Reflecting on my One Year Membership at Title Boxing- Grandville
By: Samantha Doorn
WOW! I feel like I blinked and this year-long membership just flew by. Anyone else have a year that felt like it dragged on forever but was super quick at the same time? Hitting that year mark means that my one-year membership at Title Boxing Club- Grandville will be over with. Like many do at the end of a year, I feel like this is a great time to reflect on what I’ve learned and taken away from this membership.
One thing I’ve learned over the course of this year is that not everyone is internally motivated to exercise. Some people are and that’s awesome, but others really match the energy of a group fitness class and need that little kick of contagious motivation to work hard. This has been a tough lesson in my fitness journey because on social media and other platforms, it seems that all fit people are so happy and motivated and energized. It made me feel that I had to be like them in order to be a “fit girl”. This year-long membership has allowed me to accept the fact that I just do better with groups. Participating in fun, energizing classes makes me want to keep going back.
Another thing I have learned during my one-year membership is how important it is to spice up your exercise routine! It is so easy for people to get stuck in the habit of doing the same exercises or simply just stuck in their normal routine. Adding new moves and branching out to join different groups is honestly life changing. You not only learn new skills that you are able to take away and incorporate into your routine, but it makes exercising exciting! If you asked me a year ago what a jab cross was, I probably would have thought you were crazy. Now I can add a jab cross, upper cut, even lead AND rear hooks into my routine.