I want to introduce to you Jordan McAmmond. Jordan is an Ironman Triathlete and she will be contributing fitness and lifestyle tips to the GCH community. She will also be answering all our burning questions regarding fitness so get your exercise challenges and questions ready!
We may not all be triathletes or inspire to be but I think it is safe to say we all want to be fitter versions of our current selves. Fitness and exercise is a vital component to a balanced, healthy, life. I think you too may realize that our goals are always evolving. This evolution is what keep us motivated. There is no time like the present to set your fitness goals. So, whether you goal is to complete a 5k, keep up with the kids or ahem.... in Jordan's case train for a World Championship Ironman triathlon we can all benefit from tips to incorporating movement and fitness into our lives in a way we love.
If you don't know what an Ironman Triathlon consists of let me break down the awesomeness of this event to you. An Ironman Triathlon consists of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike and a 26.2 mile run. It is so admirable that Jordan can compete in these events and still live a balanced life despite the massive amounts of training that are involved.
"My passion for living an active lifestyle began at a young age as an age group swimmer. I went on to swim in a collegiate Division 1 program while obtaining a bachelor's degree in kinesiology. I continued to pursue this line of study and went on to obtain a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Medicine. I have now been a clinician for over 10 years, working with patient populations ranging from the Olympic bound young athlete to the aging adult struggling with balance deficits. I am a swim coach for a junior elite triathlon team as well as the strength and conditioning coach for a local age group swim team. My passion for helping others maintain an active, healthy lifestyle has carried over into my own aspirations as an endurance triathlete. I have completed 15 marathons and 5 Ironmans as well as competed in multiple distances at the national and world level. I am currently training to qualify for the Ironman World Championships in Kona."
Good Luck Jordan!
OK so what do you want to ask Jordan? Do you want to know how she fits training into her life? How does she refuel to perform optimally physically and mentally? How many hours of sleep does she get? What does she eat? This is your chance to get your fitness questions answered. What do you want to know? Submit your question below in the comments section or email me your question to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will keep it confidential. What are your goals? I recommend setting goals and intention for fitness prior to the holiday season mayhem so once Jan 2nd hits you have already developed the habit and you have gotten your answers from Jordan. Tell us your goals, send us you questions and challenges and share this with your friends and family so we can create a ripple effect for a Happier and Healthier Community.