“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new” - Brian Tracy
You’ll hear me say this over and over again in class- get comfortable being uncomfortable. Our minds are so powerful, more so than we think. See the thing is that our minds were built to keep us safe, away from harm, and comfortable. Which is why when we hesitate at something, our mind shifts to protect us, if we are hesitating it must be scary, right?
Here is the problem, while our mind is keeping us “safe” we are actually living in a comfort zone. Whats the problem with your comfort zone…well…everything…its killing you. When you take that uncomfortable step outside your safe space, you’re probably discovering some new things about yourself, accomplishing a goal, or finding happiness. The truth is, the longer you stay in that comfort zone the chances are you’ll slowly discover that its an unhappy place.
Feel the fear and do it anyway. Did you know that our bodies react the same way to fear as it does to excitement? Increased heart rate and high adrenaline levels prepare our bodies for fight or flight. The difference between fear and excitement lies within the power of our mind. You have to make a choice, to feel the fear and do it anyway.
Our job at CREW is to make sure that you are constantly growing both physically and mentally. Whether it’s introducing a new class with heavier weights or giving you some mental challenges during your workout - maybe its to pause or to let something go. The power is in your mind and body working together.
I want everyone to take the next week to step outside your comfort zone. If you’ve never taken a cycle class, step in that room and embrace the unknown. Never been in our studio space? Afraid to take a class besides barre? Reserve a spot in class and challenge yourself. The magic happens in the space where you’re really afraid and you do it anyways. You don’t have to love it, you can hate it, but you challenged yourself to grow and thats what matters the most.
We have so many opportunities at CREW to grow this summer from new classes to the revenge tour, grab one of these chances and make it yours. I can promise you this.. no matter what the outcome, you’re going to feel so damn proud of yourself, and that my friends is what it’s all about.
Lets, Fucking. Go.