The 20-year-old Olympian is used to hard work, but didn’t expect it to be this difficult.
“I have spent almost my entire life pushing my body to its limits, but all my years of gymnastics training still did not fully prepare me for what it’s been like to do Dancing with the Stars,” Simone wrote in her People blog. “Sasha has been an amazing teacher. He’s very patient and he knows when and how to push me. 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.”
Dancing With the Stars premieres TONIGHT, March 20 @ 8PM on ABC.