Gritty 4th of July! SHAPE Magazine JULY Issue

Happy Holiday! What better way to have a relaxing holiday than to pick up the latest issue of SHAPE Magazine go to the beach or pool plop down on your favorite lounger and turn to page 189 to read “Inner-strength training” featuring yours truly! A while ago Lesley Rotchford, who happens to be an amazing writer who featured me in another one of her articles, contacted me on the topic of grit. I absolutely love this piece and can’t believe I’m featured in the same article as Angela Duckworth, Ph.D., who is the trailblazer on grit research!!! What?!

This is actually pretty crazing timing, because this year I am the lead researcher for two studies on measuring grit at the university where I work! Super excited to be the lead investigator studying grit in NCAA D1 first-year athletes at Sac State and in first-year peer health educator interns at Student Health and Counseling Services. Our research team is just as gritty and passionate about these studies as I am! Looking forward to a year of GRIT….

Here is sneak peek of the article…Pick of your copy today and get inspired to be gritty!




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Dr. Gloria Petruzzelli

Dr. Petruzzelli is a clinical sport psychologist, triathlete, and certified mindfulness meditation teacher located in Sacramento, California. She works with elite athletes and sports teams across the country. She is a competitive athlete and enjoys practicing yoga, spending time with her family, and traveling.