasn’t quite the right fit for me, so I moved back to Salt Lake City summer of 2017. That’s a little bit about my geographical history, lets get into my “AH-HA” lightbulb moment when I discovered mental performance was what I wanted to do with my life.
I spent a large amount of my childhood in Wyoming, I am very much an athletic and outdoorsy girl! I love camping, fishing, playing in the mud, hiking, pretty much anything that is done outside or with a ball. I have always been interested in psychology however, I bounced around between which areas of psychology I wanted to start my career in. That all changed the summer after I graduated with my Bachelor’s.
My friend and I decided to tackle Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) as a little hoorah for graduating. For those of you who aren’t familiar, the PCT is a hiking trail that starts at the Mexico border and runs all the way up the west coast into Canada. Took us about three months to get from Mexico to Washington which is a little over 2,000 miles. It was one of the most incredible opportunities I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing and I would not trade the missing toe nails, blistered feet, sunburned face, or battle wounds for anything in this world!
At the risk of sounding too cliché or corny, it was when I was out there that my love for Sport Psychology grew. When you have nothing but your own thoughts to live with day in and day out things can get difficult. There were days when I would wake up in that little tent and the last thing I wanted to do was hike.
Alas, you’re in the middle of the wilderness, you don’t have much of an option. So, you get up, eat your disgusting breakfast bar, put your dirty boots on your sore and tired feet and get going. I really found an incredible appreciation for the mental battle I faced while out there and came to the realization that this is what I want to do with my career.
So here I am at Sterling Sport Mindset! Living my dream of helping others put those dirty boots on their sore and tired feet and get going!
Get your boots and let’s get going! It all starts with your free mini session!