Whole Life Fitness and the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, Florida Panhandle Chapter are excited to announce their new partnership!
The physical benefits of exercise have long been established, but the benefits to your mental health can be just as vital. Mental wellbeing does not mean being happy all the time, and it does not mean that you won’t experience negative or painful emotions, such as grief, loss, or failure, which are a part of normal life. However, whatever your age, being physically active can help you to lead a mentally healthier life and can improve your wellbeing.
Donna Williamson, Chair of the Florida Panhandle AFSP Chapter was introduced to Whole Life Fitness a few years ago, and immediately knew it was something she wanted to be a part of.
“Fitness, socializing, networking and having the opportunity on Wednesday evening to unplug from the stresses of the work week? COUNT ME IN!,” said Williamson. “Around the same time, I was getting more involved with AFSP and our local team of dedicated volunteers to help shed light on suicide in our community and how together we can fight this leading cause of death. Once Brooke found out what I did with AFSP, she was ready to jump in and help in any way she could. One of our goals is to educate as many people as possible on the risk factors and warning signs associated with suicide so we can help save lives. We want to create a culture where we know it’s ok to treat our mental health the same as we would our physical health.”
By joining efforts to create a healthier and happier community, the two organizations will work to raise funds for AFSP, Florida Panhandle Chapter and use both networks to familiarize the community with AFSP and Whole Life Fitness.
QUOTE from Brooke Brannon, the co-founder of Whole Life Fitness, about what she hopes to achieve from WLF perspective.
The local demand and consistent growth of the WLF adult sports leagues has been overwhelming. It is our goal to add on more sports by building our own WLF sports leagues playing facilities by 2020. We know we will need our communities support to make this goal a reality. It is our hope that through our partnership with AFSP we can continue to educate and communicate the positive effects fitness and making friends have on the mind, body and overall community.