So… hello, friends 🙂
It’s been a while… I needed to take some time off this blog (well, “some time” being the entire month of January, to be precise) to get my life stuff all sorted out and to re-focus.
It’s been quite a long time since I posted anything personal on this blog as it has grown and become more of a resource website for instructors teaching TRX® and indoor cycling or Spinning®. Today’s post is personal. VERY personal. We’ll be back to our regular broadcasting after this one, but I do owe you this post so that you know what’s going on and where all this is going.
Here we go…
So, today’s story begins in October 2015 when I was let go from my 8-5 job due to “decline in business volume”. Long story short, I declined the offer to stay with the company in a different role and with the help and support of my amazing husband, decided to change careers. Or rather – switch careers and make fitness a full time gig rather than a part time hobby.
We’re still working on filling up the classes and spreading the word, but I am EXTREMELY excited about the future with this place and the opportunities for us to work together! Ever since my transition into the fitness world, Megan and “Athena” have been an amazing, uplifting and supporting force – right up there next to my family in its strength.
What to expect: I will continue posting my TRX® class plans on this blog. I will do my best trying to stick with the schedule and keep the “TRX Thursday” series running. I currently have 8 TRX® classes/week total on my schedule – you’re guaranteed to have some fresh workouts being published on Lean Lena 🙂
I’m still teaching my indoor cycling classes and planning on sharing my detailed class profiles with you. Indoor cycling continues to be my biggest passion and the topic this blog mostly revolves around.
What to expect: I now have a lot more time to devote to you, beginner indoor cycling instructors! It has always been my biggest passion to help you get started in the world of indoor cycling. With choosing to make fitness my career, I can devote much more of my time now to mentoring new instructors and running my Indoor Cycling Class Profile Review program. If you haven’t already, check out these two programs and book your spot today.
I have a lot of ideas and plans for this part of “Lean Lena”. Stay tuned and alert! 🙂
Rewinding back: shortly before I lost my job – I had enrolled in an RYT-200 (Registered Yoga Teacher) training program that started in September 2015.
Having a “stable” (or so I thought) job I was planning to become a yoga teacher over the course of 6 months with the payments for this education endeavor being spread over the same time. Month after I started I found myself unemployed with this commitment on hand – daunting and challenging financially, exciting and interesting in all other respects.
I started a GoFundMe campaign and a Etsy shop to raise money to complete my yoga teacher education. As I write this post, I am still $710 and 2 months away from becoming an RYT-200 and this training has literally and figuratively turned my world upside down!
I am so grateful for this group of people I learn alongside of, for everyone I’ve met on this adventure and every single person who donated money so far to help me get closer to this dream becoming true. THANK YOU. From the bottom of my heart.
I’ve started a TRX® Yoga Fusion class at my Y in January and it’s been incredible! I enjoy teaching it and getting ready for it so much, and have absolutely amazing students!
What to expect: do expect more yoga on this blog for sure. It’s always been a big part of my life, but learning how to teach it has transformed me and my practice. I’d love to share this experience with you. Right now the plan is to continue with my “Om Monday” series.
With all that happening, I don’t think I will be able to continue with Tasty Tuesdays. I will still post about healthy eating and share my recipes occasionally, but at this point I can’t commit to any sort of regular schedule with this topic.
So that’s it in a nut shell, my friends. Now you know why “Lean Lena” has changed the tag line to “Row. Spin. Flow.” 🙂
2016 is going to be a difficult, but very exciting year. I’m excited and a little scared at the same time. It’s a big leap I have taken and I’m still struggling in so many ways.
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