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by Job Abraria

Central Illinois offers many opportunities to keep fit and active.  In each issue I will introduce opportunities to participate in some mainstream and off-track opportunities to stretch your physical abilities, increase your mental determination, instill teaming concepts, and have fun.

Do you have ideas for sports and activities I should cover?  Want to challenge me to a duel at your favorite sport?  Email me at

Job Abraria is a world-traveled athlete and veteran determined to keep his body and mind active.  In October, he will represent the USA in the World Powerlifting Competition.  One of ten boys raised in a traditional Texas family, sports were central to his life and winning was important.  His dedication to his mission has led to many achievements, including power and strength competitions, professional league soccer, and combat sports wins.  Job holds a Master’s Degree in Post Modern Philosophy and follows the Hagakure, the ancient code of the Samurai.