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Fit Folks: David Braswell

Staff Writer
Austin 360

It's a pretty general consensus that speed and performance are addicting, and I am no exception to that belief. My primary method of training is through speed-specific strength, power and sprint movements. Those three areas of focus are very complex and involve a wide variety of exercises, stretches and mind-sets. I had a conversation with one of my clients earlier today who asked what my motivation is — is it to be lean or have a defined midsection? Odd as it may sound, for me, the answer is no. My motivation for training is my appreciation and enjoyment in the ability to move my body with speed and power. I like to jump relatively high and move fast in all directions. I also do it now, because I know that one day I won't be able to. Life is short, and I want to appreciate and enjoy all the gifts given to me — including the gift to move.

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 pleblanc@statesman.com.