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When it comes to making changes, there are two types of people. The difference in results between these two types is staggering when it comes to successfully making changes and seeing those results stick long-term.

Depending on what’s important to you, you will likely experience both of these within yourself at different times! I always meet both of these types in every program we run, in every strategy session I have, and with every person who comes to me asking for help.
I either meet someone who is interested in change or someone who is committed to change.
We do not make changes for our current selves: that is the self who makes excuses, quits when things get hard, and pushes goals off for another year. No, change is done for your future self: the person you want to become, the person you envision yourself being. You may be mostly content and mildly uncomfortable now, but at the end of the day you want more.
You want something different.
The real question to ask yourself is are you interested in those changes, or are you committed to taking the required actions to do something different?
It’s a significant distinction.
In one approach, you’ll find it easy to back out of things if the process gets too hard or too inconvenient; it will be easy to complain and make excuses. In the other approach, you’ll let nothing get in your way. You’ll meet obstacles and get through them wiser, tougher, and with more perspective. And through this process, you’ll actually get to live out your wildest dreams.
One way is easy. The other is more challenging. One uses language such as “I should” and “I wish.” The other uses language such as “I am” and “I’m fully committed.” One lets you off the hook. The other keeps you in the game no matter what life throws at you. One allows feelings to dictate their actions (or inaction!). The other lets actions dictate their feelings. One allows you to stay the victim of circumstance. The other allows you to become the victor and creator of your own destiny.
Some people are interested in nutrition, but committed to their career. Some people are committed to their relationships, but interested in budgeting. While everything can’t be a priority at the same time, our commitments will always have a bigger impact than our interests on the shape of our lives.
Every time I’ve been simply interested in changing something, it only gets worse over time. It’s not until I fully commit to the actions and the changes I want to make that my life drastically improves for the better.
We are only 90 days away from the time of year when a LOT of people become “interested” in getting in better shape and taking care of their health.
Only the committed survive.
Don’t be that person who gets interested for 2 months and then goes back to your old self. Find deep in your heart why you need to be committed today. Your future self will thank you for it.
Why is your health important to you? What happens when you no longer have “good” health? What’s the cost of not being committed to your health now?
It’s okay to be interested rather than committed – just don’t complain about the results you don’t have.
The ones who figure it out are the ones who show up, do the work, let feedback be their guide and stay committed to the process (not the outcome!). Show yourself what’s possible and commit to the things you want. You’re just one committed decision away from changing everything.
Christine Wilborn

When Melinda came to Aleda, she had been practicing yoga but had not done any other strength training for some time. Melinda had tried group fitness classes at other gyms before, but never really felt at home in the frantic, busy atmosphere. However, she willingly tried a few classes at Aleda – and more than three years later, Melinda is still a regular despite her busy schedule!

“My favorite part of Aleda is the community,” Melinda says, “but I also really enjoy the variety of the classes – and all of the coaches are great!”


Since joining Aleda, Melinda has noticed a big increase in both her strength and her overall confidence. She doesn’t get out of breath when she has to run to catch the streetcar, and she’s noticed that her improved mobility means she can continue to go on hikes with her family. When Melinda plays with her grandchildren, she has no problem getting up and down off the floor. She has also noticed that she has a stronger core and less pain than before, which means she is able to stay independent and active in her daily life!

During her time at Aleda so far, Melinda has been surprised both at how motivated she has stayed in the classes as well as how good it feels to push herself. She has found that strength training is very compatible with her yoga practice, and both have steadily improved. “I’ve continuously grown stronger with each year, despite others my age being convinced that decline is inevitable,” says Melinda of her journey so far. She proves that myth wrong every day in the gym!

Melinda has been a member at Aleda for nearly four years now, and her positive attitude and willingness to try new things consistently brightens our group classes and sets a great example for newer members. “Remember that we all started at the beginning,” she offers. “The coaches will help you modify movements if you need to, and before you know it you’ll see big changes!” We agree! Keep up the great work, Melinda!


