Meet Me at the Barre

And the hot Barre at that. By the way, when I say "hot," I mean it literally. As in, the room is heated to between 80 and 90-degrees, while you do an hour of Barre exercises. I had never taken a Barre class before. Never taken a hot class of any kind before, actually. Really had no interest in it. At all. I still don't. But I'll keep going back. And here's why...

Those of you who know me know that I love Muay Thai Kickboxing, and have for a long time. One of my goals is to travel to Thailand and train there.

What you may not know is that Thailand is hot. It's literally hot, the same way this Barre class of mine was hot. As I write this post, it's 2am in Thailand. And it's 80-degrees with 88% humidity. It's going to be in the nineties and humid the rest of this week. 

The places I'll train there aren't air conditioned, so I'm going to have to get my mind and body used to exercising in that kind of heat. That's why I joined this "hot" studio and that's why I'm taking classes I don't have much interest in. It's because they are going to help me do something I really do want to do. That's the motivation.

Your workouts can be a means to an end, like mine. Or they can be an activity that gives you a little piece of an experience you really want. That's another great motivator. Maybe you love dance, but know you're not going to be invited out on tour anytime soon :-) So you take a Zumba class and get a little taste of being a dancer every day. Whatever it is, find a "why" for your workouts--one that will motivate you to show up and move.