Trails Are For Every Body – Meet AJ Wojtalik

The following profile is a part of our Trails Are For Every Body Instagram series produced by ATRA board member Kriste Peoples.

ATRA celebrates trail athletes at all levels of engagement and ability, and because the Trails Are For Every Body, each week we’re sharing the profiles of trail enthusiasts you might not otherwise know.

Meet Colorado based AJ Wojtalik (she/her) whose favorite trail activity is “frolicking on foot.”

“In addition to the health benefits of being outdoors, my trail time is where my best ideas come from. Whether I’m grounding my feelings on a difficult subject or brainstorming new projects or life goals, everything is clearer on the trail.

It’s a generations-deep human construct to suggest that not every body belongs, or that we need to show up a certain way in order for it to count. I reject that belief. Every body needs joy. Every body needs space to stretch and to be challenged and to grow.

To experience nature’s demonstrations of movement and stillness – and the nourishing benefits of both. That’s for all of us, no matter how far or fast or often we go.”

Thank you for sharing your story and passion for the trails, AJ!

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Photo: AJ Wojtalik.