New Schedule and a First

by Brittany on September 3, 2014

Happy Wednesday! I don’t know about you, but this week is flying by for me.  It’s my last week as a personal trainer at GGL, and my first week as a yoga instructor, so there has been a lot going on.  I’m so excited about this new direction – it feels so right!  My physics class is going really well (hard, but well), I’m spending a lot more time at home, and my first yoga class was a success.  Oh and my fulltime job is going well too (isn’t it funny how I always seem to leave out the part that takes up most of my days?)

Speaking of my first yoga class, here are all my little yogi’s in savasana last night…. harrisburg yoa
I think teaching at a crossfit box fits me really well.  One of my larger goals with yoga and even with going to PT school is to work with athletes.  I’m definitely going to get some experience with that type of population at Signal 5.  That being said, my favorite part about yoga is that it benefits ALL populations.  I’m trained in the Baptiste-style of yoga and teach straight from the Journey Into Power Sequence, which really can be tailored to any individual.  The class I’m teaching is open to everyone, not just crossfitters, so I’ll be working with classes made up of people from all backgrounds and experience levels.  It’s going to be a great learning experience for me as a teacher. 
Last night before class I even jumped in on the WOD.  We did back squats for sets of 10, 8, 6, 6 and 4, and 13 minutes for rounds of 40 double unders, 20 pushups (to the floor), 20 kettlebell swings, and 10 toes to bar.  I. Was. Spent.  It felt good to get in such a great workout.  For me, the best part about crossfit is the intensity. I would never push myself that hard during a workout on my own, ever.  I still haven’t converted completely…..but it’s definitely fun…..
I’ll leave you with this…I just finished reading The Great Work of Your Life by, Stephen Cope and it is one of the best books I have ever read.  I am actually re-reading it, because I know there is so much I didn’t absorb the first time.  The book is Cope’s explanation of the Bhagavad Gita (an ancient Hindu Scripture) through stories about friends and international figures.  The tone of his writing is as if he is speaking directly to the reader.  His parallels between the Gita and modern-day life are clear and concise.  The book is thought-provoking from start to finish.  I highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend. 
stephen cope the great work of your life review
Thank you all for your continued support of my blog.  I haven’t been the most dedicated blogger lately, and I appreciate you sticking with me.  If you are local and interested in attending my yoga class, it’s at Signal 5 Crossfit on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.  The cost is $10 per class, but I do have a discounted group package available on my website

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by Brittany on August 30, 2014

Thank you for the congratulations on graduating yoga teacher training.  It definitely feels good to have that one checked off the list. Since finishing, I have had this burning desire to cut back, slow down, and focus on doing just a few things really well.  I took this past week off from training clients to get used to my new class schedule, and to clear my mind a bit.  It’s been really refreshing.  I wake up, take Livy for a run (Champ doesn’t do morning runs), practice yoga, meditate, and eat breakfast and shower at home.  This routine is much different than the wake up at 3:45, fly out the door, train 3 clients, rush into work looking a hot mess routine I’ve followed all year. I’ve enjoyed it so much that I decided to give up training at GGL indefinitely.  It was a really difficult decision that I’ve been struggling with for a few weeks now.  Training in a commercial gym setting was a great experience, but it’s not something I could see myself doing full time, and it just doesn’t serve me anymore.  I had to cut soemthing from my schedule, and that was it.  I’m going to miss my clients and all of the members at GGL, but I’m excited for what’s next.  I know I’ll put my PT certificate to good use again in the future, but I’m not quite sure how that will show up just yet.


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