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Lyn Lindbergh - Couch to Active

About this Episode

Hi folks, it's Lyn here.

I hope everyone has been doing well the past few weeks. Today is April 14, 2020 and we are all in the middle of COVID-19. Erik and I have been hunkered down at home juggling our businesses, aging parents, everything shifting to online, and replanning around the financial hits that have come with so much disruption. I'm certain our story is in some ways similar to yours.

Big pause.

There's also been a surreal and sweet side of spending so much time at home knowing that we'll probably be quarantined here another month or so. Erik got us setup with a new batch of hens, our puppy Nanu loves having everyone home, I dusted off my sewing machine and have been sewing masks for our local preparedness group. The skies are quiet and the bars are closed, we have both been reflecting on what our new normal will be this fall.

I'm not certain we'll invite the crazy schedule back in so quickly. It's been good for me to be quieter and more thoughtful.

But what does this have to do with today's episode on Couch to Active?

The gyms and sports are all closed, yet thankfully exercise is still listed as an essential activity for our physical and mental wellbeing. This sudden shut-down of "traditional" fitness has left my fitness colleagues asking themselves what it really means to exercise for health. They know that doing extreme sports may chisel the body and slim you down for a bikini, but they are telling their clients to not do this. Don't tear yourself down, down "go hard or go home" because it weakens the immune system. They are finally focused on exercise for health and wellness. Finally.

I never in a million years would have guess that a global pandemic would help shift the dialogue and help people understand what exercise for health is really all about. This is a very exciting time for my business because we were already set up to help people reach exercise goals in a way that brought more meaning to their life and helped them smile more.

This is why Erik and I recorded an episode on Couch to Active. I know you know that exercise is important. I also know you don't want to dread doing it. And, I know there's a very good chance you are facing health issues and other important responsibilities that make exercise even more difficult. It's a surprisingly difficult topic for most people.

I hope that through this episode you feel heard and that you're inspired to give this exercise thing a fresh perspective. Then, if you are feeling ready reach out and let me help you get there.



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