BROKEN TO BLESSED
A BRAVE COMEBACK STORY by LIZ WILLIS
Look close at a person’s story and it will bring you to tears, look even closer and it will bring you to your knees. Liz Willis is an amputee who recently competed at the Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro, 2016 - but that is just one part of her journey.
Liz will discuss tactics used to overcome the obstacles faced in her life which apply to everyday endeavors we pursue in life. Participants will create a packet with practical tips to assist in setting goals and improving personal lives through multiple aspects of Opti-living.
This class is free and open to the public.
Liz Willis is an amputee who recently competed at the Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro, 2016. Willis was the only mom running on the track and the only U.S ambulatory athlete who qualified in all of the sprints (100m, 200m, and 400m). She took home the 6th place finish in the 400m. Liz lost her leg in labor and delivery with her son, Calum in 2010 due to undiagnosed Crohn’s disease. Prior to becoming a professional athlete, Liz was a special education teacher for USD259. Liz enjoys hobbies of family outings and dates to Texas Road House and the movies. Additionally, she likes to scrapbook and do home renovation projects.
After returning home from the Paralympics, Liz decided to pursue adoption through the Kansas foster care program and has made the decision to retire from professional running, earned her NASM certification, and began personal training. Her desire is to encourage clients to engage in a proactive lifestyle through remaining physically active throughout every stage in life. Her strengths include assisting clients who are facing physical limitations, athletes, and those clients who desire to use circuit training through combining machines, free weights and/or cardio for a whole body experience. She adamantly believes in being appreciative no matter your circumstance. My desire is to give back to those who have helped me by paying it forward through motivating others so that they may rise in strength beyond what they once thought impossible.