Grant Shipman, 32
I have a secret to share: I don’t worry about staying fit, I just play. I honestly forget the last time I "exercised." I just do what I love as much as I can. I don’t remember the last time I worked out and I’m in the best shape of my life. I discovered acroyoga at Zilker Park a number of years ago when I saw a group of people playing (doing acroyoga) under a shade tree. Since then I have had this glorious addiction that has put me in the best shape I’ve ever known, taught me loads about myself and being a good friend, makes me laugh my head off and gives me quality time with people. Since I knew exercise was important, I always talked myself into it. Acroyoga is not like that. It’s fun that makes needing to exercise irrelevant. I’ve seen everyone from fine-tuned couch potatoes to fine-tuned athletes try it for the first time with great success and huge smiles!
We’re looking for Central Texans who keep fit with interesting activities. Tell us — in 100 words or fewer — about yours. If you have a photograph, include that as well. Send your name, age and contact information to Pam LeBlanc, Austin American-Statesman, 305 S. Congress Ave., Austin TX 78704 or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.