Quality > Quantity When it Comes to Exercise

I am a former jogging addict and recovering calorie counter. If you charted my weight over the years, it would look like a yo-yo. It was not until I lost a bet with my best friend that I moved away from the hamster wheel of dieting. My name is Susanne and I am a practicing Physician Assistant and the Chief of Activity and Adventure at Beyond Practice. I am a host in the Transform10 Challenge, a program with the goal of empowering 10 million people to avoid medical conditions via physical activity. I now believe that quality is better than quantity when it comes to building an exercise program. The bet that changed my life The bet that changed my life was simple: whoever had the most decrease in body fat percentage within one month would win. We used a DEXA body composition scan to decide the results. My strategy was to restrict my calories and run 100 miles in the month. I called the challenge “May Miles” and recruited friends. I ran over 100 …

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Support the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This month, let’s celebrate and honor the contributions of the AAPI community. Show your support through movement by booking a class or an appointment with an AAPI-owned business through the carousel in the ClassPass app homescreen or look for the “Asian-owned” self-identification on a studio’s page. You can also check out the following organizations we’ve identified as doing important work to stop anti-Asian hate and support the AAPI community: Stop AAPI Hate Stop AAPI Hate is a coalition documenting, reporting and addressing hate incidents against the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Hollaback Organization A non-profit partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC to provide free bystander intervention training and de-escalation training adapted to support the AAPI community. Asian Americans Advancing Justice Asian Americans Advancing Justice is an organization aiming to advance civil and human rights for Asian Americans while building and promoting a fair and equitable society for all. Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance is a national organization …