As temperatures rise and summer kicks into full swing, people naturally start to think about exercise, health and of course, how they look in a bathing suit. I sat down with some of the most accomplished professional athletes and fitness gurus to learn about their approach to wellness. As I experienced firsthand, staying fit and healthy as an over-scheduled adult can be a daunting challenge. I asked experts and superstars to share their insight into the mental and physical aspects of wellness, including the routines that work, ways to avoid injuries and how to beat mental fatigue.
Sean Avery is one of the most outspoken players in the NHL and with all the attention he garners off the ice it sometimes easy to forget that he is entering his 10th year as a professional athlete in one of the world's most physically demanding sports. At the age of 31 he says he is burnt out from sitting in the gym and doing squats. True to form he varies his workout routine and stays busy with everything from Tennis, Indoor cycling and (not surprisingly) boxing to stay fit.
Sean says that the angles, movement and strategy of tennis have a lot in common with Hockey. With a smile Avery says "We take punches in our field of work" so it's good idea to learn how to give them and to take them" so he is a regular at the Trinity Boxing Club... Sean says that he deals with adversity by "Trying to get back at it as quick as you can" even after a tough loss.