Curious how professional athletes fuel their bodies? Or how they stay active during the off-season? Follow along as LifeWise Director of Health Inspiration Ariana Kukors sits down with athletes from around the Northwest for our 2 Minutes with… mini-series.
Name: Apolo Anton Ohno
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
Sport: Short Track Speed Skating
Extras: Apolo became the youngest U.S. national champion in his sport at age 14 and went on to win the national title 12 times. He also has a dancing title under his belt, having won the 2007 season of Dancing with the Stars.
Ariana: What exercises are most important for short track?
Apolo: Dry land training, especially anything with legs. I like wearing a weight vest and doing one-legged jumps.
Ariana: What is your favorite sport besides speed skating?
Apolo: My favorite winter sport would have to be downhill skiing. In the summer I go for track and field.
Ariana: What is your number one tip for eating healthy?
Apolo: I try to stay away from gluten or dairy, but it’s not for everyone.
Ariana: What is your favorite thing about winter in the Northwest?
Apolo: The morning fog on a dry day and going for a nice run outside.
Ariana: What songs are on your workout playlist?
Apolo: I listen to a lot of different music when working out, but I really like hip-hop and house. What I listen to depends on how I’m feeling and what I’m doing.