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  • Calling All Athletic Women!

    9 posts, 8 voices, 1143 views, started Jul 6, 2008

    Posted on Sunday, July 6, 2008 by Felicia H.

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    • Amethyst
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      I’ve been jumping over something, running or lifting since I was 14. After retiring from my sport at age 36, I started karate and absolutely love it! There’s something quite therapeutic about getting to hit something and scream as loudly as you can - and it is oh so much cheaper than therapy, lol...

      Any other athletic women out there?



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          Encee wrote Aug 26, 2008
        • I too am dedicated to fitness.  I got into sports as a child, then transitioned into the gym workout later, and now I have a home-gym and a degree in fitness & nutrition.  I love putting activity in my life everyday, and  yes, it is truly the best form of venting I can think of.  It really can change your whole perspective!
          Good luck with the magazine as well!



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          Ccotton wrote Aug 30, 2008
        • I also love physical fitness.  Since I was was in high school I was always into being fit.  I just completed my first 5K at the beginning of August, it was awesome!  I’m a vegetarian and love healthy eating.  Working out is a wonderful stress reducer.  I absolutely love it!



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          Blacknstackd wrote Aug 30, 2008
        • I don’t know people live without the benefits of physical activity.  Although a dancer by trade, I began in track and
          field.  These days, I teach dance, tour with ballet company, run a tap festival and direct my own company, as well as choreograph for many many outlets.  I feel like my life has a meaning!



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          Mz. Queen wrote Dec 6, 2008
        • I’m glad I found y‘all. I was beginning to believe that there were too few women interested in being active just because it feels good and your used to it. I cannot do a lot of running as I have knee issues, but I know that exercise can strengthen the joints and therefore ease the pain.

            I keep busy with the movement I like and am constantly on the look out for other active ventures. Currently I take taekwondo lessons, dance, walk and ride my bike.

            

          much love
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          Amethyst wrote Jan 10, 2009
        • I trained in karate for 8 years and had to stop because of a few chronic injuries. I hope someday I can return before I am too old. (I’m in my mid-40’s) but the recooperation seems to be taking a long time.  

          In any case, I love martial arts and I found out that it was the only activity that didn’t bore me and that I was actually good at. It’s a FANTASTIC stress reliever and depending on how active the class is, it’s also a calories burner. But regardless, I discovered that it really releases all the anger, stress and frustration from a day at the office.estatic



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          Mz. Queen wrote Jan 10, 2009
        • Yes it certainly does do all that and then some. I have a green belt in Taekwondo so I am now sparring on a regular basis so yes I do get to burn more calories as well as having a great time.



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          Felicia H. wrote Apr 6, 2009
        • I have a brown belt in Goju karate (an Okinawan style via Japan) and will be testing next month for my black belt, so I can relate. We do more point sparring, which is more like a game of tag than full-contact sparring. I like both, though, and when we‘re not fighting in the dojo, I try to take it out on the heavy bag at home. It doesn’t quite move like a real, live human, but it gets you used to hitting something solid. My knees are hurting, too, Amethyst, but they hurt when I started! In fact, I wore a brace this morning while doing my katas...

          Keep sweating, ladies!



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