SARFit!

SARFit!All of us know the benefits of enhancing our fitness level, but did you realize that if each CoCoSAR member could increase his/her walking speed by as little as 10 percent, it would be the equivalent of adding 23 fully trained and experienced searchers to the team?  That’s a big bonus for the team.

With that in mind, team member Reza Farasati has stepped up to encourage and organize fitness activities for team members with a new fitness program, (SARFit!) for CoCoSAR members.

The goal of the program is to help members at all levels reach a higher state of fitness.  SARFit! is designed to do two simple things: Provide members with a variety of fun fitness opportunities – from hikes, to bike rides, to backpacking, to snowshoeing; and to encourage members to enhance their personal fitness levels.

The program is completely voluntary and will require prospective participants to “opt in” by emailing Reza with their interest.  Opting in will then put that member on the list to receive regular emails with brief descriptions (what, where, when and fitness level/intensity) of activities that may be of interest. There will be no pressure: It’s totally up to the individual to decide in which activities to participate.

RezaReza will serve as the collector and distributor of fitness opportunities – team members may send him details of activities they think would be good for the program and he will pass on the info to all those who opted in. 

Interested team members should email Reza directly to let him know of their interest in the program. This is a great way to enjoy the benefits of incremental fitness improvement while becoming an even stronger CoCoSAR member – not to mention connecting with fellow team members in a fun and productive way.

This past Saturday, team members engaged in the first SARFit! activity–a hike with some chest thumping hills–after the full team training. Watch a video of the event below.