The Beauty of Movement

Swimmer’s Reflections

I love to swim. I was reminded of that when I recently ventured back into the pool after a 3-year hiatus.

I’ve swam pretty much all my life. My earliest memory of swimming is in the baby pool when I decided to mimic the “big people” and swim across the baby pool moving my arms and legs. Soon after, I was in the big pool, enrolled in swimming lessons, and finishing all levels in one summer. Swim team at age 5 – little did I know, I had found my life long sport and fitness activity. Of my 56 years in this world, I have been active in swimming for 40+ of those years. It is just what my body loves to do.

A Love of Movement

MovementI also love moving my body in different ways. I even remember doing what I now know as shoulder stands in front of the TV while I watched Captain Kangaroo! I would always bet my parents that I could bend forward and place my hands flat on the floor. This is all before “yoga” was a term in our fitness vocabulary. When I started to practice yoga in my adult years, my mother told me how happy she was I had found yoga (or yoga found me). “You always loved bending and stretching your body when you were little,” she told me, “It’s nice to see you do something you love.”

And I love riding my bike. I could be having the worst day and by the first stroke of the pedal, my mind is calm and my spirit soothed. Hearing the sounds of the tires rubbing on the road grounds me, and feeling the bike and me move forward with each pedal makes me feel free!

The Beauty of Movement

So here is the beauty of movement in my mind – it is your body at play! And when your body is at play, your mind quiets. And when your mind quiets, there is a stillness that is pure bliss. I know it is not like this for all people. Some people struggle with “exercise” because they find the effort uncomfortable. They don’t like to sweat, they think they look stupid, they feel self-conscious, they are intimidated, they don’t want to bulk up – there are a lot of excuses and complaints. But your body is waiting to play! If you let the ego go and let your body lead, you will find the beauty in moving!

Get Moving!

Get rid of the stiffness that makes you feel so old!

Contact Pam (630-653-8152 or email pstrand@strandfitnessllc.com) to schedule your complimentary, no-obligation fitness consultation.

We’ll get you moving with more ease and with fewer aches and pains!

Strand Fitness is a personal training studio in Downtown Wheaton, serving Glen Ellyn, Carol Stream, Winfield, & Chicago Western Suburbs.

To learn more about how Strand Fitness can help you reach your fitness goals, contact Pam (630 653 8152; pstrand@strandfitnessllc.com) and schedule your free fitness consultation. You can also learn more about our Mobility and Movement Solutions here: Mobility & Movement

About Pam Strand

Pam Strand is the owner of Strand Fitness, a personal training studio in Downtown Wheaton, serving Glen Ellyn, Carol Stream, Winfield, & Chicago Western Suburbs. To learn more about how Strand Fitness can help you reach your fitness goals, contact Pam (630 653 8152) and schedule your free fitness consultation. You can also learn more about our fitness solutions here: https://strandfitnessllc.com/fitness-solutions/

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