When it comes to the word “exercise” how do you feel? Or how about that dreaded word “workout”? If you’re anything like me these words alone have enough power to elicit a visceral response. As a former college student-athlete I spent 4 years being told when to workout, how long to work out for, and what intensity to workout at. This left me avoidant to all things exercise related for over a year after my career ended. Let’s just say it wasn’t pretty. Physically, I found myself experiencing more aches and pains than I had ever before, not to mention the changes my body was undergoing (the beer didn’t help). Mentally and emotionally, I struggled to find motivation anywhere in life, wondering what my purpose was. There was no routine. No consistency in much of anything.
If there is any good news in this story is that I was able to pull myself out of that funk, but I did still struggle to find consistency in what I was doing. I went in and out of group fitness classes through PT school. It was when I graduated PT school with entirely too much knowledge/awareness and spent my days helping people exactly like me, that I realized the last thing I wanted to do was think any longer and helping myself was out of the question. So, I did what any American in my situation would do – I Googled it…and well low and behold an app was the answer. Unfortunately (maybe fortunately) for me, I know what it takes to not only “look good” but feel good and these programs just weren’t cutting it.
So, I started programming for myself and doing what felt good. Things were going well, I felt pretty good. I had a routine, and my body was feeling better than it had in years. And then I decided to start a business and have a baby…I’m sure you can imagine this made things a bit more difficult from a logistical standpoint. I no longer had time to be thoughtful with my programming and honestly all self-care went out the window. I will be the first one to tell you that this has been the very consistent theme for the last 5 years of my life.
I have been on and off again with my health and fitness journey. What I will say is that I am not someone who needs/wants/has the time to “workout” 7 days a week. I don’t need to feel my heartbeat in my ears or be dripping sweat by the end of it. But I am someone who feels better in a routine. Someone who knows the benefit movement can have on my physical and mental wellbeing. It is because of this we created the Move Program.
Move has been a game changer for me. It has taken the guesswork out of what I should be doing. It is convenient and just like Google suggested – it is in app form. All I have to do is pull out my phone and my workout is right there in front of me. It is safe and everything I do with my clients on a daily basis. Of most importance it is functional. I know that every single day I am working multiple functional movement patterns whether it be a squat, deadlift, hinge, push, pull, or carry – Move has it all. It doesn’t take me hours at the gym, and I feel accomplished having spent 30 minutes to an hour on myself just 3 days a week.
If you are anything like me and ready to get moving again – look no further.