The gold medalist athlete is used to giving things her all and nailing everything she does — but dancing is a whole different ballpark than gymnastics is.
“I’m used to being sore, but I am going home from rehearsals with sore muscles that I never knew could get sore! In gymnastics, we’re barefoot the entire day in training,” she says.
“With dancing, my calves and shins are aching at the end of the day because of the heels.”
But her partner, Sasha Farber, makes it all better.
“Sasha has been an amazing teacher. He’s very patient and he knows when and how to push me,” Simone shared. “I’m getting the steps down that he’s teaching me, but there’s just so much more to dancing than I ever thought there would be.”
Simone and Sasha are pictured below going to and from practice earlier this week in Los Angeles.