5 Members Share What Motivates them to Exercise 5x/week
Congratulations to the EIGHT winners of our “20 for 2020” new year workout challenge! @smallworldtravel @aliceameadows @nancydacy @jamieamccornack @melissagreenwoodmorrow @trinakryank @fitzshu14 and @troyecampbell all made an awesome commitment to their health and ⚡️took 20 classes in 1 month⚡️, kicking off 2020 by exercising 5 times per week! Creating that habit and routine for yourself this early in the year is such a fantastic way to begin this decade. Some of these awesome ladies shared with us what motivates them to stick to their commitments to their fitness and health. Their insight will no doubt motivate you to create strong habits too:
"I don't think there is any secret sauce to working out regularly. January is one of the busiest times of the year for me with regards to work, and a time that requires both creativity and focus. Working out in the morning makes me more productive for the rest of my day, so that's my incentive!"
- Sam McClure
"I’m secretely competitive, and I don’t know what I’d do if I did not drop off my kids and then go to iGnite. It makes me nuts when there are school career days and PTO meetings that interfere in my workout schedule - 5 days a week makes me happiest! And Molly - surprise Molly classes are awesome!"
- Alice M.
"My morning workout is a priority and, very seldom, am I forced to miss it since I don’t have school children at home. I try to workout at least 5 days a week regularly. It starts my day on the right foot and just sets a positive tone for the day.
Truly, on the days I don’t work out,I feel sluggish and just don’t have that spring in my step. I know class challenges are not for everyone, and although I don’t need them to make me work out, I think they are kind of fun, and encouraging. After all, who doesn’t like to be rewarded once in awhile?"
- Nancy D. "I love the challenges (iGnite offers to the members) in general! The challenge in itself is usually what motivates me. I tend to have a pretty good guilt factor working within me if I don’t work out. Having a challenge makes it fun and motivates me even more. Completing the challenge gives me something to look forward to. I wouldn’t say that the prize entices me more than the challenge itself, though it certainly helps!
I absolutely love the feeling of accomplishment and that’s usually my take away. Pure satisfaction. However, the new take away I had this time - I was forced to try Paula’s class bc I was out of town when the challenge first started and I needed to attend a Friday class. I have been suffering from some chronic cricks and I really wanted to try the foam roller class and I found that I really liked it. I do not care for yoga in the least - like I will avoid it with the plague…but I went and sucked it up in order to get to the foam roller part! I really like Paula and I Love the foam roller!"
- Jamie M.
"Why 20 in 2020...I feel so much better mentally, physically and spiritually when I start my day with exercise, encouragement from Ignite leaders who say things like "we can do hard things," and working out with badass women older than me who are lifting and doing more reps than me with a smile...I want to grow up to be like them. I put workouts on my schedule and treat them with the same respect I do to work hours and family time because it makes me a better and happier worker, Mom, friend, and wife."
- Melissa M.