Our Southern Illinois fitness community just keeps growing and I appreciate all of the new members that are joining CycleSurf Studio every week. I have noted that many teachers and educators are joining us and bringing a ton of energy to our community.
Beyond our families and the jobs that we as parents are doing daily, teachers and educators are the backbone of our towns and communities – impacting our children’s lives daily. They rarely get enough praise or recognition for the great job and commitment they make to our children day in and day out. I always loved the Frederick Douglass quote that best sums up the importance of education and the role that our teachers play in the success of our society:
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. – Frederick Douglass
It is important to note, that as with many professions, teaching has a lot of stress that goes along with their jobs each day. We all the know the best way to relieve stress is to exercise regularly. As I have cited on my CycleSurf website before, Mayo Clinic has recommended exercise as one of the best ways to cut stress:
In this article from the Mayo Clinic website – Exercise and Stress: Get Moving to Manage Stress – they cite exercise as a health aid as it: 1. Pumps up your endorphins…2. Is Meditation in Motion…3. Instantly improves your mood.
We could all use a healthy dose of this but teachers truly need an outlet as they cannot deal with stressful situations like most of us in our workplaces. Think about it most, most of us work with other adults and we can have an ‘adult conversation’ when there is friction or problems but teachers are generally working with children who cannot process in the same way and minimizes their outlets to address most of the situations they encounter in the classroom.
I would offer that a fitness class is a great way to improve the mood and give teachers an outlet to de-stress. I am finding that our teachers and educators at CycleSurf are pumped up and excited to come to our classes to get an hour of ‘Me Time’ a couple of times each week.
In fact I am adding classes this fall for the teachers with some afternoon classes right after school. The new schedule is posted here on our website – www.cyclesurfstudio.com or click the link below – and I have blasted it out on Facebook too.
At CYCLESURF Studio we workout adults and kids – ‘from 9 to 90’ (as I like to say: Children of All Ages although we have had kids as young as 3 years of age on the SurfBoards) – to help them get fit and healthy. We are producing some pretty amazing weight loss stories too. We use both the SURFSET® Fitness Board and the LeMond Revmaster® Pro Stationary Bike to have fun through exercise while working out with focus on 3 areas: CORE, OVERALL STRENGTH & BALANCE. We have added PiYo and Suspension Training via the G-Strap System is underway now too enabling some awesome fitness fusion classes and mix it up for some great muscle confusion. Come in to try a class in our O’Fallon, Illinois studio today and come meet me! We serve the entire St. Clair County and Madison County, Illinois region and surrounding area including: Belleville IL, Caseyville IL, Collinsville IL, Edwardsville IL, Fairview Heights IL, Granite City IL, Highland IL, Lebanon IL, Mascoutah IL, Scott AFB IL, Shiloh IL, Swansea IL, Troy IL and all points in between. We even have clients come from St. Louis, Missouri – covering the entire St. Louis Metro Bi-State Region. We are conveniently located at 633 West Highway 50 in O’Fallon, IL 62269 near the intersection of West Hwy 50 and Cambridge Blvd (next to the O’Fallon, IL Walgreens). We love families too – consider bringing in your family for one of our ALL AGES CLASSES and experience the CycleSurf fun together or call me to plan a birthday party – for you or your kids – or even a charity fund raiser. If you are searching for fitness fun in O’Fallon Illinois (IL) come to CycleSurf Studio!
Please remember your health is never an option.
Peace, Love, CYCLESURF!