I am big believer in supporting other health and fitness businesses: it’s what I do for a living. It goes deeper than that, though. As fitpreneurs we encourage and inspire people to pursue healthy and active lifestyles. We are helping create healthier communities and what worthier goal is there than that?!?
If you saw the news this week you maybe caught the story where Canadian kids earned a dismal D+ grade in physical activity. I’m a trained elementary school teacher and this saddens me greatly. This information was published in a ParticipACTION report which stated” that children who get the recommended amount of physical activity are more creative, better able to solve problems and less likely to make mistakes or suffer from mental health problems like depression and anxiety than their peers that do not. They also have better memories, longer attention spans and better self-esteem.”
We KNOW in our guts that kids don’t move enough. We KNOW that most adults don’t move enough. So how do we change this? We work with our clients (usually adults) and get them moving and they will set the example for their kids and nieces and nephews. We will work together to create an accessible and active community where EVERYONE is encouraged to try new activities and are supported to get moving and stay moving! The world needs us!
How do we do this?
We need to collaborate like I’m doing right now with the Keji Multisport Festival and the Aylesford Triathlon right here in the Annapolis Valley.
- The Aylesford Triathlon offers a Try-a-Tri option (350m Swim, 10k Bike, 2.5k Run) for anyone new to the wonderful world of triathlon! Sprint and Olympic distance options are also available.
- The Keji Multisport Festival includes a women’s only triathlon which is an excellent opportunity for mothers and daughters, sisters, aunts and nieces to experience beautiful Kejimkujik National Park in a unique and active way! The next day offers workshops in various activities such as biking, paddle boarding, and even trail running. Registering for this triathlon includes a training program so why not set a goal, sign up and use Aylesford as a training event?
Canada desperately needs us to keep moving and to inspire others in our communities to join us. Local events need registrants and volunteers, and I’m urging you to use your powers for good: share these events on social media and encourage clients to set new goals and register, then get out there and cheer them on!