1. a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common
2. a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interest and goals
Ask any runner why they run and they will tell you because of their love for the sport. To love a sport that can cause so much pain and suffering is certainly a difficult concept to grasp to any non-runner. Yet it is that same pain and suffering that fuels the passion and connects us as a community. A community that turns complete strangers into friends with no words exchanged. The common attitude of knowing the difficulties on the road ahead yet having faith that despite what comes your way, you will cross the finish line. Pushing yourself to go further or faster because of that deep burning belief in your belly that you can. It’s finding joy in the journey, the new path you decided to take just to enjoy the scenery or the perfect moment when the sound of your breath matches your foot strike creating a meditative state many yogis only dream of or the bad day that somehow completely dissolved in sweat drops underneath you. This passion does not exist for the pain and suffering itself. The love comes just on the other side of it where you're able to define yourself and discover this thing called life!
A big thank you to my friends at Lululemon for an unforgettable weekend experience in the desert with 30 LA Runners who started out as strangers and quickly became friends. In a world where big name sports stars are awarded even bigger contracts to promote athletic apparel, I applaud Lululemon’s grassroots marketing efforts building community in everyday athletes like me. Although campaigns like these are difficult to measure, it would only make sense that this one fortunate every day athlete included in this experience feels completely #BlessedBeyondMeasure ! #lululemonLA#thesweatlifeLA#lululemonambasador#runnersofinstagram
For the first time ever, at the end of my #rockitbodypilates workout this morning I felt like I could keep on going. Most days I'm praying I make it through to the end. I always notice a big difference in my endurance when I drink the Arbonne PhotoSports Prepare & Endure sports drink before my workout.
I feel like a million bucks! I really could do another workout. 🤔⛳ My car needs a post-workout clean up!🙂
Everything is hard before it is easy. Just finished #pilates . Today was hard. The instructor checked my form and what she had me do felt awkward and it made the move harder. I felt fatigued and as my calves cramped up , for a fleeting moment I thought, this class is hard.
Hard is challenging. Challenging is making me stronger. I decided hard is a state of I didn't want to focus on. So I persisted an pushed through. When life is hard, I become stronger.
Open Leg Rocker is a move that for years I avoided teaching in my classes simply because I was terrible at it. Over the past year I decided to just go for it (besides, isn't that how we grow?). Now it's a fun little "rest" in our ab set to play around with this move. We have some proud moments along with some pretty good giggles! Seated with knees bent and open shoulder width, hold ankles with hands from outside, pelvis tilt's posterior, balance on sacrum and engage core, extend legs up and open. Inhale roll back to the shoulder blades, Exhale return to balance and try to regain neutral spine. #marchMATness2017#pilates#yoga#rockitbodypilates#southbay#committosomething#eqxteam MUSCULAR FOCUS #hipflexors#core INTENTION: #balance#spinalmassage#whstrong
I took these photos 4 weeks ago and this post is a little late but here it goes.... Day 1 #yoga certification We were asked to write in our journals, "What is yoga to you?". My answer is simple, and probably much less "juicy" than most. Yoga is science, anatomy, physiology, a form of exercise. Yoga is something I've always been fascinated with but never had any formal training, time or experience with personally (outside of an #igyogafam I've followed 😊). This post is my personal experiment of how adding yoga to my current fitness routine changes my body and/or mind. 10 weeks of at least 5 full yoga classes a week and 18 hours of certification time per week. Current weight and fitness routine in photo... 5'6'' 111 lbs 3 days run, spin 2 days and a little #Pilates almost everyday. Let's see how this goes! #fitness#committosomething#manhattanbeach#whstrong#rockitbodypilates#southbay#equinoxsouthbay#workout#thesweatlife#whstrong
"Saddle Bag Slimdown" This little set is great for trimming and toning down the side of the legs and glutes. 1. Lying on your side, place your bottom elbow underneath your shoulder and stack the hips on top of one another. 2. Reach the legs out long and lift the top leg pointing the toe. 3. Flex the foot and drag the leg back down to "kiss" the heels together. 4. Pause at the top and pulse. 5. Draw little circles with the toes taking a small pause between each circle. 6. Reverse the direction. 7. Bring the foot in front of the bottom foot and tap to the ground. Lift and rainbow the leg to the back side tapping behind. Maintain energy and length throughout the body. Try each of the 5 moves 30/45 seconds each or until you feel like crying 😉. #committosomething#whstrong#pilates#yoga#manhattanbeach#equinoxsouthbay#rockitbodypilates#workout#whstrong#thesweatlife tuesday🤣)
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I missed a day so-Day 2&3 of @rockitbodypilates #rockingratitude challenge. I am thankful for each and everyone of my clients- each one of you brings so much joy and positive energy to me. I love teaching you and working with you during your Pilates journey! Thank you for making my job so fun! 😘😘 #pilates#suprememindandbody#happiness#health