This back-to-school season this year is unlike any other. With some parts of the world going back to completely virtual and other parts in person or hybrid there is a sense of relief and uncertainty. Needless to say, back to school has taken on a different meaning than in the past. As we transition into fall it doesn’t only affect the kids and the teachers but the parents too. Nicole Seawell of Sailor’s Sweet Life reminds us that beginnings are filled with energy so it’s important to harness that energy as the excitement for the new school year instead of the anxiety of the unknown.
Let’s face it sometimes staying committed to a workout plan can be daunting. Well, it can be equally hard or even harder when attempting to stick to your fitness routine far away from home.
Varying your workouts have a number of benefits that include avoiding boredom, preventing overuse injury, and it can also help you reach your exercise goals. When it comes to quick and effective workouts there are two well-known formats that you can choose from that can add variety to your regular routine. Tabata and HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) have been a popular option for gym-goers that are looking to increase the intensity of their workouts, challenge themselves and boost their metabolism.
The public is still discussing Simone Biles' brave decision to pull out of the team and all-around finals to put her mental health first.
Running can offer both mental and physical health benefits which proved to be true in recent times. In a RunRepeat study addressing the running boom during the pandemic the survey revealed that out of 3,961 runners, 28.76% of current runners are “new-pandemic runners” that began over the past year. The study also found that motivation for running has changed, physical health is the primary motivation for 72% of new-pandemic runners.
There is no better time than the summertime to take some of your favorite indoor workouts outside. Switching up how and where you work out can offer a resurgence of commitment and excitement. It also allows for the opportunity to work out when away from home virtually or in person.
Shopping small supports so many small-owned businesses especially in the BIPOC community. When it comes to BIPOC owned businesses they receive half the amount of investments compared to white-owned companies.
We all got to have our space where we can be ourselves - free to do what makes us happy! Fitness can be a great space to be yourself. With all the different class types and instructors with their own vibe and culture, there is a little something for everyone.
The need for movement in your life for overall health is something you probably already know you should be incorporating. Exercise can energize your body, make you feel strong, and revamp your mood. Have you connected the dots yet? Yes, fitness is not only beneficial to your physique but also for your mind.
Putting wellness at the top of the priority list not only takes commitment it takes you putting yourself first. As a mother this is not always an easy task, it can easily slip through the cracks when you are busy taking care of everyone else. What it means to be a fit mom can look differently for so many of us. For some, it’s just the ability to move a few times a week while for others it might mean weaving in fitness during some quality time with the kids. However it may look to you, there is no right or wrong way to embrace the title fit mama!