Some thoughts from Kim: Let’s Love Life Again!
Category: Kim's Corner
Hi! I’m Kim Forsten.
My family and I opened the Old Town Athletic Campus here in Warrenton 25 years ago and dedicated ourselves to helping members of our community live strong, healthy lives.
We are proud to have won BEST health club of Warrenton for the past 15 years!
I don’t know about you, but these last 20 months have been a real doozy. The pandemic has reset my perspective on life and has certainly taught me a great deal.
A few lessons I have learned (or was reminded of):
– Listen to your body—if you don’t feel well, rest.
– Love your family and your friends like never before.
– Support your local businesses.
– Love your employees like family. Because they are family.
– If you have it to give, give and keep giving.
– Adapt. Change.
– Become more interested in the real facts. Read and research.
– Become less interested in social media.
– The human body fights disease best when I practice the disciplines of eating well, sleeping well and exercising regularly. (Notice that I say practice…it’s never perfect, but a work in progress each and every day.)
– Listen to and respect another person’s view—it’s called balance.
For many of us, this strange time has meant some form of isolation. Short periods of isolation can actually be a healthy way to reflect on the past, present and future. We might even find inspiration while in isolation through a movie, a book, an article, or meditation. But inspiration is not enough to keep us motivated, determined and committed – we need more!
To find continued motivation to fuel that inspiration is difficult to do alone. It is people—family, friends, co-workers, mentors, pastors, teachers, the young, the old—that provide real-time support, competition, encouragement and camaraderie. This is what makes us grow as individuals and allows us to reach our potential.
Even though we must walk our path as individuals, the journey is best when shared with others.
Is it time to create lifestyles of trust so that we can feel safe to move forward again? I think YES. We must keep going so we can keep growing—as individuals and as a community.
Old Town Athletic Campus is committed to finding a way to move forward by creating a healthy, strong community together. We realize there are concerns and uncertainty as fears linger. But we also realize that unless we move forward, we will not grow, and we will not rebound.
Please join us for an open house on Saturday, September 25 from 11am-12pm or Monday, September 27 from 5:30-6:30pm. We’ll be having an open discussion on how we can help you feel safe to return your focus to your health and well-being.
We want to hear about your needs and priorities moving forward. How can we help you take the first steps toward sound emotional, mental and physical well-being?
Reserve your spot for this opportunity to explore ways you can take steps to a healthier and more confident lifestyle. Space will be limited in each time slot to maintain open spaces.
Visit HERE to make a reservation or call 540-349-2791.
All attendees will receive a $50 gift card that can be used any time in 2021 toward services at OTAC.
If you have questions, we would love to hear from you.