For the past year, I’ve been at a ‘regular gym’, working out by swimming, running on a treadmill and lifting weights. I searched online from time to time to get different ideas for my workouts. I eventually got bored of doing the same things over and over again. At the suggestion of a friend, I decided to try something new. I went to a movement gym.
I was skeptical at first. As I drove by five conventional gyms on my way to my destination, all the excuses came up for why I shouldn’t go. I already have a gym membership, it’s too far away, I don’t want to get up so early, etc. To me, these are positive signs of discomfort. My mind tries to keep me in my comfort zone and when I recognize these excuses, I know they are only trying to keep me where I am and I ignore them.
When I stepped into the ‘gym’, it did not look like what I was used to. It was more of a playground, but for adults. I thought: “hmmm, this is different”. The people there were very friendly, introduced themselves to me and the instructor came by to say hi. There was a sense of community there.
When we started the exercises, I was free to go at my own pace and saw that there were different progressions for each fitness level. As it was my first class, the instructor kept an eye on me to make sure I was performing the exercises safely.
I had so much fun that I even stayed for the stretch class after and I felt great!
Life Lessons Learned this week
For anyone that would like to join me in this movement experience, they offer 3 free trial classes. http://www.humantwopointzero.com/
Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization in Ottawa, Canada.