May 2018 be the year of YOU.

2018 New Year Message from the owner of re:YOU Dance Fitness:

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Team re:YOU hopes YOU had a wonderful holiday season that created memories that will warm your heart for a long time. Believe it or not, we are now in the 2nd week of 2018 & the holidays are official o-v-e-r & it’s time to make the most of our New Year.  I don’t know about you, but I have spent many new years making resolutions that were about hating myself & my body & wanting to change me like everything was broken.  I started many past new years with feelings of despair & there was very little hope & what little hope existed eventually disappeared completely with feelings of failure.  These types of resolutions didn’t help me better myself, they only set the stage for some winter blues.  The New Year is supposed to be about HOPE, not despair.  My focus was only on what was “wrong” & never what was “right”—I was trying to find hope, but I was looking in the wrong places.  Whether you have made these types of resolutions are not, I can tell you, they DON’T work.

I suggest we, as a community, do things differently in 2018!  I opened re:YOU to create a space where HOPE & LOVE changed current fitness perceptions & standard, because I felt like that was the only way I could make lasting positive changes for me & I wanted to help others do the same.  I personally need a place based on HOPE for my journey & it’s my wish to create a place of HOPE for YOU.  NO more self-hatred & disgust!  It’s time to accept & love ourselves--flaws & all--which is what I call the YOU Revolution.  Don’t get me wrong, goals for improvement are essential, but they won’t work when based on bullying yourself.  Therefore, please join me in having the resolution of loving yourself more in 2018.  Our re:YOU mission to create a fun fitness program is the basis of loving yourself & taking care of yourself—we strive to develop a program that is based on reward, not punishment.  When you learn to love & accept yourself exactly the way you are now, then you can take steps to a better YOU, not the other way around.  YOU are absolutely BEAUTIFUL just the way YOU are, so please focus on your beauty this New Year, not your assumed flaws.  We would love to see YOU at the re:YOU studio a lot in 2018, so we can help keep the HOPE alive for the entire year & not just in January, which is the way for most resolutions. 

May 2018 be the year of YOU!  

Love YOU, Love Others, Love Life,

Angie