How does the weekend go by so quickly!? What a gorgeous fall weekend it was. I had to make this quick post to let all my MBB clients know how proud you are all making me! Saturday was a SOLD OUT (Great Job!!!) 8:30am barre class followed by our first ever Basic Self Defense Workshop for Women.
The workshop was in perfect timing for the upcoming holiday season. Many of us will be out shopping, walking to our cars late at night with bags in hand, and this was a great reminder to boost our awareness especially when walking alone. Special Thanks to Fitness Mom® Julie Sweet for teaching us the basics. It was an eye opening experience that all women should take full advantage of. The primary misconception is to think that if the attacker is bigger than you, you won’t be able to defend yourself. We can all see that our instructor, Julie, is the most petite thing ever, but those moves she showed us were proof that size doesn’t matter! I’m looking forward to the next workshop we will hold. If you missed this one, no worries, there will be more!
Last week I had the pleasure of actually taking a class rather than teaching one (I know! Awesome!) Our Yoga instructors, Kerrie and Julie are fantastic and I really encourage each of you try Yoga out. You can use any of your class credits toward any one of our fitness classes.
In a recent conversation with one of my clients we got onto the subject of yoga, and I asked her why she hadn’t tried it yet, her response?
“I’m not that flexible!”
Which brings me to my very next point, I was racking my brain wondering why people weren’t trying yoga- Are you scared of trying something new? Are you afraid that you will look “foolish” in class? Do you think your flexibility level matters in a yoga class?
The answers to these questions are simple: Yoga is not about flexibility, it is not about being a “pro” and it is not about looking perfect. I am humbled everytime by what yoga teaches. Yoga is about trusting; it is about slowing down the breath and connecting your body to align your sense of being. It is also about surrendering the ego, the part of us that says, “Who do you think you are?” Learn to kick the ego to the curb, and replace it will love and trust. We have so much to offer and so much to learn, why not learn through the practice of honoring your divine essence? If you love the end of my classes (Lavender Cool Down) you are going to love yoga, and I promise you this: I will never have something on my schedule that I don’t believe in. You will never see a workout that I don't think will benefit you.
Our next Yoga Classes are as follows:
Wednesday Nov. 16th 9:30am
Thursday Nov. 17th 7:15pm
Friday Nov. 18th 5:30pm (re-energize before your weekend!)
In looking at the MINDBODY Scheduler over the next few weeks, I am seeing that classes are already filling up! This is fantastic! Signing up for classes holds you accountable for yourself and shows me that you are all committed to achieving your fitness goals; but most importantly it shows me that you are dedicating one hour to the well being of your mind, body & spirit.
When I opened Mind Body Barre™ I wanted it to be a safe haven where people could retreat from their everyday lives and spend time reconnecting and realigning their being. If you have taken my class, you know and understand why I am the broken record of “love yourself, honor yourself and take time for yourself”. It is so important that we take time each day to recognize the divine light in each of us. Minutes of your life will go by, and you will never get them back; we must learn to empower each other and lift each other up, for our highest and best. Most importantly, we must find what makes our lights shine brighter. I feel so connected to all of you. So, when I login into my scheduler I am so excited to see you all in class and to not only help you achieve your fitness goals, but to also challenge you to challenge yourself.
Have a fantastic week and I’ll see you all in the studio!
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