WHY IT'S GOOD TO TRY NEW THINGS
"LIFE IS ABOUT BEING A VERSATILE ATHLETE AND TRAINING IN ALL REALMS OF LIFE."
Last week, I went to a meeting with Adidas and "versatility" became the hot subject. Many of the influencers who attending the meeting were asked to give insight on their active lifestyle.
One thing we all had in common: we all liked to do different types of work outs. We weren't just identified under one classification. We all liked to try different work outs so we could challenge ourselves. I mainly focus on strength training, but found yoga, pilates & now shadow boxing to be funner and more effective way to reach my fitness goals.
I strongly believe fate brought me and Ashley together. I kid you not, we followed each other a couple days prior to the adidas Fitness X event not knowing we were both attending (her actually teaching the class).
DON'T BE AFRAID TO TRY SOMETHING NEW.
Why not! You may love your current active lifestyle, but I feel like if you want to get better at it, you have to be an ALL AROUND ATHLETE. For example, yoga will create a better runner and weight lifter. I personally love strength training but never want to get bored of it. So trying out various activities such as pilates, plate fits, cycling & yoga help keep me well rounded. Right now, it's about shadow boxing!
Although my hooks aren't up to par, Ashley has taught me the fundamentals of shadow boxing. They say being active and working out will help anxiety, but to be honest.. it added more! When working out is your passion turned career, it adds stress when you don't keep consistency. I have to constantly remind myself the reason why I started: to be happy in a healthier body while inspiring others to do the same.
Boxing allows me to release my anxiety, stress and frustration I've built up throughout the day while silmultaneously feeling like a straight bad ass!
SO WHO IS ASHLEY GUARRASI?
Ashley is a personal trainer and fitness model. She is breaking boundaries in the boxing fitness community with her training and skills. She works with adidas, SpeedPlay LA, Reebok and more! I've been unbelievably blessed to meet her and getting to know HERstory. Follow her on IG @AshleyGuarrasi
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