Why it’s never too late to learn a handstand

Welcome to the very first episode of the Soundschi-Land Show! This is a very exciting time for Ivo and me, since we’re just starting out in building our dreamlife. So our very first episode of the Soundschi-Land Show is about a subject that is very close to my heart. My entire life I’ve had such a huge admiration for people on stage, no matter if they were handbalancers, dancers, acrobats or any other thing. And I’ve always dreamed of being on stage myself and expressing my body in such a beautiful way, but even in my teens I felt like it was already too late to really start and dedicate my whole time to it.

If you too have ever thought to yourself, I would love to be able to do a handstand, be a dancer, poledancer or whatever it is that you admire, but you think you’re too old to start, meet Christine Unger!

She is 55 years old and fell in love with pole dancing 4 years ago. She is dedicating a lot of time and effort into her training, but it is paying off in a huge way! She has been able to perform on stage already and is preparing for her very first international competition coming up in July in Zürich. And just recently, she started practicing handstands too! So to speak, Christine is as fit as she can be at age 55 and is living her dream, being a dancer on stage.

Christine has a lot to say about what it is like to start late, how her environment reacted and how she dealt with physical throwbacks. But her main message to you is that…

“…if you’re passionate about something, just do it! Don’t think or rationalize too much about it. Just follow your heart and you will be provided.”

After watching this episode let us know in the comments below what you think about starting late. What is it that you would love to learn and what is holding you back?

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The world is your playground, so just go ahead and do what you love!



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