and today I had the rare but *awesome* time to reflect on the past few weeks and look towards the week ahead. So much comes to mind (wow, it’s hard to space clear our head – isn’t it??) but one conversation in particular stands out. I had the pleasure of seeing a former client this week who dropped in for my weekly Zoom mat class. I had not seen her in over a year and it was so nice to catch up after class. We talked about the last several months, how we are faring with pandemic lifestyle and how our families are doing. And then she made me laugh out loud as she said, “And this…this is my survival room! Thank God for this room!” What was in her room? A treadmill, a TV, some lovely art, and a place to put her yoga/Pilates mat out.
I could so relate. A survival room. And you know for me, that room changes. At times it’s this very room where I type. At other times it’s my cool and airy bedroom. Still other times it’s the kitchen nook where the sun shines in and I can hide with a cup of tea. What about you? Do you have a survival room?
It also got me thinking more. What if our survival rooms, or nooks if we can’t have the luxury of a whole room, become thriving rooms? In honor of the last few days of Black History Month I leave you with this quote to ponder…
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.” -Maya Angelou
Thank you Maya, thank you. And thank you dear client for sharing your space (and your humor!) with me. It was so good to see you. xo
Move with Me this Thursday
Join me this Thursday at 10am PST for class – a combination of Pilates, Yoga and Functional Movement. The class is gentle enough for most levels and can also be layered for more challenge. I would love to see you! Register here. Class is $15 payable via PayPal or Venmo @francine-a-hernandez
Vimeo channel still (a)live
A few of you have asked if you can still access the videos I did on Vimeo at the start of the pandemic (nearly a year ago – OMG!!!). YES! I’d love you to visit the channel. It gets lonely. 🙂 Visit the current content HERE.
Last but certainly not least…
My dearest friend and client, Lauren is just weeks away from delivery. It has been such a joy to see her each week in my weekly Buff Bones or Move with Me classes throughout her entire pregnancy. From the comfort of her living room she has joined us during each trimester. Doesn’t she look AMAZING?
Thanks for listening & connecting. As always you can find me via Instagram, Vimeo or on my website from the links below. Be well, stay safe and keep moving!
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