Aquatic exercise is one of the finest and most effective forms of fitness training. It provides both a fantastic cardiovascular fitness and is very effective in the conditioning of muscles. To comprehend what aquatic fitness is and how it relates to other forms of exercise, it helps to understand the effects of water on the body and on exercise physiology.
It's time for some old fashioned 'straight talk'. Having meaningful conversations can often be uncomfortable for both parties involved. Work through it! Develop this important aspect of interpersonal relations and grow as a leader. Regardless of our role in the work environment, we all have a responsibility Speak Up and to bring compassion and empathy back to the work place. It's time to Talk It Out and take ownership of our role and responsibility in creating a positive, cohesive and collaborative work environment.
Let it go ~ It's not about YOU
It is important for leaders to know when it is time to let go. When it shouldn't be about you anymore as the driving force. When you have accomplished your main success story, and it is time to transition into a quieter support role within your organization. It's likely time for a new captain to navigate, steer and guide the team. You are to becomethe compass to help others stay true north, to be the wind which propels the sails.
"Do you know who you are? Don't Ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you." ~ Thomas Jefferson
What will you hand down and share with the next generation, and how will you be remembered as a leader is entirely within your control. You simply need to have a plan, decide to act and live your mission daily.
Re-discover, Re-inspire, Re-define Recreation
Recreation has many definitions including a pastime, diversion, exercise or other resource affording relaxation and enjoyment. It has also been described as the act of creating anew. We as recreation professionals are in the business of creating experiences and opportunities in fitness, arts, culture, aquatics, after school programs, camps and countless other programs and services. Recreation is an ever evolving, fast paced, crazy on a slow day adventure. It takes passion, dedication and a lot of time, energy and hard work to be successful in our industry.
For your next adventure in recreation, I invite you to Re-discover, Re-Inspire and Re-define your journey in recreation with me through staying connected. Stay tuned for seasonal newsletters, future blogs, follow me on social media and join in the conversation.
Growing a Tribe because it takes a Village
I am on a mission to create a tribe of kindred spirits. This is a call out to all individualswho are seeking motivation, inspiration, information, knowledge and skills to empower themselves and their teams. A call forcollaborators to sharing their knowledge, skills and passion for recreation. Together we can build a strong network of recreation professionals. I hope you will consider staying connected and become part of this community.