07.28, 8:15 am: Cycle @ Northeast Cycle
07.28, 9:15 am: Cycle @ Northeast Cycle
07.29, 6:30pm: Cycle @ Market Street PSC
07.30, 1:00pm: STRONG by Zumba® @ Market Street PSC
07.31, 6:45am: STRONG by Zumba® @ Society Hill PSC
07.31, 5:45pm: STRONG by Zumba® @ Radnor PSC
08.02, 8:00am: Cycle @ Northeast Cycle
08.03, 9:30am: Zumba® @ Society Hill PSC
*I hope to see you at one of my classes this week!*
The Value of a Strong Support System: Strength in Numbers
This week, I'd like to discuss the value of a strong network and support system; whether it be a workout buddy, a girl squad at the gym, or a friend you share healthy recipes with. Health and exercise partners provide a powerful combination of support, accountability, motivation and, in some cases, healthy competition.
Some of you may know that I am the oldest of three siblings. I admire my two younger brothers very much for a number of reasons, but I'd like to take this opportunity to give special recognition to my brother Paul. Over the course of about 18 months, I've watched him transform his body, mindset, and overall health.
Last summer, my youngest brother Colin got married. Paul was the best man. When they went to go get their suits for the wedding in early-2018, Paul's jacket size was a 54. By the time the wedding rolled around in August, Paul had already needed to have his suit taken in twice. Now he is down nearly 100 pounds and running 5Ks!
So how did he do this?
Well, for starters: Will power and a desire to live his healthiest life for his adorable family.
But also, he has a strong support system.
One of the best purchases he and his wife, Jessica, made were Apple Watches. With the watch, we track each other's workouts and progress. I am able to virtually cheer my brother on every day and let him know how proud I am!
He has also taken up running, and has surrounded himself with a strong network of friends and family that exercise with him.
And, of course, he has Jessica's non-stop support and love to get him through every day. :)
Words can't describe the pride and admiration I have for my brother and his strength (mental AND physical!).
Click below to read more about the importance of fitness buddies and the different ways you can build your own strong support system(s)!
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Thank you for your support!
Thank you to everyone who came out to the 3rd Annual Dance for Change Zumbathon last Friday! It was overwhelming to be surrounded with the support and love of my friends! And thanks to you, ATTRACT Philly was able to raise nearly $1500 to support our future leaders with mentoring, literacy and service. Here are a few photos from last Friday!
More about ATTRACT Philly
ATTRACT is a non-profit organization based in Philadelphia, Pa. Our mission is to empower the youth, while promoting the importance of education through no-cost cultural, health and outreach activities. We believe that all youth deserve access to quality education and endless health resources. A.T.T.R.A.C.T will focus on providing youth with useful resources that can ultimately increase their chances of becoming successful. As a result, we will create an environment to mentor and motivate the youth in all aspects of their daily lives.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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