Loundagin, Choeleen N. 1967–

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Loundagin, Choeleen N. 1967–

PERSONAL: Born August 4, 1967, in Santa Rosa, CA; daughter of W.H. "Itchy" (an owner of a garage and towing service) and Leellen (a grocery store clerk; maiden name, Fleming; later surname, Trayler) Loundagin. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Santa Rosa Junior College, A.A., 1986; San Diego State University, B.A., 1988; John F. Kennedy University, M.A., 1992. Hobbies and other interests: Hiking, gardening, baking, roller-blading.

ADDRESSES: Office—InnerChamp Books, P.O. Box 11362, Santa Rosa, CA 95406. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Ice skating coach and performance enhancement consultant in Santa Rosa, CA, 1992–. InnerChamp Books, affiliate; seminar presenter. Professional Skaters Association, master rated for coaching figure skating, 2000; Santa Rosa Figure Skating Club, coach liaison.

MEMBER: U.S. Figure Skating Sport Science Society, United States Figure Skating Association, Professional Skaters Association, Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology.

AWARDS, HONORS: Gold medals for figure skating, United States Figure Skating Association, 1983, 1995.


The Inner Champion: A Mental Toughness Training Manual for Figure Skaters, InnerChamp Books (Santa Rosa, CA), 1997, revised edition, 2004.

(With Tom Mitchell) Sport and Soul: Skate for the Love (audio recording), Sport and Soul Publishing (Windsor, CA), 1999.

Contributor to periodicals, including Skating, Professional Skater, and Recreational Ice Skater.

SIDELIGHTS: Choeleen N. Loundagin told CA: "The quest for athletic excellence has been a passion throughout my life. I was inspired to choose a career in the field of sport psychology after experiencing the positive effects of mental toughness training as a teenage competitive figure skater. Now I enjoy helping athletes throughout the world bring more enjoyment to their sport experience and achieve their personal best. My master's degree in sport psychology and my figure skating background as a competitor, gold medalist, master-rated coach, and international performer lend me special insight into the particular needs of skaters."

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