Suzanne Cypert has been in the health and fitness industry since she graduated from college. Realizing she could help people feel better, look better and perform better for a living was all it took to pursue turning a passion into a career. Now, as general manager of the Concourse Athletic Club in Sandy Springs, she exercises that passion by inspiring wellness through a complete fitness experience for her clients—and it’s changing the way people view their gym experience.
Knowing Your Needs
Exercise was a way of life for Cypert’s family growing up. So the fact that there are so many people in today’s world who are unconditioned and inactive stays at the forefront of her mind.
“People just don’t know how good they would feel if they incorporated wellness into their lives,” she says. “Each person is different and, therefore, [Concourse has] a multitude of amenities and programs that will fit their profile. We go one step beyond and engage with them through their entire experience.”
According to Cypert, everything you’re capable of doing to improve your overall well-being, which is probably more than you think, is up to you. Understanding that is the first step to a healthier and happier life.
At Concourse, Cypert and her staff preach five steps to discovering that version of you.
It begins with mindfulness, an integral part of wellness and happiness, that refers to understanding how your emotions are connected to your physical state.
Secondly, getting moving aids in creating that better state of being. Simple things such as choosing to take the stairs or parking farther away make a difference.
Next is being consciously aware of what you eat and drink, which not only changes your physiological function, but can also alter your mood. Understanding how your system works is essential to getting the most out of what you consume.
Fourth, the simple act of giving back can increase feelings of self-love and soul- satisfaction.
Lastly, regular checkups and physical exams highlight areas that may need attention and emphasize great results from healthy habits.
Cypert and her team know this process works because they can tangibly see their clients’ results.
“We get to witness the feeling people get when they know they’ve accomplished their goals,” says Cypert. “The most satisfying part of my job is seeing people improve their lives and inspiring them to continue to live their best lives. I’ve heard the statement ‘This place saved my life’ numerous times in my career. It’s the best thing in the world!”
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