Jen Crompton is an Entrepreneur, Fitness Brand Creator, and Studio Owner at Fuel Cycle Fitness. She is also the creator of Boxing + Brunch, which is an event that uses fitness and life skills to encourage teenage girls to be more confident in themselves and their potential.
According to Jen, these are three ways to promote personal wellness:
1) Value self-care: Truly and honestly, take the time to slow down and check on yourself. We tend to ask our family members and friends how they are doing, but oftentimes we do not make our own self-care a priority. Be kind to yourself. Set aside time to ask yourself questions that will allow and invite you to reflect. The trick is to answer the questions honestly and really listen to yourself. Some good questions to ask include: How am I feeling? Why do I feel that way? Do I want to feel differently? If so, what do I need to do to feel differently? Who can help? When you take care of yourself, you boost your immunity, increase your productivity, and become more compassionate toward yourself. Additionally, you find out who you really are and how you can honor who you are meant to be.
2) Set micro-goals: While we all have big, ambitious goals, the larger the goal, the more overwhelming, challenging, and impossible it can feel to accomplish. Therefore, create your personal vision and mission, and identify that big goal. Then, break the goal down into micro-goals that are manageable and focus on one at a time. For example, if you want to run a marathon, do not run 26.2 miles in one day! Instead, run one mile, then three miles, and so one. Or, if your goal is to learn an entirely new language, challenge yourself to learn 10 new words or phrases a week. Know that the seeds you plant today will be next month’s flowers.
3) Breathe: Do not underestimate the power of breathing. Taking just one intentional breath can have positive physical and mental benefits. I suggest you harness the power of your breath. More specifically, use your breath as a way to manage your emotions. Not being able to tap into our emotions or understand them is often a source of frustration or sadness. Work on becoming more emotionally intelligent and in the meantime, use your breath as a way to pause, check in with yourself, and respond to any situation in a calm and controlled manner.
Jen Crompton is an Entrepreneur, Fitness Brand Creator, and Studio Owner at Fuel Cycle Fitness. She is also the creator of Boxing + Brunch, which is an event that uses fitness and life skills to encourage teenage girls to be more confident in themselves and their potential. With eight years of indoor cycling classes under her belt and collegiate studies in Exercise and Sports Science, Jen taught at various fitness clubs (Havertown YMCA, LA Fitness, and Club La Maison to name a few…) and took hundreds of classes allowing her to create a style of her own. Her high-energy, blood pumping, carefully choreographed classes helped her build a following of loyal indoor cyclists who are addicted to the ride. Interesting fact: Jen found indoor cycling when she needed a way to relieve the stress of graduate school and help her dad get into shape following his heart attack. Jen took a $300 loan from her dad to get her first certification and land her first teaching gig! The rest is history.
To learn more about Jen’s work, follow @fuelcyclefit.