Have you ever wondered what a Physie Champion gets up to in the off season? What does a physie girl do when she doesn’t have her weekly class to attend?! Here is a glimpse of what Kristin Scott, the 2018 Open Senior 25-27 years, has been doing in her time off over the holiday period.

What do you like to do in the Physie break?
It’s great to be able to have some time to do the things I don’t get the chance to do as much during the Physie season. Catching up with friends and family are always my favourite things to do. We have our annual seniors day out in January which is always something I look forward to! Having the chance to relax is also nice, I have spent a lot of these holidays lazing around the pool and at the beach. The break has also been a really good chance for me to plan for the year ahead and set some goals for 2019.

 

What is your favourite hobby or something people may not know about you?
2018 was a very busy year for me, graduating from UNSW with a Bachelor of Arts/Secondary Education. I secured my first job as a Dance teacher at Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts. I am also a qualified Legal Studies Teacher which is something I love and am very interested in. Physie has been my favourite hobby for as long as I can remember! But when I am not working, teaching Physie or at class myself I am often café hopping around Wollongong.

 

How do you keep it, healthy and flexible over the break so that you’re ready for the new year?
I like to mix up my fitness training a lot to keep me motivated. For strength training I love to do Pilates and Barre Attack. To keep my cardio fitness up I go for runs on the treadmill, and also really enjoy boxing classes. I am very lucky that I live along the coast and I love to take walks along the beach, usually with a friend which often involves lunch or coffee afterwards! No matter what kind of training session I do I always make sure I stretch afterwards to keep up my flexibility.

Do you have a favourite personal quote?
“Practise like you’ve never won
Perform like you’ve never lost”

To me this quote isn’t about winning or losing. It’s about taking every class as an opportunity to better yourself by giving it your all. It’s also about approaching performances with confidence, knowing you have worked your absolute best in the lead up. Success doesn’t happen overnight so I think it’s equally important to have both determination and self-belief when working towards your personal goals.