The Mighty Quinn – Sit down with actress-turned fitness expert!
Obstacle Course competitor and Social Media expert Stephanie Quinn, also the subject of the classic song by Manfred Mann, the “Mighty Quinn,” is with me today. Although I don’t have confirmation yet from my boys in the band that that song was actually about her, until they tell me otherwise, it is, because, well, this Quinn is indeed mighty.
A rule bending and self described social alchemist” (listen to find out what that is), Stephanie is a strong, fit, beautiful and accessible woman making her mark in the world. And if you happen to fall into one of her workouts, she’ll make her mark on you too.
Her story starts in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (I’ve been there – it’s cold!). From acting and playing music at a young age to somewhat accidentally and unintentionally navigating her way to the New York acting scene; to the Austin, Texas fitness scene, specifically the Obstacle Course racing disciplines – Stephanie has a story that is varied, diverse and wildly different today than how it started.
One of my favorite discoveries on the web about Stephanie was finding a site that had her physical statistics as: Height, 5’7,” Hair: blonde; Eye color: Green; Body Type: “Average.”
I’ve met Stephanie. Let me tell you, this woman’s body type is not at all “average.” Stephanie’s managing an expensive biological machine expending calories like an F1 race car, quite distant from “average.”
Stephanie tells us how she moved away from a career as an actress into the high level fitness and Obstacle Course racing; how she got in shape from nothing to compete in a way that’s entirely fulfilling for her and become such a great athlete, coach and mentor; and how she can do that for you too via the web.
Of particular interest to me is the story of how, at a particular juncture in her life, she actually tried to Gain weight, not lose it. Now that’s a rarity for most woman and the story behind that is very interesting – you’ll want to hear it.
Come on in, listen to this amazing woman, and have some fun.