Frederick County Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Nov. 19.

It's time to Get Fit Frederick!

Here's what's true: regular exercise will make you a more successful person. Research has shown that regular exercise helps reduce stress, boosts brain activity, and increases your memory and ability to prioritize, making you a more centered, focused, creative, and organized leader. (Business Insider, 2016)

It has even been shown to elevate your mood in ways that help you build meaningful, beneficial work relationships that, over time, help you create opportunity and success for yourself and your company.

For those able to fit a little movement into the work day, research has found that your work could benefit immensely. Those who make time for a little midday workout have been found to be more productive, better at managing time, and happier when they went home -an element that impacts overall work dedication and importance (HBR, 2014).

Inspired by findings like these, personal experience, and the work being done by the Live Well Frederick program at FMH, the Business Health Committee at The Chamber has launched a new health and wellness program for our members called Get Fit Frederick. This initiative is designed to help get you moving more and stressing less so that you can more effectively and efficiently achieve your business (and personal) goals.

There are countless excuses people give for why they aren't able to fit fitness into their daily, or even weekly routines -schedule, finances, fear, all come to mind. You don't have time, you can't afford it, going to the gym is scary.

We get it and that's why we want to help.

Get Fit Frederick wants to help eliminate at least one of these fitness barriers by creating a safe, supportive space for you to get ready to get fit.

For many of us, going to the gym for the first time (or returning after a hiatus), can be stressful and even frightening -we're worried about being judged, we're fearful of feeling inadequate or incapable, we're intimidated by those funny class names (which of my zones is Zone 4 anyway?!). Get Fit Frederick will help eliminate all of that!

Each month, Get Fit Frederick will offer our members a safe, fun, and educational intro to a local gym, exercise class, or other fitness opportunity available in Frederick. It will be fun, it will be simple, and it will get you moving while also holding your hand a little through the hard parts.

We want you to get out of your own way and Get Fit!

Get Fit With Us In December!

Original source can be found here.

Source: Frederick County Chamber of Commerce

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