Our coaches volunteer week after week to be there to help you discover your untapped possibilities you have as an athlete. One of the benefits of volunteering is our health, did you know that research demonstrates volunteering leads to better health and that older volunteers are most likely to receive physical and mental health benefits from their volunteer activities? Yes, our coaches are stellar by providing their coaching guidance and expertise. When our coaches volunteer, they don’t say “what’s in it for me?” they have said, “I want to help improve the quality of life in someone” or “I want to give back to the sport that gave me so much” or “I enjoy seeing the accomplishments as our athletes cross their finish line” plus many more reasons, these are the ones that came to mind. They give to the sport because of their love of our sport and because of you “our athletes”.
There are four ways of giving back and helping others. Many younger volunteers do so because it’s expected of them or because of obligation, however, older individuals (gosh I don’t even know what “older” means anymore, since we are living so much longer) give back for many reasons. Another great study showed the benefits of volunteering lead to feeling healthier and happier.
Share your story on what types of Volunteer opportunities or start a new one…in the meantime, please thank you coaches who are there for you. 🙂
Cross Training Tips:
Aerobic Cross Training does not directly increase running ability through VO2 (Volume of oxygen) used.
Cross Training can improve performance through body composition changes and overall improved health.
Cross Training Options:
- Aerobic Cross Training-
- Pool: deep water running, swimming
- Cardio machines
- Outdoor activities: Walking, cycling, XC skiing
- Walking is most specific form of cross training for runners.
- Strength Training