Saturday, June 23, 2012
Fit-Pic: Gettin' Cheeky With Shawn Johnson
How would you like to work out with an Olympian? And not just any Olympian but one with a gold medal and two silver medals in her cache, plus a Dancing With the Stars disco ball? If you're a Cheeky girl (or lucky enough to be invited by Nike, in my case), then you got to sweat with gymnast Shawn Johnson, Nike Training Club trainer Marie Purvis and On Your Mark's co-owner Emily Hutchins in Lincoln Park on Saturday morning. Or maybe it was more that you were sweating and aching and taking your functional training to new levels--they made the NTC workout look easy, which I assure you, it wasn't.
A sore calf may have sidelined me from the start (twisted it yesterday when I got a taste of Shawn's workout drill pack that'll be released on June 29), but the 60 seconds of skate skiers I did got the blood pumping. And it gave me an excuse to take pictures--and notice that Shawn never stopped moving! I guess that's what happens when you're used to training all day almost every day? Or maybe she was just exemplifying the #maketherules theme of the day--we were there to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX, after all, and preview the NikeFuel House.