Transformer - Decepticon

Transformer - Decepticon

Monday, October 17, 2016


This is my usual spot I sit at when in the dinning hall at the LPOTC - I'm here for the week providing my special brand of sportsmassage to the #bobsled and #skeleton #athletes competing for a spot on the US National Bobsled & Skeleton Team 

Today starts off with orientation ( mostly for the new sports medical volunteers) a refresher for me and then start my shift at 1 pm.  My work station is set up and I'm ready to go!

It will be a fantastic week - the athletes and coaches I have encountered so far have been amazing - you can't hide genuine excitement- you just can't!

So with that I will confidently and GLITTERLY go on with my day πŸ˜ŽπŸŽ€πŸ‘ŠπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ’ͺ

Sports Massage at Team Trials

So, here I am back at the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center.. it's Bobsled & Skeleton season and I'm at team trials.  Its a stacked house this year with a significant amount of new athletes trying to break into the sport and there are some former athletes coming back.. but it all comes down to the next two weeks who's going to be on the official National Team.  So, we will see.

My job.. I'll be providing sports massage- my special brand that the athletes have come to like and expect.  Performance based treatments.
 and yes.. #Jack and friends are here too!

I'm not here to impress anyone, just doing what I do.  Facilitating my obligation and then I'm out... heading back to my Marines. 

My work station is set up for the week and I'm ready to go!

I'll touch base later on - you know how the week is going and the hub bub of whats going on with athletes. ( you know I won't be posting pictures or names- that's not my style) But you'll know what I'm talking about

I'm out ~ Glitter and all!


Monday, August 1, 2016

RIO 2016 - 1 Week In

My massage table & work station

Entrance to Sports Med

The signage here is so MOTO!

Covered walk way heading to Sports Med

Amanda & I at the base of Christ The Redeemer

View from the base of the statute

There are 172 stairs total, we climb them  daily

Selfie with a downward view

Well, here it is officially 1 (one) week being in RIO and gearing up for the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games.  Its been exciting along with the challenges of getting into a couple of routines.  Things like; what athletes are on the compound and when are their practices?  How many additional athletes & coaches show up each day and where do we start adding their post recovery treatments into the mix.  there is also the occasional switch in training schedules and locations - are they coming to our location or staying at the village?  So needless to say we are on the ever "flexible" end of things.. but perfectly fine by me.  I know from experience it's only going to ramp up with more intensity within this last week leading up to official Opening Ceremonies on Friday August 5th!!  

I am truly EXCITED!! 

Other things we  are figuring out is our daily exercise regiments - we need to stay sharp and be focused, the exercise part I think keeps us on target. I feel like my mental, physical & emotional parts are all synced up right now which is awesome.  It's also nice to wake up and be in a peaceful place as well.

We ( the medical staff) had a day off on Saturday and headed up to Christ the Redeemer - ( not that I'm a super religious person) but was in awe and inspired by its majesty and the beautiful churches in the little town at the base of the mountain.  What a Magical view from above.  From where I could stand and see the Olympic Venues it looks pretty cool... we could even see some of the rowers on the water practicing... pretty cool!

So, Ive had a steady flow of athletes on my massage table- which is super motivating ( you gotta see this massage table) and the case load will continue to grow... I say "BRING IT"  that's why I'm here.

I'm living the dream people - hard work, sacrifice and determination does pay off!   Go Team USA!!

I'm out for now... picking up my clinic shift

Always & with the Glitter!

Friday, July 29, 2016

RIO 2016 - Sports Massage Therapists Journey

Lori-Ann Gallant-Heilborn, LMT

Hello Everyone..  well, here I am but really it's WE - because I'm here with an incredible bunch of sports medical professionals.  Thats what makes up this fabulous Sports Med Team...  We are Team Lonier - High Performance Sports medicine professionals

Lee Feris, LMT

Amanda Jones, MSPT - ATC

Kevin DeWeber, MD

 So we have been on site here at Lonier for almost a week setting up the sports medical high performance facility.  There has been a steady trickle of athletes and coaching staff arriving on a daily basis - Im not going to lie, it's EXCITING!

We have all settled into a daily routine waiting for training and competition schedules.  We are staying busy.  Doc Weber and Celeste keep us updated on new information and always in a flexible mode... things can and will change in a moment.

I'll be here supporting the athletes from the US Delegation until about the 22nd of August!  This is extremely exciting and a complete honor to be here representing and working with our nations top athletes!  Go Team USA!!  

I will keep you all updated on this exciting adventure called the Olympic Games! RIO2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


Hard work, dedication to athletes, knowledge and skill have "driven" me to the places I want to go ~ I will always be committed to the highest level of training, technical skill, knowledge and continued learning for the athletes that need my services.  I can honestly say I have set my self apart from the rest of the pack! 
#sportsmassage #IASTM #USMT #KristenParadise #KaelaRoseGentile #Training #MuscleMechanics 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

USMT Marine Athletes

Well the guys do it again!  Gunny, Victor & Greg running in the first endurance race of the year... Cold, wet and a little muddy... All coming in respectfully in their age groups!
Gunny came in Second
Victor came in Fourth
Greg came in Third

Not sure if Greg was "sand-bagging" or not because he was the only one with fresh- USMT- sports massage legs, he came in for a "tune-up" this past week! 

I'm so proud of all my athletes and runners!