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Just like Life, Fitness is about the Journey 

Just like Life, Fitness is about the Journey 

Life, like fitness, is all about the journey. It’s not so much about the destination, but rather the process of getting there. So, where is there? It’s basically at a moment in time where we feel we should be. As such, going through life, like any fitness journey requires us to focus on the present moment and how we can make the most of it. Even Winnie the Pooh said, “Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved”.

To undertake this journey, it’s important to take it one step at a time. After all, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” – Lao Tzu. Meaning, we should be aware of our goals and ambitions, but not to the point where we become overwhelmed by them. It’s important to take small steps and build up gradually, which will lead to greater successes in the long run. It also avoids us becoming so narrow minded that we close ourselves off to other opportunities by being only focused on our preconceived mapped-out journey to get to where we think we need to be versus where we should be. I feel like I’m constantly learning about the benefits of spontaneity and just leaving room for life to surprise us! 

Hence, it’s also important to be mindful of our environment. We should pay attention to what’s going on around us and be open to learning from our mistakes or from other’s successes. We should be open to trying new things and meeting new people, as this will give us the opportunity to learn from their experiences.

When it comes to fitness, it’s important to remember that it’s not just about the end result. Just like life, fitness is about the journey. Fitness is a way to challenge yourself, push yourself, and learn more about who you are as a person. With each workout, you can learn something about yourself, your strengths and weaknesses, and what you are capable of. You can also learn how to manage yourself and your time better, and how to stay motivated when the going gets tough.

From experience, I can say the best journey in fitness and developing a healthy lifestyle begins with setting goals and establishing a plan. Start by defining what you want to accomplish. Do you want to lose weight/lose inches, build muscle, or increase your overall fitness and health? Once you have established what you want to achieve, create a plan that will help you reach those goals. Next, determine what type of exercise you will do, how many times a week, and for how long. Consider adding strength training, cardio, and stretching to your plan. Also, think about how you will monitor your progress; getting a membership for fitness classes can help keep you accountable. 

With whichever goal you end up choosing it’s important to consider that the ultimate end goal is health, so whatever you work towards must be done in a healthy manner. Ultimately what we all need is to age in a manner that we preserve a healthy mind, body, and soul so that we find ourselves able to enjoy life at every stage. That’s why I gravitated towards low impact workouts, they protect the body. As such, that’s why I created Barre Fit Warriors. I want my clients to know they are working to enhance strength and mobility as they age. Likewise, with Barre Fit Warriors online wellness environment, this is something that’s available to everyone at any age. 

Barre Fit Warriors is an online fitness platform that offers a range of classes and programs to help individuals achieve their fitness goals. The group real-time online classes provide a great way to get a full-body workout in a short amount of time. Each class is led by me, a certified instructor and fitness coach, and focuses on a combination of strength training exercises, with stretching and mobility work. 

In addition to real-time group workouts, Barre Fit Warriors also offers an On Demand Library of muscular and cardiovascular classes. Each video is designed to help participants improve their strength, endurance, and balance. The library includes a range of beginner and advanced exercises, as well as shorter classes that focus and target specific muscle groups. 

For those who prefer a more personalized approach to fitness, Barre Fit Warriors also offers private fitness classes tailored to individual needs. This is a great option for those who want to work with a certified instructor on an individual basis and have more control over their workouts. Private classes are also a great way to learn proper form, technique and get familiar with the class structure. 

Fitness is an important part of life, and it is important to remember that it is just as much about the journey as it is about the destination. Each workout is an opportunity to challenge yourself, learn more about who you are, and to enjoy the process. So, don’t forget to take the time to appreciate the journey and enjoy the ride. It’s a process that requires dedication and hard work but can prove to be very rewarding. By taking it one step at a time and being mindful of our environment, we can make the most of this journey and be proud of our progress.

No matter what your fitness goals may be, it is important to remember that it is the journey that will get you there. The journey is where all the hard work is done, it reveals your commitment, it’s where you learn to push yourself, and where you can make mistakes and learn from them. All skills that apply to every aspect of daily life.

In other words, fitness, like life, is also about learning to enjoy the process. Working out does not always have to be hard and unrewarding. If you take the time to find an activity that you enjoy, it will help keep you motivated and make the journey enjoyable. 

I hope these tips will help you have the best journey in fitness and developing a healthy lifestyle. With a little determination and planning, you can reach your goals and feel great doing it. Barre Fit Warriors is an excellent choice for those looking to get into shape and take their fitness to the next level. You don’t have to do it alone, I promise to keep you motivated and get you to where you want to be! Whether you’re looking for a group class, an On Demand Library, or private classes, Barre Fit Warriors has something for everyone. 


