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ActiveLife Activist: Olga Henry

Olga Henry, Slackliner, smiling at camera next to line.

Olga Henry
Slackliner, Guinness World Record Holder X2, and ActiveLife Activist

1) Tell us a little bit about yourself and your fitness background.

I am a slackliner and I’ve been doing this sport for about 5 years. I don’t have any additional background in fitness or gymnastics. 

Olga Henry slacklining on her back, in the air.

2) What has been your biggest client success story? Why do you think it was a success?

I am my own coach and a client.

For me personally the battle is to keep me healthy and pain free since tricklining (the kind of slacklining I do) is a high impact sport.

Doing massages and exercises besides actual training is a must. 

3) Talk about the biggest failure you've had. What did you learn from it?

In my training I get an immediate feedback whether I do a trick correctly or not. I land it or I fall and get slapped by a line.

So the biggest failure would be to get scared, not to throw a trick correctly and then deal with the circumstances.

Also, a failure would be not to throw a trick you want to learn. It actually feels like a bigger failure to me. 

Olga Henry slacklining, in the air, upside down.

4) What would you do differently if you were starting in your industry now?

I would be 7 years old. Yeah, in our sport kids progress like crazy.

But since I can’t change that I wouldn’t change anything. I think I’m doing as much as I can. 

5) Which people or books have had the most influence on in your life and why?

I really like discovering “Flow”. If you are not familiar you should get it.

Steven Kotler wrote a book about it. It really helps to understand how not to have fear.

For me it’s the biggest barrier I have to go through while training. 

Olga Henry standing on slack line.

6) What weekend hobbies do you enjoy? 

I pretty much don’t do anything besides slacklining.

Even if I do photo shoots or record funny videos they are all about slacklining.

Sometimes if I’m injured and I can’t train I go running if I can. I like running uphill. I

also like taking long walks or watch my boyfriend play disk golf. He is a slackliner as well but it’s one of his hobbies. 

Olga Henry balancing on a tire.

7) Whats your favorite movie?

I really like comedies or just good movies.

You know that feeling when you just watched a good movie? I watch movies on planes, it’s the only way for me to get through long flights. 

8) Whats your favorite food?

 I really like fish and sea food in general. I can eat it all day long!

9) What would people be surprised to know about you?

That I started slacklining when I was 32 years old.

People normally don’t start a new sport from ground zero at that age. I did and I’m really happy about it.

It’s never too late to find your passion and start training. That’s why I want to inspire others to do the same. I have two Guinness Records now in slacklining and I really enjoy training and progressing. 

Olga Henry holding her 2x Guinness World Record awards for slacklining.
10) What's your favorite part about being an ActiveLife Activist? 

I like to get to test different creative one of a kind things!

I love supporting my body to stay healthy and I experiment with new techniques and exercises.

So for me, getting a package from ActiveLife is like getting a new toy for a kid. 

Check out Olgas website and info, here:

Olga Henry using the BLACKROLL BOOSTER foam roller on her thigh.