Allow me to introduce myself!
Some of you know me very well, and some of you might not have met me at all, so I thought I’d take some time out and tell you a bit about who I am and why I do what I do.
My name is Mel Kenworthy, and I own and run Thousand Reasons Health + Fitness.
One of my earliest memories as a child is being at daycare, and asking the ladies that were making us lunch if I could help, and I think that’s been a theme for me my whole life! I love helping people, and I love being a positive influence on people. What I am passionate about is living a healthy and happy life, and sharing that with as many women as I can.
I have been a personal trainer for 10 years, and I have always felt that I don’t quite fit into the usual personal trainer mold... While I love being active, (I love being outdoors, hiking, cooking healthy meals, doing fun active activities, etc), I don’t train every day, I hate running, I’ve never been good at sports, and I get super bored at the gym if I don’t do something different every time… I also eat chips, cheese, chocolate, and ice cream, and I will NEVER tell someone not to eat any of the above!
The point is, I’m not a gym junkie, and I’m normal, just like you!
Yes, I definitely see all the benefits of exercise and eating a balanced nutritious diet and all the other things that go with being fit and healthy. There are SOOOOO many benefits to it, it’s almost ridiculous, but what I’m more interested in is how does that contribute to your happiness?
Does it fit into your life?
Does it positively impact your priorities and goals in life?
Does it add to your family life, your wellbeing, and your lifestyle?
Does it make you feel better, work better, parent better?
Do you have fun with it? Or does it make everything harder and suck the joy out of the little things?
My question is if it doesn’t make you happy, why are you doing it?
Or, more importantly, how can we do it so that it works for you, your body, your mind, your mental health, and it adds to your happiness in all areas of life?
The reason I do what I do is to help people find their own version of health and happiness and inspire them to make the changes they need to get them there.
There is no one-size-fits-all prescription for health, and certainly not for happiness either!
There are enough negativity and judgment in the world already, so I wanted to create a space where you can be yourself, or grow into yourself, without being pressured by the ‘should’s’ ‘could’s’ and ‘would’s’ of life.
It will never matter to me what shape or size you are, or how much you can lift, or how far you can run. What matters is that you do you, for you. Be who you want to be, not what someone else thinks you should be (*I’m looking at you, society*).Because shame and guilt for not 'getting it right' don’t get us anywhere.
Because everybody, including YOU, deserves to be happy.
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