The real challenge during our stronger, healthier happier, 8 week challenge is keeping your attention focused. Most people find difficult to control and focus their attention to a single activity. The fast pace of life, the expectation of more, the feel of not enough. Everything is pushing us to juggle, to think we can multitask and believe this is ok, this is good for us and others. But is it? What is the cost for what reward, which last how long? Only you have he answers to these questions. However, the fact is, multitasking is a myth. The human mind and brain lack the architecture to perform two or more tasks simultaneously. We’re really wired to be monotaskers, meaning that our brains can only focus on one task at a time, says neuropsychologist Cynthia Kubu, PhD. “When we think we’re multitasking, most often we aren’t really doing two things at once. But instead, we’re doing individual actions in rapid succession, or task-switching,” she says. 

Juggling tasks, coping with climate change disasters, and contending with social and political divisiveness is pushing our brain into a state of scattered or captured attention. We lose our human power of focused attention. But you can rewire your brain, you can re-train this special power though the 8 week challenge and use the mindfulness practices and tools given in the studio to train your brain to pay attention differently to be present.

Notice through the 8 week challenge how you are getting better and better at maintaining your attention on what is important, on the present moment where you can make a difference for your success.

Eat Well

Eating Well matters for two reasons. Based on the extensive Harvard research, it correlates with longevity and,it’s crucial for maintaining a healthy body weight, which also correlates with longevity.

In the study, a healthy diet included eating more vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, healthy fats, and omega-3 fatty acids and eating less processed meats, sugar-sweetened beverages, trans fat, and sodium.

Move Well

Our Reformer Pilates Challenge sessions meet physical activity guidelines for longevity. The Harvard’s study found that 30 minutes of moderate to intense physical activity per day massively improved longevity. Consistently attend minimum 2 x sessions every week to meet this criteria.

In fact, when combined with eating well for a healthy weight, being a non-smoker and drinking responsibly, 30 minutes of physical activity raises your life expectancy by 12-14 years.

Think Well

Scientists have discovered that the human brain continually generates new neurons—forging new pathways and connections in our minds as long as we pursue brain-healthy lifestyles from what we eat and how much we sleep, to how we exercise and how we handle stress.

Nourishing our minds with mindfulness practices is improving not only our mental fitness, but also our physical fitness as a side effect.