When I am old I will wear athletic clothes and a neon hat…a tribute to my parents

My parents are in their 70’s now, and nothing is more precious to me than seeing my daddy – who has neuropathy – work his way down onto the floor to play blocks with my boy. They were my biggest fans when I started this business, handing out cards to total strangers on the street and bragging about their daughter, yet even though I had filmed many of the workouts with my parents’ setbacks in mind, it took a while for them to get past their excitement over just seeing me on the “big screen.” Now they have an area set aside where they can do “Bethy Dolly’s videos.”

When I am old, I will wear athletic clothes and a neon hat...a tribute to my parents - Fit2b.com
My parents, Bonnie & Joe. Love you, Mommy & Daddy!

I thought of them when I created the poem for this image. It’s based loosely on the one about wearing purple with a red hat. I thought of them when I was filming the chair workouts and the meditative blends of pilates and yoga that are part of ~100 workout videos that we now host. I thought of them when I first chose a slider with “old” people on it, because even though my parents have setbacks (i.e. neuropathy, diastasis, hearing loss, etc.) fitness should be accessible to them.

When I am old, I will wear athletic clothes and a neon hat - Fit2b.com

I just didn’t see much out there on the shelves for gentle folk like my parents. They aren’t going to buy p90x or Jillian. The Wii kept telling my mom she was drunk whenever she lost her balance which DEEPLY offended the dear woman who has never tasted alcohol :( My dad can’t feel his feet and is a “Big Bear” so gyms won’t accept his membership. But they can do Fit2B Studio.

Even though Fit2B caters to new moms with diastasis, we have attracted members of all ages and stages in six countries worldwide (at time of writing. In 30+ countries as of 02/15) We have proven that fitness doesn’t have to be expensive or hard or soreness-driven to yield benefits, and I’m most excited to see my father and mother taking advantage of what I’ve created here!

If you haven’t tried our unique brand of fitness, give us a month, and you’ll see the difference! Learn about membership Here!

Beth Learn

Hi there! I'm the founder and CEO of Fit2B Studio, LLC here at fit2b.com where you are hanging out right now! As you may {or may not} know, we provide home fitness routines and resources for those who wish to get all-over strong starting with their cores! We are your warm up for life, and our mission is "Changing lives one tummy at a time." Why? So you can look better in a swimsuit? Well, that's a lovely side-effect of our workouts, but my heart is to help you be a stronger contributor to your family, community, and world! I believe your core matters because it’s at the middle of you, and you are in the middle of your home which is where your ability to make a difference in this world starts! If your middle is muddled, then everything you’re in the middle of - motherhood, ministry, making dinner (yes I love alliterations) - will be muddled by your middle’s muddling. Say that five times fast. Ha! Anyway, yeah, I live on a little farm in the Pacific Northwest with my husband and two children, 14 chickens, 3 goats, 4 cats, 2 horses, 1 Digory Dog and a Chihuahua named Charlie who is NOT allowed inside for very good reasons. My hobbies include reading very long historical fiction novels, natural homesteading, fermenting foods, race walking, crocheting rag rugs out of t-shirt yarn, a little bit of piano, and OF COURSE lifting heavy things and playing with exercise props! Join me here at Fit2B and find a new perspective on working out that will create lasting changes in your body and mind!

6 thoughts on “When I am old I will wear athletic clothes and a neon hat…a tribute to my parents

  1. Athena @ Lifes Abundant Adventures says:

    I love you philosophy of accessibility. I’m a new follower to your site and found you on Positively Real Media Network. Nice to meet you! :) I’m from Oregon too! Went to UofO though. Go Ducks! lol I’m a step mom to 2 adult daughters, a bio mom to 2 sons, ages 12 and 19 months, so I’m new to babies again. I love focus and will definitely be checking out your sample work out soon. I’m currently doing P90 (P90X before the “X”) becuase I’m not in shape enough for P90X :) I’ll get there though!

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