Shayla Zeitz

Shayla Zeitz

WOMEN IN BUSINESS – Milestone Women – teens

An avid baseball and fastball player and member of Team BC 16U team, Shayla was recently named BC Baseball’s Female Athlete of the Year.

Shayla Zeitz is a Grade 11 student at Esquimalt High School, who has grown up in the Victoria area with her parents and brother.

An avid baseball and fastball player and member of Team BC 16U team, Shayla was recently named BC Baseball’s Female Athlete of the Year.

“My passion for leadership and athletics has taken me on many adventures with great people, and I am excited to know that there are many more to come,” she says.

Shayla Zeitz is a Grade 11 student at Esquimalt High School, who has grown up in the Victoria area with her parents and brother.

An avid baseball and fastball player and member of Team BC 16U team, Shayla was recently named BC Baseball’s Female Athlete of the Year.

“My passion for leadership and athletics has taken me on many adventures with great people, and I am excited to know that there are many more to come,” she says.

Black Press: How do you find balance in your life?

Shayla Zeitz: I find my balance through physical activity.

Whether it’s a run near my home or a practice for a team I find that time essential in keeping a clear mind.

I think it’s important for everyone to have something worked into their routine that helps them find that personal balance. It is far more difficult to find balance in our busy days when we are not balanced ourselves.

BP: The one thing you’d like to do better?

SZ: I would do better to be more diligent when it comes to my personal organization. I tend to lose things.

BP: Most cherished piece of advice?

SZ: “Everything in moderation.” A treat is not a treat if you have it every day.

BP: What has been your most unforgettable experience?

SZ: Two summers ago I went on a nine-day canoe/hike trip with a Leadership Development program through the YMCA. Spending nine days in the wilderness with this group of extraordinary people was physically, emotionally and mentally taxing. However it was also one of the most rewarding things I have ever done.

At the top of our hike was an alpine meadow. I was standing in snow, on the top of a huge mountain, in August, with sunglasses and a smile on my face…it was exhilarating and unforgettable. Our Island is stunning.

BP: Your guilty pleasure?

SZ: The TV show How I Met Your Mother…it makes me laugh every time.

Black Press: How do you find balance in your life?

Shayla Zeitz: I find my balance through physical activity.

Whether it’s a run near my home or a practice for a team I find that time essential in keeping a clear mind.

I think it’s important for everyone to have something worked into their routine that helps them find that personal balance. It is far more difficult to find balance in our busy days when we are not balanced ourselves.

BP: The one thing you’d like to do better?

SZ: I would do better to be more diligent when it comes to my personal organization. I tend to lose things.

BP: Most cherished piece of advice?

SZ: “Everything in moderation.” A treat is not a treat if you have it every day.

BP: What has been your most unforgettable experience?

SZ: Two summers ago I went on a nine-day canoe/hike trip with a Leadership Development program through the YMCA. Spending nine days in the wilderness with this group of extraordinary people was physically, emotionally and mentally taxing. However it was also one of the most rewarding things I have ever done.

At the top of our hike was an alpine meadow. I was standing in snow, on the top of a huge mountain, in August, with sunglasses and a smile on my face…it was exhilarating and unforgettable. Our Island is stunning.

BP: Your guilty pleasure?

SZ: The TV show How I Met Your Mother…it makes me laugh every time.