‘Alternative’ training gets gymnast on track in Wren’s Redemption by Katherine Deane


By Katherine Deane

Hi Cara!

Thanks so much for having me on your blog today. Today’s post is about alternative training. In Wren’s Redemption, Wren is a former world class gymnast who is struggling a bit with her worst event- the uneven bars.

 As a competitive runner, I had to work harder than everyone else, when it came to my finishing kick. If I wasn’t two hundred meters in front of my nearest competitor, there was a very good chance I would get beaten at the finish line. Such are the woes of a long distance runner with very little fast twist muscle. 😉

My coaches had me try different training methods to offset my obvious lack of speed. We tried sprint drills. That was laughable…. The middle schoolers could still beat me.

We used plyometrics and strength training… This actually worked well, and helped me gain some time in some of my middle distances.

But I still wasn’t quite fast enough.

We finally settled on longer races. And starting my kick over half a mile out. That slow steady increase in pace ran the finishing speed out of most of my competitors.

I still don’t have much in the way of fast twitch muscle. But I have heard of this wonderful event called an “Ultra Marathon”. I bet I won’t get out-kicked in that. 😉

In Wren’s Redemption, Jonathan has already been utilizing different training methods. He spanks Wren at the beginning of every session. He also punishes her for not giving one hundred percent.

But in the following snippet, Jonathan decides to try something a bit more alternative. Core strengthening with sex toys.

 Wren’s Redemption Excerpt

 “You ready for something a bit more difficult today?” Jonathan asked as he strode across the mats for their next session.

The meet yesterday had gone great—except for the uneven bars, of course. Ugh. She sucked at the bars, and Mr. God’s Gift to Bars, had promised he would get her through her bar rotation by any means necessary. She shuddered when she saw the familiar gleam in his eyes. “Do I have any choice in the matter?”

“Hmmm.” He set his bag down next to her feet and contemplated her. “Well, of course you have a choice. You can choose to continue losing points in your worst event because you don’t have the core strength—”


Smiling, he pulled her into a quick hug. “Sometimes the truth hurts. Now come on. Do you want to get better at the bars or not?”

“Yeah.” But it didn’t mean she had to like it or like his methods, right?

“You’re not going to appreciate what I have in mind, but I think it will help.”  Yeah, he was a mind reader.

He pulled out a few small, marble shaped balls, and handed them to her. About an inch in diameter, they were cool to the touch, metal with a smooth, silky finish. “You ever use Ben Wa balls before?”

Shaking her head, she handed him back the shiny objects, not liking where this conversation seemed to be going. “Where exactly would I be using these things?”

He raised an eyebrow and cleared his throat, his gaze traveling down the front of her leotard.

“Oh hell no!” She turned to stalk away from the crazy man that wanted to put shiny balls inside her hoo-ha.

“Stop right there.”

She froze. She hated when that happened. His deep voice did things to her, making all rational thought escape, making her desire to obey every order he gave—whether she wanted to or not. “I don’t want shiny ball things inside me.” She pleaded, praying he would change his mind.

“I’m sure you don’t want to hold balls inside your vagina while you do your bar exercises.”

“What?” Did that terrified squeak come from her?


So, what do you think? What kind of alternative training methods would help you to give your best?

For me, it would be the spankings from a dominant, sexy coach.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wren’s Redemption blurb

Nineteen-year-old gymnast Wren Montgomery was America’s golden girl, but then it all came crashing down. As far as the media is concerned, it was a devastating ankle injury which began her downward spiral, but in her heart Wren knows better. The truth is that things started going wrong the day her beloved coach Jonathan Reilly not only rejected her romantic advances, but actually spanked her bare bottom as if she were a silly little girl when she tried to hide her heartbreak behind an angry outburst.

Now at twenty-two, after one poor decision after another Wren has become the “bad girl” of the gymnastics world. Desperate to break out of her slump and with nowhere else to turn, she decides to accept help from the best coach she ever had… the same man who spurned and then spanked her years ago.

Jonathan watched Wren’s fall from grace, and he fell with her. He still blames himself for leaving the team—and more importantly, leaving her—and now that he has the chance to help his little rebel get back on track, he isn’t going to let it slip through his fingers. This time he’ll be there for her no matter what, both when she needs a loving embrace and when she needs a firm hand applied to her bare bottom. Most important of all, if she still wants him to be more than just her coach, this time he won’t let anything keep him from claiming what is his.

Publisher’s Note: Wren’s Redemption is an erotic romance novel that includes spankings, sexual scenes, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

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2 Responses to ‘Alternative’ training gets gymnast on track in Wren’s Redemption by Katherine Deane

  1. thanks so much for having me!

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