Professional Pole Vaulter // Amateaur Yogi
Hilton Head Island High School, University of South Carolina Alum, University of South Carolina Track and Field Athlete (pole vault), Former level 10 gymnast, Spearfisher-woman, Professional Pole Vaulter, Olympic Team Trials Competitor in 2012. Signed Model. Yoga obsessed. Artist.
Q: What keeps you motivated to be active and healthy?
A: Being an athlete my entire life, age 5 until now, staying active and healthy has always been a huge part of my life. I love the way i feel when I treat my body like a temple, which we all should! I love being in the kitchen and cooking healthy meals. I am also super competitive and especially with myself so I am always trying to beat my previous personal bests when it comes to workouts or really any activity. There’s nothing better than that feeling of achieving new goals and PR’s.
Q: What is your favorite dryland workout?
A: My favorite dryland work is probably my C2 yoga class- it combines yoga and strength training exercises and lot and lots of core- which is key!
Q: What is your favorite water work out i.e. swimming, water polo, ocean swim, surf session, SUP? (if you have a specific swim set you like, please share):
A: My favorite water workout is a recovery workout my team used to do in the pool. Its purpose is really just to get blood flowing and keep the impact low so your body can recover in between workouts. We would start with just treading water and then move into full leg cycles (to simulate running/ sprinting underwater) and then to finish we would do lots of leg swings underwater to help with hip mobility.
Q: What activities do you do in JOLYN?
A: JOLYN is so versatile! I wear the tops to yoga with a pair of leggings for my sweat drenched hot yoga classes. The two pieces triangle tops are perfect for the beach with friends. And when I want to hop in the pool for a quick recovery workout- the onsies are my go-to!
Q: What's your favorite JOLYN color?
A: I love love love all the nautical/ ocean themed prints - the mermaids scales, and splash too!
Q: What's your favorite JOLYN style and why?
A: Hmm, all of them?! If I had to pick just one though it would be the tomcat top and brazil bottoms. I love these styles because they are so versatile - I can either lay out on the beach in it or do activities!
Q: If you were stranded on an island and could only bring 3 things, what would they be?
A: My hammock, a spear, and some SPF.