Real Talk: 2nd Annual Forum About Racism and Leadership for the Fitness and Health Professional.

2nd Annual Forum About Racism and Leadership for the Fitness and Health Professional.

June 5th, 2021 presentation is for everyone not just fitness and health professionals.

Unfortunately, there were no attendees for today’s discussion and that’s ok!

I used today as an opportunity to lead by example and encourage others to continue the dialog about racism, plant seeds and take action.

This year’s open forum is intended to initiate/continue the tough conversation about systemic racism. The event will also coincide with my June 2021 op-ed in Personal Fitness Professional Magazine titled: “You can be part of the solution.”

The objective of the forum is to take steps to address racism:

1. Acknowledge the issue.
2. Initiate conversation.
3. Cultivate a new way of thinking.
4. Take action.

I believe our contributions go beyond what we do in the gym. Health and fitness professionals are viewed as coaches, and leaders. For those of us with robust social media platforms, we have a responsibility to lift up the voices of those who do not.

Please find the link for the 25-minute presentation in which I remind viewers that most professional organizations now have a DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) group and joining one is a great way to get involved.

Any sharing or commenting about the presentation with your social media is appreciated.

Coach Julio