Who knew I’d ever find peace of mind at the local gym? I have been to the gym many times but have never found any sort of mental clarity there. Many of the people I see at the gym are deeply into an active style life and dedicated to their workout program. It’s obvious that these gym members have gotten a lot out of the time and effort they have invested. However, I didn’t feel the same sense of purpose. I have never been overly invested into exercise or physical activity. Now and then, I play some tennis, ride my bike or go for a hike. That isn’t the same as a planned and strenuous workout program at the gym. Now that I have paid for a membership and attend regularly, I’ve found more benefits than burning calories at the local gym. First, I was introduced to a staff of professionals who were more than willing to help me. I wasn’t just left to flounder on my own. With the help of certified fitness instructors, I have a workout program designed to include a wide variety of exercises. I am now focused on all aspects of health and wellness. I have access to nutritional programs that are helping me fuel my body properly. I find the group fitness classes to be especially motivational. There is camaraderie and support. It feels great. Probably the biggest impact has been the yoga studio. Stretching and maintaining poses while centering my mind is an amazing combination. I’ve seen a noticeable difference in my mood and perspective. I have a lot more energy throughout the day and less effects from stress.