Reaching your health and fitness goals requires commitment. Even though the benefits of regular exercise and a healthy diet are invaluable, sometimes that's hard to see when a busy schedule, illness (the flu!), and other things get in the way. Sometimes we have to create our own motivation to keep going! Here are 2 ways to do that:

#1: Sign up for an event - 

Signing up for a fitness-related event - 5k, 10k, half-marathon, weightlifting competition, mud run, etc. - is a great way to stay on top of your fitness. It gives you a concrete goal with a set deadline. Pick an event that is challenging but achievable. Once you have registered, print the registration out and stick it on your fridge. Schedule training times on your calendar, and get going. If you're shopping, use this as an opportunity to pick out one new outfit for the day of the event!

To see upcoming events around Birmingham, scroll down!

#2: Sign up with friends - 

Before you sign up, contact friends to see if anyone else is interested in joining. Some events offer discounted race registration for teams, so be sure to ask. Turn training days into social outings by scheduling a trip to get healthy recovery snack after long runs or just training together outside!

Ready to Run?

The first ever BHM 26.2 Marathon will be held on Sunday, April 15th. This event benefits Children's of Alabama and Magic Moments. Pure Performance will be creating relay teams. The relay legs will be 4, 3, 7, 4, and 8 miles in length. If you are interested in joining a team or learning more, CLICK HERE! Runners will be able to pick a length that is good for them. All team members will also receive a training program that they can do either at home or during Open Gym hours.

Other Birmingham Area Events

March 10th: Village 2 Village 10k

March 17th: Oak Mountain Color Run 5k

March 24th: Talladega Alabama Bonefrog Challenge (mud run)

April 7th: Mutt Strutt (Run with your dog!)

April 15th: Statue 2 Statue 15k

April 21st: Steeple to Steeple 5k & 10k

June 16th: Gadsden Barbarian Challenge (mud run)