2013-01-02 22:09:21 - Jennifer Kirk, a former elite figure skater who struggled with bulimia and perfectionism to appear January 9 on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel
Phoenix, AZ (PR-Inside) January 2, 2012 -- In an upcoming episode of SPARQ1 (January 9, 2013), host Audrey King Weisiger will be joined by Jennifer Kirk, a former elite figure skater who struggled with bulimia and perfectionism and has written openly about her fight to find a healthy balanced lifestyle. Here is an excerpt from one of her pieces ” I had never been a graceful bulimic: I’d scream into the bowl as my fingers ferociously jabbed the back of my throat; the vomit would splash up into my face and drench the strands of blonde hair that hadn’t made their way into my haphazard ponytail. These were my darkest moments, the moments the fans, the judges—no one—was privy to”
Jennifer will address questions from listeners and offer hope to those that struggle with their self-esteem and body image.
This episode will explore the demons many of us face when trying to eat healthfully, very timely with the new year, and also on this episode will be sports nutritionist Carrie Banner, who has a company Nutrition 4 Motion, and is the Sports Dietitian for the Oakland University Athletics and is a consultant for Michigan State University . Carrie has worked with beginner through elite athletes and will give healthy advice for proper nutrition. Join Audrey King Weisiger for this important episode, January 9, 2013.
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About Audrey King. Weisiger:
2-Time US Olympic Team Coach Audrey Weisiger was the 1999 PSA and USFSA Coach of the Year. She has her PSA World Coach Ranking and is Master Rated in Figures and Freestyle. She has been asked to be the presenter at several PSA conferences, including the Keynote Speaker for the PSA Conferences in 2000 and 2003; and Canadian Coaches Conferences in 2005 and 2006. Weisiger has held positions on the Board of Directors of the PSA and various USFSA and USOC committees. A member of the USOC Developing Young Champions committee, she has organized and directed numerous Grassroots to Champions seminars.
In 1999, the USFSA and the PSA recognized Weisiger as Coach of the Year, the highest award in our industry. Some of her former students include Michael Weiss (3 time U.S. Men's Champion, 2 time U.S. Olympic Team, 2 time World Bronze Medalist), Timothy Goebel (2002 Olympic Bronze Medalist), Lisa Kwon (National Novice and Intermediate Ladies Champion), and Christine Lee (World competitor) and Tommy Steenberg (World Junior competitor). Audrey has coached at the Fairfax Ice Arena in Virginia since 1973. She has a degree in communications from The George Washington University and was recruited to host SPARQ1 for VoiceAmerica. She resides in Clifton, VA with her husband of 34 years, Henry Berry Weisiger. They have one daughter, Kelly Marie, who teaches third grade for the Fairfax County school system.
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