I started taking gymnastics lessons when I was four-years-old, and I immediately loved the sport. As I grew older, I always looked forward to spending time at the gym. I spent as many hours there as possible. I continued to take regular gymnastic classes, competed on a team and participated in strenuous workouts throughout high school and college. Now that I’m an adult, I still keep fit through gymnastics training. I workout everyday and devote the majority of time to drills and exercises that are centered around improving and achieving gymnastic skills. I enjoy this type of training and want to continue to further my accomplishments in the sport. I also appreciate the benefits from increasing strength and muscle tone to encouraging greater stamina. I always manage to elevate my heart rate and get myself breathless. I’m drenched in sweat by the conclusion of the workout, feel totally fatigued and sometimes get rather sore. I tend to push myself a bit too hard. Now that I no longer have the advantage of youth, I need to work harder to maintain my flexibility. I spend a lot more time on the warm up and stretching portion of the workout than I ever have. I make sure to dedicate the last ten minutes to a proper cool down. I know that I won’t always be able to use back handsprings, walkovers, handstands, aerial cartwheels and back tucks as a way to keep in shape. I plan to remain as strong, healthy and capable as possible for as long as I can. I enjoy my training sessions and feel good about my achievements.