Coaching youth sports is inevitably going to cause some aches and pains. When an adult is doing their best to keep up with nine- and ten-year-old children, there is no way they aren’t going home with some stiff and sore muscles. Bryant Rutledge does his best to keep himself in shape so he can keep up with his team.
The Lynn View Pee-wee Football League has been teaching Kingsport, Tennessee’s youth the fundamentals of football since 1969. The league is a non-profit, all volunteer organization originally founded by parents who wanted to create a fun and safe environment where their children could learn fair play and build character.
Annmarie Wolfe is passionate about staying active. As an orthopedic nurse, she understands all the benefits from routine exercise. For a number of years, she was an avid distance runner who started road cycling as a way to cross train. Then, she discovered her true athletic passion in mountain biking.
Jubal Roe might be a little bit of an adrenaline junkie. He works as a firefighter, a swift water rescuer, and a whitewater rafting guide for USA Raft. All three professions are what most people would consider high adrenaline, physically demanding career choices.
It’s safe to say most of us want to be more physically fit and healthy, especially as we get older. But finding the right ways to maintain our health can be difficult and is compounded by health limitations caused by age or injury.
It all started with Janine Pleasant was four years old. She began taking swim lessons at a local pool and fell in love with the sport of swimming. And she hasn’t stopped striving to improve her technique since.
Jonathon Lampley is passionate about coaching youth sports because of the example his father set for him at a young age. Jonathon has been actively involved in sports his whole life, playing as a child and teenager and later becoming a coach.
Chase Vicars has loved golf for many years. But in 2019, he realized that he wanted his passion for the sport to become more than a pastime. He wanted to use his favorite hobby as a way to help shape the lives of young people and give back to his community.
Fly-fishing guides might not be exactly what you thought they were. In Matt Reilly's case, guiding goes well beyond showing you where the fish bite or how to perfect your casting technique. When he takes clients on the river, Matt spends hours preparing for the trip.
For Matt Reilly, fly fishing isn’t just a pastime or even the way he makes his living. It’s the lens he sees the world through. Because he has been fortunate enough to build his livelihood around his passion for fly fishing, Matt has no qualms spending 12 to 14 hours a day helping his clients find the fish.