This week has been a busy one in my neck of the woods already. With learning and teaching the latest round of Les Mills BODYATTACK and BODYPUMP releases, I’ve been knee-deep in choreography for several days. This morning, I’m finally teaching BODYPUMP for the first time, so I’ll have them both under my belt one time each, which is always a good feeling every quarter. I’m also teaching my last couple of classes at Orangetheory Fitness Walnut Creek today … more on that below.
As I eluded to in Monday’s post, change, my friends, change is good.
Over the past couple of months, I’ve been evaluating all of the many things that I do on a daily basis, i.e., teaching Les Mills classes at 24 Hour Fitness, coaching classes at Orangetheory Fitness, writing and managing A Lady Goes West and writing freelance pieces for various websites. While I absolutely love everything that I’ve been doing — it’s been a lot — in various directions. Recently, I started to think I wanted to add an element or make a change, but just couldn’t figure out which parts needed to be eliminated in order to move things around. And wouldn’t you know, a great opportunity presented itself to me, helping to answer my questions.
Starting next week, I’m super excited that I’m going to be working full time for 24 Hour Fitness as a content manager, writer and … wait for it … blogger. That’s right. Taking my blogging talents to the corporate fitness world. While I wasn’t exactly planning to take on a job that was full time, it’s absolutely perfect for me, with a company that I already love, so I’m going with it. The headquarters are here in the East Bay, so it’s a great location.
What does that mean for this blog and everything else I do? Well, naturally, a few things had to go. I couldn’t possibly keep up all of my work as a trainer and instructor, blogger and writer. That’s why this week is my last one coaching at Orangetheory Fitness (sadly, I won’t be taking classes either, since that benefit goes away). I’ve also pulled back on all of my regular freelance writing responsibilities. I will continue to teach Les Mills classes at 24 Hour Fitness (just a couple a week for now), and I will most definitely continue to write A Lady Goes West regularly. That being said, I don’t foresee maintaining my five-times-a-week posting schedule any longer. While I’d love to write several posts a day, with my new job, to be realistic, I plan to post Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week.
This blog is incredibly important to me, as are all of you who are reading this, so I promise to keep it up. Of course, I’ll be sure to check in on Instagram and Facebook a lot more frequently throughout the week, especially on days when no new posts go up.
I’m open and ready for something new. I really do believe that it’s good to make changes in your life every now and again. Just like it’s best to seek variety when creating a strong fitness program for yourself, the same can be said when it comes to your career path. Am I right? And yes, big changes are ahead. Next week, after spending my first day in the office, I’ll be traveling to L.A. for the remainder of the week to learn the ropes, flex some new career muscles and attend some production shoots for 24 Hour Fitness. While I won’t let my “day job” soak up too much time on here, I do expect to get plenty of new content ideas that you’ll see from time to time. And that my friends, is the news.Change is good. Don't be scared to try something new! #Fitness #FitFluential #SweatPink #BGBCommunity Click To Tweet
Questions of the day
When was the last time you made a change?
Have you ever thought about doing something different?