Christie Marshall is a sports enthusiast, athlete and mom of two athletes. She earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology from William and Mary and a Masters degree from Penn State in Exercise and Sport Science, with a concentration in Sport Psychology. She has worked with athletes of all ages and in many sports such as ice hockey, rugby, basketball, football, rock climbing, figure skating, golf, soccer and gymnastics.
Christie was involved in sports in her youth, playing soccer and running track and cross country. She spent 10 years with L&T Health and Fitness, managing corporate fitness centers. There she was a personal trainer and group exercise instructor. She also maintained her personal exercise regimen, which included running, yoga and weight training. She led L&T's successful Personal Training program and expanded its services to include sport-specific training.
At Penn State, Christie developed a "mental playbook" for rugby players. Her research in the area of self-efficacy was published in the Journal of Sports Sciences. An article she wrote on goal setting was published in the Washington Running Report. After graduation, she worked with the Herndon (Virginia) High School boys basketball team, and led workshops in goal setting at the Art Monk Football Camps. She started Personal Best Sports in 2013. Since that time, Christie has been actively involved with ice hockey, working with all positions but specializing in goalies.
Christie is a professional member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP).
Victory is in having done your best. If you've done your best, you've won.
After each game, I want to be able to say: I gave it all I could, I gave it my best.
...if you approach a challenge tentative and afraid that you will make mistakes, you will lose! Do your best; trust in yourself and what you learned.
It's not about being better than someone else, it's about being better than you were the day before.