Gymnast turned warrior for wellness
OLIVIA Vivian inspired young girls when she appeared on Australian Ninja
Warrior this year and now she has turned her attention to young people in remote and underserviced communities.
The former Olympic gymnast is an ambassador for Wellness Walkabout, a mass yoga class being held at Optus Stadium to raise money for Fair Game, a notfor-profit organisation that provides health and fitness programs as well as recycled sports equipment to remote and under-serviced communities in WA. “Since the show (Ninja
Warrior) came out, the response from parents and young girls has been great,” Vivian said.
“I want to inspire young women and older women who are not confident in themselves to go out and give things like this a go.”
The Leaky Tap cafe owner said she practised yoga as often as she could.
“It’s something where you shouldn’t wait until you feel like you need it,” Vivian said.
“I do it during my warmups at least.”
Fair Game is aiming to attract 3000 people to the event so it becomes the biggest yoga class in Australia. There will be four yoga teachers: Adam Rose (Myaree), Shawn Taylor (Fremantle), Kylie Pearsall (North Perth) and Claudia Scalisi (Mt Lawley).
Wellness Walkabout ambassador Olivia Vivian.