5 Reasons To Make It a Fit Spring

Adrien Cotton from Fitness on the Run in Alexandria, Va doing jump over bridge.

When it comes to exercise, many of us are creatures of habit. We get stuck in what we like and what, honestly, feels comfortable. If this is you, don’t worry. It’s normal. We are human: we like to do what we are good at, right? Well now that we’ve sprung forward, maybe it’s a a good time to jumpstart your exercise program, or even try something new.

There’s no shortage of different types of exercise to try. So why do I want you to try Fitness on the Run’s brand of movement? Five reasons. At Fitness on the Run, you will:


1. Build New Muscles

Our approach is based on research: we all need resistance training for our muscles and mind. Our muscles start to atrophy in just 18 days, so any long break is simply not an option for any of us.


2. Prevent Overuse Injuries

When you put your body through the same motions over and over again, you’re likely to get hurt. By mixing up your activities, you’ll give overused muscles, joints, and ligaments a chance to rest and recover from those same movements before putting them into action again. Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI) sources range from iPhone overuse to marathon training. We are experts in RSI prevention.


3. Build Your Social Network of Like-Minded Wellness Wonders

One of the most proven ingredients to start a new exercise program or stay engaged with one is a social network, and what better way to find a network of like-minded folks than to try a new activity at FOR? We have a range of offerings from one-on-one personal training to classes, and we host education events and series on hot topics like meal timing and Meditation 101. Check out the graphic below for a couple of our upcoming events!


4. Relieve Stress and Sleep Better

It’s no surprise one of the best ways to ward off and relieve stress is exercise. It is chemical, it is physiological, and it works! The brain and the body love the movement and send a signal to your brain to calm even during those pesky stressors that tend to fill our days. Sleep is improved with a regular exercise program.


5. Improve Memory and Cognitive Function

Not only does exercise feed your brain, it feeds your memory. The gray matter in your brain, which is associated with memory, increases with exercise.


We at FOR cannot wait to greet you with a warm smile, welcome you to our community of specialist coaches, and show you how much FUN you can have getting FIT for LIFE this spring. And don’t miss the exciting FOR-sponsored events below to kick off the season.


Contact us at www.fitnessontherun.net to purchase your three Training Sessions
from just $99 and make this spring your most FIT spring ever.



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Adrien founded Fitness on the Run in 2004 out of her home after a successful career in policy and public affairs communications. After spending 15 years developing her own personal definition of wellness and watching thousands struggle with theirs, in January 2019 Adrien founded Alexandria Wellness, the home for the Concierge Wellness Program and Corporate Wellness with Adrien Cotton. Over the course of 15 years, “FOR” was home to more than 2,000 clients, 30 instructors, and hundreds of inspirational success stories. Adrien is now, more-than-ever, passionate about helping women view their fitness as a journey, not a quick fix. Adrien’s recipe for success herself has evolved from a rigid training plan of sweaty and heart pumping workouts to some days getting in her 10,000 steps, consciously breathing, her 7.5 hours of sleep, and her beloved 5-Minute Flow. Adrien believes the most important ingredient is making small changes for big results, even if it’s one new habit formed each month. Still passionate about fitness, Adrien’s clients appreciate her ability to make sessions seriously challenging without a “beat down,” a healthy mix of strength and metabolic (cardio) work and ultimately helping her clients gain real strength in mind and body. She believes we all benefit from being curious about our bodies and that change, or improvement, is within reach despite what your “inner voice” or others may tell you. Adrien is bubbling with excitement to help women learn the importance of a comprehensive approach to wellness, weight loss, and contentedness with yourself, and that every person has the right to feel good about themselves. Most days, you can find her helping clients with their wellness, listening to success stories, and bragging about her twin 13-year-old children and “fittest man in Alexandria” Bill Cotton. Adrien prides herself on her practice of mindfulness, meditation, and putting it all into perspective.

Alexandria Wellness offers achievable answers for anyone who is tired of chasing fitness and health without a clear plan, someone who has struggled and is not satisfied with their fitness and wellness or someone who is open to maximized healthful longevity and fitness along with healthful weight loss. Adrien and her team offer help with food guidance, body acceptance, sleep and stress issues, and insist you have fun along the way.

Schedule your free 30 minute consult here!


Alexandria Wellness
215 North Payne Street
Alexandria, VA 22314




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