My mother was my fitness inspiration. I watched her play soccer in her 40’s, dance at every wedding, and park her car in a parking lot far away so we could walk farther to the store. She didn’t know it at the time, but she was without a doubt my hero.
She attended my fitness classes when she could and she found every opportunity to exercise. I would watch her when I was very little brush her teeth while doing calf raises. She was my inspiration.
She was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago and it hit her hard. She went from dancing to not being able to walk to the kitchen. She passed 6 months to the day she was diagnosed.
Today I often repeat these words in fitness classes, “Move your body, because you can.” Today I invite you to move. Get out of your routine, your comfort zone, and move. Embrace the journey.