Ida Alive Recognizes Sole 2 Soul
Ida Alive recently recognized Anne Johnson, owner of Sole 2 Soul for her efforts promoting wellness.
Anne has been a dedicated member of Ida Alive since its beginnings in 2014. “God gives us one body and one heart that we must take care of. Whether you are young, middle aged or elderly, each of us can walk, run, ride a bike or lift some hand weights to keep our bodies moving,” believes Anne, “Disease prevention is always better than taking pills. It’s important to exercise daily, drink more water and make healthier food choices. We need to be good examples for our families.”
Anne opened Sole 2 Soul Fitness Center in September of 2011. For the past seven years, the fitness center has been open to members via fingerprint entry from 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 365 days a year. Members can exercise when it works best for their busy family and work schedules. Sole 2 Soul offers a variety of fitness equipment including treadmills, elliptical cross-trainers, stationary bikes, a Bow Flex Extreme weight machine, hand weights, Physio balls, bands, and much more. Anne offers weekly group fitness classes such as Yoga, PiYo, Circuit Training and Chair Yoga.
Anne shared, “There is a social side of wellness we forget about as we get older, so I try to offer a variety of fitness classes, educational programs, fun make-n-take events and wellness events. People in and around Galva can move, learn something new, meet a new friend and be healthier for many years to come.”
When asked what challenges people face to incorporate wellness into their routine, Anne commented, “I think the hardest part of joining a community fitness center is simply walking through the front door the very first time. However, rec centers offer support and a friendly environment to everyone regardless of their age, gender or background.”
“I think we can empower people to be healthier. I believe what we do today affects us ten years down the road, so moving today will make us healthier ten years from now. We need to work together to make our communities healthier and stronger,” shared Anne.