Most weekends in July, I have an inner conflict: do I stay indoors and watch a televised pro event or do I get outside and run or oversee a teen football practice or go support my staff and clients in the myriad of races and competitions that flood the highways, waterways and arenas all month long?!
As you can guess, from knowing Team Fusion and the athletes who train here, I do it all because you do it all. Whether you’re temporarily sidelined due to injury or you’re in peak form having the season of your career, take a break and watch Messi do a proper header during FIFA Fever or Djokovic keep his head in the game for the US Open after his dizzying Wimbledon victory or Greipel pick off another stage in the Tour de France or Stacey Lewis get ready to defend her title in the RICOH’s British Open. (COULD USE ANOTHER WOMAN PRO ATHLETE IN THIS LINE UP)
In addition to the pros, our staff and clients are athletically “killing it” this season. Dr. David competed in his first-ever Tri and loved it so much he has two more coming up. Head of Sports Performance, Maddy Marsh, has the San Francisco Marathon at the end of the month; she practices what she preaches to her clients! Athletic Trainer Jeff Lee wowed the crowd in the Garden State Strongman Competition. And the Wassner sisters are at the top of their game this triathlon season.
And inside our facility, the recruit season for college athletes is in full swing. Our Sports Performance program, with its Wednesday drop in clinics, 1:1 and small group customized training sessions, is making sure that Fusion teen athletes are ready for camps and showcases. We’re also preparing for our first full year as Hunter College High School’s athletic training and physical therapy partner. We will begin working with the athletes as early as mid-August with pre-season drills and individual athlete Sports Performance Assessments.
But, I’ve still been hitting west side highway to run. Usually, it's a difficult month to be an outdoor athlete. The weather is normally brutal day after day and you have to get creative to beat the heat. Running, cycling or training at 5AM or late at night. We’ve been blessed this year with a slight breeze off the Hudson River and temperatures in the 80s more than the high 90s. Get out there and enjoy mid-summer! And when you’re indoors, turn on the telly and watch athletic skill and excellence at its very best.
Magnesium can be helpful with muscle cramping especially in this hot, muggy weather.