I Can Still Fly!

Posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 at 4:51 am


Watch the video below!


If you don’t already know, I used to be a competitive gymnast as a child and was forced to stop due to an unfortunate injury at the age of sixteen. 


I wasn’t ready to say good bye to the sport entirely so I became a certified gymnastics coach and fed my desire to be in that environment a little while longer. 


I guess you can say that’s really where my love for coaching really began.


I still love the sport of gymnastics – discipline, flexibility, strength, endurance, balance, stamina, speed, agility - it covers it all.  


And as you can imagine, I was thrilled and over the moon when I discovered that the club where I send my kids to learn gymnastics are now offering adult classes too.


The days weren’t passing by quick enough until I could go play once again – this time, in a 33 year-old body.


What’s strange is that my body still remembered all of the moves; however I must admit, I’ve lost all spatial orientation and ended up flat on my face a few times.


Not to worry – what doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger, right? :)


So here’s a quick peak of me at the gym:



What really amazed me though was the fearlessness of the other people around me who have NEVER done gymnastics before.


There were complete beginners in this group doing front flips and even double back flips off the trampoline!


It is truly amazing to witness firsthand how the limitations we set in our minds dictate what we can and cannot do. A truly inspiring bunch to be around…


If you live in Dubai, come and try a class. 


You can visit Bogdan Nicolae Gymnastics and Personal Training for dates, location and timing details.


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