Convictions loosely held
Katelyn Sander

Convictions loosely held

Living Well

Convictions are powerful things. Where there is certainty and commitment there is forward momentum that ensures action and progress. 

In the same breath, the world is changing so rapidly. And while words like “closure” and “lockdown” can imply pauses and stagnation, this pandemic has both forced and encouraged us to be more adaptive and nimbler. To do this successfully, one needs to be openminded. Without getting frozen by too many questions and uncertainty.

As leaders we have responsibilities. I am a leader as a parent. I am a leader as a trainer. I need to make some pretty vital decisions quite quickly. I assess immediate needs, the current environment, and combine those with my intuition (which presumably is governed by past experiences and that oh so powerful “gut”) to make action plans and move on them with conviction. 

And then the loosely held part comes into play:

Being prepared to pivot in case your decision was the wrong one. Changing course quickly and thoroughly creates minimal if any collateral damage. It can gain you the new allies and wisdoms that come from taking a less familiar path. This takes a certain kind of courage, humility, and self-awareness. You need to acknowledge your biases, become a better listener, be more curious, and comfortable with being “wrong”. 

I’ve been working in my industry for over 28 years. And lately I’ve begun to question how strongly I should be holding a number of my convictions. 

As I share my thoughts and insights over the next few weeks I hope for a couple of things: 

  1. That you will find my musings and new discoveries interesting, and when applicable, helpful.
  2. That you will explore some strongly held convictions of your own.

Inspiration of the Day

“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom.  It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.” - Mahatma Gandhi

Live Workouts of the Day

Today we’ve got a couple of live workouts on the schedule.


Today, Lauren’s stepping in for Matt and bringing you your lunchtime pick-me-up! This workout will focus on the shoulder, hip, and ankle, moving you through a full range of motion. There will be additional stability work for the glutes and core included!

Recommended equipment: chair & towel

Join Lauren at 12:00pm (35 minutes) from your own living room.

Click here to join the workout.

Meeting ID: 892 2779 8538
Password: 903005


Garth’s back with another week of On Core, where you’ll challenge your core and stabilize your trunk in just 30 minutes!

Recommended equipment: light/medium dumbbell or weighted object (water bottle, book, etc.)

Join Garth at 5:30pm (30 minutes) from your own living room.

Click here to join the workout.

Meeting ID: 868 1155 7138
Password: 998132


Click here to review this week’s schedule.

If you have any questions about our virtual live workouts, please reach out to Lauren.

Trainer Moves of the Day

Not sure what to expect when you join Garth for his On Core virtual workout today? We can guarantee you’ll work your core, raise your heart rate, and get sweaty in this 30 minute workout!


Do you have a “Something of the Day” you’d like us to share?! Email Meg.

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