Zoya is a Jamaican native. Hailing from the country side of Mocho Clarendon, she came to America at the age of five, to be with her mother. Zoya grew up in Silver Spring Maryland and fell in love with the sport of gymnastics not long after her arrival. She then went on to become a nationally ranked competitor and earned a full ride to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
There she would become one of the top ten all time Uneven bar and Vault competitors in the program's history, earning two individual and team conference titles along the way. At the end of her career she planned to join Cirque Du Soleil as an acrobat. That dream was crushed when she learned she had suffered short term memory damage from several concussions over the course of her career. Because they were causing residual effects she decided to heed her doctors warning and figure out who Zoya was, outside of gymnastics.
As a child she passed on many opportunities to act and model because gymnastics was her priority. Zoya decided to take this time to explore all her talents that had been put on hold to pursue her Olympics dreams as a child and took every opportunity as it came. She began working in the university's communications department as a writer, and was signed to a local modeling agency.
Since that time Zoya has only contiued to thrive in the industry, moving past fitness into lifestyle, onto the runway and even the screen. It seems there is nothing that can stop her once she decides what she wants and as we grow to know this new talent it should be quite an interesting ride as the Caribbean beauty lacks no personality.
Her biggest passion in life has always been to inspire those who see themselves in her in any form, whether that is girls who refuse to conform to societies standards of beauty, women who have overcome difficult obstacles, or anyone who has struggled with life in general. When she created Prescription For Life, alongside her sisters she had no idea the impact that developing it would have on her. Nor could she have predicted the gravity of the positive impact it would have on those around her.
As Prescription For Life started with the word THRIVE. It came to mind when her college best friend informed her of her mothers 3rd battle with Cancer. Out of creating something meaningful for a family that showed her the importance of healing as a mind body and should thing the concept continued to push her. It allowed her to use her experience in gymnastics to tap into her passion of inspiration by pursuing all the things she loves and using them all to become a whole, healthy being.
"Legacy is something too many of us take for granted in this day and age. It is something I have found myself becoming increasingly aware that I am working towards. I've overcome many obstacles in this life, the biggest being any doubt that I wasn't meant for something great. Once I decided on my purpose, nothing else really mattered to me. Acknowledging my purpose, writing it down, and making a plan for it has given so much more meaning and fire to my life, now all that is left is to either join me, or watch as I make it materialize."
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