Webinar: Overcoming Health Obstacles: Learning To Be An Athlete Again
Topic: Overcoming Health Obstacles: Learning to Be An Athlete Again
This webinar discussion will go in-depth into the individual plagued with an illness or disease and how they can still be an athlete. Joella Baker, MPP will discuss the steps the athlete must take to realize where they are from a fitness standpoint, starting off easy, building up strength and signs to watch for to ensure athlete safety. This webinar will also delve into the mental aspects of handling the fatigue, pain and fear of starting an exercise program again.
As an individual living with Lupus, Asthma and Raynaud's, Joella Baker has firsthand information on the struggles she has gone through to race again and will share how racing ultimately made her stronger mentally and physically to deal with her illnesses as well as succeed in a sport she loves.
Joella Baker is the owner of Get Fit Families, LLC, a Level 1 USAT Certified Coach, a Youth and Junior Certified USAT Coach, and an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer. Mrs. Baker has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duquesne University and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Pittsburgh.
With a background in fundraising and empowering volunteers for non-profit efforts, she has transferred that knowledge to her Get Fit Families Triathlon and Running Club. She was diagnosed with Lupus in 2000 and uses multisport as a way to help others diagnosed with autoimmune diseases get their lives back on track. She has competed in triathlons since 1987 and is a current member of the Team USA Long Distance World Championship Team.
Sanctioning Status: USAT SANCTIONED
Event Type: National
Entry Fee: $24.99 for USAT Members and Race Directors; $39.99 for Non-Members
Event Date: Jun. 13, 2013
Start Time: 3:00 PM MST
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