January Wellness Plans for 2023

As the post-COVID world continues to re-emerge in 2023, January wellness plans can be an essential part of helping individuals and communities to move forward. A January wellness plan provides a structured way to help achieve balance and manage stress, as well as increase resilience. It involves setting goals for physical, mental, spiritual and emotional wellbeing on a monthly basis. In addition to setting and recognizing a need for these goals, it is very important to show yourself kindness in implementing your plans. We don’t take our vehicles from 0 to 100 right away, we can’t expect our bodies and minds to do the same.

We are incredibly lucky to be in the business of helping folks with their wellness goals at Endurance! During this holiday week, please reach out to join us at the studio and online for classes and for assistance setting your upcoming goals and managing your expectations. We would love to be your best cheerleaders!

It can be beneficial to set realistic January wellness goals that help to form a more holistic picture of health and wellbeing, rather than focusing on one area alone. For example, physical January wellness goals could include regular exercise and eating healthy food; mental January wellness goals might involve meditation or journaling; spiritual January wellness goals could involve prayer or reading spiritual texts; and emotional January wellness goals might include spending more time with friends and family, or learning how to better deal with difficult emotions. 

Creating January wellness plans can also be a powerful tool for self-motivation and accountability. By writing down January wellness goals, it helps to keep them at the forefront of your mind, and also to review progress made and obstacles encountered. Writing January wellness goals down in a journal or on a calendar can be especially helpful for staying on track with whatever plan is put in place. 

Ultimately January wellness plans are all about taking control of your physical, mental, spiritual and emotional health to achieve balance in a post-COVID world. By setting January wellness goals, folks can create a more optimistic outlook for the coming year. 

January wellness plans may differ from person to person, but the overall focus is on creating long-term sustainability in order to increase wellbeing and resilience in 2023. 

By taking proactive steps to create January wellness plans, individuals and communities can work towards a healthier, happier future. 

Good luck on your January wellness plans, and we wish you a healthy 2023!

December at Endurance!

Welcome to the last month of 2022! Ready to commit to a new workout program? START NOW! Get in and form your habits right now! We make changes in our bodies via our everyday habits, the little, sometimes mundane, things that we do everyday like:

  1. Reading ingredients labels
  2. Cutting out chemicals, fillers, gums and preservatives- a must, I guarantee, you will change your body! Check your almond milk, those fillers and preservatives, they swell the intestine and force your body to expel water. Most are not easy digested by folks with a normal digestive system, let alone people with sensitive or tough to manage stomachs.
  3. Eat foods in their natural form. Less jars, boxes and bags, more skins and peels.
  4. Moving your body as much as possible. Walking when possible. Taking the stairs, standing up- get off of the chair during the Zoom meetings.
  5. Find a workout that you enjoy, of course and try to try and do a little bit every single day!

Le’s plan to add these small steps in! Planning a large and invasive change in December , or even possibly January, may be a little too much, too soon. Changes are made via the small but mighty habits that folks integrate into their lifestyles.

At Endurance, we would love to help you with your health and wellness journey! Let us guide you throughout therest of 2022 and into 2023. Hope to see you in studio soon!

Exercise is Better Together

Oh, February! The month of love. While some couples opt for the chocolates and sweets to celebrate, we believe the best way to show your love is by sweating with your sweetie.

We offer some great yoga classes in our studio – check them out HERE. But, if you’re looking for something a little more intimate, below are some tips and tricks to keep toned with that special someone.

– Julie Erickson

Boat Pose Navasana

Challenges balance, works abdominals

Sit, facing each other, pull the knees into the chest and then bring your soles together.  Extend the legs, pressing into the feet and roll back slightly to balance.  Hold for 30 seconds, progressing up to a minute with practice.

To add an additional challenge, keep the feet together and roll away from the legs.

Repeat 3 times.

Boat Pose With Spot

Challenges balance, works abdominals

One partner seated, one standing, reach legs toward standing partner and press into legs. Hold wrists, pull the abdominals in and roll away from standing partner and back up.

Repeat for a total of 5.

Half Moon (Ardha Chandrasana)

Challenges balance

Start facing in the same direction, toes pointed toward each other.  Bend “front” knee slightly and reach hands toward each other, connecting at the wrists.  Lift opposite leg and balance reaching out through the heels.  Lift free arm to the ceiling and hold for 20-30 seconds on each side.

Chatarunga Dandasana High Plank/Sun Salutation

Challenges full body strength, Opens the chest and front of the body

Facing away from each other- reach opposing feet toward one another, lower to low plank position, pull into upward facing dog with both feet lowering to the floor, then back into downward dog.  Switch feet.

Repeat for a total of 4 sun salutations

Upward Facing Dog from Sun Salutation With Spot

Opens chest

An upward facing dog with an assist. One partner pulling up into an upward facing dog or cobra position, assisting partner stands over backbend, draws shoulders back and assists in keeping the backbend position – hold for 20 seconds.

Seated twist

Assists in rotation

Sitting with backs together, arms intertwined, lengthen through the spine and rotate in one direction, holding, pulse a little further for 3 small pulses, return to center and reverse direction.

Repeat 5 times on each side