Cat Zingano steps out of the ring for Q&A on health and fitness

Cat Zingano on what it takes to be a world-class athlete, a mother, and have a life. She shares her advice on nutrition, fitness and self-care.

Female athletes are no stranger to public shaming of their bodies. Too fit, not fit enough, too muscular, not muscular enough.


One athlete who has dealt with it for most of her career is Cat Zingano. We sat down with Cat “Alpha” Zingano, a professional UFC fighter, to discuss how she prepares, trains, heals, eats, and still manages a work-life balance.

Many people—specifically women—can empathize with these very human elements of performance expectations, body image, motherhood, fitness and diet. In this 4-part video series, Zingano steps out of the fighting ring and into the spotlight for a health and fitness Q&A.

Advice for Women Starting a Fitness Program


Healthy Diet for Training or On the Go



Lessons from Major Injuries



How Cat Zingano Got Into MMA




For more information on fitness or to see more Cat Zingano interviews click here:



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Providence St. Joseph would like to thank Cat Zingano for being a paid partner with us on this important topic.

Providence is pleased to share the stories of great people who have overcome health conditions. As part of our population health program, we want to share insights and stories that help bring awareness to common health conditions. Not all the people featured in our stories are Providence patients.


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