It’s unusual for someone in her 30’s to compete in gymnastics.  And it’s pretty much unheard of for a dentist to also be a gymnast.  Desiree Walker breaks the mold.  On YouTube she is recording her conditioning and training for her return to competition in February.



No, it’s not high level competition.  But Desiree is doing this because she wants to. She loves gymnastics!

On Dentistry IQ she talks about the similarities that she sees between dentistry and gymnastics.  (Hard to believe, right?)

She says, . “One thing is skill-based – to be a good dentist, you have to do something over and over again, even if it’s the simplest thing in the world.” She uses the example of your first crown prep: the more you do it, the better you get. “The neuromuscular and fine motor skills that you have in dentistry transfer over to gymnastics.”


Desiree is an inspiration to adults, motivating us to get in shape and stay in shape!  Are there any of our readers who are still doing gymnastics in your 30’s or older?  Let us know in the comments below.


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