Here’s a reminder list of 14 of the top reasons to exercise, whether it’s at the barre or elsewhere. Numbers 13 and 14 get us pumped! The good news is, a lot of these are not a secret anymore. You can find variations of these everywhere. So pull out this list and read it when you need a reminder of why exactly what you do is worth your precious time…
1. To Ward off Disease
Exercise has been proven to reduce the risk of just about every single health problem known to man, from stroke to heart disease to cancer and osteoporosis. Exercise is also a great defense against type 2 diabetes, which is one of the most widely growing diseases of our time.
2. To Look and Feel Fabulous
Exercise firms your body, balances your body composition, improves posture and even makes your skin glow.
3. To Lose Fat and Keep It Off
Exercise burns fat and prevents future fat storage. If you want to have a leaner, healthier body, exercise is the answer.
4. To Gain Energy
Anyone who exercises regularly will tell you that they are more energetic, less easily irritated and are more peaceful.
5. To Sleep Better
Exercise boosts energy levels, but also wears you out.
6. To Slow the appearance of Aging
You’re going to get older. This is a GOOD thing. But exercise is one of the most effective ways to fight the appearance of aging. When you age your body could lose muscle and bone density, but the loss of both are drastically reduced with regular exercise.
7. To Relieve Back Pain
In most cases, the best thing that you can do for back pain is to move and strengthen those muscles and improve your posture- and you know we won’t let bad posture slip in a Passion Barre class. Consult your physician or physical therapist for guidance.
8. To Ease Depression
Exercise has been proven to reduce depression. Just chalk this up as yet another amazing benefit to exercise. And remember those thoughts we share on the floor? Show up to learn what to do with toxic thoughts!
9. To Reduce Aches and Pains
By strengthening muscles around damaged joints you’re able to use exercise to reduce joint pain and overall aches.
10. To Sharpen your Brain
Exercise has been shown to improve memory and other cognitive functions, and seems to have a protective effect against dementia. A Harvard University researcher called exercise “Miracle-Gro for the brain.”
11. To Reduce Sick Days
People who exercise regularly are 50% less likely to call in sick to work.
12. To Boost Confidence
Being fit, feeling healthy and having energy are all building blocks to having great confidence.
13. To Enjoy Your Lifestyle and Fulfill Destiny
Whatever your passion is in life – your family, travel, sports, work, fashion—it is all more enjoyable when experienced in a fit and healthy body.
14. Particularly at Passion Barre and Karingah – to Stimulate Freedom
Regular exercise gives you so many amazing benefits, as you’ve seen from the above list. And how much more a Passion Barre class designed exclusively to lift the booty; firm up the abs; define the arms and thighs; and strengthen the heart and mind?
All this while making life changing connections with other great ambassadors like yourself; and making your freedom and attendance count toward the rescue of women and children from sex slavery/human trafficking. This just lights our fire!
If you’re in the area, come visit or get started on a program that will breathe life into you.