Career Ending Injury Turns New Career

Emily Zaler was a Division-I  soccer player before she suffered a career ending injury. Instead of leaving the sports industry as a whole, she re-grouped and focused on her love for fitness. Emily told her story on SiouxCountry and explained how she coped with losing soccer:

“I have been playing soccer since I was 6. I played for both the University of Oregon and the University of Missouri my first two years of college. Unfortunately, I suffered a career ending knee injury and can no longer play soccer. When I found out I couldn’t play anymore, I decided to give up my scholarship to the University of Missouri and come back to Arizona, where I grew up, to focus on my career. Fitness has always been a passion of mine. I have always loved weight training. I started weight training when I was a freshman in high school and have been hooked since. So when I got hurt and found out I couldn’t play soccer anymore, training for my first figure competition gave me a goal to work toward and something that I can still be competitive with now that I cant play soccer.”

In addition to competing in the NPC, she has written a cook book: EZ Whey Cookbook. A book that offers “clean eats that taste like cheats.” She has put taste into diets!

One Response to "Career Ending Injury Turns New Career"

  1. bankruptcy tampa  April 12, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    When one door closes, another opens… I salute you Emily!

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