Happy Monday my dears! Hope you’ve had a great start so far. It’s quite gloomy outside today but let’s try not to let that bring us down. I’m just back from the gym, but not Gym G5 (I know, I know, crazy right haha?!) but the Glasgow Uni gym! Yup I returned to my fitness roots this morning. Where it all started all those years ago. Okay, it started out at the gym in Garscube (where my student halls were in first year) but it was still with Glasgow Uni Sport and where all my strength and lifting really took off was in the Stevenson Building at Glasgow Uni.
They created a space where a newbie like me, who had no idea what I was doing, felt safe to come in and try to get fitter and healthier. I’m forever grateful, that it was so easily accessible going to the gym cost wise (I’ve never had a cheaper gym membership in my life) and the incredible equipment we got access to through the massive rebuild. What a thing they’re giving their students. I really took this for granted when I went there, how good it was for the money you paid but it really is the best more commercial gyms I’ve ever been to. It was incredible to be back and to watch all the students in there, taking care of themselves whilst going through the pressures of being at uni.
Anyway, the reason I was able to go is thanks to my exciting collaboration with MoveGB I have at the moment and their campaign #WorthSweatingFor! They’ve got a pretty amazing set up where you pay a monthly fee and get access to fitness venues all over Glasgow. Through this one membership you get access to gyms, yoga studios, pilates, wall climbing and so much more. Pretty amazing isn’t it? So for the next couple of weeks I’ll be trialling it out and sharing my experience with it. I saw for instance Kali Collective is on there (hello all the yoga).
I’ve always loved to try different things when it comes to fitness but of course it comes at a price so it’s cool that companies are getting creative and finding ways for people to get variety in their training through services like this.
I ended my workout this morning with some handstand practise. I still can’t believe it every time I kick up against the wall and end up in the handstand that I can do it now and it feels quite easy as well. At one point I thought I was a lost cause and now I can stand there for a while. I’m now working on trying to find balance without the wall so I one day can do it without the wall entirely and after that start doing handstand walks. It’s on my goals and I’m going to get there.
What are you guys working on at the moment? Any particular goals? I’d love to hear!
Have a lovely a day, M xxx