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VIDEO: Kelowna Olympian's core workout called hardest ever

Kelsey Serwa was greeted by hundreds of fans when she landed at Kelowna Airport after her silver medal win in 2014.
September 25, 2017 - 4:01 PM

KELOWNA – A grueling core workout by Kelowna-born Olympic medalist Kelsey Serwa has gotten the attention of an international men’s magazine. writer Jay Willis posted the story yesterday, calling Serwa’s exercise ball-based workout “the Hardest Damn Core Workout I've Ever Seen.”

“Here is Serwa in the gym earlier this week, speeding deftly through a core workout that looks so mind-bendingly difficult that I nearly stumbled out of my chair and broke a rib just thinking about trying it myself,” he writes.

Serwa often posts her unconventional workouts to Twitter, but the one that caught Willis’ eye went live Sep. 18.

“Merely standing on an exercise ball requires a tremendous amount of leg and core strength,” he says. “Serwa, by contrast, vaults onto the ball like a damn surfer, and then, after holding that pose for a few seconds, hopscotches all the way down a perfectly-aligned set of five. Then, for good measure, she turns around and runs it back.”

He concludes the short article with a warning.

“Should you elect to attempt any of these feats of strength next time you're at a particularly well-equipped gym, please, for the love of God and the physical safety of those around you, ask for a spotter first.”

Serwa, who trains at Big White Resort, won the silver medal in the Ladies Ski Cross on Feb. 21, 2014, only a fraction of a second behind Canadian teammate Marielle Thompson.

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