Ritika is a third year student in the BHSc program at McMaster University. She is passionate about all forms of dance and uses it as an outlet to de-stress and express herself. She joined the AMHI to help spread the notion of the mind and body being synced, and how each impacts the other. Through this initiative, Ritika hopes to inspire youth to be more aware about their wellbeing holistically.
Not having been particularly active throughout childhood, Eric was taken by surprise by the mental health benefits brought by physical activity. he always enjoyed playing casual sports and parkour when he was younger but after entering high school, ceased those activities in pursuing high grades. After going to the gym for weight training and cardio, Eric became hooked onto the gym lifestyle. he joined AMHI to spread this message.
Hari has a passion towards personal fitness as well as sports such as track and field, football and volleyball. He started to focus on personal fitness when he entered highschool to improve his self esteem. Hari is thrilled to be a part of the Active Mental Health Initiative, as he’s able to meet wonderful and driven people who have the same passion for fitness in relation to mental health as himself.
Will has a considerable passion for a wide variety of sports, including cross country, badminton and skiing. Will is particularly passionate about swimming, as a competitive swimmer for the past 7 years. Athletics has always been a source of joy for Will, to escape outside stresses, establish special friendships and explore the limits of the human body. Will is excited to be working on the AMHI executive team to share his passion for athletics and help others to improve wellbeing and mental health.
Janvi is motivated by the mental toughness physical activity has allowed her to gain. She has been engaged in athletic clubs since she was a child. Janvi strongly believes that physical activity gives one the pain, resilience and drive needed for accomplishing pursuits in life. She wants others to be able to challenge the physical limitations one sets on themselves and see the possibilities of greatness in their potential. Janvi is over the moon about having the opportunity to share her joy of athletic involvement, with the help of remarkable individuals collaborating to create AMHI.
Growing up, Helen viewed gym and all things physical the bane of her existence. She wasn't good at it nor did she like it. It wasn't until she got into badminton, then table tennis, then dance that she realized how fun and beneficial exercise actually was - for both her brains and her brawn. Now, she joins AMHI to enlighten others about the path to a happy and healthy life.