WHY I FIGHT: Candice Peak
“Don’t Be Afraid to fail, be afraid not to try.”
What’s your name, where are you from, and what do you do?
Candice Peak. I grew up in Andover, MA (30 min north of Boston). I work full time in investment management and I’m an indoor cycling instructor at The Handle Bar/trainer at EBF.
What’s your fighter’s mantra?
Don’t be afraid to fail, be afraid not to try.
The above quote is one that has really resonated with me as an instructor/trainer and I wish I had found this when I was a student athlete in college. I feared failure and it took me until after my swimming career ended to realize failure is all a part of the process.
I fight for my own peace of mind. Movement is something I crave when I’m stressed and need to just let loose. My schedule can be a little hectic but I feel the most level headed when I’m pushing myself physically.
Who can you always count on to be in your corner during a fight?
My parents. From my swimming career to my professional career and everything inbetween they have been my rocks.
How do you Fight It Forward?
I’m unbelievably grateful to be healthy and able bodied. It’s something that has always been important to me and I know I’m lucky. I recently became a bone marrow donor to someone with blood cancer. It was an experience I will never forget because I was able to share my gift of health with someone who needs it.
Why should others fight?
To become a better version of themselves. Fighters are constantly looking for new ways to become faster, stronger, and more mindful. You will always be you, but it’s those little challenges and changes that cause you to really shine.
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