Dr. Trina Wiggins is Still Flippin’ Awesome – Mother of Twin Valedictorians
Trina Wiggins Reaches New Heights
I recently saw Dr. Wiggins featured in a video clip about her amazing twin sons, Marcus and Malcolm. Both boys graduated with 4.8 GPAs from Centennial High in Las Vegas and are headed to Stanford in the fall. A former gymnast and present day fitness competition competitor she has always encouraged her boys to strive for excellence. In addition to her activities involving fitness and sport, Ms. Wiggins is a respected pediatrician with an active practice.
On her website Opt 2 B Fit, Obesity Management, Fitness and cure, she is described as follows:
“Dr. Trina Wiggins was born in San Francisco, California and raised in Oakland, California. She received her B.A. degree in Human Biology from Stanford University. Afterwards, she attended Washington University School of Medicine and received her M.D. degree. Thereafter, she completed her residency in pediatrics at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. She served as director of Project Lifestart in Phoenix, Arizona, a program designed to help low income women achieve optimum health and nutrition during their pregnancy. She earned certification as a Wellness Health Coach from the Wellness Coaching Institute and she is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has been married to Dr. Carl Allen for over 20 years and they have twin boys.”
In an article in Stanford Magazine she recounted the following:
“My goal has always been to have fun, to enjoy myself and to perform. If I think of it as a performance and not a competition, it’s a different feeling. After the years on the Stanford team, competition was my only frame of reference. But when you’re in your 40s, it’s not about the competition. As I try to teach my kids, in order to be a winner, you don’t have to win the race, but you do have to stay in the game. If you go out there and hustle and be aggressive, you are going to get a good result. You win with grace. You lose with dignity.”
In all the work she does to help others as well as raising amazing children, Dr. Wiggins embodies the excellence of spirit we highlight and support at My Beautiful Life. We look forward to bringing you more life stories like Dr. Wiggins. These stories should be shared and given life.!