I take “living life to the fullest” seriously! In effort to balance my studies in bilingual nursing, work, the people I love and getting that blood pumping, my life is a whole lot of crazy. Spin has become my outlet…
I most definitely did NOT fall in love with my first spin class. Or second. Or third, or fourth…eleventh… yaaa, we’re going to call it at least a good solid four weeks’ worth of sending my heart into prolonged runs of SVT, constantly thinking “I’m-dying-I-hate-this-why-am-I-here-everything-hurts-I’m-still-dying”, before I started getting maybe, ever-so-slightly, a little bit hooked on spin. I mean, who doesn’t love that oh-so-metallic taste in your month because your lungs are protesting by flat out exsanguinating on you, right? Right, me too.
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Hey Spinunity! I’m Teryn, or Ter sometimes depending on who you ask. I’m originally from southern Ontario but moved out here with my husband, Craig, 7 years ago now. We live in Edmonton and share our home with our 2 awesome German Shepherds, Addi and Beacon, a 3-legged cat named Crash and a 4-legged cat named Mac. During the day I’m a Registered Veterinary Technician which keeps me moving.
I should start by saying, I hate cardio. I tried numerous times to become a runner after hearing time and time again how therapeutic it is for some people. It just was not sticking. I even tried spin at my gym and found it challenging to stay focused and motivated. Therefore, I started gravitating towards barre and yoga. Barre, more specifically, really challenged me mentally and physically. The moment I started shaking through a move, I was hooked. So much so, a year after joining I began training to become an instructor at Sculpt Barre.
Hmmm…where to start? For most of my adult life I was never into fitness very much aside from playing some beer league hockey and maybe some darts! I was more into, you know…. pizza, wings, beer, doritos, weekly chocolate binges and plenty of video games. In my younger days, I didn’t need a high level of activity to maintain a healthy body weight so there was no need for exercise, right?
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So, what can I possibly tell you about me? I’m your typical “Type A” personality (well, maybe Triple “A” would be more accurate) who spends a great deal of time planning, organizing, list making (color coded lists are best) and generally driving myself crazy!! My days are hectic and busy in the world of HR and Leadership Development.
It's a few moments before you present a speech for hundreds of people. Your forehead and hands are getting sweaty, you shake a bit with nervousness and your stomach is in knots. You are anxious to stand in front of this crowd. "What if I mess up? What if they make fun of me?" You somehow get through it. As soon as it's over, you find instant relief, maybe even a little high.
My name is Pamela Berg and I have a million and one reasons to not workout. The sweatiness. The disruption to my hair washing schedule. The irritation of ruining a perfectly winged liner. More seriously, my busy career, travel and social life always seemed to get in the way of making myself and my health a priority. Like many of us, I didn’t view exercise as a priority but rather as a luxury; an activity I’d like to do if only I had more time. It was a personal indulgence that seemed to take me away from meeting work deadlines, watching Scandal and sharing a bottle(s) of wine with the girls.
As some of you already know, Believe Fit has decided to close operations within our shared space at 5244 Windermere Blvd effective immediately. Any product or service inquiries for Believe Fit can be directed to their Sherwood Park location #120, 220 Lakeland Drive or by phone 587-336-8299