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

March 27, 2020 Kelby Johnson

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.

While we all hunkering down to shelter in place, we felt you might need some inspiration from one of the best female athletes. 

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:

Talking about running for fitness »
Cat Zingano discusses how she has coped with her husband’s suicide »
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Eating before exercise makes it harder to lose weight »

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.


About the Author

Kelby has spent the last three-plus years leading the content strategy and editorial programming for Providence. His passion is finding the cultural insights that can be turned into relevant and helpful stories that will connect with people emotionally.

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