March 2016 - Studio ME Fitness

March 2016

2nd Annual Row-A-Thon on May 14th

It’s that time of year again.  Studio ME is hosting it’s second Row-A-Thon to help Team Hop Wheels raise money for Multiple Sclerosis.  I personally have been doing the MS150 mile bike ride for five years in honor of my mother-in-law who was diagnosed about 10 years ago.  Each year I ride for her and raise money to help find a cure for this devastating disease.

What is a Row-A-Thon?  Last year Studio ME wanted to help Team Hop Wheels, which Siri and I are apart of, so we started a Row-A-Thon.  It turned out better than expected! We raised over $500 and had a ton of fun in the process.  We had four teams, one of which was a one man show, and they rotated between their teammates to see how many meters they could row in 3 hours. Of course, in Studio ME style, we had prizes along the way, snacks and each participant received a t-shirt. It was definitly a challenge of endurance and strength.

We hope this year to get even more participation and raise even more money for Multiple Sclerosis. So grab some friends or family members and sign up today. Event takes place on May 14th from 9-12N. Check in starts at 8:30am where we will go over the rules and get everyone set up. The cost to participate is $50.  All proceeds go towards Team Hop Wheels fundraising goals. Email with questions.

Learn more, register or donate towards the cause here.

March Member of the Month

Please join me in recognizing Anne Parish as Studio ME’s Member of the Month. Anne was nominated on International Women’s Day and her response to the nomination really touched me.

First of all, I’d like to say that I am flattered, honored, and humbled to be chosen as Studio ME’s “Member of the Month”; especially on International Women’s Day—a day where women stand together, in solidarity, to strive for justice and equality in our world. This is why I am so privileged to be surrounded, at Studio ME, by smart, powerful, kind, and supportive women (and a few good men). As Siri once said to us in class “We are a tribe of strong women”, and that is exactly how I feel when I walk into Studio ME; it is a sisterhood built upon health, teamwork, encouragement and restoration. It is a space where we work towards achieving our goals and building each other up to be our best selves.

My goals are easy: try my best, don’t get injured, have fun, and burn enough calories to eat freshly decorated sugar cookies and drink a glass (or two) of wine once in a while.
Studio ME has helped me reach these goals by challenging me with new movements, routines, and classes. Also, seeing my member friends–most days–helps me stay connected to the Studio Me community; and I feel accountable to show up for myself and for my Studio Me “sisters”.
Thank you, Studio ME, for creating a community that understands the value of fostering female empowerment.

annieOf course the picture she selected is of her decorating sugar cookies. You go girl! We love having you as part of our crew.