SVRG is back and hotter than ever! We were busy this off season. Pia Mess challenged the league to lose weight and increase stamina over the winter break. With weekly workouts and nutrition tips, our ladies shed pounds and gained muscle.
Help us congratulate the winner of the hotter on hiatus challenge! Assistant Coach Aim DeKill won the weight loss challenge. She (De)Killed the competition with a total loss of 12 pounds, resulting in an inch off her waistline and four inches off her hips. She won a pair of Antik skates and a slimmer silhouette! Kozmo Trouble came in a close second, and Juicy K. Tore and Pia Mess tied for third place. Aim shared her inspiring story with us.
What motivated you to start your weight-loss journey?
After I retired from skating and started coaching, I spent less and less time ... Read More »
What attracted you to roller derby?
I'm not sure. I was in grad school and wanted to do something athletic and fun.
Did you skate or play another sport before starting derby?
I hadn't skated since I was a kid, but I felt like a super star when I was able to skate five laps around the track without stopping. I had a long way to go! In terms of other sports, I was always into different sports as a kid and teenager. I played soccer, softball, water polo, and was on the swim team.
How did you choose your derby name?
I really liked the idea of having a derby name with my real name in it so that I wouldn't have to learn to answer to something new. I was hanging out with my BFF Tots and I drew a T-Rex on a piece ... Read More »
How did you find out about roller derby?
My brother told me about SVRG. As soon as knew it existed I was committed to doing it. The fact that the last pair of skates I wore was from Toys 'R' Us made no difference to me. I paid for bootcamp and all my equipment by modeling through Craigslist. Had I not done that, there would have been no way I could have afforded bootcamp.
What kind of skating skills or athletic abilities did you have before starting derby?
Me and my bestie, Corey, were die-hard roller skaters as kids. We used to lube up our wheels with my mom's sewing machine oil and go skate down any downward slope we could find. I also played softball from t-ball through college at DeAnza. I was a catcher, 1st baseman, and right fielder.
How did you derive ... Read More »