I am from Germany, born in Cologne.
What team do you compete for?
I compete for the Team Norka.
How long have you been vaulting?
I‘ve been vaulting now for 13 years.
What is your typical training schedule?
My typical trainings scheduale is that I drive to my vaulting club twice a week for my horse training. Therefore I have to prepare the horse and train on him later. To not overwork the horse I also train 2-3 times a week on the Racewood Vaulting Simulator at home. And not to forget a Vaulter has to be very fit so I also go to the gym.
How do you switch off / have down time?
I switch of by being by my own horses. When I am with them I have the time to relax. Or I do different sport activities like swimming or playing tennis.
When is your next competition?
Right now the season for this year is over for me. But after the season is another one so I have to discuss with my trainer what the next year will be like...
I don’t really have a favourite move or skill, but I am really proud of the move that I created that looks like a bridge!
Why do you train with the Racewood Simulator?
When I train with the Racewood Vaulting simulator I never get bored. This is one of my favourite things about the simulator. If you can do your Programmes in perfection on the simulator, there is a high chance that you can do it also as good on the horse, because the simulator is very similar to a horse; for example, the body shape, the canter and also the weight shift is very similar to a real vaulting horse. It is also one of the best things that it is also more difficult on the simulator than on the horse in my opinion!
Favourite motivational quote?
"Be someone you would look up to"
Favourite music to train to?
Hmmm my favourite music to train to varies from time-to-time. I have different playlists and decide from day-to-day with one is the best for that day - but it's usually Pop music that you hear in the charts or radio!
Thanks Mona! Best of luck training for the next season!
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