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  • RISK or REGRET? by Raeanne

    Our word of the week this week is RISK. Our quote of the week is: In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take. This makes me think of Bronnie Ware, author and palliative nurse’s discovery of the #1 regret of the dying. “I wish I had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” How often do we do what others want us to do? How often do we stay comfortable in our box? And by doing so, what are we missing out on? When we are children, we explore and take risks. I remember when my daughter Taylor was little. She wanted to ride The Tower of Terror at Hollywood Studios at Disney World. She didn’t follow through ....

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    I hate stretching, but I know it’s good for me. It’s boring. It hurts. I just don’t have time after my workout to stretch. I’ve heard all the excuses. And I get it. Stretching isn’t everyone’s favorite aspect of fitness. But did you know stretching helps with: Improving posture Reducing stress and body aches Stimulating the release of pain-reducing endorphins Improving circulation Improving performance in physical activities Decreasing the risk of injuries Helping joints move through their full range of motion Increasing muscle blood flow So, what if you changed the way you approach stretching your body? ....

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  • Mental Fitness by Raeanne

    Mental Fitness I frequently get asked what makes our studio different from other gyms. My answer could be a long one, but our biggest differences are: that we train barefoot, from the ground up, and we train with a mental and emotional component, from the inside out. My goal has always been to help clients focus on WHO they see not WHAT they see in the mirror. The fitness industry tends to focus on the external, the way we look and forgets to take into consideration the internal of how we feel and think. We know exercise creates dopamine and endorphins which make us feel better and happy. But how do we take that to the next level? Here at GEFS we focus on how we feel and think first, ....

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  • Fitness Adherence

    Fitness Adherence It’s March, friends, and have you stayed on track with your fitness goals for 2024, has the track completely disintegrated, or are you jumping over the track to do something else instead? You may find yourself aligning with one of these or somewhere in between. Wherever you tend to land in your fitness adherence, here are some little tips to help you get back on track or stay motivated to continue the track you set out to follow: Connect with your “WHY”. The reason you are exercising in the first place. Better health, more energy, reduce pain, etc. Start slow and gradually add time as you feel stronger and accomplished. 10-15 minutes per day can ....

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  • Green and Growing by Raeanne

    One of my mentors would challenge me with the question, “Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting?”. I love this question. It helps me evaluate my mindset regarding any situation. It helps me move through old thought processes into new ones and switch my perception of how I see a situation. As children, we are mostly green and growing. So many of our life experiences as children are new and exciting. We are constantly stepping out of our routine, our box to try new things. With new experiences come new challenges which in turn help us to grow, learn, and expand our mindset. We usually keep trying until we master the challenge. As we age, our new experiences become ....

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  • Roses and Thorns

    As Valentine's Day approaches, we tend to think about roses. These beautiful flowers are often given as gifts to our loved ones, friends, and even strangers. However, as the famous song by Poison suggests, "Every Rose has its Thorn, just like every night has its dawn." While many people adore roses, others may be allergic to them. We all have different preferences. But one thing is certain, nothing in life is perfect, and with every like or love, there are bound to be some difficulties, challenges, or "thorns," so to speak. The same goes with fitness. There will be some exercises that we love, our roses. And some that we find difficult or challenging, our thorns. Our rose exercises come ....

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  • FOMO

    We all struggle with FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) on occasion. But is it more than on occasion? Are you someone who always says, “Yes” to the next event, party, etc.? Do you check your phone or watch every time it buzzes? Are you looking for the latest trend or TikTok video that has gone viral? Do you get impatient when your online order doesn’t arrive the next day? Maybe we suffer from FOMO more than we think. I was having a conversation with some friends the other night and we were discussing what our lives were like before mobile phones, voicemail, and social media. We tapped into the memories of having to wait for the bus for school, wait in line (not online) to make a ....

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    The word expectations kept popping up to the forefront of my mind as I was meditating on what to serve you with in this January blog. I wanted something spectacular to help jumpstart your 2024. Expectations are an area I have been focusing on myself over the past few months, probably why it keeps popping up. Let me share with you what I have learned about expectations recently: Expectations are the silent architects of our experiences. They mold our hopes, shape our aspirations, and often lay the foundation for how we perceive reality. “What you think, you see. Your expectations create your reality.” Kelly Corbet. Yet, what happens when these expectations collide with the ....

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  • Gift Wrapping

    We are entering the holiday season with shopping, eating, gathering, and gift-giving. How much thought goes into your gift wrapping? Do you make your packages look pretty, tidy, and sparkly? Or is the gift wrap insignificant? Are you drawn to the big package with the perfect bow, ribbon, and glitter? Or does the small gift wrapped in newspaper grab your attention? Does your gift match the wrapping? Or doesn’t it really matter? The holiday season often teaches us an unexpected lesson about gifts: the wrapping may not always match the value of what’s inside. The giant box with the beautiful bow may hold the least exciting gift you receive. Or the most thoughtful ....

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  • 10 Years to Celebrate

    A 10 Year Celebration! It is hard to believe that our studio's 10-year birthday is nearly upon us. December 1, 2023, marks 10 years of Get emPowered Fitness Studio serving our community and making an impact in our emPeeps’ lives. Knowing this special date is quickly approaching, has prompted me to reflect on the past 10 years. Where we started, where we are now, and all the things in between. The wonderful celebrations and the unbelievable challenges. And most of all, THE PEOPLE! All the people I have had the privilege of working with, meeting, serving, and with whom I’ve created relationships. Ten years ago, I took a leap of faith to open Get emPowered Fitness Studio. ....

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