Online Webinar – Tim Goebel
Although my rink isn’t open yet, I’ve been finding other ways to stay active. I’ve been doing some stretching videos (which I will share with you. soon) and attending online webinars. I was browsing my social media channels one day and saw that Tim Goebel, our 2002 Olympic bronze medalist, was offering an off-ice jumping class. I loved watching Tim during the Olympics so I signed myself up for his class.
I remember in 2002, the internet was just starting to become more popular. At the time, the US Olympic Committee allowed fans to write notes of encouragement to our Olympic athletes via their website. Since I was a skater, I chose to write a note to Tim Goebel. Although he didn’t write me back, I was still thrilled to be able to connect with him virtually.
And now, 18 years later, here I was – doing an online webinar with him! Tim gave us some warmup exercises. to loosen our muscles. Thirty minutes into the 50 minute webinar, we were still warming up. By the time the class was done, all we had executed were warmup exercises. I was disappointed that we did no off-ice jumping as the class advertised. After all, I signed up to do a jump class with the original “quad king.”
However, Tim’s class was well done, and. I was certainly warmed up after 50 minutes. I enjoyed his exercises to help us build strength and mobility. But, I was still sad that it wasn’t a jump class.
All in all, I’m happy that I was able to connect with Tim and take part in his virtual seminar. Hopefully he will offer a real jump class soon because I’d love to be able to learn from the master!