September is a time of change, as temperatures get cooler, days get shorter, and leaves start to fall.
As the famous words – from the Bible and a 1960s hit song – tell us, “To everything turn, turn turn… There is a season… and a time to every purpose under heaven.”
So, what can we learn about our healthy habits during this time of year? It’s a great question for everyone, no matter where you are on the fitness spectrum. And what better time to improve your position on that spectrum than during this month of change?
Change comes in a few ways, as we have all learned by now. Sometimes it comes at us, as part of nature – like autumn or the weather. Sometimes changes are forced on us by other people or by circumstances we can’t control.
But another kind of change flows from inside each of us when we’re ready to improve ourselves.
Too many people dread the idea of making changes or improving themselves.
But what if we learn from our past and remember when we decided to lean into the forces of change, to make the power of nature work FOR us instead of fighting it? Can you remember a time in life when you wanted desperately something different and worked like hell to get it?
Maybe you landed a desired job or a date with your future spouse.
Maybe you got in shape once before or started eating right.
The point is this: You can make positive changes in your life.
You can set a goal to get in better shape.
You can start small and celebrate each little success along the way.
You can find a helpful, supportive community of likeminded people to help you and encourage you.
You can have the life you want, not matter how old you are or how out-of-shape you might be.
This isn’t just us saying so. Science proves the benefits of exercise come quickly at any point in life.
And change begets change. Start working out a few times a week, and you’ll start eating better, too. You’ll start sleeping better… looking better, feeling better, and moving better…
It’s the nature of change, which is also what? CONSTANT.
Even if you avoid change and stay at home on the couch, you’ll still be changing – just not in the direction that leads to freedom and a joyful quality of life.
So, seize the day, seize the season, and come see us now.
We’ll assess where you are and help you set smart goals. We’ll show you what’s fun, safe and effective. And all we ask is that you open your mind and move your body – in the spirit of powerful, positive CHANGE.
You’ve made harder changes before and turned, turned, turned to face a brighter future because of it.
Let’s head into the last third of the year set to make it the best yet.
Holly Kouvo is a personal trainer, functional aging specialist, senior fitness specialist, brain health trainer, writer, and speaker.