Thursday, March 14, 2024

Fwd: Check out the six challenges 💪 along the Oxford Athletic Club 4-Mile Fitness Challenge course HERE...

Are YOU up for the challenge?!
Challenge Announcement!

Here are the six unique challenges that will test the speed, strength, and endurance of those preparing to conquer the Oxford Athletic Club 4-Mile Fitness Challenge.
🔷 OBSTACLE COURSE CHALLENGE - 73 foot long Air Force Inflatable Obstacle Course

🔷 HIIT WORKOUT CHALLENGE - 30 foot Army Low Crawl, 10x Pull-ups or 30-second hold

🔷 TIRE FLIP CHALLENGE - 10 yards down and back course with various weights and sizes

🔷 OXFORD ATHLETIC CLUB FULL BODYWEIGHT CHALLENGE - 15x Burpees, 25x Push-Ups, 50x Jumping Jacks, 25x Air Squats, 60-second Plank Hold

🔷 JUMP ROPE CHALLENGE - 3lbs Weighted Jump Rope, 100 reps

🔷 WEIGHTED LUNGE CHALLENGE - 25 yards down and back course with various weights

Get a two week trial membership at Oxford Athletic Club Wexford when you register!
Conquer the Challenge this May!
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Wednesday, March 06, 2024

Fwd: Sport for Life February Newsletter

2024 Volume: Edition 1

To our Sport for Life champions,

Registration opens TODAY for the Level 1 certifications within Sport for Life's Education Program. Join us in building a community of leaders dedicated to enhancing physical literacy and quality sport. Secure your spot now!

In addition, registrations are still open for the Quebec City Sport for Life Summit—don't miss out on this opportunity. Plus, learn about initiatives like the Next Up basketball program and our recent trip to Bermuda. Let's continue building a world where everyone can thrive through sport and physical activity.

Register for the Quebec City Sport for Life Summit!

Registrations are open for the Quebec City Sport for Life Summit. Visit the Quebec City Summit registration page to secure your spot now! 

About the Quebec City Summit

The Quebec City Summit will be an opportunity to come together in French to discuss welcoming and dynamic environments and to cultivate a sense of belonging towards sport and physical activity development. 

Location and event details

Quebec City

March 20 and 21, 2024

Center de Foires - Expocité

Check out the program here (in French only).

If you have any questions about the Quebec City Summit or need assistance registering, please contact Mariane Parent at

>>Register here for the Quebec Summit

Exciting News! Sport for Life's Education Program featuring certifications has officially launched!

Are you passionate about promoting physical literacy and quality sport in your community? Registration is now open for the following Level 1 certifications:

  • Physical Literacy Leader, and
  • Quality Sport Leader.

Join us in building a community of leaders dedicated to enhancing physical literacy and quality sport. Explore more at Registration opens March 6, 2024.

The French Education Program is coming soon!

>>Learn more about the program

Sport for Life Advances Long-Term Development in Bermuda

Richard Way, CEO of Sport for Life, and Tom Jones, Director of Community and International Engagement, recently visited Bermuda, marking their third trip to the mid-Atlantic island. They aimed to assist the island's National Sport Governing Bodies (NSGBs) in designing and improving participants' Long-Term Development (LTD) pathways. 

By leveraging Sport for Life's global leadership in LTD education, Way and Jones collaborated closely with governing bodies to develop detailed frameworks that support a participant's journey in their respective sports.

>>Read more

Pillars to physical literacy and inclusion: Utilize a holistic design approach for programming

Many programs have implemented physical literacy (PL) but often overlook the experiences of persons with diverse abilities due to societal, cultural, and political influences. This can lead to exclusion and marginalization from physical activities. Researchers at Memorial University have addressed this challenge by developing a PL and inclusion framework. Today, we share one of 10 evidence-based best practices from their work:

Idealization: Utilize a holistic design approach for programming, recognizing that multiple aspects contribute to quality of life.

>>Read more

Enhancing School Basketball Opportunities for Grade 8/9 Students – Next Up Program

As we enter a new year, the sports education and development world continues to evolve. One exciting initiative on the horizon is creating a Grade 8/9 basketball program called Next Up, which is designed to provide opportunities for students who may not make their school's basketball teams.

