On the airplane coming home from the Nautica South Beach Triathlon, I thought about athleticism. Merriam-Webster defines an athlete as “a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility or stamina.” All three of us Fusion DPTs -- myself, David and Luke -- as well as our sports-performance specialist, Maddie, flew to Miami on Friday night and provided hands-on care to New York’s Full Throttle’s professional triathlon team: 72 men and women who define athleticism. As we watched the 3000 registrants first pull themselves through the Atlantic Ocean, then propel themselves on bikes and push on foot, I was awed by the drive – and ability -- these novice and elite athletes have to bring their bodies to the next level, to achieve both team and personal success. Some of them were pushing with pain and I realized that many of you, professional, amateur or teen athletes, can relate to that feeling! But like the athletes we saw this weekend, everyone who comes to Fusion is working hard, pushing towards something, whether it’s a personal best or simply to be pain-free. Just as with these professional athletes we worked with at the Nautica event, we are in awe of our clients and their drive. It’s because of you that we love what we do.
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If you've been either hibernating or training indoors this winter, go easy when you take it to the beautiful outdoors. Slowwww and steady wins the race.