Meditation and mindfulness for any mind, any mood, any goal
You can try Try Headspace to learn the essentials ofmeditation and mindfulness with our free Basics course. If you enjoy it, then it’s time tosubscribe. Once you do, you’ll have bite-sized minis for when you’re short on time, exercises to add extra mindfulness to your day, and hundreds of meditations on everything from stress to sleep.
It’s hard to talk about Headspace without talking about Andy Puddicombe. So let’s start there. In his early twenties, Andy cut his Sports Science degree short to become a Buddhist monk. For over 10 years, his meditation training took him across the world to Nepal, India, Burma, Thailand, Australia and Russia. Eventually, he was ordained at a Tibetan monastery in the Indian Himalayas.
After completing his monastic commitment, Andy returned to the UK with the huge-yet-simple goal of teaching meditation and mindfulness to as many people as possible. To demystify the mystical, Andy set up a meditation consultancy and began working with politicians, athletes (that sports science background finally came in handy), and business leaders.
That’s when Andy met Rich Pierson, who needed help dealing with the stress of the advertising world. Before long, Andy and Rich were skill-swapping meditation for business advice. That’s when Headspace was born.
Headspace was officially launched in 2010 as an events company, but attendees wanted to take what they learned home with them. Andy, Rich, and a small team decided to make Andy’s techniques available online so more people could experience thebenefits of meditationanytime, anywhere. And that blossomed into the Headspace app you see today:guided meditations, animations, articles and videos, all in the distinct Headspace style.
The details for the first week of the April 2023 Fitness Challenge have been posted in the Asskicker Army Group! Coach Jill has developed three options for this challenge: Walking Program, Couch to 5K Running Program, 10K Running Program. Join us for a chance to have fun while you're getting fit, and win some great prizes! There's no cost to join.
Join Coach Jill from Wildlife Academy and Julie from Asskicker Activewear for an interactive zoom session next Wednesday evening at 7:00. We’ll explain what obstacle events are all about, and answer any questions you have about training, etc.
Jan 11, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
We're going to take a break from our Monthly Fitness Challenges for the holidays this December, but you are still welcome to participate in the Asskicker Army Facebook Group. If you'd like to continue with the structure of our challenges, you can download one of the calendars from a previous month to follow. Details about all of our fitness challenges can be found on the list below.