Calling All Selfless Exercisers

I have observed that most individuals have had different experiences with fitness. Personally, I sometimes feel I don’t have time for anything, and even if I do, it seems like it would be selfish and would come at the expense of a different obligation being shirked. 

In other seasons, I have enjoyed exercise so much that it became a top priority in my life causing me to focus on myself and my appearance rather than allowing wellness to take its true place in life as a tool, not my identity.

I have been on both ends of this spectrum, but recently have been amazed to see the amount of people who come through our doors and want to be fit for other people. 

This has been a concept I have been relearning over the past several years, and has been a huge gift to enjoy exercise with no pressure on myself. What is even MORE amazing is getting to see how many people share that idea with me! We see parents, grandparents, spouses and friends from ages 12-62 coming through our doors to get better not only for themselves and their own appearance but more importantly for their families and loved ones!

There is nothing sweeter than seeing a grandmother strengthen her arms so she can energetically and easily play with her granddaughter, or a high school athlete work hard so they can better perform and serve their teammates on the field. 

I get to see moms push each other to strengthen their hearts and muscles so they can be role models for their children, and husbands and dads step up to the challenge to model hard work and boldness for their boys. 

Exercise was designed for so much more than just reaching a specific number in weight or body fat. In fact, it can include those things, but was created as a tool to help us to live out our purpose more fully. 

Soldiers use their training to serve their country and fight for a greater cause. Without it, they would likely not succeed in their missions.

If you are an educator and you don’t study the materials you are to instruct others in, you will never get your lesson across to your students.

In the same way we are called to be parents, grandparents, and friends enjoying each other, and with that comes a responsibility to steward our bodies joyfully and to the best of our abilities. And tell me: what about that is selfish? If we use our fitness to grow together, to learn, and enjoy life more fully, don’t you think it would be the least selfish activities we could do?

Don’t believe the lie that exercise is selfish. It absolutely can become that with the wrong purpose behind it, but can also equip us and strengthen us to live the life we were created to. 

So come, join me and this amazing community of driven people!

-Anna

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