San Antonio resident Stephanie Sanchez-Sinclair recently stepped into a big role at one of the best-known physical fitness-focused non-profit organizations in the country. She is the new national executive director of The American Volkssport Association, which is headquartered in Universal City. The association, which hosted its first event in 1976, includes more than 250 chartered sports clubs nationwide and sponsors more than 3,000 U.S. events each year.
“I have wonderful memories of volkssporting with my mother and grandmother,” Sanchez-Sinclair says. “It is a privilege to be selected to work with the national executive council and the national headquarters staff, as they share the same degree of passion for promoting positive healthy lifestyles across the country.”
Volkssporting is a noncompetitive, self-paced activity involving walks and hikes, bike rides, swims, skating, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. While fitness is a major component of volkssporting, equal focus is placed on providing safe, stress-free environments where residents can enjoy a network of likeminded individuals.
For more information about volkssporting, visit www.ava.org.