MMB – Finding Joy in Summer

Hi Everyone,

I hope your summer is going really well!  Are you loving the long, bright, and warm days?  I encourage you to  make the  most of it and carve out time to be as active as possible outside!  I know many of you are away on vacation right now, but remember to carve out time for your fitness too!  It doesn’t have to be in the gym.  Get those hiking shoes on and go for a family hike or bike ride.  I just came back from camping and visited the most amazing beach just south of Half Moon Bay.  It’s called Bean Hollow State Park.  Do you know this beach?  Because this beach is a geological display of the power of tilted sea bed rock, it made for an awesome day of agility and balance as we had to  traverse across the jagged rocks surrounding the tide pools.  I thought I’d share a few photos so you can have an idea of the raw and rugged beauty of this pristine California beach!  Of course, my kids were having a blast too!


Bean Hollow State Park – HWY 1 10 minutes south of Pescadero

  1. Cardio Core is at Jen’s Studio Tonight.  Depending on demand, classes will run with a minimum of three people.  Class times are 5:45pm to 6:30pm, 6:40pm to 7:25pm, and 7:35pm to 8:20pm. Please text or e-mail me to sign up!
  2. Play Day at the Park Wednesday!   Come out and join me at 9:00am tomorrow morning and let’s enjoy fitness outside at the park!  Class is 45 minutes and is for all levels.  Meet me at my home and we’ll warm-up and then take off to the sports park.  Drop in cost is $15 or use a prepaid card.  Please let me know if you’d like to join us!  Bring a friend too and make it twice the fun!  Please let me know if you’ll be able to make it out!
  3. Cardio Fusion is normal Thursday schedule:  5:45pm to 6:30pm & 6:40pm to 7:25pm (need 3 people to run a class) 
  4. Summer Boot Camp Schedule will be Saturday’s from  7:30am to 8:15am.  Please make note of the time change.  I’ll be looking for feedback about this time as a more permanent schedule. 

Thought for the week:  Finding Joy in Summer!

As a trainer, summer can be a difficult season for me.  It’s the one time of the year where everyone’s training schedule is different from the rest of the year, and many people take breaks from training due to vacations or juggling erratic kids’ schedules with swim team or camps.  I totally get it as I’m a parent too. So, try as I might to inspire people to stay consistent with their work outs and clean eating, there is the reality of the season and people are going to live as they are going to live.  I don’t worry too much about it because I know the fall is coming 🙂 

So, what’s a trainer girl suppose to do with more time on her hands?  Take my own medicine, or course!  I am determined to be purpose driven this summer and catch up on things that are important to me and my family.  I’ve adopted “Get Away Mondays” with my kids, so almost every Monday in summer we are doing something fun away from the house.  So far, this has been a very good experiment and the boys have asked for this to be tradition. 

It’s all about finding joys in every day things.  And yes, movement is a huge part of this, because in order to explore anything, you have to move!  We’ve been hiking more, riding bikes, using our pool for laps, but also for fun times too, and savoring the many flavors of summer fruits and veggies!  Joy is found in simplicity. 

As a society, we do a pretty good job of complicating things sometimes.  I think family vacations can get complicated to plan, execute, and pay for!  But what about packing up some food and water, loading up the backpacks with goodies, and heading out to find a new camping or hiking spot to explore? 

I’ll tell you that being a part of Boy Scouts has taught me how to enjoy the simplicity of a good hike.  Being willing to get out of your comfort zone and trying something new is where you’ll find simple joys and new adventures  that are just waiting for you.  Also, in nature is where you’ll find God’s creation and an awesome way to reduce your stress and anxiety because unplugging from devices is a huge part of this. 

Anyway friends, just wanted to share a few thoughts on keeping things simple, finding joys in every day things, keeping your body moving and embracing new adventures and opportunities.

See you in class soon!