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The Fit Self Studio

I'm not a good before and after picture taker so suffice it to say that my new studio is an utterly complete transformation from something that looked like the aftermath of a typhoon to a functional exercise space. The transformation process was physically and emotionally challenging. It was hard on the body because I had to move hundreds of pounds of Ash, Walnut, Cherry and Oak planks to a new outdoor wood storage shed. The rack that held the wood needed to be taken down and a new rack built for the shed. A dormant oven and loads of old toys needed to be gathered, sorted and repurposed or trashed. An old, ugly and worn counter that held mostly useless stuff needed to be detached from the wall, cut up and thrown out. A shelving unit that held mostly toys was removed and rebuilt as a tall, narrow cart that allows me to free up valuable space when needed.

The emotional part, (mostly from my wife's perspective), was the difficulty in getting rid of old toys. Many people get connected to their things and also have hopes of needing them some day. I have mixed feelings but always feel a sense of relief when I reduce what I have. It frees up a place in my brain for living.

I'm proud of my small but functional studio and am pleased by the results it provides in terms of my living space and what it provides my clients. I can effectively train 2 clients in a private, inviting setting while being centrally located to my client base.

Call to set up your complimentary consultation and assessment: (248) 910-9004

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Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional., Haruki Marakami

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Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional., Haruki Marakami

One of the most difficult and therefore most painful aspects of exercising is doing the activity even though you are tired. Many of us schedule our training for the end of the day. Usually after we come home from our work day, (yeah, most of us have to work for a living), we pull from deep within ourselves and do the deed. For me it is often a painful experience albeit psychologically.

But you need not suffer. From that place where you found the inspiration to push through the 'pain' is a storehouse of positive feelings and emotions. We have a certain capacity to manage our perceptions and to focus on the good, so much so, that for many it is the only effective mechanism for keeping our healthy living plan moving forward.

Dig deep - dig often. Don't cave to some temporary fatigue. You know that when your done you'll feel great and be thankful that you persevered. (Of course, if you feeling the effects of over training then it is prudent and wise to take a rest day.)

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