"Somewhere behind the athlete you've become and the hours of practices and the coaches who have pushed you...is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back...Play for her."
- Mia Hamm
American professional soccer player
Getting to ride with new AFLCA fitness leaders, Lisa talks about how she loves to move and teach at the same time. Getting to "pay it forward" is a great reason WHY to move!
"Why i move? HABIT. I like the results: look better, feel better. I like to show off a little, impress the young guys, better yet inspire them. I've got a little competitive spirit in me, helps keep me going. I'm afraid of getting fat, afraid of decaying. I'd rather burn out than rust out."
"I move for many different reasons, physical and emotional, and my reasons can vary day-by-day, season-by-seaon. Moving is a choice motivated by my value to have a healthy body. I choose to move, because being sedentary is simply not an option."
Wanting to decompress after a trying day? What about a Read and Ride? Learn why Lisa, creator of The Why I Move Project, loves the combination of books and bikes.
"The great trouble with baseball today is most of the players are in the game for money and that's it, not for the love of it, excitement of it, the thrill of it."
Distraction? Absolutely! Physical activity is a great way to distract you from "stuff". Hear what Lisa, creator of The Why I Move Project, has to say about WHY she moves.
"Why? The [CARE] trial schedule helped me to get out of the house and not be stuck in bed all day, to share the ups and downs of treatment with the wonderful ladies working out beside me at each visit, and to reap the benefits of a regular exercise routine, helping me to feel better than I would have if I hadn’t worked out during treatment. I’m convinced that moving my body during chemo helped get the chemicals through my system faster. Plus, in the end I left the trial with supportive, motivating friends, a routine that I could do at home and the addition of 5000 grams of muscle mass. We really did kick butt!"
"Tonight we ride for a cancer survivor; a cancer survivor who deserves rest and relaxation in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. He or she has the rest of his/her life to be cancer free and enjoy healthy movement, food, and stillness. Tonight we will move for cancer survivorship."
Join us tonight for Pedal With a Purpose in support of