Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another edition of Tuesday Topics.This week’s Tuesday Topic: What was your favorite book you read last year? You can write about this or any running related blog post. Remember to link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post!
I’ll admit that when everything got shut down in March, I was convinced that I would do more reading. I did not, lol. I found other things to occupy my time but the one book I did read and enjoy was Push: A Guide to Living an All Out Life: The Story of Orangetheory Fitness by Ellen Latham.
“What does it mean to Push? In short, to get comfortable being uncomfortable. And how do you do that? By learning to Push in the Orangetheory Fitness workout. By doing so, you also learn to do the same in your life – to take on new challenges, to pursue your biggest goals, and to become the best version of you.”
It’s no surprise that my favorite book from last year would be about Orangetheory Fitness. I was interested in the workout before a studio opened up in Stamford and I’ve been all in ever since. It was very interesting to learn about the science behind the workout, but also to learn more about Ellen, who designed the Orangetheory workout.
Ellen had to PUSH through a very difficult time when she was suddenly left unemployed and needed a new way to make a living. She was previously working in the fitness industry so she took that knowledge to personal train clients. She knew she wanted more and that’s when she decided to make her HIIT workouts into an all new workout – Orangetheory Fitness. Her story is super inspiring because what started out as one studio in Florida is now over 1,200 studios in all 50 states and 23 countries.
I also enjoyed that it was a short easy read. I tend to have a short attention span when it comes to reading so the topic really has to speak to me. Luckily this book accomplished that goal.
Tell me: What was your favorite book to read last year?
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