Initially, my love for Puerto Rico was for my roots, knowing where my family came from and knowing how I came to be who I am. A love of the culture. Since competing all over the world in a Puerto Rican uniform, I began to develop a different love. During my many visits home since the Pan American Games,
dancers are some of most disciplined people I've ever worked with. They have to be in tune with their body with every single step, twist, arch. One false move could lead to a career ending injury. Some things that our dancers use to to stay in the best connection with their bodies include, but are not limited to, Zena Rommett Floor barre Technique, The Gyrokinesis &, Gyrotonic Methods, Feldenkris Method, taking daily epsom salt baths, foam rolling for 1 -2 hours a day (done in 15 - 30 minute spurts throughout the day), avoiding processed foods etc.
I remember I went to a basketball game and saw an athlete get injured, and a person in khakis in a polo ran on the court to take care of the athlete. I had never seen anything like that before and was intrigued. So after the game, I snuck down to ask questions. I asked the person "Excuse me sir who are you?" He replied, "Athletic Trainer." I asked "Did you have to go to college for it? How do you become one? " He replied that all I have to do was find out if my College had Sports Medicine.