Mission's New Year Motivators!

We get it. Making your health a habit isn’t easy so we’re calling in the experts for advice. Introducing Mission’s New Year Motivators…real people with real life $*&t revealing their tips and truths on how they make their health a habit ...no matter what. 💫

Meet Ashley Ludwig 👋🏻 our resident rowing guru [and soon to be Ride instructor!]

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Mama [of Baron👦🏼+Daisy👶🏻] 👰Wife [of David] [insert Handsmaid jokes here] 👩‍🏫Teacher at UMS And a hoot and a half any day of the week 🤣…but really. Get on a text thread with Ash immediately and thank us later. To say she’s busy is an understatement, yet somehow she manages to make life with two littles + a full-time and a fun-time job look easy. 🤯 Here’s how Ashley manages to make it all happen plus squeeze in a daily workout without breaking a sweat 💦 [outside the gym, that is]! . . . 👉🏻I make my health a priority by setting realistic, attainable goals for myself. Between working full time as a teacher, and juggling two kids, I set myself up for success by simply committing to 30 minutes of exercise each day. With the right routine, 30 minutes is really all you need to get an effective, calorie-torching workout! With [Open Gym ]at Mission, I can select the time of day that fits best with my family AND work schedule! I love an exciting and longer class with my Mission besties but it’s super helpful to have the option of a pre-planned workout and convenience of [Open Gym] when life gets in the way.👈🏻 You can put Ashley’s tip to the test in her brand new 30 minute express CoreRow class every Friday at 5:30am! Have a little longer? Check out her Iron+Oar class on Mondays at 5:45pm!

Meet Helena Smith 👋🏻 This OGD mama is raising 4 children, 5 chickens [RIP #6 Shia LaBeouf] and currently training for a[nother] marathon. So, in a nutshell Helena is just out there slaying life on the regular…like nbd.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Mama [of Riley👦🏼 + Violet👱🏼‍♀️ + Lucy👧🏼 + Ezra👶🏻]

👩‍❤️‍👨 Wife of Christopher [Ashley] Smith, local karate buff + owner of Endurance Karate Center

🏃‍♀️+🚴🏼‍♀️ Avid runner + cyclist…[her dance, squeal, scream, dance again…ahem…reaction to Mission’s bike announcement was priceless.]

Here’s how she manages to make it all happen plus squeeze in a daily workout without breaking a sweat 💦 [outside the gym, that is]!

👉🏻I make my health a priority because it’s important to have time everyday to focus on ME! It’s so easy to get lost in our families’ schedules and forget about keeping our own bodies and minds healthy. I look at my workout as time to focus on myself, to clear my mind and to build strength so I can keep up! Some days it’s so hard to find the time but I make sure I find it whether it is a class at Mission, a quick run, or hiding in my bathroom.🤪 BTW, we have AMAZING childcare at Mission, so bring your kids, spend sometime with YOU and make some great friends in the process.👈🏻

Listen to Helena. Check the mommy guilt at the door and let Helena spoil your littles at Mission’s Kid Zone every Wednesday 9:45 [Pilates] + Friday 8:45 [Row+Reform+Resist!]!!!

Meet Skylar Nelson 👋🏻 This queen of the side-hustle is a realtor by day + hostess by night and yet somehow always has time for a heart-to-heart over a cortado [with oat milk] or glass of wine [of any shade]. Despite some major health set-backs she hustles as hard in class as she does in life.

🤝 Realtor at Keller Williams

🍽 Hostess + Waitress at Dumbwaiter Restaurant

👩‍❤️‍👨 Forever love of Beau, renowned videographer + photographer.

🌎🐕🐈 Advocate for mother nature + all things four-legged.

👍🏻 And Uber or die for her peeps.

Here’s how she manages to make it all happen plus squeeze in a daily workout without breaking a sweat 💦 [outside the gym, that is]!

👉🏻“I make my health a priority because my workout not only builds my muscles - it also builds my mind! When I walk into Mission I know that whether I take a 55 minute Pilates class or a 30 minute express class, I will leave feeling better than ever! Committing at least 1% of my day to fitness is crucial for my physical AND my mental health!”👈🏻

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Looking for a workout buddy or bestie for life? Skylar will be your huckleberry. And you’ll be all the better for it.

Meet Margaret Vidmer Hutchison, 👋🏻 resident rescuer of our lobby’s peace lily and multiple challenge winner, this gal is a Mission fixture. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Mama of Louise 👱🏼‍♀️[also a Mission member!] and Little Lyle🙎🏼‍♂️ 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👨 Wife of Big Lyle, VP of sales at CPSI 🎣⛷👩‍🌾 Lover of all things outdoors. 👋🏻 Acquainted with [or related to] every soul in Mobile county. 😲 And the holder of Mission’s class attendance record [633 classes and counting!]. We don’t play favorites around here but if we did Margaret would be top of the [short] list. As a client of Mission’s owner, @abarrebelle for nearly a decade, she’s been a ready + willing guinea pig, for alllllll the ideas, more time than we can count. Sooooo thanks [and also sorry] for that, M. 😂 Here’s how she manages to make it all happen plus squeeze in a daily workout without breaking a sweat 💦 [outside the gym, that is]! 👉🏻 “I make my health a habit so I can enjoy the things I love the most for a lifetime. Gardening with my dad, skiing with my teenagers or biking for miles on my cruiser are things that are possible because Mission helps keep my body strong, healthy and fit. Being surrounded by the energy and positivity at Mission makes coming to class something I look forward to and the outreach into our community is something I am very proud to be part of…how many people can say that about their gym?” 👈🏻 Listen to Margaret. She makes all the sense. 🙌🏻

Meet Nikki Morgan 👋🏻

Currently, holding the top spot in our Health Habit Challenge, this tiny powerhouse gives her all at work, home and the gym and somehow makes all that effort seem, well…effortless.

👨‍👩‍👦 Mama to Andrew (13) 🙍🏻‍♂️ and Murphy (5) 🐕

👰 Wife to Kevin, civil engineer at Mott MacDonald Engineering

🏦Institutional Trust Consultant at Regions Bank

When she’s not slaying a challenge [or the world] you can find Nikki with her toes in the sand or cheering on her favorite sports team.

Here’s how she manages to make it all happen plus squeeze in a daily workout without breaking a sweat 💦 [outside the gym, that is]!

👉🏻“I make my health a priority because it’s a huge stress relief in my day. Everyone needs a timeout to stop, take a deep breath and have a moment to recharge. I achieve this by booking my classes each week on my calendar just like it is a meeting therefore it is scheduled into my week and I have no excuse not to go. And the great thing is that if I am having a busy week, I can go first thing in the morning or at night, there are classes at all times of the day! Just getting in that 45 minutes a day is exactly what I need to destress, reset and makes me focus more at work, makes me a better wife and gives me the energy to keep up with my teenager and his sports schedule. Mission has definitely made a huge impact on my life!”👈🏻

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Preach on sister friend! 🙌🏻

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