What’s one thing fitness has taught you that can be applied to other areas of your life? For us, one thing that comes to mind is in order to keep growing and improving, you have to keep going.
What fitness means for us.
Fitness equates to way more than physical results. Fitness strengthens us mentally, shows us the value of committing to ourselves, and how we can persevere through tough situations. Life is bound to throw problems your way, and when you feel like quitting – fitness can teach us not to give up and to trust the process, because growth through hardships is inevitable!
When we first started Sweats & The City, our goal was to share the best of boutique fitness around New York City. As our platform grew with time, we made a point to stay true to these studio reviews – our bread and butter – in order to keep our original concept alive. But then the pandemic hit…
While we are incredibly grateful for our business and situation, to be fully honest, the shock of all studios closing was scary for us and brought out a lot of fear. Essentially our bread and butter was no more. But instead of letting this fear take over entirely, and worrying about what was no longer, we focused on what we could do to keep going. We came out with tools to best support our community, to keep them moving through some of the hardest times. We created live schedules, aggregated lists of discounts for streaming services – and it eventually lead us to bringing our own platform to life: Sweat with Sweats. This has been our biggest accomplishment to date. It is the ultimate Sweats concept, as it essentially is an accumulation of the industry knowledge we’ve gained over the years – and we’ve made it accessible to our community.
What did this teach us? Well, we could have let many factors hold us back. We could have waited until things got back to “normal”. But in reality, that normal has been forever altered. Instead of giving up, we changed with the fitness industry, rather than working against it.
It’s good to know the universe has your back when you are in flow with it. We love our latest Under Armour drop, because we find it really supports us in our workouts to do just that: keep going.
The Meridian Leggings are softer than soft. They’re perfectly supportive and the stay-put waistband helps us to keep going, instead of stopping and adjusting. The Infinity Bra has ergonomic support, which has a molded design that syncs with your body’s natural shape and movement. It also has better breathability with the cored out padding eliminate-extra bulk and a flexible fit.
So next time you are faced with a situation – even if it’s small, think about how positivity and growth can come out because of it.