by Jason Pulido

I’ve recently ventured onto a new journey, which is actually part of a longer journey that I’ve been on since I first entered the fitness industry in 1996. I’ve decided to partner with two amazing people that I’ve known, loved and respected for a very long time–Daniel Lucas and Keith Paine. They’ve asked me to join them in expanding and further developing Nimble Fitness into a major fitness brand. This exciting adventure has led us to open a second NYC location in early 2015, on St. Marks Place.

Since our conversations about partnering began, it caused me to think about change and how we all approach it. Change is an interesting thing. Often, in life, change is brought upon us. Life circumstances force us into different situations, and we can either choose to take it on and learn from the change, or we allow it to change us, either for better or for worse. When we proactively choose our change, however, we start with our intentions and put in the necessary work to make things better for ourselves and/or the people around us.

There are many reasons why we, as people, resist change: fear, loss of control, and uncertainty to list a few. Whether that change is has to do with work, family, community or your body, it is you that must put in the work to make sure your own personal journey takes you to a better, more fulfilled place. And with the most important changes, there really is no destination or finish line, only a lot of mile markers along the way.

This time of year is often a time for reflection, and an opportunity to see things we would like to change in ourselves. A quote that has resonated with me in my life, and in the work I’ve done with clients, is from T. Harv Ecker:

“If you want to change the fruits, you will first have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you must first change the invisible.”

There are many things we can do to be proactive and change things in our lives, but it starts first with us. What do you want in all of the areas of your life? What things are you willing to do within yourself to achieve all of them?

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