Uncovering Your Dancer’s Strengths, with Katie Groven
It’s the first guest interview episode of the Passion for Dance Podcast! Today’s guest is Katie Groven of Dancer-Fitness.com. Katie is an ACSM certified personal trainer, holistic health coach and two time world champion dancer. She is the creator of dancer-fitness.com an online exercise database designed to optimize dancer’s skills with strength training. She has combined her 25 years of dance and her expertise in fitness to empower dancers of all ages to view themselves as athletes and give coaches and teachers the tools to increase their strength, endurance, injury prevention, and overall performance.
In this interview we talk about the importance of strength training specific to dancer’s needs and goals, why it doesn’t take as much time as you think, our views on whether dancers are athletes, and so much more.
Here are some highlights:
- [2m 47s] Katie’s story and dance journey
- [6m 45s] Confidence comes from strength training
- [12m 30s] Strength training makes cleaning routines easier!
- [15m 36s] When dance is my identity
- [21m 22s] Motivating your dancers to take strength training seriously
- [25m 29s] Comparison is the thief of joy
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