NCFIT Edit — Mindset

Matt Walker
What If You Fly?

What If You Fly?

  Perhaps it’s because we have been amidst a pandemic and left alone with our thoughts for close to a year now, but I have continuously found myself asking “what if…” What if I could travel to x? What if I started a business with y? What if I created z? With extra time spent at home and even more time spent alone, I’ve been able to start to really uncover some of my deepest ambitions, goals, and aspirations. Questions of “what if” have been thought about at length and plans to make them a reality have started falling into...

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Laura D'Aiello
The Gift of Reflection

The Gift of Reflection

  Gratitude is a word that is loosely thrown around during the holidays. I'm chiming in today with a practice to help you cultivate that gratitude and tap into it more regularly. As the year is coming to a close, we are granted the gift of reflection (should we choose to accept such a gift, of course). It’s easy to get tied up with holiday stress, obligations, and (distant) social engagements—so, I want to invite you to slow down. Instead of focusing on what still needs to be done or goals for the new year, grab a journal, a coach,...

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Laura D'Aiello
The Power of Failure

The Power of Failure

  Start Now. And Fall Down. And Keep Going. Possibly one of the greatest joys of being a child was having a vast expanse of hobbies, activities, sports, and experiences to explore. What were you a natural at? What came easier than other things? What was so dreadfully difficult that you quit? What was something difficult that you preserved through? The thing is-we still have this power as adults. We have the power to try new things, push ourselves, fall down, and try again. Now-chances are, if you are in the functional fitness space, you’ve already got a bit more...

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Laura D'Aiello
Let's Get Grounded

Let's Get Grounded

IT SEEMS AS THOUGH EVERYWHERE I TURN, THERE’S SOME ARTICLE, MEME, OR NEWS REPORT TELLING ME THAT WE’RE “ESTABLISHING A NEW NORMAL.” In the past months, we’ve been asked not to leave the house, to wear masks if we do venture outdoors, and avoid social contact (amongst other things)—in short, we have lost a lot of the resources that make us feel whole. NOTHING, I REPEAT, NOTHING ABOUT THIS IS “NORMAL.” We are social beings. We seek to connect, share, grow, learn, dance, and laugh with one another. Think about the gym! Sure, fitness is an awesome byproduct of the...

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