Roller Skating & Inline Skating for Fun & Fitness

Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., right, helps his daughter Malia, center, roller skate at Great Skates Fun Center in Lafayette, Ind., Saturday, May 3, 2008. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
              California Outdoor Rollersports Association
                                                                   SkateFit Program

The following information will explain an effort to use outdoor roller skating and inline skating to help youth and adults alike achieve the level of fitness as prescribed by the President's Council on Physical Fitness.

Presented by David Miles Jr.
Executive Director,
California Outdoor Rollersports Association.

      

The California Outdoor Rollersports Association is a 501c3 non profit organization dedicated to promoting roller skating and inline skating as healthy recreational sport and a viable means of alternative transportation.  C.O.R.A. has been working to strongly raise awareness of the positive aspects skating can bring into the lives of youth and adults and to give people a fun, healthy outdoor skating experience they can enjoy.

Over the years, we have been consistent in our efforts by promoting hundreds of skating events, races, competitions, parades, parties and much more to help make the San Francisco Bay Area a great skating city.

C.O.R.A. stands solidly behind that same commitment. We recognize now more than ever that there is a real need to expose people to the social and physical benefits roller skating and inline skating can bring into the lives of young and young at heart.

Obesity is an ever growing problem that can be measured by the waistlines of youth and adults alike. All across the age spectrum, people are getting fatter. Serious diseases like heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes are on the rise. We must come up with innovative ways to help combat these growing trends. We must find ways to get people out to work that body and live a healthier lifestyle.

                    

The C.O.R.A. Skatefit Program is designed to introduce new skaters to outdoor fitness and recreational skating and to provide a fitness challenge to other skaters looking to practice, train, lose weight or just have fun.

 Earning the CORA SkateFit Award means that you have put in time and effort to meet the challenge of personal fitness through skating. To earn the award a participant must at least skate minimum 50 hours; no more than 1 1/2 hours credited daily.

Participants can choose the level of fitness goals.  There are low, medium and high levels to fit all.

 

The SkateFit Program is based on the Presidential Sports Award Program developed by the Presidentís Council on Physical Fitness & Sports. The challenge of the program is to make a commitment to physical fitness through active and regular participation in indoor and outdoor skating activities.

More info at http://www.presidentschallenge.org/

                     

People will use skates to get fit, stay healthy and have fun.  They can skate at least 30 minutes a day, three times a week for a month.  Skaters can accumulate those hours through training sessions and other weekly skating adventures on Sundays in Golden Gate Park, on Thursdays in the Embarcadero and on Friday nights on the San Francisco Friday Night Skate.

We would like to give youth and adults alike an opportunity to experience what a great sport and fun, healthy activity inline skating and roller skating can be and promote the concept of "recreational asphalt"

 

REGISTER NOW!!!

HOW TO JOIN:

1) Go to http://www.presidentschallenge.org/   
2) Fill out the registration form.
* Be sure to include the following info during registration *
Our Group Name is C.O.R.A. SkateFit Program
Our Group ID Number: 56336
Choose a  Member Name: [something cool]
3) After registering, start logging your activities. As you log activities you'll be able to track your progress toward winning a President's Challenge Award or Medal.

      E-mail the GodFather and let's get rollin'!!!

 

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