This morning we met at the first ever NP Canada workout location. As Andrew did 5 years ago, we brought out decks of cards and went with the good old Pushup/Situp/Firedrill Deck staple. While the red and yellow slides didn’t stick with us for our 5th year, the tribe has and is strong! I can’t wait to see all of your faces on Wednesday as we officially celebrate NP Canada’s 5th birthday.
I am so proud that we have hosted a workout every single Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for the last 5 years – no exceptions! That’s about 780 NP workouts – Christmas mornings, cookie buffets, stormy hills, glorious sunrises, dragon boating, Sunrise 6Ks, -30 bridge workouts, Old 96ers, accidental beaches, one 911 call, Marriachi band, mosquito bait, a wedding, animal party crashers, one co-leader “We missed you”…the list is endless. It was Andrew’s vision to bring the free fitness community he had in Boston to his new/old home in Edmonton and for that, I know that we are forever grateful. Free fitness, hard workouts, community connection – its a simple concept that has brought us all together.
This community has become an integral part of my life. I look forward to seeing each of you every morning, even when the alarm goes a little earlier than I’d like or my legs are screaming from a weekend race. Showing up is as much for each of you and it is for me. It is a gift I give myself so that I can give more to everyone else throughout my day. Your high 5s, hugs, words of encouragement make me faster, stronger, kinder and more positive. I can help but leave each morning with my heart smiling. Co-leading NP is a privilege that I cherish. For any of you who have chosen to just show up, thank you for embracing this community & for any of you who are still curious – take the plunge – join us Wednesday – it’ll be a giant celebration!! I mean, who doesn’t love a 6 AM birthday party?!
#justshowup 6 AM
- Wednesday – 5th Birthday Party! Commonwealth Stadium Gate 2
- Friday – Walterdale Hill
- Monday – Victoria Hill Gazebo – Grant Notley Park
Below are a few pics from our past celebrations…can’t wait to see Wednesday’s photo!!
Until next time…SMILE! J
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