moms vs hunger have organized a series of fundraising events for the benefit of island foodbanks.
today’s 9am GENTLE YOGA event at the whole way health & fitness studio has been canceled due to travel conditions.
it has been rescheduled to
friday, february 24th — same time, same place.
a group of smart, big-hearted women have come together to help feed island children.
from their facebook page:
We are a group of moms challenging you! How many children can you feed?
Research shows a strong correlation between healthy eating and academic success. Let’s give all children the same chance to succeed. Feed a child and raise a reader.
It takes roughly 3lbs of food to feed a child for one day. Let’s see how many children a community can feed. We are challenging you to reach out to your family, friends, colleagues, contacts, to see just how far reaching our community is.
How can you help?!? Reach out to your family, friends, colleagues, contacts and organize a friendly competition or host a party and get your guests to bring a can of food rather than a host gift! Put together a neighborhood challenge and challenge another neighborhood. Challenge another company or department at work; challenge yourselves.
Together Everyone Achieves More.
Contact us on FB for more details or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
part of their drive was to organize yoga instructors to offer classes as part of the drive.
i have two coming up.
donations are accepted at both locations – the whole way health & fitness studio and Atlantic Fitness East – even if you do not attend the class.
all classes and private sessions for today, wednesday, february 8th, are canceled.
may we all continue to have power, warmth, and safety.
today i subbed a class. i coached a kettlebell class – well, a kettlebell circuit – at atlantic fitness east. this is the gym where i first began coaching/instructing kettlebell training.
it just so happens that today is only 8 days short of the nine year mark of group kettlebell love in pei. though i used kettlebells to train private clients (amazing Tracy, now a competitive power lifter, and Mandy, now a 3rd dan black belt TKD and international ref) prior to beginning the group classes, it took a bit to develop a group/class format and get it underway. there were no resources on line to help with group kettlebell training and nothing in my first certification course to suggest a path.
it was exciting to create a format and it has been quite satisfying to see the number of instructors who have subsequently adopted and/or adapted my methods.
i am a bit of a math/statistics/records geek. today’s class was the 19th class i’ve led this week (not exclusively kettlebell classes) but the 3660th kettlebell group that i’ve coached.
that is an unfathomable amount of iron moved and movements coached over the years.
when i came home after today’s class and reflected, i realized that two of the women in this morning’s class were also in that first class 9 years ago. anne and dianne. steady and beautiful, strong and resilient. friends. friends forged through the iron.
i honor you for every time
this year you:
got back up
shined your light
and loved and elevated
—the call of duty.
~ lalah delia
thursday december 15th
the studio has closed early. you know, weather.
the 5pm KETTLEBELL CLASS and
the 6pm LeBARRE CLASS are canceled for tonight.
a chilly night is promised. stay warm! xo
i apologize for the late notice.
i have been visited by the plague, or some similar affliction, and will be taking myself home to bed and tea.
see you soon!
i picked up the kettlebells and got today’s program done.
i am in the second week of a StrongBody Challenge. it is far more volume than i generally work, with a 5 day on 2 day off layout. double kettlebell complexes 3x per week.
i didn’t want to do the workout today. i could list all sorts of excuses, but you already know them all. they’ve taunted you too.
so i set two goals before i started:
- get it done
- stay safe while doing it
when i finished, my first thought was: that was not your best effort wendy.
but that wasn’t true.
there’s nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater,you realize that you’ve been missing the whole point of the ocean. ~ dave barry
i worked, for many years, with stressed and distressed people. poverty. addictions. housing. abuse. marginalization. education. mental health issues. the stresses almost innumerable and so many unfamiliar to me.
in the early years of this work, so much of what i came upon, the context of people’s lives, was far beyond my ken. i am grateful that some wonderfully supportive mentors helped me keep my mind and heart open.
one of the earliest conclusions i came to was that people invariably do the best they can with what they have at that moment. no one puts out less than their best effort. at least i have never witnessed anything less than a person’s best. even when, from most perspectives, the outcome doesn’t look so good.
today i put in my best effort. as i always do. best efforts have a context.
best efforts can look different each day. don’t miss the whole point of them.
due to our first snowstorm of the season — yes, that would be the spring season — the studio is closing at 11am.
afternoon personal training appointments, the 12pm LeBarre Class and the 5pm Kettlebell Class are all canceled.
see you soon!