In this episode of Find Your Fit we begin by wishing Kevan Worley (our co-host) well as he recovers from surgery.
Amber and Jess are excited because Amber will start teaching yoga at a new studio called UpRise Yoga here in Colorado Springs. We love UpRise Yoga because once a month they partner with our Pikes Peak Chapter of Achilles International and teach us an invigorating yoga class that supplements our workouts. How awesome is that? If you need help finding a yoga studio near you, don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know!
Jess did her 50K race last weekend and gives us a full report. Telling us that she went in super excited and mentally prepared, but quickly discovered that it was a lot more technical than she thought. Jess learned valuable skills through this new experience and gives us insight on overcoming mental challenges through tough physical activity. A video that outlines Jess’ 50K nutrition plan is available on our Facebook page. She is now training for the Pikes Peak Ultra, 50-mile race. Let’s wish her luck as she gets ready to race, go team!
We happily congratulate all the participants of the National Fitness Challenge, as well as athletes with disabilities who competed in the Boston Marathon. Then Jess gives us riveting updates on several National Fitness Challenge groups across the country. Amber is so pumped from her first race in the National Fitness Challenge that she decides to get serious about her running journey, find out what she is doing to get started. Need tips on getting started in your own fitness journey?
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We interview Patrick Standen of the Northeast Disabled Athletic Association (NDAA). He tells us about the exciting opportunities available for those interested in adaptive sports from sled hockey to chair soccer, and even Adaptive Sailing! Patrick shares with us some defining moments and success stories that he’s experienced through NDAA, so amazing! Find out how you can get involved with the NDAA and get moving! Check out their website at disabledathletics.org or give them a call at (802)-862-6322. They are always looking for participants, volunteers, and contributors. Find out how to donate here.
This episode’s Fit Chat is all about stretching. Why should we stretch? How often and when she we do it? What’s the difference between Dynamic and Static Stretching? Find out on Fit Chat.