I am excited to announce my second open forum about racism and leadership for the fitness and health professional!
Date: June 5th 2021
Time: 10AM-11:30AM EST.
Registration Required (see link below).
Register for the June 2021 Forum: Click HERE!
On June 4th, 2020 I hosted an open forum discussion about racism and leadership for the health and fitness professional, focusing on how to be part of the solution using your sphere of influence.
Seven health and fitness professionals from different backgrounds came together to share their experiences.
During my conversations, here are comments I heard repeatedly:
- “I don’t know how I can help.”
- “I do not want to offend anyone, so I stay quiet.”
- “I’ve never experienced racism, but I want to help.”
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:
- Acknowledge the issue.
- Initiate conversation.
- Cultivate a new way of thinking.
- 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.
Link for the June 5th, 2021 forum- full video: Click HERE!