Do you ever find it difficult to stay motivated with your workout goals? Scrolling through Pinterest, you come across a number of different workout ideas and plans you can do yourself at home or at the gym. The only problem is two days in and you've lost your motivation, are bored, and find yourself not enjoying the plan you were once so excited about. We've all been there. It isn't that you don't love working out, it's that there's little encouragement around you, and no one to guide you to push yourself to do your best. I myself make it a goal to workout five to six days out of the week. It doesn't always happen, but I try my best. I like to mix it up to keep things fresh and fun. I enjoy running, power walking, pilates, lifting, yoga, and of course Pure Barre. As a Pure Barre instructor and student, I've noticed the impact a community can have on one's fitness journey, including my own.
Our Pure Barre team recently hosted a class on the rooftop of Hensville in downtown Toledo. We couldn't have asked for a better evening. It was a balmy 80 degrees, the sun was shining, and the roof was filled with new and current clients. As the awesome ladies and gents (yes, guys take class too) began filing in, I looked around and saw something unique. It's something I haven't found in my gym, working out by myself, or the mindset I seem to have before kicking off an hour long (amazing but challenging) workout. Everyone was smiling, friends were catching up, and people showed excitement for the workout they were getting ready to tackle. I thought to myself, this is what a community can do for your health and fitness goals. You bring current friends, make new friends, hold each other accountable, and sweat it out together! It becomes an enviroment that takes you away from the stresses of the day, makes you smile, and leaves you feeling accomplish and fufilled.
As if having your Pure Barre friends by your side wasn't enough, joining a community like Pure Barre gives you the ability to let someone lead and encourage you throughout your workout. You don't have to think or plan what you're doing, and being as busy as you are, it's a relief! You walk in, join your friends, and let the instructor take you away! Just as you get to the most challenging work and you want to stop, the instructor is there encouraging you on and your friends' energy is right next to you, helping you push through! It's a sweat sesh that comes with a whole lotta' love!
A community means to have a group of people who share a similar interest. Finding a fitness community can make a huge impact in the way you look and feel, because you're all working towards a common goal. So, maybe you're stuck in your fitness journey. You don't feel motivated to get up early, go after work, or maybe you just aren't sure of where to begin. This is where I encourage you to join a create a community of your own. A positive environment with a group of people all working toward a healthier and fit lifestyle. So, how do you find a fitness community?
A community can make a powerful impact on your fitness goals. It could be the missing link toward reaching the results you've been searching for! For more information on Pure Barre head to http://purebarre.com/oh-toledo/. A very special thank you to Andrew Weber Photography for providing the photos for this post. Please check out his work at http://andrewjweber.com/blog/.