Articles in the ‘Inspiration Moves’ Category



March 21st, 2015 | By Marjie No Comments

… this is how Coach Charles, a YMCA track coach, describes fifth grader Dretavious Foster.  “His enthusiasm and energy are infectious!  He comes to practice ready to work and does everything with a…


Strong in Character and Name

December 19th, 2014 | By Gary No Comments

At a time when the news is filled with stories of professional athletes who are abusing drugs, cheating, breaking laws and just behaving badly, we start to question if they are the best…


Health Matters Camp: Inspiring and Empowering Children!

October 19th, 2014 | By Marjie No Comments

Empowering the next generation of children to make healthy choices and claim responsibility for their own health are two steps in the right direction to combat obesity and related health problems. Health Matters…


A Leader and Warrior in the Fight Against Obesity

August 18th, 2014 | By Gary No Comments

  A few years ago, I was invited to meet with Dr. Cliff Baile. Considered one of the most influential scientists at the University of Georgia, his field of study was Biotechnology and he…


You Have to Start Somewhere

February 23rd, 2014 | By Gary No Comments

John Shreer was like many of us. He played sports in high school but found less time for it in college. Over the next several years, his weight began to creep up to…


A little here and a little there adds up

December 12th, 2013 | By Gary No Comments

Losing weight can seem like such a huge commitment of time and effort. Hours on the treadmill, strict diets, fitness classes, and workouts in the gym several times a week. It can seem…


From Couch to Starting Line

October 23rd, 2013 | By Lindsey Ebert No Comments

Sometimes the people who inspire us to be the best versions of ourselves are the ones who made a change for the better in their own lives. Albert Jimenez is just that sort…


“All Over the Pace” Lands in 1st Place!

October 17th, 2013 | By admin No Comments

This September, the 12-member Athens team “All Over the Pace” finished first in the Open Women Division (female teams with at least one member under the age of 40) in the 208-mile Blue…


Living Life To The Fullest

July 17th, 2013 | By Gary No Comments

At age 17, Silas Hicks was just like any other active teenager. Growing up in Mississippi, his life revolved around family, friends and having fun. On April 16, 1994, he was doing just…

Oconee High School Baseball Seniors

Matt Bell Steps Into The Pitch Every Time

August 17th, 2011 | By Marjie No Comments

Tonya Bell reminisces matter-of-factly that her son Matt was “having the best baseball season he’s ever had, even though his team was struggling with one player down with mononucleosis, then another out with…