Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Day in the Life of Olympian & World Champion Chellsie Memmel

Although Chellsie is currently recovering from shoulder surgery, she agreed to give us a look inside her average daily schedule. 

(Property of Sports Illustrated) 
8:00 AM -  "A typical day for me starts with waking up at 8:00. I have some breakfast and get ready to head to the gym."

9:00 AM - "I start .. with a run to get moving then the National Team warm up and conditioning. I generally will start on beam then move to floor, and do a few timers on vault then finish on bars."

12:30 PM - "I finish and go home to have lunch. I like to read a lot so I walk on the treadmill while reading for about 35 minutes, unless I am completely absorbed in the book then I end up walking longer then intended."

4:30 PM - "I head back to the gym at around 4:30 and I hit bars, beam, floor dance and full vaults. This practice is shorter [than the first].

6:30 PM - "I go back home for dinner. I will do a little cleaning then probable walk again for a half hour to wind down. I finish my days by hanging out on the couch with my boyfriend, Kory and my dogs, Lexi and Lucy." 

Chellsie Memmel is one of the the Most Decorated US Gymnasts of all time, and is a Three time World Champion, 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist, 2004 Olympic Alternate and has two skills named after her. She's been an elite since 2000. She's also appeared in commercials for Gatorade, P&G and was featured in a Vogue photoshoot shot by the legendary Annie Leibovitz. 


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