The Activist In Motion was founded by Tom Richards, JD, a fitness policy advocate inspired by Activists In Motion since 2004.

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We call the site “The Activist In Motion” in honor of all the people who make a positive difference in their community by motivating others to move more and sit less, typically through compassion and understanding


The Activist In Motion is a website for everyone who believes, or wants to believe, that we can overcome the global public health crisis of physical inactivity and sedentary behavior.

We cover what’s working, what’s not working, and the efforts of “Activists In Motion” across the globe.

Our ultimate goal – by providing information and inspiration, as briefly as possible – is to accelerate the rebuilding of cultures where healthy movement and physical activity are prioritized, accessible and enjoyable for persons of all ages and abilities.