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Being Comfortable Being Unique

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Pro-Aging Fitness Expert: Gail Gensler

“Be yourself; everybody else is already taken.”- Oscar Wilde. This powerful quote about embracing your true self and being unique is one of my all-time favorites. This says a lot (I’m a big quote person).

I find there is incredible value in being comfortable in your own skin no matter what. It doesn’t take much to feel safe doing things that are mainstream, but could you let yourself shine through when you’re doing things outside the norm? Being comfortable being yourself shines through when your succeeding outside the mainstream.

We’re All Unique:

Happiness is the main benefit of being unapologetically unique

Everyone has some aspect of themselves that stands out among the rest of us. I don’t care who you are; we all have something to distinguish ourselves among our peers. Let it out!

I’m a 60-year-old woman who’s also a gym rat. I realize I’m not exactly your run-of-the-mill sexagenarian, but doing things like crushing the heavy bag in my boxing class always made me happy. I also like to dress and live my life in a way that is atypical for someone my age, because who cares what anyone else thinks? In the end, happiness is the main benefit of being unapologetically unique.

My main mission has become instilling this mindset into women my age, who have been unfairly pigeonholed into specific styles and practices. If you are looking for a way to let your hair down in the gym and in life, reach out.

Your Only Critic Should Be You:

Hiding who you are creates a fake persona designed to please other people instead of yourself.”

Being unique is something to be celebrated. You can’t help it. You can’t change it. And, you are who you are and you love what you love. There are simply two options for you to choose from: embrace it or try to hide it. 

Hiding who you are creates a fake persona designed to please other people instead of yourself. While this can provide a certain level of validation for a time, it won’t fulfill you forever. When you behave like the person you truly are, however, you’ll find that you’ve surrounded yourself with people who appreciate your authentic self. You might not end up meshing with every single person you come across, but who wants that anyway? Always being yourself and doing what you love is how meaningful relationships are built.

Don’t hide your likes and dislikes. Being unique is a beautiful thing. Being comfortable being yourself is key. Do you!


About the Author:

Gail Gensler is proudly 59 years young.
Her goal is to change the narrative about aging, both to a younger demographic so that they realize that there is nothing to fear about aging, but primarily to her peers, to inspire them to never take their wellness for granted and always strive to outperform your years. Gail is who she is because of fitness with her favorite workout being boxing.
She doesn’t believe in age, she believes in energy, and finding energy in activities that make her feel alive. Gail embraces a completely healthy lifestyle encompassing fitness, nutrition and supplements, sleep and a positive mindset.
Want to work with Gail? Find her here! Gail lives the statement that age is truly just a number. Follow Gail on Instagram.