"Dancing just makes me feel different every time I do it.”
- Jon B.
"...[an] injury that changed my life and then [my] research and awareness about 'movement'"
Have you tried something new lately? What are ways you can move while trying a new physical activity? Founder and Creator of The Why I Move Project, Lisa, is doing just that - trying something new.
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!
“…somehow she [my neighbour] talked me into signing up for my first 5K race…the thrill of crossing that finish line in just under 30 minutes was so exhilarating; I was hooked. I had no idea I was so competitive. Running has unleashed a side of me I never knew existed.”
“When I was growing up as a kid, I never had opportunities to be around celebrities…with my career playing with the Harlem Globetrotters. I am able to give back all across the country. I truly love it. Whenever you can take a kid and put a smile on their face and allow them to enjoy what they are doing out there. It is very important.”
"It [running] gave me hope and it helped me gain faith in myself and others."
"How I feel being involved [in sport]...it will impact my future."
"I move to improve my mental wellness and to keep me young at heart - both in body and mind! Recent studies are showing the positive impact that movement of any kind can have on our learning, mood and overall outlook on life! Not to mention our physical fitness, endurance and balance as we age!"