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Who We Are
A new, insightful initiative, Who We Are, provides an inside look into the personal lives of the MIT Recreational Sports staff. Each month, a member of the team will provide an insightful passage about their personal goals, accomplishments, and even setbacks. Make sure to check back frequently for updates!
March: Doug Delmage, Assistant Director, Member Services
As I entered my third year with MIT Rec Sports I took time to reflect on the events that led me to where I am today. Like others I have had my shares of ups and downs but through it all it is clear how physical activity has been the cornerstone of many life events playing a major part in who I am.
- Early on as a child I was able to develop a sense of self, learn the value of team and fair play trough youth sports
- Being diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes as a teenager I quickly learned the key to its management was a commitment to health and exercising regularly.
- As a young adult, physical activity offered me an opportunity to be a leader on teams, refine time management skills and learn new talents
- Currently, it offers me a platform to network and sustain lifelong friendships as well as serves an outlet for stress release
Contributing to Who We Are, helped me to come to the realization that I work in the recreation profession in an effort to help others develop a love for activity and reap the personal and health benefits it can deliver as it has provided me.
Often when speaking with others, I hear how working out can become complicated by the different views and messages of the so-called experts. Therefore I wanted to pass on basic advice that was given to me: keep moving and continually try new things
Over my past three years with MIT I have stepped out of my norm and explored different fitness activities. Some were fads but other have become enriching and rewarding Parts of my life. It is important to note that none of the activities I thought I would enjoy at first and all took peer pressure for me to get involved. But all allowed me to have fun, learn something new and make strides in my fitness goals by keeping me moving.
- Cycling - I never thought I would be the one pedaling in neon colored lycra on the side of the road but this sport has become something I enjoy and I do regularly
- Hiking – I didn’t last long in boy scouts but brisk walks through local parks soon turned into a love of the outdoors and lead to adventures hikes to three National Parks
- Boxing - I don’t plan to fight Tyson anytime soon but giving the a punching bag the 1-2 will always be a stress release for me
- Squash – After a challenge by a member of a fellow member that I could not beat her has turned into weekly matches and a love of a new sport
Whether it is yoga, sailing on the Charles, Pilates or simply a brisk walk - go for it! Even if it doesn’t go as planned, you will have worked up a sweat and elevated your heart rate, which, in the long run is what matters most.
Keep moving, have fun and try something new,
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