What makes you most excited about being a RYDE instructor?
I am most excited about being a catalyst for positivity and health optimization in the lives of all people who walk through the doors of Ryde YXE and beyond in our community. As a pharmacist by day, and Ryde Coach by night, I know how big of an impact physical activity can have on our physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being. I am also very excited to take part in and lead Ryde for Change classes for a few local organizations in Saskatoon I am very passionate about.
What is your favourite quotation?
My most favourite quotation – and personal mantra – is, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” This quotation from Mahatma Gandhi means so much to me that I tattooed “be the change” on my left arm! A very close second favourite quotation is, “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness” – said by the Dalai Lama XIV. I love how Ellen Degeneres ends each and every one of her shows by saying, “Be kind to one another,” as this applies to all people and encourages positivity.
What is your favourite thing to do in YXE?
I always look forward to my weekend “staycations” in YXE, where I bike around the Meewasin, grab some coffee from one of our many excellent local coffee shops, and pay visits to family, friends, and local store owners – and animals, such as Karma the shop dog at Green Ark in Riversdale!
How can we find you on Instagram?
I go by @jaris.swid on Instagram and look forward to connecting with some fellow RYDErs in YXE!