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Fitness & Exercise Through The Pandemic

May 25, 2020

Anchoring with Fitness & Exercise

By Luis Ayala, personal trainer

These are definitely some crazy times that we are living in now.  Some people are working from home and even learning from home.
For others they have lost track of what day it is, yeah there is obviously a calendar and a clock but the feel of a “new day” has seem to have lost its spark. I won’t lie there have been moments where I myself have felt the exact same way and it’s in those moments where I look to my anchors. 
Now I am not talking about a ship anchor directly, but I am talking about a life anchor that can be good for everyone and anyone. For me that has been fitness/exercise and its not just about the surface gains of looking good in the mirror.
Fitness and exercise keep me grounded and balanced. If I am feeling stressed out, then I know I must get my body moving. Every single time I perform a rep or a set its not just a physical challenge but a mental challenge. I am challenging myself to be better than my stress, fears, doubts, etc and when I complete that challenge yes, I am exhausted, but I feel triumphant because I didn’t give up or give in.
If I can overcome a workout then I can overcome anything I put my mind to even amid a pandemic. This is me being hopeful in the purest expression possible and I do my best to share that hope with others.
I have a best friend of twenty years that I am in competition with to see who can transform their body by the middle of the summer. We may be going for different transformations, but that doesn’t matter because it’s not about bragging rights. Our competition is about keeping each other accountable, sparking the fires of ambition, and having an overall great time even though we are in two different states.
On the other side of my life I have a girlfriend of almost 10 years, childhood sweethearts yes, and we talk about plans about starting a life together, creating businesses to help our communities, and traveling the world to our hearts desire. To some people we may seem crazy, but we don’t care because we are happy and hopeful.
This is the point I want to drive to you all.  During times like this hope is powerful and there truly is strength in numbers.
Please take my advice to plan for the future, partake in ideas with friends and loved ones, and above all else keep hope alive!
Ready to anchor yourself with fitness? Contact Luis today!

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