Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and while many of us are anticipating a day filled with romance with a special someone, others of us are dreading a holiday that only seems to serve as a glaring reminder that we're not coupled up right now.
Regardless of your relationship status this year, this day of love ought to be celebrated, since our greatest capacity for love begins right within our own hearts.
We've been focused on upholding health transformations this year, and I'm thrilled to see how many people have been taking incredible steps to make that happen! However, fitness is a long-term commitment, and it is important to love and be good to yourself every step along the way towards the new you.
Loving yourself along your health journey extends far beyond the physical benefits of fitness to encompass all of you -- mind, spirit, and body.
- Stop obsessing over how you look: This may seem contrary to a fitness program, since many people join with the idea of changing their look. While being toned is no doubt a benefit of fitness, it should not be the sole reason why we exercise, nor should we allow it to define our personal value or joy. Your confidence, passion, and happiness will be how people think of you far beyond the shade of your lipstick or the size of your workout pants.
No matter which way, I hope that you will choose health -- and love -- today and every day along your journey to the new you!
Judi Sheppard Missett created the original dance party workout and started the fitness revolution that became Jazzercise. Today -- more than 45 years later -- Jazzercise is one of the world's leading dance fitness companies, offering a program that continually evolves with new beats, new moves and new classes. As Founder and CEO of Jazzercise, Judi Sheppard Missett leads a team of more than 8,300 franchisees teaching 32,000+ classes each week around the world. Jazzercise is a pulse-pounding, bass-dropping fitness program that gets results...fast. Customers can incinerate up to 800 calories in one 60 minute workout and choose from a variety of classes including Fusion, Core, Strike, Strength, Interval and Dance Mixx. For more information, visit jazzercise.com.