Let em play, just the same!
August 12, 2017
Hosted by Detrick Wright
At times our society is faced with a merge between social injustices and political rights in sports. Sports allows us to look within and gain awareness with inequalities we have regarding race, gender, or religion. We have seen the historic images: Jackie Robinson being the first Black man called up to play in Major League Baseball, Jessie Owens dominating Track & Field at the Berlin Olympic Games, or Billie Jean King dominance in Tennis. However, those actions were not enacted by our government. There was a lack of opportunity given to a large faction in our nation, where fifty-one percent of our population was not allowed to participate in competitive sports activities inter-collegiately. Imagine telling a child they cannot participate, even though they are skilled, love the game, and all because they were a girl no a woman. Listen in this Saturday from 11am - 12pm PST to hear the impact regarding physical activity not only in sports but also in fitness and exercise for women.
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Right Choices, the radio show, is geared towards people that want to connect with all aspects of health and fitness, through exercises, sports, hobbies, and lifestyles. Our population has seen a lifestyle change that has led this nation to being number one in obesity with a 30.6 percent rate compared to other industrialized nations. The issues discussed on Right Choices, will cover effective means to physical lifestyle changes that will not consume a great amount of your time, money, or travel.
The effectiveness of the show is premised on the hopes that access to having a healthier, more fit lifestyle is more than doable, it's literally at the tip of your fingers! It only takes small incremental changes that lead to a broad change in motivation, adherence, and minimal risks to injuries. We support you on your wellness journey.
For nearly two decades I have been involved in sports and fitness coaching, training men, women and children. It is my passion, and desire to live a well-balanced life gained through my personal experiences, as well as the educational steps I took to further my knowledge. The tools I have gained have allowed me the success I have achieved as a personal trainer, and a youth coach. Now, I seek to expand upon that knowledge and give back to society on a broader scale. Understanding the connections from engagement in a physical lifestyle drives the desire to continue participation regardless of how old we are.
I hold a Master of Arts in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Management as well as a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a minor in Biology. My background and certifications include Functional Movement Screen (FMS), International Youth Coach Association (IYCA), experience as a USAA Weight lifting Club Coach, a personal trainer with the American Council on Exercise, an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and a United States Air Force Veteran.