Emily Trail, PFP's December Athlete of the Month
My name is Emily Trail, and I am in 10th grade at South Carroll High School. I am an avid volleyball player and play both indoor and beach volleyball. I started at PFP in December 2019. When I came to PFP it was to improve my agility, vertical, and overall strength, I had no idea that what I would end up getting from it would be SO MUCH MORE!
Before joining PFP I had always been self-conscious of how my body looked which caused me to restrict my eating in a negative way. I never really told anyone about it and after about one year I thought that I was over it. At my success session with Coach Andrew he asked me to fill out a survey asking questions about me as a person as opposed to just me as an athlete. One of the questions asked me about how I felt about my body image and I answered honestly and said I had a problem with how my body looked. That day was the first time I had told anyone about my eating disorder. Coach Andrew encouraged me to talk to my Mom about it. I don’t think I would have had the courage to tell her if it wasn’t for Coach Andrew.
I am so thankful to all of the coaches who worked with me and taught me how to fuel my body properly as an athlete. The coaches helped me learn more about nutrition and what my body needs. They were amazing and would check in on me to make sure I was fueling properly and my head was in a good place. They care about not only my physical well-being but my mental and emotional well-being as well! I do not know where I would be if it wasn’t for PFP and all of the AMAZING coaches and staff! They are an incredible group of people and each one has been so supportive and caring and really helped me through so much. I just hope they recognize what an amazing impact they make they make on their athletes lives. I am so thankful and grateful to be a part of the PFP family.