Today marks Day 7 of what so far has been a very interesting 2012 Olympic games (badminton players we’re talking to YOU)!
SPEAR’s 56th street location celebrated the start of the games last Friday by sporting their favorite country’s colors (or in some cases showing up in their gym clothes). Italy, Germany, Spain, Canada, and of course the US were represented by members of our clinical and clerical delegations.
Today we asked a few SPEAR team members which Olympic sports they would compete in and why. We received some surprising answers, including a few sports from the winter games!
56th street therapist Sarah Tabia: Rhythmic gymnastics and synchronized diving. I’m the most amazed when I watch those sports. They look so effortless but require so much skill, precision, and hard work.
Anne Marie (billing department): Beach volleyball! Any sport you can play on the beach is OK with me!
84th street therapist Raymond Delacruz: I’d probably go with archery. It takes fine motor skills, controlling your heart rate, and staying calm. It’s more of an inner peace kind of sport; it’s all about keeping yourself calm. And if not archery, then women’s beach volleyball, although I don’t think they’d let me compete in that.
56th street therapist Patrick Watson: I’d compete in bobsledding. I’m more of a winter sports kinda guy.
Yennelly (billing department): Tennis! It requires total body fitness.
56th street therapist Kasey Johnson: Luge (a winter sport), because I love going sledding.
Monique (billing department): Kayaking! It takes aptitude, stamina, agility, and adrenaline!
56th street assistant director and therapist Kelly Althaus: Dressage (or horse dancing) because middle America can really identify with it.
Which Olympic sport would you compete in? For a fun look at which Olympic athlete’s body matches your own, check out the BBC’s interactive feature, “Your Olympic Body Match.”