I cannot claim to have been heavily involved in sports growing up or to have liked going to the gym. I did have dreams of becoming a gymnast, but they were quickly shot down by the training costs in my native country, Colombia. I did two months of gymnastics training until I switched to a more affordable activity and started ballet instead. Dance is one my passions, and I was lucky to do it [...]
My Road to Endorphin
by Stephanie Bengs
I started playing soccer at the age of 4 and haven’t stopped fitness and exercise since. I grew up in a small town in South Dakota so played a variety of sports year-round. Then I was blessed with the opportunity to play collegiate soccer. I guess exercise has always been a huge part of my life. It keeps me sane, it gives me strength, it is empowering, and [...]
It’s hard to work out when you’re on the road anyway, but this morning when the alarm went off at 5:30am in my hotel room, I was sleep deprived, stressed, and told myself (a self-professed fitness junkie and Endo instructor!) “ugh, I really don’t want to work out, and I’m tired so I’m just going to do something wimpy anyway. It’s not worth it – all I want to do is go back to [...]
Two years ago my journey was so much different than it is today. Crazy what two years can bring including a bad-ass gym community I found in Endorphin. My motivational March post is about my story. My journey is no longer about losing pounds or inches, using fitness as an escape to fill the void from a life-altering event, or being first in a class or race (though I still have goals in this [...]
It’s time for motivation March folks! I’m not sure I really know how to motivate someone. I’m not as tough or inspiring as so many of you out there. I’m not fighting any kind of disease, I’m not fighting obesity… I’m not fighting mental illness (that I know of unsure emoticon )… I’m not fighting being seriously injured, losing family, or heartbreak. All of you out there that are fighting these fights motivate me. All of [...]
About a year and a half ago I stepped into my first Endorphin Cycle/Row class after it had been recommended by a friend. I had made the choice that I was tired of being tired and out of shape. Having 2 young children, I knew I would never keep up with them while having a career if I didn’t make some major changes. I worked hard on my nutrition and relationship with food, and [...]
It’s motivational March at Endorphin. A month where the members of Endorphin are working on getting our friends and family on a fitness path for health. I wanted to share my story!
It was over two years ago when I was on a very unhealthy path. I was in a legal battle over my son, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, and my mother passed just as we were mending our relationship. I found myself [...]
It’s Motivation March at Endorphin… So here comes another “I love my gym post…” I know, I know.
But seriously guys… Even the luckiest ones don’t get enough time on this earth. We all end up in the same place, whether you’re in the best shape or the worst shape: dead. So what does it matter, really? Trust me, I’ve had those thoughts. I sometimes even still have those thoughts. Who wants to spend even [...]
words byAndrew Gelber IFTA CPT This month at Endorphin we are all about spreading the enjoyment of movement and fitness to loved ones. It is truly an amazing gift to have your health. We often ignore and/or take it for granted because our lives’ are overcome with distractions (work, stress, plans, travel, hardships). It is hard to find the time to take care of ourselves properly. It all starts with establishing a routine. We [...]
My husband and I moved to Denver just over three years ago to be closer to our daughter, Janae. At that time she had been in Denver a little under a year and had already connected with an incredible community of people through her journey of recovery. My husband, Jon, and I were excited to move to the city, but a little out of our element as our passions were historically based on outdoor [...]