I’ve always had trouble motivating myself to get to the gym. I love working out and the happy high that it gives me, but I was always so bored! I’m not the type of person who can get lost in a long run or bike ride. All I think about is how boring it is to pedal my legs around and around a bike for an hour. I’ve tried binge watching Scandal on the elliptical and creating the perfect playlist for a run. Nothing entertains me enough to get me excited about going to the gym.
Before my first class at DanceFit Studio, I thought it’d be another class where I go, get a nice workout, but watch the clock the entire time. Well, I was happily proved very wrong. I loved it so much that I was back the next day and I haven’t stopped since. 6 months after I started taking classes, I still get excited to leave work and head over to the studio for class.
I love going to Pound and working out all my pent up energy. Nothing feels better than pounding those ripstix on the floor and pushing myself to the limit. I’m not going to lie…. It kind of makes me feel like a badass.
Or going to Zumba and working it on the dancefloor. Extra points for doing a double, even if it means I’m exhausted afterwards.
Or sweating it out in hot barre. I can just feel all the toxins sweating out of my body.
Sometimes after a really long day, I just want to be in my own home. And there’s nothing better than killing two birds with one stone.
But what I love the most are the people I’ve met and the friendships I’ve formed. I look forward to seeing these girls as much I look forward to Miss Ashley saying “the shaking is good!” (I really do look forward to that!!). What greater motivation is there to come workout for an hour? The gym is so yesterday.
*This blog post was submitted by our Natick Spokeswoman Rachel. Follow her journey on our blog!
Mom of 3, wife, business owner, ballet teacher and fitness instructor. Trying hard to raise healthy, happy and grateful children while running the studio of my dreams. Trying to stay FIT, flexible, stylish and take care of myself in the process!