Fit, Healthy, Happy

Transforming Drive Time into Your Time

January 29, 2024 Dave and Peggy Stevens, Kim Gibbs
Fit, Healthy, Happy
Transforming Drive Time into Your Time
Show Notes Transcript

Now, don't get me wrong, we absolutely adore online streaming classes—they're a game-changer, offering flexibility and a slice of RiversZen's StretchPro magic in the comfort of our homes. 

But let's talk about that special something that pulls us towards the in-studio experience. That energy, the community, the shared breaths as we move and stretch—the kind of vibe that just can't quite ripple through the Wi-Fi.

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Embracing the journey, wherever it may lead. 

Now, don't get me wrong, we absolutely adore online streaming classes—they're a game-changer, offering flexibility and a slice of RiversZen's StretchPro magic in the comfort of our homes. 

But let's talk about that special something that pulls us towards the in-studio experience. That energy, the community, the shared breaths as we move and stretch—the kind of vibe that just can't quite ripple through the Wi-Fi.

So you're ready, eager even, to get to the studio for your fix of face-to-face Pilates Butt and Gut, that deep Stretch session or that hands-on, soulful Balance, Alignment and Motion session. 

But there's this little road trip between you and us. 

A journey that you might sometimes see as a roadblock, but I'm here to hand you the keys to turn that drag into a prelude to the main event, turning ‘drive time’ into ‘thrive time’. 

Let’s transform every traffic light, every mile of asphalt, into part of your age-defying adventure.

Let's chat about that commute. You know the drill. You're amped up for your StretchPro class. 

Yoga mat? 

Check. 

Water bottle filled to the brim with cucumber-infused H2O? 

Double-check. 

But then, there’s that pesky 20 to 30-minute drive standing between you and that sweet, sweet stretch. Let's be real, you've grumbled about it — I know I have. But, bear with me, what if we flip the script on that travel time?

How about this: Behind the wheel becomes your rolling haven of me-time. Sure, it's not a Ferrari cruising the coast of Italy (unless it is; then, color me impressed)—but it's time that you can claim as unequivocally yours!

Here's some thoughts about making that commute something magical...

Liten to an inspiring podcast. Let the stories and wisdom of people who've stretched the fabric of their lives to incredible expanses fill your car cabin. 

Or dive into your Spotify favorites. Who says you can't have your very own car concert? Belt out those tunes like you're headlining Glastonbury! (Just remember to keep one eye on the road and one hand on the wheel, okay?)

Ever tried brainstorming in motion? 

Your brain gets fired up when your wheels are turning — both literally and figuratively. Contemplate the marvels and mysteries of your life. Where do you want to grow? What are you grateful for? If the guy at the coffee shop remembered your name today, that's a win!

You could even turn your drive into a mobile meditation. Remember, meditation doesn't mean you must be statue-still in a room filled with incense. It's about presence. So, eyes wide open, sharpen your awareness of the world around you, soak in the greens of the trees, the infinite shades of the sky — a fully aware, eyes-open meditation.

What about some one-on-one time with the cosmos, the universe, or your higher power? 

Chat, vent, whisper gratitude or simply say hello to the bigger energy that surrounds you. 

And ah, the slowpokes of the road — the tortoises amidst our hasty hares. 

Yes, they can spike our blood pressure, but let's reframe, shall we? 

Next time you're trailing behind someone who's clearly got nowhere to be, let's take a breath, literally. A nice, deep lungful. 

They're not hindering you; they’re the unsung zen-masters reminding you to soak in the moment and slow down to enjoy the drive.

So, how's that for a few thoughts? 

We've just taken the mundane and made it a little magical. The next time you're cruising to a class at RiversZen, you're not just driving; you're propelling yourself toward growth, within and without.

Stay vigilant while you play road DJ or philosopher; safety's still the coolest trend that ever was. 

Alright, StretchPro-er, before I bid you adieu and until our mats unfurl before us once again, remember our mantra: "Move Well, Stay Healthy, Be Happy and Live Every Single Day With Passion and Purpose." 

Drive safe, embrace the journey — the road is yours to revel in!