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Willie Banks: Fitness and Focus

Posted on November 30, 2022

As a child in the 1960s, Willie Banks was so restless/energetic/hyperactive that his parents sought professional help. In this video, the 3-time Olympian and world-record holder in the Triple Jump explains how physical activity provided much of the solution to his childhood challenges.

Here, Willie also shares:

  • His ideas on communities supporting kids in their need for play and exercise in pursuit of fitness
  • How mind, body, and spirit work together to produce fit kids
  • The joy that physical activity and commitment to lifelong fitness has provided him from his early school days, to UCLA, the Olympics, Masters competitions, and his current passion for Zumba!