Ceviche

Ceviche – Fool Proof Recipe

I got this recipe from my awesome friend Sue Berlin and it’s always the hit of the party. (Yes, she’s also Ariana’s mother). This recipe turns out amazing 100% of the time if you use enough lemon juice. You can use as much of the ingredients as you’d like, just make sure you’ve got plenty of lemon. Ingredients: 12 oz. Lemon Juice   – Or enough to …

“Reach for the Summit” by Pat Summitt

In honor of Coach Pat Summitt (1952-2016), Legendary Head Women’s Basketball Coach, University of Tennessee. In 38 seasons she never had a losing season, finishing with a record of 1,098-208 and making her the winningest NCAA basketball coach in history. In 2012 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. Reach for the Summit: The Definitive Dozen System for Succeeding …

Why Musings and Not Blog

A “Musing” is my way of saying “Blog.” I don’t feel hip enough “to Blog” so I’m offering weekly “musings” on the things that have impacted my life and career, especially over the past three decades as a Coach of UCLA Gymnastics. The main musing I hope our UCLA student-athletes ponder while in our program is this quote by William Shakespeare: “Life is about Choice; …

Life is about Choice; the Choices we make dictate the Life we lead.

William Shakespeare
Valorie Kondos Field

Born to Perform: Miss Val

The following is an excerpt of “Born to Perform” by Anne Palter in UCLA Magazine (reprinted with permission). Photo by Ian Spanier. For the complete article about choreographing our floor routines, click here. Dance is in Valorie Kondos Field’s blood. A former member of the Sacramento Ballet, Capital City Ballet and Washington Ballet, Kondos Field has infused her gymnasts’ floor and beam routines with bold inventiveness, astounding athleticism and breathtaking …