Born out of my own physical and emotional pain from being a high-performing athlete, and the undigested traumas of regular human life, I started Play Everyday (P.E.) to help female athletes engage their fullest potential.
After my sophomore year at UCLA, I almost walked away from my softball career due to autoimmune pain and anxiety. Luckily, I found my way into my body, and out of physical and emotional pain. I have been on a mission to understand the body and mind since this humbling moment in my life, and believe we all contain the innate ability to heal.
Now I am blessed to work with current and former professional athletes, Olympians, and youth athletes to increase their resiliency.
My mission is to develop the psychophysical intelligence of female athletes and to put PLAY back into sport.
Somatic Athletics™ is my proprietary coaching practice, engineered with the needs of the female athlete in mind.
Integrating Somatic EMDR interventions into my coaching practice, I utilize movement, breath, sound, dialogue, play, and nervous system activation for better mobility, tissue repair, emotional processing, and mental resilience.
My goal is to help my athletes cultivate an understanding of their physiology, emotions, nervous system, and the body’s interdependent systems to improve performance, recovery, athleticism, and humanism.
UCLA Softball Alumni
Italian Professional Softball
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Primal Nutrition Practitioner
Somatic EMDR Facilitator
"Whit has been one of my biggest supporters and fans since I first started taking hitting lessons with her in high school. I was the shy young girl who was brought to lessons every week by her obnoxious grandfather. Slowly but surely whit brought me out of my shell and I shared more and more of my life as a stressed female athlete. She just gets it. She understands every emotion. She understands the pressures I faced in high school trying to be prepared for my collegiate career at the University of Washington. She understood the GRIND of life as a student-athlete competing at the highest level a softball player could experience. She continues to be a strong and powerful woman that I know I can count on and will be there for me in a heartbeat."
— Silent Rain Espinoza, University of Washington Softball and USSSA Pride
“I can’t say how lucky I’ve been to have had Whitney’s support and guidance through my development as both a person and player. Beginning at just 8 years old and through my Division I collegiate career, Whitney instilled me with the confidence, composure, and strength to get me through all levels of adversity. She has a unique ability to connect and inspire those who she surrounds herself with. I am forever thankful for her wisdom and commitment to my growth on and off the field.”
— Kennedy Labshere, Boston College Softball Alumni
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