I hope you are doing well! I can't believe we are at the end of October, with November peeking behind ready to blast off! You made it to the MWF mornings this past month, and I appreciate your understanding the change of classes and logistics. You made a point to blast the stairs, learned how to run efficiently and effectively, pushed your intensity, endured birthday magic class for Dory and Estie, and challenge yourself throughout. Yes, my tolerance for excuses shifted this past month. I knew if I was up from being at Children's Hospital to teach class, you surely could get there. I have used actually my daughter's strength and fierce bravery to pull me through challenging athletic moments this past month. Some of you shared that she inspired you too.
When thinking about how I knew I may be tired to teach, I thought about how Makenzie would want me to teach and train you. When watching Makenzie challenge her legs to move again, I would think about the stair drills and how you may be tired climbing them the reward of strong legs is worth the effort. When doing core work throughout class and hearing some moans, I would think about Makenzie's core and how she needed to keep it stronger to help her with the infections inside. It is interesting how having a child who is fighting for her own strength and little life, makes you a more efficient and effective trainer and individual. There will be another session this month- MWF. Until the New year when we have answers and Makenzie is back in school, we will keep the one class, MWF 5:45-6:45 am Women's Only Boot Camp, going.
As I stated before, YOU helping each other in class and trying hard to reach beyond your comfort zone is integral right now. YOU working as a TEAM, supporting each other and not letting one another give up, are the lessons I hope you feel not only in class but outside when doing your daily activities. This past week Dory was explaining to MaryAnn about her own running and how it used to be hard but she used the tools we were incorporating in class, and now she can run longer and with more ease. Hearing Donna share stories about making class in order to make her preschool time more active is what Power Fitness PDX is all about. Yes, it is a challenge with my own personal family logistics to do class right now, but I know it is a challenge for YOU to get there too. I am so very proud of you for making a point to focus on your own health and fitness goals. As we have all learned, and Makenzie is teaching not only me but YOU daily, you have one life. USE IT and make every DAY count!
Session 10: PDX TIme : 11/1-11/ 26* No class on Thanksgiving 11/25
MWF- 5:45-6:45 am
MF- Windsurf Shack, W- Washington Park Stairs
I know many of you are also ready to keep your cardio going and challenge yourself further. ARE YOU READY time for the 3rd annual Holiday Cardio Blast? ARE YOU ready for the Challenge to start in the New Year?
Holiday Cardio Blast- November 22th- December 15th
Challenge the Power of YOU New Years' Fitness Challenge- January 10-March 19th, 2011
** Additional info to come later this week **
Have a wonderful Halloween and see you in November!!
Erin Kreitz Shirey- Owner, Lead Trainer and Coach
ACE, NASM, Fit to Deliver and Stott Pilates
a- po box 1077, alameda, ca 94501
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The future is not set, there is no fate but what we make for ourselves.- Irish Proverb