Trish Blackwell believes that we can become more of who we are by investing daily in our mind, movement and meaning (that is, mentally, physically and spiritually). It is when we become more of who we are that we can ultimately live out our full potential of who we are meant to be.
Trish Blackwell is a recognized confidence coach and fitness professional committed to inspiring others to live with more confidence, health and happiness from the inside out. Her unique, three-pronged approach – motivation for your mind, movement and meaning – offers a holistic focus on personal growth and development. Particularly passionate about bringing hope to those who struggle with negative body image, eating disorders, or confidence issues, Blackwell has become the leader on image issues in the fitness industry. Her own struggle with eating disorders and body dsymorphia plagued her for a full decade, though she hid it well behind a facade of perfectionism and feigned happiness. Trish knows what it feels like to feel trapped inside of your own body and is committed to helping others find the freedom to love the skin they’re in that she was finally able to find through her journey. Personal trainer, confidence coach, author, podcaster, and app publisher, Trish inspires her community across the world to conquer life with confidence.
A graduate of Davidson College (B.A. French, cum laude), Blackwell was a full-scholarship Division I swimmer. After Davidson she moved to France where she competed in swimming internationally as she taught English in the French school systems. It was in France that she discovered self-acceptance and how to live life to the fullest.
Her personal journey has taken her through many stages of negative and toxic living: destructive perfectionism, an eating disorder, a broken heart from an abusive relationship and sexual assault that threw her into a deep depression. Trish learned to train her mind, declaring herself to be victorious over her circumstances, not a victim of them. Now Trish knows that it is never too late to pursue living the life of your dreams. She coaches people across the globe to make radical lifestyle changes so that they can let their unique story and purpose shine.
Blackwell is the author of The Skinny, Sexy Mind: The Ultimate French Secret, a book on transforming one’s body and life through discovering the keys to confidence. Also available is her Amazon Best Selling Kindle e-book, Building a Better Body Image: 50- Days to Loving your Body from the Inside Out, a 50-day journey to living happier and healthier in the skin you are in. Blackwell was also recognized as “The Entrepreneur to Watch of 2013″ by entrepreneurial guru Ali Brown and is committed to making a massive difference with her life.
Trish spends her free time running, surfing and snowboarding with her husband Brandon Synan. Her triathlon career permitted her to compete for Team USA at the 2010 Duathlon World Championships in Edinburgh, Scotland and at the 2010 World Half Ironman Championships in Clearwater, Florida. She completed Ironman France in 2011 and continues to compete in half-marathons and marathons, of which her personal best times are 1:28 and 3:14 respectively.
She loves puppies, coffee, coaching others to excellence and the color pink. She and Brandon are expecting their first child, Eleanor Lucia Synan (“Ellie”), in February of 2015.