Now that the whirlwind of Black Friday and Cyber Monday has subsided, we want to take pause. A breather. To remember what this is all about in the first place. Giving. Giving back. Paying it forward and not just padding the bottom line.
As a woman owned and women run company, MissFIT Complete has a heart for struggling women and their children in our communities.
That’s why we are turning part of our profits for the month of December into donations.
For every fitness package purchased, we are giving a grocery gift card to The Lake County Haven located in Libertyville.
This non-profit is dedicated to providing homeless women and their children with shelter and what they need to establish independently living after struggling with life circumstances. They were thrilled when we presented them with our idea because groceries are the most expensive items they provide for the women and children in the shelters.
- For Personal Training or Duet Training packages (12 sessions or more) we will give a $20 gift card.
For any smaller package (Fit & Festive 3 Pack) we will give a $10 gift card.
Plus with each gift card we give, we are providing a T-Shirt for the mother and a teddy bear for a child, just what Santa ordered!
If you have ever thought of trying a new MissFIT service, purchasing a package for a loved one or simply renewing your own package, this is the time….the time of giving!
We are SO excited about this opportunity to give to women and children in our own community! We even get to deliver and tour their shelter to see exactly where your contribution goes!
Thank you in advance for considering this MissFIT Mission for Holiday Giving!
Peggy KreschcPT, American Council on Exercise; MissFIT Complete Program Coordinator Find out More >
Isn’t there something more? For so long I searched for something more…more than chasing what the world wants us to run after, more than the fitness and dieting industry poses in their inconsistent rules and more than the material we mindlessly collect at this time of year. I wanted living well to mean more…sort of in the same way I wanted this whole holiday experience to mean more than the act of decorating, rushing and wrapping.
I wanted wellness that didn’t come at a cost or with constant struggle to stay on track. In the same way, I wanted a holiday season that doesn’t have to be bought or that I have to produce. Inherently I knew there is something there, unable to be grasped, and something more I was missing.
Or maybe I wasn’t fully missing it. It whispered. But I failed to embrace it…failed to find my ‘more’. Fear, culture or some self-conscious inhibition, maybe, stopped me from carving out the time or energy to tap into it.
Why was I searching still? What if I had grown up with it already engraved in me? I wonder. How might the minds and very lives of my children be different, better, if they grow up already knowing, already owning their sense of how this all means more….
So, in holiday spirit I used the season to search my girls’ little minds. I asked a question as I wrapped gifts one evening recently. The question I posed to my four and six year olds was this, ‘What does Christmas make you think of?’ Simple.
I asked them to draw their youthful, rosy colored answers in their innocent pink covered journals. A tree, lights, gifts…crosses, a manger. The later appeared on the pages first, actually. Evelyn more interested in letters to spell her descriptive words and Stella drawing and decorating.
I dug a little deeper, ‘So that’s what you think of…but what does it mean, all those things? What ARE we celebrating with all of this?’ They answered like good little Christian girls, ‘Jesus was born…it’s Jesus’ birthday.’
Now I know that we don’t all celebrate the same or hold similar traditions near and dear. But I have to believe there is something about this month that levels the ground we all walk on as we pass through holy holiday scenes and a sense of good will warms the cold wintery air. There is something intangible about this season, the smells and the celebrations that reminds us all of some meaning beyond the holiday bustle.
There it is. Some of the ‘more’ that I was looking for. This season levels the ground, the good will…….
Back to my conversation….‘Okay, good’, I said. They ‘get’ it. Christmas is about more than what we SEE, DO and TOUCH. But still, ‘Why do we make such a big deal about Jesus’ birthday?’ I wanted to talk about why a baby’s dirty, humble little birthday means so much to us today. Without detailing every delicious morsel of our precious conversation, I will just share the conclusion when Stella simply stated, ‘So, we celebrate Christmas because God loves us so much.’ Ahhh….yes. Simple. She took the leap. There is the ‘MORE’.
We already have the greatest gift of all, God’s incomprehensible love. A love so deep that He sent His Son as a living sacrifice to offer us MORE. That’s our family’s ‘more’ underneath all the stories, celebrations and sparkly scenes.
Underneath it all, woven throughout and stretching out over the entire holiday season is this sense of unconditional love for which we cannot buy, hoard or even understand. Now, again, I know that our traditions and beliefs may not match. But, isn’t love universal and nourishing enough to know that it is in so many forms is the greatest gift of all?
We receive love…and, in turn, we express it. It’s this love and resulting giving and gratitude that make the holidays mean more! It’s the reason for the season…not the to-dos.
Living well is so, so similar. We think we are doing it ‘right’ when we follow the rules, eat ‘good’ foods and exercise. The schedule and the to-dos. We even know the answers like good social-standard-upholding women should., ‘eat when your hungry, stop when your not, exercise to burn calories, follow a diet, resist temptation….’. There has to be something more underneath and stretched out over, something more to unwrap and expose the real wellness we long for.
There is. I knew it! Just like the conversation with my daughters uncovered the meaning in our holidays, I’ve been uncovering my own meaning in living well. Over time, searching, working and…ah yes, it took ‘life’ to happen to me before I found the ‘more’ in my living a fuller, well-life.
