$79.02

Empower. Run. Reflect: 4wk UBU Program for Youth Who Identify as Female

Actions and Detail Panel

$79.02

Event Information

Share this event

Date and time

Location

Location

Kinsmen Leisure Centre

2001 Oak Street

Sherwood Park, AB T8A 0W9

Canada

View Map

Refund policy

Refund policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Event description
UBU's Empower. Run. Reflect. is a fun run club (4 Tuesday sessions) for all levels to jog, chat, learn, and reflect through journaling.

About this event

Who: Youth who identify as female & are 9-15 years old.

What: A fun run club for all levels of ability to encourage those who identify as female to find the benefits physical activity has on their social connections, mental health, and emotional regulation - all in addition to physical health.

When: Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. August 10, 17, 24, 31. (4 sessions total)

Where: (Outdoor space for running/jogging) Broadmoor Lake & (Indoor space for journaling/chatting) Kinsmen Leisure Centre upstairs classroom in Sherwood Park - 2001 Oak St, Sherwood Park, AB

Why Empower. Run. Reflect.: Girls' numbers were already dropping in participation for sports & physical activity before the pandemic hit. Now, as restrictions lift and youth sports open up, the numbers of female physical activity participation rates are still alarmingly low (lower than pre-pandemic). Females face different challenges than males in sport/physical activity (i.e., quality/quantity of coaches & facility space; negative body image & self-worth through puberty; conflicting messages of what being strong, competitive, and a "girl" are, etc.) that need to be addressed and barriers broken down to simply let those who identify as female be active how they want to be active.

Why Running: This is a simple physical activity that doesn't require a lot of time to learn news skills or acquire expensive equipment when we just want to get participants moving and feeling the benefits that being active has on their social, emotional, mental, and physical health. And it is a great group activity where more experienced runners can encourage those with less experience. It is a community activity.

Cost: $75/participant for all 4 sessions

Instructor: Michelle Lindstrom. Founder and Coach of You Be You Wellness (UBU): Girls | Sports | Schools | Adults programs (see www.u-b-u.ca). AFLCA Certified Group Fitness Trainer (portable equipment, Ever Active Kids, Pre/postnatal). Freelance journalist & Regional Editor of The GIST.

What Participants Need to know, have, bring:

  • A bag or backpack to carry following items (will be stored in classroom space, doesn't need to be fancy for them to carry while running)
  • Water bottle (filled already, as access to water fountains is not guaranteed)
  • Good running shoes (NOT flat, casual walking shoes like Converse, Vans, etc. but something with actual support and cushion to help avoid injury)
  • A pen and basic notebook to journal in
  • Layers of clothes/dress for the weather (we will run in all safe weather patterns including full sun, rain, and chilly temperatures at least once each session, so be prepared for it all)
  • Breathable clothes since we will be breaking a sweat & it gets uncomfortable sitting in damp clothes that don't dry quickly (better to avoid cotton shirts & leggings for physical activity. Try to find blends of polyester, spandex and such)
  • No running experience required, but this is a physically active program, so participants must be able to jog for 1 minute continuously before a walk break. We will repeat that pattern multiple times in one program session and the progression of distance/interval times will be based on the group's comfort level.

NOTE: Payment is for all 4 sessions. Only the first session date is noted to simplify the registration process, but you are paying for 4 Tuesdays: August 10, 17, 24 & 31

Share with friends

Date and time

Location

Kinsmen Leisure Centre

2001 Oak Street

Sherwood Park, AB T8A 0W9

Canada

View Map

Refund policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Organizer You Be You Wellness

Organizer of Empower. Run. Reflect: 4wk UBU Program for Youth Who Identify as Female

The founder and lead instructor of UBU sessions is Michelle Lindstrom: a mom of two girls, wife, long-distance runner, journalist, editor, AFLCA certified group fitness/Ever Active Kids/Portable Equipment/Pre-post natal fitness leader, and multi-sport enthusiast, including playing junior high and high school volleyball and competitive softball from youth into adulthood.

CERTIFICATIONS/COURSES: 

Michelle has her Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA) certifications in group fitness specifically in  

  • Ever Active Kids (i.e., focusing on children and adolescent physical development; planning creative programming while being aware of physical, psychological, social, and moral factors of youth; using various positive motivational tools; and understanding physical literacy and fundamental movement skills)
  • Group Fitness (i.e., lead group exercise classes with an awareness of trends, media, music, movement and cueing, exercise analysis, and special populations)
  • Portable Equipment (i.e., specific to leading group exercise classes with non-gym-machine/portable equipment focusing on class structure and content; planning, leadership, choreography, movement combinations, safety, and providing alternate movements).
  • Pre & Post Natal (i.e., lead group fitness classes with the knowledge of modifications and exercise considerations, contraindications, and foundational information needed to safely lead pregnant and postnatal women through fitness-related movements.)

Michelle is a trained journalist (SAIT print journalism diploma) with more than a decade's worth of writing about many people and topics including youth and fitness, interviewing local leaders, gathering research, and editing for publications including Avenue magazine (Edmonton), YEGFitness, IMPACT, METRO Edmonton, LEAP, Heroes, Calgary Herald, and more, giving her the practical knowledge of how journaling is a useful tool and taught a Next Step Continuing Education Mindful Journaling Adult course that she applies to youth UBU programs to help them express themselves and be mindful.

Michelle is also a trained Architectural Technologist (NAIT Architectural Technology diploma) with roughly 13 years experience of manual and computer-aided drafting (AutoCAD) and design for interior, exterior, commercial and residential projects with home builders, furniture dealerships, engineering offices, and an interior design firm. 

CONTINUED LEARNING/RESOURCES 

  • Fast and Female “Keeping Girls in Sport” webinar, August 2019
  • CPR C/Standard First Aid Certification, June 2019
  • The Sport Conference at the University of Alberta, May/June 2019
  • Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sports and Physical Activity (CAAWS) “Keeping Girls in Sport” online course certification, April 2019
  • “Power of Positive Coaching” with Jane King webinar, April 2019
  • Health & Physical Education Council (HPEC) 2018 Fall Drive-in Workshop
  • John Ratey, MD’s book Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
  • Shawn Achor’s books, Big Potential and The Happiness Advantage

HANDS-ON COACHING/LEADING GROUPS 

  • Run/endurance coach for U13 girls’ soccer team to train for a MEC 5K, summer 2018 
  • Creation & facilitation of Walk the Talk Speaker School Series, Jan-March 2017
  • Creation & facilitation of Girls Group, January-March 2016
  • Creation & coach Lakeland Ridge Grades 3&4 co-ed Fun Run Club, spring 2016 & 2015 
  • Creation & facilitation of “Girl Empowerment” program, spring 2015 & 2014
  • Running Room Learn to Run Clinic Instructor, fall 2014 

Save This Event

Event Saved