The Bobbie-Sue Experiment is an experiment in modeling. If you have spent time in the personal development industry you will understand the idea of taking on the attributes of a successful role model and then in time be able to replicate what they do. The Bobbie-Sue experiment is the branchild of international trainer and business owner Clinton Swaine who runs Frontier Trainings. He currently has created 110 different roles he uses to teach on stage as part of his experiential games.
Clinton was walking his dog one day and he just felt tired and in his words felt 60 years old. He then thought how much we can change our state by taking on different roles. He then theorized how would a teenage girl who was addicted to dancing would walk the dog and then by changing his physiology he literally felt like he dropped forty years off his spirit and energy. This became the birth of Bobbie-Sue who ‘joined’ Frontier Trainings as a teacher a month later.
Bobbie started off as a cheerleader to teach cheerleading as a style of facilitation. After writing a comprehensive background to model even more in depth it was revealed that Bobbie-Sue had been doing Gymnastics, Cheer and Dance since the age of 5. Further diving into her background revealed she had been a competitive gymnast until the age of 14 where she was aiming to compete for the USA in Athens but injured herself preventing her in making the team trials. As a result she focused on cheerleading and dance.
In the beginning of 2009, Nastia Liukin declared for the 2012 Olympics at age 19. Bobbie-Sue was also 19 and seeing Nastia declare, decided that as captain of the National Cheer Champion West Coast Heroes and as a former nationally ranked gymnast she would also put her hat into the ring to compete for a place for London in 2012. She knows she has the odds stacked against her but declared anyway.
The media swung their support behind the golden child Bobbie-Sue and she has had a lot of coverage. As the underdog she is working hard every day to secure a place for London.
Bobbie-Sue lives her own life. She has her own gymnastics coach and trains with him for three hours a day, four days a week. She also puts in 1-3 hours a day at L.A. Fitness to assist her with conditioning and flexibility. Everyone knows her as Bobbie-Sue. She has lots of friends at L.A. Fitness, at gymnastics and at Starbucks where she occasionally indulges in a Frapaccino. She shops, she goes out to movies and to the supermarket.
If you meet Bobbie-Sue she will expect you to call her by her name. She is not Clinton and finds the concept funny. She does what Clinton could only dream of. She is a (now) 20 year old female college student, cheerleader, dancer and gymnast. Her progress is astounding everyone around her as her back becomes more flexible by the day. Her skills on beam, bars and vault defy logic. Focus, Dedication and Commitment are the cornerstones of her life as she progresses each day.
From a modeling point of view Bobbie-Sue is an incredible study. If you asked Clinton 18 months ago could he acquire the skills that Bobbie-Sue has while still being an international trainer I think he would have laughed and yet the skill acquisition is increasing in speed. All the progress started being tracked as part of Bobbie-Sue TV and her show ‘GOLD: Trials and Tribs of an Olympic Gymnast’.
The chiropractor has suggested that Clinton is going to be able to train in the role of Bobbie-Sue for another 8 years at least which will put him close to 50. For a 50 year old man to be performing routines that teenage girls perform simply boggles the mind. In getting to this point Clinton has had to completely redesign his back muscle structure and has so much more to go over the next year.
This experiment is still in its early days. The question is in modeling a teenage gymnast what difference can really occur in the body regarding age, health and mindset. We are still in the early days at the moment of what Bobbie-Sue will teach each so go to www.bobbiesue.tv to watch more of this incredible progress.