Fall Motivation


Last Thursday brought us the first day of fall; a season that ushers in red, orange, and yellow leaves, cool days, cooler nights, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes! With that said, some of us may need to refocus on our fitness goals, while others meet their goals and must write new ones. Wherever you are on your fitness journey, Kazi can help you reach your goals!

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger

“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” -Hippocrates

“I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” -John D. Rockefeller

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” -Mahatma Gandhi

“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” -Bruce Lee

“Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.” -Orison Swett Marden

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” -Mark Twain

“Energy & persistence conquer all things.” -Benjamin Franklin

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” -Michael Jordan

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” -Agatha Christie

(Source: The Huffington Post)

Monday Motivation: Back to School Edition


Back to School season is finally here! Some of you have been in school for several weeks, while others are trying to squeeze the last bit of life out of summer. Let’s look at some quotes that will keep everyone (parents and students) looking forward to crushing goals this year!

“This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” –Taylor Swift

“You’re off to great places, today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” –Dr. Suess

“Work hard, nap hard.” -Demi Lovato

“Sometimes you have to do what you don’t love, so you can do what you love.” -Unknown

“Be so good they can’t ignore you.” -Steve Martin

“Be curious, not cool.” -Unknown

“Sometimes we’re all too quick to count down the days that we forget to make the days count.” -Unknown

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” -Oscar Wilde

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” -Albert Einstein

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” -Nelson Mandela

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m Possible!” -Audrey Hepburn

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” -Milton Berle

(Credit: seventeen.com, lifehack.org)


The Game that Inspires the Globe: The Best Soccer Motivation Quotes

The Euro cup is in full swing! The quarterfinals matches will start this week after today’s matches between Italy and Spain, and England and Iceland. Of course, the Euro cup is a huge event for the millions of soccer fans around the world. The best players in the sport of soccer are fighting for the title of the best soccer club in Europe.

In order to compete at this level, players must be incredible athletes, have unwavering focus, and extreme determination to be the best in their sport. That’s why soccer can be such an inspiration for people around the globe. Whether it’s teamwork or personal achievement, there are great lessons to be learned from the world’s biggest sport.

“For sportsmen or women who want to be champions, the mind can be as important, if not more important, than any other part of the body.” – Gary Neville, Manchester United

“I am constantly being asked about individuals. The only way to win is as a team. Football is not about one or two or three star players.” – Pele

“If you’re in the penalty area and don’t know what to do with the ball, put it in the net and we’ll discuss the options later.” – Bob Paisley, Liverpool

“I once cried because I had no shoes to play soccer, but one day, I met a man who had no feet.” – Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid

“The secret is to believe in your dreams; in your potential that you can be like your star, keep searching, keep believing and don’t lose faith in yourself.” – Neymar Jr., FC Barcelona

Now is the time to be mobilized. Whether you are inspired to create a team of friends, achieve athletic goals, or just to be healthy, you must start somewhere. There are many people just like you seeking to get active on the road to a healthier lifestyle. Get in touch with your local YMCA, contact old friends for a pickup soccer game, or let Kazi App do it for you. In the least, just get outside!