The excitement of discovering a new city, the people and environment, can be exhilarating and intimidating all at the same time.
While living and studying in Michigan, I heard about Encinitas - a Yoga and Fitness Mecca. Interested, I began incorporating some local yoga classes into my usual 30-minute run on the treadmill three times a week.
When I later visitied Encinitas, and saw yoga and fitness clubs on every corner, I longed to try some out. However, I was totally intimidated. All that ran through my mind was, "What if the people were rude? What if there are cliques? What if no one talks to me, will I look like a fool? What if I don't have the right gear or clothing?" All these thoughts stopped me in my tracks. They almost stopped me from trying what could have been some of the best experiences of my life.
Now, after living in Encinitas for 12 years, and having tried out every club in town, I won't let that fear stop you! I can "take you by the hand" and tell you what you need to bring (I can even bring it for you!) so you can have a great and rewarding fitness experience while you are visiting Encinitas. You don't have to feel out of place. You will be greeted and treated with respect.