Written by: Sydney Taylor, Fitness Director, Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA
“It takes 4 weeks for you to notice a change.
It takes 8 weeks for your friends to notice.
It takes 12 weeks for the rest of the world to notice a change.
It takes 1 day to decide that you are good enough.”
Leading an active lifestyle is easy, but what no one tells you is that it’s hard to get there. From personal experience, it is easy to fall off the fitness bandwagon and feel so much further behind then your peers, regardless of the studio or class you go to. One of my favourite quotes is above; it reminds me daily that improvements are happening, even if I am the only one to notice. Don’t give up, keep pushing yourself and always remember that all of your hard work will pay off, it just might take a bit of time to be recognized. Find people who support you and help you towards your goals. Join a class with like-minded people, all on their own fitness journey, who will help keep you motivated. Enjoy your workouts or at the very least, the feeling when you are done. Take pride in finishing a class, of lifting more weight than last time, of running longer or faster than previous. The little things you do on a day-to-day basis are what get you to your end goal.
At the Gray Family YMCA, we are here to provide you with encouragement, with classes to help you reach whatever fitness goal you have, and with the knowledge to do it safely. Whether you are an avid yogi or a triathlete, we have classes catered to helping you improve.
Here are some of the exiting classes we’re offering this fall:
- Level 2 Yoga
- Boxer’s Workout
- Aqua Bootcamp
- Thai Chi
- Indoor Bootcamp
- Active Older Adults classes
You can find a full list of all fall programs we’re offering at the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA and at all our five other locations across town by checking out our fall program guides.
These classes can easily be signed up for, regardless of whether you are a member of the YMCA. With summer coming to an end and the chilly fall days fast approaching, the YMCA is kicking up our registered programs to bring your training indoors! Classes start September 12th!
Looking forward to seeing you at the Eau Claire YMCA!
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