I don’t have a crazy story.
I wasn't overweight and then fitness changed my life. I wasn’t a college athlete born and bred to move and workout. But what I do have is a background of going into the corporate workplace after college and seeing the overall sedentary impact that comes with the territory.
Instead of gaining the freshman 15, I gained the 9-5 ten. From home to car, car to train, train to cubicle, and back again, I felt the draining impact of moving from one box to the next with limited movement, time and motivation. I lost energy, making it hard to stay awake on the commute in and home day in and day out.
As time went on I turned to fitness, not only to shed the pounds I had added, but to find a release of pent-up energy, build strength, continuously challenge myself, and so much more.
Over the years I saw the effect this sedentary lifestyle had on my colleagues across all ages. The aches and pains they inherited from seemingly not doing anything, the visibly poor posture, and the sickness both from common colds as well as chronic illnesses that accompanied those that appeared to lead a more sedentary life.
Long periods at a time sitting not only affect your flexibility, mobility and posture, but can also lead to muscle imbalances, which can cause pain and make you more prone to injury in addition to difficulty in performing everyday functional activities.
Aside from weight gain and outer wear and tear, being sedentary has a negative impact on cardiorespiratory health (go in to blood pressure, osteoporosis, muscle density, diabetes, etc)
Let’s take that one step further. A sedentary not only affects your physical fitness and health, it all plays a great role in mental health. Being sedentary leads to greater chances of anxiety, depression and even dementia.
I strongly believe that a physically fit and healthy lifestyle is positively correlated to happiness. This doesn't stop at home, but bleeds over into our professional space as well. It is my passion to bring the two together in an accessible, integrated, effective, and sustainable way for all.
What you may be able to gather from all of this is that everything we do is correlated to our overall well being. How you move your body correlates to how you feel, what you are capable of doing and inversely, muscle imbalances. What you eat correlates to your weight loss or gain, energy levels, and how you feel.
Overall, how you move your body and what you put in it correlates to your energy levels, your capacity to perform, your overall mental health, and health of all your inner systems.
Correlation is committed to helping you not only build lean muscle, reduce body fat and increase endurance, but more so committed to helping you develop and cultivate a healthy lifestyle and mindset.
This will occur through small behavioral and psychological knowledge, awareness of what positively and negatively triggers you, making working out effective and efficient to meet your needs and reach your goals, and most importantly keeping you accountable.
Correlation will be your biggest
cheerleader, advisor, coach and the tough-love support
that we all need.