"I skate because it is my passion. It challenges me both mentally and physically and allows me to express myself in many ways. I skate simply because I love it!"
Via Louisville Skating Academy
"Twenty years of sweat, smiles and shimmys! Sharing my love of movement in class is truly the best part of each and every day. This is my WHY- my IT Factor- in fitness and in life."
"By swimming in vulnerable ecosystems, I want to draw attention to the impact of our actions on our oceans. I’ve seen enormous chunks of ice slide off Arctic glaciers. I’ve swum over bleached coral killed by rising sea temperatures, and over the bones of whales hunted to the edge of extinction. I’ve visited lakes high in the Himalayas where once there was only ice. And I’ve seen plastic pollution in the most remote parts of the oceans, hundreds of kilometres away from human habitation. I’ve witnessed drastic changes in my lifetime – changes that have come about because of our actions. In my lifetime I’d like to see us change. Because we have it within our power to make a positive difference.
"I couldn't have been a happy person had I not had horses consistently throughout my life...if I hadn't had horses, to force me to get out of the house and take care of them, I wouldn't have the strength I have today."
"I exercise because when I was a baby I had a rare blood disorder. I suppose I feel like my body's in tip top shape.So it doesn't destroy me."
"It's about effort...[and] learn something, not just about lifting weights. They learn something about themselves - deep down inside."
"I'm loving exploring my abilities."
"Finding fitness taught me how to love myself again."