It’s an unfortunate truth that most young adults have lousy eating habits. Their on-the-go lifestyles cause them to reach for sugary, over-processed foods more often than not. Instead of drinking milk or water, they rely on soft drinks. Instead of well-balanced meals, a trip through the fast food drive thru suffices.
Posts Tagged 'inclusive'
If you’re tired of seeing your kids sitting in front of the T.V. or the computer and you’d like to be more active yourself, then it’s time to plan family fitness activities. Don’t be discouraged if you think it’s impossible. Perhaps you think your family doesn’t have time or that family activities will be too expensive. However, with a little creativity you will find that your family has all of the necessary resources to get started.
Don’t be afraid of a dance or a group aerobics class. Whether you have a limitation, a disability, or two left feet, Everybody has SOMETHING! YOU are the one that makes a class Great! Positive Energy is contagious! The BEST classes are the ones where you go left, and your neighbor goes right! Just keep moving and Enjoy yourself!
If a facility is labeled accessible, what exactly does that mean? Wikipedia defines accessible as: ‘able to be reached or entered’, which is what having an accessible building or facility means. If I am a person who uses a wheelchair, I may be able to get into a building or center because of a ramp or a curb cut out that has been strategically placed near the entrance. Because of ADA laws, this facility may have an elevator or an accessible bathroom – but that may be the full extent of the accessibility streak. Just because a center is accessible, doesn’t mean that it is inclusive. A facility that is inclusive goes far beyond the basic idea of people being able to enter the center.
Innovative Leadership & Inclusion – A Profile of Inclusive Management in Practice at a Fitness Center Part 1
The concept of innovative leadership has been circulating in school-based literature and other sources. I recently read an article by Tanya Roscorla entitled “The 7 Steps to Innovative Leadership.” Cited principles included “Embracing challenge and driving change through creativity and knowledge.” [i]
I believe our team of trainers understands the responsibilities of an all-inclusive fitness facility when I observe how they prepare and personalize every training session. Labels are not something we focus on. Instead, we strive to realize our purpose in quality personal service, in fitness and wellness. Information is gathered from the client and anyone involved so that to formulate a plan to achieve short and long term fitness goals.
The newer revised guidelines for exercise suggest that exercising in short bursts several times a day is beneficial. I am so grateful for that, because when it is sub-zero out, it can take a long time to bundle everyone up and go out. In fact, it sometimes seems that it is so cold that we spend longer getting ready to go out than we can stay out!