VFit’s Weekly Inspo
The VFit team is here today to share our weekly inspo with another simple, yet powerful message:
“Fuel well – Live well!”
What’s behind this week’s quote? Over at VFit, we are one week out from our quarterly wellness Reset and filling up the last handful of spots, so we are hot on the topic that your quality of life is determined by the fuel you load yourself up with.
These 14 day Resets are based around what we dubbed “The 7 pillars of wellness,” which we truly believe, once dialed in, you can reach unlimited rewards and a well balanced life. Where you never have to feel guilt or say no to a darn thing! It’s no cult like philosophy or program where you must surrender your pinky toe to join. It truly is the secret, yet attainable recipe for finding your best self – no quick fix, pill or supplement required.
It simply requires that you put your energy regarding your own health and well beings into focus around 7 important areas of your life. Food, hydration, sleep, fresh air, self-care, exercise and gratitude.
EACH PILLAR MATTERS TO YOUR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL WELL BEING!
Yes, we are an exercise studio at the heart of what we offer, but believe it or not, these wellness Resets started well before we ran our first VFit class!
Your body needs fuel to live. On a primal level, you can’t function very long without eating. The better you eat, the better you feel, everyone knows this. Usually we look to and relate to fuel as just food and water. In fact, 90% of the health/wellness industry is centered around telling you what to eat and what not to eat, and that you can take a pill/shake and it will make you healthy. End of story.
BUT there are so many other parts of your life you must FUEL as well, and each “pillar” is an area that we believe deeply in.
In no particular order, we break down a quick recap of why fueling EACH PILLAR below can elevate your health and wellness to infinite levels:
// Exercise – Your muscles need fuel by way of fresh oxygen and movement. Work hard on those muscles, boost up your heart rate, and you’ll deliver this much needed nutrient called energy, blood flow, and life all throughout your body!
If you can move, you should be exercising your body most days of the week. Exercise comes in every shape and form and we believe in a well rounded routine of cardio, strength, balance/mobility and restorative movement.
Exercise is where you can get the most bang for your buck, in the least amount of time, so fuel yourself up with 15-30 minutes a day and watch amazing things start to happen in your mind and body.
// Vitamin D – aka fresh air – We have this Pillar in every Reset because getting outside is very important to your mental and physical well being.
Your body and mind need fuel from fresh air and vitamin D by means of spending time outdoors. Vitamin D is crucial in cell repair, stamina, boosts to your mood, and your immunity. Many illnesses are linked to vitamin D deficiencies.
And even in those harsh winter months when you might not actually be getting direct Vitamin D, you are still reaping many rewards by fueling up from fresh air and stepping away from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind.
In today’s tech driven world, you can easily go days on end without spending a solid chunk of time outside. We are willing to bet it is affecting your health. You are more stressed, on edge, and more reactive in your life if you don’t take time to get in some fresh air.
Instead, take 15-30 minutes a day to set your phone down, to unplug, and go outside. There is no bad weather, there is only bad clothing. This pillar alone can easily change your life if you are lacking in it.
// Hydration – We have run these Resets for 5+ years and you want to know the #1 eye opener most of our participants learn about themselves throughout our process? They are not properly hydrated, and it is causing negative effects in their skin, stamina, sleep, recovery time, and more.
Your body needs fuel by being properly hydrated with water daily. Nearly every biological function of your body is dependent upon having those hydrogen and oxygen molecules at the ready! 8 cups a day is the minimum place to start. We have a great formula of just how much water you need, that we love sharing with our team.
// Gratitude – Ding ding! Another key pillar of health we see nearly every other program leave out. How can you truly be healthy if you aren’t living a life full of gratitude and celebrations?
Your heart, the very muscle that keeps you alive, gets its fuel by living a life full of gratitude and by celebrating even the smallest of victories. Being thankful for what you have, especially those around you, will continue to help you view your life in a more positive light and send ripple effects throughout your day. Your stress hormones will lower, your blood pressure is positively affected. Gratitude is some powerful stuff, trust us!
We have our team write down one reflection of gratitude and one small victory they had each day. Soon instead of being the negative nelly, you start finding areas of life to be grateful for.
// SLEEP! – “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” is just about the worst quote out there. You’ll live a lot longer and at a higher quality of life, if you get your proper zzz’s in!
