Continuing with our weekly column, “That Girl”, we are celebrating the accomplishments of real women who make health and fitness a priority because we know that true athletes come in all shapes, sizes, ages and athletic abilities from around the world. So this week we’re celebrating Priscilla Cuneo Hellberg, an awesome snowboarder who reminds us of the joy of playing outdoors and the important lesson of being patient with our bodies.
Priscilla Cuneo Hellberg
Fitness/health accomplishment you are most proud of:
Being able to keep an athletic and elastic body after all the injuries I’ve had from snowboarding.
What inspires you to get fit every day?
The goals I want to achieve, like winning competitions or just trying a new trick in a rail or a jump.
What do you do when you don’t feel like working out?
I go to a yoga center to stretch my body, and I also love being at home with my baby girl.
Favorite energizing meal:
A huge glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice with 2 tablespoons of honey. (It’s my favorite energizing drink.)
What’s your favorite way to chill post-workout?
I love to take off my snowboard boots and only wear socks for the rest of the day.
What is your top kick-ass workout?
Early in the morning I shred some powder lines out of bounds. Then I eat some granola bars in the chairlift, and then I practice some new tricks in the snow park all afternoon.
Where is your favorite/most unique place you’ve ever exercised?
My favorite place to go riding is Park City, Utah.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned through sports?
The biggest lesson is to be persevering in what you want to achieve, and that making progress in sports is just a matter of time. Don’t be impatient.
Calling all female athletes (that means you!): Do you surf, ski, swim, climb mountains, mountain bike, compete in races or stay fit with any other sport? We want to inspire other women with your story. Send an email to editor@Blisstree.com with the subject “That Girl”.
Photo: Priscilla Cuneo Hellberg