“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
Following the success of my first AntiGravity® Fitness Teacher Training in China, I had the incredible opportunity to be invited to present at the Nike Super Workshop in Shanghai.
Shanghai is of my favorite world cities. It’s vibrant energy and historic culture makes for an amazing place to travel and experience. Walking up and down the old colonial roads, experiencing the nightlights from The Bund, then overlooking the entire city from the Oriental Pearl Tower make for a very touristy yet enjoyable time spent. What I love the most is the enormous contrast between old and new. When in Shanghai, you must eat the Chinese dumplings at some of the local shops, and walk through the old French quarters.
Arriving at the event I was blown away by the scale of this production. It had elements of a typical Fitness convention – loud music, latest and greatest exercise machines, supplements – mixed with some of the worlds top experts in fitness showcasing their products to over 2000 NIKE enthusiasts. Needless to say, presenting at this was a bit intimidating at first. I had to ground myself in Confidence, with the intention of wanting to Serve and Educate.
My presentation was 90 minutes long and in that time I had to explain who I am, what AntiGravity® Fitness is, where it comes from, then give everyone a trial session on the Harrison Hammock. For the most part, everything was smooth, and I realized at this event that the world of Public Speaking is something that inspires me!
Click here to download the Powerpoint presentation from the event. (AntiGravity® Fitness Presentation for NIKE Super Workshop Shanghai Powerpoint Presentation)
After my presentation, I then gave each person an experience on the AntiGravity® Hammocks. This part was a bit tricky because I only had an 8 Hammock booth, with 50 people all hungry to try. Breaking everyone up into partners and a groups of six, I then shared the Benefits of Decompression, some movement from AntiGravity® 1on1, and a workout sequence from AntiGravity® Suspension Fitness.
By the end of the event, I had this overwhelming feeling of accomplishment and gratitude. Working with NIKE and our team at Precor China added fuel to my ambition for wanting to continue to educate and inspire the world of China to understand the health benefits of this technique.
Decompression Training and Stretching is something that is now widely recognized in mainstream fitness and I am truly honored to be apart of a company that is leading the way.
To learn more about how you can incorporate the benefits of Decompression Training into your practice or regime see a list of my upcoming teacher trainings in Hong Kong and around Asia.