We’re a bit old-school here, but we really really love that about our space.
I don’t know about you, but with social media and all the techy-gadgets that do everything from telling you how many steps you took to reminding you to breathe at your desk at work, I am up to my ears in technology.
What happened to listening to how you feel and getting feedback from your body? What about having a relationship with a real human and allowing that real human to help you through something?
Now, I know fitbits and apple watches and the like are useful and can be really good tools. I have seen them be really helpful when trying to get over a hump: if you haven’t been diligent with exercise or food, tracking it and setting goals is a wonderful way to keep yourself accountable. Setting goals for yourself as well as creating a little challenge with friends is a great way to get the ball rolling. Tracking metrics definitely has its place. But ultimately, are you a metric? Or are you a human?
You don’t have to have your heart rate advertised on the gym wall to push yourself and get a good workout. We may have a little friendly competition in class, but when it comes down to it, you are training for you. Doing what you can do, based on how you feel that day. We don’t want you concerned with what your neighbor is doing… because guess what? It doesn’t matter. Maybe they got a full night’s sleep & you’ve been waking up every night at midnight to take your toddler to the bathroom so that you don’t have to wash the sheets AGAIN. (Ok, maybe that’s just me). But if that’s you too and you’re gauging your effort (or heaven forbid your worth) based on your ranking in a class, well then, you’re doing more harm than good.