3 results for month: 12/2015

Permission To Be Strong

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

As I set out for my trip to Egypt and Jordan, I was ready to inspire, empower and spread some joy. The purpose of the trip was to follow up with some of the emerging women leaders who had participated in the Global Sports Mentoring Program (GSMP) and observe how they are using sport as a vehicle for positive change in their communities. GSMP is the flagship component of the Empowering Women & Girls through Sports Initiative, which pairs emerging women leaders from around the world with top American female executives in the sports industry. My role as a sports envoy was to perform soccer and strength clinics to women and young girls in the underprivileged communities and at Syrian refugee camps in Jordan.... More

Who Holds You Accountable?

images Ambitious Athletics members are made up of people just like you: tired of their lack of progress, direction, or both when it comes to their fitness. Whether they have been a member of a commercial gym or have been working out on their own for months, the lack of progress and direction often stems from the absence of accountability.... More

The Basic Blueprint: Step 1

When I was growing up, I was urged to participate in multiple sports and regularly encouraged to “play” in gym class and neighborhood pick-up games. It was through these experiences that I learned basic movement skills such as squatting, jumping, hopping and running – all of which aided in my overall athletic ability and prepared my body for the movement demands of soccer. Since I was a kid, strength has played a crucial role in improving my athletic performance, keeping me largely injury free and giving me the confidence I needed to relentlessly pursue my goal of playing soccer at the highest level. Strength has been the foundation of my success.... More