August 7, 2021

Nastia Liukin worked toward her goal of becoming a professional gymnast for the first couple decades of her life. She is the 2008 Olympic All-Around champion, a five-time Olympic medalist, the 2005 and 2007 world champion on the balance beam, and the 2005 world champion on the uneven bars.

But a critical fall from the uneven bars shattered Nastia’s 2012 Olympic dreams, and inspired a powerful Why Not Now? moment.

Nastia is now an influencer and blogger with a following of more than 2 million people. She covered this year’s Olympic gymnastics competition for NBC.

In this episode of Why Not Now?, Nastia and Amy Jo talk about everything from navigating a 180 career shift to the topic of quitting, body shaming and mentoring.

Nastia also shares something that her Mom always used to say to her when she wanted to quit, which will have you rethinking your decision when you want to throw in the towel.

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