Austin Youth Fitness Athlete of the Month is a showcase of the talented young men and women in our community. The power and spirit of our youth is limitless, and AYF thinks it's important to let other young athletes know what their peers are doing in the fitness community. Congratulations to the following AYF Athletes of the Month!
Leah Deckter is in 4th grade and participates in Austin Youth Fitness Running Group at Forest Trail. Leah was nominated for Athlete of the Month because she shows up ready to participate, volunteers to be a leader, is a great tagger, and is extremely kind to those around her. She is also encouraging to younger runners and shows great respect to fellow runners. Leah recently ran in the Austin Youth Fitness Pre-Thanksgiving 5K run. Aside from running club, Leah plays soccer and is on the swim team.
Aside from physical activity, Leah is a strong student at Forest Trail Elementary. She also participates in Girl Scouts.
Leah's favorite things about Austin Youth Fitness is that she has "tons of fun" while getting great exercise!
Congratulations to Leah for being AYF's February Athlete of the Month!
January Athlete of the Month
Charlie Henderson is in kindergarten and participates in Austin Youth Fitness Obstacle Course Running Group as well as the Casis Running Group. Charlie was nominated for Athlete of the Month because he is someone who has a great attitude (always smiling), works hard, loves all things sports and outdoors, and knows how to have fun! Aside from AYF, Charlie participated in soccer, basketball, and gymnastics this past fall. This spring, Charlie plans to participate in flag football, baseball, and continue AYF!
Charlie has received player of the week several times in the different sports he has participated in. Charlie also ran the 1 mile Turkey Trot this year and loved it! Charlie also plans to participate in the Run to the Sun Fun Run coming up in February! Charlie also loves to ride his bike and has been riding on two wheels since he was four!
Charlie's favorite things about Austin Youth Fitness is being active and playing games at the end of each group. He loves his coaches and said, "AYF is tons of fun!"
Congratulations to Charlie for being AYF's January Athlete of the Month!