These terms ‘wellness’, ‘living well’, even ‘fitness’ have evolved to an almost unrecognizable form from the original images I possessed when I entered the industry. It’s been necessary to pass through each version to reach where I am now, a place of a more natural, whole type of nourishment for the inseparable pieces of me–mind, body and soul. It’s a far cry from counting calories, aesthetics and concern with the next craze. A far cry from being a slave to the schedule and the to-dos. Living well really is more for me. The whole me.
It’s living, thriving, growing, learning and it’s me always moving in a direction, but perhaps never reaching a destination, of happily whole. Instead of taking cues from our culture, I want to live well from the inside out. It’s not always a perfect or pretty picture. I slip into old habits more than I like to admit. But, it’s that general direction I gaze and move towards that matters.
What’s your ‘more’? For this season….and for your life.
I wish for you this holiday season real wellness, the kind with MORE meaning, more gratitude and more longing to connect with a deeper sense of living well ! I hope you pause in the moments to feel the holy holiday air and allow it to nourish you from your mind to your body and right into your soul. Live well….really, really well this holiday season and beyond.
Headed in the direction of Happily Whole this holiday season,
Katie OldhamMS, President MissFIT Complete, Inc. Find out More >
Today is a day where friends and family come together to meet.
To watch football, discuss, hug and to EAT!
Turkey, cranberries, stuffing, and potatoes.
Please don’t leave out the greens and tomatoes!
Try your hardest to get in some squats.
Pushups will do as will skipping, jumping and hops.
Go for a walk, a jog, do some sprints or some hills.
Get your body moving…anything but sitting still!
Try not to quarrel, argue, overeat.
After all those calories then we need something sweet!?
So you know, I’ll absolutely have some pie.
But that’s because I’ll have room after a modest portion size.
I’m not saying “Don’t enjoy. Don’t eat.”
Just take er’ easy. Eat slow. Please enjoy a Thanksgiving treat!
For food is delicious, can be nourishing and GOOD.
But eating until a coma ensues is not what we should.
For our bodies deserve to be treated with love and with care.
Be thankful. Exercise. Eat modest…if you dare.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING from MissFIT Complete!!
Becky NowakCertified personal trainer for the past 10 years. Married 9 years. Working for MissFIT 8 years. Mom for 3 years, Precision Nutrition certified, and a lifetime lover of all things wellness! Find out More >
—‘keep your eyes open for the awesome Thanksgiving weekend deals!’
This year MissFIT is rolling out the DEALS!
20% off ANY MissFIT Personal Training Package (12, 18, 24, or 36 pack available)
for NEW AND CURRENT Clients!
FIT AND FESTIVE PACKAGES
Your FIT & Festive 3 Pack Options: (for NEW clients or current clients to try a NEW service)
- Personal Training-for one on one expert exercise programming and guidance
- Yoga Lessons-for the best in stress relief AND fitness
Normal Cost: $270
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY:
SAME SWEET deals!
Receive a FREE MissFIT Meals & Morsels Cookbook with the purchase of ANY Black Friday or Small Business Saturday Promotion!
$15 MissFIT Cookbook
AND (this is top secret)
NEVER BEFORE OFFERED:
$85 for ONE MONTH OF online personal training!
In the next few months we will be rolling out a new, holistic fitness and wellness online service. Part of that plan includes an opportunity to more affordably experience the expertise of a Personal Trainer.
This is a great opportunity to try this new, never before offered online fitness service for one month with the option to continue at the same monthly cost.
Online personal training includes:
30 minute fitness interview
Two customized workouts
Menu tips and clean eating suggestions
Nutrition and fitness articles
Unlimited email and social media support
So—LOVE YOUR BODY this year for the holidays. As you plan your giving, take care of yourself too. Rather than letting the holidays stress you out, let us help you stay balanced…
Peggy KreschcPT, American Council on Exercise; MissFIT Complete Program Coordinator Find out More >
MissFIT Complete, Inc. and Outpost CrossFit have come together in a partnership to serve the people they grew up with!
MissFIT Complete Inc. owner, Katie Oldham, and Outpost CrossFit Co-Owners, Sophia and Ismael Rosa, attended high school together at Warren Township in Gurnee. Ismael was a star soccer player, Katie was an athlete on the Pom squad, and Sophia was an athlete on the cheerleading team.
In their own unique ways, these Warren high school alums work to inspire the community to live well, get fit and be strong.
It’s a wonderful partnership which provides well-rounded training to athletes of all types in their shared hometown. They’re proud to be WTHS alumni, business owners, and trainers dedicated to increasing the health, wellness, and strength of their community. Now, they join forces as MissFIT provides yoga instruction at Outpost CrossFit to help their members balance their high intensity workouts.
They hope this pairing leads to more exciting ventures and even more awareness about getting fit and living well in Lake County communities.
Outpost CrossFit is located at 2755 N. Delany Road in Waukegan. To learn more about Outpost CrossFit, please visit their website at: http://outpostcrossfit.wordpress.com/
MissFIT offers yoga classes to members and non-members of CrossFit on Thursday evenings at 7pm.
Shannon SwansonBS Phys Ed, cPT American Council on Exercise Find out More >
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