It’s Women’s History Month – a month that brings light to the contributions Women have made throughout history (and will continue to do so in the future!). At Sweats & The City, we are all about empowering women – we try our best every day to do so through inspiring others to move. Here’s why we believe movement can be so empowering.
IT ENCOURAGES YOU TO SHOW UP.
Movement helps us improve our wellbeing, not only physically, but mentally. We always have the choice to show up for ourselves. When we do follow through, we are proving to ourselves that we’re worthy of investing in. We are worthy of feeling good and living our lives optimally. This is a true form of self love that we strongly believe trickles into other areas of our lives.
IT CAN BRING YOU CLOSER TO YOUR GOALS.
By showing up and committing, we can achieve goals that give us confidence and show us we are capable. I’ll never forget the feeling when I achieved my first crow pose in yoga. When I began my yoga practice, I was so intimidated by the yogis in the room. I decided to dedicate myself to the practice. It was so rewarding to be able to achieve new poses I never originally thought I could. I kept thinking “what else am I capable of?”
YOU’LL TUNE INTO YOUR BODY.
Movement looks and feels different for everyone. When we move from a place of love, it can help us feel more confident in our own skin. We believe movement is best when we enjoy it and feel good doing it. This includes knowing when to slow down and take a rest day, and knowing when we want to set the bar higher for ourselves. This could mean a 45-min endorphin blasting spin class, a leisurely walk for fresh air in the middle of a work day, or training for a marathon.
IT BRINGS OUT GRATITUDE.
When we move, we show our body how grateful we are for it. We become more aware of what we’re capable of and by doing this, it leaves less room for that negative self talk. Gratitude allows us to view fitness in a positive way. Instead of moving to achieve a certain body type, we are grateful to move because we can!
We are so proud to be Under Armour brand ambassadors and truly feel empowered when we put on their clothes. We know when we put on a set, it’s time to commit to ourselves and achieve our goals. The gear is made to help us perform our best, so we can spend less time adjusting, and more time just going for it. In addition, they are a brand we are proud to stand behind as they celebrate women and girl athletes around the world. In honor of Women’s History Month, proceeds of the Under Armour collection we are wearing will be donated to Good Sports and Girls Opportunity Alliance to help keep their unbreakable spirit going strong for generations to come. Click here to learn more!