As we make strides during 2016, getting closer and closer to open the doors of a year-round training facility and preparing for a full class schedule, we are going to release a series of feature articles to showcase some of Fusion’s greatest supporters. I have had the great opportunity to train with countless students and work with so many others who have been a great source of inspiration and encouragement. It’s an important thing to take a step back and acknowledge the people who may not be center stage, but who have played a part in helping you realize your dream.
Our next feature article is devoted to Cindy Martens.
Cindy has come to a handful of training sessions and performed extremely well. But what makes Cindy one of our strongest “Friends of Fusion,” isn’t the techniques she learned or the work ethic she displayed, but rather by being one of the strongest advocates for our school since well before its inception.
Always being a big believer in those who have creative vision, Cindy is always on the move, always pushing her own creative boundaries, and always surrounding herself with people who do the same.
Cindy and I have spent years swapping writing projects, eager to get an honest and heartfelt critique from someone whose opinion really mattered.
If someone ever asked me what Cindy did for a living, I’d probably answer, “I don’t know…a lot?”
I can’t even guess at the number of things Cindy may cram into any given day. If you ever hope to see her and don’t, the reason is never because she opted to just sit on the couch. Chances are she’s writing another book, graphic novel, or screen play. Or she’s immersed in the myriad responsibilities needed to bring her creations to the rest of the world, as you can see over at Stealing Shade Productions.
She also recently co-opened Inksmen Tattoo Co. in Brewerton, who will be
holding an Open House on February 6th.
I get so excited when I see that Cindy is able to make a training session because she is one of the hardest working students I know. You can almost see the gears clicking behind her eyes while she analyzes a particular movement or approaches an obstacle. And since she’s one of the most approachable women I’ve gotten to train with, she unknowingly lifts the communal spirit of a training session and helps other students believe in themselves without even trying.
Cindy is not only a dreamer; she’s a
dream-chaser. You simply can’t be
around a person like that without
being inspired to chase your own dreams.
Any dream caught by a Friend of Fusion,
I consider a victory of my own.
Thank you, Cindy, for all that you
have brought to Fusion Parkour
and for all that we will continue
to learn from you in the future.
Nathan Fleming - Head Instructor at Fusion Parkour