UC Berkeley alum and current NAIGC president Julie Rolla joins Better Late to talk about how gymnasts can continue – or start – their gymnastics journey with the NAIGC. Julie talks about how NAIGC provides an outlet for learning and competition even if you’re not affiliated with a college club team, and even if you don’t yet have a gym to work out in. We talk about celebrating more than one mold, gymnastics diversity at the International stage, the NAIGC’s mission to create radical opportunity, and how to tell the gymnastics story you want, no matter what the traditional narrative says. Plus, Julie shares the many resources the NAIGC is providing and creating on a regular basis! Listen Now
Lori Vollkommer joins Better Late to talk about the journey that led her back to competitive gymnastics after a 30-year (involuntary) hiatus. She talks about competing as a child and teenager, the in between years, how she finally got the right diagnosis for a long-time injury, and her renewed mindset for training and competing gymnastics now. She also shares some of her favorite resources for inspiration and training.