How Pivot Pass Helps My Strength and Fitness is the third installment in my journey to get out of my comfort zone. Through this local Charlottesville platform, I’ve been able to try new class formats, cross-train, and get stronger.
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Over the past few months, I took you on a little journey with me…out of my comfort zone! Typically, my workout routine is just that: routine. My jobs are mainly at the gym or yoga studio, which means you’ll see me working out there. Even though I try to do a combination of strength training (circuit style), cardio, and yoga, I still felt like I was doing the same-old-same-old. Partnering with Pivot Pass was a sure-fire way to help me reach my fitness goals by changing up the ole routine.
Pivot Pass’ Flexibility
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Think of Pivot as THE place for discovering and signing up for fitness classes at local studios. With a Pivot membership, you have access to hundreds of different classes in Charlottesville. Whether it’s yoga, boot camp, barre, Pilates, or spin, I can step out of my fitness comfort zone and challenge my body in different ways. I can 100% continue to do what I normally do at the gym and in the yoga studio, but Pivot allows me the flexibility of trying new things.
Throughout this quarter, I had the opportunity to try various formats of yoga, spin, and boot camp style studio classes. It was fun to try out different studios, and it helped me narrow down my goals for what I wanted to accomplish. Originally, at the start of this campaign, I envisioned taking as many different classes as I could. While I feel that I can still aim for that – maybe that will be the next goal – I realized that I wanted to focus on one particular class and get fitter there.
The Journey Out of My Comfort Zone
After the first month of trying Pivot classes, I narrowed my goals down to taking one boot camp class per week, unless I was out of town. Boot camp was where I initially felt the most “discomfort”, as far as being out of my comfort zone. The workouts were challenging and full of exercises I wouldn’t normally do on my own! A huge plus was that I was surrounded by (incredibly) nice people who were welcoming and fun to be around; it helped ease me into the class on a regular basis.
As I progressed from week to week, I noticed that I had less “butterflies” while driving to class. Each time I drove to class I became more excited, and I felt myself getting stronger and building my cardiovascular endurance! Goals reached? Heck yes. I even managed to recruit my friend Sarah and her husband a couple of times! Pivot Pass has this neat feature where you can “Invite a Friend” – it’s nice having friends suffer with you, right?
How Pivot Pass Can Help You
Whether you’re an avid exerciser or brand new to working out, Pivot Pass can help you reach your goals. With its ease of use (signing up for a class takes one click) and flexibility, Pivot is a great complement to the local gyms and studios you’re a part of already. I would recommend Pivot to anyone in the Charlottesville area.For new exercisers, it’s a cool way to explore studios around town, to see what you might be interested in. You’ll meet a ton of people and immerse yourself in the health and fitness community!
For new exercisers, it’s a cool way to explore studios around town and see what you might be interested in. You’ll meet a ton of people and immerse yourself in the health and fitness community!
For the avid exercisers out there, Pivot is a good way of cross-training in order to stay strong and avoid overuse injury. For example, runners can use Pivot to ensure that they’re challenging their bodies in different ways, whether it’s through strength training or yoga classes. To all the yogis out there, Pivot can be a way for you to focus on strengthening muscles that aren’t always consistently used in a yoga class (back muscles, hamstrings/glutes).