“In my Zumba class I didn’t see disability but ABILITY to be spontaneous, open and free”

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NowWeMOVE celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities Isotta Rossoni is passionate about social causes and has volunteered for various NGOs in Italy, the UK and Malta.  In her spare time, Isotta loves to exercise and keep fit by running, practicing pilates and yoga and teaching Zumba. She believes not only that sport should be […]

What on Earth is Education through Sport?

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Have you ever had the feeling when you arrive at a workshop or seminar that you’re stepping into another world with its own language and view on life?  When I accepted the challenge to participate in a seminar on Education through Sport in Budapest, Hungary, I must confess I had no idea what Education through […]

“Ikke uden risiko” (Not without risk!)

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By Santiago Villalobos, Portugal I was looking for inspiration (and words!) to write this article, when suddenly I remembered the Danish slogan for our school here in Ollerup – ikke uden risiko – which translated to English means “Not without risk!” In that moment, I thought that this could be a good starting point. Being […]

Sometimes all it takes to rehumanise us is a little dance!

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By Javier Mira, Mexico If pity makes you look down on someone and feel sorry for them, empathy is what makes you stand face-to-face and look them straight in the eye, breaking the barrier between them and us. From 18-20 October, we (the international students from the Ollerup Academy of Physical Education) had the chance […]

MOVEMENT as the source of HOPE

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For the last five years the NowWeMOVE campaign has been motivating citizens all over Europe to find and share their movements. Movements that give them joy, that connect them with their family and friends, and that help them to develop heathier and happier communities. And the work of these people, or MOVE Agents, has been […]

“We must create leaders in fitness and physical activity… then we can build a healthy world’’

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What is it like to MOVE people in Greece and why does physical activity have a crucial role in people’s lives? Epaminondas Konstas is an active MOVE Agent in Greece, a Certified Personal Trainer and a Group Fitness Instructor. He has graduated from the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science of Democritus University of […]

Journey of Hope event idea #5: Be inclusive – #BeActive

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Use the Journey of Hope to celebrate all members of your community. Anything is possible if you have an opportunity to #BeActive! Last year the NowWeBike team was joined by a group of blind cyclists, who rode with them in Turkey. They were later joined by wheelchair cyclists for another part of their journey. If […]