“No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever.”
This is exactly how I’d capture the barre n9ne 60-day challenge – and meeting Tanya – in a nutshell. It (and she!) has left an indelible mark on my life, on my sister’s life and continues to leave a mark today. Something I am eternally grateful for.
I’ve been wanting to share the “what’s next” in this barre n9ne journey and am finally ready to share…at least *some* of what’s to come.
For me, what’s been truly awesome about this challenge wasn’t so much about the physical changes to my body (which I’ve loved, don’t get me wrong), but the mental strength I’ve found and, maybe even more so – that this challenge gave me a chance to inspire those around me.
I know, I know… isn’t that what this blog is for?
And it is…but the blog has been more of a way to virtually reach people who are like me and love to work-out and stay fit and/or those that are trying to get and stay fit. And I’ve loved the outlet that my blog has been for me to channel that passion. But what the barre n9ne challenge gave me was an opportunity to both challenge myself and share those challenges on the blog, but it also gave me a chance to meet some awesome people through the challenge – at the studio (hello Tanya – rockstar!; Julianna – fantastic instructor and all around good person), during class, on twitter and through blogging. It’s been an outlet for me to find “me” – and the “me” I can identify with in others.
I’ve loved that the challenge became this new outlet for me – a way to share my passion, to hopefully inspire others to seek out new challenges and goals, and even a way to fill a whole that teaching Group Kick left once I stopped teaching last winter. And that’s sort of where the next phase of this experience is leading me. Tanya is kicking off the next 60-day challenge on August 1st – where she’s opening the challenge up to anyone and everyone who wants to transform their bodies (and transform it, they will!).
And who better to lead and mentor the next round of barre n9ne challengers through the next 60 days but the original barre n9ne 60-day challenges themselves – my sister and I!
I LOVE this next phase of the challenge – everything about it:
…watching the group of challengers get excited (and a little bit scared!) about what the next 60 days holds for each of them.
…hearing about their goals and what they hope to get out of the experience.
…sharing more about how this challenge has changed me indefinitely and passing along any learnings I gathered from my own 60-day journey.
…and encouraging each of them every single day of the next 60 days of their own transformations.
And why not kick things off in high style at a fabulous 60-day challenge launch party?? Yes, a launch party – complete with a demo class, a Q&A with yours truly (and my sis!), and lots of time to talk to the other challengers and potential challengers who attend the party to see what this 60-day challenge is really all about. It’s happening next Sunday afternoon at the barre n9ne studio and I think it’s going to be a blast. <–if you’re in the area, seriously stop by, it’s going to be a TON of fun, I promise!
But seriously, I’m just so thrilled to finally have that outlet (beyond the blog) to inspire and motivate others to live their best life right now. And that’s truly what this challenge has taught me – how to live my best life. Every single day. And I cannot wait to experience the next 60 days with each of the barre n9ne challenges. I promise you ladies, it will be life-changing. Utterly and truly. Let’s kill it together, shall we?? 😉
Like I said, “No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever”…and I hope this 60-day challenge leaves an eternal mark on each of you. In the best possible way.
This is a perfect way of capturing this friendship!! And paying it forward to new challengers! I can’t wait to help and are everyone grow!
Absolutely – it is ALL about paying it forward in this case. So thankful, so excited, so ready to pay it forward as much as I possibly can!!
I love this…I love seeing how transformed you are…inside AND out. Such a wonderful inspiration for everyone. 🙂
I truly can’t even put into words how thankful I am – this has become WAY more than just a fitness challenge, it has changed me entirely!
wow i am sooo excited for you! this is awesome, congrats
This is awesome! What a great experience to share with others. No doubt they will find inspiration in you.
I’m just so excited to be able to pay it forward, you know what I mean?
way to come full circle and pay it forward! i’m slightly envious (okay really envious) of the lucky recipients but in the meantime, i’ll follow along virtually. 🙂
aw you are so cute! we’ve got to get you into a virtual class that’s not at 3:15am your time so you can see what it’s all about! I’ll work on it with Tanya 😉
This is awesome!!! I wish I could do the challenge too! What a wonderful way to share your inspiration and what a great way for you to get some fulfillment, too.
p.s. LuluLemon R&D program- is there a store near you? I think it is only available in stores 😦 if you have one by you, ask them for an application- you have to show your fitness certification and then you’re in fo’ life, yo!
How cool! Love that you guys get to continue this journey in a new way.
I am so thankful to have met you and Jolene. I truly think this is the beginning to a wonderful relationship and friendship. The women about to start the 60 day challenge are so lucky to have you both to support them through the next 2 months. Soon they will realize how lucky 😉
I can’t wait to get this challenge started!!!! They will soon realize how lucky and how HARD (in a VERY good way) the next 60 days will be 🙂
Okay, I read the most recent post and THEN this one…wow…you really ARE on cloud nine, aren’t you!?! This is fantastic! We bloggers can tell you’ve really found a true passion with this friendship of yours. 🙂 I can’t wait to follow along and read about all the wonderful things you bring to others. 🙂
Now, I wish I lived closer!!! I wish I could do this with you and Jo!
I know – I wish you lived closer too, how fun would that be?? You’ve just got to book that trip up here so we can run together AND take a barre n9ne class together. That’s it. It’s settled. 😉
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OK…now I am even MORE excited! I hope I don’t bother you and Jo too much with the daily emails I will most likely be sending…
I know I say it all the time, but I am so, so glad to have met you and Jo and to be able to share a special friendship that I know will last for years. And being able to have you as mentors….well I can’t think of anything better!
You’re going to ROCK this challenge my friend, I am so proud of you for diving right in!!!
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