Prior to having my daughter in 2015, I never had any regular or consistent physical activity. It was irregular at best. During my pregnancy, I watched my body change in such a significant way, and afterwards, I certainly didn’t “bounce back”. Something else changed too - my mindset. I had a deep fire to create positive change & get STRONG.
After starting a 90-day program, I started to realize my mindset had shifted away from “arriving at my dream body” and towards enjoying the journey of getting a daily sweat, releasing those powerful endorphins and lifting my mood. My body looked different every day and I started to embrace that because it became less and less about what I looked like and more and more about how I FELT.
Throughout this time, I had kept my yoga practice and decided I wanted to explore the 200 hr RYT training to deepen my own practice.
What I didn’t realize was how much teaching was calling me. I began to teach in studios regularly, and started to attract my tribe - regular smiling faces in my classes brought me so much joy because I felt that they “got it”. They understood where I was coming from and that it’s less about desiring a perfect body, and more about embracing how positive this lifestyle can impact your whole life.
We do it for the endorphins
When the Covid 19 Pandemic hit - our studios closed abruptly & I was devastated. I realized how much the connection with our students meant to me & I was sad to not be able to do something I loved - teach yoga & fitness. Almost immediately, I had encouraging regulars ask if I would host some classes online. While this change in teaching was slightly nerve-wracking, I couldn’t resist. From there, I embraced that this time of pause had created time and space for me to return to my own regular workouts I had abandoned due to my teaching schedule. I was so happy to return to the style of workouts that helped me get fit, happy & sweaty!! I decided to further design my program to show others that you can get fit from home & an opportunity to sustainably incorporate fitness into their lifestyle, while making change effectively & efficiently.