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Nicole Grant is the proud owner and Master Trainer of Barre Fit Warriors! Nicole was a professional dancer for over 25 years. She graduated from Toronto Metropolitan University's Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance/Pedagogy and over the years acquired a number of certifications in many different forms of fitness. To name a few, she is a certified Yoga Instructor in Hatha, Yin, Restorative & Gravity Yoga. Nicole is also a Certified American Barre Technique Master Trainer/Coach, a Piloxing SSP/Piloxing Barre & Pilates Flow Instructor.

27 thoughts on “Just like Life, Fitness is about the Journey 

  1. I really appreciate your comment on fitness being about the journey. I think sometimes I get too focused on the outcome and forget that the journey is an important part of it. Your posts are alwasy so inspiring – thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Anita, absolutely. You are not alone, many people get caught up in the end result rather than really enjoying the journey. It’s so rewarding when we take a moment to realize the process and good we are doing for ourselves along the way.

  2. Naturally we are drawn to the before and after photos. We want to know the beginnings and the results. But we have to be present for the middle. The middle is the growth. The journey!

  3. I’ve started my journey of getting fit. Thanks for the tips. It’s great to start and keep in mind of what works for you and taking time to adjust. Great post!

    1. Hi Christina,
      Glad you enjoyed the post and find it helpful. If you like the tips you should come try out a class with me, Barre Fit Warriors offers personalized corrections. It’s like getting your very own personal trainer in a group setting. I help my clients reach their goals and keep them motivated at the same time. Plus you’ll never reach a plateau in your workout.

    1. You are most welcome. Glad you enjoyed it. Come try out a class with me. I’ll keep you motivated and help you on your journey to feeling your best self. Check out the Barre Fit Warriors website for details. Love yo work with you.

  4. It’s a journey for sure! I have been working out consistently for 20 years and my body still goes up and down in weight. But … I never gave up working out. I did learn to enjoy the process and concentrate on all the positive that moving my body. Thank you for great article. I really enjoyed reading it.

  5. I agree! Fitness is indeed a journey – one where we experience ups and downs, just like in life. I know for myself, it is sometimes one step forward and two steps backward. But then, I pick myself up, dust myself off, and keep going. Great post!

    1. Absolutely Deirdre, Good for you keeping your momentum going.Even as a Fitness Coach I go through these ups and downs with my own fitness journey and I do it for a living. Keep up the great work.

  6. Great post & helpful for beginners just starting their journey & needing the motivation to keep going. A healthy lifestyle is definitely a long term effort with oeaks and valleys.

    1. Hi Morgan,
      So glad you found the blog helpful. If you’re ever interested in trying out a class with BFW check out my schedule. We have a ton of fun and you’d be joining a supported community that will help keep you motivated. Wishing you all the best in your fitness journey.

  7. This is a very down to earth post about fitness!! Too often people preach about the grind of it ect. I like you’re take about the journey of it 🙂

  8. I really appreciate your comment on fitness being about the journey. I have to remind myself of this on my own personal weightloss jouney too many years to put on the weight its not going to off quick. I find when i weigh myself its defeating but when i measure myself i feel more success

  9. Such a great reminder! It is a journey and doesn’t need to feel like a chore will reframe my mindset! Thanks

    1. I’m glad that my message was a helpful reminder for you! Reframing your mindset to focus on the journey can help make your fitness goals feel less daunting and more enjoyable. Remember, fitness isn’t just about the end result, but also about the positive changes you make along the way. Keep up the good work and enjoy the process!

  10. Hi Tianna,
    I’m glad to hear that my comment on fitness being about the journey resonated with you. It’s important to remember that weight loss is a gradual process, and it’s not uncommon to experience setbacks along the way. It’s great that you’ve found measuring yourself to be a more effective way of tracking your progress than weighing yourself. Remember to celebrate the small victories and keep moving forward on your journey towards a healthier and happier lifestyle. Keep up the great work! If you would like to chat further regarding your fitness goals, I offer 1:1 programs. You can email me at

  11. It’s awesome that you talk about how fitness is more than just physical looks. It’s a journey and a lifestyle that can change a person for the better. That is so very truthful!

    1. Hi Gabby, Thank you for your message and I’m glad that my message resonated with you. As a health and fitness coach, my aim is to help people not only achieve their physical goals but also to adopt a sustainable healthy lifestyle that can positively impact all aspects of their lives. It’s important to recognize that fitness is not just about appearance but about improving overall health and well-being, and I’m passionate about helping people on that journey. Let me know if you have any questions or if there’s anything I can do to support you on your own fitness journey.

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