“If you have a body, you are an athlete”
– Bill Bowerman, cofounder of Nike
With this 4-part mini series, I share with you little bit about my health and fitness journey and how I've ended up where I am today. You'll see throughout this series, why I'm not your usual coach who just tells you to go hard or go home. I prioritize health just as much as I prioritize your physique goals, and because of that, I consider myself a very responsible coach.
I hope this series is interesting for you to listen to, and I always like to hear your story, too! So please send me a DM on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/kerstenkimura/) or leave a reply under this post on my blog.
Becoming A Track Athlete & Developing A Love For Fitness
Yes, I consider myself an athlete and you should, too. I believe in Bill Bowerman's famous quote — If you have a body, you're an athlete. So when I call myself an athlete, I don't mean an olympic level athlete, although, as you'll learn from this episode, this was certainly my dream…
I have been active most of my life. I got started with track and field at the age of 9. Couple of years later I started basketball too.
My mom and grandparents really wanted me to take piano classes, which I did… But soon realized that I don't like it the tiniest bit. All I ever dreamed of was becoming the best track athlete in the world 🙂
Well, that didn't happen. Although I was the hardest worker in our training group and could have out trained anyone, I wasn't naturally gifted enough to make the big dreams I had come true.
But those years of hard work and dedication definitely shaped my forever love for fitness.
You can listen to the episode on Balanced Vibes podcast on most podcast platforms!