Are you up for our 28-day challenge?
We track our fitness levels all the time. We measure how much weight we lose, how fast we run and how heavy we lift, but rarely do we quantify our mental health.
Life is busy. It’s easy to slip into a routine of work and commitments without noticing how we’re really feeling. For some of us, it can feel like something’s missing and that we’re not as fit or happy in life as we think we could be – or we know we could do more.
The Transformation Project is our take on a 28-day studio challenge. It’s a chance to dive deep into to your practice and find out how life can change when you do.
The rules are simple. For four weeks, participants commit to attending five yoga or Pilates classes a week, a daily journal entry and a minimum of ten minutes meditation each day.
You’ll get access to a BodyMindLife online platform which measures how you’re tracking in relation to eight areas of wellbeing – including your levels of energy, sleep, stress and anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, purpose, satisfaction and happiness, and intake of alcohol and caffeine.
We’ll also send daily inspiration and support, with thought pieces and how-to tips from teachers, favourite podcasts and videos, healthy recipes, and invites to community meet-ups and special events in studio.
Does it work?
Last time, students reported that their overall mental and physical health improved by an incredible 36%.
Feelings of stress and anxiety fell by 55% on average and self-esteem improved by 50%. Sleep quality also went up by 25% and sense of purpose by 46%.
The number of coffees and alcohol units consumed over the challenge dropped too. Caffeine consumption almost halved and standard alcoholic drinks fell by 41%.
For Lauren McAlister, the challenge was all about seeking change.
“I was feeling pretty flat – like my life was in a rut. I’d had a succession of injuries and my job means I spend hours and hours in front of a computer screen.
“I’d tried changing my diet but I didn’t really know how to bring back that feeling of strength and wellness in my body. I’m not a “good yogi” and I was only coming to class once a week before the challenge, sometimes even less.
“The Transformation Project wasn’t easy, life did get in the way. But I wanted to commit to something and at the end I came out with an overall improved well-being score of 52% – I felt amazing.”
“I didn’t realise how much my practice would improve – I’m much more confident and flexible in class – and most of the pain I had been dealing with has gone. I’ve also got more motivation and clarity, and have learned how a few simple exercises like writing down what I’m grateful for can completely change my outlook.”
Interested? We’re launching the next Project soon! Register here