Client: Keri Hehn
Personal Trainer: Kimberly Fowler, Yoga for Athletes®, founder of YAS Fitness Centers
Location: Venice, California
First Steps. Like many competitive swimmers, Keri Hehn dreamed of qualifying for the Olympic team. A member of the U.S. Swim Team, she spent hours every day in the water, struggling to improve her 200-meter breaststroke time. During the qualification trials for the 2008 team, Hehn’s efforts fell short by 0.2 second.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve had some opportunities in my life that I’ve let pass me by because I was afraid of failing. The good news is that I figured out the power of failure many years ago. The bad news is that I still see many people passing up opportunities, as I once did, simply because fear of failure tends to inhibit forward thinking.
Those who undergo knee replacement surgery may also receive an exercise prescription from their doctors, if wind of a study makes its way to the
orthopedic wing. The Arthritis Care & Research study (2009; 61 , 174–83) has determined that post-op exercise could be a must for knee replacement patients looking to make a full recovery.
Plyometrics—a type of movement involving the legs, core or upper extremities—uses a quick, eccentric-concentric phase to harness elastic muscle properties while using neural drive to increase the number of active motor units, thus netting explosive power and acceleration (Twist 2008).
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.” —Jim Rohn, motivational speaker
As a business owner for close to 20 years, I’m always entertained when people say to me, “Yeah, I’m going to start my own business. Not having anyone ride my back and tell me what to do all the time is where I want to be.” I smile and shake my head, internally saying, “Yeah, well, good luck with that.”