Part 3 – Stop Falls Before They Happen…. 

Why should you listen to a 30-something spring chicken?

I have a mom, just 67 years young, who has taken multiple falls that drastically changed the course of her life.

A couple of years ago we were at a party on a beautiful summer evening. My mom had survived breast cancer, a hole in her colon that turned septic inside her body and almost took her life, and two 9-hour surgeries that saved her life.

We were having a great time at the party, enjoying drinks and tasty appetizers, meeting new people with my parents. We were laughing, catching up, and having a great time…even though we didn’t know that many people.

The party was moving over to a different part of the house for live music and dancing so we made our way through the house. There was an indoor pool that had a cover on it, but one small problem…the cover of the pool and the walkway around it was the exact same color. A matter of fact, when we walked into the house you had to really look hard to understand what you were looking at.

My mom was chatting away in front of my next to my wife and took one step off the pathway and onto the cover of the pool. She slid down on her shoulder and hit her head on the edge of the pool.

It was terrifying, not only for her but for us too.

We managed to get her off of the pool cover and she wasn’t all with it. I was trying to keep her awake and asking her questions until the ambulance got there.

She definitely perked right up when the young firemen got there!

But in all seriousness she ended up fracturing her shoulder. She was too high risk for another surgery so she had to let it heal naturally.

Fast forward two years and it turns out she has to have neck surgery as well because of so many falls something caused there to be fractured pieces in her neck.

It will have been her 6th surgery in four years (I may have lost count).

My dad has become a full time nurse for her. It has completely uprooted and changed the dynamics of our family and what she is able to do with us.

She had to re-learn how to walk. She has worn a neck brace for almost a year now.

I created this program because I don’t want this to happen to you OR your family.

It changed everything.

And if I couldn’t help my mom through all this as much as I wanted to, I was going to make darn sure that I helped as many people as I could not go through the same struggles as my mom and our family has.

She’s my inspiration to help people just like you continue to live your life to the fullest with the quality of life you desire.

My mom has been dedicated to regaining her strength and has locked in on a healthy diet for the past 8 months and is improving every single day. It’s a true blessing.

That’s why I am holding this live FREE seminar on Saturday September 24th at Noon to show you exactly how to achieve better balance, so that you and your family don’t have to go through the same things we did. 

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Christine Wilborn

You’ll never be fully prepared for everything in life.

If you’re waiting for the perfect conditions to start a new endeavor, there won’t be one.

So many of our clients waited 2-3 years before they actually walked through our doors, and every single one of them says they wish they had done it sooner.

It seems to be human nature to wait until something is wrong before we actually do anything about it. By then, it’s often expensive, emotionally draining on you and your family members, associated with great uncertainty and fear, and it may even be something you can’t fully recover from.

The biggest resistance in life shows up when you won’t or can’t accept reality.

That’s when the struggle begins: when you can’t hear that inner voice asking for help anymore.

When you don’t feel well on a daily basis instead of just once in a while.

When you get discouraged by not being able to do the things you used to do.

This was never the plan, right?

But the things you are neglecting now will rear their ugly heads later.

I’ll give you an example I know many of you have done, including me! I neglected to take my car in for a simple oil change. Because I drove it very rarely, the months slipped by until it had been three years! Once you delay for a length of time on any project, you continue avoiding it out of fear of what you’ll discover (…and how much it will cost!).

The problem with this is that the longer you avoid something, the bigger it gets. If you don’t take action, it continues to get worse. And all of a sudden your biggest fears are now realities.

What about your own body?

You’re getting indications when something doesn’t feel right – like seeing the flashing engine light on your dash. Yet you wait until something forces you to get it checked out.

Let me tell you something: preventative health care is not sexy. It’s a lot of hard work. There are no quick fixes; it requires you to take control and responsibility for your body, your mind, and your health. You need to invest in it so it doesn’t depreciate in value like your car – no matter how many oil changes you skip.

You have to start sometime. And if you don’t start, well, time isn’t and won’t be on your side.

