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RECAP: Reclaiming Youth Sports 2020

08.17.2020


PCA - Central Texas & Mark Henry Strong Kids hosted the 3rd Annual Reclaiming Youth Sports event on Saturday, August 15 with 150 participants! The virtual event gave athletes, coaches, and parents the opportunity to workout with some of their favorite athletes. The goals for the event included engaging with each other, having fun, and staying healthy.

This year's event was moved to Zoom to engage the community and show how accessible at-home workouts can be for athletes of all ages! The event included a 20-minute workout for those in attendance and those at home. Mark Henry helped guide the workout that took place at HIT Athletic in Austin, Texas.

Following the workout, the event was joined by some special guests to share helpful tips and advice for workout – normally and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests included Bobby Lashley, Bianca Belair, Shawne Merriman, Drew McIntyre, Renee Montgomery, Kayden Carter, Kacy Catanzaro, Matt Bonner, Cat Osterman, David LaGreca, and Steve Austin. Many of the athletes focused their tips on staying motivated and consistent with a workout plan. Additionally, many of the athletes touched on how staying physically active can keep you physically and mentally strong.

Fitness tips from the pros

Bobby Lashley

"The harder I work, the luckier I get."

Bianca Belair

1. Just start

2. Don't abandon ship/Give yourself room for error

3. Find your why and your motivation

4. Don't Compare yourself to others

Shawne Merriman

"Consistency is going to win the day for you."

Drew McIntyre

1. Turn off distractions

2. Always warm up

3. Visualize the muscle you're working on

4. Increase the time of tension during your movements

Renee Montgomery

Do 10 pushups during commercial breaks when you're watching television.

Kayden Carter and Kacy Catanzaro

Health and fitness are different for everybody.

Find a workout partner, or something else, to motivate you.

Matt Bonner

Use an invisible jump rope to do a footwork drill and cardio exercise.

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