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Allison Verge, RTC, Richmond Hill, ON Canada How many years skating?
"I have been skating for nine years and my coaches are Andrei Berezintev and Inga Zusev."
What are the hardest elements?
"Jumps. They take a lot of training and require strength, height, rotation and technique to land."
How has Flexafit’s Off-Ice Training Helped?
''Flexafit has really helped me to improve my core strength, balance, jumping technique, and increase my flexibility. By improving the strength in my ankles and knees I have been able to jump higher and farther. The program has improved to my overall condition which is translated into less injury. Flexafit not only build strength but from the strength came new sense of confidence in my ability to skate better and longer.''
What do you eat after practice?
"After work out I like to have carbs and proteins it helps me to repair and regrow muscle proteins. (my favourite meals: grilled chicken with roasted vegetables, egg omelet with avocado spread, salmon with sweet potato, oatmeal with banana and almonds)."
What type of boots do you wear?
"Edea, Ice fly."
Where do you dream of competing?
''China, because China has so many amazing figure skating fans.''
Do you stretch at home?
"At home I do the splits because it stretches my legs really well and helps to extend my legs on the ice. Another stretch I do is the bridge, the bridge really helps my back. Having a flexible back is very important so I can perfect all my spins and field movements that require a flexible back."
Best competition music?
"When Alina Kostornya skated to departure (lullaby) because when I hear this music I can feel it and picture a story on my head."