Our homes have slowly become our office, “social outing”, and fitness gym in a matter of months. And if you ask us, we’ve chosen to see it as a liberating and convenient opportunity! We now focus on enhancing our homes as our all-in-one sanctuary where we focus on safe opportunities and health.
As a matter of fact, that’s just what our featured members of October have done, and have set quite a great stay-at-home example for us all. See for yourself below!
Facebook®: “Between working, parenting, pizza-making, and wine-drinking, we quickly realized the missing piece to our stay-at-home puzzle was a treadmill. And our 2-year-old fitness instructor can cheer us on!”
Facebook®: “I originally bought my treadmill thinking it would be an easy way to cut down on my commute and time away from home…Looking back, and especially now during a global pandemic and the recent wildfires, I cherish my treadmill miles. I can appreciate the ease of lacing up, no matter how I’m feeling, and know that I get my own space and time…
On days when I’m feeling extra anxious, overwhelmed, or emotional, I don’t have to think about driving to a trail, running around people, staying safe and aware, or avoiding the poor air quality. My treadmill has offered me a sanctuary amidst the chaos and its reliability is unmatched. Besides, I can sing at the top of my lungs…shed a few tears, and say a few curse words…without any worries or judgment and that’s priceless!
Navigating the unforeseen challenges in life has to happen most days, but skipping runs or workouts due to emotional or mental struggles doesn’t hold me back, it propels me forward because I’ve got my NordicTrack.”
Instagram®: “This week we came together as friends, as a family, as a neighborhood, as a community and together we cared, we helped, we lifted, we united. It reminds me of this awesome poem by Edward Guest:
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must—but don’t you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up, though the pace seems slow—
You may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out—
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit—
It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.
Together we can do hard things!”
Instagram®: “I got my adjustable weights in January and they’ve been a life changer! … Once COVID hit it’s been even better for me [to workout from home] because my grandmother is considered high-risk…there’s no way I would have been able to continue going to the gym once they opened up. Weight lifting is one of my favorite ways to workout and these simple dumbbells have kept me sane during these crazy times!”