Courtney Bishop, creator of POA Strength and Wellness, LLC, also known as The Pursuit of Authenticity Coaching, has been an athlete her whole life. From playing t-ball to becoming a collegiate athlete, she seamlessly transitioned into her next competitive endeavor and has been lifting for over a decade now.
She’s competed at the local, State, Collegiate and National level in Powerlifting and Softball. She’s been blessed to work with a variety of athletes in 1×1 settings.. from general population, to competitive bodybuilders and powerlifters, as well as in a team setting (Softball) at the local Community College as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for over three years. During this time, she also became a USAPL Michigan State Referee to give back to the sport that gave her so much, Powerlifting.
While she loves channeling the dark, gritty depths as a competitive athlete, she also embraces exploring the light & stillness, too. She became a trauma-informed Yoga teacher through Mindful School of Yoga in 2019, and has guided numerous yoga and meditation classes, publicly and privately, since. She firmly believes movement is a meditation, and that meditation; a way of moving throughout the world. Check out The Pursuit of Authenticity Podcast to tune into one of her calm meditations to come home to your blissful depths and remember who you really are.
Her career expanded when she made the move from working full-time in Corporate to taking POA full-time in 2021. This leap allowed her to take her passion of empowering others in the gym, to another dimension. Today, her work lies not only in helping curious, creative, and hungry souls bring forth their best the gym, but also coaching new & aspiring coaches to go all-in on their passion too, thus becoming a High Performance Coach.
Coming into Courtney’s world, you’ll naturally be called to step into your power, to live from your highest, most authentic, self. A lot of the work we do together revolves around bringing about more sustainable habits, freedom, purpose, and hell yes energy into your life. Check out our offerings, Serenity or Unleash Your Potential, to get started.
- USAPL State & National Level Competitor
- Certified Strength Coach (CSCS-NSCA)
- Registered Trauma-informed Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance & Mindful School of Yoga)
- Located in Grand Rapids, MI (Virtual & in-person services)
- First Aid/CPR/AED Certified
If you have a question or would like more information, please reach out to connect!
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I do love your blog. I can very well sense that you are a beautiful, bright, and contagious Soul to be around. Keep doing what you are doing. It is great. 🙂
I wish the very best of the best for you, my friend and fellow Traveler.