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Sarah

When Covid crept into our lives we weren't sure what this meant long term for our family or our work lives. With some uncertainty we took this as an opportunity to recharge our batteries and take some quality family time.

Prior to Covid, my husband and I would finish our day of teaching and rush to coaching, sometimes multiple sessions or games in one night. Our lives were busy to the extreme. When sports were shut down and things were closing, initially we were a bit lost.

As the days moved forward we spent days and nights discovering the river valley and new trails just minutes from our door step. We were amazed with the amount of trails that, before Covid, we had no idea about. Bike rides became a new staple in our household, going a little further with each ride. As summer turned to winter, we dusted off our cross country skis which we had not used since having children. We also became regular attenders at the local outdoor rink. Winter sports allowed us to get outside as a family and stay active.

Our family was able to find multiple ways to be active regardless of the weather. The slowdown in our everyday life allowed us to appreciate the beautiful city we live in and our abilities as humans to be active in so many ways.

With our time, we also dedicated ourselves to launching our small business. Our idea of having multi sport camps was always something we had intentions of starting. Our experience of Covid and being stuck without organized sports or recreation highlighted the importance of people being able to be active on their own. Part of our program is having kids at a young age be exposed to multiple sports and activities and instill in them being active for life. We also emphasize building confidence in our athletes so they believe they can do anything! If at a young age, kids are active and enjoy being outside, moving and engaged in activity, they are more likely to continue this lifestyle as they mature into adults.

 

 

Alnoor - I started to dabble in road cycling...

 

Drew - I love to play baseball...

 

Ava - Being active outside is fun...

 

Aisulu - Rhythmic gymnastics is gaining popularity...

 

Grayson - We got way better at skiing...

 

Christian - I love scootering...

 

Eman - I always played outside...

 

Jeff - I take a 20 minute walk...

 

Christine - Movement is medicine...

 

DougA - I like to cycle...

 

Coleen - I was in the middle of training...

 

Jason - Challenge Alberta is an excellent platform...

 

JulieK - I want to be mobile...

 

Rachel - New challenges require curiosity...

 

CJ - Bruce helps me train...

 

Karah - I found some pretty rad trails...

 

Karen - We venture out on long trail runs...

 

Jessica - I loved our family bike rides...

 

Dustin - I walk as much as possible...

 

Jillian - I love to run...

 

Lauren - Find outdoor places to skate...

 

Kenadi - Find new areas to explore...

 

Michelle - I grew restless at home...

 

Gabrielle - I love to go for walks...

 

Tara - I have always enjoyed strength training...

 

Jennifer - I really appreciate the four seasons...

 

Mackenzie - I’m no stranger to staying active...

 

Kacey - I grew up with physical activity...

 

Quinn - I love to go to the gym...

 

Michael - Adapt to what you can do...

 

Slav - I have enjoyed getting creative...

 

Jamie - I’ve been trying new activities...

 

Ashley - Staying active has been crucial...

 

Stacy - I am never sitting still...

 

David - I start with 20-minutes of Yoga...

 

Doug - Movement is life-changing...

 

Vahid - Nothing will stop Edmontonians...

 

Giselle - Find joy in small ways...

 

Dounia - I developed a love for fitness...

 

Brittany - I believe movement is medicine...

 

Councillor Knack - I started a 14-day pilates routine...

 

Julia - Edmonton has such great trails...

 

Lindsay - I would set a new goal each year...

 

Megan - Physical fitness is a way of life...

 

Candice -  This year I need a little more inspiration...

 

Megan & Adam - we have had to think outside the box...

 

Adrienne - You can run anywhere outdoors...

 

Tracy - Exercising outdoors boosts my mood...

 

Megan - Have a furry, adorable workout buddy...

 

Dia - I’ve come to embrace change...