Chris Jarvis was a local running icon and fitness mentor for an entire community. The easy story to tell would be that of his accomplished running career. Like many of the PRFS athletes, he found his passion for running in adulthood — at age 31.
There is a thread that winds through each of the first eight Lighthouse stories, and that is "community." We can conquer even our greatest challenges with the support of community, and those who light our way. This is my story.
Boni Edwards found that starting her travels from the good mother stage of life to the wise older woman was a journey of both "ambiguous loss" and unexpected triumphs. She could hardly image that her journey would include so many firsts and that in the autumn of her life, she could make herself anew.
This week's Lighthouse Fitness Project is really about shining a light on fitness and a full life for the gifted and not-so-gifted. Bringing everyone into the light of a healthy life means making sure everyone, no matter their background or size, feels truly welcome into a fitness community, and that not only are they welcome at the starting line, the starting line is less without them.
For 25 years of his life, Jamie Gastineau was losing time — precious, irreplaceable time. A pack-a-day smoker, Jamie was losing 11 minutes of his life for every cigarette he smoked. However, at the age of 40, everything changed for Jamie — thanks to his son.