Amber isn't the biggest fan of exercise. For the first few years we were together she would accompany me to the gym occasionally and workout. It wasn't her favorite thing to do, and she didn't push herself very hard. She did it more to spend time with me than anything else.
That began to change when she discovered Yoga. She started to fall in love with the art. She routinely tried to take both private and group classes multiple times a week. She even spent a month becoming a certified instructor in Colorado. I was extremely proud of her for accomplishing this. I was very grateful as well. Being in the fitness industry, I know how important exercise is for our health, and she had finely found a form of it that spoke to her. It motivated her to stay active, take time for her fitness, and motivate her to become physically stronger and more flexible.
But her fitness journey didn't stop with Yoga. Amber knew that working out on her own wasn't the route for her like it is me. She thrives in group classes. She began challenging herself by taking a variety of classes at a local studio. She tried Buti Yoga, dance aerobics, barre, and a couple others as well. She enjoyed herself so much, she committed to a yearly membership. She now routinely goes 2-4 times a week. It's great to witness the change she's gone through in her health and fitness journey over the last two years.
What forms of exercise do you enjoy? Finding the answer to that question is vitally important. Exercise is a life long habit that we must develop. Without it our lives will suffer. If you dislike or, even worse, despise exercise then you must keep searching until you find a form that you enjoy. It doesn't have to be by yourself. It doesn't have to be grueling. It doesn't have to be something new and trendy. It just has to be enjoyable.
Whatever it is, I hope that you find it!
We are Amber and Jordan Kirbey. We are excited to share our experiences and ideas with you!