Fitness al fresco

20 Oct

As a rowhouse instructor, I have my own perspective on the points brought up in this article https://www.vox.com/21515865/group-fitness-outdoor-workouts-online.

I have been coaching four classes a week, two indoor and two outdoor. I coach in Westport CT so we were allowed to open with studio social distancing and cleaning procedures. We also offer outdoor options via zoom for anyone to the indoor classes. The adoption of the outdoor classes has been very strong. It appears that this group is more comfortable with the outdoor option, especially for first timers.

I too am concerned about the colder weather, but as a runner, I am used to working out outside in all kinds of weather. The mental health benefits of going to a group class that are pointed out in this article make sense to me. I encourage anyone to find an outdoor fitness class ( before the snow flies) and soak up all those good vibes. It will help fuel your online classes and keep you motivated.

Community is still a thing, lets try and keep it working.

Motivation is different for everyone

19 Jan

Hey squad,

As I am moving forward with building a new platform for Phyllis4fitness, I am crazily perplexed by motivation.  What motivates you to start and to stick to an exercise plan?  Some people are joiners, some are lone wolves. Its definitely not a one plan fits all.

Social media allows you to track your progress and have a cheerleading squad along the way.  I have seen group ideas for the Whole30, dietbet and any variety of 30 day exercise challenges.

But what make it stick?  I think once you stop posting updates, asking for validation and just start living you have made it.

This crystalized for me this week when a fitness coach challenged me in a workout when she said,

Just do it.. your body will follow.

So here is my justice list as a work in progress…

Just make good food choices

Just exercise everyday, physically and mentally

Just have fun

Just listen

If you want to join my justice league and add to the list.. feel free.

Its never JUST enough 🙂

Cheerfully yours,

Phyllis4fitness

Row House coach

18 Jan

There has been an update in my fitness journey . I am a Row House coach in Westport CT. My day job in advertising is super supportive of a work life balance and that allows me the confidence to coach classes three days a week at 5 30 am. My new mantra is ” its ok if you are busy as long as you are happy”. I am both! BUSY and HAPPY

I wanted to re start the blog as I enter my 10th year of my wellness transformation. Time truly does fly when you are having fun!