It’s almost time for another 30 Day Challenge! This is one of my favorite times in our studio. As soon as we put the boards up, everyone starts getting excited! Our last 30 Day Challenge in May was the first one I was able to complete, and it was definitely an experience! I thought it was going to be a breeze - I take class all the time, how hard could it be? Some days yes, it was easy, but there were a handful of days where the Challenge sure lived up to its name! By the end of the month when my name had 30 stickers next to it on the board, I felt a huge sense of accomplishment. (Who knew stickers would be such an incentive as an adult!) Throughout the month I gained strength, felt fitter and in shape, and achieved better mental and emotional clarity. I also pushed myself to take classes that I don’t normally take as often, which expanded my practice in all directions quickly. But my favorite part of the Challenge is how we all experience it as a studio together and cheer each other on throughout the month.
I encourage everyone to make this Challenge their own. Going out of town the last ten days of the month? Do a 20 Day Challenge! Like to take it easy on the weekends? Do a Monday - Friday Challenge, and consider popping into Foundations on Saturday afternoons! (Those count for two classes, you’d get to 30 in no time!) Too busy to come in every day? Push yourself to try some new classes instead, maybe go for getting all nine class types over the course of the month! (Mark your progress on your punch card and earn a free class!) It’s not necessarily about getting to class every single day, it’s about gaining the most from your practice in your own way and seeing how it affects your life. Get your name up on the board, and I will see you on the mat!
-Lyndy McGrody, Pasadena Front Desk