When someone goes out of their way to nominate another person for the Dirty South Fit Featured Athlete, it goes a long way for us. It speaks not only to the nominee's personal accomplishments, but also how much of a positive impact they've made on the people around them. Please help us in congratulating our newest Featured Athlete, Markita Jordan!
The search is on for the next Dirty South Fit Featured Athlete! Spend 2 seconds anywhere online and you'll find 100 apparel companies flaunting immaculately chiseled workhorses as sponsored athletes. That's great and all, but what about the rest of us? What about those of us who weren't naturally gifted young athletes and have to grind every day? What about that person who used to struggle through warmup laps and now runs 5ks? What about that person who faces every life obstacle - work, children, injuries, time - and still finds a way to make it happen? Doesn't that person deserve celebrating?
If you know someone who grinds day in and day out, who overcomes obstacles, who has committed to making health and fitness a priority, let us know!! Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us why you think this person should be selected. Featured Athletes get spotlighted on our blog celebrating their accomplishments as well as some Dirty South Fit swag! Thanks and stay dirty!
Please join us in celebrating our Featured Athlete and winner of the Fit Father's Day Giveaway, Charles Pinkham. He will receive a Dirty South Fit shirt of his choice as well as a koozie, for all of that soda water... Here is a short quote from Charles that shows how doing little things consistently, and using the time you DO have makes a huge a difference.
"Last year I got really bored with traditional weight training and started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Impact - Kenny Kim. I haven't set foot in a traditional gym in over a year and feel better than I have in a decade. With two kids I don't make it into the academy more than about three times a week, so to supplement I work in body resistance exercises at home. It can be tough sometimes to find a full hour or so to dedicate outside of early morning or late at night, but with just a couple minutes here and there, you'd be surprised how many pull ups, push ups, lunges and squats you can do throughout the day. It's the down and dirty basics and it adds up!"
Check out our Featured Athlete, former UGA standout and champion, Rex Robinson. As with many of us, Rex fell victim to lifestyle changes and choices that directly impacted his health. In 2008, he decided that enough was enough. He adopted the motto "Get Off Your Ass." By taking small steps each day, literally and figuratively, Rex began losing weight and feeling better. For him, it wasn't about the scale as much as it was making SOMETHING happen daily. Since beginning his journey he has lost 60+ lbs and has been able to keep it off. That's getting off your ass every damn day and using what ya got to get it done. That's Dirty South Fit and that's why Rex is our Featured Athlete. Start today, just do something. YOU got this!