Investing in Yourself

“Go to work,  feed the kids, take the kids to their parties, pick them up at sports, grocery shop, cook dinner, scrub the toilets, do the dishes, catch up on laundry… oh and take care of yourself…..  what??? when am I supposed to do that? what part of the day between waking up and crashing in bed after the family and household is all taken care of could I possibly take care of myself?…”  Sound familiar?

This struggle is, too often, the norm in today’s society.  We praise busy lifestyles and equate that to happiness.  Often times, we find ourselves struggling and just keeping our head above water to survive the day.  The next thing you know, we are just living in survival mode.  It’s not healthy and we’re not happy.

To be successful in life (and I use this term lightly, I am not referring to financial wealth, as I do not believe this to equate to success), we must invest in ourselves.  This picture may look completely different from one person to the next.  Find what makes you happy.  There are so many ways we can invest in ourselves.  Scheduling a 30 minute walk, a massage, acupuncture, coffee with a friend, going to the beach, kayaking, paddleboarding, painting a picture, taking an art class, building, creating, reading a book, taking an exercise class or finding a quiet place to journal/write are just some of the many things to recharge your system.

Schedule this time for yourself just as you schedule your family dinners and other important appointments.  Make this a priority and you will reap the rewards of a happier, healthier version of you.  We tend to view this as being selfish but when we invest in ourselves first, we give our best selves to those around us.  We have more energy to give to our children, our spouses, our families and our friends.  This becomes the exact opposite of selfish and we are, in turn, giving more of ourselves to those around us.

So, stop feeling guilty, let the dishes in the sink for a while, the laundry will still be there in an hour.   Find what you love, schedule it as a priority.  You’ll have more energy to do and be who you want and deserve to be.

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By Teresa Thomas, mother of two beautiful kids, owner of Pedal Power Inc. Fitness Studio and Seeker of Happiness!

New workout programs starting after Thanksgiving!

Our Thanksgiving schedule:

Closed Thanksgiving Day

Black Friday: Warwick Studio 8:30AM 20-20-20

Saturday :  Warwick Studio 8:30AM 20-20-20, 9:45AM Open Row

Greenwood Lake Studio: 9:00AM Yoga

Sunday: Greenwood Lake Studio: 9:30AM Spin

NEW Classes Starting after Thanksgiving

Monday night 6PM 20-20-20 with Tarin                                           Thursday morning 6AM Spin with Teresa

6 Week IndoRow programs: Tues/Thurs 6PM, Mon/Wed 10:30AM & Mon/Wed 11:30AM  Contact Teresa for more information: TeresaT@pedalpowerinc.com or call/text 845-313-8699

4 Week Intensive SPIN with Arielle

Offered Tues/Thurs 7PM for 4 weeks.  Drop ins are not allowed, sign up for the entire Program.  Program is designed to challenge you and take you to a new level.  Arielle is an accomplished Ironman Triathlete and Level 2 Madogg SPIN Instructor!  Contact Teresa for more information: TeresaT@pedalpowerinc.com or call/text 845-313-8699

 

 

We’ve got the formula for Health and Happiness

14231276_10208640751390186_3383950217682603224_oPedal Power is here to help you with both Health and Happiness!

When we think about what we want for our loved ones and what our loved ones want for us, it’s health and happiness.   Happiness comes when we love who we are and who we’ve become.  Health is achieved when our bodies are functioning properly and can carry us through our day-to-day activities.

Monday night September 19th, 7:00 PM, Pedal Power Warwick will host a Vision Board Party!  We will get together with our friends and loved ones and talk about what needs to happen in your life for your happiness!  Join us for an opportunity for you to focus on your path in life!

Pedal Power continues to offer different types of classes for all ages and all ability levels.  We offer Personal Training, Yoga, Spinning, Indoor Water Rowing and our newest class 20-20-20 which mixes spinning, rowing and strength training all in 1 hour!   Your health depends on keeping that body moving and building muscle.

Click on “Class Schedule” at the top menu to see our latest offerings.  Don’t wait, sign up today and let us help you find your health and happiness!

Paddle Boards, Rowers and Yoga, Oh My!

 

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Paddle Board Fitness Classes

Don’t miss out on our Stand-up Paddle Board Fitness Classes offered at Jersey Paddle Boards on the beautiful Greenwood Lake! Classes offered Tuesday mornings at 9:00AM and Thursday evenings at 6:30PM Reserve your spot online Here

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Indoor Rowing Program

Our Indoor rowing program is getting results.  Clients are seeing lower cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, losing inches and having fun!  See how Rowing will benefit you and your health!

Free Indoor Rowing Demo Tuesday night 6:30PM!  Reserve your spot Here

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Yoga

Yoga will give you the tools needed to handle the stress and pressures of every day life.  Take the time to relax, unwind and listen to your own mind body and soul and stay centered with your authentic self.  Offered in our Greenwood Lake Studio:

  • Mondays at 5:30PM,
  • Wednesdays at 10:45AM
  • Thursdays at 7:00PM
  • Saturdays at 9:30AM
  • Sundays at 8:00AM

Reserve your spot Here