Today we’d like to introduce you to Mallory Fox.
Mallory, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I am a native of Scottsdale (one of the few!) and most of my memories growing up involve going to swim practice or playing at the pool with friends over the summer. As a competitive swimmer, I learned at a young age to balance the demands of challenging workouts with academics and my other interests. When I graduated high school, I started working at 24 Hour Fitness to put myself through college.
I loved studying –nerd alert– and had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I tried a lot of subjects. At the gym, I quickly moved into management and found myself giving a tour one day and talking about personal training. I found it so inspiring how personal trainers helped people change their lives, get healthier, accomplish goals, and learn about their bodies.
My passion came through, and I was gifted my first personal training certification course through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Fourteen years later, I own my own business in the Scottsdale Airpark and utilize a variety of methods (personal training, corrective exercise, fascial stretch therapy, Graston technique, yoga, mindfulness, meditation) to help my clients achieve their goals.
I couldn’t be happier to do what I love to do for a living. Following my passion led me to a doctorate in health sciences, and teaching workshops/speaking at conferences as a master instructor for the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I’m currently developing modules to assist with traumatic brain injury recovery.
As a military spouse, I am passionate about giving back to my community through yoga and volunteer work. I’m very grateful for partners, like my Foxy Fitness family and Lululemon Scottsdale Quarter, who support me in all of my endeavors.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The road has not been smooth. Owning a small business, while incredibly rewarding, is also quite challenging. In particular, I have struggled with my health this year. In short, I was rear-ended in August while at a stoplight. The other driver was distracted and hit me at high speed.
I ended up being diagnosed with a concussion, damage to my brain stem, and have sustained severe vision problems from the impact of the accident. I’ve had wonderful care from my doctors, therapists, and the support of my family, friends, and clients. But as a small business owner, being unable to work for several months was incredibly stressful and challenging.
I’ve been able to use this time away from work to develop more empathy for the people I work with and to create a referral network of practitioners for people who need their help. I also have renewed interest in helping other survivors of traumatic brain injury.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Foxy Fitness story. Tell us more about the business.
I am a fascial stretch specialist and corrective exercise specialist. People always ask me what that means!! I help people move better. Fascia is many types of tissues that run through the body, weaving through layers of muscle, tendons, and ligaments, connecting bones. If we peeled back all of the skin on the body, there would be visible fascia underneath.
I work primarily one-on-one with professional athletes to improve their athletic ability, mobility, and power. I also work one-on-one with people who are in chronic pain, who have had medical issues, joint replacement, chronic movement problems, people who are stressed out, stuck in a repetitive motion, or anyone who wishes to move better.
I am known for my education and experience, and I believe those set me apart. I hold a doctorate in health sciences along with a masters of science in geriatric exercise, multiple certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, a Level 3 Certified Fascial Stretch Specialist, and I am a certified yoga teacher.
I’ve trained over 25,000 hours with clients one-on-one and taught other professionals for eight years. I am most proud of the results that I get with my clients. I take a lot of pride in my work, and nothing makes me happier than helping people feel better.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
This is such an interesting question!! I don’t think about luck, ever. I always think that hard work (a lot of it) and timing matter. I’ve worked really hard and had great timing. I’ve also had some poor timing.
When I think of bad luck, or something not working out, I try to think of it as an opportunity for something else to pop up. Maybe that’s the yoga teacher in me?
- Single Session: $140
- Pack of 5 Sessions: $650
- Pack of 10 Sessions: $1200
- Mention this interview for 25% discount (one time only)
- Address: 7419 E Helm Dr Scottsdale AZ 85260
- Website: www.befoxyfit.com
- Phone: 480-773-9576
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @drfoxyfit
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