Spearheaded by Advancement and Community Schools Partnership at Surrey Schools and Drew Mitchell, Sport for Life, this program aims to be a beacon of inclusivity and engagement for young athletes in Surrey, BC. In this article, we'll delve into the concept, structure, staffing, funding, and potential impact of this innovative basketball program.

>>Read more

Socio-Demographic Data Report 2023

In 2022 and 2023, Sport for Life collected socio-demographic data with the aim of creating a detailed portrait of its community, including employees, contractors, and volunteers. This effort provides insight into the geographic distribution, age ranges, languages spoken, and other key demographics, illustrating its commitment to inclusivity.

"We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their colour." - Maya Angelou 

>>Check the data report

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Fwd: Kids of Steel Fest Update, Marathon and Turkey Trot | Registrations are now open!

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Kids of STEEL February Newsletter 2

Calling all families! MOVE with us at the 2024 Kids of STEEL Fest on April 6, 2024 at the P3R Track & Field, located at the RMU Island Sports Complex (7600 Grand Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15225). From 9:00-11:00 AM, free-flowing games and activities centered around movement will be available with each activity being an opportunity for participating children to complete their scorecard and earn prizes at the on-site Kids of STEEL store. 

Participate in the FREE family-friendly activities led by partners such as Chick-fil-A, Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Pittsburgh Passion, PFFL, Roaring Lion Martial Arts, YMCA, Clemente Museum and the Kids of STEEL staff. Take pictures with your favorite mascots, snap selfies and pose at the P3R backdrop for a great family photo. Enjoy tasty treats and vendor giveaways from some of your favorite brands such as Eat n' Park, Turner's Tea, Kona Ice, Caliente Pizza and more! Don't miss your opportunity to get the whole family moving in a fun way!

All individuals planning to participate in the event must register and complete a waiver. To save time and reduce lines, pre-registration is encouraged, but on-site registration will also be available. 

Be sure to follow us on social media @KidsofSTEELpgh to stay up to date on who you can expect to see at the event.

Register While Spots Last

Exciting news! Registration is now open for the Chick-fil-A Pittsburgh Kids Marathon and the Sheetz Pittsburgh Toddler Trot! Don't miss this exciting opportunity, register today! 

About the Toddler Trot:
The Sheetz Toddler Trot gives parents and families the opportunity to introduce toddlers to family fitness while earning their first race medal! And you never know -- this might plant the seed for a future marathoner! 

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024.

Time: There are 4 heat times. 8:30 am, 8:45 am, 9:00 am, and 9:15 am.

Start Line and Finish Line: This race is a 50-yard dash in Point State Park.

About The Kids Marathon:
The one-mile Chick-fil-A Pittsburgh Kids Marathon is a perfect way for kids and their families to participate in the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events. This race is the culminating race for Kids of STEEL participants following the Kids Marathon training plan - they run 25 miles throughout their training and run the final mile of their marathon on race day!

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024.

Time: The first heat begins at 9:30 AM. Run with your Kids of STEEL site! A heat schedule sorted by sites will be released closer to race day.

Start Line: In front of PNC Park on West General Robinson Street

Finish Line: Boulevard of the Allies between the blocks of Wood and Market Street (Downtown).

More info

Allegheny Parks Impress! 

Looking for a new scenic area to workout?  Allegheny County Parks has you covered! 

The Allegheny County Parks system is made up of nine beautiful parks including North Park, Boyce Park, South Park, Deer Lakes Park, Harrison Hills Park, Settlers Cabin Park, Round Hill Park, White Oak Park, and Hartwood Acres Park. Each park offers endless recreational activities and events year-round. Take advantage of the Allegheny County Parks with seasonal activities such as skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating. In the summer, stay tuned for activities and events at the four county pools, summer concerts, and much more.

Learn more about the Allegheny County Parks, and discover upcoming activities and events.

Learn More

March Prize Announcement! 

Cape Kid will make you jump jump! Cape Kid will make you jump jump! Lets send Cape Kid to the moon by logging those miles for a chance to win 4 Free Passes to both locations at Skyzone! 

Log Your Miles


Recently we had the honor of partnering with NFL Play 60 at the Heinz History Center! Did you miss the fun? Don't worry, we have an incredibly energetic recap video for you to check out.  

Watch Now!
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