By: Michelle Doty


What does that truly mean??

We are all getting older, the wear & tear of our lifestyle may be starting to show physically and mentally. I’m not talking about the laugh lines and crows feet, more along the lines of recovery, endurance, and those nasty little muscle imbalances that come with injury and/or pattern overload from our 9-5er. Training regularly to stay toned and sexy is always a good motivator for those already in a maintenance phase, but training regularly to stay healthy and strong all over is the most important! It’s also typical to jump straight to the subject of weight loss when exercise comes up, but what if we train so we can simply do the things we love to do, and let weight loss be a bonus??

Michelle holds her paddle  with strength and stability, demonstrating the benefits of her training both on and off the water.
Michelle paddles her Stand Up Paddle Board expertly. With a big smile, it's easy to see she loves the sport.

I absolutely love to dance! I will dance for hours, no way could I enjoy that amount of movement and hip dips 😜 without the leg work I do in my home gym and trail running. My shoulders & back would never hold up to a 4 hour paddle without the additional weight & endurance training, pattern overload is REAL, and can happen fast! Little secret; along with training & teaching, I run a construction company. I actually sit at a desk 6-8 hours a day, it would be impossible for me to maintain my physique and athletic abilities, I must train to maintain! My scenario may be a bit extreme but I think I have made my point. Put in the work and live it up!

#traintolive #getitdone #workhardplayhard #youareworthit

Michelle demonstrates a double leg lift, lying on her back with arms extended above her head. A serene lake below her SUP and green hills  in the distance are the backdrop.


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1 Comment

  1. Elsa Reed

    I absolutely love this and couldn’t agree more! Especially as we age, it’s important to make our physical well-being part of our daily life!

    Thank you for the amazing paddle boarding classes, so much fun and such a challenging workout!!


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