This post is part of sponsored series in partnership with Curves®.
Ever since I decided to make my blog and social channels my full time job, I have been spending a lot of time sitting. And I mean a LOT. One of the things I loved best about teaching was that it was actually pretty active. I was always out of my seat directing activities or walking around helping students. I spent very little time actually sitting at my desk. Fast forward to now where I can get lost in a post or editing photos and look up at the clock to realize that I haven’t moved from my chair for hours.
Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do and the ability to work from home is a huge blessing! But lately my huge blessing seems to have the side effect of me developing a huge butt too. (Okay, I’m exaggerating a bit – it isn’t huge….yet.) I have become really aware that all of this sitting is having an adverse effect on my overall wellbeing and I need to find a way to move more.
As if the Universe heard my resolution to move more, Curves® reached out an asked if I would be interested in partnering on a few sponsored posts. Since the arrangement includes a month trial membership for both me and a friend, I agreed happily.
If you aren’t familiar with Curves®, it is a women-only gym that consists of a 30 minute circuit class. Basically, you move around the gym alternating between strength building resistance training and light cardio. I’m excited that it is only a 30 minute commitment a few times a week and that I will (hopefully!) be building my core strength and heart health. I’m anxious to begin combatting all of this sitting!
Today is Curves®’ 25th Birthday – how cool is that? There are lots of fun things going on in celebration including a special deal where the first 25 people at each club who sign up for an annual membership get it free! And if you are a vet, Curves® recently announced that in honor of their 25th birthday, they will gift 25 female veterans $25,000 each toward owning their own Curves® club. To learn more about the Curves franchise opportunity gift and to apply, visit www.buycurves.com/veterans. And with a business like this, you won’t have to worry about computer chair butt, like me.
I also like that that Curves® is all women. I’m going to be heading there first thing in the mornings, after Josh heads to school, and I don’t really want to feel like I need to do my hair and put on makeup to go to the gym. As someone who intentionally chose an all-women’s college, I appreciate having that space available to me.
I’ll be working out several times a week for the next month and will be reporting back to let you know how my experience went and if I see a difference in my overall well being at the end of the month.