Nastia Liukin: How to Keep a Gold Medal Body
Nastia Liukin sat down with New York Magazine, and talked on how she keeps so fit.
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[/su_column] [su_column size=”3/5″] How I like to sweat: I followed a strict plan for 22 years so as soon as I was done competing I was like, you know what? I’m gonna do what I feel like doing. Some days that’s just getting in 20 minutes of some kind of workout, maybe it’s in my hotel room or my apartment or going for a quick jog. But for the most part I love changing it up. I also think that my body responds to that best. When you do the same thing over and over your body just gets used to it.
I love boxing with my trainer. I love barre classes and hot yoga. I love Pilates. That really elongates you, but it’s also important to do some kind of cardio and now that the weather’s nice I love running along the West Side. It’s a beautiful view. I take spinning classes, too.
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Nastia Liukin's Website [/su_column][/su_row] How wellness has changed for me: The older I get, the more I realize it’s also about longevity. Yes, it’s about living in the moment, enjoying your life, but at the same time, think about your life 10, 20, 30 years from now. You want to be able to enjoy life with kids and play with them and be active with them and then hopefully one day grandkids! It’s important to think about those things, but not overly obsess about them.
I believe in being able to just live your life and be happy and comfortable with it, but be active and take care of your body because it’s the only body that you have. You’re not going to be able to replace it. It’s like my gold medal — you just can’t get another one. It’s kind of like your body: You have one chance with it, so try to treat it the best that you can.