Gary Hall: World Fit Walk 2012

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Gary Hall Sr. Olympian, Swimming 1968, 1972 and 1976 World Fit 2012 is under way with over 80 schools in 18 different states registered and ready to start walking and…

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Sarah Hughes: World Fit in New York City

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Sarah Huges - Figure skating 2002Sarah Hughes
Olympian, Figure skating 2002

New York City is home to many things, one of them being yellow taxi cabs. But this morning, as my mom and I prepared to make the eight-mile trip downtown, the pouring rain meant we couldn’t find one for 20 minutes. They were all occupied. Finally, after getting an empty one, it took us an hour to make those eight miles. So in effect, we learned the first lesson of the day before stepping into P.S. 276, the Battery Park City School I was visiting on behalf of the World Fit program: cars aren’t always faster than your own two feet!

The goal of the World Fit program is to eradicate childhood obesity through sharing – and showing — the importance of staying fit for life by example and experience using the Olympic ideals.

My visit to P.S. 276 was not only to explain how the World Fit program works to the three 6th grade classes who are embarking on the journey, but also to encourage them. We all know it’s important to exercise and eat right, but sometimes we all need a little inspiration and motivation! (more…)

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Julie Isphording: World Fit in Cincinnati

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Julie Isphording - Marathon 1984Julie Isphording
Olympian, Marathon 1984

The Impact of World Fit is Breathtaking

One Child at a Time

It’s amazing how our lives can sneak up on us. When we’re young, all we want is to be older. We wanted time to pass quickly. Getting older was going to be a great thing. And then – oh good – we get exactly what we want. Whammo! We wake up, and suddenly we are old. Very old. We’ve hit 30 old. Before you know it, 40 comes and goes, 45 and RATS – how did we get here?

Is this it?

Nope. Nada. We’re not getting older. We’re getting…okay, we are getting older. But that can also mean that we can step into a child’s life and become a role model. We can take all that wisdom and make an impact on the younger generation. World Fit has given us the purpose, the “legs,” and the inspiration to do just that! (more…)

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Lisa Kosglow: World Fit in Oregon

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Lisa Kosglow Olympian, Snowboarding 1998 & 2002 I retired from competition in 2006 and since then have been processing my experience as a competitive snowboarder. Transitions aren't usually easy in…

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