Red Rocks is the name, fitness is the game!
Last Saturday, my sister and I braved the crowds and decided to go to Fitness on the Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO. There were over 10,000 people participating in events like Boot Camp, Yoga, Zumba, and Pilates from 8 o’clock in the morning to 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Absolutely mind-blowing.
The thing that struck me most about the whole event was not the sheer number of people participating (although that was pretty insane) but the variety of people participating. People of all ages, races, and fitness levels were present and pumped up to be a part of a movement bigger than themselves. The excitement in the air was contagious. Thousands of people were choosing to be active together even just for a few hours. One day of fitness won’t bring about change to drastically strengthen your body and overall health. But one day of activity and motion could bring about change that snowballs into a lifetime of fitness.
It was neat to be a part of such a huge event. Unfortunately, I didn’t make it as long as I had hoped due to the heat and elevation change, but we still stayed until 11:30 (which was better than I’d expected). I’m gonna be honest, I was so sore the next day because of the boot camp class. I got my booty kicked by the step ups and jump squats. I appreciated the fact that it was a real workout: challenging but fun. The biggest takeaway I had from the event was that the goal of fitness isn’t to be a certain size, it’s about getting out there, being active, and trying to be a better version of yourself.
Our bodies are temples, so let’s treat them that way!