Anna great article i personal feel like a Torch Bearer and A Iron Women. I teach kick boxing and i love feeding off of my classmates and pushing myself to the limit. I also Motivate others to succeed in their fitness goals.
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It’s the most wonderful time of the every-four-years: The Summer Olympic games. From July 27 – August 12, you’ll always have a respectable reason to watch TV in your air-conditioned apartment. You might find yourself carrying on a conversation about something in the “Sports” section for the first time, or you just may finally throw that Beer Olympics theme party.
But whether you’re a fencing fanatic or a connoisseur of eye candy (hello, Ryan Lochte), how you choose to watch the Olympics says a lot about you. Take this fun quiz to find out what your viewing habits say about your workout style—and what new exercises just might make you want to go for the gold.
a. The inspirational stories
b. The gravity-defying moves
c. The classic rivalries
d. The team spirit
e. The hot bodies
a. The opening ceremony
a. When athletes from different opposing teams embrace
b. When the TV station cuts away from rhythmic dancing to show archery
c. I don’t cry
d. When the U.S. soccer team loses a long, tough fight
e. When the camera turns to Ryan Lochte’s abs (tears of joy, of course)
a. The webpage for the Special Olympics—I can’t wait to volunteer!
b. A Wikipedia article about Estonia after noticing the flag at the Opening Ceremony
c. A book about the makings of a champion
d. A transcript of what the coach said to the rowing team before their big race
e. A magazine article about Natalie Coughlin’s training regimen
a. Lounging on a couch with a group of friends
b. I usually forget to watch the Olympics
c. Lifting at the gym
d. At my usual sports bar
e. At home, painting my nails
a. A peace-promotion poster including all the countries that competed
b. A funky ring I bought from a street artist
c. A mock gold medal
d. A bold U.S.A. jersey
e. A cute tote with the Olympic logo
You’re a giving gal who likes to be a part of something bigger than yourself—perhaps you work for a non-profit or lead your alumni club’s volunteer committee. You’re most likely to be motivated to work out when you know you’re making a difference, so sign up for a race that supports a cause you believe in, or join a sports league that raises money for a local charity.
You’re a free spirit who prefers the dance floor to the gym. You tend to get your exercise as you go through life, like by biking to work or going for a dip when the mood strikes. You need variety, and that’s good news for your body. Add some more spice by hitting up a rock-climbing wall or checking out cycle-yoga, a growing trend that combines spinning and yoga.
Other people call your gym sessions torture, but you feed off pushing yourself to the limit. You’ve got the competitive spirit of an Olympian, and should harness that in your workouts. Enroll in a self-defense class like Krav Maga or register for a Tough Mudder, a brutal—but supposedly rewarding—10-12 mile run through extreme obstacles.
You were a team captain in high school, and have played in more sports leagues than you can count. At work and on the field, you’re a true team player. Organize your own new league or see if any gyms in your city offer punk-rope—a heart-pumping combination of jumping rope, running relays, and building camaraderie (thanks to the shared experience of looking ridiculous).
Let’s face it: You’re a girly girl who goes to the gym to look good in slinky dresses and meet cute guys (but, of course, you’re easily convinced to skip it if someone mentions happy hour). Keep yourself motivated by enrolling in Zumba or joining a local running club—being a part of group will hold you accountable (and might just be where you find your next date).