S2S Shine 2019: Striving Hard Is Never Ending
In 2004, I founded S2S as Sole to Soul. I believe that when your sole, as in your body and mind, are at the best, your soul flourishes, too. This year, the team at S2S has made a commitment to each other as well as themselves. Our goal is to SHINE! An acronym that will help us all remember that “Striving Hard Is Never Ending.” Whereas we celebrate our success and accomplishments, we know that we shall always be in pursuit of our best. We have all set goals for the year. Our hope is to Reach Beyond Our Goals!
A study performed by Scranton University states that only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s goals. Why? Most often, goals are too lofty, forcing us to change a behavior our brains just don’t have the power to overcome. We all have habitual responses to certain events programmed in our brains–altering those neural pathways is not as easy and individually possible as resolution makers think.
Create an Exercise Habit in 2019
This year, I challenge you to focus on what you can and will do. Find activities that make you smile and that enable you to find joy while progressing towards healthier habits. In taking smaller, but intentional and scheduled steps toward fitness, you can alter your brain’s neural pathways towards permanent progress. With new neural pathways, your brain can react differently to situations, and over time, you may choose exercise to ward off stress rather than less positive choices. A recent article published in Sports Medicine suggests that those of us who habitually exercise will exercise more in the face of stress than those who are new to exercise.
Therefore, in 2019, I challenge you to make exercise a priority, an intentional activity. Let’s not force ourselves into unrealistic goals, knowing that when life gets busy and hectic, our brains will fall back into those normal stress reactions and drop those exercise intentions. This year, let’s focus on making exercise a regular part of our routine, something that happens on repeat, so that we miss it when it is not there. Have you ever tried to go 24 hours without sleep or food? Physical activity can become just as noticeably missing as those other imperative activities if we make it necessary!
To create an exercise habit, it is important to identify common obstacles to physical activity that can prevent us from being intentional in setting our daily schedules. Often, both time and injuries get in the way of allowing us to stay on the pathway to exercise or fitness goals. At S2S, our mission is to help you find a way to overcome these obstacles. Knowing that each person has different needs and abilities, it is our goal to accommodate you WHEREVER you are and to help you accomplish your fitness goals WHATEVER they may be!
S2S offers 65+ classes a week! In our spacious, upscale facility, we offer multiple class types 6 days a week between 6 am and 7 pm. We can accommodate private groups as well as personal training. When a part of our unlimited packages, one can take advantage of a variety of class types. Altering your fitness class structure will keep you from plateauing, boredom, and provide an opportunity for your body’s best potential! Check out our app for weekly class offerings.
S2S offers injury screening and BeWell visits, performed by one of our top-notch licensed physical therapists. Their credentials include doctorate degrees, board certifications and fellowship completion in manual orthopedic physical therapy. to ensure you find a safe and individual path to success! Worried about a nagging pain? Concerned about reinjuring yourself after finally feeling better? Let us help you restore and renew your bodies safely and effectively!
In 2019 and for years to come, Let S2S Be Your Resource for All Things Movement!