Hi! I'm Paul, the creator of Down Dog Athletics.
I grew up an athlete, riding bikes in the streets, and playing sports until the lights went out in the cul-de-sac.
After high school, I played baseball at Washington State University where I would struggle with performance anxiety, causing me to hang up my cleats prematurely after my Sophomore year.
As I navigated my 20's, I struggled with the frustration of not seeing the results in the gym I felt like I deserved.
On top of that, I felt like I had no clear sense of what I wanted out of out life. It was like I was staring at a bank on the other side of a river with no idea how I would get across.
It all changed when I made mindfulness a priority and infused intention to my training, nutrition, and daily habits.
In August 2018, I quit a promising career in advertising at Amazon to help other people transform their bodies and make mindfulness more accessible .