You still have dreams. You still want more. You still can. Unless you’ve settled –settled for the body you have, settled for the belief that things can’t get better, and settled for a quick fix without addressing the root.

As unprepared as you think you are, do whatever you can do to move forward right now. Don’t be like your car and depreciate in value. Don’t ignore what your body is telling you. Don’t regret not doing something sooner. You don’t have to simply keep surviving. You can thrive.

It can get easier. It can get better. You’re not done yet: it’s never too late to start feeling better! Just get up and move, because once you have the courage to take the first step, you’ll be amazed at how quickly the momentum begins to build and how magically everything seems to just come together. The first step is the hardest, but nobody ever regrets anything that makes them feel better. Let’s grow stronger, not older!

Christine Wilborn
P.S Where I see this most at the gym and with new clients is with Balance. People wait until they take a fall and break something before they actually work on preventing expensive falls in the first place! Don’t wait until you have a fall to realize you need help now.
If you want to learn more about how to improve your balance and get back to doing the things you enjoy the most click here to register  for our upcoming Free Seminar on Saturday September 24th at Noon!

Are you struggling with keeping up with life and would love to experience feeling capable to do the activities you enjoy in life?

Do you want to prevent future falls before they happen while staying steady on your feet?

Than read on…

I’m about to reveal an opportunity to learn how quick and simple it can be to improve your balance and eliminate your fear of falling for good.

Allowing you to keep up with the activities you enjoy, reconnect with your body so that you can begin to trust it again – adding years to your life that are full of joy, adventure, and connection.

First I want you to understand that this method has been proven in hundreds of people who are members at my gym. I have not met a client who has participated in our program who hasn’t seen multiple benefits that allows them to do more things than they ever thought possible at their age.

Basically if you are a living, breathing human being, it doesn’t matter what age you are because you can improve your balance system… and it’s a lot easier than you may think.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never worked out, or if it has been awhile since you have made it to the gym to get the benefits of better balance.

You don’t have to fear falling any longer.

You’re able to do that now thanks to the power of our 3-Phase Fall Prevention Program that will keep you active, strong, and capable to do the things you love… without the fear of falling every step you take.

Better Balance Leads To Better Quality Of Life

How would your life change if you could do anything physically you wanted to?

Pretty amazing, right?

Well, this can be your reality. Soon.

Because let’s be real here…

You want to be an active participant in life, not sit on the sidelines while everyone else is out having a good time.

Maybe you want to build memories with your grandkids, be active, and do fun things with the family.

Or you want to be able to travel without any assistance. Or you want to make the next 30+ years enjoyable.

And you know that being able to move freely and confidently, without any fear or restrictions is the key to being able to keep up with life far into your future with the people you love.

If Only You Could Be Certain You’d Be Able To Trust Your Body Enough Not To Fall Or Injure Yourself (Again)

And that’s the struggle here, isn’t it?

Maybe you’ve already taken a nasty fall or many, now you carry around the fear of falling, which has lead you to move less and less.

…or maybe you want to do something about this fear…but you aren’t sure where to start or what to do.

It’s actually very simple to start.

When you do the right exercises in the right way.

You’re not alone; most people don’t know where to start or what to do to improve their balance. Even worse, if you have already experienced a fall, you are terrified to get up and move.

So you stop moving, your joints get more achy, you start gaining more weight from not moving as much, your energy crashes, you find it harder and harder to do your daily activities, AND on top of that you need assistance to get your daily needs met.

It is frustrating and keeps you stuck, stressed out, and fearful.

But if you avoid this ONE MISTAKE and follow the simple steps I will be sharing in my “Stop Falls Before They Happen” Seminar, you’ll find that training your balance system is a lot easier than people make it out to be and the simple techniques actually get you better and more effective results.

Stay tuned for my next post where I reveal the “ONE Big Mistake” people make when trying to improve their balance…

Christine Wilborn

P.S If you’re ready to stop falls before they happen and do the right exercises that get you the most effective results, you can register for our upcoming seminar by clicking here: Save My Seat!