This Week We Challenge You To a Fitness First

It may feel difficult to motivate yourself during quarantine to stay fit, but keeping active is an important part of being healthy and happy. A great way to motivate yourself is by trying new fitness options that you can do at home, outside, or at a near by park.

Even if you can’t hit the gym or attend your favorite fitness classes, we have alternative suggestions for you to try out.

Try Guided Exercises

Many gyms have now switched to an online version, offering classes to both members and to interested customers. If you don’t plan to join a gym anytime soon, there’s also many guided workout videos on Youtube. Trending now is high-intensity interval training (HIIT), which is a combination of intense periods of cardiovascular exercise and less intense aerobic exercise. This has earned a reputation for being optimal for weight-loss and staying fit on a limited time.

Though there are a variety of creators who have created relevant content, Chloe Ting is one of the most well-known. Check out her channel below:

Purchase a Simple New Piece of Equipment

There are also many other #fitnessfirsts you can try by simply buying a new piece of equipment online or at Walmart such as:

  • Kettlebell
  • Jump Rope
  • Fitness Ladder
  • Agility kits
  • Bands
  • Trampoline

Once find something new to buy…you then search for videos and articles to find unique and exciting ways to use that equipment.

For example, once you buy a jump rope, you can have lots of fun and burn tons of calories learning tricks.

Join us in the #365FirstsChallenge Facebook Group to discuss all of the #fitnessfirsts possible.

On that note of joining us…ever tried Laugha Yoga?

Introduction to Laugha Yoga

Join us this Saturday to experience firsthand through light-hearted yogic
laughter sessions how intentional, proactive laughter can lead to “being happy for
no reason”. In this 1-hour session, gain an understanding of the spiritual principles and metaphysical underpinnings of laughter yoga we can reach a profound level of peace, joy, and relaxation.

About Bharata Wingham

Bharata is a E-RYT 200 certified Hatha Yoga instructor, is a Laughter Ambassador and is also known for teaching A Course in Miracles for over 40 years.

He has trained hundreds of Laughter Yoga Leaders and lead thousands of people through Laugha Yoga and laughing meditation sessions in his 23 years living and working at Yogaville, Va and other venues.

He is trained and certified by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the world-wide laughter clubs.

He is the author of Laugha Yoga: Combining the Joy of Laughter and the Bliss of Yoga and An Ancient New Idea: A Primer for A Course in Miracles.

He is always looking for a few good laughs! Visit his website at:

The 10 Measurable Benefits of Laugha Yoga

1. Brings joy and optimism while releasing endorphins and serotonin
2. Increases your immune system by releasing T-cells in the blood stream
3. Enhances creativity and innovation (right brain)
4. Relaxes and unwinds the muscles
5. Deepens your breathing
6. Develops team building
7. Improves communication
8. Makes people more open/less inhibitive
9. Develops leadership skills
10. Positive changes to your state of mind/mood

Join us this Saturday, August 15th at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST:

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