XPT Coach of the Week: Kimmy Moss
Name: Kimmy Moss
Hometown: South Riding, VA
Business Name: Briar Woods High School and Loudoun Soccer
Social Media Handle: @kimmy.moss
XPT: Tell us a little about yourself!
KM: I am a coach, a teacher, a lifelong learner, and an athlete who loves to play, compete, and connect with others. I am enthusiastic about life!! I find tremendous beauty and fulfillment in embracing challenges and continually pursuing optimization—not just as an athlete but as a human being. I played NCAA Division I college soccer and ran track for George Mason University, where I earned my BA and MA in communication and was a communication professor for 4 years. I am passionate about helping others actualize their best lives.
XPT: What’s your favorite XPT-related tip, discipline, or activity to teach your clients?
KM: At this time, my favorite XPT-related discipline is definitely the breath work because of its accessibility anywhere and everywhere. It has been really cool to see how empowering better breathing mechanics and consciousness of breath has impacted my athletes, my friends, and my family. As helpful as it’s been for my high school soccer players, it’s been equally, if not more, exciting to see how much it has reduced anxiety and improved performance for my 9- and 10-year-old soccer players. It’s as if basic breath work has granted them superpowers!
XPT: How has XPT impacted you and/or your clients? Share some success stories!
KM: XPT completely opened up my perspective to the infinite ways in which we can all strive to live a greater life. For a long time, I was biased to the physical pursuit of excellence. I now know that it’s not just the physical, or the mental, or the spiritual pursuit to be better; it is a culmination of all of these things and ultimately a balance of drive and compassion. I now understand that the depth to which we can feel and expand in one compartment can and will lend itself to greater expansion in all other compartments. This perspective also taught me the power of community and has touched every way in which I navigate my life and the lives of those that I teach and coach.
XPT: How were you able to immediately implement XPT learning into your training following certification?
KM: Immediately following the XPT certification course, I started implementing breath work on a daily basis. It has been transformational. But beyond breath work, I was inspired to explore movement and my connection to nature on a much deeper level. Even though I regularly attend CrossFit classes, hike, and walk/run, I started embracing all the different expressions of movement that I feel intuitively and spontaneously drawn to (i.e. headstands, monkey bars, balancing, allowing moments of flow, etc!). I have found tremendous joy and freedom in this exploration, and it’s just been really fun. I feel like I can now access movement in a way that energizes me instead of drains me, and that has truly been transcending to the rest of my life.
XPT: Anything else you want to tell us? A quote you remember from Certifications? A cool client story? A personal story about XPT in your life?
KM: Oh gosh! It’s so hard to articulate just how profoundly Laird’s and Gabby’s influence has been on me. I could easily share 50 stories, but here are two simple expressions that really moved me from this past experience in Miami.
The first would be Laird telling me to repeatedly say, “This is my house,” while in the ice bath. And the second would be every time during pool training when Gabby would remind me, “You’re okay.”
There is something so ethereal about the way in which Laird and Gabby guide you in the moment. Their ability to help you own any particular moment for what it is and where you are, while simultaneously encouraging you to push past your threshold, is something that I appreciate and admire so much about them. This goes without saying… The trust embedded in the culture of the XPT community is so intensely present, it’s almost effortless to continually push yourself to be better.