Mari Wolkstein is a competitive hockey defensewoman. She is small but mighty. It has been so much fun to watch this young athlete develop physically and emotionally. Mari has grit. She is determined with a deep sense of purpose. She is an athlete who needs no external motivation, because her engine is fired deep within. That level of motivation, a strong inner force that causes behavior, is a rare quality in anyone – but especially someone of Mari’s age. Her athletic achievements are astounding. She is not only training with Coaching by G 4-6 days a week, but playing hockey as much, traveling to tournaments, a rockstar in the classroom, an avid reader, guitar player, and much more. Mari is an example to everyone in the gym: she is not waiting for her life to happen, she is actively engaged in designing the life she wants. (Are you struggling with designing the life you want, specifically when it comes to diet? Here’s a whole bunch of nutritional know-how to help you harness the power of your biochemistry.)
Mari is going places and we are so grateful to be a part of her journey. I can’t wait to see what is next. Stay strong, Mari!
Mari Wolkstein had this to say about her time with us: “I started working with G 2 years ago when I was 10 years old. The atmosphere that has been created at the gym is amazingly supportive and fun. I have never once experienced a feeling of scorn for missing a lift, only support. I have learned so much, not just concerning weights and lifting, but lessons that will serve me throughout life. Both G and Tia are very knowledgeable and are amazing teachers. They offer constructive criticism that is easy to listen to, and use a teaching form that is easy to understand. Thanks to my work at the gym, my growth as an athlete has accelerated exponentially.”