Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Getting fit and having fun? It DOES exist!

by Brittany Geragotelis

For the past few months, I've been participating in a really great fitness club that my friend Tammy West-Bennet created, called the City Girl Food/Fit Club. Basically, me and a few girlfriends got together every other week and discussed our personal fitness/health goals and took steps toward reaching them. And besides gaining a ton of support from the other girls in the group, I also got expert advice and guidance from Tammy, who's a certified holistic health coach. Beyond that, she's also a girl who has dealt with girls' issues: body image, stress, relationships, balancing a hectic schedule and a very full life!

In other words: She's awesome, and knows everything about creating a healthy and happy lifestyle. I mean, the club's tagline is: Unleash your sass! Can't get much better than that.

Part of practicing a healthy lifestyle is taking time to de-stress.

Now, I'm not usually one for group fitness. I prefer to work out alone rather than taking classes and asking for help is difficult for me. And if I'm being honest, I want results without having to really give up anything I love. Basically, with this attitude, it's been really hard for me to reach my personal goals. So I gave City Girl a try.

And I loved it! Why? Because the goal wasn't to lose weight, to diet, to spend every waking hour was about each person individually. Each of us had our own goals (which ranged from losing weight, to fighting fatigue, to having better digestion, to getting on a training schedule and actually sticking to it, to eating better in general).

But while our goals were separate, we all worked together to achieve those goals. We supported each other, encouraged each other when we weren't quite hitting our goals and high-fived each other when we reached milestones.

You can have FUN while getting FIT. Let out your inner SASS!
And we learned a lot about nutrition, and physical and mental health at the same time. All while having a TON of fun.

Tammy is about to open up her health-style program to the public and is offering a 12-week course that incorporates food and lifestyle coaching along with group fitness training complete with yoga and meditation experts and personal trainers.

If you're ready to change the way you look at living healthy, go and check out the City Girl informational event on January 6th. It's free and you'll have a blast. And don't forget...the best kind of healthy living is done with your friends. So, bring yours and sign up together!

Here are all the details.