Athlete Profile: Alexa Conners
"I find walking every morning helps start my day off right. Allows me to reset and be present."
What is one thing you do for your mind, body, and soul every day?
I take walks every morning, either with my dog or alone. I find walking every morning helps start my day off right. Allows me to reset and be present.
What is one step in your routine you find vital for a great day?
Consistency of some type of workout every day. It can be a mma class, yoga, crossfit, or simply my morning walk. But some type of physical activity goes a long way for my mental health.
How do you transition your training in the off-season to stay at the top of your game?
In MMA, you really do not have an "off season". You are constantly learning in this sport and I think that is one of the many reasons that attract me to the sport. Making sure I get some type of physical activity in when I am not in fight camp, helps me stay on top of my game. Also, growing up I played basketball year round, from 5 years old to 18.
Is there an athlete or figure you looked up to in sports? Who was it and why?
I loved watching Sue Bird. She was one of the top WNBA players in history. I loved how she played, her work ethic and how she conducted herself as a person.
What is one quote or mantra you live by?
Find your why, And fight like hell. I am a huge mental health advocate and finding your purpose or why on this earth, in my opinion is the whole reason why we are here. Side note: This is my non profit that I founded this past year ... In Your Corner ... iycorner.org