FEARLESS FITNESS WEEKLY UPDATE 5/9 : Mothers Day Special: Thank a Teacher.

OUR NEXT FEARLESS FITNESS WORKOUT IS THIS MONDAY MAY 10th AT 7:15PM!! We will meet OUTSIDE the Lululemon Athletica Grant Avenue store this month. Bring a layer or two and prepare for an OUTDOOR circuit workout to challenge you. Would love to see a great turnout for this fun, fearless workout. Email me if you have any questions and cant wait to see you on monday for our monthly workout date!

Other Lululemon Atletica GRANT AVE Store Events this week:

*** Run Club Thursday nights 6pm. 5K and 10K routes around the city with your favorite friends from Lululemon!

*** Sunday Morning Pilates With United Pilates Collective! Please join us in our store for a complimentary pilates class with United Pilates Collective instructors. The classes will be geared towards all-levels. We have extra mats if you don’t have one! Class begins at 9:30 am. Hope to see you there!

2. FEARLESS FITNESS TIP OF THE WEEK: Celebrate Those who helped you.

This week’s update has less to do with your physical health – but about your heart health instead 🙂 Enjoy!

Somebody saw something in you once – and that is partly why you’re where you are today. An inspiring teacher, a loving parent, a caring friend, an encouraging coach, a thoughtful co-worker. Whoever helped you along the way – find a way to THANK THEM. In honor of mothers day, I would like to take this time to share my story – to thank the first and most important teacher I’ve ever had, my mother.

Story First Published In IDEA Health and Fitness May Newsletter 2009, “Mother Daughter Teaching Teams”.

“The sound of a 36 count cues me to wake up. It’s 5:30 in the morning and time for my mother’s step class. Quickly I dress to meet her in the kitchen as she finishes her coffee and carefully reviews her choreography. We have rehearsed the routine before and I get to demonstrate the advanced options during the class. Together we head out into the early morning for another energetic workout and the start of a great day.
Fitness has always been a part of my life. My mother was an aerobics instructor back in the colorful days of leotards and legwarmers. Together we attended pre/post natal fitness classes, mother-daughter workouts, dance lessons, and fitness conventions. Each workout nurtured my excitement and passion for group fitness.
I was 15 when I told my mother my future was in fitness. I wanted to be a successful group exercise instructor. Any mother would be concerned, as fitness wasn’t an acceptable or profitable career path at the time. Through my strong will and commitment, I continued to pursue my dream with a determination to be successful at what I loved. My mother did what any loving mom would do: support me in my goals and help me every step class of the way.
Ten years later I find myself happily working as a full time fitness instructor and personal trainer. Everyday I am grateful that I find passion and purpose in my work. My mother’s powerful and positive influence has enabled me to create a career from something I love. Her lessons brought me more than simple choreography ideas, but the skills needed to succeed as an instructor and an adult. The most important thing she taught me? That group fitness is not just about exercise, but about creating an experience that brings joy to people’s lives. The spirit and enthusiasm that she has for fitness continues to inspire me today. Thanks mom for making a difference in my world, so that I can make a difference in others. “

3. FEARLESS FITNESS CHALLENGE of the week: Start a Thank You List.

Over the next week, go back over your life and take time to thank the people who made a difference for you along the way. A note, a call, or visit from you – out of the blue – will mean the world to them. Thank them not just for what they have done for you but for what they MEAN to you.

Start your “thank you” list today.

A childhood playmate. Your first best friend. A cherished teacher. An inspiring coach. A thoughtful neighbor. Your college roommate. Your best man or maid of honor. The rabbi or minister who tied the knot. The physician who delivered your baby. A caring mentor. Or just a friend or family member who gave you the support you needed to get where you are today.

Take the time this week to THANK at least 3 important people in your life. If you have something to say to a loved one, don’t wait until tomorrow. Too late comes sooner than later.

I would like to thank you for all of your support, encouragement, and love this year. The Lululemon Grant Avenue community means a LOT to me. Our workouts, workshops, and challenges have helped me to grow into a more “fearless” fitness professional. I am so grateful for all of YOU for encouraging me to “Do One Thing A Day That Scares Me”.

Looking forward to our workout tomorrow, May 10th, at 7:15! Bring a friend and get ready to share another positive and powerful workout!

If you have any questions, as always feel free to email me. Enjoy your mothers day and I hope to see you monday at Lululemon Grant Avenue!

Caroline

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