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Why I’m A Spin Instructor

I have taught spinning for 9 years at the local Y. It is my favorite workout, and I have always had a special connection with our members. What they don’t realize is that they inspire me more than I feel like I could ever inspire them.

A few years ago, one of the members approached me after class was over to tell me that her husband was in the ICU. She had an hour to herself, and she chose to spend that time in my spinning class. Her husband passed away a few weeks afterward.

I will never forget that experience. The purpose of my ‘aha!’ post isn’t that I’m some great instructor – it’s about the human connections we make, how vital exercise is in stress relief, and how precious our time is.

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fitmob passport + Lorna Jane Giveaway

Happy Hump Day! It is almost the weekend (half way there), how have you worked up a sweat this week?

I took the AFAA group exercise exam on Sunday, and am officially AFAA certified. WOOT! As a group exercise instructor, I am especially thrilled to share about the new fitness tech company, fitmob! fitmob is an authentic fusion of fitness, community and technology. fitmob combines the power of community with the convenience of a mobile platform to create a fun, affordable and rewarding workout experience in your neighborhood. It’s a new fitness movement with YOU at the center.

fitmob has a few different style of workouts that its members can take part in:

1. Mob Exclusive Classes - fun and challenging workouts with top trainers in the Bay Area. The workouts range from indoor/outdoor, morning/afternoon/night, and come in all different varieties.

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Sweat Pink and fitmob hosted a networking event for Sweat Pink Ambassadors this month at fitmob HQ, kicking off our partnership with a fun and energizing Mob Exclusive workout, delicious food, and awesome fitmob swag. It was a blast!

2. Passport - fitmob has partnered with over 75 studios in the Bay Area to expand their class options, offering an “All You Can Sweat” passport. They’ve found the best studios and allow Passport members to take unlimited classes for only $99 / month. I’m excited to travel around SF, trying out the different studios this month! You can sign up for Passport here: http://bit.ly/goldenbbfitmob

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3. MobTribes – shared personal training that is affordable, fun, and all about obtaining results. The group can range from 2-6 people and is matched with a top trainer, handpicked by fitmob. The group meets at a convenient location, 2 times per week, for 6 consecutive weeks. For more details, you can visit here: https://www.fitmob.com/tribes

So…how do you sign up for fitmob?!

1. Go to http://bit.ly/goldenbbfitmob today!

2. Enter your email address OR download the fitmob app to sign up (itunes).

3. Enter your credit card information – you will not be charged until you select a pricing package such as Mob Exclusive, Passport, or Mob Tribes.

Now for the giveaway (queue the drum roll)!

*Enter below for your chance to win a $50 gift card to Lorna Jane, sponsored by fitmob and Sweat Pink. Note: extra bonus entries for signing up for fitmob and tweeting a message!

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Get mobbing, folks!

This post was sponsored by Fit Approach and fitmob. All opinions are my own.

 

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Ideal Weight

Take a close look at this collage…what do you see? Can you see the words on each of the scales I’m standing on? There’s an important lesson here that I don’t want you to miss. It’s the same important lesson that I wanted to make sure my daughters heard. Why??? Because the message I’m trying to convey MATTERS! It doesn’t matter in the way that you might be thinking, which is why, just for a moment, I want you to open your mind to the possibility of changing your perception. That’s right, change the way you think! We took our kids to the American Museum of Natural History this week while vacationing in NYC. It had one floor dedicated to our solar system. There, you could stand on scales that would show you how much you weighed on different planets/stars. So the message that I want to remind you of, the one that I shared with my daughters, is this:

“WEIGHT is just a measurement of the force with which a body is attracted to Earth or another celestial body, equal to the product of the object’s mass and the acceleration of gravity.”

What? HUH? Say that again? That’s right, WEIGHT on Earth= mass x 9.8 m/s/s, WEIGHT on Jupiter=mass x 23.12 m/s/s…

If any of you have gotten this far congratulate yourself! Why? Because these numbers, though REAL and MEASURABLE, AREN’T A MEASURE OF YOU!!!

These numbers reflect the gravitational pull on your body towards the Earth…these numbers DON’T MATTER (unless you’re a scientist or maybe a doctor, then these numbers are used as TOOLS). I’m sure you’ve heard this message before, but it bears repeating. I hopped up and down on these scales with excitement, because I could show my children how the numbers changed depending on what “planet or star” I was standing on, but regardless of which one I stood on, those numbers didn’t mean a damn thing. They’re just numbers.

Don’t let numbers define you. Let your health, your stamina, your love for yourself, define who you are. You are more than a number on a scale. You are special. Important. Unique. Be YOU.

Fitness MOMents

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