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Charlotte has dedicated her life to following her dreams. An average day in this ballet dancer’s shoes consists of taking risks, facing fears, jumping from great heights and safely controlling every landing – and this is not just when she’s performing on stage. Read more to find out how Freeletics training gave Charlotte the physical strength of a ballerina. But the Freeletics Community gave her the support and courage to become one.

“As an actress and dancer, I am required to step out of my comfort zone every day. Plucking up the courage to perform in front of strangers is just part of the job.“

You’ve just gotta look at Charlotte to know she’s one determined and passionate athlete. Her drive is a strength developed over the years by sticking to a regular training routine and making  a promise to herself to never give up.

“Freeletics taught me that I have to step out of my comfort zone to reach my goals (there literally is no way to do an easy/comfortable workout) therefore it helped me with my profession. Through Freeletics you train your comfortable/convenient/scared human instinct to shut up. You learn to tame that voice in your head that always whispers “No” or “you can’t do that” – that’s invaluable for my job.”

Aside from this mental strength, Charlotte’s incredible ability to perform physically demanding dance moves in such a graceful way that they seem easy, is what gives her edge. Not to be mistaken for talent alone, this substantial level of physical fitness comes from a powerful core, strong back muscles, lung capacity and heart strength.

But Charlotte’s favorite thing about Freeletics is the support she gets from the Community and being able to share her troubles and thoughts with people that listen and support her. Everyone has that one person who brings out the best in them and who they can depend on to help them make the right decisions in life. Charlotte didn’t just have a person – she had an entire team. From Munich to New York, the global Freeletics Community was always there to motivate and inspire her when it came to making the right moves.

“I feel so lucky to have this network. I first became part of a crew in Munich, Germany and we trained together at 7.30 am at least three times a week. This was probably one of the happiest periods of my life. The community around Freeletics has continued to give me so much. After I moved to this big scary city called New York, where I live now, the first thing I did was look for the local Freeletics group. And the friends I found through it are the people I still train with today and more than that, the people I hang out and celebrate and socialize with. You’re automatically a friend to the next free athlete you meet and I love that.

Fitness is as much about mental strength as it is about physical strength, but it’s also support in the form of structure and a reliable sense of achievement. No matter what kind of day I’m having, no matter where in the world I am, as soon as I do my workout I feel at home and much better again.”

If you’re looking for support on your journey, there are millions of Free Athletes around the world you can turn to. The bond between the Freeletics Community goes beyond training. It’s about finding people to test control with, those who help you build the courage you need to create yourself or together, coming up with a crazy idea that will change everything. Charlotte found her support in the Freeletics Community. If you’re looking to get more from life, you can too.