Back in June, I gave my clients the challenge of trying one new way to move their bodies each week: try a new class, hike a new path, visit a new facility, lift a new weight. I think it's essential that we continuously learn new things about ourselves - both mentally and physically.
Last night, I went on a run with a new group I'd not run with before. It was co-sponsored by a local running store. One woman posted on the invite that she wasn't going to attend because she supports another local running store.
I think this is so silly. I believe that my industry - the wellness and fitness industry - has a marvelous opportunity to support and co-encourage each other. My clients will always have a home at BFF, but our world is filled with so many opportunities to challenge, change, and better yourself. Take advantage!
At last night's run, I let myself push my limits and tracked a better average than I have in several months, because the new atmosphere invited it. It felt great! It doesn't mean I'm going to drop my current training or leave my current practices, but it was an awesome and humbling reminder of just how special my body is, and just how many opportunities I have to honor it.
What is something new you've tried, that feels amazing/rewarding/challenging.... Or has even given you a cause to never try it again? (That last one is Zumba for me!!)
Emily Nielsen, CPT, is the owner of Fit for Motherhood, LLC, mother of 2 little girls, and an optimist by nature.
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