Social media is an interesting phenomenon isn’t it?? Both a blessing and a curse.
A curse in that we can get SUCKED into the wormhole that is every social media platform and emerge an hour later without no understanding of how we got lost in the black hole!
A blessing in that it can gives us perspective.
Recently, it was a blessing in that a post I wrote 7 years ago popped up in my Facebook memories.
At that time I was about to film a new home workout - P90X2, with Tony Horton , the follow up to the biggest selling home workout of all time, P90X. SO MANY of the words I wrote 7 years ago, see below, I could have written today! This post is a powerful reminder to me and hopefully to anyone reading this about the magic in consistency and in truly knowing and living your beliefs.
March 2, 2011 at 1:42pm
Super excited about it, nervous too!! Anxious to get there, really get a feel for the workout live and on set......kind of feels like I've been working towards something like this for a long time.
I am a HUGE believer in having lots of tools in your "fitness/health/wellness" toolbox.
•My soulmate workout has been kickboxing since I discovered it 10 years ago....really, kickboxing of ALL kinds. I have taught classes with boxing gloves and heavy bags, I've done Krav Maga, traditional athletic kickboxing, and of course my one true love, Turbo.
•My "second' favorite kind of workout is strength training. I have worked with personal trainers, have used ChaLEAN Extreme, P90X, The Firm, RevABS, and hybrids of other workouts to strength train. Strength classes definitely tie with kickboxing for my favorite class to teach and favorite way to train.
•Cycling is another favorite. I taught cycle for awhile. but enjoy just taking cycle classes even more. I love that it's a great cardio yet low impact workout.
•Even though I had to be drug, kicking and screaming, into the mind/body studio, PiYo now ranks up there as one of my favorite formats. My cardio and strength workouts are so much better when I incorporate flexibility training!! Who knew?? LOL
I believe if we rely on only one type of workout or only one class, I think we are doing ourselves a disservice. We are denying ourselves the many many benefits of cross training....of course we are always going to have our favorites and the workouts we come back to, stay with more than others.....but mixing it up is GOOD, mentally and physically.
Taking live classes is amazing, working out at home can feel very focused, utilizing a trainer can help push to a level you might not on your own, loving fitness can even lead to becoming part of this amazing industry!! There are so many phenomenal workouts available...the key is finding the one YOU love, that YOU will stick with...then branching out and finding even more!! :)
Looking forward to getting to California and working out the butterflies. I have no doubt it will be a surreal moment to be on set with Tony Horton.
Stay fit, my friends!!
Sharpen the tools in your toolbox
Does the above sound familiar? I'm still talking about several fitness formats...and I’m still doing every one of them today. 7 years later.
Kickboxing is my favorite and I’ve now added CORE DE FORCE to my toolbox. Strength training gets RESULTS and 80 Day Obsession is kicking my booty. Autumn Calabrese is my personal trainer every single day in my basement.
I’m a huge fan of Soul Cycle and will take a live class any chance I get. Can we PLEASE get a Soul in Indy???? And who knew I would become such a fan of yoga, Pilates, and all forms of those formats?? I take Pure Barre classes regularly as well as a new format called SolidCore. These are all tools in my toolbox for a healthy life.
It's not either, it is AND...
I’ve said 1000 times and will say it again. My best results -physically and mentally - come from pressing play in my basement every day. But that doesn’t mean my fitness life has to ONLY be pressing play in my basement. It’s never this OR that. Fitness is about AND. This AND that AND that and this AND that AND that and whatever workouts YOU love to do that bring you JOY and most importantly, RESULTS.
There is no such thing as an overnight success. There is only hard consistent work in building something that matters :: a business, a family, a LIFE.
Consistency is the key to ANY success in ANY area of life. 7 years later, I’m still that girl who believes it more than just one kind of workout, it’s more than one format being “right”....It’s more than just fitness. it’s life.
If you ask anyone who knows me, aside from Disney and with my family, the only other place I'd rather be is in a room teaching group fitness! Over the years I've had the opportunity to share the stage with many leaders in fitness including Shaun T, Tony Horton, Autumn Calabrese and Chalene Johnson.
And now, I'm really excited to have the opportunity to share the stage with you and YOUR crew! I've partnered with Visit Indy and am a featured presenter. What does this mean? It means I'm available to run a morning workout for your team, business or conference. What better way to start your day and help attendees stay focused and be more productive all day long, than with a heart-bumping, sweaty workout?
I'd love to chat with you more about your upcoming event. Check out my Visit Indy page here.
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