Find out why @breakthestigmafitness is our favorite Instagram account this month.
It’s so cliche, but I must admit–the new year inspires me to set new fitness goals. And sticking to new goals is so much easier if you’re enjoying yourself. Makes sense right? I came to the Break the Stigma Fitness IG page for the #yoga and #dabs. I stayed for the inspirational #420athletics and #cannabiscommunity.
Founder and owner Jennessa Lea and her team of Canna Coaches are bringing cannabis, fitness, health and wellness together in a safe, fun, informative, and challenging way.
Our mission is to change the perception of cannabis users by representing and presenting a healthy holistic approach to the mind, body and soul with cannabis, fitness and nutrition!
Why do I love their ‘gram?
- Workout shots. The yoga pose pics give me ideas for new ways to push myself in my practice. The high-intensity interval training (HIIT) videos demonstrate challenging workouts and good form, and seeing the smiling faces gives me that “yes! I can do that too!” feeling.
- Motivational quotes. I’ve heard it said that fitness is 80% mental and 20% physical. And yes, it can be difficult to stick to your fitness goals when feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, or tired. Their friendly reminders promote positivity and offer the support you’d hope for from your personal trainer or coach.
- Product recommendations. As part of their efforts to educate people on cannabis and wellness, they offer recommendations for infused pre- and post-workout blends, vape products, dispensary goodies, and more. You can tell they’re familiar with and knowledgeable about these items because they actively try them.
As if all of this wasn’t cool and inspiring enough, I found even more reasons to love Break the Stigma Fitness:
- Activism. Formerly wheelchair-bound due to Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Jennessa Lea improved her condition with cannabis, fitness, and nutrition. She has been featured in news and media sharing her testimony and showcasing her activism and advocacy efforts. Check out her work!
- Entrepreneurship. Along with opening the first cannabis friendly fitness facility, these women are also involved in other endeavors. Jennessa created Fit Cannabis Girl, activewear to promote an active, 4/20-friendly lifestyle. And Canna Coach Lia Oriel founded You Canna Be Well, a “canna-consulting” wellness program.
Personally, the hardest part of yoga practice is being present, not letting my mind wander. What makes my mind race? The anxiety of always planning ahead. Cannabis can help access that calm focus, making it a potentially amazing workout partner.