"I climb mountains because I believe it helps others to climb their own mountains, whatever they may be."
“Why should I quit [yoga]? As long as I can do it and be a help to someone else, I’ll just stay as long as I can. I get a joy out of seeing someone learning.”
"[Running 5K]...lead from some of the disappointment and the depressiveness, to this fun thing doing [it] with my kid."
“Some women in Africa have to take 80,000 steps every day to fetch water, so I wanted to go the same distance.”
“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.”
“I choose to move with My Sisters’ Place to raise awareness surrounding domestic violence. Team MSP allows me to combine my love of fitness with my love of advocacy. It has given me the opportunity to share My Sisters’ Place with groups and individuals I may not have had the opportunity to reach otherwise.”
“It’s one thing to run across Canada, but now, people are really going to know what cancer is.”
"I used to hear all these stories about my mom [playing sports], but I never saw her in action. I really want my kids to see me being active."
"I move because it makes me feel strong and reminds me of how blessed I am to have a healthy body. I move everyday because it has become so integral to my mental and physical well-being. I move everyday so that I model a healthy relationship with my body for my three girls. As a woman, the appreciation I have developed for my body is essential to a healthy relationship with my mind, my perceptions of strength, possibility and motivation. Moving makes me feel like I can do anything. Moving shows my daughters that they can do anything. Moving is strength. Moving is power. Moving is determination. Moving is a gift."