What It Means To Be A B.A.D Athlete

You are an athlete whether you feel like one or not. Don’t agree? Hear me out. I’m coach Kaytlin, founder of Bad Athletics and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

BAD = Bold And Determined! 

What Do You Need To Be an Athlete? 

“If you have a body, you are an athlete”. 

-William J. Bowerman

You don’t have to be a professional or get paid to be considered an athlete. There isn’t any sort of physical fitness level you have to achieve and your body definitely doesn’t have to look a certain way to be considered an athlete. 

I mean, if you looked at the UFC heavyweight roster, you’d know that athletes come in all shapes and sizes! 

Here at Bad Athletics we believe there are two things needed to be an athlete:

           1- A body

           2- Work ethic

It doesn’t matter what shape or size you are. If you have a body, and you’re willing to put in the work, you’re an athlete.

How Do You Put In The Work?

Athletes work on their mental health as much as their physical health. They develop skills and habits that translate on and off of the mats. Being a Bad Athlete means you set goals, show up, put in the work and try to get a little better each day. 

“80% of success is just showing up.” 

-Woody Allen

We all know that showing up is often the hardest part. Especially when it comes to working out. When you become consistent with your workouts, you start building up confidence that will translate into your day-to-day life. As your confidence increases, you become a better version of you.

The last step of putting in the work is recognizing that the little things matter. When it comes to training and practice, you have to constantly push yourself to train harder each day. Bad Athletes don’t cut corners. 

If you are ready to start training like an athlete and put in the work, we’ve created a 10 day challenge to get you started. 

Being a Bad Athlete Means You’re an Athlete for Life

At Bad Athletics you have all the components of an athlete: coaches, team, practice and competition. 


Our three coaches cover fitness, mental health, and nutrition. They are here to support and assist you throughout your athletic journey.


The women who identify as BAD Athletes. 

Most of the team can be found in the private Facebook group ! These women are consistent and reliable and are a great support system to all of our athletes.


You have to practice! 

Whether you’re participating in one of our challenges, or following one of our workouts on the blog. We have practice laid out for you. Therefore, all we need from you, and what you need from yourself, is to show up.  


We have competitions! 

Competing is a crucial element to being an athlete. Competitions create deadlines and give us something to push towards. This helps build up motivation and keeps us consistent. In addition, competitions help hold us accountable to show up and work hard everyday, even when the motivation might not be there. Competitions also improve our quality of training because we are trying to improve and get better each day. 

In conclusion, you CAN achieve your goals, be resilient and show up every. You are a Bad Athlete.

Bad Athletics is here to bring out the athlete in you. Let’s do this team!

Tag us on social media @badathletics when you’re demonstrating what an athlete for life looks like, using the hashtag #A4L.

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4 thoughts on “What It Means To Be A B.A.D Athlete

  1. painted_horse4 says:

    strong and healthy for life

  2. painted_horse4 says:

    Athlete for life

  3. Becky says:

    To be a B.A.D athlete is to try your best and be accountable for the push through even when you’re not motivated. To give yourself grace when you cant do it right now, but to ultimately place yourself first and get back out there and continuing to become the best version of yourself that you can be.

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