Motivating others motivates me. I love to see and hear my class participant’s success stories. Sometimes they actually give me credit! I know I can’t take all the credit though! When I was pregnant, my classes were always full of people. They were full because the students felt I was very motivating. Not so much with my words, but more so with my presence. I did not understand that at first, but later a participant told me that if I was showing up to teach at 6 am while 8 months pregnant, then they had no excuse!
I will gain my power through paying it forward this year while gaining motivation (and hopefully giving some along the way) from others. I love to introduce and talk about my passions with whomever will listen. Whether it be eating healthy, running a race or lifting weights. I don’t mind running at a slower pace or taking time out of my fitness routine to help others and to show them why I love doing all the active things I do.
I feel I would represent Team 4all with my commitment to fitness by paying it forward and sharing my love of fitness to others. It does not matter if you’re a gym rat, a weekend warrior, a hard-core competitor or a Pilates kind-of woman. There are many ways to seek fitness and wellness in your life and I would love to represent 4all, and what it stands for. I became a group exercise leader because I was inspired by those around me. I hope to do the same and pay it forward in 2011 and beyond.