Besides gaining control of my eating habits and fitness, there has been another major influence in my fitness journey – in particular, a fantastic support group from the gym that has come together through Kim Pearson’s SGT workouts and group exercise classes. As individuals, we are all so very different – within the group there are a wide variety of ages, backgrounds, careers, and situations that have led us to our common love of fitness.
These women are so passionate about living balanced lives that it never fails to blow me away. When I start to feel overwhelmed with balancing what’s on my plate, all I have to do is think about what others are facing – they’re raising families (from newborns to four active boys!), pursuing passions and high profile careers, going back to school, and generally doing fabulous things while still finding time to workout. If they can get up and make it to a 5:45am workout without complaining, then so can I, dammit!
It gives me chills when I think about how supportive everyone is – when we work out, we all cheer one another on to meeting our fitness milestones. This support extends well beyond the walls of the gym and births, weddings, new jobs, and holidays are all occasions for us to celebrate. It’s not just about the good times, either – we come together to be there for one another’s personal challenges, losses, and tragedies.
The SGT group is truly a unique and special team – we all work together to reach our individual goals and create lasting friendships along the way – and I am so glad to be a part of it! So today, take a few minutes and watch this clip from “The Today Show” featuring Kim and her talent for creating communities through fitness. I think you’ll immediately see why this group is so near and dear to my heart. Enjoy!