life after Gymnastics

HARRY MCLELLAN just retired from the sport.

In this article he reflects on what he learned. And what’s next.

I was a gymnast for 19 years. I began in Mommy and Me classes at age 3 and never missed a practice (by choice) until the day I retired as a senior graduate from the UIUC. …

Throughout middle school and into my adolescence I was known as “the gymnast.” I trained year long eating, sleeping, and breathing gymnastics. When I got to the collegiate level, this cycle only intensified.

Though I knew my career would last just until I completed college, the thought of what came next remained ever present but incomprehensible. What will it look like? Who will I be without gymnastics? …


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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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