Between her job at a local school and the busyness of soccer practices and games, Fran McKinsey of Region 168 in El Cajon, Calif., was “having a hard time finding the time and energy to exercise.”
Fran, who has two energetic kids that play AYSO, admitted that she had felt awkward working out during soccer practices in the past as most other parents just sat on the sidelines. But now Fit From The Sidelines, a new program from AYSO and Herbalife, has given her the chance to “break out of (her) shell” by exercising at the field. She wanted to both workout and serve as a role model for her children.
The 10-week workout program gives AYSO parents like Fran the opportunity to engage in simple exercises on the sidelines at their kids’ soccer practice and during halftime on game days. Fran says the program has inspired her to get moving and she hopes that other parents will follow suit.
Participation in the program, detailed on the Fit From The Sidelines website, includes the chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card each week when you upload a photo of yourself on social media using the hashtag #FitFromTheSidelines.
Fran, our Week One winner, says she’ll use the money to support another healthy habit: her vegetable garden. We can’t say we’re surprised!
To learn more about Fit From The Sidelines, click here