Our Tampa studio, lead by our trainer Alison, has been participating all month long in the community-wide "Why I Love My Body" movement in collaboration with Lululemon. We've been so inspired by Tampa fitness community and OUR CLIENTS that have really been sharing the love and getting into it. The energy is contagious and so inspiring! We want you to think about why YOU love your body and be grateful for it...because you are amazing!
Our trainers have shared why they love their bodies to give you a little inspiration. Below is an open letter to EVERY body from the trainers involved in the movement. Take some time today to be grateful and think about why YOU love your body.
Hey, YOU. Yes, YOU.
No judgement. No expectation. Get ready to be imperfectly perfect, vulnerable, brave, bold & weird. This is a movement to empower EVERY body. Love the body you’re in. Be exactly who you are as you go after your goals.
Love yourself. Love your body.
"I love my body for what it can do. It's not about how I look, but how I feel, and how I make others feel. My favorite thing about my body is my hands - They have the power to uplift, encourage and assist others." - Alexandra
"I love that this movement focuses on what's good, not what we don't like and can't change. Loving ourselves for not only the good, but embracing our flaws as those are what make us unique as individuals. Not judging others, but empowering and encouraging one another and accepting ourselves and each other for who we are and how we choose to live. Our bodies are amazing tools that are the vessels of our journey through life. By taking the time to nurture it with positive choices like exercising and eating well, we're giving our bodies the respect it deserves for carrying us through each blessed day." - Allie
"My body has been a loyal companion through every moment of my 30 years of life. It never fails me, even at the times when I haven't been so nice to it. My trusty legs always support me as I dance through each day...even when I dance by myself. My arms allow me to hug my family and friends who I live each day for as to me, life is about the relationships we make with one another. My skin that allows me to feel the sun's warmth and the feeling of swimming in Mother Ocean. Lastly, to be 100% honest... I love my ass!" - Lindsey
"I love my body because of how it can grow and change, whether it be growing to make room for a baby or changing with hard work! I like my arms the best, since they remind my of me of being a ballet/jazz dancer in my younger years and they still have the ability to move like they did 15 years ago." - Nadine
"It has enabled me to help others keep themselves healthy both mentally and physically. I have been in the fitness industry for 17 years and know that through these years I have helped so many people overcome obstacles in their lives and most importantly made them feel better about themselves. And of course this body of mine has created my little man Remi. It blows me away that 2 people can create another person!" - Jeannie
"Why I love my body.....because it is amazing! I mean it works, my heart is beating, I am breathing, and it gives me the capability to do anything I want in life! It gets me places, let's me move, dance, and laugh. It also made two beautiful babies! My body produced two more lives....I mean Wow!!! So, it's quite amazing really! I should be thankful for and love my body everyday. More love less criticizing!!!" - Keri
"I love my body because it's gotten me through things I never thought I was capable of, like half marathons and tough workout classes. Focusing on what my body can do instead of what it looks like has given me such a healthy, newfound appreciation for it." - Taylor
"My body has carried me through illnesses and surgeries and allows me to do what I love. It is strong and capable of so much. Its “flaws” and quirks are what make me, me! I'm human and struggle with loving my body from time to time, we all do, but I always take it back to a place of gratitude. I'm grateful for every little thing my body allows me to do." - Alison
"I love my strong legs that have carried me through this beautiful journey called life." - Melissa