Your body, mind, and spirit refuel when you sleep. The process of restoring and building happens overnight while you get in those blocks of rest each night. Getting a full night’s rest is important for your brain health, your mood, energy, and stress level as well. 7+ hours is the minimum that most need and while we know that during some stages of life, this Pillar may be out of your control, we still encourage you to prioritize sleep as a very important part of your life.
// Self-Care – Your mind becomes fueled, when you stop, slow down, and tune into your own needs. Having a moment of calm in your day can be delivered by taking time for some quiet reflection and self care. For some, this may be reading a book, meditating, working out, gardening, sewing, you get the jist. There is no one size fits all “self-care” activity. Finding a small pocket of time in your day to take care of you isn’t selfish, it’s critical.
You cannot keep giving and giving to the world unless you fill your own up. The importance of self care cannot be overestimated and while each of the above Pillars could also be considered self care, we double down on this one to ensure each day you take time out just for you to fill your own cup.
So there you have it, our secret but oh so attainable recipe for creating your best life!
And like everything, you need to constantly be taking inventory and working on your weaker areas. As seasons change, so will your Pillars in Need of Repair. It’s the exact reason we come together quarterly to press the Reset button and make sure that no pillar is left out of whack for too long.
These are just some of the ways and areas you can choose to fuel your body better to live well. If you try and find shortcuts on any of these – or GASP! – skip some altogether – then you’ll be truly selling yourself short.
At VFit, we believe that each of us deserves to live life well (and not harbor regrets and guilt) about taking care of our bodies, so that we are better suited to take care of the ones we love around us.
If spending two weeks to hone in on these areas sounds like a journey you’d like to take as well, we have limited space available on our next reset that begins on May 20th. Sign up here.
What VFit is all about
At VFit, we believe you need the power of a team, connection, and community to truly be successful in reaching your goals. With VFit, yes, you are watching our trainer lead the class, but before class, she’s interacting and saying hello to everyone by name as each member logs in from their home.
She sees you in your kitchen working out, with your dogs, your children, she gets to know you through having you join the live workouts and sharing your home with her.
We share wins, encouragement, and accountability. You also get to know her as life happens on her end of the screen. Her children running about, her husband walking across the screen to grab his lunch from the fridge.
It’s REAL life – no special effects, lightening or makeup. It’s real women, working and training together from their own homes, hotel rooms, or wherever life has them at that moment.
VFit is so much more than just a workout.
Rachele Jaegers – Owner, VFit Studio
It’s truly a lifestyle that brings the kind of personal connection that is often missing today.
We have gathered like minded trainers and members and built a platform that works and each week we have members hitting personal goals and milestones they never thought was possible.
They do this by taking ACTION. By being held accountable. By not sitting at the sidelines of life, using every excuse why they CAN’T workout, but rather are jumping right in.
Even if there are bumps and bruises along the way, or a bit of a cold, they’ll still keep coming in, showing up for themselves, and do something. There’s a modification for everything! There’s no modification for sitting and wishing your way to health though.
We’d love to help you take action
If you are ready to take action, we welcome with you with open (strong) arms and our support community to help you lead your best life. One filled with all the adventures and joys of movement you deserve. And it all starts with that simple first step.
This month we even have an exclusive membership bonus gift, so give yourself not only the gift of UNLIMITED action, we’ll throw in a bonus goodie as well https://thevfitstudio.com/join-vfit-team/
The VFit trainer team is here 364 days a year to help support and cheer you on, as you work towards your best self in 2019, inside and out! We can’t get your dressed and logged in, but we will keep doing everything else in our power to keep you motivated, enjoying your fitness and honoring this amazing body you have that deserves to move and be challenged!
In Health 365 days a year,
Rachele, VFit Owner and Maria, VFit Second in Command
PS. If you are looking to be surrounded by a positive and inspirational group of teammates and trainers that will change the way you approach life, the VFit team has a spot for you! Don’t go at your health and fitness alone.
Fitness is a superpower that transfers into every other area of life.
Our passionate team is here to cheer you on, make you proud and show you that fitness is not a punishment. In fact, let us be the best part of your day!
Join the team for less than $2/day at https://thevfitstudio.com/join-vfit-team/