"Admittedly, not every day is a great day. When I need to lift my spirits, I get onto my canary-yellow hand cycle, which is powered by my arms instead of my legs. It gives me back the exhilarating sense of freedom that I used to get from running. The thick runner tires glide over dirt and curves, so I don't have to pay attention to every little bump as I do win my wheelchair. In it, I can go almost wherever I want. I feel liberated. I'm alive."
"Before I had moved for the pure unadulterated pleasure it gave me. Now I experienced proper competition [in sport] and everything that came with it and I loved it."
"It is my responsibility as a parent to ensure my two boys have physical activity in their lives. I have many fond memories of swimming so it was a no brainer that we start swimming lessons as early as possible. From the physical literacy and fundamental skills perspective to the absolute fun and enthusiasm of being in the water, it is a gift that I can give my children."
Knowing your WHY can help you get past the challenges and curve balls life likes to give. Watch as Lisa, creator of the Why I Move Project, talks about her curve ball in physical activity today.
"...to support the programs that I really find essential to my wellbeing with Parkinson's [disease]. I like spending time with people who have the same condition as I do."
"...becaue I want my grandchildren to know that you can still step and stride even with Parkinson's [disease]."
"...It's an opportunity for our kids and grandkids to support their grandma who has been on the Parkinson's journey for six or seven years."