Are you a Fitness Rebellion?

November 12, 2012

The Fitness Rebellion is not a rebellion against being fit; it is an uprising of people redefining fitness on their own terms. This is about much more then tight abs and treadmills. It’s about being courageous and celebrating everyday wins and little victories.

Get inspired. Connect with the community. Share the story of your own fitness journey. We want to change the way people are talking about fitness and help them overcome their fears of gyms, trainers and exercise in general. We want to change people’s lives and in some cases save them.

I reject the notion that beauty, desirability and worthiness are one size fits all. I think happy people are the healthiest people. It’s not enough to just look good on the outside. I want to feel good on the inside, too.

I will give my one, precious body the respect it deserves. We’ve been together a long time, and we’ve got miles to go. When my body is strong, I am strong. When my body feels good, I feel good. Wherever I go, my body goes, too. When I take care of my body, it takes care of me.

I celebrate the little victories. From the first pair of running shoes I lace up, to the morning I didn’t feel like waking up at 5 a.m. to go to the gym, but did it anyway. These are my personal triumphs, and I think each one deserves a parade.

I believe sweat stains are a badge of honor, and each of my muscles has a story to tell. I will stop seeing the gym as time wasted working out and start seeing it as time invested in working on me.
I will turn my inertia into my momentum.

I will do something with my mind, my body and my life.

I want to improve the world, and I believe that begins by improving me—because when I feel my best, I can be my best. And when I am my best, anything is possible.

This is my commitment to me.

Make the commitment to yourself, join the Fitness Rebellion and change your life!!!

Check out to get inspired and get moving. Open your mind. Get up off the couch. Move!!


This blog post is by Jen Jacobsen, an Anytime Fitness Club Manager.  She has a passion for changing peoples lives to give them a better quality of life with their loved ones. To submit a question for future articles, please contact the author at

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