The Skate Pairs skaters recently welcomed a special visitor to the rink. Sports Psychologist, Barbara Steele Martin, shared her techniques for attaining optimal performance intensity. Some skaters find that they are too excited or too relaxed and tired on competition day. Barbie showed our athletes how they can elevate or decrease their intensity by doing a series of mind exercises.
With Barbie’s assistance, the skaters practiced breathing, visualization, and muscle tension techniques. She walked them through how to do each one and answered questions specific to each skater’s personal needs. At the conclusion, Bobby Martin used his famous soothing voice to walk our skaters through a beach visualization. Our skaters gave Bobby an A+ review for his efforts and are so excited to try our Barbie’s techniques.
Thank you for joining us, Barbie!